Re: [MBZ] ADHD

2010-11-09 Thread Wonko the Sane
Uh ... You're a loser. On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net wrote: Your a looser. --R -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and

Re: [MBZ] Hey Wonko!

2010-11-01 Thread Wonko the Sane
Phone number is Scranton IA, not Jefferson IA (15 minutes west of me). Unlisted number too -- I checked line by line for all four pages of the Scranton phone book! I will be happy to look at it for any idiot seriously considering it. Note the pic -- probably has been sitting in a barn forever.

Re: [MBZ] Hey Wonko!

2010-11-01 Thread Wonko the Sane
I'm satisfied with my current stable. If anyone is stupid enough ... I mean, wants that vehicle, buy it and I will drag it home and store it behind my garage for 30 days (after which I sell it for scrap). On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 7:28 PM, Dieselhead 126die...@gmail.com wrote: Naaa, It is for you!

Re: [MBZ] Hey Wonko!

2010-11-01 Thread Wonko the Sane
Nor me. On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 8:43 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.netwrote: speaking of snook, have not seem anything from him in a while On 11/1/2010 7:28 PM, Dieselhead wrote: Naaa, It is for you! Aren't you tired of the predictable blah-ness of that brick yet? I figured it was

Re: [MBZ] Hey Wonko!

2010-11-01 Thread Wonko the Sane
I agree -- I am no fun. Two reliable Buicks, a motorcycle, and a '77 24r0D in the garage, plus a beater pickup parked outside. Yep, boring. But I am old enough to enjoy boring. On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 9:11 PM, Dieselhead 126die...@gmail.com wrote: You are no fun! I'm satisfied with my

Re: [MBZ] More 240D fun

2010-08-09 Thread Wonko the Sane
You might want to relocate to Iowa. We have NO car inspections here. Two of my cars have windshield cracks but the government knows nothing about it. There is also locally-brewed biodiesel. On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 1:46 PM, Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com wrote: That makes my day Wilton. Now

Re: [MBZ] Who wanted a VW diesel? Wonko?

2010-08-02 Thread Wonko the Sane
What is that above the left rear wheel -- a bumper sticker or duct tape? On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 7:09 PM, Allan Streib str...@cs.indiana.edu wrote: http://bloomington.craigslist.org/cto/1871771726.html It has an engine problem. Other than that, it had been running great. LOL. He says he's

Re: [MBZ] Buick pics

2010-07-26 Thread Wonko the Sane
, fuel filters, spare glow plugs, etc. Guess I drive the 240 expecting it to break! On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 6:57 AM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote: Wonko the Sane wrote: Why would you take it out? Too much weight in the trunk? -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our

Re: [MBZ] Buick pics

2010-07-25 Thread Wonko the Sane
this. It probably is 10 times the car the 300E was, but will it be when its as old as the 300E? Its about 50 times the car of a vw. Wonko the Sane wrote: Yawn next time you come to Jefferson, Kleb -- take a test drive. 5x the car that POS you sold me is. -- Kaleb C. Striplin/Claremore

Re: [MBZ] Buick pics

2010-07-25 Thread Wonko the Sane
, Wonko the Sane don.b...@gmail.com wrote: Here is the whole story. I needed a vehicle that I trusted enough to simply jump in and drive x number of miles without worrying. The 240D does that but rust is starting to win the battle and AC is non-existent. The 300E did not offer that. Last long

[MBZ] Buick pics

2010-07-24 Thread Wonko the Sane
The replacement for the 300E. http://picasaweb.google.com/don.benz/Buick# -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Buick pics

2010-07-24 Thread Wonko the Sane
That IS a LeSabre, a 1998 LeSabre Limited. On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 7:53 PM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote: Wonko the Sane wrote: The replacement for the 300E. http://picasaweb.google.com/don.benz/Buick# I thought you were buying a LeSabre. http://oldrifles.com/fren-10-1_70.jpg

Re: [MBZ] Buick pics

2010-07-24 Thread Wonko the Sane
Yawn next time you come to Jefferson, Kleb -- take a test drive. 5x the car that POS you sold me is. On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 10:14 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.netwrote: Yawn Wonko the Sane wrote: The replacement for the 300E. http://picasaweb.google.com/don.benz/Buick

