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Buster
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Posts: 780
From: Orlando
Registered: May 2002

posted 05-21-2002 02:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to say Hi to everyone. This is my first time here and I have seen some very good posts. I am a long time Ford nut and this is the first forum I have found that is geared that way. I found the forum by accident. ; ) I am used to forums, because of all the online gaming I do… Too much really, takes away from the racecar.

I have 2 Mustangs, a 1968 coup and a 1985 SVO. The 68 is a drag car and I drive the SVO to work every day. The 68 runs low 10's now, I just made a cam change from a solid to a roller and I hope to drop into the 9's soon.

The 68 has a SVO Sportsman 2-bolt block with a main girdle, Victor Jr. heads, Victor Jr. intake with a 850 Holley, Ross pistons and Eagle rods with a compression ratio of 13.4:1, if I remember correctly. I also installed 1 ˝” screw in core plugs in the block to help strengthen it. I have seen more then one stock 351W block break in the pan rail area. So I did everything I could to keep that from happening, outside of using a 4-bolt block and filling it.

I used to own a Ford repair shop until I sold it 3 years ago. I am from Florida and race at Orlando Speed World.

I liked to build street/strip engines. The one I liked the best was a 351W with 400M rods. This was one of the best setups I have ever seen for the street. One of them ran 11.80's and got 19mpg on the hwy with a T5 in a 88 GT, really... Well, I am going by what the owner of the car said any way and I do believe the guy.

I really got pumped up when I saw the thread here about the new Dart block. I have been thinking about using the 385 crank in my 68. But after reading about the new Dart block I would really like to use the 385 crank with that block and a 4.150 bore… WoW 417 CID with a 385 crank. I haven’t done much research on all of it yet, but it really looks good.

Any way, nice forum and seems like a great bunch of Ford guys here.

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capri man
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From: doerun, ga.
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posted 05-21-2002 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hi buster and wecome to m&m. we have a lot of good natured fun in here and i have also learned a bunch from these guys and grrls. is there a race in orlando the last weekend in june? i will be there from sat to the next tues. (july 2) hey guys a newbie, FREE BEER!!!! (oh btw the newbe buys the beer!)
you will like ot here, just watch out for the evil wicked dancin grrls!!!

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.56 @88mph 1/8
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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
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posted 05-21-2002 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M, Buster!!
Glad to have ya aboard!

quote:
Originally posted by Buster:
"...I really got pumped up when I saw the thread here about the new Dart block. ...I would really like to use the 385 crank with that block and a 4.150 bore…..."

I'm thinkin' you meant to say a '335 crank', right? If so, that would be a sweet package!
If not, I'm .........??

I'm sure we'd all like to hear how the new roller works for ya!

Later,,, Ryan

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in a '69 FB w/ 306 now, but
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Moneymaker
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posted 05-21-2002 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Buster.

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Buster
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From: Orlando
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posted 05-21-2002 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Grrr, I noticed a crack in the distributor shaft when I went to reinstall it. I know I can replace just the shaft, but I was thinking about just replacing the whole thing. It is a Ford Motor Sport Distributor and it’s a bit old.

I was looking at Summit Racing and they are selling the Mallory Unilite for $193.00. Is there a better choice for about the same cash?

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kid vishus
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posted 05-21-2002 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Buster

I found this place the same way, on accident.

I prefer MSD stuff. If you dont run an MSD box, I'm not sure what else is out there to use, as far as distributors go. But I'm not much of a Mallory fan.

I hope you have better luck with a roller than I did. I switched from a solid roller to a solid flat tappet cam, and the car ran exactly the same.

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'69 mustang, 351C, 9.97 @ 133 mph 1/4, 6.27 @ 108 1/8, 1.344 60'
'70 mustang, flintstone power
'93 F150 Lightning 15.33 @ 87 mph, completely stock with 149k miles
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kid vishus
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posted 05-21-2002 11:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ryan Wilke:
If so, that would be a sweet package!
If not, I'm .........??



Unless he meant a 3.85 stroke. That was the way I read it.

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Buster
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From: Orlando
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posted 05-22-2002 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tkx for the welcomes all....

Yup, I was talking about a 3.85" stroke.

btw, I went with a MSD. It was a little more money, but I was told getting parts for the Mallory is not easy.

