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3 minutes ago, Fifty150 said:

 

 

That's a bit extreme.  

 

I just learned to say "NO".  "No means no".  

 

Real simple.  No excuses.  I don't lie about not being able to afford it.  I don't lie about not having the money for it.  I can afford it.  I have the money for it.  I just choose not to spend my money on that.  So, "no".  

 

You'll find that every once in awhile, a woman may actually respect you because you said, "no".  Not often.  Most of them will simply leave, and move on to someone else who will spend money.  Problem solved.  She's gone.  I still have my money.  

 

For the most part, they will just call you names, like "cheap-skate".  Then you can move on to the next one, who may actually realize that your miserly ways is what is paying for that nice, new creepy van that you're driving her around in.......YES!  Vans are creepy.  Metal cages with no windows.  A girl does not want to go out on a date with you, and end up with her photo on the side of a milk carton.

 

 

 

 

No,  not extreme at all , i have been involved with woman throughout my life and i have decided that i much prefer to be alone , besides i have found out dogs are much more trustworthy . 

 

One day i came home from work and put $40.00 that was in my pocket on top of the dresser , dog was staring at me the whole time , i left and came back two hours later and cash was still there untouched , couldn't believe it .

 

That would never ever happen if there was a woman in the vicinity and you and i both know it .

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I depend on women for certain things that a K9 companion should not provide.

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Wow - have we gone off-topic or what! 

:spend:

 

FWIW I just remarried, which is why I moved and why I'm having to redo so much.  Long story short I was supposed to have my garage first, remodel her lower space for us (BnL and SnL live upstairs - she's a twin and has lived here with her sis and BnL for years) (and are great people). The house is all paid for. We planned to store all our extra stuff in second story of new garage, start my new business, live long and prosper.  Because garage didn't get done first, second, third, or forth, we had to sell nearly everything we could let go of - or pay a small fortune for gosh knows how long to store it all.  I kept all of my tools, but anything I could live without for a while I would sell and replace it later.  I'd have repaired the jack (it just leaked from the pump push-rod... it held pressure; though you had to keep it topped up), but decided I needed the space more than a leaky jack.  Once my other house closes with the new buyers, and I get a garage, I'll buy all the things I let go.  Things like my sand blast cabinet, horizontal bandsaw, jack, bench vise - things like that - I plan to get again and they're not too expensive.

 

My wife is VERY FRUGAL. Nothing wrong with that... it balances us out. HA. She garage sales every weekend with her friend and looks for only quality, not quantity. A couple weeks ago she bought some 1930's Christmas light for $10 and sold them 2 days later for $1200. Our "garage sale" netted us almost $20K after we paid the company that ran it for us. It was bigger than us. It was that kind of stuff. Had we had time to sell it the way we planned, would have been $80K, but had to empty my house to sell it while the market still exists. She will not pay full price on anything if she knows it can find it "on Saturday."  But she is practical as well and if I've need something, she's usually supportive of it.  She knows we won't go broke over it.  She went with me when I went to look at this TC and felt it was a great deal for what I needed for our future.  Anyway, said that to say - they're out there. I was blessed to find her - and that she didn't run when my "career ended abruptly" says all that needed to be said.

 

I did loose my Ranchero to her. She liked it too much. I said, fine, it needs a new 450HP crate motor, so I guess that's yours to buy.

 

Good info on the WIX catalog. Thanks for that! That's what I would have used way back then to make sure the oil filter crossed.

 

And since we are talking lift points and jacks - the one thing I will NEVER use is any of these China jacks with the levers to hold the car up on cast-iron teeth. China has ZERO QC standards on their own. If a US company specs out something, they can spec-out material and other standards, but few do. Cheap is cheap. I have a nice collection of pinned jack stands made out of steel. I never feel nervous under a car with these.

 

My '63 Ranchero, if curious.

 

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Nice Ranchero !  A 300Hp Crate motor would be cheaper for her and make that rig plenty scary .

if you get the Chinese jack that the Chinese would work  under it most likely be ok. The Crappy Jacks that would kill you were imported for sale by an American sales man!
 

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I have to tell you that almost every jack today is made in China or India.

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On 12/21/2018 at 8:50 AM, Fifty150 said:

I have to tell you that almost every jack today is made in China or India.

 

Indeed.  I've had my jackstands for a long time, and though they are not marked as to where they are from - not a one is cast steel.  I'll probably restore my old O'brien jack, but lacking that I'll research who makes/sells/rebrands a jack and has 5 out 5 stars.

