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Thunderbird
February 01, 2006 10:37AM
Has anyone here done the Thunderbird Rally ?

If I can get the brake flex line sorted and my lower ball joints done, in time then I'm going to run it. The problem is that everyone that I'm talking to can't locate the parts / numbers.

When I went to my local hose manufacturer, they didn't have the right teflon braided hose or fittings for the calipers. It's turning into a royal pain in the ass.

The search I did for the Saab ball joints I can't see how would fit in my modified lower control arms.

Who can I pray to that Vanlandingham will chime in with some answers ?
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Re: Thunderbird
February 01, 2006 10:42AM
Morten you seem to have lit a bridge afire with JVL and he seems disinclined to help you now.....
I'd gently suggest that as you are learning about doing business with folks that you be sure to learn the lesson that is being made abundently clear for you now.

Uh-oh.



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Re: Thunderbird
February 01, 2006 10:47AM
Thanks John.

I've been in business and self employed for 15 years of my life, and completed a lot of transactions. While a lesson may exist here, I'm not sure it could be applied to any other situation.

But when one person makes an effort to mend...
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Re: Thunderbird
February 01, 2006 11:37AM
Mr. Lane,

Would you say the bridge is fully ablaze and beyond repair ?
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Re: Thunderbird
February 01, 2006 11:55AM
Perhaps JVL would be up for commenting........



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Re: Thunderbird
February 01, 2006 12:15PM
Morten Wrote:
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> Mr. Lane,
>
> Would you say the bridge is fully ablaze and
> beyond repair ?
>
> Navn : Morten
> Nationalitet : Dansk
> Rally bil : 74' Dodge Colt
> Pik : Stor
That should have been evident from the carefully chosen terms you were addressed by when I was responding to those 150 emails you sent.

Morten what you completely fail to grasp is that nobdy has an obligation to answer any questions you essentially demand answered.
Nobody has an obligation to answer the 4-5 questions which get generated from each question they may have given you a detail answer to knowing full well that it was a futile and theoretical excercise (just to use the diff failure as an handy example: how many MONTHS did it take to remove the 10 screws in the back cover?).
Also maybe people don't want to deal with your overly sensitive ego.
You may have a stor pik but you have a tiny sense of comprehension.

As a recent example I asked quite simply, since I was puzzled why a guy would be doing something clearly in the wrong direction by shoving a 4.3 ratio in, if you got it for free.

Now then, since there are rotting Volvos everywhere and some going for FREE, and the correct ratio costing a mere 129 USD, IF a person went the wrong way, I thought the REASONABLE answer COULD be that a guy scored one for free.
There was NO snide comment, but little Morten with the stor pik gets all snivelly.
I am still curious why Randy's Ring and Pinion wasn't called.

The problem is Morten that in some respects you're dumb as a fuckin brick and you expect people to educate you ENDLESSLY for FREE (and have to fight for months to get paid even when you have sent emails promising to pay.

Additionally you do the thing we said is a big NAUGHTY here, you purposely qoute out of context and purposely state half truths.

Additionally, the entire story of the ebay won Celica AllTrac and the subsequent dealership check out then leaving the seller with bills and BREAKING THE EBAY CONTRACT TO BUY has been conveyed in detail by principals involved, so I know that you are NOT a WORTHWHILE person to invest time in since TWO for TWO transactions that I know of you fucked around with paying people.

So I am strongly disinclined to bother wasting tooooooooooooooooooooooo much time helping you out.

WHY THE FUCK WOULD I? or anybody else who knows of the 2 transactions?







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Re: Thunderbird
February 01, 2006 01:13PM
Have a gander over in the :

"What really grinds my gears by Peter Griffen !"

Feb. 1, 2006 Reply to your posting.

"WHY THE FUCK WOULD I? or anybody else who knows of the 2 transactions?"

If I understand correctly, Mark (starion887) bought the Celica in question and knows the ebay seller. Mark has been very helpful to me about the diff and valve train questions (refer to SS.com Construction section). So that should answer that latter part of your question.

As for the first part.

Why the fuck would you...

I'm thinking that anything I say here will be construed as ass kissing or will be rammed back down my throat.

I'll say this though, I'm sorry that our transaction went the way it did !

You're definately not getting a Reach Around though !
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Re: Thunderbird
February 01, 2006 03:32PM
Why not? John doesn't kiss and tell.......



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Re: Thunderbird
February 01, 2006 04:00PM
Mr. Lane, this is for you :

http://scottwax.com/rice/gay/reacharound.jpg

Woops... Sorry, I meant to post this link for you John :

http://www.davesport.com/rally/images/lane.jpg







Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/02/2006 10:18AM by Morten.
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Re: Thunderbird
February 01, 2006 04:06PM
Dude,
You should think long and hard about workin'on your own race car if ya can't figure out how to make, fix, get, a brake line. What happens when you have to change a tire?






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Re: Thunderbird
February 01, 2006 04:22PM
What's that annoying moquisto like sound ?

Oh yeah it's Rich Howard.

Tell me Rich, what can you tell me about my rally car ?

Probably nothing, because if you knew anything about it, you wouldn't have asked that question.

So I'll tell you a little about it :

74' Dodge Colt
Short stroke 2.6L (only one ever built, as far as I know)
Down draft carbs that would stick out of the hood if not for pretty Dave Clark mod.
Manifold custom cut from bowel movement wonder CS series
Front calipers Toyota
Front rotors Saab 900
Front rack Saab 96
Front suspension some kind of mitsubishi
Rear rotors Volvo, redrilled
Rear calipers volvo 240 ATE
Read end Dana 30 4 or 5 link

Original builders in 1987 JVL, Paul Morgan, and Dave Clark

So you see Rich, not your average easy to work on car especially when you don't know the year of some of the parts or where they came from.
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Re: Thunderbird
February 01, 2006 10:38PM
I want to do Thunderbird so bad, it's hardcore...




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Re: Thunderbird
February 01, 2006 10:46PM
I just came from meeting Paul Westwick and I was talking to him about TBird... it's his 19th year organizing it !

In choosing the roads, they appearantly change up until the last week before the Rally. Roads that are choosen are based on the border between almost too much snow and the right amount, "It's more fun that way".

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Re: Thunderbird
February 02, 2006 12:39AM
um, the proximity to doo wops and the cost are the only thing keeping me from running this year.
even the 3 hr (2.1 from pacific forest) drive up there on the toll road was amazing.
if my car is together and there are leftover checkpoints to be volunteered, count me in.
whoo ha.



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Re: Thunderbird
February 02, 2006 01:25AM
acrane Wrote:
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> um, the proximity to doo wops and the cost are the
> only thing keeping me from running this year.
> even the 3 hr (2.1 from pacific forest) drive up
> there on the toll road was amazing.
> if my car is together and there are leftover
> checkpoints to be volunteered, count me in.
> whoo ha.
>
> "I put the hurt on dirt"
> ex. madmann28
> adam crane
> bellingham wa
> corolla gts
> bs. from VRI @ WWU


Hey Dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood, howzit you haven't called about borrowing the truck?
What da phuque?
I left a note on SS.com where you were asking for help.




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