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Old 03-07-2002, 07:35 PM
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Folks:

Without being too maudlin about it, last week was one of those weeks... Four funerals (it's a hazard of my profession), the youngest age 61 and the oldest age 94 and I can truly say that in each and every case death came too early...

All to be capped off by the Rush'n Affair.

The point (to state the obvious) is that life is, at best, fleeting. We only go around once and in the end all we truly own is the time allotted to us (and we never know how much of that we're going to get.)

So, let's each of us deal with that which we must and enjoy the time given us...

For the rest is but sand through our fingers.

As to the Rush'n? By yesterday it was stripped down and back at the shop to get the frame straightened... and Steve is back at work (maybe a little older and a lot wiser).

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PS: The Rush'n before the "Affair" looked like this:

http://www.erareplicas.com/cars/rushin.htm

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Very serious and very profound my friend. It takes a serious event such as death to make one think a little differently at things that probably were not that important to begin with.

I have to display my ignorance in here, but there is a first for everything. What is with "Rusn'n"?

Can they clean that car up and hang some side pipes and send it to Jim Wheaton, and tell him his car got done a little earlier than planned. he wouldn't know the difference!

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Old 03-08-2002, 10:27 AM
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Turk:

Cripes Turk, you've let the cat out of the bag now. Sure hope JW is not checking this thread.

The Rush'n, so named because it was put together in a hurry from assorted parts lying around PEPI P.'s attic so that we would have a "driver" for the SAAC convention at Lime Rock, has/had a stroker 351 backed up by a rock crusher mag case 4 speed with "dog clutch" gear engagement with ERA's big brake front and ERA outboard brake rear. A beast indeed! (Much like it's owner).

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Make sure they check the color is the same as the one JWheaton ordered. He won't know the difference!

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Here is the meaning of life...or one of the meanings....
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Jim,

Sorry to hear of all the funerals....

I'm wondering if this is the same car that a427sc aka McFez aka Clutchless Cargo ran at the Glen with us last year and blew the clutch in.

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John:

Yep the very same.

Cheeks (a/k/a a427sc a/k/a McFez) is upgrading to an ERA outboard rear on his Ol' 99... That way he can get rid of the "caterpillar" fresh air ducts to the inboard Jaguar rear...

now if he can get rid of the mail box mufflers, his car might almost be back to look'n like a "real" (as opposed to "Matchbox") car. (Gee, I hope Evan doesn't get worked up about my use of that word "real" without his consent.)

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Not as easy as you thought is it?

The meaning of life is much easier than, posting a picture on the Forum.

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the point is to make another all-you-can-eat potato pancake dinner.

I have introduced people to this annual lenten event and they now drive 12 hours straight to partake.

All you can eat, literally, potato pancakes of the best variety (not doughy, light with crispy lacy edges), along with heaping bowls of applesauce to go along, not to mention sausage patties...as many as you want to pile on your pancakes under the applesauce. $5 to the church.

Look forward to it every year since I was just as tall as a table.

A steaming heap of pancakes at a wooden table in the church rec-room family style, whether your family is 12 or 1. No hurry, plenty of milk and coffee, and canned peaches for desert.

It doesn't get any better. This is the meaning of life.
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Turk:

I am lurking and reading your efforts to pass this once past a cemetary car off onto me. Nope -- not for me this little buggy.

Now Tovio starts mentioning food. That might be enough to get Pete onto the board and make a post. This thread is heading into Petes meaning of life!
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...I really like the caterpillar fresh air duct on McFez's car.

Old #99 is like racing and watching the movie "U-539" at the same time.



Not only that, but that Cheels fellar is a damn fine driver.

...as long as his clutch lasts. He's cursed around the Club Cranky crew. He's been with us twice and lost 2 clutches.

To me....that is the meaning of life...a bunch of wannabee racers in their 40s and 50s getting together for a couple of days of fun and games.

Sometimes I love the banter more than the actual racing.

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John:

My theory on Cheeks' clutch problems are that they are a result of the fact that Cheeks' legs don't go all the way to floor and he can't get the clutch pedal down.

Just a theory, of course....

Mort MacTavish

PS: ...and as to potato pancakes? Well, join us for breakfast at Kit Car Carlisle and you will appreciate the role food plays in the "Meaning of Life" for a few of us.

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Hollywood:

You are correct sir, my legs do not reach the bottom of the foot box (although they do manage to reach the ground). Given this challenge, the option is to twist the seat so at least one would reach. Being fond of speed, I chose to let the right do it's job, rather than the left.

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PS wish I could say something positive about the meaning of life, but don't have the time to think about it, too busy doing it.
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