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05-15-2016 08:59 PM
Mile30 Holy moly...

I stayed at the dealership all. damn. weekend. didn't sleep; just punchlist. You're not gonna believe the crap that got done overnight! I also took tons of pictures, so this thread is about to moneyshot err'whur. My God, am I tired.

So, first I gotta sleep!

Keefer. Mountain run. What day after work this week?
05-10-2016 01:32 AM
Mile30 ... man, I tells ya.; ain't no rest for the weary! I haven't kept a very sleeping schedule the last few weeks. It's all rather exciting, I managed to not get completely freaked out by the tune (blowing up, collateral damage from new physics, misc. SNAFUs that always happen...) until the drive up to pick it up.

I was cool even when he called me during a lunch; the ceramic of the plugs had degraded and stuck to the boots so when the boots came out the, chunks went in the cylinder bore. It was caught and the guys were able to get the process moving again. Stuff happens; it could happen to anyone in there (happens to myself as well: c'est la vie!). I had left a bunch of odds and ends in the wrong orientation, the charge pipes kept blowing off mid-pull, too.I had left a few notes of things I knew I wasn't sure of and dammit: they managed to get it pretty much tuned up!

Then an oil leak. They kept throwing oil through it to finish the tune and then the f*#king dipstick broke off at the top indicator hole. This damn car... (it's like I bought a lemon I DIDN'T EVEN WANT RED. but I knew they weren't going to take that seriously either). I got it towed back to my work the next day and it's full-tilt boogie now! The rest of the parts are getting lined up now... pics as I get time to upload and post!

More work coming!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand now this!!! I hear that a Contour piece fits here and it's *GASP!* metal piece... so that's happening a.s.a.p. now.

05-02-2016 06:52 PM
Mile30 Bye-bye pics from tow day last week

05-02-2016 06:18 PM
Mile30 I got almost all the pics taken for the exhaust I had to make for this damn thing, but some of the welds are of the ugliest ever seen by human eyes and I don't need to hear about that bit!!!! (lol, kinda...)

Other than the booger welds I spit the last two cut together with, the whole thing doesn't look too terrible for a first attempt at 1) welding & 2) custom exhaust.

05-02-2016 06:09 PM
Mile30 Reconnected and double-checked the boost controller wiring before calling the tow truck

Down off the jack stands for the first time in six+ months

Ready to head to McNew's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05-02-2016 06:03 PM

05-02-2016 05:55 PM

No time to sit down... Focus Rising is gonna be here too damn fast.
05-02-2016 05:52 PM
Mile30 "This is the last piece for a while. Swear it..."

I'm picking up a rear splitter from a certain internet-(in)famous mk1.5 that was just sold. That was the trick piece I needed to wrap up the rear valance cutout. Lemme dig into loading some pics I didn't have time for day-of.
05-02-2016 05:48 PM
Originally Posted by sailor View Post
They're working now, though it takes time to load all of them.

I've been hearing about photo hosting site issues lately, not up on all the details.
My brother had a hiccup a long time ago that wiped his online stuff out; he's run his own ftp site to host all his stuff since... I was offered an invite to throw it all in there, but the idea of rebuilding all the thread's pictures is revolting. It's working today, anyhow. Another mid-build crisis averted. Time to concentrate again.

So, I'm trying to catch up but the big national is creeping ever faster. No rest for the weary, but I need to find a painter or the bawls to d.i.y. within the next week or so or I gotta rock last year's look and this year's excuses.
04-25-2016 09:59 PM
sailor They're working now, though it takes time to load all of them.

I've been hearing about photo hosting site issues lately, not up on all the details.
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