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Regis

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  1. yo Mikey! hahaaa. Been awhile, eh?

  2. Thanks for the link BodyByFisher. Good hearing from you. It's been far too long since we talked. To keep things short and yet informative I'll start by saying that I completely agree with the 2 posts by MadeInAmerica. When I had the 94 STS I ran 4 very aggressive and cheap Cooper snow tires during the winters. The saying goes: The cheapest snow tires will outperform the best all season tires. And I can attest to that first hand. I've made the stretch from Syracuse through Pulaski enough times, during the winter, to know what matters. I should note that traction control, in my opinion,
  3. Come on now. I know it was Bruce just trying to get more member activity on the board. Of course I'm kidding. It was just a matter of time before something like this happened. I'm surprised it wasn't sooner. Because of the dynamics of the board security, BBF and Bruce should see many attempts at hijacking their login and pw. One of the best ways I can think of is the low tech approach. Hijack a friendly member account and send a file or link to the mother ship (that would be Bruce or BBF). Many high tech securities are breeched via low tech approaches. This PM from mignulik was pretty
  4. I replaced both end links thinking the same thing with ACDelco, which now have grease fittings. I think something is going on with the struts and/or strut mounts. My OEM salvage yard axle arrived today so I can replace the one on the right. But I think, however, that I will first go after the strut mounts. When I look at the strut mount nuts, I see that the prior owner must have worked on the struts and/or mounts because the nuts are not the originals. Maybe he replaced the mounts with poor quality aftermarket and now they again have to be replaced?! How old are the end links? Didn't kn
  5. This seems to sound like an end link problem. A worn one would bang around certain turns, take offs, and uneven surfaces.
  6. Terrific landing. I just wish that other heroes like firemen, policemen, doctors, fire jumpers, aid workers, etc., received as much air time or proportionate. What I've been hearing and reading about landing options confirms what Larry said. The Hudson was the only reasonable option. And if you'll recall, it was just over 20 degrees and winds were calm. It was late in the day when the weather kicked up. I find it interesting that every news source chose to do live feeds during the following days. I guess the relatively calm weather on the day of the accident didn't provide enough drama
  7. I'll definitely add Seven Pounds to my Netflix Queue when it's out on DVD. Gran Torino as well. Eastwood is one of my favorites. Prior to meeting my wife, 5 years ago, I used to go out to dinner 3 to 5 times a week, alone. Most of the time I would go to my favorite Japanese/Korean restaurant. Over the years I've grown to know the owners and employees. I've never experienced a meal without the owners or wait staff coming over and chatting at length. I'm a personable friendly guy and I try to engage conversation when I'm alone in any restaurant. I usually ask for the same person at each
  8. While all the auto companies are struggling, it's "nice" to know that some people affiliated with the industry are doing just fine. Wouldn't surprise me, in the future, to hear that these two were found face down somewhere. http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/15908257/index.html
  9. I use stick lubricant (contains silicone) and run a heavy bead around the door seal. Beeswax works well too. Comes in a jar and just apply with finger. After closing the door, I usually apply a bead to the top of the door crack where it meets the roof line. You'll be glad you did if you're expecting a lot of freezing rain. You might think you're making a mess but both products wear off after a couple days, especially if it's cold, and no harm to seal or finish. Given that Regis, lives in the lake affect snow capital of the world, this is valuable information, In 1989, I appraised
  10. I use stick lubricant (contains silicone) and run a heavy bead around the door seal. Beeswax works well too. Comes in a jar and just apply with finger. After closing the door, I usually apply a bead to the top of the door crack where it meets the roof line. You'll be glad you did if you're expecting a lot of freezing rain. You might think you're making a mess but both products wear off after a couple days, especially if it's cold, and no harm to seal or finish.
  11. Peter Schiff is indeed a smart man. He has a keen awareness of current trends (as well as historical ones), effects of inputs and outputs, and an eye for the raw and emotionless truth. He is one of the reasons I voted for Ron Paul (Schiff was Paul's financial advisor). However, it should be noted that Peter Schiff wasn't alone when he made his financial projections and predictions. Many, not so famous, financial experts echoed Schiff's beliefs. My father, who bought and sold money at high volumes (for lack of a better description), and some of his close business associates voiced much co
  12. Personally, I think GM, Ford, and Chrysler should go chapter 11 asap and kill off the UAW. This whole notion that doing so would add some 2 million to the unemployed is hog wash (although it's a nice attempt at a spin). Go chapter 11, kill off the UAW, kill off the entitlements and pensions then...... reorganize, rehire many of the workers at reasonable pay, and have the Government use the bail out money to subsidize the lost pensions of the retired workers. Any new workers looking to retire do not get a pension.
  13. No more lunch boxes for me. A little extra size, weight, and steel go a long way. 5 Star crash ratings only matter if you plan on hitting a vehicle of similar size and weight. Let's hear it for the 5 Star rating then, yippy! Now if you plan on taking on a Hummer with it's, battered in the media, 4 Star rating then you might as well take away 4 Stars if not all 5. Few vehicles can match the sheer size and mass of the Hummer so 4 Stars is fairly reliable I'd say.
  14. Marika, You're starting to sound like the old conservative Republican. I wasn't expecting that. I got a little misty eyed. ikswotug, Your post is one of the best explanations I've read so far. It's a well constructed piece, in plain English, straight forward, sights the problems, history, and more importantly what should be done. I enjoyed it. Thanks.
  15. Well said Mr. Voight. The main stream media has been a truth liability for many years and only getting worse. Many Americans stopped using their brains and instead let the media tell them what to think. Common sense be damned. Never before have I been so disappointed with the Republicans. They are only a hair better than the Democrats. And that is down right scary. Both parties are currently for big government and both are promising a whole lot that neither can deliver on. If you are a non-believer then do the simple math. There simply isn't enough money to fulfill the promises....pe
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