[Spridgets] metallurgy gonna save us all

Jim Johnson bmwwxman at gmail.com
Sat Dec 22 13:11:43 MST 2012

Speaking of this, I recently saw that the US Mint is contemplating changing
the alloy used to make pennies.  It seems it now costs $.02 to make penny.
When the micro-micro chips first came out a few years back there had been
talk about putting them into coins to try to catch offenders like Evad.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Grief!


On Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 12:04 PM, dwoerpel <dwoerpel at wi.net> wrote:

> I remember a certain fellow (what's the statute of limitations?) needed a
> new crush washer for the oil drain plug for his 1968 MGB (new at the time).
>  Said currency fit the bill perfectly and was still working when the car
> was sold with 110,000 miles on the clock.  Still mostly copper in 1968.
> Evad  (sorry Derf)  :-)
> On 12/22/2012 4:58 AM, EASTJONES alan wrote:
>>   I well remember my father going out to buy some , what we call 'penny
>> washers' i.e. oversized outside diameter. . He came home furious and
>> proceeded to drill 3/16" holes in the pennies he had taken to pay for them
>> as it worked cheaper to do so and used them as washers on a vintage
>> motorcyle that is still going strong today. Legally he could have sent to
>> the Tower of London for this treasonous act, but he is long gone now
>> wreaking havoc and fixing mechanical things in heaven .
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