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Re: Misplaced parts frustration =8^O [Re: Guitar Jones] #3093276
11/10/22 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Guitar Jones
My wife says my filing system sucks laugh2 Sad part is she is right.


I have the perfect filing system! a part is either in the shop, its in the lower garage, or its in the tin building in the back yard, if its still here....

But a couple months ago I did find a part on the shelf in the closet in the spare bedroom. I have no idea how that got there, or how long its been there. We have lived here 21 years. I guess maybe I thought it was "safe" there. I was right, it was nearly perfect. SHhhh! Don't tell my wife.... LOL!

Re: Misplaced parts frustration =8^O [Re: poorboy] #3093422
11/11/22 11:44 AM
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i recently started stashing parts i have accumulated for my humpback panel truck in the unused bedroom upstairs.
when i run across them that is.
at least that room is smaller than the garage and shop, so it will be easier to find what i need. won't it ? biggrin
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Re: Misplaced parts frustration =8^O [Re: moparx] #3093621
11/12/22 12:48 AM
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I invented sending egg-salad sandwiches into the future for myself to find.

When I bought my Blue Hornet in 2009.... it's like it was fit to be. Because I'd been collecting parts for my Yellow Hornet, I wound up with many, many duplicate parts. So when I bought the car, virtually every plastic part on it that was broken, I already had! NOS tail lights, a couple of mint grilles, a full set of Magnum 500s, an AM/FM radio, another set of chrome sport mirrors.

Or the Carter WCD carb I bought for my Gremlin way back in 2008, and then again in 2013 (since I forgot I bought the first one) and then again in 2016 only to find the original one still packed away and sealed up. But somehow in the interim 8 years, I'd lost that first carb and forgotten all about it.

It's like now my laser-guided temperature gun is missing. I bet if I ignore it long enough, I'll find it in the spring when I have no need for it.


Bloody Mary, Full of Vodka, Blessed art thou among cocktails....

Re: Misplaced parts frustration =8^O [Re: That AMC Guy] #3093720
11/12/22 01:35 PM
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It’s never ending, losing then eventually finding stuff. I have a rechargeable light I wear on my head, been lost 3 months. When you have five vehicles restoring with parts cars you misplace stuff. Every time I go to the shop I spend 20% of the day looking for tools, parts, papers, you name it. Then I find a lot I wasn’t looking for. I never was one for being organized.

Re: Misplaced parts frustration =8^O [Re: cudaman1969] #3093739
11/12/22 02:53 PM
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Buying a new one is the fastest way to find the missing one is how I prefer to do it. Lost a balancer bolt so I bought a new ARP one and then the one I was looking for resurfaced just like that. hammer

Re: Misplaced parts frustration =8^O [Re: cudaman1969] #3093747
11/12/22 03:09 PM
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"I have a rechargeable light I wear on my head, been lost 3 months."



did you look on your head ? i find my glasses on my head quite frequently when i loose them. biggrin
beer

Re: Misplaced parts frustration =8^O [Re: moparx] #3093754
11/12/22 03:42 PM
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As I started to get older I began to put related components in sperate plastic totes. I also have three different toolboxes one for each operation, one for diag and electrical, one for drivetrain and engine, and one for suspension and brakes. I'm a flat-rate mechanic at work so my OCD for order follows me home. I still lose small parts I know I bought for future projects that I ended up using for customer transmissions "I know I bought a spare set of 308 bearings" Oh yeah I used them for the last rebuild laugh2

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Re: Misplaced parts frustration =8^O [Re: fourgearsavoy] #3093796
11/12/22 06:37 PM
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I have 4 flaring kits because I will put one away so good I can't find it again until I buy another. My original one disappeared for 2 years. Found it in my shop on a shelf behind a couple boxes of camshafts.

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Re: Misplaced parts frustration =8^O [Re: slantzilla] #3093805
11/12/22 07:47 PM
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The best way to lose parts is to put them safely away where you know you will be able to find them. LOL

Re: Misplaced parts frustration =8^O [Re: mopars4ever] #3093832
11/12/22 10:11 PM
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I am currently looking for a manila folder with a couple of original Scat Pack bumper stickers and a blank Dodge window sticker from 70, 71, or 72. The folder vaporized or so it seems frown shruggy

Re: Misplaced parts frustration =8^O [Re: mopars4ever] #3093893
11/13/22 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by mopars4ever
The best way to lose parts is to put them safely away where you know you will be able to find them. LOL

whistling


2021 Challenger 6.4L Scat Pack 1320 (2022)
100% stock: 1.680, 11.894 at 113.75 (DA 175 ft)
wheels, tires, air filter: 1.714, 11.833 at 115.80 (DA 310 ft)

1973 Challenger 452 ci street/strip (2008)
pump gas, DOT radials: 1.454, 10.523 at 126.44 (DA 514 ft)
Re: Misplaced parts frustration =8^O [Re: Brad_Haak] #3093971
11/13/22 02:26 PM
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I can't find a small block 727 I picked up a few years ago. Drives me crazy, how do you misplace something that big? I've come to believe that maybe I sold it or gave it away, but I don't remember doing it.

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