[rescue] How to move an IBM SP using a minivan..

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Jul 19 02:01:48 CDT 2006

On Wednesday 19 July 2006 01:49, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > On Tuesday 18 July 2006 13:42, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> >> Francois Dion wrote:
> >>> Since we are sharing "how many elephants in a volkswagon"
> >>> stories:
> >>>
> >>> I've moved a loaded Sun e5000 rack in the back of a 91 Peugeot
> >>> 505 wagon turbo (I dont have a picture with me but this is the
> >>> same car, mine is just a darker metallic gray):
> >>> http://www.delest.nl/media/img/DCP_4627.JPG
> >>
> >> I once moved a VAX 6000-620 (!)
> >
> > It doesn't count unless you fit the actual rack into your car. :)
> I fit the actual rack in my car.

So, I guess it disassembles somehow?  Though, as I've leared from a 
friend, anything disassembles with a cut-off wheel (or its bigger 
friend, the concrete saw).

And by "in" I mean with all the doors, windows, trunk, and hood closed, 
with 100% of the rack inside the car.

When I had a Camry (glad I've got a different new car... and a 
boxtruck), I'd stuffed that thing completely full many times.  I even 
toted a non-disassembled TU81+ 1/2way in the trunk (resting on the back 
bumper) of the car...  the left and right side panels of the trunk of 
the car had many outward-pointing dents to prove its use.  In fact, at 
one point I needed to haul a couple of (empty) pallets for work... and 
came up with this solution:
I didn't have a ratchet strap, so the thing holding the pallets in 
place, and the trunk from bouncing is a carefully manipulated IEC-320 
computer power cord.

The biggest (length, not volume) thing I've carried in my MINI is a 
disassembled 2-post rack... I came close to moving an E450 in the back 
once; that would have come close to completely filling my trunk/back 
seat.  Of course, since I've got the box truck, I try very hard to not 
load things into my precious new car that could damage it. :)

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