Posted 17 July 2007 - 08:49 AM
No problem, just wanted to throw it out there. I guess all the cool kids are driving EA71s and earlier up this way right now. Paul, glad to hear you're not tripping over the thing or anything - sounds like it's even proving borderline useful in its capacity as tarp. Same goes for you, though - if you've got a use for it or can sell it or whatever, it's yours, gratis. I'd pretty much written it off a long time back, and I'm sure that, using standard transportation and storage fees, I probably owe YOU way more for the thing than I paid for it.
Inspections up here are a bear, the state has really cracked down to the point where it's tough to find any of the old reliable "lick it and stick it" shops from back in the day. The day I bought the car, I stopped in at Iffy Lube for a no-appointment inspection just for giggles, they failed it based on a dime-sized hole in the floorboard, a dried-up rear wiper blade, cracked sidewall on one tire and a loose CV boot clamp. All good to know, I guess, but c'mon. I plugged the hole, replaced the blade, tire and clamp, brought it back and they failed it again for a pinhole exhaust leak at one of the welds. That's when I gave up and registered as an antique auto (inspection exempt), but the regulations for use on those plates are seemingly intentionally vague so as to make it easy to get nailed for improper use, so I'm much happier with a valid sticker from a shop that's a little more realistic about old cars.