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Vash last won the day on January 14 2017

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  • Birthday 11/23/1989

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  1. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-to-the-80s-car-show-tickets-27152612194?aff=erelpanelorg That I believe is the tickets/registration page. Seems their website isn't working but the tickets page is.. Wpuld be quite the drive for you haha
  2. Just wanted to give anyone interested a heads up that there will be a back to the 80s show on June 17th in the cities. I'm going to be there in the Scorpio. Would be cool to see some others there. If you want to show yours 80s vehicle make sure to pre-register soon or the spots will be filled up. I'm sure there will be spectator parking as well so come on out and look over some interesting 80s sheet metal! I can remember the web address but they are also on facebook if you search for it.
  3. This sounds to me like the cat(s) have likely plugged. There is normally a reason this happens. Too much fuel dumped into the exhaust causes them to melt. What kind of codes does the car have? I certainly assume the check engine light is on. One such possibility is that the open egr tube has caused a false reading of the oxygen sensor and it was dumping fuel in seeing a lean condition.
  4. I debated for entirely too long on where to post this but I figured this fit since it will be mostly me talking about all the car changes i have gone through in the last year.. Apparently it has been over 11 months since I last logged on here. Which is absolutely crazy. Life kind of gets away from ya and the whole Facebook group thing has kind of taken me away from all my forums. Its been an interesting year for me that is for sure. I don't really remember where I left off on here anymore. I am going to guess it was probably shortly after I got my Legacy and started driving the Fusion. Maybe shortly before I sold my Taurus? Not sure. But the Taurus has been sold and a friend is still driving it, she has had a few issues but it is getting a lot closer to 200k these days. The Fusion is all painted and looking so much better these days, still loving the car, haven't had many issues out of it. The Legacy got full Outback body and suspension along with an H6 now sitting in front of the manual, this car is still not driving due to a lack of exhaust which has not been easy to find, have a few wiring things left to do as well. Got a free parts car that supplied many of the needed suspension parts. Shortly after that parts car was scrapped I headed down to Iowa and bought a 2000 Escort ZX2 S/R which unfortunately ended up being far from what was described to me in the ad and by the previous owner. Bought it anyway at half the asking price and ended up parting it out due to rust. I was pretty sad about this, I had planned on having a fun little commuter. After the ZX2 I took a couple months off from getting more cars until this last weekend. Found a Merkur Scorpio out in Wisconsin. Drove out there and bought it Saturday. Drove it home the 120 miles without any issues. Car runs and drives nice but has some Merkur gremlins going on that I will need to take care of. Already have the car signed up for its first car show/meet in June. Very excited. It is Chestnut Metallic (those of you that know me will know why that is significant haha) Only 108k miles, was parked for around 8 years and then driven only 50 miles in around 2 years until I bought it. Still have to Volvo and it is still being a turd.. Still have the Contour which hasn't been touched in entirely too long. Thunderbird got brought home this fall from my friends where it was stored, got a good deal on a fiberglass Cobra R hood for it otherwise untouched as well. Hello Cougar is in storage for the winter after having some paint work done this fall, had some clutch issues this last spring but they resolved themselves. And last but not least the good old Sable, creeping up on 4 years now since the torque converter seal went out, still have the car, made sure it still started a few months ago, runs great just doesn't move. Has some rear brake issues as well since it has been sitting for so long now. Tried to start a dash swap in November but a lack of help has prevented that from going anywhere. really just trying to get caught up with all of these projects. Sometimes I feel like I am making progress and then things come up that either make more work or set me back further. Really going to try to get somewhere on all this this spring and summer so that I can consider a career change finally. Hope everyone here has been well, I might have to poke around a little and see what has all changed. I will try to get some pics up of some of these things I have mentioned as I can.
  5. Has anybody here ever dealt with a warranty claim through rock auto? I have heard that the coil pack on my old 03 has failed causing a cylinder 5 misfire. And there should be a one year warranty (I purchased the coil 2-21-15) just curious how it works. If I should bother trying to warranty it or if I should just have them order a new pack and be done with it.
  6. Lots going on for me right now. The fusion is at the body shop right now, so far they have the windshield out and have started rust repair on the roof and hood, fenders are in primer. Hopefully another week or two and I will have the car back all fixed up. It is going to be so weird to see this car all in one color. Then the Subaru I have been gathering parts. I went to the dealer and got the updated separator plate and bolts. Picked up fluids and some sealant already. Going to hold off for a few weeks and let my bank account recover from all this spending before I order the rest of the stuff. Discovered that the "stripped" bolt hole actually was previously repaired. Engine is in the garage on the engine stand with the oil pan off where I found metal shavings from the bolt hole repair. There is a part of a helicoil in the hole already, the rest of it must have come out with the bolt when it was removed. Going to see about installing a threaded sleeve this time around in place of the helicoil. My neighbor runs a machine shop out his garage so I'm going to bring it over to him to see what he thinks.
  7. Bought myself an '00 Legacy GT last night that needs some engine work. It's pretty rusty and basically no paint left on the rear bumper. Interior is really nice, one of the previous owners smoked though and you can definitely tell.. The kid I bought it off of bought it December 11th for $2300 and the next day the headgasket blew on it, started to have a shop fix it but they found a stripped head bolt hole and told him it was time for a new engine. Felt kind of bad giving him basically a 3rd of what he paid just a month and a half ago. Pics in a while when Photobucket decides it wants to work.
  8. Fun fact, the openings that are right in the bumper where the crash bar is actually have ducts going to the radiator and intercooler on the sc
  9. That isn't naturally aspirated. I'm honestly going to guess ranger.
  10. Put almost 350 miles on the fusion today and it did just fine. Had some vibration that I first thought was a wheel bearing but towards the end of my trip I think I pinpointed it to wind buffeting. Not sure where, going to wait to see if the new windshield takes care of it.
  11. Looks pretty easy to fix. Still absolutely crappy that it happened.
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