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Old 01-26-2013, 04:42 AM   #91
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The only way my 1963 snow blower will start is with a shot of ether.

That's ok with me. If the fucker blows up, I can justify buying a new one.

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:53 AM   #92
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The only way my 1963 snow blower will start is with a shot of ether.

That's ok with me. If the fucker blows up, I can justify buying a new one.

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Now, back to our car thread morphing into a "How to negotiate with dealers" thread.
I thought the only snowblowers around in '63..were the ones with wooden handles..not engines...I think my dad might have been lying to me..
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:09 PM   #93
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I have 1000 miles on my S60.

Damn, I really like this car. I like how it drives. The AWD is fantastic. The engine has a nice growl for being a 5 cylinder. The seats are tremendous. The power steering feels properly boosted for the car. The brakes are even and have good feedback.

Exceeding my expectations.
It is possible to four wheel drift an S60 in the snow with the new Haldex system. Traction control will automatically get turned off and an error will show on the dashboard until you turn it off and restart it.

I also learned that my 11 year old stinks at recording a video of an S60 four wheel drifting in the snow.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:54 PM   #94
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I thought the only snowblowers around in '63..were the ones with wooden handles..not engines...I think my dad might have been lying to me..
Gary
Well my dad and grandpa sold them back in the sixties.

They looked like that:



By the early seventies Ariens was quite diversified, even made snowmobiles.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:52 AM   #95
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That one is fairly similar to mine, a Moto-Mower brand with a Tecumseh engine. I was able to date it from the engine tag when I ordered parts for it once. It's heavy, a PITA to start, none of the controls work like they should and I had to weld the axle sprocket to the axle to keep it from wandering and kicking off the chain. But, it's better than shoveling and does a good job once it's going. The $75 I paid for it 12 years ago was probably worth it.

I'd like a fancy new one with electric start and heated grips but anything that is so expensive I need to make payments on it ain't for me.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:10 AM   #96
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I miss my "chick" car.



No, it wasn't fast. But the Miata has to be one of the best balanced, most fun cars to drive for the money.

I imagine this would be a similar experience, but a lot more exhilarating:



I hope to find out one day. And yes, I know. Another "chick" car. But I'm secure enough in my masculinity. How's about you?
Still love my miata; after 6 yrs no money into it and never an issue and it still handles amazingly on the stock Bilsteins.

Checked out the new BRZ from Subaru - Toyota... impressive but I don't know if I can give up on convertibles.

Was looking at Porsche's Cayman but also looking at a used Viper or used Nissan GTR. Problem is I will still need a winter vehicle.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:03 AM   #97
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Glad we're past snowblowers

I was faced with that same issue when I sold the Miata and bought the Shelby. I still have a motorcycle and a Jeep, so it isn't the end of the world.

I'm really thinking a low mile garage queen Boxter S will be my next target should I ever decide to sell the Shelby, but I have to admit I'd weigh it heavily against a C6 Vette. But right now I'm not ready to let go of the Shelby, so it doesn't matter.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:56 PM   #98
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Still love my miata; after 6 yrs no money into it and never an issue and it still handles amazingly on the stock Bilsteins.

Checked out the new BRZ from Subaru - Toyota... impressive but I don't know if I can give up on convertibles.

Was looking at Porsche's Cayman but also looking at a used Viper or used Nissan GTR. Problem is I will still need a winter vehicle.
I've read recently that a convertible Toyobaru is in the works
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:35 PM   #99
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I think that I too will be soon in the market for a gently used Boxster S. .....or Cayman, but I really am a ragtop man.


....unless, the siren call of a 993 is something I cannot resist....


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Old 01-27-2013, 04:46 PM   #100
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I think that I too will be soon in the market for a gently used Boxster S. .....or Cayman, but I really am a ragtop man.


....unless, the siren call of a 993 is something I cannot resist....


There's an intermediate shaft bearing that you need tyo watch out for. link
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:12 PM   #101
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Since this is the ALL things automotive thread, can we at least agree that this is the coolest and best looking racing car of all time?


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Old 01-27-2013, 07:13 PM   #102
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There's an intermediate shaft bearing that you need tyo watch out for. link
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:29 PM   #103
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I never found a snow blower attachment for it, but I have a 1968 gravely snow plow.






Back on topic - sorta.

Did the hit every dealer and look till the mind is overwhelmed thing yesterday. Ended up back at the Ford dealer and drove the focus and escape. Decided on a focus as her daily driver then will look for a family hauler to keep as a third(wait, that's the jeep) fourth vehicle. Did some price investigating, came up with a target price and emailed multiple dealers. Second dealer to respond was under my target price, so time to rework my numbers.
I figure by Tuesday I'll have it down to one or two dealers, then take the van in and get trade in estimates. If the numbers work, great. If not, the auto show is in three weeks. I can start all over then.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:46 PM   #104
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I miss my "chick" car.



No, it wasn't fast. But the Miata has to be one of the best balanced, most fun cars to drive for the money.


I hope to find out one day. And yes, I know. Another "chick" car. But I'm secure enough in my masculinity. How's about you?
At first glance, I thought "Wow!, Thats now my wife's Miata!" On closer inspection, it isnt.

And yes, I am very secure in my masculinity,

Wife's Miata on the left, mine on the right. we LOVE these cars, consider them the best cars we've ever owned.

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Old 01-27-2013, 09:35 PM   #105
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Problem with those miata's is at 6'1" the view through the top of the windshield frame is sort of restrictive while driving.
And, when the top it up it sorta interferes with the head.

Boxter or S2000... Plenty of head room and a view through the screen.
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