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Everything posted by JaredR1

  1. My personal laptop doesn't have a VGA port! But, to your point, my company is a bit behind the times in some ways....the home office is on Long Island which is a bit like going in a time machine.
  2. I guess if you got new computers that need all those adapters that starts making more sense. My work laptop still has a VGA port!!
  3. Seems like most TVs don't work out well as computer monitors. We just got huge TVs in the conference rooms at work with the wifi conferencing and all that and they look pretty bad, too (we'd been rocking a single projector we had to move around as needed since we moved into this space in March LOL). I miss the projector; just plug it in and zero lag. It was awesome.
  4. LOL. Actually I think my house was renovated in the mid-80s by someone who had absolutely zero perception of right angles. But I wish that was my biggest problem with the driveway; its proximity to neighbor's dead trees and the fact that it is occasionally below sea level are much larger problems. We've been shopping for a new one for a while, but finding an acceptable driveway in our price range that also comes with an acceptable house and preferably a garage has proven to be quite a challenge when working with a real estate market where a huge portion of the housing was built before garages were really a thing.
  5. late to the color party because the T-5R and T5 SE were in off site storage till today....but red, yellow AND frost green wins (you can just catch a peek of the red hood in the building where much magic is currently happening)
  6. Yeah I think that is a Steve question At least you are starting with a MY00 which already has a more powerful EMS than MY99.
  7. Good point. Can you control the intake VVT on ME7?
  8. I'd throw it in and then work on the head from the other engine
  9. Europe....if you're seriously interested I can probably hook you up with a group deal on shipping
  10. Yeah, that's what happens when you put a ECE lens on a DOT reflector........you have to swap the glass AND the reflector. Cheaper to just buy a whole Depo ECE housing at that point.
  11. Bought a manual T-5R shift knob and boot. It even came with free parts car
  12. Traded in all the Volvos for a boat! Have a 609 hood that has been flooded with salt water left over if anyone is interested lol. And some S70 heated rear seats (those didn't get flooded).
  13. Bought a beater banjo so I don't have to take my Gibson everywhere anymore. This Zephyr Surplus place on ebay has some killer deals on factory reject instruments right now if anyone's shopping and doesn't mind spending a couple hours setting it up. And then I completely disassembled it LOL. Was absolutely unplayable out of the box.....not enough neck angle, the action was hopelessly high. Luckily banjos are super easy to deal with so I added this shim and was up and running in a half hour.
  14. Rubbing alcohol also fixes this. Works great on everything but the window switches since the grey color on the buttons is also dissolved by the alcohol unlike the dash switches.
  15. Very interested in progress on this front.. please keep us updated. +1
  16. We literally needed anything else that we were ok with driving in salt now that I have a job I have to drive to so the plan for now is make it usable as cheaply as possible. Totally wasn't planning on buying an R for this job but it's a Maine car and it's done 282k+ (broken odometer, need to pull mileage) so it does fit the profile. I'll probably give it to my dad for the winter since he works at home and has the option to avoid driving in actual snowy weather if he doesn't want to so I can keep driving his '99 NA through the winter. Plus the parking lot at work is suuuupeerrrr sketchy so I like taking something with an immobilizer there (seriously I've been there like 3 weeks and already someone's gas almost got siphoned so it's not just scare tactics......can't wait to find a better job, or maybe just a job wit ha better parking lot LOL). So what does it need to be useful? Tires (going to put the Volans with zLine AS from the red R on it for the winter) seriously these things are AWFUL I was following my dad going the same speed as him since the speedo doesn't work and was getting understeer a few times) ABS module Make the speedometer and odometer work Replace a ton of burnt out light bulbs Fix rear suspension (green/yellow springs and Bilstein TCs on the way from FCP) Replace PS pump Fix windshield wipers (they boke 1/3 of the way home in the pouring rain on Tuesday night.....had to pull over and wait for my dad to come back with rainx so we could get it the rest of the way home LOL) Tailgate struts On the plus side, it came with a 2k old timing belt and brand new brakes (seriously the brakes are so new that the handbrake wasn't properly worn in......I had to do a couple 30-0 stops with it on the way home to get it rolling right). But the brakes aren't smooth. Idk if they just need to be bedded or if it's cheap Chinese parts making trouble. I have no idea what is going to happen beyond that. Anybody want to buy it from me in the spring? I'm not sure I want to keep it long term. Could also ship it to Europe in the spring and use it to take a road trip there next summer if I can line up a buyer in Europe (white Rs are extremely rare there).
  17. You have a factory manual 850R. That's pretty cool. I am jealous of the Cosworth 190E too......what's it like compared to the R? I have one of those in my dream garage but I've never been in one in reality so I'm not sure if it should be in my dream garage lol.
  18. Got the Nebs on the T5 SE yesterday. Looks sick. I think my dad has a cooler car than me now. Not sure what I am going to do about this yet lol. Getting the Öhlins and M66D swap happening in my R seems to be the best solution, though. Washed and waxed all the turbo cars today and then did a photoshoot. The R is done for the year, gonna try to get the T-5R out a couple more times but the weather will have to be perfect since it's tucked away in its building and I'm not washing it again until the spring, so it might be done, too. We'll keep the T5 SE out until the salt hits the streets. Not sure what we are going to do if I still have a job I have to drive to at that point though. Oh had some friends crash the photoshoot too.
  19. They're going on my dad's T5 SE. The Volans are mine and I bought the zLines on them for my R; they're just on loan to him since the Continental ControlContact Touring AS it came with were scary af and he needed something safe until we found some appropriately special wheels for this car. Not like I'm driving my R much these days so no point in putting decent tires on that. I'm probably going to set up a cool photo shoot this weekend with all the turbo cars and then let it sit on the Perfos from the T5 SE for the winter since I'm about to sell the ControlContact Sport AS that the R came with..........for $60 less than I paid for the zLines LOL.
  20. Sounds like it's time for a new job.
  21. You got it! Neptunes are 17" though (did you mean Atlantis?).