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About drummingpariah

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  • Birthday 10/28/1983

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    Manchester, NH
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    1975 280z, 2000 e350 hauler box truck, 2002 Subaru WRX
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    hillclimb racing
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    Systems Engineer
  1. I just verified that ... but had to scroll down 3 pages to find you searching for "Datsun 720" and "Nissan 720"
  2. It sounds like the "shop short" videos are pretty well received? I was just hoping to come up with something quick and easy to release every week, and I have a handful of ideas that are equally interesting (neither more nor less interesting) than the couple we've put out so far. Tomorrow we're going to record one that covers when you should use drywall putty for automotive uses (and when you shouldn't).
  3. Really, I'm happy with whatever advice/feedback/insight I can get. The majority of YouTube advice out there is how to game their management systems to show up higher in search/recommendation results. Yeah, they seemed to be doing well for awhile. Didn't /DRIVE/ go through the same kind of problem?
  4. I suppose I hadn't really considered it before today, but Mighty Car Mods' recent article got me wondering who else is creating video content on YouTube (ignore the clickbait title: https://mightycarmods.com/blogs/news/who-is-going-to-pay-for-it Most of our build content on Driven Daily has been going to our YouTube channel and I've been thinking about where we go from here. The hard part is establishing a consistent schedule with decent production quality, and I think we've finally nailed that down. What happens after that, though? There are collaboration opportunities with other channels, potential for sponsorship, paywalls, funding more interesting episodes, etc. I'm very interested to see how more developed channels have solved these kinds of problems and complications.
  5. Haha, thanks Aaron, the beard disappeared during our first pseudo-spring. It may have been a little early to get rid of it though, since we're about to get our third nor'easter since then.
  6. Maybe this will hold you over? Drywall is faster to cure, easier to form, and cheaper than bondo. I don't need it to survive the elements, so I went hog wild.
  7. There have been several chunks of progress on several parts of the build, but I'm pretty focused on finally wrapping the quarter plugs up so we can pull a body mold.
  8. April is so far away though! Also, all your photobucket links are dead right now.
  9. I've found that the trick is to never put it into the body shop. Leave it ugly, and live a happy life!
  10. I'm just going to leave this here. Tire fitment mockup:
  11. It's all part of the same hillclimb package. The basic plan for my season is: NA8C Miata - Finish the exhaust and install the new seat, daily drive that while the Datsun is in progress. Most likely race it for the first half of the season e350 Race Support Vehicle - Tow the trailer, move projects to/from the shop. Open Trailer - Haul the Datsun around, primarily to/from events. Datsun s30 (shaped vehicle) - Get it to rolling, then start adding running gear and seats. Hopefully tow it to a couple autocrosses for shakedown, then to some hillclimbs for real shakedown later in the season. Pit Bike - Live in the box truck, haul me to/from the pits at events.
  12. I spent some more time working on my box truck today, and removed the remaining murderwall plywood then reorganized, straightened, and bolted down everything else back there. The etrack on the floor will probably end up on my trailer, but it could make its way to the walls after I've insulated and recovered them. We'll see how it plays out, but either way I love that stuff. The driver's seat is finally getting replaced. I don't know if I already mentioned it, but the roofing tar in this thing got EVERYWHERE. The seat was disgusting. My favorite caption I've seen so far:
  13. The rear subframe is crudely jigged together, and should be ready to rock in the morning. Centering it, defining my ride height, and setting the pitch required a lot of braining. Based on the measurements from a friend, the LCA should be at a ~14 degree layback. I'm at 13.75 degrees on both sides, and have decided to call that good. At some point, I'm going to move the arm pickup points anyway, so this'll have to do to get me started.
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