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Post by Jimm391730 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:07 am

I stopped by Jim LaGuardia's last weekend to shoot the bull and pick up some brake shoes; just happened to mention that I needed to look at my turn signal lever - it was feeling "loose" and just didn't work right. Jim said "Oh, tighten the two screws at the end. If you are missing one, look on the floorboards. After you tighen them, put a piece of tape over the holes so the next time they loosen you won't lose them."

Sure enough, one screw loose, one missing. Hmm, OK, but I'd been driving several hundred miles on both pavement and dirt so I had no expectation of finding the missing screw. Sift throught the dirt and gravel on the floorboards, and whadayaknow, there it was. Took all of 5 seconds to find.

I just hate it when he is THAT right.

Jim M.
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Post by norcal pinz » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:28 am

Yeah im so glad we have such an awesome resource, without the brains on this forum i might not of had the courage to restore my M Thanks to everybody and especially Jim. Thanks
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Post by Middlebury_Pinz » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:50 am

I'm grateful for Jim's wisdom too. Thanks for being patient with all of us and sharing your knowledge so freely. You are appreciated Jim!!! Just wished you lived closer.

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Post by texas pinzgauer » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:50 am

He does live closer, not not closer to us! :( :wink:
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Post by ExpeditionImports » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:11 pm

I've got one worse. You know that SOB, every time I send him down mechanical work he gets it done on time and under budget. It's absolute B.S. He's working on my Haflingers, carbureators, gearboxes, etc. I tell him take it slow and use as filler work, whats he do...goes and gets it done ahead of schedule.

I can't tolerate his efficiency. His prices are too low. He's even courteus! The guy even knows what he's talking about. This just isn't acceptable.....We need to kick his ass.

Stay away...... you don't want this kind of service!

Cheers,

Scott :)

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Post by Erik712m » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:08 pm

Hey you two last posters, this is a serious forum with no room for tomfoolery.

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Post by Middlebury_Pinz » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:11 am

Hey Mr. Brian master of bad attitudes,

Did you get my 712DK body loaded and ready for transport yet??

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Post by texas pinzgauer » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:57 am

Let's get a rope and find us a tall tree. From the sound of things, it's time for a hangin'.
Looking for next new (for me) toy
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Post by David Dunn » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:59 am

texas pinzgauer wrote:Let's get a rope and find us a tall tree. From the sound of things, it's time for a hangin'.
Hey Hey, Jim isn't that big of screw up!... . even though he thinks the Pink Cow has a bad rod knock, funny sparkplugs with hard steel wires and misplaced distributor, and my brake drums have worned to flat discs....and I had to stop him when he said a Pinz engine compartment is no place for rubber hoses, and wanted to cut them out... hey, he is teachable ( unlike Erik ) :twisted:

Tex Pinz, if there's any rope play to be done, I'll do it....I heard the last time you had a rope you wanted to try it to see if it worked :roll: :wink: :lol:

Brian, you can't talk to Erik that way, either :evil: ... he's my whipping boy !
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Post by Jim LaGuardia » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:30 pm

Wow, Thanks for the compliments and the jesting :D I've been getting a few projects completed and haven't had much time to check the boards :shock:
I plan on posting up a few pictures when I get a chance. Completed a very customized 710M , did a couple of carb jobs, a wheel seal, and a shifter repair.
Finishing up a Nickie engine this weekend and then on to Scott's Haflinger trainer.
Maybe I'll finally get some time to complete my new engine soon :roll:

"grippi il giorno"
Cheers, Jim LaGuardia
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