: A BIG Thank-You!
Aug 19th, 03, 10:53 AM
I just want to say a big THANKS! to everyone who took the time and went the distance to attend our All Chevy Show. Even though not everything went perfect, overall we were successful in showing everyone a good time, the most important part of putting on any car show. We were pleased with the contributions that WCA / CCI made, and hope to have them back again in the future. :cool:
It was a pleasure getting together with Al, DjD, Click, SteveO, Randy, Hawaiian Camaro, DeeJayGee and all the wives and children who made the drive up. We had a great time getting to know you and hanging out after each day's events, we really needed to unwind and those Kohkenee's that Al brought were just the ticket! graemlins/beers.gif
The Pacific Northwest Camaro Club would like to invite ALL y'all back any time you can make it, show or no show! tongue.gif
'03 President, PNWCC
Aug 19th, 03, 11:52 AM
Why thank ya sammy!! LOL ;) It was nice meeting you all from up above. LOL It was a nice visit, and what can I say about the tour at Kevins. The cherry on top for sure. I've got some guy's here waiting to see the video, but I think I'll tease them some more first. LOL tongue.gif
Sam, did you hear about the dent in my door too? Not sure how or when, but dent pro will be taking a look at it soon. :(
It was nice driving the hell outta her though. We stopped at so many places on the way home and bought soo much stuff, that we ran out of room in the car. That camaro was PACKED. LOL :D
Thanks to everyone, MrDanB is a riot. Ask danno about the 2 full moons. LOL :D
Don (68yenkoace), thanks for the hinges & showing me your shop. Cool stuff.
Al, thanks for the free car, I promise I won't tell the rest of the guy's how tight we are now. LOL tongue.gif
Al, Jeff, Deejaygee, Sam, winmon, Click, LVcamaro, DanB, it was nice meeting you all and like Bob Hope say's, "Thanks for the memories". LOL
Who's going to post some more pics?? smile.gif
Aug 19th, 03, 12:40 PM
Awwww schucks Stevo redface.gif It felt like I knew all the crew since we've chatted on line for so long! All I can say about the moons is that Al hasn't banned me yet...so I will just pay for the psychiatry bill for him and hope it hasn't injured him for life lol. It's all that "North of the border brew" it'll really getcha' :D
Stevo, you are so cool. If I ever make it down to BFE, I'll go out of my way to see ya bro ;) I don't think that the show would have been nearly as fun without you folks! graemlins/thumbsup.gif
Your car is way cool!! And Lynette is a cool gal too graemlins/thumbsup.gif Send me mail and I'll look for some of the cars that you're missing Stevo. Thanks again for the trip up here!!!!
Dano graemlins/beers.gif graemlins/waving.gif
Aug 19th, 03, 03:58 PM
MrDanB, I heard your hot tub handle is Moonman, Al says he is gonna change your login here on TC.
:eek: :rolleyes: :eek: :rolleyes: :eek:
MrDanB, Click, DjD, Al, Dot, and HawaiianCamaro
Aug 19th, 03, 04:10 PM
Wow, you guy's really did get red faced huh!
1 more beer and all your faces would've exploded. LOL :D tongue.gif
Aug 19th, 03, 04:53 PM
Aww... I coulda been in that Photo........
Aug 19th, 03, 04:53 PM
Nah....We were just em-bare-assed :eek: Man what fun we had!!!
Aug 19th, 03, 06:24 PM
Stevo, Hope the Dent Wizard can fix your door!
Aug 19th, 03, 06:28 PM
Clill, You shoulda come! I have six more pics of MrDanB, he looks exactly the same in all of them!
Aug 20th, 03, 06:45 AM
Charlie - See what you started!! Sam - it's us who need to be thanking you, Don, Dan, Scott and all the pnwcc membership. Outstanding!! I've been to 3 WCA/CCI events in 3 years, each one outstand but the Northwest National's will be a hard act to follow. Dan - I think I'm glad I went to bed when I did since you were only building up the strength to do the deed at that time. The glass inclosed hottub sure made for a captive audance!! Stevo I don't know how many times you and I said goodbye but our paths kept crossing!! I left your shop and we met up in Roseburg. We left you in Portland and there you were in Seattle on Friday. We said goodbye at Kevins house and 3 hrs later we were sitting in a Subway at lunch off 99 and you went zooming buy and the next morning in Eugene we hooked up and went parts hunting before we headed for the coast!! I think from here on out it's "See ya later" not Goodbye...
