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Offline 90LX_Notch

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Wow, did I luck out.
« on: July 21, 2021, 09:07:31 PM »
So, I went to the Jacktown antique engine show in Bangor, Pa this weekend and displayed my engines.  The Tiny Gasoline engine was big a hit with those who stopped by.  At the swap meet portion, I was able to pickup some .007 diameter music wire.  This will now allow me to experiment with a lighter intake valve spring which I made two of. 

During testing I dropped the keeper while changing springs. (See photo below.  It is the circular part that is the size of the m on the m&m candy.) It subsequently rolled across the back deck and dropped through a gap in the boards.  Under the deck is a mixture of rocks and leaves but, luckily, below where I was sitting was a tarp covering some junk.  I figured what are the chances of ever finding it.   Well, I found it sitting on top of the tarp.

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Offline Dave Otto

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Re: Wow, did I luck out.
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 09:19:18 PM »
You are lucky. One of those parts that would take less time to re-create than the time spend looking for it.  :lolb:

Dave

Offline RReid

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Re: Wow, did I luck out.
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 09:20:18 PM »
Might be a good day to buy a lottery ticket!
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Ron

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Re: Wow, did I luck out.
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 09:34:09 PM »
You got there quicker than the local shop gnomes looking for shiny bits to make off with!

Offline propforward

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Re: Wow, did I luck out.
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2021, 10:17:44 PM »
Might be a good day to buy a lottery ticket!

Too late. Used the luck up - should have bought the lottery ticket BEFORE this event. That's the trouble with luck - by the time you realise you are having some good luck, you've used it up. It's a lot like good beer in that regard.
Stuart

Offline cnr6400

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Re: Wow, did I luck out.
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2021, 12:12:37 AM »
Having seen blue tarps perform all kinds of crazy stunts in various situations, it could be that yours channeled a space wormhole or tapped the fifth dimension to catch your retainer part!

(or the horseshoe over the shop door worked)   :Lol: :cheers:

Offline GWRdriver

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Re: Wow, did I luck out.
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2021, 04:11:22 PM »
You did INDEED luck out.  :cheers:
However most aren't so lucky, your humble servant frequently among the victims, so a years-long study was launched and the results were published some years ago.
See my scientific treatise "PILAFBS", just now posted here in a new thread.

Cheers,
Harry
Cheers,
Harry