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Today I... "Redux Edition"
« on: February 10, 2021, 03:52:27 PM »
Well, given the state of things and my dire need to share things in search of approval and love it's nigh time for a replacement thread.

Anywho...

Cleaned up and installed! :)  I'll adjust my seat after a break.

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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2021, 05:42:24 PM »
Nice job.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2021, 07:57:00 PM »
That looks pretty sweet!
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 09:40:55 PM »
Thanks Kerry and Luke!  They're super comfortable too, way more give to them than the leather.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2021, 06:30:14 AM »
Looks great Casey. I keep noticing in your signature the "LS" Miata and it gives me hope that maybe someday...

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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2021, 07:09:54 AM »
Thanks Ryan!  Haha that's just the package name(Leather Sport, IIRC), but hopefully it'll have a LS V8 eventually.  That's the one part I don't love about the car, as the factory motor is just alright; there's nothing special about it at all, it's just there and moves the car reliably.  It's enough for me as I'm not a speed demon, but still I feel it lets the rest of the car down.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2021, 08:25:27 AM »
Kinda like my 82 firebird. Car looked great. But with a V6 it could barely pass a urine test!
I had a buddy with a Shelby Charger (does anyone remember those?) that was always challenging me to race. I just told him I didnt want to embarrass him. I dont think he really knew how doggy my car really was
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2021, 08:33:13 AM »
Kinda like my 82 firebird. Car looked great. But with a V6 it could barely pass a urine test!
I had a buddy with a Shelby Charger (does anyone remember those?) that was always challenging me to race. I just told him I didnt want to embarrass him. I dont think he really knew how doggy my car really was
A friend of mine had a Charger, it looked good but that's about it. It was a 4 cylinder go cart.




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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2021, 09:10:44 AM »
Thanks Ryan!  Haha that's just the package name(Leather Sport, IIRC), but hopefully it'll have a LS V8 eventually.  That's the one part I don't love about the car, as the factory motor is just alright; there's nothing special about it at all, it's just there and moves the car reliably.  It's enough for me as I'm not a speed demon, but still I feel it lets the rest of the car down.


I'm curious, Casey; I think Miata's are interesting cars, but isn't the idea behind the Miata that it's a perfectly balanced sports car, 50/50 weight distribution, etc?  It seems to me that it would be hard to maintain that after installing an LS V8 and a drive train that would handle its torque.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2021, 11:22:09 AM »
I thought the shelby's were turbo charged. For the time period they were rather quick.
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2021, 11:24:08 AM »
Maltese, I too thought the same about Miata's.  The original concept was a throw back to the old school Brit sports cars. Light, inexpensive, well handling car. Not going to win a drag race but great on the course.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2021, 12:04:37 PM »
Between the conversion subrame, engine, transmission,  driveshaft, differential, etc... the balance isn't thrown off much; 53/47 vs 52/48.  The whole 50/50 thing is a technicality, with a driver and passenger the car is 50/50.  All in all a LS swap is a weight gain of around 200 pounds.

Though these days the Honda K20/24 is also all the rage, actually lose a bit of weight going that route and the engine is the only part of the drivetrain that has to change.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2021, 02:23:52 PM »
Casey the seats look good in there

Not today:

Yesterday, I was able to take a spontaneous snowmobile trip out to my folks place and back which took about 1.5 hrs worth of driving on mostly groomed trails. Nothing too exciting other than my old girl being able to keep up to the newer machines without too much trouble.

This is only my second trip this year as we haven't had very much snow, and the stuff we did get melted, strangely enough. The idea is to get out often as I can before it all melts for the year which really is by the end of March.

Last weekend the family went on a round trip that took us about 3 to 4 hrs to accomplish!

lots of fun!
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2021, 04:56:07 PM »
Thanks Charlie!

Glad you were able to have fun!
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2021, 12:58:24 PM »
Since my profile pic was a year old I decided it was time for new one, so that's a thing.

Also the forum seems to have forgotten the last few weeks, booo...
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2021, 06:20:05 PM »
Since my profile pic was a year old I decided it was time for new one, so that's a thing.

Casey, you've inspired me to change my avatar to a photo of me. I really like seeing the faces of the folks I'm talking to. Thanks!
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2021, 08:45:57 PM »

Casey, you've inspired me to change my avatar to a photo of me. I really like seeing the faces of the folks I'm talking to. Thanks!

Glad I could inspire you!  I concur, it's nice putting faces to words.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2021, 07:50:59 AM »
Great pics, I agree with you Gene, I guess you could say I have a face for radio.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2021, 06:53:16 PM »
Great pictures guys! Like Kerry, I have face for radio... maybe I'll find something that's not too bad.

**edit**

Her you go, it's the most current I have on my phone.



Keeping my avatar for now though.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2021, 08:29:34 PM »
Since my profile pic was a year old I decided it was time for new one, so that's a thing.

