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Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: January 31, 2007 09:29PM
Got cracks in your driveway? Sure is annoying to bump into them when shoveling, isn't it?

Shovel along the top of the cracks, along their entire length, before doing anything else. You'll then avoid knocking into them afterwards.
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 31, 2007 09:32PM
Even better, tie the shovel to a WRX and hit the boost. As if you needed another reason ...
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: January 31, 2007 09:33PM
Argh! My obsession!
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 31, 2007 09:37PM
Why shovel? The snow will melt eventually. If it doesn't we have finally reached the next Ice-Age, so we have more pressing concerns.



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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: billb
Date: January 31, 2007 09:40PM
Do I draw a map of the driveway so I know where they are under 12" ?

He has experience doing this in L.A. ?


Are we talking about the snow that falls from the sky ?
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 31, 2007 09:42PM
Gratuitous STi pron:
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: January 31, 2007 09:43PM
That's it! I'm tired of your pestering! I'm going to buy one tomorrow just so you all leave me alone!
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 31, 2007 09:51PM
Buick land yacht with trunk that the Subaru dinghy fits in

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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: January 31, 2007 09:53PM
Will trade land yacht for 300hp AWD launch.
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: January 31, 2007 09:54PM
By the way, one of my first cars was a 1973 Sedan de Ville. I wish I still had it!
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 31, 2007 10:07PM
you can have a 600 horsepower twin big block Olds 425 all wheel drive '66 Oldsmobile Toronado? Would that work? There is one up in B.C Canada. My old room mate's dad built it, and it still shows up at the drag strip in BC every few years.

Low 12 second quarter miles in a 5500 lb car with all 4 wheels burning.

several people have built them over the years. here is some info on another [www.grantpistonrings.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/31/2007 10:09PM by Racer X.
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: January 31, 2007 10:10PM
Big deal! What about top-fuel?
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: billb
Date: January 31, 2007 10:45PM
The biggest car I ever owned.:

The WRX probably fit through the sunroof and into the back seat.

Probably as quiet and smooth as a Prius with the gas engine off. (a wee bit more mass)

How many people can remember when 4 people could sit side by side in a front seat ? :-)
(or three with elbow room)
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: January 31, 2007 10:48PM
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billb
The WRX probably fit through the sunroof and into the back seat.

Most things probably would. :-)
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: January 31, 2007 11:13PM
I don't need no stinking snow shovel.



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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 31, 2007 11:14PM
I had an Oldsmobile Delta 88, 1988. Huge. I could lay in the trunk and not touch the sides and I'm 5'10". My wife and I used to spread out a picnic on the front seat between us and eat while we drove. Had power steering, cruise control, power seats, and tons of power. It was a great car!

Dave


It was a sweet ride. I had it painted for $300.


My beautiful bride. I was much younger then! She is just as beautiful today.



Ukulele music I couldn't find anywhere else.
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: MikeF
Date: January 31, 2007 11:19PM
Is that a mullet?
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 31, 2007 11:26PM
You bet it is. I got married in mmmm 1993 when the mullet was still common. At one point I had hair down to my shoulder blades. My dad was real proud at my wedding.

Dave



Ukulele music I couldn't find anywhere else.
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 31, 2007 11:34PM
Nice pics.

You know what I do when I encounter an eneven crack? I just shovel from the other direction. Instead of hitting a ledge, I just go over it.

Someday I will build a driveway with an integrated heater to melt all the snow off when I want it to be gone.
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: billb
Date: January 31, 2007 11:53PM
That Craftsman mini tractor with front mount blade appears to be remote control. Neat.
:-)
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 01, 2007 04:11AM
My wife's first car was a 1978 Olds Delta 88... I swear the front and back bumpers were in different time zones than the passenger compartment.

I taught her to drive in that thing and then sent her to take the license test in my compact. She whipped into parallel parking like a pro.

Only time that 88 was a problem was when she tried to drive the 5' 6" wide car down a 5' 5" wide alley. The alley won.



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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: DP
Date: February 01, 2007 06:02AM
From snow shoveling to weddings to Delta 88's in one thread!
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 01, 2007 06:04AM
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billb
The biggest car I ever owned.:

The WRX probably fit through the sunroof and into the back seat.

Probably as quiet and smooth as a Prius with the gas engine off. (a wee bit more mass)

How many people can remember when 4 people could sit side by side in a front seat ? :-)
(or three with elbow room)

James Michael Curley on snow removal problems in Boston: "The good Lord put it there and in his own time the Good Lord will take it away."

My third and biggest car: (what is it with Massachusetts guys and big comparisons?)

Add a continental kit to the rear. This was a dream for an 18 year old; a babe magnet that should have come from the manufacturer with a condom dispenser attached.

Adventure Car Hop and Arnie 'Woo Woo' Ginsberg went with it.



Then the tranny blew and I couldn't afford to fix it, but it made for one hellofasummer on the Cape and in the Medford Woods.



"Who's more foolish - the fool or the fool that follows him?" - Obi Wan Kenobi
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: February 01, 2007 06:59AM
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billb
That Craftsman mini tractor with front mount blade appears to be remote control. Neat.
:-)

It's a ghost rider. It was pushing really strange like 6-8ft out in front so I grabbed the camera
and snapped a couple shots. I've pushed a lot of snow but I've never seen it do like that.



Grateful11
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: February 01, 2007 09:44AM
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mikebw
You know what I do when I encounter an uneven crack?

Uh... no.

No, I don't





Don't ask who the bell's for, dude. It's you.
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: February 01, 2007 12:19PM
Go on. Tell me about your cheap housing and your flatlands. Go on. Tell me about your turkey insemination industry. Go on. Pay one tenth as much for a bigger house. Sacrifice everything else in your life for reduced mortgage bills. Sacrifice, suckers.
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: February 01, 2007 01:06PM
I shoveled light snow off a driveway of a home that costs us 1/6th what it would back home, Mike. Is that sacrifice?
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 01, 2007 02:03PM
and with the money you are saving on the mortgage payments, you could have paid the neighbor kid to do it!
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: February 01, 2007 02:20PM
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Racer X
and with the money you are saving on the mortgage payments, you could have paid the neighbor kid to do it!

So darned true. Haven't seen any neighbor kids, yet. Just neighbor wuppies! :-)
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Re: Los Angeles boy comes up with snow-shoveling tip!
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 01, 2007 02:27PM
yard waste pick-up is $32 a month here in Seattle. I pay the neighbor kid $40 a month to mow and rake my yard, and make the old vegetation go away. So his work only costs me an extra $8 over what I would have to pay if I did it myself. Call me lazy...I don't care.

Could you harness the neighborhood dogs to a reel mower, and have them chase tennis balls around your yard?
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