[TR] So there I was

Joe Burlein floridatr6 at cfl.rr.com
Fri Jul 4 18:27:22 MDT 2014

Don't feel bad, just think about the $8k he gets to spend on the tune up. The
$10k he spends on a steering rack.  $300 for a thermostat.  Or the fact he
literally can't take his car out of second gear without risking a jail
sentence. Oh, plus the fact that when you are doing 60 you feel like you are
doing a 160. When is doing a 160 he feels like he is doing 60!

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> On Jul 3, 2014, at 22:25, "TeriAnn J. Wakeman" <tjwakeman at gmail.com> wrote:
> I decided to get out today and take advantage of the fourth of July
> grocery sales.  I went through the sales papers. I looked for the best
> buys and planned a route that used the least amount of petrol.  I got
> into the TR3 and off I went shopping.  As usually I got the occasional
> thumbs up from other drives and people walking on the street.  At two of
> the store parking lots I got to hear the stories of the TR3 that someone
> had had as a young adult and some adventures they had. Several folk said
> "Nice car" & per usual the car attracted a number of kids in the parking
> lots who are fascinated by such a small car.
> My TR3 has a TR2 single muffler exhaust, four tube headers and a cam so
> it has a very noticeable sweet roar.  On the way home I was keeping the
> revs around 3500 RPM just listening to the sweet tone and I was feeling
> pretty full of myself.  I stopped at the last light on the way home,
> still with a self satisfied smile when a bright yellow Lamborghini
> pulled up alongside me. The driver did not glance my way but he did burp
> the V12 and when the light changed was long gone before I got out of the
> intersection.  Sometimes when you are feeling really good someone just
> comes along and takes the wind out of your sail. And I was feeling so
> full of myself and the TR mystique before I heard the V12 sing.  Sigh
> TeriAnn
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