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    I'm only 68, still a pup! but I hire my car work out anymore.

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    I retired a few years back. Wish I had done that when I was younger. The first few mins. after I wake up I still think I'm in my twenties. Then reality sets in...Good grief, I hurt some days. unclemikeinct

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedbugbilly View Post
    I have a theory . . . . that's why they make young people . . . . like we used to be!
    I have yet to see a young person like we use to be. Most are lazy and have the I want syndrome with their no common sense attitude. that cant live without the cell phone.

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    the problem is your head still thinks you can do stuff you used to do but your body says no way pal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Went2kck View Post
    I have yet to see a young person like we use to be. Most are lazy and have the I want syndrome with their no common sense attitude. that cant live without the cell phone.
    This is true in some places but I still know some hard working young people. My 2 Sons were raised to work for what they want and there are a few neighborhood kids that are workers. It may be because of being in a farming community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Went2kck View Post
    I have yet to see a young person like we use to be. Most are lazy and have the I want syndrome with their no common sense attitude. that cant live without the cell phone.
    I used to think this way also, then when my wife was in the hospital dying, I noticed a whole lot of young people working hard and taking care of business. Our elders used to say the same thing about us.
    Due to the price of primers, warning shots will no longer be given!

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    I had to repair a rear flat tire that rolled off of the rim of my John Deere 4020 tractor and then remount and set the bead for inflation. I realized right off the bat I was long gone from 28 and at 68 it was a work out I do not want to do again anytime soon.

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    This afternoon I removed the carb from my old '72 Ford grain truck, to fix the accelerator pump leak. I really need to do a valve job on it, but after leaning over the radiator for an hour, my back said no way I'm going to pull the heads. I'll find some young guy that wants a weekend job.
    I don't mind working under a vehicle so much, as I can take a little nap under there and if someone drives by and sees me they just think I'm working hard

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    Hi Roy.My Dad used to say"Beware the golden years.They just might be brass plated pot metal".
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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    Hi GG.Heads and intake manifolds are easy.For heads,make a plate that bolts to the intake side and do the same for the exhaust side.Drill a hole at the front and rear intake and exhaust port area of the plate and secure an eye bolt in the holes.Hook your cherry picker to them and hoist away.For the intake manifold get one of those lifting plates that bolt to the carb mount pad a lift away.Works a treat,and no more sore back.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
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    I am slowly learning it is sometimes easier to write a check rather than do the work myself. Washed my car last week, scrubbed the tires and wheels and then dried it off. You would of thought I had just finished running a marathon.
    Gettin old sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowwolfe View Post
    Gettin old sucks.

    But the alternative is much worse.

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    The best is yet to come my friend. Good luck.

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    when working in the shop or the reloading room a long magnate and those long reach grippers are my friend .

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    Yesterday, my wife tells me that the Roofers are coming out to replace the roofs on my shop and garage. I had to move over a ton of lead and stack it at the far end of the property after removing it from from the outside wall of the shop and a thousand pounds of well casing pipe from the outside of the garage to allow the men safe access to both roofs. It took me all of nine hours to do both jobs and I feel it but the "work-out" loosened up the joints enough I can continue on today with moving 55 gallon drums of used oil which I heat my shop with. I'll be draining those bad boys into 5 gallon carboys! (I'm not that stupid to try to move them filled.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob208 View Post
    when working in the shop or the reloading room a long magnate and those long reach grippers are my friend .
    When I have to bend over to pick something up--

    I ask myself what else I need to do now that I'm down here.
    It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
    It was God, guns, and guts.


    Never pick a fight with old people.
    If they don't think they can win it: They'll just kill you.

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    I am doing head gaskets on my 1992 Toyota , I am getting it done but not like the old days, I used to be a mechanic at the local Toyota dealer so I have done this before , I got out of being a mechanic 15 years ago , for various reasons but being hard on the body was one of them. Pretty clear to me that I couldn’t go back to doing that 8 hours a day .

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    We go through life trying to make the best decisions we can based on the best infomation we can find, that turns out to be wrong.

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    Your brain can write checks your body has trouble cashing.
    Getting old sucks, but it beats the alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winger Ed. View Post
    When I have to bend over to pick something up--

    I ask myself what else I need to do now that I'm down here.
    This is why I don"t like self loaders any more.

    And jerry cans are heavier than they used to be. I let professionals work on my cars to avoid injuries...

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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