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  • Re: Project Cars--You Get to Vote on "Hold 'em or Fold 'em"

    Finally, after many hours, my '85 Silverado cold start video finally posted to Youtube. So here it is, if anyone's interested. Again, I apologize for the sideways slant on the phone!
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  • Re: Project Cars--You Get to Vote on "Hold 'em or Fold 'em"

    That was a fairly smooth start, all things told! Considering that gauntlet through which you backed it as you came out of the garage, I think I would probably have grunted now and again, too. :p
    Yeah, I think I need a bigger garage. Or a bigger driveway. Or both! Today I fired up the Silverado, and used it to run out to get some gas for the mowers, and a quick trip to Safeway. It's loading to Youtube right now, but taking its sweet time. This one doesn't have the highest production values. At one point I turned the phone without realizing it, so most of it's sideways. And then I had to get under the hood to spray some starting fluid in it, and at one point had to put the phone down when I pulled the throttle cable back to set the choke. But, once it started, it didn't stall out, at least!

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  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    Did you check your truck when you arrived at work just to make sure there wasn't something amiss (e.g., low tire, etc.) that this person was trying to point out? It may be as you suspect, but perhaps the person was actually trying to be helpful.... Hey, one can hope, anyway. :D
    Nah, everything's fine. All lug nuts accounted for, wheels on tight, tire pressure good. Turn signal works.

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  • Re: I spotted an (insert obscure car name here) classic car today!

    yesterday in Wheaton, MD, I spotted a late 70's Opel Kadette in a driveway. Didn't get a chance to take a pic of it, but Google Maps is definitely your friend. Found it on the street view today and took this screen capture...


    Looked like it was in really good shape, so somebody apparently cherishes it.
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  • Re: Project Cars--You Get to Vote on "Hold 'em or Fold 'em"

    Yup, it's a reproduction (or "clone", as the mechanic put it) door panel for my '57 DeSoto. They just haven't cut the holes for the window crank, door handle, or armrest yet. I had to go over there today on my lunch break, because he wanted me to look through some carpet samples and pick out one I liked.
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