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450,000 miles!!

By mnitetrain

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The wife had the car when it turned 450,000 miles. I was so peeved thinking I missed that milestone.

Lucky guy that I am (ask anyone LOL) she realized it and grabbed a phone pic for me!!! Thanks luv!!

Also last week finally found and painted a new hood!!

Hey I know it is not a speed racer but it has been real good to me and thanks for taking a peek.

More a keeper now!!

By mnitetrain

As some of you know Mnitetrain had a fatal defect shortly after returning from Carlisle necessitating an engine replacement. I am happy to report that 5,000 miles on the donor engine and I am very happy.

So, today being the end of the holiday weekend my son Ben and I had some quality time making a little bit of room in the garage and in my home "office".

I've had a pair of Kicker 12" CVR sitting out their for quite awhile with a decent Poweraccoustik amp in my "office". We got em installed today!!!

I also changed out my front door speakers for JBL GTO 0607C.

As much as I enjoy the new sounds, with everyone getting older and working more I wish we (son and I) could spend a long afternoon together more often. Thanks Ben!! Love you!

Carlisle Preparation

By mnitetrain

The annual Carlisle Pilgrimage is starting to take shape. With 429,000 miles I got a little bit of body work done on Mnitetrain.

Had some roof rust in windsheild channel from a previous windshield replacement so got it taken care of and new windsheild installed. Looks as good as new.


Thought by now I would have had a new hood but so far and with gas prices the way they are it will have to wait a bit more.

Let's hear it for the Carlisle experiences!!

It is Official!!!

By mnitetrain

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Watch this space Thursday January 31,2008 and or Friday February 1,2008 for an amazing update on Mnitetrain!!!

Cleared the 400,000 mile hurdle!!

4/08 now 416,000 miles

Update 6/12/08 427,000 miles and registered for Mopar Nationals at Carlisle, PA 7/10-7/13/08-my 3rd appearance!!

Coincidence, or do I have a problem letting go!!??

By mnitetrain

Batteries were good in camera today so....
My 2001 300M

My 1997 Mazda B2300

Both are in 379,000 territory. Guess I have a hard time letting go of a good thing LOL!!

UPDATE 3/30/08 over 411,000 miles-new timing belt/water pump 409,000 miles.

Attleboro (MA) 14th Lion's Club Car Show

By mnitetrain

Best $2.00 I ever spent!! Didn't know for sure what to expect as show is advertised as "Antique" car show.
First thing I noticed--no trailers!!

Organizers might still be a little rusty or having growing pains but overall quite impressed with quality of cars on showfield.

Enjoy the pictures!!

State Inspection

By mnitetrain

Had Ma State Vehicle/emission safety inspection today. Flew through with flying colors LOL!!!

355,527 miles

Detailed at 355,000 miles

By mnitetrain

Scott and Bobby found a "cooler" (98 degree day) garage we could use to detail Mnitetrain. Rolled 355,000 as we started work!!

I will try to get interior/engine pictures this afternoon.

Extreme makeover-1st steps

By mnitetrain

352,000 miles put a fresh set of sneakers on the Mnitetrain.
4 Toyo Proxies TPT. 4 wheel alignment brought back to specs with no $urprises. See you at Carlisle!!

I won't post the mileage my last set of Toyo Proxies TPT delivered because no one would beleive it but be at Carlisle 7/6 and I'll display the receipts. Not to be confused with Proxie, or T1, thses are TPT.

Well last set went on the car at 171,000 miles.
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