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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1350 on: February 08, 2014, 07:59:14 pm »
So we all see these postal vehicle running around, delivering mail.... but what are they? No one else seems to have them. Who makes them?

They were made by Grumman, the same company who brought us such other marvelous vehicles as the F4 Wildcat, the F6 Hellcat (WWII piston engine fighters) the TBF Avenger, the A- 6 Intruder, the F-14 Tomcat (my personal favorite) and the Apollo Lunar Module. But by the 80's, things were slow at the old 'Iron works' (Grumman's nickname for building such tough fighters) and they needed something else to do. Jeep was discontinuing the right hand drive vehicle they had made for the USPS and so Grumman stepped in and manufactured 140,000 of these "LLV" or Long Life Vehicles. They are powered with GM in-line fours, and were built between 1987 and 1994. The original lifespan was to be 24 years (!!) but as the USPS is running so far in the red, the lifespan has been extended to 30 years (!!!). Amazing. So let's all give a round of applause to this uniquely American vehicle which has been bringing us the electric bill and various farkles (my new shaving scuttle arrived today.... via LLV!) for decades.

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Brian

I hate them things.  My postal "lady" has almost hit me multiple times, I swear, each time she made eye contact with me.  Her I could use a train horn on!!!!!  I think she hates me, she has somehow broke my mailbox door 4 times, must be hooking it with the Grumann mirror >:(

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1351 on: February 08, 2014, 10:07:21 pm »
Don't forget the Grumman Goose. A real workhorse!

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1352 on: February 09, 2014, 06:05:44 am »
Mood kill!  :'(
Thanks Conrad, you just posted a picture of where boners go to die.... :doh:

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« Reply #1353 on: February 09, 2014, 01:32:31 pm »
You don't like bacon?    :o
Bacon is fine- Martha Stewart in a pseudo lesbian image applying bacon to mannequins?  Not so much.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1354 on: February 09, 2014, 01:37:27 pm »
To each his/her own.... ;)
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1355 on: February 09, 2014, 02:04:33 pm »
IDK, that pic GP posted doesn't look too bad.... I'd hit that and have her make me a bacon sammich.  ;) :P

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« Reply #1356 on: February 10, 2014, 04:22:50 am »
To each his/her own.... ;)

IDK, that pic GP posted doesn't look too bad.... I'd hit that and have her make me a bacon sammich.  ;) :P

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1357 on: February 10, 2014, 11:37:44 am »
When replacing a dual voltage electric motor always make sure the internal motor voltage matches your line in voltage.  :banghead:
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« Reply #1358 on: February 14, 2014, 04:40:37 am »
I hate  :censored: snow and ice..  Went out this morning to dig the RAV4 out of the snow and ice and the front door was totally frozen shut.  All the other doors could be opened, just not the driver's door.  Then I couldn't find the  :censored: ice scraper and had to use one of those windshield washer squeegee thingys.  Thank goodness the snow wasn't totally frozen to the windows.  Had to crawl over the hump to get to the driver's side, start it up, and then move it over to close to the garage so that I could use my garage hair dryer on the door.  After about 30 minutes I was able to open the door.   Walked back in the garage and there was the ice scraper   :doh: .  I hate  :censored: ice and snow.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1359 on: February 14, 2014, 04:45:50 am »
30 second door opener
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1360 on: February 14, 2014, 04:49:38 am »
That's a good idea and I have one of those but the door gap is so tight that it wouldn't work without damaging the door.  I was perfectly willing to wait until the ice melted from the heat of the hair dryer.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1361 on: February 14, 2014, 05:22:50 am »
At 4am and 2 degrees it would refreeze as fast as it melts. That's why I keep an old truck. My wife has a remote start so she defreezes hers from the kitchen.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1362 on: February 14, 2014, 05:30:41 am »
It was above freezing here...  If it was 4am and 2 degrees it would stay frozen.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1363 on: February 14, 2014, 05:38:04 am »
Got to go to work.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1364 on: February 15, 2014, 11:46:51 am »
I burned up a belt on the snowblower going through knee deep drifts. Wasn't designed for that. Had to use the shovel especially at the end of the driveway where it was deeper and the snow had a lot more water in it from the salt. Now we can't see out the driveway when we want to pull out the snow is almost 5 feet high.
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