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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:05 pm

Tonight's macguyver project: workbench worklight:

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:56 pm

Well, no more pressing need for me to look for a beater truck. My brother picked up a '72 Ford F250 Ranger Camper Special 4x4 with a 390 as a sort of work truck/project and will be leaving it at my place since I have gobs of spare parking. It's pretty fun. Interior is in great shape, exterior is pretty beat, runs and drives nice but needs some idle adjustment. Doesn't like to idle when warm, so the auto-choke might just need a little tweaking.

It's in surprisingly good shape. Power steering works great, radio sounds excellent, all electrical and lights seem fine except the high beams.

It sounds great, of course. But it's got stock cast headers and a 2-barrel so there's plenty of room for easy gains.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:55 pm

That is the epitome of old farm truck. Love it.

Tyler said the brakes are locked up. He said he didn't pay attention to the front wheels but the backs are locked up. I'm figuring the shoes are frozen against the inside of the drum. Have to figure that out cause I don't have a winch.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:11 pm

Hammer down. They'll self-clearance haha... just don't use the brakes at all.

Got any pics? I've been softly in the market for a while now.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:04 pm

AND IT COMES WITH BOTH THE SOFT AND HARDTOP

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby frapjap » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:48 am

Nice buy!

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:56 am

NIIIIICE

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:49 pm

T-minus 20 days and counting till we go pick it up

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Heavy » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:29 am

so....... where did everyone go?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:35 am

I'm still here. I just wasn't gonna thread spam. Now that I've typed that out, that's pretty much the entire purpose of this thread, so I'm not sure what the holdup was.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby RicerX » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:17 am

AHOY! It's Friday... I felt like it would never arrive.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:31 pm

Yay, it's....Wednesday for me. Blegh.

Story time, though. If you wanna go to the bar in your Corvette, have too much to drink, and then decide to drive home, you should probably make sure a cop isn't sitting across the street in the church parking lot doing paperwork. And if that situation just so happens to unfold, it's probably best not to drop it in drive (what's the point of an automatic vette anyways) and place your foot on the floor and do a burnout while leaving the parking lot.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Heavy » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:00 am

Ace2cool wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:31 pm
Yay, it's....Wednesday for me. Blegh.

Story time, though. If you wanna go to the bar in your Corvette, have too much to drink, and then decide to drive home, you should probably make sure a cop isn't sitting across the street in the church parking lot doing paperwork. And if that situation just so happens to unfold, it's probably best not to drop it in drive (what's the point of an automatic vette anyways) and place your foot on the floor and do a burnout while leaving the parking lot.
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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:54 pm

Nah, he went to jail. Then wanted to argue that he didn't burn out in the parking lot. Best part was my camera was facing him the whole time while I was sitting doing paperwork. Idiots, man.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Heavy » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:35 am

Ace2cool wrote:
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Nah, he went to jail. Then wanted to argue that he didn't burn out in the parking lot. Best part was my camera was facing him the whole time while I was sitting doing paperwork. Idiots, man.
did they also get him for wearing jorts?

hows that datsun roadster coming?

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Postby Ozzie » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:09 am

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby numbnuts240 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:47 am

installed all stop tech brake components on the focus yesterday. sport pads, slotted rotors, and ss braided lines. i have to say, i'm very happy with the feel over stock, which i thought was pretty damned good for oem brakes. didn't go nuts with the new fluid (synthetic dot 3&4 off the shelf stuff, maybe prestone or valvoline. don't remember). i don't track it, so i don't feel it was necessary.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby audtatious » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:07 pm

Damn, even this thread has slowed to a crawl :(

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby asoomal » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:47 pm

So I'm shopping for a vehicle and found out that my local Nissan dealer doesn't carry the Z, the showroom didn't have one either.

They don't have any vehicles with a manual transmission on the lot, new or used.

The f*ck is going on?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Kompresshun » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:54 pm

asoomal wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:47 pm
So I'm shopping for a vehicle and found out that my local Nissan dealer doesn't carry the Z, the showroom didn't have one either.

They don't have any vehicles with a manual transmission on the lot, new or used.

The f*ck is going on?
The market has shifted that way sadly and Nissan doesn't give a crap to stock vehicles they won't likely sell on most of their lots. A lot of other brands are that way too though. Ford, Mazda, Volkswagen, and Hyundai are the only ones i've seen stock any manuals at all. It's a pretty sad sight to see these days.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Heavy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:00 pm

holidays are over, where is everyone at?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby krimsonviper » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:28 pm

Heavy wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:00 pm
holidays are over, where is everyone at?
I died and went to hell. Earth to be exact.

How's everyone doing who still comes into this thread? Curious, what ever happened to Official NICO Post Whore?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby krimsonviper » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:49 pm

Bubba1 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:31 am
I learned'd today that I missed this hall of fame thread as well as the ol' Nala advice threads! :)
Holy s***, I just realized this is the original thread and not the cheap knock offs. I'm glad I banned that guy. Did he ever come back on a different account?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby krimsonviper » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:07 pm

Whoa this thing made it to page two. Been awhile since that last happened. Speaking of been awhile. Been months since I've been here lol. Where's everyone? I updated my build thread, if anyone cares. :couch

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby macgiver » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:35 pm

too much retaardation , not you krimsonviper , I'm talking spark timing :bang

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby IanS » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:52 pm

You know, this thread almost dropped off the front page, I have to say that's a little disappointing.

I've been a ghost around here for half a decade. I think its time for an update....

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby frapjap » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:39 am

FlatBlackIan wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:52 pm
You know, this thread almost dropped off the front page, I have to say that's a little disappointing.

I've been a ghost around here for half a decade. I think its time for an update....
Are you back and healthy again?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby IanS » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:19 pm

frapjap wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:39 am
Are you back and healthy again?
98%

My vision is still a bit different than it was. Rapid changes in focus are difficult. I also gained some weight due to being largely inactive for most of the summer, but I think I can work it off. Nobody said the road to recovery would be a straight one. Thanks for asking.

Kind of sad how quiet this place is compared to the old days.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby King Ranzo » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:34 am

I am so glad this thread still exists.


I'm also glad to see most everyone is still here.


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