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Old 05-09-2018, 01:50 PM
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Wow, just realized it's going up to 82 degrees today, and that's with mostly cloudy skies. Chance of strong/severe storms later today too.

Got the tires aired up, changed the oil and started the Monte up yesterday! Didn't move it but let it get up to operating temp.



 
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:04 PM
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:54 PM
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Well today was not to bad it warmed up and in the afternoon the sun came out. Just enough to inspire the wife to want to purchase some mulch at Wal-mart and of course she wants me to load it and unload it. I hate yard work.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:47 AM
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Afternoon guys. More thunderstorms possible today. Gas prices have been steadily increasing here and are really starting to hit and top the $3/gallon mark.
 
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Old 05-14-2018, 02:00 PM
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Hey everyone!

Spent the weekend working on my daily driver that broke down on Thurs. Not sure what is wrong with the car, but trying the usual suspects on this direct injection engine (DIRTY VALVES!). So I took the upper intake off, and I'm cleaning up everything that I can. Also did the plugs while I had everything so open, and they were all nasty too. And since I have so much opened up, going to just swap out the serpentine belt since it will be easiest to do without my intake on the car.
 
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by 06mistreSS View Post
Afternoon guys. More thunderstorms possible today. Gas prices have been steadily increasing here and are really starting to hit and top the $3/gallon mark.


I was in Chicago a week ago, and there was one station right by Midway Airport that was over $4 for regular unleaded, most places were already over $3....


Down here, we're just over $2.50 in most places...
 
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by drivernumber3 View Post
Well today was not to bad it warmed up and in the afternoon the sun came out. Just enough to inspire the wife to want to purchase some mulch at Wal-mart and of course she wants me to load it and unload it. I hate yard work.
A little Steve McQueen humor, works for me too!!


Sounds like Dale Sr. One of the local go kart racers here got a chance to meet Dale at a track and had a one on one conversation with him. He asked Dale for some advise racing. His answer was "that pedal on the right, keep it mashed down. That pedal on the left, break it off!"
 
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:01 AM
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Good morning guys. Our area has had quite a bit of rain lately; anywhere from 1.2" to 3.6" measured over the weekend plus another 1.0" overnight.

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I was in Chicago a week ago, and there was one station right by Midway Airport that was over $4 for regular unleaded, most places were already over $3....

Down here, we're just over $2.50 in most places...
I've been seeing a lot of $2.99 around here for the past couple weeks. There's a station here right by Detroit Metro Airport, by all the rental car places, that's at $3.70/gallon - of course they take advantage of the rental returns.
 

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Old 05-16-2018, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by 06mistreSS View Post
Good morning guys. Our area has had quite a bit of rain lately; anywhere from 1.2" to 3.6" measured over the weekend plus another 1.0" overnight.



I've been seeing a lot of $2.99 around here for the past couple weeks. There's a station here right by Detroit Metro Airport, by all the rental car places, that's at $3.70/gallon - of course they take advantage of the rental returns.

Those wonderful rental car companies, ha,ha got an email the other day that I am no longer an Avis preferred platinum member. I used to rent the cars for several months for work now that I retired I haven't had one since last September. I feel real sad now!! Lol Gas here is $2.59 just filled the Torrent last night.
 
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:11 AM
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Good morning guys. Yesterday was nice, 77 and sunny today.

Got the Monte out last night for the first time this year and cruised Downtown Detroit and Belle Isle. The Detroit Grand Prix setup is well underway, most if not all of the concrete barriers and fencing are in place.

 
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