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B67?? Spring is getting close.?
It seems so, even in Canada we are admits an unusual January warm spell.
90% of the lawn, is showing grass / no white stuff.
- sump pump runs in the basement, while snow melts
- Beau does it again / bringing his USA friends, a mild winter...

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It seems so, even in Canada we are admits an unusual January warm spell.
90% of the lawn, is showing grass / no white stuff.
- sump pump runs in the basement, while snow melts
- Beau does it again / bringing his USA friends, a mild winter...
NOW --- That's MORE like it !

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It seems so, even in Canada we are admits an unusual January warm spell.
90% of the lawn, is showing grass / no white stuff.
- sump pump runs in the basement, while snow melts
- Beau does it again / bringing his USA friends, a mild winter...
What!
I have been trying to get a truck out of Canada for the last 10 days and I am being told the delay is bad weather/ snow. Hmmm.
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What!
I have been trying to get a truck out of Canada for the last 10 days and I am being told the delay is bad weather/ snow. Hmmm.
A guy I know likes to go ice fishing, and travels 7 hours North...for the Pickerel adventure.
- without enough snow up there, in Northern Ontario
- he sold his Ski-Doo...tired of riding on river edge rock bed
- and bought an ATV 4x4 / that he outfitted with Ski-Doo tracks (on each corner)

The GM truck plant in Canada is in St. Catharines, near Niagara Falls, ON.
- only 2 hours East of B67
- same weather, exactly AJ
...Beau calls BS

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I think we are pulling the load out of New Brunswick. That is a bit more North.
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Move to Canada? Because of the time zones? Doesn't Canada have time zones? (I'm pretty sure it does--it's just too smart to have daylight savings time).

And did you want the quarter for the "spitty" cup in Canadian or USA currency.

You know (I'll really date myself here)--My first Doberman, also the first dog I showed nd finished in Canada was being showed at a time when Canada had the advantage on currency exchange. Cost me .25 to exchange $1 American for $1 Canadian--still was the cheapest Champion I ever made in Canada--4 shows, 4 Best of Breeds and 4 Group 2's for a 10 month old puppy.

That was back in the day when if the border guys saw crates in the back of your vehicle they just waved you through--we smuggled a lot of booze into the states that way. Not being a beer drinker I don't know sh*t about Canadian beer but I do know that they made infinitely better rye that you could get in Washington state liquor stores--practically the only thing available there was "Old Overalls"--terrible rye--tasted like it was aged about 15 minutes--but maybe that's because I wasn't really a rye drinker--that was my husband--scotch or rum were my choices.
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I was in Grade8 and we visited Aunt & Uncle in Detroit ... like 1968, our dollar had a higher value ($1.07).
- currently 1 Cdn $ = 80 cents US

I had one salesman from the States, that drove back with a few beer recommendations, I made / and save the cases, for special occasions.
- my Pops often made the joke, "American beer, was watered down/warm piss"
- our beer is distinctive, in taste...full bodied

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I think we are pulling the load out of New Brunswick. That is a bit more North.
NB can get some severe weather, on the East coast...beside Ocean.
- Son & I spent 3 days in Halifax, Nova Scotia once / to casino, for a snooker tournament ... beautiful hilly country

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I would agree with your pops on most of our beers. It has been getting much easier to get some tastier beer with so many smaller brewers getting some shelf space these days.

B67 do you have a opinion on the Nissan Full size trucks?
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I'm now up to page 58 reading old posts to new posts--whatever happened to puptalk--came and went and I haven't seen anything from him/her even on the regular threads in ages?

There was a puptalk post up on page 57 (I think) wondering what was the real story about Marienburg's Sun Hawk and the ransom (back in the day). It wasn't much of a secret when it actually happened (most recently someone told me that Sunhawk had been mysteriously stolen and then equally mysteriously returned for a big ransom)--at the time it happened Jim White (Cambria) took the dog from Mo Myagama's set up at a dog show--it was claimed that Mary Rodgers and Mo (they were married at the time) owed Jim money for something and told Mary he was keeping Sunhawk until the debt was paid. Evidently they came to some sort of agreement and Sunhawk was returned.

Couldn't tell you how much of it was true but that was the word at the shows.
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And I can't find the recent post from either B67 or Ken--asking if I remembered the older VW headlight switch. Probably because of my first car--that 62 VW Bug. I remember it all too well. The dimmer switch was on the floor to the left of the clutch pedal--took me forever to stop stomping on the floor of the 69 VW that followed the 62 which had all the controls for the lights on the steering wheel post. The 62 also still had a pull knob on the dash that controlled the (what the heck is it called--the control for gas flow when starting--all automatically controlled now). The "choke"? It not just my short term memory that's going...