Whoops, I missed making a reply to Capri Man. I have been dealing with a back problem for sometime now...had surgery about 5 weeks ago and have not been able to race. So I haven't been looking at the schedule. I will find it and let you know. E-mail me before you head this way and I will get you all the info and I will make it out to the track =)the Doctor hasen't released me to drive yet, so I don't know if I will be bringing the 68.

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capri man
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posted 05-22-2002 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ahem buster, i might know a good driver that you could hire that weekend. how far is the track from the rosen centre hotel on international drive and which direction. thanks

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mike r
racing is real
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81 capri-7.56 @88mph 1/8
1.56 60 ft.
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-22-2002 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M, Buster!

I think you made a good choice with the MSD.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
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capri man
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posted 05-22-2002 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i checked the schedule and there is nothing going on that weekend. maybe we can meet up somewhere to tell some lies and drink a few beers.

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.56 @88mph 1/8
1.56 60 ft.
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Buster
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From: Orlando
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posted 05-22-2002 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CapriMan, the track, from international, is about 30 to 40 minutes East.

Take I-4 East to the East West Express Way, East. Then get off at Hwy 50, east. Take Hwy 50 East for about 5 miles, or so. The track is on the right side of the road.

Look for a repair shop on the left side of the road call RO Automotive and/or RO Towing; it’s a blue steel building with a boat on the far side. As long has he's not fishing, lol. A friend of mind brother owns that shop. Then your about 3 minutes from the track. You will be able to see the light polls over the trees when you’re close to the track.

Tkx Steve, I think so too. The quality looks very good to me. I changed over the drive gear and installed it. All I need to do now is adjust the values and drop oil in... I haven't run the car for over 3 months, grrrr.

Coming in here has really sparked me up and got me motivated to get the car going again. I have been a little down lately because of the back surgery. Tkx guys!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-22-2002 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's what we're here for; better enjoyment of our hobby by having a community of Ford gearheads.

Hope your back feels better soon.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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jsracingbbf
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From: Batesville,MS. , U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 05-23-2002 01:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Buster,
Your right this is a wonderful place to get information. I think I got here through a link on David Cole's page. I've slept since then and that always ruins my memory. I run a Mallory Unilite Dist. and I guess I like it just fine. I prefer MSD's and I do have one for my motor, but it won't clear the tunnel ram. I think you will like the MSD

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Jerry Smith
69 Pro ET Mustang
514 cid Alcohol/ Enderle injection
5.60'[email protected] 119 MPH 1/8th
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SG236
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From: Jasper, TN, USA
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 05-23-2002 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SG236   Click Here to Email SG236     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Buster, I happen to be a MSD man also. Tube Stang with a 514 in good ol Tennessee!

I was at Orlando earlier this year with a buddy who races SS/EA. 68 Stang 428 Cobra Jet, national record holder at 9.55 this year in Memphis!

Welcome Again

Russ Hood

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Ken&Shell
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From: Mocksville, NC
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posted 05-23-2002 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Buster:
I was looking at Summit Racing and they are selling the Mallory Unilite for $193.00. Is there a better choice for about the same cash?

Buster, we run the mallory unilite on our race car. Parts are a lot more commonplace for them now.. can get a new cap at local advance auto now...

Shell
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67Coupster
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From: Fortson, GA, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 05-23-2002 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Coupster   Click Here to Email 67Coupster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Buster:
Tkx for the welcomes all....

Yup, I was talking about a 3.85" stroke.


That's what I have in mine. I have the cast one though. We'll see how it lasts. I've been turning it to 7 grand. Went to the track last friday and bent that cheap spool I bought. Never seen anything like it.

Welcome to the site!!!! Lot of very good experience here, I've learned a lot.

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James
67 Coupe
393W, AFR 185, 4 Speed, 4.11 9 inch
7.09 @ 97MPH 1/8
1.55 60'
'66 Fairlane 500XL
Daily Driver

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kwazykat
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From: ...a wonderful place to be.... orange county... NC!!!! M&M member #92 .... a blue-oval GRRL-deluxe.....
Registered: Jun 99

posted 05-24-2002 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hi buster!

welcome to M&M..... make yourself at home and enjoy!!

and!!!! if you and capriman get together to tell lies and drink beer.... dont believe anything he tells you about.... GRRLS and a trapeze... nope! not a word....

hop on over to sams..... thats where us lounge-lizards hang out! teeheheheheeee

kaylin aka kk

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BarrysGrrl
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posted 05-24-2002 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BarrysGrrl   Click Here to Email BarrysGrrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kwazykat:
.... dont believe anything he tells you about.... GRRLS and a trapeze... nope! not a word....

