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Old December 18th, 2016, 07:39 PM   #76
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Old December 18th, 2016, 09:40 PM   #77
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Surfed PT for a couple of years until I decided to join in 02, literally lived my life here until around 2013 when my beloved PGT was just sitting in garage in need of attention. Pulled the plug in it when I had to move out of there so most turbo stuff ended up with some of you, the body with some parts left ended up to a local guy who was also buying parts prior to giving up.
If only I had held it for another month when I got a better job, I would have still driven it but now I moved into older Volvos and I'm getting hooked on them just like my PGTs (yes had three second gens and two first gens from 98-13).
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Old December 26th, 2016, 05:50 PM   #78
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Old December 26th, 2016, 06:51 PM   #79
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I have owned a Probe longer than I haven't.
Well, crap, Sandon, I never thought of if that way, but you're right, so have I!

I'm guessing I'm one of the few original owners still left. And yes, I still have it.

(I also still have the bicycle and microwave oven I bought back in '95 as well.)
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Old December 26th, 2016, 07:58 PM   #80
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I have owned a Probe longer than I haven't.
Impressive. I can't beat that, only 15 years of ownership!
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Old December 26th, 2016, 08:50 PM   #81
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Old December 27th, 2016, 03:57 AM   #82
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Old December 27th, 2016, 08:55 AM   #83
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Nothing but a KLZE and a 6-speed left of all my things. Waiting for an unsuspecting Miata at some point methinks.
Me thinks mine would work well for you.

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I guess this post will be my annual check in here. I haven't owned a Probe or MX-6 since 2005, but I still check in here every once in a while.
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Old December 27th, 2016, 10:37 AM   #84
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Impressive. I can't beat that, only 15 years of ownership!
I've owned a Ford Probe (or two) since 1991. Although my PGT has been a garage ornament since April 2007. I'm close though. Just need to remove/test/replace the old Walbro 190lph fuel pump now which is groaning like a centenarian after a day of tackle football.
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Old December 28th, 2016, 02:34 PM   #85
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I've owned a Ford Probe (or two) since 1991. Although my PGT has been a garage ornament since April 2007. I'm close though. Just need to remove/test/replace the old Walbro 190lph fuel pump now which is groaning like a centenarian after a day of tackle football.
Wow, dude! Glad to see you are still around! For some reason I thought you were a second genner, but then again, its been a while since the BH.org mailing list, so I might not remember things quite right!

Mine's only been laid up in the garage for the past year or two. I actually worked on it a tiny bit these past couple days. Getting ready for some fun changes on mine.

William (Ntruder) still has his PGT, and as far as I know, he is the only original owner who has me beat, since his is a '93.
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Old December 28th, 2016, 03:03 PM   #86
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Wow, Ntruder STILL has his '93? He of the long tube headers and unbelievably high (for the Time) HP numbers?

Yea I've actually owned 3 PGTs total, two of them 1st gens. The first got totaled in a head on collision with a '69 camaro. Felt worse for the other guy, a 17 year old kid borrowing his older brother's wheels. He made an unfortunate impulsive left turn directly in front of me. Second was the '95. At some point I got the itch to get a 1st gen but with a proper stick (my first was an automatic, a compromise I made with my dad) but sold it some time after I got the Mazdaspeed 6 and got tired of doing the driveway shuffle to avoid street cleaning which ALWAYS arrived half an hour before I would leave for work. Otherwise I probably would have kept it. At least until I got the Evo anyway. Four personal cars would be a bit much.

Still working on swapping the fuel pump right now. I'm literally down to removing it and at least testing, and I think I'm ready to actually try to fire. I already know the car will crank with the key in the ignition.

Some days I still wonder where guys like Dan Dunhem and Ross Lapkoff went off to. I know Ross got into Diamond Star cars for a while, but no idea where Dan vanished off to.
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Old December 28th, 2016, 03:51 PM   #87
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Wow, Ntruder STILL has his '93? He of the long tube headers and unbelievably high (for the Time) HP numbers?
Yep. I still talk to him now and then. The '93 has been a garage ornament for some time now. I actually drove his car once. It was definitely quicker than my (then) stock PGT, but I hated his clutch.

