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New mmbr intro Ed Weldon

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Ed Weldon, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    Ed Weldon

    Ed Weldon [OP] New Member

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    Just joined here. My 2000 Tacoma std cab 2wd 2.4L auto trans is showing the crankiness of middle age after 10 years of spoiling me. So I join here to find answers and share what I've learned. Currently I'm on the learning curve about sinking exhaust valves and have at least one useful data point to share with respect to shims. My application for this truck is somewhat unusual. It's my everyday driver/hauler/parts chaser/grocery getter. I was looking for minimum physical size in a truck as long as it had a 6 foot bed that would make it suitable as a one man camper. I wanted good gas mileage; but the need to pull any of several small trailers out of my steep hillside driveway dictated the need for an automatic transmission. I did a good bit of work outfitting it for the camping mission and will share some of that with pics in a later post. I'm a retired mechanical engineer and a lifetime hot rodder stuck on Ford flatheads and the kinds of cars they powered, both drivers and racers. Lately I'm into landspeed racing at Bonneville; but still a ways from fielding my own car out there. Happy to be here. Looks like good company.......... Ed Weldon
     
  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    l1tech

    l1tech Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Central Oregon!!
     
  3. Aug 22, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    acdronin

    acdronin Well-Known Member

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    Hey Ed nice to meet ya! Where in the Bay Area do you live? I'm in Concord! There are a bunch of real nice TW folks out here.


    Hey, you ever need a driver for Bonneville you let me know, on my bucket list is joining the 200+ club!
     
  4. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    Ed Weldon

    Ed Weldon [OP] New Member

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    Chris -- I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains midway between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. My car project for the Salt is a good bit more modest than what's needed to get a red hat (Bonnevlle 200 club symbol). Still a year away from running and that's if everything goes right which never happens. ....... but stay in touch..... Ed
     
  5. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    acdronin

    acdronin Well-Known Member

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    Cool, nice to meet ya then, welcome!
     
  6. Aug 23, 2011 at 1:39 AM
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    rbeezy

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    welcome....

    wow you must live in the boonies!!!
     
  7. Aug 23, 2011 at 1:40 AM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    welcome from hawaii! :wave:
     
  8. Aug 23, 2011 at 3:42 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    :wave:Welcome to TW from Sparks, NV
     
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