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EODguy 04-27-2019 03:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Purplefade (Post 1161089)
I like the way you think! - All donations will be accepted [emoji16]

Whoa whoa, let's not get crazy now... [emoji38]

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Purplefade 04-27-2019 10:52 AM

Ahh heck, figured I’d try anyway [emoji12]

That said, I’ve got an ice cold bottle of Crown Apple waiting for me [emoji106]

EODguy 04-27-2019 09:58 PM

LoL...

At this point while on a break from the Middle East sharing good bourbon just isn't going to happen, hell I would have eaten a greasy pork sandwich from a dirty ashtray just a week ago. [emoji38]

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Purplefade 04-29-2019 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by EODguy (Post 1161134)
LoL...

At this point while on a break from the Middle East sharing good bourbon just isn't going to happen, hell I would have eaten a greasy pork sandwich from a dirty ashtray just a week ago. [emoji38]

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Brother, you sound like you need it more than I do at the moment!

Enjoy your bourbon and your time off [emoji106]


Ironically I met Tom Bulleit on vacation in Gatlinburg TN at a knife and gun show, him and another gentleman were setting up the bourbon bottles for their display. Pretty down to earth dude, I talked with him for a handful of minutes and he actually sent me on my way with a bottle of #10!

I think he was blown away that I recognized him, I conveniently neglected to tell him that I had just seen him and the company in a documentary on the Music & Spirits that made Kentucky.

EODguy 04-29-2019 10:57 PM

Thanks and if you happen to run into him again let him know that I plan on finishing the case I have in the Philippines and that he needs to redesign his case ,because the airlines told me that a case of Bourbon doesn't qualify as luggage... Now I am on my way to butcher a fat hog and I don't mean the dependapotamus I was married to back in the 90's[emoji38]

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Purplefade 04-29-2019 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by EODguy (Post 1161234)
airlines told me that a case of Bourbon doesn't qualify as luggage... Now I am on my way to butcher a fat hog and I don't mean the dependapotamus I was married to back in the 90's[emoji38]

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You have to pack that stuff in a pelican case, that way they don’t give you any grief!



“Dependapotamus” - too funny! I tried that shoe on once too, worked for about 18 months and then the hag got my car!

Needless to say I wasn’t smart enough not to do it again... but the second time around I got lucky and found a good one [emoji106]. Been 22 years and she still support my car habit [emoji16].

(Though just recently she did suggest that I get something more dependable... like her Buick... we almost divorced on the spot!)

EODguy 04-30-2019 12:54 AM

I hear you bro after the last one I found and married an old fashioned gal just like mom. I took her home and dad didn't like her[emoji38] kidding but that was many PX's ago. She didn't like my machine gun collection but after I got her a suppressed Walther she does have me somewhat concerned.... Just remembered I have to get flowers or she'll get them for my wake.

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EODguy 04-30-2019 12:56 AM

I was going to edit my post but it wouldn't let me use the word "Buick"

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Purplefade 05-05-2019 01:02 AM

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Originally Posted by EODguy (Post 1161237)
I was going to edit my post but it wouldn't let me use the word "Buick"

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I like that - too funny!! That is how I felt, (yes, i admit it, I'm about to say "before I had a Buick) before I had a Buick...


My wife got t-boned and totaled our Sequoia :( and my father-in-law just happened to be looking for a new car at the time so he gave us an unbelievable deal on his new Buick Enclave. I prefer driving the X ALL DAY over the Buick but I do have to admit, that Enclave ended up being a great car - for her! :rofl:


And I actually don't mind driving it on road trips, it keeps the miles off mine :thumbup:

Purplefade 05-05-2019 01:11 AM

Project is officially under way!


In just a few hours this evening I was able to get everything off the motor and the valve covers loose and ready to come off in the morning. Fingers crossed tomorrow is good to me and I can make some more progress. I have about 12 hours I can put in to it starting in the morning and am really hoping to get through as much as I can.


Up to now the only issue I have had is one of the torx bolts holding the ground straps on the valve cover rounded out on me and I had to cut a slot in it and remove it with a large flat head screwdriver - all in all, not too bad.


Fingers crossed for tomorrow!


I haven't verified yet if I have any weeping around the alternator bracket, I am hoping all is well and I can move on, but the fact that I am "near" it now, actually moving the alternator to get to that last timing cover bolt...


ALMOST makes me want to pull the mounts, drop the diff down and just do it now... I am pushing just at 115,000 miles???


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