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Old 12-29-2005, 09:39 AM
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OK be honest, are you making any new years resolutions?

I am never one to make a new years resolution, never thought it necessary. However since new years is only a few days away, what is yours?

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Old 12-29-2005, 10:14 AM
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I'm afraid to make one.

Last year, I resolved to hire someone good
to help me get the boss's beachhouse looking great.

I hired the manager of the Garden Department at Home Depot
and she works a couple days a week.

We got the place looking really good.

Then we got swatted by 4 hurricanes
and it's a wasteland.
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:59 AM
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I'm afraid to make one too. Last year's was to lose weight. I started OK, but now I'm fatter than ever
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"Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement."

listen, look, .........and duck.
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:14 AM
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what ever my new years resolution is im giving it up at lent loop holes gotta love them
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Old 12-29-2005, 06:02 PM
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I am making a few, two I'm going to keep if it kills me!
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:52 PM
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want to lose

30 pounds and get back to the weight i was when i got married ... the second time!

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[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:22 PM
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1)Start keeping a "to-do" list ... I did this in college and was much more organized ... I'm not an organized person, but simply writing down a list of things I need to do and a "deadline" for each really helps.

2)Learn more about cars, investing, and the sports I cover (odd trinity, I know)

3)Gain a few pounds (obviously remaining svelt enough to be an efficient distance runner)

4)Stop worrying about everything so much.

OK, maybe that I won't even try #4.
1987 300D, arctic white/palomino--314,000 miles
1978 240D 4-speed, Euro Delivery, light ivory/bamboo--370,000 miles
2005 Jeep Liberty CRD Limited, light khaki/slate--140,000 miles
2018 Chevy Cruze diesel, 6-speed manual, satin steel metallic/kalahari--19,000 miles
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:16 PM
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My new year's resolution is to keep as detailed records as a can for my new '84. My '85 came with wonderful records and they were very handy. I've already got a spreadsheet started with the few things I've done thus far and I'm going to do my best to keep it accurate.

1984 300D 225K
1985 300D Donor body
1985 300D Turbo 165K. Totaled. Donor Engine. It runs!!!
1980 300SD 311K My New Baby.
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:05 AM
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To lose the 30 lbs. that I gained LAST Christmas that I did not lose last summer, start exercising again DAILY and to get the MB in perfect order!
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:15 AM
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On second thought, I think I'll resolve to upgrade my safety devices.

This $655 South African device seems like a good investment.
Sometimes people might approach you with a seemingly innocent question,
when they've actually got something criminal in mind.

"Hey Buddy, got a light?"

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Old 12-30-2005, 12:20 AM
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My new years resolution is not to keep my new years resolution
green 85 300SD 200K miles "Das Schlepper Frog" With a OM603 TBO360 turbo ( To be intercooled someday )( Kalifornistani emissons )
white 79 300SD 200K'ish miles "Farfegnugen" (RIP - cracked crank)
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:31 AM
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None for me thanks, I gave at the office.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:13 AM
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It's an easy resolution to keep

I'm going to cut down on my smoking this year.

After January 1st I will only smoke if I am by myself.

Or with someone.
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:08 AM
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I guess I could make some resolutions:

To get my SD's body damage on the rear right door and fender from 2 years ago (hit and run by a drunkard) taken care of. Then it can look nice and awesome and have no more rust.

My other one could be to not be online on the forum at 3:07am
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
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'01 E320 - 179k - dad's (OC-182,500)
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:23 AM
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My goal is that before school starts back up again (the 9th of Jan.) I want my 300SD to have its water/air intercooler installed.

Went and got the aluminium today. If the rain lets off I am going to test fit and start tigging!!

I already did a couple of the things I have been wanting to do...I tore down my turbo injection pump (spare one) to learn how it works and modifiy it accordingly.

I'm just havin a good ole time

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