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    Volvo Cars used American sized fasteners up until...

    Volvo Cars used American sized fasteners up until the 1970's. I think they switched overnight to driving on the right before they switched to metric.
    Bill D.
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  2. Thread: Mailboxes

    by Bill Dufour
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    Probably in the 1970's thieves broke into a mail...

    Probably in the 1970's thieves broke into a mail drop box and took all the checks. tossed the other mail. They took a counter check, invented a company name, used my fathers account number and...
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    All I get are car warranty is expiring calls. I...

    All I get are car warranty is expiring calls. I did get one my social security number was going to be suspended and "I" "T" would cause me all kinds of hurt. not the card, not it, but I T.
    Bil lD
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    My gas company sent me a letter and said their...

    My gas company sent me a letter and said their remote reading smart meter had to have the bush pruned away from it so there was something like 24" in front and to the sides.
    Bil lD
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    Kenendy(1960) was the first president to not wear...

    Kenendy(1960) was the first president to not wear a hat when he was sworn in.
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    I would do the vertical in a board but do it the...

    I would do the vertical in a board but do it the other way round, nose down. Less likely to snag you. Of course much harder to add one more in between sizes.
    Bil lD
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    I looked it up, George Washington was elected not...

    I looked it up, George Washington was elected not appointed. He did no campaigning and gave no speeches and spent no money on the campaign. I have no idea who ran against him. He got all the...
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    The vice president has to meet the...

    The vice president has to meet the qualifications to be president as far as age and citizenship.
    Technically the president does not have to be born a citizen. But since 1850 or so they have had ...
  9. I thought they went out of fashion almost as soon...

    I thought they went out of fashion almost as soon as they came out. Gallo was the biggest maker during the peak in the 1970's which makes sense because they were and still are the worlds largest...
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    I looked it up, George Washington was elected not...

    I looked it up, George Washington was elected not appointed. He did no campaigning and gave no speeches and spent no money on the campaign. I have no idea who ran against him. He got all the...
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    I believe it was Will Rodgers who said that "I ...

    I believe it was Will Rodgers who said that "I not a member of an organized political party, I'm a democrat." He was also a promoter of early aviation and when asked why his hometown did not have...
  12. I think the mega chargers are not for cars. ...

    I think the mega chargers are not for cars. Probably melt the battery in a minute or less.
    Bil lD.
  13. This defenatly one of those propositions that...

    This defenatly one of those propositions that will end up in court for years. Unintended consequences and all that. One big kicker seldom mentioned is if it passes it will take a 7/8 vote to...
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    I suppose you could sandblast it. They do use...

    I suppose you could sandblast it. They do use the process to cut stone.
    Bil lD
  15. There is a joke in there somewhere about memory...

    There is a joke in there somewhere about memory being you live in Orwell. Something about a memory hole?
    Bill D.
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    To test a guage you compare it to a calibrated...

    To test a guage you compare it to a calibrated master on the same manifold. To calibrate the master you use a column of liquid usually water or mercury.
    The local ag extension office should offer...
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    A water jet might do it if the paper is...

    A water jet might do it if the paper is waterproof. laser or edm may burn the edges.
    Bill D
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    Someone in the neighborhood has one of those with...

    Someone in the neighborhood has one of those with a 2 cycle engine and little or no muffler hear it 2-3 blocks away.
    Bil lD
  19. I suppose you may have to shim the rail. Bill D

    I suppose you may have to shim the rail.
    Bill D
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    Be honest. if the power is out that long you are...

    Be honest. if the power is out that long you are not going to want to go to the work of dismounting, carefully, the old unit and figuring out how to mount it without taking off all the mounting...
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    On their honeymoon the romantic couple went for a...

    On their honeymoon the romantic couple went for a rowboat ride at the lake and her ring fell off. They dragged the lake and never found it. For their 60 anniversary they went back to the lake. She...
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    My drillpress is a bit top heavy with a cast iron...

    My drillpress is a bit top heavy with a cast iron belt guard on the very top. It is bolted to a riser block about 12" tall. That riser is full of old motors and cans of nuts and bolts for ballast.
  23. If Proposition 22 passes in california it is...

    If Proposition 22 passes in california it is going to claim uber, lyft, doordash drivers are independent contractors. It was sponsored by those companies who have been claiming all along that they...
  24. My utility installed smart meters and they are...

    My utility installed smart meters and they are very dumb. Ours just shows a odometer of total usage since installed like any older meter. There is not any indication of current useage. I think...
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    Like pigeon holes but with drawers instead of...

    Like pigeon holes but with drawers instead of empty holes?
    Bil lD
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