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Old 04-30-2010, 10:43 AM   #21
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Hmmmmmm, ask Bill Boost and Dan how free cams, valves, headers, pulley wheels, etc, and ultimately trannys are to gather that "free air"
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The way I see it, you can be stingy with your power adder because you pay for it one WOT at a time, or pay the price up front and enjoy the hell out of it.

That'* not to put down your setup, I'm still jealous. I'm also looking forward to tearing into Dan'* transmission so I can hopefully get to mine BEFORE it goes.
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Nothing is free, trust me.
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Haha. I know, it does kinda make me sick sometimes when I think if I had saved all my money instead of putting it into the car, I could have my college loan paid and a GTO sitting in my driveway.
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Your thinking is flawed in that you will never build a drive train to the Bulletproof point of just "enjoying it". Don't kid yourself. I have never seen this yet in this Club or anywhere in 40 years of beating on drivetrains, despite some leaning towards trying to convince others they can/are doing it. I don't want newer members thinking that when you modify, it'* all good. It cost money and broken parts along the way and if you and/or your family rely on a car then that should be a consideration.

Maybe you guys should also have a "check transmission related fuses 101" Seminar there....... hehehe. I couldn't help that one. It just flew down and hit my brain while typing. Sorry Dan!
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Actually I have a friend who'* got a grandprix with a "dead transmission" sitting in front of his house as of two weeks ago. It would be nice if it was only a fuse, but it sure doesn't sound like it'* going to be that easy.
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Ya, it isn't always the way it happens. To Dan'* credit, I had an entire Steering wheel assembly and Dash out with wires and relays tucked, pinned, labeled, and hanging out everywhere just to find out it was a Dash voltage relay that was in easy reach just under the radio behind the lip of the dash. You can't always catch everything.
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The real moral of these stories is start with the easy stuff first. You can't always know what the problem is, and your going to have to do some troubleshooting. So start with the easiest things.
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I thought the morals of this story were to not worry excessively about your carbon emissions and to purchase meat in rural areas.

Not that that'* not a fine moral, though.
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I thought the morals of this story were to not worry excessively about your carbon emissions and to purchase meat in rural areas.

Not that that'* not a fine moral, though.
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With the incidence of cancer exploding statiscally in the last 60-70 years, we should really wonder about our diet. It is the one leading factor that has change severely in that time frame.

Our world is a huge and complex one. Even the oil spills that a generation ago were thought to destroy us are found to solidify, sink, and be broken down by forces and bacteria after the initial environmental shock. The population of the earth keeps expanding and with it comes the production of CO2 and Methane through many sources. But when you look at those amounts compared to "natural events" they are still a drop in the bucket. The earth has experienced many volatile natural forces since its beginning and taken care of itself. Choking transportation, growth, and crippling people wallets isn't going to solve anything. Except how the big money dogs figure out how to further manipulate who has, and who doesn't.
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