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Old 05-05-2013, 09:33 PM   #16921
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I also did yard work...

But i just in that picture above(edit* end of last page), i can fit 3 of my lots with house and garage in the open grassy space...
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:47 PM   #16922
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:55 AM   #16923
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I weeded yesterday, but i didnt take pics becuase I didnt think you gays would care.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:54 AM   #16924
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heavy equipment? forgetaboutit. I used a battery powered sawzall. yard mod.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:27 PM   #16925
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I also did yard work...

But i just in that picture above(edit* end of last page), i can fit 3 of my lots with house and garage in the open grassy space...
Detroit.
Yeah we were lucky to get this place. Although its a rental, I still enjoy the space we have. I've debated buying it, but we're looking for more space now that we got a small taste of privacy. lol

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I weeded yesterday, but i didnt take pics becuase I didnt think you gays would care.
I took those pictures and sent them to my landscape buddy and asked him if he was jelly.

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heavy equipment? forgetaboutit. I used a battery powered sawzall. yard mod.
I'm actually thinking about parking the cub cadet and switching over to a motorless push mower.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:15 PM   #16926
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I'm actually thinking about parking the cub cadet and switching over to a motorless push mower.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:39 PM   #16927
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I'm actually thinking about parking the cub cadet and switching over to a motorless push mower.
I'll make you a heck of a deal on a modestly used brill 38 reel mower. It's a few years old but mostly been used to hold itself up in a shed.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:40 PM   #16928
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Push-mower club reporting in. I love mine. My neighbor's call me Beaver.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:36 AM   #16929
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:32 PM   #16930
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Ask him about his "race shop".
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:50 PM   #16931
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so im thinking about getting my lazy *** back in shape, there's a decent looking off road bike trail like 500 yards from my house now.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:43 PM   #16932
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It's official...

I have successfully converted my car to electric steering.

Gone are the mechanical pump, the belt, associated brackets, the reservoir and original plumbing...

I kept the cooler loop in place, measured and had some pressure and return lines made, and the electric pump works like a charm...

I swear the car feels faster, but that was not my original objective.

A local shop built me a 110 Amp alternator for about $80, and I bypassed the ECU and wired in a circuit for the charge warning light.
I also ran 35mm wires from the battery straight to the alternator, and from battery negative to the chassis. I left the original wiring in place, as well.

I get about a 2 volt drop in full lock. That's really not bad, at all.

Didn't take any pics during the install, because I was working frantically to finish up in time. (I did the work at the Mazda service, so I had to button things up before they closed.

So there...
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:19 AM   #16933
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I ******* hate people! Involved in a minor hit and run this morning. Stupid ******* in a Toyota Tundra pulled out in front of me while failing to yield to me on an interstate onramp. It was a pretty right loop and I had to brake hard to avoid eating the *** of his truck head on, which caused the rear end to come around and hit his rear bumper on the corner right into my rear quarter by the fuel filler. I was sitting facing the wrong way on the shoulder watching him drive off. I tried to turn around and give chase, but the sheet metal was on the tire and I disnt want to get on I20 and have a blowout or cuase a flat.

Oh well.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:43 PM   #16934
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was anyone else around to see it?
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:55 PM   #16935
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was anyone else around to see it?
Nope, it was 4:30am. A car did come around the blind curve about 15 seconds later while I was backing up to turn around. But they saw nothing. I just pulled over up the ramp and beat the quarter back into shape best I could to make it to work on time.

This particular place is pretty bad. I've had this happen many times. People are too goddamn lazy to turn their head and look and they just fly out there. So I guess maybe I should have expected it. Though it looked like he saw me and was slowing, I had my foot covering the brake in case. When I saw brake lights I took my foot off and got back on the gas, then he lets off the brake and rolls rightout there. Left is a concrete wall, right was grass. I was going for the grass but the turn was just too sharp at my speed. I held the slide for a second hoping it would catch and straighten out so I could slide by on the shoulder, but it never did. Had his truck been 3" taller and had I hit him a foot further to the front of my car it would have hit me right in the side of the head. I was probably doing 45 and he was maybe 5-10. Damage is minimal I guess do to my light weight and that being a pretty beefy area of the car.
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Joe Perez:

This morning I had my window down to pull into my parking garage with music blaring--sSpecifically the Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack (oringal cast) The Point of No Return. A lady walked by while I was letting foot traffic pass through and she yelled: I love your music.

Take notes bro.
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This morning I had my window down to pull into my parking garage with music blaring--sSpecifically the Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack (oringal cast) The Point of No Return. A lady walked by while I was letting foot traffic pass through and she yelled: I love your music.

Take notes bro.
Ha, I love it!


I, unfortunately, seem to be attracting the opposite sort of attention.

A few days ago, I pulled up to my local ACE hardware store to buy some hardware. Mind you, this is what my car looks like now:



An employee of the store who walk walking by at the time, a Mexican-looking lad perhaps in his early 20s, said to me "Wow, man. Is this the same car that you were driving around with no body last year? It looks great!"

For reference, this is what the car looked like then, except that it probably didn't even have the hood or the headlight covers installed:



?!?!?!

There are a TON of Miatas driving around this town, and unless he's been asking that question to every single person who drives up to his store in one, I have utterly no idea how or why he remembered me in particular as the owner of said car, or even was able to identify the car itself as being a Miata. (I've had people mistake it for all sorts of things, such as a Fiat, an MG, a Triumph, etc., and that's when it's all buttoned up with all of its body panels attached!)
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[...]I have utterly no idea how or why he remembered me in particular as the owner of said car[...]
Were you wearing a Hawaiian shirt and jorts while sporting a mustache when driving it without body panels?

Were you also wearing a Hawaiian shirt and jorts while sporting a mustache when you were at Ace Hardware?
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This morning I had my window down to pull into my parking garage with music blaring--sSpecifically the Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack (oringal cast) The Point of No Return. A lady walked by while I was letting foot traffic pass through and she yelled: I love your music.

Take notes bro.
when you say "lady" do you mean "lady" in the way that department stores use the term "lady"?

and by that I mean "slighly overweight, slightly over the hill" lady.

not "hot chick that required you to move your seatbelt off your woodie"
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