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  1. Otis

    Show me your garage/work space

    COOP - always great to hear from you, my friend!!!
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    Bav Auto Photo Contest

    I voted. I also am envious. I entered this photo of Otis and Mrs. Otis in the Bav contest, a few years back, and didn't even make it past the first round of cuts. That was disappointing - the photo was taken at The Vintage (back when it was at the winery) by the resident master Photog, Mr. Day. I guess we just didn't make the grade (sorry, Brad - we lost). I hope you win, MildSeven!
  3. Otis

    God speed, John Glenn

    The girls of Otis' Garage salute John Glenn - war hero, aviator, test pilot, astronaut, Senator, patriot, American Hero - and, orator of the best political-debate retort in history (the "Gold Star Mothers" speech), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNyqiHuutkM On behalf of the Crew of Otis' Garage, we salute you, John Glenn.
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    leather aprons when welding

    Further Pictures - For Home Viewing - plus, my personal welding helmet.
  5. How much for the suit? Conkitchen - that suit dot is a kitty laser light. Save the kitties ...
  6. Otis

    Junk In The Trunk

    I keep cow bells ... because I have a fever ... and the only prescription, is more cow bell ...
  7. Otis

    What are those wheels?

    Wheel posts are my favorite topic on the forum.
  8. CooPay - I agree. It is phonetically derived from the original European term, "Coppe" (see below). The bastardized American term, "Coupe," gained widespread usage when the aforesaid thrusting executives took various linguistic liberties. Moreover, the error often is compounded -- for example, "Dian Coppe" becomes "Dinan Coupe" in non-Purist circles using the non-King's English. Fortunately, however, evidence still exists of proper usage, even in late-model applications - see immediately below, for example, for the proper, precise, and technically correct late-model application of the historically correct terminology, "Coppe" (pronounced CooPay). Often, the sedan/coupe (coppe) distinction is easily ascertained. Typically for a "coupe" (coppe), you may expect to find a single pair of doors - "D's" for short - a lefty and a righty. For a sedan, however, it is more reasonable to expect twice that amount - Double D's - four in total (that's two lefty's and two righties). But it is not true in every case - and leave it to the Factory to confuse the Purists. Thereupon, sometimes we might find a single pair of D's, where double D's were expected -- and vice versa (see previous photo). Alas, "sedan" is probably correct in the following photo, since in all likelihood, there are more than two methods of entering this particular model. Good luck in your search, for a Sedan or a Coppe. A word of caution - on older S models, sometimes the double D's tend to sag. Nothing that can't be fixed, of course.
  9. PS - I think Scott is running some type of "photo contest" or something like that. Here are my entries. Gosh, I hope I win something ... maybe a trophy, or something useful - like a Shamwow.