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Old December 31st, 2017, 05:23   #31
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Wish I could have come. I wanted to tackle FrostHeater install in the Mk7, but I got an email from Terry Frost that mine accidentally shipped with a short hose and he’s rushing me a replacement but it didn’t get here in time.

Have fun everyone! I haven’t been to Ho5G in about ten years, but it was a lot of fun.
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Old December 31st, 2017, 17:07   #32
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Wish I could have come. I wanted to tackle FrostHeater install in the Mk7, but I got an email from Terry Frost that mine accidentally shipped with a short hose and heís rushing me a replacement but it didnít get here in time.

Have fun everyone! I havenít been to Ho5G in about ten years, but it was a lot of fun.
You can still come up even if you donít have car work to do.
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Old December 31st, 2017, 17:08   #33
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We are here now... good drive, very little traffic. It’s COLD, but that’s okay. Serves me right for saying I was tired of warm weather.
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Old December 31st, 2017, 17:21   #34
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I am once again on-call this year and thus will be unable to attend. Happy new year to all!
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Old December 31st, 2017, 18:37   #35
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We are here now... good drive, very little traffic. Itís COLD, but thatís okay. Serves me right for saying I was tired of warm weather.
Yeah, we should blame this on you.
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Old January 1st, 2018, 09:42   #36
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Going up a steep hill I sputtered and stalled out. There were no other symptoms or warnings. A brief hot electrical smell after stalling out. Got towed to a warm safe place. Swapped a used 109 to no avail, it cranks strong, no start. Fuel is flowing, some bubbles in clear line but Iíd been driving for 2 hours when it died. I added extra stanadyne before tow to have it slosh around. Iím very sorry to miss the ho5g!
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Old January 1st, 2018, 10:22   #37
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Where is the link to the garage cam feed?
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Old January 1st, 2018, 11:30   #38
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Hope you guys are having a good GTG in spite of the cold weather.
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Old January 2nd, 2018, 03:46   #39
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It was a downright balmy 4F (-15C) this morning, compared to yesterday morning's -4F (-20C). The gear shifting was a little bit better this morning with the other gear oil in, but still not my ideal. Whether the shifting was easier because of the 'heat wave', or a marginally thinner viscosity of this new oil, I can't say yet. There is a definite, slight, improvement, but I don't know if it is enough to satisfy me.
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We are here now... good drive, very little traffic. Itís COLD, but thatís okay. Serves me right for saying I was tired of warm weather.
Lawson - please don't say anything weather related for the approaching Detroit Auto Show weekend GTG event!

Seriously - on this side of Michigan I-94 gets bad in winter at times. There was a 40+ car pile up on this past Sunday afternoon:

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/...e_part_of.html

Indiana Toll Road also had a 18-vehicle pile up on same afternoon. I live in NW indiana but thankfully US 20 and IN 2 are my commuting roads!

Glad to hear everyone had a good time at the Ho5G 2018 edition despite the cold!
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Michigan gets a lot of snow. Despite this, Michigan drivers run into each other and go off road more than just about anywhere I've driven. Some say it's because of the lack of safety inspection so cars with lousy tires are driving in the snow. But my experience is that a lot of drivers don't show basic common sense for low traction and low visibility driving.
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 08:34   #42
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Happy New Year everyone. We'll be heading back to cold NE from FL tomorrow. The plan is to be behind the coastal storm. Looks like even Georgia could get 6" of snow.
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 10:57   #43
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Michigan gets a lot of snow. Despite this, Michigan drivers run into each other and go off road more than just about anywhere I've driven. Some say it's because of the lack of safety inspection so cars with lousy tires are driving in the snow. But my experience is that a lot of drivers don't show basic common sense for low traction and low visibility driving.
I blame the lack of safety inspections. We see similar things with vehicles in Maryland... lots of broken down vehicles littering the sides of highways.
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 10:58   #44
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Peter and Julie, thank you for hosting us again! It was nice to catch up with everyone and we all had a good time even though the weather was pretty bitter. The wood stove in the garage got it up to 60F on Sunday... warm enough to walk around in a t-shirt for a while.

We'll see many of you in Detroit soon!

Happy 2018!
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 14:46   #45
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I blame the lack of safety inspections. We see similar things with vehicles in Maryland... lots of broken down vehicles littering the sides of highways.
Truth. For a state that taxes people to death and tri s to regulate every facet of peopleís lives, somehow they missed the boat on cars.
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