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Sunday @ Jerry and Mary's house!

By JerryandMary

It was time to get a new computer so I called HP and ordered this:6GB DDR2-800 MHz dual channelSDRAM, 640 GB 7200 rpm SATA 3GB hard drive, 15in one memory card reader, and lots of other items. HP built the computer on June 3 and we got it on June 6th so not bad at all. It cost us $733.00 and change (free shipping)

Jerry

Wednesday @ Jerry and Mary's house!

By JerryandMary

Yesterday (May 26,09) I purchased an enclosed landscaping trailer from the City of Lancaster Ca. I want to use it for hauling plants, sod, trees, sand, rock, cement, etc while we are working on our new home. We have trucks but I do not want to haul things in them so this is the only solution I could come up with.

There are three photos of the trailer. It needs paint etc but it will do the job.

Jerry

Saturday @ Jerry and Mary's house!

By JerryandMary

We have been so busy with our home, and yard that we have not had much time with our cars.

Our latest project was some landscape curbing. We had about 200' of curbing installed and it really helped define the flower beds and keep the rock out of the grass. Mary has the roses coming back and the lawn is looking ok, but not as good as it should.

I included about eight photos of the project.
Jerry

Jerry and Mary's move to Calif. New roof on the house!

By JerryandMary

Hi

We had to postpone the rest of the move to get the new roof on our new home. It took a week to line it up and the roofer had to remove the old wood shake and install the new roofing so that took about a week (will be finished today).

We have one more trip to be moved completely. We are going this coming week and I have rented a 17' U Haul which will finish the move finally. The car hauler is meeting us in Nevada and hauling three cars for us.

I hope to be back to my daily visits to Motortopia and all my friends here within a week. I do want to get back to the Mystery Car etc.

Take care,
Jerry

Jerry and Mary are still moving!

By JerryandMary

Hello

We are still moving! We hired a moving van and movers but they could not get everything on one truck like they thought. They did move lots of stuff. We then got a 26' U haul truck and filled it to the brim. Mary and I drove it to Calif. and we are mostly moved now. I have one more load (I think a 17' U Haul will do the job) and three more cars to have hauled to Calif. Things have taken longer because in between trips we have had to have tree guys for a week to cut down three dead trees that were pretty big and they also hauled away three big trailers of plant matter. We also had a plumber for a week and he put in a new heating unit down stairs, a new hot water heater, all new supply lines to everything in the house (the stainless braided type and new washers in everything) he was a good worker but it took three days. We are now wainting for the roofers to put on a new room and then we can get our last load from Vegas and we will be moved.

Jerry

We are moving to Calif. this week.

By JerryandMary

We have been packing for a long time now and we are still packing. Even David (goldylocks) stopped by for an hour with an offer to help. Considering he lives a thousand or so miles away that was pretty nice. Our son and grandson came to help yesterday and so did Scott (Glock166) on here.

Our computer will be down for a week or so while we get moved and the high speed internet gets hooked up at our new home. Mary and I are truly tired and this move took a little more then we counted on. I will try to log on with my laptop when I can.

Thanks and be safe,
Jerry

Mystery Car of the Day? Could be your ride!

By JerryandMary

We went to Calif. to help our son move. I missed a couple Mystery Car days as his internet was not on at his new home. We are back home now! Would you like to have your ride featured as the Mystery Car of the Day? If you are interested, just send me a message. Thanks, Jerry

Just four or five photos of my Old "new" tire changer I got off ebay.

By JerryandMary

I have been watching Ebay for one of these changers close to my home as it is heavy and shipping would be a killer. This one came up and Jerry Jr. picked it up for me as it was only blocks from his work. Mary and I picked it up from Jerry Jr's home over the weekend and I really like it.

Jerry

Mystery Car of the Day? Could be your ride!

By JerryandMary

Shh. It’s a Secret. Would you like to have your ride featured as the Mystery Car of the Day? If you are interested, just send me a message.
Thanks, Jerry

Wednesday @ Jerry and Mary's house

By JerryandMary

We were attacked by a Pit bull dog on Wed. while we were walking our dogs peewee and Shorty. It was touch and go for a couple of minutes. The Pit came at us and was trying to get to our dogs and then another bigger dog came from behind me (it turned out the second dog was not as aggressive as the pit) so I had to turn my gaze away and toward the Bull dog. I managed to keep him at bay with my walking cane (I took an ax handle this morning) and his owner (who owned both dogs) finally got the pit away and then the owner held the second dog down while we went down the street. We both have mace, I have a pocket 32 if things get really bad but this was a bad owner not a bad dog. Anyway it scared Mary and I both and we were pretty shook up to be honest. If I every see the dogs loose again I will call the police (they do not mess around with that type thing here) and have something done about it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe New Year,
Jerry

Wow! Look what I found!

