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Surprise, surprise!

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:57 pm

We had a high temp of 83 today and I decided to do some spring maintenance on machinery. One of the things I did was service the 49 cub in addition to several other rigs. When I got to the 49's air cleaner I unsnapped the retainer, and tried to get the cup off. I had enough oil on my hands and some on the side of of the cup, and could not get it loose. I had just started to turn around to get a rag to wrap around it for a better grip when I saw a little movement out of the corner of my eye. I reached out just in time for the cup to land in the palm of my hand. Never spilled a drop from the cup. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. :{_}:
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Re: Surprise, surprise!

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:10 pm

If it had been me, not only would it have fallen to the floor, but it would have spun around, slinging oil everywhere, denting the cup in the process!! :lol: :roll:

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Re: Surprise, surprise!

Postby Drfting1 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:36 pm

Nice catch! :thumbsup: my luck I would have been wearing it
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Re: Surprise, surprise!

Postby Eugene » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:53 pm

I just went for a walk in the city park this afternoon in the 74 degree temperature. I didn't spill a drop of oil either, just a bit of sweat.

38 degrees high tomorrow. Gonna take tomorrow off and visit the gym tomorrow morning. Then go purchase another 1/2 beef. Getting short on hamburger.

Speaking of hamburger, meatloaf for supper.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Surprise, surprise!

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:55 pm

What time??!! :lol:

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Re: Surprise, surprise!

Postby Eugene » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:11 pm

Dale Finch wrote:What time??!! :lol:
What time is supper? Probably around 6 PM. I'm cooking. Gonna try a new recipe.

When wife makes meat loaf it is always the same.

Since I'm retired, wife let's me cook and wash dishes. Hey, I have a story.

Was at the VA years ago for a routine physical. During the nurse interview I told the nurse that the wife, sitting beside me, beat me up on a routine basis. BIG MISTAKE on my part. Nurse started asking about how frequently wife abused me. Had to tell the nurse that I was just trying to be funny.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Surprise, surprise!

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:11 am

Ahhh... the lack of humor in a mandatory reporter.
Clearly, she didn't know you very well! (Wife, not the nurse)
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Re: Surprise, surprise!

Postby Stanton » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:33 am

Good catch, John.
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Re: Surprise, surprise!

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:46 am

Stanton wrote:Good catch, John.
I think luck more than good.
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Re: Surprise, surprise!

Postby Jim in SC » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:08 pm

Reminds me of the time that I lost prime on my oil pump. I removed the top of the oil filter canister and squirted a good bit of oil in there as suggested in the owner's manual to get a good prime. Then, of course, I wanted to make sure the prime worked, so I hit the starter button. Well... the prime worked okay, for sure! No one told me to put the top back on the canister before testing for prime! I was wearing a good pint of oil before I could cut off the engine!

Like the man says, "Ya learn something everyday!" :)
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Re: Surprise, surprise!

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:04 pm

Lorisfarmer wrote:....... I was wearing a good pint of oil before I could cut off the engine!......
Most people prime an oil pump with the ignition OFF
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Re: Surprise, surprise!

Postby Willy » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:20 pm

It was up to 77 here the other day. I didn't get a thing done.

But yesterday I applied a bunch of my ugly welding to my fancy foot step I'm making for the Cub. I got one of the corner angles off on the step frame, but hopefully, that'll draw attention away from my lack of welding ability. Now I get to see how ugly I can make a mounting bracket for it.

Maybe if I use truck bed liner, it'll hide some of the ugly.
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Nah, it's not leaking oil. It's just marking it's territory.

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Re: Surprise, surprise!

Postby Jim in SC » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:15 am

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:
Lorisfarmer wrote:....... I was wearing a good pint of oil before I could cut off the engine!......
Most people prime an oil pump with the ignition OFF


One of those life lessons learned, John! :)
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Re: Surprise, surprise!

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:43 pm

Sometimes after an oil change a cub can take as long as 20 seconds to build oil pressure, which seems like a long time when you are staring at the gauge.
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