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Old 03-25-2010, 10:57 PM   #1
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Nice, the body looks like its in good shape...
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looks good! what year is it?
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Does it make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs?
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Details, man. Details!
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aidz paint.
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once you get those gold lamé seat covers in, it'll be SO SWEEET.
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Nice, the body looks like its in good shape...
Yeah, if you ignore the dents, the rust, and the places where the paint is literally falling off, it's actually in pretty good shape.

Seriously though, if ever there was a candidate for a $50 roll-on paint job, this car is it.

The top... holy cow is that thing ever destroyed. I drove it home the first night with the top up, and it came off. The frame is still attached to the car, but the vinyl sort of isn't.


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looks good! what year is it?
It's a bone stock (read: smog legal) '90 with 206,xxx miles and a shortnose crank.

What absolutely amazes me is that everything on it works. It starts on the first turn, idles perfectly, passed its emissions test by such a wide margin that I thought the dyno was broken, the tranny is smoother than the one in my '92 (which, I admit, has lived a hard life) hell, even the A/C blows cold.

The horn does not work, nor does the windshield squirter. The inside left tie rod end is loose (replacement on order from Rock), and the right front wheel bearing has some play in it (got one from a '99 on the bench.) But aside from that, the damn thing is in mechanically perfect condition.

Now I remember why the Japs got such a reputation back in the late 80s / early 90s for building reliable cars. It's because they did. Damn shame that they lost the recipe.

Feels weird as hell, though. Not just the fact that it has no torque, but little ****, like the fact that there's no gauge to tell me what the AFR is, and I can't datalog anything. I'd forgotten what a stock car feels like! Dammit, I don't trust the ECU, I need to see the data!

Sidebar: you know you're spoiled when you think that the stock suspension on a Miata (which was pretty much universally acclaimed by the mainstream press back in the day as being awesome) sucks.



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once you get those gold lamé seat covers in, it'll be SO SWEEET.
It's funny. Part of me wants to keep the flaky Earl Schieb sparkle-teal paintjob on general principle, the other half wants to paint the car bright pink and put a giant Hello Kitty sticker on the hood ala the late-70s Firebird.



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Does it make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs?
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So what are the plans for the car? DD?
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Am I the only one seeing Adama, Solo, Alec Guinness, and some old guy? Or have I missed a thread with other pictures.

Joe, about the washer reservoir: I'm sure it's at the bottom of your list, but mine was plugged up when bought, and the motor just pops out of the bottom of the reservoir. It comes apart, cleans, and reassembles easily. Just a little m.net tidbit for ya.
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yes it is a unit of distance but you have to account for the navigational anomoly of the MAW wich was essentialy a huge cluster of black holes just out of reach of kessel. So essentialy Hans ship was so fast that it skimmed a black hole singularity and pulled out intact, with out the spice but intact at any rate. When this is factored in it is quite impressive.
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Isn't it obvious what the plan is for the car. MOAR BOOOOOST!!!!
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This thread. It is going places.


Delete this post if the information doesn't need to be out there...but is this your yearly smog passer that allows the Jessica build to proceed? I know little about Cali regs, besides that they suck.
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yes it is a unit of distance but you have to account for the navigational anomoly of the MAW wich was essentialy a huge cluster of black holes just out of reach of kessel. So essentialy Hans ship was so fast that it skimmed a black hole singularity and pulled out intact, with out the spice but intact at any rate. When this is factored in it is quite impressive.
This may be the most intelligible post ever by magna.
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This may be the most intelligible post ever by magna.
No kidding.

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yes it is a unit of distance but you have to account for the navigational anomoly of the MAW wich was essentialy a huge cluster of black holes just out of reach of kessel. So essentialy Hans ship was so fast that it skimmed a black hole singularity and pulled out intact, with out the spice but intact at any rate. When this is factored in it is quite impressive.
I read that this morning and thought:

"Who the **** are you? And what did you do with mangina?"
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This may be the most intelligible post ever by magna.
maybe he's back on meds?
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yes it is a unit of distance but you have to account for the navigational anomoly of the MAW wich was essentialy a huge cluster of black holes just out of reach of kessel. So essentialy Hans ship was so fast that it skimmed a black hole singularity and pulled out intact, with out the spice but intact at any rate. When this is factored in it is quite impressive.
this is what I've been saying for light years!
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Am I the only one seeing Adama, Solo, Alec Guinness, and some old guy? Or have I missed a thread with other pictures.
The "old guy" is the Guardian Hybrid, who was the one that prophesied that "All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again."

(He also said something bout Kara being the harbinger of death and leading humanity to its end. I'm hoping that doesn't happen here.)

The other guy is Col. Fisk, reacting to the fact that his XO was just shot in the head by the captain for refusing to follow a suicidal order.


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Joe, about the washer reservoir: I'm sure it's at the bottom of your list, but mine was plugged up when bought
When I pull on the stalk, it's not triggering the wipers to do their usual "one slow pass" either, so I'm gussing it's a bad electrical contact somewhere. But yeah, this is on this list somewhere below fixing the suspension, replacing the wheel hub, getting some fish tacos, mailing my tax return, and arguing with Hyper about something.




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yes it is a unit of distance but you have to account for the navigational anomoly of the MAW wich was essentialy a huge cluster of black holes just out of reach of kessel. (etc)
You, my friend, are a nerd.

(Also, that picture was from the Family Guy "Blue Harvest" special, in which Chris spoke those words in response to Han's boasting, which caused Han to shush him and move on.

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Delete this post if the information doesn't need to be out there...but is this your yearly smog passer that allows the Jessica build to proceed?
Damn you for planting this idea in my head. I hadn't even considered it until now...

The intent is that this is the new Daily Driver that allows the Red car to be sold. I'm not quite sure what to do with Jessica at this point. It may end up in the '90, I may sell it in pieces, or I may build it and sell it as a built motor. Accepting offers.

But the overall plans have changed pretty significantly. This is not the shape of things to come. I'm not getting out of Miatas entirely, but the next project car is going to be... different.



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Dont blame me for the sudden coherence the new GF has had a positive influence on me i get to talk alot more and not to myself. woot
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What IMDB says about the parsecs comment:

Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When telling Obi-Wan and Luke how fast the Millennium Falcon is, Han says it "made the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs." A parsec is not a measure of time. It is a measure of distance (approximately 3.26 light years or just over 19 trillion miles.) However, he was actually referring to the shorter route he was able to travel by skirting the nearby Maw black hole cluster, thus making the run in under the standard distance.


However, I can remember looking this up a decade ago on IMBD and they said that Lucas put it in there to show that Han didn't know what the hell he was talking about. I am not sure where either one of those explanations came from.


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