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Second was the '95. At some point I got the itch to get a 1st gen but with a proper stick (my first was an automatic, a compromise I made with my dad) but sold it some time after I got the Mazdaspeed 6 and got tired of doing the driveway shuffle to avoid street cleaning which ALWAYS arrived half an hour before I would leave for work. Otherwise I probably would have kept it. At least until I got the Evo anyway. Four personal cars would be a bit much.
Then you don't want to know how many I own! Hell, I don't know how many I own. The perks of living in Alabama and having a clean driving record! I'm daily driving (riding?) motorcycles now, rain or shine, although I still have the '95 PGT and picked up a new Subaru BRZ in '15. I figured I should buy a new car every 20 years, whether I need it or not.

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Still working on swapping the fuel pump right now. I'm literally down to removing it and at least testing, and I think I'm ready to actually try to fire. I already know the car will crank with the key in the ignition.
Funny you should mention the fuel pump. A few years ago I decided to test my fuel pump. Turns out that the check valve is bad. I think that it's been bad since the car was new, I just lived with it being hard to start for nearly 20 years before checking why. Guess I'll need to get one, too.

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Some days I still wonder where guys like Dan Dunhem and Ross Lapkoff went off to. I know Ross got into Diamond Star cars for a while, but no idea where Dan vanished off to.
My supervisor at work is also a Dunham, No relation. (Yes, I asked!)

I'd be curious about Ross. I remember that was one of the first to post my stock '95 dyno chart as a baseline. I think that it still pops up now and again, to this day when someone references gains "versus a stock Probe."

Anyone know what became of our most prolific posting friend across the pond: Julian AF Bradbury?
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Old January 5th, 2017, 11:01 PM   #91
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Not quite sure what even prompted me to log in.....but anyway...

I didn't join until March 2000 but I was previously on the old BH.org mailing list...so if that doesn't make me an old timer, I don't know what will.

Good to see some folks I haven't talked to in forever I also wonder what became of Julian....and what about Leif (alfie?) and Mike Palmer?

Not an original owner but bought my 91' in November of 92'. Currently it sits safely in the garage with 329k.

Interestingly enough my friend just texted me a photo of a 90'LX I bought in '99 and sold in '09. Car still runs and drives good per his cousin who just bought. My total amateur paint job seems to be holding up pretty well too. If anyone remembers the digital dash on the 1st gen it can't physically read out over 199999.9 mies....it rolls back to 100000.0. My friends cousin was super pissed when I told him it really had 216k on it, not 116k as the cluster indicated. I sold it at 180k (original miles), so someone down the line was not-so-honest....
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I haven't seen Leif in some time, last was running into him at lunch a year or so back.

Julian, Mike - haven't heard from in forever.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 12:34 PM   #93
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Well, crap, Sandon, I never thought of if that way, but you're right, so have I!

I'm guessing I'm one of the few original owners still left. And yes, I still have it.

(I also still have the bicycle and microwave oven I bought back in '95 as well.)
I was thinking about how you've been. Glad to hear that you still have the Probe as well

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Julian, Mike - haven't heard from in forever.
I ran into Leif last summer riding my bike around the neighborhood.
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For some reason i felt the urge to check back in today, after not being on the board in nearly 8 years or so. Hope everyone is doing well! I now make my living building/modifying another 90's sports car (the MKII MR2). Been doing it for about 9 years now or so, and doing well!

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Well I finally did it. I got my car started.

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Quick background:
Car sat since June of 2007. A lot of the usual problems. Hard starting being the biggest one. Got a new job and then a new car in Sep/Oct 2006 and I just didn't have Time to deal with the Probe's issues anymore.

Over two years ago I gave it a half hearted attempt to crank it with no success, it wouldn't budge. I almost gave up. Late last year I finally decided that if I didn't get it running again by April 2017 (Basically before Fabulous Fords show at Knott's) I'd part it out.

I have a bit more cleanup to do and testing for road worthiness, but by this weekend I'll give the car a quick drive in my neighborhood, to make sure it works. I only moved it about five feet back and forth to get better positioning in the garage.

I guess I'll be back to active duty Probing pretty soon.
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