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      small update: ran some more wiring last night and...

      small update: ran some more wiring last night and turned the key. engine fired right up, but died immediately. we're guessing the ECU has an immobilizer meaning this engine came out of a newer car...
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      awesome car! i'm about to do the same mirror setup

      awesome car! i'm about to do the same mirror setup
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      I don't think welding the case would be worth the...

      I don't think welding the case would be worth the headache.
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      Assuming the car passes the safety and emissions...

      Assuming the car passes the safety and emissions inspection required in your state.
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      awesome work this winter! looking forward to...

      awesome work this winter! looking forward to seeing it again next season :beer:
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      sorry to see the damage is so severe. best of...

      sorry to see the damage is so severe. best of luck with whatever direction you head.
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      We have petrol! Today I dove into a project...

      We have petrol!

      Today I dove into a project that I've been putting off, really just because I can't stand the smell of diesel. I survived though, and despite spilling diesel everywhere, managed to...
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      With the project in full swing, I'm rapidly...

      With the project in full swing, I'm rapidly losing work space in the garage. Tailgate to the rescue.

      http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv191/benjaminobscene/shoptruck/DSC_5944_zps99a9d40b.jpg
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      Yeah it was a bummer to ditch the 1.9TD plan, but...

      Yeah it was a bummer to ditch the 1.9TD plan, but it ended up just being more money and headache than I needed. In related news, the 1.9 engine ended up being fine with the vacuum pump being the...
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      sedan = skip for me

      sedan = skip for me
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      Whoa. I took the original photo of this civic...

      Whoa. I took the original photo of this civic back almost 10 years ago. That's my parents' driveway.
    12. is there a reason you don't use the starter?

      is there a reason you don't use the starter?
    13. AAA is a great idea. You can't go wrong with a...

      AAA is a great idea. You can't go wrong with a gift card to germanautoparts.com either. Something very simple, but would go a long way, could just be organizing a day or night for his friends to come...
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      Here are a couple submissions if you get the go...

      Here are a couple submissions if you get the go ahead for 2015. PM me for hi-res.

      From MK1 Madness this summer:
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      is it in yet? With a few hours to spare...

      is it in yet?

      With a few hours to spare yesterday morning, I committed to getting the engine in. I always forget how tricky it is to slide these in from the top until I've got it halfway lowered...
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      Parts! ...

      Parts!

      http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv191/benjaminobscene/shoptruck/DSC_5881_zpsc6851ff8.jpg

      With two very large boxes from GAP waiting at the door when I got home, I made good use of a...
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      That was ultimately what lead me to leave it...

      That was ultimately what lead me to leave it alone for now.

      And in case I mislead previously, the block will not be getting painted.
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      Back at it again last night. In addition to...

      Back at it again last night. In addition to painting the engine, I've been back and forth about shaving and painting the engine bay. Still undecided, I spent some time scrubbing down the bay to at...
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      have I got a treat for you! I had another...

      have I got a treat for you!


      I had another couple hours last night to keep working on the new engine. Things are a mess right now since I'm trying to get as much done this week as possible. So...
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      plus there's the added benefit of how manly a...

      plus there's the added benefit of how manly a wood stove is.

      *don't google for wood stove garage pictures.
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