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Old 08-05-2018, 10:42 AM
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Things should progress quickly now. Looking good!
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Old 08-18-2018, 01:12 AM
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Today I called in to the shop where 0327 is. I let them know it is going to be a while, likely 8 weeks, before I make it back in. I was intending to bring the spotlights in, so the shells could be painted and the spotlights installed later, but on August 9 I suffered a fractured fibula bone in my left leg that will require surgery to repair. So right now, with a lot of pain, I am awaiting surgery next Tuesday and mostly just surviving. I'm already getting sick of watching TV.

I did see on the local (Sacramento) news station yesterday a story about a 1979 CHP Camaro somebody had restored. I remember that trial; CHP tested 12 Camaros, mostly in Southern California and the desert areas, but the engines couldn't stand up to rigors of patrol use and CHP went on looking for a suitable candidate. They found it in the SSP Mustang. The Camaros do look cool, and with only 12 they must be very rare.
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:05 PM
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Ouch, been there and done that...no fun. Best of luck with the surgery, then rest up adequately and you'll get better sooner. Old bones just don't take the licking and keep ticking like when we were younger. I took a spill out in my yard 2 weeks ago that has had me laid up since (shoulder and ribs). Kills me to not be getting much done during the long days and good weather of summer but what'cha gonna do? Hope you'll be mobile in time for the Ripon show, take it easy Steve!
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I did see on the local (Sacramento) news station yesterday a story about a 1979 CHP Camaro somebody had restored. I remember that trial; CHP tested 12 Camaros, mostly in Southern California and the desert areas, but the engines couldn't stand up to rigors of patrol use and CHP went on looking for a suitable candidate. They found it in the SSP Mustang. The Camaros do look cool, and with only 12 they must be very rare.
The Camaro on the news is the clone that was owned by the CHP Museum and has many deviations from the originals. It's believed that the high rate of engine failures in the test Camaros was due to employee sabotage during their build at the GM Van Nuys plant. The poor ergonomics and long heavy doors plus higher price of the Camaros worked in favor of the decision to purchase Mustangs.
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Old 08-23-2018, 03:07 AM
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Thanks for the encouragement and positive response, everyone.

I had the surgery yesterday and it went well; I feel a lot better. While this info is not related to SSP Mustangs, I don't have much else to do these days and thought I would post it here. I'm already getting sick of watching TV and have no interest in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Springer or Maury, or most of the other inanity on daytime TV that seems to serve as entertainment.

I think when 0327 is complete, I'll contact Local Channel 3 and see if I can get it on their news segment.

I did notice the Camaro was fitted with repro E plates, which I have been wondering about for some time. Since the State of California shut down the guy in Florida who was making repro E plates, would they have any objection to repros on a vehicle in a museum or otherwise publicly shown? I wouldn't want to be served with some kind of legal process due to that.
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:01 PM
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I did notice the Camaro was fitted with repro E plates, which I have been wondering about for some time. Since the State of California shut down the guy in Florida who was making repro E plates, would they have any objection to repros on a vehicle in a museum or otherwise publicly shown? I wouldn't want to be served with some kind of legal process due to that.
Good news Steve, rest up!

As far as reproduction E plates, I've never received any grief for displaying them on my car when it's stationary at a show or event. I even kept them on when I was in a parade or controlled event like the escorted burn relay I did a few years back because the car just looked goofy with regular passenger plates on it while all the insignia was uncovered. But since I've replaced the regular plates with historical vehicle plates, I just tend to leave them on when doing those types of events on the road as they sort of "tell the story" of what the car is all about.

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Glad to hear the surgery went well, Steve.
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Old 08-24-2018, 04:15 AM
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Glad to hear the surgery went well, Steve.
Thank you, Jon.
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:22 AM
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Hey Steve, this nugget was posted on a CHP related Facebook group. Anything here look familiar?

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Old 09-10-2018, 02:19 PM
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I wonder if that isn't the intersection of Highway 140 and Highway 165 back in the day. While just within the very northern limits of the Los Banos area, I never had occasion to go up there.
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