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honda tech/tuner wanted for project

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by HownDah, May 31, 2010.

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  1. HownDah

    HownDah Quantum Emperor

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    Thanks to all that responded

    i'm on the right path with this

    will post pix when done

    happy trails amigos...
     
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    hope you have some deep pockets.
     
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    nope, them pockets is shallow as a kiddie pool :)
     
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    might wanna learn to do it yourself then.. nobody is gonna do it for free
     
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    i should have said a shallow pool with a slow leak (out) and a constant drip (in) kinda like an iv in the arm and a catheter out the other end. what is my obscure simile intended to signify? well, it's shallow, the pocket, but given enough time, i can probably do myself enough financial damage to spill as big a pool of green as the next person on this forum.

    as for earnin' thru learnin' - by the greek gods i swear i agree, problem is, as i said in the post, i don't have the space or the tools

    if'n i had a garage and if'n i had the tools, the mind would surely wrap round its objective, the deed would be done, but given neither, well..hence the ad

    does that make sense?
     
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    I dont know If anybody is going to take a slow leak payment for all that stuff, Thats asking for thousands of dollars of parts and labor.

    Good luck.
     
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    "I dont know If anybody is going to take a slow leak payment for all that stuff"

    i broke it down into stages. i'm not trying to put anybody on a payment plan - heheh. Each stage gets paid up as its done, in full. The slow leak I was alluding to is the same kind that most folks here are familiar with: the constant flow of money into their vehicles. but with that having been said...

    in light of the skeptical and pessimistic feedback, from the likes of a Senior Member, a Führer Mod, and a Warden, (i.e. people that have been around here for a long while and know their stuff) any sensible person would think it might be time to reconsider. well, heck, i've never been accused of being sensible. :)
     
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    Build a large shed or carport on your property and start wrenching?
     
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    he doesnt have tools, but i say no time better than now to start accumulating your arsenal. borrow tools, shell out the few bucks to get a nice starter set and buy the specialty stuff as you go along. hell, i kept all my tools in cardboard boxes before i had a real box. do what you have to do to get it done because it sounds like you have some organization in your thought process and thats all you really need to work on cars and do it well. knowledge (from the internet) and foresight to do things in the correct order.

    also, you can take apart an entire honda with a 10mm, 12mm, 14mm wrench and a philips head screwdriver.
     
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    buy old worn out craftsmen tools and trade them in for new ones, Thats what I do lol.
     
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    Dont forget about the 17mm. Its needed more then people think.
     
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    ''Build a large shed or carport on your property and start wrenching?''

    that would have been a great solution but i live in a small town with a small town zoning board, i dunno if you kids have ever had deal with the miniature hitlers that make up that lot (maybe fuherer mod has, or is:)
     
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    "get a nice starter set and buy the specialty stuff as you go along. hell, i kept all my tools in cardboard boxes before i had a real box. do what you have to do to get it done"

    "you can take apart an entire honda with a 10mm, 12mm, 14mm wrench and a philips head screwdriver"

    solid advice, thanks and props, kelsodeez
     
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    "buy old worn out craftsmen tools and trade them in for new ones"

    more sensible tips, thanks magana559
     
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    "Dont forget about the 17mm"

    thanks CTH
     
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    Yup, definitely have had to deal with that in several different locations. Thankfully I'm in a stable HOA free area that's actually pretty nice- but alas- no room to build a car sized shed :(
     
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    g's up hoa's down

    omg, the mere mention of the acronym HOA sends razor blades down my spine, if there's anything that could be possibly WORSE than a town zoning board it's a Home Owner's Association, now THAT's some serious grief of the highest order, i'd rather live in a pup tent in the woods if my only other choice was a house in a HOA neighborhood :eek:
     
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    Yup. You should read about the Dallas guy whose house was sold out from under him by his HOA for an $800 debt while he was in Iraq.... WHILE his wife and kids were still living there. No notification other than a letter.
     
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    it made me sick

    by DAVID SCHECHTER

    Posted on May 14, 2010 at 10:00 PM
    Updated Monday, May 17 at 9:02 PM

    FRISCO — A soldier returned home from combat to find his Frisco home, which was owned free and clear, sold off by his homeowners' association.

    While there is a law to protect service members from financial disaster while they're off fighting a war, it is frequently broken.

    On dangerous missions in Iraq, Capt. Michael Clauer of Frisco was responsible for the lives of 130 soldiers. He had a lot on his mind.

    "You can't worry about what's going on at home," he said. "It's enough stress there the way it is."

    His wife, Mae Clauer, was under stress, too. She was alone and taking care of her family in a $300,000 home her parents had given her as a gift.

    "When Michael went to Iraq, I went into a very bad depression," she said.

    The mail piled up unopened and Mrs. Clauer missed $800 in payments to her HOA. Then she missed the letters saying the association planned to foreclose.

    "I ignored a lot of our bills," she said.

    Even after the HOA foreclosed and sold the home at auction, Mrs. Clauer didn't open the letters that said she had six months to get the home back, and that time lapsed, too.

    By the time Capt. Clauer returned from the war, someone else owned their home after paying just $3,500.

    Who got that money? "I have no idea," Mrs. Clauer said. "I don't know. I don't know who got the money."

    State Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) is critical of the power of HOAs to foreclose on homes in the neighborhood. He hopes to pass legislation next year to curb that power.

    "Well, it is a business," he said. "Unfortunately, not what we would want to see in terms of a neighborhood."

    Under Texas law, there's no way for the Clauers to get their home back. But the Clauers have one last chance under federal law.

    The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) protects members of the military from many financial problems that creep up while they're away fighting for their country. But it's a law experts say is routinely broken.

    "SCRA complaints are definitely one of the top issues that we see," said Lt. Janelle Kuroda, a Navy lawyer and expert on the SCRA law that effects all branches of the military.

    There are at least 100 recent pending cases where a service member's rights may have been violated under the SCRA.

    "Their number one focus needs to be on the mission, and if their focus is elsewhere at home with ongoing court proceedings, with family issues, or mortgage issues or other issues, then it's going to take away from their readiness and their ability to put everything they have towards the mission," Kuroda said.

    The Clauers say it's well known in the neighborhood that Michael is in the Army Reserve.

    Select Management, the company that manages the HOA, said it was not aware of Clauer's military status. The Clauers are suing the HOA for violating the SCRA.

    But on an even simpler level, their lawyer wonders what happened to the concept of being neighborly.

    "The least that would be done is a neighbor would come knock on your door or pick up the phone and call you, ask you if everything is okay," said Barber Hale, Clauer's attorney. "It's not like the bank is taking the house; these are your neighbors."

    The Clauers' HOA says homeowners are free to call them, but they do not call or visit homeowners when there's a problem. They're only required to send certified letter.

    Service member or not, the Clauers say a neighbor deserves more than that.

    "If somebody told me that this could happen I wouldn't believe it," Capt. Clauer said. "I would say, 'That's just ridiculous. You can't do that.'"

    E-mail: dschechter@wfaa.com

    http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Frisco-soldier-comes-home-to-find-home-sold-by-HOA-93829194.html
     
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