Joe Handley

Members
  • Content count

    6,079
  • Joined

  • Last visited


About Joe Handley

  • Rank
    MCM Ohana

Contact Methods

  • Yahoo bjoehandley@yahoo.com

Previous Fields

  • Scale I Build 1/8-1/64

Profile Information

  • Location We-Go, Chitown, Ill
  • Full Name Billy Joe

Recent Profile Visitors


12,730 profile views

Joe Handley's Activity

  1. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    I've seen enough Bentlys, Porsches, Lambos, and Ferraris running through Geneva and St. Charles that they don't call out to me any more.  Now a couple times in the past month, I've seen what should be an early FWD, late 80's (possibly '89) Olds's 98 sedan in way to good a shape to be a local car as well as being driven by a young lady with a couple other young female passengers, all of which were young enough that I almost wonder if this car had belonged to a great grandmother or aunt that lived far enough south that is hasn't seen much salt in the last 25 plus years.
  2. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    I did a little reading on that car, for what is was capable of, it was stil frighteningly stock at the same time!  Most of the suspension mods were big front bar, more than doubled up the front spring rate, bumped the rear rate by 30%,  Camaro rear disks with some cooling ducts for the OEM brakes up front, big sticky Gatorbacks on 16×8 rims, then they bumped the power by around 25%  and then the ground effects and spoiler package. I kinda wonder if the covers for the lights makes a difference in the handling, but .90g from a G-Body from tricks that would work on most, if not all G-Bodies, is pretty dang impressive!
  3. Joe Handley added a post in a topic The "S" word...   

    I don't know Nick, I stopped to fill up the 200 after work tonight and the way the precipitation was coming down and as cold as it is tonight, I wasn't sure if we weren't getting a little snow or just some rain.
  4. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Heartbreaker: Wrecked/Salvage C2 Corvettes   

    Seems to me that if one wanted to and had the finds to back it up, they could mix and match some of these cars and at least make a few drivers and/or hot rods out of them.
  5. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Crossing the tracks   

    Believe it or not, under federal law, that is a stop sign and has been since the 1800's, even though it hasn't been enforced in any of our lifetimes.  Something else too, if somebody were to find themselves on the tracks as a train is coming, that is considering trespassing on federally protected land and should come with an arrest related as such too.
    One of the towns my parents used to live in (pre Lil' Sis and myself) had a suicide that happened like that right about the time they were buying the house there.  They went to go have dinner with their realtor and her farmer husband (who are still family friends today) but needed to stop by the local funeral home on way there so she could talk to the owner (who, along with his family, also ended up friends of theirs') and when the realtor came out, she was ghost white............apparently he was working on the woman that did that and she wasn't in one piece when this friend of ours walked in and found him, she was not ready for that.......................
     
    BTW, did you see the video of one specific street corner in Chilliwack that recently hit YouTube?  Don't know what was going on there during 2015, but I wouldn't want to be any of the critters were wandering around that neighborhood in it!
  6. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Crossing the tracks   

    Sadly Mike, people like my Lil' Sister, Mom, or myself (immediate family of a railroader) would likely be seen as "biased" against the person suing and any ambulance chaser worth his billable hours would make dang sure we wouldn't be allowed to serve on a jury for that law suit and even though he is retired, there's no way Dad or other railroaders would be allowed to be near the jury, let lone serve on it!
  7. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Crossing the tracks   

    You know Tom, by the time Dad retired, he had come to suspect that some (if not many) of the alcohol related train deaths he worked as a Maintenence of Way Supervisor were also suicides, but alcohol was being used as a form of liquid courage to make the deed easier while the railroad was being used as additional insurance policy for the family for the reason we both mentioned. 
  8. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What do you think of this??   

    This, Like Morgan!

  9. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Will we ever see their like again?   

    I promise you, I will not be one of those old men!
  10. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Crossing the tracks   

    If California is anything like Illinois in those respects, that train may have been held for 8 hours for a death investigation......then, of course the railroad will get sued for wrongful death next.
  11. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Will we ever see their like again?   

    Honestly, one of the things I like about my 200 is that it does look different than other midsized appliances, those (shudders) Camrys, in particular.  It has chrome but isn't at '58 Buick levels of obnoxious, the roofline is different that anything other than the Charger, Avenger (it's twin) and the Chevy Cruze......oddly enough......... I also like the "Light Tube" LED headlight strip over the LED  strips other cars have where the LED's are pointed straight forward since it lights up like an neon tube vs shooting light straight into traffic.


  12. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Problems with Photobucket?   

    It's posts like Bill's for which we need a "Like" button!
  13. Joe Handley added a post in a topic More Efficient Solar Cells from Same Material   

    Well, they have to get that reelection money from somebody, might as well be the people who will benefit from things not changing.
  14. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Crossing the tracks   

    That problem proceeds portable phones (even the hardwired car type) by decades Harry, usually it's ignorance, alcohol, suicide, stupidity, impatience, ect than just smartphones, they're just a new thing to blame as well as to record the incident with.

     
  15. Joe Handley added a post in a topic More Efficient Solar Cells from Same Material   

    Think of it this way, at least they can produce power without polluting beyond their manufacture and installation.