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you can also look at it this way, if by some way you make it to the top of the list, the world around you will be very diffrent will you care?
 

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I recently traded my old diesel in for my dart, the other day I saw a kid whipping it around like it was a beater... I got a little mad and debated chasing the kid lol
You shoulda ---- and given him what for!!!


I'd like to find a way (at no charge) to find my Dart's current location via the VIN. Anybody ?
Finding someone with a Carfax account might be a starting point.
 

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Finding someone with a Carfax account might be a starting point.
Mostly, I'd like to see a current Carfax on it... you are correct....
Since I started losing boost, consuming a quart within 2,000 miles, and finding the clutch pedal to have started with the now infamous "shenanigans" of loss of pedal and occasional non-engagement, and, ummmm, oh yeah..., increased bucking upon spool-up..... yeah... I'd want to see how the boy is doing these days. Reflash # 112? Couple even newer modules replaced? Third clutch (master, slave, whatever.... plates...)
I just need to know.
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won "Buddy" status. He was so close.

Yeah, I gave him a Male persona - King Crimson. I don't really "get" the whole Female reference to cars, boats, etc.... It's like, I'm not staring lovingly at the exhaust tips and becoming aroused or anything.
So yeah, if a car makes the grade and passes the tests of time, it wins Buddy status. Not as in a living thing. Let's not get carried away here. Just as in a Reliable Friend that you can count on. Not a so-called friend that makes you count the visits to the repair shop. :)
 

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OT in a thread about someone thinking their car is a living being and calling it their buddy? Me thinks yo doth need head examined.
Well...... I cite Jerry Van Dyke as an example of the living being concept. Although, I wasn't implying "living being". Just a Buddy. As in the toy "My Buddy and Me".
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October is Car Buddy Awareness Month. Generally, the Bud takes care of us in the wilds of roadopia, and asks so little in return. I am humbled at the selflessness that they possess.
So, remember to check the Bud's oil, fluids, wear points, under-chassis cleanliness (big rust inhibitor - Prevention!) and take the Bud in for a checkup. So many problems can be caught early and with proper diagnosis and care, the Bud can survive the cold and cruel season so much better. Maybe treat it to a tank of premium, just to say "Thanks Bud" ....This One's For You!"

I Admit That I Get a Tad Carried Away with having Holidays and Birthday Parties For My Car. We All Have Our Weaknesses.



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So...... what anybody/everybody/somebody here doin' with their Cars
this weekend ..... even if you don't count them as Buddies. No judgements.
Me, I hope to get in a little Fall Leaves Looping in..........
Not totally "Ripe" yet, but a little of this....
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and a little of that ....
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we're not quite here yet:

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Well..... I hit the road extra early today to increase the probability that the population would remain low. It was. Very low. There is a toll road that stretches from North to South between Philly area, through my little slice of Heaven and on upwards into the edge of New York State. There's a large tunnel at my early starting point (which is very cool - like a Time Tunnel effect) . But , alas, I did no Leaf Looking because it was dark. Ooops. Not like in Summer when sunrise is very early. Turns out that there is a Hot Air Balloon that usually shows up on days with a good weather forecast. Which it was today. I'd love to try it sometime, but, I don't like heights very much.
The good news is that although I didn't get to see leaves turning color, I did get to see some great numbers on my speedometer and Tachometer. With long straights and no one around I was able to safely test some high limits (now that I'm at over 12K miles:) ) . Wasn't looking for zero to sixty stuff... just some rolling at 60 bursts of "passing gear" , which is like the second in the series while doing a gradual foot plant. Gadzooks! 110mph comes quick on a flat surface area. And the tach is at around 2200 rpms! Sun gradually cut through and made for some very eerie fog patches that hovered like cotton wads in the distance, left and right. (pretty high elevation on this particular section. You can see for many miles in either direction). Did a round trip which cost me 13 bucks total. Expensive, but a very well maintained road and at those prices, not much "company". Great "Italian Tune-Up" for the Phoenix Phlyer. Can't wait for turning the clocks back an hour in November. Didn't realize how long it takes for any light this time of year. But, you have to get in what you can in the NE before the Snow/Ice Crap comes.
Party On.
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So...... what anybody/everybody/somebody here doin' with their Cars
this weekend .....


