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01-13-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By cdk456

With these modern cars owning a code reader is...

With these modern cars owning a code reader is worth the investment. The port on the s2k is a SOB to find. If I remember my 07's was up under the dash on the drivers side close to the center...
12-19-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By cdk456

Agree totally with Cos and KGF. Plus, it depends...

Agree totally with Cos and KGF. Plus, it depends on condition, rough rule of thumb: better the condition, the closer to original, newer the car, lower the miles= the higher the value. That may...
12-05-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,538
Posted By cdk456

When I did my last Z I went so far as to weld a...

When I did my last Z I went so far as to weld a plate on the frame rail and mount one of those ground bars you find in main panel boxes in your house.
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11-30-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By cdk456

We had Thanksgiving dinner Part II last night:...

We had Thanksgiving dinner Part II last night: finished up the roast chicken, stuffing, cranberry sauce........damn, that was good!!!!!!
11-30-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By cdk456

I agree with Switch. If you are doing it...

I agree with Switch. If you are doing it yourself remember to wash the fender completely and then give it a healthy wipedown with Preps-all to strip wax before you scuff it up with a scotchbrite...
11-29-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,538
Posted By cdk456

I was heavily into Datsun Z's for many years and...

I was heavily into Datsun Z's for many years and as they aged the electrical gremlins came fast and furiously. The two areas we always started our troubleshooting at were the battery cables and body...
11-17-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By cdk456

When they sag the bow does not get pulled into...

When they sag the bow does not get pulled into the correct position and the top does not stow completely. It is virtually impossible to get the cover on if the top is not totally stowed.
11-14-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,019
Posted By cdk456

The rubber pad/disc is attached to the arm of the...

The rubber pad/disc is attached to the arm of the clutch pedal and depresses a micro switch with is a clutch interlock. I just replaced the pad on my Nissan Frontier this weekend, proving once again...
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11-10-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By cdk456

Jeez, I miss that guy................

Jeez, I miss that guy................
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11-09-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By cdk456

Linda and I totally avoided any coverage last...

Linda and I totally avoided any coverage last night, put in a movie instead, went to bed at 10pm. Got up at six for my walk and could not resist taking the paper out of the bag in the driveway. ...
10-21-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By cdk456

Cos I think it actually stiffens it much more...

Cos I think it actually stiffens it much more than you think. Looks like it transfers side load from the outboard wheel to the inboard wheel during corning and keeps the suspension rigid. When I...
10-21-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By cdk456

We have not looked down that way but I will,...

We have not looked down that way but I will, Dragon would be fun with the bikes, hehehehe.
10-20-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By cdk456

Funny you should mention that........we are...

Funny you should mention that........we are planning on retiring elsewhere. Currently looking between Lexington Ky and Huntington W.V.
But, I grew up here, have lots of friends here, have a...
10-18-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By cdk456

My 06 had pretty much the same existence it had...

My 06 had pretty much the same existence it had 22k on it when I sold it in April. It was hard to do but down here in coastal Fl. the roads are so boring it was nothing but stoplight to stoplight. ...
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10-18-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By cdk456

I think the title of the post pretty much summed...

I think the title of the post pretty much summed it up........
10-14-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By cdk456

Despite having 3 or 4 torque wrenches around I...

Despite having 3 or 4 torque wrenches around I usually use the ol 'calibrated' elbow myself.
10-13-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,216
Posted By cdk456

That really does look great in white,...

That really does look great in white, ..............................especially with the seats with the red inserts.
10-13-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By cdk456

Being the cheap bastard I am I would have put it...

Being the cheap bastard I am I would have put it in the press and straightened it, but hey at 20 bucks, can hardly go wrong.
10-11-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,216
Posted By cdk456

Nice, don't think I have ever seen a white one in...

Nice, don't think I have ever seen a white one in person.
10-10-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By cdk456

Or, considering doing a swap with the...

Or, considering doing a swap with the engine/tranny to something like a Miata or an MGB. I have always wondered what a 1rst gen Miata would do with an s2k engine/tranny in it.
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09-20-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By cdk456

Honestly, the food they make is okay, but the...

