In a message dated 7/28/2004 2:02:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time, "Michael D.
Porter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>One has to, at some time, accept that technology has progressed
>beyond the entirely mechanical. But, for those who haven't, the old
>rules apply. Grease the rubbing block.
Michael, I've long accepted that technology has, er, "progressed"! Doesn't mean
I have to embrace it, though! :)
I do still lubricate the appropriate spots in my Lucas points distributor,
occasionally while listening to tunes wafting from the speaker of my 1951
Zenith AM/FM tube radio.
Oh, and dare I say it? In a few instances, I've successfully reset contact
points on the side of the road using either "eyeball" measurement or a
matchbook cover as a feeler gauge. (Oh, and my dad's old Swiss Army Knife,
still the best tool I have for repairs!)