Those are some beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.
Drives up on the country roads are great regardless of what car you drive.
 

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Another weekend approaches. I should hope none of us spend car time on Dynos or fiddling under our hoods in hopeless attempts to turn salamanders into dragons. Ride your reptile as is and enjoy.
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Another weekend approaches. I should hope none of us spend car time on Dynos or fiddling under our hoods in hopeless attempts to turn salamanders into dragons. Ride your reptile as is and enjoy.
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What if I spend time under the car and under the hood doing the semi-annual renewal of the Fluid of Eternal Life? :)
 

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Whatever your on, i want to bottle it up and sell it. Where do you come up with this stuff?
I'm glad that I'm not the only one who had that thought. :crazy:
That said, I'm going to uncheck the "Show your signature" box so that no one knows that I wrote this post.
 

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I'm glad that I'm not the only one who had that thought. :crazy:
That said, I'm going to uncheck the "Show your signature" box so that no one knows that I wrote this post.
I'd STILL know..... and the Mouse would surely know..... and He'd tell me in his quiet little high-pitched me me me squeak of a voice. So go ahead . Uncheck the sig box. We know you .:crazy:
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:big smile:Also.... must I remind everyone that it's Sunday AM Drivefest Weekend? Why is No One Awake yet?
 

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I'd STILL know..... and the Mouse would surely know..... and He'd tell me in his quiet little high-pitched me me me squeak of a voice. So go ahead . Uncheck the sig box. We know you .:crazy:
Weeee weeeee know who you are
Just like the French girl kept saying ... oui oui oui !!!


Also.... must I remind everyone that it's Sunday AM Drivefest Weekend? Why is No One Awake yet?
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I'm gonna hafta give this one some thought.
 

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I'm gonna hafta give this one some thought.
You do that..... and while you're thinking, let me know what a life-long Bullshit Artist like myself can do at age 60 (December) now that my 74 year old boss and store owner is deciding to close shop by end of year.
Yes, unemployment for a little while, take a breather, but then what until 62 for social security bennies? Sell cars? Problem is I'm very thick headed and bow to NO One in the workplace. I've had screaming matches with my boss for the last 23 years. After awhile, you get to look forward to them. The people I observe in the "real" employment world these days seem so Sheep-Ish. I enjoy bullshitting with customers, but I'm used to getting paid pretty good for it. Not a 100% commission based twilight zone like car sales. And since I've come to not enjoy the company of most folks, I'm not a beloved member of a fanbase community just waiting to buy cars from me. But wow.... actually WORKING 8 hrs a day at a JOB without being greatly compensated. I wish this was a socialist country that would let you "bow out" gracefully when you've had enough and just want to F-Off the rest of your life and have a base income with health benefits free of charge. But that's just me. I'm a Humanist. No place for old humanists.
 

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Halloween weekend spectacular last Sunday. Had my Giant Skull Head propped up on a box to simulate a passenger. Didn't get any pics, but it was fun. About 4 am (turned clocks back so it was really 5) , random people walking around.... doing what, I have no idea. Not partying or anything, just walking from houses to cars like they were going to work. Odd. On approach, I turned on the interior map lights and the giant skull head looked plenty creepy. Scared the crap out of a gas station worker..., drive by the entrance and honk. Mr. Skull's head bobbin'. Then on up the freeway for a couple pedal tromps to drive my engine clean (port injection, so that still holds true!) all the while explaining to Skully why I got banned from the forum for three days..... I had to listen to HIS two cents, of course.....

Oooo Oooo.. I remembered I did get two shots of Skully before we set out...

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Question about Skully: Does having him in the car mean that you can use the carpool lane?
 
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