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Re: [midgetsprite] Re: Bugeye Group..... RE: SOS '05 wrap up

To: Jim Johnson <bmwwxman@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [midgetsprite] Re: Bugeye Group..... RE: SOS '05 wrap up
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 21:46:52 -0600
Cc: Frank Clarici <spritenut@exit109.com>, "Robert E. Shlafer" <pilotrob@webtv.net>, "Peter C." <nosimport@mailbag.com>, spridgets@autox.team.net, Larry & Sandi Miller <millerls@ado13.com>
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References: <20051201030101.49A73D8A3@smtpout-3204.bay.webtv.net> <438E6B89.5080707@exit109.com> <43840a7e0511301944h7a182aedpc0a3c3bb2904f21b@mail.gmail.com>

a call to to the WAHbulance is in order then!!

sorry just a joke,, and HAD too


On 11/30/05, Jim Johnson <bmwwxman@gmail.com> wrote:
>  On 11/30/05, Frank Clarici <spritenut@exit109.com> wrote:
> >
> > Robert E. Shlafer wrote:
> >
> > > it's not that the car won't do it, it's that I
> > > won't do it to the car! And not because
> > > it WON'T make it, but because there is no
> > > good reason I can think of why it SHOULD
> > > HAVE make it at all, to begin with. :)
> >
> >
> > Who called him a wuss?
> > The above is a wuss excuse.
> > I don't wanna do it just because.
> > Road trips are a blast, road trips in a Sprite are even more of a blast.
> > And if nothing goes wrong, you have nothing to talk about.
> > Do the road trip, hope for a break down.
> > We have guys doing the BABE rally in real POS Spridgets, are they
> > worried? I think NOT.
> > If the rally wasn't during my busiest month, I would be driving and/or
> > navigating. But I will assist in the prep work.
> > And if there is an SOS in the summer, I will be driving one of the
> > Spridgets out there. Just check the oil, top up the rad, and do it.
> Actually, guys...  I really can kind of understand the Cap'n's position.
> When I was 25, I thought nothing of taking off across Europe in the
> old MG-TC with nothing but a few tools and a spare fan belt. Broke
> down a number of times but it was all a part of the game. The journey's
> the thing, you see..... Not the destination....
> Now that I am over 60 with heart disease, hypertension, and spinal
> arthritis (sciatica), I don't crawl around on the ground or lift things
> so well any more. Its all I can do to bend enough to get in and out
> of the Midget some days. When I took down the fuel system and
> cleaned it all out last spring, it took me about 5 minutes laying on
> my back under the car in pain to work up the required energy
> to squirm back out again (got to get a creeper!!). Nowadays,
> breaking down beside the highway is a bit more of a bother than it
> was when I was 25....
> Cheers!!
> Jim - he of the disabled Midget in Dodge City

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