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So, no inspiration? Hmmm, dunno if I can help. Hey, here's something every guy pushing 80 needs to know...or maybe not. ;)
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Actually I was searching youtube for a how to on what I did yesterday, and the above came up as a suggestion. Finding it amusing, decided to post it.
Anyway, what I really did was this:
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But of course, it sure wasn't as easy for me as it was for the young and fit guy in the video...My unit not built at all like the one demonstrated. Had to remove the side coverings in order to remove the top piece & fan. Had to jury rig a resting place for said top piece. had to deal with rusty screws (Good old PB blaster). Had to kneel and lay on gravel to remove said screws...searching for a dropped screw. Thankful that all screws the same size, used a 1/4" nut driver. Actually, the shop vac, spray & rinse part went pretty easy...the reassembly not so much so, with holes not wanting to line up. With the aid of a straight pick, I got her done...only this time I had to lay and kneel on wet & muddy ground to install said screws. This while clearance hampered because of shrubs planted nearby. About 3 1/2 hours after I started, finally everything back together.

The bonus? When I plugged the power back in, the unit started working a TON quieter than it ever has. I didn't lubricate anything, the fan has a sealed bearing. Don't know why it's so much quieter, but it is. Only thing I can think of is maybe I (pure luck) lined the pieces up better than they were before.
 

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Meanwhile, back at cars...

I'm going to be lazy. I'm not going to say anything. But then, I don't need to. This one speaks for itself. So there. --JB

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1969 Shelby Cobra GT 500
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#1.

Good ol' Carrol... Did I ever want one? Well, by 1969 I was into an "ass engined Nazi Slot car", as P.J. O'Rourke called them, so no...never wanted a Shelby 'Stang. Thought they were too gaudy. Scoops, spoilers, and stripes galore...and those huge taillights...too distinctive, sure fire cop bait.

But for those who wanted 'em...wow! I'm sure they were a big hit in the student parking lot of Beverly Hills high.
 

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👆 A squat, a dump and a grumble. So glad I decided to save my breath and just be lazy on any intro.

All that aside, though, I have to agree with you. At least on the '69 and '70 Shelbys. Shelb went overboard on the design. But the '67 and '68? Dead opposite, imho. As were the '65-'66 originals.

But what do I know? I'm just the 800-lb. gorilla in the room.
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HOP, SKIP AND A JUMP!

My dad, who had bought a new '57 Mercury Montclair 2-door hardtop, bought one of these '58's a few years later for a "go-to-work" car. I never warmed up to it as I did the '57, but it served him well, going to and from work. Here's our enthusatic little friend again, doing his best to hype up the car as it sits stockstill.

 

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never was a fan of the 69-70 Shelby. Like you said JimBob, just went too far for me. the prior years....oh yeah, like those although the 67 looks better to me than the 68.
 

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It's worth noting that when Ford decided to bring back the Shelby to our wonderous "modern age" in 2008, they basically followed the design ques of the '68. I rest my case. (Otherwise, I'd have to go into a long, drawn-out account of a young Jimbob, wading through rice paddies, looking at magazines back at the base camp, finding an ad for a '68 Shelby GT 500 KR, falling in love, getting a "Dear John" letter from the love of his life, vowing to the moon over Dong Tam that, come hell or high water, he would own that Shelby --- and I don't want to have to do that...) Anyway, it must've rained a lot and belched some fire, because I ended up with a Mach I. Oh well...

I'm pretty sure THIS was that ad...
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Meh...you just liked the bikini in that ad...but that's okay, so do I.
Actually, at that particular time in my life I was more turned on by cool cars than "kuties." When the lipstick-sealed and perfumed envelopes were replaced by "Dear John," I sort of lost interest. Women. There I was dodging mortar rounds and what does she do? Nevermind. It upsets my stomach. Move along.

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Prepare to hear one of the most enchantng and delightful versions of the iconic Beatles' song, "Norwegian Wood" you've ever heard. As I told her in the comment section, "You gently caressed the song and gave it all the love of a newborn."

Enjoy!

 

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Memories...

It was one of the best concerts I'd ever been to in my life. June 9, 1989. Blossom Music Center, Cleveland. A huge beach ball was being bounced around the crowd. It was a beautiful summer day. The kids were with us. Wifey's sister and boyfriend, too. When both groups sang "Wishing You Were Here" together, chills ran up and down my arms. It was beautiful. Wifey had been rude and making hateful comments to me throughout the day. I passed it off as "monthly mood" stuff. Turns out, it wasn't. The whole thing had been planned and she knew it, even that day. About a week later, I came home from a trucking trip to Chicago, as per usual.... to an empty house. Went for a plate in the cupboard to make a sandwich and... no plates. A small stack of cheap plastic "picnic" plates were all that was there. Her closet? Empty. No wifey. No kids. But hey, she left the dog. Poor little Fluffy had held it so long he was ready to burst. A couple days later, the fat envelope came. Divorce papers. My world was turned upside down. Still, that concert is a good memory. Here's what I heard...


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A few months later, I was nowhere near being over it. And then this guy comes out with a new song that just about tears my heart right out of my chest...

And then I stumble onto this one by Billy Vera, and he finishes the job.... Lord have mercy!

But hey, it wasn't all that long until I met Pearl, fell in love all over again and lived happily ever after. :)
 

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Big blocks...definitely a vanishing sound. Seldom heard on the street these days.

What happens when you play a country song backwards? The wife returns, the cow and dog both live, and the crops come in.

Jimbob, you're far from alone...tho that's small solace.
 
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