Casey, you've inspired me to change my avatar to a photo of me. I really like seeing the faces of the folks I'm talking to. Thanks!

Alright John, you got me now haha

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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2021, 06:15:27 AM »
Looking good everyone!  8)
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2021, 07:44:14 AM »
Luke, If I liked snow, I would say it looks like your having a lot of family fun there.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2021, 07:52:07 AM »
X2 Kerry and Luke. I never understood winter sports or activities, tried skiing once or twice but I always came out saying why would I call freezing my behind off fun.




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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2021, 07:52:27 AM »
2021-03-05_08-50-30 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr

OK, I will add mine!  Well they say owners tend to look like their dogs!!
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2021, 07:53:54 AM »
Jack, my work finds me outside most of the time, I dont mind cold too bad but my philosophy has been on my time off/vacation Im going someplace warm.
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« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2021, 07:55:28 AM »
2021-03-05_08-51-23 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr

Heres the real one and my wife would shoot me if she knew I posted this. On vacation (yes it was someplace warm) 3 or 4 yrs ago. Me, my grandson and girlfriend.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2021, 08:40:08 AM »
Ooh, I love teppan!  It's fun watching the chefs cook on them!
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2021, 11:31:50 AM »
Great picture Kerry! Looks like fun and it's with food, I love food. Oh, I'm making ribs again tomorrow (my family loves them now that I use hints from your recipe). It is really good to see you all. Thanks for setting the trend Casey!
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2021, 02:49:52 PM »
You're welcome Luke!  Though I feel that I don't deserve any kind of credit since I was not so low-key showing off my progress. :lol:
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« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2021, 09:45:09 PM »
You know, it is nice to see what people look like. Heck, I've known some of the people on TAC since about 2003-2004, and I've never seen their faces. So I'll play. Here's me, in full lockdown beard mode.

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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2021, 08:39:03 AM »
Casey, You had me thinking twice on that one, its actually Fondue. Melting Pot Myrtle Beach. But we do have a couple of Japanese rest's that we used to frequent.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2021, 10:04:16 AM »
The teppan and chopsticks WERE A LIE.  :sad:
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« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2021, 11:39:13 AM »
UM!! :shock:, Senior moment. I didnt even look at the table, You are SO correct!!  Must have been a dinner somewhere else, duh. I saw the 3 of us and thought it was our trip to the melting pot. I dont have many pics of myself. I think I have taken exactly 2 selfies in my life.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2021, 12:59:33 PM »
Haha it's ok, at least the world makes sense to me again. :lol:
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2021, 04:42:07 AM »
With the short stint of warm weather here in Ohio, I reached in and turned the key and my TA came to life in half a second. Man, I am so glad I did the LS swap. I did check the oil an trans fluid but it is so nice to just jump in and go. I drove her all over my small town the other day. What a great combination, 70s style, today's heart. Hope some of you were able to get out and enjoy the last few days, it was mid 60s here.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2021, 06:31:37 AM »
I sat in the car and made engine noises. Does that count?? :lol:

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« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2021, 06:55:45 AM »
Been pretty nice on the EasIeade as well. Gonna hit record temps today. Havent had time to get the car out  :sad:  I did see quite a few classics on the road in my travels yesterday. Countdown to spring is ON  :grin:
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2021, 07:28:54 AM »
Technically spring is here but unfortunately I don't have the time to do anything yet.




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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2021, 08:20:07 AM »
With the short stint of warm weather here in Ohio, I reached in and turned the key and my TA came to life in half a second. Man, I am so glad I did the LS swap. I did check the oil an trans fluid but it is so nice to just jump in and go. I drove her all over my small town the other day. What a great combination, 70s style, today's heart. Hope some of you were able to get out and enjoy the last few days, it was mid 60s here.

He mine out several times over the last week or so.  It’s been a nice break in the weather.
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Re: Today I... "Redux Edition"
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2021, 12:44:38 AM »
Haven’t posted in a few weeks, but I have been keeping pretty busy with car stuff. My current project , the 72 Firebird is in paint jail right now for another 2 weeks. Since it went to paint jail , I moved into a different shop space. I moved into a bigger space which I have been really happy with so far. It is given me a chance to clean up and reorganize everything which really equates into a lot of work.

Last week I went to Orlando, Florida to visit with my nephew. He is every much of a car guy as I am. He did a custom job on a mini-Cooper convertible, which I thought was pretty cool. Essentially he want to make a fused version of a Jeep and a Mini. I got to look it over and I was quite impressed by his work. Turned out to be a really fun little car.

We spent two days working on another project he started and that was a V8 swap on a Jeep TJ. The donor was a 2005 Dodge Dakota with a 4.7liter engine. Apparently Jeep and Dodge are sorta similar as far as the swaps go. We pulled the front clip off the Dakota and pulled the motor and transmission out fairly easy.
I’m not sure what kind of challenge my nephew has ahead but certainly if all goes well , he will have a pretty cool Jeep!

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