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Saturday, April 29, for a drive to the Wine Country
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Sunday, April 30, for a drive to Monterey/Carmel
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SF Bay Area Shark Owners - How about a little fun drive this weekend?

 
Old 04-26-2006, 03:33 AM
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Default SF Bay Area Shark Owners - How about a little fun drive this weekend?

After lots of delays due to bad or unstable weather, Bill Swift will finally be coming up from Insane Diego this weekend.

We were thinking of driving up to Napa on Saturday, and to Monterey on Sunday. One of the two could be a multi-shark "group event"...

If you are interested in getting together, please select which one (or both) you would be available for, so I can get an idea which one to plan for the group...

Again, if you are available for both, please select both - the poll is set-up to allow multiple selections.
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Old 04-26-2006, 03:41 AM
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Great idea, Nicole! I could go either way, but Sunday to Monterey is good, as long as we avoid the parking lot on Hway1 as much as possible. We did that ride on DEVEK Days 2 years ago, and 1 was very congested through Carmel.
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Great to hear you are available, Bill! I heard that Gerry and Sara might be able to rearrange their schedules and join us also. Let's see who else is available.

Since Bill would have to continue to San Diego, I think the long route though Fort Hunter Liggett might be too much for Sunday. If you know of any alternative route that bypasses Hwy 1 as much as possible, let me know!

Hopefully by then my shark will be fully operational again. I fixed the tear in the seat with the Leatherique stuff (amazing!), should get my wheels back from powdercoating, and will also get a new battery (car did not start today, due to lack of juice)...
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I can do Sunday, have to be home by 4pm or so.
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So, the Leatherique worked well repairing a tear?! I'm surprised, especially knowing your standards. Hopefully Brian can come out and we can see his restored seats.
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I'm always up for a ride to Carmel. But I must work too so I should be back by afternoon. Let's go early in the morning. I won't be able to afford food after paying for gas, though. Got some interesting things to show you in Carmel which you may like. (Ignore the above if I must go to Sacto AGAIN on Sunday. It's the one in Elk Grove this time).
Time for lights out.........zzzzzzzz......
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Originally Posted by Bill Ball
So, the Leatherique worked well repairing a tear?! I'm surprised, especially knowing your standards. Hopefully Brian can come out and we can see his restored seats.
The only thing is that the leather is now smooth in that area - I can't get the grain back after using the crack filler and sanding the area. I'll have to call them to see, if there is a trick. Otherwise it's quite amazing, even though what I did this first time sure could be perfected with more epxerience. Let's see. if you can tell mle where the tear was...

Ron: Stay out of prison this weekend, will ya?
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Saturday works better for us, however, if the group chooses Sunday, we'll see if we can change our commitments
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Sunday is best for me!! Been thinking about a drive on sunday anyway!!

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Did the leatherique kit come with a "texture" pad or something like that....you press it into the mostly dried crack filler to give it the leather texture?

I just treated my seats yesterday....still looking good...now i have to be extra careful when I get in-out of the car!!
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The first nice weekend and I'll still be wrenching. Actually, I'm just waiting on a tabbed washer for the new cam cover adapter elbow nut-lock thing. I added an elbow to my LH cam cover as well as a new filler neck and hoses as is done on the GTS to address the oil ingestion issue. We'll see if it works.

With all the work I've done to the beast, I'll need a couple shake-down runs close to home before venturing out.

Have a nice trip. The Santa Lucia Highlands is a good side trip for wine tasting. That area produces one of the best Pinot Noirs I've had.

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Nicole, if you have a loose swatch of seat leather you can use it to transfer the grain pattern to the repair filler....
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This is unfortunate timing for me as I will be out of town this weekend. Have a good drive.
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if a 951 is welcome, i can make saturday for wine country.


i could possibly see sunday to carmel, but that's a bit too far for my tastes....










edit- blame Bill Swift for advising me of this thread......
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I can't make this weekend, we're heading for Tahoe for the weekend. Have fun, and don't let the giant mexican scare you.....

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Originally Posted by 951Obsession
edit- blame Bill Swift for advising me of this thread......
I figure a little wit and comedy relief is always called for...
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