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So, I rent a townhouse in Campbell, and got a notice of non-comlpliance for my Nova. It's parked in my half of the carport, and since I've been trying to get the brakes working for the last couple weeks, it's been on jack stands. I guess I need to figure something else to do with it. It is back on all 4 wheels and mostly driveable, but I keep a car cover on it.

What bugs me is that there are several cars that are obviously just sitting, and have been for at least a year or two, without moving. Flat tires, dust with paw prints and all, and they're in the townhouse next door. Why they haven't been targeted is beyond me. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for a place I could keep my car, and maybe even work on it from time to time? I thought most of my neighbors were cool, but apparently not.

I think my wife and I are going to try to rent a house (with a garage) soon anyway, assuming her job remains funded.

Sorry, I just had to vent. What's wrong with an old rusty Nova on jack stands with parts strewn everywhere?
 

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It does not matter where you live. All places have Crappy neighbors that will complain about people working on cars. Campbell does have a law about working on cars in your DRIVEWAY. Twentyfour(24) hours. So you cannot leave a car up on jack stands.

Also be careful about your car cover. One of my freinds has a real nice 67 Nova. All four tires on the ground. He just did not move it. One day he lifted the cover to get something out of the car. There under the windshield wiper was an ORANGE 72 HOUR move it or this car will be towed sticker. He was spitting nails over that one. Called the city and raise some HECK about how that was NOT right. The city said your driveway is not off street parking. Only your garage falls into that zone.

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looks like you guys gotta get out of campbell :eek: that does suck maybe try one of them self storage places i know you can work on them there :yes:
 

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looks like you guys gotta get out of campbell :eek: that does suck maybe try one of them self storage places i know you can work on them there :yes:
I have been in my house thirtyone (31) years. Even at todays real estate prices I cannot afford to buy my own house. I think every city has their flaws. You just have to learn what you can and cannot do. I like where I live.

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My neighbors called the police on my father once cause he was idling his 57 Fairlane in the driveway, they show up and just check out the car.

However, the same house, different occupants don't really like the warm spring/summer days when I idle my Nova and the bike.

I could never live somewhere with a HOA or something like that, it would kill me.


Maybe if you are planning on moving soon, just rent a cube at a storage place for a while. Then you can work on it in the garage when you get one. Me personally, I'd leave it where it is and state my case, and then throw the others under the bus and ask why they aren't getting cited as well.
 

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I have been in my house thirtyone (31) years. Even at todays real estate prices I cannot afford to buy my own house. I think every city has their flaws. You just have to learn what you can and cannot do. I like where I live.

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i dont blame you it is expensive even though houses are pretty cheap right now. i bought mine back in the late 90s and it was not easy expecially for an 18 yr old who got paid to ride boys 20" bicycle around i had such a hard time with realetors, bank loans all that jazz. but ive been in the same neighborhood for 14 years now. i was kiddin about getting out of campbell. yeah i got one of them stupid rrrsss notices on my nova when it was parked in the street curently registered. tell you the truth i think that theyve been doing this latley to help out the california budget cause this is the first time i got one in 14 years :yes:
 

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Bring it to my house you can work on it here with no complaints:no: NPHNP !!
You know I would if there was a chance in hell my L6 could make it up the grapevine. :D

Yeah, I might just call the HOA and explain that it is currently registered and operable. I just was in the process of a brake overhaul. I mean, I keep it under a car cover, it's way less of an eye sore than all the Taurus's and Windstars - I mean tore-asses and windscars. I can't complain too much. My neighbors let me play my drums and even complement me too. No complaints when I'm using my dremel or grinder, spray painting for my jeep projects. Weird, but oh well.

We'll hopefully be renting a house/garage by the end of the year. I really gotta get the nova more presentable for now though. Too much surface rust. Anyone wanna have a primer party? I'll bring the primer and the beer! :D
 

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Oh! A drummer! Might have known Tom!!:devil: Just kidding guy!!:rolleyes:

Walnut creek is just as bad. I would have put mine in a garage but the city won't issue me a permit to build one. It would have overlapped the required setback on 1 corner by 16 inches.:bored:

Oh well..........good to meet you this morning.:D

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So, I rent a townhouse in Campbell, and got a notice of non-comlpliance for my Nova. It's parked in my half of the carport, and since I've been trying to get the brakes working for the last couple weeks, it's been on jack stands. I guess I need to figure something else to do with it. It is back on all 4 wheels and mostly driveable, but I keep a car cover on it.

What bugs me is that there are several cars that are obviously just sitting, and have been for at least a year or two, without moving. Flat tires, dust with paw prints and all, and they're in the townhouse next door. Why they haven't been targeted is beyond me. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for a place I could keep my car, and maybe even work on it from time to time? I thought most of my neighbors were cool, but apparently not.

I think my wife and I are going to try to rent a house (with a garage) soon anyway, assuming her job remains funded.

Sorry, I just had to vent. What's wrong with an old rusty Nova on jack stands with parts strewn everywhere?
get yourself a storage unit...$150-200 a month or look on craigslist san jose...look under garage spaces for rent.I found one in a little old ladies house(for my 55 chevy) for $100 a month.worked out perfect.bm
here ya go...its tight but your first gen will fit(i think)
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/prk/1125802014.html
 

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I feel your pain man. I live in a town home and am part of a required association which dictates proper living standards for the town homes. Anyways Im always getting letters warning me of being fined work for working on my personal vehicle :bored: I recently got another one for having my motorcycle in the parking stall as a third vehicle :eek: Im surprised I didnt get a letter for breaking in my new cam :devil:
 

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Well, I decided to rent a parking space down the street from my place for the time being. It's not that expensive, and I don't have to worry about getting fined. I did drive it over there, and the front end is in need of a good alignment. Also, I gotta figure out why the backing plate insists on scraping the rotor. I've taken it apart 3 or 4 times, bent the plate back, and checked for clearance. Once I get it back on the ground and drive it around the block, it starts back up. Oh well, at least I don't have to look at it for a while.
 

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