[MBZ] was just looking in the LeSabre's trunk

2010-07-21 Thread Wonko the Sane
Good God, I think you could park a Smart in there if you didn't close the lid. And ironically, the car does not really look that large. -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used

[MBZ] the 300E has been sold

2010-07-19 Thread Wonko the Sane
Both buyer and seller seemed to be happy with the negotiated price. -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] the 300E has been sold

2010-07-19 Thread Wonko the Sane
, Wonko the Sane don.b...@gmail.com wrote: Both buyer and seller seemed to be happy with the negotiated price. -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go

Re: [MBZ] the 300E has been sold

2010-07-19 Thread Wonko the Sane
. Striplin ka...@striplin.netwrote: so who bought it? What was the price? Wonko the Sane wrote: Both buyer and seller seemed to be happy with the negotiated price. No virus found in this incoming message. Checked

Re: [MBZ] my 300E is now for sale

2010-07-16 Thread Wonko the Sane
What Curt forgets is that I traded the Quantum for this 300E. However ... bringing the wife with you to pick up the Quantum was indeed an error. You be popping around town getting 45 mpg in a speedy beater were it not for her intervention. Damn, I should have kept that car! On Fri, Jul 16, 2010

Re: [MBZ] my 300E is now for sale

2010-07-16 Thread Wonko the Sane
My VW Quantum was way more fun than my 240D, or even my 300E, are. On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 8:06 PM, Allan Streib str...@cs.indiana.edu wrote: Wonko the Sane don.b...@gmail.com writes: However ... bringing the wife with you to pick up the Quantum was indeed an error. You be popping around

Re: [MBZ] my 300E is now for sale

2010-07-16 Thread Wonko the Sane
, For Sale sign on the windshield. If it has feelings, it is really sad. :-( On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 8:27 PM, Allan Streib str...@cs.indiana.edu wrote: Wonko the Sane don.b...@gmail.com writes: My VW Quantum was way more fun than my 240D, or even my 300E, are. What year is your 300E

Re: [MBZ] my 300E is now for sale

2010-07-15 Thread Wonko the Sane
Just parked it on the street and put the For Sale sign in the back window. On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 7:44 PM, Wonko the Sane don.b...@gmail.com wrote: Buying my brother-in-law's 98 Buick. Email to dieselb...@netins.net if interested. Don -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our

Re: [MBZ] my 300E is now for sale

2010-07-15 Thread Wonko the Sane
, and the new LeSabre has 16 tires. .. I should call my daughter and ask what her Cavalier takes. Pretty much buy the tires, and I throw the car in for almost free. On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 7:05 PM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote: Wonko the Sane wrote: Just parked it on the street and put

Re: [MBZ] my 300E is now for sale

2010-07-15 Thread Wonko the Sane
You need to get off of digest. $800 for a name I recognize. On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Donald Snook dsn...@mtsqh.com wrote: Don wrote: Cash takes the title. You can drive it home to the four corners of the US. I will be listing it locally, and I am pretty sure a Mexican (that isn't

Re: [MBZ] my 300E is now for sale

2010-07-15 Thread Wonko the Sane
$800 for list members. On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Donald Snook dsn...@mtsqh.com wrote: Don wrote: Cash takes the title. You can drive it home to the four corners of the US. I will be listing it locally, and I am pretty sure a Mexican (that isn't racist, that is just fact) from the

Re: [MBZ] my 300E is now for sale

2010-07-14 Thread Wonko the Sane
: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 1:20 PM I understand - it's hard tp bond with a car that doesn't go clatta clatta --- however, it's hard not to apreciate a 124 once you get over it's appearance. On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 8:35 PM, Wonko the Sane don.b...@gmail.com wrote

Re: [MBZ] Wonko's buying a buick.

