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Old 08-28-2019, 08:22 PM
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I WAS going to say, I am glad we don't have that here, except we do... at tab renewal time. New cars can run $600 and more a year and it's based on "value". All my stuff is old enough to be close to the bottom tier, but with all the add-ons, they still run $52. All my classics are registered in the "collector" program, so I don't pay renewal fees every year. My travel trailer tab has to be renewed every year at about $35, so yeah, we have a "value" tax here too, they just disguise it as license tabs...
Grape's antique plate was a one-time $14 tag, no renewals required. So yeah. Sounds like my folks can bring me the GT before she leaves town. So I may be without Grape due to logistics over the four day weekend. Grrrrumble grumble.

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Who remembers this car? Its the one I posted pics of my friends Jack and Stand on the roof of. Its done, he is happy, came by to ask real quick about touch ups and buffing. I never saw it after hanging body panels. Luckily, boss snapped a few as he was driving off. Cadillac color sure is pretty on there.




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Those cars are so Cool.. 33 or 34..i like them both.
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For personal property "tax value" which is some kind of points system I guess. Its the same as when the county says your house is worth this now, pay us this. Trailers, ATVs, parts cars, hell maybe riding lawn mowers.



Wow, taxing stuff other than real estate. Wow.........
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:08 AM
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Wow, taxing stuff other than real estate. Wow.........
Don't wag that high and mighty finger at me, I can't change taxes any more than I can fix other people's wheel selections. Insurance takes half your earnings here, taxes take the rest. I don't know how other people do different.
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For personal property "tax value" which is some kind of points system I guess. Its the same as when the county says your house is worth this now, pay us this. Trailers, ATVs, parts cars, hell maybe riding lawn mowers. Sales tax is 10% up by work. The mailed paper is my notice that I have ten days from when they printed it to "appeal".

Man, just... well crap. I gotta quit communicating for today so I can dismiss things and get sleep. Only thing I know is I must see if the compressor is on the spare L67 at lunch. But I am thinking probably every component of the A/C system is trashed and that makes it a total but I can just go back to no car A/C. Dorman makes a dummy pulley. The last decade has been overly luxurious in that department and its almost winter anyhow.
Same here in the Communist-wealth of Virginia. Personal property taxes are based on the vehicle's "value", and those tax rate percentages vary by locality. Luckily, any vehicle tagged and insured as an antique is tax exempt. The catch on that is that you have to have another vehicle with regular tags and the antique is not supposed to be a daily driver, but there are a LOT of people who abuse it.

As far as the compressor is concerned, can you replace the bearings in the hub, essentially making it an 'idler'? I think I remember you replacing the bearings on one failry recently...
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Same here in the Communist-wealth of Virginia. Personal property taxes are based on the vehicle's "value", and those tax rate percentages vary by locality. Luckily, any vehicle tagged and insured as an antique is tax exempt. The catch on that is that you have to have another vehicle with regular tags and the antique is not supposed to be a daily driver, but there are a LOT of people who abuse it.

As far as the compressor is concerned, can you replace the bearings in the hub, essentially making it an 'idler'? I think I remember you replacing the bearings on one failry recently...
That was this car and wow that job was a nightmare. I can't answer anything though, no opportunity to investigate yet. All I did was be sure it didn't catch fire after getting home. Not sure what happened, not sure why I had smoke (or refrigerant) inside from the vents and outside under the hood. Figure if I have another compressor I can bring it home, swap it in, then maybe do what you said. Whatever happened, it reeks something fierce. Yuck.
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Before anybody else latches onto the tax letter sentence... it was a notice of correction stating figures provided in January were incorrect and here are are the corrected values. For this year.
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That was this car and wow that job was a nightmare. I can't answer anything though, no opportunity to investigate yet. All I did was be sure it didn't catch fire after getting home. Not sure what happened, not sure why I had smoke (or refrigerant) inside from the vents and outside under the hood. Figure if I have another compressor I can bring it home, swap it in, then maybe do what you said. Whatever happened, it reeks something fierce. Yuck.
If you got refrigerant inside the car, the evaporator may have a leak. Does your work have a charging station, where you can hook up and see if the system will hold a vacuum, after a compressor change ?
Lucky thing the serp belt didn't burn off. Guessing the pulley bearings didn't seize up ?
Enjoy driving Grape for a couple days..
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No automotive related activity here. Just loading, hauling, unloading and populating shelves and rooms at the new place. I did mow more of the tall grass in the back yard and measure out where the new pole building needs to be.
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Don't wag that high and mighty finger at me, I can't change taxes any more than I can fix other people's wheel selections. Insurance takes half your earnings here, taxes take the rest. I don't know how other people do different.



You need to realize who the wagging finger is being presented to. It's not aimed at you.

It's wagging at your local government. What crooks!



Don't take what the gov't sets as rules personally. We have all sorts of nonsense up here as well.
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That was this car and wow that job was a nightmare. I can't answer anything though, no opportunity to investigate yet. All I did was be sure it didn't catch fire after getting home. Not sure what happened, not sure why I had smoke (or refrigerant) inside from the vents and outside under the hood. Figure if I have another compressor I can bring it home, swap it in, then maybe do what you said. Whatever happened, it reeks something fierce. Yuck.
Check your carpets to see if they're wet.. "Smoke" through your vents can also be a heater core leaking.

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You need to realize who the wagging finger is being presented to. It's not aimed at you.

It's wagging at your local government. What crooks!



Don't take what the gov't sets as rules personally. We have all sorts of nonsense up here as well.

I know. But we elected them.


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Check your carpets to see if they're wet.. "Smoke" through your vents can also be a heater core leaking.

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I was wondering if it blew an O ring and what came inside was the refrigerant charge, via the cabin air intake. Took about as long as a whole charge would, to stop "smoking" once it sprung an o ring sized leak. But theres noise. But also, that radiator cap leak drips right down onto the compressor pulley too. What a cluster of fudge. The compressor IS still on the spare mill.
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Grape's antique plate was a one-time $14 tag, no renewals required. So yeah. Sounds like my folks can bring me the GT before she leaves town. So I may be without Grape due to logistics over the four day weekend. Grrrrumble grumble.

Watch me save the tone and page, Mitch...

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wow that's cool
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Install a usb charger and bracket on and off switch and a light to re-mind me to turn it off. Bracket painted it to match the gear shift cover and little stereo. Now I have working music in the truck that plays through a mp3 player. over 4000 songs.
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wow that's cool

The color is super loud in person. I did hidden hinges and filled the roof, rockers, patched quarters, tub "tuck". And stuff. It is really good looking. Wish I had seen it. Sounds like I will get to.


Boss handed me the mag with the Biscayne in it.



I nabbed the compressor off the other engine-



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