SERIOUSLY OT: Calling all chicks! IT'S PART 6!!



TheSilentChamber
07-11-2019, 12:51 PM
What were you doing?

Running a mold and die profiler thingy. I'm switching to an electric one soon, the one I need is $1800 though and the air powered one was dirt cheap lol.

Speaking of $1800... either of you guys need jewelry for your lady?

BLU CIVIC
07-11-2019, 01:30 PM
Running a mold and die profiler thingy. I'm switching to an electric one soon, the one I need is $1800 though and the air powered one was dirt cheap lol.

Speaking of $1800... either of you guys need jewelry for your lady?

Yes. Wife wanted something custom with a gem stone we have.

TheSilentChamber
07-11-2019, 06:12 PM
Yes. Wife wanted something custom with a gem stone we have.

I don't really do much custom stuff, but feel free to hit me up - https://www.instagram.com/coffeycad/

BLU CIVIC
07-12-2019, 01:31 PM
I don't really do much custom stuff, but feel free to hit me up - https://www.instagram.com/coffeycad/

No problem. I'll pm you a pic of the stone and the size and you can let me know what setting you have that would fit it.

Killa_CRX
07-12-2019, 07:35 PM
Running a mold and die profiler thingy. I'm switching to an electric one soon, the one I need is $1800 though and the air powered one was dirt cheap lol.

Speaking of $1800... either of you guys need jewelry for your lady?

My wife doesn't wear jewelry. Unfortunately she's a makeup artist, and fingernail polish artist.... she literally has at least 3000 different finger nail polish bottles of every color and style you could imagine. When we used to go to malls, before we had kids, cosmetic places would try to hire her as we walked through, just because of how she had her makeup done.

Sometimes I think even high end jewelry would be cheaper than all the makeup.

TheSilentChamber
07-13-2019, 04:46 PM
My wife doesn't wear jewelry. Unfortunately she's a makeup artist, and fingernail polish artist.... she literally has at least 3000 different finger nail polish bottles of every color and style you could imagine. When we used to go to malls, before we had kids, cosmetic places would try to hire her as we walked through, just because of how she had her makeup done.

Sometimes I think even high end jewelry would be cheaper than all the makeup.

This her?

https://images.designtrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/17161543/Fantasy-Drag-Queen-Makeup.jpg

Killa_CRX
07-15-2019, 08:47 AM
This her?



No shit, that reminds me of the morning traffic chick on channel 8

TheSilentChamber
07-15-2019, 06:03 PM
No shit, that reminds me of the morning traffic chick on channel 8

Luckily I sleep till 10 and don't watch local tv.

TheSilentChamber
07-15-2019, 06:15 PM
Either of y'all watch any of the "behind the scenes" stuff from the first Fast and Furious that Craig Lieberman has been releasing?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNlI4oCO9ue81NZbsdohNFg

Killa_CRX
07-16-2019, 06:48 AM
Luckily I sleep till 10 and don't watch local tv.

https://wtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/demetria-obilor-ht-jt-171106_12x5_992.jpg

Killa_CRX
07-16-2019, 06:56 AM
I found a complete '66 Dodge crewcab for sale.
Kinda want to build something like this https://www.icon4x4.com/reformer/pastprojects/18 :icon16: and write it off as a business expense!

TheSilentChamber
07-16-2019, 07:00 PM
I found a complete '66 Dodge crewcab for sale.
Kinda want to build something like this https://www.icon4x4.com/reformer/pastprojects/18 :icon16: and write it off as a business expense!

Love the Icon and Derelict stuff.

BLU CIVIC
07-22-2019, 10:51 AM
I don't really do much custom stuff, but feel free to hit me up - https://www.instagram.com/coffeycad/

Messaged you on IG. Interested in at least on of the rings.

TheSilentChamber
07-23-2019, 08:15 PM
I realized earlier that I don't think I've seen a Mitsubishi in... probably 10 years.

I mean, I'm sure that I've seen them... but they used to make nice, decent looking cars... and it seems like sometime around maybe 2006, they just... stopped.

BLU CIVIC
07-24-2019, 09:32 AM
I felt the same way when I saw an Eclipse. I had completely forgot about them

TheSilentChamber
07-24-2019, 02:09 PM
I felt the same way when I saw an Eclipse. I had completely forgot about them

Went to their website just now to see what the newer eclipses look like... Apparently the eclipse is an SUV now... Because sure, why not.

BLU CIVIC
07-25-2019, 09:45 AM
Yeah, I'm like how are you going to turn a widely known sports car into an suv :screwy:

Stealthee
07-25-2019, 05:01 PM
For what its worth the Eclipse was never a sports car. It was a sport compact.