2010-07-14 Thread Wonko the Sane
LeSabre Limited, 3800 engine. I am sure the engine has been fixed -- brother-in-law is a top notch mechanic, one of the best I've ever met. On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Donald Snook dsn...@mtsqh.com wrote: Don (Wonko) wrote: Buying my brother-in-law's 98 Buick. Which model Buick? If

[MBZ] my 300E is now for sale

2010-07-13 Thread Wonko the Sane
Buying my brother-in-law's 98 Buick. Email to dieselb...@netins.net if interested. Don -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] my 300E is now for sale

2010-07-13 Thread Wonko the Sane
I do have silver hair. And a white moustache. The wife's '96 Buick has been a nice car. And the new one is even better. On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 7:44 PM, Wonko the Sane don.b...@gmail.com wrote: Buying my brother-in-law's 98 Buick. Email to dieselb...@netins.net if interested. Don

Re: [MBZ] my 300E is now for sale

2010-07-13 Thread Wonko the Sane
This was Jeff's daily driver. Some of you met him at the IowaQ. Started working as a mechanic (for a salary) at age 14. He retired and went DOT at age ... late 40s. Jeff is the Daily Lama of mechanics -- really good. I know for a fact that this car is in great shape, mechanically perfect, and ...

Re: [MBZ] my 300E is now for sale

2010-07-13 Thread Wonko the Sane
: Wonko the Sane don.b...@gmail.com writes: To answer Donn -- don't know, the 300E and I just never bonded. My old 240D was always the favorite step-child. I even put $600 worth of tires on it -- less than 1000 miles ago -- but it is time for it to go away. Nice car but not my cup of tea

Re: [MBZ] OT Albatross

2010-06-11 Thread Wonko the Sane
I did 1500 hours in the HU-16E (1976 - 1980), most of them in nav position (which is why my hearing is pretty much gone in my right ear). Best search platform the Coast Guard ever had -- low, slow, and could stay aloft a long time (too long at times). On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Frederick W

Re: [MBZ] OT Albatross

2010-06-11 Thread Wonko the Sane
What a boring USAF paint job! On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 1:04 PM, WILTON wilt...@nc.rr.com wrote: Oughta look familiar to Wonko. Wilton - Original Message - From: Frederick W Moir fred.s...@verizon.net To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, June 09,

Re: [MBZ] The Aussie invasion of Okieland

2010-05-23 Thread Wonko the Sane
, spending a few days looking around Wisconsin, flying to NYC for a few days and then going to Tulsa and then driving across country to Las Vegas, San Fran and back to LAX. We are trying to see the US from more than one point of view, rather than just the usual tourist things. Hendrik Wonko

Re: [MBZ] The Aussie invasion of Okieland

2010-05-23 Thread Wonko the Sane
Hint to Hendrik -- the wild west expired 100 years ago. It lives on it tv shows, but I worked in my garden this evening where cows once pooped -- and the nearest cow was a mile away from me. My entire property was cattle grazing land 100 years ago, and my house is about that old. The old west is

Re: [MBZ] The Aussie invasion of Okieland

2010-05-23 Thread Wonko the Sane
Speaking of which, how if Regina recovering? On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 4:39 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.netwrote: It's not flat and open. -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new

Re: [MBZ] The Aussie invasion of Okieland

2010-05-22 Thread Wonko the Sane
Why, of all places in the US you could have landed, would you pick Tulsa? It is going to be like seeing your part of the country from an Aboriginal colony point of view. On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 5:31 AM, Hendrik Fay heni...@ozemail.com.auwrote: Right O the missus has just informed me that all

Re: [MBZ] Rusty

2010-05-19 Thread Wonko the Sane
Welcome back, Rusty. LT Don On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 9:12 AM, Rusty Cullens buymbpa...@gmail.com wrote: I'm back!!! 1/2 days for this week, not sure yet about next week yet. I highly recommend the new ICU diet. I lost 35 pounds in 5 weeks and plan on going for 25 more. So let's

Re: [MBZ] Rusty

2010-05-14 Thread Wonko the Sane
She might own a 240D and needs parts at a discount. On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 4:37 PM, LarryT l02tur...@comcast.net wrote: Randy wrote her endowments would literally be touching you She was just so used to bumping into things with those big endowments Sorry, but I doubt it.

