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Old December 17th, 2015, 06:54 PM
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Can't you feel 'em circlin' (closin'in) honey?
Can't you feel 'em swimmin' around?
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
and you're the only bait in town.
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
and you're the only girl in town.

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Old December 17th, 2015, 07:30 PM
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Good turnout.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 06:49 AM
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As you can see Christmas came early, and Santa was very good to me

Have set the date for the swap of the 200tdi and R380, 9 Jan at my house (Annandale roughly 2 miles from Kilroys). Anyone in the DC area that want's to play please PM me and I'll shoot you my address and phone #. I'll have cold beer and pizza.


Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 06:59 AM
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That's Pretty Sexy!

I can see now the shock on the faces of my wife and kids when I say "Hey, I'm gonna head over to help Mike swap in this 200 he picked up the other day".

Congrats on the progress Mike.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 07:16 AM
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LOL, just don't mention the 200 swap See ya on Sat, I'm sure you will be done by then anyway.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 07:41 AM
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See ya Saturday pal

Oh and MERRY CHRISTMAS to all the NOVA crew.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 07:41 AM
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Good grief, that is gorgeous--looks like an art installation. I'm 92% sure I'll be there, barring early arrival of the new baby--will pm you shortly. Congrats and Merry Christmas!!
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 08:39 AM
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Thanks guys, appreciate the support, will post up some rover porn soon, had it completely rebuilt by Arkonik, Andy and his team hit a home run I feel. If Jonesy hadn't talked me into waiting I'd be doing the swap over X-mas . . . with the In-Laws arriving today it's probably best to wait.

here's the test run, doesn't sound bad . . .

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Old December 23rd, 2015, 08:42 AM
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 10:22 AM
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I was planning on helping, Mike, but was just reminded I'll be out of town then. Be sure and bring to next HH for all to see first hand. The guys in the motherland went the extra mile to install in another Defender to video and show you before purchase. How cool is that?

Merry Christmas everyone.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 10:56 AM
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I was planning on helping, Mike, but was just reminded I'll be out of town then. Be sure and bring to next HH for all to see first hand. The guys in the motherland went the extra mile to install in another Defender to video and show you before purchase. How cool is that?

Merry Christmas everyone.
Booooo

So what is left on yours Clay? We want to see yours also, or is Pedro going to have his running first?
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 11:07 AM
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Sorry, Mike! TX calls.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 11:10 AM
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 11:12 AM
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No worries Ron . . . Tyler you make me LOL
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 11:23 AM
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Booooo

So what is left on yours Clay? We want to see yours also, or is Pedro going to have his running first?
The next steps are to bolt up the turbo and manifolds, run a thorough check on the plumbing and electrics, give it some fluids and start crank'n.

There's some trickery around the turbo manifold that I'm not real warm and fuzzy about yet because we need to smear sealing paste around the turbo flange fittings. I'm a little worried about it sealing up cleanly without sucking excess debris into the turbo.

Once she's running she'll need some exhaust work and then she'll be ready to break in.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 11:38 AM
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The next steps are to bolt up the turbo and manifolds, run a thorough check on the plumbing and electrics, give it some fluids and start crank'n.

There's some trickery around the turbo manifold that I'm not real warm and fuzzy about yet because we need to smear sealing paste around the turbo flange fittings. I'm a little worried about it sealing up cleanly without sucking excess debris into the turbo.

Once she's running she'll need some exhaust work and then she'll be ready to break in.
So you should be able to knock that out over the Christmas break right?
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 11:55 AM
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So you should be able to knock that out over the Christmas break right?
My next wrenching secession will be after the holidays. The lead mechanic is out of town this weekend.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 12:00 PM
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Completely unrelated: anyone here in NOVA need a Disco 1 CD changer? If not, it's going in the trash--I needed the space under my seat more than I needed this. . .
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 12:04 PM
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Completely unrelated: anyone here in NOVA need a Disco 1 CD changer? If not, it's going in the trash--I needed the space under my seat more than I needed this. . .
If there are no other takers there's a guy at work that would love to save it. He has a RRC in Africa that he saves misc parts for. He was saying the other day he would like to find a CD player.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 02:44 PM
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Should be there.

I think we need to pencil in a wrenching session to get Kent's rig sorted out as well.
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