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Title: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on July 27, 2010, 04:14:34 PM
Well to start I'm gonna highlight my week really. Friday replaced 4 struts on a 99 cavlier. Saturday Installed a stereo again. Sunday relaxed. Yesterday rotated tires and put a grease fitting on a 1992 c1500 silverado and drill 2 ball joints and put in grease fittings and greased them gonna replaced the upper in 2 weeks or so. Changed oil on my car today. I use 50/50 synthetic blend 5w30 and I use cheap filters.   


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on July 27, 2010, 09:33:59 PM
Today i went to a Girl's basketball game with my girlfriend and her dad took us all out to eat at some steak place  ;D (BTW the game was Free) Only reason we went LOL  ::)


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Coburn on July 27, 2010, 10:57:26 PM
My week so far:

Work every day, practically all day.

Sunday: Replaced the tie rod on my '81 Ford F150. I hate Fords..
Monday: Went to see one of my "friends". There was a happy ending involved.
Tuesday (today): Best friend broke up with his girlfriend and now she is in my bed, waiting for me to "make her feel better"....

Let the drama fest begin. Ha. Least I get a little "poentang".


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on July 28, 2010, 08:10:58 PM
Today I got a job finally.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Coburn on July 28, 2010, 09:58:52 PM
Congrats! What's your job?


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on July 29, 2010, 09:40:12 PM
Congrats! What's your job?
Warehouse Inventory/Boxing/Packing/Making boxs/cleanup on another note I have to replace my CV half shaft on my drivers side.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Coburn on July 30, 2010, 12:06:39 AM
Sounds like you're makin good money!

Haha I HATE CV half shafts. On my '92 Bonneville, I nicked the outer boots on the shafts (yes, both) with a grinder and now they are leaking out the lube.. I don't want to spend my next paycheck on new shafts! They are a pain...

How much is it gunna cost you for parts?


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on July 30, 2010, 01:14:26 AM
Today all i did was play a game called "Singularity"  ::)  beat it in a few hours  Was still a fun game (everyone should try it out)


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: realg123 on July 30, 2010, 07:29:51 PM
I got into a fist fight with a cat. It was giving me dirty looks. I had no choice, I didnt want to look like a wuss


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on July 31, 2010, 12:01:58 AM
Sounds like you're makin good money!

Haha I HATE CV half shafts. On my '92 Bonneville, I nicked the outer boots on the shafts (yes, both) with a grinder and now they are leaking out the lube.. I don't want to spend my next paycheck on new shafts! They are a pain...

How much is it gunna cost you for parts?

I didn't get charged core deposit   8)  It was 56.80.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Coburn on July 31, 2010, 05:35:20 PM
$56 ain't bad. Is it hard to install?


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on July 31, 2010, 07:22:05 PM
$56 ain't bad. Is it hard to install?

Its a fucking nightmare!!!!


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: InsaneTrout on August 01, 2010, 04:17:23 PM
Well since this was started on the 27th I'll just say this for the 27th ha ha I'm gonna have a B-day =D =P yeah my B-Day was on the 27th it was pretty awesome I got thrown a surprise B-Day party best B-day I had in a while.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 01, 2010, 04:43:24 PM
Well since this was started on the 27th I'll just say this for the 27th ha ha I'm gonna have a B-day =D =P yeah my B-Day was on the 27th it was pretty awesome I got thrown a surprise B-Day party best B-day I had in a while.

Well happy belated bday!!! I mowed a lawn on my day off.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 01, 2010, 09:16:49 PM
I've been drinking. Don't be like me and drink and drive kids especially when you smoked some weed. God I have to go to work in the morning.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 02, 2010, 07:40:42 PM
Feels like I got hit by a bus. I just slept to long right now. went to work though


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 02, 2010, 10:21:05 PM
I'm gonna sleep and decide in the morning whether or not I'm gonna show up for work.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 03, 2010, 02:57:28 PM
Got up and went to work..... I feel so tired.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on August 03, 2010, 03:00:28 PM
didn't do s**t today  ::)


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 03, 2010, 09:35:12 PM
Ahh relaxed.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: InsaneTrout on August 06, 2010, 10:14:52 AM
Ha ha thanks Ratt.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 06, 2010, 12:06:03 PM
It's the weekend!!


