The comment here arrived
from Rick in June, 2014 and kind of says it all about
I really enjoy your Annex. I have found some great info, photos and
I also am really enjoying my new/old Glassic and love the attention it
gets when I drive it around the area. I want to share the excitement
with people who ask about it.
I'm amazed at the looks it gets and notice people taking pictures of it
when I'm inside a restaurant watching them. I can't count the thumbs-ups
or acknowledging horn toots that I reciprocate with a quick blast of the
aoogah horn and watch them widen their smile.
While I do NOT want to encourage "GAGS" or forwarded emails, this one
could apply to many of us, and I deemed it worthy of our Glassic fun
page. Thanks for sharing, Bud.
Description of common tools.
A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar
stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and
flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted
project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing
could get to it.
Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the
workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and
hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to
say, 'Oh s h --'
A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.
Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of
An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up
jobs into major refinishing jobs.
One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle.
It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and
the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your
Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If
nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense
welding heat to the palm of your hand.
Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your
shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel
hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.
A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood
projectiles for testing wall integrity.
HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK:
Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have
installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly
under the bumper.
A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut
good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into
the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the
TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST:
A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you
forgot to disconnect.
Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening
old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt;
but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips
A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common
slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.
A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket
you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.
A tool used to make hoses too short.
Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used
as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts
adjacent the object we are trying to hit.
Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons
delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents
such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector
magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially
useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.
Son of a bitch TOOL:
Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while
yelling 'Son of a bitch' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most
often, the next tool that you will need.
What the heck is THIS?
Can you figure out what this is? It is an "artsy"
picture taken by the
Annexmaster's wife, or Mrs. Annexmaster, if you will.
Explanation appears in a red box further down this
I am always amused at my own lack of mechanical know-how. Join me by
suggesting examples to illustrate my novice mechanic status. (send to
postings will be anonymous)
tell he is the Annexmaster because:
- He couldn't find the button to lower the top on his Phaeton.
- He rotated his wheel covers so that they would wear evenly.
- He took off his air cleaner because the air in Florida seemed
clean enough already.
|The above picture is the left headlight from the
of the car -- much of the picture is the reflection of the
left spare, and windshield, along with some scenery.
The two bolt heads are the hood panel front.
Frank and Sharon Molby's Christmas 2008 pic with car # 1505. Ho ho ho!
Car 575, added to the site as a FOR SALE car in 12/06 sports this front
tag that says it all.
Not Glassic material, but worth a look anyhow.
In case any of you have forgotten, even for a minute, how OLD we
are, here is a
bit of nostalgia to
Here is a link to a walk down memory lane. No Glassics in this clip,
but lots of neat old cars.
|Put your cursor on the picture, right click and select "save picture
as" to copy the graphic to your computer.
Merry Christmas Don and all Glassic
Hope you enjoy this little card.
Dennis May Car # 433
Car 433 on a mission! Dennis May's 2006 work of art.
Thanks to Dennis May, car # 433 for this artistic greeting!