Ok, i think i basically just need 2 vent. i am at one of those points where funds are running a bit longer, the Malibu needs a lot of work done, and i am contemplating whether or not i can afford this expensive hobby of ours. i feel like i should go buy a droopy-eared dog and name him "Scooter", haha. i am just an average Joe, i can't do much more than change my oil or a replace a water pump, i have no major mechanical training. it gets kinda frustrating when i can't just go down in the garage and swap my own rear gears. everything i do has a price and someone else has 2 do it 4 me. and i can't spend a dime on the ride until the rent is paid. if i had my way, i would quit work and spend half my day cruising this site and half cruising in my Velle. this hobby is like a disease and i am hopeless. i guess i would feel better if i heard from some others out there in the same boat. i wake up everyday and dream of replacing the tired 350 with a nitrous 502, and rebuilding the front end myself so i could scoot around corners without swaying like a boat and ... oh well, ok, haha, enough... i am outta here, going 2 go work on the ride.