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Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill UberDork
12/7/17 2:41 a.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

I'm not sure how I missed the huge family arriving update, but I caught it this time and I have to say, it's one of my favorite thread updates of all time. Not just this thread, but any thread.

And tell Mrs. Hungary that her wagon is dope. I may be old but I still know my superlatives. laugh



(I miss the old "Laugh" emojis)

Thanks man!  I've been following your COE build.  I'm about 10-pages behind the latest and greatest,  but Ferdinand is looking great!  (well,like you said:  the paint photographs well) laugh

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill UberDork
12/7/17 3:21 a.m.
Cotton said:

Great thread,  I’ve been following since the beginning and really enjoy it.  Cute kitten!  We have four dogs and six cats,  so have you beat.  laugh

Good god man, how do you do it?

Give us some time.  We'll catch up to ya wink  I saw this guy on the way to get my hair cut, but Mrs. Hungary put her foot down





 

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill UberDork
12/7/17 3:27 a.m.

In reply to java230 :

Thanks man.  You know, one of these days I'm going to have to remember to un-follow Northwest Overland on the book of faces.  That Stampede Pass rescue call a while back had me a bit homesick cheeky

That and we've been having some washington-ish weather lately.  It rained a couple times last week, which is great until it dries and your car is mud






That last picture really doesn't do it justice.  I rolled down Mrs. Hungary's window and there was a little wall of dirt on the seal about 2-fingers high laugh

Good times
 

java230
java230 SuperDork
12/7/17 1:40 p.m.

Rain? Nutty!! 

 

We will be here when you want ot come back and play in the snow and rain :D

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill UberDork
12/10/17 4:05 a.m.

In reply to java230 :

It gets crazier than that!  This morning, I actually moved my heater levers to the hot side... surprise

Remember that second fan I was looking for all those months ago?  Now might be a good time to find it again and maybe figure out how to work it.  It's getting cold and the current fan only blows cold air.

 

Ah good times.

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill UberDork
12/10/17 5:05 a.m.

Drift day!

 

Weeeeeeeeeellllll, I say "day" but it was really just a couple hours and a LOT of waiting. 

To start, we got there super early.  The event was supposed to start at two, and we got there at one (on purpose) they introduced the drivers around 2:30 and the actual driving started sometime after that.  We watched 4 runs and the eldest asked if we could go home.  Meh, no problem.  We got to see some sideways car action, hear the anti-lag cannon fire, and there was even a V8 powered 350Z on the course.  Most importantly, it was free!!!  We were all pretty happy though.  Especially the youngest who is now driving his hotwheels cars sideways and making screeching sounds on our obligatory Ikea, city-play rugs.  You know the type:

The eldest did say he would have preferred to see all the cars go at once.  Cant argue there devil

Looking at the event roster online, I decided I was going to vote for this guy named "Ali Makhseed" who was driving a 2jz powered Toyota GT86.  I like the GT86, the 2JZ would be a cool swap.  Why not?


https://www.youtube.com/embed/SuHiwubMf7w


But when we arrived, the roster list included a "female wild card"  (this is where I get excited smiley)

A few years back I was looking for entertainment on a long flight and one of the video options was a documentary about a female Palestinian racing team.  It was pretty good, and overall I remember being impressed with all they had to go through in order to practice, race, and be competitive (I think one of the girls got shot in the leg by a rubber bullet at one of the practice areas... another's family decided not to move out of a dilapidated house, choosing to buy an E46 BMW for the girl instead...)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/UpVsgeuPNjQ


anyhoo, it turns out that the "Female Wild Card" was one of the girls featured in that documentary!  "Mrs. Noor Daoud". 

So yeah, that gave me someone to root for that I was actually interested in!   I have no idea how she did overall (the results page doesn't have her name listed) but it was cool to see her run. 

So yeah.  Enough of that, here's a few pictures:







 




 

 





 






In all honesty, I was glad to leave early.  The parking lot was nothing more than a dirt lot with a few paths for cars to drive down.  I did NOT want to be anywhere near that place when this thing let out.   laugh  I really wish they had a CCTV recording uploaded to youtube or something.  I bet that lot was a sight to see after an event like this cheeky


Good times.
 

java230
java230 SuperDork
12/11/17 11:07 a.m.

Very Cool! I think I have seen that documentary (or maybe a Vice episode?) on those ladies.

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill UberDork
12/12/17 1:04 a.m.

Oh no, not a vice episode!  Isn't that a show about drug lords in Central America?  laughcheeky

On the automotive side, I swear I'm still doing things.  They just haven't been very post/picture worthy

- I've managed to change the language in the wife's car from Japanese to English (hey, no easy task!).  After that I was able to remove the limiter from her cargo hatch (the hatch would only open half way).  However the voice in the car is still in japanese and says "Cargo-net sonyu seretimasen" every time we turn the car on.

- The headlight in my car has been replaced.  It turns out that NO other stores carry automotive light bulbs and I had to travel to that "automotive mecca" place in Shuwaikh (about 40 minutes north) to get a headlight.  it was a whoppin $6.60 and traffic was so bad that I was able to park in the right lane, buy the light bulb, and get back in the car before traffic moved again.

- I've officially searched the world over for a "heat mass" (as I've learned it's called in Europe) for my carb.  We'd call it a choke coil, or a bimetalic strip, but short story long I decided to try my luck with SU carb parts and there's a guy names "Dana" who runs the SUCarbs.com site.  He also works on Zenith Stromberg carbs and is trying to help me out.  Apparently 90% of the carb problems people have with the ZS carbs is because of the cold start circuit.  So fingers crossed (Mezzanine, this is all for you by the way.  I spent more than a little time trying to work out how I was going to make that injection swap happen, and....  Well...  fixing the carb is the more reasonable way.).  It's been getting a bit colder in the mornings (like 50deg maybe?) and I'm worried about cold starting becoming an issue.

(Below is photographic proof that I at least looked at my FI stuff cheeky )



The Megasquirt is a MS3, the ITB's are from a GSXR 750.  both were destined for the Alfa in the days before I found cheap eatons.  The TBI is from an Iron Duke I think (Pontiac 2-liter?).  I don't think it'll work in sidedraft config as it was originally mounted in a downdraft config.  It's the air filter mounting I'm worried about...  Might be a non issue.

Either way.  If it turns out to be a possibility, a $60 heat mass is cheaper than a $150 TBI fuel pump cheeky

Good times

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