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Old 09-26-2016, 03:39 PM   #2721
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I was just in the panhandle 2 weeks ago. I kinda liked it.

I can see the rest of nebraska sucking though.
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:44 PM   #2722
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Sorry Monk! I intended to type Indiana but my fingers decided Nebraska for some reason, my heartfelt apologies.
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:49 PM   #2723
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Making major changes to your cars the night before track day is a tradition that you and Geoff MUST uphold.
Don't break traditions myeaw
Radiator ducting and wiring the wastegate open are my major plans for Thursday/Friday. I've got a clutch that could go in though...

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gesso, order this: https://www.amazon.com/Hallman-PRO-R...dp/B00IFWMQLG/ It's Prime so it'll be at your place on like Wednesday, and you can order the fancy in cabin cable like Andy at some point later.
But, but, EBC? I meant to order a MAC solenoid already, but you know, life and such. I have a hard time just finding the time to drive the car and log so Vlad can make fun of my tune and driving style.
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:56 PM   #2724
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But, but, EBC?
Who says you can't have an EBC? Put the MBC on the thing for when the EBC is powered down

Wastegate/MBC -> EBC SomeOfIt -> EBC AllOfIt

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I've got a clutch that could go in though...
I've got Thursday and Friday off. Want to try to do a set of valve stem seals and a clutch in one day?
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:03 PM   #2725
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Sorry Monk! I intended to type Indiana but my fingers decided Nebraska for some reason, my heartfelt apologies.
Haha, No offense taken.
I've been to all 50 states, and Nebraska ranks #50 for me.
There are a few states I like more than Indiana, but not many compete with the cost of living and near total absence of government intrusion in everyday living.
Plus, with the money you save on living expenses, you can afford legitimate vacations.
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:06 PM   #2726
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why would you wire the wg open? clutch slippin or something?
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:10 PM   #2727
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why would you wire the wg open? clutch slippin or something?
Because

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Old 09-26-2016, 04:25 PM   #2728
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Ok hustler, lets see dem MKn/a setups then
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why would you wire the wg open? clutch slippin or something?
http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2spky.gif
I have a history of breaking the car at this event...

I am mostly kidding, but I may wire it open when Gabby's driving(if she wants).

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...offer to help with clutch...
I'm happy to help you with valve stem seals if you actually wanna fix em, but I think I'll hold off on the clutch until afterwards. Lemme know?
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:30 PM   #2730
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I love the rambling that happens in this thread. Somehow more entertaining than the rambling that happens elsewhere.

I might have an MBC somewhere in my garage. Pretty sure I do. If I remember, I'll look tonight.

I hear you on the housing thing, though things aren't as ridiculous here as they are there.
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:30 PM   #2731
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Gesso, you have a history of breaking this car at this track

Dunno if I want to drive up to the BA to do just stem seals. I sat here and realized I was pretty sure the seals are in your garage and the tools are in mine
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I have a history of breaking the car at this event...
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My history at Miatas@MRLS is:

2009: lost a coolant hose on-track Saturday. Meatball flag, fill it back up, steaming out the tailpipe. Goes home on a tow truck with suspected HG failure. Ultimately leads to building the motor the first time.
2010: new built motor runs well on Saturday, but I was rained out on Sunday.
2011: no event held
2012: Built motor grenades 3rd gear on the 5-speed, car goes home on the trailer.
2013: Car runs OK, but not run all that hard due to rain.
2014: Throttle body screw lets loose, trashes motor & turbo.
2015: Car runs well.

So out of 6 events I've had major failures at half of them, limited running in 2 of them due to rain, and only one has really been flawless.

Hoping to make it 2 flawless ones next weekend! I just hope the truck makes it...

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Ummm, Ian. I hope you noticed the pattern...
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Ummm, Ian. I hope you noticed the pattern...


The optimistic view is that the pattern is "the car would have broken every year except for the two that it rained and I didn't get to drive it hard enough", and that last year marked a new beginning.

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Old 09-26-2016, 07:12 PM   #2735
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I hear you on the housing thing, though things aren't as ridiculous here as they are there.
***** brutal. It makes me feel trapped and I don't like it at all.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:16 PM   #2736
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Buddy of mine that I often visit lives in Santa Cruz. Same story. Insane-o

Luckily he rents from his father in law, so gets the most insane deal in the universe (14 acre property literally next door to mystery spot, for what you'd pay for a 1 bedroom ghetto apartment)

The people that live here and commute to bay, are the people that own mansions here.
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So, how many chapters do I need to go back before I see pictures of this thing? Lol
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People post car pictures in build threads?







I need to go reshoot these with the 6ULs

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Old 09-26-2016, 08:29 PM   #2739
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And here is what it looks like underhood when its "clean"



Crap, I've got more underhood pictures of Andrew's Silver NB than I do of my own car
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:40 PM   #2740
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Take it from a native SF boy who moved away.
Everywhere else sucks. That is why we tolerate the **** here.
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