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General BS and Laughs / Driving Miss Newp
« on: January 08, 2013, 08:17:25 AM »
I've always said if someone needs to sue a car for a time, I have been blessed with several.  So, when my Youth Minister's Toyota tossed it's auto trans (380,000 miles) I tossed him the keys to the Stratus.

General BS and Laughs / Went to first car show since moving to Chico!
« on: August 14, 2012, 10:05:56 AM »

General BS and Laughs / Capitol City Mopars, Sacramento
« on: June 23, 2012, 08:28:07 PM »
I had some extra time after my Annual Conference today so i got to spend some time at this car show in Sacramento.  Sorry, no pictures.

The vendors and swap was small but if the cars come back I think they will too.  Honestly, after 3 years ago I thought this show would go away.

General BS and Laughs / That's just not right!!!
« on: May 26, 2012, 02:26:08 PM »
On Saturday. May 19, after I got my Newport running again Jerry and I attended a "Celebrate Recovery" Event where my church's Men's Fellowship was cooking the breakfast.  (We made the pancakes!)  Since I was staying longer we both drove alone, me in the Newp and Jerry in his Gremlin.

It's not right I tell you!

General Mopar Discussions / Found my problem!
« on: May 21, 2012, 08:00:47 AM »
For almost a year I had a problem with my Newport of it dropping a cylinder.  It started last July after I drove the car to Chico.  The car would run fine until I would drive some distance on a freeway; once I left the FW one cylinder would drop for a short while.

I had not liked the way it mounted on the plug, so it did not surprise me that it might be the problem.  I put on a new wire and viola!  

I sure enjoy drive that car again - Thank you Jesus!  Am about to drive to Sacramento to have lunch with my former Brother-in-law - going to waste some gas!!!

PARTS NEEDED for your Mopar / '61 Front Glass rubber needed
« on: January 01, 2012, 07:06:27 PM »
Thanks for the tips on the lenses.  Lloyd was going to follow up on that link.  He had now told me that he needs the front window seal for the same car.  Steve, didn't you find some for the '62?  If so, where can he find that as it would be the same for s '61?

General BS and Laughs / Did Fogel ever post this one?
« on: December 15, 2011, 01:20:59 PM »
Hey, I was looking at Steve's videos today and do not remember him posting this one.  Enjoy!

General BS and Laughs / I Like My 3-car Garage!
« on: August 02, 2011, 06:43:33 AM »
Yes, after moving things around in the garage I must say... I like this!

Frances' Sebring is on the other side of the Grem.  This is not quite Fogel and his 6-car garage, but I'll take it! 

General BS and Laughs / Stanley's 4-speed formal
« on: June 23, 2011, 11:54:03 AM »
I don't have the link, but I saw Stanley's New Yorker for sale on ebay.  I wish him luck but his ad is a testament on how not to sell a car on ebay.  I was reading it and wanted to say, "Stanley, get to the car!!!"  If you see it I'd be interested in your thoughts.

General BS and Laughs / I'm moving
« on: February 27, 2011, 12:37:17 PM »
Hello Friends, wanted to tell you that as of July 1 of this year I will be the Pastor at the Aldersgate UMC in Chico California.  There are a lot of changes in store for us, but the biggest for you Moparites is that I will no longer be able to attend the Flings in Van Nuys.  Chico is 6 hours north of the Bake, so driving to VN and back on a Saturday will be out.

I'll miss seeing those of you from this site, but am glad that we can still communicate via the Internet.
Jerry and I are hoping/planning on being at the Saturday of Spring Fling in April.  Hope to see some of you then.
CBarge2011-02-27 20:38:47

General BS and Laughs / Ever dream about the cars you formerly owned?
« on: February 16, 2011, 10:54:11 AM »
I had a dream last night that Frances and I were driving to Reno agian as we did last August, only this time I was driving my old '79 Cordoba.  The dream reminded me: that was a sweet-driving car!  Too bad it was such a POS!!  I would have kept it for far longer than 2 years.  A shame.
Just thoguth I'd share....

General BS and Laughs / Stratus Repair
« on: February 07, 2011, 04:21:01 PM »
Had an interesting day today.  Need to set it up first....
Mariah came home last weekend because her Neon was leaking something.  When I raised her car I saw the boot on the passenger-side "rack" had a small leak.  More important, she needed a brake job.  So, she took the 185,000+ mile Stratus back to Fresno.
We were to meet on Thursday night at Black Bear Restaraunt in Tulare to swap cars, but she called me on Wednesday to say the passenger side fenderwell on the Stratus had seperated from the front bumper and was being eaten by the tire!
So, Mariah went to a store and bought some duct-tape and rednecked the fenderwell back to the car!  On the way to Tulare the next night it lasted until Selma!  (About 20 miles from Fresburg.)  I told her to go to Cattleman's Steakhouse and wait there.  Knowing we had farther to drive now, Frances and I did a 82 MPH trip to Selma!  In the meantime Mariah got out the tape and went bananas on the fenderwell!
After an excellent meal of Bacon-wrapped shrimp, New York Strip with beer-battered shrimp (Frances and Mariah had a burger) we made it back to Bakersfield without any problems, albeit going a lot slower at 62 MPH.  Didn't want the tape to let go again.
OK, the point of the story!  Do you know how many Stratus, Cirrus, and Breeze cars I looked under today????  Do all of these fenderwells break loose and end up in the front tire???  I was able to find one good well I could use, but none of the inner pieces that was the cause of it letting go in the first place.  Luckilly, mine was still in usable shape.  I also found where a bolt had popped loose which allowed the front bumper to pull away from the well.  Along with the loose inner piece they made for a nice time for the tire!
It's all back together now, but sheesh!  I thought this search would be a breeze - no pun intended!

General BS and Laughs / Non-Mopar Vehicle for Sale
« on: January 25, 2011, 02:06:01 PM »
There's no thread category for this type of post. 
A minister colleague of mine has a '77 Toyota Land Cruiser for sale.  It is powered by an '87 Chevy 350, with the rest of the drivetrain being original to the vehicle.  It's blue and has a roll-bar installed inside.  Looked like it had 35" tires on it.
The vehicle cannot be registered in California due to the motor.  He had it registered and running in Nevada until he moved to the Kern Valley last July.
Price: $5,500.00
If any of you would be intrested - I do know these '70s LCs have a following - let me know and I will get you in contact with Bill, the owner.
Sorry, no pictures.  I was at his home yesterday and saw it.  Didn't know he had it.  Thus the information I just gave you.

General BS and Laughs / Holiday Food Advice
« on: December 23, 2010, 12:36:59 PM »
I can't agree with the below advice more!!!

Tech- - FUEL / Gas Mileage - not as bad as I thought!
« on: November 13, 2010, 03:49:18 PM »
As many of you know I've been screaming about my lousy mileage for the seven years I've owned my Newport.  I just discovered something....
Having replaced 2 fouled plugs and one bad plug wire, I filled up yesterday and noticed that the odo was at an even 92,000 miles.  (That means I've driven it 31,000 miles since I got it in Novemebr, 2003.  Not bad.)
OK, before leaving the station I reset my trip odo to 000.0.  I drove the4 car yesterday and today and noticed...
...that my trip odo records the miles at a slower rate that the main odo!!!  Right now my odo is showing 32,065 while the trip odo shows 54.8!  That's a loss of 10 miles.  If doubled tghat would be 2o at 120.  I've been calculating my milage by the trip odo.  Therefore...
I'm glad of that.

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