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Like the thread title says, anyone have any resolutions for you X150 or another car?
 
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I've never understood New Year Resolutions - if you need to change something, why wait until January 1st - just do it! Putting it off until then just means you're not really that motivated and you won't do it.
 
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Hmmm, I'm not one to make resolutions since I'm bound to ignore them later anyway. How about you lead us off.....perhaps thought starters for us.
 
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Sure, for the XK things like new wheels, repaint, new exhaust, a tune, get her out on the track. Buying another XK, selling the XK, just committing to drive it more for those who don't use it as a daily driver.


Buying an SUV, AM, Porsche, etc....

I have none. Yes scm, it's just a conversation starter.
 
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LOL, any one of those would be a winner for me but I'm skiddish about the possibility of a failing economy.......too dark, yes of course!
In fact, I like the prospect of just getting her out and driving more! I think I can easily stick with that one in 2019!
 
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BTW, thanks to you, new wheels were my 2018 bonus!
 
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Got a whole laundry list of things I want to do (many, I already have the parts), just need to find the time to do them:
1. Integrated backup camera (instead of my current GVIF version)
2. Front parking camera
3. DRL/Fog light combo
4. Newer bluetooth module
5. Swap back to original wheels and tires (to verify my dislike of the current Contiís)
6. Install speed bleeders and change brake fluid
7. Replace coolant hoses
8. Wheel spacers
9. Get some real Lexus lug nuts (donít like the look of the Gorillaís)
10. Paint correction & ceramic coating
11. New convertible top

Maybe my 1st resolution should be to work less, so I can play more and do the above...
 
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Tsk, Tsk, so few of us making promises to ourselves this year! lol
 
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I'm going to be doing them over the winter. I finished doing all the preventative work I wanted to do on my X100 and X308 and now I'm on to the X150. It's getting every fluid changed as it is at 53k and it's about time for transmission, supercharger, differential fluids but also time again for coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid and oil. It's also getting new belts since while in storage they started squeaking and I will also diagnose and fix anything on the belt drive if it is not just the belts.
 
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Really focused on getting my E-Type squared away this year. Itís like 99% there but that last 1% is killing me.
Air Conditioning (Nee System installed, twiceó hopefully correctly now). Power Steering system leaks (new pump and rack being installed). Cleanup radio and speakers. Cleanup seatbelts. Detail.

 
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When you're perfect they're not required

But seriously just to keep it clean!

Taking it on it's first long (600m) run this weekend (starting tonight) so will be the first chance to really she what it can do...economy wise of course!!
 
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Funny thing as I was going through a draw of old papers I came up with this old photo. Must have been around 1969 . It's my 1966 coupe taken at a house we were renting in the early years of our marriage. A little bit of snow on the ground and if you look behind the barn it's an old Alfa I was working on. Wow did this take me back.

 
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Mine is to get into low 12s , better yet high 11s 1/4 mi on my 08 XKR
 
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This year's automotive resolution is to get my 1968 GTO put back together and restored before 2020 to look like this car below.
And to drive my Pantera without worry on a regular weekend basis.


 
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Oops, that would be quite a trick changing a GTO into a Pantera. I guess the image didn't load, so here is the diecast version.
 
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I saw the original GTO photo originally. Not sure where it went though
 
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Holy crap tberg, how many cool cars do you have?
 
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kj07xk,
These are all cars I've had for many years, and they've been sitting not being driven or in various states of disassembly. I'm not getting any younger or healthier, so I decided it's time to get them running and used before I don't have the will to do it anymore. Plus, I'd like to leave each of my three kids a classic car for the future that might peak their interest in the automobile. Even my youngest who'd rather UBER than drive if given the choice, keeps asking me when the GTO will be ready to drive. I doubt I will be purchasing any more cars in the future as I'll keep my X100 and X150 going until they literally fall apart, so I'll use the others as weekend fillers and car gathering conversation pieces.
 
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These are all cars I've had for many years, and they've been sitting not being driven or in various states of disassembly. I'm not getting any younger or healthier, so I decided it's time to get them running and used before I don't have the will to do it anymore. Plus, I'd like to leave each of my three kids a classic car for the future that might peak their interest in the automobile. Even my youngest who'd rather UBER than drive if given the choice, keeps asking me when the GTO will be ready to drive. I doubt I will be purchasing any more cars in the future as I'll keep my X100 and X150 going until they literally fall apart, so I'll use the others as weekend fillers and car gathering conversation pieces.
Thank you for keeping the dream alive. Too many great cars have ended up in the crusher because their owners didnít take the effort to keep them going.
 
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Ted, so glad the DeTomaso is completed! Please post more pix when you have time.
 
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