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Old 09-16-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
dwight
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12 years and 183,000 miles...

Very satisfying.

There's a spot, on my drive back to work, where the highway goes from two
lanes to four. As we approach that spot, traffic slows a bit and gets a
little heavier.

In the left lane, with about 4 car lengths ahead of me and a long choo-choo
train behind me, I'm being tailgated by someone who isn't happy with the
prevailing 65mph. He must think it's my fault that we're actually doing only
10mph above the posted 55.

I hate playing choo-choo. Not very good at it, really. I always leave too
much room in front of me. Damn.

Here it comes... An extra lane on the right and an extra lane on the left.
Huh? Nobody wants the passing lane? I'll take it.

Dropped down to 3rd at 65 and kicked the old pony up to 100. (I should say,
crested a little above 100 and settled right back down to 80.)

No more tailgaters.

TFrog is definitely showing its age, but can still get up in a hurry.

The Dynomax Ultraflows sound better all the time (which makes me think
they'll probably have to be replaced soon). I had to park and get out to
check my mailbox the other day, and noticed how nice (and low) the exhaust
sounded, as I walked behind the car. I never get to hear it, usually...

That, and it probably needs a good tune-up. It's developed an uneven idle,
which makes the car look and sound like it's got that old "lopey cam" thing
going on.

Funny. The more things that go wrong with this car, the more I like it.

dwight
www.tfrog93.com


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Old 09-16-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
Kate
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Re: 12 years and 183,000 miles...

Sounds like love to me :)

--
Kate
2O|||||||O5 Liberty


"dwight" <tfrog93@GEEmail.com> wrote in message
news:hNmdnd6Im5FUzrbeRVn-2A@comcast.com...
: Very satisfying.
:
: There's a spot, on my drive back to work, where the highway goes from two
: lanes to four. As we approach that spot, traffic slows a bit and gets a
: little heavier.
:
: In the left lane, with about 4 car lengths ahead of me and a long
choo-choo
: train behind me, I'm being tailgated by someone who isn't happy with the
: prevailing 65mph. He must think it's my fault that we're actually doing
only
: 10mph above the posted 55.
:
: I hate playing choo-choo. Not very good at it, really. I always leave too
: much room in front of me. Damn.
:
: Here it comes... An extra lane on the right and an extra lane on the left.
: Huh? Nobody wants the passing lane? I'll take it.
:
: Dropped down to 3rd at 65 and kicked the old pony up to 100. (I should
say,
: crested a little above 100 and settled right back down to 80.)
:
: No more tailgaters.
:
: TFrog is definitely showing its age, but can still get up in a hurry.
:
: The Dynomax Ultraflows sound better all the time (which makes me think
: they'll probably have to be replaced soon). I had to park and get out to
: check my mailbox the other day, and noticed how nice (and low) the exhaust
: sounded, as I walked behind the car. I never get to hear it, usually...
:
: That, and it probably needs a good tune-up. It's developed an uneven idle,
: which makes the car look and sound like it's got that old "lopey cam"
thing
: going on.
:
: Funny. The more things that go wrong with this car, the more I like it.
:
: dwight
: www.tfrog93.com
:
:


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Old 09-16-2005, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
dwight
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Re: 12 years and 183,000 miles...

"Kate" <svtkate@excited.com> wrote in message
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> Sounds like love to me :)
>
> --
> Kate
> 2O|||||||O5 Liberty


I'm not shy. I readily admit have. Have, since Day One.

I always said I'd keep this one forever.

