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    Oh, and I'm really super proud of myself too. I made it a whole week before buying another car this year! This rust free '88 T2 Shelby Z showed up on the 8th. I've already put 100 miles on it in 2 days too. I kinda like this thing!
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    With all that salt, it won't be rust free for long!

    So, you like cars with big butt's, you cannot lie.
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    First stop was the carwash. They ran into some really bad weather crossing the mountains. Runs Great but I'm going to flush the intercooler and take everything else apart to at least inspect condition of pad and shoe wear, wheel and hub bearings, put new struts and shocks on, etc. Upgrade headlights and audio system, replace carpet and add heaters to the leather seating that is also full power and I have coming already too. I got this thing cheap enough to sink some $ into it and enjoy the ride for many K miles rather than care about a return.
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    Yeah, I figured you had cleaned it up. Looks like the majority of vehicles around here (white) right now. Doesn't really pay to go to the car wash, it'd be filthy again before you got back home Of course, I couldn't stand it and took the Dakota through the automatic car wash, a couple blocks from my house, earlier this morning. It'll look good until I get to work Monday morning
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Here is a shock question.

    I'm looking for the best ride shock for my leveled 94 RWD F150. Which technology offer the best ride for a "daily type driver" that will not tow or haul heavy loads. There is literally too much information on the web that confuses a realistic review. Pricing for a full F/R set come in within a couple dollars.

    Hydro/oil filled?
    Foam cell?
    Nitro/gas monotube?

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    I had a friend in college with a Shelby; I think it was a 2.2 turbo and was blue/silver.

    That car handled great and had a lot of pull.

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    I had a 84 Chrysler Laser with a turbo. I thought that car rode and handled well with good power. A friend then bought a 88 (iirc)silver and blue Shelby and that was much more impressive than my laser.

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    Had to do it!

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    Thought I would post a little rear end porn, I mean differential porn, you know what I mean!

    Picked up a Shelby 8.8 finned aluminum differential cover for the Lightning - like the fill and drain bungs. Sounds like I may need to grind down one of the inner fins to clear the ABS ring. What is slick is the gasket they recommend from Lube Locker. It is a reusable gasket that does not require sealant. They have a detailed torque sequence for install. Next week is supposed to be dry, cool and sunny all week - I'll tackle it then.

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    I have one MB Gunner wheel on the truck that was damaged after the move - the cost to have it repaired was ridiculous. So I ordered these for the Lightning 18x9.5. Three of them arrived today, then the fourth tomorrow. I found it as a lightning deal price with "one left," and when I added to cart they honored the lower price for all rims with free shipping. Saved almost $70 per rim.

    Next week will be a busy week focused on the truck: replace cracked bed stripe, replace weather worn door mirrors (Rock Auto), install the Shelby dif cover and swap the tires onto the new rims. I love having something to focus on.

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