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Re: New Thread, Please......

At 02:40 AM 11/3/97 -0700, you wrote:
>On Sun, 2 Nov 1997, DeWitt Harrison wrote:
>> What Car Boy doesn't occasionally yearn for the ability to
>> lay down a 100 feet of molten rubber at will?
>> DeWitt
>[ ... ]
>Funny true story from earlier today: Scary rockabilly band the Cramps
>comes to Phoenix, 120 miles up I-10. The crew puts on an appropriate
>amount of hair grease and leather jackets and such. Then, into the '65
>Barracuda. With a hi-po 340 and 3.73 posi, we lay quite a patch with the
>stock 13 inch rims. After dinner, though, it's into the 5kcst, making the
>run in 71 minutes (wow!) with 22 mpg.
>As any Audi driver would attest, power is not everything. And I don't
>think anything I can afford vacuums up highway like a type 44. To run the
>'Cuda at that speed would have grayed my hair and emptied my wallet.
>How 2226cc got the last laugh:)

No argument at all on the merits of the type 44. It's just that,
and, heck, I'm a _lot_ older than 22, once in a while I get that
yen. But I just smoke my clutch instead of my tires. A good
metaphor for middle age.

BTW, glad the crew made it back to Phoenix in one piece.

DeWitt  Harrison    de@aztek-eng.com
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq (Owner with gray hair and empty wallet;
                 you can run but you cannot hide.)