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Road in Fall

Driving Uphill

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by Ryan King

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Boy, howdy was I sick this week.

It really knocked the stuffing out of me.

In fact, it took me three extra days to get all of the content updates for last week up on the website. It also left me with little time to work on an update for this week, so I'm keeping it super simple: I'm changing the name of the New 351 to just plain-old 351.

Why?

That's what I call it.

"The New 351" was a name I only used to differentiate it from the Original 351 on the website, but, to be honest, I don't call it that and neither does anyone else that knows the car in person.

So, the 351 it is.

I'd like to be able to report some kind of progress on anything, but, I got nada. I did get the review of the Ryobi 18V One+ Project Wet/Dry Vacuum up last week, though, so there's that.

Right now, I'm holding Classics and Performance together with duct tape and bailing wire — scratch that, make that duct tape-only — so I hope you can be satisfied with the updates I'm able to make on a shoestring budget, positive thoughts, and hopes and dreams 'cuz that's all that's powering it until I can get more oomph behind it.

At this point, running Classics and Performance kinda feels like driving my Mom's Mustang up a steep hill. You know, because the tiny 200 I6 had so little power it struggled to make it to the top.

Does anyone else remember that experience with hopelessly underpowered old cars?

Ahhh, the memories.

Ryan

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