What did you do to your non-G body project today

Clutch

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Don't they say you always want to go back to your first/ex?

If you think back, he had a dmax that was wrecked and totalled out by the insurance back when he first started the k30 project.
Well your close the blue one was an 05 I bought that truck brand new I custom ordered it with every option I ever wanted and it was an 8.1 Allison combo and it has 60k when it went away. With the insurance money from that truck I purchased a 07 lbz with 98k it was a middle of the road truck as far as options go but it was an lbz bone stock and reliable. At 150k it was leaking from the front seal in the trans after plowing all night and a dealer came to my house with cash and bought it. That was the last reliable vehicle I owned and sense then I've been struggling to just get to work let alone go blast anything. My green 1500hd sucked and everyone told me it was because I didn't pay enough for a truck you gotta spend 20k for something good bla bla bla. So anyway I sold the green one with some....ok a lot of lipstick on that pig for 6k July 27 last year and bought this truck for 25,000 the same day. This truck had some issues when I bought it some I took care of and some I haven't yet. But I financed this 2011 and therefore I'm stuck in this bitc now! So whatever it takes to make this POS a safe reliable family car/work truck that's what I need to do. Every day I wish I bought a brand new truck and I really don't care what make because there all junk in a few years of hard work anyway. But I took this path and I've got to see it threw. Unless of course someone's giving me the 32k of my total investment to the truck and taking it off my hands so I can go buy a new one for 70k to throw it away in a few years because there all junk anymore. But dose that really sound like it makes sense? No I'm this far I'll keep throwing money at this POS and when I'm done I should have a good running fully loaded Denali HD Duramax and I can set my sweaty azz in seats with A/C
 
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ck80

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So, it *should* be a project, but, I can't make myself care enough yet to deal with it.

Got a Gmail warning:

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Now how does one get there?

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Just under 123,000 unopened emails in the inbox. I hate email almost as much as social media.

So... if someone tells me in person or on the phone they sent me xyz, I'll look for it. Otherwise... meh, I generally don't care. Maybe there's a way to pick like a 15 year window worth of 'new' messages to highlight and delete en masse? Dunno. Maybe when it gets to 99% I'll do something about it. Or make a second one and put in automatic forwarding, that should be a thing.

Think about this. At 1 second a piece to click delete, you get 60 a minute, 3600 an hour, 12600 in 3.5hrs, and 126,000 in 35hours. So, accounting for dinners, hygiene, and sleep, I saved almost 3 days of my life by not dealing with that B.S. if it's 2 seconds to get rid of an email that's almost a week of lifespan.

Think about that and how much time of yours that gets wasted by 'modern convenience'
 
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Clutch

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Didn't post my progress last night when I got home my brother-in-law from NC so I didn't have time.
Yesterday I covered the rest of the untreated frame in Rust-Oleum and started assembling. I started on the left head got the intake and exhaust manifolds on and the head on. Didn't torque it down yet because I couldn't find a 16mm 12 point socket. I also got the cp4.5 off and swapped the gear to the cp3 but it's not tight because I needed someone to hold the gear while I torque the nut. Today I'll probably bring it to my bey and put it in the vice. Hopefully by the end of today I have both heads on and the cp3 in.
 

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Ugly1

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So, it *should* be a project, but, I can't make myself care enough yet to deal with it.

Got a Gmail warning:

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Now how does one get there?

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Just under 123,000 unopened emails in the inbox. I hate email almost as much as social media.

So... if someone tells me in person or on the phone they sent me xyz, I'll look for it. Otherwise... meh, I generally don't care. Maybe there's a way to pick like a 15 year window worth of 'new' messages to highlight and delete en masse? Dunno. Maybe when it gets to 99% I'll do something about it. Or make a second one and put in automatic forwarding, that should be a thing.

Think about this. At 1 second a piece to click delete, you get 60 a minute, 3600 an hour, 12600 in 3.5hrs, and 126,000 in 35hours. So, accounting for dinners, hygiene, and sleep, I saved almost 3 days of my life by not dealing with that B.S. if it's 2 seconds to get rid of an email that's almost a week of lifespan.

Think about that and how much time of yours that gets wasted by 'modern convenience'
Right click on the inbox- delete all😏
 

Tomeal

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Apr 17, 2016
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Clyde,pa
The Mike-Rib is back, baby!

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24 hour marinade in Dr. Pepper, then broiled in it at 350*F. 3L of Dr. Pepper reduced to syrup and turned into BBQ sauce. The glazed for 45mins.

Bringing this back again. Gonna sit in the smoker for awhile over some hickory chips.

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Supper for tonight when my boy gets home from work!
 
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ck80

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Sold a rusty 42" Troy bilt mowing deck for $125, pure profit off the parts mower that paid for itself already.

Made a 12x10x7 ft brush pile to burn by clearing out some of the back of the lot. Probably burn that off tomorrow.

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I'd put the job about 1/3 to 1/2 done excluding the mowing to clean up the leftovers. It was a tough decision between maintaining buffer and space, but, the extra space wins out considering long term plans.

So now the day is done, time for Sunday dinner and rest
 
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Clutch

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It's after 3 and I'm just stopping for lunch ran into a few snags today do to my lack of experience. Could not get that cp3 in come to find I had the adapter clocked wrong. Then it didn't want to go back in the gear drive but I found that rocking the rotating assembly back and forth helps. After that a assembled the second head and prepped the other side of the block.
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So there's the boost make it happener and the boost holder inner. LoL I waited to eat until I had made a milestone and I think 2 heads and a cp3 installed is an accomplishment.
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Now I'm going to eat my Wawa sub and see what you all are up to before I get back at it.
 
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Tomeal

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Missed the mark a little with the sauce cause I was trying for a slightly different flavor.

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But man did the pork cook up soft and tender.
 
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ck80

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Eh.... so much for rest.

So, I got told the camaro had a little 'mishap' while I was trying to rest.

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Lower fascia/splitter has a crack or a deep deep scratch well beyond nail catch territory.

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Fender dented at the body line. Alt view:

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So. I'd like to try to pop it out myself, maybe with a block and crowbar? Really as I've said before, it's not a car I'm willing to put money into.


Add it to the list of annoyances.
 
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