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I want to build a high-compression, (possibly twin-?) turbocharged engine powered by LPG, with multiport liquid-phase injection instead of an intercooler. I want it to be a torque monster. I want it to be completely inappropriate - something like an RB26DETT with the AWD drivetrain in an GS130. 280ZXs get no love. they also have space for two gas cylinders in place of the fuel tank.

or find a CAT drivetrain small enough to shoehorn into, say, a RWD 240SX.
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I probably shouldn't be so cavalier about opening, modifying, and generally fucking with emissions-control devices. probably.
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so all I need to do now is cram the transmission up in there, bolt it on, and figure out where all the crap in the pile in the garage came from. fun. gonna do that tomorrow, or today if my uncle comes over.

I’m gonna have my baby back soon!

and sometime soon I’m supposed to help one of my classmates change his oil pan. delightfully simple job that should be, assuming he put some WD-40 on the exhaust pipe bolts.

I have a tentative schedule for Fall put together:
AUTO 91A  Auto Body Repair I
AUTO 97.0 Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating Systems
WELD 58A  Gas Metal Arc Welding - Basic
WELD 58B  Gas Metal Arc Welding - Advanced
assuming that WELD 50 (intro to) isn’t a prerequisite. I wanted to take the engine/drivetrain class, but I don’t feel like taking just one class (12 units!).
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a quick quiz. )

the available options were a little too, uh... polarized? something like that: too much of the perfect/asshole dichotomy, not much of a range.



why is it harder to get plug wires for a ’92 Corolla than for an ’88 Grand Marquis? seriously, AutoZone was just out: one store didn’t have the wires, the other store told me that they had nothing for that model year, and that the nearest store with my wires was in San Bernardino.

on the other hand, she then called up the Kragen nearby and asked them to hold their last set for me. service above and beyond, there. ^_^

and while I’m on the subject, I really, really want to gut the people who owned/serviced my car before I got it. I mean, c’mon, if you’re going to put platinum plugs in a car, make sure they’re tightened down properly and aren’t leaking shit out of the combustion chambers! is that really so hard? and it has little benefits like preventing the plug wire boots from getting soaked in a gasoline/oil mixture which totally dries them out and destroys them.

the more I learn about this car, the more shocked I am that it runs so damned sweetly. all of the available evidence points to the CV boot we just changed being on the original, factory‐installed shaft. still otherwise perfect with almost 146,000 miles on the odometer. just utterly shocked.

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