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So after a week. I've earned my gas cap badge. Took it straight to the petrol station without opening the manual. After 4 minutes searching Googled it. Earned my trunk lid badge. Manual shows a switch on the center console or by a light under the trunk overhang. My daughter actually found the button. Still looking to see if there is a switch for the rear windows (yes/no)?
Love the interior. I live in the central valley where we hit and stay in the 100's over the summer. Did not want black interior. Wanted classic light tan hides. In my search I wasn't finding the right combination in year, exterior, interior until this one came up. I figured as long as the portion we sit in was tan it would work. So glad I didn't hold out for all tan. Love the two tone!
Tires are a bit noisy on a rough road but on a smooth road wow! Have new Michelin's on the way.
Went to pull fuse 22 and .... gone! Bravo to the previous owner! Oh and the seat presets. Had to laugh when I pushed them all. Number three was set for all the way back. Butt down all the way and legs up all the way. Like sitting in the space shuttle waiting for launch! Ha!
Love the seat. But I keep finding myself sitting a bit forward and having to consciously make myself sit back and relax.
My town is 25 miles from anywhere. And for the past 6 months I've pictured myself cruising to town blasting(safely) past the other cars. What a feeling. The power is just amazing in it's ease.
Pics of my 'stable'. The Jeep is the wife's, cart mine. Installed a pillow and mirror at the front so I wont tap the wall. Have about an inch to the wall, inch between cart and AM, inch from back of cart to garage door.
Pic of the wife taking us for her first drive. Grumpy girls in back and everyone with their hats!
One of the things I like best is how the dirt sweeps around the emblem on the bonnet. Love it!
I just have to say I wish I'd done this earlier. Coming home today at about 90, top down, with AC/DC blasting on the radio(great sound - or maybe bad ears - who cares) life is good.
 

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Planning on doing as much as I can. Brakes, fluids, filters...
I actually changed the brakes on that RV in my pics in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Wisconsin. (Long story)
Had my first race yesterday. Some guy in a charger pulled alongside on the freeway and punched it. I turned up the radio and smiled. That was me about 20 years ago.
 

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Planning on doing as much as I can. Brakes, fluids, filters...
I actually changed the brakes on that RV in my pics in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Wisconsin. (Long story)
Had my first race yesterday. Some guy in a charger pulled alongside on the freeway and punched it. I turned up the radio and smiled. That was me about 20 years ago.

LOL.:D:D:D

I can see the kids look well pleased about it all!!!!!!!:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: Bless em!!!!!.

Maybe when they are older and can drive they will be a lot more enthusiastic. " Dad, can I borrow the Aston " !!!!!:D:mad::D Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

I love your interior and echo what Wayne says too. Lovely looking car so I hope you have lots of fun and trouble free ownership with her.

Its great to also hear you say you plan to do a lot yourself which will save you thousands in time and it allows you to bond deeper with the car and get to know every inch of her.:D

Enjoy.
 

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High Speed Balance?

Tires arrived today. Michelins. Dumb question? I'm taking them to our local Chevy dealer to get mounted and balanced. Will any standard tire balancing machine work for balancing tires that will be going 150+?
Getting excited about my upcoming track time and don't want to worry about the front end rattling down one of the straights.
 

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Tires arrived today. Michelins. Dumb question? I'm taking them to our local Chevy dealer to get mounted and balanced. Will any standard tire balancing machine work for balancing tires that will be going 150+?
Getting excited about my upcoming track time and don't want to worry about the front end rattling down one of the straights.
Yes you should be ok with your local guys wheel balancer as most machines go upto 20 inch wheels these days.

Just make sure he puts the weights on the inside of the rim so they are hidden out of sight.

Regards,:D
 

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The Chevy Dealer should be fine as long as the fitters are careful to treat your wheels and car well.

You don't want them lifting it in the wrong place or scratching your rims , so If possible watch them as they do the work.

I actually get my tires mounted at a local Wal Mart as I have found the guys working there are very carefull with my wheels (they seem flattered that I take Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar etc wheels to them) , I have had nothing but trouble with other tyre places around here who seem to be all staffed by retarded ex cons who don't give a shit about my stuff.
+1 Wayne. There are some great garage guys around if you can find them and make friends with them too. Maybe you should take em out for a blast in it after they have fitted your tyres so they can see 100% they have done a great job for you. I would and then they may let you pop it up on their ramps now and then so you can do your periodic checks in total safety.

I used to use my mates garage years ago and always took him a big jar of coffee and some tea bags and a box of cakes and he let me use his ramp all the time and usually on a Saturday afternoon when it was quiet.

I notice you have removed your licence plate on the rear?? do you have a personal plate to assign to the car?? I have one on mine also.:)

Regards, Brendan:)
 

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I've got access to the school district garage. They've got a pit and a lift. Just have to turn the busyard cameras the other way when I come in :)

I'm still in the process of getting my car registered. Plates are still in New Jersey at dealer. I've sent smog but since it is from another state apparently I have to have the VIN number confirmed by a California police officer and send that too. Till then I've got a 20 day temp.

I do have personal plates on the way. Will post a pic when they arrive (oh the suspense).

DMV is kind of crazy around here since they passed the law that you don't have to be a citizen to get a drivers license. Lines are CRAZY long.

Is it just me or are the cupholders a bit far back.
 

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I've got access to the school district garage. They've got a pit and a lift. Just have to turn the busyard cameras the other way when I come in :)

I'm still in the process of getting my car registered. Plates are still in New Jersey at dealer. I've sent smog but since it is from another state apparently I have to have the VIN number confirmed by a California police officer and send that too. Till then I've got a 20 day temp.

I do have personal plates on the way. Will post a pic when they arrive (oh the suspense).

DMV is kind of crazy around here since they passed the law that you don't have to be a citizen to get a drivers license. Lines are CRAZY long.

Is it just me or are the cupholders a bit far back.
Don't worry about the cup holders. At least you have some on yours!!!!!! Enjoy:)
 
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