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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. Random thought thread

    It's on that evil soul stealing facebook.
  3. I can come by tomorrow or Thursday after work ~3:30. PM me your phone number.
  4. I was hanging onto these for my wifes Tahoe, but I want to upgrade the intercooler lid on my car so this all needs to go. LS7 lifters. These are the GM performance version (normally $185). They were in my V for ~500 miles. I didn't like the lifter noise and replaced them with Johnsons, but the johnsons aren't any different. $100 Will come with low mile lifter trays if needed for you dod swap @JohnC GM performance LS exhaust gaskets $25 for the pair LS water pump gaskets $8
  5. You can send me paypal or cash in person. I can deliver it one day after work. paypal is edwardsmt@gmail.com
  6. Random thought thread

    Dang, that's old ****. That blower is probably so tired, it's costing it hp by now.
  7. It's looking like it's going to be hot tomorrow and one of the Street Outlaws guys will be there, so I'm guessing it will be crowded. I'm probably going to wait another week. I'm going to try to buy a new intercooler lid for my car too so another short setback.
  8. 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.
  9. Sanding rolls. I have two grits. I think I started with 80 and finished with 120.
  10. World War I letter

    Looks like the picture above dissapeared. But here it is again. My grandmothers health is declining and we have had to move her in to an alzheimers care facility. Yesterday we were cleaning out her house and I found this jacket. It's the same style and I would have to assume it's the same one he was wearing in the picture above. I'm going to be the caretaker of it now. I need to figure out the proper way to store something like this. That picture was taken in 1918, so this is got to be 100 years old or very close.
  11. All done. I have to add some larger fittings on my intercooler tank and lid tomorrow night then I'm ready to see what it does Tuesday.
  12. No, you need the line pressure. That helps longevity. You also need to keep some torque management. Just don't take it down to zero. The more you leave, the longer it last. But you don't get lightning quick shifts with 100% tq managment. Mine is still pretty high, but I get a quick shift, just not violent.
  13. The transmissions in these (6L90E) are pretty bulletproof. It's the same trans as a 3/4 ton gas truck. Guys run low 9's with them in stock form. It requires very little tuning to them to keep it alive there as long as you leave torque managment active.
  14. Oh, I know... 1500' of air, low timing, extra fuel. The blower might be on my work bench next to my die grinder too.
  15. Random thought thread

    Drag racing on Saturday wasn't a whole lot better. As a racer, it sucked. They have speakers to broadcast the announcements all the way up to the end of the big parking area. Nothing past that in the grass. This year they set up vendors in that area and all the racers in the grass. Nobody in the racer area could hear announcements. The FM station they use doesn't make it out into the grass area. They handed out schedules and then didn't follow them. So you never knew when to go up there. When you did hear the call, you drove up then waited 30 minutes for your class to more forward. Then wait another 30-45 minutes to make a pass. Then you had to fight crowds and other cars to get back to your pit. Twice I had to have cars move out of my pit spot. I should have just entered test and tune because the index racing was meh. I didn't even hang out for eliminations Sunday. I probably won't go race LS fest next year. It's more fun as a spectator and a whole lot cheaper. Saturday night Grudge/ Test and Tune was probably the best thing to watch.
  16. In the video, it was .70 lamda and 15* timing. So there some more there. I haven't even looked at trans temps, but it's on my log.
  17. I ran a new best at LS fest. 6.79@103, 10.58@130. That was my first pass on Friday morning and despite the weather getting better that night, it just kept going slower and slower. It's something in the tune that I can't figure out. I might be cooling the car off too much or I might be moving enough air to get my maf up into a rich area that we didn't tune for on the dyno. My maf HZ and grams/cyl numbers were way higher than normal. I cleaned the maf and need to go make some more runs to see what that did before I adjust anything in the tune.
  18. Random thought thread

    This was a record year for racer count and spectators. I heard 700 cars (drag,autocross, road course etc.) and 14000 people yesterday. It was hectic Friday, but yesterday was almost too much for me. I went home last night. Partly because I was frustrated with my car and partly because I was just beat tired. I went a new best 6.79@103 and 10.585@130.
  19. Garage Purge

    @higherpowerracing must have refilled his inventory of random ford parts.
  20. LSx Exh manifold bolt repair gadget

    See my build thread for an example
  21. Random thought thread

    I'm heading up there in a few minutes. I'll be there all 3 day.s
  22. How to Wire a Relay for Trans Brake???

    Something about flyback.
  23. How to Wire a Relay for Trans Brake???

    Check with the manufacturer of your transbrake and find out the amp rating of the solenoid. Do the same for your switch. If the switch is good for as much as the solenoid, no relay is needed and fuse it accordingly. I also like to tie the reverse lights in with the + on the solenoid to help the brake release faster.