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 06, 2010, 09:40:06 PM
car overheated.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 07, 2010, 08:58:41 PM
Got my 360 board from ebay rrod fixable it said. nope it's fucked. Stupid united states postal service.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: SMD on August 30, 2010, 09:36:51 PM
Today I was walking down the street when I noticed, very faintly, someone yelling from a great distance. Upon my amazing extreme concentration skills I was able to make out a very hot girl screaming at the top of her lungs "SMD you are the man, please keep ruling all and keeping it real". Then as I rounded the corner feeling much like a baller of sorts I looked ahead to see a burning building with 4,000 orphans and kittens inside (2,000 each respectively). I cooly made my way over and saved them all. Because that's how I do.

All in all, it was a good day. Especially considering I didn't even have to use my AK.

Then I as like
(http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv293/VanillaFayce/Forum%20Poop/789_CoolFace.jpg)


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 01, 2010, 03:38:19 PM
Well no more work fml. Time to find another job I guess.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on September 01, 2010, 03:56:06 PM
Well that sucks rattmansam   :-\ but i'm sure you will get a new one soon, Unlike me LOL


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 01, 2010, 09:01:13 PM
I fixed that 360 but meh it decided after a week of working flawlessly that it was gonna fucking flop on me today...


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Art2Fly on September 01, 2010, 10:26:22 PM
Today I was walking down the street when I noticed, very faintly, someone yelling from a great distance. Upon my amazing extreme concentration skills I was able to make out a very hot girl screaming at the top of her lungs "SMD you are the man, please keep ruling all and keeping it real". Then as I rounded the corner feeling much like a baller of sorts I looked ahead to see a burning building with 4,000 orphans and kittens inside (2,000 each respectively). I cooly made my way over and saved them all. Because that's how I do.

All in all, it was a good day. Especially considering I didn't even have to use my AK.
WERE YOU THAT MOTHERFUCKER THAT TRIED TO DO CPR ON A KITTEN AND ENDED UP SWALLOWING IT?


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 03, 2010, 12:20:11 AM
Yay 2 free 360's!!!


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: SMD on September 04, 2010, 08:49:24 PM
Today I was walking down the street when I noticed, very faintly, someone yelling from a great distance. Upon my amazing extreme concentration skills I was able to make out a very hot girl screaming at the top of her lungs "SMD you are the man, please keep ruling all and keeping it real". Then as I rounded the corner feeling much like a baller of sorts I looked ahead to see a burning building with 4,000 orphans and kittens inside (2,000 each respectively). I cooly made my way over and saved them all. Because that's how I do.

All in all, it was a good day. Especially considering I didn't even have to use my AK.
WERE YOU THAT MOTHERFUCKER THAT TRIED TO DO CPR ON A KITTEN AND ENDED UP SWALLOWING IT?

uh... no?


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 05, 2010, 01:11:01 AM
This little wannabe gangster kept talking s**t it was so funny. He kept saying s**t like stupid white boy I was laughing fucking hysterically. He kept throwing up westside all stupid while he was wearing blue. dumbass kids blue is southside. lol. These guys I know that are bloods were fucking laughing at them too and they tried talking s**t to them but they just laughed and said go home you little faggots. I almost died from laughing.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Snafupossum on September 08, 2010, 12:17:15 AM
This little wannabe gangster kept talking s**t it was so funny. He kept saying s**t like stupid white boy I was laughing fucking hysterically. He kept throwing up westside all stupid while he was wearing blue. dumbass kids blue is southside. lol. These guys I know that are bloods were fucking laughing at them too and they tried talking s**t to them but they just laughed and said go home you little faggots. I almost died from laughing.
some kids tried to do that to me and my friend about a year or so ago at the movies. we where with 2 girls and we where walking behind them for the obvious reason ;) and these 2 like 13 year olds walk by us and call us faggots then go into a theatre, i follow them in and tell them to come out and face us like men... they come out and i ask them why in the hell are me and my friend faggots when we have girls with us when the 2 hoodlems obviously had none. they got pissed off and told me to hit them(not the first time someone has chickened out like that to me lol) i told them, you started to talking so hit me first and we'll see how it goes. right after i say that, some workers there show up, and i tell them what happened, and the kids got handcuffed and we got our movies compted plus free passes for next time hahahahaha


