At 09:42 AM 01/03/98 -0800, Joe Curry wrote:
>Cliff Hansen wrote:
>> Right after I bought my first TR-4A (in 1985) I did the
>> responsible thing, changed all the hoses, belt,
>> antifreeze, oil, etc.
>> I was in a hurry because I had to pick up a tall blonde
>> for a date (haste seems to be a common theme in
>> these stories). About 20 minutes into showing off
>> she says, I'm a little chilly, could you turn the heat
>> on? Sure...just pull out this knob here and you'll
>> be toasty warm in a jiffy. Next thing I hear is
>> a shriek - its leaking and its hot! I forgot to tighten
>> the clamps on the heater hoses....she was wearing
>> white pants, too.
>> Cliff Hansen
>> 1966 TR-4A CTC 64615L (Hibernating for front end work)
>> 1987 Mazda B2000 (27 miles on brand new engine)
>Did you have any more dates with her?
>Inquiring minds want to know!
Yes, actually several months later I raised the subject
of matrimony. She said maybe. My wife, Valerie (who is a
flaming redhead) has named my current TR-4A after this lady,
refering to it as the other woman when she's in a good mood,
and as Laura when she's mad at it/me.
By the time I met Valerie I learned the Second Law of
Home Auto Repair: If you didn't do it twice, you didn't
do it right. I'm proud to say that Valerie drove the first
car for nearly a year (before we had to sell it) and it never
let her down, or dribbled on her leg. 'Cause I did everything
1966 TR-4A CTC 64615L (Hibernating for front end work)
1987 Mazda B2000 (150 miles on brand new engine)