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Old 12/30/08, 11:38 PM
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where did you get that pic Jed ?? Gotta love the j58...

One of the absolute highlights of the Udvar-Hazy museum was that SR-71 tail 972 was on display. It was the the exact model that I built as a kid and that was the impetus for me to start looking into the history. It helped that my grandparents lived in Palmdale and I've seen it fly several times and have always been in awe.

Here are some pics. More are in my album:

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Old 12/30/08, 11:58 PM
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You shoulda been born decades ago then became a sled driver, Brian! Thanks for sharing the photos...
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Old 12/30/08, 11:58 PM
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can you even fathom how awesome flying at mach 3 must have been?
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Old 12/31/08, 01:07 AM
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Jed's done Mach 3 in his roush.
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When my wife finds out what's under my hood, Ray, she'll light 'em up to Mach 3.5 in my orange bomb in her attempt to run me down - she knows how to drive a stick.

One last bit of trivia about the Blackbird... I'm sure Brian knows all of it, but the beautiful bird got its nickname after it was seen by people in Japan (I think it was Okinawa, Brian?). There's a snake there called "habu" and the local folks thought the SR-71 (or was it the A-12?) looked like it. The name stuck.
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Old 12/31/08, 08:39 AM
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When my wife finds out what's under my hood, Ray, she'll light 'em up to Mach 3.5 in my orange bomb in her attempt to run me down - she knows how to drive a stick.

One last bit of trivia about the Blackbird... I'm sure Brian knows all of it, but the beautiful bird got its nickname after it was seen by people in Japan (I think it was Okinawa, Brian?). There's a snake there called "habu" and the local folks thought the SR-71 (or was it the A-12?) looked like it. The name stuck.
correct.

Anyone planning fun tonight ?? I gotta work .. sucks but it pays the bills I guess.
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Old 12/31/08, 09:44 AM
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Anyone planning fun tonight ??
Nothing. I might crack open a bottle of something. Staying home with the wife and kiddies. Probably watching a movie or something. I haven't celebrated NYE at a party or club in about 7 years.
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Old 12/31/08, 09:54 AM
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Anyone planning fun tonight ?? I gotta work .. sucks but it pays the bills I guess.
Don't feel that you're alone, Brian. I was at work at my usual time here at Yokohama - 6:15 AM... But no, it seems as if we'll be at home as well with the kiddies - especially since I still have a foot left in the chit house from Cars and Coffee!

Everyone, have a safe and Happy New Years!
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Old 12/31/08, 10:03 AM
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For those of you that were using the excuse that you wanted to run a 1/4 and not an 1/8 mile here's your chance. Plenty of time to get whatever you need before then. We can have a POTR shootout.


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Old 12/31/08, 11:05 AM
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So You're in....

If I can afford it I'd like to do the motor in that time frame. Of course it all depends on how much it is.... If it's more than I anticipate then Famoso is a definite GO for me....
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That sounds like fun Leo. Something I would definitely be interested in.



Tonight... I'll be at a rave
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Old 12/31/08, 11:12 AM
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That sounds like fun Leo. Something I would definitely be interested in.
I'll believe it when I see it.

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Tonight... I'll be at a rave
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I'll believe it when I see it.
Never said I was going. I said I was interested.

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Old 12/31/08, 03:35 PM
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Hello everyone..... just dropping in to see what's going on. Hope you all have had a good holiday season so far, and a safe night tonight.

Also wanted to let everyone know that you should check the classifieds here later today and through this week, I will have lots of parts for sale. I sold my car today and am returning it to stock, except for the spoilers and stripes.
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Hello everyone..... just dropping in to see what's going on. Hope you all have had a good holiday season so far, and a safe night tonight.

Also wanted to let everyone know that you should check the classifieds here later today and through this week, I will have lots of parts for sale. I sold my car today and am returning it to stock, except for the spoilers and stripes.

Same here hope you have a great holiday.


It makes me sad to hear that you sold your car though.... getting a 2010/2011 ?? what happened, what was the straw that broke your back.
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It makes me sad to hear that you sold your car though.... getting a 2010/2011 ?? what happened, what was the straw that broke your back.

0.9% financing on several '06 certified models with warrenties, etc. until 2012..........



at the BMW dealership.


Plus they offered me right at what I wanted for my GT with no aftermarket mods except the stripes and spoilers. So I keep and sell the blower, cams, fuel system, driveshaft, suspension mods, DD bullitts & tires, audio system, etc. etc.
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Old 12/31/08, 04:28 PM
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0.9% financing on several '06 certified models with warrenties, etc. until 2012..........



at the BMW dealership.


Plus they offered me right at what I wanted for my GT with no aftermarket mods except the stripes and spoilers. So I keep and sell the blower, cams, fuel system, driveshaft, suspension mods, DD bullitts & tires, audio system, etc. etc.
They're nice cars.... which model ? Certainly is a completely different type of performance. At that price and they're giving you what you want. I don't blame you.

What about the clutch ?? that up for sale too ? might be interested in that and perhaps the M&Hs. I'd add in the cams as well but I'm not that rich

Whatever happens, don't disappear, you're one of us now.
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where did you get that pic Jed ?? Gotta love the j58...
I found it here...

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Old 12/31/08, 05:13 PM
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They're nice cars.... which model ? Certainly is a completely different type of performance. At that price and they're giving you what you want. I don't blame you.

What about the clutch ?? that up for sale too ? might be interested in that and perhaps the M&Hs. I'd add in the cams as well but I'm not that rich

Whatever happens, don't disappear, you're one of us now.

The clutch is staying in the car, but I do have an extra stock 10 spline input shaft that will be for sale, someone could send it in to be tranformed into a 26 spline like I did.

The car is a 525xi. Cold weather and premium packages..... heated wheel & seats, 6 speed auto, AWD, sat radio, HIDs, every available option except for navi which is OK. It has the multimedia entertainment with full Ipod control, etc. Ambient lighting, retractable headlight wipers, tool kits, etc. Titanium silver metallic with black leather and wood accents.

I still have my '92 fox and plan to get it to full showroom condition over the next year or two.

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Old 12/31/08, 05:57 PM
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I'd love that in my Mustang



! nice now I want to go visit the Boeing Museum in Seattle

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