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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2011, 11:31:17 PM »

Nice thread, OCAC!  I like a couple of your cats...the two made out of wood, leather, aluminum, steel, etc.  I'm sure the other two are nice too.
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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2011, 11:41:16 AM »

First off, that was a great read!

Second, I don't know about you but I loved driving for a bunch of hours from L.A. to San Fran back in 2010, because I absolutely love mountains as I have said hundreds of times before. I would take mountains over tree's and flat swamp land/forests any day, which is all that is Houston/Sugar Land lol


I agree on the mountains, except Pennsylvania. I've driven through that state 3 times while actually driving, and at least 50 other times as a passenger.

Those mountains are dead to me. And always under construction...


Thanks guys !  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  Mountains are beautiful.  I just hate snow, which usually goes along with mountains.  And Conor, you're right about PA always being under construction all the time.  This might as well be the unofficial flag of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania .  .  .





However, don't count PA out as far as beauty is concerned.  We've got some beautiful scenery .  .  .


Altoona/Logan Township in PA, (my hometown) .  .  .





That same area at dusk .  .  .





Bedford, PA is a small town located about 35 miles south of Altoona.  I used to drive this road daily back and forth to work.  This is what the Appalachian Mountains look like ias seen from Interstate 99 looking east outside of Bedford, PA .  .  .





From the northbound lanes of Interstate 99 just south of Altoona, PA looking west toward Blue Knob State Park .  .  .





From PA Route 26 on the way home from Breezewood, PA looking north .  .  .





Penn State's main campus is located in State College, PA, which is about 50 miles north of Altoona.  This is Mount Nittany as seen from the parking lot of the Bryce Jordan Center .  .  .



This is a wide panorama, so scroll to the right.


Heading out of Altoona on US Route 22 east takes you toward Huntingdon, PA, the home of Juniata College.  As you pass the small town of Williamsburg, PA on Rt 22, this is what you see .  .  .











I thought by cat house you meant nekkid ladies and I didnt see none...









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Great read Todd as usual your journalistic side is very good! I wish I could write that well...

Thanks Doug !  No nekkid ladies in my cathouse.  In fact, I have absolutely no intention of going down that road at anytime in the immediate future.  If it happens, so be it.  But, I'm not actively seeking it.  I thank you for the kind words, and add that I wish I could write that well in a timely manner .  .  .





Nice thread, OCAC!  I like a couple of your cats...the two made out of wood, leather, aluminum, steel, etc.  I'm sure the other two are nice too.

Thanks Dave !  My other two cats are really quite nice, as long as I behave myself .  .  .
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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2011, 10:29:40 AM »

It has been about 2 weeks since I posted my Cathouse tour where I mentioned the following .  .  .


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And aside from a Jaguar’s tendency to eat headlamp bulbs, I have no other issues to report.


And, just as you would expect, last night after work, I start the car and switch on the headlamps to find my left low-beam burnt out.  I just replaced the right low-beam a couple of months ago on my way back from Tennessee when I drove the Porsche 911.  The left low-beam has been replaced while I was in Altoona this past spring. 

What is it with "Jaguar" and "burning out headlamps ?"  My '98 did the same thing.  And, each time with both cars, the headlamp connector and wiring are fine, (i.e. the connector isn't melted like what happens on Ford Escorts).  The bulb is just burning out.

It's a good thing this car doesn't have HID .  .  .
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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2011, 10:53:24 PM »

As seen on Sunday November 6 at the C. C. Haigh Public Boat Ramp in Hilton Head, SC.  I stopped to take some pics .  .  .


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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2011, 10:55:16 PM »

Damn I love that color.
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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2011, 11:30:56 PM »

I took my brother to see Stone Mountain last week while he was visiting.  From the summit, around 840 feet, I could see my car in the parking lot.





I give my camera a lot of credit.





This was at full zoom from 900 feet away .  .  .


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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2012, 09:17:36 AM »

It was cold this morning in Northern Georgia, around 20 degrees.  But even with the XJ8 in the garage, I came out to find this .  .  .





My garage used to be a carport with no door.  So, it isn't heated.  This means it gets really hot in the summer and really cold in the winter in my garage.  Well, last night, it got cold enough for the RF air strut cold weather related leak to reappear.





Truth be told, this isn't really a surprise, considering that I have known about the problem for over a year now.  It performed flawlessly all spring, summer and fall.  Since I have let the issue go for an additional year, the leak appears to be getting a little bit worse. 





So, yes, I actually expected this to happen.


But, that doesn't make it any less frustrating !  !  ! 





<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8yc2m5IdcE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8yc2m5IdcE</a>


I'm probably going to end biting the proverbial bullet and getting a pair of front struts.  Arnott Industries makes good replacements that come with a lifetime warranty that are half the price of the OEM units .  .  .
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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2012, 11:53:17 AM »

uuugggghhhh that is frustrating!
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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2012, 02:36:52 PM »

Looks like you just got it lowered. Wink

Good luck on the fix.
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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2012, 01:23:43 AM »

A beautiful winter day in Georgia .  .  .





This was on January 30.  While my brother had snow on the ground, I could put the top down take the 'vert to work !





Life is good .  .  .
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« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2012, 12:54:19 PM »

Now this is interesting .  .  .





A dealership technician spends a good amount of his/her day in the parts department.  Depending on what is being sought, the question "what color" will often be asked.  While the answer may appear to be obvious, there is actually quite a bit more to the question than meets the eye.  For example, I may be servicing a 2005 Mercedes Benz SL500 that looks "blue."  The parts specialist will want to know if it is "Aegean Blue," "Capri Blue," or "Orion Blue."  The only accurate way to answer this question is to look at the door label, where both the exterior and interior trim codes are listed.

Back on September 3, 2011, I bought my 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible that was advertised as being "Rose Mist Clearcoat" with "Parchment" leather.   I found out recently that the door label says otherwise.





Don't worry.  My car hasn't been repainted, or wrecked, or anything like that.  Paint code "CFS" in 1996 is actually listed as "Carnival Red Pearl."  Interior trim code "NDR" is called "Cream."  Considering that Rose Mist Clearcoat isn't listed as an available color for 1996, I think the dealer just put the wrong colors in the ad.  Rose Mist with Parchment may sound more intriguing.  But I'm happy with Carnival Red Pearl with Cream .  .  .
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« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2012, 01:05:51 PM »

A Californian would have sued over that.

I'm running Desert Mist Metallic with some rust sprinkles
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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2012, 04:06:09 PM »

The Grand Caravan is rocking Light Almond Pearl Metallic Clearcoat with Taupe leather inside the sliding doors.

The GTI has Deep Black Pearl Metallic on the outside, with Interlagos Plaid cloth taking care of the seats.

Some of these names are fantastic!
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« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2012, 05:08:52 PM »

The Grand Caravan is rocking Light Almond Pearl Metallic Clearcoat with Taupe leather inside the sliding doors.

The GTI has Deep Black Pearl Metallic on the outside, with Interlagos Plaid cloth taking care of the seats.

Some of these names are fantastic!

I agree. Schwarz exterior with lotus interior. Sounds like something you would hear from David Caradines Kung Fu series (grasshopper).
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« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2012, 06:24:56 PM »

I agree. Schwarz exterior with lotus interior. Sounds like something you would hear from David Caradines Kung Fu series (grasshopper).

Especially when you and I are old enough to remember that series quite well .  .  .

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