Re: [MBZ] Rusty

2010-05-14 Thread Wonko the Sane
Being married to a well-endowed lady for 1.5 decades, I can report with 100% accuracy that they'd much rather be a B cup. Shoulder dents from the bra, back aches, etc. Imagine having a couple of bowling balls strapped to your chest for life. If I hit PowerBall tomorrow, my first purchase would

Re: [MBZ] OT Blue Angels

2010-04-18 Thread Wonko the Sane
This must have been in the past few years. The Coast Guard guys (we flew C-130s, Falcon business jets or helicopters) still had to go through this God-awful torture chamber sort of measuring device. You sit there, they strap all sorts of measuring devices to your extremities, and a tape spits out

Re: [MBZ] OT Blue Angels

2010-04-17 Thread Wonko the Sane
, and those at the bottom of the class go rotary wing. On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 10:07 AM, harry watkins harry...@bellsouth.netwrote: WOW, and to think, I always thought those guys had to be good, never thought about its who you know. WOW. Harry Wonko the Sane wrote: Not to throw a damp blanket

Re: [MBZ] $250 300SE

2010-04-16 Thread Wonko the Sane
I rebuild computer for a hobby. I would not jump into an engine change. Each of has his/her talents and limitations. I recognize mine. On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 8:39 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.netwrote: it comes with a good engine, just do the swap. Wonko the Sane wrote: Uh

Re: [MBZ] OT Blue Angels

2010-04-16 Thread Wonko the Sane
Not to throw a damp blanket over the hype, but the Blue Angels are doing nothing more than Flight School 101 maneuvers -- but in very expensive jets. Very good show, lots of wow factor, but not doing anything anyone with a jet license can't do. I tend to think that Blue Angels pilots are just guys

Re: [MBZ] $250 300SE

2010-04-15 Thread Wonko the Sane
Uh = first read, might have to look into that; real close. No = second read, dead engine, never mind. On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.netwrote: uh no what? Wonko the Sane wrote: No. On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:14 PM, Wonko the Sane don.b...@gmail.com

Re: [MBZ] $250 300SE

2010-04-14 Thread Wonko the Sane
Uh ... On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 9:35 PM, Dan Weeks theprofil...@dwx.com wrote: In Des Moines. Oh, Kaleb. Dan http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/1692769018.html ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To

Re: [MBZ] $250 300SE

2010-04-14 Thread Wonko the Sane
No. On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:14 PM, Wonko the Sane don.b...@gmail.com wrote: Uh ... On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 9:35 PM, Dan Weeks theprofil...@dwx.com wrote: In Des Moines. Oh, Kaleb. Dan http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/1692769018.html

[MBZ] ok, guys, it is down to the wire -- I need some votes

2010-04-13 Thread Wonko the Sane
http://www.refresheverything.com/genesis1 http://www.refresheverything.com/genesis1Only $250K in the balance. -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] what an Iowa winter can do to a '77 240D

2010-04-12 Thread Wonko the Sane
$287.03, to be exact. On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 9:26 AM, Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com wrote: Oh, did you decide what let the exhaust fall? I can't remember there being any hangers in the middle, rotten pipe? A new exhaust is quite reasonable from Rusty (just under $200 for the whole

Re: [MBZ] a favour (that's how the Queen spells it)

2010-04-12 Thread Wonko the Sane
One incoming from Iowa. On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 1:23 AM, Hendrik Riessen mb82u13...@yahoo.com.auwrote: Could the list members send me an private email to heni...@ozemail.com.aujust a note saying test will do I am trying to figure out why mail from okiebenz is getting bounced and if other

Re: [MBZ] OT: request help getting $250K

2010-04-11 Thread Wonko the Sane
Yes. That one really has us puzzled. On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote: Craig McCluskey wrote: Well, now they're at 14th. Some of the things that are higher make me wonder, too. Like #5? Screamfest Horror Film Festival launching directors writers

Re: [MBZ] Hendrik might be back

2010-04-11 Thread Wonko the Sane
That one made it to the list. On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 8:10 PM, Hendrik Riessen mb82u13...@yahoo.com.auwrote: Hi ya gang, seems like there is a problem with mail going to my other email address, hummnh Anyway see how this works. Hendrik who is getting annoyed with stupid computers