And I think it was well into the late 70's before I ever drove an automatic--I'm a slow learner and it took forever for me to stop stomping on either the floor or the brake pedal on a couple of cars with automatic transmissions when I changed gears.

I'm surprised that no one caught the typo on the truck that I learned to drive on--I claimed (typo) it was a 12 ton Chev--not hardly-it was a one (1) ton Chev truck.

The cats have come in to tell me that it's time to feed them--the Toad will wake up and rush in to make sure I remember to feed him when he hears me rattling kibble into the cat dishes.l
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I have been really enjoying "American Honey" it is Wild turkey that is cut with honey. It goes down so easy.
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I would agree with your pops on most of our beers. It has been getting much easier to get some tastier beer with so many smaller brewers getting some shelf space these days.

B67 do you have a opinion on the Nissan Full size trucks?
Oct 5, 2017 REVIEW:
The 2018 Nissan Frontier is a good, basic truck, but there are far more modern options for not too much more. To find out why the 2018 Nissan Frontier is rated 4.0 and ranked #10 in Pickup Trucks, read The Car Connection expert review.
https://www.thecarconnection.com/ove..._frontier_2018

AJ - All the major Truck makes have what seems to be expensive design faults, except for Toyota.
- Honda Ridgeline is unibody / no body on frame...big Pass
- Nissan have always been plagued with weak transmissions & expensive rebuilds. Plus, while somewhat Japan expensive, unlike Toyota they depreciate fast on the used market
- Ford F150 is almost impossible to sell after a decade...to expensive to keep, on the road / design to be labor pigs, in a garage
- Dodge RAM, under Engineered throughout / my friend rebuilds a ~2014 HEMI with no warranty coverage...$9,000 expense / rear end $1,800 rebuilds also common
- CHEV-GM have the stupid cylinder deactivation, my friends mint 2014 was rebuilt twice already & low miles / older GM's still hold their value
- Toyota slow to upgrade, so proven technology & design are tested to 300K mile reliability

I like the older (15 y/o) Z71's and newer Toyota pickups only & always buy 4x4 for resale value & driving pleasure.

My 2 cents / cheers, Larry...Home of Schister Auto Sales...HeHe.
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I'm eternally amazed at guys and their cars--every guy I've ever known has a list of cars they either owned and rebuilt/restored or modified plus the ones they were obliged buy and maintain for the various chick(ens--just to keep this grounded in the chicken thread) that occupied second place in their lives (right after the cars).

I learned to drive in a 1941 Ford sedan and a 19something 12 ton Chev truck--modified with a covered body to deliver matresses.

My first car, however was a 1962 VW bug, the second was a 1969 VW bug the third was a 196something VW squareback and the fourth was a 1983 Toyota Tacoma--I'd still be driving that one if I hadn't blown an oil pump in the fast lane of a crowded freeway (with no way to pull over to the left and couldn't get over to the right fast enough to salvage the engine--it was old enough to vote and had 350,000 miles on it--lovely little truck. Now I drive a 1999 Toyota Tacoma.

My only claim to any sort of automotive fame is that I have owned fewer vehicles in the last 55 years than anyone I've ever met.
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Speaking of +25 year old imports, I was fond of the 1990 Nissan 300ZX.
- great styling overall and flush headlights...looked cool
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...00zx-road-test

Now B67 has some old VW Beetle stories:

a) my cousin and his sister were big pot heads & he drove a Beetle, in his teens
- my parents visit their family, we arrive and cousin needs his pot fix for tonight's party
- parents play cards / we off to see a rich drug dealer and arrange to meet at church later
- we all go to church with parents / drug deal is done in parking lot
- rush home and pot gets hid in his room, in the battery compartment of his radio
- pot came out of hiding and we take the VW to a sod farm to smoke (Beau on cigs)
- end up at a Barn party...I remember the girls were hot / in city volumes
- a weekend in the big city, for a farm boy

b) A guy at the pool hall had borrowed his brothers VW and had a 12 pack of beer.
- it was early on a Saturday, so when asked...two of us went for a "gravel run"
- he lived 2 miles from town, so clearly knew the side roads / but got mixed up
- he thought he was one concession over
- but when we came over the crest of a hill at 50 mph, a stop sign stared us down
- and the road ended, into a "T" intersection
- going much to fast, to avoid an accident / B67 was sitting in the front bucket and braced himself
- my left hand planted on the center of the dash, pushed the light switch in
- now we cross past the intersection, with no head lights on

^^ We got lucky that night...zero damage to Beetle.
- there was no fence wire and the ditch was flat, so car didn't roll over
- plus the farmer had harvested his corn off, a few weeks earlier / so another good outcome, not even a scratch

BUG - remember that headlight switch, on the old VW's?...LOL...I do !!
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Da' boyz is mostly outta' control.

