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Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
5/22/19 12:09 p.m.

5/29..  I'm going to Chicago.. to buy this..

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/open-classifieds/1996-miata-roll-bar-ground-control-central-il/127970/page1/

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/open-classifieds/1996-miata-str-prepped-5000/85578/page1/

 From Mtn.. 

Looks like i'm the 3rd? GRM owner... 

Plan goes like this.

1: Fly to Chicago

2: go to DMV get temp tags

3: Drive to In laws house to drop off extra wheels tires/sways/hitch etc..  (Wife will come down in July with Mini van to collect).

4: Insert ear protection

5: drive home.

 

 

nocones
nocones UltraDork
5/22/19 12:26 p.m.

4th..

Pete Gossett

Nocones

Mtn

Fueled by Caffeine

 

Congrats.  It's a good car.  Very fun to drive.  In decent shape and doesn't seem to have treated any of the owners poorly.  Glad to see it's moving on to another GRM home.

 

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
5/22/19 12:28 p.m.

In reply to nocones :

Well.... i was going to name it justin after my wifes deceased cousin who inspired me to get off my duff and buy it.

 

Seems like "the town bike" is more appropriate now.

BradLTL
BradLTL SuperDork
5/22/19 3:00 p.m.

Just for the record, that's not a Mini cheeky

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
5/22/19 3:19 p.m.

In reply to BradLTL :

It's a small fly and drive as it's only a 5 hour drive back.. 

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
5/22/19 4:01 p.m.

In reply to Fueled by Caffeine :

Hey mods.. change name of thread be..  "FBC rides the town bike"

 

thank you.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
5/22/19 8:06 p.m.
nocones said:

4th..

Pete Gossett

Nocones

Mtn

Fueled by Caffeine

 

Congrats.  It's a good car.  Very fun to drive.  In decent shape and doesn't seem to have treated any of the owners poorly.  Glad to see it's moving on to another GRM home.

 

5th - I got it from Gary Patrick. I believe he’s GaryP on here, though I’ve not seen him post forever. 

Oh, and this car is literally becoming “the” Answer.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
5/22/19 9:29 p.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett :

It really is the town bike. 

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
5/22/19 10:47 p.m.

smiley

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
5/23/19 3:18 a.m.
Fueled by Caffeine said:

In reply to Fueled by Caffeine :

Hey mods.. change name of thread be..  "FBC rides the town bike"

thank you.

Thread changed

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
5/23/19 5:10 a.m.

FBC, I am probably not alone in being happy to see you putting words into action.  I’m sorry about the motivating factor, but looking forward to following along just the same.  “The town bike” is a great name for this.

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
5/23/19 6:16 a.m.

Awesome!

 

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
5/23/19 7:17 a.m.

Had to explain into "the town bike" to my wife this morning.  Which degraded into telling yo momma jokes. Best breakfast this week. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
5/23/19 7:39 a.m.

The thread title is misleading. I expected crackwhore stories and your momma jokes.

Congrats on what is hopefully a non-adventure!

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
5/28/19 9:02 p.m.

So are we getting together for dinner or something or is this a mad dash?

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
5/28/19 9:26 p.m.

In reply to Robbie :

Mad dash this time  but I'll be back to visit the wife's parents soon. 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
5/29/19 6:22 a.m.

Looks like today's the day....

Has the adventure begun yet?

 

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
5/29/19 7:14 a.m.

I really expected to see FBC passed out in the seat of one of these:

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
5/29/19 7:37 a.m.

In reply to SVreX :

One thing’s for sure:  FBC does not skip leg day!

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
5/29/19 11:32 a.m.

at airport waiting for my flight. ill post pictures after the journey is done. 

 

I wanted to do an easier drive back but its going to be mostly at night today.  I’ve got a busy schedule so does mtn   So hard to get things to line up    So I’ll make it work 

 

But I brought a roll of this. Rescue Tape  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AEBKYPG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_SnR7CbNEQQB8A

 

We are golden. 

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
5/29/19 11:59 a.m.

In reply to Fueled by Caffeine :

How about a towel?

wink

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
5/29/19 12:05 p.m.

Brought one of those as well. And some rubber gloves.  Surprised I got through security without extra scrutiny. 

 

Let's see.

Latex gloves

 

Towel

 

Roll of tape

 

One way ticket?

 

 

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
5/29/19 12:10 p.m.

Dont EVER forget your towel. First rule of hitchhiking the galaxy. 

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
5/29/19 8:26 p.m.

Balls. Car just threw the crank pulley. On 90 just past 90 94 split in Wisconsin. Water pump stopped turning. A little smoke out of the over flow hopefully I didn’t hurt it. 

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
5/29/19 8:49 p.m.

Boo, Hiss. Sorry to hear that. I'd come help if I wasn't 1000 miles away. 

 

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