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Jan 12, 2018 - 2:37 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095476 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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The Nautilus is definitely not low pitched but I wouldn't want that for a Miata. It's like a classic toot informed by some forced air, but it sounds really really good for the application.

I gave my brother a pair of these for Christmas, they are quite louder than mine. http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/Hot-Rod-D...in-Horn/675205/


Jan 11, 2018 - 11:01 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095455 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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I have the Nautilus, love it.

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:36 PM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1094946 · Replies: 10095 · Views: 614,561
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It's time to Cash for Clunkers Dan.

Dec 3, 2017 - 12:28 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1094662 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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Yeh, I really dislike this OS. Even Vista was better. I forget why I bought it exactly, I do remember I wanted a plug-and-play option rather than messing with Linux like you said. The hardware was foreign enough for me, I wanted to simplify the software bits. Thanks for the offer, but I am not shipping this brick. My manager said something similar as far as being better off with ditching this.

Dec 2, 2017 - 12:32 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1094652 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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Long time ago. I built this thing in August 2015 and it crashed Feb 2016. Posting from the PC again now. biggrin.gif It ended up being the wifi card. I can't quite remember why but something led me to wipe and reinstall the OS last year in February. After attempting to restart after reinstallation, Windows would crash and give the irql BSOD, then would go on an endless cycle of booting and crashing with another OS error message. I couldn't find much last year so I gave up for a little, and just started playing around with it again last week. Webs seemed to indicate drivers so first I removed the GFX card, no dice. Then I looked through my documentation and noticed a warning included with the wifi card - "Install Driver before installing device onto mobo." Oops. Turns out when I first built the computer, I installed and started the OS with the bare essentials, but didn't bother doing so the second time around six months later. I'm going to spend the weekend gaming blissfully.

Dec 1, 2017 - 11:28 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1094646 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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Anybody here a PC wiz? I'm getting an "irql_not_equal_or_less" BSOD on Windows 8.1 after a fresh install attempt. Found this so far but my mobo BIOS does not seem to have a setting for Cache Memory disable.

https://neosmart.net/wiki/irql-not-less-or-equal/

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:56 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1094603 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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Celica was broken into a couple nights ago. Not sure when as I was gone for thanksgiving and might not have noticed when I got home Sunday night, I only caught the intrusion yesterday morning. Nothing was taken, which is good as I have an amp mounted to the back seats (I took the sub out for this reason). I'm not certain that I locked the doors but I'm usually pretty good about it, I've had to break in when I've locked keys in so it's possible they did the same. The glove box was definitely locked as they broke the lock trying to get it open, and scratched it as well. Bummer. I'm heavily considering a chain for the bike so nobody walks off with it.

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:49 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1094602 · Replies: 576 · Views: 1,974,614
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+1 very delicious.

Nov 27, 2017 - 10:23 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1094570 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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The NB looks good. I don't have any trouble with the window, the trick is to push the glass back and up slightly near the base as it will pinch otherwise once the top starts to fold. Seems to stick more when the vinyl is cold, I like to think it adds character.

Nov 20, 2017 - 10:28 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1094464 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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The wrench-type filter tool has helped me once before, I haven't tried the other type yet. Danged monkeys.

Nov 20, 2017 - 10:24 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1094463 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Nov 19, 2017 - 10:59 PM) *
QUOTE (1994Celica @ Nov 19, 2017 - 7:23 PM) *
I just had to use my hands to get it off.

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID


Monday morning HEY-OH!