I'm still trying to get caught up after spending several days at dog shows (where no one was talking about nuts and bolts or 454's (I thought about tossing the hp rating of my first VW in for laughs--38 hp--I think commercial sewing machines have higher ratings than that).

Hmmm--I shouldn't eliminate nuts and bolts from what I knows--you can't spend all the years I spend in retail marine hardware and boats (sorry guys--sail not power) and not know a whole lot about nuts and bolts.
Found it 4Ya BUG - you owe me another American quarter / 7 minutes gone bye-bye...

PS - The dimmer switch (high/low beam) was activated by ones left foot...correct.
- but light "on/off" switch was in center of VW dash

Good memory, manual choke on 1960's VW...just like on my John Deere garden tractor snow blower machine.

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And I can't find the recent post from either B67 or Ken--asking if I remembered the older VW headlight switch. Probably because of my first car--that 62 VW Bug. I remember it all too well. The dimmer switch was on the floor to the left of the clutch pedal--took me forever to stop stomping on the floor of the 69 VW that followed the 62 which had all the controls for the lights on the steering wheel post. The 62 also still had a pull knob on the dash that controlled the (what the heck is it called--the control for gas flow when starting--all automatically controlled now). The "choke"? It not just my short term memory that's going...

And I think it was well into the late 70's before I ever drove an automatic--I'm a slow learner and it took forever for me to stop stomping on either the floor or the brake pedal on a couple of cars with automatic transmissions when I changed gears.

I'm surprised that no one caught the typo on the truck that I learned to drive on--I claimed (typo) it was a 12 ton Chev--not hardly-it was a one (1) ton Chev truck.

The cats have come in to tell me that it's time to feed them--the Toad will wake up and rush in to make sure I remember to feed him when he hears me rattling kibble into the cat dishes.l

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I respect your opinions on all things!
I never buy new for my personal vehicles. really like the Chevy style but i am fed up with fixing things that should never be causing problems like using a plastic washers or sleeves that dissolve over short period of time, When brass or stainless should have been used. I have been fortunate with my Chevy engine and transmission no problems and i am pulling trailers all the time with it.
It is very difficult to find a good Toyota used since most people do not let go of them and those that fit my criteria are priced to where i might as well buy new.
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Thks AJ ^^

The vortec in your 2005 Avalanche is bulletproof as well as the 460 auto transmission.
- your driving a 12 year old truck...BUT
- try keeping a 2018 for 10 years & see how much $$ it eats up & craps out in expensive repairs
^^ Just saying, most have gotten harder to maintain.

Mint Toyota's often take 6-12 months to find used, from a private buyer...but well worth the effort.
- have patience, they are worth the hunt / join a Toyota forums...you will find a good one
- their is a valid reason, majority of Toyota owners have brand loyalty

How much is your 2005 worth on trade / mileage / 4x4 ?

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Wife's mint low mileage 2008 RAV4 Limited v6 4x4 - was purchased from a Doctor, advertised on Kijiji
(Canadian CragsList)...saved $5,000 Cdn avoiding the Dealership, 2.5 years ago or 30% off retail

My mint low mileage 2000 4Runner SR5, v6, 4x4 - game from a garage friend, out of a dealer-2-dealer auction.
- a Lexus-Toyota trade-in / I saved a pile of cash, on that one too, saved approx 5,000 US$ or 40% off retail

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I never buy new either / 13% slave tax here, in Ontario.
- sons 2015 Lexus RX350 was almost 8,000 in Govn. tax alone
- but we brokered a killer deal together / son "good cop" & dad "bad cop"...salesman & manager both out matched
- B67 even hand picked out the junior salesman (hungry for a sale)...avoid the fat & bald, old guys in 3-piece suits
- and dad built up a "gold platter" relationship / over a preliminary 1.5 hour friendly meeting, setting the stage
- got 13.3% off MRSP, on a brand new luxury SUV...it was truly a rush, spending someone else's $$

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I remember the floor switch in my parent's Oldsmobile that I learned to drive on.