They also didn't turn it into a SUV. They just gave an SUV a name of Eclipse Cross.

BLU CIVIC
07-25-2019, 05:31 PM
https://media.giphy.com/media/SzY70sjao7AUo/giphy.gif

Killa_CRX
07-26-2019, 01:23 PM
I need a good excuse to talk my wife into letting be buy a bench lathe, other than "I want to make some shit."

BLU CIVIC
07-26-2019, 01:58 PM
Tell her she'd see a return on your investment...maybe in the form of $$$

TheSilentChamber
07-28-2019, 03:11 AM
Like one of those toy table top ones?

If you search around you can find nice proper sized ones very cheap usually, you just have to be prepared to move a few thousand pounds of iron. But then theres also the cost of tooling, and a spot to put it, plus you'll need a phase converter because it will most likely be 3 phase.


End of the story is everything is expensive... and... something. Potatoes? No... fuck.. I have no idea where I'm going with this.

Killa_CRX
07-30-2019, 06:30 PM
Like one of those toy table top ones?

If you search around you can find nice proper sized ones very cheap usually, you just have to be prepared to move a few thousand pounds of iron. But then theres also the cost of tooling, and a spot to put it, plus you'll need a phase converter because it will most likely be 3 phase.


End of the story is everything is expensive... and... something. Potatoes? No... fuck.. I have no idea where I'm going with this.

Holy crap it was hot today boys. Debating on not converting my garage back, in favor of having a nice air conditioned space to work on stuff in.


No, was talking about a big mama jama. Found out this weekend that I my dad has one stuck over the the corner of his barn, so I can just use it when I need/want to. He also has an old mill that's covered in dust, and he's not even sure it works anymore.

My welding stuff is set up as of this weekend. Need to get some practice in, and get my technique back up to snuff.

TheSilentChamber
07-30-2019, 09:38 PM
Holy crap it was hot today boys. Debating on not converting my garage back, in favor of having a nice air conditioned space to work on stuff in.


No, was talking about a big mama jama. Found out this weekend that I my dad has one stuck over the the corner of his barn, so I can just use it when I need/want to. He also has an old mill that's covered in dust, and he's not even sure it works anymore.

My welding stuff is set up as of this weekend. Need to get some practice in, and get my technique back up to snuff.

Nice! I follow a couple of manual machining channels on youtube. I'm more of a cnc type person, but the manual stuff is fun too.

Maybe you can find one this size :D https://youtu.be/9k_sZkuteec

TheSilentChamber
08-03-2019, 05:05 PM
https://jalopnik.com/so-nice-honda-crxs-are-going-for-33-600-now-1836920736

Killa_CRX
08-06-2019, 06:45 AM
https://jalopnik.com/so-nice-honda-crxs-are-going-for-33-600-now-1836920736

Damn, that's nice.

TheSilentChamber
08-06-2019, 02:49 PM
But is it 34K nice?

TheSilentChamber
08-06-2019, 02:50 PM
In other news I'm getting tired of my cars jerky transmission and thinking of trading it in....

Killa_CRX
08-06-2019, 07:13 PM
But is it 34K nice?

For the right buyer, yeah.


In other news I'm getting tired of my cars jerky transmission and thinking of trading it in....

On what?

TheSilentChamber
08-07-2019, 10:32 AM
Probably another Volvo. I like the car, its just got some quirks that weren't worked out until a year or two later. Mainly the transmission, its real jerky, especially when accelerating from a stop it feels like it slams it into first gear, and when you slow down the downshifts are harsh enough to jerk you forward in the seats sometimes. From what I've read on a couple of Volvo forums its normal for this year model, in 12 and 13 they used a 6 speed automatic (the one I have) that never really was very good, but in 14 they switched to an 8 speed that is supposed to be much smoother.

Also the 5 cylinder that I have, for that year they had issues with the oil rings going bad and causing excessive oil consumption. Mine doesn't have that problem, but it could show up at some point.

If I'd done better research both of those things would have been easy to learn before hand, but I needed a car at the time and it was available and in my budget, so live and learn lol.

BLU CIVIC
08-08-2019, 09:36 AM
I'm thinking about a Mazdaspeed3. Something I can tinker with that's already turbo.

TheSilentChamber
08-08-2019, 03:26 PM
I'm thinking about a Mazdaspeed3. Something I can tinker with that's already turbo.

I have a love/hate thing with Mazda. They ones I've had experience with were the funnest/best driving cars I've messed with... but both also hit a point where they just catastrophically self destructed. MX-3 put a rod though the side of the block, and the 6 exploded a transmission.

