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      Seems like these threads about S60s pop up every...

      Seems like these threads about S60s pop up every few months.

      I can't comment on the current generation but my 2004 S60R was a massive pile of crap. Its hard to pass up 300hp, AWD, 5cyl, turbo, and...
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      So turns out the "low mileage" 9a I bought had...

      So turns out the "low mileage" 9a I bought had been rebuilt and they used the two piece main bearings with built in thrust washers. This was news to me but they're known to wear quickly which is why...
    3. Ah the woman of Saudi Arabia October 1987 ...

      Ah the woman of Saudi Arabia

      October 1987

      http://www.gjenvick.com/images/TitanicCollection/NationalGeographic/1987-10/FrontCover-250.jpg
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      I feel for you OP, the least you can do is give...

      I feel for you OP, the least you can do is give the USPS Customer Service line a call at 866-216-1072. Get a claim going and submit pictures if needed.

      I actually just got off the phone with them...
    5. The machine shop hasn't touched it - they're...

      The machine shop hasn't touched it - they're still waiting for me to pick everything up and haul it somewhere else since they wont' do the work anymore.

      Interesting to know that the 2 piece...
    6. 16V Build Main Bearing Thrust Washer Questions

      I'm currently in the beginning phases of my 9a 16v build which also happens to be my first full build ever.

      After tearing the engine down I found the crank thrust to be out of spec (roughly 20...
    7. Just want to chime in and mention that these guys...

      Just want to chime in and mention that these guys have been great to work with so far. I forget who I spoke with but after speaking with me about my build and what I wanted to do he actually followed...
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      This lady pulled up next to me and after...

      This lady pulled up next to me and after realizing the car was filthy thus she couldn't give a rat's ass I decided it wasn't worth the confrontation.
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      Back to winter mode :( ...

      Back to winter mode :(

      http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/Franken04/IMAG0067_zps7eqm2d7b.jpg
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      Shh don't give it away :laugh: Only the classiest...

      Shh don't give it away :laugh: Only the classiest accent pieces for my man cave.
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      Made some progress today but it was mostly...

      Made some progress today but it was mostly getting the parts washer and blast a cabinet setup/operational :)

      I did pull the crank and finish cleaning the block so it can go to the machine shop to...
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      Its nothing fancy but it sure is functional....

      Its nothing fancy but it sure is functional. Still getting everything setup to my liking but its coming along :)

      http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/Franken04/IMAG0058_zps4idnminx.jpg...
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      I can't help but feel bad for the guy but how has...

      I can't help but feel bad for the guy but how has no one else mentioned all the talk on Reddit about how they thing this is an insurance fraud deal?

      People have mentioned the following multiple...
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      This ...

      This
      http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_20770.jpg

      One of these...
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      Thanks guys! No super exciting updates but...

      Thanks guys!

      No super exciting updates but the block is degreased, stripped of old paint, and almost ready for a light de-glaze and then a coat of POR15 black engine enamel.

      In other news I...
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      Was looking for a used compressor on Craigslist...

      Was looking for a used compressor on Craigslist but picked up this Harbor Freight one instead. It the airflow suits my needs (occasional air tool use and powder coating) and for $230 with a 3 year...
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      The Voodoo Rabbit Refresh

      After a good day in the garage and a few beers it seems like a good idea to start keeping track of my Rabbits progress with a new thread.

      Late last season I bought this 1984 GTI from a friend who...
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      I started to learn on my dad's 96 Miata but...

      I started to learn on my dad's 96 Miata but didn't truly learn until manual swapping my Neon in highschool.
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      Do you have any 16v bottom ends? My buddy and...

      Do you have any 16v bottom ends?

      My buddy and I might come browse either way.
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      This garage Pretty stoked about it. Its only a...

      This garage

      Pretty stoked about it. Its only a few blocks from my garage-less downtown rowhome but has tons of room for activities. Its wired for 110/220, has hanging florescent lights, built in...
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