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Old 05-09-2006, 07:34 PM
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Well Heck, let's just kick me while I'm down.

2006 hasn't been much better vehicle wise than 2005 was. Still don't have the tranny in the Monte Carlo although it's at least in the same town now, the truck is about one weekend morning from having the engine and trans yanked out and now "Old Faithful" my '94 LeSabre is having issues. The TPS and the shift solenoid are both going on it. Replaced the TPS a couple hours ago but without one of the other two vehicles running I can't have the Buick down more than a day to replace the shift solenoid and to do it you have to drop the transaxle so I'm going to have to pay somebody else to do it which takes a big chunk out of my machine shop fund for the truck. I have been working a lot of OT which helped financially but I haven't had time to work on the truck or Monte. Cars aren't much fun right now......... Sorry for the whining but I just needed to vent. On the bright side though I spent a good part of Sunday under the truck and it is even cleaner than I originally thought. A couple small spots of rust in the cab floor and rockers but otherwise rock solid.

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Old 05-09-2006, 08:17 PM
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feel better man!!

At least you have a shop to work in .

Just imagine if you had to do anything/everything in the dirt.

You'll make it , dont worry to much it will get better


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Old 05-09-2006, 08:32 PM
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Hey Man, sorry about your luck.. I've been hammering the overtime like some kind of a dummy too. In my case, it never seems to net me jack squat. Just more bills, tall grass with lots of dandylions pokin' out all over the place, and more taxes to pay. The more I stay away from the 53, the more attention she seems to need when I bring 'er out to play.. Kinda like a Woman, dontcha know...
I just dropped almost $400 for an intake manifold gasket and new carb. and if it's any consolation, the five-three's runnin' better now than she ever has.
My favorite not-a-show cruise is this weekend, and I'm pumped for it. I've got this comin' up Thursday, Friday, Saturaday, Sunday and Monday off with 350 miles to drive and $500 burnin' a hole in my pocket. I'm about to git 'er done!

Good luck with your rigs Bud, when thing go bad they can only get better. I't summer man, good times are ahead!
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feel better man!!

At least you have a shop to work in .

Just imagine if you had to do anything/everything in the dirt.

You'll make it , dont worry to much it will get better


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LOL, my garage is so full of parts and other half finished projects I AM working in the dirt! I will have to say though that there is something very soothing about laying under a vehicle in the grass on a nice warm day........ or maybe it was the Budweiser.
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:30 PM
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I miss the days when I would work on my car parked over a big hole I dug in my front yard, It was a nice cool place to lay under a car on a summer day. I had a bunch of carpet scraps to lay on to keep relatively clean. (one of the perks of being a carpet layer). That was 25 years ago.

Having a shop doesn't mean you will get stuff done.
I have a shop. A nice one by almost anyones standards.
Doing stuff gets it done.

I work on cool stuff all day long.
It is all challenging, custom stuff. nice cars. Sometimes Harleys too.
by the time I get done working on someone elses stuff and cleaning up after myself and doing all the bookwork for the shop I have very little inclination to work on my own.

My mustang will probably never run again.
My wifes mustang might run again someday. I actually started working on that again. It has only been 6 years since that one ran.
My shovelhead is apart again. Had to send a set of brand new S&S heads to the machine shop. S&S musta had a newbie setting it up. Burned both exhaust valves after 1200 miles. (yes they were adjusted right) I would warranty them but I would probably not see them until november.


Old yeller (72 ford F100) and my 73 blazer still run, kind of. I do just enough to them to keep up.
Sometimes it seems as though all of my efforts are exercises in futility. I fix one thing and another breaks.
I won't even mention my house.


Hippie-You should feel good that you are at least motivated enough to drink a bud and go look at your car. I don't even give my cars a second glance before I shut the shop for the day.

I want to get a job where I don't work on cars. Then cars can be my hobby again and I can once again enjoy working on them.
If it wasn't so hard to get my lard back up off the floor I would go lay rug again.
This is where I wanted to be when I grew up. I should have thought it out better.

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Old 05-10-2006, 03:38 AM
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MY SUBURBAN HAS BEEN OFF THE ROAD FOR 18 19 40 MONTHS REAR IS SHOT $2,00G TO FIX
MY OLD YELLER HAS 360,000 NOTORS KNOKING MY LEMANS HAENT ROLLED IN 7 YEARS

i HAVE DIABETES
no drinking Allowed

{SORRY 4 THE CAP IM NOT RETYPING}LOL

my wife has 20 + cats urinating on everything in the yard if i do have to work on it i have to wash it 1st

cant shoot the lil ************s to many neibors & her mom would call the law on me seeing shes a EX cop!

iim driving a 30 year old truck that was supposed to be a parts truck that get 6 MPG

oh did I mention Im unemployable from all of my heath problems.
no job = no money = no shop= nothing to drive


ooooo i could sell of my toos & buy a pinto or maybe a yugo
maybe a moped yea a moped will pull my 10,000lbs flatbead

won't it?

Yea could be lot worse .

but

it could be a lot better,

well i killed enouph threads for now

enjoy that beer!


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My mom died......Lost my job of 25 years, .......my shop is full of my sister in law's crappy furniture............

I'm healthy, so I am not complaining..........................
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:37 AM
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Doc here,

So long as we all wake up and see green grass..and not roots..

It's gonna be a GOOD day..

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it usually takes about fifteen minutes of springer to get my attitude right. today, all it took was this thread.
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Trains...you guys forgot to mention trains in that sad country song of a life story!

"I was drunk the day my momma got out of prison. I went to pick her up in the rain. But before I could get there in my pick up truck she got ran over by a danged ole train.."

sorry couldn't resist!
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Trains...you guys forgot to mention trains in that sad country song of a life story!

"I was drunk the day my momma got out of prison. I went to pick her up in the rain. But before I could get there in my pick up truck she got ran over by a danged ole train.."

sorry couldn't resist!
Didn't the train run over your dog too?
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:01 PM
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Oh man I'm ROFLMFAO!!! Thanks guys! I feel a LOT better today especially since the TPS seems to have been the real cause of my shifting problems. The old one was sticking every time I kicked it down to pass somebody so the trans wouldn't shift back into D and OD until the TPS "unstuck". New TPS and no more shifting problem so the trans doesn't have to come out!
Plus I think I have decided on a paint scheme and wheels for the truck (now that I can worry about it again) that's simple, easy and CHEAP but I ain't tellin' because anybody that's known me very long knows I'll probably change my mind in a week or so.
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