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Unread 07-19-2014, 03:01 PM   #33601
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I didn't do anything to it today as I'm a couple states away. What I did do, however, was have my friend who's house sitting for me start it up and let it run for a little while. The last time I was out of town for a few weeks it didn't want to start without a jump when I got home. Hopefully it'll start up for me when I get home next weekend.

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Unread 07-19-2014, 05:02 PM   #33602
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To make $60/hr up north as a contractor, you've got to either be really specialized, be in the game for a long time, work OT and "claim" that as your wages, or suck a lot of union ****. Also, if doing construction with up north, you better save and be ready to be laid off all winter.
Commercial electrician for 3 phase electrical system installs while holding a top secret security clearance. They pay those guys 60 straight up in New York, down here they were getting 22 for that one job doing the same stuff. They do winter work in the south, summer work up north. I really wanna go with them but I need my master electrician card in commercial plus like 400 apprenticeship hrs so no can do now.. Hence looking for network specialist or paralegal stuff short term. Eventually, I'll have my own business, but I can only do one step at a time.

Ot, found out my axle CVs are starting a random clicking like a crack head puffing. Sounds like it might be both, making matters worse while I have zero hrs this payday, 36 last.. This sucks
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Unread 07-19-2014, 05:21 PM   #33603
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Commercial electrician for 3 phase electrical system installs while holding a top secret security clearance. They pay those guys 60 straight up in New York, down here they were getting 22 for that one job doing the same stuff. They do winter work in the south, summer work up north. I really wanna go with them but I need my master electrician card in commercial plus like 400 apprenticeship hrs so no can do now.. Hence looking for network specialist or paralegal stuff short term. Eventually, I'll have my own business, but I can only do one step at a time.

Ot, found out my axle CVs are starting a random clicking like a crack head puffing. Sounds like it might be both, making matters worse while I have zero hrs this payday, 36 last.. This sucks
That's pretty specialized. Well, the three phase stuff isn't. If you do anything other than residential, you're probably going to run into three phase power. I work with it every day. Now, I don't do installs, I do work with drives, transformers, switchgear (low and medium voltage), HV yard work, relays, starters, etc. I guess that's just about everything.
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Unread 07-19-2014, 09:10 PM   #33604
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went to the wrecking yard this morning, its 50% off weekend and was crazy busy. there were many ZJs to choose from so managed to score a steering box, l/f caliper, an extra trans cooler, coolant tank and an evap canister. the steering box isnt that great but it was the best to choose from that had access with the tools i had with me. ill probably try to tear it apart and rebuild it vs just throwing it in the jeep.

i noticed my l/f caliper was hanging up when it got warm so swapped it out this afternoon, man the brakes work so much better! the piston in the old caliper is completely frozen.

later on ill install the additional trans cooler (for 2 total) and bypass the radiator. will also replace the evap canister when i do the trans cooler.
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Unread 07-19-2014, 09:58 PM   #33605
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That's pretty specialized. Well, the three phase stuff isn't. If you do anything other than residential, you're probably going to run into three phase power. I work with it every day. Now, I don't do installs, I do work with drives, transformers, switchgear (low and medium voltage), HV yard work, relays, starters, etc. I guess that's just about everything.
So you do all the fun stuff haha
I've yet to touch above 240 residential honestly, but I've done most everything from 3v up to that. that's more than enough for me anyways, that'll even throw you across the room.. 3 phase mess up, I hope you wanted closed coffin.
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Unread 07-19-2014, 10:13 PM   #33606
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Finished putting it back together with the new intake manifold, found some coolant leaks and then fixed them. Runs like a champ. Gave up a little low end torque (under ~1400 rpm), but holy crap does it pull well up top. Definitely a good bit faster.
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Unread 07-19-2014, 11:17 PM   #33607
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Drove it all over hell chasing after Miatas and IKEAs with the VIC yelling at me for not changing the oil.

I need a Miata in my life, though. Got to test drive a new one, and it is EXACTLY the car I've been going for all this time. I never thought I'd find a car with good throttle by wire. Leave it to Mazda to get it right.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 12:12 AM   #33608
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Drove it all over hell chasing after Miatas and IKEAs with the VIC yelling at me for not changing the oil.

I need a Miata in my life, though. Got to test drive a new one, and it is EXACTLY the car I've been going for all this time. I never thought I'd find a car with good throttle by wire. Leave it to Mazda to get it right.
Haha.. Mazda.. The Miata is a good choice though, I've always loved em. Kinda sad that they are the ones to have excellent throttle-by-wire.. I would've figured toyota would end up the leader at it by now
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Unread 07-20-2014, 12:21 AM   #33609
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Haha.. Mazda.. The Miata is a good choice though, I've always loved em. Kinda sad that they are the ones to have excellent throttle-by-wire.. I would've figured toyota would end up the leader at it by now
I've driven the FR-S and the BRZ, and neither were nearly as intuitive as the Miata's. And the Focus ST and Mustang have even more useless throttles. Everything other than that, which I've driven, has been more useless than that. I came into the Miata expecting to be let down by TBW as I always have, but I got out with the sense that my foot was directly opening the throttle plate.

I really need one.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 02:07 AM   #33610
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I quite like the BRZ. I'd still have the S2k over any of them though.
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 02:31 AM   #33611
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I quite like the BRZ. I'd still have the S2k over any of them though.
Brz and frs are the exact same cars except for the badges and bumpers.

The motor says both Toyota and Subaru on them both. Lol

They're pretty slow but handle corners very well.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 03:33 AM   #33612
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Brz and frs are the exact same cars except for the badges and bumpers.

The motor says both Toyota and Subaru on them both. Lol

They're pretty slow but handle corners very well.
Technically the rear springs are a different part number, totally changes the handling.

They're a lot of fun for the money.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 07:22 AM   #33613
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Did my t case swap yesterday. Setting up the linkage was probably the hardest part lol
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Unread 07-20-2014, 10:42 AM   #33614
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Brz and frs are the exact same cars except for the badges and bumpers.

The motor says both Toyota and Subaru on them both. Lol

They're pretty slow but handle corners very well.
They have enough different parts and alignment settings to make them pretty different in terms of handling. They also have totally different interiors. (The BRZ is far better for the money) But they're all really Subarus. All their VINs start out JF, which is Fuji Heavy Industry- Subaru. Subaru basically did the entire car, except for the Toyota gearbox and fuel injection.

Actually, the BRFSZRTGF68- Celica feels underpowered. When you're driving it on anything but a twisty road, it feels like it needs about 100 more torque. At least the twisty bit is what I've been told. On normal roads, where I've driven both, it feels like it needs about 100 more torque. Even my 240 has more wheel torque. And then with the new Mustang coming out with IRS and a turbo 4, in the same price range, there are certainly more options to consider. The Subuyota Celica was fine in 2012 when the only car like it in any respect was the Miata (and even they aren't really comparable) but the other manufacturers have taken notice. I feel like it will cease to be good enough pretty soon here, unless Toyobaru do something about it.

The Miata really didn't feel like it was underpowered. Sure the numbers suck, but the thing weighs like 8lbs so they don't really suck.

I'm not really a big fan of the S2000 though. The Miata has a personality, and sure it's a slow car for that. But the S2000 is a bit cold. It's very Honda. That makes it an excellent car. But it doesn't necessarily make it a fun car for me. Besides, VTEC is like all the lag of a turbo, but none of the boost.

Anyway, I'm gonna go try and extract a cylinder head.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 11:25 AM   #33615
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