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Old 01-16-2018, 10:10 AM   #1751
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The swap is simple Carl. Don’t get discouraged. If need be I will come by and help. Sometimes having someone there to shoot the **** will make you feel like working. Let me know.

HMU if you need some motivation.
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-My car: White 1991 244, 308k miles. B230F LH2.4, AW70, R134a retro. Thrush glasspack, anthracite refinished Coronas
-Wife's car: White 1990 244DL, T cam, 190k miles.B230F LH2.4, AW70 w/aux cooler, Duracool AC, purple refinished Virgos, tow hitch, ipd wagon overload springs.
-PSM 2002 Subaru WRX wagon: 120k miles, Perrin TBE, Perrin turbo inlet, intake, and Y-pipe, GrimmSpeed cross pipe.
Rebuilding EJ207 shortblock to swap in this summer.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:04 PM   #1752
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Thx lads. I'll keep poking at it: Stage 0, 3" down, sort out the intake plumbing and PCV, fix some pulled threads, clutch, etc.

Sometimes the hardest part of an effort is mental.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:11 PM   #1753
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Come on Carl, it's not hard work! It's boring work!
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:20 PM   #1754
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LOL.

I watched an episode of Roadkill recently where the boys were doing an engine swap in the Blasphemi under a tree at a drag strip. Every possible thing went wrong. Despite professional appearances, it was obvious the guys were getting tired. Yet they pushed through hurdle after hurdle. I found it motivational.

A quote I like is: "Don't be afraid to work hard for the things you want in life." And so we do. There is a reason 90% of the population has no interest in restoring old cars.

Which leads me to my next favorite quote. Tom Hanks in League of their own: "It's the hard that makes it great. If it were easy, everyone would do it."

But we all need balance so the task in question doesn't end up rotting behind the garage. I look back over 35 years of buying and selling cars and wish I had kept many of them. Just imagine what those early cars could have been today. So I'm trying to break the cycle. 10 years from now my DL may actually be road-worthy...
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:28 PM   #1755
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You can do it! Plugging along with both my bricks. Slow and stead wins the race.
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:08 PM   #1756
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You can do it! Plugging along with both my bricks. Slow and stead wins the race.
Thrashing hard gets you to road trip, though.
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:18 PM   #1757
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Yeah....but a fixed steering rack and creature comforts win over go fast bits when it comes to road trip goals. Sure go fast bits makes the ride more exciting, but the creature comforts make it easier. Compile a to-do list for stuff that needs completed, then sort it out from simplest/easiest/cheapest to longer, more involved and attack it. Maul it like a momma bear mauls a hipster taking pictures of her cubs.
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:33 PM   #1758
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Just don't forget the nitrous.
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:13 PM   #1759
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:16 PM   #1760
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Thanks again for dropping off the parking brake handle assembly while you were in town, LC4!
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:10 PM   #1761
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No problem, I stole if from Harlard's 242 when he wasn't looking...
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:17 PM   #1762
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Of course
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:18 PM   #1763
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I did peddle Harald your front seat cushions for my new B cam though...
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:34 PM   #1764
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Chicks dig B cams...



I've got some poly bushing lube you can use to break her in. The cam I mean.
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:34 PM   #1765
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:15 PM   #1766
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If you sold it for $200 then you would have made a good profit, ha.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:26 PM   #1767
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I think the "2 ton" rating is optimistic.
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