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    • Astro wrote:

      rhjanes wrote:

      LIhikers wrote:

      70 mph ?
      Our old VW is lucky to get to 60 going down hill and with the wind. I once knew someone with an even older VW bus who got a speeding ticket. They used a photocopy to pay the fine and framed the original speeding ticket...lol
      LOL. How about "Do the best you can do". Point really is to drive it long enough to get everything hot, operating temperatures. That means gear box/auto, rear gears, shoot even the shocks need "exercise". And maintain the temps for a time so the exhaust also gets hot to try and boil out moisture. In the middle of a Texas summer, I wait for the temperature gauge to hit normal, then turn on the defroster for 5 minutes. That even circulates hot water thru the heater core.One of my Mustangs (1970 Mach 1, 428 cubic inches of Cobra Jet with Ram Air) idles at 35 MPH.....
      Must be nice to have a stable of Mustangs. 8)
      My brother used to have a stable of Mustangs. (Ford engineer). Now he's retired and down to 1.
    • Trillium wrote:

      Astro wrote:

      rhjanes wrote:

      LIhikers wrote:

      70 mph ?
      Our old VW is lucky to get to 60 going down hill and with the wind. I once knew someone with an even older VW bus who got a speeding ticket. They used a photocopy to pay the fine and framed the original speeding ticket...lol
      LOL. How about "Do the best you can do". Point really is to drive it long enough to get everything hot, operating temperatures. That means gear box/auto, rear gears, shoot even the shocks need "exercise". And maintain the temps for a time so the exhaust also gets hot to try and boil out moisture. In the middle of a Texas summer, I wait for the temperature gauge to hit normal, then turn on the defroster for 5 minutes. That even circulates hot water thru the heater core.One of my Mustangs (1970 Mach 1, 428 cubic inches of Cobra Jet with Ram Air) idles at 35 MPH.....
      Must be nice to have a stable of Mustangs. 8)
      My brother used to have a stable of Mustangs. (Ford engineer). Now he's retired and down to 1.
      Nice.
      I have a 1969 that has been in the family since the early 70's. We got gas receipts from 1970 from the one prior owner. I got the 1970 Mach in 1991 as a non-running car. In 2010 I bought a used 2008 GT Convertible with just 14000 on it and drove it until 2019 when I bought a 2019 F250 Super Duty. The 2019 replaced a 1999 F250 with 200,000 on it. The 2008 has like 106000 on it now. When I talked with my wife about giving the 1999 truck to our daughter, trading in the GT on the 2019 F250 she said "Keep the GT also". WOW! Well, just before we got married, I sold a 1970 Mercury Cyclone with a 429 Cobra Jet in it. Used to be my tow car and we'd enter it in car shows under her name. So I sold it, walked back in the house to see her sniffling back a tear and saying "you sold FANG!" (Pet name for the car). I told her she has to tell me this stuff BEFORE I do it!
      Pirating – Corporate Takeover without the paperwork
    • Drybones wrote:

      when I lived in VA I had connections with sawmills and had a dump truck load of mulch flickered every year...kind of enjoyed working with it...had three kids and wife for help.
      Going to get a pickup load of mulch for the wife tomorrow. Go a little faster if I can get one my sons to help me, but probably flying solo.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • jimmyjam wrote:

      Had a freeze warning here the other night and had to cover everything in the garden. Thursday and this weekend it's supposed to be almost 90. Winter like and then five days later summer.
      Garden? It snowed here on Saturday. I was up near Hanover NH and saw 3-4 inches there.
      “Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
      the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”


      John Greenleaf Whittier
    • Hitting the 80s regularly here now. Had my daughter-in-law cut my hair 5 on top and 3 on the sides. Not quite the 2 or 3 on top and 1 on the sides I do when going on a LASH, but still short enough that I can ride with the roof open an no need to worry about my hair getting messed up. :thumbup:
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General

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