Merry Christmas to all my Nasty friends

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Your Christmas plans may have been impacted by the weather but let's not forget the true meaning.

May you and your families find peace in your hearts today.

Merry Christmas!

And so... Winter begins.

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The Solstice was yesterday and days will be getting longer but I can't wait for Spring!

It was -12 degrees this morning (15 MPH wind made it feel MUCH worse) and I had to go clear the driveway this evening for the fourth time in a week.
Shoveling the deck is going to wait for a little warmer weather.

It's going to be a white Christmas for sure! (This stuff isn't going anywhere for a while.)

Folks in the Midwest and out East... Stay warm and safe this Christmas weekend.

This is some serious cold!


2023 Club Calendars

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2023 Club Calendars are available for Pre-Sale now on Per Diem Printing's website. Calendars are currently in production and will ship in a few weeks when available.
Limited quantity, only 300 calendars are being produced. Gold members receive a special discount, now's the time to upgrade your membership. Link in the Gold Member forum!

Factory race cars

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This must be Chevy's latest entry into the factory race car division. It is very reminiscent of the 1969 L88 Corvette. To get the L88 engine you had to give up the radio and heater. That should discourage you from driving it on the street.

The 51 year search has ended!

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During a hunt at a Christmas tree farm in western Wisconsin…

I found D.B. Cooper! :cool:

I had never been to a “kill-your-own” Christmas tree farm but it was actually kind of fun.

Yes… They name all of the trees which are for sale.

THOUSANDS of them!

The tree was the right size and I couldn’t resist getting a tree named after the guy whom the FBI could never find.

Do any of you cut your own trees?

I think I found it

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What do you think, could this be a problem


NICE Save - but what happened here

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Maybe the most valiant save I've seen at a dragstrip...
But what happened to kick out the back end of the MR2? I don't believe it could have had the power to kick out the back at those speeds. Maybe something broke in the rear suspension - but if that was the case I don't think he could have gotten the car back

Skip to 31:53 if this doesn't automatically track

Need some paint advice, not Camaro.

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I have a S10 Blazer I'm putting a 5.3 in to make it a fun daily driver. The bumper was messed up so I got a replacement and decided to give painting it a shot with some of the automotive aerosols out there. I did some work on my Nova years back and they turned out OK. I'm not driving shop pieces by any stretch.

While color sanding it I got too aggressive and sanded through the clear, the base and my primer all the way to the black primer that was on the bumper from the manufacture. I tried to post a picture but it won't let me.

I'm not looking for perfect but this obviously isn't what I wanted. What do I do now? Can I sand back with 600 again, seal and re-shoot everything?

I don't think I had enough base on it to begin with. I only bought one can and because I used the white primer I had a hard time seeing the coverage. The spray nozzle was poo for the first coat but I swapped it for the primer nozzle and the next two coats came out OK. I was chasing an flat even finish when I...

Paint shop jail! Should I bail?

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OK, I need some advice. I dropped off my 71 at the paint shop on July 5th of this year. The shop owner and I agreed (on paper) that he would finish final bodywork and paint the car within 60 days. I gave a down payment of $1500 to get things rolling. The remaining $3500 would be due after the job is finished.
Very little has been done to my car. The whole car has been sanded and that's about it. It has been over 90 days and all I get is excuses. It looks like he is having trouble keeping employees and maybe even keeping the doors open. My car is covered in body shop dust inside and out. My interior is brand new and now covered in thick dust. The engine is also covered in dust. They pulled the rear windshield off for paint and did not bother to cover it. Only one employee remains and is doing all the shop work.
My worry is that his shop is going under and that I will show up one day to find the place permanently locked and closed and my car will be trapped in red tape and court...

GM OBD Readiness monitors - Damn you GM

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I've been trying to get a smog check on my 2002 Corvette for the last week. The weekend before the smog I (stupidly) disconnected the battery to replace a headlight motor forgetting that it would reset the ECM. Failed smog due to non readiness... my fault.

For the last 8 days I've been trying to get the god-dammed O2 heater to go ready. Done the drive cycle/warm up cycle (cold start, 2 min idle with AC/Defrost on - 55MPH drive for 3 min etc... )every day. Everything else is good. Even the EVAP which is supposed to be the tough one clicked over yesterday. No MIL's But HTR icon sits there flashing on my scanner.

I'm just venting - I'm sure like many others I'll drive the car for a few more days and for some mysterious reason the O2 heater will go ready for no apparent reason. Seems to be how it goes with Early 2000's GM's.

I guess I got spoiled by other cars where you just drove them for 50-ish miles and everything went ready with no drama.


Experience of an older gentleman- new garage door.

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When I had my driveway replaced a month ago, there was a little “accident”.

