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    1. FWIW when I instructed, I only asked the driver...

      FWIW when I instructed, I only asked the driver to slow down if I wasn't sure we were going to make the next turn. Most of the time I was encouraging people to push a little harder, being...
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      I wouldn't buy an automatic if you wanted a...

      I wouldn't buy an automatic if you wanted a manual. Too much work when manual trans cars aren't exactly scarce.

      I avoid rust if at all possible. Yeah you can patch the rockers, but if you get to...
    3. I was an instructor for Imagination Lifestyles...

      I was an instructor for Imagination Lifestyles last summer. Yes it's an autocross course, not flat out speed but you can push on the loud pedal and get some decent speed on a straight but it's only...
    4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvvMp-pz6Bo

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvvMp-pz6Bo
    5. My stupid question 88 CRX Si, 245K miles stock...

      My stupid question

      88 CRX Si, 245K miles stock original drivetrain

      When I'm approaching a red light or stop sign, I can usually take the car out of gear with very light pressure on the gear...
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      Winter suspension overhaul mode ...

      Winter suspension overhaul mode

      http://www.claffie.com/photos/2015/150210-06.jpg
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      http://claffie.com/photos/150131/images/150131_07....

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    8. http://www.crxcommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5...

      http://www.crxcommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=57758

      English chap doing a full restore of a rusty CRX SiR in his shed. Rotisserie content is high

      May 2012...
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      Sometimes it's deeper than just angle or light....

      Sometimes it's deeper than just angle or light. Me and my dad had three Tahiti cars between us: my original MGB, a second MGB he decided to make a twin of mine, and a '77 Civic that was my everyday...
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      Mine (supposedly Tahiti blue). ...

      Mine (supposedly Tahiti blue).

      http://claffie.com/photos/131031/images/131031_30.jpg
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      I think my '71 is Tahiti blue and it's a very...

      I think my '71 is Tahiti blue and it's a very nice color. Nothing else on that palate (save the old standby BRG) jumps out as very attractive. Thanks early '70s malaise.
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      http://claffie.com/photos/110902/images/2011nation...

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    13. I asked the State Farm phone person for details...

      I asked the State Farm phone person for details and she couldn't come up with any while we were talking. She called back this morning with answers, including

      "State Farm and other insurers...
    14. Spent a quality too long a time at the agent's...

      Spent a quality too long a time at the agent's office and then on the horn to State Farm customer care trying to get to the bottom of this. The agent claims that a change in laws in the state of...
    15. One windshield in 2013 (this one that triggered...

      One windshield in 2013 (this one that triggered the premium increase), and one windshield in 2014. Claimed a not-at-fault accident in 2008 so they could deal with the at-fault party's insurance...
    16. Insurance premium increase after comprehensive claim - kosher or not?

      Been a State Farm customer for decades

      October 2013 we filed a comprehensive claim to have the windshield replaced on our 4Runner as it was going to get traded in. I paid the $100 deductible.
      ...
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      http://claffie.com/photos/141231/images/141231_33....

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      A doppel Camry Corner!...
    18. I don't keep track of what TCL likes and dislikes...

      I don't keep track of what TCL likes and dislikes but I have a hunch Tiburons weren't all that popular here. But I really liked this one

      http://claffie.com/photos/071130/images/071130_06.jpg
    19. I've paid some attention to the autocross scene...

      I've paid some attention to the autocross scene and I've never seen a Sonic run. If it was decent or even close to decent, someone would have tried it by now. But they haven't.

      We've taken our...
    20. My daily, 88 CRX Si bought in August 2012 with...

      My daily, 88 CRX Si bought in August 2012 with 234K miles on it. When I got it I had to replace one wheel stud and since I was in there, I did front brakes (pads & rotors).

      Now it's got 246K...
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