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Offline Nemisis

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« Reply #20 on: 03:55:38 PM / 16-Sep-07 »
SHUT UP!

YOU SEE NOTHING!

But some people aren't as observant
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« Reply #21 on: 05:16:52 PM / 16-Sep-07 »
Why is it 5 lug in the top two pics, but its a 4 lug?
I'd rather be a matchstick than a lighter.

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« Reply #22 on: 05:25:05 PM / 16-Sep-07 »
Ghey wheel covers man.
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« Reply #23 on: 05:26:44 PM / 16-Sep-07 »
Damn I guess. lol My question is... why.

O well not like that now...
I'd rather be a matchstick than a lighter.

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« Reply #24 on: 08:33:34 PM / 16-Sep-07 »
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Yea, yea.

You just posted up about your mystery project car yet it says 'Bug' right above

Okay- HACKJOB!

linkie to Buggie


Happy now? The tablecloth has been lifted... In a manner of speaking.
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« Reply #25 on: 09:21:08 PM / 16-Sep-07 »
 I like

The reason for the wheelcovers, the car had them on when I sold it to him.  I bought the car from a guy who had brought it up from Arizona, and he had done some appearance-type things to it so it didn't look real bad.  Then it sat, and got kinda beat-up a bit, thats when I ended up with it....
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« Reply #26 on: 07:36:01 PM / 18-Sep-07 »
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Finally got the house all situated then huh? I wonder if we are closer or farther now... Should probably do a small Fall meet just to shoot the shit and drink beer.

Which reminds me, I should get some pics of the Bug and post them up. Hopefully I can get tires, brakes and some misc. other stuff to get it running by spring.
Yup, moved in a few weeks ago, still haven't made our first payment yet though (next month).
Not much closer, I only moved across town, probably only 8 miles closer.

I'd defiantly be up for a fall meet somewhere, not a clue where though.
Someone might have to call me if anything is going on though, I'll probably be with out an internet connection for a little bit. Bastards at AT&T don't offer DSL at the new house.
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« Reply #27 on: 07:38:45 PM / 18-Sep-07 »
PM me you're # and I'll make sure you're in the loop if you don't have net.

P.S.- Roadrunner. I know, you've heard good, and bad, but if you cant get AT&T, might as well get something else.
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« Reply #28 on: 08:11:10 PM / 18-Sep-07 »
You've got... PM?

I'll check them out, though our local cable co is Charter, and they want to charge me $110 to send out a tech for "self install" plus they want $60 after 6 months. Heartless.
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« Reply #29 on: 12:31:28 PM / 07-Oct-07 »
Alright, still nothing much new, added a boost controller, upped it to around 8 or 9 PSI with maybe a 10PSI spike. Makes a HUGE difference from 7PSI, must have had too much fuel for 7PSI.
AFR's still peeked at 9:1 according to my datalogger, but I saw a steady 11.8:1 while holding full boost.
With the controller, it reaches full boost much faster as well, I have full boost by about 2800RPM, and that's on my tired and used T25.
The controller is just a bleeder type, made with a few hose barbs, a tee, and a needle valve for an Oxy torch.

I'm still researching for the suspension, still trying to get enough power out in the garage to run the welder. I only have a 50' extension cord, so I pretty much only have lights.
After looking at the wiring out there, I might have to rewire everything, and the welder needs a good circuit. I won't be finish welding it with, since it's only a 120volt portable, but it's more than enough to tack it together and take to work and finish it with a MIG or TIG (if I can get some time on the TIG, we only have one, unless I can slap one together).
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« Reply #30 on: 12:51:58 PM / 07-Oct-07 »
I *might* be able to tig for you, I have a portable Lincoln Invertec 205 that runs on 120v-440v, auto-sensing, with all the gear.  Do you have a electrical panel near your garage?  Its not hard to run a 220V line
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« Reply #31 on: 01:07:37 PM / 07-Oct-07 »
The garage isn't far from the house, so running a 220 line wouldn't be bad, just dig a trench and drop the line, hook up a few wires, done.
Just need to figure out a pair of breakers in the box for it (the previous owner kinda fucked the electrical), so I donno about that one, other than maybe an aux breaker box, but I don't have the money for more copper right now.

But you say it'll run on 120? What's the current draw on that beast? Phase?

It's no big deal, since we have all the equipment at work for doing it, but it would be cool to have some good stuff at home too!
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« Reply #32 on: 09:48:53 PM / 07-Oct-07 »
I was gonna say, if ya want, I got 2 welding machines in my garage, nice bench area to work, so if you wanted to make a Saturday all day, I could even provide beer.

Eh, whatever.

Fall meet sometime? Maybe once it starts feeling like fall- rofl!
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« Reply #33 on: 10:41:19 PM / 07-Oct-07 »
Hell yea we should.  Nemisis is alot closer to you, his welders might be easier to use... mine runs around 15 amps input at the highest it can go on 120V which is 150 amps output, more power than you really need for most stuff.  The phasing, it can also auto-sense, I have only single phase, and it works fine.  If you had thought about picking up your own, figure on having a solid $3500 worth of dime, mine came secondhand  but it is portable and I can take it and use it up there at any time   The whole machine is about 40 lbs.

I like the non-fall weather   And I like beer even more   What welders do you have?
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« Reply #34 on: 06:02:22 PM / 09-Oct-07 »
My personal welder is a Lincoln "Handy MIG" (cheap, but gets the job done for a 120v suit case), at work we have mostly 450AMP Miller machines, though some of the ones we use for finish welding were made in the 60's, Miller and AirCo.

We do have some more modern Miller Maxtron 450's, two are being used now, after I resurrected them.

Our TIG setup is Miller too I think, I don't remember what cooler it has on it.

We use to have a REALLY old Lincoln welder supply that was all set up to do TIG in my work area, but then they moved it to the other shop.

It's not a big deal to have to take the stuff to work really, I can use any of the equipment there when everyone is off on break or lunch.

I'm always up for another meet, just name the time and place!
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« Reply #35 on: 05:00:05 PM / 24-Nov-07 »
I have personally rode in this beast.

I gotta say, its a hella fun ride, even at only 8 lbs of boost instead of the 10 he started running later.

although you have to watch out for the damn ecu in the passenger floor boards.

good ride man, hope to see you again in the spring.
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« Reply #36 on: 09:10:13 PM / 24-Nov-07 »
Yea, but you didn't experience the speed and power I did- and I nearly shit myself when I saw the speedo still rocketing up. We're not sure how fast, but it was over 100 and the motor just kept pulling like no tomorrow. I mean I was still slammed back in the seat from the acceleration Gs... And the minivas we passed looked like huge blurs standing still. That was at 8psi, after we had to pull over and wait for Garrett cuz he was running on 3 cyl. Then he turned it up to 10. Fun fun fun!
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« Reply #37 on: 09:24:15 PM / 26-Jan-08 »
A little update...

The current engine bay:
 
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« Reply #38 on: 12:48:47 AM / 27-Jan-08 »
Coolest s12 ever, sr20de is super fly.

edit: I just remembered that you turbo'd it, HAHAHAHA. I'd LOVE an s14 sr20de someday, you know, without the turbo.
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« Reply #39 on: 11:22:09 AM / 27-Jan-08 »
It's pretty nice with just the DE, it's got awesome power, but I wanted a turbo too... So this has the best of both worlds! The turbo kinda needs a rebuild, but I think I might go with a smaller GT28and use the old T25 for a gas turbine engine or something.
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