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Old 12 Apr 2015, 11:11 am
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Fresh set of Eibach springs and isolators..









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Old 12 Apr 2015, 02:21 pm
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Want more...?
damn right i do!!

here's me being a glutton for punishment.

car this morning:



car right now:


HEATER CORES SUCK IN THESE CARS TOO!!

a little extra junk i discarded along the way:

airbag wiring, extra stereo wiring(radio still works properly), and the firewall insulation preventing me from hearing the engine scream. i'm not a butcher though, i'm leaving all the stuff most scrap intact. only on my 3rd beer though, that pile may grow a bit.
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Old 12 Apr 2015, 03:22 pm
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Working on updating the Central OK MOPAR Web Site.
WE got "dimped on"; and I took over the job a few weeks ago.
Took some pictures yesterday at the first show of the year.
Check out my work!
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Old 12 Apr 2015, 04:12 pm
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working on... 2014 TAXES! (thank goodness for free tax software) :-)
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Old 13 Apr 2015, 10:31 am
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eek. taxes and web design sound like horrible things to be working on

i managed to get my car back together, taking the time to vacuum it before reinstalling the seats. not only did i have no screws left over, but i even managed to replace all the screws that were previously missing.

if that weren't reason enough to celebrate victory, i also had my way with all these little things:


any clip that looked smashed or bent i fixed, and then i went the extra mile by greasing each and every one.

i also greased all the contact points that even looked like they could possibly rattle. anywhere metal touched metal, plastic touched plastic, anything that squeaked when i pushed on it, etc..

on my way to work I purposely traveled down old brick roads and over badly cracked streets, i can say for certain that i have NO unwanted noises. -i believe i may have the only ford in existence with a squeak and rattle free dashboard.

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Old 13 Apr 2015, 05:50 pm
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customer came to pick up signs for his landscaping truck. he arrived late because he was at the tire shop getting his back tire fixed on his dually dumptruck. arrives at my shop, says "i got a hole in my tire!"

sure enough, his front tire has a hole in it and it's leaking pretty good. so i go to a friends shop and get a rubber worm to fix it. fix the tire, load up his signs, truck wont start, starter just grinds..

so long story short, i took the starter off and spun the gear 180 with a flathead. put the starter on and off he went. i took a picture of the gear to show him the problem. so yeah, that's what i was working on.



started right up and he drove away. 2 reasons i didn't use the crank bolt to turn it, 1 - i wanted to see the starter gear/ring gear, and 2 - i brought all my tools home on saturday to do brakes. the only tool at my shop was a 13mm socket on a wrench with a long extension. the exact things needed to remove the starter, and the only tool i was too lazy to put away after changing my heater core yesterday. that lucky bas****.

he was VERY happy he didnt have to call a tow truck.
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Old 14 Apr 2015, 10:30 am
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trying to write a simple dos .bat file to count the number of lines in a txt file, skip the first line, skip the last 50 lines, and delete all the lines in the middle.



so far it counts the lines, stores it as a variable, and then does a few other things that don't seem to do anything.

i didnt even get to the confusing part yet. it doesn't delete the stuff that it should, which right now would just be everything after line 3.

i need an old dos era computer programmer in my life. i knew one, but he passed away a few years back.
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Old 14 Apr 2015, 05:19 pm
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For surface mounting I need to remove the cap clips by filing down the bosses and then smoothing those four boss pegs.
I needed to bend and snap off the five fingers first.

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Old 16 Apr 2015, 12:18 pm
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butchering a poorly cast chinese knockoff edelbrock intake. not a china product kinda guy, but this was $350 cheaper than its american counterpart.

step 1 is opening the hole up to the line i scribed. this accepts a 70mm TB, mine is 75mm. the port goes from a circle to a 'T' shape in the back. i will make sure the port is at least 6.85in^2 and airflow friendly all the way through. interestingly the circular line i scribed is offset quite a bit to the upper left.



i still need to do a TON of work to the runners. they're all misshapen and filled with casting flaws. i do enjoy this though.
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Old 16 Apr 2015, 06:13 pm
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Upgrading my Nexus 4 from Android 5.01 to 5.1
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