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Old 12-05-2017, 09:17 AM   #1
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Now I am going to drive mine this winter!

Went in for a simple heart Cath procedure last week, and they accidentally stopped my heart on the operating table!!! Full cardiac arrest, — “CLEAR” — application of paddles etc.....
I’ve decided life is too short not to drive our Mustang — even if it is cold outside and the roads are dusty. I am not going to be driving it in the snow or anything — but if I had NOT gotten off of the operating table with the heart beating, I know I would have regretted having the ‘Stang in storage and not driving it for the last month. Life is too short, folks!!!
OH.....and pay attention to the minor things going on in your body, and go see the doctor!!!! Live long and prosper my friends!
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We all have an unknown expiration date. I'm glad yours did not come earlier than expected.

Live life to the fullest every day. Be content. That doesn't mean to settle it not strive to be better, it means to relax, not worry, and enjoy life.

Now, go make some noise and bother the neighbors with that Mustang.
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We all have an unknown expiration date. I'm glad yours did not come earlier than expected.

Live life to the fullest every day. Be content. That doesn't mean to settle it not strive to be better, it means to relax, not worry, and enjoy life.

Now, go make some noise and bother the neighbors with that Mustang.
Thanks, Revvv.......got to call my insurance agent first and get collision back on the policy...but I know my neighbors just LOVE the sound of the Mustang firing up, and I do always give them a good shot of 1st gear driving away!!!
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My neighbors are about a mile away, but I promise they can hear my car when it fires up.

I may grow tired of the excessive noise of Flowmaster Super 10s at some point. Right now I am entertained. I grin when I hear it.

Crisp, cool morning air carried the sound quite well. Keep driving, and enjoy life.
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We almost lost Guard!

I think that it was you who said that we should all drive our cars and just enjoy them. What are we "babying" them for? So that the next owner will have a mint condition vehicle to do with as they please?

I'm glad everything turned out alright.
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Mustang winter driving

When I lived in Omaha, NE, I had a 2004 GT (now live in AZ and have a 2012). It was helpless in the snow until I invested in Blizzaks for the rear only. The results were phenominal!! I actually had fun even in several inches of snow, drag racing front wheel drive cars and watching the looks on their faces!
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I live in the rust belt. The first winter I had the wheels off and the car on jack stands. I got so depressed seeing the Mustang that way each day I finally put the wheels on and took her off the stands. I don't have to drive so I'm not going to put on snow tires, but Guard you are 100% correct. Life is too short and I don't want to leave a mint car to somebody else! The salt dust gets everywhere and I do my best to clean it off but I'm so happy now.
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Welcome "back", glad you made it off the table.

And get out and drive that Mustang- that's what they are made for, sun, rain, snow, sleet.
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I live in the rust belt. The first winter I had the wheels off and the car on jack stands. I got so depressed seeing the Mustang that way each day I finally put the wheels on and took her off the stands. I don't have to drive so I'm not going to put on snow tires, but Guard you are 100% correct. Life is too short and I don't want to leave a mint car to somebody else! The salt dust gets everywhere and I do my best to clean it off but I'm so happy now.
I don't drive my cars in the winter because I have no plans of selling them. I want to keep them nice for myself and around as long as I can.


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Dear Grabber,
I am not going to be driving mine in the snow or slush....but I AM driving it several times a week when the temps outside are below freezing!! That temp sure make the Pirelli’s fun to drive....no traction at all.
I too have always stored my “play” car from November to March......not this year though, as the weather here has been remarkably dry and clear....though COLD!
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Went in for a simple heart Cath procedure last week, and they accidentally stopped my heart on the operating table!!! Full cardiac arrest, — “CLEAR” — application of paddles etc.....
I’ve decided life is too short not to drive our Mustang — even if it is cold outside and the roads are dusty. I am not going to be driving it in the snow or anything — but if I had NOT gotten off of the operating table with the heart beating, I know I would have regretted having the ‘Stang in storage and not driving it for the last month. Life is too short, folks!!!
OH.....and pay attention to the minor things going on in your body, and go see the doctor!!!! Live long and prosper my friends!
That sucks! Glad you made it through this. I hope you can work on your health along with driving your Mustang. I realized in early 2016 that I needed to do something about my health and it's been worth the effort. Lost over 70lbs and other than arthritis, I'm in great health. I did that by walking several times a week and eating much healthier. I see now that we have to get mobile and stay mobile, all the way until the end. Good luck and hope you enjoy that Mustang!
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Dear Grabber,
I am not going to be driving mine in the snow or slush....but I AM driving it several times a week when the temps outside are below freezing!! That temp sure make the Pirelli’s fun to drive....no traction at all.
I too have always stored my “play” car from November to March......not this year though, as the weather here has been remarkably dry and clear....though COLD!
Sounds good!

My only point was that I am not unintentially saving my cars for the next guy, I am purposely saving them for myself. The only way I would get rid of them is if I had to (totalled, mechanical issues beyond repair, my death).


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I am not used to driving it all the time with the top up. It always sounds like there is a window open slightly, compared to our Platinum Fusion.
I pull up on the window switches all the time.....
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Good for you! As Carroll Shelby said "these cars were meant to be driven!"
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snow pics or it don't count..........
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