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by RomPirate
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: RomPirate's new-new-new-new-new car
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: RomPirate's new-new-new-new-new car

I'm tired of paying lots of $$ for alignments so I'm giving it a shot with my own setup:
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My maths tells me that i'm at +0.179 degrees which is allegedly within spec.
by RomPirate
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: RomPirate's new-new-new-new-new car
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: RomPirate's new-new-new-new-new car

Argh, here it be. Purchased from the original owner, ey. https://s15.postimg.cc/cbei1y4hz/pass_Front.jpg About 270,000 miles on it - surprisingly good condition, it be. Olde man took care of her. https://s15.postimg.cc/4vf8g592v/driver_Inside.jpg Jazzy tunes, it be https://s15.postimg.cc/5ky0sj4hj/r...
by RomPirate
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: RomPirate's new-new-new-new-new car
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

RomPirate's new-new-new-new-new car

Rotary gone. Jeep here. More pictures at later time.
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by RomPirate
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: I hate this car
Replies: 22
Views: 2208

Re: I hate this car

Maybe its because of the other cars that i've owned that I find it less exciting. Speaking of which, I've toyed with the idea of getting an E46. Not sure if I can make the swap since this rabbit is the closest we have to a "truck". :lol: How does the I6-2.5 compare to the VW 2.5? I've never driven o...
by RomPirate
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: I hate this car
Replies: 22
Views: 2208

I hate this car

And I love it. My Rabbit, that is. See original post: http://www.standardshift.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=20156 I love how practical it is. I carried some 10' 2x4 in it, along with pickets to build a fence. High speed stability is great. I've cruised at 90mph. Solid. Extremely comfortable. Smoot...
by RomPirate
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car
Replies: 12
Views: 2000

Re: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car

Unfortunately no images of the install. Install is the reverse of removal. Except 100x more difficult cause everything has to line up.
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Also, the waterpump gasket is phallic in nature.
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by RomPirate
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car
Replies: 12
Views: 2000

Re: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car

It's been a while. Long story short, i've replaced the engine with a Mazda re-manufactured unit. Word on the street is that these units are actually 95% brand new. It shows. https://s7.postimg.org/ppbfyehlj/new_Engine.jpg The only thing that looks used is the engine hangar. New flywheel, water pump ...
by RomPirate
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

OT: Glad to see this thread is alive and kicking. I'll have to frequent this place more. Manuals are dying :(
by RomPirate
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car
Replies: 12
Views: 2000

Re: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car

I have a 1 car garage (miata lives in it) for three cars + wife's. The Rx8 is on jackstands off to the side. So I purchased a rotary compression tester (rotarycompressiontester.com) compression is poor! Cold: 66 PSI @ 226 RPM == ~73 PSI @ 250. Compression can only be lower when engine is up to opera...
by RomPirate
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car
Replies: 12
Views: 2000

RomPirate's new-new-new-new car

Well, new to me at least. I've been looking at getting another car for some time now. Took a look at the Fiesta ST, the FR-S and some E46's. I'm a shade tree mechanic that happens to like tools a lot too, and my other cars have been so darn reliable I haven't had a good wrenching in some time. It on...
by RomPirate
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from philly area
Replies: 3
Views: 2364

Re: Hello from philly area

Rope-Pusher wrote:
RomPirate wrote:Welcome! What do you drive?
I heard he drives a hard bargain.
Good old rope :mrgreen:
by RomPirate
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from philly area
Replies: 3
Views: 2364

Re: Hello from philly area

Welcome! What do you drive?
by RomPirate
Fri May 06, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: RomPirate's new-new-new car
Replies: 10
Views: 1952

Re: RomPirate's new-new-new car

Old spark plugs come out! http://s32.postimg.org/hze5caygz/spark_plug.jpg New ones go in! http://s32.postimg.org/g46294bnn/spark_plugs_new.jpg New wires: http://s32.postimg.org/qwj8yxr0j/spark_plug_wires.jpg NEW BLOOD http://s32.postimg.org/6y14v864j/oil.jpg New PCV valve and PCV gasket, wires: http...
by RomPirate
Fri May 06, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: RomPirate's new-new-new car
Replies: 10
Views: 1952

Re: RomPirate's new-new-new car

Car goes up on jackstands: http://s32.postimg.org/ishh2d0qr/jackstands.jpg I still love the rabbit. So practical. Off to trade the wheels. http://s32.postimg.org/ci9ccvv2b/vw_trunk.jpg Hey, an aftermarket exhaust! Not sure which one, but it makes the car sound beefy http://s32.postimg.org/e71w7hczn/...
by RomPirate
Fri May 06, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: RomPirate's new-new-new car
Replies: 10
Views: 1952

Re: RomPirate's new-new-new car

Rebuilt the shifier, since the boots were mangled (Moss miata) http://s32.postimg.org/8gpcuevlv/shift_boot_rebuilt.jpg Replaced window guides with Moss miata delrin replalcements, since they swell up and jam up in the guide rails. (Common problem) http://s32.postimg.org/w8khau137/window_guide.jpg My...