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    When I bought Minerva, her carb DRIBBLED, everywhere ! The seller sed, "I DON'T know why my tank is always EMPTY"? The benefit was a SUPER SHINY CLEAN TANK!
    Friend, Chuck, gave me a gasket kit. When I removed the through bolt to remove the bowl, I sed, "NO wonder it leaked, sumone used a LOCK washer"!!--At least, it wuzn't drilled fur a KOTTER KEY!-- Couldn't find a COPPER washer, TIGHTENED everything & it QUIT leaking, YEA!
    ANY of you want to CONFESS to STUPID things you've DONE????
    Dad Dufus
    Last edited by BILL WILLIAMSON; 09-02-2017, 02:06 PM.

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    Yes, not Model A but I confess my sin of stupidity. I spent $800 have a new clock installed in my late Father's. Grandfather clock. Years later I purchased the proper oil an read about how to oil it... Problem is NOT to oil certain parts.. Yeah I mucked it up, quarter hour chin not working. UGH sorry Dad, I'll get your clock working again.. So there STUPID is me...

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    • #3
      I have 2 "NEW ENGLAND" brand, weight driven clocks. I stopped one, when Pat passed & the other one, when Gregg passed.
      Dad Sad

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      • #4
        Bill, I have done way too many stupid things to list here. One nearly burnt down a friends garage 32 years ago. Not really Model A related, but stock car related. Hard to beleive at 46 that I have been bending wrenches that long. Rod
        Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

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        • #5
          I hate to admit this but I once installed new ceiling lights in my garage and i forgot to measure the garage door clearance and, you guessed it, The first time i hit the opener button the door chopped of the new lights I just put in! Bummer. I thought about all the important things like dedicated circuits and etc but forgot about the obvious.

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          • #6
            About 6 months ago I backed a pick up with a very tall camper type back through the shop door. The door needed to be up another 6"

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            • #7
              I try really really really really try hard to not be stupid. Now, don't get me wrong, I am by no means perfect, but I actually can't remember the last time I was really stupid, so I will need to ponder this question more before posting my stupidity.

              Actually, it just dawned on me the last stupid thing I did. While riding the motorcycle cross country, I got so settled into the seat that when I pulled up to a stop sign, I forgot to put my feet down. Since I know how to properly pick them back up, it was only really embarrassing until the folks behind me stared in amazement at how easily I uprighted the 800#+ Kawasaki ZN1300.
              You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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              • Big hammer
                Big hammer commented
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                When I was driving daily, I could stop and not use my feet on purpose! I had a kid rearend me in my truck, had to finally give up riding :-(

            • #8
              Ever answered the REMOTE & no one's there????
              Dad Hellohello

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              • Rowdy
                Rowdy commented
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                Only after a case of Miller. Next day a case of can't hold my head up. Rod

              • Big hammer
                Big hammer commented
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                No! But used the phone to try and change channels :-)

            • #9
              Had to think hard( there I go again)
              Adjusted steering gear box making it right. When for a test ride, and thinking why is the idle off, why is it running bad? Limped home and someone forgot to tighten up the column clamp ( dummy me)
              Practice practice practice :-)

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