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Everything posted by kve777

  1. Technical note: Most flats are in the right rear tire. Why? The 'gutter side' collects the most debris, which is just laying flat on the ground, then your front tire runs it over, kicking it up in the air. All it takes it a 1/4 rotation to position a nail or screw (or key!) just right to puncture the tire following right behind it. You 'tailgaters' get them in your front tires because of the pieces kicked up by the car in front of you. No time for the debris to lay back down. Worst flat I got was a 6" long screw into the sidewall of my '88 Chevy G30 at a scrap yard. Very big and expensive tires were on "Big Red", it looked like a 4X4. Most inconvenient flat was in 1981. Took my '72 Chevy Nomad wagon up into Kelly, NM, a ghost town in the Magdalena Mountains for some mine exploration. We came out at 2am to a right rear flat, I had a spare but the jack didn't work. Had to drive a few miles into Magdalena on dirt roads in the dark to get help. By the time we got to paved road, the tire was gone and sparks flew from the rim like a Live PD car chase.
  2. Big Wedding in CT My youngest daughter Sarah is marrying James on Sunday on the beach in Mystic/Stonington, CT. Monday is the church service. Val and I are driving up on Friday (Ruby gets to terrorize a local kennel for the weekend!) Pick up my tux, go to rehearsal, have an early dinner on Saturday. Big day on Sunday. Fight traffic Monday afternoon getting back to NJ.
  3. Where are you? I'm in Nj and could ship a serviced, but not modded, C-1 for under $500 within a month.
  4. A Warm Welcome Back! I had no idea... You were greatly missed. Sadly I thought it was for other reasons. I was mis-informed. You are always welcome to call me, my friend.
  5. I'm Passing on CF19. I hope all attendees enjoy the time!
  6. Ah, yes, the Carver/Polk symbiosis...
  7. Buy one. Don't look back. Seriously. KVE777 approved. Sounds as good or better than a $3K pre.
  8. In, please. Very nice work indeed!
  9. Can't stand how rusty Ford trucks get... F-O-R-D= Falling Off Rusty Doors. There are like NO doors or beds that aren't rotted through anymore! I couldn't afford the gas... Those hubcaps weigh more than the wheels on my Fit. LOL! On the other hand, that would make a really cool sleeper with 2500HP and some 34" tires in the back in FarmTruck style. Maybe call it "Ol Granny".
  10. I started replacing my vintage gear with modern gear several years ago. First was a Sony XDR-F1HD tuner. Then it was a VPI Scout 1.1 turntable. Next, a CarverFest 275 tube amp. Then an Oppo BDP-105D. Now I've got this 10 Octave LP-1 preamp. I've barely got any vintage gear left in my main rig! Heck, I'm seriously considering some new Tekton speakers. Anybody else making a similar transition?
  11. I've been using Hops'N Barley enhancement for years. Cheaper and Reversible.
  12. I still remember when I sent him that shirt...
  13. Got one of these 2016 Fit EX's last summer when I was driving 20 miles each way for work. I was going to get new but the 18's were all made in Mexico, the 16 was made in Japan. Just reached 20K miles. 42 MPG on the highway, 30 in heavy traffic. Very comfortable, decent stereo, quicker than you'd think, too. I've had enough V8 Hi-Po cars already, no need to have one any more.
  14. Cool! Since 777 isn't prime, nor is it under 500, I'll go with the next best thing, 277.
  15. Got to go into Philly for a table top for another CS! member. Love the traffic! And they made driving an adventure, too!
  16. Never ask an employee or underling to do something you've never done or wouldn't do.
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