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Ked
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posted 07-14-2002 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I followed some really good advice today https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/007389.html and got SheStang running......She cranked right up after sitting for the past few months!!

In my foolhardy excitement, I decided to take her out for a spin......

I got down the road a bit, kinda on the outskirts of town getting close to the boonies.....decided to make a left turn and go further into the woods. Sitting at the light, I realized my radiator was steaming....

ARRrrrRrRrGgggHHhHhhhhhhhHhhhhHhhhhh!!!!

I shoulda known better!!!! She had not been driven since we put that radiator in!!!!!

ARRrrrRrRrGgggHHhHhhhhhhhHhhhhHhhhhh!!!!

I pull into a school lot and figured I could turn around and at least get to a station about 1/2 mile away. Nope....ain't gonna happen....she just died on me!!!

ARRrrrRrRrGgggHHhHhhhhhhhHhhhhHhhhhh!!!!

Then I see that battery is DEAD on my CELL PHONE!

ARRrrrRrRrGgggHHhHhhhhhhhHhhhhHhhhhh!!!!

I get out and pop the hood to let Her cool down. Mind you, it is hot and muggy and I am in my grubbies....tee-shirt, shorts and sandles.....

These two young soldiers go by in a Jeep and make an immediately U-Turn and ask me if I need help. I told them I could use some water in a few minutes and they went to the store and got some for me. They waited with me awhile for Her to cool down, put the water in and I went to crank her up.....

NUTHIN!!!!!

The one says, "it's your battery"....

No, I say....that's what we were just working on...but it could be that cylinoid switch.

He looked at me kinda funny and agreed, but also thought my ground connector should be changed.

Well, Hubby and I had discussed just that only an hour or so before.

So, we took the battery out and they gave me a ride to the parts store (o.k., in hindsight, maybe this wasn't to smart, but what else was I gonna do?). The battery checked out fine. I purchased a new cylinoid and ground, used the phone at the store to call home and headed back to my car.

In route, it started to rain!

Lucky for me this guy had everything he needed with him. He put in the new switch and ground in no time! I'm standing there and told him, "I can help ya, ya know"...He said, "no, just stand there and look cute"

and I'm thinking....tee shirt......rain.............uh huh

Thank goodness for Chilvary!!
Today is definate proof that it still lives......

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[This message has been edited by Ked (edited 07-14-2002).]

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71ragtop
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posted 07-14-2002 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71ragtop   Click Here to Email 71ragtop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Somethin about them soldier boys at Ft Bragg.....

Glad they were able to lend a hand to ya Ked. Did you get their names and unit? The commanders love it when they get letters and phone calls about the boys doing good deeds.

Mike

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kwazykat
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posted 07-14-2002 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i LOVE boys..........

they are so yummy!!

i am glad you got the she' up and running ked!!! now.... git yer butt to my house and lets do GRRL stuff like drink beer and change the oil in our cars..... heh heh

love
yer sis

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Ked
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posted 07-14-2002 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah....there's nuthin like living in a military town, mike! but, no.....I did not get their unit........

KK
My Saturdays are gonna be full for awhile....work!

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kid vishus
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posted 07-14-2002 11:23 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 Ked:
no.....I did not get their unit........



That was probalby a good thing. Your hubby might not have liked that!

Oh wait...that's not what he meant

But seriously, I am glad you got some help and werent left stranded out there.

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kwazykat
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posted 07-14-2002 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ked:
...no.....I did not get their unit........

heh heh
um....ked???
ya gotta be careful with those units....
heh heh
i bet if you woulda asked they woulda shared with you.....

shhhhhhhhhhhh.........
sorry sissie.... i couldnt let that one slip by....

dang......i need to catch up on some sleep
heh heh
shhhhhhhhhhh.........


kk


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Ked
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posted 07-15-2002 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
~ummmmmmmmmmmmm.....now that I think about it......units coulda been good.....both of 'em were awfully cute!!!

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capri man
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posted 07-15-2002 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TALLY, WE NEED SOME HELP HERE!!!!!!!!!

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ccode67
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posted 07-15-2002 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let's see, Kedra in a wet t-shirt, talking about the cute boys "units"

Were there any ice pops involved?

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Ken&Shell
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posted 07-15-2002 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gotta love those knights in shining armor. "just stand there and look cute". Ya just gotta love them boys..


Shell

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-15-2002 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ked:
They waited with me awhile for Her to cool down, put the water in and I went to crank her up.....

I just wanted to mention that you should NEVER add cool water to a warm/hot engine that isn't running. The temperature change can crack things in seconds.

They did sound like great guys, changing parts for you while you stood there in the rain in your t-shirt... I'd have done the same...

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Ked
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posted 07-15-2002 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We didn't Steve. We waited a good half hour forty-five minutes before we added the water......

I've no doubt any of you guys would of done the same thing!!!

Unfortunately, I did not have any ice pops with me.....

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Stewart
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posted 07-15-2002 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gotta love a sexy babe in a t-shirt in the rain!

...heh heh heh...or in a slinky bikini...especially when I get to play pool boy! (WEG)

Stewart

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kid vishus
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posted 07-15-2002 08:55 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 Stewart:
Gotta love a sexy babe in a t-shirt in the rain!


Stewart



That must run in the family

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kwazykat
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posted 07-15-2002 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kid vishus:

That must run in the family


heh heh
yer the cutest boy in the world kid.....
shhhhhhhhhhhh..... i wont tell.....


kk

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-16-2002 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ked:
We didn't Steve. We waited a good half hour forty-five minutes before we added the water......

Sorry, I should have known better... You grrls know your stuff.

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Ked
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posted 07-16-2002 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
no problem, steve......

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