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paradime last won the day on August 3 2017

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About paradime

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    Datsun Mechanic
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    Easy Bay, 510 Area code
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    72 510 SR20 2 door, 01, Acura MDX, Valocci Electric Motorbike.
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    Many, ADHD thing
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  1. paradime

    Moving to Cali.....smog Q's

  2. paradime

    Moving to Cali.....smog Q's

    Train Wreck. My family has been in Cali for 6 generations and I for 52 years. If you lived here for 20 you should know the state has a very broad classification for old cars. It does not differentiate between classics, vintage, and antique cars. According to California DMV, if the vehicle was manufactured after 1922, and is at least 25 years old, it is classified as a "Historical" Vehicle. Therefore California has never smog tested classic cars, only historic vehicles newer than 1975. No California does not set the national standard for automotive classifications, but if we look for a standard definition of what constitutes a "classic", there is no better authority than CCCA, The Classic Car Club of America. They only consider cars between the years 1915 and 1948 to be classics, and California has never smog tested these cars. Not a LIE, that's a fact. Now, lets define what "shithole" means. It would appear you see it as any place that has conservationist programs designed to protect the environment. I on the other hand see a shithole as a place where you shit. In this instance it would be a futile debate over what state is or isn't, because we're arguing about different things. Look on the bright side though, we may both be right. Although California has taken steps to address air pollution, we still create smog. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ I guess it's Okay though, the Eastward Pacific jet stream blows it into our neighboring shithole. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคฃ
  3. paradime

    Moving to Cali.....smog Q's

    No doubt, California ante what she used to be; full of a bunch of money grubbing vultures now. The tech industry was the death nail in the Cali I knew. People trampled in to make the big money and fucked it up beyond all recognition. Ask any hipster shit making 6 figures right out of college though and they'll tell you it's super neat-o.
  4. paradime

    Moving to Cali.....smog Q's

    Triggered. Turn off your AC and die of heat stroke; sounds like hell. I've driven through AZ many times, and we both know that state is nothing but kitty litter for as far as the eye can see. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the only reason California doesn't slide off into the Pacific is Nevada and Arizona suck so hard. ๐Ÿ˜˜ BTW. Cali has never smogged MCs or classic cars, but they do in People's Republic of Maricopa๏ปฟ County? What a shithole.
  5. paradime

    Moving to Cali.....smog Q's

    Nope, it's not a crime, it's a civil violation. Unlike a moving violation though, there is no penalty other than denied registration if the vehicle does not pass smog or the emissions system is visibly altered. Same as Arizona law requiring vehicles pass emissions testing if driven into Tucson or Phoenix areas. So does that mean you live in a shithole too? Welcome to the club.
  6. paradime

    Godzilla, Rebuilding A Monster

    And this whole time I thought you were saying to swap one in the GT-R. ๐Ÿคช
  7. paradime

    Godzilla, Rebuilding A Monster

    If it fits in a truck that's great, but a Hellfat motor in a GT-R is far from a complete drop in. Nonstarter no matter what the price. We've got less than $15 into our engine build and with 600hp AWD it will be quicker than a hellcat. Even with drag slicks people have been struggling to make the 11.2-second quarter mile time that Dodge has been trumpeting, but here's what a 600hp R32 GT-R can do on street tires.
  8. paradime

    Because Australia.

    Cuz SR20 FTW
  9. paradime

    Godzilla, Rebuilding A Monster

    Oh HELL no ๐Ÿคฎ "Rebuilding A Monster" not castrating it. Our little 2.6L will make 600+hp, redline at 8500 rpm, and sound like the soul of a Samurai warrior having a cosmic orgasm. Top of the line 6.2L LS3 crate engine makes 525hp, redlines at 6600 rpm, and sounds like a fat redneck taking a shit. But I'm not bias or anything... ๐Ÿ˜œ
  10. paradime

    It Happened In California (Big Surprise?)

    Actually that quote is from Mary Schmich's June 1, 1997 column in the Chicago Tribune. It was circulated around the internet with an erroneous claim that it was a commencement address by Kurt Vonnegut, usually at MIT. Eventually the misattribution became a news item and when Vonnegut was contacted by reporters to comment, he told The NY Times, "What she wrote was funny, wise and charming, so I would have been proud had the words been mine."
  11. paradime

    It Happened In California (Big Surprise?)

    Obviously, so why would you take my response so seriously? Fuck You Again From California ๐Ÿคฃ
  12. paradime

    510 track widths? wider in front vs rear?

    Brain fart, stands to reason the B sedans were running stock spring position. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Moment of egocentricity there thinking all 510s are coil over.
  13. No worries Mate. You did a solid for your brother. ๐Ÿ‘ Some times you just can't win.
  14. paradime

    Project Binky - Turbo Charged 4WD Mini

    Although I hire a welder, I've designed modified and repurposed many parts on architectural motorcycle and automotive applications. Started doing that with toys as a kid. When it comes to woodworking, I've made and restored just about anything you can imagine. I mean no disrespect to these guy's insane level of skill and attention to detail or their sense of humor. I just think the wipers should have been a side note rather than an entire episode. 1st episode they introduced the rack, the grinder scare crow, stripped the body, squared and reenforced the chassis replaced the floor plan A pillars and sills, added sill reenforcement tubes, removed the front sub frame, and built a removable front clip jig. I'm all about working on wacky ideas until they work, but 18th was nothing more than modifying factory wipers with a bunch of math thrown in. Episode 11 where they calculated the Ackerman angle and eliminating bump steer, now that was cool to me. Even there, they managed to include modifying the transmission tunnel, the shifting linkage, and the hand brake. Although wipers are useful on a rainy day, I feel describing all the geometric arc ratio calculations involved in removing water from the windshield was short on importance and long on filler.

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