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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melon View Post
    Trying to find time... how about tossing in a move. And now I don't really have room for the SC at the new place (which is a drag..) but winter will be here before I know it and should find a good place to keep it, instead of the mice infested shed of prior years.

    And yes, I do still want it. But kids and spare cash - they don't really go together unfortunately.
    I completely understand that, I have 3 kids and 5 pets (2 of which being 100lb+ german shepherds that require lots of food and attention)! I snagged a 2.2 AR a few years ago when my business (I'm a realtor) was in full swing only to have business slow down and the AR shelved with several of my other parts collecting dust. That along with house/woodworking projects and other broken toys around my acreage usually puts my bird on the back burner. My bird does stay in the garage year round but I've incorporated this idea to mitigate my mice and it works like a champ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SIlYiiCGLI

    I hope your move went good, buying a house can be stressful if you are working with agents who don't have a good grasp on the process!

    Seeing as how there hasn't been any interest in the exhaust or the MP Plenum, I'm sure both will still be around when you decide to treat yourself!

  2. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melon View Post
    You mean that red XR7 I saw how many years ago and wanted? Is it still in the same spot in the garage under the same number of boxes? What about the 1990 that you took to the strip from time to time?
    Yes THAT XR7. I have most of the parts I need now. Now i need to get it running so I have some interest in finishing it. I still have the 91 and i drove it a lot last summer. It's still a lot of fun but i never made it to the track. It needs a windshield b4 they will let it on the track.

  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by supercharged95 View Post
    I completely understand that, I have 3 kids and 5 pets (2 of which being 100lb+ german shepherds that require lots of food and attention)! I snagged a 2.2 AR a few years ago when my business (I'm a realtor) was in full swing only to have business slow down and the AR shelved with several of my other parts collecting dust. That along with house/woodworking projects and other broken toys around my acreage usually puts my bird on the back burner. My bird does stay in the garage year round but I've incorporated this idea to mitigate my mice and it works like a champ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SIlYiiCGLI

    I hope your move went good, buying a house can be stressful if you are working with agents who don't have a good grasp on the process!

    Seeing as how there hasn't been any interest in the exhaust or the MP Plenum, I'm sure both will still be around when you decide to treat yourself!
    You have an AR in your garage... if I had the necessary mods needed to make use of the AR, I'd even be jealous (98% stock)

    We were renting our last home and back in July, they came to us explaining that their parents were getting old and shouldn't be living on the farm anymore and they wanted to move them back to town.. which meant moving them into the house we were living in. My wife and I had 2 weeks of stress and hell trying to figure out where and what we were going to do. Our credit wasn't quite good enough that the bank would loan us money for a house, and I had something on my credit report - which I didn't learn about until this whole adventure - that stopped us from being able to rent an apartment. My in-laws had been talking about getting rental property and our scenario just expedited that. They found a good house, it needs a little work here and there. Nothing that doesn't stop us from living in it. So we're still renting, but from better landlords this time, and they said we have the house as long as need or want. Which I hope is quite a while because moving is a royal pain. Yeah, I don't have a garage and I wish I did. But that's really the biggest complaint I have.

    I'm not sure what extent I'll go with the SC. I'm truly not going for big power. It'd be nice, but I have too many other things that are more important. I've got the backhalf of a catback exhaust I'll get on, tint the windows, and a 3.27 rear to go in. I wouldn't mind doing the whole exhaust, just to free it up for any potential in the future. Or a stock aluminum jackshaft pulley.. or an MPII... or the list goes on.

    Now that I've written a book, I'll call this post quits

  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melon View Post
    You have an AR in your garage... if I had the necessary mods needed to make use of the AR, I'd even be jealous (98% stock)

    We were renting our last home and back in July, they came to us explaining that their parents were getting old and shouldn't be living on the farm anymore and they wanted to move them back to town.. which meant moving them into the house we were living in. My wife and I had 2 weeks of stress and hell trying to figure out where and what we were going to do. Our credit wasn't quite good enough that the bank would loan us money for a house, and I had something on my credit report - which I didn't learn about until this whole adventure - that stopped us from being able to rent an apartment. My in-laws had been talking about getting rental property and our scenario just expedited that. They found a good house, it needs a little work here and there. Nothing that doesn't stop us from living in it. So we're still renting, but from better landlords this time, and they said we have the house as long as need or want. Which I hope is quite a while because moving is a royal pain. Yeah, I don't have a garage and I wish I did. But that's really the biggest complaint I have.

    I'm not sure what extent I'll go with the SC. I'm truly not going for big power. It'd be nice, but I have too many other things that are more important. I've got the backhalf of a catback exhaust I'll get on, tint the windows, and a 3.27 rear to go in. I wouldn't mind doing the whole exhaust, just to free it up for any potential in the future. Or a stock aluminum jackshaft pulley.. or an MPII... or the list goes on.

    Now that I've written a book, I'll call this post quits

    Sorry to hear of your luck.. on the positive side, at least you know what to work on to get your credit in the place it needs to be in order to be able to make a move (or refinance where you are at and purchase down the road)! If you ever want to do the front- half of your exhaust, let me know. I have just what you need!

  5. #20
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    Still around. Life is busy and the Bird has been sitting. Just yesterday I decided to get it out and run it only to find the windshield was cracked and needs replaced. Getting that done this afternoon. Drove it to work, but it seems to have a vac leak. Been working on getting the 68 Camaro finished up, so this project has been sitting with the frustration of not being able to find an issue it previously had. Now, to get a fresh tank of gas ran though it and plug in the BE and get to tuning. I don't remember a thing about the software, so this should be fun. Put the new 2020 tags over the 2016. Didn't realize it had been in the garage that long.

    If anyone has a rubber boot SC tube meaning a stock tube that has been cut and will accept a boot instead of the collar nut let me know.

    Kids, Dogs, House and Wife are ahead of these cars anymore, so just have fun when its available. Looks like it's been about 4 years. LOL
    Honor, Grace and Dignity......Remember these

  6. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdofPrey97 View Post
    Still around. Life is busy and the Bird has been sitting. Just yesterday I decided to get it out and run it only to find the windshield was cracked and needs replaced. Getting that done this afternoon. Drove it to work, but it seems to have a vac leak. Been working on getting the 68 Camaro finished up, so this project has been sitting with the frustration of not being able to find an issue it previously had. Now, to get a fresh tank of gas ran though it and plug in the BE and get to tuning. I don't remember a thing about the software, so this should be fun. Put the new 2020 tags over the 2016. Didn't realize it had been in the garage that long.

    If anyone has a rubber boot SC tube meaning a stock tube that has been cut and will accept a boot instead of the collar nut let me know.

    Kids, Dogs, House and Wife are ahead of these cars anymore, so just have fun when its available. Looks like it's been about 4 years. LOL
    I noticed you were active on the FB page. Good to see you got back in the SC and took it for a spin! My office is in Ankeny for the time being, I'll have to stop by some time after work and check out your car projects.

    Couldn't agree with you more; as much as I love the bird, it's always on the back burner. Sat for about 16yrs before it was resurrected!

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