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Jason Goldsack

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« Reply #150 on: December 07, 2010, 02:16:16 PM »

So far much of a bark of the tires do you get powershifting 2nd?

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« Reply #151 on: December 07, 2010, 08:48:31 PM »

Have not tried that yet.  :-(  Thinking about it, I have not driven the car since we put the trans back in.
 
Jerry washed it today and two older guys from accross the street came over.  One guy said  - I kid you not - "I had an orgasm when you guys first started that thing up."  Ok.....
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« Reply #152 on: December 08, 2010, 03:27:01 AM »

LOL... nice thought eh?

Full throttle, Ronnie Sox powershift is what is in order I think... LOL


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« Reply #153 on: December 08, 2010, 01:07:45 PM »

:-)  I wish the video we shot when we drove it at 142MPH at midnight had come out.  Unfortunately, all you can see are the guages and hear the motor.
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« Reply #154 on: December 08, 2010, 01:45:25 PM »

Trying to outrun Motorola are you?
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« Reply #155 on: December 09, 2010, 09:42:52 AM »

Not where we were - a very isolated 2-lane road east of town.  We only saw one other car.
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« Reply #156 on: December 13, 2010, 10:44:43 AM »

Ah, got to fix the wipers!!  They worked until the fusable link blew last summer.  When I replaced it the wiring shematic did not match what is under our dash so I did not know what was supposed to be the "hot wire."  I put it off 'till "later."
 
Well, last Saturday night Jerry and I went to our Mopar Club Xmas party.  Although a warm December day, frost had develpoed on the windshield when we headed for home.  Oooops!!
 
Glad the defroster works, but had Big Jeff not had some paper towels handy we would have had a fun ride home!  I think "later" has arrived!!!
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« Reply #157 on: January 15, 2011, 08:12:42 AM »

Jerry drove the Grem to McKittrick yesterday for his work.  He offered to buy the crew beer afterwards (he's working as a carpenter apprentice).  When he got to the Liquor Store he was given serveral good offeres for the Grem.
 
1: 2003 Mustang 'vert.
2: 2 POS's
3: 2 POS's plus his first two payments on another car he would want to buy.
4: The chance to impregnante another man's wfe.
 

 
One of those is a fake....
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« Reply #158 on: January 15, 2011, 08:33:50 AM »

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« Reply #159 on: January 15, 2011, 01:26:21 PM »

I'd take it as a pat on the back and keep the Gremlin...

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« Reply #160 on: March 16, 2011, 12:48:32 PM »

Absolutely Jason!
 
Two weeks ago I changed the strut-rod bushing on the Driver's side.  The car was making a metallic noise ever-so-often at idle, and getting more common.  We thought it was coming from the area of the clutch.  I told Jerry that we knew the bushing was bad; perhaps we were hearing the metal rod hitting the frame support where it had worn away.  My thinking was, "We know where a problem exists; let's fix that first and see what happens."
 
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« Reply #161 on: March 16, 2011, 03:31:34 PM »

WOW... that would chew up tires too..

Had it down the track yet?


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« Reply #162 on: March 18, 2011, 11:29:06 AM »

Not yet Jason.  Besides, we still need to get the correct axles so that we can run the 3.55 SG unit instead of the 2.76 open that is currently in the car.  I have 3.5 months left to do so with my present resources - got to get to it!
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« Reply #163 on: April 07, 2011, 09:31:33 AM »

Some people make me laugh.  I drove Jerry's Grem to get some burgers last Tuesday.  There were two elderly couples sitting outside at a table.  They were looking at the car and I heard one say, "290."  I looked at them and one of the women said, "What motor does that car have?  They are betting on which one."  I just pointed to the hood scoop - a large Javelin "401" resides there.  She said, "Well, what does it have?"  I said, "401."  The men looked at me like I was lying.
 
This would not seem strange except for last May I was driving it when some young guy drove up next to me and said, "What is that?"  After I told him he said, "Sweet, what motor does it have?"  I pointed to the scoopand said, "401."  The guy laughed and said, "Seriously, what does it have?"  I said, "AMC 401."  He said, "Really, never heard of that?  Did they come in Gremlins?"
 
Should I laugh or cry?   
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« Reply #164 on: April 07, 2011, 01:27:36 PM »

Quote from: Snotty
 



 
 
 
Neither. Just a big grin and smoke the tires!!!!!!!!
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