:()

> "dwight" <tfrog93@GEEmail.com> wrote in message
> news:hNmdnd6Im5FUzrbeRVn-2A@comcast.com...
> : Very satisfying.
> :
> : There's a spot, on my drive back to work, where the highway goes from
> two
> : lanes to four. As we approach that spot, traffic slows a bit and gets a
> : little heavier.
> :
> : In the left lane, with about 4 car lengths ahead of me and a long
> choo-choo
> : train behind me, I'm being tailgated by someone who isn't happy with the
> : prevailing 65mph. He must think it's my fault that we're actually doing
> only
> : 10mph above the posted 55.
> :
> : I hate playing choo-choo. Not very good at it, really. I always leave
> too
> : much room in front of me. Damn.
> :
> : Here it comes... An extra lane on the right and an extra lane on the
> left.
> : Huh? Nobody wants the passing lane? I'll take it.
> :
> : Dropped down to 3rd at 65 and kicked the old pony up to 100. (I should
> say,
> : crested a little above 100 and settled right back down to 80.)
> :
> : No more tailgaters.
> :
> : TFrog is definitely showing its age, but can still get up in a hurry.
> :
> : The Dynomax Ultraflows sound better all the time (which makes me think
> : they'll probably have to be replaced soon). I had to park and get out to
> : check my mailbox the other day, and noticed how nice (and low) the
> exhaust
> : sounded, as I walked behind the car. I never get to hear it, usually...
> :
> : That, and it probably needs a good tune-up. It's developed an uneven
> idle,
> : which makes the car look and sound like it's got that old "lopey cam"
> thing
> : going on.
> :
> : Funny. The more things that go wrong with this car, the more I like it.
> :
> : dwight
> : www.tfrog93.com
> :
> :
>
>



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Old 09-16-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 12 years and 183,000 miles...

That makes you a good guy.
A real good guy.
--
Kate
2O|||||||O5 Liberty


"dwight" <tfrog93@GEEmail.com> wrote in message
news:hKOdneM4mZY45bbeRVn-uA@comcast.com...
: "Kate" <svtkate@excited.com> wrote in message
: news:QqKWe.12982$_84.7562@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
: > Sounds like love to me :)
: >
: > --
: > Kate
: > 2O|||||||O5 Liberty
:
: I'm not shy. I readily admit have. Have, since Day One.
:
: I always said I'd keep this one forever.
:
::()
:
: > "dwight" <tfrog93@GEEmail.com> wrote in message
: > news:hNmdnd6Im5FUzrbeRVn-2A@comcast.com...
: > : Very satisfying.
: > :
: > : There's a spot, on my drive back to work, where the highway goes from
: > two
: > : lanes to four. As we approach that spot, traffic slows a bit and gets
a
: > : little heavier.
: > :
: > : In the left lane, with about 4 car lengths ahead of me and a long
: > choo-choo
: > : train behind me, I'm being tailgated by someone who isn't happy with
the
: > : prevailing 65mph. He must think it's my fault that we're actually
doing
: > only
: > : 10mph above the posted 55.
: > :
: > : I hate playing choo-choo. Not very good at it, really. I always leave
: > too
: > : much room in front of me. Damn.
: > :
: > : Here it comes... An extra lane on the right and an extra lane on the
: > left.
: > : Huh? Nobody wants the passing lane? I'll take it.
: > :
: > : Dropped down to 3rd at 65 and kicked the old pony up to 100. (I should
: > say,
: > : crested a little above 100 and settled right back down to 80.)
: > :
: > : No more tailgaters.
: > :
: > : TFrog is definitely showing its age, but can still get up in a hurry.
: > :
: > : The Dynomax Ultraflows sound better all the time (which makes me think
: > : they'll probably have to be replaced soon). I had to park and get out
to
: > : check my mailbox the other day, and noticed how nice (and low) the
: > exhaust
: > : sounded, as I walked behind the car. I never get to hear it,
usually...
: > :
: > : That, and it probably needs a good tune-up. It's developed an uneven
: > idle,
: > : which makes the car look and sound like it's got that old "lopey cam"
: > thing
: > : going on.
: > :
: > : Funny. The more things that go wrong with this car, the more I like
it.
: > :
: > : dwight
: > : www.tfrog93.com
: > :
: > :
: >
: >
:
:


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Old 09-16-2005, 21:01   #5 (permalink)
dwight
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Re: 12 years and 183,000 miles...

