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Old 03-19-2019, 05:54 PM
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It's good that nothing blew up. Not that long ago here in Portland a contractor did similar and blew up a good part of a block of stores and apartments.

Maybe for your next car you should upgrade to something with armor.
You've got a point! Good Truck was about 15 feet from the point where they hit the pipe. The V-12 Jag convertible was even closer (Of course the Jag tries to blow itself up on a regular basis with fuel leaks onto the exhaust and one cylinder bank losing ignition periodically, causing raw fuel to dump into the red hot catalytic converter. We have been told these 'features' are the result of intentional engineering -- after a few years the car burns itself up and the insurance claim from the fire provides the down payment on the next Jag. Those Brits are so friggin' smart about this sort of thing. Must be the warm beer they drink.)

I only hope the expense for the new gas line doesn't reduce the $ available for my next New Truck. Lease on the current one is quickly coming to an end. And boy am I getting a lot of email from MINI reminding me, and offering me 'special opportunities.' I hope those opportunities get better as lease end draws nearer.
 
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OTHER Good Truck

We took the trusty Clubman for a 1,000 mile romp up to the Northern California gold country over the weekend. Got a solid 36 combined MPG. The Good Truck ran very well and the Dinan was sweet up in the hills and over the mountains. Tomorrow the bugs will get washed off. Lots of bugs.

While on our journey, we stumbled upon a very cool car show in Grass Valley, an old mining town.

Saw this truck and thought, "That's somebody's Good Truck." (Note the Coke bottle used for coolant recovery.)

Takes all kinds...
 
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Okay, not a point award winning load, but on today's trip to the garden center the sales clerk offered to help carry my stuff out to my "car." I said, "Great. I brought my Good Truck." He started cracking up when he realized which vehicle was mine.

And then the really good part.

I was holding the tray with the plants and he had the bag of planting mix and I gave two quick swift kicks under the rear bumper and, of course, first the right rear door, then the left proceeded to open. The guy said he's seen customers dancing the polka trying to get the kick-open feature to work on their SUVs. I told him I had received expert instruction before I took my show on the road.

As I was closing the rear doors, the guy had turned and was walking away. He stopped, turned back toward me and said, "By the way.... nice truck." And he was grinning ear-to-ear. Can't make this up. Just the reality of livin' the good truck lifestyle every day.
 
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Yes, learned 'the technique' at the Master's knee. Thankyouverymuch.
 
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Honorary Good Truck owner reporting for duty!



Had to put in a new storm door over Memorial Day weekend. On the way out of the Home Despot parking lot a middle aged couple walked by and grinned: "First time I've ever seen a door carried in a MINI!"
 
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Honorary Good Truck owner reporting for duty!

Had to put in a new storm door over Memorial Day weekend. On the way out of the Home Despot parking lot a middle aged couple walked by and grinned: "First time I've ever seen a door carried in a MINI!"
That works...just think of the added rear down-force with the 'aggressive' rear wing angle...
 
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