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I just realize this morning as I was posting the first drive of the Maxima that I have a wave of relief come over me whenever I finish something like that. Then I get snapped back into the real world as I realize I still have a fair number of reviews to get up. Sigh.

 

 

 

 

This morning the son, I think he's about 25, called me up and started serious conversation RE buying my first car, which has been in storage now for 25 years. I have never advertised it, nor really evaluated what I would ask, tho I did throw out a number. He threw out a close counter-offer… and I am torn. LOT of sentimentality tied up in that car. Have to ponder deeply...

 

Well...........writing as someone who has sold a bunch of "sentimental" cars the last 2+ years ... if you don't HAVE to sell it ... & KNOW you want to keep it ... don't sell it.  You'll regret it.  I'm now having to consider the possibility of selling my 1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics ... which would absolutely throw me into a deep depression ... lol.

 

 

Cort :) www.oldcarsstronghearts.com

1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve
"Isn't that the way they say it goes?" __ Jim Croce __ 'Operator'

 

 

Oh no Cort. I hope for your sake you are able to still hold onto the Caprices.

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FINALLY a woman answers the door to me in a bra….. but she's NINETY.

A cute 90, but still…. :(

By you saying "finally" leads me to conclude...beggars cant be choosers. Therefore turn that frown upside down...and Ill give you a thumbs up :thumbsup:  if you decide to "go for it"  :D 

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Reading through some old car magazines tonight. Have an obsession of learning about the odd ducks such as the Isuzu Impulse or Mercury Tracer LTS.

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Uh.... still tired. And the pressures of being a pivotal member of your work group.

 

It's like they need you ALL the time. Goddamn it.

 

By the way, what do you guys think of my sig? Pretty nifty joke from a colleague.

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Oh no Cort. I hope for your sake you are able to still hold onto the Caprices.

 

Thank you, WM.  But, at the moment, not looking good. Ads go up for both this week yet.

 

 

Cort :) www.oldcarsstronghearts.com

1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve
"I'm feeling more alone than I ever have before" __ Ben Folds 5 __ 'Brick'

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FINALLY a woman answers the door to me in a bra….. but she's NINETY.

A cute 90, but still…. :(

Why use bra, bruh?  Couldn't she just tuck them into her panties?

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Why do mgmt always have idiots. Let them go do not promote them. If they failed at their job, butter to let them go then move them up. Never understood that mentality.

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FINALLY a woman answers the door to me in a bra….. but she's NINETY.

A cute 90, but still…. :(

Why use bra, bruh?  Couldn't she just tuck them into her panties?

 

 

I really didn't need that image in my head..

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I was told it totally runs just needs a pull cord while being able to smell the bad gas from a foot away.

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When will Term Limits be instituted for all the Morons in DC?

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When will Term Limits be instituted for all the Morons in DC?

Won't help, if enough people like those idiots to keep voting them in, then they'll find another one just like them and go for it again.  Term limits won't help until the people electing those officials become more educated on politics and the available candidates.  That goes for both sides of the political divide, no one has been exempt from electing morons.  What makes it extra tough is the moron bit is subjective, one man's moron may be another's genius, it just depends on how their views align.

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Why do mgmt always have idiots. Let them go do not promote them. If they failed at their job, butter to let them go then move them up. Never understood that mentality.

 

It's called being a f@#k-up move-up.

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When will Term Limits be instituted for all the Morons in DC?

Won't help, if enough people like those idiots to keep voting them in, then they'll find another one just like them and go for it again.  Term limits won't help until the people electing those officials become more educated on politics and the available candidates.  That goes for both sides of the political divide, no one has been exempt from electing morons.  What makes it extra tough is the moron bit is subjective, one man's moron may be another's genius, it just depends on how their views align.

 

 

Of course it will help! Christ, man, you see some of these career politicians in congress? They're in office half their life and they are barely human anymore. Do you think they give one sliver of a f@#k about constituents at that point? At least fresh politicians have to work to at least give the appearance of working for the people.

 

In Maryland I've had to listen to sh*theads like Michael Busch and Barbara Mikulski just wipe their ass with the budget and stonewall any legislation--no matter how bipartisan or logical--from the opposite party.

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^ Look at it this way, where, in any industry, can you find a public approval rating about 9%, and a re-election percentage north of 90%??

 

 

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Came to a decision NOT to sell off my first car ever (which I obviously still have). 

For one thing, it's worth about double the number I tossed out to the young guy who has called me 3 times in a week about it. Hmmmm...

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Need advice cleaning a dry cone intake filter. It's an Amsoil nanofiber and their website has very little by way of cleaning interval or method.

 

They just say to clean with a vacuum (!?) from the dirty side but not how often, and suggest replacing the filter entirely after 4 years. Other dry filters as well as oiled filters suggest soaking with soapy water and rinsing from the inside until the water comes out clear. Is this bad for nanofiber?

 

It's been a year and ~10,000 miles as of now and I took it out to examine it and vacuum clean it, but that doesn't seem adequate. The filter is still in good condition, so this isn't an urgent situation.

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Figured out a new test for the vehicles I get in for review: How much does it sag after you load it 160 pounds of salt for a water softener.

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Need advice cleaning a dry cone intake filter. It's an Amsoil nanofiber and their website has very little by way of cleaning interval or method.

 

They just say to clean with a vacuum (!?) from the dirty side but not how often, and suggest replacing the filter entirely after 4 years. Other dry filters as well as oiled filters suggest soaking with soapy water and rinsing from the inside until the water comes out clear. Is this bad for nanofiber?

 

It's been a year and ~10,000 miles as of now and I took it out to examine it and vacuum clean it, but that doesn't seem adequate. The filter is still in good condition, so this isn't an urgent situation.

 

that sounds like a question for Dodgefan... maybe he'll wander in here

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