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2/24/20
11:48 PM
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Everything on this motor has gone almost suspiciously well so far. I’m waiting to be missing some unobtanium part but it hasn’t happened yet and the thing is basically back together.

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2/9/20
10:39 PM
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That was kind of my thought. I would have to do them one at a time because if I pull all the bolts, even if I don’t move the head, the valve springs will push the cam box up so I would have to reseal that as well. It’s not like it’s a high power motor or a high torque bolt, it wants 18 ft lbs plus 180 degrees...I’ll Read more

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2/9/20
9:53 PM
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I mean you’re not wrong. Though I feel like a small block would rip the car in half. Read more

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2/9/20
9:42 PM
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Looking back on it, blue was the only possible choice.

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2/9/20
9:42 PM
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Nobody iz honest about the world around them like a 4 year old. I put the car in the driveway when I got it and the kid goes “thats a slow race car”, and I’m like man what do you even know? Its not slow, its STATIONARY. But then the name grew on me, so now I refer to it as Slow Racecar...even when its done it’ll maybe Read more

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2/7/20
12:19 PM
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At least it didn’t say ‘give me a massage’?

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2/4/20
11:37 AM
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Pretty engines are powerful engines, this is the way. 

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2/1/20
6:40 PM
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I can promise this car will not have one. 

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2/1/20
5:31 PM
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I’d probably settle for just being able to see the damn engine in modern cars. 

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2/1/20
6:02 AM
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I’m 35 and can confirm the cat is likely feeling that way.

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2/1/20
3:10 AM
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As soon as I realized this was technically a Pontiac engine, even though it’s an Opel engine made in Brazil, the choice of which color to paint it became instantly clear. 

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1/29/20
3:21 PM
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Oh for sure. I never beat myself up over it...it’s like when I had a motorcycle. I wasn’t good at it, and I didn’t enjoy riding it enough to get good at it, so I got rid of it. In both cases my solution was to get rid of it (the motorcycle, and later the guitar) for an ‘80s GM product. 

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1/28/20
9:58 PM
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My new years resolution this year was giving up trying to play guitar. I just had zero natural talent for it, everything was a struggle for me. The issue I had with Rocksmith for me was that it was unfocused when I really needed a step by step, though it is more fun to play the songs you know than some random exercise Read more

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1/26/20
7:39 PM
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I will click on any 80s Toyota with 80s TRD stripes, that’s a promise. 

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1/26/20
9:44 AM
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Counterpoint: It is white with the appropriate color stripes, which makes it worth twice as much as it should be worth. 

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1/25/20
11:11 PM
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I might take a whack at doing a really rough calculation of it tomorrow. Between milling the deck and the flat top pistons I’m sure I picked up something, but I’ll run 93 in it regardless.

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1/25/20
11:09 PM
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Yeah definitely, even if its 9.2:1 I don’t think I’m bumping it higher than 10, which is a compression ratio these engines carried in other versions. Of course I’ve also got the flat top pistons which were adding some too. Eh, honestly as long as it runs I barely even care how much power it makes.

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1/25/20
10:05 PM
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Either 8:1 or 9.2:1, I can’t get a straight answer on it. I’ll need to pick up a shop manual or find a data sheet somewhere. 

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1/17/20
10:40 PM
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I had actually found a place that sells a cam for this motor with an advertised duration at 318, which yeah is ridiculous, so 329 on this seemed like a biiiiiig ol boy. 270-280 is probably more like it, and even that is a big cam in this car. Really I’m happy it has any kind of hot cam in it...I paid $500 for the car, Read more

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1/17/20
10:09 PM
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I basically assume at this point that I need all cars...so while I had forgotten a Mitsu Delica was a vehicle that existed, I still need it.

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