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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:31 pm 
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You can tell your wife wants her car fixed when she preps the block for you:

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Once you get the cars dialed-in (compression, leaks, bearings, alignment, brakes) swap in new rubber and glass, you've got something which should last for years!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:38 pm 
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And she did such a nice job! She must be very anxious :)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:58 pm 
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what a gal! :D

and you're a lucky guy. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:45 pm 
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What's impressive is that she tapped out the head so that she could get an ACCURATE torque reading when Phil N Ed goes to bolt the head on. ;-) THAT's TRUE LOVE! :-)




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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:39 am 
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Wow, shows she really wants her little Suzuki very bad. From which car is the block from?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:43 pm 
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She has 2 back up cars, both being repaired.
That's her 93 Convertible, christened "White Rabbit" by JV&S/GV&S, and I've got all the parts for the lower end on her third car; a 1985 Sprint 2 door, stock as a rock.
Just figured I'd start a thread to show what my wife would do to get me to fix up a car for her. 8)
So how 'bout it, non-lurkers: :huh: :huh: :huh:
What would your girlfriend/significant other do........(not too graphic, please) :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:21 am 
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Well, mines just has to sit on my lap while I am watching or doing something to get my attention to fix her car. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:54 am 
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I know my wife wan'ts the car fixed when she goes on and on about it all day long :evil:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:55 am 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:41 am 
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When my girlfriend wants her car fixed, she grabs her (or my) tools. Only asks me when she doesn't know something :lol:

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- K&N air filter
- TBI bridge removed
- 40mm throttle and intake manifold
- srd underdrive pulley
- AASCO 3kg flywheel with GTi clutch
- GTi catback
- deleted cat, now 2" ss pipe
- 14x6J ET45 BSA Racing
- Nankang AS-1 165/55-14
- 35mm lower Apex front and rear springs
- GTi sway bar
- Turbinetech underbody brace
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:27 pm 
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Peenutzz wrote:
When my girlfriend wants her car fixed, she grabs her (or my) tools. Only asks me when she doesn't know something :lol:

:shock: What a gentelman.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:41 pm 
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Phil N Ed wrote:
She has 2 back up cars, both being repaired.
That's her 93 Convertible, christened "White Rabbit" by JV&S/GV&S, and I've got all the parts for the lower end on her third car; a 1985 Sprint 2 door, stock as a rock.
Just figured I'd start a thread to show what my wife would do to get me to fix up a car for her. 8)
So how 'bout it, non-lurkers: :huh: :huh: :huh:
What would your girlfriend/significant other do........(not too graphic, please) :wink:

Dr. Phil, you just opened the door for GV&S :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:10 pm 
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Mine seems to be clueless whenever something is wrong.
I'll take her car and immediately notice a noise, clunk, shimmy, etc etc. It's the only time I know something's wrong :(

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:09 pm 
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a1989swift wrote:
Peenutzz wrote:
When my girlfriend wants her car fixed, she grabs her (or my) tools. Only asks me when she doesn't know something :lol:

:shock: What a gentelman.


Why so shocked? Jealous? :lol:

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- 0,5mm oversized pistons
- mildly ported head, 1,7mm taken off
- ss exhaust valves
- 222/365 3tech cam
- +10 gear
- K&N air filter
- TBI bridge removed
- 40mm throttle and intake manifold
- srd underdrive pulley
- AASCO 3kg flywheel with GTi clutch
- GTi catback
- deleted cat, now 2" ss pipe
- 14x6J ET45 BSA Racing
- Nankang AS-1 165/55-14
- 35mm lower Apex front and rear springs
- GTi sway bar
- Turbinetech underbody brace
- Ultra Racing upper strut bar

0-100kph: unknown seconds


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:57 am 
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Peenutzz wrote:
Why so shocked? Jealous? :lol:

No, don't want to see a post here saying you got dumped because I would know one reason.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:32 pm 
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a1989swift wrote:
Peenutzz wrote:
Why so shocked? Jealous? :lol:

No, don't want to see a post here saying you got dumped because I would know one reason.


And that reason would be...? I can't really think of any. Well, maybe a few, but they got nothing to do with her wanting to fix her own car.. :lol:

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'95 Swift 1.0:

- 0,5mm oversized pistons
- mildly ported head, 1,7mm taken off
- ss exhaust valves
- 222/365 3tech cam
- +10 gear
- K&N air filter
- TBI bridge removed
- 40mm throttle and intake manifold
- srd underdrive pulley
- AASCO 3kg flywheel with GTi clutch
- GTi catback
- deleted cat, now 2" ss pipe
- 14x6J ET45 BSA Racing
- Nankang AS-1 165/55-14
- 35mm lower Apex front and rear springs
- GTi sway bar
- Turbinetech underbody brace
- Ultra Racing upper strut bar

0-100kph: unknown seconds


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:56 pm 
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Wouldn't want this to happen because of not helping her:
http://www.funnychill.com/media/33/Cheating_Lizard/

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:54 pm 
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Little update in order:
She's on the way home now, driving the 'vert' for the first time.
So far, no problems.....

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:30 am 
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Sweet. Give us an update when she arrives.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:41 am 
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I fixed my wifes car and all I got was a grilled cheese sandwich!!! :D :roll: :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:35 am 
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The car looks like mpmetro of Texas' white one. Check his signature.
She made it home OK last night, pulled into the garage with no smoking, no smells, no leaks and the lifters are getting quieter. Her commute is 25 minutes, and she tachs around 4000 to 4500 rpms.
Next, we'll put in a dash and repair the sound system so she can listen to her favorite tunes.
It should also get some paint on the bumpers, and a new top.
There isn't much rain here, so for now, all is well.

I made a little video of her pulling out of the garage, but it's a 19 MB file for the 30 second clip.

She likes her Accord, but gets a few more looks in the convertible, so for now, I think she'll go with it.
Even though the weather is cool in most of North America, she still needed to run the A/C yesterday.
Here's a little shot of her trying it out:
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Told her if she doesn't like it, these things are selling at a pretty high price, so she can sell it and get a new Rolls Royce :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:13 am 
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Peenutzz wrote:
When my girlfriend wants her car fixed, she grabs her (or my) tools. Only asks me when she doesn't know something :lol:


You mean she don't know how to handle your tool? :huh:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:28 pm 
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Jardamuth wrote:
Peenutzz wrote:
When my girlfriend wants her car fixed, she grabs her (or my) tools. Only asks me when she doesn't know something :lol:


You mean she don't know how to handle your tool? :huh:


...lol...
Jess, you're too much!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:02 pm 
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love this picture if thats not your new sceen saver you insane
your misus looks great in her "White rabbit"..one lucky lady
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if you don't believe me you can ask the 'lo man"
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:54 pm 
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jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
love this picture if thats not your new sceen saver you insane
your misus looks great in her "White rabbit"..one lucky lady
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I agree with J,V,&S, your crazy not to have that picture as a screen saver or a desktop. I think you did wrong in telling her she could get a Rolls, cause now she'll tell you she wants a DB9 convertible. :lol: :lol: Anyway, kudos to the wifey and you, would put a nice set of 14" GTi wheels on it.

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