By JerryandMary

I have not only found a place where you can build a free web site, but they will host it free. Oh, and they will host your photos for free, and furnish you with a blog (also free). You can even have a free site for your car club with many neat features which they will furnish the tools for you to build and they will host it free. Here is a partial list of some of the free things offered at this site:

Free web site for all your cars, bikes, plane, boats and what have you. All hosted free.

Free blog so you can keep your friends and family updated with what is happening!

Free site for any car club you belong too (also hosted free).

Free place to list your car(s) for sale with free hosted photos.

Free place to list your car parts or what have you for sale with free hosted picts.

Free interactive trivia and mystery events daily.

Free place to challenge other members cars or have your car challenged.

Free place to start groups, and they will furnish the tools to build a web site for your group then they will host it free.

Free place to list all your club events etc. No charge and photos are allowed.

Free forums where you can meet and discuss just about anything, get help with those automotive questions, and get things off your chest.

Sound to good to be true go here: http://www.mo...com/main/cars you will see what I'm talking about. Yes you got it Motortopia. IWe really like it and don't care who knows it.

Jerry and Mary

Good news about my sister Christi!

By JerryandMary

Nothing but good news the last couple days. Christi was moved out of the ICU yesterday, she is better, or has shown improvement in just about every way possible. There is a chance she might get to come home today! She will need some rehab and be using a wheel chair and a walker for a while but that she can over come that with time and work. Her vision is very poor just now but we hope that will improve also.

Very busy day as my niece Michele is graduating with her Masters today also. Not sure how I will work out all the logistics but I will get it taken care of.

There are no words that can truly express how grateful we are for all the well wishes from our friends here at Motortopia. I just thank all of you so much!

Jerry

Update on my sister Christi

By JerryandMary

Hi

Christi is still in the ICU of the hospital but doing better in a few areas. She has had a couple of small set backs but overall there has been improvement.

As it looks right now Christi will need quite a bit of rehabilitation, and it will take some time and work but Christi has a family that loves her and I will be there to drive her or provide whatever a big brother can provide as needed. Not an easy road ahead of her but she will get there.

Jerry

Update on my sister Christi!

By JerryandMary

As some of you know my sister Christi had a bad heart attack and then a stroke on Monday. She is still in the ICU but doing better. Hopefully she will be able to sit up today and I will be able to tell more. She has had a couple of procedures and responded well to them. I cannot get in to see her until 11:am.
http://www.mo...ars/ChristiNV

Jerry
PS Me on the left and of course Christi on the right. A while back. LOL

Thanksgiving @ Jerry and Mary's house

By JerryandMary

We send you a Thanksgiving Hello brimming with warm wishes and happy thoughts for you and yours!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Jerry and Mary

Car Show @ Railroad Pass Casino

By JerryandMary

Mary and I went to a Car Show this morning at the Railroad Pass Hotel Casino. We did not sign up as we have too many things to do today. I took some photos (about 66 of them) if you would like to look at a few that is fine. I know it is a lot of photos so just check out what may interest you. There were some nice rides and some old gas pump items there also.

Jerry

Christmas @ Jerry and Mary's house 2008

By JerryandMary

Mary has started putting her house Christmas Decorations out. There are truthfully hundreds more, but it has started.

jerry

Mystery Car of the Day? Could be your ride!

By JerryandMary

Shh. It’s a Secret. Would you like to have your ride featured as the Mystery Car of the Day? If you are interested, just send me a message.
Thanks,
Jerry

Saturday @ Jerry and Mary's house

By JerryandMary

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We have been pretty busy this week. Besides working on the Double Deuce (our 48 chevy truck) I also put up Christmas lights on the out side of the house (wanted to get them up while it is still warm out).

This evening we took a ride to McDonald's and drove the El Camino as it needed a drive. While I was there I took five photos. I stopped at five as it was too dark to take photos of that color after dark.

We have cleaned the garage up a bit but of course it is not organized!

Take care,
Jerry

Big day of getting things done on the Double Deuce!

By JerryandMary

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The other day when I took the Double Deuce (our 1948 Chevy Truck) to the transmission shop Mary was following me and said she could barely see my tail, stop, and signal lights in the day light. I ordered new Stainless steel LED tail lights and installed them today. The SS lights were well made with SS bolts, screws, and cases. Everything works now and is very bright.

Earlier today I had a problem with the truck missing real bad on grades. I fixed that here http://www.mo...om/blogs/5287
over all a very good day.

Take care,
Jerry

Repairing the Double Deuce

By JerryandMary

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As I said earlier we had a problem with the Double Deuce (our 1948 Chevrolet truck) after we got it back from the transmission shop. Whenever we were heading up a grade the truck started bouncing, that is, speeding up, then slowing down, very rapidly.

