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I just can't win......

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Airjockie, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Well, I built a car for drifting, and the last drift event is tommorrow afternoon....




    And it looks like I am not going to make it.


    First I did the complete swap, everything down to the fuel lines on the 1985 Toyota Corolla SR5, and swapped in everything from a 1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S. The swap took a while, but well worth all the work. I've been having problems keeping the water in the engine and not on the ground....so I start tearing everything apart, get to the waterpump, remove it, swap in a water pump from a Japanese Domestic Market engine that I have sitting in the garage. I replaced the gasket with a new one, and bolted everything up and started to put the belts back on. Then I notice that the waterpump belt and pulley are slightly off by about 1/4 inch..and I started measureing up the differences on both waterpumps...well the one I installed was off of a 1990 Toyota MR2, which is a sidemounted engine, and the waterpump housing is shorter.......

    So I rigged up the pulley with a few spacers/washers, and got it to line up with the belt again, then filled the engine and the radiator up with water again, closed everything up and decided to go take the car out for a drifting practice spin.....

    Well, me and Celerity drove off to an empty parking lot, and I took the car out for a quik doughnut, which it performed perfectly....then Celerity drove by me and mentioned that I was dumping water like it was falling out of a bucket....so we drove to a different parking lot, and I opened the hood. I noticed that all of the bolts that hold the waterpump to the engine are either loose or just barely hanging on...and water was gushing out everywhere...so I tightened up what I could and we tredged onward to a coffee shop, had a sandwich and coffee, and then he got a call to go to work, so I was just going to go to the nearest gas station and fill up with water and head home. Well, when I started to put fresh water in, and it was pissing back onto the ground at the same rate it was going in...so I just beared with it and drove down the road where Celerity works, and he called one of his buddies to come and bring some tools. After waiting a while, the dude shows up, and I start tearing apart the waterpump again...and it was dark and we only had a small flashlight, so we really couldn see what the major leak was from, but once everything was tightened up again, it held water, a little better.

    So driving the car back home..it was performing excellent again, and I can only deduce that the washers on the pulley to aligne it to the belt was causing a harmonic balance that would shake the fan and the waterpump, with the fresh gasket, and the silicon that was used, and just shook the bolts loose....I was partially correct. After going to a buddies shop, I had him order me the correct waterpump, and waited till the next day (today) to install it when it comes in. So I was just outside in this friggen New England winter chill, removeing everything again, and getting a closer look as to what was pissing water everywhere....

    Well, it turns out that water pump bolts to a waterpump housing assymboly, which is also held to the engine via the water pump bolts, so I took that housing off, and found a dry rotted, cracked, and half discentagrated o-ring that seals the housing to the block...and I travelled up the coolant system and found a tube that has 2 other o-rings that are not in too good of shape, and another gasket near the thermostat that also has a few drips dropping out of it....so now the problem should be solved....I just got to go to the parts store, get the seal's, gaskets, and adhesives to finish up the job correctly.....no problem.

    Everything should and will be fixed by the early morning for tommorrow, and the car will be ready and prepped, loaded up with the normal track tool boxes and supplies, and I will be ready to go. Wrong!!!!

    Because I built this car for the wife, and did all this work to get it ready so she can enjoy the real drifting experiance that she craves...she changed her mind in an instant.........ITS TOO COLD!!!. I dont want ot go if it cold out!!!, but honey you can sit in the car with the heater on....I said. NO, I dont want to go becouse it's TOO COLD. So now all that work I just did for the last 2 months, blood sweat, tears, pain, beers, fast food, spending a ton of money for hard to find parts......was all a waste. She would much rather just go to a Japanese food supermarket and get food, than to go out, and hang out in the cold for a few hours burning rubber.....ohh well, at least I will save money on gas, a possible hotel room, and any other parts I might break while I'm down there in a car that hasn't proved itself to be reliable for over 100 miles.....and the track is 118 miles one way from my house....so I guess I have to suck it up, and call it quits for this event....






