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    Corduroy Pants

    I don't have them anymore and I have not seen them on the street in a long time either. I still remember circa 1976 picking up Debbie R. and taking her to a drive-in movie. I was wearing one of my favorite lite blue corduroy pants and Debbie was wearing the exact same pair as me! Don't get the...
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    How to Install Metal Railing Into Concrete

    We have a 16 bare concrete step staircase that needs finishing. First step I suppose will be railing, or maybe we should tile it first?
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    What (respirator) Are You Using to Filter Paint Fumes and Pesticides?

    Paint fumes give me a headache, not to mention the health hazards. Need to invest in some respiratory protection. Thanks for any suggestions.
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    How to Set Tile the Correct Way

    We are preparing to tile a new home in Mexico. The concrete floor is pretty uneven. Unfortunately, I don't expect to find anyone here in Mexico that will follow the procedures demonstrated in the video (even after I show 'em the video).
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    Days on the Green (Oakland)

    I went to one or two: Day On The Green - Oakland Coliseum 1973-1992
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    Rear sway bar advice

    I found a chart, but looks like part numbers are not factory because they start with a "P".
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    Rear sway bar advice

    On my '72 Satellite Sebring Plus 318, I currently have no sway bars. I have purchased a factory rear bar and I have installed PST 1.03" torsion bars (listed on website as 41" and 210 lbs/inch). Looks like I better be careful after the rear bar is installed. But wait a minute, I don't even know...
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    My Second Car ('63 Grand Prix)

    My first car was a '65 Valiant four-door I picked up used for $125.00 in Salinas, CA circa 1973. Around the same time, I purchased a '63 Pontiac Grand Prix for $100.00 in Marina, CA. The Pontiac did not have the eight-lug rims or the factory tach, but did have the slim jim automatic with the 389...
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    1971 vs 1972 Strobe Stripes: Is it just me?

    My parents purchased a Bahama Yellow 1971 Road Runner with the black strobe stripes. In 1972 they changed 'em. I can't explain why, but I always cringe at the '72 change and prefer the '71. And it bugs me somewhat because they are so similar. Anyone else share or does not share my preference?
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    13 Ghosts

    Still remember using these lenses handed out at the theater back in the '60's. Not really 3D glasses, but supposedly helped the viewer see the ghosts better.
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    Are All Factory 340 Water Pumps Aluminum?

    I think a hodgepodge 340 I purchased a few years ago had a cast iron water pump, so I thought I would ask if factory only installed aluminum (1968-1973)? Thank you.
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    Pictures of Your Car in Unique Places

    Right, my SSP in post #121 is a stock 318 two-barrel and I raced it with the gear selector in "d" for drive. The 4Runner was the factory stock 4.0 liter.
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    Pictures of Your Car in Unique Places

    Unrestored '72 SSP at the entrance monument (whales tail) to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico and same car in a grudge race at Sonoma Speedway vs. my stepdaughter's 2004 Toyota 4Runner (she won by two second margin).
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    Bat **** Crazy Neighbor

    It kind of makes me wonder how many crazies are living among us? Most be more than we think because they are everywhere from what I see in the comments. Time for another "Twilight Zone" episode!
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    Bat **** Crazy Neighbor

    Not a nasty neighbor story, but the California storms have caused a problem with a relative's property when some oleander leaves were blown next door and some cattle ate 'em and died. The livestock owner filed a claim against the homeowners insurance policy when a toxicity report came back with...
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    Roof Blowing Off

    Just rv'd a message from our rental home in Valley Springs, CA. Tenants report 60 mph winds and the roof of the garage (not-attached to home) starting to lift off. Filed a second insurance claim. Last storm it was damage to the house roof, deck, and fence.
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    Bat **** Crazy Neighbor

    We had some construction materials dropped off in front of our house a year or two ago (gravel and sand). Slowly but surely, the sand pile "disappeared". One morning I noticed the track of a small tire (wheel barrow?) which led from the sand pile to the front yard of a neighbor. Well, the...
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    Used truck purchase, good idea to late.

    Nice purchase. I'm driving the '96 Dakota 3.9L five-speed Dad purchased new from the dealer (odometer clocking 295,000 miles now).
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    Carpools to School Anyone?

    When I was a kid (1960's) we either rode our bike to (Parochial) school (1 1/2 miles one-way) or our parents did it collectively in a station wagon with other parents. And this was with gasoline at maybe 25 cents a gallon. But it was the convenience of only having your turn to drive once a week...
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    Passport Pains

    Well, they sent the old passport back, so anyone can "copy" the signature now. I wonder why passports don't include at least a thumb print? Silly when you think about it.