Old Navy's Fall '09 GTG

jettalee

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Walt, as usual you and Linda hosted an outstanding GTG. I appreciate this group so much! Thanks for all the help and support. Safe travels!
Lee Ann
 

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I am glad you enjoyed it, we really do enjoy these GTG's even if we do not have a VW. :eek:

Dave was correct, it is more about friendship to some of us then working on cars. :D

Lee Ann we are really in hopes of making that spring GTG of yours, we have wanted to go to someone else's but all were too far to travel with two little boys. If no one is sick again, like Alex was for your's, the good Lord willing and the creeks don't rise we will be there in the spring.
 

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I really had a nice time. Got my ventectomy done with Dave and Mike's technical skill, learned about fuel injector rebuilds from Frank, and hung out with some 1st class people. The drive down and back to STL was very scenic. With the trees turning colors, prettiest time of year in MO. Thanks Walt and Linda.:)

Chuck

PS Sorry about those flaming hot dogs :rolleyes:
 
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I await the news of how Jerry's ride runs after injector tunning.

Those flaming hot dogs were funny, instead of turning grill off I turned it on high. :eek:

That tell's you who cooks on the grill most of the time. :D
 

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Had a Great Time!

Walt, Linda, and the boys:

Ian and I got home at about 5PM after stopping off at the Sunday GTG in Yorkville, IL. Met some good folks there, but this is about your GTG afterall, isn't it. I had a great time and actually did some work for a change. I was glad we were able to get that brush set out of the alternator on Linda's Benz. When the right parts come in installing the new set and reinstalling the alternator should go pretty smoothly. If you weren't 7hours away I would even offer to help out with the reinstallation, the removal was easy enough. Ian slept alot on the trip home, so I'm thinking the time he and Elai spent playing was still quality time regardless of the age difference. And thanks for the tip on the pork chops at Coulton's. Bill, Jerry, Mary, and myself all tried them and nobody was disappointed.

Lee Ann and Bill:

Glad we were able to finally get that brake bleed done, clean and relube the sunroof, and also replace the rear shocks. If not for the lack of a 7mm allan wrench, I'm sure those front struts would be rebuilt now too. Oh well, Bill has the spring compressors now and you have all the necessary parts so doing that work at home is possible now. Enjoyed dining with you folks and visiting at the GTG.

Frank and Mary:

Hope your trip home went well. It was a nice surprise when you joined us at Coulton's after the GTG. We all thought you were leaving town but you joined us instead. Mary, you need to keep Frank from going off the deep end with work, he's too valuable a man to lose to burn out. Frank, your knowledge and intensity is epic. I can only imagine the pressure you are dealing with, but I am confident that you, if anyone can, can get that 29 hours of work you need to get done every day in the 24 hours that you have to do it in.

Jerry:

I want to know if you need to do any tweaking on your scanguage II after the injector work you had done at the GTG. Also, did you see an increase in mileage on the trip home? You already mentioned that you had less smoke as a result of the work.

Ford and others:

It was nice to see familiar faces and get a chance to talk again. Hope we all have the opportunity to do so again next year.

Dan
 

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Just checked my mileage figures for the trip to PB and back. Graycie got 47.5mpg on the way down and 50.6mpg on the trip home. Not bad for a PD.

Dan
 

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Dan, had the alternator today and it checked bad, so I took it to local electrical shop and they are rebuilding it, should be ready for pickup tomorrow. I hope to put it in Wednesday or Thursday. Sure will be nice to have two cars again.
 

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Walt:

Glad you had it tested first. That saves you the work of replacing the brushes and reinstalling it only to find out it needed to be rebuilt instead. I know what you mean about being down to one car, and it isn't any fun. Hopefully, I will have that issue solved myself soon!

Dan
 

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I made it home in 6 hours just like the trip up. I did have to recalibrate the ScanGauge as it was showing I got worse mileage on the way home. Using miles traveled divided by gallons used, I had the same MPG (49.5) going up as well as coming home. The lack of smoke is almost unbelievable. I can only thank and ask forgiveness for the trouble Frank went through on tuning my injectors. In the near future, Frank will have me for a customer for some new injectors.

Jerry
 

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Ok, I took some time to look up and see what's up...

All of Us, it was great to meet you and your boy Ian. Jerry, I will get your name right from now on. It wasn't a headache or problem. It was an adventure in nozzles.... Lee Ann and Bill, I think you and I would get along. Next time, let's visit more. Sorry I didn't bring my one wrench I've got the perfect box-end wrench for the strut towers. I just didn't think I'd be needing it. Invest, it was good to see you again. Ford, you and Ron are good people. Talked to one of my builder buddies near me and he knows Ron. Get him to come next time. You got some awesome vehicles.

And Walt and Linda, I stole one of your screwdrivers. Found it in my box when I got back. I'll get it to you one of these days... sorry bout that. You might have a "Bosio" Emblem and maybe an electric engraver of mine... if you do, you got a good trade.

As for the dinner at Coulton's, that was the best. I get too busy at GTG's when the cars are around. Sitting down with the group of you was really good.