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 08, 2010, 01:48:39 PM
This little wannabe gangster kept talking s**t it was so funny. He kept saying s**t like stupid white boy I was laughing fucking hysterically. He kept throwing up westside all stupid while he was wearing blue. dumbass kids blue is southside. lol. These guys I know that are bloods were fucking laughing at them too and they tried talking s**t to them but they just laughed and said go home you little faggots. I almost died from laughing.
some kids tried to do that to me and my friend about a year or so ago at the movies. we where with 2 girls and we where walking behind them for the obvious reason ;) and these 2 like 13 year olds walk by us and call us faggots then go into a theatre, i follow them in and tell them to come out and face us like men... they come out and i ask them why in the hell are me and my friend faggots when we have girls with us when the 2 hoodlems obviously had none. they got pissed off and told me to hit them(not the first time someone has chickened out like that to me lol) i told them, you started to talking so hit me first and we'll see how it goes. right after i say that, some workers there show up, and i tell them what happened, and the kids got handcuffed and we got our movies compted plus free passes for next time hahahahaha
Lol kids are stupid. I ran into them again and my friend who is in a gang southside lol he was with me and they didn't say s**t cause he was lol.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 13, 2010, 03:02:39 AM
Beat halo reach for the 5th time.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 13, 2010, 11:15:17 PM
Something weird just happened. I got a general hardware failure one light on my 360 I took out my thumbdrive and restarted and boom. Shut it back off and put the thumbdrive in and it did it again. Weird ehh?


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 17, 2010, 02:10:13 AM
Thermal paste under a gpu?? Shows how smart some people are. Lucky the *female dog* didn't fry. It's up and running.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Snafupossum on September 20, 2010, 11:54:15 PM
guess i can sum up a week real quick
went to work a lot
mowed yard
brake job on friends suv
helped friend pull motor out of his car
tried to help a friend when he got stuck in the mud but failed lol
went to see rusko (amazing show i might add)
and a bunch of partying and beating reach on legendary squeezed in there hahaha


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 21, 2010, 02:14:32 AM
Fully hydrolocked engine in my tracer. Took a spark plug socket took out plugs and cranked. No more water in cylinder but low compression on all cylinders so I'm guessing timing belt jumped so gonna tear it down tomorrow.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Snafupossum on September 29, 2010, 12:19:30 AM
sucks, did you get it fixed yet?

sat-mon went on vacation to new braunfels/san marcos, had a blast, partied like a rockstar and floated the river.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 29, 2010, 05:12:23 PM
Car still no start. Fuel injectors and coils are firing. low compression on all cylinders. I need to pull off the timing sprockets to check for bent and missing teeth.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on October 17, 2010, 05:43:07 PM
Car runs and has been running. Plastic bag in lower timing gear.... but last night I got fucking smashed and have a hangover lol.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on March 21, 2011, 01:30:42 AM
Well dead thread awake. I have in my possession for god knows what reason and ounce or purple kush and about a quarter of maui wowie. Why I do not know. My friend moved out of town and gave it to me since he couldn't take them through the checkpoint and also I inherited 3 bongs. WTF am I going to do with this s**t?   


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Snafupossum on March 21, 2011, 01:57:30 AM
Smoke it? Lol let's see today I worked 9 hours fixed the trunk on my car, removed the spoiler and prepped the trunk for bonds to fill the holes. Redid my sub wiring. That's about it lol


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on March 21, 2011, 09:47:31 PM
Smoke it? Lol let's see today I worked 9 hours fixed the trunk on my car, removed the spoiler and prepped the trunk for bonds to fill the holes. Redid my sub wiring. That's about it lol

I could but I don't smoke often.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Coburn on March 21, 2011, 10:24:54 PM
eBay? Haha


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: InsaneTrout on April 12, 2011, 11:35:51 PM
My cars head-gasket is in the process of blowing up =/ after two months and like $800 spent on fixing it Hmmmm...time to get a new car? Toyo Taco anyone? lol it'll beat the piss outta my piece of s**t Honda =P maybe find a 2JZ and slap it in make it all crazy rice burner of the desert off road? =PP


