Why this Rally means so much to me.

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Natedog
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Why this Rally means so much to me.

Unread post by Natedog » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:22 am

Been away for a while, but I'm back for Smoky Mountain Rally. This rally means a lot to me, There is no easy way for me to write this, so I'll do my best...

In the coming months I'll be repairing a 92 Eagle Talon AWD Auto. This car belonged to my best friend. He sadly was taken from us before his time, a little over a month ago. He was 51 years old, an avid auto enthusiast, machinist, hamb radio operator, Motor cycle rider, and all around jack of all trades. He was ex Airforce, and worked at Chrysler for 25 years (Ironically working on ECU's and Radio's for many Dodge/plymouth/Chrysler products, including the car I'll be driving.

Some years back he bought this car online from Colorado with a "bad" transmission. He flew to Colorado, bought the car, installed a new TCU (transmission control unit) and drove the car home to Alabama. Ironically some time later he was down in his back and paid someone to do a timing belt, they botched the job, and the car jumped time, at only 65k miles! He was so upset the car has sat since.

She won't be the fastest, or draw the most attention, but I'm sure he'd be proud to know that the car is going to be driven. I'll get some pictures and make a build thread when I pick her up in the next few days...
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Re: Why this Rally means so much to me.

Unread post by RacerTCI » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:25 am

Welcome back and it's great story. See you in July!
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Re: Why this Rally means so much to me.

Unread post by Natedog » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:04 pm

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Picked her up today. Gotta finish at least one project in my shop before i can get to her...
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Re: Why this Rally means so much to me.

Unread post by ktrazy » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:04 am

I'm somewhat in the same boat. My Mazda has a little bit of my late friend Brian's handiwork in her. He was a great guy who loved helping and giving to others and I like to think he would be proud of what we are all doing. It would be a pleasure to meet you and see everybody else at this upcoming rally. Keep the spirit alive!!

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Re: Why this Rally means so much to me.

Unread post by levilz » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:32 pm

Awesome story. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure he'll be looking down with a smile this summer!
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Re: Why this Rally means so much to me.

Unread post by Nightwingii » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:00 pm

Love the story can't wait to check this ride out. Always one of my faves of the 90's

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Re: Why this Rally means so much to me.

Unread post by Natedog » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:45 pm

Thanks guys, started tinkering on it yesterday, looks like I have to go deep inside the engine... I'll get it there though.
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