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Old 05-31-2005, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Long overdue but I finally got around to it.....

It'* probably about time I formally introduce myself, as some of you have guessed my name is Paul and I have been a member since February of this year but with all the snow and rain I haven't had a chance to take any good pictures until today, even then I didn't get any co-operation from the sun.

Any way.... what brings me to the Bonneville Club? My baby of course, a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi, Galaxy Silver with almost every option except heated seats and the rear disc changer.



That'* my home in the background. When I am not fussing over my car I do have a family which is made up of my wonderful wife of 21 years and three great kids, boy 17, girl 13 and boy 11. I work for a telephone company based out of Bedford NH where I manage four Nortel DMS 100 telephone switches, I have four Switch Engineers report to me. It'* a good job, not exactly what I wanted to do with my life but things always work out for the best I suppose.

Here'* my oldest boy in his 1997 Ford Probe GTS. This is actually a quick little car, V6 24 valve Police magnet ( I have to keep reminding him of that).



My Bonneville is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned, I bought it used this past January but who ever owned it before me took very good care of it. It has a couple small door dings but nothing that can't be touched up, other than that the car is perfect. I am not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination but I have managed to do a few things to my car to make it uniquely my own, such as gutting the air intake and adding a drop in K&N filter, a 3.4" Pulley Boys supercharger pulley and some neon lights in the front grill and in the trunk, I did some write ups on my air box and neon lights.

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When I am not driving my Bonneville I am in my truck, a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. I bought this vehicle used as well from a dealership in New Hampshire, it'* a great truck but with the gas prices what they are I only use it when I really have to. :(



Trucks have been the primary vehicles I have owned but here is a picture of one of my trucks that was not a daily driver:


This is a 1968 Kaiser Jeep built for the Army, it'* military designation was M715 but it was commonly referred to as a 5-quarter capable of a 1 1/4 ton payload. It did not have the fording kit on it but it did have the 8,000 pound winch. I loved this truck but unfortunately I did not have the time or means to keep it in top shape so I sold it to another military truck enthusiast.

What does the future hold for my SSEi? A performance PCM from Intense Racing and a new exhaust and chrome tips.

I hope to be a permanent resident and frequent poster here at the Bonneville Club I also hope to meet up with other members from the Northeast.

Thanks for reading.

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Nice car Paul,
Southern Maine huh. thats a ride from me but maybe some day we will put together a New England meet. since we are growing in membership.
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Southern Maine huh. thats a ride from me but maybe some day we will put together a New England meet. since we are growing in membership.
Perhaps we can pick a central location in New England, somewhere in MA since there are more members in that state than any other in NE.
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As one phone guy to another welcome.

I work in the private sector and manage a phone group that takes care of 29 PBX'*, a combination of Nortel and Avaya machines.

I have been in the trade since 67 and love it. Never had to work two jobs to make ends meet.
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Great indroduction and welcome to the club

That Kaiser would be great up here in the bush
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As one phone guy to another welcome.

I work in the private sector and manage a phone group that takes care of 29 PBX'*, a combination of Nortel and Avaya machines.

I have been in the trade since 67 and love it. Never had to work two jobs to make ends meet.
Thank you for the welcome, from time to time we run into configuration issues when we build facilities to customers PBX'*, perhaps you would let me PM some questions your way in the future?
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Welcome Paul ... and it'* about damn time you introduced yourself.

You mentioned earlier that you travel to Worcester sometimes. So far, that has been the most central for those of us that want to meet up. Maybe we can schedule something around your travel.

I'm ready for another meet and I think the others are too.
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Great indroduction and welcome to the club

That Kaiser would be great up here in the bush
It was one heck of a truck, the only reason I let it go is because I knew it was going to an owner who is a mechanic and an enthusist who wanted to restore it to original. The thing pulled out stumps like nobodys business.
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Welcome to the gravel pit
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Welcome Paul ... and it'* about damn time you introduced yourself.

You mentioned earlier that you travel to Worcester sometimes. So far, that has been the most central for those of us that want to meet up. Maybe we can schedule something around your travel.

I'm ready for another meet and I think the others are too.
I figured I should get the intros done before and admin yelled at me.

My company just merged with another telco (big surprise huh?) and I think they're going to have me running all over the place, I'll let you know my schedule once the dust settles.
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