Saturday, April 24, 2010

Some Old Car Stuff

Remembering Back
I’ve had first hand experience in using all of the following products. Have you?

fsFender Skirts – I have  owned several cars with fender skirts. While they made the car look a little sleeker, they also made it hard to wash the wheels and those white side wall tires. I also remember having to remove them to put snow chains on the wheels when you had a big snowfall. (Well, I think I’ve covered several items that my grandchildren have never seen and may never see: fender skirts, wide white sidewall tires, snow chains)

cfCurb Feelers - Oh yes,  I think I even had a set of these on one car. They were used to let you know when you were getting close to the curb when parking. You could really mess up those white side wall tires or damage your hub caps if you scrubbed them on the curb.

800px-Brodie_knobSteering Wheel Spinner Knobs – Yep, I’ve been there and done that too. They were supposedly a aid to steering an auto, but you had to be real careful. You could get bruised up if the wheel spun fast and hit you in the arm or hand… and it hurt! These were also called Suicide knobs or Brodie knobs. They are illegal in many states today. They are not recommended for autos today, but for boats, maybe? Read on…

typeS The picture to the left shows a knob currently offered on So you can still buy them.

P1050544The last time I saw a steering wheel  knob being used was last year.—>
But it was not on a car or truck, it was in a  TVA boat. It was standard equipment for the boat when they do fish surveys by electric shocking. They often get into tight places and need to make quick turns. It’s ideal for a boat because there is no possibility of wheel spin, so now broken bones or bruises.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
As we get older we need to be careful about be judgmental. It so easy to look at others and condemn their actions or appearance. Remember when we point at another we have 3 fingers pointing back at us.

Quote of the Day
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
~Doug Larson

Joke of the Day

It was a cold winter day when an old man walked out onto a frozen Lake Erie, cut a hole in the ice, dropped in his fishing line and began waiting for a fish to bite.

He was there for almost an hour without even a nibble when a young boy walked out onto the ice, cut a hole in the ice not too far from the old man and dropped in his fishing line. It only took about a minute. WHAM! A largemouth bass hit his hook and the boy pulled in the fish. The old man couldn't believe it but figured it was just luck. But the boy dropped in his line and again within just a few minutes pulled in another one.

He went to the boy and said, "Son, I've been here for over an hour without even a nibble. You have been here only a few minutes and have caught two fish! How do you do it?" To which the boy responded, "Roo raf roo reep ra rums rarm."

What was that you said?" the old man asked. Again the boy responded, "Roo raf roo reep ra rums rarm."

"Look, son" said the old man, "I can't understand a word you're saying."

So the boy spit a wad into his hands and said,

"You have to keep the worms warm!"

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