"Kate" <svtkate@excited.com> wrote in message
news:DTKWe.12668$9i4.7361@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> That makes you a good guy.
> A real good guy.
> --
> Kate
> 2O|||||||O5 Liberty


Oh. Yeah. And I meant the car, too.

dwight
(Jean just bought tickets to the Eagles/49ers game this Sunday. I'm not even
thinking about trading HER in.)

> "dwight" <tfrog93@GEEmail.com> wrote in message
> news:hKOdneM4mZY45bbeRVn-uA@comcast.com...
> : "Kate" <svtkate@excited.com> wrote in message
> : news:QqKWe.12982$_84.7562@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> : > Sounds like love to me :)
> : >
> : > --
> : > Kate
> : > 2O|||||||O5 Liberty
> :
> : I'm not shy. I readily admit have. Have, since Day One.
> :
> : I always said I'd keep this one forever.
> :
> ::()
> :
> : > "dwight" <tfrog93@GEEmail.com> wrote in message
> : > news:hNmdnd6Im5FUzrbeRVn-2A@comcast.com...
> : > : Very satisfying.
> : > :
> : > : There's a spot, on my drive back to work, where the highway goes
> from
> : > two
> : > : lanes to four. As we approach that spot, traffic slows a bit and
> gets
> a
> : > : little heavier.
> : > :
> : > : In the left lane, with about 4 car lengths ahead of me and a long
> : > choo-choo
> : > : train behind me, I'm being tailgated by someone who isn't happy with
> the
> : > : prevailing 65mph. He must think it's my fault that we're actually
> doing
> : > only
> : > : 10mph above the posted 55.
> : > :
> : > : I hate playing choo-choo. Not very good at it, really. I always
> leave
> : > too
> : > : much room in front of me. Damn.
> : > :
> : > : Here it comes... An extra lane on the right and an extra lane on the
> : > left.
> : > : Huh? Nobody wants the passing lane? I'll take it.
> : > :
> : > : Dropped down to 3rd at 65 and kicked the old pony up to 100. (I
> should
> : > say,
> : > : crested a little above 100 and settled right back down to 80.)
> : > :
> : > : No more tailgaters.
> : > :
> : > : TFrog is definitely showing its age, but can still get up in a
> hurry.
> : > :
> : > : The Dynomax Ultraflows sound better all the time (which makes me
> think
> : > : they'll probably have to be replaced soon). I had to park and get
> out
> to
> : > : check my mailbox the other day, and noticed how nice (and low) the
> : > exhaust
> : > : sounded, as I walked behind the car. I never get to hear it,
> usually...
> : > :
> : > : That, and it probably needs a good tune-up. It's developed an uneven
> : > idle,
> : > : which makes the car look and sound like it's got that old "lopey
> cam"
> : > thing
> : > : going on.
> : > :
> : > : Funny. The more things that go wrong with this car, the more I like
> it.
> : > :
> : > : dwight
> : > : www.tfrog93.com
> : > :
> : > :
> : >
> : >
> :
> :
>
>



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Old 09-17-2005, 08:01   #6 (permalink)
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"dwight" <tfrog93@GEEmail.com> wrote in
news:hNmdnd6Im5FUzrbeRVn-2A@comcast.com:

> Very satisfying.
>
> There's a spot, on my drive back to work, where the highway goes
> from two lanes to four. As we approach that spot, traffic slows a
> bit and gets a little heavier.
>
> In the left lane, with about 4 car lengths ahead of me and a long
> choo-choo train behind me, I'm being tailgated by someone who isn't
> happy with the prevailing 65mph. He must think it's my fault that
> we're actually doing only 10mph above the posted 55.
>
> I hate playing choo-choo. Not very good at it, really. I always
> leave too much room in front of me. Damn.
>
> Here it comes... An extra lane on the right and an extra lane on the
> left. Huh? Nobody wants the passing lane? I'll take it.
>
> Dropped down to 3rd at 65 and kicked the old pony up to 100. (I
> should say, crested a little above 100 and settled right back down
> to 80.)
>
> No more tailgaters.
>
> TFrog is definitely showing its age, but can still get up in a
> hurry.
>
> The Dynomax Ultraflows sound better all the time (which makes me
> think they'll probably have to be replaced soon). I had to park and
> get out to check my mailbox the other day, and noticed how nice (and
> low) the exhaust sounded, as I walked behind the car. I never get to
> hear it, usually...
>
> That, and it probably needs a good tune-up. It's developed an uneven
> idle, which makes the car look and sound like it's got that old
> "lopey cam" thing going on.
>
> Funny. The more things that go wrong with this car, the more I like
> it.
>
> dwight
> www.tfrog93.com


