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  1. blunc added a post in a topic In need of travel advice   

    if it's normally warm where you currently live, you should be fine.
    if it's normally cool or cold where you live, you should prepare yourselves for warm/hot weather here in the USA.
    While it's usually not "Arizona hot" on your travel route, your proposed travel time period is when the weather starts to turn warm in this part of the world.
  2. blunc added a post in a topic my hot rod paintings so far   

  3. blunc added a post in a topic Whats the weirdest kit in your stash?   


  4. blunc added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    did you happen to have the C-of-C for the calibrated crimper handy in case the source inspectors showed up?  
  5. blunc added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    umm... maybe "expanding our bottom line."

  6. blunc added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Are you telling me that you DON"T want to leverage your way into some 100% pure, world-class, industry leading UNOBTAINIUM?
    It would maximize your through-put, minimize your expenses and generate massive synergy with your corporate partners and therefore your quarterly profits would exceed the corporate goal of 36% quarter-on-quarter.

  7. blunc added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    "then" and "than" seem to be tripping people up a bit these days.
  8. blunc added a post in a topic 1961 Pontiac Ventura (Moebius)   

    nice work so far, like the red a lot.
    too bad moebius decided to draw the pontiac engine from memory rather than cast it to look closer to the real thing.
  9. blunc added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    someone in this thread typed "creds"... think about that for a second (or two).
    I find the corporate term "continuous improvement" to be rather annoying, has there only been random stagnation previously?
    I also find ISO9000 certification to be misconstrued as making a quality product. Being ISO9000 certified just means you have a product/procedure that is made/performed per a specified set of instructions, it doesn't mean that what is made/performed is made or performed well. (I could be wrong about this but that is the understanding I got out of the training.)
    The constant bombardment of people saying "I'm going to (insert random task here) then I'll be right back, okay?" then they immediately vacate the area without waiting for a response. Lately, I've been responding rather quickly "what if it's not okay?". I did this to a dental assistant three times within an hour before she got the hint.
  10. blunc added a post in a topic Twisted Fish   

    wow, they actually cast the carbs good enough that you can tell they are supposed to be AFB carbs.
    will be watching to see how this turns out.
  11. blunc added a post in a topic Cayuse   

    I wasn't knocking Rochester carbs (or any other for that matter), the RochCraft Q-barrel is a brand I made up many years ago.. sort of a combination of a Motorcraft carb and a Quadra-Jet.  
    I've worked on just about any carb from the fifties all the way through the mid eighties electronic carbs, including Ford's failure at a reliable variable venturi down draft carb.
    I ran a Thermo-quad on my 68 Firebird for many years since people back then (that didn't know how to work on them properly) were just throwing them away.
  12. blunc added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    there used to be devices that would reset the chips on ink and toner cartridges... I'm guessing the companies that made/sold those were either bought up or sued by printer companies till the little guys gave up.
    kind of goes along with the trend of software lately that allows you to purchase the rights to use the software for a specified period of time (one year), then you have to pay again to use the program...whether you used it or not.
    (a guy comes up to you, whispers "want to score some Photoshop, it's premium, grade A, no trojans, makes GREAT pictures...". A month or a year later, a message appears when you launch the program, "Your one month/one year license has expired, click here to purchase additional time.") Keep in mind that you needed no assistance nor technical support that would justify being charged for help.
    I'm not knocking the guys with the skills to write programs, I'm just saying that what used to be a license to use one copy of software on one computer is no longer what it used to be.
  13. blunc added a post in a topic Cayuse   

    are ya gonna put a RochCraft Q-barrel carb on it?  
  14. blunc added a post in a topic Auto ID #191 Finished   

    I knew I'd seen that before, just took me a while to find it again.
    that is definitely one of the cars you can't "un-see".
    saw quite a few gems along the way. 
  15. blunc added a post in a topic 1967 Galaxie - The Atonement.   

    I like to think of it as a big brother to the Mustang...
    A Galaxie 500 Sport