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Anywho in other world news...

Been a rough week here. First off, keeping my record going, I managed to blow out my back. Of all things reaching for the door handle on the Jeep. Felt like I had been stabbed in the left kidney, dropped me to my knees. Been to the chiropractor every day so far. He said it's so F'd up that it's got my whole left side buggered up. And to top it off he won't let me take any visits from Hazy to feel better. Told me if I do all I'll do is make it worse.  :'( :'( :'(

And then we got screwed by the shipping company who was supposed to drop off the new race engine.  Seems they've been sitting on it for over a week and "forgot" to tell us. Then had the balls to say if we didn't pick it up in 24 hours they were going to charge us storage. Called their customer service and after hearing what was going on they said they'd have it delivered to us instead the next day.   Next day comes and goes and no engine.  Get a call from the engine builder and he says the shipping company wants him to pay additional freight to deliver the engine to us. WTH!!! Call back customer service and tell em  to basically stick it up their behind, we'll come get the engine and don't expect any payments. BATRASTURDS!

But wait there's more. Get a call today from the powdercoater company. "Don't know how to tell you this but we destroyed your valve cover"  WHAT!!!   :o Apparently the magnesium reacted to the dip they use to clean it, and it now looks like the surface of the moon. Cripes what else... :'(

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Dang! that's going to look sweet when done AJ!!!
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by AceJ on November 15, 2017, 07:08:41 AM »
OK so now I'm working on 2 things, I'm working on the rear taillight/ bumper and now I decided after having it on the car and seeing it daily that I am going to widen the rear spoiler, it just doesn't look right sitting in the middle
so I cut it in half then using some stainless I cut 2 halves and bent them into shape to use as inserts to widen it
next I will use the lids of the saddle bags to cut the ABS and mold it on top of the stainless, then I will epoxy the halves together. then I can fabricate a taillight for it
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by AceJ on November 14, 2017, 05:24:53 AM »
Sweet  ;D
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by Glacier Girl on November 12, 2017, 01:09:16 PM »
Someday's it's all worth the effort.  ;)
We brought the EVO down to my place to finish the engine swap. PITA neighbors had their bunch of "ricer" buddies over, been revving their engines, blasting fiesta rap, and making a nuisance in the hood.
We pulled in with the EVO on the trailer and they just all stopped and stood there with their mouths open.   :P

Shane fired the beast up to get it off the trailer and into the garage. You should have seen the look on their faces when it came to life and was shooting flames out the exhaust!  :o :o :o  With the popped head gasket one cylinder wasn't firing completely so there was lots of raw fuel cooking off in the tail pipe.  ;D

Like said all that effort we've put into the EVO has paid in spades, there hasn't been a peep out of the guys next door since.  ;D
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by export! on November 11, 2017, 09:13:25 PM »
Holy crap Brad. Cool. 

And wow AJ.  I admire your patience.
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by AceJ on November 11, 2017, 04:26:24 AM »
Wow now that is cool
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by Glacier Girl on November 10, 2017, 04:49:01 PM »
Dang AJ, taking a perfectly good set of lights and then all that to make em work... :o
I give you big kudos for going that far. Going to look sweet though when done. BRAVO!!! ;D

I've been doing some glass work myself, repaired the front air dam and splitter on the EVO from when it smacked the trailer loading it. Talk about fun trying to not mar the carbon fiber. NOT!   Was able to glass from the back sides, then carefully sand down the coating on the front and lay straight resin over it to blend it all in again. Actually looks pretty good. Like I told Shane, it's a race car and at 150 mph, nobody's going to see it.  LOL!

We are going big time, car is now being featured on billboards around the Tampa area, part of the ad's for our main sponsor. Also talking about using it for TV ad's later on.
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by AceJ on November 09, 2017, 10:59:21 AM »
now the lights, they are just laying in there loose right now but you get the idea
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by AceJ on November 09, 2017, 10:57:16 AM »
pictures, this shows the tail light housings size before and after cutting them down, then how I had to cut and form the back section of the refractor.
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