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    Tools -- A tirp back to the 70's

    This gentleman has some tools on EBay that I have not seen in years. Like going back in time....

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/lexiuniq/m.h...p2047675.l2562
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    I liked the 70's...

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    Me too, from what i remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buford View Post
    Me too, from what i remember.

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    We actually have one of the vacuum pumps with the seperated drive pictured in the listing, bought used In the 80's.it still works. I saw it in the shop a few days ago.
    Last edited by lions_lair; 01-02-2015 at 01:57 PM. Reason: Left out details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lions_lair View Post
    We actually have one of the vacuum pumps with the separated drive pictured in the listing, bought used In the 80's.it still works. I saw it in the shop a few days ago.

    why dont you still use it?
    Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears.

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    The Seventies sucked. The beatles broke up and everybody had to listen to Elton John and Disco music. Then Jimmy Carter got in the White House and the economy went to heck fire. That recession lasted until 84 or 85 depending on what kind of job you had.About the only good thing is Sears tools were still pretty good back then and cheaper on sale than anything comparable. I don't miss the Seventies no Sir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    why dont you still use it?
    They smoke/spit oil, heavy and the couplers rot out. Other than that they were fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    They smoke/spit oil, heavy and the couplers rot out. Other than that they were fine
    Sounds like a few people I know.
    Yes, I've seen that before and it doesn't mean I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    why dont you still use it?
    We would if we had to. It works fine.
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    I didn't see any recovery machines that would barely fit in ones trunk. Needed a crane to get them to a roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Bee View Post
    The Seventies sucked. The beatles broke up and everybody had to listen to Elton John and Disco music. Then Jimmy Carter got in the White House and the economy went to heck fire. That recession lasted until 84 or 85 depending on what kind of job you had.About the only good thing is Sears tools were still pretty good back then and cheaper on sale than anything comparable. I don't miss the Seventies no Sir!
    To some of us, less Beatles on the radio was a good thing.

    "Everybody had to listen to Elton John and Disco music"? No, no we did not. There was still good rock and roll being made, it just wasn't on Top 40 radio.

    You're right about Carter. But maybe without him we wouldn't have had Reagan.

    My worst thought related to the 70's is the gas crisis and how it helped bring an end to the muscle car era.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    why dont you still use it?
    Ok, I just remembered this post while in the shop the other day...lol
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