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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:56 pm

Probably get better offers in a month or so when some people are getting tax return money. Also Spring time will help too. Awesome you got your Durango fixed. What was wrong with it? Just stupid cold out here. Currently feels like 8 with the windchill and its 3 in the afternoon. HATE bitter cold weather and working in it. Ugh.

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Post by JeremyJ » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:04 pm

The Durango had a bad ground. We found it and had it fixed pretty quick.

The Jeep finally sold yesterday. It was bittersweet. It had been in the family since new and I'd owned it for more than a decade. It was well loved, but it just wasn't used anymore. Plus, the freeze plugs started leaking a year and a half ago. I tore the manifolds off and knocked out the old plugs. I never could get new ones to go in, so it just sat in the driveway, collecting plant life. It went to a good home. A hardcore Jeep guy who had big plans for it. Hopefully they don't wreck it. Oh well. Goodbye, old friend.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:21 pm

A bad ground..yes..nice simple fix. Love those. Congrats on the sale of your Jeep. Oh it was a diesel?

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Post by JeremyJ » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:28 pm

No, it was a good old 4.0 inline six gas engine. The Durango is gone now too. Check out the Picture Post forum for pics of the new ride.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:33 pm

JeremyJ wrote:
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No, it was a good old 4.0 inline six gas engine. The Durango is gone now too. Check out the Picture Post forum for pics of the new ride.
Now the Durango is gone! Wow. just randomly decide to sell it? Oh freeze plug. I was thinking of glow plugs in diesels haha

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Post by JeremyJ » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:56 pm

I traded the Durango for the Journey. They didn't give me much, but it helped.
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Post by jonnymopar » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:10 pm

INVUJerry wrote:
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...and now it’ll get to fulfill that prophecy.
Dammit, you spectacular bastard. I would pay to drive that car in between when the swap is done, but before you put a 8" lift kit in it.
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Re: Random posting

Post by occasional demons » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:34 pm

jonnymopar wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:10 pm

Dammit, you spectacular bastard.
Wait, What? who is this person?

Must be a spambot...

:lol:
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Post by Dammit Man! » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:38 pm

jonnymopar wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:10 pm

Dammit, you spectacular bastard.
OD wrote:Must be a spambot...
Hey now, leave him alone, I am pretty spectacular afterall. :wink:

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:29 am

LOL'ing at all of this.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:14 am

"Instead of always going to dealerships, why don't you work on your car yourself, Gramps?"

I just put a 1/4" gouge in the license plate well when my screwdriver slipped out of the right side slot. :angryfire: I can't even install a license plate properly.

At least it will be a distinguishing feature if my car is parked in a group of black SRTs. :roll:
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:04 am

Flat blade screws are the worst. It is easy for the blade to slip and kill. I have been there, done that. I get really nervous when circuit boards are held on with slotted screws.

Do they have the hex with the slot, or are they just slotted heads? The hex/slot combo is the worst, as only the outer edges have a place for the screwdriver blade to contact. A nut driver or socket is best for those.

Probably why I toss the plate screws, and go with M6 stainless steel button head Allen bolts to hold my plates on.

I just used a tap to make new threads in the plastic, and viola, you have something that does not slip, and it even looks nicer. You can get a cheapo hex key that fits, and toss it in the glove box. Or one of those combo screwdrivers with the hex bits.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:12 am

Hex with the slot. I'm still ticked at myself.
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:16 pm

Black magic marker....
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:30 pm

occasional demons wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:16 pm
Black magic marker....
That's funny. Still mad at myself though.
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:31 pm

It's not perfect, but it is surprising how well it tricks the eye. And it won't cause any ill affects in getting it touched up later.
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Post by INVUJerry » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:31 pm

jonnymopar wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:10 pm
INVUJerry wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:53 pm
...and now it’ll get to fulfill that prophecy.
Dammit, you spectacular bastard. I would pay to drive that car in between when the swap is done, but before you put a 8" lift kit in it.
Im not sure if I’m actually going to do the lift or not at this rate, but the swap will happen with a few small bolt ons.

Guys, I’m not coming with good news. Lane is currently in hospice care at home and has been for almost 3 weeks. He unblocked me on Facebook recently and I got the inkling to check tonight. As abrasive of a character as he could be I hope that his next transition is a smooth one. If you pray, it might be a good time to do that for him.

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Post by occasional demons » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:29 pm

I was wondering why I hadn't seen any sort of Chrysler news updates from him recently.

He can certainly a crusty old bastid, but he will be missed, if/when things come to that. I'm sure any form of prayers to whatever beliefs would be appreciated.

I guess 9 1/2 years of battling cancer would explain some of his grumpiness, and I can respect not wanting to share something like that.

Please keep those of us not on FB with any updates you get.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:21 am

Sorry to read this. I too had wondered why he hadn't posted for awhile.
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Post by 04rebel » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:56 pm

Prayers are a WILL DO here! I didn't know him, but did get a "kick" reading his posts and updates of our FAVORITE brand.

On another note... Has anyone heard from Black Rose Racing lately? I have not seen him here or on an Avenger site I'm also with in a long time.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:26 pm

Wow, That is sad!!! Pray that the Colonel gets better!

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:41 pm

04rebel wrote:
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... Has anyone heard from Black Rose Racing lately? I have not seen him here or on an Avenger site I'm also with in a long time.
I've been wondering the same thing.
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Post by 03_SXT » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:33 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:41 pm
04rebel wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:56 pm
... Has anyone heard from Black Rose Racing lately? I have not seen him here or on an Avenger site I'm also with in a long time.
I've been wondering the same thing.
Chris (BRR) has been facing some personal stuff, that I do not know about, but he did let some of us know his online presence would be cut down.
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Post by 04rebel » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:21 pm

03_SXT wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:33 pm
Midnight_Rider wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:41 pm
04rebel wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:56 pm
... Has anyone heard from Black Rose Racing lately? I have not seen him here or on an Avenger site I'm also with in a long time.
I've been wondering the same thing.
Chris (BRR) has been facing some personal stuff, that I do not know about, but he did let some of us know his online presence would be cut down.
Thanks for the update! Sorry to hear that "trying times" for him. BUT Glad to know that he's still above ground.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:57 am

Ditto.
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Post by JeremyJ » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:37 pm

So Ed Peters died. Holy shit. I used to talk to him on Neons.org. He was full of great info. That's pretty sad.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:53 pm

Very sad indeed! Image
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Post by occasional demons » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:16 pm

Wow those headlights are really yellowed. I wonder if he left them like that so they matched his numbers and lettering on the car.
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Post by 03_SXT » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:50 pm

I think that's one of the Challenge cars, they had the headlights and tail lights covered.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:17 am

03_SXT wrote:
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I think that's one of the Challenge cars, they had the headlights and tail lights covered.
Yup.
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