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Old 04-28-2012, 11:19 AM   #43
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Curb feelers

Where are these today?

I could not find new curb feelers when I looked for them in 2008 so modified my GW's "iron board cord holder" to work on the Clipper. It has saved me a couple times over the years.

I mounted it, more for protection/warning of the f/g lower fender when manouvering those tight Tim Hortons parking lots with the cement curbs, than for curb parking. (a good driver should be able to judge his distance from the curb on a regular stop. )
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curb_feeler

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Old 04-28-2012, 11:46 AM   #44
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We still see 'em once in awhile at the Car Shows....

Amazon sells just about everything!

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Old 04-28-2012, 11:53 AM   #45
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This was a neat Airstream option in the 70s...
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:05 PM   #46
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A mechanic once told me that engines are no harder to work on today than they were 50 years ago - it's diagnosing the problem that's gotten a lot harder. You need $10,000 worth of gear to figure out what's wrong, but once you do it's still just a matter of unbolting something and replacing it.

Things I miss:
-companies that hire enough employees to actually get the job done (voice mail has made it possible for companies to disguise the fact that they just don't have enough people)
-switchboards and operators - if my call is so "important to you" then why don't you answer the @#*& phone instead of having a machine do it?
-Common courtesy
-cars with road draft tubes. Speaking of which, today car companies brag that their latest model puddle-jumper gets 35 MPG, but my 1970 Fiat 850, with no emission control what-so-ever, routinely got 45MPG.
-shortwave radio
-paying $1 to get into the Fillmore auditorium to see not one, not two, but three big name rock groups.
-not having to be fluent in Spanish to communicate with half the people I deal with daily
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:40 PM   #47
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I miss that brief period in human history between the discovery of birth control pills and the discovery of HIV/AIDS.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:57 PM   #48
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I miss that brief period in human history between the discovery of birth control pills and the discovery of HIV/AIDS.

Me too!

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:13 PM   #49
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And with LED's today it would be easy to do again.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:37 PM   #50
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The old TV is something we do NOT need, Ed.
Well, If memory serves you could repair a tuner with a can of cleaner and a few terrycloth towels and it would work like new. Or change out a $1.00 tube and get the TV to work again.... also like new. Try that on todays TV's. Lets see ya make that sensor read the remote in the flat screen in your trailer! Or for that matter how do you repair that remote for under $5.00? So maybe that old B&W rotary channel selector TV wasn't such a bad thing afterall! Ed
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:48 AM   #51
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Could we not produce today, a mid size auto, that stands out from the "world designs" that you can't distinguish one from the other.

Where have all the imaginative entrepreneurs gone to?

I know it all takes money, but quality on a small scale should ensure surrvival.

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #52
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For the audioohiles with us.....

Vinyl is king (next to 1/4" open reel tape moving at 30ips).
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What we really need is a great tow vehicle. This design could be updated, couldn't it?
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Well - that would make backing up the trailer easy!


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Old 07-02-2012, 09:05 PM   #55
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My GW just ordered and received Vinyl LP combined with CD set for one of the popular American Idol stars? (I don't listen to that stuff. ) She plays it on the big old RCA combo unit that still might be quality superior to whats available today?

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Old 07-03-2012, 02:57 AM   #56
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Vinyl still rules....

One of the best things about it....you have to actually sit down, pay attention, and LISTEN to it, when it's finished it requires you to actually choose what you would like to hear next.

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