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  1. Yeah, they've had a bad one two punch of the fires this past summer and now this. Think he was a little north of where it washed away. Seems like a section of Hwy 1 falls off every couple years now.
  2. Damn...someone beat me to the punch. haha.
  3. Definitely got lucky finding one in this condition. Hadn't even looked at old Datsuns till a month or two ago. 1976. Sucks because if it was a 1975 I wouldn't have to go through California smog requirements. Wait till you see the interior pics.
  4. Bought a car that wasn't a Volvo. Picked it up last Sunday. Solid car all around with only little things that need attention.
  5. Holy crap. We should be getting our first taste of rain around 1 or so.
  6. Ones reaction when your mom takes away your World of Warcraft account I think? Something very similar if not that.
  7. Roommate just bought the black edition today. lol.
  8. Apparently the front brake pads started to melt or something like that and flake off as he was coming down the mountain last night. Duralast ceramics from Autozone. We're swapping those out later today and trying out some semi-metallics to see what happens. Thinking its a bad batch or something
  9. Derrr...I gotcha. Ill ask him if he's ever heard of it going back on Taco's as well. What year was the Celica? My roommates Tacoma is a 2001. Doing some adjustments to the rear drums seemed to help late last night. Tonight was getting the front all put back together. Taking it for a test drive after work tomorrow to confirm.
  10. Still havent figured out a cause behind this and we plan on hauling a couple 4x4's on a trailer up to Big Bear so if we cant figure it out we might not be able to. We hit that one after both rear lines had been bleed, still no difference.
  11. Hes going farthest to closest, so passenger side rear being the first one. When he presses down on the pedal you can physically see the pad itself compress, its the weirdest thing.
  12. Roommate is installing new brake pads on his Tacoma right now and we are working through trying to diagnose a pedal that's still squishy. We've replaced the master cylinder and plenty of bleeding have been done and we still cant figure it out. The one thing we noticed was the actual ceramic pad compressing against the rotor. I did a quick search and didn't come up with anything conclusive. So the stupid question is, are brake pads themselves supposed to compress? And on a lighter note:
  13. I see the hammer in the lower left corner of the pic and imagine this happening in the engine bay:
  14. Friend from high school ran into trouble having one of those out in Lincoln, Nebraska. Ended up not being able to keep him after having the dog for a year because the city deemed it an "illegal hybrid of a wolf" even though he brought proof that the breed has been accepted in multiple countries.
  15. Cousin in Chicago is selling his but that might be a little out of the way for you.
  16. What the Volvo's thinking... "If I'm really quiet they wont notice me."
  17. And lose a major tourist attraction? Dont think they would do that unless like you say, they got a big quake and it took out a whole chunk of roadway. All a matter of how much money they want to throw at it I guess. How many inches did you guys say you lose every year to erosion?
  18. This guy? Looks like it was a cool project, hope it was worth the $440million.
  19. Good to see it done. Did they pave the entire stretch where they had torn it up from the construction as well?