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    He's stroking you. Never got shipped and probably not much closer to shipping today than two weeks ago. You're more forgiving than I would be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L47 View Post
    Hah, did you recognize WD Henry & Son there or did I say I'm in Eden?
    I live out in Eden so I instantly recognized it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro Krant View Post
    I live out in Eden so I instantly recognized it.
    Hello neighbor.
    "My Z is a hybrid vehicle....it runs on gasoline and money."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1QIKZ View Post
    He's stroking you. Never got shipped and probably not much closer to shipping today than two weeks ago. You're more forgiving than I would be.
    Yup. Sure is. The tracking number he gave me just says "Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS," meaning he just bought the postage yesterday. Fourteen handling days. Fourteen. Absolutely unbelievable. There is zero excuse for that. He didn't even drop the coin to get it to me quicker because he fucking sucks at life. Standard 3-day USPS. So, by the time I actually have it in my hand, it's almost 20 days. I get shit directly from China quicker than that.

    I guess next time I need a set of studs, I'll just buy a bigger lathe with a threading gearbox and build a case hardening oven. If you want it done right...
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    This fucking thread

    Keep it up!
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    By the way, Autocorrect fucked me in the Facebook messages. Clearly, I know it's 'Roadhouse'.

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    What is their overall reputation?
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    Great product, horrible customer service and very slow shipping times. The complaints that I saw were from a few years ago, so I guessed he would have sorted it out by now. At any rate, the tracking number now works and the package will be here Monday. Here's to hoping it's not a box of horse shit.

    I'm finishing those fuel rails today. Expect pictures later.

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    Starting to get the hang of this TIG machine.





    ...and I got two coats of primer and three coats of color on them. It occurs to me just now that I should clear them as well. I'll do that later. I've got a few cans of satin clear over at the shop. I'm heading to the National Warplane Museum Airshow in Geneseo with the other Trevor in a few hours. Maybe get over to the shop later. Who knows.



    I'll see what they look like installed tomorrow or Sunday. I have to order a few fittings and some AN hose from Summit anyhow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDR5oh View Post
    i also have a good friend of mine that has an LS6 with a getrag in his fiero .... and that trans is going strong
    That Dave dude that worked at Scruggs at one point? That thing fucking hauls
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    Decided that I didn't feel like spending $250 on quarter windows, so I painted the gold inside of there black just to break up the body color monotony. Turned out pretty okay, though. Forgot to get a finished picture. Maybe tomorrow.



    I also decided to get creative with the rails. Totally 80s paint scheme for a totally 80s car.



    ...and three coats of clear later:



    Prepped the block today too. Ready for studs tomorrow.



    Assuming my studs actually show up tomorrow, motor goes back together. Pics to follow.
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    This car totally rocks. My in laws live in Eden, FIL has a red vette and does side work as a constable (typically in traffic court).

    Wife = "Honey please don't drift this corner, we have soup in the car."
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    Finished those rails and promptly realized I welded the one together backwards. Fuck. How did that happen? Decided I just had to flip them and put the regulator on the rear rail. Whatever. I'm pretty happy with them.





    ...and here's the quarter/sail window area I painted.

    BEFORE:



    AFTER:



    Still no studs. Tracking number said they should have been delivered today, but they're stuck in Rochester? Better be tomorrow. I did, however, get my China rip-off Go-Pros. They were $20 apiece and include the entire accessory kit. Technically $30 apiece if you count the $10 32GB SD card. They do 1080p30 and 720p60 so they should slow down in Premiere Pro pretty well if I want to do Slow-Mo. I'll let you know how they do. The same company makes a little guy like the GoPro Hero Session that can do 1080p60 and 720p120. They're about $100 apiece. Maybe I'll upgrade in a bit, if I like these ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultradriver10000 View Post
    This car totally rocks. My in laws live in Eden, FIL has a red vette and does side work as a constable (typically in traffic court).
    On 75 in the house with cedar shake shingles?

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    6 year olds in China assembling your cameras thank you.
    "My Z is a hybrid vehicle....it runs on gasoline and money."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1QIKZ View Post
    6 year olds in China assembling your cameras thank you.
    They still do that over in China? I just assumed everything was built by robots by now. If it makes you feel any better, they're not great. They're actually a rip-off of a rip-off. Hah. They'll be fine to play with until I can get something better. Learn to use Adobe Premiere, etc.

    Studs left Rochester an hour ago. They should get delivered tomorrow. Here's to hoping.

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    So, the studs showed up today.



    They're pretty meaty.



    Anyway, I got to drilling:



    ...and tapping:



    Took about two hours to do the first bank, and only one to do the second:



    Shavings from the first bank:



    And all of them installed. Just screaming for boost...



    ...but alas, this car fucking hates me. So, this happened on literally the last stud to torque, on the third and final pass.





    Either the stud was bad or there was some lube or crud on there that I didn't know about. Torque wrench wasn't even close to clicking. SNAP. Fuck. Really wanted to drive it this weekend.
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    FUCK! So now what? Easy out it or tap with a chisel?
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    Grabbed it with some Vise Grips on the shank after I pulled the head back off. Came right out. Still, does that mean I've got to wait another three weeks for a replacement? I really hope not...
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    3 months if you order from the same guy.
    "My Z is a hybrid vehicle....it runs on gasoline and money."

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    Don't have an option. He's got patents and shit. Plus this is all for a motor they haven't made similarly in ten years or so. Nobody's got any interest in it, really. 'Cept for goofballs like me. All I can do is throw money at him and hope he can overnight me an envelope. Time is ticking on my vacation here. Hah.
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    wow, that blows. did you clean out the threads? are these blind holes?

    shitty that it happened but better for it to snap on your engine stand than after it's running in the car.
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    Have @newman make you one, it'll take less than three months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubengineering View Post
    Have @newman make you one, it'll take less than three months.
    Those are (should be) rolled threads, which I don't really have the capability to make.
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