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Old 12-08-20, 09:20 AM
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Saw my parents last night, wife got a nice picture of a Christmas kitty:



This cat despises me. No clue why.


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The one line I remember from him was from a Larry King radio show from the '80s, wherein he said "You can barrel roll any airplane."

I can't recall what that was in response to.
Maybe this?

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What's the plot?
Bay area hippies ride Schwinn Excelsior bikes down dirt road, overheating coaster brakes and melting the grease in the hub requiring a repack after each run. They name the road "Repack Road" because of their wheel bearing maintenance.
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Nice train.
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Nice cat.
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Thread needs more Jackie. Here she is with daughter 2.


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Saw my parents last night, wife got a nice picture of a Christmas kitty:

This cat despises me. No clue why.

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You apparently don't treat her as royally as she feels she deserves.
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Everything is made better with cat pics.
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I'd rather get this one and save $10k.
Until it broke in half. I love those cars, but there's nothing inexpensive about owning one..
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I'll take a Max Wedge any day.

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I'll take a Max Wedge any day.

Plenty of grunt, but no heater, no a/c, not even power steering?
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Until it broke in half. I love those cars, but there's nothing inexpensive about owning one..
It's the first one that caught my eye as I was looking at that site with the $22,000 Corolla. I loved the XKE when I was a kid but probably better to just look and not touch one.
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Plenty of grunt, but no heater, no a/c, not even power steering?
Single reservoir master cylinder, with no vacuum boost.

Scary stuff, but that's what you got when you ordered a factory racecar. Pretty cool days, though today you can get a Hellcat that will eat that thing for lunch, and it only costs a buck for a rear seat delete.
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You apparently don't treat her as royally as she feels she deserves.
Part of me thinks that she resents me for picking her up when she was a kitten. She really doesn't like to be held. But my parents did the same thing and she's mostly fine with them

I will walk in the house and she complains quite loudly, I've also been hissed at just from walking near her.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
It's the first one that caught my eye as I was looking at that site with the $22,000 Corolla. I loved the XKE when I was a kid but probably better to just look and not touch one.
Agree. I love those cars too. The XKE caught my eye when I was a youngster, and those straight 6 engines are jewelry.
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The XKE caught my eye when I was a youngster.
Pure lust and they were quite common.
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I loved the XKE when I was a kid but probably better to just look and not touch one.
My grandpa-in-law has an E-type in his garage, with a cover halfway over it and a thick layer of dust over the rest.

It's his pride and joy and he loves telling the story of how he flew out to California, shopped around, found it, and then drove it back to Madison WI.

I wonder what will happen to it when he passes. He cares too much about it to just let it go but has no blood descendants, and I'm not sure anyone in the extended family would really be interested - at least interested enough to care about it as much as he would prefer.
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Plenty of grunt, but no heater, no a/c, not even power steering?
I hate power steering, honestly. My old Civic was great to drive without it. That was a fantastic car; I wish I could have an EM1.
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It's the first one that caught my eye as I was looking at that site with the $22,000 Corolla. I loved the XKE when I was a kid but probably better to just look and not touch one.
If that Jag is for sale for $10k less than the $22k Corolla, can you let me know where it is before someone else buys it? I'd buy it without blinking for $12k.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
My grandpa-in-law has an E-type in his garage, with a cover halfway over it and a thick layer of dust over the rest.

It's his pride and joy and he loves telling the story of how he flew out to California, shopped around, found it, and then drove it back to Madison WI.

I wonder what will happen to it when he passes. He cares too much about it to just let it go but has no blood descendants, and I'm not sure anyone in the extended family would really be interested - at least interested enough to care about it as much as he would prefer.
If it's in clean, rust free shape, he needs to get ahold of Wayne Carini.

https://www.f40.com/Meet_Wayne_Carini
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It's the first one that caught my eye as I was looking at that site with the $22,000 Corolla. I loved the XKE when I was a kid but probably better to just look and not touch one.
would make a nice wall hanger

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Pure lust and they were quite common.
They were!
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If that Jag is for sale for $10k less than the $22k Corolla, can you let me know where it is before someone else buys it? I'd buy it without blinking for $12k.
Look at the pics. It may make it onto a trailer before breaking in half. There's a lot of rust on that thing.
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If that Jag is for sale for $10k less than the $22k Corolla, can you let me know where it is before someone else buys it? I'd buy it without blinking for $12k.
Well, it's at $15k now, with 3 hours left. Not sure how much it's likely to ramp up towards the end.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-jaguar-xke-22-9/
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If that Jag is for sale for $10k less than the $22k Corolla, can you let me know where it is before someone else buys it? I'd buy it without blinking for $12k.
1967 Jaguar XKE Series I 2+2 Project for sale on BaT Auctions - ending December 8 (Lot #40,171) | Bring a Trailer

It's not as nice as it first appears. Has some rust which is a turn off for me.
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