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Old 03-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #81
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that old steering wheel is UGLY!!

Finished my exhaust today. It's amazing how much better I can weld when I'm not pissed off and dehydrated. Had to use a bench grinder though. Spent 45min looking for various parts to our grinders, but no luck.

Anyway, welds came out as good as they could for stainless with innershield wire. Finished it up with some paint too. No leaks, Put a new gasket on my manifold downpipe too. sounds great, looks great. I'm happy.

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:32 PM   #82
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Hooned a little in the snowstorm. Cleaned the MAF sensor.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #83
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Put on an exhaust tip (bolt-on). Not bad, will do until I do an actual exhaust system.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:05 PM   #84
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that old steering wheel is UGLY!!

Finished my exhaust today. It's amazing how much better I can weld when I'm not pissed off and dehydrated. Had to use a bench grinder though. Spent 45min looking for various parts to our grinders, but no luck.

Anyway, welds came out as good as they could for stainless with innershield wire. Finished it up with some paint too. No leaks, Put a new gasket on my manifold downpipe too. sounds great, looks great. I'm happy.

Looks good! If only I had access to a lift.. It would make things easier


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Old 03-05-2013, 08:21 PM   #85
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Sorry mike that don't look like a very safe lifting point with suspension at full drop. I could see it kicking that arm off there at a moments notice.


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Old 03-06-2013, 12:57 AM   #86
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Sorry mike that don't look like a very safe lifting point with suspension at full drop. I could see it kicking that arm off there at a moments notice.


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It's completely fine James. It's centered on the lifting pad and the arm is locked into place. I've lifted quite a few trucks with the back arms on the spring shackle which is similar.
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Well it looks like 4" of snow is the threshold for for the mazda with all seasons. Atleast from a dead stop on freash snow. If there is already tracks in the snow its fine but from a stop it just spins and pulls to the side.

I had to back up 15 feet or so to get it the momentum to keep it moving. I did a lot of rolling stops on the way home. Took three attempts to get into a parking spot I ended up giving up parking between cars, and went down and parked at a angle and took up two spots. Still to get at least 4 more inches.

I hope work is closed tomorrow.
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it was 43 degrees earlier. I contemplated doing a little clay action. might do it tomorrow as I'm waiting on parts for the focus anyway.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:09 AM   #89
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I installed new Bravox 5x7s in the doors of my wagon. Components up front and coaxial ones in the back. Quite possible the smoothest car speakers I have ever heard. Love them. Next is to finish my subwoofer build.
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Found out how annoying it is to take off the oil filter. Placed above the axle? Wtf Ford.
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