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Old 07-07-2011, 01:15 PM   #41
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Aaron was busting his ***! He works and pushes himself so hard. I know it has to be bad for his health. His attention to detail is amazing and most of the welding is his work. He's been training another guy lately, too, so some of that may be his.

Small world.

I actually worked with him also. The kid can weld, and was dreaming this stuff up back in the day on much cheaper applications..... He was WAY smart. That place is perfect for him.
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The R32 was a Saturday morning side project for the tuner. They don't do cars like that there.

Edit: What is rare is one that is 50-state federal legal like this one.

Before all of these new mods it was making 733awhp on an ancient ECU. Between the new parts and Aaron's expertise he thinks it will do a little better. BTW, Deatschwerks 1600cc injectors can idle just fine on pump gas.

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Old 07-07-2011, 01:32 PM   #43
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That'd be an awesome job to have, I envy your buddy.
Awesome skillz for sure, but I'd rather be the guy who can afford to turbo his F430.
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The R32 was a Saturday morning side project for the tuner. They don't do cars like that there.

Edit: What is rare is one that is 50-state federal legal like this one.
There's a VERY slight chance the car is 100% Federally legal. My old man used to import grey market Mercedes Benz, Porsche, etc. in the late 70s, early 80s as a little side business and his buddy focused on higher-end stuff (Lamborghini, Ferrari, etc.) and one of the first (and few) dudes to bring in a Ford RS200.

Anyway, bottom line is if you want a car in the US legally, this is the guy to talk to. A few years back my neighbor was selling an R34 GT-R (lol, right?). I was in high school so my dad was just going to buy it for me because he could appreciate the rarity, decent performance, etc. but was hesitant because of the Florida registration (the specific car was brought in by Motorex but of course wasn't one of the few blessed R33s they somehow got legalized). Now, this was in 2004, when my dad got around to calling his buddy and asked about the Skyline he had to hold the phone away from his year. Homes was in such an uproar because at that point he was getting multiple calls a week about bringing in Skyrinez. What he said was you simply can't.

I'm always suspicious of all the "FULLY LOLEGAL THKYRINE, THUPRA..." ads you see. Most of the time, the cars are junk anyway but they're soooo JDM.
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There's a VERY slight chance the car is 100% Federally legal. My old man used to import grey market Mercedes Benz, Porsche, etc. in the late 70s, early 80s as a little side business and his buddy focused on higher-end stuff (Lamborghini, Ferrari, etc.) and one of the first (and few) dudes to bring in a Ford RS200.

Anyway, bottom line is if you want a car in the US legally, this is the guy to talk to. A few years back my neighbor was selling an R34 GT-R (lol, right?). I was in high school so my dad was just going to buy it for me because he could appreciate the rarity, decent performance, etc. but was hesitant because of the Florida registration (the specific car was brought in by Motorex but of course wasn't one of the few blessed R33s they somehow got legalized). Now, this was in 2004, when my dad got around to calling his buddy and asked about the Skyline he had to hold the phone away from his year. Homes was in such an uproar because at that point he was getting multiple calls a week about bringing in Skyrinez. What he said was you simply can't.

I'm always suspicious of all the "FULLY LOLEGAL THKYRINE, THUPRA..." ads you see. Most of the time, the cars are junk anyway but they're soooo JDM.
Holy ****, did Pushy just write a post that was longer than 6 words? With punctuation? And grammar? Something that was actually sort of interesting to read too?
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Holy ****, did Pushy just write a post that was longer than 6 words? With punctuation? And grammar? Something that was actually sort of interesting to read too?
**** man. The world just ended.. :sad:
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I found a few more cell phone pics from the place.

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The hole in the lambo engine bay makes me think happy thoughts!
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The hole in the lambo engine bay makes me think happy thoughts!
Yeah, I can imagine what that would do with a "built" engine instead of a stock one. I have to say I am not very impressed with the quality of the welding on the smaller box tubing that makes up the majority of the Lambo's structure back there. I don't have any good pics of it but I think ARTech and ABSURDflow would definitely make a much prettier frame.
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The hole in the lambo engine bay makes me think happy thoughts!
Lambo V10 -> Miata swap?
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Built turbo Miata motor in Lambo frame? Awesome!
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