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Old 09-13-2007, 01:57 AM   #1
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Default October 6th, BBQ / help me get over this tragedy

UPDATE: 9/30/07-----
Here is my contact info and address:
Cell: (650) nine zero six 2 three three 2

Edit: On second thought... PM me for my address...

I'm going to start working at around 9am, so anytime after that when people can show up is great. This probably won't stop until the daylight does. BBQ will probably be about 12:00 or 1:00ish and I'll order us some pizza when people are hungry again.

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I know a few of you have already volunteered your time, and you have no idea how much that means to me. I appreciate it more than you could know!

I should have the car ready to have the swap done by October 6th, so that is the day for the BBQ and engine swap party. I need to get some stuff together before then so I am making a list. If anyone has this stuff available and can bring it, please let me know as soon as possible:

Stuff I need:

Intercooler
LH2.2 swap stuff (I already have a B23F intake on the other car)
spring compressors (Covered; thanks Chris!)
*some other things... If you think of anything, please let me know*


The plan is to swap the engine, transmission, convert to LH2.2 and get the suspension in there. The priority is on the engine and tranny and LH2.2. I can always get the suspension done myself if we run out of time.

I am going to try to procure an engine hoist before then. I apologize in advance for my ****ty work space and driveway. (Its kinda sloped a bit and pitted)

Please let me know if you definitely can come, or are still a maybe, so I can get the right amount of food/drinks/etc.

Thanks in advance everyone!!!
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:20 AM   #2
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I know a few of you have already volunteered your time, and you have no idea how much that means to me. I appreciate it more than you could know!

I should have the car ready to have the swap done by October 6th, so that is the day for the BBQ and engine swap party. I need to get some stuff together before then so I am making a list. If anyone has this stuff available and can bring it, please let me know as soon as possible:

Stuff I need:

Intercooler
LH2.2 swap stuff (I already have a B23F intake on the other car)
spring compressors
*some other things... If you think of anything, please let me know*


I am going to try to procure an engine hoist before then. I apologize in advance for my ****ty work space and driveway. (Its kinda sloped a bit and pitted)

Please let me know if you definitely can come, or are still a maybe, so I can get the right amount of food/drinks/etc.

Thanks in advance everyone!!!
If I get a job by then I will schedule that day off. It will be good to get all the **** swapped to your other car.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:22 AM   #3
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how far are you from any of the cal train stations? I'm bikin' again!
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:23 AM   #4
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If I get a job by then I will schedule that day off. It will be good to get all the **** swapped to your other car.
Right on Indeed it will. I think it will be almost therapeutic in a way...
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:23 AM   #5
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how far are you from any of the cal train stations? I'm bikin' again!
It only takes me 5 mins to get there in the morning by car. Its about 2 miles.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:31 AM   #6
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I've got an intercooler from an '83 242 and an engine hoist. Maybe I can make it, will this be in Palo Alto?
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:32 AM   #7
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i'll bring spring compressors and an industrial sized jar of elbow grease.

but i'll need beer and burgers, lot'sa burgers....
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:32 AM   #8
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I've got an intercooler from an '83 242 and an engine hoist. Maybe I can make it, will this be in Palo Alto?
Wow, thanks Its in Menlo Park which is right next door to PA. I will post the address when the time comes closer.
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i'll bring spring compressors and an industrial sized jar of elbow grease.

but i'll need beer and burgers, lot'sa burgers....

Sweet Consider it done. I think my dad will be making his famous, juicy garlic and onion burgers. Lanny can vouch for them.
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Old 09-13-2007, 05:39 AM   #10
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Beer and burgers!? F*** yes! I'll be scarfing down the patties and boozing and shmoozing while you guys do all of the hard work.

