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Re: WHYDTYTT: What Have You Done To Your Truck Today?

ArdWrknTrk
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****snipped from wdydtytt****

A question about OCD Shaun, if it isn't too personal.

Do you find it crippling in any way?
How does it affect you?
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Re: WHYDTYTT: What Have You Done To Your Truck Today?

salans7
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ArdWrknTrk wrote
How is it for you?
Do you find it crippling in any way?

If this is too personal, just say no comment.
As an autistic i'm interested in other people's perspectives on the world.
Unfortunately I don't seem to have any boundaries or a filter between brain and mouth.
No issue, haha.

I don't have the type of OCD where I have to touch things a million times, so I'm fortunate for that. But I do find myself arranging my groceries on the conveyor belt so that there are no gaps, or straightening things that are crooked. In no way is it crippling, I just would save more time (and money haha) if I just let things be. I never stress out about it like I've seen some people do, so I see it as just a little quirk that sets me apart from other people and that's it.
-Shaun (Florida resident, but not thy Florida Man)
-1980ish Ford F350 Ranger XLT 4x4 460/T19/D60-10.25 Sterling
-2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6/M5OD/8.8
-2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6/5R44E/7.5
Previously owned:
-1980 Ford F150 Ranger Lariat 4x4 400/C6/D44-9"
-2000 Ford Ranger Sport 2.5 I4/4R44E/7.5
"I didn't choose the Ford Truck life, the Ford Truck life chose me."
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Re: WHYDTYTT: What Have You Done To Your Truck Today?

salans7
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ArdWrknTrk wrote
You don't seem to care that it's EXACTLY as it rolled off the line.
Just that it fits your *vision of what it should be*
That's the briar patch that I went down with my F150 and I'm trying REALLY hard not to go there again. I went so far as to convert my top lock door panels to slide locks and add the one year only vinyl trim panels above the arm rest. Who even does that?

My obsession with detail on that truck is what kept me from working on what really mattered, and that was getting it running. That's why I became burned out, that's why there's a new truck in it's spot, and that's why I'm happy to be headed in the right direction of "Just get it running and worry about looks later" with the F350.

The mirrors were a good deal though, so I had to jump on those.
-Shaun (Florida resident, but not thy Florida Man)
-1980ish Ford F350 Ranger XLT 4x4 460/T19/D60-10.25 Sterling
-2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6/M5OD/8.8
-2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6/5R44E/7.5
Previously owned:
-1980 Ford F150 Ranger Lariat 4x4 400/C6/D44-9"
-2000 Ford Ranger Sport 2.5 I4/4R44E/7.5
"I didn't choose the Ford Truck life, the Ford Truck life chose me."
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Re: WHYDTYTT: What Have You Done To Your Truck Today?

Nothing Special
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ArdWrknTrk wrote
I'm a pedant, but not obsessive compulsive.

When people ask the difference, I say
"I like the bills in my wallet grouped by denomination, OCD is when you have to file them by serial number"  
My oldest son claims to be OCD.  He's never been officially diagnosed, and he's definitely not crippled by it at all.  But like Shaun, he does spend more time than most people arranging clothes in his closet, or keeping things on top of his dresser at right angles.

The point of bringing that up is to give the basis for his version of the pedant / OCD comparison.  He describes himself as OCD, but not CDO, where it has to be in alphabetic order.
Bob
Sorry, no '80 - '86 Ford trucks
"Oswald": 1997 F-250HD crew cab short box, 460, E4OD, 4.10 gears
"Pluto": 1971 Bronco, 302, NV3550 5 speed, Atlas 4.3:1 transfer case, 33" tires
2015 E-450-based 28' class C motorhome, 6.8L V-10
2007 Dodge 2500, 6.7L Cummins
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salans7
My biggest issue is with Symmetry. Everything I see has to be in a certain order. Luckily, I'm able to refrain from arranging things that aren't mine.
-Shaun (Florida resident, but not thy Florida Man)
-1980ish Ford F350 Ranger XLT 4x4 460/T19/D60-10.25 Sterling
-2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6/M5OD/8.8
-2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6/5R44E/7.5
Previously owned:
-1980 Ford F150 Ranger Lariat 4x4 400/C6/D44-9"
-2000 Ford Ranger Sport 2.5 I4/4R44E/7.5
"I didn't choose the Ford Truck life, the Ford Truck life chose me."
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Re: WHYDTYTT: What Have You Done To Your Truck Today?

ArdWrknTrk
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salans7 wrote
My obsession with detail on that truck is what kept me from working on what really mattered, and that was getting it running. That's why I became burned out, that's why there's a new truck in it's spot, and that's why I'm happy to be headed in the right direction
THIS is what I've been trying to impress on Gary lately.
Focus your energy on Dad's Truck, it's a legacy.
Big Blue needs done. Not that you shouldn't do the best you can, but don't fixate on some tiny perceived 'flaw' that is going to be rusted back into the earth after you're gone.
Or make up new options because you can't just set course and sail.
There isn't enough lifetimes to do EVERYTHING like that.

This makes me think maybe my shrink isn't laying it all out.

Things like going to the hardware for screws and getting so frustrated that I pulled 3 10-24x 1 1/2 out of the bin but had to take 2 10-32 and put them in the right spot will have me going through that bin and sorting them for length and pitch.
I'll chat with the always helpful and friendly old timer while doing this.

NOT the whole section or anything, and only if I'm not pressed for time, but so the next person doesn't have to deal with that .

