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04-05-2012, 10:49 PM #411
I wish i had a p 38 they quit handing them out a long time before I took my oath. I didn't live in the time of the draft but I did volunteer to go to Iraq with out reservations jumped at the chance. I do remember a couple years ago I could find a p 38 just about any where and now I cant weird.
04-05-2012, 10:57 PM #412
Hay all you Rambler Classics. Had a bit of catching up to do since I been puny with belly pains this week. Finally 'bout mended up so I went up into Georgia to save money on cigarettes this afternoon. I been having a little trouble with my ol' Ford truck not wantin' to start, so I just left it runnin' while I went in the store. Now Bainbridge, Ga. is exactly one whizz away from Scratchankle, Fl. where I stay at, so I went straight to the facility to take a leak. When I came out there was all kinds of hubbub in the place and somebody said to me, "Hey Suh! Is dat yo truck out dere on fie?" And I said, "Why yes it is." So I grabbed the red thing off the wall and proceeded on out there at a brisk mosey, which is about as fast as I move these days. The truck was still running just fine, but I doubt if that woulda held up too long, so I shut it off and popped the hood(that would be bonnet if there was any Brits on here). The DanG(no not this one) alternator was just flaming away like you was getting ready to cook a steak or somethin', so I snatched the battery cable loose and squirted it with the red thing till it went out. I let it cool down for a while and tried unplugging the wiring harness from it, but it was toasted and fell apart, so I just called my Squaw to come get me. I'll harvest some wires and a alternatin' device from the dead Ford in the yard and go get it in the mornin'.
I done some stompin' about on Ft. Puke, Lousy Anna myself, back in '67(that was in the previous Century). That's where they sent you for Basic Training when you had reservations for a Southeast Asian vacation. They didn't treat us too bad since we only got eight weeks to be Soldiers, and there weren't time to be wasted on shickenchit. From there, I went to Ft. Wolters, Texas where they learnt me how to fly hellychoppers, then to Ft. Rucker, Alabammer where they showed me how to get home in the fog and shoot folks. Then I finally got to start that vacation they had promised me. It was all downhill from there, as that vacation weren't nothing like the brochure said. But, I ramble. I started to tell y'all about Sgt. Doss, who was my first D.I. at Ft. Puke. He was a tall lanky black fellow and we liked him a lot. He would hang around in the evenings and tell us how to really get along in the service, and things we really needed to know. Well about halfway through, he went to Diseaseville one night, and ended up killin' some dude so he didn't get to be our D.I. no more.
04-05-2012, 11:02 PM #413
They didn't ever give us a P-38 but there was a couple of'em in every case of C-rats, so everybody had a few of them. I didn't keep none of them all this long, but I got an oversized one from the Army-Navy store a few years ago. It's a lot easier on boney old fingers.
04-05-2012, 11:38 PM #414
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04-06-2012, 12:35 AM #415
well we made it down to oklahoma for the funeral tommorrow. I really hate long trips. Anything longer than a 5 hour drive really sucks for me. When I left the shop at the end of the day yesterday I had a really sore hip. after sitting on it for 8+ hours it hurts like hell plus my elbows and knees are screaming too. We got 20+ mpg gallon out of the bowtie which is good considering it needs it's 100,00 mile tune up. Now I get to sleep on a bed that kills my back. It's a full moon out tonite and I'd rather be fishing. Anyone close to Earlsboro Oklahoma wants to rescue me from boredom tommorow night let me know.
04-06-2012, 12:43 AM #416
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04-06-2012, 03:29 AM #417
Dan, do yourself a favor and get a new or even a rebuilt alternator. It is a waste of time to get a harness from a salvage yard, because it was a common problem on Ford trucks for a few years and if you replace it with a used harness, it will happen again unless you are lucky enough to find an updated harness. I have seen it several times with people getting harness's from the salvage yard, just to have a second fire. Ford recognized it had a problem with their wiring harness's to the alternator and redesigned it. When you buy a new or rebuilt alternator, a new wiring pigtail will come with it. I hope this helps, good luck.
PS: I didn't sleep at a Holiday Inn last night, I have been a real life automotive technician for 20 plus years.
04-06-2012, 04:48 AM #418
"I'm sorry Murphy""IF YA SAY YOU'RE GONNA DO IT----DO IT"
04-06-2012, 05:52 AM #419
Good morning from Lake Norman where the wind is blowing and my wind chimes are doing their thing out back. Since I've mentioned wind from the get go, here is what the WG's say we have in store for us on my little spot on this planet : Wind out of the NE at 10 to 20, with gust over 25. I have a trip schedule this AM at 9 and thus I will be calling my party at seven and informing them we need to reschedule the trip or just cancel it. Here are the box scores fer today, 46/66/39. Currently raining and will probably do so all day.
Lot of chit chat about them P38's and all I've got to say about them things is, ifin you had joined the NAVY you wouldn't have had any need fer one of them, unless you wanted to clean your nails. IJS
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Bitty, is Lee still counting all his winnings ?
Appears that Load has taken a liking to Feen ! I've been told that there is a fine line between love and hate in relationships, but I think this one is a leaner. (horseshoe talk Wookie)
Monkey see, monkey do, thats what happened yesterday when the Justice Dept. backed up the POTUS and tried to explain why the POTUS was right, SORTA, about what he said about the Supreme Court of the US of A. The Right agrees and the Left doesn't, so what else is new.
It was disclosed yesterday, belatedly, that the USPS is going to lose FIVE BILLION DOLLARS TO SAVE THREE BILLION DOLLARS (this could be five hundred billion to save three hundred billion, I get confused with high numbers), not counting the cost of the layoffs (unemployment benefits and retraining personnel cost). This is the way that GOVCO works. ISYNNil desperandum
04-06-2012, 06:46 AM #420
My daughter-in-law just walked out the door with the Murph. He will not associate this event with me. LOL! She will forever take the heat. LOL!
Now I'm off to the bone doctor to set up some carving. LOL!
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Sure am glad I gots me a Bison Dick cane. LOL!
Gonna take #2 son and his boy down to the honey hole today and load up the bait tank with some gills. Grandson is pumped!
Hopein to hit the river tommorow. They are sayin a 15 to 25mph blow. If that be the case the creek will get the snot pounded out of it. LOL! The river is no place to be when the tide and wind are against each other!"IF YA SAY YOU'RE GONNA DO IT----DO IT"