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  1. Bruce Urie

    Surgery coming up!!

    I'm having to go in this Wednesday for arthroscopic surgery on my right knee. Have a meniscus tear, medium. Been hurting like hell for months and months!!! First injured it two years ago when I climbed up on the kitchen sink to rescue a little bee in the garden window, slipped, fell onto the...
  2. Bruce Urie

    Anyone know wheel size and backspacing of a GNX?

    In the near future I'm wanting to get a set of Torque Thrust IIs for my '87 Grand National....but I want the wheels to be 16x8 like the GNX, but I don't know of the backspacing of them. I want to put the same size on all four corners. I think the tires are P245/50-16. Is this right? (The tire...
  3. Bruce Urie

    Some useful advice when working on cars/suvs

    I've got a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo...LOVE IT!!!!!.....pinion seal has been leaking....though I loved it leaking as it kept tailgaters way, WAY behind me all of the time!!!! (fine spray of oil backed them off every time;)) I just got tired of cleaning the rear window after every drive...
  4. Bruce Urie

    Scared Hillary Clinton!

    Wonder if you guys heard about Hillary Clinton getting all scared last Halloween? She was really frightened out of her wits! Seems the kids in her neighborhood were trick or treating on Halloween night and one of the kids showed up at her door dressed as a lie detector..........:rolleyes...
  5. Bruce Urie

    A word about Kobalt tools

    A little trouble with Kobalt tools from Lowes. A few years ago, I bought this set of tools, Kobalt, from Lowes....this set had all the types of ends that I could use, with a swivel socket wrench. See here: The other day, I broke the T-50 socket trying to get a rusted bolt from my rear seat belt...
  6. Bruce Urie

    Got even with a few guys over the weekend

    There are a few fellas around here that have given me somewhat of a hard time when it came to engines, modifications, paying back loans, or just plain being annoying...getting drunk, being an ass, etc..... So, this past weekend I invited them over for a "Bobbing For Lobsters"...
  7. Bruce Urie

    GNS PERFORMANCE-Fantastic vendor

    Once again I'm so pleased with GNSPerformance with Scot W. at the helm. My wife called him a few days ago, had a nice conversation with him ("Wow, what a nice guy Scot is, you sure have some nice friends!" was her quote):rolleyes:o_O:D Ordered the cool "Buick Motorsports" coil cover. Got here...
  8. Bruce Urie

    Brucie is bitching big time!!!

    Jeez, fellas, I never get a break....so, we had a nice electrical rainstorm on Monday....just lightning and rain, real beautiful out here when it does that....then all of a sudden "CRACK!" Electrical sizzling sounds, huge bang, shook the house! Scared the crap out of my wife and I...still can't...
  9. Bruce Urie

    KIRBAN THE MAN!

    Whoo-wee! Look at these drums from Dennis!! Oops! Wrong drums!:rolleyes: I meant these! Aluminum brake drums by Cardone, but all made possible by our own Dennis Kirban! Who's the man! These things are just beautiful and so well made! Brand new! Fantastic! I couldn't be happier. I...
  10. Bruce Urie

    Grand National owner with a non-Grand National question

    Hi fellas. Remember me? The guy that breaks things? Yep, Brucie boy here. Well, I sure would like some opinions here on an upcoming operation I'm having this coming Tuesday...which also means, (reluctantly) I'm getting fricking OLD! (did I really say that?) Seems on my last eyeball...
  11. Bruce Urie

    Another brave policeman shot and killed here in Virginia

    Just want to say that this was very upsetting not only to the whole Virginia State Police and the guy's family, but to me also.......Virginia State Police was conducting a practice raid at the Richmond, Va. Greyhound bus station when a black coward thug pulled a .40 out of his pants and shot to...
  12. Bruce Urie

    DO NOT GO NEAR BRUCE URIE!

    Well, fellas, it's happened again.........I'm sure you all remember me as the dork sap that dropped my beautiful Grand National tail light assembly on the concrete floor...this was after I took it all apart, painted the inside, polished the lenses to perfection, then installed my good buddy's...
  13. Bruce Urie

    Fitting idea to add a mechanical oil pressure gauge.

    I'd like to share with you my idea of how to put a mechanical oil pressure gauge and keep the oil pressure "thingy" on it, too. I got the fitting (L shaped brass) at NAPA. They gave it to me for $9.48, at a discount because I'm "old".:oldman: The other fittings are available from there also, and...
  14. Bruce Urie

    TB3, very good seller, and very honest

    Just bought the RJC oil filter adaptor from Aaron.....a great price.....but the shipping was so fast, the adaptor was hot when I took it out of the mailbox! Now THAT'S fast shipping! Thank you, Aaron.......you're a good guy and a very honest one, too. Bruce '87 Grand National
  15. Bruce Urie

    A question about wheel size and backspacing on 16x8s

    Fellas, I'm been" thinking" (new to me:rolleyes: and my wife gets scared when I get into these thinking moods)about changing the wheel size on my '87 Grand National. I now have American Racing Torque Thrusts IIs, all 15x7s, with the stock Dunlop size tires on them.....they have been leaning...
  16. Bruce Urie

    An idea on how to reach hard to reach bolts/nuts with PB Blaster

    I had trouble reaching some header bolts on my '69 Vette due to the air conditioner compressor was in the way of two bolts....I needed to get some PB Blaster on them...so this is the way I was able to get the fluid to the bolts, as the can was way too big to get down into the engine bay. Get...
  17. Bruce Urie

    TOOFASTFORYOU, Claude

    A while back I bought a nice vacuum block from Claude......transaction went very well, even though he's all the way up in cold, cold Canada. The price was fair, Claude sent it when he got payment. No problems at all. He sent me pictures of his beautiful GN (one doing a wheel stand at the...
  18. Bruce Urie

    The ultimate bad news for Bruce Urie

    Well, my good friends here.........I'm grief-stricken at this moment and can barely see the computer screen as I write this. My loving Mother passed away about 35 minutes ago........I just got the call from my wife, Shirley, who was up there with her....I couldn't be there as I caught the...
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    Bad news for Bruce

    Well, as most of you guys know, my wife and I have been dealing with my Mom's sickness and her now being in the hospital. We thought we won and would have her around longer with us. Not to be. Today, we were told Mom has a big mass in her bladder.....inoperable bladder cancer and has been given...
  20. Bruce Urie

    NOS4Gn/Highwaystars

    Jeez! Glen and Leslie are just two terrific people running that place...........I had ordered a set of black powder coated wheel trims from them, and the package arrived so damn fast it was still hot!!! What incredible shipping speed! And the box was so well packed as to keep the trims from...
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