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protege
02-26-2009, 04:15 AM
I thought some of you might find this amusing.

Ever since putting the MGB back on the road, it's had some annoying electrical issues. Some were simply because of wires being in the wrong place. Others, simply because of worn components. Anyway, as I'm no electrician...at least not with cars, I thought some help was in order. As usual, I fired off an order to my favorite parts house, and the book came a few days later. Didn't notice it at the time...but as I'm looking at it, I can't help but feel I've been rickrolled. Check out the name on the cover :roll:

Jester
02-26-2009, 05:27 AM
Now THAT is hilarious.

Not exactly the same thing, but one day I was watching something I found fascinating on the History Channel. Wanting to learn more about this particular subject, after the show in question I got online and looked to see what books I could find about it. Lo and behold, I found a book that not only seemed to be a good pick, but whose author had the exact same name as me! (First and last name, both spelled exactly the same way as mine.)

Well, naturally I ordered said book, and it currently sits in a very prominent place on my main bookcase in the living room. It is a great book, actually, and it's an amusing conversation piece that it's MY name on the cover as the author (even though I am not, in fact, the author).

Keep in mind, while neither my first or last name are uncommon, neither are they very common, nor is the combination. That is different than a book I bought recently that had my stepfather's (and stepbrother's) name listed as one of the authors, even with the first name spelled slightly differently. THAT name, especially the last name, is far more common than mine.

Kinda cool, really.

Becks
02-26-2009, 05:33 AM
Pardon me while I point and laugh.

dalesys
02-26-2009, 05:54 PM
Pardon me while I point and laugh.

Just as long as you don't do that on a wedding night!:devil:

Becks
02-27-2009, 02:35 AM
dalesys, I have two things to say to that.

1) Can if I wanna.

2) Whose wedding night?

edible_hat
02-27-2009, 07:09 AM
2) Whose wedding night?

Not mine, thankyouverymuch. (It's in 2 weeks)

Becks
02-27-2009, 04:05 PM
edible_hat, I will be on my very best behavior for your wedding night.

I promise.

dalesys
02-27-2009, 05:50 PM
dalesys, I have two things to say to that.

1) Can if I wanna.

2) Whose wedding night?

Eh, your (fun)eral...

"What'd he/she die of?" ... Laughter

protege
02-27-2009, 05:56 PM
"What'd he/she die of?" ... Laughter

"She was rickrolled to death" :D

dendawg
02-27-2009, 05:58 PM
Well, at least you know it'll never let you down. :p

protege
02-27-2009, 05:59 PM
...or desert me :lol:

sms001
02-27-2009, 08:54 PM
Ever since putting the MGB back on the road, it's had some annoying electrical issues.

No way! And rather than the same old "Why do the British drink warm beer?" joke, I give you:

(Caveat. Don't know if they are the supplier for MGB, my only experience is with Triumphs.)

The Lucas motto: "Get home before dark."

Lucas denies having invented darkness. But they do still have a claim to "sudden, unexpected darkness."

Lucas -- inventor of the first intermittent wiper.

Lucas -- inventor of the self-dimming headlamp.

The three-position Lucas switch -- DIM, FLICKER and OFF.

The other three switch settings -- SMOKE, SMOLDER and IGNITE.

The original anti-theft devices -- Lucas Electric products.

"I've had a Lucas pacemaker for years and have never experienced any prob...."

If Lucas made guns, wars would not start either.

Did you hear about the Lucas-powered torpedo? It sank.

It's not true that Lucas, in 1947, tried to get Parliament to repeal Ohm's Law. They withdrew their efforts when they met too much resistance.

Did you hear the one about the guy that peeked into a Land Rover and asked the owner, "How can you tell one switch from another at night, since they all look the same?" He replied, "It doesn't matter which one you use, nothing happens anyway!"

Back in the '70s Lucas decided to diversify its product line and began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. It was the only product they offered which didn't suck.

Quality Assurance phoned and advised the Engineering guy that they had trouble with his design shorting out. So he made the wires longer.

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. Joseph Lucas invented the short circuit.

Recommended procedure before taking on a repair of Lucas equipment: check the position of the stars, kill a chicken and walk three times sunwise around your car chanting: "Oh mighty Prince of Darkness protect your unworthy servant."

Lucas systems actually uses AC current; it just has a random frequency.

protege
03-01-2009, 03:46 AM
No way! And rather than the same old "Why do the British drink warm beer?" joke, I give you:

Seriously though, the electrical issues stem from the fact...that the idiots who installed the wiring loom for me, apparently didn't know what they were doing. So far, I've found a few things that weren't even connected, or had the plugs done backwards.