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Old 02-10-2020, 07:34 PM
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My personal Black cloud is BACK!!!


Instead of enjoying the build, this build has been like a big dead albatross hanging around my neck.


I think I am going to grab my 12 year old scotch and go hide in the electronics lab for the day!!! Have fun everyone....
Chief Rain in Face would be proud. Chief Pontiac would of course already have a done car. May your war paint never run.

They haven't got all your humor yet. Only an oceanfront type would say dead albatross, lol.

Stocked lab? There ya go Alcohol: The cause of (and solution to) all the world's problems.

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Old 02-10-2020, 07:43 PM
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Got the new blisters tacked in place.






Yeah... y'know tacky blisters might be technically correct and less pleasant but I will always think of them as saggy hooters. Still beautiful. I could probably scare up an old DA sander if you need one though.

The GTP was perfect today.
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Yeah... y'know tacky blisters might be technically correct and less pleasant but I will always think of them as saggy hooters. Still beautiful.
Not saggy, augmented from a B to a D...
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Hang in there RIP. You are trying to build a building in the rainiest season of the northwest. It will happen. It is a wonder anything gets done in northwest Washington in February, even without the asinine bureaucracy.

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It is a wonder anything gets done in northwest Worshington in February, or EVER without the asinine bureaucracy. Then of course I chose to live in a rainy environment.

You said it there John..
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:06 PM
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Chief Rain in Face would be proud. Chief Pontiac would of course already have a done car. May your war paint never run.

My Paint will never run it is tatooed!!!


They haven't got all your humor yet. Only an oceanfront type would say dead albatross, lol.

Oh that fits this situation perfectly along with the "Albatri (Plural?) I would like to see disappear..

Stocked lab? There ya go Alcohol: The cause of (and solution to) all the world's problems.
I will have you know I have solved all the worlds problems several times over with some good scotch or good Caribbean Rum.. and I never stood up once.. Maybe cause I couldn't..... Muh hahaha
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:09 PM
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Yeah... y'know tacky blisters might be technically correct and less pleasant but I will always think of them as saggy hooters. Still beautiful. I could probably scare up an old DA sander if you need one though.

The GTP was perfect today.
Mr Pugsy... Forgive me but when I looked and the picture I swear I was looking at Towmater from Radiator Springs....
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:53 AM
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Not saggy, augmented from a B to a D...



Yes, better description...."augmented"...ha.....
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:55 AM
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Mr Pugsy... Forgive me but when I looked and the picture I swear I was looking at Towmater from Radiator Springs....

Ha, I saw a face also. It kinda looks like this guy.....
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Played around in the barn repurposing some wire and a piece of trim into additional shelves inside some old lockers the previous owner left.





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So far this week, my GTP gained a solid half an MPG over the best I have seen it do in five years. The dash computer has shown 21.6 for years because usage rarely varies. Almost never sees highway time. After finally getting the thing to hold coolant then replacing a slightly difficult to turn idler pulley then driving a couple weeks, I saw 21.7 pop up and was shocked. Now, after having the fuel pump fail then bending a relay tab to make it run full time on high speed, and cleaning battery terminals, it now is showing 22.2 and may still be climbing. That is a tick better than the GT ever did doing the same duty.

Gee whiz, I wonder what fresh coil packs and plugs would do. Plugs have like 80K (iridium) and in that time it has had maybe one new coil pack, out of three. Pretty sure the supercharger coupler is getting tired, too. Noisy. May swap the 02's snout on there someday. Roads have been wet all week but dry starts today although freezing is the predicted high. So I may find that it runs stronger as well.

Found a near flat tire on the GT yesterday. Again, with that. I aired it up so it wouldn't be impounded for inoperability. And of course there was a twisted metal object which would cut a tire halfway under the car where it sat since Saturday.

You northerners must have to check tire pressures daily. It seems like all tires on all cars leak during winter but that might just be part of my personal black cloud. Nobody else seems to have that problem but I haven't owned a tire that stays inflated since I bought a set of Goodyears in '05. That was the last time I had round tires too. Crazy world, clueless individual I reckon but I'll take the half mpg.
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Old 02-13-2020, 07:30 AM
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Boy did I jinx myself good there. GTP is totalled now, transmission went. As usual, speeders forced me to floor it cold just to exit the neighborhood. Black ice, wheelspin. Got out into traffic, sit at light nobody moving theres a wreck. Then "D" don't go forward and I am trapped. Hey, second works so I pull over. Reverse works so I turn around. Now only first works and is crunchy. Made it home somehow in first. Gonna try to park it where the GT is, hope it will work that long. GT is frozen shut but good. Running a pitcher of water and hoping the previous life I am being punished for was a hoot!
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:22 AM
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Boy did I jinx myself good there. GTP is totalled now, transmission went. As usual, speeders forced me to floor it cold just to exit the neighborhood. Black ice, wheelspin. Got out into traffic, sit at light nobody moving theres a wreck. Then "D" don't go forward and I am trapped. Hey, second works so I pull over. Reverse works so I turn around. Now only first works and is crunchy. Made it home somehow in first. Gonna try to park it where the GT is, hope it will work that long. GT is frozen shut but good. Running a pitcher of water and hoping the previous life I am being punished for was a hoot!



If I ever mention "Pugsy luck" again, feel free to scold me until I go back under my rock.


Man, you really got the bad mojo.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:38 AM
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Well "Pugsy Luck" and the "Black cloud of doom" may be lifting today. Contractor was just here getting a few last minute details done and getting ready to Pour Concrete at 2:00 PM PST. There is a light drizzle of rain this morning and weather is expected to be somewhat dry this afternoon so it looks like a go finally. We shall see. Onward and upward I hope...
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Nothing big like you guys, swapped cars with wife today, I'm home, it's summer, I'm doing fluids and checks to her car. And wiper blades, they are shot and do her head in. Ford V8.

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Man, you really got the bad mojo.

See username.

It had first and reverse to get me home and there was another to grab. Thats fine mojo.

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