What did you work on today?

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by nidex, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    What I really miss, is scuba spear diving for snapper and cod. that is the seafood I miss the most.
    I stopped when great whites became a resident off our coast.
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    very good i guess?

    that does sound good.. my mom owned a live seafood restaurant for a while, soo over that,.
  3. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I used to dive every weekend and come home with 20-40 pounds of fillets and a bucket full of rock scallops. seafood was about all I ate and I never got tired of it.
  4. So I installed a few relays for my lights. I'll try to get a pic in action tonight.
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  5. tweakmonkey

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    Test drivin' :)
  6. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    ^ Jealous. (except the tach should be at 8500 not that weak ass 20whatever) :[

    So now that we lost our garage that we were working out of when I started this thread, we've been working out of our new one which is about half the size and thus is packed to the brim with cars, motors, transmissions, random parts, and toolboxes. I've been working at a used car lot, fixing the shit that comes in from auction and cars that were purchased there and broke later on. Which isn't bad. I have time to do my side stuff, no set hours, and pay by the job. So if I don't feel like working, I don't work. If I want to bust my ass, I can. I can come in whenever and leave whenever. Works out good.

    The plus to this all is that the owner just got a 6-bay garage. Myself, my friend, and my cousin will be helping with the rent, but it's pretty much ours. We can bring all our personal stuff there and bring our side customers, all that good stuff. Moving will commence within the month or so. It always seems like I'm moving in fucking winter. Grr.
    I could list all of the stuff I've been doing, but it's quite boring. Durango heater core, Town & Country alternator, Civic motor, Taurus oil pan gasket x2, yada yada.
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  7. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Working for oneself is awesome. I love it.
  8. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    I worked out chest and triceps. Then I went shopping.
    Replaced the intake manifold gasket on my 08 Corolla, the car is now short one bolt that held the plastic I-vtec cover on.
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    man seems fun to me, guess i just don't know cars though and thats sweet (the garage) so what kind of toy are you hiding from us
  10. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    I have no toy really. :[
    Just have been putting together my Integra that is going to just be a daily driver, nothing special. Got it as a shell, not even a rolling shell, but it was free. No rust which is nice.
    LSVTEC 125 shot + B16 trans + Teins
  11. tweakmonkey

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    Nidex trust me that Tach (and the other GT3s) do spin to 8500! :D That was just a calm photo while it was warming up. I don't take photos while driving fast. :)

    Today was a night to catch up on maintenance on my hybrid: new stock tires (mounted by walmart!), new brake pads front, rear shoes (drums lol) both from Porterfield, new wiper blades, oil change. Nice to have it all ready for winter now.
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    nidex Hood Rich

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    I bet it does :p


    And as far as Walmart, the $30 lifetime balance and rotate or whatever is a good ass deal. So anytime I smash the curb or do one too many burnouts you'll fix my tires? Bet. Sweet deal, assuming you don't have a tire machine. Even if you do... still a good ass deal.
  13. Spent the last few nights wiring up a dash in my friend's truck. Came out decent. I wish he had bought more colors for the wiring, but whatever.
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    I also started to build a mount for my tablet/carputer
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    nidex Hood Rich

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    That tablet is pretty beat up. :D (or at least looks that way from the picture)
    Then again, my electronic devices always end up looking like that, if not worse from spending time in the garage.
  15. I got it mounted the other day. Only have terrible cell-phone pics.
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    Does it make a clicking noise when you reverse too? :D
  18. In the middle of upgrading the suspension. Step 1 was gutting out the ABS system entirely. Hopefully the shock hoops will get done tomorrow.
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  19. funkgab

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    wow that is some seriously awesome fab work, keep it up chris
  20. Just got everything buttoned up a few hours ago and did a little testing.

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    tweakmonkey and 86mcss said thanks for this.
  21. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    great job on that project.
  22. tweakmonkey

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    Damn cool stuff there Chris! :)
  23. Some friends helped me rip out my stock rear suspension today. Got a Tundra Axle, Deaver 4Runner pack, and SAW 2.5s waiting to get slapped in this week.

    I should probably mount the other seat from the swap meet this week too. It's not like the rear suspension will take long.

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  24. funkgab

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    some awesome fab work, is that a plasma cutter?
    no baja rear suspension? either way.. thats awesome
    i'm jealous
  25. Dear Internets
    Tundra yolk flanges are not compatible with pickup driveshafts. We called in some backup today and were able to use an a 30 year old Korean drill press instead of half a machine shop to make it work. Drilled 4 new holes with the pickup pattern, countersunk them, and tapped them to use the old pickup flange bolts.

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