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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5935 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Spring has finally made it, Yeah it's finally come at last!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 07, 2010 10:11AM

And in celebration I got my customary spring haircut and beard trim. Won't be needing that extra warmth much longer. St. Brigid, the Celtic goddess of poetry, healing and smithcraft, was out in foul weather gathering her firewood for the early spring so she must not need much and warmth should come quickly this year. Imbolc, or the 1st cross quarter, first day of spring in the Traditional Calender, actually fell on Feb. 3rd this year, though not knowing the exact date I didn't celebrate it until later in the week.

Obviously this has great impact for all lovers of convertible sports cars, and sports cars in general, as we will soon be out and about enjoying our favorite roads.

JB


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(943 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Spring has finally made it, Yeah it's finally come at last!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: February 07, 2010 01:59PM

Thanks Jim for the astute observations and info. Those of us who live a tiny bit further South are encouraged by Gen. Beauregard Lee's forecast of an early Spring also. "Phil" does not hold any creedence down here! Just got the car out for a short trip yesterday to keep the fluid's flowing. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
SAFETY FASTER!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3946 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Spring has finally made it, Yeah it's finally come at last!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 07, 2010 02:55PM

Y'all are delirious!


tr6turbo
Dale Knapke
Sidney, Ohio
(169 posts)

Registered:
08/24/2008 09:44PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 Ford 2300, 4 Cyl Turbo

Re: Spring has finally made it, Yeah it's finally come at last!
Posted by: tr6turbo
Date: February 07, 2010 05:01PM

Bit my ass. I am in Ohio with a foot of snow.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(943 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Spring has finally made it, Yeah it's finally come at last!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: February 07, 2010 05:23PM

Dale, I can side with you. watching the super bowl and the BEACH scenes make it rough. The low 30's and wet ground are rough! Our 1 1/2" snow (2 snows) was tough. Be great to be on the Beach In Fla. Daytona can be great in late Feb or it can be cold! Hell, you could be in Minn. so be thankful. won't be long till Spring!


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1112 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Spring has finally made it, Yeah it's finally come at last!
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: February 07, 2010 05:47PM

Looking out the window here in Canada I can see 99.9% green/brown grass - of course we all know that parts of Southern Ontario are at a lower latitude than Northern California.
Spring arrival, however, is a different story - it'll be April when I roll the car out for some top down motoring.


MGB-FV8
Jacques Mathieu
Alexandria, VA
(299 posts)

Registered:
09/11/2009 08:55PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Small Block Ford, 331 Stroker

Re: Spring has finally made it, Yeah it's finally come at last!
Posted by: MGB-FV8
Date: February 07, 2010 10:09PM

Jim, I wish I could say the same about the D.C. area. I migrated from 38 years ago from the suburb of Quebec City and now that I'm entitled to retire I may have this type of weather? Is that the kind of change President "Obama" talked about?

All jokes aside, it's pretty bad some places got close to three feet, unheard of in this area. Most of work places including local and federal government workers have free leave tomorrow (Monday). Lots of emergencies and power outage.

My brothers still live in Canada; they’re fussing because there’s not enough snow to run their snowmobiles. What’s next? Palm trees in Canada? Huuumm, not bad!
SNOW STORM  February 2010.jpg


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Spring has finally made it, Yeah it's finally come at last!
Posted by: mowog1
Date: February 07, 2010 10:34PM

So much for global warming, eh?


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(973 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Spring has finally made it, Yeah it's finally come at last!
Posted by: Dan B
Date: February 08, 2010 08:32AM

Haven't you heard, Global Warming causes the weather to get cold, according to the most learned scientists in the land. You just don't understand the science of it all. Kind of like Spring starting last week.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5935 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Spring has finally made it, Yeah it's finally come at last!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 15, 2010 02:03PM

Well I'm sure glad it's Spring and not winter. Sort of coming in like a lion though. The white stuff's a foot deep everywhere and drifting to over two. Still coming down too and they say more is on the way. With this kind of weather in Spring I can only imagine what it'd be like if it was still winter. Talk about Lucky!

JB


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