Progress Thread Slow Boat To China

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  1. hoopty5.0

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    I crossed a major milestone tonight. After fighting the engine bay for longer than I'd like to admit, I said F it and primed then painted what I had.

    Does it look good? No. But I admitted to myself that short of cutting everything out and starting over, it was a moot point. I know where and how I went wrong, but don't possess the willpower to redo it at this juncture while maintaining interest in the project.

    So anyway, I'll move forward from here, hopefully at a reasonable pace. I'm purchasing my megasquirt ECU as soon as I get a bonus, which will be at the end of the month.

    Cliff notes: haven't given up. Just waiting.
     
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    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me
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    so,...we're not gonna even get a flash?
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    Will that look good? Hell no!
    But at least it proves he's got balls to show anybody brave enough to look.

    P.S. Let me know if i can help w/any questions you have on the MS.
     
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    For whatever reason that I nor AT&T can figure out, my home internet sucks. I can't upload pics, so I'll do it tomorrow morning when I get to work. It looks similar to yours though, only silver :)
     
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    Collin,.....It's the 21st century.

    AT @T can figure out how to get your internet back up, and running,...If you can respond to me w/ text, that means that you have a working internet connection.
    If you have a working internet connection, you can post pics. If not Imageshack,..then Photobucket.
     
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    Alright, here you go Mike. And I even sanded and resprayed the intake and driver side valve cover after the .... uhh... fire incident. As for the engine bay, I am going to sand and touch up a couple of spots that I absolutely can't live with tonight.

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    See, to me that looks good. Clearly, shiny paint and a color other than black work better at hiding some imperfections other that the 200.00 dollars worth of stuff I sprayed. (Only because I did it twice)

    So then, it appears that you are gonna paint the engine the same color as the engine compartment?
     
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    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    I'm thinkin you "murder it out" like all the kids do these days, except all silver. Silver cobra R's(I bet they look good on a fox), white wall tires filled in with a silver sharpie, that chrome lookin window tint. Buncha decals that say "silver bullet"( in silver of course) and then a pile of cans of coors light just layin in the back seat
    Boom, theme
     
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    Im going chrome vinyl wrap for my next car ;)
     
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    ** In awe, as a result of standing in front of a design prophet who just shared a moment of genius w/ the lower mortals at his feet.
     
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry?
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    Green Chrome is where its at... Just sayin
     
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    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    I think I'm done building stuff for myself. Clearly ive got an eye for design, so I think I'm just going to start suggesting ideas for other peoples builds. But just be really pushy about it
    Be easy to find in a sunny parking lot
     
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    Green chrome will get you home!!
    This if from the same shop that wrapped my car..
    DesignerWraps-Green-Chrome-Lambo-Gallardo-0.jpg
     
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    @84Ttop can we be the green chrome posse?
     
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry?
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    You know it!
     
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    Learned another life lesson last night - You CANNOT apply metal glaze over paint. Ever.


    Be on the lookout for engine bay paint job v2.0
     
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    actually you can,.....just has to be the right paint.

    Note to yourself:......the Wrong paint is enamel.
     
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    And I already did it twice, you may as well suck it up and join the 2 point Oh club.
     
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    So paint job 2.0, then megasquirt 3.0, foxbody number 4.0 for me, used to be a 5.0, but now its a 6.0. Hmph.
     
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    Me likes shiney
     
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    In light of recent developments, I decided I needed to change my title too. You know, to keep up with the Jones'.

    As far as engine bay 2.0, I am buying a second quart of paint this evening. I think I'll be happier with the results, but either way, I refuse to jack with it another day longer for fear of engine bay 3.0.

    I also painted the engine block, motor mounts, and balancer gloss black last night. Looks sharp.
     
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