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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby frapjap » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:32 am

Legit question.

Coconut sucks anyway. AWful texture. Pina colodas on the other hand...


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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby numbnuts240 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:44 am

i hate coconut. but i'll get plastered, and diabetic shock off a bottle of coquito.

about that diamante. got it to turn over, but ran out of juice before i could check for spark. has new pads on the front, but one of the brake lines heading towards the rear is pissing fluid pretty good. all other fluids are present, and look really good. seems to be low on coolant. rockers are barely there, interior isn't terrible, clear coat issues. oh, and it's basically open headers since the flex pipe is just dangling at the union. my cousin had the interesting idea of turning it into a lemons car. i'm thinking of making it driveable and throwing it on craigslist for $500.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:21 am

DO LEMONS. LEARNED'D AS A SPONSOR

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Heavy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:26 am

frapjap wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:32 am
Legit question.
Ray, here is your answer.

"So young was Charlie at that time that he, in typical childlike manner, called his brother “Rain Man” because that’s the way the name Raymond sounded to him."

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby numbnuts240 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:58 am

Ace2cool wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:21 am
DO LEMONS. LEARNED'D AS A SPONSOR
it's got the 3.0 sohc v6. which, according to my wikipedia research, was also used in a bunch of dsm vehicles, so parts should be relatively available. damn you making me rethink just unloading it as a beater.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby frapjap » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:09 pm

Heavy wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:26 am
frapjap wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:32 am
Legit question.
Ray, here is your answer.

"So young was Charlie at that time that he, in typical childlike manner, called his brother “Rain Man” because that’s the way the name Raymond sounded to him."
And Charlie was supposed to be the smart one!

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:58 pm

I will seriously come co-drive for you if you make this happen.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Dattebayo » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:05 pm

numbnuts240 wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:58 am
it's got the 3.0 sohc v6. which, according to my wikipedia research, was also used in a bunch of dsm vehicles, so parts should be relatively available. damn you making me rethink just unloading it as a beater.
That engine was in my family's 1992 Chrysler minivan. That engine lasted almost 15 years...

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ozzie » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:18 pm

numbnuts240 wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:58 am
Ace2cool wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:21 am
DO LEMONS. LEARNED'D AS A SPONSOR
it's got the 3.0 sohc v6. which, according to my wikipedia research, was also used in a bunch of dsm vehicles, so parts should be relatively available. damn you making me rethink just unloading it as a beater.
Probably a good candidate for le-mons, actually.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:12 pm

numbnuts240 wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:58 am
it's got the 3.0 sohc v6. which, according to my wikipedia research, was also used in a bunch of dsm vehicles, so parts should be relatively available.
That freaking V6 is one of the oldest engines in the universe. One of my favorite examples of awful engineering was the late-model Eclipse V6 with the 3.8 liter variant of that fat lazy hog sagging 100% of its iron-block flab out in front of the front axle. They're still friggin' using it outside the US.

I have always had a weak spot for the early-90s Diamante, though. BMW-copy-done-right styling, sporty-for-a-front-driver Japanese handling, moderately not-gutless...
Yeah. They were pretty good.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby szh » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:28 pm

frapjap wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:15 am
Why was the movie Rain Man called Rain Man?
When a tiny toddler, Tom Cruise's character could not say Dustin Hoffman's character's name "Raymond" clearly ... he called him "Rain Man".

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby frapjap » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:36 am

Drove a new Q50 (?) with the TT 3.0 last night. Jeeeesh, that thing can haul some a**! It handles decently enough for a big car, but that steering is nuuuuuuuumb.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby frapjap » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:38 am

Drove a new Q50 (?) with the TT 3.0 last night. Jeeeesh, that thing can haul some a**! It handles decently enough for a big car, but that steering is nuuuuuuuumb.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Kompresshun » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:46 am

The TT Q50 is pretty awesome. Especially the Red Sport. They are doing crazy things with them already, but I've also seen multiple posts about blown motors with less than 10k miles on them too and a lot of issues. Hopefully they get them sorted at some point but there sure are a lot of negatives out there right now on them.