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Coburn on April 17, 2011, 12:36:50 PM
Get a Chevrolet :)


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on April 19, 2011, 03:02:33 PM
Wee. So tomorrow is 4/20 and you know what that means. I am looking for some great ganja to have a little fun with. $200 is my spending limit for me and I have so far $500 to buy for everyone. Ohh so fun.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on April 20, 2011, 06:27:05 PM
Well today is 4/20 and I only went to work half the day but umm my boss is cool. I asked him if I could take the rest of the day because I had business to take care of. Yeah business getting absolutely stoned. I had about 5 years worth of federal time in my backpack when I went to my friends. Finished it all in about 6 hours.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Snafupossum on April 23, 2011, 01:26:07 AM
I had fun watching all the people blazed out of there mind coming in for pizza on 420. I got to see a chink eyed Asian lol


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Snafupossum on April 23, 2011, 01:40:46 AM
This is why you don't pass out drunk at my house.
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e30/snafupossum/IMAG0100.jpg)
I'll draw a evil monkey on you(room mate drew the rest).


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 09, 2011, 12:03:38 AM
Besides being so drunk I can't stand straight tonight has been rather good. Got most of my college s**t out of the way so just waiting for this weekend. Went up to eagle pass sunday night partied came back to del rio. Got high at my friends all day and been drinking all day. Just got home after 2 days. I'm too fucked up to care what anyone really says right now.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on October 18, 2011, 08:31:53 AM
You know you're a stoner when you smoke a bowl before and interview which I have in 10 minutes.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Art2Fly on October 18, 2011, 07:21:01 PM
**** yeah man. Wake up, bake up, gotta get your cake up.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on October 19, 2011, 03:32:02 AM
**** yeah man. Wake up, bake up, gotta get your cake up.

The guy that was interviewing me had to have been blitzed too lol. His eyes were so red it's not even funny. He cause staring into space when I got there. I want what he was smoking lol. Guy was chill as ****. I hope I got the job lol.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on October 30, 2011, 03:32:02 PM
Didn't get the job but ohh well. I can't remember most of what happened after 6pm last night and I didn't wake up in jail and my truck doesn't have any damage besides what it had before and no puke stains so good night I guess? I do remember decking a guy in the face cause he kept talking s**t. I don't have a hangover so I'm good lol. Everyone was in shitty costumes. I just had on my vans and my skate s**t and said I was tony hawk lol.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on November 25, 2011, 06:00:53 PM
I've been up for 3 days with almost no sleep. Been doing this and that. Got an interview on monday. I think I'm gonna sleep for a day or 2. I am having hallucinations. Rather weird but very creepy. 


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Snafupossum on November 26, 2011, 11:29:23 PM
Lol you get use to them, befriend some even. I get about 2-3 hours of sleep a night on average. Strange thing is my body has gotten use to it.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on November 30, 2011, 06:12:16 PM
Whoop d fucking do. I just finished the 3rd xbox today. WTF is up with all these xboxs coming in lately? This one took 10 minutes minus disassembly and reassembly.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on January 09, 2012, 03:02:43 PM
Well I ain't doing s**t today. Got my bills paid except college which just sent me a bill for 600 fucking dollars.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on January 12, 2012, 07:17:55 PM
What i did today............ I got a call saying my mom has hours to live.... :'(


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: realg123 on January 13, 2012, 12:41:33 AM
zzk
sorry brother
best wishes to yourself family and friends


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on January 13, 2012, 06:03:01 AM
Well ZZK if your mom did pass I hope it wasn't painful. Also worst night.... Truck wouldn't start. Had to walk home lost my house keys etc.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on January 17, 2012, 12:51:47 PM
She passed away on Jan,13,2012  :'( Had to work 3 days after it and was the hardest 3 days in my life.. now i am just sitting here alone.



Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on January 19, 2012, 07:25:14 AM
She passed away on Jan,13,2012  :'( Had to work 3 days after it and was the hardest 3 days in my life.. now i am just sitting here alone.



Just think of what she would have wanted you to do. Keep on going man. Remember her for the good she brought into your life. Also my daily highlight was that my brand new $70 blower motor I put in my truck blew p after a couple minutes.....


