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From: kidl5/21/2019 2:29:33 PM
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Niki Lauda, legendary Formula One driver, dead at 70

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From: OldAIMGuy5/21/2019 2:57:53 PM
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Killing Spree in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin....................................

AP Newswire - 06/01/2019

In the usually peaceful community of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin there has been great turmoil recently as
Summer arrived. Insect Rights Activists have chimed in following a DNR and EPA report of diminished
insect counts along many back roads around Sheboygan County.

The DNR has shown that wherever a certain '33 Street Rod is driven, there is an immediate reduction in
the number of flying insects. Forensic Insect Pathologist Ralph "Creepie" Crawler said in a report released
to the public over Memorial Day Weekend that he has found significant scientific evidence of the FFR '33
Ford's killing spree.

While crowds of protesters surrounded his garage singing anti-bug-killing songs our AP Newswire reporter,
Slap Skeeter, was able to interview the car's owner. Tom "Terminal Velocity" Veale said there were no
malicious maneuvers used while piloting his '33 two tone Ford street rod on a 100 mile journey recently.
Instead he claims to be innocent of any and all wrongdoings.

Mr. Veale's claim is that there is a strange psychological manifestation occurring within the insect
community where they become despondent, and therefore suicidal. He claims that these deaths have
occurred not because of some plan of his own, but that the mass psychosis is leading to tragic reduction in
the bug populations.

We were able to obtain these spy photos showing the evidence of a blood bath. Remember this wholesale
slaughter took place in just 100 miles and that by Mr. Veale's own confession, he's driven this machine
nearly 12,000 miles already!

Please, keep small children protected from these graphic images!

They are very disturbing; viewer’s discretion is advised.......................

Stay tuned to this channel for more breaking news.................

We now return you to our regularly scheduled program……………

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To: kidl who wrote (3089)5/21/2019 3:05:02 PM
From: OldAIMGuy
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RIP, Niki Lauda......

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3084)5/21/2019 9:21:25 PM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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Hi Robert. Did you purchase the two front fenders because the ones on the Nomad you bought were damaged?

Be sure to post some pics once it's finished being restored!

Yes, they certainly don't make cars like they used to, quality-wise, though in many ways they are better these days too.

My dream car back in the 80's was a '69 or '70 Boss 429 Mustang. Somewhat tame specs by today's standards, it had a 429ci engine and the '69 put out 375 HP. It was a beast for its time. It also had very low production numbers, only 859 of them were made the first year and only 499 in 1970. Too rich for my blood back in 1985 and the same today.

I enjoy my current car, a 2005 Mazda 3s, but it's not a muscle car. If I win the lottery, I'd buy the upcoming 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, which will have over 700 HP and do 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds or better. Final specs won't be known until it is released.

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3084)5/21/2019 10:01:18 PM
From: SI Ron (Soup Nazi)
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Its hard to pick and file new sheet metal on vehicles. They are getting so thin you risk weakening the metal. Yes as it was said please post photos. Would like to see it through stages of restoration.

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To: J.F. Sebastian who wrote (3092)5/21/2019 10:41:02 PM
From: robert b furman
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Hi JF,

I bought it before I went to a 5 year coop engineering school.

Back then it was a 15 year old rust bucket. Today after being stored for 49 years it's pretty solid.

My how things change.

Fenders were dented and in Wisconsin , one never trusted the condition of the upper head lights - very prone to rust.

Will do on the pics.


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From: OldAIMGuy5/23/2019 8:53:24 AM
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I read the book, "Art of Racing in the Rain" several years ago (maybe a decade). It was thoroughly enjoyable to read and now it's been made into a movie. It comes out August 9, 2019.
Something for me to look forward to in a movie.

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To: OldAIMGuy who wrote (3095)5/23/2019 11:12:17 AM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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Wow! Had no idea it was going to be a film. Loved that book.

It was especially poignant to me because the story is set near where I live.

Thank you for the info. It's rare that I care to see movies on opening night, but I'd definitely do so for that one.

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From: Heywood405/23/2019 10:16:49 PM
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Almost 180K on my 2002 Tundra and the first big repair is just happening now. I'm replacing AC evaporator, condenser and receiver/dryer due to corrosion. Until now, all I've done to it is replace tires at about 70K intervals, and brake pads at about the same frequency. I've never had a car that required less maintenance. Toyota replaced ball joints and O2 sensors in recalls during the early years at no cost, but this is the first real repair it's needed.

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3086)5/25/2019 4:51:30 PM
From: Fast Eddie
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Hi, long time lurker here. I had a friend that attended GMI around your era. Visited him a few times and he came to visit me at MSU because that's where the girls were. I always was jealous of the cool cars you guys were able to drive, thanks to your work/study schedule. I was sporting a '66 Bug at the time. Does the name Jim Formica ring a bell? He was engineering and worked at GM, then eventually retired from Saturn.

PS. I've now got a '68 Vette, L88 tribute car.

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