Obviously, you've won the mileage contest as the LX has been resting
for a little over a year in the garage, but I know exactly what you
mean. Now that my son's got his license, I now have the extreme
pleasure of watching him leave for school every morning, so I can
watch and hear the car as he drives off. What a damn fine car!

The only thing I feel bad about is that the car no longer has the 5-
stars. One ended up slightly bent (no idea how _that_ happened), and
I ended up trading two of the 5-stars (including the bent one) for 4
turbines with pretty decent Michelin Pilots already mounted and
balanced. I pressure cleaned the turbines and sprayed them
aluminum/stainless, so now they're basically the same color as the
exhaust tips (original, of course). Even though they're lowly
turbines, they still look good.

Yes, the LX is now an heirloom.

Joe
Calypso Green '93 5.0 LX AOD hatch with a few goodies
Black '03 Dakota 5.9 R/T CC
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Old 09-17-2005, 09:01   #7 (permalink)
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>
> Obviously, you've won the mileage contest as the LX has been resting
> for a little over a year in the garage, but I know exactly what you
> mean. Now that my son's got his license, I now have the extreme
> pleasure of watching him leave for school every morning, so I can
> watch and hear the car as he drives off. What a damn fine car!
>
> The only thing I feel bad about is that the car no longer has the 5-
> stars. One ended up slightly bent (no idea how _that_ happened), and
> I ended up trading two of the 5-stars (including the bent one) for 4
> turbines with pretty decent Michelin Pilots already mounted and
> balanced. I pressure cleaned the turbines and sprayed them
> aluminum/stainless, so now they're basically the same color as the
> exhaust tips (original, of course). Even though they're lowly
> turbines, they still look good.
>
> Yes, the LX is now an heirloom.
>
> Joe
> Calypso Green '93 5.0 LX AOD hatch with a few goodies
> Black '03 Dakota 5.9 R/T CC


That would kill me. There's no way I could hand off TFrog and watch every
day as someone else (anyone else) drives away with it.

I've got another week off in early October... Think I'll polish and wax and
get ready for the winter. Ah, that cold air in the intake...

:()


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Old 09-17-2005, 21:01   #8 (permalink)
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> "Joe" <avoidingspam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:i_VWe.9806$mw5.5258@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
>>
>> Obviously, you've won the mileage contest as the LX has been
>> resting for a little over a year in the garage, but I know exactly
>> what you mean. Now that my son's got his license, I now have the
>> extreme pleasure of watching him leave for school every morning, so
>> I can watch and hear the car as he drives off. What a damn fine
>> car!
>>
>> The only thing I feel bad about is that the car no longer has the
>> 5- stars. One ended up slightly bent (no idea how _that_
>> happened), and I ended up trading two of the 5-stars (including the
>> bent one) for 4 turbines with pretty decent Michelin Pilots already
>> mounted and balanced. I pressure cleaned the turbines and sprayed
>> them aluminum/stainless, so now they're basically the same color as
>> the exhaust tips (original, of course). Even though they're lowly
>> turbines, they still look good.
>>
>> Yes, the LX is now an heirloom.
>>
>> Joe
>> Calypso Green '93 5.0 LX AOD hatch with a few goodies
>> Black '03 Dakota 5.9 R/T CC

>
> That would kill me. There's no way I could hand off TFrog and watch
> every day as someone else (anyone else) drives away with it.


Love has something to do with it...

> I've got another week off in early October... Think I'll polish and
> wax and get ready for the winter. Ah, that cold air in the intake...
>
>:()


It's always something, eh?
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