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Old 10/22/08, 10:12 AM
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^ Me too. I'm bringing my camera along.. stay tuned for pics.
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Old 10/22/08, 12:55 PM
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Back from RET.

Part delay. Manifold has not arrived at the shop yet. Greg's hands are tied as its a Dealer parts procurement problem.

Because of Greg's limited space, he wants my car out asap too as Mustangs are getting stacked up behind mine as well as outside his building.

So, completion date can't be assigned until the new manifold arrives.

Here's a pic of how she sits right now..




Outside with Greg's track monster in the foreground


Mark (ChevyKiller) was there getting a dyno tune.. this things a beast!
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Old 10/22/08, 02:09 PM
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Hey Bill, you want me to send you my intake? It's sitting on a shelf.....
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Old 10/22/08, 02:25 PM
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^ Thanks, but at this point already having ordered a new replacement, it's just easier for all parties if I wait it out another few days.

But I would like to thank you, Brian, and Jed for offering your manifolds.
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Old 10/22/08, 02:48 PM
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Good news Bad news

First the Bad. Long story short I'm paying $135 shipping for the Paxton A/A intercooler. Also got a call back from the plater and the actual cost of polishing the head unit, MAF housing, and Intercooler pipe is $200. $140 more than originally quoted. The nickel and diming portions of total blower cost have begun.

Good News...Rims and tires are here and mounted. I'll post pics later today. The SOS guage pod also arrived.
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Old 10/22/08, 02:52 PM
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why didnt you just gold plate the sucker its only money right !
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Old 10/22/08, 02:55 PM
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Leo, at least every part of this project will have a story behind it.
(Believe me, I'm not laughing at you.. I'm laughing with you!)

Looking forward to seeing the new wheel/tires pics.
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Old 10/22/08, 02:58 PM
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Ed, it looks freezing where you're at.
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Old 10/22/08, 03:12 PM
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thats last year we went to Vancouver for an NHL game and wham it came just when we got there its only a tinsy frost in the ams here but pretty much T-shirt weather. did you car break again
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Old 10/22/08, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by tom281 View Post
Hey Bill, you want me to send you my intake? It's sitting on a shelf.....
I offered mine 2 weeks ago but I know how Bill feels getting a NEW one will hopefully keep the bad Karma gremlins away. Offer still good Bill, just think you could be driving that Beeatch today Muhahaha!

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Old 10/22/08, 03:33 PM
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+1 I think it looks bad IMO and keeps people away from getting bigger tires like the 305's. It also makes the car look really tall from behind. I wish they could look more like this
This doesn't look to bad to me but it's getting close the body style helps blend the tires in. Being lowered helps alot. I was just thinking to shorten our differential would involve some serious modifications to all of the rear suspension. In the end you may not end up with the handling one would want for the twisities. As a drag car I think it would be okay, still a ton of work would be in order I don't think it's worth it for us road rat drivers.

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Old 10/22/08, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by GottaHaveIt View Post
did you car break again
Not my fault. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.



Originally Posted by JedCranium View Post
I offered mine 2 weeks ago but I know how Bill feels getting a NEW one will hopefully keep the bad Karma gremlins away. Offer still good Bill, just think you could be driving that Beeatch today Muhahaha!
Yeah, nothing seems to go as planned. When Jed offered 2 weeks ago, I thought I was picking it up then, so I didn't think I would need his.
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Old 10/22/08, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
First the Bad. Long story short I'm paying $135 shipping for the Paxton A/A intercooler. Also got a call back from the plater and the actual cost of polishing the head unit, MAF housing, and Intercooler pipe is $200. $140 more than originally quoted. The nickel and diming portions of total blower cost have begun.

Good News...Rims and tires are here and mounted. I'll post pics later today. The SOS guage pod also arrived.
That $60.00 dollar quote was a low ball If I ever saw one. Sheet cost that much just to turn on the buffer. So are you going for it? You should, $200 is still a good deal that SC got all kinds of nooks and cranies trust me if you started to do it yourself you would spend that $200 on equipment and buffing compounds alone. Outsource is the way to go, and if it's not to your spec you can have them take a crack at it at their expense. Life is good!

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Old 10/22/08, 03:41 PM
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Bill,

How long has it been since the TR went into the shop to first get the SC put on? How many months all told have you been without the car in perfect driveable condition?

I'm not trying to dredge up bad memories, but I am curious not in money because that's really got to suck, but just in time of enjoyment have you lost?

Of course don't answer if you don't want, and if I'm out of line tell me.
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Old 10/22/08, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JedCranium View Post
That $60.00 dollar quote was a low ball If I ever saw one. Sheet cost that much just to turn on the buffer. So are you going for it? You should, $200 is still a good deal that SC got all kinds of nooks and cranies trust me if you started to do it yourself you would spend that $200 on equipment and buffing compounds alone. Outsource is the way to go, and if it's not to your spec you can have them take a crack at it at their expense. Life is good!

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Yeah I'm still doing it because I know I won't be happy with the fugly satin finish. No way I'd attempt to polish it myself. I just can't wait to have everything I need for install on hand so I can just sit back, relax and count the days till install. Right now It feels as if I'm in a race against the clock to get everything done.
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Old 10/22/08, 04:02 PM
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One more VIP night at LAFS

That last two nights I was taking pictues at out new restaurant in Beverly Hills. One more night to go some celeb's our suppose to come in tonight He's few just for fun I actually shot 800 picts so far.




Ed and his family friends of the owners Rick & Larry.



I forgot who these girls were but they were real nice and friendly.



More to come..

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Old 10/22/08, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by 2k7gtcs View Post
Bill,

How long has it been since the TR went into the shop to first get the SC put on? How many months all told have you been without the car in perfect driveable condition?

I'm not trying to dredge up bad memories, but I am curious not in money because that's really got to suck, but just in time of enjoyment have you lost?

Of course don't answer if you don't want, and if I'm out of line tell me.
Not out of line at all. I feel more stupid than ashamed.


I drove my car (running in perfect NA condition) to my mechanic friend's house/garage on the 3rd week of February.

2nd test drive.. April 15th is when the stock motor blew from not installing the BAP.

Sat in my brother-in-law's garage until June 3, the day I had it towed to Swanson Performance.

Picked it up from Swanson on Aug 14th. 500 miles later, it died again.

In RET's hand since Sept 10th.


To date, all parts and labor spent on this entire supercharger project is between $16,000 to $18,000.

Me =
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Old 10/22/08, 04:12 PM
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I'm really, really sorry Bill. I was too afraid to even ask about the cost. I was just thinking it seemed like it had been a really long time.

I sure hope you get her back real soon. It is very sad to even think of anymore.


Edit: I can;t wait to view the photobucket videos with the techno music playing in the background. I'm looking forward to it man.

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Old 10/22/08, 04:15 PM
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Yike that smiley tells it all! Don't worry Bill all that's behind you, the cost can be tempered by a equity loan! Fun times ahead, cruises to do memories to make, look forward not back!

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Old 10/22/08, 04:17 PM
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That's allright Gary. Now I truely know the meaning of 'You play, be prepared to pay.'

Just looking forward to getting the car back and just simply driving it.
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