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Old 01-15-2013, 10:21 AM   #621
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #623
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yeah, now get on chat, i have things to discuss with you.
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Hey those calipers are functional.
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I've never seen anything so trick. I had to look up what those were. It's this piece of electronic wizardry that tells you how small something is. Like a tape measure, but more deadly. Another part of this thread that blew. My. Mind.
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I've never seen anything so trick. I had to look up what those were. It's this piece of electronic wizardry that tells you how small something is. Like a tape measure, but more deadly. Another part of this thread that blew. My. Mind.






So when does this thing go on sale cord?
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:24 AM   #627
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And will it include LED screws? Cause that would be hot. You could light **** up with those.

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I intend to use these on the Catfish as accessory lights. Wait till you see some of the performance-oriented parts we've made for the car.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:39 PM   #628
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I've never seen anything so trick. I had to look up what those were. It's this piece of electronic wizardry that tells you how small something is. Like a tape measure, but more deadly. Another part of this thread that blew. My. Mind.
Those cheap-*** calipers read in mm/inch and fractions. While you'd swear I was a kid running after the ice cream truck when I see the Snap-On van, I've also got an unnatural attraction to Harbor Freight.

And ITB's. I know it ain't right...

T3 builds their stuff STOUT. Those horns aren't spun, but are cnc machined. The lip is solid.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:42 PM   #629
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are the TBs molded plastic or just PC'ed black?
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:49 PM   #630
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And will it include LED screws? Cause that would be hot. You could light **** up with those.



Just wait until you see these on the disco ball I'm installing. You will eat your sarcasm.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:53 PM   #631
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are the TBs molded plastic or just PC'ed black?
That's as close to krinkle black that my powder coater had. If I had a do-over, I'd spray paint krinkle coat next time. And I probably wouln't have exploded the ITB's. What a PITA.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:55 PM   #632
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i dont like crinkle. it's hard to clean and always collects towel lint as well as dirt/gunk. lose lose.
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Those cheap-*** calipers read in mm/inch and fractions. While you'd swear I was a kid running after the ice cream truck when I see the Snap-On van, I've also got an unnatural attraction to Harbor Freight.

And ITB's. I know it ain't right...

T3 builds their stuff STOUT. Those horns aren't spun, but are cnc machined. The lip is solid.
Most of my fabrication tools are from harbor freight. Well...at one time, then I replaced one at a time as funds allowed, assuming the HF part didn't impress. I.E. I will continue to use HF autodarkening helmets cause they rock, and expensive helmets suck.

CNC lathe horns are easier & cheaper to make than spun horns.
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Wow, that must have taken a long time. Turned out fantastic IMHO.

Posting these two pics back to back for my own benefit because I keep scrolling back and forth.



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Thanks Tim,

ITB's are a gear head's wet dream. There's just enough mechanical-ness to really cause trouble and consternation on many levels. It just ain't right if it's easy.
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Checking on a little girl that deserves a better life. Long, sad, personal story, but real life nonetheless. I'll resume the Catfish fantasy on Tuesday...
What ever happened with this? Is there anything MT can do to help?
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What ever happened with this? Is there anything MT can do to help?
Thanks for checking Chris. This little girl is in foster care, and it's a painfully slow process. We're waiting for the procedures to play out, and hope that at the end we'll be adding a little girl to our family.
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Very cool car. Hoping you will offer up a body. I can do my own chassis/interior.
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This is the first pit stop, and literally the second time the car had gas in it. It might look like a normal stop, but at the time there was no fuel gauge in the car, and the vent hose line was acting up. Luckily we didn't have any serious issues with fuel, other than Mark Mitchell getting doused with a bit during the race.

The nice part about racing ESR was being able to use a dry brake system, so our tank could be completely filled in no time. Still, it took some time to get the system down. The bad part about racing in ESR is having to race in the same class against $250k factory Audis and fully sorted Normas with enough downforce to race around the track upside down if they wanted.
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