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by Fishtail Picklock
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Finished one for me.
Replies: 20
Views: 876

Re: Finished one for me.

Bill DeShivs wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:45 pm I am a pimp in a New Orleans whorehouse.
That was close to the quote used by George Smith Patton when referring to a "pearl-handled" (gripped) revolver. He said, "Only a cheap pimp in a New Orleans whorehouse would carry a pearl-handled revolver." (There, I fixed it for you).
by Fishtail Picklock
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I would like to drive back to Tijuana next month.
Replies: 0
Views: 52

I would like to drive back to Tijuana next month.

If I can, I would enjoy driving the Jaguar X330 (XJ6L) the 1160-mile trek to Baja California Norte while the weather is good. (Next week I should take possession of the Jag and take it for its "maiden cruise" to the Oregon Coast. (BTW, the A?C blows nice and cold).

Life can be good.
by Fishtail Picklock
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!

Listen, the 4.0 liter that Jaguar produced from 1994-1997 was made during Ford's ownership of Jaguar. These are the most reliable Jaguars on the road today. Mine has the Ford co-produced AJ16 engine. Some are still running after 300,000+ miles.
by Fishtail Picklock
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!

Does this model Jag use Lucas electrics? If so, consider some sort of exorcism, or selective replacements of a lot of the Lucas stuff... No, it does not. This was the last year of the 243.5 cubic inches (4.0 liter) I6. This doesn't have the "Prince Of Darkness" Lucas systems. This model was made 8 ...
by Fishtail Picklock
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!

I received a call from my Personal Injury Attorney this morning. I'll be receiving about $13,333.33 by early May. I'll pay the $2500.00 to obtain the title for the Jaguar and I'll have enough to afford another trip south of the border. I'm going to fly this time because my travel partner doesn't wan...
by Fishtail Picklock
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Wippersnapper.
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Happy Birthday Wippersnapper.

Happy birthday, Terry!

Many blessings and happy returns.
by Fishtail Picklock
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have been buying silver rings on Revolution Avenue.
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: I have been buying silver rings on Revolution Avenue.

I DO enjoy Tijuana and its residents/people. I am a truly gregarious individual that likes to make friends wherever I go. The "Ugly American" really irritates me. I have more than a few compatriots south of the border.

I love the people and their attitude.
by Fishtail Picklock
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!

Have you ever worked on one or priced parts? There is a reason why they sell so cheap and can hardly be given away. Sorry, but somebody seen you coming. Gentlemen. Truth be told, the Jaguar four-door saloons built between 1994 and 1997 were built after the 200-million pound investment from Ford Mot...
by Fishtail Picklock
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!

This thing rides like a dream! The 245-horsepower puts the big 4110-pound vehicle down the road at a reasonably quick pace. It is the consummate "British Gentleman in a tweed sports jacket" that cruises effortlessly down the freeway at 70 mph while yielding 20 miles per gallon. (That's a 460-mile ra...
by Fishtail Picklock
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!
Replies: 15
Views: 361

I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!

I have just $4,500.00 more to pay and I'll take it home! (The insurance settlement from the accident I suffered on April 7th, 2020 will complete payment for this beauty! There were only 205 of these made during the 1997 model year and this example had been lovingly restored. It had 181,000 miles on ...
by Fishtail Picklock
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I'm heading back to Tijuana.
Replies: 45
Views: 2175

Re: I'm heading back to Tijuana.

Yes you did well with that one! Just wondering, are switchblades openly sold or just hidden in a display case so not to stand out? Amazing that some of these have been there for sale so long! These are openly sold in the case at "El Girasol" and other shops on Revolution Avenue. Come down and look,...
by Fishtail Picklock
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Newest addition to my collection - Walt's Latama picklock
Replies: 33
Views: 6891

Re: Newest addition to my collection - Walt's Latama picklock

Love that picklock! They're so cool. I have loved them since I was 8 years old. I want one just like it with a plain blade. Both a 9" and an 11" would be so neat! Face it, when the 9" comes out of the shirt/sport jacket pocket, the conversation/argument is over.
by Fishtail Picklock
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: You have seen the Taiwanese swing guards on the "Tijuana" thread.
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: You have seen the Taiwanese swing guards on the "Tijuana" thread.

Sorry, Mike. If you had looked at the "Tijuana" thread, you could have seen the smaller knives without the plastic button lock. These look exactly the same.

I have already had an offer for the two Taiwan swing guards and have accepted it.
by Fishtail Picklock
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: You have seen the Taiwanese swing guards on the "Tijuana" thread.
Replies: 3
Views: 243

You have seen the Taiwanese swing guards on the "Tijuana" thread.

I'm putting up the two for sale. Is anyone interested in a Taiwanese swing guard with a plastic-coated safety button?