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SScopelli
06-17-2013, 04:45 PM
Playing Find Waldo is a great way to pass some time for some, but I'm sure that was not the intention of one of the Studebaker member when he went looking for cool parts for his car..

If you live in Arizona and you were here this past weekend, it got to 105 deg..

Nice day to go looking for parts..

I was bummed because I was not able to go. When I got a text message late in the afternoon I was eager to see what cool thing was found! Maybe a set of R4 pistons so I can finally build my 12:1 engine?

But as any seasoned Arizona parts hunter can attest, you can sometimes find more than what your looking for.

For instance, just as you step towards that Gem of a parts car your adrenaline kicks in as your hearing detects that distinct rattle sound..

For the untrained and slow to realize, that is not you favorite nephew playing with his rattle!

If you do not react properly your parts hunting day will be cut real short.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a609/R2Whistler/IMG950138_zps0071ce40.jpg

Have you found Waldo yet? If not, you would have been more than likely clutching your leg or arm at this point asking yourself, "what the heck?"

I'll give you a hint.. That is not an exhaust pipe by the left of the rear bumper!

63t-cab
06-17-2013, 06:01 PM
Man oh Man that would have Me shakeing in my boots,and maybe changeing my shorts <G>

RadioRoy
06-17-2013, 07:00 PM
I would rather find him before he finds me.

Swifster
06-17-2013, 07:40 PM
Just throw him out of the way... LOL!

Do they 'jump'? Can you grab a old farm tool (a long one) and relocate him? I only have to deal with gators and spiders...

PlainBrownR2
06-17-2013, 07:55 PM
Awwww, just look at the little feller, almost makes ya want hug 'em!! ;)
No, it's best to back away and leave the snake to Animal Control. They have a lightning fast, venom filled strike that will put ya in the hospital real quick, and judging by the warning stance of that one, the snake is rearin' and ready to go!! :ohmy:

effiedude
06-17-2013, 08:30 PM
Rattlesnake does not taste like chicken, But hey it's a great addition to camp chili.

JimC
06-17-2013, 09:06 PM
The real question is how bad do you need those parts? :D

StudeMann
06-18-2013, 03:08 PM
That reminds me of the time at Devil's Tower, Wyoming on my honeymoon when my wife was crouched down photographing the pine cones on a bed of pine needles and noticed a large tan coloured snake slide into the view from her camera. It was amazing how fast she moved! It turned out to be a 6' long bull snake so there was no danger after all.

doug
06-18-2013, 03:31 PM
That will make you tip-toe for the rest of the day.

63t-cab
06-18-2013, 03:37 PM
That's when I say "FEET,DO YOUR THING"
The real question is how bad do you need those parts? :D

55coupe
06-18-2013, 04:00 PM
Tastes like frog that puts people back a step. Unless you know what frog tastes like.

Dwain G.
06-18-2013, 04:15 PM
Shortly after I came to the Pacific NW in the early '60s there was a story in the paper about a college student who brought his lab project home with him when school was out for the summer. This was several rattlesnakes, and he didn't know what to do with them, so he turned them loose. When word got out, a posse was formed to track them down and recapture them. Being from Missouri I didn't understand what the big deal was about a few poisonous snakes. Then I found out there AREN'T ANY poisonous snakes here! Decided right then I was gonna like it here!

SScopelli
06-18-2013, 07:27 PM
Man oh Man that would have Me shaking in my boots,and maybe changing my shorts <G>

I'd think he'd make a great pair of Boots some day! ;)



The real question is how bad do you need those parts? :D

Finding a nice JTS block might be worth the bite! Same place, just too cool that day for snakes! :whome:

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a609/R2Whistler/IMG950126_zps3744cd77.jpg

52 Ragtop
06-18-2013, 08:11 PM
Well, for me it would be, "rattle-rattle" BANG BANG BANG, then reload for the next one!

Jim "I don't like snakes"

63t-cab
06-18-2013, 08:24 PM
To cool for snakes that day ?,NO WAIT LOOK BEHIND YOU! really though nice find you got.
I'd think he'd make a great pair of Boots some day! ;)




Finding a nice JTS block might be worth the bite! Same place, just too cool that day for snakes! :whome:

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a609/R2Whistler/IMG950126_zps3744cd77.jpg

jclary
06-18-2013, 08:36 PM
In this part of the country, we have the eastern diamondback. Folks can live their entire lives here and never see one. Some people even scoff when you tell them they are here. However, they tend to mostly live and hang out where people don't. About twenty years ago, I was having a late breakfast with a construction crew working on a hydro-electric facility cut into the granite mountains in the north-western part of our state. Working in high-cliff outcroppings of solid rock, two of the crew said that they had killed thirty rattle snakes by 10:30 that morning. I have spent a lot of time fishing, hiking, camping, and hunting in this area. I can only recall seeing two in all that time. Lots of copperheads, black snakes and even the rare tiny little eastern ring neck...but rarely ever the secretive rattler.

However, the most terrible bite I ever got while surfing a junk yard was the worst case of chiggers ever.

studejohn
06-18-2013, 10:50 PM
Hi all old Waldo there was the perfect gent.Being that he chose not to bite me.Saying that I was one steep from steeping on him before I herd his rattler going of and beleve me it was a sound you were brought up to jump at.It was on the move when I found him the first time and if he was coiled up as you see him there he would of had me for sure.My friend Mike Lynch calls me the Lucky Whistler . I guess luck was on my side.:D I was there looking in ever car and trunk to see if I could find the main caps to the Whistlers engine.No lock but i did find caps to about 20+ engines maybe next time.As fore Waldo I know what he likes to eat and its not me,I think he perfers pack rat.:rolleyes:

Nelsen Motorsports
06-18-2013, 11:00 PM
One does not simply live in the south without a .410 shotgun.