Re: [MBZ] what an Iowa winter can do to a '77 240D

2010-04-10 Thread Wonko the Sane
There are four hangers (big o-rings) on the rear muffler. Apparently they came off one by one and I never noticed. On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 9:26 AM, Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com wrote: Oh, did you decide what let the exhaust fall? I can't remember there being any hangers in the middle,

[MBZ] 240D bumper is back on

2010-04-10 Thread Wonko the Sane
Thanks for the suggestion, Curt. Total cost slightly under $6, including a new 1/4 drill bit and stainless steel bolts / washers / nuts. Car looks a little prettier now (but not much). -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde

[MBZ] good show on tv right now (8 PM CST)

2010-04-10 Thread Wonko the Sane
National Geographic Channel. -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or

Re: [MBZ] what an Iowa winter can do to a '77 240D

2010-04-10 Thread Wonko the Sane
. -- John W Reames jwrea...@comcast.net Home: +14106646986 Mobile: +14437915905 On Apr 10, 2010, at 11:13, Wonko the Sane don.b...@gmail.com wrote: There are four hangers (big o-rings) on the rear muffler. Apparently they came off one by one and I never noticed. On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 9

Re: [MBZ] what an Iowa winter can do to a '77 240D

2010-04-10 Thread Wonko the Sane
The 240D engine still purrs. I don't give a you-know-what about rust on the rear quarter panel. I will not be putting this vehicle in a car show -- i just want to drive it. My goal is to have the 240D and my rusty pickup be my last vehicles. The 300E is still in the mix as a daily driver, but

Re: [MBZ] what an Iowa winter can do to a '77 240D

2010-04-09 Thread Wonko the Sane
That rates a Drat and Double Drat. In the next few weeks I'll be retiring my Gold 240D. If you would like rear bumper off of it let me know. It's in good condition except the rubber rub strip is off of it. You will have to reattach it. Russ W. Wonko the Sane wrote: Rear bumper, fortunately

[MBZ] OT: request help getting $250K

2010-04-09 Thread Wonko the Sane
Ok, now that I have your attention, here's the deal. The not-for-profit where I am employed -- http://genesisdevelopment.com/Home.asp -- was selected to compete for a $250K Pepsi grant. The rules are very simple: the top two with the most votes at the end of April get a check for $250K. If we

Re: [MBZ] what an Iowa winter can do to a '77 240D

2010-04-09 Thread Wonko the Sane
. In the next few weeks I'll be retiring my Gold 240D. If you would like rear bumper off of it let me know. It's in good condition except the rubber rub strip is off of it. You will have to reattach it. Russ W. Wonko the Sane wrote: Rear bumper, fortunately, dropped off as I backed

Re: [MBZ] what an Iowa winter can do to a '77 240D

2010-04-09 Thread Wonko the Sane
The pics I put up make the car look a lost worse than it really is. It is mechanically tight (other than needing a new exhaust system). Sound like a Singer sewing machine at idle, thanks to frequent Diesel Purge treatments and a steady diet of Mobil 1 15-W-50. . Once the exhaust if fixed, I'd head

[MBZ] what an Iowa winter can do to a '77 240D

2010-04-08 Thread Wonko the Sane
Rear bumper, fortunately, dropped off as I backed into the garage. Exhaust dropped 10 miles south of the house, on the way to a meeting. Was able to drive it home w/out dropping steel on the highway. Sigh. -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde

Re: [MBZ] happy birthday, Snook

2010-02-16 Thread Wonko the Sane
Facebook. On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 8:20 AM, Donald Snook dsn...@mtsqh.com wrote: Lt. Don, Thank you! But, how did you know it was my birthday, yesterday? Donald H. Snook ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To

[MBZ] happy birthday, Snook

2010-02-15 Thread Wonko the Sane
-- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] OT olympic death

2010-02-12 Thread Wonko the Sane
He was 21. I almost remember being 21. At that age, you feel invincible. I have hiking boots older than him. As a motorcycle rider, I find some dark humour in the fact that his helmet didn't save him. (No helmet laws in Iowa.) All that said, it is very sad. He had to be a very good athlete to