Or GRRLS and TRAMPOLINES!!!!

Hi Buster! You will have a blast here on M&M! You will make lots of friends and get LOTS of great gearhead info. Alex, Steve, all the moderators and many many of our family members are just a wealth of knowledge! Just be careful you don't become addicted . . . it has happened in the past!

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Buster
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posted 05-24-2002 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Btw, I was a Ford Drivability Tech for 9 years. I left Ford to open my own Ford repair business. So, I started working on the EECI and then up to the EECIV & EEC V systems. I have used all the Ford Drivability testing equipment. Including the Star tester, NGS tester, WDS and that is one great tool. I know most of the sensor, solenoid & relay values by memory for the EEC I to EEC IV systems. I only worked on the OBDII systems for about a year.
Air ride systems, EATC systems, anti lock brakes, A/C and engine.

I don't really do Automatic transmission work. Although, I will work on my C4 in the racecar. It has a Yank converter, PA trans brake, 4-pin planetary and about 80% roller bearings and more. I am using the blue clutches, although I have been told the red are better.
I have been told not to use 3rd gear during the burnout (?)... so, I don't.

Some standard transmission work. T5 and the late 80's to late 90's model 5 spd truck transmissions.

7", 8" and 9" Ford rears.

But, mostly I was a drivability tech.
Just a little of my background.

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-24-2002 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ahhh Buster, a man after my own heart! A drivability tech.
We can sure use you around here. I have a SST II and a break out box, but lost my code book (made the mistake of loaning it out) so I personally will be bugging you from time to time if you don't mine on some code translations that I don't have memorized.

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capri man
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posted 05-24-2002 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yea buster, i had almost forgot about the trapeze and a couple of our GRRLS in a sleasy athens, ga, motel. dont let me forget to tell you the TRUTH about it if i see you in june. hee hee

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mike r
racing is real
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81 capri-7.56 @88mph 1/8
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kid vishus
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posted 05-24-2002 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Buster:
I have been told not to use 3rd gear during the burnout (?)...

I use high gear during my burnout each time. I start the tires spinning in second, and pull it back into high.

Maybe I'm lucky, but it hasn't hurt anything yet, and I've been doing it like that for about 6 years now.

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Rob
member #773
'69 mustang, 351C, 9.97 @ 133 mph 1/4, 6.27 @ 108 1/8, 1.344 60'
'70 mustang, flintstone power
'93 F150 Lightning 15.33 @ 87 mph, completely stock with 149k miles
'99 Pro Et track champion
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Moneymaker
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posted 05-24-2002 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been using a 1-2-high burnout with C-4's for about 20 some odd years now on MM. We also use it on the two stockers. If the C-4 is properly prepared you will never have a problem with a high gear burnout. We don't and never have. Builders who tell you otherwise are lacking confidence in their product. Just ask JPT.

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Buster
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posted 05-24-2002 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kid,is that with a C4? And how many passes are you getting out of a overhaul?

I have a friend that is running a 514 with a C4 that only get 125 passes....

I know I have over 200 runs now and I have a bit of a problem. When the trans is cold, it is very very slow to go into gear. Once up to temperature, works ok. I had to rebuild it because of a converter failure, filled it full of metal. The symptom was very strange, the car would lay-over hard, off the line, just like someone grabbed the bumper. I was told it was the sprag. (spl?) I have had this problem ever since….

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kid vishus
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posted 05-24-2002 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes it is with a C4. I currently have 330 passes (maybe more actually) on the trans right now. The last time it was rebuilt, it had 360 on it, and my trans builder told me it really didnt need anything done to it because it still looked real good inside. He even said the clutches were barely worn, but since it was apart, he replaced them anyways.

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capri man
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posted 05-24-2002 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i am in my 4th season with my c-4. never been freshened. still works perfect.built by www.godleytrans.com in moultrie, ga. i ask him if we should freshen it up and he said just wait because it wont cost any more to do it when it quits working!!

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.56 @88mph 1/8
1.56 60 ft.
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Fastymz
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posted 05-24-2002 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome,ok so I'm late on this one.
Thats one cool car you have.

SCOOP

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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.

It maybe slow,but it's not fast either.:)

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Buster
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posted 05-24-2002 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tkx Scoop!

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