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PostSubject: Hello from Santa Barbara   Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:13 pm

Hi there.  Good to find a place where the knowledge and love for B-Bodies runs deep!  I'm Simon in Santa Barbara. Previously I was in DC for 20 years and I grew up in England, up on the Scottish borderlands.

I am on my second RMW. I had a 1994 that I picked up 6 years ago on Craigslist in St. Louis and drove back to Santa Barbara.  That was a good car but had been run rather hard.  Nonetheless, I got it in decent shape and sold it to a friend last year.

My "new" ride is a 1996 that I picked up last year with only 68k miles.  Strangely, the original title was to "The Walt Disney Company" although I got it from its second owner, literally a "little old lady." - or more accurately her son, as she had died.  The car had some sun damage as it had been sitting for a year or so, but it is in tremendous shape.  Recently my teenage son and I took a summer road trip to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Palm Springs and then home.  Car ran flawlessly and the temp needle never even made it to the half-way mark.  How I love thee RMW...

All I have done so far is throw on a new serpentine and tensioner. (I'd love to do the second tensioner if I could find one (anyone know where?). Also did brakes front and rear.  Oh yeah, and replaced the hood ornament with one off a Park Ave.  I like the gold and it sits back at a nice rakish angle.  I assume that's good for 5-6 MPG... Smile  Eventually I will shape the Park Ave gold base to fit the hood but that will be on a rainy day. In Santa Barbara. (Which could be a few years!)

Jobs coming up: Water pump, spark plugs & wires, and perhaps opti-spark (will definitely look for help with that decision). Am now pondering hard on putting in RMS rear seats. I am slowly pulling and reattaching all the rubber trim as much of it was coming unglued. I have an upgraded wiring harness for the lights being fabricated by Gary at Innovative Wiring, and once that arrives I will be trying it out with 80/100 9004 bulbs.  As I said to him, the current setup is just slightly better than the lights on Louis XIV's stagecoach!

I also just put on new light housings front and rear as the old ones were cloudy and I found a good deal on some perfect OEM's. Putting LED's in the rear today, once I crimp some wires to reverse the polarity.

Anyway, good to be here!  Am looking forward to basking in the radiant wisdom of you chaps!

Cheers,
Simon
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Santa Barbara   Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:59 pm

Welcome aboard Simon!

Sounds like you have yourself a nice. Lot's of knowledge here and I'm sure you can add to that. Pictures when you get a chance.

Tom
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Santa Barbara   Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:21 pm

Aha! Was wondering why I could not get my picture link to work. I have to wait 7 days. Oh well, close your eyes and picture a beautiful beige RMW with tan seats. A bit of missing rubber but nice clean chrome and... wait! Is that a gold hood ornament? Sweet!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Santa Barbara   Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:16 pm

Simon, I'm pretty sure you can upload your pictures to a remote location, such as photobucket, then post the link before 7 days.

Tom
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Santa Barbara   Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:58 pm

sounds like a nice ride.
I stopped for a night in Santa Barba for a night on my roadtrip last year. Nice place! My wife wanted to move there.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Santa Barbara   Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:08 pm

Sadly, not able to post a link, am getting this response. "New members are not allowed to post external links or emails for 7 days. Please contact the forum administrator for more information."

I will wait impatiently... Smile

And yes, Jason, Santa Barbara is rather gorgeous When I was a kid, it was my dream to one day live next door to a less smelly chemical factory. I did not even imagine there was place a beautiful as this. I call it "improbably beautiful." I'll post a pic. Oh wait...

I have an airbnb and a 4-ton Lincoln-Warner jack for the next time you roll through town.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Santa Barbara   Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:09 am

Welcome to the group.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Santa Barbara   Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:13 pm

Welcome aboard!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Santa Barbara   Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:37 pm

Welcome!
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