Why is it that it's always 1 out of 4 bolts has to be a pain in the ass?

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  1. RSie

    RSie Well-Known Member

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    Tearing down my Dart parts car, have the inner front clip almost ready to be cleaned up, and a few rough spots to be fixed. Pulling the upper control arms, first 3 tap right out.. the fourth took me two hours... damn thing turns.. jack under the lower going up and down.. melted out the rubber bushings.. finally got it out far enough to get an air chisel on the cam and rattle it out.. argh.
    Dropping the k-frame... 3 spin right out. I put them back in far enough so there's no pressure on the fourth one... 1/2 inch air wrench spins it out half a turn.. then says 'no way guy!'. Another hour of propane torch, squirting lube, air wrench in and out... finally spins out.
    Always seems to be the last one... like 'you thought this would be easy, didn't ya!'
    I'm thinking Karma has to be involved somehow, but I'll be damned if I know what it's from. Probably an ex-girlfriend, but Karma needs to give a better sign :)
     
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    • dibbons

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      Well said, sometimes it's the last of 20 bolts (i.e. oil pan).
       
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      • Biff

        Biff Well-Known Member

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        Nope the engineer did that on purpose,he caught his wife sleeping with a car guy ,and he’s gonna get back at every last one of us !
         
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        • Tooljunkie

          Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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          I thought it was women in the assembly line getting even with every man on the planet,includes all the sharp bits under the dash..
           
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          • RSie

            RSie Well-Known Member

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            My mom worked most of her life in a factory creating and assembling stoves, furnaces, fireplaces, etc. She was one of (of not the first, there's a little dispute about that) female AFL-CIO union presidents. It was a bit funny to me as a kid, seeing these rough and tough factory guys deferring to my mom, at 5'2" and 130 pounds. That said,if she were still with us, I have no doubt she would approve of your statement. :)
             
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            • RAT ROD AL

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              I always take the last bolt out first !!!! got to trick em.
               
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              • circlepilot

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                A lawyer...Mr. Murphy, can answer your question. He's good at it, I've had experience with his interpretations of law for many years. :lol:
                 
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                • brian6pac

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                  There's always a girl involved !
                   
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                  • MileHighDart

                    MileHighDart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                    It's just the nature of the beast
                     
                  • Biff

                    Biff Well-Known Member

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                    Tits or tires .......
                     
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                    • diymirage

                      diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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                      could be worse, he could be working on this one

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                      • moper

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                        You’re doing it backwards. The tough one you do first...
                         
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                        • hemitheus

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                          your odds are better than my 1 in 3.

                          Tits or tires for sure
                           
                        • cosgig

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                          Because what you really need to remove is behind that bolt.
                           
                        • Louie70Dart

                          Louie70Dart Back home in K-Town WI. Woo Hoo FABO Gold Member

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                        • pishta

                          pishta I know I'm right....

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                          would hate to see the Clubman....
                           
                        • diymirage

                          diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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                          You say that like it's a bad thing?
                           
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                          Like they say, "If it has tits or wheels, it will give you problems"... :D :steering:
                           
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                          • krazykuda

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                            If the bolts are a pain in the ass, you may be putting them in the wrong hole.... :rolleyes:
                             
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                            • RustyRatRod

                              RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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                              Cause there's one in every crowd, that's why.
                               
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                              • Louie70Dart

                                Louie70Dart Back home in K-Town WI. Woo Hoo FABO Gold Member

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                                LOL, what makes you think that?
                                 
                              • Abodybomber

                                Abodybomber Breaking street machines , since 1983.....:) Legendary Member

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                                Quit whining, If you do it ,for a for a living, your gonna live this nightmare, 10-12 times a day......
                                 
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                                I know a commercial banker who used to say, "If it flies, floats or [copulates]... LEASE it!"
                                 
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                                • RSie

                                  RSie Well-Known Member

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                                  Not whining, just lightheartedly venting. In a way, it'd be easier if they were all a pita... just seems it's always the last one, which ever way way you do it, that seems to be stubborn. It goes with the territory working on 50 year old rusty stuff.. it's actually gone better than I thought it would.
                                   
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                                  One of my engineering professors referred to it as "the inherent cussedness of inanimate objects".
                                   
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