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Old 04-11-2008, 11:51 PM   #1
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One of the things BC staff is most proud of is our Gearhead staff. To think we can have such a group that so willingly volunteer their time, efforts, and occasionally a little bit of money, to share their knowledge and expertise with people they'll likely never meet... it makes me very proud of what we have. I only ever visit a few automotive forums, but I cannot think of any other place that has a group like we do. If they do, they aren't very visible.

As life goes on, things change and priorities shift. We are going to take this time to freshen up the GH group a bit. Everyone has appreciated the GH'* time and efforts. The knowledge dispensed and money saved is absolutely invaluable to our membership and makes this the greatest automotive forum around, in my humble opinion. Below is a list of our newest retirees.

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I would also like to thank each and everyone of the retirees for all the help they gave to the Bonnevilleclub over the years.
Without our knowledgeable members/ staff and especially Gearheads, BC would not be BC

retirees or not, we always welcome information from all our gearheads
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Every one of these gentlemen has helped to further my education and improve my mechanical expertise - not to mention helping me out of several mechanical "pickles." Thanks to you all. I hope you will visit and continue to offer the excellent mechanical advice that has made this forum the great place that it is.
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It was a pleasure sharing my experiences while I was a member. I loved my car but unfortunately the Nova Scotia winters and salt eventually got the best of the car (1992). 320 000 kms and a lawnmower blade holding the subframe up eventually took its toll. A company came and picked up the car for disposal 2 days ago. I took the SSEi tally off the door for a keepsake though.

Have fun with your cars. They are a pleasure. Cheers.

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I am so glad that i could be of service over the years to the BC community, it was always a warm feeling knowing that i saved someone time/money/aggravation with a just simple post. Unfortunately interests shifter afar from the 3800 community and in conjunction of a new baby in the house i have not had teh time or ambition to log in and post as much as i used to.

Thank you to the BC staff for continuing to help us all achieve a greater level of help and friendliness to our fellow members
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You guys aren't getting ditched.

The effort is just in identifying who'* still active, and taking an opportunity to thank those that carried us through the first big phase. The gearheads have long been the backbone of the Forum when you consider that most members join because they already have a problem. The rank is a nod and appreciation for what you guys were already doing.

Back in the day, a couple Admins were getting really overloaded, and a couple members were really shining. acg and fuddy were the first two, and really proved the idea. Several others followed on their heels, and all of you have performed fantastically.

Our goal is to 'breed' a new batch of active gearheads to take us forward, using our veteran gearheads as an example.

Well done to all of you. Those silver stars look good.
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Ahem......

A little something new.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...profile&u=9697
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I am so glad that i could be of service over the years to the BC community, it was always a warm feeling knowing that i saved someone time/money/aggravation with a just simple post. Unfortunately interests shifter afar from the 3800 community and in conjunction of a new baby in the house i have not had teh time or ambition to log in and post as much as i used to.
Right; me, too; what he said... (except for the part about the baby )

When I first saw this topic, I thought, "Jeez, I'm about to be taken out and shot." Fortunately that was not the case. I make it a point to keep all my accounts from falling into disuse by deliberately checking on everything at least once a month, workload permitting, so it'* not my intention to simply disappear. However, I do agree that it'* unfair to have somebody'* question or email to me left hanging for weeks on end, which happened once or twice, so I'm quite happy to be labeled as a retiree here, on the theory that I can still pop in from time to time and bore everybody to tears with reminiscing.

As for my Beloved Bonneville™, she'* fine and sends her regards. She'* actually developed some rust spots over the rear wheels, which is a little embarrassing, but makes up for it by sounding like a race car, thanks to an exhaust pipe that turned into Swiss cheese at that horizontal bend to the left just behind the rear wheels. Must see if I can find one of those Easy-Bake self-curing muffler bandage kits; that would be a perfect, easy-access application. (That exhaust pipe should have gone into the recycling bin years ago, except that I was able to use a patch pipe at the spot where they usually break first, thus prolonging its life until it could fail somewhere else instead.)

I also need to locate a donor CD unit that I can swap into the factory CD player, as the existing one finally died. Getting the mechanism out (i.e. the CD player assembly itself, a separate box _inside_ the stereo chassis) was not as bad as I feared; I just need to find another unit that will swap in, so I can keep the rest of the stereo original.

Let'* see, what else... Oh, yeah, Verizon Wireless _finally_ pulled the plug on analog cellphones two months ago, so the big, black, pedestal-mounted car phone in the Bonnie finally went out of service after 15 years. Before they did, I took lots of good closeup photos of it in operation, just for future reference. It'* still powered up in the car and beeps its self-test every time I start the car, but there'* no signal out there for it to talk to anymore. Kinda sad, that.

Okay, gotta get back to work here at $DAYJOB. Glad to see that I'm not totally forgotten, and I promise to stop back again whenever I can.

Regards,
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