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  1. Macintosh Classic

    Money pit build

    Stay twins until you have it running. And by running I do mean with a proper LSD (torsen or pricey clutch pack) and all the rest of the car sorted aesthetically and such. The cressida is a money pit no matter what you do, but keeping on the road, being enjoyed will keep you from spiraling into forever build status and self loathing. It's been done stupid many times and done well a few. Most people choose to have the best parts laying around and always driving something else.
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    Wanted: ecu connectors with pigtails

    That's cool man. I appreciate it. But I can't find the ecu. I checked the shed at the not-wife's place. Not there. It's not at my temporary place. I'm missing it along with the box of wiring shit that I swear it was in. I either bumblefucked and threw it out with a load of scrap or it got stolen somehow. I'm actually hoping that it got stolen. I'd hate myself, if I just plain dumbfuckery dumped it all because I couldn't use my eyeballs and brain properly. Fucking irritated as fuck over it. I got it for free and I can't justify getting a new one. Not worth the coin.
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    Wanted: ecu connectors with pigtails

    ^that's awesome recon. Thank You! Legend might work out. I doubt I'd ever see a vigor. I have dug up the ecu yet, but this an old pic showing which plug that I already have.
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    Exhaust Manifold flanges. 3/8" 304 Stainless

    There is the difference that he is the only one on eBay with a vvti flange. That $52 one is non-vvti. But one can purchase the complete chinesium SS vvti t3/t4 manifold for $250 so shlamtastic is still way over most people's budget for just a flange. His market is some shlup with a tenacious boner for the one off factor. Or someone cramming the motor where it really shouldn't be, like a miata.
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    sorry to ask but no tiempo

    Everyone was wrong in their much appreciated attempts to help because I'm having cognitive difficulties lately and can't trouble shoot shit on my own. Sorry for squandering some peoples good intentions. I dicked around with the plug wires and coils. Found one of the insulator stems had a defect and the spark was arching through the side. I've tried finding a free video host but too sketchy to try shit on my window 10 bullshit. Put a $4 junkyard but OEM plug wire on it. Done. Still need a decent MAF to replace the haggard-functional one. I'd like OEM over new brandX aftermarket shit. If someone knows how to tell the difference between a OEM replacement a pile of shit aftermarket, do let me know.
  6. Overtime, the unfair exchange for everything you love. Yourself, your children, your friendships, your health, your youth, your growth potential, your libido, etc. If you've got a good job with adequate income, it's a good stepping stone to something even better. Don't think that you've arrived. Don't get stuck as a shiny cog cuz your still just a cog. ------------------------ I am down for this. I want 2.
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    Wanted: ecu connectors with pigtails

    Cool. Thanks thus far. It's not that I've jumped the gun, but my shit is in a couple of locations. Thought I had it sitting in the truck or at my location, but I want to have my hands on it. I lost track of it mentally so it's lost until found. Driving me nuts. Doubting myself, wondering if it went out with the load of scrap somehow. Fuckery.
  8. Macintosh Classic

    nĂºmero tres

    ^support your long-term approach to most things.
  9. Macintosh Classic

    Powered by Hate, the saga of a street car rebuild.

    ^needs a sprinkle of std genitals though.
  10. Macintosh Classic

    sorry to ask but no tiempo

    ^sounds good. Get some top bitch to sticky it or may be just let it float. Every new problem could be signified with something JZXP'esque. Like if you post a new stupid question, have a cool pic. Also, it's not a grounding issue. I checked the O2 sensor with a fluke meter and foompla via text. Changed the temp sensor any way. I've had a legit older pro guy dick around with the electrical said nothing there, but suspects an air issue because the miss disappears at idle.... So back to my MAF. Piece of shit was fucking up before, and cleaning it helped or a pin is fucked. I at least made a good local connection . Legit car people in the south are difficult to come by.
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    Powered by Hate, the saga of a street car rebuild.

