Monthly Archives: April 2020

My Brother From Another Mother

Making new friends in a new town is already tough, even more-so for a 6th grader who realistically did not have any friends up to that point. But the world was a new adventure and that first year I made 2 … Continue reading

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I should have been a truck driver

Believe it or not, I have driven cross-country 10 times; yet I have never been employed as a truck driver. February 1985 – a friend of mine and his girlfriend had moved from Virginia to Long Beach, Ca in the … Continue reading

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Just an average Joe

When I lived in Long Beach, Ca during the mid-late 80s, I used Reath Automotive as my local machine shop. At that time I had no idea who Joe Reath was or his long history with drag racing. I thought … Continue reading

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1989 Dodge Daytona ES turbo (The Deer-tona)

My former boss, Chris Burton, was the original owner of this car. He was the body shop manager at Swift Dodge back when this car was new. One morning the lot boy was starting up cars and he forgot to push … Continue reading

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1973 Barracuda

A high school friend of mine, Pat, needed help rebuilding his 318 engine. Unfortunately, at the time, I was living 3000 miles away. Fortunately, I was still able to help him, thanks to Ma Bell. One phone call I’d talk … Continue reading

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Conspiracies abound!

A few ideas to follow up on my post regarding What If…. What if covid-19 was just a tool to shake up the economy and redefine capitalism? Let’s see who can survive for a while and let’s see what’s left … Continue reading

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1992 Plymouth Sundance

This was the only *brand new car* I’ve ever bought. And after putting 110K miles on it in only 5 years, it ended up being the toughest car my (now ex-)wife ever killed. Equipped with a 2.5 liter non-turbo engine, … Continue reading

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1973 Dodge D200 (Cream Puff)

I was still driving The Duck-ota daily when I bought this one from a co-worker as a part-time “big truck” replacement. It came with a bed full of spare parts and another engine too! (though it did not need one) … Continue reading

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1992 Dodge Dakota 2.5 (The Duck-ota)

1992 Dodge Dakota, 2.5 liter 4 cyl. 5 speed manual trans, electric blue with a grey interior. Back in the late ’90s I really needed a decent daily driver, preferably something that got better MPGs than The Nuclear Pumpkin was … Continue reading

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1978 Dodge 4×4 (The Fridge)

One day I was at the local home improvement store, buying some sand or dirt (or hell, I dunno now). When I pulled in the parking lot, I saw this truck parked on the street with a for sale sign … Continue reading

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