Honestly, the food they make is okay, but the breads and deserts are phenomenal. For the price of a little sliver of commercial cheesecake at Olive Garden you get your own personal CC that is a good...
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09-20-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By cdk456

Okay, so I want the F-86 and the Cub......... ...

Okay, so I want the F-86 and the Cub.........


Cos, T-28 is the first r/c plane I ever crashed, did I say crash, I meant d-e-s-t-r-o-y-e-d.


I learned and soloed in a yellow Cub like the...
09-16-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,538
Posted By cdk456

Being in an area with severe winters and humidity...

Being in an area with severe winters and humidity I would worry about water/rust in the tank. If you are changing the fuel filter might want to drain it and cut it open to see if any rust is inside....
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09-16-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By cdk456

My son was at Edwards for nearly 4 years before...

My son was at Edwards for nearly 4 years before he escaped the high desert. I do envy you being close to Tehachapi. The German deli downtown has some of the best damn cheesecake I have ever eaten.
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09-13-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By cdk456

Which town in AV??

Which town in AV??
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09-07-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By cdk456

You will enjoy Austin, it has a real party...

You will enjoy Austin, it has a real party atmosphere to it but coming from the L.A. basin dude you are going to have temperature shock.
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09-02-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By cdk456

Back at ya Switch. I will be elbows deep in a...

Back at ya Switch. I will be elbows deep in a scooter restoration this weekend (if the parts get here today) and sawdust with a woodworking project so happily contented. Have a nice time Cos, lots...
08-23-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By cdk456

Unless I missed it in their site they don't say...

Unless I missed it in their site they don't say the price, curious what price you were quoted.
08-23-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
Posted By cdk456

Had an engine mount on a 75 Datsun Z go bad on...

Had an engine mount on a 75 Datsun Z go bad on me: rubber just tore in two. Happens, time + heat + stress + maybe a tiny manufacturing flaw. Nothing lasts for ever but then I have seen 60 year old...
08-22-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By cdk456

Big + 1 ...............Best damn bang (and...

Big + 1 ...............Best damn bang (and sound) for the buck,
08-22-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By cdk456

At various times I ran 87/89/91 with ethanol as...

At various times I ran 87/89/91 with ethanol as well as our local ethanol free marine fuel. I am sure someone who really runs their car hard might have been able to feel the difference in power from...
08-16-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By cdk456

Boy, you got that right Cos. Sitting here...

Boy, you got that right Cos. Sitting here massaging my aching neck.
08-16-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,993
Posted By cdk456

For reference I sold my 07 with 21k on it for...

For reference I sold my 07 with 21k on it for 25,000 back in May. It was pretty stock: UK mod exhaust, modified stock air box, OEM style wing, color matched, but still with the stock, original tires.
08-15-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By cdk456

Rockauto wants 240 for it so if that is a direct...

Rockauto wants 240 for it so if that is a direct fit and not an aftermarket universal I would jump on it.
08-05-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By cdk456

In the "I want to kick myself" dept. when I was...

In the "I want to kick myself" dept. when I was looking for a new ride in early 13 I found a 96 911, Guards red with the tan interior, full turbo body kit, 6 speed, with 42k miles and the dealership...
08-04-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By cdk456

Neil, did the Boxster / Cayman engines have...

Neil, did the Boxster / Cayman engines have either of the 911 problems??
08-03-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By cdk456

Neil as I understand it Porsche tried a fix on...

Neil as I understand it Porsche tried a fix on the 07-08 911's which was better than the original design but still not a perfect fix until they finally cured the problem in the 09 model year.

...
08-02-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By cdk456

The bigger part of the story there is really the...

The bigger part of the story there is really the reason Honda brought it in: a Porsche service recall. And........not just any recall, a problem with connecting rods!!!!! Holy sh&^*T, ya pay 125K...
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07-19-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,550
Posted By cdk456

Yea, the grass is always greener. Amazing how...

Yea, the grass is always greener. Amazing how time blurs the realities.


I miss working with guys......and gals, who were smart, dedicated, and mission oriented.
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07-19-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,550
Posted By cdk456

[QUOTE=cosmomiller;244585]Okay boys and girls....

[QUOTE=cosmomiller;244585]Okay boys and girls. Enough of politics.

"I miss it at times and wish I could go back and get my fix."


Yea Cos, me too, until I remember having to get up at 2am...
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