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Congrats on your new TC and your new career!  I like the blue with the wheels, nice combo.  I have had my 2018 about 4 months and like it more every day. I totally agree on the oversized "remote on the key", what a PITA.  I ended up buying a standard sized transponder key that I keep on my key ring and use daily.  I only use the "remote on the key" when I know I will be taking a passenger.  You can get a keyless entry pad from Ford.  It's a little pricey but not too bad.  However, it just sticks on with adhesive and is a bit of a pain to program.  Seems to work though, and the adhesive does allow you to mount it where you need it.  Totally dig the Falcon and the F100.  :thumbsup:

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On 12/26/2018 at 6:09 PM, davidparker said:

Congrats on your new TC and your new career!  I like the blue with the wheels, nice combo.  I have had my 2018 about 4 months and like it more every day. I totally agree on the oversized "remote on the key", what a PITA.  I ended up buying a standard sized transponder key that I keep on my key ring and use daily.  I only use the "remote on the key" when I know I will be taking a passenger.  You can get a keyless entry pad from Ford.  It's a little pricey but not too bad.  However, it just sticks on with adhesive and is a bit of a pain to program.  Seems to work though, and the adhesive does allow you to mount it where you need it.  Totally dig the Falcon and the F100.  :thumbsup:

 

Thanks for the tip - since I still need to get a second key (only got one), that might be something to consider.

 

Just returned from a trip down the I-5 corridor to southern Oregon and averaged about 25.5 MPG, which considering the traffic through Portland both ways and the southern Oregon passes - not too bad. The K&N filter was here when I returned, so didn't get a chance to see if that might boost it .01 MPG or not. The filter in it is the original, best I can tell (kinda dirty), so I can hope it improves some now that it is installed. Also replaced the mid-way worn out factory Continental's for a set of Michelin A/S tires, which improved the handling about 2-fold. I was very impressed by how flat it held the curves on the passes. Didn't quite expect that.

 

Thanks on the Falcon and F100. I found the F100 on Craigslist about 3 years ago. It was in a barn from 1998 after being traded in by the original owner at a local dealership. A wholesaler bought it and kept it for himself until he pushed it into a field 15 years later and listed it for sale. The original owner had at some time earlier swapped the motor/trans/rear into it from a 69 Mustang (best I can tell from various tags). So it's now got a 390/C6/3.0 TracLoc. I had to redo all the brakes, interior, new tires and back to stock wheels, new fluids, did some minor bed-floor rust repair (followed by a LineX coating) - and repainted the white on it. The rest is patina. It is going up for sale after the holidays. I've had a few Falcons (stock 65 Tudor wagon, 63 Hardtop with a pretty radical 6-cyl, and a 62 Futura w/289). They're fun little cars, so got involved with the club. Once the truck is gone and I have a garage - the Ranchero is getting a heart transplant. Can't wait.

 

Picture is of my previous herd playing musical cars to get any one of them up into the garage (previous house).

 

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That is quite the herd!  I have a similar herd, except it's bass guitars.  They take up less space, and my wife is not prone to telling me a need to get rid of one.  For what it's worth, she was all for it when I bought my TC.  She was funny about selling the Chevy van it replaced, too.  She couldn't wait until I got rid of the one I had before, but the one the TC replaced was one she actually liked.  Go figure.

 

I like the blue paint on the one you got.  That's a beautiful color.

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On 1/8/2019 at 11:06 AM, WillMartin said:

That is quite the herd!  I have a similar herd, except it's bass guitars.  They take up less space, and my wife is not prone to telling me a need to get rid of one.  For what it's worth, she was all for it when I bought my TC.  She was funny about selling the Chevy van it replaced, too.  She couldn't wait until I got rid of the one I had before, but the one the TC replaced was one she actually liked.  Go figure.

 

I like the blue paint on the one you got.  That's a beautiful color.

 

It's a much smaller car herd now, but who knows what will happen if I ever get this garage built!

 

I have a herd of guitars, so I can relate. I whittled that herd down by half as well, but there are a few I can't part with. I inherited both a bass and guitar from my father, but I sold the bass and the amp he bought with it (in 1970) because I'm not a bass player and I didn't have space - and it wasn't the instrument of his we all felt expressed "him" as we grew up. He was a guitar player who played bass. He took up bass much later in life.

 

I like the blue on the van as well.  Just don't like the name they gave it... High Impact Blue. 😨

 

I'm currently installing a trailer hitch on the van and got the hitch on in just a few minutes, but have to wait for the rain to stop now to do the wiring part.

 

Also struggling with front seat stowage for small things like cell phones.

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