If you drove a stock regular TT Q50 then mine is faster Ray. The 3.7 NA makes more HP and TQ. The sad part though is with a cheap tune it'll whoop my cars a**. The Red Sports are 400hp stock though so there is no comparison there.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby numbnuts240 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:19 am

Ace2cool wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:58 pm
I will seriously come co-drive for you if you make this happen.
Dattebayo wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:05 pm
That engine was in my family's 1992 Chrysler minivan. That engine lasted almost 15 years...
Ozzie wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Probably a good candidate for le-mons, actually.
you guys are not helping. i need to verify the e-brake works. if it does, we're going to just flat tow it to my house. it's located around the corner, but it'll be downhill to my house, so we need to be able to slow/stop it from running into the trailer hitch of my friend's truck.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:28 am

Peer pressure! Peer pressure! Peer pressure!

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby numbnuts240 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:52 am

Ace2cool wrote:
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Beer pressure! Beer pressure! Beer pressure!
^ that will get you better results.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby flartius » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:48 am

numbnuts240 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:19 am
you guys are not helping. i need to verify the e-brake works. if it does, we're going to just flat tow it to my house. it's located around the corner, but it'll be downhill to my house, so we need to be able to slow/stop it from running into the trailer hitch of my friend's truck.
Just tie an old used tire to the back of your tow vehicle, without the wheel in it I might add, and there ya go. Problem solved :)

Disclaimer: Flart and NICO Club is NOT responsible for the implied idea that this crazy plan will actually work, nor is it responsible for the idea that you might actually manage to not total two vehicles in the process and/or lose your life as well as any innocent or not innocent bystanders who might be in the general area of the attempted action.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:04 pm

numbnuts240 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:52 am
Ace2cool wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:28 am
Beer pressure! Beer pressure! Beer pressure!
^ that will get you better results.
:rotfl :rotfl

flartius, that sounds like a terrible plan, lol.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby nissangirl74 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:03 am

Flaritus, I was going to suggest the exact same thing!! :rotfl

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby flartius » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:42 am

Ace2cool wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:04 pm
numbnuts240 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:52 am
^ that will get you better results.
:rotfl :rotfl

flartius, that sounds like a terrible plan, lol.
nissangirl74 wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:03 am
Flaritus, I was going to suggest the exact same thing!! :rotfl
So no kidding, I'm from good ole Alabama where the good ideas flow as fast as the beer does, I have a friend who: not only tried to pull his truck off with another vehicle, but was successful at it... But his little Ford Ranger did about $3k worth of damage to his Jeep Cherokee when it side swiped it down the drivers side. Luckily for him he remembered to shut the door on the Jeep as he was scrambling to get out of the way of his Ranger before it ran over him and took the door off.

True story.

I had another friend run over himself trying to start his Ford Ranger, but that is a story for another time... come to think of it... I don't think a Ranger is a very loyal vehicle.

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Postby numbnuts240 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:22 am

flartius wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:48 am
innocent or not innocent bystanders
my neighbors know me well enough by now. if they stick around and watch my debauchery, they are no longer innocent and will be considered accomplices.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PEZi » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:26 pm

Ace2cool wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:58 pm
I will seriously come co-drive for you if you make this happen.
I would, too.... if someone pays my way :rotfl

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:26 pm

Cleaned up a TON of desk space with a $70 monitor stand.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PEZi » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:28 pm

https://flic.kr/p/24FsgGx
I suck at this new age version of internetting...
Long story short, I washed teh Evo over the weekend and s***... it’s so clean I’d lick it! Hopefully this link works

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby flartius » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:45 am

MinisterofDOOM wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:26 pm
Cleaned up a TON of desk space with a $70 monitor stand.
Nice battlestation you have there
PEZi wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:28 pm
I suck at this new age version of internetting...
Long story short, I washed teh Evo over the weekend and s***... it’s so clean I’d lick it! Hopefully this link works
I have always like the Evo style, and that one looks pretty freakin' sa-weet. :dblthumb:

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby frapjap » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:45 am

HQ of DOom looks pretty sweet these days. How much heat do those monitors emit?

I should've bought an SS when they were on deep discount.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Heavy » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:42 am

Ray, just buy something with a small block already.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:48 am

Doesn't a Trans Am have a small block?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Heavy » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:36 am

yes, but ray decided to let his inner florida go and sold his 2 years ago.


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