: DDEC The cat ....



Stoneage_Caddy
08-12-06, 03:28 PM
So , where I work we have a cat. Its named after the Detroit Diesel Electronic Controll or DDEC. Fairly nice cat , very fat. She was brought in years ago when we had a rat problem. Few years later and one big ass cat we have no rat problems. Nowdays DDEC spends her day loungeing around the shop laying on top of some of the most powerful diesel engines in the world. Sometimes will stop by begging for a quick pet or attentions. Even takeing a sip of antifreeze and somehow living thru it.

Every year we have a contest where i work , for a employee of the year type deal. Voted for by the employees. So yesterday i asked my boss who ended up winning the yearly award....He says "those smartasses elected that damn cat again."....Whats worse is its the second year in a row.

Coarse were supposed to have a company gathering for the award presntation if the winner was human. So monday im gonna see if my boss will go ahead and set up the get together so we can present DDEC the cat with the award. I figure if everyones gonna be a smartass , we might as well be too. I think ill have some pet tags made that say "employee of the year 2005,2006"....

I love my job .....This place is so much fun to work at and everyones got a cool sense of humor ...

Elvis
08-12-06, 03:37 PM
16 years ago a kitten showed up at my office back door begging for food. It was August, 100 degrees and she was dying of thirst.

She's been in my lap every day since.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-12-06, 03:53 PM
lol that's some good stuff Stoney! I laugh trying to picture a cat just laying on top of a Detroit Diesel.

Kev
08-12-06, 09:14 PM
I like it!

You should resurrect "Story Time With Stoney" Mike! :thumbsup:

97DevilleBeige
08-12-06, 10:32 PM
Funny this topic comes up. I took the day off yesterday and drove out to the Hamptons... on the way back, a cat jumped out and I slammed my breaks, but the poor cat was too close, and "thump thump" it was over. I've been feeling guilty/sad all day today and to distract myself I decided to cruise this forum. Boy was that a mistake.

Stoneage_Caddy
08-12-06, 10:47 PM
I like it!

You should resurrect "Story Time With Stoney" Mike! :thumbsup:

oh damn , this should have went there .....damn ...the forums favorite thread

urbanski
08-13-06, 07:57 AM
oh damn , this should have went there .....damn ...the forums favorite thread

pics of those engines!!!

Stoneage_Caddy
08-13-06, 01:20 PM
heres a 12v71 (v12 of 852 cubic inches) we had a couple weeks ago , just before we painted it and tossed it on the dyno
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/stoneage_caddy/DSC01736.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-13-06, 01:59 PM
What's that out of?! A train?!

You should take a pic of DDEC. I wanna see this!

Stoneage_Caddy
08-13-06, 02:01 PM
ill see what i can do next week ....she dont move real fast so it should be easy ..

That engine was out of a yacht ....one of two

slk230mb
08-13-06, 04:51 PM
My dad's friends yacht has two detroit diesels in it. I'll have to take a look at the model #s next time I'm on board. They are huge and massive but damn do they look pretty.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-13-06, 04:54 PM
My dad's friends yacht has two detroit diesels in it. I'll have to take a look at the model #s next time I'm on board. They are huge and massive but damn do they look pretty.

I thought your dad's yacht had a single 6.4L (390 cid) V8 in it. :p
http://www.cadillacforums.com/cadillac/eldorado/59eldo.jpg

gary88
08-13-06, 05:21 PM
My dad's yacht has two 454s in it, 700hp total :dance:

DILLIGAF
08-13-06, 06:06 PM
We have about 5 cats at work.I female that nobody can catch,every year more kittens.They don't last long,tom cat comes calling,foxes get the rest.One of the cats lives in the shop and only eats outside,he is a cool cat.He would be our employee of the month hands down.His name is Ralph,about 8 yrs old or so.

slk230mb
08-13-06, 07:20 PM
I thought your dad's yacht had a single 6.4L (390 cid) V8 in it. :p
http://www.cadillacforums.com/cadillac/eldorado/59eldo.jpg

Funny you mention that Chad. I'm actually going out to see them tomorrow and install new ignition coils in both of them. We've gone the past two days, today with our mechanic friend and had no luck getting them started. We aren't getting any spark to the distributor and the points look brand new, so we picked up ignition coils on the way home. After I get the oil changed on my truck I'll be visiting them, equipped to get the job done. :thumbsup:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-13-06, 07:27 PM
Are we talking about the '59 or the other yacht? :p

You gotta post some pics of this yacht of yours!

slk230mb
08-13-06, 07:51 PM
Are we talking about the '59 or the other yacht? :p

You gotta post some pics of this yacht of yours!