Sunday was a slow cruise home. Went to Big Spring by Van Buren and then Mansfield, MO decided on a little detour to the North and west to a place called Bakersville Pioneer Village. Just past their season, things were real quiet. The main business they started with is heirloom seeds, but it was a nice side-trip. The owner builds very authentic 1800's mid-west style buildings.

See y'all again.
 

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Frank I am just now getting over the sinus infection and haven't done anything in the garage except take the altenator from Linda's car to rebuild shop. I will take a look around today and see if I can find it.
 

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I remember seeing it out on your table, but it is not in the garage anywhere. I haven't looked outside as yet, we have had over 5" of rain since the GTG. If it was in the yard it maybe in the Mississippi River by now headed for the Gulf. :eek:
 

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Here is my list of missing tools; :(

16mm 3/8" drive socket

5/8" deep-set socket 3/8" drive

3/8" socket 1/4" drive

one Phillips screwdriver


I reinstalled the alternator in Linda's car today, will take it off the jack stands in a few minutes and see how hard or easy it starts after sitting two and a half months. :D
 

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woofie2 said:
I can safely say that I have no idea.
I think your guilty boy, you have a weak chin and beady eyes. :D

Well the car is all together and Linda drove it today. Man that car sat two and a half months and started on first compression stroke, as if it had just been started and run the day before.

Now I guess I will go to the MB forum and in the next few days and put it up for sale, because the either climate control died, or blower or blower fuse. They will be impossible for me to do with my arthritic hands, but 10 years ago it would have been a quick easy job. So I will start looking for another car, truck or SUV for Linda I guess this week.
 
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Walt,

I can say I have one of your flat bladed screwdriver's, which I have mentioned. As it turns out, I did find all that is mine except that Bosio emblem plate from my test stand... darnnit... but no biggie. I'll make sure it wasn't a Phillips head instead.

I'll double check the box for odd tools. I think except for the brown handled screwdriver, I'm good. I'll get it to you for sure.
 

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Franko6 said:
Walt,

I can say I have one of your flat bladed screwdriver's, which I have mentioned. As it turns out, I did find all that is mine except that Bosio emblem plate from my test stand... darnnit... but no biggie. I'll make sure it wasn't a Phillips head instead.

I'll double check the box for odd tools. I think except for the brown handled screwdriver, I'm good. I'll get it to you for sure.
Not a big deal, I didn't even miss it. Just give it a good home. :D

But those 3 sockets I may have lost before the GTG, these days I would not doubt it in the least. :eek:
 

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And replied to.

Hey gang we are the proud owner of a '02 Ford :eek: Escort ZX2 DOC I-4 with only 22,772 mile on the little one owner car. I thought it was a new Chrysler on a dealer friends car lot. When he told me what it was and the mileage I bought it on the spot after checking it out to see if I could fit in it and drive it home to wife. It has new tires, A/C, AT, PS, PB, AM/FM Tape, (Linda has tapes and no CD's) power mirriors, CC and tinted windows.
 

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Walt:

Congratulations on the new (to you) car and a great find! You beat me to the punch. Although I made the deal on my new (to me) car last Tuesday, I won't be going to pick it up untill tomorrow. Good luck and I hope Linda loves the Ford!

Dan
 

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All of Us said:
Walt:

Congratulations on the new (to you) car and a great find! You beat me to the punch. Although I made the deal on my new (to me) car last Tuesday, I won't be going to pick it up untill tomorrow. Good luck and I hope Linda loves the Ford!

Dan
Same here with your new one, but at least you didn't go back to the dark side. ;)

I'm not sure she will like the 2 dr after a while with the kids. She did put the car set in the car and the baby in it and said it was not a problem. For the money spent and the low mileage on the car I didn't argue. :D
 

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Old Navy said:
And replied to.

Hey gang we are the proud owner of a '02 Ford :eek: Escort ZX2 DOC I-4 with only 22,772 mile on the little one owner car. I thought it was a new Chrysler on a dealer friends car lot. When he told me what it was and the mileage I bought it on the spot after checking it out to see if I could fit in it and drive it home to wife. It has new tires, A/C, AT, PS, PB, AM/FM Tape, (Linda has tapes and no CD's) power mirriors, CC and tinted windows.
How long until she fills it with diesel? (seems to me she has not had a Gas car in quite a while!) I got caught pulling up to the diesel pump in dad's Cadillac when I was driving it temporarly.
 

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woofie2 said:
How long until she fills it with diesel? (seems to me she has not had a Gas car in quite a while!) I got caught pulling up to the diesel pump in dad's Cadillac when I was driving it temporarly.
I have thought about that and will have her fill at a station that does not sell diesel.
 

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It appears that you are still lord of your castle. Linda pumps her own fuel and drives a 2 door focus. Under similar circumstances, I can tell you who would be pumping gas and driving the Focus at my house- and who would be driving the Merc. LOL
 

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Well actually I will be driving the the ZX2 also, if I go to Wally World I will take it unless Linda is out in it, maybe for going to the gun club in the country and that sort of thing.
 
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