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      James Byrnes, an advisor to President Truman...

      James Byrnes, an advisor to President Truman lived in my city. The decision to sway Truman towards bombing Japan was made a few miles from where I was raised.

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      I like the work they did to the paint. Also, I...

      I like the work they did to the paint. Also, I like the scirocco steering wheel.
    3. I have an xport rack on my wagon. It fits well.

      I have an xport rack on my wagon. It fits well.
    4. I bought some old magazines a few weeks back. ...

      I bought some old magazines a few weeks back. This article might be one of them.
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      I ran the wagon at a semi-local autocross ...

      I ran the wagon at a semi-local autocross (Clemson,SC......go Tigers!). I did well. The wagon responded very well with sticky tires and adjustable struts. My times were on par with many modified...
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      I adjusted the timing. There's an irregular...

      I adjusted the timing. There's an irregular hiccup when the engine is cruising. The timing really didn't help, but the timing is better anyhow.
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      I saw a jeep cut across three lanes of traffic to...

      I saw a jeep cut across three lanes of traffic to get to an exit. Must have been going in excess of 70mph by how fast he passed me minutes earlier. I was fully expecting the worst.
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      Longitudinal built the exhaust system on my fox...

      Longitudinal built the exhaust system on my fox wagon. He knows his stuff. Sounds like a good plan! The fox, and it's quirks grow on you. I've had mine for 12 years and it's still a blast to drive. ...
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      I filled the tank today. With mostly in town...

      I filled the tank today. With mostly in town driving I'm getting 27 mpg. Not bad.
      I'm bringing the wagon to an autox next Sat. Looking forward to running it with the summer times and adjustable...
    10. I hope others with experience will chime in, but...

      I hope others with experience will chime in, but I know for sure the stock head will bolt to the ABA. There might be an increase in compression too. There was a user here who put the entire ABA in...
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      Before I learned to drive a manual car, most of...

      Before I learned to drive a manual car, most of my family drove a stick. My grandmother had the pontiac version of the Chevy Vega, and my parents had a TR6 and an MGB.
      I knew, at least in principle...
    12. Might be a good time for an ABA 2.0 swap. When...

      Might be a good time for an ABA 2.0 swap. When mine starts to go......I've got some parts stashed to go 2.0.
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      Kerensky- that's exactly what I've done! Seems to...

      Kerensky- that's exactly what I've done! Seems to work ok for now.
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      I'm working on a alternative to old, broken...

      I'm working on a alternative to old, broken intake boots.
      Best so far is a passat 16v rubber boot ( connects to TB) and an early Saab CIS injection intake boot.
    15. Nice. I've always liked that style.

      Nice. I've always liked that style.
    16. A co-worker has had similar lower back issues....

      A co-worker has had similar lower back issues. She had the neurostimulator operation and is working well for her. She had the operation last fall, and is still well today. I can relate-I had a...
    17. Cool show. I really miss my 78 Corolla.

      Cool show. I really miss my 78 Corolla.
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      These ABA clamps mentioned above.....are you...

      These ABA clamps mentioned above.....are you talking about the brand, or clamps used on the ABA engine?
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      I reinstalled my summer tires and refurbished...

      I reinstalled my summer tires and refurbished rims.
      <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/41605340@N00/15337049315" title="Untitled by michael_shoolbred, on Flickr"><img...
    20. I've been driving an EP3 for several years. It's...

      I've been driving an EP3 for several years. It's a good car I stick form as a fun car to drive. My wife drives a 2005( same year as my EP3) base sedan, and the hatch is much more fun to drive.
      I...
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