The 59s need the ignition coils. The Detroit Diesels are in my dads friends yacht. I might be stopping by him on Thursday. If I do, I'll snap some pictures. If I don't get there this week, my dad is going on Saturday, when I head back to school, so I'll have him snap some pics.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-13-06, 07:57 PM
Ohhhhh you have multliple '59's?! Wow! What do your folks do?

slk230mb
08-13-06, 08:04 PM
Ohhhhh you have multliple '59's?! Wow! What do your folks do?

At one point, my dad had 4 :eek: He bought all 4 in 1985, about a month before I was born. About 10 years ago his friend kept hounding him, so he sold him 2, keeping the Eldorado Biarritz and Fleetwood 60 Special for himself. My dad started out in the lumber business with his uncle and gradually switched over to real estate. He used to do a lot more hands on landlord like work, but now he's a little more relaxed. About 5 years ago he downsized, and sold most of his commercial property (about 22 buildings) and now focuses on residential stuff in the same area.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-13-06, 11:28 PM
Ohh gotcha, kinda like the same stuff that Destroyer does.

c5 rv
08-14-06, 08:24 AM
So, was there a presentation ceremony today? Hopefully with catnip.

StealthV
08-14-06, 09:54 PM
Detroit? :tisk:

Let me show a little CAT that is my baby.

That big silver thing is one of the exhaust pipes. The black elbow on the right is one of the air intakes. FFV? Hmm...

Quad turbo, V-24, 3500 Caterpillar hp hooked up to a torque converter and 7-speed automatic transmission.

Me on top of the engine...

DILLIGAF
08-14-06, 10:09 PM
Wow,where's the lab coat Rick?You look like a working stiff like the rest of us in that pic.You need to raise your prices before you get dirty at that job.Big dump truck?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-14-06, 11:09 PM
Detroit? :tisk:

Let me show a little CAT that is my baby.

That big silver thing is one of the exhaust pipes. The black elbow on the right is one of the air intakes. FFV? Hmm...

Quad turbo, V-24, 3500 Caterpillar hp hooked up to a torque converter and 7-speed automatic transmission.

Me on top of the engine...

OMG is that a 797B?!!?! What a beast!!
http://cmms.cat.com/cmms/servlet/cat.dcs.cmms.servlet.ImageServlet?imageid=C041806&imageType=2

StealthV
08-14-06, 11:13 PM
When in Rome...Wish that was my daily attire; I hate dress shoes.

Was doing some data logging on the mining truck's engine and transmission. When I'm done out in the garage tonight I'll post a few more pics of the Tonka toys.

StealthV
08-14-06, 11:51 PM
One of my favorites - yes, that is a full size Suburban with a flag...http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7971.jpg

Time for an oil change...http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7972.jpg

What's this widget do? Wonder if it's important...http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7973.jpg

Three honks and hit it...http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7974.jpg

Found one with me in white coveralls - does that count as a lab coat? http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7975.jpg

400 tons of payload at 40+ mph? No problem...http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7976.jpg

Even lawn and garden machines are necessary...http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7931.jpg

urbanski
08-15-06, 07:59 AM
rick's diesels > *
:)

DILLIGAF
08-15-06, 06:41 PM
One of my favorites - yes, that is a full size Suburban with a flag...http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7971.jpg

Time for an oil change...http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7972.jpg

What's this widget do? Wonder if it's important...http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7973.jpg

Three honks and hit it...http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7974.jpg

Found one with me in white coveralls - does that count as a lab coat? http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7975.jpg

400 tons of payload at 40+ mph? No problem...http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7976.jpg

Even lawn and garden machines are necessary...http://www.stealthv.com/images/797/7931.jpg
Do those tires come from KS.Big tires are made in Topeka,are they for those trucks?they look about that big on a semi.Either way,cool toys:thumbsup:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-15-06, 07:38 PM
Aha! I knew that was a 797! Biggest dump truck in the world right?

Stoneage_Caddy
08-15-06, 10:28 PM
thats friggin awesome ...just awesome ...i used to work on those scrapers in alaska .....

Stoneage_Caddy
08-15-06, 10:29 PM
By the way i learned tonight that DDEC The cat wont make employee of the year this year , a runner up was chosen , the winner to be announced tuesday ....and no it wont be me , hadnt been there long enough