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06- 19 - 01 Update
Scooter's...   Scooter :)


Scooter's SCOOTER!


I feel sorry for all of you (but not as sorry as I do for myself ;) because you've all had to go a couple months without a real-time car build-up article. I've had to bore you with Articles on moving, the weather, garage remodeling, the absence of the car (it's still at the exhaust shop) and now an article about my latest mode of transportation. :)

Believe me, no one wants me to get the car back and start working on it and writing about it more than ME! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now!

It's about time to update this monthly column before I miss the month completely and I was wondering what to write about. Then it hit me - why not write about speed and power!

A couple weeks ago I was visiting with my brother in-law and he mentioned that he wanted to sell his scooter. He's a Shrine Circus Clown and used the scooter in parades. It's an '86 Honda with only 80 miles on the odometer. We worked a little trade for some computer work and it ended up in my garage. Let me tell you, this is the perfect way to ease into the high power I'll be experiencing with Project33. This little baby will rocket from 0 to it's top speed of 35 MPH faster than you can say "Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious!". Even with it's monstrous 49cc engine it still manages to get decent gas mileage and costs well under a dollar to fill. After being called Scooter since birth - I finally own one! VAROOOM!  :)

The Garage
They put the first coat of color on the garage floor today. In the photo you can see the garage door is slightly open (or the door will never open again) and the new gray color is peeking out. It looks great so far and it's probably a *good* thing that the car is still not here - or I'd have to move it (read P.U.S.H.) around the garage as they painted. They're doing one side of the garage first and then I'll move all my "stuff" over to the finished side so they can paint the other side. It will be a week long process.

The Exhaust
I can't wait to see the exhaust! I've talked with Bob Oien, of Professional Exhaust in Sioux City, IA, and he says it turned out great. He's taken pictures and documented the building of the exhaust on tape. He'll drop that off when he delivers the car and I'll put it in an article(s) ASAP. He, like all of us, is now waiting for the 3" side pipes to get back from being chrome plated. The chroming company said it would take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks. In the real world that usually means 2 months but I'm hoping for the best!

For the time being
I still have one more "saved" article up my sleeve to throw out there for discussion. I can't wait to see what readers have to say about my strange idea. Hopefully the car will get back here next week sometime and after sitting in the garage staring at it with a huge sh*t-eating grin on my face for a couple nights - I'll be back to work on it once again - like it's meant to be. If not, watch for future Articles on mowing the lawn. ;)  Thanks for sticking around through all my recent life changes.

See you at the Back to the 50's in St. Paul, MN!

Until next time -

Keep the shiny side up!


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