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Old 04-04-2014, 02:24 PM   #20101
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Modern programmable ECU with dongle, modern barndoor AFM as well for that stealth look.
FM Voodoo and a fart can sure got expensive. 42k
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:29 PM   #20102
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"$42K in receipts"

lolol ... I'd love to see those receipts.
You are not familiar with Rebello are you?

It astounds me what some people will dump into these cars. Here on MT we have a very DIY attitude when it comes to this stuff, but imagine how much it would cost to PAY a shop to do all the **** we've done on some of our cars? With the insane cost of labor and the ridiculous $$$ numbers I see people throw around for Rebello built/installed/"tuned" motors, $42k honestly does not surprise me.

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Old 04-04-2014, 02:49 PM   #20103
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lolol ... I'd love to see those receipts.

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Anyone can make receipts. Wonder what the reserve is? And where did the term dongle come from anyway?

Wordorigins.org has it as "The word is most likely a blend of dong and dangle, as it can resemble a ***** that hangs off a computer. "

Hah, I guess that fits this site.
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In case anyone was wondering whether an employee is entitled to worker's compensation for emotional distress suffered due to an employer requiring them to wear a chicken-head mask in exchange for company sponsored health insurance (while employed in a non-chicken-head-wearing role, eg: not a costumed performer), the answer is "Yes," at least in Massachusetts.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:05 PM   #20105
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"$42K in receipts"

lolol ... I'd love to see those receipts.
I'd be willing to bet the vast majority is labor charges. Checkbook build.
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Is it Friday already? It must be time toPM FOR BEST FORUM PRICING!
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In case anyone was wondering whether an employee is entitled to worker's compensation for emotional distress suffered due to an employer requiring them to wear a chicken-head mask in exchange for company sponsored health insurance (while employed in a non-chicken-head-wearing role, eg: not a costumed performer), the answer is "Yes," at least in Massachusetts.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:42 PM   #20109
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ever browse the mazda-speed.com forums? i point them over here once in a while for megasquirt help, but they don't seem too keen on learning.

this forum is great - i got my car running (99-00 mspnp2) up and running in a day. for idle control i started with just the idle screw, and now closed loop. started with wastegate boost - now closed loop. there's a ton of info here
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ever browse the mazda-speed.com forums? i point them over here once in a while for megasquirt help, but they don't seem too keen on learning.

this forum is great - i got my car running (99-00 mspnp2) up and running in a day. for idle control i started with just the idle screw, and now closed loop. started with wastegate boost - now closed loop. there's a ton of info here
This really can't be overemphasized.

I just purchased a 2004 Mazda 3 hatchback as a daily driver. Naturally, the first thing I do is google for Mazda 3 forums so I can start gathering info. There are a few smaller ones but basically it boils down to one big Mazda 3 forum, and a smaller but more enthusiastic Mazdaspeed 3 forum.

And for the most part, they both suck. The MS3 forum is slightly better, but both suffer from a massive lack of quality control. You can look up the most basic, well-known problem -- something EVERYONE recognizes is an issue with the car -- and get a dozen threads full of anecdotal evidence and rampant speculation, but no answers.

Nobody researches.
Nobody documents.
Nobody summarizes.

It's just all a mish-mash of people saying, "Well, I heard this works but I haven't tried it," or "I did this and it's great (except for the 5 unanticipated problems I created with my "solution")."
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It's just all a mish-mash of people saying, "Well, I heard this works but I haven't tried it," or "I did this and it's great (except for the 5 unanticipated problems I created with my "solution")."
So, it's exactly like MiataTurbo only without the homoerotic undertones?
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So, it's exactly like MiataTurbo only without the homoerotic undertones?
Only if you added a bunch of "build threads" that involved people painting various interior bits on their cars.

Actually, come to think of it, we've got that covered with Jeffbucc.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:09 PM   #20113
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Only if you added a bunch of "build threads" that involved people painting various interior bits on their cars.

Actually, come to think of it, we've got that covered with Jeffbucc.
That reminds me, I need to paint everything a different shade of purple and pink and start a build thread on club roadster
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That reminds me, I need to paint everything a different shade of purple and pink and start a build thread on club roadster
You say that jokingly, and get the guy who I sold my 92 to just sold it to someone else, and that guy managed to track me down to ask for some advice, in the process of which he slowed me some pictures of it. The bastard cut the valve cover, painted the stock can gears purple, applied JDM stickers to it, mounted an eBay steering wheel, etc etc.

So people like that do exist...
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You say that jokingly, and get the guy who I sold my 92 to just sold it to someone else, and that guy managed to track me down to ask for some advice, in the process of which he slowed me some pictures of it. The bastard cut the valve cover, painted the stock can gears purple, applied JDM stickers to it, mounted an eBay steering wheel, etc etc.

So people like that do exist...
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:26 PM   #20116
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I should qualify here, and say that "the bastard" is the guy I sold the car to in 2010, and not the guy who just bought it from him.
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That reminds me, I need to paint everything a different shade of purple and pink and start a build thread on club roadster
Purple, green wheels. Eggplant that sumbitch.
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As I think posted before, the Father-in Law has colon/bowel cancer. He was operated on almost 5 years ago (bowel resection), which went well. Chemo seemed to knock out the cancer that had spread to his liver. About a year later we went to Myrtle Beach (where I had the attack of kidney stones), and all was good. I went down to hunting camp last fall, and although weaker than usual, he was in generally decent health.

Well, it's been back for some time now (metastasized to the liver), and the recurring rounds of chemo have taken their toll. He has lost a lot of weight (40-50 pounds), and was not eating for a while due to complications which had shut down his stomach. They recently installed a hospital bed in the living room, and hooked up one of those self-medication machines (morphine) because of the constant pain. he has quite a bit of fluid build up in the abdomen.

Wife was called down to the family house today at 6:30, because he's in bad shape. Breathing is quick and shallow, in spite of oxygen. He's only semi-conscious. Hospice nurse is not sure he'll make it through the night. I didn't go, because I don't want to remember him that way, but as I remember him from camp.

How's that for suckage?
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As I think posted before, the Father-in Law has colon/bowel cancer. He was operated on almost 5 years ago (bowel resection), which went well. Chemo seemed to knock out the cancer that had spread to his liver. About a year later we went to Myrtle Beach (where I had the attack of kidney stones), and all was good. I went down to hunting camp last fall, and although weaker than usual, he was in generally decent health.

Well, it's been back for some time now (metastasized to the liver), and the recurring rounds of chemo have taken their toll. He has lost a lot of weight (40-50 pounds), and was not eating for a while due to complications which had shut down his stomach. They recently installed a hospital bed in the living room, and hooked up one of those self-medication machines (morphine) because of the constant pain. he has quite a bit of fluid build up in the abdomen.

Wife was called down to the family house today at 6:30, because he's in bad shape. Breathing is quick and shallow, in spite of oxygen. He's only semi-conscious. Hospice nurse is not sure he'll make it through the night. I didn't go, because I don't want to remember him that way, but as I remember him from camp.

How's that for suckage?
My wife died from recurrent colorectal cancer, mets to liver, bone and brain. It's incredible suckage. My prayers for your family.

EDIT - Ummm, not to sound critical here, but your wife's dad is dying and you're not there with her? You might want to put aside your need to remember him a certain way, and go support your wife. I think you may regret it if you don't.
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I considered it, and asked her. She said no, it'll be just her and her mom. I'll hold down the fort here at home and take care of our son while she is with her dad.
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