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    Thread: The Official Scirocco Chit Chat Thread!

    1. Member vwdaun's Avatar
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      08-06-2009 11:13 PM #1786
      Warning! Actual Scirocco and cat content!

      A few weeks ago we took pity on a stray cat that had been dropped off near a very busy intersection. She's been living in the hangars.... and it became evident shortly after we brought her here that she was pregnant.

      Ooops, I left the window down the other day.... this is what I found tonight.

      So, around the end of September, does anybody want a kitten or two (or more)? We'd like to find mom a home too....


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      08-06-2009 11:17 PM #1787
      ^^^ Oooooh, kittens! If I can get cheap allergy medicine Amber and I would glady take one off your hands. Hmmm, how to get it up here though....

      Quote, originally posted by bpspdracer »
      ^Sounds like an episode of the simpsons!

      I didn't know either of the guys well but I could see the resemblence of Homer Simpson at work and the both of them.

      I forgot to add that they had been doing this for the past 10+ years, which is why that trail of floor was as badly contaminated as the shop floors.




      Modified by Nataku at 8:19 PM 8-6-2009


    3. 08-06-2009 11:43 PM #1788
      supair cute kittens! but dont think theyd get along with my boys- Boris and Olie (my ferrets).....wakey wakey



      Modified by bpspdracer at 10:47 PM 8-6-2009

    4. 08-07-2009 12:11 AM #1789
      I picked up Bountiful booty at a boneyard today. This would be the 2nd scirocco I have torn into that has had NLA new items sitting, bagged up in the hatch. It came with a wiper-less glass too.

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      08-07-2009 03:04 AM #1790
      I got the best bad news EVER today!!

      Yes, I got demoted...40 hour workweek, here I come!

      Work less, get paid a little less but not too bad...guaranteed 2 days a week off though *drools* what am I going to do?

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      08-07-2009 03:07 AM #1791
      Quote, originally posted by Iroczgirl »
      what am I going to do?

      Get your car ready for cincy cause josh(sciroccoracer7) convinced me to go and take my car as well as his lol
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      Because **** trunks.
      Hatch
      [IOO==o==OOI]

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      08-07-2009 03:10 AM #1792
      Quote, originally posted by Meltkamp »

      Get your car ready for cincy cause josh(sciroccoracer7) convinced me to go and take my car as well as his lol

      Oh yes. I'm going!

      I do need to do a lot of work before then though, a lot. But I'll have the time!

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      08-07-2009 03:18 AM #1793
      sweeeet more west coast cars woo. I need to finish of some stuff before then
      my list for cincy lol cause im bored
      finish shortening the bumpers
      Put in a new line between the fuel filler and tank
      weld in the roll cage
      put in new starter
      install a Mk3 windshield wiper motor
      new tires lol
      thats all i can think of that needs to be done lol
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      Because **** trunks.
      Hatch
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      08-07-2009 03:36 AM #1794
      Things that need changed :

      CV axles
      Wheel bearings
      Hubs
      Fuel accumulator
      Heater valve
      Heater core
      Radiator
      Negative battery cable

      Actually...that's not bad, not bad at all.

      If I get to it, the A/C system will be refurbished next year also.

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      08-07-2009 03:52 AM #1795
      thats not that bad of a list all my stuff is basically I wanna do cause it makes it cooler sorta thing lol yours is I need this ish done kinda list lol

      If you have josh's number give him a call he has a lift airtools and such and can help ya do most of that stuff on your list if you dont have his number shoot me or him(sciroccoracer7) a pm and I will get u his number

      My i want to get done but prob wont list lol
      sds standalone
      coil overs
      finish houndstooth interior
      change taillights to the tails from an 81s
      new wheels idk what kind though lol
      respray of platinum metallic
      new windsheild seal

      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      Because **** trunks.
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      08-07-2009 07:29 AM #1796


      How did she fit three in that belly? She sure kept her girlish figure right to the end! And they look so BIG!! Now I have to come visit again, I love kittens. Mine grew up, And NO I do not need another cat. Better get Mom fixed ASAP or she'll be a surprise package all over again before long. And watch the visiting boyfriends around the kitties, they sometimes take the last dad's efforts out of the gene pool.

      Quote, originally posted by Iroczgirl »
      ...guaranteed 2 days a week off though *drools* what am I going to do?


      Simple, catch up on your rest, and install that yummy batch of parts you just listed!!!!!

