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I told myself after I paid $5K over invoice for the gotta have it V (yes, it is true, despite what lies I may have stated in the past) that I'd make no more than one post per $ on this site. Let this be my final payment.

It has been a seriously awesome ride - both here and behind the wheel. Truly a class site, with great mods, better moderators, and a handful of talented individuals contributing to the betterment of the community each day.

I have to thank (yes, I'll forget some) urb, stealthv, lasstss, pietro, L5, CVP, Florian, denniscars, Velose, Lord Cadillac, the oh so adorable and lovable BJ aka bigjim, Chef, Heavymetals, Nikon, Cadi Kid, RT, ctsvett and shiat - a whole bunch of other pricks that made life both enjoyable and miserable over the last 3+ years, here's to each of you

:alchi: :alchi: :alchi:

Each of you that have offered to buy me a drink or three over the years - don't be too f'in surprised when I collect ('cept you CVP - you scare me).

I'll be back. 2ish years. I'll lurk between now and then. I'll dump the V on a dealer after maggie is repaired in trade for a chick car to hold me over. The '10 V is mine - after somebody else does the over the sticker trick for a year, verifies that it rocks as much as I believe it will, and shows me at least 50 foot of black without studder steps. In otherwords, I'll break down and order a slow ass gray V in late 09/early10 provided that some of you are still around to prove the diff is grenade proof, and the (LS???) engine can still be tuned to each perversion selected.

Now the sentimental bullshit. I-forums are a tremendous waste of time - save for this one and the .faq when they save your ass repeatedly from mod-hell (or throw you a rope when you've fallen in the pit). The best thing about this place has been the daily reminder that this country absofrigginlutely will continue rockin' - as long as each and every one of you elect to make it so. I've never met a more standup bunch of guys in my life - and I'll miss this. I'll end up on a VW/Audi/Mazda site or something (even the flower site is full of wieners) and quite frankly will have to learn to hang wit' da yungens again. So what. Cars are a waste of time and money - and that's just exactly how I like it. Married the 2nd time with 2 kids means I see my fair share of the couch - and this place has been a friend more times than not, more times than JD, Toysnot, or some dude that lost his embz.


The super trick, mallett shifted, maggie induced, stealth tuned, heavy de-vibed, lasstss tricked, spectered, BMR'ed, autovation'ed, kicker'ed, hots'ed, fastest color urbinated V pulled the last stunt it gets to on me this a.m. Biatch maggie contacted rotors minutes after startup. I was taking the Schnauzer to the groomer and the V to the carwash to clean her up before a serious buyer came back for a final serious test drive (he showed, with shoebox of cash and I had no car for him). That was the confirmation of 2 things: A) she doesn't want to leave me and B) the bitch has been bad luck since day 1. F' her - she's outta here. Maggie is off already and in a box and Monday I'll deal with Magnuson. If only I had my stock manifold on hand - she'd be stock by 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. Too bad - I've enjoyed this ride despite costing me and estimated $65,694 to own provided I get at least $30K at the final drop (disgusting, isn't it).



Thank you - each and every one of you - for proving to me that the American Spirit is in fact alive and well in this aging country of ours - even if we can't find a car company smart enough to know that 400 ft lbs <243 ft lb ratings (or :wtf: ever it is).

L8R :beer: :kissrock:

WW
 

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Today isn't April 1st.

Well, Thank You sir for all of you contributions. Don't be a stranger. Come say hello from time to time. Hopefully you'll be like CVP and never be gone. Bottom's up!
 

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Our Forum is losing a great member with a sweet V. Sorry to see you go, but I understand 100% based on the nightmare that the last few months have been.

If you're ever down in Florida I'll get you one of those free drinks you talked about in return for all the sloppy seconds you let me snag from you.

In closing, don't buy a damn rice rocket. If you need a wimpy little commuter car, get a G6, Impala, or even a Certified Pre-Owned 3.6L CTS (100k bumper to bumper, baby!). The American auto industry is in bad enough shape without fine folks like yourself jumping ship, even temporarily.

See you soon.

-Tony

*edited to add: I'm really surprised at all the stories of self-destructing Maggies. Magnuson is a big company, but I have to say that my opinion of them sucks after reading all these repeated rebuild stories. Have you considered getting a refund from those guys for the poor quality and aggrivation you've endured and putting it toward a nasty head/cam package? Seems to me like the lion's share of your woes are Maggie based..... *
 

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Thanks for the help and setting me up with the clear fog's and sides. Sad to lose someone with the talent to make clean changes to a car that requires the best.

Good luck on selling your V, hopefully whoever buys it deserves it...
 

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I am still holding you to that track day.. and the beers that follow. :drunkpair:
Cheers.
 

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WW,

Only this could pull me out of my self imposed banishment. Thanks for the information, the insights, the friendship and the laughs. You, me, marty, reed, florian, rick and a select group of others were amongst the first here with V's and now the torch is passed to the next group of enthusiasts. You outlasted both my V's and my patience for GM. I'm of the same mind as you, I'll let a few others brave the first model year issues. I won't be posting, but I'll lurk from time to time to see how the new ones are holding up. I may be back in 2010, but who knows. Take care my friend.

Best wishes,

CVP33
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Good luck to you sir...I'll go right along with tony's offer if you are ever in Fl, I still appreciate the stock shifter you gave me....I'm a little PO'd that you wouldn't even let me pay for shipping :p but, well....damn...your a great guy, sucks to see you leave...I hope you have better luck with your next car...and this time, try and spend a little less less=more, sometime at least....take care. See you in '10 I'll still be paying my bitch off :( :p
 

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Wild man.. good luck on the sale. It was certainly interesting and entertaining. Thanks for your help thru the years here on the forum.
I too will be in the shadows........:thumbsup:
 

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Bill, as we post our daily drizzle, it's nice to know, you're still lurking as are others who've been so important in blazing a trail and establishing a foundation for us 2nd and 3rd generation V owners. Stay healthy, and we'll see you in a couple of orbits. :highfive:
 

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listen Bill. I know that I don't know you that well but I want to say thanks. When I have questions and use the search you name come up more then most. You are a great asset to this forum and I hate to see you go. Maybe Sal will put you on the payroll just to keep you around. But wait it doesn't matter that you are leaving because you will be back...guys they always come back. Some guys have come back two and three times. Just give him some time to realize what he is doing. We have not seen the last of MR WHL!

Again hats off to you and we will see you around.


Gene
 

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Wild Bill,

I dunno what to say. Due to a couple of job changes and relocations, I've known you longer than most of the people I hang with now. Aside from all the Caddy shyte you've helped with, anybody that sends a surprise calendar full of nekkid young ladies is okay in my book.

I've had this crazy thought in the back of my head since moving up to San Francisco (during the weekdays) that I'd take a day off, hit I-80, and surprise wildwhl. Might still happen...

Lurk if you must.

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Sorry to hear the V's going, but life goes on no matter what you drive. You've been a hell of an asset to this forum. Do stop by once in awhile
 

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WW,

Thank you for everything and good luck. I hope you stop by from time to time as you say. You have contributed to many of our unique looks with your creations and it is greatly appreciated.

Be safe in the shadows....
 

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WW,
Thanks for the memories, the V Calendars, the SuperCharger belt routing stickers, the WW Lowering Kit, etc.. AND for being one of the first to put a Maggie (I think you and L5 were the guinea pigs) on our cars. You leave the The Forum a better place due to your 5K posts (you are such a post whore!!!), and I hope you show up at the end of 2009, with a 600-650HP V, purchased new for $5K under sticker, relating stories of crushing AMGs and Ms and RS4s/RS6s---------THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!
 
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