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Spring Dust Off (1/12)
 4/5/14 10:08pm
KDADDY79
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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Tomorrow's the day! I'm gonna get my '79 out of the garage for a quick dust off and an oil change.
Then my son and I will probably pop a Led Zep tape in the cassette deck and go for a ride.
Can't wait! Its been a long, cold winter. Spring is definitely starting around here. Tomorrow should be in the high 50's with sun. 
All that other 'To Do" stuff can wait. I'll be driving my Corvette.
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Re: Spring Dust Off (2/12)
 4/6/14 8:04am
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Drive it like you stole it!!

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Re: Spring Dust Off (3/12)
 4/6/14 9:01am
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WOOHOOBeer Good for you Kevin!  Just one question, what's a cassette tape?

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Re: Spring Dust Off (4/12)
 4/6/14 9:49am
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Zachary, LA - USA

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dads2vette said:  Just one question, what's a cassette tape?


Lol!  Straying off topic a bit...  I was helping family members tear down an old camp a couple of weekends ago.  When we pulled the carpet up, I found one of these underneath:



The 40-somethings and above in attendance passed it around ooohing and aaahing over it like it was a new found copy of the Magna Carta.  The under 40's had no idea what it was. 

It may end up on a chain around the rear-view of the Vette.




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Re: Spring Dust Off (5/12)
 4/6/14 10:06am
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 I know whut it am! LOL

I'm tryin real hard to get both of mine out next weekend to get some pics out in da Texas Bluebonnets....which bloomed out a couple of weeks early this year. It's raining this weekend, or I'd be doin it now....


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Re: Spring Dust Off (6/12)
 4/6/14 11:19am
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Talk about Spring Fever.  After being on jack stands for the past 4 years, this week I'm finally getting my '73 to the alignment shop.  Then all it needs is a new hood and I'll be "Having Fun All Summer Long"!

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Re: Spring Dust Off (7/12)
 4/6/14 3:53pm
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The yellow circular gizzmo is an insert for a 45rpm record that will enable someone to play a single record on a turntable with out the large 45 adapter ( for many 45's@ a time) Just call me Gramp's Big Al. Aka ancient one

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Re: Spring Dust Off (8/12)
 4/6/14 4:12pm
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apasbigal said: The yellow circular gizzmo is an insert for a 45rpm record that will enable someone to play a single record on a turntable with out the large 45 adapter ( for many 45's@ a time) Just call me Gramp's Big Al. Aka ancient one


I thought we were gonna keep the youngin's guessing on that one!LOL




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Re: Spring Dust Off (9/12)
 4/6/14 8:08pm
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Had a great ride!
After installing the K&N oil filter and pouring in the 10w30 + some Zinc additive, off we went.
Man! There's nothing like the first ride of the season! It never gets old owning a Corvette.
And yes, the cassette deck was blaring Led Zep and then Stevie Ray.
My 20 year old son just can't figure out how something so primative looking as a cassette tape could actually produce music. After a while he did'nt care though. I saw his foot tappin'.
I hope the rest of you can get yours' out soon enough if you have'nt already.

Kevin
Re: Spring Dust Off (10/12)
 4/6/14 10:34pm
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Spent the afternoon working in the garage with all the doors open for the first time this year.  After doing some spring maintenance on "The Toy" I rolled her out into the sunshine and let her run for awhile.  Still too much winter crud (salt, sand, etc) on the roads to go for a spin but it was nice to hear the exhaust rumble. 

The Model A is on casters so while "The Toy" was out in the sunshine I rotated "Betty" around so I could put the left rear fender back on (pulled it last fall to have a major dent straightened out and then repainted).

Even tho' I didn't get out for a spin it was still an enjoyable afternoon...!!!

btw - glad you enjoyed the drive with your son...!!!


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Re: Spring Dust Off (11/12)
 4/7/14 12:17pm
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Confused  If he doesn't recognize a cassette, show em an 8 track box! 
           Yup, me and the Sharkette wee out for a couple spins on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.  Parents had their 62nd wedding anniversary, so had to hug and kiss Mom,  and shake Dads hand.  The quadrajet was a little ornery, but that's expected. Stern Smile
Re: Spring Dust Off (12/12)
 4/7/14 8:08pm
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Mark, glad to hear you got yours out, too.
AND, congrats to the Anniversary Couple!!!

Kevin
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