****Don't even get me going on plumbing fittings in box stores! *head explodes

My autism makes me good at what others find tedious, and I do see patterns in things like plants and music.
I'm really good at puzzles and spatial relations (things like Tetris)
I can pack a truck or storage bin like nobody's business.

But I can live a mess, not orderly. I totally know where everything is, but if you looked at my 3/8 metric drawer you would know chaos.

Thank you both for sharing!  
I appreciated your candor and I've learned something too.

 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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salans7
My job is fun. Most of our stockrooms look like the one below. Mine looks organized and symmetrical.

-Shaun (Florida resident, but not thy Florida Man)
-1980ish Ford F350 Ranger XLT 4x4 460/T19/D60-10.25 Sterling
-2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6/M5OD/8.8
-2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6/5R44E/7.5
Previously owned:
-1980 Ford F150 Ranger Lariat 4x4 400/C6/D44-9"
-2000 Ford Ranger Sport 2.5 I4/4R44E/7.5
"I didn't choose the Ford Truck life, the Ford Truck life chose me."
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Re: WHYDTYTT: What Have You Done To Your Truck Today?

ArdWrknTrk
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Color coded, I see.  
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Re: WHYDTYTT: What Have You Done To Your Truck Today?

ArdWrknTrk
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Hospital?

I see the hinges, and I'm in the trades.
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Re: WHYDTYTT: What Have You Done To Your Truck Today?

ArdWrknTrk
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THAT'S the sort of thing that drives people nuts about me.

I notice the little details, and want to know why.
Things that are incongruous, out of place.  (Or hinges you don't find in a normal stockroom)

I was the kid who read the dictionary and encyclopedia.
I wanted to play 'which one doesn't belong in this set'

 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Re: WHYDTYTT: What Have You Done To Your Truck Today?

salans7
Yep, I'm a Perioperative Inventory Tech for the Cardiac Cath and Interventional Radiology departments in a hospital that primarily serves people over the age of 50. We stay pretty busy, especially when the retirees head to Florida every winter.

That looks to be a generic patient care store room. Mine have a lot more stuff, and most of it is pretty expensive stuff.
-Shaun (Florida resident, but not thy Florida Man)
-1980ish Ford F350 Ranger XLT 4x4 460/T19/D60-10.25 Sterling
-2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6/M5OD/8.8
-2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6/5R44E/7.5
Previously owned:
-1980 Ford F150 Ranger Lariat 4x4 400/C6/D44-9"
-2000 Ford Ranger Sport 2.5 I4/4R44E/7.5
"I didn't choose the Ford Truck life, the Ford Truck life chose me."
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Re: WHYDTYTT: What Have You Done To Your Truck Today?

ArdWrknTrk
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Florida, where people go to die....    
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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ArdWrknTrk
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I should move this to the lounge.

NONE of it (after I asked about OCD) has anything to do with your mirrors.
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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ArdWrknTrk
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Dorsai wrote


Bastille Day is almost upon us, so that rolling head one might come in handy!
In other news: Bastille Day was upon us!

And French protesters were burning down the porta potties.  





This takes me back to the '70's and the world GP of motocross in Unidilla, NY.
The old fiberglass 'facilities' would get lit up every year leaving thousands of us with no place to
40:1 prefix race fuel was very effective!

DeCoster, Lackey,e Mikkola, et al didn't seem to be phased by this, and really put on a good show!
Times have changed, times have really changed.....
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Rembrant
1952 Mercury M-1 Pickup '96 5.0/4R70W w/3.55 8.8
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/ 5spd. Sold.
1980 F150 4X4 Flareside. 300i6 w/ 5spd. Sold in 2021.
1980 F100 4X2 Flareside. 351w/2bbl w/NP435. Sold in 1995

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ArdWrknTrk
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Rembrant wrote
Have you guys seen this little Bronco 2 with the classic Bronco nose on it??..


Where's Pete? Wasn't he doing something like this with his Ranger?
I  just took a look at Pete's latest posts.
THIS.   is most definitely NOT that....  
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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ArdWrknTrk
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I'm sorry this is in portrait on my phone.

That routine was so funny when I could see all of it!
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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vjsimone
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How 'bout the US women's soccer team?

Another bunch of overpaid whiny women......
Vinny... "Do All Scheduled Maintenance Prior To Troubleshooting" "Resolve All Known Issues Prior To Troubleshooting"
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ArdWrknTrk
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Edited, and rephrased

Vinny, why do you say this?

They are underpaid compared to their peers.
They are once again the pinnacle of their sport. (World Champions, 2nd year running)

Whiny?
About what?
...The facts????


(Lets respect Gary's admonition)
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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salans7
Had a doctor's appointment today, and conveniently from there it's about a ten minute drive to Rural King and my favorite junkyard. Stopped by the junkyard with no tools just to see what they had. No bullnose trucks, but they did have two new Aeronose trucks, one of which just so happened to have a loose EVAP canister/Battery Tray support bracket that was in great shape. I need one to run the newer battery tray I picked up from my donor cab, so for $5 and no work on my part, it's now home with me. I love when things fall into place like that. It's the same way I got my core support.
-Shaun (Florida resident, but not thy Florida Man)
-1980ish Ford F350 Ranger XLT 4x4 460/T19/D60-10.25 Sterling
-2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6/M5OD/8.8
-2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6/5R44E/7.5
Previously owned:
-1980 Ford F150 Ranger Lariat 4x4 400/C6/D44-9"
-2000 Ford Ranger Sport 2.5 I4/4R44E/7.5
"I didn't choose the Ford Truck life, the Ford Truck life chose me."
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