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Old 05-06-2009, 01:54 PM   #101
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Second, it is "straight" unless you are referring to geography or George:
One of the best compilations of all time:



Do you like George Strait? I've been a big Strait fan ever since the release of his 1981 album, Strait Country. Before that, I really didn't understand any of his work. Too folky, too country. It was on Strait Country where George's presence became more apparent. I think "If you're thinking...you want a stranger" was his undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on infidelity. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the betrayal. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Strait, Brooks and Capps. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to "Blame it on Mexico". In this song, Strait addresses the problems of abusive political authority. "Friday Night Fever" is the most moving country western song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. The lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in a depressing bar story country song. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your *******. George Strait's more recent work seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like "I just wanna dance with you" and "Carrying your love with me". Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think George Strait works best in the confines of the honky-tonk roots he derived his first albums from. This is "She'll leave you with a smile", a great, great song, a personal favorite.

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Dont know if anyone really cares anymore but here are some more pics of me trying to get the engine out of my jeep with no hoist....
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did anyone read the whole thing about that kid claiming to have the merc? its highly funny


ps, mike, ur car looks good, even with shitty weather and a crappy camera, imagine what a nice camera and some nicer conditions would do
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did anyone read the whole thing about that kid claiming to have the merc? its highly funny
Yeah, the real owner shows up about page 28 and shows verification a few pages later. Good good epic thread.

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ps, mike, ur car looks good, even with shitty weather and a crappy camera, imagine what a nice camera and some nicer conditions would do

+1 I was just checking out your wheels.

Look forward to seeing where your new setup goes.
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Good pics.

Lol at the merc thread, got to like page 15 and quit, maybe I'll skip to 28.
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ya what are the odds on popping it while logging
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Dont know if anyone really cares anymore but here are some more pics of me trying to get the engine out of my jeep with no hoist....
Mike -

Of course we care...

BTW, nice Ford valve cover. - But it does make one wonder. Does that Ford intake manifold flow better or worse than a Mazda piece? Could this be a path to more power without building a custom manifold?

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Of course we care...

BTW, nice Ford valve cover. - But it does make one wonder. Does that Ford intake manifold flow better or worse than a Mazda piece? Could this be a path to more power without building a custom manifold?

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i imagine that by the time you get the t-body on the "miata-end" of the plenum, $$$ saved / time spent are moot.
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hustler,,, where do you come up with this stuff, its great
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You should be a professional comedian, your **** is pretty funny at times. Well, maybe just do that on the side, could help with getting a proper running car and all.


Op, Looks like you're well on your way to having some fun, like the way your car looks as well. Maybe you should be a *bit* more conservative with your tune. That is, step it down from incredibly radical to maybe a wee bit liberal. Stay away from the right, though.
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i imagine that by the time you get the t-body on the "miata-end" of the plenum, $$$ saved / time spent are moot.
Unless you keep the throttle body where it is and run a longer charge pipe. We all know how you like long pipes...

(Sorry, couldn't resist...)

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If the rain lets up tomorrow I will try and stick my head under the hood for some pics of the holes. Yes i said holes. One on the drivers side AND one on the passenger side. She really went out with a BANG... Literally! Should take me no more than a few hours to have the old one out and the new one in... All I have to do is unbolt trans, exhaust manifold, unplug like three connectors and lift. I have nothing in the engine bay at all... No PS, AC, IAC, TPS, I run coils.... Its so simple in there.


Oh and thanks for the complements and concerns...
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Unless you keep the throttle body where it is and run a longer charge pipe. We all know how you like long pipes...

(Sorry, couldn't resist...)

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Very funny thing when I saw the Mercedes pic, that is the shop and dyno that I tuned my Civic on, right here in Miami. Shop is located at 107 ave and 8 st, Miami. The internet makes the world so small not even funny.
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Does anything else happen in the Mercedes pwnage thread past around page 60 or so? Usually all there is after that is every swinging dick in every forum in the world posts up, but maybe there's some more drama in there that I missed.
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So i found out what happened... A rod bolt failed. It seems that was from high mileage and not detonation. Here is a carnage shot...
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So i found out what happened... A rod bolt failed. It seems that was from high mileage and not detonation. Here is a carnage shot...
Rusty blooooock!

Good luck with the new motor lasting a while!
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Rusty blooooock!
Where do u live? I have never seen a cast iron block with no rust here in the North East....
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man, that blows its from a rod bolt failing.
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One of the best compilations of all time:



Do you like George Strait? I've been a big Strait fan ever since the release of his 1981 album, Strait Country. Before that, I really didn't understand any of his work. Too folky, too country. It was on Strait Country where George's presence became more apparent. I think "If you're thinking...you want a stranger" was his undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on infidelity. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the betrayal. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Strait, Brooks and Capps. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to "Blame it on Mexico". In this song, Strait addresses the problems of abusive political authority. "Friday Night Fever" is the most moving country western song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. The lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in a depressing bar story country song. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your *******. George Strait's more recent work seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like "I just wanna dance with you" and "Carrying your love with me". Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think George Strait works best in the confines of the honky-tonk roots he derived his first albums from. This is "She'll leave you with a smile", a great, great song, a personal favorite.
Oh ****, that caught me off guard. Didn't hit me until I started reading the last part. God I love that movie.
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