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Old 02-08-2010, 01:27 PM   #931
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yeah. it's just hard cause i'm in a really shitty financial situation right now. and my buying priorities have been all over the place (i'm a gadget freak and it's killing me when it comes to car stuff). i'm tempted to pay to have it shipped out here and then just start selling everything i don't need and take up a collection and see how far i can get.

i hate that the barrier is money/distance. it might be skills but i won't know until i can work on it again. i haven't touched it in almost a year now.... i've gotta figure out a plan if i'm gonna keep it.

i mean i love having my nice home theater and stuff, but i'd sell it in a heart beat if it meant my car was here and working.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:45 PM   #932
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hang on to that patience and you can finish anything....... and can't get it to run? hell yes you could. You know something about computers :)
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:48 PM   #933
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yeah, i might have to go full custom ECU, but it's possible for sure.

it's just hard cause i'm poor as shit and the car is across the country. two big demotivators right there.
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minor obstacles....... just keep your head up and wait for it to get there.
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:11 PM   #935
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thanks mike. any suggestions about where to go from here? sounds like shipping my car out is my best option right now and then just working on it little by little. i'm hesitant to start up a collection but would it be worth it? And does anyone know people in CA in general that would be willing to work on my mess?
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that really seems to be the best idea as well. also (IF) they have a shop there ask the instructor if they will let you use the shop or if they need projects

also, when you've no money, starting a little collection is about the only way to go. (BTW IF you still need an ecu I have one here that I don't need anymore.) Like what I"m doing with mine. Just got the engine free from work and I'm trying to get this car from my teacher for $100 so I can work on mine.
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:19 PM   #937
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alright. is it an SVT ECU that you have? cause then i'd take it. and very true about a collection. and i'll see if anyone needs a project, lol.

looks like my CNC machine is gonna be on hold for a while. get my car out here and see what i can do with that first. gotta find someone to prep it for shipping first though.
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Minor update time!!!

So I'm seriously looking into shipping my car out to Cali so that I can work on it little by little, instead of trying to arrange time to fly home and work on it then.

Looks like it'll cost somewhere between $850 and $1000. I gotta redo my budget and see if I can afford that plus the cost of parts, and if I can i'll be getting my car shipped out to Cali. Then if people want to help me work on it on the weekends you're more than welcome.

I hate being poor, but I will get Deb finished! I'm going to sell my gaming computer and maybe that money can go towards shipping my car. and I know i have a little extra in my budget and i can use that for parts, if I pick up some more hours at work I can make extra and that'll help too. With any luck I'll be driving myself around by summer!!!

I'm getting really excited to hook this all up. Maybe I'll be able to make it to FocusFest 2010, that's my goal.

it looks as you have inspired yourself before sir...

i think you should do it. it will be awesome and you will love it.

in your second to last paragraph btw
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Holy crap 79 pages is alot of reading. Good luck with the build. Dont give up you can do it!!!
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thanks guys. time to figure out how to get Deb ready for shipping now.

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