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A dashboard UI that is similar in nature to windows vista's UI
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(2016-03-10, 04:10:37 PM)tiwake Wrote:



A dashboard UI that is similar in nature to windows vista's UI
Goin' to the track day bro? (Sorry couldn't resist, it is one of my favorite RCR videos).  Since I'm posting here already, I might as well show off my girls.  [Image: OckgHer.jpg]
They are six, and twenty-six, respectively.  They are also currently unmolested, though in the near future that is likely to change...
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Quote:Most recently it has been missing every, donno minute or so to 15min, depending on its mood. I have some suspicions as to what is wrong (spark plug wires, coil), but if its not that then there is something much deeper. When I have some time I will try replacing those maybe sometime this week.

Welp, those things are replaced and it still has ignition issues. whatdo?

on another note: I have a ford mustang now with a lot of (more cosmetic) problems. this saturday I'm going to get a manual transmission for it and a bunch of other things. Need to get a few more things (clutch, struts...) and then we will spend a solid weekend converting it over to a mustang GT. After that I have a lot more awesome things planned for it. I will take a bunch of pictures once the project breaks ground.
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Got all the bearings on the underside of my ZRT redone this year. Also chain+sprockets because both were nearly worn to dust. Managed to get out for a day trip.....and it died.

Well, not quite. Brought it back home on the back of my dad's truck and found out it was a ground wire. Reconnected that plus the ignition and it's running again, just like new. I shouldn't have reconnected the ignition though, as I discovered that it wiggles around enough that it'll slip into a half-off state and shut off, which is a pain in the butt when you're goin' fast.

The bolt on the front left shock slipped out this winter as well and went clean through the underbelly, so there's a fist-sized hole there now. Very, very lucky that it slipped between the left and center pipes instead of damaging one of them. I was amazed, honestly. Going to need to replace that bolt now.

All in all still a solid machine. Parents are thinking of selling their snowmobiles, but I still want to keep mine. One more year until I'm out of college, so hopefully then I'll be able to schedule trips in the winter. Once I snatch a job I'm going to get a clutch kit for it and a new air intake which will likely add another 10-20mph onto my top end. Probably will try and find some shielding for the pipes from a junkyard, since a couple of the plates have worn brackets and have come loose, but not off.

Good thing is that next winter it's considered a classic, which means I get 50% off trail passes. 16 years old, but still performs....just goes to show you that no matter how much technology you throw at engines, the raw power of a triple-triple will still keep up.

Forgot to mention that when I had it in to get the bearings done, I also had them do a basic diagnostic like compression/ignition/etc. Numbers came back within 5% of factory spec. Woo!
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Oh man its been a loooong weekend and monday. my friend and I did the ground breaking friday night and started the transplant to convert the 1998 V6 mustang to a V8 mustang GT. Everything is hooked up now, but it seems the PCM is kind of angry and seems to not be keeping the fuel pump on. The car starts up for a second from a couple key cycles, but does not stay on.

I'm so exhausted, but we are so close. Tomorrow its probably going to be running and let loose at the exhaust building shop to get an awesome exhaust system built for it.
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Have some pictures from the conversion. The most recent thing that was done
was the rear brakes were replaced, did that yesterday and don't have any
pictures. Got the passenger window fixed as you can sorta see in that
last picture it was being worked on. It turns out they use silicon to
glue the window in a channel thing in three places along the bottom. One
end came out and was hanging up and not letting it go down. Ground,
brushed, and cleaned out the old silicon, bent the channel back to what
it was supposed to be, and re-silicon'd it up.
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I just got my license, so here is my POS truck. By the way, yes I do live across the street from a cemetery.

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Didn't remember that we had one of these threads! Seeing as my daily is no fun at all (Justino, I'm jealous of yours), I'll share my new toy I just picked up.

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Seeing as riding season is ending here in the northern US, I found this guy at a pretty nice price. 1600cc engine and only 25,000 miles on it. She's got plenty of giddup and go and gets around 35mpg if I stay off the throttle. She'll be garaged all winter but I'm excited to take her on some road trips next summer!
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Thanks for the jealousy, the truck was my grandfathers for about 8 years, than my moms for about 3, and now its mine. Everything is okay except for the cruise, so I have to drive on the pedal the whole time. Not horrible but a little annoying, a little better for mpg though.

Nice bike, hope its as fun as it looks.
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Had a truck for a year, and I've regretted getting rid of it ever since. Wasn't a looker, but was a farm truck her whole life and had a mean roar from her carbed V8. The beauty of her was no matter if you were pulling a 5th wheel, doing 80mph on the highway, or cruising around the city, she got the same mpg... 8. Meet Wanda.

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She's an 86, but only had 60,xxx miles when I picked her up for $1800.

P.S. Yeah, the bike's a hoot to ride! Definitely should be part of everyone's mechanical arsenal.
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Alright, been doing a lot of (more) car stuff the last weekend, so I thought I'd mention it...

2001 ford taurus POS (180k miles) I got for a daily driver while I work on the mustang. Bought some moog struts for all 4 corners and put them in last weekend. Over the last week got some Michelin tires and an alignment right after. This weekend I'm putting in an aftermarket radio... gotta string the wires all the way to the trunk. Sometime later I might change the speakers I guess, when I have some more money.

The mustang is on hold until I get more money and pay the IRS off. Need about $6,000-$7,000 for it (new-used motor, and stuff to go in the motor as a badass rebuild)
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