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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    BUILD a really dumb rallycross car? It sounds like a great rallycross car as-is. If it were a W12, just add magnetic numbers and it would be the greatest rallycross car ever constructed.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    By total cash invested, this car is entry used C7 money.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Slice of car modification life: C3 Corvettes have an awful 1950's derived GM manual steering gearbox with a shitty external power assist cylinder. This broadly means that the car will occasionally consider going in the direction you point the steering wheel. This is sketchy at stock 1981 power...
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    Ownership Verified: EyeMWing's Correct-Wheel-Drive Lesbaru

    Sitrep: "Taking care of the clutch" didn't go well. The flywheel is badly scorched. Needs to be machined. Which ain't a weekend thing. Given this is my last working car and I have an 8 day roadtrip vacation with my fiancee starting on Tuesday (we're doing the long distance thing for awhile...
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    Ownership Verified: EyeMWing's Correct-Wheel-Drive Lesbaru

    Its not useful testing if it only shows up in their computer system at 8 miles and at 220k miles 🤣
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    Ownership Verified: EyeMWing's Correct-Wheel-Drive Lesbaru

    Probably is the highest mileage. I was planning on ending it this year but the partial engine overhaul has me thinking i should drive it back from the moon now.
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    Ownership Verified: EyeMWing's Correct-Wheel-Drive Lesbaru

    Sitting at 219120 miles right this moment. Just picked it up from its first trip to the dealer since new. Was in for a metal fatigue recall on the valve springs. I basically got a free head job. Had them swap the plugs while the engine was out (parts cost what the parts cost because they STILL...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Unfortunately I can't get over the name Cleetus.
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    Feedback on a donation program/status?

    I MIGHT have some unused FG logo stickers in my giant cache of car stickers if all other supplies on earth have been exhausted. I'll hit the donate button as soon as my replacement credit card catches up to me...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Start rally tied for first (with an LT1 Roadmaster sedan done up Houston Slab style) Car broke. Decided to go get my truck and tow it for the rest of the rally because that'd be hilarious. U-hauled it home. It broke the uhaul trailer. Transferred it to my truck and trailer. Total power steering...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Rally start in 33 hours. - Car... Uh, well, the guys who were building it managed to break the parts car windshield, but they say they have one lined up tomorrow morning and will drop it in, slam it in the trailer and go. And they're an 8 hour drive from the start line. - License plate and...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I mean, I'm not going to have much in the way of spares as far as I know, and I'm not going to dump any more money into this thing. The guys are somewhat supposed to have swapped the suspension back to stock off the parts car (which was pristine), but I don't know if they've had the time. The...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Next week, I'm doing the Lemons Retreat-From-Moscow Rally. Moscow, PA to Birmingham, AL (by way of Paris, TN) I'm driving The Worst Car In The World. Not the worst model. The worst SPECIFIC CAR. You know, this one...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    FedEx Custom Critical trucks are almost always totally wild configurations. They do two kinds of work: - Cost is no object get it here as soon as physically possible - We literally cannot get any other company to touch this cargo because it's an impossible combination of...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Eh, I've got a couple months to dick with issue #1 and gather data for #2. I've got the electronics and software chops to pull it off, it's just a matter of how well the CANBUS chatter lends itself to reverse engineering. I'm not planning on emulating a full under-all-conditions drive cycle...
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