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get this next:
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So what's next? A Busa?

Ack! No, I don't do bikes. I break too easily.
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Ack! No, I don't do bikes. I break too easily.

I was just thinking power to weight and all. very_evil_smiley.gif

Could always do one of the busa-powered Caterham/Lotus/Smart hotrods, or the Radical with the V8. biggrin.gif
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I was just thinking power to weight and all. very_evil_smiley.gif
Could always do one of the busa-powered Caterham/Lotus/Smart hotrods, or the Radical with the V8. biggrin.gif

A busa engine in a Smart Car, maybe? Or how about a sleeper Prius hot rod? biggrin.gif

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A busa engine in a Smart Car, maybe? Or how about a sleeper Prius hot rod? biggrin.gif

 

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With a turbocharger! basshead.gif

Nah twincharge it tongue.gif

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Point of view makes all the difference.....biggrin.gif

 

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Naw, get a ride-on and put a v-twin on it. Aww yeah!
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The definition of...

Surprise: finding out your wife of 2 years knows all the lyrics to Dragonforce's album Inhuman Rampage. blink.gif

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Could always do one of the busa-powered Caterham/Lotus/Smart hotrods, or the Radical with the V8.

I think I'm pushing the P/W envelope, now we need to work on handling. But, I did order some new super-light Recaros for the NSX, that will shave off another 40 kilos. And go go color matching.

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I like that seat. biggrin.gif

Speaking of cool looking stuff, just found these via Bing Images looking for something else:


I *think* they're MDR-CD900ST with an enamel paintjob, but I don't know.
Edited by obobskivich - 11/30/12 at 1:44pm
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Gnarly, cool paint on those. Yeah, I like those seats, I hope they're at least sort of comfortable.


Updates: the EC Balancing Act is here as well as the Grado HP-2s. This is an impressive amp, and it looks fracking new, and the Grados look great for their age (and came with flats, bowls, and bagels). I'll start gathering impressions tonight.



Also I'm working on a project with a $10 pair of headphones (yes, $10) that will surprise many. So far they're really impressive for the price.
Edited by Magick Man - 11/30/12 at 2:43pm
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The lettering looks in-tact on those HP-2s - is it? That's a great find if so!
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I think I'm pushing the P/W envelope, now we need to work on handling.

 

I think we need to figure out a way to lace your skeleton in adamantium.

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I think we need to figure out a way to lace your skeleton in adamantium.

Indeed, but it looks like it hurts, a lot, and I don't have a mutant healing factor, so I'd be more like the Tin Man than Wolverine. eek.gif
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The lettering looks in-tact on those HP-2s - is it? That's a great find if so!

~90% of it, which is very good. He bought them new, and they were reworked and upgraded by Joe, then they were terminated as balanced around two years ago. The Balancing Act is newer and it's a very cool piece of kit, I love the vintage look and feel. He also included various tubes for rolling, so that'll be neat.

On the car front, my mechanic's assistant took the Cobra out, even though he had no permission to drive it. Richard can, he's the main guy, but that's it. Well, the idiot did run it off the road and did a little damage, he wasn't hurt, but it's going to need some TLC. Important safety tip, if you don't have the maturity and self-control to handle a very high-powered sports car, just leave it alone. We stopped by and looked at it on the way back from our date (Twilight BD2 = meh, I'm glad it's finally over) and it won't take much to fix it, though it appears he did damage the RT front control arm, among other things. We did find out that the body is tougher than regular fiberglass, which would have splintered. Rick was going to fire him but I asked him not to (benefit of being the owner's friend and best customer), the kid's only 20 and he and his GF have a new baby, and he was extremely apologetic. Overall, he's a good guy and this is his first offense, so I think he deserves a second chance. I think he'll learn from the experience. rolleyes.gif

ALSO, I think it's a good sign that we need to add a traction control system. FAST, the makers of the EFI system, makes a simple setup that can control the TB if you lose grip (it doesn't do any braking, like others). That likely would have kept tonight's mishap from occurring, and it can be turned off if I don't want to use it. I think I'll get it installed on the `cuda too, while we're at it.
Edited by Magick Man - 12/1/12 at 1:12am
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You are a very forgiving guy! I think I would have let the owner boot him. Taking a customer's very expensive car out for a joy ride is just about the worst thing a young mechanic can do - well, except perhaps parting the car out to the Ukranian mob in exchange for free lap dances from Ukranian strippers.
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