      Quote, originally posted by Iroczgirl »

      I now have :

      Wiper shaft
      Front hubs
      CV Axles
      front wheel bearings
      H&R coilovers

      On it's way :

      Fuel accumulator
      poly bushing kit
      strut bearings

      It'd better be a whole new car after this

      Oh, and drive for pleasure too. Lots of that!


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      08-07-2009 08:08 AM #1797
      Quote, originally posted by punchbug »
      How did she fit three in that belly? She sure kept her girlish figure right to the end! And they look so BIG!!

      Count carefully, there's actually four.

      Quote, originally posted by punchbug »
      Better get Mom fixed ASAP or she'll be a surprise package all over again before long. And watch the visiting boyfriends around the kitties, they sometimes take the last dad's efforts out of the gene pool.

      The idea is to get her into the vet real soon.... and access to the hangar is pretty controlled right now, so they should be ok.


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      08-07-2009 08:27 AM #1798
      Quote, originally posted by vwdaun »

      Count carefully, there's actually four.

      .

      Ah I wondered if there was a TDI hidden under the heap (is it a straight grey tiger?). My Diesel is busy trying to kill a female cardinal that's been trying to get through the windows. He's obsessed with it. Here's a picture of him demonstrating his mad hunting skilz:




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      08-07-2009 08:38 AM #1799
      we've raised about 300 kittens
      the most important thing for us is to make sure they don't have fleas
      advantage is better than frontline when it comes to putting it on kittens that are too young
      an 18lb cat dose will treat all your cats if you spread it out right
      make sure & handle them frequently so they get used to people
      just throw a litter box in the area, they'll figure it out
      call around to local pet stores
      they'll have kitten openings once they're 8 weeks old (7 ultra cute)
      dont wait longer, it's critical the new owners get very young ultra cute kitten to raise
      people come in and give $ for these tings
      store gets some $, cause you get none
      kittens go to homes with $

      after some pavlos dog/hotel room procedures
      the wife has come around again & again & a.....
      it's good to be welcome at home again


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      08-07-2009 09:56 AM #1800
      Quote, originally posted by tmechanic »
      Every night it was fixing cr@p that should never have been in the code, and no failsafes to keep the operator from doing something stupid and damaging a fuel bundle.
      I'm afraid to ask, but where do you work? o.O
      Quote, originally posted by CodeMan »
      Glad you're finally off, I hate it when idiots make my job harder too. Like architects. I hate architects.
      As one of the aforementioned idiots, I have to take exception here. I'm sure whatever architect has your ire up didn't set out to make your life difficult.
      Quote, originally posted by CodeMan »
      Even worse, I hate general contracters and project managers who don't bother to hire them.
      General contractors don't have any business hiring architects. The Owner is supposed to do that. An architect who works for a contractor is nothing more than a mercenary, selling his stamp.

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      08-07-2009 10:26 AM #1801
      I'm ok with architects.........but these cats need to go...

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      08-07-2009 10:41 AM #1802
      You're right, sorry. I shouldn't lump every architect in with the folks I'm dealing with now. I know that there are those out there who do their job & do it well. There are also those out there who are in way over their experience level, who call out one thing, mean another, and expect every trade to assume what their intent is. Right now my shop is rebuilding half of our scope in a particular restaurant because the architect called for AWI Custom spec for the millwork, then decided that his intent had been different all along, despite the fact that there was no indication on the drawings, or in the submittal process. He backpedaled his way out of responsibility, knowing that if we wanted to keep getting work from the chain of restaurants, we'd have to eat the rebuild. These guys are straight out of school, and think they're hot stuff because they got a few contracts with some trendy businesses around town. I understand they are the exception.

      As for the other comment, yes, I know. I was just typing fast and unclearly. On the other side of the coin from my previous rant, we work with contractors who fancy themselves designers, and urge their clients to not hire architects, thereby condemning the trades to work off of hand sketches and deal with a constant barrage of changes from owners and PMs.

      It is too bad our workflow is such that we can't be as picky as we used to be about the jobs we bid.

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      08-07-2009 11:13 AM #1803
      Quote, originally posted by CodeMan »
      You're right, sorry. I shouldn't lump every architect in with the folks I'm dealing with now.
      No problem. We've all been there.

