I'm baaaaaack!!!!!!!!

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  1. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    Dude! Keep us updated, 'cause I would totally read that book. I love urban fantasy, but it tends to have a more Gaelic/Goth bent rather than Christian. This could be interesting!
     
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  3. Pintlehook

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    Zoomie,

    I think you should consider going back to selling cars, you'd make a heckuva salesperson. The guy that I purchased my new F150 from last week said it's a pretty lucrative gig. He's been there for 15 years and I bought my '08 from him also.

    Of course, truckin' gets in your blood...doesn't it?
     
  4. Captain Zoom

    Captain Zoom Road Train Member

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    You ain't kidding.

    The car game is feast and famine when you first start out (more famine than feast if you're not in a good area). I'd have to start from scratch since I've been out for so long. It's on the back burner if I end up disqualified for some reason.
     
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  5. Captain Zoom

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    Well familiar with them. A greater percentage of Sables had the upgraded 24 valve 4 cam V6 and retuned suspension and more aggressive brakes and steering ratio that turned it from a "mom car" to something fun to drive, if not to look at.

    Still, very solid, reliable, and affordable transportation appliances. We're both entbusiasts though so if we seek out a Taurus it'd have to be the Super High Output (SHO). Early version with the Yamaha V6 and 5 speed manual, please. In green.

    Still not a sports car though.
     
  6. Captain Zoom

    Captain Zoom Road Train Member

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    Saw a Fiero with the PISA Corp rear suspension upgrade (no more snap oversteer) and a supercharged 3800 V6 engine swap for $3500. Downsides: 1) That engine swap necessitates the matching automatic tranny; 2) The car is in Arizona; 3) I don't have 3500.

    Sob.
     
  7. double yellow

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    torque converter automatics just aren't as much fun on the track though...
     
  8. Captain Zoom

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    I'm hip. But nobody makes an adaptor plate to marry a Getrag up to the 3800; you have to fabricate one and I'm not that much of a hot rodder. Anyway, the 2.8 would be enough for me in that application if I were to ever buy one.

    Have seen one with a Northstar mated to a ZF 6-speed. And another with the Aurora V8 and the Getrag 5-speed. Fieros have become the modern hot rod slate (one of them, anyway).
     
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  9. Captain Zoom

    Captain Zoom Road Train Member

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    Got my settlement preview. Stared at it in confusion when I saw a positive number in the Net Pay column. Called payroll to inform them they had overpaid me since I was broke down most of the week and had turned in less than 800 miles. They said the company had decided to give me a break on the truck payment since I had gotten shafted by some bad actors at Penske.

    File this one under "nice surprise."
     
  10. AfterShock

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    Is that file located in the Much Appreciated ....
    Or the Pleasant Occurrences folder? :smt047:biggrin:

    :thumbright::thumbleft:
    :thumbup:

     
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  11. Captain Zoom

    Captain Zoom Road Train Member

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    Had a preplan and had my trip mapped out and it got yanked at the last second. My dispatcher is a bit of a douche; he's the fly in the ointment here. I asked for directions to the ppn because the dispatch message had no info except city and state. He tells me to send a canned msg for directions which I can't do since I have no idea what facility I'm going to. And if he had time to tell me to send a canned msg he had time to shoot me his canned msg with directions. Next thing I know ppn is pulled. I sent him a msg telling him ppn was pulled as he may not know, and that I need to run as I have had very few miles for the last two weeks. Waiting for his response.
     
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