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Old 10-12-2012, 11:13 PM
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What are your other hobbies?

Mine is my car... I've been slowing modding my car over the last couple years, and have surpassed my 375whp goal with 401whp and 420wtq. I do all of the work on my car in my garage from suspension to transmission removal.

I got my first taste of drag racing last year and again this fall. The rush is amazing being able to go from a stop to 120mph in a quarter mile (0.4km @194kph for you other countries) is pretty sweet. I've been running at the track on street tires which makes it impossible to get traction... This week my first pair of racing slicks finally came in. I hope to break into the 11s quarter mile next weekend if the weather holds up. I will also be on the dyno again, hoping for 425whp this time but I doubt I will have enough fuel for that as the cold weather makes my car run very lean (fuel can't keep up).

Here are some videos / pictures of my car:

Dyno of my car in 2011, it made 333whp, 341wtq (boost for boobies is a charity event, for boobies )



Dyno of my car in 2012, it made 401whp, 420wtq



My first 12s pass at the drag strip: 12.8s@119mph. Even though he says silver import won, I was actually faster by 2 100's of a second, the announcer corrected but the wife stopped filimg. FYI, they are both American Made (86% USA materials) Dodge Neon SRT-4s, not imports as the announcer states for some reason.


My first pair of slicks which I hope will give me the traction to put me in the 11s bracket:


Current engine bay pic: (I'm currently proving lots of people wrong by being able to achieve 401whp with a very stock looking engine bay). I only have 3 real mods done to the car: Mopar Stage 3 turbo, Mopar exhaust, E85 fuel+1025cc injectors.


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Old 10-13-2012, 12:00 AM
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Mine are NingNings (Motorized Bicycles for boobs) 2 HP

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Old 10-13-2012, 01:03 AM
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Scott, I'll openly admit that I'm not much of a vehicle guy. I get very annoyed at all my friends that ramble on for hours about them with a bunch of model brands and #'s that make no sense to me.

My other nerd hobbies besides gaming include programming, film editing, and a bit of movies/television. In the real world, I play a bit of backyard sports with family/friends and really enjoy hiking/caving. I'm also a devout Arkansas Razorback fan, although we suck pretty bad lately.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:18 PM
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I love your Car Scott. I'm a Car Lover & Enthusiast. I'm currently driving the 200hp Taurus SEL 24 Valve Dual Overhead Cam. Fully Loaded w/ Spoiler. Great Vehicle. Plan on giving it to my Daughter next year for her 16th Birthday. Less than 60k Miles on it. Check out my Blog. http://troydavidbeadles.blogspot.com/ I've been Blogging Cars all day. Cheers Man!
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:22 AM
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i made it a life time hobbies not to try understand the finer things in life

tinker with cars old 1964 Mercury cougar try to rebuild it was a bet easier to do then newer cars, only lasted 8mo it got total out by another driver who wasn't looking crossing 4 lanes, nearly missed a 18wheeler only landed in the center lane in my lap

fixing the whole timing rebuild/ replace parts, redo caskets on the total engine, replace brake system,

good thing it was total out, i was going to work on the body of the car next! save me ton of money!


basic same everything, by the way the headlight have cover on them flip up

before it got total out it burn rubber like crazy

i even had drag racing bars on the leaf spring on the back end. that i was able to save! still have them this day
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:37 AM
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What an absolutely amazing car!!!
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:49 AM
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will the truth of it is my old car the body was badly rusted out, think it way freeze zone were they use salt a lot. not as great looking as that one in the image

the inside cab area part of it had a smell so bad it knock you out, odd thing the dash-broad was in great shape



but i love it a lot
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:27 AM
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I've never seen or heard of that model car!
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:21 PM
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in the 1974 there was one near my school i gone to, i was amaze seeing it at night around 8pm it sound like a muscles car. when i had a chance get my hands on one i learn a lot, setting the timing on it and other things. had a lot of grease monkey helping me with it some free and some i pay out the nose.

btw the head light cover work by air vacuum suction and not by elect-motors!
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:25 PM
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Unfortunately, school, work, and family have left me little time and money for hobbies. I have been really looking forward to getting into mountain biking. I've priced out several bikes I am interested in. I'm looking at Trek, Specialized, and Fezzari.

I am also interested in kayaking. Hopefully I'll end up someone near a lake
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:38 PM
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My past time (hobbie) is trying to get back into my house. We've been out of our house for 2 years.

We bought our house in 1984 not knowing that that foundation was built on rotting wood and stumps (the house was built in 1976). Our foundation of our house fell into the rotten wood leaving concrete cracks in our walls and foundation. When we finally found the problem it was too late to go back (legally & finacially) aganst the builder or the seller.

This has been my hobbie. Getting back into my house.

After 2 + years & $20,000 dollars , I'm finally ready to move back into my house.

This has sucked but I hope my experience could help other people.

So, could someone wish me a happy homecoming, LOL ?
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:11 PM
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Happy re-homecoming
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:13 PM
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@Scott, the drag strip movie is marked private Can't watch it.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:56 PM
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My past time (hobbie) is trying to get back into my house. We've been out of our house for 2 years.

We bought our house in 1984 not knowing that that foundation was built on rotting wood and stumps (the house was built in 1976). Our foundation of our house fell into the rotten wood leaving concrete cracks in our walls and foundation. When we finally found the problem it was too late to go back (legally & finacially) aganst the builder or the seller.

This has been my hobbie. Getting back into my house.

After 2 + years & $20,000 dollars , I'm finally ready to move back into my house.

This has sucked but I hope my experience could help other people.

So, could someone wish me a happy homecoming, LOL ?
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Where did you live in the mean time Dave?
On the property itself?
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:09 PM
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@Scott, the drag strip movie is marked private Can't watch it.
Thanks! no idea why it was set that way. You can watch it now
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:37 AM
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Yes, by the camera angle it looked like the other car came in first, I can see why the commentator made the error, good stuff, safest place to do it, not on the roads. Down here we don't provide many outlets like that so the younger ones do it on the public roads. (organized but fatalities have occurred)
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:05 AM
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Where did you live in the mean time Dave?
On the property itself?
We've been living at my Mother-in-laws house in the upstairs apartment.

Here's a few of the pics. Btw,the footer is 10 feet deep & has about $6000 of concrete installed in footer & underneath pad.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:15 AM
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top secret majic, do it all yourself on weekends? Few mates and such for occasion help? Awesome. I couldn't believe the pic of the underpin at the stairway footer, floor just hanging like a ceiling...yeeeks
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:39 AM
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@ Scott, I hope some day I'll be able to get a car with some muscle. I hope Subaru keeps their BRZ around until I can at least afford one. I've been very interested in them since I saw one at the store.
I hate wondering if my car will have the guts to make it when pulling out in front of someone at an intersection. Many times it drops the ball and just pisses off the person behind me because I over estimate its capabilities. Seems like I just have to wait forever for a big enough gap.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:50 PM
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Please...Wait for the gap. "Please"
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