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    Lol! I was actually thinking I'd take another...

    Lol! I was actually thinking I'd take another spin tonight or tomorrow while we've got a break in the weather since I still haven't pulled the summer wheels off yet!
  2. Yep. That's what I ran into. Seemed a $5 minimum...

    Yep. That's what I ran into. Seemed a $5 minimum charge on several $2 items, all coming from somewhere else.
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    Sticky: The snow is 90% gone today after being in the...

    The snow is 90% gone today after being in the 40's yesterday. So I guess I'll just mow the lawn to chop the leaves up that are matted to it. Half of them remain on the trees yet. Some haven't even...
  4. I just tried ordering brake shoes, spring kit,...

    I just tried ordering brake shoes, spring kit, and both side adjuster kits for a car from them last week. Almost $52 after shipping and they wouldn't be in til day after tomorrow now. Got the same...
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    Check the clocking on the tabs with your pix. The...

    Check the clocking on the tabs with your pix. The 80+ used different calipers and brackets for the high mount style. Worst comes to worst you just trim the low side to clear your caliper.
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    Just almost hit another deer! Dang! That would...

    Just almost hit another deer! Dang! That would have been THREE on the year, and this one would have actually cost me a deductible since my regular car is still in being fixed from the 2nd and I...
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    That's practically a daily occurrence in the ten...

    That's practically a daily occurrence in the ten mile stretch surrounding where I-90 joins Ohio 2 in Elyria. They need to put a 36" drain pipe in the deep median and K rails above it to keep one...
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    I don't see any anti squeal pads. I couldn't...

    I don't see any anti squeal pads. I couldn't remember if our cars never had them. There weren't any in the box when I had it apart this year. But our left rotor is singing occasionally. I replaced it...
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    The smileys menu mess... Dude. tell me about it....

    The smileys menu mess... Dude. tell me about it. It's embarrassing. But since I have to hire people to fix this mess and it's a big chunk, it's still waiting me to have a windfall. Some days I just...
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    Sticky: Got our first light frost this morning. Ah! Crisp...

    Got our first light frost this morning. Ah! Crisp cool fall air...
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    That's what got me off my butt and up that ladder...

    That's what got me off my butt and up that ladder finally. I didn't want to deal with the one that likes to flicker or the other that just turns off and on at random thru the winter. The light...
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    That's a lot of road grime on a galvanized part...

    That's a lot of road grime on a galvanized part that should be Silver! Congratulations! That's proof of use! But you may want to replace your inner seal. ;) I had one needing welded on Candy Corn...
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    Hey Mike, no these are the 5500 Lumen 50W full...

    Hey Mike, no these are the 5500 Lumen 50W full fixture LED's that fit right inside my existing T8 fixtures because they're actually just enough shorter than a real 4ft light. I just cut the wires to...
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    I took Mopars1 recommendation seen on another...

    I took Mopars1 recommendation seen on another thread somewhere and got a case of the $25 LED 4ft strips at Rural King.

    RAVE

    I had 14 of my 20 light positions running, with T8's. Didn't think I...
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    I currently have two bad water pumps and each...

    I currently have two bad water pumps and each were "New" three years ago. Not reman. Just garbage! And what's up with the price difference on the Police water pumps? Are you kidding me? Now it's...
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    3 spokes are notorious for going off randomly. I...

    3 spokes are notorious for going off randomly. I found that a cigarette box thickness piece of paper under the offending mount screw fixes that.
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    My wife's OE sender does that in her 12yr old...

    My wife's OE sender does that in her 12yr old SUV. It could be reading anywhere in between reality and empty at any time. Weirdness. We just watch the trip odometer knowing about how many miles a...
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    I've yet to figure out why the cross over carbons...

    I've yet to figure out why the cross over carbons up. It's like there's got to be oil getting into them from somewhere cuz sometimes it's gooey in there while others are crunchy because they've baked...
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    Oh Yeah... Hate the winter time switch. They...

    Oh Yeah... Hate the winter time switch. They could put it on Daylight time and leave it there forever and I'd be happy. There's a bill for Ohio to do it that gets another reading this month. Michigan...
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    Well, that's certainly debatable these days. I've...

    Well, that's certainly debatable these days. I've come to the realization that my technical skills aren't always the best but that there are plenty of local shops with people who rebuild items to a...
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    Hey, welcome aboard Dan. Let's go reverse order...

    Hey, welcome aboard Dan. Let's go reverse order here. Sedan front doors are all the same. So while there aren't reproduction parts made, you can get all your front pieces from any M-body sedan,...
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    I've owned many Buicks in my life. The first...

    I've owned many Buicks in my life. The first being a six year old 80 Regal Ltd when I was 18. It looked like a very nice car. But thank the lord I bought the warranty. It spent 4 months and three...
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    Is this something in your area too? Old people in...

    Is this something in your area too? Old people in 20yr old Buicks. Yesterday I was out and about in the early afternoon and saw a couple LeSabres, about a dozen or more Century's, and at least one...
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    That's a ELB engine car. He's got the '78 only...

    That's a ELB engine car. He's got the '78 only California engine. It's well known as the desirable engine to have for the year but a proper restoration is difficult. At least non-concours visible...
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    Na. It's all the same stuff they used on every...

    Na. It's all the same stuff they used on every 318 thru the 80's. If you've got 360 manifolds instead of headers, you'll want to route the air pump lines to look like they're functional. Hopefully...
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