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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:12 pm 
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Just so you know, we have almost as many views as the Geopalooza thread lol, LETS MAKE IT BIGGER AND BETTER!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:52 pm 
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Thanks for the email Jr. I wish I could go but I am working that day :( I did sell the Metro but would still love to have gone anyways. I was supposed to be on holidays so I could have gone but they were cancelled on me. I really want to make it to one of the Stateside ones sooner or later.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:14 pm 
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Met a member at the local on Saturday think he will be joinin us from Canada.
anyone else out there know anyone who you think might be able to come let em know about the meet.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:24 pm 
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Reminder a little over 8 days to go, hope we see a great turnout.

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"I also love the 7500 rpm scream of a DOHC" :razz: 2X 1989 Swift GTi's a 92 and Jr's new 93 GT

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And I love this one!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:40 pm 
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Knuckles wrote:
Reminder a little over 8 days to go, hope we see a great turnout.

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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
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I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:45 pm 
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There may be a suprise appearance of a swift nobody has seen yet.
should be a fun time and a few cars never before seen at a meet.

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"I also love the 7500 rpm scream of a DOHC" :razz: 2X 1989 Swift GTi's a 92 and Jr's new 93 GT

Keep your eye on the boost guage!
And I love this one!
"Dale Jarrett's crew chief" "Drive it like ya STOLE IT!"
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:00 pm 
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Canadian Members traveling down we have a meeting place in Bellingham, where we can cruise down as a group from.
so far me and jr and 2 other cars will be meeting there any one else who plans on coming down with us send me a pm.

Exit 254 off I5 there is a McDonald's on right right beside the freeway
Jr and I will be crossing early and will be there about 830am
we will have breakfast there and wait for anyone to meet us then head down starting 930am
Its less than an hours drive from there, but I have to make a stop at the Krispy creme's in Burlington

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"I also love the 7500 rpm scream of a DOHC" :razz: 2X 1989 Swift GTi's a 92 and Jr's new 93 GT

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And I love this one!
"Dale Jarrett's crew chief" "Drive it like ya STOLE IT!"
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:28 pm 
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Knuckles wrote:
Canadian Members traveling down we have a meeting place in Bellingham, where we can cruise down as a group from.
so far me and jr and 2 other cars will be meeting there any one else who plans on coming down with us send me a pm.

Exit 254 off I5 there is a McDonald's on right right beside the freeway
Jr and I will be crossing early and will be there about 830am
we will have breakfast there and wait for anyone to meet us then head down starting 930am
Its less than an hours drive from there, but I have to make a stop at the Krispy creme's in Burlington


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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:00 am 
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I now find myself in a race against time to prepare Ice Bucket with it's cruise control and ac systems for the meet.
Just one major obstacle stands between it and Tulalip...
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This is the same head gasket with the tiny drain back holes that my machine shop put on Copper Top during the first engine rebuild. Here's that the top of the TBI looked like after taking it up to 57mph on the freeway...
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No way it was going to survive the trip on I-5 blowing wads of smoke from that!

Wish me luck...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:20 am 
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Alternate Location as a back up only, unless we decide to go for a cruise.

In case the mall and Casino cops dont like us I thought we should have a back up plan to move to a local county public park.
so anyone coming late and finds us not at the main spot, can head to the alternate spot I found just up the highway.

Gissberg Twin Lakes County Park off of twin lakes Ave on the west side of I5 just south of exit 206

Directions are take exit 206 off I5 go west to traffic light and turn left on 27th Ave NE behind the shopping area

turn 1st left onto Twin Lakes Ave and follow it towards the I5
it takes a turn south which will take you to the alternate location go past the mall Costco ETC
and watch for the park on your right.

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"I also love the 7500 rpm scream of a DOHC" :razz: 2X 1989 Swift GTi's a 92 and Jr's new 93 GT

Keep your eye on the boost guage!
And I love this one!
"Dale Jarrett's crew chief" "Drive it like ya STOLE IT!"
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:03 pm 
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Two Days til the party's started :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:15 pm 
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I posted this on GeoMetroForum.com so maybe you guys will get some more people to show up.

You all have a good time!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:19 pm 
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Never thought of that thanks.
Hope we see some of your members there.
you guys have a great weekend Too!

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"I also love the 7500 rpm scream of a DOHC" :razz: 2X 1989 Swift GTi's a 92 and Jr's new 93 GT

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:06 pm 
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what time is this event over?just heard about it i live on the other side of the state and would love to attend

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:05 pm 
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saturday Only
starts about 10:30 am runs till we decide to head home in the past we've gone for an afternoon lunch then leave after about 5 or 6
How far a drive is it for you? looks like a 5hr drive for you one way.

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"I also love the 7500 rpm scream of a DOHC" :razz: 2X 1989 Swift GTi's a 92 and Jr's new 93 GT

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And I love this one!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:56 am 
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yep five hours going speed limit but who does that?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:11 am 
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geojames wrote:
yep five hours going speed limit but who does that?


So you comin then?

You would probably win the long distance Prize award I have planned for the person who travels the farthest based on my GPS.

