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Old 3/28/10, 12:27 AM
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That's what she said!
BOOYEAH!


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Old 3/28/10, 01:40 AM
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Went to this Military museum in El Monte. I've driven by this place 1000 times today I decided to check it out, here are a few pictures...









Viewed some yellowtail at the Toyota dealer.

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looks like a Doe from where I sit.
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Not Mustang Related....


Got a ton of work done on Bertha this weekend.

Fixed the horrible miss that it had, 6&7 wires were crossed and 1&3 plugs where not tight (it'll be awhile before they come out again).
Fixed the Drivers door window so that it's a lot easier cranking the window up
Fixed the Throttle pedal, it had come loose
Fixed an exhaust hanger that broke
Installed the tailgate and adjusted it so that it works without any issues.
Reinstalled the Drivers mirror...

Still need to get a new carb... again the new reman carb that had perhaps 10miles on it is leaking in the same spot again if the truck idles for about 3-5 minutes. Luckily O'Reilly is being cooperative and letting me do a straight swap without any hassles.

Also going to muffler shop to shore up the exhaust leaks
Need to put on a master cylinder cap gasket, I think it's the source of the brake fluid leak.

Found two new belts under the seat, have no idea if they fit and what belt they're supposed to be.

With a bit of luck she's coming home Tuesday. Still a real ***** to turn to the left when parking or going real slow, probably steering box

Although slightly frustrating, after fixing the crossed wires it runs pretty good, perhaps with some adjustments to the carb, it idles high, it'll be road worthy... Other than that I'm ready to take her down to the next Mustang Cafe

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Old 3/28/10, 09:11 PM
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Old 3/29/10, 03:46 AM
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Not Mustang Related....


Got a ton of work done on Bertha this weekend.

Fixed the horrible miss that it had, 6&7 wires were crossed and 1&3 plugs where not tight (it'll be awhile before they come out again).
Fixed the Drivers door window so that it's a lot easier cranking the window up
Fixed the Throttle pedal, it had come loose
Fixed an exhaust hanger that broke
Installed the tailgate and adjusted it so that it works without any issues.
Reinstalled the Drivers mirror...

Still need to get a new carb... again the new reman carb that had perhaps 10miles on it is leaking in the same spot again if the truck idles for about 3-5 minutes. Luckily O'Reilly is being cooperative and letting me do a straight swap without any hassles.

Also going to muffler shop to shore up the exhaust leaks
Need to put on a master cylinder cap gasket, I think it's the source of the brake fluid leak.

Found two new belts under the seat, have no idea if they fit and what belt they're supposed to be.

With a bit of luck she's coming home Tuesday. Still a real ***** to turn to the left when parking or going real slow, probably steering box

Although slightly frustrating, after fixing the crossed wires it runs pretty good, perhaps with some adjustments to the carb, it idles high, it'll be road worthy... Other than that I'm ready to take her down to the next Mustang Cafe
Sounds like you got a lot done, amazing what a little TLC can do
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Old 3/29/10, 08:32 AM
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Better take pictures and add that to your how too's
1. Take the mag out of the box.


2. Wipe down the oil filter suface.


3. Snap the mag on the filter.


Done!



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What's the verdict?
Jury still out.

Dropped the car off Saturday morning, no word on it yet.





Originally Posted by JedCranium View Post
Viewed some yellowtail at the Toyota dealer.
Looking for a new DD?





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Got a ton of work done on Bertha this weekend.

... Other than that I'm ready to take her down to the next Mustang Cafe
Good deal!

I'm sure you'll have Bertha road ready by the next Cafe!

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Greg's new shop is 10x larger than his previous location. It's only a block away from the old place, still in Downey. A new parts dept managed by Ed Melgar also just opened up in the RET building.

New address is:
Racers Edge Tuning
8107 Phlox Street
Downey, CA 90241

He told me that RET will be hosting a Dyno Day on Saturday, April 10 from 9am til whenever.

$40 for 3 pulls
$45 with A/F

Greg is now also tuning GM cars. A GTO was pulling up as I was leaving.

I'll post this info on the general 05-09 thread too.

I may attend and go for the $40/3 just to see how it's running since the motor is broken in, electric H2O pump, and breathers.






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Old 3/29/10, 10:45 AM
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The new place looks good! I hope he has luck with your a/c!!!
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Old 3/29/10, 05:34 PM
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Greg's shop looks great! He just needs a sign out front.

On the DD front, you know I did a MPG test on the Highlander and on a full tank of go go juice I was getting 17.6 MPG. So this week and next week giving the H-Lander some love. Hopefully these improvements will boost gas mileage to 20 MPG. If all fails I may go the Hybrid route that gets 51 MPG! I saw a Telsa car at Supercar but they want 100K+ for that.
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Greg's new shop is 10x larger than his previous location. It's only a block away from the old place, still in Downey. A new parts dept managed by Ed Melgar also just opened up in the RET building.

New address is:
Racers Edge Tuning
8107 Phlox Street
Downey, CA 90241

He told me that RET will be hosting a Dyno Day on Saturday, April 10 from 9am til whenever.

$40 for 3 pulls
$45 with A/F


I may attend and go for the $40/3 just to see how it's running since the motor is broken in, electric H2O pump, and breathers.

April 10th hey that's my B-Day! I might run the ROUSH too and get a new baseline it's been a while.
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Old 3/29/10, 10:06 PM
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Jed, screw a prius and get a Jetta TDI...45-50mpg, and no hybrid crap...plus, look at my sig

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Old 3/29/10, 10:26 PM
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I love our Mini Cooper S! Fun to drive and I get around 40 mpg! And it is surprisingly roomy (for cargo) for a small car...
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Old 3/30/10, 12:19 AM
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Jed, screw a prius and get a Jetta TDI...45-50mpg, and no hybrid crap...plus, look at my sig
The PRIUS! haha I knew it would cause some camotion, actually I like the look of the new Toyota IQ>, 60 MPG!


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Old 3/30/10, 12:42 AM
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We went to Knotts Berry Farm tonight for some dessert and java, then we had a shoot at PINKs greetings!



Ray check out the new Lady Ga Ga tune>

Sweat never looked so good!>

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Old 3/30/10, 07:43 AM
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The PRIUS! haha I knew it would cause some camotion, actually I like the look of the new Toyota IQ>, 60 MPG!
The IQ will give the Smart some competition!




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We went to Knotts Berry Farm tonight for some dessert and java, then we had a shoot at PINKs greetings!


Ray check out the new Lady Ga Ga tune>

Sweat never looked so good!>
Funny pic!

Chris spent the whole day there with a couple girls. So we had some pie ala mode at the Carnation shop while waiting for him.

I'm going to add Telephone to my iTunes library! GaGa is a bit out there, but some of her songs are pretty good.
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Old 3/30/10, 07:44 AM
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A/C Watch: Day 3

Update is there is no update.
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Old 3/30/10, 08:15 AM
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A/C Watch: Day 3

Update is there is no update.

not good....

Fingers crossed Bill
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A/C Watch: Day 3

Update is there is no update.
Is there no update cause they haven't got to your car yet, or no update cause they haven't figured out the cause of the problem?
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I thinking of attending this event to eat and chat with other gear heads. Any other SoCal gear heads interested? The Kogi & Shrimp truck will be there. Five Axis is just down the street from Chip Foose's shop along with other shops used in Overhauling. It's a gear head mecca! It's not just a Scion or Ricer meet their suppose to mix it up this year.

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