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Old 07-14-2015, 09:05 PM
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Thunder is Alive

This one was extremely sentimental for me. Maybe even shed a tear the first time she fired...maybe. I was 10 years old when I picked out the options with my dad for this truck. I was there when it came off the truck. I was the one that bought it when he fell on hard times. It started knocking 5 years ago and was parked. Moved maybe 10 miles over that time. It's kept me pretty busy on the weekends over the last couple months. Was able to find a 10,000 mile 96 460, stripped it down to a short block and went from there. The more I dug, the uglier it got. But she's brand new under the skin now. Trans had 15k on it when parked. Computer was fried, have a manual computer in it now just to get it running, can shift manually, so I still need to buy a new auto computer. And the new rear tank/pump came in last week, that I'll need to swap in. Needs a new AC compressor as well, but not overly important at the moment. I'm The Odo isn't displaying, but not sure if that isn't related to the computer...but that's last on the to do list. And this one literally has moss growing on it...not sure if I can afford Austin on this one...haha.

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Old 07-14-2015, 09:44 PM
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Congrats man! That's always a great feeling
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:28 PM
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Way to go Ben! A job well done, but there's always a few little odds and ends that need attention. I even find that on my Dent.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:38 AM
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Congratulations, on both of them.
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I think the lens of time is required to differentiate between the real milestones, and the detours along the way.
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Strippers, ammo and SKS, wow, that is almost sig worthy!!
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:39 AM
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That's awesome Ben....congrats....a great feeling indeed!
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Or, as the great Greek philosopher Testiclees once said: "Man who goes through turnstyle in airport is going to Bangkok."
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:35 AM
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Was anyone able to view the video...if not, here's a direct link in an unprotected folder...

http://vid377.photobucket.com/albums...ps0xyjkes3.mp4
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Sounds pretty nasty......I mean that in a good way.
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Sounds pretty nasty......I mean that in a good way.
The word I've seen lately is "sick".
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totes ma goats?
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Old 07-18-2015, 11:42 AM
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Great Ben!
hey! the must do rule of a engine running vid is to rev up the engine....lol!
sounds nice
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