The insulating bushings that came with the poles are too big for the existing holes in the Birney. So I had to drill them out so the bushings would fit. Easy enough.
Then I popped in the poles and wouldn't you know it... the trolley pole bases are too long! They are overlapping each other! Darn it! Ah- Dang it! I had no way of knowing beforehand. Aw shoot! And I drilled out the mounting holes! Oh phooie! Now I have to order different poles! Dang it man, how long is that gonna take?! Darn it! Darn it! Darn it!
Yessir! Darn it!