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Old 08-14-2010, 11:43 PM   #2581
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This just in hoes my hoe turned on
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:57 AM   #2582
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Going to Miami tomorrow to help make sure the Cuban's raft doesn't sink. Hope those queers don't try and cop a feel on my nuts

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Old 08-15-2010, 01:03 AM   #2583
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**** deer!

i almost fucked one up real good on my way home, i missed it and it ran into the side of teh truck!
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:49 AM   #2584
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Going to Miami tomorrow to help make sure the Cuban's raft doesn't sink. Hope those queers don't try and cop a feel on my nuts
Don't worry baby, you'd like it.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:29 PM   #2585
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i just fixed/drank a long island iced tea on an empty stomach...and hol-ee-****
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:35 PM   #2586
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Any runners here? What's your best timed mile?
13:02 - 2 miles.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:36 PM   #2587
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12:05 - 2mile... but right now probably ~13:00 2 mile.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:50 PM   #2588
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12:05 - 2mile... but right now probably ~13:00 2 mile.
Stay away from Germany. I running 12:45 - 13:10-ish on my PT tests, been here 10 months and ran a freakin 16:15 a couple weeks back, my worst time EVER.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:16 PM   #2589
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Stay away from Germany. I running 12:45 - 13:10-ish on my PT tests, been here 10 months and ran a freakin 16:15 a couple weeks back, my worst time EVER.
Hows the computer working out over in Germany?
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Hows the computer working out over in Germany?
Freakin sweet, thanks again for all your help with it, meant to write you a while back but being at home pretty much made me forget about everything else.
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so I'm in orlando for work this week (training at the hotel). not having a rental car is going to drive me nuts

where are some places to go during the week?
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:06 AM   #2592
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I passed a Ferrari 275 today. What a beautiful car.


Looked exactly like this, no joke.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:13 AM   #2593
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I hate heater hoses. **** sprung a leak when I was like 40 miles away from my house. Luckily, I happened to have a spare set at home...so I was up until 1am replacing them and flushing my coolant. I did finally manage to bend the damn hard pipe next to the mnaifold to a point where the hose didn't interfere with that stupid FM heatshield (that thing is the bane of my existance whenever it needs to come out).
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I did finally manage to bend the damn hard pipe next to the mnaifold to a point where the hose didn't interfere with that stupid FM heatshield (that thing is the bane of my existance whenever it needs to come out).
^^This

On some advice, I bent the end of the hard pipe so that it shoots out behind the dipstick tube.

Damn heat shield always gets in the way o errehthing
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Between bending the hard pipe and using a 94-97 hose with the ends cut down, the damn heat shield popped right back in without catching on the heater hose.
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Between bending the hard pipe and using a 94-97 hose with the ends cut down, the damn heat shield popped right back in without catching on the heater hose.
This is probably the most useless post ever, but why do you even have a heat shield? Then again, I don't have a heater core in my car anymore and it's RHD, so the BMC is safe from radiant heat. Is there another reason for it, or is that essentially the reason for one?
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Primary reason is to protect the BMC/CMC from heat which can rapidly deteriorate brake fluid and melt reservoirs and other plastics. Secondary reason is to generally lower underhood temps a marginal amount. Tertiary reason is that it's a great place to set nuts/bolts/tools when working on other parts of the car after all the available real estate on the valve cover has been taken.
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Tertiary reason is that it's a great place to set nuts/bolts/tools when working on other parts of the car after all the available real estate on the valve cover has been taken.
Ah, this makes the most sense. You're also the first person I've witnessed to use tertiary in proper context. As for under-hood temps, why don't people buy vented hoods? Or increase the airflow entering the engine bay?
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You would have never heard this without me posting it. A slice of Americana.
It's worth a two minute listen.
It puts in perspective just what is used to be considered doing pretty well. And it shows a little better just what we've got.



I got a barrel of flour
Lawd, I got a bucket of lard
I ain't got no blues
Got chickens in my back yard.

I've got this playing right after NIN in my rotation this morning.

Does anyone else know what a corn crib is?

Unfortunately, this live version leaves out a few verses including the one about having the ability to make money because he's got a one eyed mule and a Jersey cow.
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Ah, this makes the most sense. You're also the first person I've witnessed to use tertiary in proper context. As for under-hood temps, why don't people buy vented hoods? Or increase the airflow entering the engine bay?
I want a vented hood, but primary purpose would be to increase airflow across the heat exchangers. Unfortunatly, a decent vented hood costs a lot more than a piece of bent aluminum. It also reduces the relaxed/sleeper/oem look that so many of us have going on. As far as increasing airflow entering the engine bay, almost every method which increases airflow into the engine bay also increases pressure in the engine bay relative to ambient. This in-turn, decreases airflow through the heat-exchangers which often results in higher engine temps. It's kind of a shitty situation, if we decrease the temperature of the engine bay, we increase the temperature of the engine. I think the vast majority of members on this site agree that a 10 degree drop in bay temps isn't worth the 10 degree increase in coolant temps. A properly vented hood seems to be the only cure to both problems.
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