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John Ratliff
03-12-2007, 09:40 PM
Today I got around to mounting the water pump manifold. Just as I held the manifold up to the block and was about to incert the first bolt the bolt was snatched out of my hand and went to the floor. I had the gaskets on and could not stop until I had a couple of bolts in to hold the manifold in place. When that was done I started looking for the bolt. Moved every thing in the garage. Used a magnetic pick up tool, but never found the bolt. [}:)][xx(]
Once the car is on the road I know the floor will give it back. I had all the bolts painted.

John Ratliff
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stude freak
03-13-2007, 02:10 AM
Aw ,shucks.The shop gremlins are thru with there winter hibernation i see.Happens every spring when i start doing more work.:D[}:)]

David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

stude freak
03-13-2007, 02:10 AM
Aw ,shucks.The shop gremlins are thru with there winter hibernation i see.Happens every spring when i start doing more work.:D[}:)]

David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

showbizkid
03-13-2007, 05:27 AM
Darn gremlins... if anyone catches one, ask 'em to give me back the missing body shims, too [xx(]


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
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showbizkid
03-13-2007, 05:27 AM
Darn gremlins... if anyone catches one, ask 'em to give me back the missing body shims, too [xx(]


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

65cruiser
03-13-2007, 05:33 AM
I just want my dam&ed hammer back.

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1965 Cruiser
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65cruiser
03-13-2007, 05:33 AM
I just want my dam&ed hammer back.

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Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
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hank63
03-13-2007, 07:11 AM
As luck has it, I was fitting a water pump last year and lost a bolt much like you describe. Unfortunately, my missing bolt fell into the pump.
/H

hank63
03-13-2007, 07:11 AM
As luck has it, I was fitting a water pump last year and lost a bolt much like you describe. Unfortunately, my missing bolt fell into the pump.
/H

John Ratliff
03-13-2007, 10:00 PM
Well, I don't know if I should tell this but this morning as I was putting my jacket on I dicovered a bolt in the pocket. I suspect the gremlins came in last night and put it there. Must not liked the color.;)
Then, again I may have put it in my pocket when I was in a senior mind set. Maybe I shouldn't tell that part.[:I]
Didn't find any shims or hammers. Sorry.

John Ratliff
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John Ratliff
03-13-2007, 10:00 PM
Well, I don't know if I should tell this but this morning as I was putting my jacket on I dicovered a bolt in the pocket. I suspect the gremlins came in last night and put it there. Must not liked the color.;)
Then, again I may have put it in my pocket when I was in a senior mind set. Maybe I shouldn't tell that part.[:I]
Didn't find any shims or hammers. Sorry.

John Ratliff
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stude freak
03-13-2007, 11:11 PM
Them gremlins just messing with ya head John.And Mark if yall dont mind me swiping the thread,I got a story about the dog from h*ll.A friend of mine gave my son a choc lab 8 month old 'puppy'.My son is mentally and physically handicapped and he loves big dogs.Now this puppy was about 50 to 60 lbs of pure mischievious loving puppy that had a amorous afection for anything in my shop cresent wrenches hammers chock blocks,anything that was either impossible for him to actually have.
he even chewed into a can of carb cleaner.These wre no item left laying about either. i went into shop once and he had jumped up on the counter and was trying to pull my 6 inch vise loose from the table.Well ,to this day i am missing a 8 lb sledge hammer , i know he got it he prob chewed up the handle , but the head is something else.I think it could have been a gremlin dog.
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David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

stude freak
03-13-2007, 11:11 PM
Them gremlins just messing with ya head John.And Mark if yall dont mind me swiping the thread,I got a story about the dog from h*ll.A friend of mine gave my son a choc lab 8 month old 'puppy'.My son is mentally and physically handicapped and he loves big dogs.Now this puppy was about 50 to 60 lbs of pure mischievious loving puppy that had a amorous afection for anything in my shop cresent wrenches hammers chock blocks,anything that was either impossible for him to actually have.
he even chewed into a can of carb cleaner.These wre no item left laying about either. i went into shop once and he had jumped up on the counter and was trying to pull my 6 inch vise loose from the table.Well ,to this day i am missing a 8 lb sledge hammer , i know he got it he prob chewed up the handle , but the head is something else.I think it could have been a gremlin dog.
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David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

studeclunker
03-14-2007, 02:45 AM
Count your blessings fellas! It could be worse. You could be up here on Hell hill like me. No garage, no shop, not even a carport. Just out there in the dirt, gravel, and ants. I've got some major ant infestation going on this spring...[:0][B)] We're talkin' big-uns too![:0][8]

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
03-14-2007, 02:45 AM
Count your blessings fellas! It could be worse. You could be up here on Hell hill like me. No garage, no shop, not even a carport. Just out there in the dirt, gravel, and ants. I've got some major ant infestation going on this spring...[:0][B)] We're talkin' big-uns too![:0][8]

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Blue 15G
03-14-2007, 05:27 AM
That's doing it the hard way, Ron! [:0]

I recall having to do some distributor work one time on a car when I still lived at home. The garage was full of junk, so I had to work outside on a cold, snowy night. I told my dad that when I got my own place I would NEVER fill the garage with too much junk to be able to put a car into it! He said "You'll see!". But I did soon buy a place with a garage, and I've always kept my promise to myself! [^]

One good thing about working outside at home though: the driveway adjoined a sloped bank that you could straddle the car over (half on the driveway, half up on the bank). It was great for doing exhaust work and such. Safe that way too, no jackstands required!

