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Looks claustrophobic to be inside, but I like the visual, esp the clear roof.

I like short hood/long deck cars; they're different. I whipped these 2 up a while back- I especially love the B-59 4-door coupe. Keep the rear doors functional and give it a 8-foot deckled (no open pickup beds!) and I'd drive it every day :
 

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These are some distant relatives. What's amazing is that a 'fast moving' freight train pushed a 1916-era car 900 feet and only a small child died. Most people would assume ANY car from the 'nineteen-teens' would vaporize and the people would've been mincemeat.

I have no details on the vehicle, but I can tell you Ernest died in 1971, Mrs. Ernest in 1963, and son Willie in 1975, so they survived well beyond the article's dateline. 

 

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Well I turned down the job offer that was made a bunch of pages back.  Just wasn't enough money, but the job would have been fun.  I couldn't justify taking that big of a hit to the paycheck though. 

I think I'm moving forward with selling the last rental property too.  I might also be transitioning some things here at C&G.  Keeping up with the news on a daily basis is exhausting when one also works a day job. 

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Most people I've dealt with who own rentals, at some point, have inevitably had 'enough'.
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if you stuck a straw up your butt, would farts just silently pass through you?

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35 minutes ago, FAPTurbo said:

if you stuck a straw up your butt, would farts just silently pass through you?

 

Doubt they’d be silent... “there she blows!””

 

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17 hours ago, balthazar said:

Most people I've dealt with who own rentals, at some point, have inevitably had 'enough'.
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If it was just about that, I'd turn it over to a management company and let them deal with it.  I want the money.

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4 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

If it was just about that, I'd turn it over to a management company and let them deal with it.  I want the money.

Like I said back then.

Cash will always be king.

Just don't pissed it all away.  

Real estate is an investment like any other investment.  You could always go back to re-invest your cash in real estate or anything else that may come your way.  As long as your money grows. (even if by a small % rather than a huge % and always better than a loss obviously) 

No investment is forever. One has to "get out" of an investment eventually. One shouldn't be afraid or reluctant to "get out". Like I said, as long as money was made.

Sometimes, one HAS to cut his losses if losses are to be had. 

One has to see the bigger picture at all times and if an investment becomes stagnant, one should cash out.  However, if there is much money to be had, one BETTER ride the gravy train as much as possible!

Im glad that you came to a conclusion about the job offer and about your properties. Those stresses are now relieved (Im assuming for the most part) and now you could concentrate on other money making ventures.

You strike me as a businessman. You also strike me as a person that is not afraid to take risks...CALCULATED risks...

Good on you!  

Good luck on your next venture! 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

You strike me as a businessman. You also strike me as a person that is not afraid to take risks...CALCULATED risks...

By definition...a businessman is a person that takes risks...just sayin...

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1 hour ago, balthazar said:

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What were they like to drive? I'd imaging "turbo-lag" was immense. 

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There was some criticism of lazy take-off from a stop during the loaner trials, but if one needed to launch, you could just raise the RPMs, then release the brake- there they were comparable to period piston cars. Idle speed was about 22,000.

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12 hours ago, balthazar said:

Idle speed was about 22,000

Similar to V-TEC at its torque peak then.  Veddy interestink...

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11 minutes ago, balthazar said:

short hood / long deck is where it's at.
Here's to hoping it, somehow, comes back. 

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Have a soft spot for those cars....

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44 minutes ago, surreal1272 said:

Shoulder surgery (and not being able to drive for at least six weeks) sucks.

How many times do we have to tell you in the 21st century you do not go around grabbing woman and throwing them over your shoulder like a cave man to take them home. 🙄

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1 hour ago, surreal1272 said:

Shoulder surgery (and not being able to drive for at least six weeks) sucks.

Sht. What'd you do??? Hows the recovery coming along? 

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To date China has set the record for the fastest extremely large mass industrial site being constructed. Now China is breaking the records again with what is considered an overdrive of building. January they broke ground, end of may Tesla is expected to have Phase 1 of the building done.

 

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