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Old 08-04-2010, 11:50 AM   #31
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Here is the TA before the turbo. Tunnel ram w/twin 600s. Twin plates pushing 200 HP. This has a full description of the whole run that night.

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Thank you for the help. I'm going now. Mark L
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Wow good looking and runs great. Thanks for the vid!
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Hey guys. Got some bad news. Finally dug into the Bonnie since the front bearing blocks went out. Not sure I could change them out and needing the car I paid to have them replaced, the front sway bar links and then I redid the front brakes. This would set me up to do more stuff as time and money permitted. WELL, the Bonnie is totalled. Two weeks after the front end work and one week after the brakes we were hit by a massive hail storm. Tennis ball sized hail. Totalled the Bonnie and so far over $15,000 worth of damage to the house. This is what we replaced it with.

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A really nice low mileage 2001 530i. So no more Bonnie.

The air cond. units are on the roof down here and it was beat to death, so we had to replace that.

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All the windows on the east side of the house had the outside panes broken out. The stucco was all chipped and the paint and trim all got chipped off. So far we've had the house omletely painted, the air unit replaced, waiting for the roofer to get witht he insurance to OK the complete replacement of the roof, and we are dealing with window guys to replace all the windows. We were going to replace them all this year anyway so we'll add the extra to the insurance money and replace them completely. The one day my house looked like an ant hill with all the people crawling all over it getting measurements and looking at all the damage. So far Farmers insurance has done very well for us with all the damage coverage. I hope it all cares thru to the end. So now all I have to play with is the '63 Catalina. And to that end I have pics of the block so far.
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So we be moving along now, getting some stuff done.

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Sorry to hear of all the trouble. Looks like the engine off to a fine start for holding together with serious power.
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Thank you for the your thoughts. The good side of all the trouble is that most everything that we were going to have to replace in the coming years is now going to be all renewed on the insurances' dime. We will be sticking a little bit into the car (differences between the amount received for the SSEi and the cost of the BMW) although the BMW is in much better shape than the SSEi had become, and instead of replacing glass we are going to replace the windows themselves. This is something that we were going to do anyway and the insurance will cover a chunk of it too. So in the long run it was actually a good thing. And it should give a nice shot on the arm of the home repaired business for a little while. Hopefully some relief for those guys. So for their good I can stand a little discomfort. And even that is not so bad. Being retired makes it much easier to deal with also.
Now I can concentrate on building the '63 and not worry about the family car. Although I think a nice little turbo thrown under the BMWs hood would----OK, I'm stoppin', heh. Mark L
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A little example of the hail storm we had. This is not my house but very representative. We actually had larger hail than this.

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Wow, that'* way worse then anything I've seen around here.
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Dan. We just moved down here from Elkhorn WI two years ago. We've lived thru tornados tearing the trees out of my yard, my wife was in a grocery story when the roof was lifted and set back down crooked and we were more scared with this then all of that. The sound was unbelievable. It has never hit that bad down here so all my neighbors are blaming us now. I think they are right. Heh!! Mark l
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