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Old 02-16-2012, 09:09 AM   #2301
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mmmmmmm that was a great steak and great company... enjoyed the visit...
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:13 AM   #2302
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I wish I could have made it out to see you guys while I was in town.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:14 AM   #2303
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:20 AM   #2304
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I KNOW I KNOW!!! I did get to see Doug and Dana for a quick bit... they say I was drinking... I don't believe them.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:26 AM   #2305
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I KNOW I KNOW!!! I did get to see Doug and Dana for a quick bit... they say I was drinking... I don't believe them.
Yeah, and I waved when you flew over (both times) and you didn't even acknowlegde me! Hmmmph

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Old 02-16-2012, 09:29 AM   #2306
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I KNOW I KNOW!!! I did get to see Doug and Dana for a quick bit... they say I was drinking... I don't believe them.
At least you stopped to visit someone in TX...
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:33 AM   #2307
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:36 AM   #2308
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Yup... right at the top of my list now...
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:50 AM   #2309
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Well, I had my meeting today....and all is good....

I have no complaints and I do work for a Great Company...

The best part of the day was meeting with DangeruSS and mlee for dinner. We ate at Pappas Bros Steak House.

Sooo, how did it fall into your rating scale....

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Good Meeting... finish the cage and get some racing wheels and carry on...
Bad meeting... well.... Well finish what we are working on and I'll have a damn fast street car...
glad i was able to talk to Mike during dinner.... you guys rock my world.
good luck in the upcoming days.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:01 AM   #2310
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Yup... right at the top of my list now...
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:03 AM   #2311
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The best part of the day was meeting with DangeruSS and mlee for dinner. We ate at Pappas Bros Steak House.

Wow, All I can say is Russ sure knows a Great Steak Place... The salad, the Wine, the Steak (16 oz Filet Mignon) I didn't know they made em that big...but they do...and the Au-gratin potato's... Topped off with Key Lime pie.... All in all, great company, great food... and a bit over three hours....
Had a blast bro. Pappas is definitely one of my favorites.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:15 PM   #2312
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Sooo, how did it fall into your rating scale....



Great Meeting... Big plans...
>>>>Good Meeting... finish the cage and get some racing wheels and carry on... With no complaints on my end...
Bad meeting... well.... Well finish what we are working on and I'll have a damn fast street car...
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:16 PM   #2313
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Yeah, and I waved when you flew over (both times) and you didn't even acknowlegde me! Hmmmph

He is kinda uppity isn't he... 32,000 feet and thinks he is above everyone else..
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:18 PM   #2314
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Great Meeting... Big plans...
>>>>Good Meeting... finish the cage and get some racing wheels and carry on... With no complaints on my end...
Bad meeting... well.... Well finish what we are working on and I'll have a damn fast street car...
sooooo...... we need more popcorn?

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He is kinda uppity isn't he... 32,000 feet and thinks he is above everyone else..
Da noive I tell ya........
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:19 PM   #2315
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sooooo...... we need more popcorn?



Da noive I tell ya........
I'll see what I can do...
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:27 PM   #2316
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:54 PM   #2317
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We didn't finish Brandi today, but we are so close...

Items to finish...

Mount the new oil cooler mounting bracket...
Install the new oil cooler and the plumbing for it...
Clamp the inlet pipes to the turbo's and the air filters...
Fill the diff with fluid...
Install the diff Catch Can...
Fit and re-install the exhaust from the down pipes back...
Re-install the wheels and tires... Check everything underneath at least six more times...
Lower the car and fill with fluids...
Start the car and lift it back up to check for any leaks....

If all is well to this point, then we will put the car on the dyno to begin the break in on the new rear gears...

Today, we installed the oiler fitting on the drivers side turbo. Corey and I finished fabricating the oil cooler shroud and mount and after Corey finished the welding on it, I painted it.

We also worked together building the catch can for the differential. The piece is a work of art if I may say so.... It's way too good looking a piece to go under the car but that's where it is designed to work... so....

Bunches of work going on and I can't wait to feel her start up again... It'll be a blast driving Brandi V2.

New diff, new drive shaft, new axles, rebuilt and upgraded transmission, new turbo's, new oil cooler, etc etc etc...

I have found the seats I'll be ordering pretty soon... Unfortunately they do not come in grey leather, but I'll deal with it... Seat image is below... It's the Sparco R700 MILANO PRESTIGE in leather...

I'm also about to pull the trigger on the Weld Racing wheels and tires to go on them...
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:14 PM   #2318
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Very very nice!
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:16 AM   #2319
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I can just imagine a huge grin when you fire her up!! Hope it goes well today.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:03 AM   #2320
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:51 AM   #2321
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Nothing super exciting in this post, but I finished the modification to the drive shaft loop... With the size of the new coupling at the transmission, the original loop wasn't long enough and would have been unsafe if the output shaft or the coupler broke....

So, I took on the task of extending it to a longer length... We determined that we needed to add four inches of length to ensure the main shaft was encompassed within the loop so that no matter where along the coupler it broke, the shaft would not fall to the ground... Also,this is my first attempt ever at Tig welding... I've done lots of stick and Mig welding...

I added four inches of length (two 2" pieces) and fabricated and shaped the gussets along the sides... I had to stop and reshape the tip on the welder several times due to contaminating it, but overall, I'm pretty happy with the end result.... Corey was fitting and installing the new Turbo's while I was working on this... We may be able to get Brandi on the road Wednesday or Thursday.... Time will tell...

Nice that reminds me I have to make the same modification to mine. Better get on it.

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Old 02-17-2012, 10:38 AM   #2322
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:30 PM   #2323
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:17 PM   #2324
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Welllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll....

We didn't quite get finished today... We got so far as to put fluid in the trans and were about to put fluid in the diff... We still have to do a final tighten after we lower the car to jack stands so the suspension is loaded...

We have to bolt the shifter backup into place, fill the diff, lower and start her and check for leaks for a few minutes and then if all is well, raise her back up and hang the exhaust...

Then it's on to the dyno for the first heat/cool cycle...

I'll have a few pics to post in a little while.... I have to get them out of the Camera and resize them...
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