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Old 07-16-2006, 11:09 PM   #1
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Ok, I don't normally name vehicles, but the 90 Bonneville got christend "Trixie" by my wife and daughter, so I guess I'll just roll with it. (Name comes from the car'* original owner, my Aunt Trixie.)

Anywho, spend the weekend getting her ready for my road trip to Duluth, GA on Monday.

Yesterday was all the mods: Added a transmission cooler, changed the transmission fluid and filter, added a 180 degree t-stat, cleaned the MAF and de-screened it, changed the oil and added a K&N airfilter to it. Rest was routine maintenance checks on the suspension, tires, fluids,etc. Car is now at the 42,000 mile mark.

Today was just a wash and wax while doing laundry and getting packed for the trip. First time trying out this Liquid Glass stuff. (Always been a paste-wax sortta guy)

So, here'* what she looks like. Got her new kicks on the rear axle (still need to finish one more rim before having another pair of crosslaces on the front axle.)


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Was hoping for a pics, but all I see is that dreaded red x
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Was hoping for a pics, but all I see is that dreaded red x
Hmm..wonder if having dns problems or if roadrunner is blocking requests.

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Looking good..

Wonder if you are anywhere near 93gasle
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Wonder if you are anywhere near 93gasle
If I remember right, Duluth is down next to Atlanta which is a couple hours away.
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now I can see her...great pic
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Looking good..

Wonder if you are anywhere near 93gasle
Thanks and greetings from Duluth GA, just a little North-East of Atlanta. Drive up was great, car ran very smooth the whole way with no hint of the surging it was doing last week. I'm still convinced that was comming from the TC locking and unlocking. Fresh ATF seems have done the trick (even though the stuff that came out looked pretty good..nice and red.)

Temps were also pretty good. An indicated 120 the whole trip on a 90 degree high humidity day with the AC running the whole way. That'* about 20 degrees cooler than before changing the stat.

Well, time to call it quits for the night. Maybe I can sneak onto the track at Road Atlanta for a few laps
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Back from the trip. Car ran great all the way home, no issues. Temps stayed right on the 120 indicated tick all the way home.

Only bad part was being used as a taxi for the rest of the tech'* in the class. Most of the rest of the people who went to the class flew into Atlanta..."Hey Curt, can you give me a lift to ....." Which included taking two of them, and their bags, and dropping them off at Atlanta Hartsfield on the way home (Packed like sardines into the Bonnie)
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