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Yesterday, 07:44 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1103271 · Replies: 198 · Views: 12,785
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Run that 7A HARD man lol. Is that the adjustable distributor on it? 15 deg timing and 93 octane ftw!

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:49 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103247 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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Got home at 9PM, left before 7AM. Indy...road closed, accidents cause no one can drive in the rain, another road closed, ramp I needed to take off 65 closed, take different road, missed a turn because the road was about 100ft before a stop light so logically I thought it was at the stop light, of course no place to turn around, it's right at sunset so I can't see **** between the sun low and oncoming head lights and having been on the road for 13 hours already my focus is getting poor. NOT A SINGLE ****ING ROAD can manage to go from one place to another. Nothing lines up. Everything thing 3 miles, left, .2 miles, right, and so on and so on for about 40 minutes. YAAAGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!! I hate rural Indiana! The roads must have been put together by drunk farmers.

Aug 20, 2019 - 7:26 AM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103239 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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It's not a Lexus ES330 kind of road tongue.gif

Aug 20, 2019 - 4:52 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1103237 · Replies: 6768 · Views: 1,134,639
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I do dig the AJ swap Miata....

Aug 19, 2019 - 3:50 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103234 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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So I assume everyone made it back home safely?

Aug 19, 2019 - 1:20 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103228 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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I don't believe we did. Next time I hope to drive down on Thursday and have Friday to recover so I'm well rested on Saturday. That was my plan but work put the skadoosh on it. My last time down I was so so tired but still had a great time,my focus was starting to wane however.

Aug 19, 2019 - 9:25 AM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103225 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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I meant cars near the size and weight of mine lol. The Stinger is great but it's a different class of car entirely, like a Miata vs a Corvette.

Aug 19, 2019 - 8:13 AM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103223 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Aug 19, 2019 - 7:38 AM) *
So, now you all understand why I've never really had any interest running RT-71?

Nothing compares that that road.

I still like 71 a lot, they're different roads with different character. I'd just love 71 to be about 4 times longer kindasad.gif
71 has a few tight spots and some broader curves, but they're weakly banked which is a whole different thing. The higher banked curves of 129 are great too but it's a much different feel being pushed into the road vs being pulled off the road, if I'm explaining it correctly. I enjoy both kinds of curves equally for their different challenges they provide.

Anyway, the only car we had that I believe might have given me some fun was old man's Kia Stinger and it blew off an some charge cooling hose on the way to the meeting spot from the hotel, I couldn't spot where it had come loose. It wasn't totally off but it was leaking enough he could only make a couple PSI boost. Then later on he dislodged a front sway bar bushing. Luckily none of this is an indication of Kia quality, the boost has been turned up a bit and the sway bar/bushing/bracket were Eibach. Now I'm not trying to toot my own horn or fluff myself up here but I think among the Celica in attendance mine was the 2nd best looking after the silver 77. From what I could see of how they were handling the curves I think it's a good thing that Lindsay and myself hung toward the back of the pack. I didn't get the trans too hot cruising with the group which was nice, the relaxed pace was good as I got to actually enjoy some of the scenery and wave at the cameras more. On the way up by myself I think that the lowest speed through a corner was around 20 on something really tight and blind to the left.


Is anyone planning to come out for the Starved Rock meet on the 24th or whenever that happens? I'm for sure down for the 'fix Chee's Celica' meet as well!

Aug 18, 2019 - 11:05 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103220 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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QUOTE (enderswift @ Aug 18, 2019 - 10:57 PM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Aug 18, 2019 - 10:08 PM) *
That camper with trailer at 11:50 though. laugh.gif Jeez, confirms my fears though with so many vehicles in such a short span... Just another freaking tourist trap now...

ALSO WHY Jordan WHY.


You have to go during the week; Monday through Thursday. The road damn near empty much of the time

Weekends are always either a parade of slow moving harleys or crowded with large groups

Too true. I've got little to nothing planned tomorrow so I'm tempted to get up there but I don't feel like going up alone but hey maybe I should anyway, might meet some cool people. Saturday wasn't too bad, a little busy but not awful I guess, I don't really have a comparison because this is the first time driving it but I could imagine it being much worse than it was. I wish I'd gotten down here on Thursday like my original plan was so I had Friday to recover, Saturday for fun, then Sunday to hang out, and Monday to go home. I was SOO exhausted on Saturday and all day today I felt a bit dizzy. I'm actually pretty stunned I was able to maintain my focus and drive as well as I did but had I been properly rested I would have had more fun, by the last time down it felt more like a chore. I was scouring my GPS for a different way but everything else was substantially longer. Also it's been pretty hot which didn't help things either, no AC when I'm cutting up the corners but AC on the drive back once I was to the highway was so nice.

I got 35MPG between Indy and Knoxville 9.9 gallons burnt, 22MPG on Saturday driving the Dragon and to/from Knoxville 8.6 gallons burnt. I honestly expected Saturday to be worse, closer to 18. I may have done some light hypermiling on the way down from Indy, slow lane drafting trucks and using the AC only on downhill to assist with engine braking. Gravity powered air conditioning for the win! It's free real estate.

Aug 18, 2019 - 10:58 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103219 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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Just spreadin the love. Just spreadin the love.

Aug 18, 2019 - 8:50 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103216 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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https://store.129slayer.com/ Goto 8/17 and look for 11:59 AM.

Aug 18, 2019 - 7:06 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103214 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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I'll see if I can make you queasy in my car, I think my new goal is to make someone ask to pull over to vomit haha

Aug 18, 2019 - 1:34 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103209 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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QUOTE (enderswift @ Aug 18, 2019 - 8:49 AM) *
Photos look awesome! Really wish I could have joined

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 18, 2019 - 12:43 PM) *
The body roll on that RA though. laugh.gif

Maybe next year I'll have a functioning MR2 or Miata to go with.


