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Old 05-14-2012, 12:04 PM   #12521
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Just got my schedule for the week all set. Work from home today, then the next 3 days at the detail shop, then possibly going to look at some antique furniture on friday.

The guy with the furniture doesn't have a computer and is what you'd call "off the grid" and he's ready to start selling some stuff. I'm really, really hoping it turns out to be a gold mine. Just that fact that he's putting $20k-$30k price tags on furniture has me excited to see it.

Same guy I'm selling the old vw bug for. Same guy that has a mint rolls royce on a lift in one of his garages. lol
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:29 AM   #12522
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I don't know why, but seeing clean, well-maintained examples of old econoboxes pleases me more than seeing some $150k luxury boat or sports car.

A guy just drove through the parking lot in what looked like a 1990ish Mazda Protege. It was black and the body and paint looked perfect. Engine sounded good, it was a 5 speed, and it was all I could do not to flag him down and ask him how much he wanted for it.

Looked like this, except cleaner and with stock wheels.

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Old 05-15-2012, 11:51 AM   #12523
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Well did you buy it?!
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #12524
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No, no new cars until I unload the MOAB Miata.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:29 PM   #12525
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WTF, was that myspace splash page ad I just got from here?????
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:10 AM   #12526
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can someone tell me how to measure for this thing? Do I measure it 12 inches from the pipe bends and fittings, or by each end of where the fins start?

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:19 AM   #12527
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WTF, was that myspace splash page ad I just got from here?????
Yes

Either that, or we're both visiting the same sites - and I'm pretty sure that gmail isn't in the business of myspace ads if this is so.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:49 AM   #12528
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Just passed yet another CA emissions test with numbers near the bottom of the scale. How the hell is it that my car keeps getting classed as a "high emitter profile" and directed to a Gold Shield / Test Only station every single time?

22 Years, 214,000 miles, and counting.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:29 AM   #12529
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Yes

Either that, or we're both visiting the same sites - and I'm pretty sure that gmail isn't in the business of myspace ads if this is so.
Now THAT sucks! The first sign (for me) of our new corporate overlords changing things. I understand needing ads to support a business and was fine with the amount here, but road blocks are ridiculous. Time to become a supporting member!

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Old 05-17-2012, 10:33 PM   #12530
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New job, got out of the restaurant and now work at advance auto parts. Starting some time next wee, couldn't be happier with the upgrade.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:44 AM   #12531
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Upgrade?! LOLOLOL

come back in two weeks and let us know how it's going.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:57 AM   #12532
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No kidding! I have heard nothing but horror stories of working at auto parts stores.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:38 AM   #12533
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No kidding! I have heard nothing but horror stories of working at auto parts stores.
I lasted about a month at O' Reilly's.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:11 AM   #12534
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Just ---- all over his dreams and good feelings. Way to go guys! Keepin' it real.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:39 AM   #12535
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Dealers tell me it is discontinued. Anyone know where to buy one?
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:43 AM   #12536
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I scored tickets to Godspeed You! Blakc Empoeror.....FYCN!!!!!
(I doubt many people 'round here know who they are )
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:22 AM   #12537
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I just got a box with $490 in seals, sensors, and gaskets...that's somewhat anti-climactic.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:42 AM   #12538
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Got real excited about this:

http://jackson.craigslist.org/cto/3013953488.html

Then I got a reply back and found out the car spent most of its life in NY and VT and has rust.

Then I found this and have been trying to restrain myself from inquiring. Those 4EAT transmissions in the SVX are death.

http://jackson.craigslist.org/cto/3013953488.html
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come back in two weeks and let us know how it's going.
lol, i worked in a family owned and operated restaurant, the owners where some of the biggest idiots/ ******** i have ever meet. moving straw at my buddys farm was better than working there. anyway the manager at the advance i work it is cool as hell, and i already know everyone who works there. and also going from like 7.40 an hour to 8.10 plus a commission system. the only down side is the idiots who frequent the place, but the same applied at the restaurant as well. oh and the building has ac where the restaurant didn't, summer there sucked horribly.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:22 PM   #12540
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Got real excited about this:

http://jackson.craigslist.org/cto/3013953488.html

Then I got a reply back and found out the car spent most of its life in NY and VT and has rust.

Then I found this and have been trying to restrain myself from inquiring. Those 4EAT transmissions in the SVX are death.

http://jackson.craigslist.org/cto/3013953488.html
One of my good friends has an SVX and I also know the previous owners. In the 2 years that I have known the car it has been down a good 6+ months because of the transmission and diffs having problems.
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