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Old 08-17-2007, 12:14 AM   #151
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I only wish i could help out at this time. But i lost my job like 2 days before my build up, good things the parts were already bought . But i did try to show Bill some good old northern hospitality, even though i am in the negative now

Good news i start work again tuesday, but the bad news is they hold your first pay check so i dont see a check for 2 weeks
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:15 AM   #152
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But i am hoping to be in FL this winter for a vacation (hoping). If so i will make it up to ya Don
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:20 AM   #153
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Wow... it took a long time to read those 8 pages!

Don, I hope you savor every minute of this PIF. It'* an incredible feeling to know that everyone cares enough to come together for the sake of helping you out. And you deserve every last penny of this effort. You've been a VITAL part of this club'* dynamic over the years, and you've personally helped me with many ideas and requests while I've been a member here. I was sad to hear your engine had given out, but was excited at playing a part (albeit a small part) in financing your new one. And to see your reactions just makes everything worth it all the more.

Enjoy the feeling, and I hope everything sails smoothly on the rest of the motor swap. Maybe we'll get a chance to meet one of these days and have a little fun with our L36s together. Congrats, man!
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:09 AM   #154
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I really have to get to the lounge more often! Who'* this PIF fairy person/thing? Who'* Don, and what was Yoda doing here? It'* all so confusing!

Congratulations, Don. As so many have already said, you are more than deserving. When reading posts, there are always a certain few that you pay a bit more attention to the information that is provided. You are one of those people, as your information is accurate, and well thought out. Your "laid back" demeanor also often brings things back into focus. Those things, along with so many "behind the scenes" events is what makes you that special person that people want to do a little to repay for all that you do.
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:39 AM   #155
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willwren, check that thing again....

Don, the best part of all this isn't just that we have so many people that are willing to contribute to something like this, but that we also have people who deserve to be on the receiving end.





















BTW, it slips my mind, was it my idea to change Frank'* SN at NEBF, or did I just egg you on?

rjolly...good lord and butter, boy, how many previews did that take to get right?
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rjolly...good lord and butter, boy, how many previews did that take to get right?
ROFL. I just noticed that. Big x2 on the lord and butter thing
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:47 AM   #157
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TJ.. it er uh..kills part of the "secret" when ya tell him the secrets. Plus then he knows who to ban first. (I've met him...good luck buddy)

G'dammmmm I'm tired. F this crap...I'm gonna go lay down.
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rjolly...good lord and butter, boy, how many previews did that take to get right?
More than you care to know. Actually, once I got the "P" right, I just copy and pasted the rest from that.

was gonna go across, but that seemed like more work than I felt like doing at the time.
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Oh yeah...I forgot in my first post....

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I want to thank everyone for the kind words...

I still really don't know exactly what to say... But maybe I can get it into a nutshell...


Myself and Bill a Long while back had a good deep chat about the PIF'*... I'm not 100% sure if it was after Bills or not( I think it was ).... I had deeply expressed that I did not want him to ever let me get PIF'd... I felt that there were people that were more deserving than myself and I wouldn't know how to accept people giving me something... In this case $$$ for the bonnie..

I did not want to be PIF'd... never in a million years thought I would even have anyone throw me into the air for a PIF... Maybe I have found myself to be too prideful, as I have always earned what I have and never expected anyone to help me.. we all have out bad moments in life where the unexpected happens... We all know how life can be..

I had to Borrow Money from a buddy of mine once a very long time ago, and took everything I had in my mind body and soul to be able to call him and ask for the $$$ and I knew he wasn't in such a great situation himself... But being the friend that he is( like a Brother ) He sent the $$$ that he could without being into the negatives, He didn't even ask why.... He knew If I was asking for it things were horrible... worst point in my life and my families life... Later I finally got a Job, Job market was nasty at the time... With the first check I got I paid him back $200..... Then I did it again with the next check... I called him on night and asked what I owed him... He told me not to worry about it.... I had a hard time dealing with that.... So I did the next best thing... I told him if he ever needed anything call me... Doesn't matter when it is... if anything happens call me... One night he called me and was about to loose his car, asked me if I could help him... I simply asked him what he needed and had it sent out the next morning... I was able to repay him for the help he once gave me... But me having to ask for help bruised the ego and manhood for a long time...

To this day I have a hard time accepting large gifts... This has been a incredibly hard Pill for me to swallow... I am shocked that all of this happened behind my back and a couple of my Friends managed to keep such a tight lid on things... There are a few others of you that I chat with all of the time, and you too managed to keep it all under wraps.. I am touched by this whole thing more than words can say or could ever express..

Maybe I just never realized what i really mean to the site and the people on the site.. The last few days have been a real eye opener for me.. I have seen and heard things from a few people that i never thought possible.. Its easy to see the things other people do on the site, but its hard to see the things that I myself do for the forum... There are people that I have evidentially helped and in some cases it was a very long time ago or it may have been someone that read an old thread through a search..

Over the years we have come a long way.... The site has turned into what we never thought it would be or even get close to... And we have a lot of great people on this forum.. Its all of us people here on this forum that makes this site what it is... Day to day its all about the people... Through all of the frustrations we have had dealing with BC, its the people that keep bringing me back.... Just a great bunch of people that you would call you friend or your neighbor... There is no better Car Forum out there... What we have is something very special... The PIF'* and different things that have been done have always touched me to an extreme degree ....

I don't say much about what the forum or the people mean to me, but you all do mean a lot to me.. I see some kid working on his Bonnevillle and I wish i could be there to throw a few pointers out there for him or her... Just to make sure they are going to be ok doing the work and getting it right the first time so that they don't have issues or have to deal with it again.. But its hard to be everywhere...

WJcollier was a different case as he was going to replace his master cylinder... I just had to talk to him for a few no matter what... He was going to get the master cylinder and fix it one way or another... So I figured I should at least talk to him to let him know what he was getting into and to tell him that he could replace the maser cylinder... all he had to do was let go of the fear... and he did... If you could do a Fuel tank and pump, you can replace a Master Cylinder.... and he did it.... made me proud...lol

Its the smaller things on the forum that absolutely mean everything to me... Day in and day out its the simple little things in life that make life worth living..


I am humbled by the PIF... Still having a hard time letting it sink in... I knew my motor was going... at 161K with the massive intake failure it had, Bad fuel pump that ran it way lean( I had no idea till the pump was about done )... Tot the abuse I gave it... I got on it not too far from Brads house and heard that not so nice sound and knew right then that something wasn't right... after replacing the lifters and still having the Thud from the motor.... I went in search of an engine... Found several from a local yard that couldn't tell me how may miles were on any of them... So i ended up with one from another yard, Car had 91k on it... But we aren't sure about the motor... It has a Tab on the side of the block just like they would use on a Reman motor... So the motor may be a Low Mileage unit... I bought that out of pocket... When that compressor popped I knew I was somewhat screwed as I would be Broke in a bad way... But I could work around it... at that point I had no idea a PIF was already in progress.. Untill I got a Call.... I was told I needed to surf BC.... Then it all unfolded...


I can't thank all of you enough... Just can't begin to tell you all what this has meant to me, and its one of those memories that i will carry with me always... This may all fund a Paint Job and a ZiLLA Motorsports East 4T60-E tranny rebuild with some nice new hardened parts...


Thanks to everyone...

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