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#121 GeeBee

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:34 AM

 

  • RAT ROD.....A hot rod ,compiled from ,easy to obtain inexpensive parts!
  • TURKEY DAY ...it's Thanksgiving, a day to give thanks!
  • X-MAS............... lets not take Christ out of celebrating his birth!
  • VACAY...............I need a VACATION from all this text speak!
  • MOTOR ...........is electrical, then why is the magazine called Motor Trend?

 

 

The  "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, translated as "Christ"



#122 Chuck Most

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:03 AM

Here's one more... if you are talking about a Chevy Astro, you don't need to refer to it as an 'Astro van'. I'm not going to confuse it with the Astro coupe or Astro Cabriolet. B) Astro will do, thanks!



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:18 AM

Here's one more... if you are talking about a Chevy Astro, you don't need to refer to it as an 'Astro van'. I'm not going to confuse it with the Astro coupe or Astro Cabriolet. B) Astro will do, thanks!

 

Maybe it's to differentiate between the Chevy and GMC Astros.  :D

 

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:21 AM

Could be, but the average person isn't very knowledgable about '70's semi names, and thus probably wouldn't even think about a GMC cabover...



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:46 AM

A Mercedes owner who takes his car for a service will look at the bill and realize he's also been serviced.

That is pretty well a given at any dealership these days!

Was at the GM dealer the other day and saw their hourly rate was now 87.50!



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:52 AM

My favorite: " For sale, bucket seats, four on the floor." Really ?Volkswagen_Beetle_Original_3.jpg



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:12 AM

 

The  "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, translated as "Christ"

I always thought it was interesting that the Crystals for my R/C stuff were also abbreviated as X'tal.


Edited by Scale-Master, 17 December 2012 - 06:13 AM.


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:40 AM

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:23 AM

3914223-a-railroad-crossing-sign-and-a-r

 

 

???  :blink:



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:23 AM

Greg, that bug could have had the "automatic stick shift" in it instead! :lol:



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:50 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

???  :blink:

Rail Road Xing instead of crossing.


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:51 AM

 

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Greg, that bug could have had the "automatic stick shift" in it instead! :lol:

 saw that coming. How many of those did they make?


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

 

Rail Road Xing instead of crossing.

 

So what part is the problem... "RR" for "railroad" or "X" (cross) for "crossing?"  :D



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:11 AM

Greg, that bug could have had the "automatic stick shift" in it instead! :lol:

 

No, it had the standard 4 speed box with the gearlever on the floor, VWW1 is actually part of the V.W UK heritage collection, it was there when I was working for them back in the early 90's, and this thing it like new, but it does get driven on the road from time to time, they have some pretty nice examples in their collection.



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:45 AM

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 saw that coming. How many of those did they make?

Greg, I worked on VW's on and off over 25 years and I have only seen 5 or 6. We used on setup on a trike we built for a paraplegic customer.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:07 AM

That is pretty well a given at any dealership these days!

Was at the GM dealer the other day and saw their hourly rate was now 87.50!

How about $1400 to fit a new starter motor.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:54 AM

one i am really getting sick of is "minty". the correct term is mint.unless we are talking about a mouthwash? another one that really bothers me is "canopy" for snug-top or camper shell. or "murdered out" for a vehicle on which everything has been painted black including trim and wheels.there are hundreds more,but these came to mind right away.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:59 AM

OK here we go. When a fellow modeler tells me I have to do this or that to my model. No I don't! That is like chalk squeaking on the board. When someone in my club (no names) always criticizes my model and I look at theirs I want to scream at them. I don't. I just think, "Did you come all the way here to tell me that?" When someone asks a question as an opening to talk non-stop to you and continues to talk over you every time you try to get a word in after that. OK, that's my rant. ....On another note, when you are dining out and they bring you the check isn't that the bill?

Edited by rmvw guy, 19 December 2012 - 05:41 AM.


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:59 AM

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:30 AM

Yeah, I hear you on that.

I cannot count how many times I have been told (I'm sure it is usually well intentioned) that I NEED to build a such and such.

No, sorry, I NEED to build what I want; unless you want to hire me to build what you think I need to build.

Nevertheless, it does come across as nails on a blackboard to me too.