Re: [MBZ] I am now in Houston

2010-01-31 Thread Wonko the Sane
-- From: Wonko the Sane don.b...@gmail.com Landing on ice isn't as difficult as it sounds. You put the airplane down, reverse the props / trust to slow down, and fly the plane on the runway using the rudder until it stops. Been there quite a few times. We went into Nantucket

Re: [MBZ] I am now in Houston

2010-01-30 Thread Wonko the Sane
Landing on ice isn't as difficult as it sounds. You put the airplane down, reverse the props / trust to slow down, and fly the plane on the runway using the rudder until it stops. Been there quite a few times. We went into Nantucket with a plane load of beer for the USCG commissary in 1979. One

Re: [MBZ] Semi OT ChowdahQ

2010-01-30 Thread Wonko the Sane
Let me get this straight. I pick you up in Chicago and drive for two days discussing politics. The way my luck has been going recently -- including having the rear bumper of my 240D sort of fall off after I backed the car into the garage -- I'd get pulled over for speeding (in a 240D?) and you'd

Re: [MBZ] I am now in Houston

2010-01-30 Thread Wonko the Sane
Brakes? Only a fool touches the aircraft brakes under such conditions. You simply glide to a safe stop. On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 8:04 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.netwrote: exactly, you want to use more thrust reverse instead of brakes. Wonko the Sane wrote: Landing on ice isn't

Re: [MBZ] I am now in Houston

2010-01-30 Thread Wonko the Sane
Even more humorous when you understand the airframe involved. http://www.uscg.mil/history/img/Albatross_3.jpg And ... I am SURE that the gimme-beer crew would not dare laugh, given that they were E-2s and everyone on the plane was at least an E-5 or, in the case of the two pilots, OFFICERS. I

Re: [MBZ] Semi OT ChowdahQ

2010-01-30 Thread Wonko the Sane
I have a better idea. You rent a plane, I fly it, we pick everyone up who will fit on the plane. On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:42 PM, Mountain Man maontin@gmail.comwrote: Wonko wrote: get pulled over for speeding (in a 240D?) and you'd tell the cop, Yea, you fascist pig, I don't think you

Re: [MBZ] Semi OT ChowdahQ

2010-01-30 Thread Wonko the Sane
My 240D would definitely win the ugly car contest. you are missing the point of a Q - getting as many old Benzs (and their drivers) in one spot as possible - that means that you each need to drive own car! On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Mountain Man maontin@gmail.com wrote: Wonko

Re: [MBZ] I am now in Houston

2010-01-30 Thread Wonko the Sane
Reverse thrust only works if you have an equal number of engines on either side of the rudder. And the number of engines has to be cleanly divided by two. On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 11:10 PM, OK Don okd...@gmail.com wrote: Reverse thrust? What's that - other than a ground loop that leaves you

Re: [MBZ] I am now in Houston

2010-01-30 Thread Wonko the Sane
As an officer later in my career, I never discouraged those fresh out of boot camp having a good laugh, even at my own expense. If you can't laugh at stupid, then it is time to move on to a different job. For all of the heroic stuff I did, it is moments like this that linger on. On Sat, Jan

Re: [MBZ] Gary Hurst

2010-01-29 Thread Wonko the Sane
I resent that! :-) On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 8:21 PM, Mountain Man maontin@gmail.com wrote: You are sounding more like obama these days. -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For

Re: [MBZ] Gary Hurst RIP

2010-01-29 Thread Wonko the Sane
Rusty, I think you know what I do for a living. I have a sign on my side of he desk, as a reminder: YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID. Don On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 9:07 AM, Rusty Cullens buymbpa...@gmail.com wrote: Please explain how I can stop Gary, no one can stop him, that is the problem. I have been

Re: [MBZ] Semi OT ChowdahQ

2010-01-29 Thread Wonko the Sane
Try the tofu. :-) On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 8:31 AM, Frederick W Moir fred.s...@verizon.netwrote: Dwight, Curt, et al. Turkey bacon, H? Perhaps, especially if you didn't tell me what it was. I've eaten a lot of strange things whilst on deployment in various corners of the world.

