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  1. Funny of the day.

    A young man from Arkansas goes off to college. Half way through the semester, having foolishly squandered all of his money on his girlfriend, he calls home. "Dad," he says, "You won't believe what modern education is developing! They actually have a program here at Hendrix that will teach our dog, Ole' Blue how to talk!" "That's amazing," his Dad says. "How do I get Ole' Blue in that program?" "Just send him over here with $1,000" the young Arkie says "and I'll get him in the course." So, his Father sends the dog and $1,000. About two-thirds of the way through the semester, the money again runs out. The boy calls home. "So how's Ole' Blue doing son?" his Father asks. "Awesome, Dad, he's talking up a storm," he says, "but you just won't believe this -- they've had such good results they have started to teach the animals how to read!" "Read!?" says his Father, "No kidding! How do we get Blue in that program?" "Just send $2,500, I'll get him in the class." The money promptly arrives. The Arkie and his girlfriend are able to buy enough marijuana to last the whole semester. But our hero has a problem. At the end of the year, his Father will find out the dog can neither talk, nor read. Even though he was always pretty much able to lie his way out of trouble, the Arkie asked his girlfriend to help him think of a really good lie to tell his Dad. She very quickly came up with a plan for him. So she has him shoot the dog. When he arrives home at the end of the year, his Father is all excited. "Where's Ole' Blue? I just can't wait to see him read something and talk!" "Dad," the boy says, "I have some grim news. Yesterday morning, just before we left to drive home, Ole' Blue was in the living room, kicked back in the recliner, reading the Wall Street Journal, like he usually does". "Then Ole' Blue turned to me and asked, so, is your Daddy still messing around with that little redhead who lives down the street?" The Father went white and exclaimed, "I hope you shot that lying **** dog before he talks to your Mother!" "I sure did, Dad!" "That's my boy!" The kid married his girlfriend, they both went on to law school in Fayetteville , he became Governor of Arkansas and President of the United States , and you already know what a lying ***** his girlfriend turned out to be!
  2. 2010 Camaro SS

    Did texas speed give you a new valley cover plate for the afm delete? Do you or @Disney remember if it had the built in baffle or not? This one or this one
  3. That's not good. What actually got tuned? If he only edited the maf curve, that a very poor excuse for a "tune"
  4. Yes, it's most likely false knock. Do do any knock related tuning when you have the highest octane in there. Wait until you run a tank of 93 through it before you fine tune sensitivity. I also think you have a non tune related isse. Could be some part of your headers touching, could be noisy valvetrain etc. The knock sensors are tuned for high frequencies, the exhaust drone is a very low frequency that the knock sensor can't pick up.
  5. Justice Kennedy Retires

    Middle of the road American society: “The current political climate can’t get any more tense.” Liberals: “Hold my small batch locally brewed IPA”
  6. 2010 Camaro SS

    We'll see. As hot as it's been, it doesn't sound too tempting. I've lost weight, but I still sweat like whore in church in the summer.
  7. I'll take this too. I've got a project I think I can mod it to work on.
  8. I'll take them. Let me know when is a good time to come grab them from you.
  9. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    Wow, 7.55 is super impressive.
  10. LS3 advice.

    600rwhp in a GS corvette will spin those 335 michelins at 100mph. Don’t fall victim to 1320 video rwhp mania. 1000rwhp is useless in a fun street car.
  11. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    I’m sure you’ll be fine now. But, if you ever get so frustrated that you consider buying new headers, remember that I can replace the whole collector cheaper than you can buy new headers. That’s one of the big advantages to stainless (uncoated of course).
  12. If you guys are like me, you like to see pics of fabricated parts. Post up your fabricated parts. Here was this weekends project. Nick (nukeworker on Tennesspeed) is building an older fairlane with an austrailian ford inline 6 with a turbo and megasquirt. He needed a way to get a crank trigger wheel adapted to the balancer. The mustang I recently finished. I changed it from a single 88mm to twin 76's. It needed new headers, a custom radiator and fan shroud, a crankcase vent catch can and a few other odds and ends. Some buick stage 2 turbo headers I built for a guy in Canada earlier this year. A buick stage 2 tunnel ram intake I did some work on. It had already been converted to efi, but the throttlebody mount was way ugly. So I fixed that and made a new top for it. Another buick stage 2 intake. I converted it to efi and made an elbow for it to use the stock style throttlebody and other accessories.
  13. Fabrication Pictures

