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smoothcrim
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you can install cup car cables that firm it up a LOT
http://www.tarett.com/items/986-987-981-products/986-987-981-engine~trans~brakes~electrical/shift-cable-set-cup-style-nr-scbl-9xx-detail.htm

5/1/2018 10:15:08 PM

theDuke866
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Street Triple R:

New mirrors, new handlebar, controls remounted correctly, all tacky mismatched aftermarket fluid caps replaced with black aluminum ones, new fender, couple of new plastic trim pieces (original ones broken by hamfisted idiot previous owner not knowing how to remove/reinstall), fender attachment correct bolts replaced with correct parts, all dopey stickers and their adhesive residue removed. Blocky, clashing red handlebar clamp replaced with an original aluminum Triumph part.

...then had a super weird electrical issue, where the kill switch (on the right side) was toggling the high/low beam lights (which has the switch on the left side). Starter switch wouldn't work at all. Finally found an aluminum shaving in the left side switchgear (from where I drilled the new bars to mount everything) shorting things out.





Lotus 7 clone:

Not really advertised for sale yet, but I have 2 potential buyers just off of mentioning it on the LoCost forum. Cleaned it up and took a bunch of pictures for them. One of them is calling me tomorrow to discuss it (other one hasn't responded yet, but then, I emailed him at dinnertime on Thanksgiving, so I'm not expecting a replay soon.)



BMW R100RT:

ordered a stainless Keihan exhaust from the UK. Now that the Triumph is squared away, I'll start working on the BMW. Got the heads rebuild, full new exhaust, wheels powder coated and new tires mounted...thought about stripping the whole bike down to the frame and powdercoating everything, then repainting the body to make it perfect, but it's in pretty good shape and I think I'm just gonna keep it original. Just need to put it back together now.


Honda Insight:

Uhh...I put gas in it yesterday. Changed the oil/filter/air filter/cabin air filter/wiper blades a couple of weeks ago. Had Discount Tire rotate/rebalance the tires (free)--as usual, they fucked up a wheel stud, so now I have to go get it replaced (on their dime).

237,500 miles now...STILL nothing but scheduled maintenance and consumables (tires, wipers, front brakes...still on the original rears) with the following exceptions:

-a piece of rubber that got yanked out of the roof channel by an automatic carwash.
-front struts replaced at 170k miles, just because RockAuto had some on clearance for practically nothing
-3x wheel studs fucked up by tire shops
-Wore a hole through the driver's floor mat, so replaced those with all-season mats.

So, basically...zero failures in 237k miles.

[Edited on November 22, 2018 at 8:33 PM. Reason : ]

11/22/2018 8:23:58 PM

TKE-Teg
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Hmm, forgot about this thread.

Back in September I installed the following on the Cayman:

Ohlins Road & Track coilover system
Front OEM lower control arms
Ground Control front camber plates
OEM rear upper strut mounts
Tarett solid metal bushings for rear lower thrust arm attachment point

Ride height lowered 20mm, suspension corner weighted, and camber set to -2.0F -2.3R

Love the way she drives now. Was brilliant at the track 2 weekends ago.

[Edited on November 26, 2018 at 9:13 AM. Reason : ]

11/26/2018 9:12:13 AM

MaximaDrvr

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Mud flaps and running boards a couple months ago.
Oil change last month.
22k miles since February 14th.

11/26/2018 8:49:12 PM

theDuke866
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^^

man i bet that's awesome

11/27/2018 1:16:46 AM

TKE-Teg
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Yeah no regrets here!

11/27/2018 10:07:19 AM

Dr Pepper
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12/4/2018 2:14:59 PM

afripino
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2JZ gte?

[Edited on December 4, 2018 at 2:44 PM. Reason : pics of the supra???]

12/4/2018 2:43:13 PM

Dr Pepper
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12/4/2018 3:30:13 PM

theDuke866
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7: Sold it.

12/5/2018 12:19:48 AM

Dr Pepper
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seeing Antek's thread - here's a little progress update on my build - TR6060 from a 2012 Camaro modified to a 'magnum' with QuickTime bell for the 2J. Work was done by Tick Performance in Mt Airy, NC



[Edited on January 23, 2019 at 11:57 AM. Reason : -]

1/23/2019 11:49:57 AM

smoothcrim
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1/24/2019 1:59:21 PM

raiden
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on my '66 mustang I've got new headlight bucket assemblies, new front valance, new stone deflector, new lower grill support, new grill, put GT fog lights on it, and removing rust from front bumper.

I should get it all put on and done sometime next weekend or so.

Then I gotta figure out what I want to do next.

