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Old 09-21-2020, 11:09 PM   #1
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No, I didn't hit them but it was close. It gave me a chance to see just how good the old shoe and drum brakes are on the 52 Merc and they were well up to the task of slowing me down enough to avoid the two huge dark figures that showed up ahead of me on the grid road tonight. Speedometer was reading close to 50 but I think its a little high. No skids or slides. Just slowed down real fast. Leaf picture from earlier today.
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Old 09-22-2020, 01:01 AM   #2
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Damn! You never have your camera when you really need it!

Nice picture, anyway.
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Damn! You never have your camera when you really need it!

Nice picture, anyway.
Thanks, sure wish I'd had the Gopro on the dash to catch those few interesting seconds . The moose appear huge and dark. Good thing the old Merc's headlights work well and I saw them in time to avoid impact.
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The eyes on a moose don’t reflect the light from your head lights, like a deer. That and being a dark colored animal make them very hard to see at night. I’ve hit two with a trailer truck....not very pretty.......for the moose or the truck......Mark
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Glad it came out ok for you!
I’ve come close to hitting them a few times in the last 25 years up here. They will destroy a car/pickup if hit squarely.
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Ya know, I don't believe I've ever seen a power pole set-up quite like that where the power comes in at the BOTTOM of a pole, continues UP to the fuse, on to the transformer, and back down to your meter, and on downward back underground toward your facility. DD

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Old 09-22-2020, 01:20 PM   #8
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Ya know, I don't believe I've ever seen a power pole set-up quite like that where the power comes in at the BOTTOM of a pole, continues UP to the fuse, on to the transformer, and back down to your meter, and on downward back underground toward your facility. DD
Its a mix of old and newer. When the power lines first came here in 1956 it was all overhead wires and of course transformers up on the yardlight poles in every farm yard. When this area switched to underground back about 1990 they had to adapt a little to hook up to the existing transformer. Some went with concrete pad mount transformers at that time but this one is the original 1956 creosote treated post but an updated, bigger transformer. We use a little more electricity now than in 1950s.
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Ralph: glad you and the car made out ok. Looks like you need to carry the camera every time you take a trip in the Merc.
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Ralph,
Glad you and the Merc are ok, although I would have liked to see who was built the strongest. Lol.
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Love your old MERC. I had a 54 Monterey. glad you are OK
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Old 09-23-2020, 09:11 AM   #12
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The old Merc is a lot more solid now since I've transplanted the good 53 fenders and hood on it. But I don't think it would have looked good after hitting one of those animals. Its a concern driving any vehicle at night but much more so in a 68 year old car that would be hard to replace.
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ralph i could get rid of the mouse this coming hunting season there sure good to eat
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ralph i could get rid of the mouse this coming hunting season there sure good to eat
Its true and there are a few taken out of this area each hunting season.
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ralph i could get rid of the mouse this coming hunting season there sure good to eat
Takes a lot of mice to make a meal
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