    /rant over
     
  2. Smonkeyboy

    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

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    thats what girls are good for y00

    making you work for ever on stuff they dont even really want
    but guys will always do it


    sucks balls man, btw if you dont want it ill take it and drift the shit outof it, i got like $100 :lol: :D :p
     
  3. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    right about now...renting out the car to make money is not a bad idea....

    but just more shit to break, then to fix, and then to break some more......

    She said I could go by myself, and have some fun....but...hrmmmmmmm


    I will have an evil grin on my face in teh morning when it's back together again...maybe I can convince her someway.....
     
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    zaneithan Senior Member

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    dude, take her for a spin in it in a parking lot or something, she will want to go then
     
  5. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    I did.....

    but the water pump blew...and the fun ended..
     
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    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    You take her out in the AE86 and make a donut yet? That was fun! :)
     
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    zaneithan Senior Member

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    write her a little poem or something and leave it in the AM, be like

    baby you are so fine
    im so glad that you are mine
    come with me (to the drifting thing)and you will see
    ill spin you around (in the AE86) and make you feel free
     
  8. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    caught in a mosh...
    go by yourself perhaps?? :unsure:

    you did all that work man and if you dont go, you did all that work for nothing!!!
     
  9. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    too much work..

    Gawd damn New England weather.......I hate thee.

    She released me to go by myself...

    but going by myself will only mean self satisfaction...which is good, but I really built this project for her, even though there is next year....I'm just in a hurry to see her freak when the little SR5 she bought turned into a drifting monster....

    if the parts needed to seal up the waterpump are availible within a few miles drive, and I put it together, and it holds up to a mean test, then I might load up the car and just have the evening to myself.....

    But then she will be sitting at home wondering what the funk I am up to, if I broke down on the side of the road, or if I get stuck 2 states away with a car and no way to get back home......she goes mental alot....

    ohhh well.....she just might have to stay home in a warm room alone.....
     
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    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    See if you can borrow Celerity's cellphone for the day? Do you have a AAA membership? If not, you really should. After a year you can upgrade to a gold membership and get free towing up to 150 miles.
     
  11. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Cheer up man! Even if your wife doesn't wanna take it out, fix the water pump and take it out and have a shitload of fun with it in the snow. Just cause she doesn't wanna take it out, doesn't mean it has to sit in the garage. ;)
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    fuck that. dood, if your woman really cared shed go just to fuckin make you happy. shes a greedy bitch. sitting there on her ass as you work hard to pimp out this car for her to go drift in, then she decideds her nipples are too hard to drift, so she doesnt wanna go. whata priss. go by yourself, own it up, and hope she has a horrible day wallowing in her prissy warm home.
     
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    you do realize he's been married to her for quite a few yeards don't you?


    people like you have been the topic of our discussion lately. all your're doing by saying things like that is bringing the board down. that was completely un-called for and just out of line.
     
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    Yeah man, those are some harsh words dude.


    -> Steve

    I think an apology is in order there, Jim.
     
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    that sucks, tell her to mod her own ride next time :)
     
  17. 94RedSiGal

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    Shit... it's only 29 degrees outside right now. At least there's no snow up here. I haven't put the snow tires on the Si yet. And I wonder if the snowblower will start right up after its long vacation... :(


    Maybe cointelpro's head is just in a bad place these days. His sig of "Hating my car more and more everyday" is sort of sad to read. Perhaps pity is more in order for him.
    <---------- Loves BOTH of her cars very very much. :wub:
     
  18. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    So martine...do you feel like going to NJ tommorrow?
     
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    Not really... there's a lack of money this week combined with the anticipation of the holiday gridlock. The Mass. Pike was pretty well backed up today from my house to Chris'. Tomorrow will be even crappier a drive. On the money thing, well I have a ton of stuff to buy for both of my cars in the next week or so. The tuneup and timing belt supplies, Koni reds and ES bushings for the GS-R. And a synchro kit and a clutch kit for the Si... not to mention saving up for that ITR LSD and compensation for your time and skills. :blink:
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    hehe....no problem...I just wanted to see if you felt like going down....

    maybe someone else here might want to go...if not, I have a 240sx buddy to caravan down with.
     
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