Blue 15G
03-14-2007, 05:27 AM
That's doing it the hard way, Ron! [:0]

I recall having to do some distributor work one time on a car when I still lived at home. The garage was full of junk, so I had to work outside on a cold, snowy night. I told my dad that when I got my own place I would NEVER fill the garage with too much junk to be able to put a car into it! He said "You'll see!". But I did soon buy a place with a garage, and I've always kept my promise to myself! [^]

One good thing about working outside at home though: the driveway adjoined a sloped bank that you could straddle the car over (half on the driveway, half up on the bank). It was great for doing exhaust work and such. Safe that way too, no jackstands required!

stude53
03-14-2007, 07:11 AM
In the re-assembly process, I was ready to bolt my front bumper on when I discovered I was missing all but one bolt needed to do it. After I purchased more bolts, I found the missing bolts in a coffee can on my work bench(which I had searched thoroughly).

If there is anybody out there that doesn't believe in garage gremlins, let us know. This is not just a Studebaker phenomenon.





[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
03-14-2007, 07:11 AM
In the re-assembly process, I was ready to bolt my front bumper on when I discovered I was missing all but one bolt needed to do it. After I purchased more bolts, I found the missing bolts in a coffee can on my work bench(which I had searched thoroughly).

If there is anybody out there that doesn't believe in garage gremlins, let us know. This is not just a Studebaker phenomenon.





[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

Roscomacaw
03-14-2007, 05:10 PM
Last week, I took apart the WW carb that's on the 61 Cruiser. I got everything out of it except I overlooked the float needle.
I took the carb body outside along with an air nozzle on a hose. I shook the body with vigor to get any last vestiges of gas out of it and then proceeded to blow it out good with the air.
I then went looking for a carb kit to rob a gasket from and that led me on a goose chase thru the shop and up into the garage. I didn't find one:(. Back in the shop, I re-examined the old bowl gasket and decided I'd go back on with it after all. So, I needed to check the float level and that's when I discovered the needle was gone.:(
Cussing myself for being so damned dumb, I walked out of the shop, looked down at the crushed granite that borders the concrete and there lay the needle! I pick it up, clean it off and stick it into place in the carb. No doubt about it. My year's allotment of good luck is used up and it's only the middle of March![:0][B)][:I]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-14-2007, 05:10 PM
Last week, I took apart the WW carb that's on the 61 Cruiser. I got everything out of it except I overlooked the float needle.
I took the carb body outside along with an air nozzle on a hose. I shook the body with vigor to get any last vestiges of gas out of it and then proceeded to blow it out good with the air.
I then went looking for a carb kit to rob a gasket from and that led me on a goose chase thru the shop and up into the garage. I didn't find one:(. Back in the shop, I re-examined the old bowl gasket and decided I'd go back on with it after all. So, I needed to check the float level and that's when I discovered the needle was gone.:(
Cussing myself for being so damned dumb, I walked out of the shop, looked down at the crushed granite that borders the concrete and there lay the needle! I pick it up, clean it off and stick it into place in the carb. No doubt about it. My year's allotment of good luck is used up and it's only the middle of March![:0][B)][:I]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

mapman
03-14-2007, 05:26 PM
When I got my 51 commander the guy said he was putting the hood insert on and the front popped off and disappeared. Said he looked for days for that thing. I loaded it up on the open trailer and hauled it 300 miles home from seattle. when I started checking it out i found it laying on the frame. It was for a champion. I guess it just knew it didn't belong there.
Rob

mapman
03-14-2007, 05:26 PM
When I got my 51 commander the guy said he was putting the hood insert on and the front popped off and disappeared. Said he looked for days for that thing. I loaded it up on the open trailer and hauled it 300 miles home from seattle. when I started checking it out i found it laying on the frame. It was for a champion. I guess it just knew it didn't belong there.
Rob

stude freak
03-14-2007, 06:13 PM
Bob you have no allotment for luck.If i had half your luck my 53 would be running today .lol


David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

stude freak
03-14-2007, 06:13 PM
Bob you have no allotment for luck.If i had half your luck my 53 would be running today .lol


David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

Michidan
03-15-2007, 06:10 AM
Sometimes the gremlins steal parts. And sometimes I just hand them over.
Last night I thought it would be a good idea to clean up a small special screw from a hardtop window frame. Well, I'll just dust it off on the old bench grinder wire wheel. Never a good idea when the part is the size of a pebble. Moments later the inevitable happened and the wire wheel launched that sucker into some mystery orbit around the sun. Usually I look at the ground and wait for the small "tink" of it landing, but the noise never came! The gremlins snatched it out of mid air!
15 minutes looking with the flashlight, no screw to be found.
10 more minutes pawing through my screw drawer, nope, nothing that will work as a substitute.
Aaarrrgg.

Dan
52 hardtop

Michidan
03-15-2007, 06:10 AM
Sometimes the gremlins steal parts. And sometimes I just hand them over.
Last night I thought it would be a good idea to clean up a small special screw from a hardtop window frame. Well, I'll just dust it off on the old bench grinder wire wheel. Never a good idea when the part is the size of a pebble. Moments later the inevitable happened and the wire wheel launched that sucker into some mystery orbit around the sun. Usually I look at the ground and wait for the small "tink" of it landing, but the noise never came! The gremlins snatched it out of mid air!
15 minutes looking with the flashlight, no screw to be found.
10 more minutes pawing through my screw drawer, nope, nothing that will work as a substitute.
Aaarrrgg.

Dan
52 hardtop

stude freak
03-15-2007, 04:01 PM
Yep them bench grinders are the grems favorite food source.

David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

stude freak
03-15-2007, 04:01 PM
Yep them bench grinders are the grems favorite food source.

David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.