Re: [MBZ] HELP--MASSIVE OIL LEAK

2010-01-24 Thread Wonko the Sane
This means that your left headlight bucket will never rust, as long as you don't clean things up. A good thing where we live. Had put it on Banned but not her here -- a couple of days ago, I backed into the garage and the rear bumper of my 240D fell off. Brackets has rusted. I LOVE Iowa winters!

Re: [MBZ] History Channel: PICKERS

2010-01-19 Thread Wonko the Sane
Yea. One of the dudes on Pawn Stars sort of reminds me of you. On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 8:53 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.netwrote: Yea, I just watched it that I had recorded. Its just a sprinter van with the MB logos on it. I like that Pawn Stars show much better though. Wonko

Re: [MBZ] OT prayer request

2010-01-18 Thread Wonko the Sane
I am so inclined. On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 10:29 AM, Allan Streib str...@cs.indiana.eduwrote: If you are so inclined, your thoughts and prayers would be appreciated. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To search list

[MBZ] History Channel: PICKERS

2010-01-18 Thread Wonko the Sane
Didn't get a good look at the vehicle they drive, but it looks like a Sprinter but has the Benz trident on the front hood. ??? -- When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. -- Oscar Wilde ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to

Re: [MBZ] diesel fuel supplement

2010-01-12 Thread Wonko the Sane
PowerService fills a significant part of my 240D fuel tank every winter. On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.netwrote: Do any of you guys use that Powerservice diesel supplement, either the stuff in the white bottle for winter, or the Diesel Kleen in the grey

Re: [MBZ] Quacking duck

2010-01-11 Thread Wonko the Sane
I got the same thing this morning on my work computer on the CNN web site. Turns out it was an AFLAC advertisement. On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 5:52 AM, archer arche...@embarqmail.com wrote: Compaq laptop, WinXP, started quacking with a metallic sort of quack. Tracked it down to an individuals

Re: [MBZ] how to check block heater

2010-01-10 Thread Wonko the Sane
Lots of good electrical theory answers, but here is a good way to tell. Put an ohmmeter on it. If you read an open, it is broken. If you get some resistance, it is probably working. The heating element probably won't change in resistance value - it is quite binary (working or broken). Folks make

Re: [MBZ] how to check block heater

2010-01-09 Thread Wonko the Sane
Just do what I do -- plug it in and then see if the car starts or not? (By the way, mine started today w/ two 45 second pre-glows at +3F today. And some of you said my block heater was not working! I don't quite agree with the folks who just want to listen to the gurgle. If it is around

Re: [MBZ] Gonna snow in ATL today.

2010-01-07 Thread Wonko the Sane
You southern guys are breaking my heart. I came home early from work and spent about 90 minutes on the non-spinning end of a snowblower in -1F temps and 40 mph winds. The good news is that I was able to start the outside 240D with only 50 seconds of pre-glow (plus block heater) and could

Re: [MBZ] Winter Tire Review

2010-01-05 Thread Wonko the Sane
I'm definitely upside down (cost) for tire/car with the 300E. On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 6:38 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.netwrote: so now you have more tire than you do car? Donald Snook wrote: I bought a set of four Dunlop Winter Sport M3 tires for my BMW. If anyone is thinking

Re: [MBZ] glowing in the cold

2010-01-04 Thread Wonko the Sane
For giggles, I just tried starting the 240D with -5F temps outside, and -15F when I woke up this morning. The block heater has been plugged in non-stop for at least the last week and the car was driven on Christmas day. 60 seconds preglow, cranked a while (did NOT crank until the battery

Re: [MBZ] OT Malware Defense antiviral software

2010-01-03 Thread Wonko the Sane
Our village idiot -- I shouldn't say that, since Mercedes is cached. Let me rephrase. The individual to whom we outsource our computer stuff loaded up Malware Defense on a co-worker's computer after she got a nasty virus. Her computer immediately went from being somewhat-fast to crawling slowly on

Re: [MBZ] OT Malware Defense antiviral software

2010-01-03 Thread Wonko the Sane
One more thing (as Columbo used to say). Watch out for something called Personal AntiVirus. That is the virus that Maureen got on her computer that caused so many problems. If you get that, take your laptop immediately to a professional and get it scrubbed off. On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 7:23 PM,

Re: [MBZ] OT Malware Defense antiviral software

2010-01-03 Thread Wonko the Sane
I think he needs Linux in dual-boot mode. On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 7:59 PM, Craig McCluskey diese...@pisquared.netwrote: My computer IS acting strangely, and takes forever to load Yup, you've got a problem. -- You are what you are now because you where then.

