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GBPackFan 09-13-2012 04:53 PM

Kinda new to area...
 
Hello peoples, I'm Matt. I kinda recently moved out to this way, June 6th. Moved from Tulsa, because I got hurt at work and couldnt afford to live on my own for the time being. I'm staying on my parents property, but thankfully not in their house. We stay just north of Kalama, and south of Longview, WA. The 'rents have 5.6 acres out here in the mountains. I love this area, (I was born in OR) and am happy to now call it my home again. I would have to say though, the best part of where we live is the very curvy roads that I love to drive every chance I get.

Anyways, I have a 2002 Sonic Blue SVTF with 135k miles (and they are all mine). I have some mods done already, CAI, 67mm TB, CFM Plug Wires, Short Shifter, ORP, "custom" tail pipe tip less exhaust, PowerSlot front rotors, EBC Green pads, Plasti-dipped "authentic" RS steering wheel, 17" Black Sparco Assetto Gara's, KYB AGX adjustable shocks, a gutted hatch (everything aft of the 2 front seats in gone), FS rear strut bar, FS front strut bar, tinted windows,and I'm sure leaving something off that I can't remember right now...

I don't get out very much right now, but I do get into Longview or Vancouver at least weekly. I have seen a few nice looking Foci out around here. No faces to go with the cars, and it's been a cool minute since I last saw a decent looking Focus.


I have been saving my money for some very badly needed repairs, and I think I have what I need to get the most serious of my repairs taken care of. However, I would like to know if there are any weekend mechanics here that feel comfortable enough to do some belt replacements, sometime here soon. I think my serpentine (either tensioner or idler, not sure which it is down there) needs to be replaced. I had my t-belt done @ 86k, but since I have the funds and have to get into that area anyways, I might as well do that too. I'd be willing to pay for your gas out here, and perhaps a refreshment or 2; if I could find a willing individual with the right tools (i.e. you've done a t-belt before).

Oh & if anyone is looking for some scenic views for picture taking, I'm in the mountains, and live near a beautiful river. I need to get some pics of my ride on here. She's not in the mood for pictures right now though; ever since the window regulator decided to tear itself apart.. I have some oldies, from before my rims. The lady in the vehicle is my beautiful wife, she doesn't seem to happy that I am taking a pic of my car in that second pic there. Eh, oh well, she got over it...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y...adia%2C+OK.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--...Lake%2C+OK.jpg
These were taken in Arcadia, OK. Beside Arcadia Lake, and in front of the giant POP'S bottle @ POP'S in Arcadia, OK.

These are my rims, when they were still in the box.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-J...9;s+in+Box.jpg

drunkyoda 09-13-2012 05:31 PM

nice man. sorry t hear you got hurt. glad your back home though. i love washington. i live in federal way but my grand parents live in ocean shores and have property down there.

kirkus8 09-14-2012 02:20 PM

Welcome to the NW!

ZXthrizzle05 09-14-2012 06:02 PM

nice to see an older car and an svt at that to be brought here to the NW

GBPackFan 09-15-2012 12:09 AM

Yeah, you can usually spot me running up and down Kalama River road or I-5 between mile markers 1 and 46... You would be lucky to see me though, I only come off this mountain if I have to... lol

PS. Anyone with in a reasonable distance to me have any experience with changing a timing belt, and/or the necessary timing tools?

ZXthrizzle05 09-15-2012 05:24 PM

I've done many timing belts. Built my own motor and runs pperfectly

GBPackFan 09-15-2012 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by ZXthrizzle05 (Post 4356144)
I've done many timing belts. Built my own motor and runs pperfectly

I'm Ordering my parts from RockAuto tonight. I will need an able set of hands that can help me with this. I know I am short a few tools, like the t-55 torx, and the e-whatever torx. I can buy them or my extra set of able hands could supply them.. I will make it worth your while if who ever you are decides they can help me here. Free supply of beer or your favorite soda for they day? A free home cooked meal by the best chef I know out here? $20 for your gas tank?

freemind 09-16-2012 08:25 AM

Welcome Matt! I'm live about 5 miles from drunkyoda

drunkyoda 09-16-2012 06:43 PM

Really? i thought you actually lived in Seattle... lol

jdubhack 09-16-2012 06:51 PM

That first pic is obviously in front of Pop's on Rte. 66. And from one Packer fan to another...great looking car. Welcome. Hope you recover soon and well.


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