      Quote, originally posted by CodeMan »
      I know that there are those out there who do their job & do it well. There are also those out there who are in way over their experience level, who call out one thing, mean another, and expect every trade to assume what their intent is. ... These guys are straight out of school, and think they're hot stuff because they got a few contracts with some trendy businesses around town. I understand they are the exception.
      Sadly, it's far too common. Architectural schools do a decent job of teaching students the design process, but they teach next to nothing about actually *building* things, especially how to communicate effectively with contractors. And let's face it, it's far easier to hide behind the boiler-plate in your specs than admit to an Owner that you made a mistake. After all, *he* wants to keep doing work for that Owner, too.

      Quote, originally posted by CodeMan »
      On the other side of the coin from my previous rant, we work with contractors who fancy themselves designers, and urge their clients to not hire architects, thereby condemning the trades to work off of hand sketches and deal with a constant barrage of changes from owners and PMs.
      Yeah, that whole situation is fraught with fun times. Of course, sometimes having an architect in the middle of that only means that he or she gets to try and figure out what the owner wants and how to show it properly, only to have the owner completely change their mind or, even better, completely deny what they said before.

      Makes me wonder why I picked this profession sometimes. /rant


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      08-07-2009 11:35 AM #1804
      Ok,but what about these damn cats?

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      08-07-2009 11:42 AM #1805
      which ones?

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      08-07-2009 12:11 PM #1806
      today i saw this RS6, Californa tags, up the ass of a dumptruck @ 80 on the cell phone getting the front ready for paint
      i actually followed the sandblaster for a sec to prove it




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      08-07-2009 12:24 PM #1807
      Quote, originally posted by EL DRIFTO »
      ...sometimes i get the feeling the tile guy may know more than anyone on the job...

      Where's the 'emphatic head nod' emoticon when you need it?

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      08-07-2009 12:28 PM #1808
      ummm.....ok

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      08-07-2009 12:50 PM #1809
      Quote, originally posted by CodeMan »
      Where's the 'emphatic head nod' emoticon when you need it?
      I agree about the tile man, but the rest of that stream-of-consciousness? Wow. Words fail me.

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      08-07-2009 12:52 PM #1810
      Quote, originally posted by kerensky »
      I agree about the tile man, but the rest of that stream-of-consciousness? Wow. Words fail me.

      I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't get most of what the dude says.

      Deal with it.
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      08-07-2009 12:57 PM #1811
      Quote, originally posted by Chris16vRocco »

      I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't get most of what the dude says.


      My guess would be he's saying that laborers are a bunch of dumb as*es. And the flooring guy is smarter than average. Maybe I dunno what he's either really............


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      08-07-2009 01:05 PM #1812
      Stress related paranoid ideation?

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      08-07-2009 01:08 PM #1813
      Quote, originally posted by kerensky »
      stream-of-consciousness?

      My thoughts exactly while reading his post.

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      08-07-2009 01:18 PM #1814
      wall-o-text to me

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      08-07-2009 01:45 PM #1815
      Wall-o-text I can handle - my wife talks that way. All. The. Time.

      Man, this salad I bought for lunch sucks rocks. I hate it when you get food and forget to check it until you get back to the office and you're stuck with it.


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      08-07-2009 01:46 PM #1816
      Quote, originally posted by kerensky »
      I'm afraid to ask, but where do you work? o.O

      I work at a company called PaR Nuclear, I hope there's no one on here from Calvert, but if there is, I spent a week working 12 hr days to make that pig work right, the fail safes are in there the autos are in there, the pool dimensions will be adjusted at install when we can get an exact measurement.

      Oh yeah, we build the refuel hoists for nuclear power plants, yes each piece of equipment is tested before it leaves, it's just usually not this traumatic.

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      08-07-2009 02:09 PM #1817
      My wife is a wall-o-text too. I dont understand how she breathes.She is one of the reasons I built my shop large.MY ESCAPE!

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      08-07-2009 02:33 PM #1818
      I can't wait until I have a shop on the same property as my house

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      08-07-2009 03:03 PM #1819
      My shop STILL is not finished,I just have too damn many projects.I cant wait to be able to flip a switch and have lighting,or to use the lift for car repairs.

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      08-07-2009 03:50 PM #1820
      Well, TDNites...I just got ahold of the dyno guy for Saturday August 22. Two pulls with AFR for $60 CDN, not too bad. So far I have me, Marc, cholland, I'll assume Julie, maybe Jim Edwards (a buddy from the track) and maybe one more car from here (Mazda/Mustang). Drew, if you have your ears on and decide to uncloak...he says he can do Carrots from wheel speed. Anyone else is welcome to join in the fun and games. Just give me a shout. Rumour has it that there will be brisket afterwards....


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