Re: [MBZ] Need help selecting Windows laptop

2009-12-31 Thread Wonko the Sane
My wife has a WalMart netbook -- I got stupid once, handed her $300 cash, and said, Go buy yourself one. There is more to the story than that, but that is enough of the story. I really want one for myself. I can almost type on hers, but it is a case of really big hands on a really small set of

Re: [MBZ] White Christmas

2009-12-26 Thread Wonko the Sane
Yea -- I was actually thinking about Fixx yesterday. I was a hard core everyday (no matter what the weather) jogger back when Fixx was today's news. Two laps around Governors Island every day after work, and all over Cape Cod prior to that. If I remember correctly (and I rarely do), he was done

Re: [MBZ] White Christmas

2009-12-26 Thread Wonko the Sane
...@gmail.com azbob...@gmail.comwrote: I read where someone thinks it's genes more than burgers...(typed as i'm having a vegan pizza...)Bob R -Original Message- Date: Saturday, December 26, 2009 6:33:38 pm To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com From: Wonko the Sane don.b

Re: [MBZ] Heart Attacks, etc.

2009-12-26 Thread Wonko the Sane
Obviously not a 240D owner. Strange the stuff to which one is attracted: for me -- Benz 240Ds, Volvo 240s, 2-cycle Saabs, tofu, bicycles, asparagus smoked salmon quiche (making that tomorrow), ... There might be a pattern here. On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 8:59 PM, Dan Weeks theprofil...@dwx.com

Re: [MBZ] White Christmas

2009-12-25 Thread Wonko the Sane
I don't remember having any vehicles behind me yesterday. But when that happens, I am quite the defensive driver, with one eye in the rear view mirror. If the guy behind me starts sliding, I am already well into forward motion. I don't worry about heart attacks. If I have one with *my* diet, then

Re: [MBZ] Wrecked 300E [was: Re: White Christmas]

2009-12-25 Thread Wonko the Sane
in the passenger's side front fender, but that doesn't impact the vehicle except for cosmetics. On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 11:51 PM, Craig McCluskey diese...@pisquared.netwrote: On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 22:04:43 -0600 Wonko the Sane don.b...@gmail.com wrote: My wrecked 300E has driven all around

Re: [MBZ] White Christmas

2009-12-24 Thread Wonko the Sane
My wrecked 300E has driven all around Jefferson today in similar conditions --- with $600 of the best tires Goodyear could sell me, and about 150 lbs. of weight in the trunk. ... By the way, anti-lock works really well in that car: kicked in at every Jefferson stop sign today, and stopped when

Re: [MBZ] Time to Change

2009-12-16 Thread Wonko the Sane
And thus the fine print. Can we assume here that you will be giving Bob a check during the title signing? On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 6:23 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.netwrote: I would take it in on trade, there would be a price difference I am sure. Bob Rentfro wrote: What I mean to

Re: [MBZ] Time to Change

2009-12-15 Thread Wonko the Sane
I will give you $500, a vegan meal, a warm bed for the night and a bus ticket home if you deliver. And I haven't even looked at the pics yet. On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Bob Rentfro azbob...@gmail.com wrote: I believe it is time to sell the '77 300D. What is a reasonable price to ask if

Re: [MBZ] Say relief?

2009-12-14 Thread Wonko the Sane
I'll bet he will credit the loss back to you. On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 7:56 PM, WILTON wilt...@nc.rr.com wrote: 'Guess I screwed myself out of $7 or so discount on a Rusty order this afternoon. I didn't say relief IAW his Dec 10 sales notice. So, a reminder to all; don't forget to say relief

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