Nov 19, 2017 - 8:01 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1094439 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Nov 18, 2017 - 1:26 PM) *
The Mazda I just put in D and drive laugh.gif I use the OD on/off button for light engine braking on the highway or crawling traffic sometimes I put it into 2 to keep from shifting back and forth at every throttle touch.
The Celica has up/down buttons on the steering wheel and it's almost always in that mode, once in a blue moon when I'm tired or sick I put it into D and it shifts so super nice and smooth but I find myself tapping the buttons almost in unison with the trans shifting during normal gentle acceleration, then I forget it's in D and get confused that it's not down shifting as I'm slowing down. I always drop from 4-3-2 when slowing so I'm in the right gear to accelerate again and that gets confusing. Honestly it does really nicely in D when I've driven it like that, the down shifts happen quickly and without tons of throttle, the upshifts seem appropriate as well, it's nice and it feels nice. It shifts a little firmer/faster in M, or so it feels like and I'm just accustomed to that. When I do drive a stick I tend to shift it like my Celica shifts which is probably a little harder and faster than I should and tend to chirp tires on accident.


DDing a 20yo auto now would drive me up the wall. The Celica would have been long gone had I not swapped it. Shame that the Celica has a slushy thing too, as I drove my buddy's 6 speed Trixie XRS and that thing f***s! I disagree and think more gears would keep you in the powerband, it just takes more shifting (the horror!).

Nov 18, 2017 - 12:16 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1094419 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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I don't like PRNDL123 autos, I don't know how you daily it. Even the better 6AT in the newer Miata is frustrating sometimes. Lately the right Up paddle has been switching between down and upshifting at its whim, which is rather alarming for multiple reasons. Apparently the clockspring wears and causes shorting, good stuff.

Nov 4, 2017 - 5:48 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1094187 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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Lots-o-tupperware, the top color's great, looks in good nick overall. Tell him congratulations.

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:15 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1093956 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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Yes.

Oct 24, 2017 - 9:38 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1093945 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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Near as makes no difference they are equally light. Stock clutch and flywheel on both as far as I know. The trans in the Celica was bench-pressed in by my buddy and the rest I connected with my monkey hands, including clutch travel set to "There's no grinding and it shifts like it should" with little regard to factory spec, so who knows if it feels like it should.

Samir has driven it and he said it was cake compared to his stage 3 (4?) something-puck S54.

Also, the RS did have a rather light clutch in my brief experience. Think Subaru, little feel or feedback.

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:39 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1093878 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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Damn, you beat me to it. I was going to say the only solution is a clutchless manual so you can't bitch about a torque converter, but in your price range that's an MRS. Also, multiple cars so you don't have to worry about the faults of one.

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:17 AM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1093781 · Replies: 10 · Views: 578
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Welcome!

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:17 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1093780 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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Olive drab, yass. Funny, I never ended up doing that Dan but I still got a Miata and you got your Supra.

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:52 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1093736 · Replies: 1037 · Views: 98,769
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Good stuff. Love the plate. Please tell me yours says "ISASUPRA."

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:47 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1093735 · Replies: 266 · Views: 37,595
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Little by little.

Oct 14, 2017 - 10:32 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1093722 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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QUOTE (Box @ Oct 11, 2017 - 10:48 PM) *
The NC looks small from so far away.


For obvious reasons, spectator photographers must be at quite a distance. There's a lot of body roll going on if you zoom. I'm too lazy to crop as my real rig is borked at the moment. Perhaps the official pics will be better.

Here's the guy that took my photo nailing a cone.


Oct 11, 2017 - 9:34 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1093677 · Replies: 5527 · Views: 972,945
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Some fun from last Sunday.


Oct 5, 2017 - 7:59 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1093560 · Replies: 13 · Views: 472
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Welcome. You have a lot of reading to do. Use google to search (6gc.net: "search terms") as the search engine here is not as effective.

Your best bet is to fit a generic eBay 7th gen Celica short shifter with bushings, stiffer sway bars, the front strut bar from a Celica GT, aftermarket rear strut bar, replace the springs and struts, and most importantly some lightweight wheels and sticky tires. Take it autocrossing and forget about track days for now.

Oct 5, 2017 - 7:50 PM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1093558 · Replies: 10095 · Views: 614,561
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Welcome back! I remember you posting when I first joined.

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