1/29/2019 8:22:30 PM

raiden
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Oh, I remember what I need to do next, I need to get this speedometer issue figured out.

1/29/2019 8:23:36 PM

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Wait a second, you've got a 66 Mustang? Have you posted the pictures/details prior and I missed them? My first car was a red 67 convertible.

1/30/2019 12:37:27 AM

theDuke866
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Insight: had to add some oil. We’ll see if that becomes a trend. If so, I’ll probably sell it. 242k miles now.

Triumph: put gas in it

BMW airhead: mounted the wheels and brakes back on it. Ordered head gaskets.

Bonanza: put gas and oil in it.

7 clone: sold it

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‘66 Chevy pickup: getting close. Exhaust is about to go on. My guy got delayed last week when he went to run the engine for break-in...water was getting into the oil in large quantities. Ended up being a faulty head gasket.

FB RX-7: waiting in storage

1/30/2019 1:45:47 AM

MaximaDrvr

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Installed a bull bar and 20" light bar on the Durango, and finished up the molle panels in the 3rd windows.

2/1/2019 3:11:41 PM

tchenku
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Wife broke the old van (everyone was OK)

Wife bought a new van. Dash cams immediately went into the new van and Cayman.

2/2/2019 10:50:16 PM

Hiro
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I've debated about which dashcam to get... Which one(s) did you end up going with?

2/4/2019 8:04:23 AM

TKE-Teg
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Glad everyone was okay, that can be scary.

2/4/2019 9:21:31 AM

tchenku
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this one:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G3SMRZT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Pretty happy with it other than the fact that it doesn't quite pull enough power to charge itself while it runs. After about a week, the internal battery will show low as it fires up in "parking mode" (detects movement and/or shock, depending on how you set it up)

When I bought it, it actually had a $50 coupon. Today it's only $10 but I've seen everywhere in between when I recommend it to folks.

https://www.facebook.com/philipk82/videos/10105969853038569/

[Edited on February 4, 2019 at 8:44 PM. Reason : hope that fb link works]

2/4/2019 8:21:57 PM

LastInACC
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Replace my power steering pump. now the Camry is smoothhhhh when turning. Im at 180k right now and I going to drive it until it die.

3/5/2019 6:48:12 PM

TKE-Teg
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Integra broke down on the side of the road Sunday while I was driving back to Raleigh from Charlotte. Started showing electrical charging issues around mile 30 but got another 50 miles before she finally gave it up, lol. Had the alternator tested before I left CLT (passed) but apparently that doesn't tell you much about the voltage regulator, which I think is the problem.

Damn $300 tow later, car is back in the garage. Alternator replacement timeframe is TBD.

3/6/2019 9:12:11 AM

smoothcrim
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you've got a cayman s, why on earth would you subject yourself to a 30 year old honda for such a long drive?

3/6/2019 11:54:09 PM

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Probably doesn't wanna put the miles on it

3/7/2019 9:11:08 AM

smoothcrim
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i thought he had a fancy new wagon for that

3/7/2019 1:36:01 PM

TKE-Teg
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^^^Haha, I make that drive all the time in the GSR. "short" drive IMO. Hell, I was gonna drive it to Baltimore this coming weekend if it hadn't broken down. But since it did, got a rental lined up instead.

^^Sure don't. She's at 106,000 right now.

^Sold it a year ago. Hated the DSG transmission.

3/7/2019 2:49:59 PM

Hiro
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Two VWs in the same garage is like too close too close to critical mass... lol.

I still rock a stripped out EG Hatch as my daily, for most days... Gonna be listing a few cars for sale soon... Fleet Maintenance sucks...

3/7/2019 6:48:15 PM

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^ how old is that thing?

3/9/2019 2:07:47 PM

smoothcrim
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installed a software update for sentry mode and dog mode
can't wait for the 1000mph charger update since they just put a bunch of supercharger v3 units by my house

3/9/2019 7:23:29 PM

theDuke866
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Flew the Bonanza to Raleigh and got my ‘66 truck from the guy who has been restoring it for years.

It’s still not done, although it is drivable. It was not, in my opinion, up to being driven all the way to FL, and there’s a number of half-assed things on the restoration that I’m dissatisfied with, especially for the time and money that I’ve spent.

So...I left it in Raleigh at mom’s house. Whatever I do going forward, I’m done with having that guy work on it. I guess I’ll either have it shipped down here, or find a resto shop up there to have finish it.

3/11/2019 11:19:02 PM

Hiro
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Was it a pro shop or an independent?

Sucks to hear that Duke I guess having him fix any half-assery is just more potential risk?

3/14/2019 4:53:12 PM

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