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About G8KeaPoR

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    71 510, 93 RX7, 95 993/911 C2, 67 bug, 16 RAM 3500
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  1. Like I said he sounds like an idiot and uses the wrong words. As for the below. They use controlled burns as a secondary option in managed forests where they clear out all brush, debris, and dead trees out here in VA around heavily populated areas and we don't have any issues with injunctions. https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2020/controlled-burn-in-virginia-brings-ash-and-smoke-to-dc-area Its not impossible to do, but yes it is only one piece of the puzzle. Adequate resources for responders and early detectionwarning are another major piece. As far as building better homes I really don't know how you build a home to not be flammable. Even concrete burns if the fire is hot enough. But even if there was a miracle material it would take 30-50 years to replace the average home already in place.
  2. Yeah he sounds like an idiot and uses the wrong words but he isn't exactly wrong. Getting rid of the brush, leaves, and undergrowth is a proven strategy to preventing forest fires. Lots of places already conduct controlled burns, and yes manually get the leaves and dead limbs out of areas where controlled burning isn't possible like on a hillside to lower the chances of wildfires. I guarantee you if anyone else were to say this no one would think it was dumb. Just saying don't let your own personal bias stop you from seeing past the bullshit. I didn't vote for him but I have enough common sense not to be influenced by a bunch of sock puppets on MSNBC or CNN.
  3. To reference Ancient Rome here. We have already crossed the rubicon. You can thank the media at large for years of putting everyone to one side or the other and then demonizing them at any chance just to get a reaction for ratings. To be fair here everyone regardless of sides has legitimate grievances but there is no longer an avenue of which to have healthy debate to resolve those issues. From what I have read one of three things will happens. A Trump re-election will most certainly result in prolonged soy fueled rioting and Intel rage. This will likely escalate as feeling emboldened by his victory Trump will crack down only deepening the unrest and causing issues for years to come. A Biden victory will likely result in conflict as Biden would likely embrace socialist ideals in tandem with an effort to remove firearms from anyone in opposition. In response to any organized conflict he would attempt to mobilize the military or the guard who would disobey his orders as they are sworn first and foremost to uphold the constitution. This would make America look weak and China or Russia would likely try to exploit this by attacking targets in Eastern Europe and in the Asia pacific. I.E. we would be plunged into war with a dementia patient at the helm who has shown he has no intention of standing in the way of increased CCP influence in the world. This will leave the country all alone and likely the ultimate end game target for Russia and the CCP. (Look for them to challenge the financial systems following small displays of force to highlight our weakness to the world.) Or regardless of who wins they will be unable to do anything outside of using flimsy executive orders. After the CCP coronavirus cabin fever dies down people will just go back to not caring about anything, the protesters will be back to work and just won’t have the time to protest, and people will continue to whine about the other side online with little changing as our nation continues on its path towards eventual destruction drawn out over the next 35 years. If I was a gambling man though I would bet Trump wins and the third scenario I outlined comes to pass.
  4. One more pic of the other side
  5. So I can’t quote you all here but let’s get down to business. The panels came in and honestly I am impressed. These truly are a steal at the price too as any cash you save with sheet metal patches will be eaten up in time and headache as well as potentially having to redo the job. I have gotten panels from the factory for other vehicles that didn’t look this good. When I ordered I told them I wanted everything thing and they took very good care of me. I even suggested a spare tire well since my car while rust free was bottomed out and I’d rather get new stamped panels than fix the dents myself. Fingers crossed that’s in the works. The panels appear to be accurate and measured out perfectly. The side rockers even had the holes with threaded blocks for the seat belts. I couldn’t have asked for more. I’ve attached pics of both sides of the panels. I will note that there is a ding on one of the corners but that was thanks to fedex but nothing that who whacks with a hammer and a dolly can straiten out. to give a backdrop on the company they have been making panels for VW busses for quite some time and from what I could see they were highly rated on the samba with is the forum for all things vw air cooled. Give em a shot I think you will be happy.
  6. An update. I just bought all the panels they offer for the 510. I called and spoke to them even got to talk to Gerson as well. Real great person who has been making body panels for years. Anyway I will update with some pics etc when they come in.
  7. can you PM me a URL? I have the same prob in my 510 plus I would like to duplicate that gear 😄
  8. G8KeaPoR

    Seat Belts

    Wish I could be of help. Mine have the factory hooks to hooks. The optional shoulder strap. While they don’t have the I,pact tensioner they work good enough for me,
  9. My thoughts are if anyone has a set of these NOS make a silicone mold and urethane copy them 😀. But since that’s unlikely do what Mike said 👍 Another option I just thought if is go to a snob that calibrates. They likely have an aftermarket gear that will fit available plus they can dial it it.
  10. Not to pimp my services but I’m about to make a set for my l20 head of the timing cover and pump block off on my CNC mill. I have to cad them up but If you didn’t mind being a guinea pig we could work something out. As for what he has I have no idea what country they were made in but dthey look right though if those cap screw are stainless I would opt for something else than risk a stuck bolt as not all stainless plays nice with aluminum. Wont look as nice but what’s the point of beauty if it snaps off inside.
  11. Never used them but you can make any floor pan fit right if you measure everything before you cut. 😜 Honestly the prices aren’t bad at all. The floor board for my 993 was close to 2k and the one in the Third gen RX7 was 1500 and that was for one side only. P.S. If they are reading this can you make some trunk and spare tire well pans? After stripping down more on my dime I discovered it had been rear ended before and all they did was hide the damage not fix it. I could straighten some and duplicate other parts but who wants to spend all that time if you don’t have to. And yeah I’m one of those guys that just can’t bring myself to slap in some flat sheet metal. It’s got to look original.
  12. Could you put a light bend in the tubes so they come out at an angle? Never done that swap so if that’s a useless suggestion my apologies.
  13. I had this issue on my RX-7 when I scrapped the tiny sequential hitachi turbos for a big T-72 turbo, Honestly I found hat steel braided one would hold a shape... Well mostly. There is also this plastics braid that if you heat gun it it will hold its shape. For any serious bends I just used some aluminum tubing, a pipe bender or welder for 90’s, and a double flange tool. It looks fantastic and I don’t have to worry about blowing out a line at the bends. Not sure on the dime but that happens quite a bit on the dorritos..
  14. G8KeaPoR

    Which head

    I have both so Ill just use the l-cover. Wanted to check before I parted ways with the z cover to someone.
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