I gather that was where the switch typically was "back in the old days"?

Baby Boomer Alert: Who Remembers The Floor Dimmer Switch in Our Cars?

After I got an automatic transmission car, it took me forever to stop stomping on the floor for the clutch pedal. Then when I switched back to manual, I would forget to reach for the clutch or alternatively pop the thing out of gear when I slowed down, and invariably stall the car with a lurch and a buck.
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Oh Yeah...I loved the floor switch bright/dim button (Still on my Pontiac)

Interestingly, today one almost never has to use "bright" lights. Contemporary headlights are really effective. The only exception is driving 2 lane black top at dark thirty. Man I hate hitting deer, antelopes and coyotes at 70 mph. Been there and done that too many times. Ugh!

BTW... Never swerve. Unless you are driving some wimpy Prius or something, just take it head on. I have known people who were killed in roll overs avoiding a raccoon or squirrel.

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I'm now up to page 58 reading old posts to new posts--whatever happened to puptalk--came and went and I haven't seen anything from him/her even on the regular threads in ages?...........
Puptalk is an artist (Fine Art paintings) out of CA, and I just sent her an email today.
- months ago we cell talked a few times, she was truly an interesting person with a gifted talent
- back then her mother was ill / maybe that explains the sudden exit, from DT
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Oh Yeah...I loved the floor switch bright/dim button (Still on my Pontiac)

Interestingly, today one almost never has to use "bright" lights. Contemporary headlights are really effective. The only exception is driving 2 lane black top at dark thirty. Man I hate hitting deer, antelopes and coyotes at 70 mph. Been there and done that too many times. Ugh!

BTW... Never swerve. Unless you are driving some wimpy Prius or something, just take it head on. I have known people who were killed in roll overs avoiding a raccoon or squirrel.

STJ!

Oh.. except for moose or bison!
20 years ago, one Saturday night we took sons HS school friend, to the pool hall with us.
- son won the tournament and it was late / drove home at 3:30 in the morning
- dad was showing off, doing 100 mph on a bare stretch of Hwy.
- when a deer started to cross the road
- no oncoming traffic so I'm swerving / as a teen, Beau has driven gravel roads at 90 mph...so that helps
- I do a quick & calm swerve without panicking on the steering wheel

^^ Full size adult buck with antlers, crossing the hwy in the dark of night.
- Beau controlled swerve missed a front end collision
- in fact, I missed 99.5% of the deer / and I heard a loud thump
- my heart was pounding, given my luck that evening
- I soon realized I only hit the deer antlers...with my passenger mirror / that was now folded in
- looks like my controlled swerve avoided a frontal hit and only my side door mirror, was scratched through the paint...no other Buick damage

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Buyer's Remorse - 2.7% of buyers sell new vehicles, with 10-15,000 miles.
- several makes & model are 3-4 times this average / in first year of owning.

Nissan Frontier - 6.9% of owners sell their new truck, after just one year of ownership.

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What!
I have been trying to get a truck out of Canada for the last 10 days and I am being told the delay is bad weather/ snow. Hmmm.
The BEST -- VERY BEST -- Chevy 3/4 pickup came out of Canada !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I order a 79 - Ordered it with a 400 tranny in it - said I could NOT get it in that truck - Worked out that it was made in Canada - and it came in with a ????????? 400 Tranny !!
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The BEST -- VERY BEST -- Chevy 3/4 pickup came out of Canada !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I order a 79 - Ordered it with a 400 tranny in it - said I could NOT get it in that truck - Worked out that it was made in Canada - and it came in with a ????????? 400 Tranny !!
Now that is one fat Tranny... I hope he/she was worth it

I was speaking of semi trailer load of materials but now i am curious maybe i could get one thrown in ...hopefully he/she does not speak English and only Canadian.
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The BEST -- VERY BEST -- Chevy 3/4 pickup came out of Canada !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I order a 79 - Ordered it with a 400 tranny in it - said I could NOT get it in that truck - Worked out that it was made in Canada - and it came in with a ????????? 400 Tranny !!
The GM 400 tranny's was a favorite, with the racing crowd / stout as h#ll, for 2 decades.
- what pisses me off, with many new brands now...is how often a automatic is redesigned
- and the expensive enough car, bought in good faith / has transmission problems, with 100,000 miles on the clock
- and a $5,000 rebuild is enviable / if the head gasket, doesn't blow first ($$)
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