i.e., through the thoughtfulness and concern of these do-gooders, people are
being forced to make modifications and kludges that will result in more
spilled gasoline with a higher likelihood of catastrophic consequences.
Heaven save us from concerned citizens and the politicians who listen to
There is never a situation where having more rounds is a disadvantage
Piffle! While on my monthly foraging expidition in the neighborhood the
evening before "heavy trash pickup," I spotted an olive-drab military jerry
can. Scoop. Got it home and stenciled on the bottom was:
III Army Sep 44
Sigh. My little can may have helped liberate Bastogne.
And the can still works.
On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 08:17:33 -0800 (PST), the infamous Hoosierpopi
I, for one, wouldn't want to have been in a Pinto (or any other small
car) which was rear ended at freeway speeds. I was a Ford technician
at the time and I personally installed the "fix" on many a Pinto,
later owning one (automatic, while recovering from a back injury.)
The fix was a 1/8" thick nylon shield (a whopping 9x16" IIRC) which
went under the gas tank straps.this ensured that two differential
bolts couldn't puncture the tank when the car was in a horrendous
collision directly from the rear. They slid on the nylon instead. You
know, don't you, that in all the hundreds of thousands of Pintos
produced and in accidents, only 27 people died as a result of the gas
tank fires? The NHTSA said the problem wasn't that bad and did not
warrant issuing a recall. Yeah, that it was a financial move was not
a good thing, but that happens on a daily basis around the world.
I broke my Load Handler and called in for replacement parts. They
didn't hesitate and got the new parts to me, free of charge, later
that same week. I mentioned that the one broke because the other
didn't have a stabilizer, so they sent a stablized version. note the
bumper clip on the lower left in the pic (see link), missing from the
right side. It was tension in that area which rolled the thing up and
broke the plastic fork at the top of the tailgate. With the new clip
on both sides, it'll unload the heaviest bedful of gravel or compost
with ease in under a minute. I barely work up a sweat with this
thing. I love it! The week after I spent $70 on mine, they went on
sale at BiMart for $40. <sigh>
http://www.loadhandler.com/lh2000.php How they work. (great, IMHO)
Standard disclaimer applies.
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making
of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.
I spill more gasoline out of those damn new cans than any could have ever
evaporated out of the good cans. There was some under the table
negotiations going on with that new development. Have you noticed that
there is only 1 style?
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