Jim Eh.

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  1. Funtional - not pretty. LOL No diagnostic routines to run?
  2. Any body need ... body parts https://apps.mpi.mb.ca/salvage/SlvgItmImg.asp?salenm=4000&itemnm=40 Thanks to MRS(less) Joe for the heads up.
  3. LOL. More like too much Winnipeg driving. Downside - brake pads, I ordered are the wrong ones Upside - my rims and tires are ready for pickup at Mike's tomorrow. At this rate next event will be in my WRX
  4. Wow, even the spring caps (?) were cracked.
  5. Even had some room in the budget for some "little" things. Actually quite little.
  6. At least some stuff was still intact. I find it really strange how some people put their life at risk and drive vehicles with soooo many broken parts. It's getting better tho. New lines and hoses so i can at least trust the ability to stop when I need to. And no, the rough edges on the cross member holes are not rust. Just the undercoating starting to separate. Surprisingly very little rust. Too bad it can't all separate completely and fall off before I bolt everything back on. It will just have to stay there for now. Next winter there will be time for stuff like that.
  7. It is not just the cost of things. Even when I pay good $$$ to reputable suppliers I get this ... It may be hard to tell in the pic but if you look closely you can see the bushing on the left, the hole is offset. Nope not an alignment helper, more like a hangover Monday by the machinist.
  8. No. More like a slo molass(es). Just my unfortunate choice of machine shops.
  9. The costs are mounting like one ...
  10. Here's a good hint ...
  11. One of two broken springs I found ...
  12. Yes I did have it resurfaced. Thought it would have been cheaper. I think it was almost half way to the cost of a lightened flywheel. But this being a budget build ....
  13. This probably won't do.
  14. So this is where I am starting from ...
  15. The fault does not lie with Costco as far as availability. That is totally in control of the manufacturer. They only manufacture a set number based on the previous years sales and distribute from that number. However, that being said, I wish Costco sales people would not miss-lead people into thinking "they MAY come in".
  16. Don't know if this would be more advantageous in a parking lot or to ensure timing always finds you. Even more "neon" in person, believe me. I need sunglasses when I sit in my office.
  17. Helix has a very valid point. All the course walks and all the rookie mentors in the world will NOT persuade a person to come back. That person has to want to come back. If they are attending all on their own it can be an even more frustrating experience. We are in a sense trying to "sell" a product and in turn enhance our sport to make it even better so we all benefit. It's not too good of a sales tactic to display your product and after 5 minutes say ... O.K. "now you do it". We should try to find a better sales routine. It would only benefit us all. Who knows, the next newbie just may be the person who has the contacts needed to move to a better facility. Perhaps we should ask/offer newbies to do one day of course working before racing. At least that would take the "facility" worries out.
  18. Some of the file limits are in the process of being adjusted on the server our forums have been moved to. The tech in charge of our server is away on holidays this week so it has to wait until next week. We are aware of the problem and are trying to get them to correct it. If anyone is getting a different error than what Tim listed please PM me. Also include the file format please.
  19. post your outrageous Tees here ...
  20. For Corey ... To make a post with special characters or formatting (like frames/tables) do the following: Have your word processor and the forum you wish to post in open in separate windows (only to make it easier) Open your document or type a new one in a word processor (Windows Doc) Press & hold cntrl and tap “A” to highlight all Press & hold cntrl and tap “C” to copy all Switch windows to the forum you wish to post in Select “NEW TOPIC” Click (move your cursor) to the text box (where you normally key in your post) Press & hold the cntrl key & tap “V” to paste your document into your post Then select “Enable HTML” from the box on the right . Your post will now display all the HTML tags. Select “Preview Post” at the bottom to check if everything is O.K. In the preview window the post should contain all your special characters and formatting that you were able to do in your word processor. Then if all is good select “Post New Topic”
