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    I was working on a car last week and I looked at the gas tank I through the filler hole and with tank empty saw a light bulb at the bottom. I though great.. how am I getting that one out! I had to laugh and then looked closer and you can see the photos... I've seen lots of fixes but this one takes the cake!

    If it would have had wires to it it one would have been a bomb and two a lighted gas gauge!
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  • #2
    Ingenuity at work ! ! ! ! .
    Paul in CT


    • #3
      Hey Larry are you working on Wiz's car?:rolling It's amazing,, so was it working??
      3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
      Henry Ford said,
      "It's all nuts and bolts"
      "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

      Mitch's Auto Service ctr


      • #4
        Looks like we need to start a farmer fix hall of fame, and that can be the first entry. Neat fix though!


        • #5
          Hey, whatever floats yer gauge!!
          You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


          • Mitch
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            Agree it must have worked!!

        • #6
          Originally posted by Mitch View Post
          Hey Larry are you working on Wiz's car?:rolling It's amazing,, so was it working??
          OK.. not sure who that is...? This one belongs to a fellow in Tulsa. Just about done and looked at the gas tank and the light bulb came on....well.. almost!

          It gave me a good laugh for sure. Have to get on here more. sorry for being AWOL!



          • Mitch
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            It's the fellow that posted above this one. Lol

          • DaWizard
            DaWizard commented
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            *Raises hand* Me and my rolling experiment.

        • #7
          That 1157 or maybe it's an 1156 looks pretty clean.. i wonder how long its been in there??
          3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
          Henry Ford said,
          "It's all nuts and bolts"
          "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

          Mitch's Auto Service ctr


          • #8
            It must have been a 6V lite bulb or it wouldn't have worked in a stock Model A Ford!!!



            • Mitch
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              TRUE DAT!

          • #9
            That is definately a new one. Strangest fix I have ever ran into was a draglink replaced with a piece of pipe with six wraps of #9 wire ran through the pipe around the pitman arm ball and spindle steering arm ball. Not sure I would have wanted to ride in that death trap. Based on the amount of wear on the wires it was driven that way for some time other than a get me home fix. 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." Thomas Sowell


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