Attention whore thread
08-17-2016, 11:40 PM,
Post: #426
RE: Attention whore thread
(08-17-2016, 09:07 AM)exoguy Wrote: After months of fruitless job searching and applying I have decided to become a SAHD, Stay at home dad. The wife is making enough money for us to survive while I keep plugging away at getting a Linux Server admin certificate.

Are the west coast companies still pursuing certifications in lieu of experience?

Keep on, man.  Keep on.
08-18-2016, 05:26 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-18-2016, 05:26 AM by Gippy.)
Post: #427
RE: Attention whore thread
(08-17-2016, 09:20 PM)Alien Wrote:
(08-17-2016, 08:46 AM)roo Wrote: WHY DO YOU HATE LUXEMBOURG?
THIS IS WHY

If I stick my fingers in a dyke will I understand the words on that page?
08-18-2016, 08:43 AM,
Post: #428
RE: Attention whore thread
No, I think that'll just raise more questions.
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08-18-2016, 09:30 AM,
Post: #429
RE: Attention whore thread
And piss off the dyke's SO.
My logic is infallible. Resistance is futile.
08-19-2016, 01:43 AM,
Post: #430
RE: Attention whore thread
(08-17-2016, 11:40 PM)Jehannum Wrote:
(08-17-2016, 09:07 AM)exoguy Wrote: After months of fruitless job searching and applying I have decided to become a SAHD, Stay at home dad. The wife is making enough money for us to survive while I keep plugging away at getting a Linux Server admin certificate.

Are the west coast companies still pursuing certifications in lieu of experience?

Keep on, man.  Keep on.
The companies that have open positions are really emphasizing that applicants should have certifications. I applied to work at a local grocery shop chain to at least make some scratch while I take the course.
08-31-2016, 11:20 AM,
Post: #431
RE: Attention whore thread
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"The 300ZX Turbo is a dance; it's a song; it's rolling, roaring automotive art. There is no color that doesn't suit it. There is no mood-lifting chemical substance it can't replace." - Automobile Magazine
08-31-2016, 11:50 AM,
Post: #432
RE: Attention whore thread
Are you revving that thing in the red or is your speedometer broken?
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08-31-2016, 12:25 PM,
Post: #433
RE: Attention whore thread
(08-31-2016, 11:50 AM)agedgruel Wrote: Are you revving that thing in the red or is your speedometer broken?

speedo cable needs attention

The RPM thing you're looking at is probably the adjustable arm to indicate redline.
08-31-2016, 12:29 PM,
Post: #434
RE: Attention whore thread
* agedgruel detects odometer fraud in progress
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08-31-2016, 12:37 PM,
Post: #435
RE: Attention whore thread
(08-31-2016, 12:29 PM)agedgruel Wrote: * agedgruel detects odometer fraud in progress

As if it's gonna get sold ;)
08-31-2016, 11:35 PM,
Post: #436
RE: Attention whore thread
I had forgotten about the adjustable arm. I wondered why you were hot rodding in a residential area with a curve like that coming up. Since you're not 16 it seems slightly out of character.
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09-01-2016, 11:39 AM,
Post: #437
RE: Attention whore thread
That would totally be in character. If you recall this is a man who has crashed in to a cactus.
The chaos army seems suspiciously well organized.
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09-01-2016, 12:06 PM,
Post: #438
RE: Attention whore thread
I don't recall hearing about that story.
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10-04-2016, 03:52 AM,
Post: #439
RE: Attention whore thread
Walked a marathon, yesterday. Yes, we walked, fuckyouverymuch. Nothing short of an axe-wielding maniac can get me to run.

My pinky-toes look like overripe cherries about to burst. The Apulian fat surplus has vanished.
10-16-2016, 10:37 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-17-2016, 05:00 AM by Jehannum.)
Post: #440
RE: Attention whore thread
I have been invited out to Los Angeles again for the Japanese Nostalgic Car Touge 80s with my 300zx.
"The 300ZX Turbo is a dance; it's a song; it's rolling, roaring automotive art. There is no color that doesn't suit it. There is no mood-lifting chemical substance it can't replace." - Automobile Magazine
10-17-2016, 01:34 AM,
Post: #441
RE: Attention whore thread
You mean the "Touge"? That is awesome!!! I'd give my left nut to do the Touge (no offense Gippy)… but I sold the truck. Sad
meh.
10-17-2016, 05:12 AM,
Post: #442
RE: Attention whore thread
(10-17-2016, 01:34 AM)fredges Wrote: You mean the "Touge"? That is awesome!!! I'd give my left nut to do the Touge (no offense Gippy)… but I sold the truck. Sad

Yes I do.  Thanks, autocorrect.

