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  • Melon
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    Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post

    Thank you. We are a healthy conscience family. She is athletic, eats well etc. No underlying issues, so....

    Doesn't change the fact I JUST reprimanded her and her roomie for thier actions. They came down to visit for Memorial Day, and almost bragging about the low rates and non-adherence to caution.
    Best of luck, it's hard to ignore the reality.

    Yeah, I'm planning on flying from BTR to CLT to pick up the F30.
    Flight is two weeks out, as of right now, I'll mitigate with an N95 mask, It's a small plane and I changed my seat so I'm A1 on a Bombardier CRJ-700, which is as solo as I can get. I'll be masking it up, and washing clothes as soon as I get to my destination. If the cases grow much more daily I'll have to drive and trailer it back.

    Also, after doing a bit of digging, most F30 owners are not the same level of enthusiast as present on R3v. More "Sonny" level it seems.

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  • ForcedFirebird
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    My wife bought one of those maker engraver cutter things. Have a feeling this thing is going to get some serious use. Already cutting shop decals, planning on a bunch of other little things for it. Saw a dude on YouTube making obsolete gaskets. Hehe

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  • LowR3V'in
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    it's unstoppable at this point.

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  • ForcedFirebird
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    Originally posted by majdomo View Post

    Well $hit. Hope all’s alright.
    Thank you. We are a healthy conscience family. She is athletic, eats well etc. No underlying issues, so....

    Doesn't change the fact I JUST reprimanded her and her roomie for thier actions. They came down to visit for Memorial Day, and almost bragging about the low rates and non-adherence to caution.

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  • ForcedFirebird
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    Burgundy, learnt CNC precision in 2006-ish. Before opening an automotive shop. In fact, almost finished restoring the 1981 Kitamura MyCenter 2 with FANUC 6m controls and 240v DC 6hp spindle - that happens to be the very machine I was mentored. :) :)

    Nailed the parts before leaving earlier (about 6:15est). Made my work more rigid, and turned a long section at once. Got about 2" turned at .00025 over after finish. Just have to part them off now. Took about an hour to dial in, but after another 30 or so min, have a precision shaft. So, BMW charges $9 plus shipping for an oil Gally plug for the iron blocks. I made 12 in 2hr after an hour of fidgeting, and now am set up to make many more in demand. :)

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  • majdomo
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    Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
    Daughter calls us two day ago, frantic. No one is practicing social distancing, or wearing masks for the most part in rural Tallahassee. Well, one of her friends calls to let her and her roomie know that he was tested positive for covid. Several people were riding in a car together last week, so, the girls went to test yesterday. Roomie is positive, currently is not. They both have to quarantine. My daughter works at an apt. rental office, so she hasn't had much contact outside her group of friends, simple for other workers to get tested and clean the office. However, her roomie works at a bar/grill, and when she told her boss, they had her stay home for quarantine - but AFAIK are staying open as usual. I know that we have been avoiding the subject here, but it has now hit close to me. :/
    Well $hit. Hope all’s alright.

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  • MrBurgundy
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    Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
    ^^Worldpac?

    Man, now I know why precision turning is so expensive. Doing a small job where the parts are +.0005/-.0000. It's not easy to nail half a thou on something that's just over 3/8" and .200" thick. This last one was .0007" over, touched it with some sandpaper and the thing was under. :( Did 3 of them so far, two came in under - 11 more to go, wowzers.

    Time to turn on some relaxing music hehe.
    Yeah, I've been using them almost exclusively now that their catalog surpasses SSF

    Having a CNC lathe is a life saver. Even on similar sized jobs that your doing, I won't even bother with the manual ones. That margin is no joke

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  • ForcedFirebird
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    ^^Worldpac?

    Man, now I know why precision turning is so expensive. Doing a small job where the parts are +.0005/-.0000. It's not easy to nail half a thou on something that's just over 3/8" and .200" thick. This last one was .0007" over, touched it with some sandpaper and the thing was under. :( Did 3 of them so far, two came in under - 11 more to go, wowzers.

    Time to turn on some relaxing music hehe.

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  • MrBurgundy
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    what year is your car simon?

    Edit, my warehouse is out of stock.

    But next time hmu

    I can get almost anything within an hour and I get good prices.

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  • 2mAn
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    Originally posted by Northern View Post
    maybe the most they had at one warehouse was 3 and it doesn't know how to deal with that?
    This has happened before and it will show two deliveries. Oh well, just happy to have 4 on their way now

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  • ForcedFirebird
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    Daughter calls us two day ago, frantic. No one is practicing social distancing, or wearing masks for the most part in rural Tallahassee. Well, one of her friends calls to let her and her roomie know that he was tested positive for covid. Several people were riding in a car together last week, so, the girls went to test yesterday. Roomie is positive, daughter currently is not. They both have to quarantine. My daughter works at an apt. rental office, so she hasn't had much contact outside her group of friends, simple for other workers to get tested and clean the office. However, her roomie works at a bar/grill, and when she told her boss, they had her stay home for quarantine - but AFAIK are staying open as usual. I know that we have been avoiding the subject here, but it has now hit close to me. :/

    Last edited by ForcedFirebird; 06-19-2020, 06:38 AM.

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  • Northern
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    maybe the most they had at one warehouse was 3 and it doesn't know how to deal with that?

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  • 2mAn
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    so annoying... Inspecting the parts during the teardown and the MR2s coilpacks all had hairline cracks. Decided to order new ones and RockAuto has the best price on the Denso OEM ones at $35 and change. I put 4 in the cart, and it changed it to 3 and wouldnt let me order 4. So I place my order, go back in and theres still available so I order one more. Luckily the extra $6 for the individual shipping is the only ding, but what a pain in the ass haha

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  • E30 Wagen
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    I just had the realization the term "baller" as applied to rich guys is a reference to professional basketball, baseball, etc, pros who make insane money.

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  • LowR3V'in
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    ya i was going to say the connector was the problem for when on no starts or cutting out at a red light
    replacing vr sensor check grounds. couldn't figure it for a long time because the connector is so hidden

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