  21. Items 2 and 4 kick you out of street to start with. Is the front sway bar stock?
  22. Pocket Taser Stun Gun, a great gift for the wife. A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Taser for their anniversary submitted this: Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest.. The occasion was our 15th anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife Julie. What I came across was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized taser. The effects of the taser were supposed to be short lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety....?? WAY TOO COOL! Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home. I loaded two AAA batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was disappointed. I learned, however, that if I pushed the button AND pressed it against a metal surface at the same time; I'd get the blue arc of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs. AWESOME!!! Unfortunately, I have yet to explain to Julie what that burn spot is on the face of her microwave. Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it couldn't be all that bad with only two triple-A batteries, right? There I sat in my recliner, my cat Gracie looking on intently (trusting little soul) while I was reading the directions and thinking that I really needed to try this thing out on a flesh & blood moving target. I must admit I thought about zapping Gracie (for a fraction of a second) and thought better of it. She is such a sweet cat. But, if I was going to give this thing to my wife to protect herself against a mugger, I did want some assurance that it would work as advertised. Am I wrong? So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a tank top with my reading glasses perched delicately on the bridge of my nose, directions in one hand, and taser in another. The directions said that a one-second burst would shock and disorient your assailant; a two-second burst was supposed to cause muscle spasms and a major loss of bodily control; a three-second burst would purportedly make your assailant flop on the ground like a fish out of water. Any burst longer than three seconds would be wasting the batteries. All the while I'm looking at this little device measuring about 5' long, less than 3/4 inch in circumference; pretty cute really and (loaded with two itsy, bitsy triple-A batteries) thinking to myself, 'no possible way!' What happened next is almost beyond description, but I'll do my best...? I'm sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one side as to say, 'don't do it dipshit,' reasoning that a one second burst from such a tiny little ole thing couldn't hurt all that bad. I decided to give myself a one second burst just for heck of it. I touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button, and . .. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD . . . WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION . .. . WHAT THE HELL!!! I'm pretty sure Jessie Ventura ran in through the side door, picked me up in the recliner, then body slammed us both on the carpet, over and over and over again. I vaguely recall waking up on my side in the fetal position, with tears in my eyes, body soaking wet, both nipples on fire, testicles nowhere to be found, with my left arm tucked under my body in the oddest position, and tingling in my legs? The cat was making meowing sounds I had never heard before, clinging to a picture frame hanging above the fireplace, obviously in an attempt to avoid getting slammed by my body flopping all over the living room. Note: If you ever feel compelled to 'mug' yourself with a taser, one note of caution: there is no such thing as a one second burst when you zap yourself! You will not let go of that thing until it is dislodged from your hand by a violent thrashing about on the floor. A three second burst would be considered conservative? SON-OF-A-B---H, THAT HURT LIKE HELL!!! A minute or so later (I can't be sure, as time was a relative thing at that point), I collected my wits (what little I had left), sat up and surveyed the landscape. My bent reading glasses were on the mantel of the fireplace. The recliner was upside down and about 8 feet or so from where it originally was. My triceps, right thigh and both nipples were still twitching. My face felt like it had been shot up with Novocain, and my bottom lip weighed 88 lbs. I had no control over the drooling. Apparently I $hit myself, but was too numb to know for sure and my sense of smell was gone. I saw a faint smoke cloud above my head which I believe came from my hair. I'm still looking for my nuts and I'm offering a significant reward for their safe return!! P. S. My wife loved the gift, and now regularly threatens me with it! 'If you think Education is difficult, try being stupid.' A very successful attorney parked his brand new Lexus in front of the office, ready to show it off to his colleagues. Just as he was getting out, a truck came along too close to the curb and completely tore off the driver's door.Fortunately, a cop in a police car was close enough to see the accident and pulled up behind the Lexus with his lights flashing.Before the cop had a chance to ask any questions, the attorney started screaming hysterically about how his Lexus, which he had just purchased the day before, was completely ruined and would never be the same, no matter how any car body shop tried to make it new again. After the lawyer finally wound down from his rant, the cop shook his head in disbelief. "I can't believe how materialistic you lawyers are," he said. "You are so focused on your possessions that you neglect the most important things in life.""How can you say such a thing?" asked the lawyer.The cop replied, "Don't you even realize that your left arm is missing? It was severed when the truck hit you!""OH, MY GOD!!!" screamed the lawyer - "MY ROLEX!"
  23. You need to get you butt dyno calibrated is all.
  24. If we are going to invest in asphalt repairs it might be better on that surface? Is there other access roads in to that part of the site?
  25. Proof positive ... don't put the timing equipment close to the racing line.