Both of you hopefully can come out next year! Maybe there will be someone I can have some fun with for once.

Aug 18, 2019 - 6:50 AM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103203 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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https://www.photoreflect.com/store/ThumbPag...mp;g=04RK03K90B KillBoy
https://www.photoreflect.com/store/ThumbPag...mp;g=0QAK03G803 129photos

Moonshine is harder to link, just google them yourself and 129slayer is also hard to link so google that one. Those two didn't categorize us into our own group so...tongue.gif

Aug 18, 2019 - 6:39 AM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103202 · Replies: 26 · Views: 518
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LOL back to back meets? You're crazy! I'll see what I can do.

Aug 16, 2019 - 8:44 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103191 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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Got here round 7:30. Good night.

Aug 16, 2019 - 10:25 AM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103179 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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Idiot here decided he had time to sleep in a little bit forgot about the timezones change, I needed the extra sleep though so whatever. Not sure if I'll miss dinner but I'll try to stay in touch with the group.

Aug 16, 2019 - 10:21 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1103178 · Replies: 198 · Views: 12,785
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QUOTE (narly_charley @ Aug 16, 2019 - 6:11 AM) *
QUOTE (Bitter @ Aug 15, 2019 - 10:11 PM) *
QUOTE (cheela @ Aug 15, 2019 - 4:43 PM) *
QUOTE (enderswift @ Aug 15, 2019 - 12:21 PM) *
Sweet. I'll start packing my crane, engine stand, and rotisserie

Chris should bring his lift



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you think that will all fit in your celi? laugh.gif

Just fold the seats.


I always remember how amazing it was to have my 7th gen. When the seats are folded, it's like the Batcave in there.

TRD strut bar, your path is blocked find another way.

Aug 15, 2019 - 10:11 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1103175 · Replies: 198 · Views: 12,785
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QUOTE (cheela @ Aug 15, 2019 - 4:43 PM) *
QUOTE (enderswift @ Aug 15, 2019 - 12:21 PM) *
Sweet. I'll start packing my crane, engine stand, and rotisserie

Chris should bring his lift



laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

you think that will all fit in your celi? laugh.gif

Just fold the seats.

Aug 14, 2019 - 9:19 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1103166 · Replies: 6768 · Views: 1,134,639
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Eww children. Adopt don't shop...wait that's for animals eh same thing.


Drove the Celica, got gas, got errands, bedded the brakes, felt great, managed to hit ONLY ONE BUG. I did find some streaking under the Rejex out in the sun, meh whatever I'll deal with it some other time.

Aug 14, 2019 - 1:10 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103162 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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My mom says Market Square in Knoxville on a Friday is going to be hell to park, at least an hour wait to just get a table there IF they're not already got a full queue for the night, and then the service might be slow. She's been there a few times and anytime on Friday or Saturday evening they've been turned away or told the wait was over an hour except once. So a group is going to be hard to get in there.

She suggested Buddy's BBQ on Emory road, it's an indoor sit down and it's super easy to get to off the highway and get back on.
https://goo.gl/maps/v5TtJp8cM9CCqADF7
I'm down for some BBQ.

Aug 13, 2019 - 8:42 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103146 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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Spares are built of different stuff than normal tires and have a much longer service life, but yea around the 10 year mark is the designed life span. I've used mine a once and it's noisy as hell. There's no cracks and the rubber feels supple so I'm not too worried about it, you can buy brand new spare tires but they're not cheap for some reason, supply and demand I suppose.

Aug 13, 2019 - 8:14 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1103145 · Replies: 6768 · Views: 1,134,639
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Got the last pair of wheels touched up last night, 24hrs for paint to dry fully at 50% humidity and about 80-85F ambient temps is plenty. Put the Rejex on the wheels, wiped it off the wheels, put the wheels on the car, open the garage door to get the spare out of the trunk of the Mazda and see a big ugly mean nasty black storm cloud to my north, check the radar, it's as close as it looks. I get the spare set in the trunk and tool set put away (about the only thing I always properly stow), get the air compressor and start airing up the fronts which were formerly the rears, starting on the driver set setting pressures. 34 front and 30 rear feels good with my setup and these tires, as I'm working I can feel the wind picking up and the temperature start to drop. I look outside again and say out loud to myself "maybe it won't rain here". Well that was a mistake. I immediately felt a drop. Within 30 seconds a hard rain then downpour then deluge. Shut the garage, turn off the car, finish the other side, DID I CLOSE THE MAZDA TRUNK!? Run around the house under the eaves and yes, I did.

Rejex needs minimum 4 hours before getting wet to cure properly, the longer the better up-to 10ish hours. Also I don't want to get it filthy in the rain. I was planning to drive it to the gas station to fill up and up to the store to pick something up. Well it's all ready to roll for when I get home tomorrow and hopefully it'll be dry. So that's annoying. I guess I'll just chill with the dogs and wait for her to get home, maybe I'll try to go to sleep early tonight.

Aug 13, 2019 - 8:04 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1103144 · Replies: 198 · Views: 12,785
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Sounds good to me as well, we come, we fix, we eat, we fix.

Aug 13, 2019 - 6:24 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1103141 · Replies: 105 · Views: 1,475
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QUOTE (Box @ Aug 13, 2019 - 12:23 PM) *
Or chunk it, especially if 10+ years old, for a plugging kit and 12V compressor. Weight reduction, and can service multiple tires if need be. In fact I think that's what most new cars are doing anyway.

Which in the instance of my mom's Challenger it seems moot from the weight reduction standpoint, but still servicing multiple tires is nice.

Inflator kit only helps with a small puncture or leak, not with a gaping hole punched by a big bolt or something else. I'd rather have a spare.

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