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    Default Dodged a HUGE bullet!

    Developed a pretty good exhaust leak on the ride home. The stereo was so loud I couldn't tell how loud the leak really was... until I started the car today.

    WOW! WICKED leak. I figured I blew another passenger-side header gasket, as I tend to do often. When I checked it out I discovered that one bolt to the passenger collector is GONE. And the other one wasn't even finger tight! Good Lord, if I had dropped my head pipe on the PA Turnpike at 70 MPH, who knows what carnage would have ensued!
    Freakin' Yardley
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    ​Yikes!!
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    I couldn't tell either at the gas stations. Maybe it happened close to your house?

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    Good thing your junk didn't fall apart in front of me because I don't need you for a hood ornament !!!
    MOON'
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    * 72 GS Stage1 Numbers matching Survivor
    * 2 - 87 "GRAND NATIONALS" Most Optioned (SOLD) and GrandNasty
    * 1969 Electra 225 Custom--"RED on RED CONVERTIBLE"--Numbers matching California Survivor
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    Wow that's crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tufbuick View Post
    Good thing your junk didn't fall apart in front of me because I don't need you for a hood ornament !!!
    Don't worry, Ronny, you were well protected by the flat bed your broken down junk was riding on!
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    Oh no he di-int! SNAP!
    Freakin' Yardley
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    12.76@106MPH!!!

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    jeff@the-comp-doc.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71GSX455-4Spd View Post
    Don't worry, Ronny, you were well protected by the flat bed your broken down junk was riding on!
    thanks ... now there's Cuesadilla coming out my nostrils
    Alan W

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71GSX455-4Spd View Post
    Don't worry, Ronny, you were well protected by the flat bed your broken down junk was riding on!
    Guess who got the best gas mileage on that trip ?

    Me............53mpg !

    *and I still got a full tank in my junk !!!
    MOON'
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    * 72 GS Stage1 Numbers matching Survivor
    * 2 - 87 "GRAND NATIONALS" Most Optioned (SOLD) and GrandNasty
    * 1969 Electra 225 Custom--"RED on RED CONVERTIBLE"--Numbers matching California Survivor
    * 1970 Electra 225 Custom--AquaMist--Numbers matching Survivor--(SOLD) !!!
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------


    --------The Deuce Before Biggest Red---------

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufbuick View Post
    Guess who got the best gas mileage on that trip ?

    Me............53mpg !

    *and I still got a full tank in my junk !!!
    Ah man and I thought I was gonna win that category since I was getting 30mpg on the way back home hahaha.
    Jacob Martinez
    Royersford, Pennsylvania
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    1973 Buick Century GS (My Toy) 12.687 @104.96MPH
    1987 Buick Regal T-Type (Dad's Car) 12.80 @104 MPH
    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbo (Slobalt) 13.97 @ 103 MPH (TOTALED)

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