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“Blazer? Is That A Chevy?”

LongRoofian September 14, 2016 All Things Hoon

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So based on the comments received from my fellow Hoons in my Sunday post requesting assistance in troubleshooting an HVAC issue with my longerroof, this olelongrooffan headed back over to my local Irish Auto Parts supplier to check into the availability of a Blower Motor Relay for the HVAC system. When the request for a “blower motor relay for a 2001 Blazer” was presented, the parts dude in front of that computer monitor across the counter from this olelongrooffan responded with the title of this post.

My first thought was :”This Is Not Going To Go Well.” Well, actually that mid 30s year old parts dude had just started at that cloverleaf store and did a ‘jam up” job of getting this olelongrooffan fixed up with that much desired relay and twenty five dollars and five cents later I was on the road back to me casa to install that new relay.

Or so this olelongrooffan thought.

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Can My Fellow Hoons Assist This olelongrooffan With An HVAC Issue?

LongRoofian September 11, 2016 All Things Hoon

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So my fellow Hoons may recollect that this olelongrooffan Hoons around in a 2001 Chevy Blazer Extreme as my daily driver these days. Its got a 4.3 as its power plant with a slushbox 3 speed sending that power to the new 235/65R16 shoes out back. Well a whiles back, the #4 speed on my longeroof’s 178,935 mile old HVAC system ceased to be operable. As that system still had three other operable speeds, this olelongrooffan didn’t really concern myself with it. However,

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Still Cruising Around The Ozarks…

LongRoofian August 11, 2016 All Things Hoon

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Yeah this olelongrooffan is still around and Still Cruising Around The Ozarks. I thought I might share with my fellow Hoons some sights seen a whiles back on one of those trips around the backroads of my home. Click on through to see some more.

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Holiday Weekend Truck Edition: It’s ‘Murica After All

As there is a Big Assed Birthday Party going on in these here United States of America, this olelongrooffan suspects postings will be a bit light this weekend. I don’t know about my fellow Hoons but this olelongrooffan likes to get my Hooniverse fix no matter what the occasion so please enjoy the following this Holiday Weekend. We’ll be back in force next week.

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So, once again, this olelongrooffan missed out on attending the 417 Coffee and Cars this weekend. Well, technically that is misstated. I did travel the hour or so up to the Queen City of the Ozarks to attend this monthly held function. However, by the time my longerroof got me there, the rainstorms had commenced and the somewhat impromptu event was breaking up. I did see my first Woolsley in person (almost a Mini only prettier) but failed to capture an image of it as it was exiting the event in the rain. I was trying to figure out what to do next when I remembered the Big Ass GMC Motorhome campout was this week down near my new home town. A quick check at the digital numbers on the dash of my longerroof, I realized that by the time I got back down there in the rain it would have broken up by then. Well my fellow Hoons, this olelongrooffan was sorely disappointed but decided to retrace a route my longerroof had taken me on a whiles back to check a pretty cool old boat seen that day.

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Commercial Street Car Show

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So this olelongrooffan has yet to attend a 417 Cars and Coffee this year but I did get an opportunity to attend the Commercial Street Car Show a whiles back. Now while I have not attended the Cars and Coffee yet this year, my niece, who my fellow Hoons may remember purchased an Acura RSXs earlier this year, has attended every one of them. Yeah, this olelongrooffan is getting pretty long in the tooth when a RSXY young whipper snapper attends more car shows than I do.

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Long Shots: Tin Can Tourist Tuesday

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There are times when this olelongrooffan is out and about checking out some of the “went here and saw that” kind of stuff our Hooniverse Overlords let me share with my fellow Hoons here in the World that is Hooniverse. And sometimes some of that stuff is cooler than others. Today was one of those “cooler than others” kind of days. Well at least I think so. It’s possible some of my fellow Hoons may agree.

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Truck Thursday: Long Shots: Not Just Any Old Elkie

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So the other day, this olelongrooffan was out be-bopping around these here Ozark Mountains and came across something me thinks my fellow Hoons will love laugh out loud at appreciate. Yeah, it’s a Designer Series and I’m confident the condition of this trucklet will be noticed by all.

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A Short Cruise Around The Ozarks With This olelongrooffan

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Now while this olelongrooffan realizes that the stuff I post here in the Hooniverse will never make it to that Featured Headline across the top of this page, that ain’t gonna stop me from sharing some of the (at least I think) cool stuff I see from time to time while out and about. At least until my Hooniverse Overlords yank the key to the vault from my grimy hands.

A whiles back I was out and stumbled upon a rather cool old warehouse and I couldn’t but help to gather some images of it to share with my fellow Hoons. Among other things.

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Long Shot: It’s A Turbo Dude

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So the other day, this olelongrooffan had another Long Shots experience and thought I might share it with my fellow Hoons.

Now round these here parts of the Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri, many of the sightings to be seen by this olelongrooffan are generally of the Truck Persuasion but occasionally seeing something out in the wild of a rare nature deserves whipping a Ueeee to further investigate. And this kick butt Fastback was one of those things.

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Quick Shifts: Save A Buck Where You Can Edition

LongRoofian June 7, 2016 Quick Shifts

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So the other day this olelongrooffan stopped at my local Stop-N-Rob to get me some cokes and smokes and I saw something I had not seen before. See the front axle on that tanker trailer? It is raised up off the ground about 10 inches or so. Of course, I had to ask the driver of this rig what was up?

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He mentioned this was done so as not to scuff the tires while turning, improve the turning radius, and to increase fuel mileage while going on down the road with a light load. I can only wonder what the increase in cost for this set up versus the perceived savings in fuel and tire costs would be. Although the ease of turning would make it worthwhile to me.

In my 40+ years of driving, this olelongrooffan has never seen this set up previously. What about my fellow Hoons? Seen something like this or similar?

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