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    Default Stopping by to say, "Hi!"

    Parked next to a 240Z the other day, and got me to thinking that I ought to stop by the old place.

    Still no Z in the garage, and none in the foreseeable future either. Having fun with the Porsche.

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    I think of you often Arne, and miss the once seemingly endless stream of knowledgeable and thoughtful posts you provided or enhanced.
    Your blog " Living Z Life" inspired me to switch from a "refresh" to a "restore" for my 7/70--- a project still ongoing---and has helped immensely.
    Happy Trails to you and the 911.

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    Hi Arne,
    glad the porsche has is staying fun-good luck
    Steve
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    Arne
    I'm sure most of us are still gaining knowledge from your past posts. I know I did this past winter as I was working on my venting hoses and vent tank.

    Hope all is well and always ENJOY THE RIDE!
    Life's a journey; enjoy the ride!

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    When did they let you out of the hospital?

    j/k
    Drive Responsibly.
    enjoy classic Rock music.

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    Arne!!

    Man good to hear from you. Stop by more often. I would love updates of the P car. WE have dearly missed you man.
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    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
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    All of the above. The Porsche still looks mighty purdy however a red 240 will add to that pallor
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


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    Thanks for all the good thoughts.

    It has always seemed wrong to me to think of posting on CZCC.com to regale you all with my Porsche tales. Pretty certain that's not why most of you come here.

    And for any who are really interested, there's a link to my Porsche blog in the signature of every one of my 8000+ posts here.
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    I guess there may be one or two Porsches that can take a z.... not many but maybe a few

    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    I guess there may be one or two Porsches that can take a z.... not many but maybe a few
    You should know me well enough to know that for me, it's not about speed...
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    You should know me in that I am just trying to make you stay here just a little longer .... little by little and you will be back cause we all miss you

    It's ok prodigal son, we got the fattest calf getting fatter
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    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    You should know me well enough to know that for me, it's not about speed...
    Right... Try driving one of those Porsches with Arne's big CLOWN SHOES!
    Drive Responsibly.
    enjoy classic Rock music.

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    good to hear from ya arnie. kinda miss u around here.
    to be or not to be- shakespeare
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    The enjoyment of changing plugs in the Z compared to the 911, that's enough to switch back.

    I remiss. That was enough for me.
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    Oy! Changing the plugs is bad enough, don't get me started on adjusting the valves!
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    Nice to see you back! Visit more often.
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    Arne, do you get the feeling you have been missed? Great hearing from you!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffman View Post
    Arne, do you get the feeling you have been missed? Great hearing from you!!
    Yes, I do. And that is a bit humbling, as I don't think of myself as being particularly special, just wordy.
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    Hi Arne,
    Your former Z is still in the great shape as it was when you sold it. Enjoying every minute when i take it out for a ride.
    Thoug...smashed my heel the other day (clutchfoot) so i want be able to drive it my self for some 3 months.......
    But my friends steps up as drivers so i can enjoy the ride from the passenger seat :-)
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    Hey Terje, how come my avatar looks more like your car than your avatar does?
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    Glad to see you again Arne. Stop by anytime and say hi. Glad to hear you are having fun in the 911. I've always wanted one, but the prices have gone through the roof in the past few years.
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    True story, Jeff. I apparently hit the timing just right. In Oct. 2011 when I sold the 240Z to Terje, I had no trouble finding several decent 911's to look at for what I got from the Z plus a couple grand. Today, that same amount won't buy squat for a 911. I figure prices have gone up 25% at least in the past 30 months. Don't know if this is a bubble that will burst eventually, or the new normal.

    No matter, I have mine now. May be the only one I'll ever be willing to afford.
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    Hi Arnie......I've had 2 911's and one 912.....always came back to the Datsuns cause they were so much easier to work on. There is a special feeling to driving the 911, sound and smell looking over that invisible hood and those VDO gauges. The rear engine is very cool also....makes the front end so responsive. Good to hear from you again. BTW....eggshell is my favorite color on the 911....don't think they made many in that color.

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    Guy, so far the car hasn't required much work, and what work it has needed has been quite doable. There are quirks involved in working on a Porsche, but I don't mind. Nothing I haven't been able to handle myself, so far.

    The eggshell color (Porsche called it Chiffon White) is a bit uncommon, and—judging from the comments of others—widely admired. I'm not crazy about it myself, but as with buying a decent 240Z, you buy your Porsche based on condition, and accept whatever color that gets you.
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    It's Japanese racing white You just have to accept it.,,,.don't resist the force.

    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


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    The oil changes were a little less frequent, 13 qts. of Kendall GT gets exspensive, but if you can afford a Porsche...
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    Buying a Porsche doesn't have to be expensive. I bought mine with the proceeds of the sale of my 240Z, plus another grand or so. Totally affordable. Back then, anyway. A bit less so now.
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