I got lucky. Replaced the fuel filter and drove the truck down the big grade to Lake Mead. I really pushed it on the way back up. No problems, it was the fuel filter. I could not blow through the filter no matter how hard I tried. I told the girl at the parts store it was for a 1979 Pontiac 301 V8 and she came up with the correct filter the first try.

I'm going back out now and try to get the new tail lights installed today.

Take care,
Jerry

Monday @ Jerry and Mary's house

By JerryandMary

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Problems with "The Double Deuce". Since we got our 1948 Chevrolet Truck back from the transmission shop we have a small problem. Whenever we are heading up a grade the truck starts bouncing, that is, speeding up, then slowing down, very rapidly. Could be the transmission not wanting to stay in gear but I lean more toward the fuel system even though the truck just came back from the transmission shop.

This morning I will check out the fuel lines from the tank forward and the fuel filter. I suspect one to be the culprit (could also be a smashed fuel line). I will let you know what I find and get a photo.

We received our new LED tail, and stop lights on Saturday. Hopefully I will get them installed today also.

Hope you have a great day,
Jerry

Mystery Car of the Day! Could be your ride!

By JerryandMary

Shh. It’s a Secret. Would you like to have your ride featured as the Mystery Car of the Day? If you are interested, just send me a message.
Thanks,
Jerry

Saturday @ Jerry and Mary's house

By JerryandMary

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The Red Mountain Plaza had a block party today. Everything was free including food, drinks, great prizes, face painting etc. Some of the prizes included a Kayak Trip, AC repair, Auto Detailing, and on and on.

They wanted a few classic cars so we took our 1948 Chevrolet Truck "The Double Deuce" and spent several hours there.

Great music, food and fun.

Jerry

Friday @ Jerry and Mary's house

By JerryandMary

As many of you know, David, the CEO of Motortopia is in Las Vegas NV. attending the Sema Show. Friday evening Mary and I went to dinner with David. We had not met him in person before this (we had talked on the phone a bit) and we wanted to meet with him while he was in Las Vegas.

We picked David [url]http://www.motortopia.com/garage/cars/GoldyLocks[/url] up at the MGM and drove to the Boulder Strip heading for Sam's Town. When we arrived at The Boulder Strip we noticed The Cannery (a new Hotel Casino) was open and decided to have dinner there. Speaking for myself I loved the dinner. We had tri-tips with noodles, and Beef ribs, lots of sides and salad. You can tell from the photos the restaurant had a great desert bar.

To sum up. David is a really nice guy (his wife did not make the trip this year but we hope to meet her soon) and Mary and I had a wonderful and very interesting evening, and now we have a new friend.

Take care,

Jerry

Mystery Car of the Day! Could be your ride!

By JerryandMary

Shh. It’s a Secret. Would you like to have your ride featured as the Mystery Car of the Day? If you are interested, just send me a message.
Thanks,
Jerry

New transmission and torque converter for our truck.

By JerryandMary

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We dropped our truck off at Henderson Transmission yesterday 11/04/08 and picked it up today 11/05/08. Rick the owner of the shop put in a new transmission and torque converter. The old one still worked well but had some obvious brass pieces in it that should not be there. I had the torque converter done at the same time because I know you can never get all the crap out of the converter any other way.

We are very pleased with the work and to be honest the price was a great deal less then other shops in the area and we really like Rick and trust him.

I posted earlier about our new tail, stop, signal lights I ordered today for the truck. I got LED with stainless steel housings. The old lights are a little dim and we sometimes go to Vegas where you can run into some real traffic.

Take care,
Jerry

New tail lights, new transmission, new torque converter

By JerryandMary

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Today I ordered new New LED stop, tail, turn signal lights for the Double Deuce. Our truck is currently in the transmission shop getting a new transmission and torque converter. The old trans worked well enough but when we took it down there was brass in it from the bands so I decided to buy a new beefed up tranny.

Our tail and stop lights are hard to see so we ordered the new ones today.

All 45 red led's light up for tail and all get brighter for stop/turn. The left side has 6 white led's for the license plate light. They use epoxy coated, fully sealed electronics on solid state circuit boards. Cork gasket. These appear stock until you look close. The led's are instant on.

Jerry

Mystery Car of the Day! Could be your ride!

By JerryandMary

Shh. It’s a Secret. Would you like to have your ride featured as the Mystery Car of the Day? If you are interested, just send me a message.
Thanks,
Jerry

Mystery Car of the Day! Could be your ride!

By JerryandMary

Shh. It’s a Secret. Would you like to have your ride featured as the Mystery Car of the Day? If you are interested, just send me a private message.
Thanks,
Jerry
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