The trip was perfect and no real problems, My buddy John's '67 got a bit hot when we got stuck in traffic on hwy 5 (accident or something) so we pulled over to let it cool down and traffic die off a bit. When we jumped back in the cars the White Wonder suffered her first case ever of starter heat soak but a quick poke of a screwdriver between the "S" lead and the battery term on the starter and she fired right up. It never did it again after that... What a great trip it's been!! graemlins/hurray.gif
Aug 20th, 03, 06:17 PM
Not heat soak Dennis because the solenoid engaged with 12 volts to it.
Aug 20th, 03, 07:57 PM
Congratulations on everybody making it home and a successful journey overall. My apologizies for not being able to converse and hang out more, but the booth needed tended, and my obligations to cub scouts with my son took presidence in the late afternoon and evening. I truly enjoyed meeting a great group of motorheads and being able to put a face to a name. Thanks Stevo for taking the time to stop by the shop, its almost always open, so feel free to stop in the future while on your journeys, or just give me a shout.
Thanks again guys graemlins/beers.gif
Aug 20th, 03, 09:54 PM
boy dan, sounds like i really missed out not staying around for the "festivities". or maybe i "lucked" out ;) . it was a pleasure meeting the guys i did, click and mrs click, DJD and family, and Al, and seeing dan and the mrs again. would have liked to stayed and visited longer with you all, but my wife was just about beat down by the end of the day. maybe i'll get a chance to meet you guys, and the guys i missed, again some time. Don, i saw you briefly but you looked pretty busy, stopped by your booth to check things out but you were out and about. i know i'll be seeing you again, sooner than i can afford, likely ;) . and yes, i was noticing your complete RS headlight set up (where do you find all those things anyway?), did i mention i need some actuators? :D . and dan, talked to the wife more than you, but i'm sure we'll see each other again sometime, after all were only about 10 minutes away (back seat looks good, btw). glad you guys had a good safe trip, and enjoyed our "miserable rainy northwest weather" tongue.gif
Sean, aka 68rs406
Aug 21st, 03, 05:10 AM
Originally posted by John_Muha:
Not heat soak Dennis because the solenoid engaged with 12 volts to it. John the key was dead and we figured a bit of voltage drop through the ignition switch and to the starter was just enough to not turn the the starter. The screwdriver from the hot lead to the "S" lead had less voltage drop and over came the problem. We actually bumped the starter over first and then tried the key without success so we just started it with the screwdriver. After that we had no further starter issues. This happened at the hottest point in engines temp range for the whole trip. The old engine, same starter has seen about 10 - 20 degs hotter without a problem.
Aug 21st, 03, 06:17 AM
Correct Dennis. You twice were able to turn the car over with a screwdriver. This showed that the problem was voltage drop to the solenoid START terminal and not the effect that many call "heatsoak". Look towards the problem being a worn key switch, weak crimp on the "S" terminal, or a worn Neutral Safety Start switch.
Aug 21st, 03, 06:56 AM
What Kinda beer is that? Looks like Labaats' Blue (My Brand!)
Just curious if it's popular out west too.
Uh oh... This will make a good post...
Aug 21st, 03, 05:20 PM
Those red faces were sunburn, at least mine was. Us Scandinavian folks burn easy. If anything made me blush it was hearing about the 'moons' that were dealt out Sat. night. Guess I was already crashed by then, darn. :eek:
DjD my starter used to give me fits too with around town driving, then turn it off, then the old 'sounds like a dead battery' noise. I did buy one of those tube wire guards and had it installed before our trip and I never had a hint of starter load issues, even with the 105 degrees days we drove in both directions. Ya might check into one of those along with John's other ideas.
I still have ground issues I think, with flickering headlights etc. Just more projects to play with my car. graemlins/thumbsup.gif
Aug 21st, 03, 06:35 PM
Hey Click, glad to hear you made it home. You mentioned the flickering lights, sounds like the high dim switch, it will mess with your entire electrical system, even your dash and blinkers and so on and so on. Its a very common problem. graemlins/beers.gif graemlins/beers.gif