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Jonny B

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #125 on: August 28, 2019, 15:05:35 »
How many times did Joe have to use the big red hammer to convince the car it should be running correctly??! ::) ::)
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #126 on: August 28, 2019, 22:18:19 »
The plastic hammer did not do the job as Joe wants the work done right.
The steel hammer one try sorted out the problems.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #127 on: August 28, 2019, 22:52:23 »
I would like to thank all the attendees for a great weekend with a special thank-you to Dan and Shelley, Peter and Diane and Hugh and Dorli. Great organization and a very relaxing time. Cheers.

It was nice having you and everyone else down for the weekend. We will have to do it again soon.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #128 on: August 29, 2019, 06:14:03 »
Dan and Shelly are such good hosts, it was great to see them again. Thanks you so much for the great week end!
Joe Alexander
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #129 on: August 31, 2019, 21:20:18 »
Dan and Shelly: Thanks for the great event and hospitality
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #130 on: September 04, 2019, 08:44:33 »
I second -- or twelveteenth -- that!  My car and I were captured and put up in nice rooms of our own, not released until wined, dined and some things a fancy restoration shop (in Virginia) had missed or fumbled in recent major repairs were located and set right.  We put a year's usual mileage under the wheels on the round trip, rolled the speedo over 100,000 miles on the way back and enjoyed the whole thing.  Met some folks I very much enjoy knowing, too.

Much thanks, Shelley and Dan ...... and all the Clan folk.

Denny DeNio
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #131 on: September 08, 2019, 00:52:35 »
Wow, it has already been 13 days since the end of Meeting of the Clans II, and I'm just getting around to posting my comments and thanks.

Christian Beaudoin, my nephew, and I spent Sunday night at the Idlewyld Inn and Spa instead of another night at the Days Inn.  It should have saved us an hour and a half on Monday (i wish).  Even though we took the 407 and lost no time to traffic around Toronto, Montreal was a killer at dinner time.  It took us an extra three hours to get through Montreal - 15 hours from London to Quebec City.

Starting the trip with approximately only 80 km on the new restoration, Chris and I added another 2,747 km in the five days to, at and from Meeting of the Clans II.  We had two frightening experiences that we thought was threatening to leave us a thousand km from home with a broken car.  Firstly, the left front tire, wheel, bearing or brake started screeching when the suspension got warm.  It sounded like a disaster was about to happen.  It continued throughout the trip and only stopped when I "touched" the brake pedal.
Secondly, on almost every start, there was another screeching that took a few seconds to stop.  This time, it was a belt.  When we left home, the belts were new and tight.  By the time we had added a thousand km, the 55 amp alternator - water pump belt had stretched enough to screech on start up.

We made it home safely although nervous, and I havent touched the car until today. 

Anyway, it was a wonderful trip for both Christian and me and we thoroughly enjoyed everyone we met.  We want to thank you all for making our trip a memorable one, and especially Dan and Shelley, pj and Diane, Hugh and Dorli as well as Rolf-Dieter.

You all made it an extremely interesting and educational trip.

Thank you all and best wishes and happy cruising for the rest of the summer.

Tom Kizer
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #132 on: September 08, 2019, 05:52:16 »
I really liked your car and thought your consul treatment was done first class. It looks like something MB may have done had they keep producing the pagoda well into the 70's. No - I take that back. They wouldn't have done it as well as your car looks.

I enjoyed talking with Christian - interesting guy. 

Very glad you made it all the way to my place and we are pleased that you enjoyed your brief stay in our little part of the world.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #133 on: September 08, 2019, 05:58:17 »
I second -- or twelveteenth -- that!  My car and I were captured and put up in nice rooms of our own, not released until wined, dined and some things a fancy restoration shop (in Virginia) had missed or fumbled in recent major repairs were located and set right.  We put a year's usual mileage under the wheels on the round trip, rolled the speedo over 100,000 miles on the way back and enjoyed the whole thing.  Met some folks I very much enjoy knowing, too.

Much thanks, Shelley and Dan ...... and all the Clan folk.

Denny DeNio
[family name corrupted from deNoyon by Yanks a couple of generations after emigration to New France in early 1600s, so a teeny bit Canadian, eh?]          (the "eh", there?.... see, that's the remainder of the accent still hanging on. yep)

Glad you made it back OK.

  Almost got nailed for speeding in your car - not used to the 3.46 and was watching the tach and not so much a normally quiet road.  Looked up and there he was, slowed almost to a stop but he didn't turn around and follow me. Oh well...........eh?

Nice having you over. Hope you liked the smoothie.
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
Dan Caron's SL Barn