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    Guys... I think I'm gonna sell my M3 and put the cash towards actually building the Nova (LS, manual trans, suspension, etc.)

    It needs a ton of bodywork and I've had zero motivation to work on it for 3 years. Am I fucking crazy?

    BB6 Prelude . . E36 ///M3 . . VA WRX Limited . . 1969 Nova
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    How much you want for it?
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    There’s an El Camino on Dayton hundred spokes at the mechanics on my block and goddammit I need a lowrider in my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theseeker411 View Post
    Fuck I H*A*T*E BMWs.
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    How much you want for it?
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    I've decided the best way to deal with rust is to just embrace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommysLittleMonster View Post
    Guys... I think I'm gonna sell my M3 and put the cash towards actually building the Nova (LS, manual trans, suspension, etc.)

    It needs a ton of bodywork and I've had zero motivation to work on it for 3 years. Am I fucking crazy?

    I feel like if your heart isn't in the car anymore (zero motivation, no desire to finish it etc) and you have a ton of motivation to finish the Nova build, selling it is probably something that should be at least considered!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

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    Another week down. Fuck me...
    I really cannot wait to work for myself. I feel like it needs to happen, I am starting to find it increasingly difficult to work with the corporate bullshit...

    In other news, where the fuck is Miro? He just straight up disappeared...
    Anyone know his insta or anything like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

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    Aaaaaand it's monday.


    No idea on Miro, I was curious what happened to him as well.
    BB6 Prelude . . E36 ///M3 . . VA WRX Limited . . 1969 Nova
    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    We all love to turn heads. Sub-consciously we're all materialistic attention-craving dickheads.

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    Morning guys.

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    Been a busy ass day today, only just checking in!

    Hope everyone have a decent week so far. Work is already doing my head in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

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    Good morning,

    Only 4 days this week. Took the friday off. Thanks to the Netherlands having the habit of doubling holidays (Christmas and Easter), this means weekend from friday till monday.
    Temperature will be okay so I'll be wrenching away on the Volvo all weekend I hope.
    Quote Originally Posted by aLaFleur View Post

    I've decided the best way to deal with rust is to just embrace it.

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    Hell yeah! The wife and I are actually doing a staycation tonight/tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

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    I just spent $500 on parts for a complete front suspension and brake refresh on the Prelude. Stainless braided brake lines, both front calipers, all new bushings, ball joints, tie rod ends, tie bar bushings, etc... All because one brake caliper stuck on the way home a little bit earlier last week. I guess 200,000+ miles is probably the time to start addressing worn stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    We all love to turn heads. Sub-consciously we're all materialistic attention-craving dickheads.

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    So during the transmission swap of the Volvo I broke just about as much as I inteded to fix. Dang it.

    Anyway, since the exhaust is already off the engine, airbox will not fit the car anymore and everything is already unplugged, I decided that the engine swap will also happen at the same time.

    So much for swapping parts one by one to make sure everything can get tested
    Quote Originally Posted by aLaFleur View Post

    I've decided the best way to deal with rust is to just embrace it.

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    Havent worked since last Thursday, my next scheduled day is this Friday, no work scheduled after next Monday. I need a different job. This registry physical therapy job is bullshit now, and I'm burnt out on healthcare in general.

    Also I replaced the MAF in the e46 and it's still showing a check engine light and running like dogshit, so I'm assuming there's a vacuum leak somewhere. Fuck my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theseeker411 View Post
    Havent worked since last Thursday, my next scheduled day is this Friday, no work scheduled after next Monday. I need a different job. This registry physical therapy job is bullshit now, and I'm burnt out on healthcare in general.

    Also I replaced the MAF in the e46 and it's still showing a check engine light and running like dogshit, so I'm assuming there's a vacuum leak somewhere. Fuck my life.
    Check the hoses that go behind the head for the air pump? Mine were all dry rotten and shit, threw a stupid "LEAN" code. Replaced the hoses, life was good.
    BB6 Prelude . . E36 ///M3 . . VA WRX Limited . . 1969 Nova
    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    We all love to turn heads. Sub-consciously we're all materialistic attention-craving dickheads.

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    Definitely went MIA for a hot second there, but we're back baby
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

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    Nothing thread update worthy (yet) but I pulled the engine from the donor brick yesterday.
    Time for new seals, gaskets, timing belt, waterpump etc.

    I may even decide to paint the engine. Still a bit of doubt on that part..

    Quote Originally Posted by aLaFleur View Post

    I've decided the best way to deal with rust is to just embrace it.

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    Celebrated turning 37 this weekend by taking my Ducati to Willow Springs. First time I’ve ever been on a track. God that was fun.


    Got a phone interview today for a potential new job. Fingers crossed.
    Ol Dirty Bastard - RIP

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    2016 Ducati Scrambler, 2018 MV Agusta F3, 2003 e46 wagon

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