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Old 01-21-2008, 04:31 AM   #21
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you should have seen all the rat **** that was in my engine bay when i got my 91
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I helped one of our club members install some sort of blinker modification (the one that is always posted on m.net) for the front of her car. A few weeks later she said her lights stopped working. I looked at her stuff and her headlight wires were all chewed up. I had her take the car to a shop to get the wires replaced. She had her car towed to the shop. When they popped the hood a rat jumped out from under the car (he went along for the ride on the tow truck). She got the wires fixed and a month or so later showed up at one of our club's tech days. This is what I found under her hood (of course, her **** was all chewed up again):






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Old 01-21-2008, 10:09 AM   #24
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When I was younger, I never did get much 1 on 1 time with my father. He was always working and never available. When I hit 40 last year I told him that it had always been a dream of mine to work on a project with him. I asked him (he is 65) if he wanted to build a Factory5 Cobra kit with me. I figured it would be nice to enjoy his company while he can still get around and do stuff (hard to build a car when you are 85). He pretty much told me to pound sand (didn't want to spend the time to build it) !

Be thankful for the time you spent with your dad on that project...
thats the saddest thing i've ever heard. thanks for bringing me down
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:21 AM   #25
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I helped one of our club members install some sort of blinker modification (the one that is always posted on m.net) for the front of her car. A few weeks later she said her lights stopped working. I looked at her stuff and her headlight wires were all chewed up. I had her take the car to a shop to get the wires replaced. She had her car towed to the shop. When they popped the hood a rat jumped out from under the car (he went along for the ride on the tow truck). She got the wires fixed and a month or so later showed up at one of our club's tech days. This is what I found under her hood (of course, her **** was all chewed up again):






Lemme get this straight the garage left all that in there? WTF
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:34 AM   #26
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that IS frightening
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Joe, you think a louder exhaust would have kept the mice out?
Yeah, I was thinking his car was quicker than mouse.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:42 AM   #27
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Well, some fill there engine bay with foam to get the intake temps down... this is at least more ecologic!
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:49 AM   #28
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Yeah, I was thinking his car was quicker than mouse.
We've got some fast mice down here near the border.
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seeing all this **** i finaly understand why i found a big *** cat under my hood when my car wouldnt run good...it was running on 2-3 cyl and i popped the hood and this cat just jumps out and scared the **** out of me (figuratively)
but the cat left a little present in my engine bay
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You reminded me of a neighbor I had about 5 years ago. He's got this little compact pickup truck, 4 cyl, like a Ranger or an S-10 or something.

Anyway, we had a few stray cats in the neighborhood. One morning, Les (the neighbor) goes out, starts up the truck, hears an odd squealing sound for just a sec, but it goes away. Drives off, gets where he was going, parks, and smells something burning. Pops the hood and finds the rear half of a cat sitting upon the exhaust manifold. The front half of the cat is nowhere to be found. It was apparently resting across the serpentine belt when the engine was started, which caused the cat to be rather neatly cut in half by the power steering pulley, amazingly without throwing off the belt.

It was pretty messy under the hood. There's a surprisingly large amount of stuff inside a cat.
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When I was younger, I never did get much 1 on 1 time with my father. He was always working and never available. When I hit 40 last year I told him that it had always been a dream of mine to work on a project with him. I asked him (he is 65) if he wanted to build a Factory5 Cobra kit with me. I figured it would be nice to enjoy his company while he can still get around and do stuff (hard to build a car when you are 85). He pretty much told me to pound sand (didn't want to spend the time to build it) !

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my dad was going to sell the miata in 1999 before I got into cars. I never spent time with him since I was really little as he's had a handful of problems: krone's disease, the flesh eating virus, a liver transplant in 2000, a few trips to the hospital for things i cant remember. long story short we've built and reconditioned ours up together, (well, usually he sits and watches me **** and curse), and he enjoys the fruits of my labor. He used to autox with me for a few years and we'd share the car, but now he just spectates. We still share it, as I drive it 90% of the time, but he absolutely loves everything I do to it. Except for crashing it into a pole.
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You reminded me of a neighbor I had about 5 years ago. He's got this little compact pickup truck, 4 cyl, like a Ranger or an S-10 or something.

Anyway, we had a few stray cats in the neighborhood. One morning, Les (the neighbor) goes out, starts up the truck, hears an odd squealing sound for just a sec, but it goes away. Drives off, gets where he was going, parks, and smells something burning. Pops the hood and finds the rear half of a cat sitting upon the exhaust manifold. The front half of the cat is nowhere to be found. It was apparently resting across the serpentine belt when the engine was started, which caused the cat to be rather neatly cut in half by the power steering pulley, amazingly without throwing off the belt.

It was pretty messy under the hood. There's a surprisingly large amount of stuff inside a cat.
wow, yucky dude, lol
the surprise the cat left me was the worst smelling turd ever, good thing i have a hose in my parents driveway, it came in real handy
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I rebuilt MGs with my dad growing up. Now, he's jealous that my project car runs most of the time.
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