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SanderGA

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  1. So this is comical. I took my car in for service at a local shop I’ve used in the past on 1/4/21. My punch list is (1) install new 6 point harnesses, (2) replace thermostat with one I provided, (3) replace radiator temp sensor and see if that makes the fan work, (4) tune 45 DCOE Weber carbs for my elevation, (5) address oil leak in joint in dry sump hose. Harnesses installed but crotch strap omitted so I’ve got to take the seats out again. Thermostat was lost or thrown away rather than installed. Jets were changed on the Weber but they clearly weren’t tuned and the gas fumes are ov
  2. That’s so Roswell! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. He definitely did not but then he started talking about an engine swap. I’ll be curious if a buyer pays anywhere close to the premium paid on the last sale. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’m told they are Revolution wheels. Oddly, I’ve never actually seen them. I had the 16” HPC wheels installed for my cross country trip as I wanted more ground clearance. They are being shipped to me. Assuming I can find some ultra high performance DOT tires in 14” those wheels will go back on the car. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I made an effort and googled it to no avail. What is WCM? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yes Croc, The license plate holder and spare tire holder in the photo you sent appear fine. The license plate light was broken and the metal piece of the light that attaches to the license plate holder was bent forward 90 degrees. I appears the bumper of the SUV went over the license plate holder hit the light and then the spare tire which absorbed all the impact. I’ll check the welds in the rear of the frame and the attachment of the spare tire holder when it’s on the lift in the next few weeks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. We've seen people pay a big premium on BaT recently and then make posts here that reflect that they didn't know what they bought. I might be one of those people but any premium I paid pales when compared to what some others have paid. Clearly, BaT is seeing a bull market. Good for them and the rest of us. The buyers on BaT, yours truly included, are lured in by the ease of finding a car we always wanted but never would have searched out. If you offer goods with a limited supply to a newly expanded market prices go up.
  8. Sitting at a light yesterday an SUV ran into my rear end. I have the welded spare tire carrier and the spare tire was along for the ride. Most of the damage appears to have been to the license plate light. The spare tire holder is a round bar and the license plate holder is a metal plate with rolled over edges welded to the top of that bar. Neither the license plate holder nor the spare tire carrier show any damage. The lower piece of frame across the back behind the gas tank where the spare tire carrier is attached remains straight. I assume there's no damage apart from the license plat
  9. It is largely false but like most conspiracy theories it has elements of truth. The gentleman speaking is a poorly educated religious fundamentalist who is not an authority on anything. For example, he says the House has 475 members and if the President doesn’t concede, the decision goes to the House. Those are both false. The House has 435 members and the election can be decided by the House but only if certain conditions are met. A candidate refusing to concede is not one of those conditions. Facebook is basically the best source to get the worst possible information. Unless you have researc
  10. True but after the holidays I’m going on a diet and working out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I assume it has a thermostat but I don’t know for certain. The behavior does seem odd. If it has a thermostat and it closes the water flow it should heat up nicely. It’s odd that doesn’t happen. I’m going to check that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I expected rain and took both the top and the tounneau cover. I agree a helmet would be a great thing to have and I almost took my Bluetooth full face helmet as audio would have been nice. I guess the downside is that the helmet takes a good bit of space and it’s one more thing that might be stolen. That reminds me. I had a messenger bag that I used as a “go bag”. It held valuables such as my laptop and cameras. Whenever I walked away from the car I took it with me. It rode in the passenger seat so I also kept things in it I might need while driving such as lip balm, change for tolls, my
  13. Here's a summary of what I needed for the trip. This will be my packing list going forward. Items marked with an * are items I didn't have but will take next time. Great weather. I did 20 days without a drop of rain. I was so lucky in that regard A car in good shape. I was fortunate the car I got was well maintained. Honestly, it was crazy to do the trip in a car I hadn't done a shake down run with and gotten familiar with. If I had owned the car for six months and driven it before this trip, none of the problems I encountered would have happened. Doors, sunglasses and ear plugs
  14. Fortunately, my ears are not ringing. After the first few days I wore 3M disposable ear plugs except for about 30 minutes each day. I can definitely see this car bringing on tinnitus. I went without for 30 minutes each day to see if there were any disturbing noises I was missing. The most I ever put in the tank was 8.5 gallons at about 155 miles. At that point the needle was very close to empty. I believe it's a 10 gallon tank with 8.5 usable gallons. My fuel consumption is down to 18 mpg. I'm hoping I can increase that by tuning the carbs. It's clearly running rich. The questions
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