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I did some adventuring yesterday that got away from me and took too much time, which was the bad news. The cool news is that one of my accomplishments was visiting a welder and having him fix a bracket that holds a muffler in my decrepit Corvette. The goal with this 100K+ miles car has always been to avoid sinking money into it as it soldiers on in its second decade of service, so the fact the mufflers have a built in bracket for this became a big problem when they eventually broke off, as a proper replacement would involve replacing the entire exhaust system, which would be a lengthy (expensive) installation of an expensive part. Instead my friend Devicer found me a welder who fixed my broken makeshift bracket temporarily while he works on fashioning me a pair of new brackets. A local muffler shop had already told me neither of these things could be done, so the fact that he found both projects so manageable (if not trivial) was refreshing. And the fact that he charged me $5.00 for welding the broken bracket was shocking in the best possible way.

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12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2013, 11:41 Creston
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 11:27:
Did everyone rush "out" and buy PvZ2? Yeah, me neither.

Is it out already?
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2013, 11:41 Creston
 
Blue wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 09:47:
it may give the impression I'm living high on the hog in a way that would be *completely* inaccurate.

Uh-huh. Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure!

(Little known secret: Rockstar modeled "William" in GTA5 off of Blue.)
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2013, 11:39 Creston
 
5 bucks to fix your car? That's the kind of price that puts smiles on people's faces.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2013, 11:34 nin
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 11:27:
Did everyone rush "out" and buy PvZ2? Yeah, me neither.

When EA sacked one of the devs that worked on the original last year, I lost any interest.

edit:ugh, grammar are hard...

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8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2013, 11:27 Mr. Tact
 
Did everyone rush "out" and buy PvZ2? Yeah, me neither.  
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2013, 11:22 Mr. Tact
 
Always wanted a 'vette, but could never bring myself to spend the money.  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2013, 10:01 Steelcamp
 
It is interesting how some shops will "comment" themselves out of a job by saying something dumb...like "it can't be done."

It's more like "it won't be done" by them.

 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2013, 09:47  Blue 
 
Shineyguy wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 09:28:
nin wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 09:27:
my decrepit Corvette


Whoa whoa whoa, when did this happen?!?!



Yeah, I never knew you had a 'Vette Blue!

Sounds like it's a C4 'Vette. Blue I would have just gotten an aftermarket exhaust for the car anyway.

I got it a while back. I definitely mentioned it at least once here, but I'm a little sheepish about it because it may give the impression I'm living high on the hog in a way that would be *completely* inaccurate. I got the car as a bargain because it had almost 90K hard miles on it, and needed lots of help, all of which I've tried to do on the cheap. This included some junk yard parts and gluing the rear window back in (it's actually a C5 convertible). The rear window is loose again (it needs a whole new roof), the rack-and-pinion leaks, the engine has a wrist-pin knock, one of the pulleys is out of line, the driver's seat doesn't adjust properly, and more. But the car still loves to drive and I love to drive it, so here's hoping I can keep her going for another 113K miles.
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2013, 09:46 Riker
 
100K+? I'm 200K+ and still have my fingers crossed. Just a little longer!  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2013, 09:29 nin
 

Next thing you know, he'll be like "my 308 was acting up last weekend..."

 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2013, 09:28 Shineyguy
 
nin wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 09:27:
my decrepit Corvette


Whoa whoa whoa, when did this happen?!?!


Yeah, I never knew you had a 'Vette Blue!

Sounds like it's a C4 'Vette. Blue I would have just gotten an aftermarket exhaust for the car anyway.
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2013, 09:27 nin
 
my decrepit Corvette


Whoa whoa whoa, when did this happen?!?!

 
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