On a side note, Mazda has a red color right now that is amazing.

Killa_CRX
08-09-2019, 09:59 AM
Couldn't give me a Volvo. Especially not now, being Chinese owned.

TheSilentChamber
08-09-2019, 05:53 PM
Couldn't give me a Volvo. Especially not now, being Chinese owned.

Yeah, seems like Geely is buying up everything. I don't know, for whatever reason I like last 10 years or so of Volvo stuff. Probably not a logical reason, I just don't really like how most stuff looks now, and the Volvo stuff is a little more dialed back design wise, more subtle, cleaner lines (in my opinion).

Killa_CRX
08-11-2019, 05:57 AM
Sometimes I get tired of driving a modified car.... I hit something yesterday that looked like a benign bump, but it ended up bending my left front wheel and left my steering wheel knocked off center. Now I've got to buy a wheel (because it's cheaper than having it fixed) and figure out what all in the suspension is bent. Already needed upper control arm bushings, which doesn't help anything.

Thinking about raising the car back up some, and putting some 15's with some fat tires back on it.... that's if I don't talk myself into putting the car as is on craigslist, and going out and buying a truck instead.

TheSilentChamber
08-11-2019, 11:23 AM
Sometimes I get tired of driving a modified car.... I hit something yesterday that looked like a benign bump, but it ended up bending my left front wheel and left my steering wheel knocked off center. Now I've got to buy a wheel (because it's cheaper than having it fixed) and figure out what all in the suspension is bent. Already needed upper control arm bushings, which doesn't help anything.

Thinking about raising the car back up some, and putting some 15's with some fat tires back on it.... that's if I don't talk myself into putting the car as is on craigslist, and going out and buying a truck instead.

Sell that shit, bro.

Killa_CRX
08-15-2019, 06:58 PM
Alright... for the second time in my career, I've got a car I'm trying to diagnose, and I've got absolutely no clue what's wrong with it.

Came in, V6 misfiring on the front bank, all three cylinders... but only for about 10 seconds after engine start. I checked about everything I could, swapped some parts around. Came to the conclusion I needed to try a different engine computer..... switched that from a donor car, and ended up with more questions than answers.
With a different ECU, the problem switched from the front bank to the rear bank. It literally makes no sense at all.

But the car also needs a transmission, so I'm hoping the owner elects to not put any more money into this possessed car.

TheSilentChamber
08-16-2019, 02:34 PM
Alright... for the second time in my career, I've got a car I'm trying to diagnose, and I've got absolutely no clue what's wrong with it.

Came in, V6 misfiring on the front bank, all three cylinders... but only for about 10 seconds after engine start. I checked about everything I could, swapped some parts around. Came to the conclusion I needed to try a different engine computer..... switched that from a donor car, and ended up with more questions than answers.
With a different ECU, the problem switched from the front bank to the rear bank. It literally makes no sense at all.

But the car also needs a transmission, so I'm hoping the owner elects to not put any more money into this possessed car.



Obviously you plugged the new ECU in upside down... thus swapping the side of the engine that was messed up.

https://media.makeameme.org/created/oooohhhh-dat-makes.jpg

Killa_CRX
08-28-2019, 06:29 AM
:runaround:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JKMNfSfoMI

Killa_CRX
08-28-2019, 06:38 AM
:runaround:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JKMNfSfoMI

Gotta say, after watching the vid, I wouldn't trust those welds. Very cold, not enough penetration, sloppy.
Also, he points out himself that he should have mocked up the propeller shaft before welding the diff in... like Duh!, also should have had rear CV axles mocked up before turning the welder on, too.

TheSilentChamber
08-28-2019, 11:37 AM
Gotta say, after watching the vid, I wouldn't trust those welds. Very cold, not enough penetration, sloppy.
Also, he points out himself that he should have mocked up the propeller shaft before welding the diff in... like Duh!, also should have had rear CV axles mocked up before turning the welder on, too.


I think Amy is planning on doing that, I spoke to her a few weeks ago and she mentioned having a CR-V donor to pull parts from, don't know if she is using a kit or just fabricating stuff to convert though.

Killa_CRX
08-28-2019, 12:28 PM
I think Amy is planning on doing that, I spoke to her a few weeks ago and she mentioned having a CR-V donor to pull parts from, don't know if she is using a kit or just fabricating stuff to convert though.

The kits are pricey. The fab doesn't look that difficult. I'd like to take a look at a finished car, up close.

