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Christmas Stuff 2019 - What did you get? Car Related or Cool.

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Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had their fill of holiday cheers, shopping, Christmas presents and family. So tell us what you go for Christmas that is either automotive related or simply mind blowingly cool. 

For me I got:

1. A new Covermates custom car cover for Lucy (from Amazon)

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2. A new soft roll tonneau cover for the Chevy Colorado (also from Amazon)

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3. Paul Sandoval's new Pontiac book (ditto - Amazon)

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4. New University of Michigan car flags for the football games next fall - the old ones were getting really ragged!

5. Avengers End Game on DVD

I got some others books, the usual clothes, some UM bowl stuff, and sweet goodies. No tools this year though.

 

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Wanted to get a couch for my home office this year so asked for some gift cards so most of my gifts went that route. Did get a trim piece removal tool set and a pocket multi-tool. Put both to good use already to replace the cabin air filter on the Camaro.

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Interesting. I purchased a set of those this past summer. I was hoping to use them on the Colorado this summer to swap out the stock gold tailgate Bowtie emblem for the Classic Bowtie I got last Christmas that I still need to put on. However, issues with Lucy and time in general got away from me, especially with the whole family vacation drama.

Did you document your adventure in What I did to my Car?

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Only thing car related was a set of Pontiac shoulder pads for the seatbelts from JustaG6.  New crossbow was the highlight gift this year N Momma won't let me play with it in the house.  Crazy weather..... around 50's last week or so = no white Christmas.

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37 minutes ago, Frosty said:

Did you document your adventure in What I did to my Car?

Need to do that :D 

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chromebook.  Yes I got the notification from Foreverpontiac about a new login device.

 

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37 minutes ago, notallthere said:

chromebook.  Yes I got the notification from Foreverpontiac about a new login device.

 

Good, good. It’s working :) 

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17 hours ago, JUSTA6 said:

Only thing car related was a set of Pontiac shoulder pads for the seatbelts from JustaG6.  New crossbow was the highlight gift this year N Momma won't let me play with it in the house.  Crazy weather..... around 50's last week or so = no white Christmas.

It got to 61 degrees here yesterday. Set a new record high. I'm not complaining, I don't miss shoveling the white stuff. I know I will still get that chance sometime in January and February.

13 hours ago, notallthere said:

chromebook.  Yes I got the notification from Foreverpontiac about a new login device.

Phfft...you're late to the party. The kid has his own chromebook and Macbook for college, and access to three different Dell Windows 10 PCs around the house, plus his "smart" phone and XBOX 360.

Why did you want the chromebook - wanted to escape Windows?

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My old lap top bios rom date was 2012.  Windows 7 is no longer being supported and I wanted to downsize overall tech.  So I was looking at a Chromebook or Surface.  The boss bought me the chromebook for Christmas.  Hopefully it will last 7 years as well.

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18 minutes ago, notallthere said:

My old lap top bios rom date was 2012.  Windows 7 is no longer being supported and I wanted to downsize overall tech.  So I was looking at a Chromebook or Surface.  The boss bought me the chromebook for Christmas.  Hopefully it will last 7 years as well.

I understand. I love my Windows 7 PC even though it's starting to slow down.

I have a Windows 10 replacement for it already. I just haven't finished migrating the iTunes music and all of my photos off of it. Hey I admit I've been lazy about it. I've had the Windows 10 PC for a year now. PC migrations take time, like Stacey's project vehicles - only much faster.

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17 minutes ago, Frosty said:

I have a Windows 10 replacement for it already. I just haven't finished migrating the iTunes music and all of my photos off of it. Hey I admit I've been lazy about it. I've had the Windows 10 PC for a year now. PC migrations take time, like Stacey's project vehicles - only much faster.

Better hop to it before that PC gets outdated :lol: 

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33 minutes ago, reveredGTO said:

My wife and I bought each other a very nice Christmas present this year.

The goat's engine is getting rebuilt.

Winner - winner! Chicken dinner.

Who is going to the rebuild?

1 hour ago, Ringo64 said:

Better hop to it before that PC gets outdated :lol: 

I have a USB hard drive sitting next to it in order to backup everything so I can copy it - from and to. If I get bored during the Pinstripe Bowl I might start it.

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MGM Service in Pontiac.  Jim Larson gave me his contact info.  They've worked on Jim's Grand Prix

 

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Good to know. I've not heard of them before. However I trust Jim's opinion. Let me know about your experience with them. I am eager to find a new engine builder.

I am not terrible happy with the rebuild of my 455 that was done by D & S Engine (out of Clawson MI on Rochester Rd) back in 2004-2005. They later came out with their Motor City Muscle brand  - including a specialty Pontiac engine line. However, I am unimpressed with their work. The then-new Viton rear main I asked for started leaking (they siliconed the living crap out of it) and the front main started leaking too. Oh and they left out of the distributor gasket (WTF?). The oil pressure sensor leaked. I ended up having to pull the motor in the spring of 2008 with a buddy's help to fix all the leaks. 

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I'll keep you posted on how it goes.  Jim recommended them so I'm confident we're going to be very happy with the results. 

We brought the car to Rich because it was running really rough.  They got into the engine and found a lot of issues.  A combination of shoddy repairs by  previous mechanic(s) and the engine's overall condition didn't give us a choice but to rebuild it.

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Now where did I put the car keys? My sometimers is acting up again.

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Almost looks like Springfield Oaks.......

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6 hours ago, JUSTA6 said:

Almost looks like Springfield Oaks.......

Can’t be. No Cam-aros allowed. LOL!

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16 hours ago, JUSTA6 said:

Almost looks like Springfield Oaks.......

Onadega last year

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My brother and I exchanged gifts on New Year's Eve. He was sick over Christmas. He got me this cool book. I can't wait to read it.

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On 12/31/2019 at 3:44 PM, indymanjoe said:

Onadega last year

Is Onodega closed?

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That looks like a great book to read.

Yea track is closed but 2020 is going to be big for us at lapeer.

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