My garage door got bumped and two of the panels were damaged.

I happened to get the name of a guy with years of garage door experience from a landscaper a couple of weeks earlier.

I called him, got an estimate and agreed to have him replace the 25 year old door.

He didn’t want any help as he has his own methods of doing this job.

He unloaded the new door, disassembled the old door, tracks/spring system and loaded them into his truck.
He then installed the new tracks and door, made final adjustments and had the entire job finished in UNDER THREE HOURS!

Mind you… This is a 68 year old guy working completely by himself!

I’m working from home so I didn’t get to see much of his procedure but I checked on his progress every half hour or so.
I was dumbfounded as to how any one guy could get so much done in those brief periods of time.

I am completely overwhelmed with this guy’s manners and...

Butternut the Gumball Camaro

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I joined this site in May 2008. I didn't own a Camaro then and had no prospects. I did own a ratty nothing 1972 Camaro that didn't run, for a minute, in 1988. I had traded a decent running 1972 F100 for it. But I remember the day in August 1976 my 14 year-old brother came home from the movies talking about this movie he saw about a race from New York to California, and all the cool cars that were in it. I was 12 at the time and I've always been more of a car guy than him, but not by a whole lot, and I asked a ton of questions. It wasn't until over a year later that we got cable and I saw it for myself on the then brand new HBO. Of course I was freaked out by the Daytona Spyder and 1966 Cobra, but the yellow Z28 blew my mind and has haunted me ever since. Hence my short flirtation with that '72 Camaro, but I was in no way in a position to do anything about my dream 33+ years ago.

Fast forward to June of 2008 and my first post on nasty, at least I believe it was...

Black Driveways Matter

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I put this job off for years but I finally pulled the trigger on replacing my 40 year old driveway.

HUGE Improvement visually.

I just hope the hill doesn’t get too slick in the Winter.


4500 Sq/Ft of black to assist global warming. ;)

My Camaro is trapped in the garage for at least a week. :(

I’m not planning to drive on it for two weeks, just to be safe.

We’ve all been there…

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I don’t own a torch so I’ve needed to get more creative, on occasion.

A dremel and sawzall have been my “go to” tools, several times.


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It's no secret that prices are going up fast. I'd like to know how you guys feel it is affecting you. Food and fuel seem to be the two biggest things that affect us every day. For me, the increase in food prices hits me the hardest. I can cut back on driving and that cuts back on gas costs, but cutting back on food isn't as easy. Yes, energy prices for heating and electricity are up too, and again that is difficult to cut back on. I did some serious energy saving changes to my house 20 years ago, so that helps, but I can't do much more.

Any of us "old" folks saw this same thing 40 years ago and we managed to get through it so I don't see any problem getting through it again this round. The economy has its ups and downs, and if you are lucky enough to live long enough, you get to see it multiple times.

So, I just try to cut out the unnecessary things and buy my food wisely. I won't starve to death, but I might complain about prices. As long as I have meat, potatoes, and ice cream...

Dude... Where's my KIA?

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If anyone on the board owns a Kia or Hyundai... Beware of the "Kia Boys"!

Car thefts have gotten totally out of hand in the upper Midwest because these punks have figured out how easy it is to steal these cars.

Pop window, break column and turn a switch.
It takes mere seconds to steal these cars.

An elderly couple's car was hit by one of these stolen cars and the woman was killed couple of days ago.

They are almost always juveniles and they are being released to the "custody" of their parents, in my county.
They are back out on the street the next day, stealing more cars... Just for kicks. :mad:

70-73 Right hand taillight SPF!!

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Up for sale is a 70-73 right hand side taillight for standard Camaros (non-RS; no chrome ring). This has the pillow style reverse light. $25 plus the ride. SPF!!



Spin Launch

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No... It's not how some of us leave the line at the strip. 🤪

It's a small-satellite launch system currently undergoing testing.

I can't understand how this thing wouldn't tear itself apart once the "projectile" is released.

Wouldn't it be easier to launch/release TWO at the same time?
(One up and one down. :confused:)

Interesting idea.
So much simpler than a 100% fuel propelled launch from the ground.

History repeats

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25 years ago, Bismarck got a big snowstorm in April that left us with 17" of snow along with high winds. After the storm the local parking lot of the shopping center looked like this.

Today, we are getting a similar one expected to last two days. The current forecast is for 12-24" of snow this time with 50 mph winds to pile it up. The parking lots might look like this again soon.

Heads up

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If you are using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, be aware that both of them have a serious security flaw. Make sure you upgrade to the new "fixed" version to safeguard your system.
Google had a flaw in Chrome, and since Microsoft built Edge from Chrome, they inherited the same flaw.

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