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"I also love the 7500 rpm scream of a DOHC" :razz: 2X 1989 Swift GTi's a 92 and Jr's new 93 GT

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And I love this one!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:22 am 
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Reassembly of the throttle body, intake, and head started last night. I'd be biting my fingernails up to the 4th joint in this race against time if it weren't for the oily grit under my fingernails.
25 hrs to go for me...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:34 pm 
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you bet i will be there i will leave about 5 in the morning just cause i want to Cruise im glad johnny mullet said something didn't know about this

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:46 pm 
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Just got back form the PNTR it was great we had eight cars there.
No MK1's though thats sad......
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I pulled in with my lowly Geo and all i saw were Swift GT/GTI as far as you could see so I parked at the other end as to not devalue the "REAL CAR'S" there.
Then i spied a Mk4 Geo with a whale tale on it from the Geometroforum.net
The man got the long haul award traveled over 300 miles one way....nice.!
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paul (swifterthenthou) showed up in his ford it was all good.....
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I personaly scored big time it was like christmas for jv&s.
Santa AKA knuckles brought me a scand GTI manual on disc a new set of sunglasses and My "sandros chip" for My swift GTI.
Installed by Lithen
You could say

I got a "Teamswift Three way"
bought a chip from Sandro in OT,Canada recieved it within 2 week in Washington State Sent the Chip and socket to Lithen
in Vancover Canada to intalled and Paul (knuckles) brought it to the rally gave it to me .
Man this chip has more miles on it the last few week then I drive all yr and I havn't even Fired it up yet very nice thank you guys
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We got to meet the new owner of Aarons (Beatswift) white GTI .
How did we know.??........Trailer hitch
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looked like a good foundation to build on solid ..
I told the finance committe ( the wife) that was the car I was triing to buy She gave me the flat tire award PppIIiiSsssTttt...
It Ran Amazing
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a guy brought a nice Black GT to the rally It looked weired at first I said the timming belt is on the wrong side (not seeing the Honda valve cover someone (the Wife) said it on the wrong side because it's canadian then they informed me it's a honda ...Doah.!

We were takin back by it but after we put down the torches and pitch forks we started to listen to all the hard work and time and money he spent it was inspiring yes a honda
with a TURBO . he told us about doing 12.83 at the track It had a hudge turbo form a mitubishu..BIG.!
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Knuckles Jr ask for a ride we were to old and feeble .....
the look on Jr face when he got back was priceless permanent grin that car was fast I thought Jr would poop himself
but when he got out we smelled no fecal mater good job JR......

and hats off to the SWIFT GT/Honda builder (sorry i forgot your name) but I will not forget your car or the look on jr face after that ride .! it was fast and thats no joke 300 HP in a 2000lb car fast.!
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Joey's new ride...The cleanest car by a mile
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I thought it was nice and wife (the Finance committee) agreed ..........next year I'm definetly bring a swift
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Thank guy had a great time and have a safe trip home
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:25 pm 
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Just got home wow what a hot day.
got the sunburn to prove it although Jr got the worst.
Great to meet some new members and have 4 cars from BC there including one real interesting car.
Lineup from Left to right
Knuckles 89 GTi Red
Swiftegra 91 GT black name says it all sleeper or what?
Knuckle Jr 93 GT Blue
Engine whisperer 90 Swift GL 1.3 8V rare drivetrain on this car I think.
Glezzbok 89 GTi Red
Dunner 89 GTi white
Geojames Mk4 Geo White This years long distance award winner. drove 300+ miles to get there.
JVS 91 Geo vert Yellow
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View from Right 8 cars
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The fastest car there to quote Jr " That GT is Friggin Fast!" :D
12.88 in the qtr mile I have seen the timeslip!!!
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The power plant man that looks real weird the timing belt is backwards.
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Individual car pics will be in my gallery as soon as I can load em

Geo James is a credit to the Geometro forum he heard about the meet joined teamswift and drove 300+ miles leaving as 4am in the morning.
He won the surprise gift for long distance a WOLO air horn kit generously donated by Lordco parts supplier WOLO.
all drivers got a gift from my goodie bag.
Great show guys wish there were more cars out.

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"I also love the 7500 rpm scream of a DOHC" :razz: 2X 1989 Swift GTi's a 92 and Jr's new 93 GT

Keep your eye on the boost guage!
And I love this one!
"Dale Jarrett's crew chief" "Drive it like ya STOLE IT!"
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:22 pm 
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Great turnout! That Swiftegra is insane :shock: Props for pulling off such a clean swap on a beautiful car that will definitely shock a tonne of people. And Paul, what is that seat I see peeking through the window of your car? Nice!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:32 pm 
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Crusin home pics
Check out the image in the sideview mirror on the first one
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And flyin the flag? talk about a one in a million shot while drivin up I5
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:57 am 
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Yeah, I got there late, but after a week long ordeal, I didn't get Ice Bucket up and running until 11:30 - an hour after I guess everyone started showing up. This was Ice's test run, straight out of the carport... 100 some-odd miles up there and then back.
Pictures tomorrow...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:31 am 
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Last year, my Dust Bucket vert missed the South Center Levitz meet by a matter of hours. It was so close to being ready to hit the road... I stopped working on it to skedaddle up the freeway so I could be there on time, and that choice has bothered me ever since. I got to show it off at the last meet though, so it's all good. This year I found myself in exactly the same situation with Ice Bucket. Lucky me... this time I made the right choice, took the time to finish putting the engine back together, and hit the road. I didn't even take the time to clean up properly and arrived covered with (and smelling like) dirty, grimy grease and reeking of sweat. I was such a mess I was actually glad I missed the late lunch... I would have had to sit away from everyone else! :lol:

Anyway, I did manage to snap a couple pictures, so as promised, here they are:

Ice bucket is the blue '93 Metro with the hood up. I bought it after the heat wave last year because it had air conditioning AND cruise control, neither of which were working for the trip yesterday.
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On the way out, I followed the BC contingent's group of absolutely beautiful cars through the McDonald's drive-through in my rattle trap Metro.
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Knuckles,
Thanks again for bringing the GT bumpers to the meet. They're exactly what I was looking for to put on Dust Bucket! :D :D :D


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