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Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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7/30/23 3:53 p.m.

GCrites
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7/30/23 6:39 p.m.

The Original Jungle Jim's in Fairfield. Easy.

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7/30/23 6:51 p.m.

In reply to GCrites :

​​​bonus one for ya. 

GCrites
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7/30/23 8:37 p.m.

I can't do that one. Either too generic or too far away. I can still get generic if it's close sometimes.

eastsideTim
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7/30/23 8:43 p.m.
GCrites said:

The Original Jungle Jim's in Fairfield. Easy.

Nope, the Eastgate one.  Brap, you were just a few miles from me!

GCrites
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7/30/23 10:18 p.m.

^Wait they have the train at both? You're probably right that it does look like an old Bigg's. I haven't been there since it was a Bigg's.

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7/31/23 9:38 a.m.
eastsideTim said:
GCrites said:

The Original Jungle Jim's in Fairfield. Easy.

Nope, the Eastgate one.  Brap, you were just a few miles from me!

Yup, the Eastgate one. Took our sweet time home so we always stop when we are in Cincinnati. 

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7/31/23 9:45 a.m.

My better half's new summer beater daily. 

2002 dodge neon, solar yellow 

2.4 swap from 01 pt cruiser

crane 18 cams

ARP Head Studs

New 10.5:1 pistons, rings, king bearings through out partial port job on the head mpx adjustable gears

both head and block have been decked

long tube header tti

custom 513fab intake

cold air intake (going to change it up) 

60mm throttle body

New mounts with inserts

All new gaskets, and srt timing components

FX300 (I believe) clutch with aluminum flywheel

Mishimoto aluminum radiator

Syked tuner with corresponding laptop

Custom header back exhaust (super loud, sounds like ass) 

AEM Wide band AFR Guage

AEM Oil Pressure Guage

Full RT leather interior (seats, door panels, steering wheel), comes with leather console lid also.

Pt cruiser shifter

Pt cruiser front brake swap

Rear disc swap

 

good: drives nice, runs meh, all the suspension and brakes are new and look nice, no rust. 

bad: needs a trans, 2nd grinds but I have a spare. Needs retuned bad, low rpm and transition throttle sucks dirty ass, been tuning on it a little. Needs some stuff changed up and around to make it more what we are after. It needs exhaust done so so bad. It's beyond loud. 

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8/9/23 9:33 a.m.

Some pre wash nasty. 

Been doing small things, checking stuff over, wipers, oil change, checking cooling system ECT prepping to swap trans and have even been tuning on it a touch. Mostly waiting on parts at this point. 

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8/14/23 8:11 a.m.

Finally decided to fix the sway bar mount brackets and install my steering box brace. 

 

Had to pull front bumper to get to spinning sway bar nuts in frame.

Clapped bushings. 

All done, steering box brace made such a huge difference. 

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8/22/23 5:09 p.m.

Starting the job I have been dreading for a month. My 02 sensor "extender" broke off and a quick hit with some heat and a good extractor yeilded me this. 

So I applied more heat..... That's always the answer. 

Got us nowhere, so ended up using a die grinder to grind out old fitting and tapping it. 

All fix and sounding less like a derby car. 

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9/30/23 8:25 p.m.

Updates updates updates. 

Tabbie: just won't die

White focus: refrigerator

Beep Squarakee: need to fix the rocker this winter, all it really needs need.

Ranger: killed it's factory battery finally, and needs a pinion seal at some point and tint. Did a 800 miles round trip road trip with it last week.

Civic: refrigerator

Yellow neon: swapped the trans with one I rebuilt, fixed the same rad fans, put the new shifter in it, rigged up a slightly better coolant overflow. It still needs a terrible rattle fix and a better intake/Airbox and it will be Dyno ready. Also still the loudest exhaust known to man at 8600rpm. 

GCrites
GCrites Dork
9/30/23 8:39 p.m.

Wow, the Ranger was on its original battery still? Had to be one of the last of that generation running around like that.

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10/1/23 5:18 p.m.

In reply to GCrites :

It was, it made me so happy. It's auctally at battery's unlimited to see if it can be fixed. 

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10/18/23 10:12 p.m.

The saggy side skirts from the dreaded tin worms 

Well it's time. 

Sorta cut out and working on prep

Some cheap slip on rockers, flashing, and pop rivits we are getting somewhere. 

Finished product. This was the worse of the sides. We lightly talked about giving a berkeley about doing it better, but the poor thing has 360k on it and has been wrecked a handful of times and well ...... It's tabbie. 

Here is to atleast another week on this planet to tabbie, and I hope not another decade. 

 

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10/31/23 9:55 p.m.

Ranger did some helping move folks. 

Hacked a Airbox together for the yellow car. 

Civic is civic 

Good photo op going to machine shop. 

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11/15/23 8:49 a.m.

So, new axle seal on neon split where the rubber meets the metal ring, so had to replace it. 

Also since that went so smooth, did the pinion seal on the ranger finally. 

greasemonkeyreborne_5x1gs
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11/16/23 12:02 p.m.

Sweat road trip!   Love that Ranger

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11/16/23 2:13 p.m.

In reply to greasemonkeyreborne_5x1gs :

I appreciate it, the ol ranger has been quite solid so far. 

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11/17/23 6:13 p.m.

Was coming back from town in the XJ, and was at a light and it started idling rough, surging and cel came on out of nowhere. Got home, scanned it and had a code for up and downstream 02 sensors heater core and high voltage for the upstream one. 

Checked the 02 sensor fuse and found this. 

Well why did it blow. The zip tie holding the rear 02 sensor wires up broke and it rubbed on the driveshaft. Couple heat shrink butt connectors later back in business. This is a PSA to check your rear 02 wiring next time your xj. 

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12/17/23 1:24 p.m.

Wife did a thing.

4 doors, 2.4l, 200+ hp, manual, lsd, 4 wheel disk, independent front and rear suspension, small spoilers. 

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12/24/23 8:30 a.m.

Swapping on a r/t rear bumper to start building the exhaust so I can get the tips where I want them. 

Now it's the McDonald's car. 

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12/24/23 8:39 a.m.

For some reason the little video clip didn't upload. 

 

GCrites
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12/24/23 11:03 a.m.

Sounding good at high RPM down in Mexico!

 

The ultimate McMobile:

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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12/24/23 1:36 p.m.

In reply to GCrites :

That definitely does have the yellow car beat in it's level of McDonald's 

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