2 miles ain't nothin'
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:24 AM   #11
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If it looks like you are not going to have enough hands to get the work done, I'll show up to help, if I can get a freebie mil flight.
I haven't been up there for years, and it would be fun to see what's new.
Will know for sure by Oct 1...
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:52 AM   #12
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I'm in. PM me your phone #/ Address so I can find you.
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:54 AM   #13
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I'm there with a box full of tools and whatever else I can think of between now and then.
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I'm pretty sure I will be up in the Carson City area in the near future so I can get the intercooler for Logan if you can't bring it down Aaron!
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:51 PM   #16
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Oh hey I've got a pair of spring compressors and an ic rotting in my garage.
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Just got the brick moving again... Aside from the lack of tranny fluid, it seems to run fine. I really need to get the old girl cleaned up, but its going to be one damn fine machine.
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If it looks like you are not going to have enough hands to get the work done, I'll show up to help, if I can get a freebie mil flight.
I haven't been up there for years, and it would be fun to see what's new.
Will know for sure by Oct 1...
Right on Just let me know for sure when you can so I know how much food to get.
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Excellent As the time rolls closer, I will either post my addy and number or I will do a mass PM.
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I'm there with a box full of tools and whatever else I can think of between now and then.
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I'm pretty sure I will be up in the Carson City area in the near future so I can get the intercooler for Logan if you can't bring it down Aaron!
If you are, that would be great. Thanks!
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Oh hey I've got a pair of spring compressors and an ic rotting in my garage.
Sweet! Are you going to be coming?

For those that have parts that I need, I may be able to help you out with parts that I have laying around including an entire tan interior.
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:36 AM   #18
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Sweet! Are you going to be coming?.
Unless I totally forget, yes. As with anything I'm clearing out of the garage, I'd prefer cash over trade (unless it's something that I really really really want for the 760). Not that the IC is worth much.

But... if you're needing spring compressors, you're doing struts? Make sure you have a pickle fork (if you're going to replace the ball joints) or a ball joint puller (if you're not). I'm gonna swing by AutoZone in the next week or so to rent one so I can swap over the front Bilsteins into the gold wagon without destroying everything. Sledge hammers are also nice to have.

Make sure Justin brings his air compressor and Harbor Freight special.
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:44 AM   #19
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Unless I totally forget, yes. As with anything I'm clearing out of the garage, I'd prefer cash over trade (unless it's something that I really really really want for the 760). Not that the IC is worth much.

But... if you're needing spring compressors, you're doing struts? Make sure you have a pickle fork (if you're going to replace the ball joints) or a ball joint puller (if you're not). I'm gonna swing by AutoZone in the next week or so to rent one so I can swap over the front Bilsteins into the gold wagon without destroying everything. Sledge hammers are also nice to have.

Make sure Justin brings his air compressor and Harbor Freight special.
Cool. Name your price on the IC. I don't think I have anything useful for a 760. I will need it one way or another. If more than one comes, I will take it too... never can have too many spare parts

I should look into that about the suspension. I am not sure how much is going to be able to make the switch since I have not yet looked under the car. Once I figure that out, I will be able to figure out what I need.

I have a big ass crowbar, but I doubt that will be enough to pry the metal away enough to get the engine out of the silver car... I will have to see what I can do before this time.

That process is going to be depressing
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Do you have a compressor for air tools? I have a small one (3 gallon?) I can fit in my trunk easy enough.
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:37 PM   #21
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Logan, the way things are at work right now I dont think I'll be able to make it. I could just sell you a cheap 245ti if you want it instead

- Make SURE your completely done with your insurance stuff before you touch the 242.
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:32 AM   #22
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Do you have a compressor for air tools? I have a small one (3 gallon?) I can fit in my trunk easy enough.
That would be awesome Thanks Justin!

Your experience will come in handy too for the tranny swap
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Logan, the way things are at work right now I dont think I'll be able to make it. I could just sell you a cheap 245ti if you want it instead

- Make SURE your completely done with your insurance stuff before you touch the 242.
No worries man. Let me know if circumstances change and I will be sure there are a couple burgers waiting for you

What do you mean about the insurance? They really have nothing more to say to me since all I have is liability coverage. The car is a total loss
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Old 09-22-2007, 06:16 PM   #23
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Your experience will come in handy too for the tranny swap
Its going to be a long day
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Its going to be a long day
Yes... yes it is... I am going to try to get as much done as possible the weekend before, but if this rain keeps up...

Right now, the silver car is wrapped up in a blue tarp like a big ugly burrito.
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:34 PM   #25
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Right now, the silver car is wrapped up in a blue tarp like a big ugly burrito.
Or a Christo art installation Wrapped Volvo! Put a million dollar price tag on it and sell it to some San Francisco art collector
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