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Old 01-13-2013, 12:34 PM   #9721
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Dang, Nice shop... and good job...

Need some more trucks to work on?

My little 20 year old toyota needs some love...
I'm a little spoiled... I'm a former shop teacher turned administrator. Having a set of keys to the shop has it's advantages .

I don't, however, have time to work on anything but my own stuff, and even that get's put off too long most of the time... Working on this doctorate degree in addition to holding down a full time job and being a dad and husband leaves little time to do this kind of stuff.

I do enjoy it when I get the chance. Always nice to return to my roots! I love the sense of accomplishment from finishing a mechanical task with success...
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:36 PM   #9722
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Hey,I do have a little more Aluminum Welding for Mark,Got to replace some broken fins on the cylinder and cylinder head. Wondering if he needs me to tear it down completely or If I can just bring him the complete engine?
I'll check with him on Monday and let you know what I find out...

By the way, how did the part for the Jag that he welded up for you turn out?
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:02 PM   #9723
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why cant i post pics???????
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:31 PM   #9724
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why cant i post pics???????
You have to upload your pictures to an online hosting site like Photobucket, then link to those pictures by copying the image code into your post.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:31 PM   #9725
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Yea, saw your post while in bar Sat night. Replied to craigslist ad from car in parking lot, told seller no question on price or condition, cash, pickup Sun morning, what more could he want?

Me thinks it will be a while before this one sees action, but l will be working on it. The dual range transmission is so cool.

Thanks for posting it to Indiana ride thread.

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Old 01-13-2013, 01:50 PM   #9726
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Yea, saw your post while in bar Sat night. Replied to craigslist ad from car in parking lot, told seller no question on price or condition, cash, pickup Sun morning, what more could he want?

Me thinks it will be a while before this one sees action, but l will be working on it. The dual range transmission is so cool.

Thanks for posting it to Indiana ride thread.

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Great to hear, I've had a lot of luck in the last year on craigslist so I thought I'd pass this one on to a fellow inmate.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:58 PM   #9727
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I'll check with him on Monday and let you know what I find out...

By the way, how did the part for the Jag that he welded up for you turn out?

Jag worked out great!
I'm thinkin' I need to get him a gift certificate for a nice restaurant in town for all he's done for me!
Got the fin segments shaped and fitted,just need to be sparked into place,not much structural strength required.

BTW,If you do lift that Disco and want to go up in tire size I recommend Firestone Destination AT,Put them on my Grand Cherokee and they are stone quiet down the road,sooooo smooth,good winter traction.You'd never know I'm running 33 inch tires from riding inside.Not a High Zoot brand(Last I paid attention they were owned by Bridgestone) but get great reviews and are actually the least expensive big tire you can get.

Personally I'd track down some 16 inch rims and go with some 265/75r16,More sidewall height equals more comfort plus if you do take it offroad your rims will be that much farther from hitting.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:34 PM   #9728
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Eww ditch those air bags.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:44 PM   #9729
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Eww ditch those air bags.
Hey. I have air ride on my vehicles... granted different setups.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:50 PM   #9730
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WOOHOO!!!

just ordered some lowering dogbones for my KLR......one step closer to making it Youth Girl Medium sized.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:19 PM   #9731
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Eww ditch those air bags.
No chance... The SLS on this thing rocks... I pull an 18' Enclosed trailer with this thing and that suspension is so much better than any coil spring suspension that I've ever been around.

Different strokes, for different folks I suppose, but I wouldn't swap it...
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #9732
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Anniversary

Oh crap forgot it was my BMW's one year anniversary today. Yesterday we broke a little over 13,000 happy miles in the one year.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:15 PM   #9733
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All this talk of these cool minis has got me seriously thinking about trimming out one of my MR50 Elsinores in some lights & all the trimmings to get it on the asphalt and gravel. There's an unused bridge under the flywheel on one of those. Wouldn't be too tough to wire it up. Always wondered what one of those would look like completely chromed out, including the tank and then dress it out in mini S/M fashion....
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:56 PM   #9734
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im about to get a riva from police auctions now
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:01 PM   #9735
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So how'd the karting go? Any good crashes or vids?
Dont know yet. Its Tuesday.
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