No wonder he's so wise!

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  1. mcdraayom

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    :worthyI was checking out some profiles to get an idea of the mixture we have on this forum. Glider, are you really 102 years old?:worthy
     
  2. glider

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    :small3d026: Yep and see what I can do :D

    I was born at a very young age!
     
  3. Davidw2415

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    Glider, in case you forgot here are some statistics from your birth year ,1906.


    The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.


    Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.


    Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.


    A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.


    There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.


    The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.




    Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California .


    With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union .


    The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !


    The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.


    The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year. A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.


    More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at home . Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had no college education. Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard."


    Sugar cost four cents a pound.


    Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.


    Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.


    Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.??


    Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.


    Five leading causes of death in the U.S.? were: 1. Pneumonia and influenza 2. Tuberculosis? 3. Diarrhea 4. Heart disease 5. Stroke


    The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona , Oklahoma , New Mexico , Hawaii , and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.


    The population of Las Vegas , Nevada , was only 30 !!!


    Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.


    There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.


    Two out of every 10 U.S. adults couldn't read or write.


    Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.


    Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.


    Back then pharmacist said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."? (Shocking!)




    Eighteen percent of households in the U.S. had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.


    There were about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.
     
  4. glider

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    Well thanks for that David, I remember back when we had party lines (one line for many houses) that served many families and you had a special ring so you knew when to pick up for your incoming call.:D

    I also remember the first car too. :s It was shocking to see that!
     
  5. sharpscuba

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    Glider,Can you tell me what size bolt holds on the passenger foot mount.Im trying to get the durby cover off of my 07 classic.
     
  6. glider

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    Don't recall the size but they are usually allen heads, maybe 3/8" ?
     
  7. sharpscuba

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    Thanks Glider.That is a hard bolt to get at I thought 3/8 or 5/16.
     
  8. glider

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    I changed my passenger floorboards to the FLHX setup with pegs instead so it didn't interfere with the derby cover for services.
     
  9. sharpscuba

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    Great idea and the wife would lilke that.She likes het legs up alittle higher anyway.
     
  10. Technologist

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    5/16ths.... trust me... changed priamary fluid and did chain tension this weekend... got the slice on my hand to prove it!

    Sharpscuba, you CAN get that last T-27 off the cover if you have a T-27 screwdriver bit.... and turn it by hand with a small wrench... just don't PUSH the wrench (Ouch!). Same thing for putting it back in....