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60+ year old thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by johneman, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Sep 12, 2020 at 5:20 PM
    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike 46 Year Toyota Master/ASE Master Tech.

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    No problem Tom.
    Most people have no idea what is involved.

    You might be interested in this pic.
    This showed the rear suspension with the rear body panel off.

    70299B28-B3E0-4FA3-B7F8-FE6C6E9E5F7C.jpg

    I’m starting to take the trans apart and do a gear change for third.
    This was last year..

    I check every nut and bolt on this car.
    Lots of people do nothing.
    Sometimes it has bad results.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2020 at 2:17 AM
    Devious6

    Devious6 Not your Average Retired College President

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    Good morning, all!! 1st coffee of the day is done and ready for a reload! Lynn and I went for a ride in the Z3 yesterday afternoon. We went to participate in a drive by celebration of friends' parent's 70th wedding anniversary and then spent some time cruising the backroads on our way home. I fall back in love with this car every time I get behind the wheel. 24 years old now and still running strong.

    September 12 2020 2.jpg
     
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  3. Sep 13, 2020 at 3:56 AM
    CrippledOldMan

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    Nice Ride I always liked those cars, but a little to pricey for my budget. If I ever win the Lottery(hahahahahahahahaha), I'm going to buy one of the new 7 series top of the line 4 door sedans for my highway cruising machine, or maybe a BMW X5, yeah I know I'm dreaming, but I've always said if your going to dream, "DREAM BIG".
     
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  4. Sep 13, 2020 at 4:01 AM
    Devious6

    Devious6 Not your Average Retired College President

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    Back in '96, it cost $26,750 delivered to the BMW agency outside the base in Wuerzburg, Germany - about the same price as a new Miata back then.
     
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  5. Sep 13, 2020 at 5:29 AM
    CrippledOldMan

    CrippledOldMan Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad price. I'd take the BMW over the Mazda any day of the week. Thank you for your service in the armed forces. I've had several friends over the years that were stationed in Germany and really liked it there. Everyone was buying their stereo equipment at the base PX and shipping it home. I saw some really nice stereo setups back in the mid 70's, that would cost an arm and a leg here in the states. Of course back then the really nice reel to reel was the way to go, for hours of un-interrupted music.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2020 at 1:42 AM
    Devious6

    Devious6 Not your Average Retired College President

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    Good morning everyone!! Looking forward to prepping the back porch to stain the floor and paint the railings. Need to get it done before the cold weather hits!

    Stay safe!!
     
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  7. Sep 14, 2020 at 1:54 AM
    CrippledOldMan

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    I'll trade chores with you today, I'll prep the porch and paint the railings, you can come over and install my front shocks for me:rofl:
     
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  8. Sep 14, 2020 at 1:57 AM
    Devious6

    Devious6 Not your Average Retired College President

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    I think I'll pass on that. :rofl:
     
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  9. Sep 14, 2020 at 2:30 AM
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    Smart Man, not looking forward to this job, but it needs the new shocks installed. I've already done the rears. just hoping these 4600's don't beat me to death.
     
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  10. Sep 14, 2020 at 4:04 AM
    95SLE

    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    I have not followed racing for quite some time. The suspension set up is more intricate than I would have thought it to be. TY for sharing the picture.

    You have maintained the vehicle well. Most Veterans have a tendency to keep up everything they own. Looks like a fun ride.

    Going to paint the rear atrium door this week. Not as much as your project but needs to be done before fall sets in.
     
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  11. Sep 14, 2020 at 6:02 AM
    johneman

    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Good Morning Folks. Be safe and enjoy the day. Weather is cooler which makes for a nice day for outside projects.
     
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  12. Sep 14, 2020 at 12:32 PM
    95SLE

    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    You too Ken.

    Today on the grill, cut a rack of ribs in half. One half spicy, for me, and the other half mild, for the wife and son. Also going to do come chicken thighs.20200914_151343.jpg
     
  13. Sep 14, 2020 at 2:22 PM
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    I was at the cemetery today taking care of my inlaws grave site and heard what I thought was a prop plane...looked up and saw this. 20200914_142554.jpg
     
  14. Sep 14, 2020 at 2:35 PM
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    I changed out the original shocks on mine around 80000 miles with the 4600’s. They are the same as 5100’s , the only difference is 5100’s are designed for lifted trucks. Big improvement on and off road. They did stiffen up the ride. My wife says the truck rides like a buckboard. I like them. It’s a 4x4 truck, ain’t suppose to ride like a Cadillac.
     
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    Football Season is here.
     
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    In the 80’s the MetLife blimp was touring the US. I was a VP for MetLife and some management at the various stops got the opportunity to take a ride on it. I was one of the fortunate ones. It was slow and kind of loud, nothing like an airplane. A fun experience that few get to experience. A good memory
     
  17. Sep 14, 2020 at 6:05 PM
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    Dog hair, lost happy meal parts from Grandkids....
    I have worked in the field of Airports for 41 years, and I have had the pleasure of "flying' that ship. 17 min's PIC ( pilot in command), prolly the brightest time in my time at Aerodromes....
     
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  18. Sep 15, 2020 at 1:52 AM
    Devious6

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    Good morning everyone. It's a brisk 37 deg here this morning. Is summer here, yet?
     
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    54 deg here this morning. Going to saw up some scrap wood and burn it in the fire pit this morning.

    This Blue Heron found our pond yesterday and is back today. My neighbor across the street took the photo. IMG_08951.jpg
     
  20. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:17 AM
    MtnAltitude

    MtnAltitude AKA: Grump-a-saurus

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    Good morning all, Still dealing with the Golden/Sharpi. Swelling has started to go down, he is on steroids for the next four days. Poor guy, his baby sister wants to play so bad but he just does not want anything to do but sleep.

    Back to outside work - have a great day everyone - be safe.
     
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