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Do you do your own swaps?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by reckedracing, Mar 8, 2004.

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  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    Just curious how many people do their own car work on this site...

    Lets make a rating of 1 through 5...

    1 would be you don't know shit and take your car to a shop for everything including oil changes...

    2 would be you do minimal maint and customization (neons, headlight change, tail light change etc) but would take your car to a shop for springs or to get your body kit fitted...

    3 would be someone who does everything to their own car except serious motor or drivetrain swaps...

    4 would be you do your own swaps, but leave the motor building to someone more experienced

    5 would be you do all your own work including rebuilding or engine building and custom turbo kits and the like...
     
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    Incredib1e Senior Member

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    I probably could handle 5, but I can't afford to risk destroying a multi-thousand dollar engine just to practice: "Oopsie, those bearings were just a little too tight." :) I might try rebuilding the CRX's EW1 after the swap and putting it in the Civic (if It works after I rebuild it :) )
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    3. ocassionally 4 and 5 if airjockie is around. :D
     
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    myself = 4 with a side of 5... could prob do it, but don't wanna risk it...
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:
     
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    yeah Airjockie is one bad Mofo-


    oh yeah, i'm def. a 4 :thumbsup:
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Funny thing is....

    I can:

    Pull an engine of the wing of a piper chieftain, dismantle it, send the case halvesout for machineing, inspect the crank, build it all back up, put it back on the wing within a 2 week period, have the engine fly before my eyes 3000 flight hours, and do it again. and a total of 6 engines. (3 planes)

    Pull the....etc.....off of a Kingair 100, do the hotsection, re-install and watch..etc...

    Swap countless engine swaps on F-15's....

    Swap an engine on a Blackhawk in 4 hours.....

    Rebuild a wing on an airplane after a pelican hit it while the plane was landing...(that was a mess)

    Build a static display with an old F15 for a Veterans Memorial Park...

    do all kinds of highly technical work in the aviation world......

    Put a turbo on my CRX in one night....

    Sustain a 240sx trany on my chest for 2 hours....

    pop a clutch in and out of my CRX in an afternoon....

    do a complete AE86 sr5---GTS conversion.......

















    But I cant for the life of me figuare out this damn CEL on the accord engine I just swapped..... :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
     
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    hehehehe, that accord is still owning you huh?
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    maybe i can help you out, i had all sorts of bugs to figure out with a 93 accord h22 swap, what seems to be your problem?
     
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    <---2. Am I the only two here? lol. I'd rather take my car to the mechancs for the oil changes. It gives me a chance to walk underneath my car and inspect it. Then I also have them check my brakes and shit for free.

    After reading the Sunday threads in here yesterday... I think that I am a very HAPPY number 2. To be any happier would be Airjockie's or nfn's neighbor. ;) :lol:
     
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    Strong 4, 5 if I don't have anything to lose :)
     
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    I'm not a 5 for lack of resources and experience.
     
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    4 NP, 5 from time to time
     
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    2....... but trying to learn :roll:
     
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