They opened a "Touge 80s" to any model introduced in the 1980s, and I submitted my 300ZX (despite being a 1992, the Z32 debuted in 1989).

Then I had to get to work, because my shitty Falkens were too damned old, and were separating between the tread blocks.

New tires (Nitto NT555 Ext, 235/45R17 front and 275/40R17 rear)
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Then I realized that the gold BBSs needed some attention.
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I looked around locally, but everywhere wanted between $200 and $300 per wheel to refinish them.  Figuring, "how hard can it be", I disassembled them (they are 3 piece):
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First, I got a shitload of chemicals.  The cashier looked at me funny when I showed up with a gallon each of aircraft remover, denatured alcohol, xylene, lacquer thinner, and acetone, so I held eye contact for just long enough for things to get awkward, and said, "I know how to party".
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I stripped the rims of clear and filed the curb rash off, then polished them:
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Then I stripped the centers of color and clear (using aircraft remover, then scotchbrite, then rags with lacquer thinner, God do my fingers hurt):
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Then I got a powder coating setup (a single voltage gun by Eastwood, an oven that I found on the side of the road, a wardrobe box, a box fan, and a furnace filter).  The gold is gold powder, and the white cures clear (also, insert cocaine joke here):
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Final product:
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10-17-2016, 05:18 AM, (This post was last modified: 10-17-2016, 05:19 AM by Jehannum.)
Post: #443
RE: Attention whore thread
Now the 300ZX is up at my friend and co-driver's house, where he's working some small paint issues before we leave on Friday (minor, to be sure).

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"The 300ZX Turbo is a dance; it's a song; it's rolling, roaring automotive art. There is no color that doesn't suit it. There is no mood-lifting chemical substance it can't replace." - Automobile Magazine
10-17-2016, 05:20 AM,
Post: #444
RE: Attention whore thread
I got the goat out for a "cars and tacos" thing last Friday:

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"The 300ZX Turbo is a dance; it's a song; it's rolling, roaring automotive art. There is no color that doesn't suit it. There is no mood-lifting chemical substance it can't replace." - Automobile Magazine
10-17-2016, 05:35 AM,
Post: #445
RE: Attention whore thread
Oh, and the Datsun got a thing, too.

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"The 300ZX Turbo is a dance; it's a song; it's rolling, roaring automotive art. There is no color that doesn't suit it. There is no mood-lifting chemical substance it can't replace." - Automobile Magazine
10-17-2016, 05:55 AM,
Post: #446
RE: Attention whore thread
You do know how to party.
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10-17-2016, 07:36 AM,
Post: #447
RE: Attention whore thread
I'd have bought new wheels. No I wouldn't have. I would have refinished them too, but I'd have done a poor job of it.

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10-17-2016, 03:54 PM,
Post: #448
RE: Attention whore thread
I still like the Datsun better. But the ZX is looking delicious, I must admit.
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10-17-2016, 11:23 PM,
Post: #449
RE: Attention whore thread
(10-17-2016, 03:54 PM)Alien Wrote: I still like the Datsun better. But the ZX is looking delicious, I must admit.

You'll get no argument from me on that count.  I like the ZX, but I love the Datsun.
10-17-2016, 11:32 PM,
Post: #450
RE: Attention whore thread
(10-17-2016, 07:36 AM)roo Wrote: I'd have bought new wheels.  No I wouldn't have.  I would have refinished them too, but I'd have done a poor job of it.

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This is the first one of those "how hard could it be" projects that came out as well as I believed it could.

The biggest expense was the 50 amp breaker, wiring, and socket for the garage oven (around $120).  When I had the PV solar put on the roof, they had to put a subpanel into the garage, so I had 4 open slots for stuff.  Now I'll be able to hook up a welder or a big compressor.


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