ScarredKnightfan

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  1. * If you would like to meet up while I am in the southwest US (including portions of Route 66) in March, check out the ROUGH itinerary here: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2017/03/05/road-trips-working-5/ I will post itineraries for April (southeast US), May (northwest US) & June (northeast US) later. FYI: the above post has links to the 4 entries I wrote for the mini road trip test (Sunday, 02/26/2017, to Friday, 03/03/2017) between western IL & central MI. Those entries include an overview of my 1st 4 road trips in 2017, pics of my 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis (with side window deflectors installed & a gripe about the steering wheel controls), exploring Okemos MI &, of course, some of my thoughts. 03MGM SIDE NOTE: a couple weeks ago, I ordered & then received the sales brochure for it; I love having documentation like that for cars I own or have owned! With side window deflectors installed: Illustrating a gripe about the steering controls: 1 of several pics of Okemos MI: Part 1 of multi-item Buick Collection I received; read about it here: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2017/02/27/miniature-monday-9/ Part 2 of multi-item Buick Collection: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2017/03/03/friday-fun-9/ Do you agree? (This OC,SH original features a photo I took while driving my 1981mc!) http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2017/03/01/wednesday-wakeup-9/ 1 of many reflective photos I have taken: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2017/03/03/friday-flashback-9/ This 1936 Dodge was driven to high school! http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2017/03/02/thursday-throwback-9/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "The life I love is making music with my friends" | Willie Nelson | 'On The Road Again'
  2. Oh my...................GORGEOUS! Wish you didn't have to sell it, & wish I could buy it. Someone is going to be very lucky. Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "Those dreams move on if you wait too long" | Billy Ray Cyrus | 'Could've Been Me'
  3. Yikes! When I was looking for my Mercury GM, when I saw ads similar to this, I just continued on, even if it was a car I liked. The 1st couple times I didn't, & paid for it dearly, in terms of wasting time. The 03MGM I have, the ad was very succinct, the pics were on point & the car was exactly as advertised. Nothing like a bit of time to post a "clean" ad to help get a car sold..... Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "Something's wrong in the world today" | Aerosmith | 'Living On The Edge'
  4. Yes ... it is along Route 66, 1 of a few places I did not have time to visit during my 2009 Route 66 trip. Hoping to have some time to stop there when I'm in the general area later this month. Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "Finding out the hard way what freedom means" | Baillie & the Boys | 'Wilder Days'
  5. VERY cool ... congrats & welcome! Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "Going down that highway, heading out of sight" | McAlister Kemp | 'White Line'
  6. * Yep, this is a drive-by visit; I am preparing for my mini road trip to further test the working remotely capability for my part-time job! Tho I still cannot hear from my right ear (thinking maybe it is now more than just a severe inner-outer ear infection), I am driving my 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis to Dixon IL tonight, where I will work Monday AM, visit friends Monday PM, then head towards Okemos MI, where I will be Tuesday - Friday before returning to IL to do a few things, have my follow-up with the PCP Tuesday, 03/07/2017, & with any luck, leave Wednesday, 03/08/2017 for the southwest US! A new theme on my website (to chronicle my 2017 working road trips) will debut later today, too, with more details. I will post the itinerary for the March trip in a week or so. If you want to meet while I am on the road this week, contact me via text: eight-4-seven three-3-seven 9897 This 1977 Pontiac Can Am, owned by a friend, was the overwhelming favorite Monday, 02/20/2017! http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2017/02/20/daily-vehicle-choice-50/ This AMC wagon, along with a blue Jeep, is along a somewhat narrow & busy stretch of Plank Rd between Elgin & Burlington IL, so chances to get a good image are somewhat slim, but I keep trying: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2017/02/22/at-the-heart-52/ A friend owned this 1980 Buick Regal in HS: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2017/02/23/thursday-throwback-8/ Another blast from my past; LOVE this picture my sister took, but what was I thinking back then? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2017/02/24/friday-flashback-8/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "Baseball time is here again" | Steve Goodman | 'Go Cubs Go'
  7. Wow ... neat! Glad you found this old thread & posted the photos! Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "Every hands a winner & every hands a loser" | Kenny Rogers | 'The Gambler'
  8. About the only "exciting" thing I've found in cars I've bought ... original documentation the prior owner hadn't remembered to tell me about. In 1 of my former cars glove box ... I found an accident police report ... wowa ... LOL! Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "Like a good book, I can't put this day back" | Tori Amos | 'A Sorta Fairytale'
  9. * For the 1st time in a while, I got majorly sick, not going to the office Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Luckily, I was able to work remotely a little bit (even 3 hours earlier today, Saturday), so I did not lose as much time as I would have. Yet, this has delayed my mini road trip to further test the working remotely setup. I hope to feel better & be on the road in a few days; I will drive to southern IL & perhaps into KY-TN, arriving back in northern IL around 03/01/2017. If all goes well, I will then further develop the March-April-May-June-etc. outline plans I posted last weekend. Hope to see many of you along the way! Is this smart &/or surprising to you: doubt is the rust of life? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2017/02/13/monday-message-7/ The science of critical timing! Anyone else think this is a cool photo? If so, check out the entry for a link to another photo by Zach; & yes, I still celebrate Single Awareness Day, which is not fun for some reasons & quite awesome for others: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2017/02/15/at-the-heart-45/ A moment in my history, right here; read about it in the link: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2017/02/17/friday-flashback-7/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "Everything is so messed up" | Puddle of Mud | 'Blurry'
  10. Seems reasonable to me. Kinda surprised it isn't in place already.....kinda. That noted, I've never bought through eBay nor sold through eBay..... Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "Now, how do you feel?" | Dido | 'Don't Think Of Me'
  11. Oh nice! Sure appreciate the pics ... thank you, maok! Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "Take a trip to the city lights" | Supertramp | 'Take The Long Way Home'
  12. Sounds like an awesome concept-idea ... sounds right up my alley ... well, the road trip part, anyway ... but then with this being a "reality" show, the inevitable "differences" (aka disagreements between participants....) & such ... might make this a bit less appealing. Besides, I usually like to road trip by myself ... & meet people along the way. LOL Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "Get out there & find someone" | Good Charlotte | 'I Don't Want To Be In Love'
  13. HA, nice! I'm so glad you posted the pic with the bill ... that sure helps have a better idea of the size & scale. Thank you!!!! Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "Happiness is something we create" | Sugarland | 'Something More'
  14. Oh my goodness ... what an awesome transformation. Congratulations! Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "We got mountains to climb" | Rod Stewart | 'Broken Arrow'
  15. Hmmm ... if you haven't had any takers yet, I might be interested in these. Will send you a PM in a moment. Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc "Why can't that be me?" | 3 Doors Down | 'If I Could Be Like That'