TheSilentChamber
08-28-2019, 04:01 PM
For a long time I've wanted to do some AWD system on my Gremlin, but for the foreseeable future its not in the cards, and its also stored at my mothers house which she is thinking about selling, so I might have to decide if its worth paying storage fees on or if I just should sell it.

Killa_CRX
08-28-2019, 04:39 PM
For a long time I've wanted to do some AWD system on my Gremlin, but for the foreseeable future its not in the cards, and its also stored at my mothers house which she is thinking about selling, so I might have to decide if its worth paying storage fees on or if I just should sell it.

Gremlin drift car!

TheSilentChamber
08-28-2019, 11:08 PM
Gremlin drift car!

Its so short the backend comes around and becomes the front end real quick lol. Does great doughnuts though.

I've always wanted to keep it inline six, but something more modern than the 258 (the 4.2 liter version of the 4.0 liter that jeep used up until the early 2000's). Obvious answer is 2jz... but I think something more unique would be more fitting. Rust is starting to take hold though, if I don't do something with it soon it wont be worth saving.

TheSilentChamber
08-29-2019, 10:57 PM
The Top Gear catalog becomes available on Motortrend On Demand tomorrow. Kinda excited abooooot that.

Anyone else (the two people who post here occasionally) subsribe to MOD?

TheSilentChamber
08-30-2019, 01:19 AM
On second thought, after watching some "best of Top Gear" episodes... the only ones that are really great are the specials... and I've seen all of those too many times to recount. So.....






.... Meh.

Killa_CRX
08-30-2019, 09:57 AM
I'm back to enjoying driing my Civic again. There's some kind of weird love/hate switch in my head.

Killa_CRX
08-31-2019, 07:54 PM
I'm back to enjoying driving my Civic again. There's some kind of weird love/hate switch in my head.

And then somebody complemented my car today. :uhoh:

Killa_CRX
09-01-2019, 07:59 AM
The Top Gear catalog becomes available on Motortrend On Demand tomorrow. Kinda excited abooooot that.

Anyone else (the two people who post here occasionally) subsribe to MOD?

I don't even have a netflix subscription anymore. Made a move to start reading more books.

TheSilentChamber
09-01-2019, 04:21 PM
I don't even have a netflix subscription anymore. Made a move to start reading more books.

I have Motortrend On Demand, because I signed up when it was like $30 a year or something, I only watch a few shows on there but for the price I get my entertainment value out of it. I also have Spotify Premium because I listen to music a lot while working and I hate ads, and I like to be able to listen to the same song on repeat for 10 hours if I so desire. With Spotify Premium I get free Hulu with ads, but I rarely ever watch it. No other subscription services for me, I don't even have Amazon Prime anymore. Usually once a year I will activate Netflix for one month and during that month I'll usually watch everything on there that I want to see.

99.9% of my visual entertainment comes from Youtube, and even that I find myself watching less and less.

Killa_CRX
09-02-2019, 06:55 PM
Been working on my bedroom closet for the last three weekends. Sun up to 10 or every day. Wife wouldn't let me buy any special tools, so I built everything with only a circular saw, drill, and hammer.... and I am like, the worst carpenter.

Before.
https://i.imgur.com/PKxhC4t.jpg
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Stripped all the old crap, patched all the holes, textured, painted, built new all new stuff from oak.
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After
https://i.imgur.com/pgkgJzE.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/cawy6Jw.jpg

TheSilentChamber
09-03-2019, 02:00 PM
Looks good. And I feel ya, I built my work bench and polishing cabinet inside my apartment with just a drill and hand tools.

https://imgur.com/17mx9VH

https://imgur.com/kkZJG1m

TheSilentChamber
09-03-2019, 02:01 PM
Hmm... not showing my images... here is a link instead I guess. https://imgur.com/a/ysnu6V2

Onimacus
09-04-2019, 11:22 PM
HI! I used to have an '89 CRX and now I have this...

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Buying this made me remember this forum and how ridiculous I was in 2004. Miss you all! Love you all!

Killa_CRX
09-05-2019, 06:59 AM
Hmm... not showing my images... here is a link instead I guess. https://imgur.com/a/ysnu6V2

Cool.... imgur copies you the post link. Have to right click and get the actual picture location, ends in .jpg usually.


Think I'm going to build and weld a roof rack to the top of my car. Close up the drip rail, and use that as my mount area.

Killa_CRX
09-05-2019, 11:05 AM
Filling out the forms for starting a business. Still trying to think of a proper business name/shop name.

Onimacus
09-05-2019, 01:27 PM
What kind of business is it.

Killa_CRX
09-05-2019, 03:19 PM
What kind of business is it.

Auto repair/service

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