    Skilled, self deceptive stupid is worse than self-aware stupid. Self aware stupid stops itself and defers to better people for things out their reach. This creates community and benign commerce. Willful self assured stupid gathers up a following cash rich self deceptive idiots and a skill set riddled with holes, and then through smoke and mirrors, mental gymnastics, and sack riding pushes forward fucking up other peoples shit very proudly. "Learning" by trial and error im secret.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    From the dusty recesses of the 2000s, those be jzx100 corners. They were serialnine top secret for all of 5 minutes. Brian was so please with himself.
  13. Macintosh Classic

    Gordo's X8 Ramblings

    ^famous last words... I do admire your forethought and thoroughness. But damn son, it's almost like picking something that was already engineer to be bulletproof makes your dick droop to 6 o'clock. It's like you have to find the Mr. Glass of everything make that bullet proof. It's a beautiful sickness to have. You are definitely at home.
  14. Macintosh Classic

    Money pit build

    That's all that's left. It's like me shopping for a used phone. There's the leftover stocks and open box phones at first. Then the light scratch and prestine used. Then the bullshit starts popping up for way too much money, if it had shown up the same time as the open box stuff. the JZ market sucks more than it always had. Sad though. I love JZs. Only in theory now though.
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    sorry to ask but no tiempo

    Fucking got worse before, I could get to the temp sensor. Stumbled to the point of shaking like a bitch. replaced the temp sensor and now I have a permanment miss throughout the rpm range. So 1 step forward 2 steps back. I'm going to have a go at it again tomorrow. See what else the scanner shows. double check coil packs. If nothing simple helps out, I found a good shop that only does automotive electrical. I'll dump it off to them for a bit. I don't have time with everything that's happening lately. I miss my truck, and I need it good because I may have found an idiot to buy up my buick.
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    Gordo's X8 Ramblings

    ^twinscrew
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    Taking over

    Wanted to be in first. Will edit with pics, when I have the time.
  18. Macintosh Classic

    Gordo's X8 Ramblings

    I appreciate that you've stuck it out so long with 1 cressida
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    Money pit build

    Supposed to pick up a non-vvti 1J later this week. Why?
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    sorry to ask but no tiempo

    Okay so according to this vid... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPAIFL8VH9w .....sensor should read about 2 ohms cold and goes up to 5 ohms hot. Mine reads 4.26 so I guess mine is fucked. But the wiring. The multimeter in the video does beepy noises for good news. Not sure how to translate that to actual readings sensor plug turned toward me with clip at north. key in on position but not cranked volts left pin ... 0 rigtht pin .... 5.0 ohms left ... 31.8 right .... OL (open loop) key out volts L ... 0 R ... 0.2 ohms L .... 0.3 R .... 2.8 ECT sensor ohms .... 4.3
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    sorry to ask but no tiempo

    MO will 3rd it. And I will 4th it because now I know have reasonable suspicion as to what caused my 80amp fuseable link to blow out and for the curcuit to complete itself through the chassis and arch off all weird while I was fucking with it. Not sure how related because it just happened a little bit even before that. I've got a fluke multimeter. I will get to it later today.
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    sorry to ask but no tiempo

    ^door flapper maf will work?? aside from all the transmission codes, it threw a code for temps not being good for closed loop. so ill chase down the wrie or sensor, then double back to the maf
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    Powered by Hate, the saga of a street car rebuild.

    ^ditto. He did better on the 240, unfortunately. Gordo, keeping doing the list but just keep the exceptional fails. The poetic fails. The out right clowning fails. No truer words, when I came back most recently, I saw even some staple/OG members doing the same dumbass shit that me and others did to fail our cars. I've learned from my disasters. My sloppy life game killed my X8 more than anything else. And it wasn't my lack of trouble shooting that really hurt it either. It was more my misplaced ideals, which in reality were just shortsighted solutions and methods to achieve goals. I've learned a lot from manufacturing about what real success in creating something sustainable looks like. Next X8 is going to have a long life until they force it off the road to save the planet. Just gotta wait for my time and make sure I'm ready when it comes. Just another trope
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    Powered by Hate, the saga of a street car rebuild.

    ^wtf... your going to bondo and aero the fuck out the car to let it sit a 2 decades? The fucking aero is going to look so stupid and dated by then. Like a green blob that was once a flaming skull tattoo.
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