    Finished up and out the door.
  14. Fishing

    Anybody fish? I haven't been in years. I dug out my old rod n reel setups and going to string up some new line and go hit the lake. I guess I should get a license also. I had to throw out a npbunch of stuff in my tackle box away from the plastic worm slime eating all the plastic stuff. Where do you fish and what bait works for you? @Tino I remember you said you fish near the park here in Hville. What do the fish like?
  15. Random thought thread

    Free energy is a fools errand.
  16. Fabrication Pictures

    I already ran the calculations and a virtual model in cad.
  17. Fabrication Pictures

    I finished up the fitting tonight. Tore it all back apart and cleaned everything and final assembled it. I even half polished his decklid to get rid of some of plasti dip and wear from the carbon fiber spoiler that was on it. I'm just waiting on the rear wickerbill plate to get re-cut at the local laser shop, then I'll bolt it on and send the car on it's way. This is the filler to cover where the tail light was. I put riv nuts everywhere that you can't get to the backside of the panel to put a nut.
  18. Fox Mustang: Next Purchase

  19. Fox Mustang: Next Purchase

    That's why I suggested a pre-made hose.
  20. Fox Mustang: Next Purchase

    Why not buy the parts to plug up the holley sensor? Pull the shrader valve fitting out of the feed line and put a -4 to 1/16" npt adapter in. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/nex-16179?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-nitrous-express-nx&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIh_jqiKaw2wIVxCWBCh3TOA4XEAQYASABEgJP2PD_BwE Then a 1/8npt female to -4 on the transducer.3 https://www.summitracing.com/parts/aer-fbm2721 Then a short section of premade -4 hose to connect them https://www.summitracing.com/parts/fra-390012bu/overview/
  21. Fabrication Pictures

    More progress. I have to get a new rear plate cut. I didn't like the plain flat one I made, so I'm going to make one with scallops on the bottom to match the mounts that are bent down in the picture below. I did add a little style, but nothing quite like those fins. It wouldn't match the rest of the car. Instead of the side plates being bent to sit straight up, I angled them out a little to compliment the ground effects. 4 of these struts will support the wing eventually. The money shot
  22. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    I've got some 3/8" and 1/2" stainless tube and nice hand benders and a flaring tool for both if you're feeling adventurous.
  23. Random thought thread

    Wow, that's incredible for a 4wd. My 2wd ram barely gets 17 on the interstate. My wifes 4x4 5.3/6l80e tahoe might get 19. I'm starting to think about a new truck and this will be very tempting to buy a newer direct injection GM.
  24. There are a bunch of different sizes. Figure out where you want to put it first, then see how big you can put there. Buy the biggest cooler you can fit on the car.
  25. So, lets say you had $50k cash to spend on a car and mods. Wants: Room for 2 adults and a kid No major builds. Buy a relatively new car and mod it Want a car that is moderately quick at the dragstrip, road course and autocross. I'm over having the fastest car. Must be a V8 and must sound good. No turbo, no nitrous. It should take a couple weeks to mod it. Reliable, daily driver No aftermarket ecu's. What would you buy and how would you mod it? I'm day dreaming while my Buick sits under the knife again. I'm tired of "building" this car but when it run's there is always something on it that bugs me. I've spent 98% of my time working on it and 2% enjoying it. I'm not selling it right now, but it's been on my mind a lot lately. And daydreaming and planning is fun.