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: SMD on January 19, 2012, 10:24:09 AM
She passed away on Jan,13,2012  :'( Had to work 3 days after it and was the hardest 3 days in my life.. now i am just sitting here alone.

Sorry to here it Zzk. Keep your head up and hang in there. If there's anything we can do, let us know.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: realg123 on January 20, 2012, 02:50:00 PM
Sorry to hear that brother
stray strong


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on January 22, 2012, 09:38:14 AM
I have to work tonight... If I sleep now I'll get 3 hours. **** that s**t!


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Snafupossum on January 23, 2012, 02:24:37 PM
Sorry to hear that zzk! Your in my prayers

Today is relax day after working 16 hours straight yesterday! Worked at work 9-5 then from 5-1am I worked on my car


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on February 02, 2012, 03:10:38 PM
What i did today... You want to know?

I just spent 2 fucking hours making a PSvita post on everything from the Good to the Ugly along with Specs and why i was getting one and Why others should wait etc... JUST TO HAVE MY DUMB ASS PUSH CLOSE ON THE PAGE....LOSING ALL THAT TIME AND WORK!!!!!!!!  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

I am really SOOOO mad right now i am about to just lose it...


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on February 02, 2012, 03:53:00 PM
Yep.. today gets even better.

I go to Taco Bell and ask the lady in drive-thru "DO YOU HAVE PSVITA BOXES..?"

She asked me.."can you say that again?" 5 TIMES i say.."DO YOU HAVE PSVITA BOXES..?"

After the 5th time the lady says "YES."

I was like GOOD!! i'll have (blah blah BOX)

I got up to the window and gave her my money etc etc then she comes out with a plan old BOX...I ask.. Where's the Psvita BOX? I mean i ask you like 5 times if you had them...

HER: I'm Sorry we are all out of them BOXES..... >:(

ME:WTF? I just asked you like 5 fucking times and you said YES!!..

HER: I'm sorry i misunderstood you..

ME: **** IT... "Drive away pissed"

"Note this is the 10th time...YES 10th time this has happen to me from the time the PSvita give away has started... I have YET to this day even Seen one of the so called PSvita BOXES.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on February 04, 2012, 11:22:02 PM
Fixed another xbox 360. Time for the 10 hour burn in period I apply to it.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on February 07, 2012, 04:57:30 PM
8 more days till i get my PSvita ... And i got a 1080p HD web Cam Woot!!  ;D


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on February 20, 2012, 04:30:05 AM
Got a nasty infection on my side and been out of work for almost a week and hurts like hell. At least my doctor gave me some vicodin.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on March 09, 2012, 03:19:52 AM
Picked up my legit copy of mass effect 3 and had already dled another version just so I don't have to use fucking origin. Tried to use origin but it causes a fuckton of problems.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Art2Fly on March 20, 2012, 07:51:56 PM
I ate some mothertrucking lasagna


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on April 02, 2012, 01:55:41 AM
Got threatened by a Mexican Mafia Captain. Yeah I'm watching my ass from now on.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on April 03, 2012, 03:02:20 AM
worked my ass off at wal-mart for 8$/hr just to get yelled at for missing 6 days in 1 year... **** YOU wal-mart



Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on July 04, 2012, 04:46:11 PM
worked my ass off at wal-mart for 8$/hr just to get yelled at for missing 6 days in 1 year... **** YOU wal-mart



I know someone who got fired for calling out cause he was in the hospital with a ruptured appendix and they fired him.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on October 01, 2012, 03:47:51 AM
I haven't been home in probably a week. My phone got shut off and I'm posting off my friends laptop. It's 4:30 in the morning on a monday and I'm still drunk from the last I'm guessing 5 or 6 days of binge drinking. I feel like s**t and I am broke with no way to get back to town. My ride left without me days ago and I'm pretty much just fucking stuck here. I've experienced some fucked up s**t these last few days. I woke up not knowing what day it was or time. Now here I am listening to some depressing ass music drinking. I better start walking I guess.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Art2Fly on October 04, 2012, 07:29:41 PM
Jesus.... rattmansam, you and I both know that aint the way to live... there is no use in making excuses, saying you'll do things the next day, and the day after that.. but that never works. To better yourself, you must start and NEVER take a break,


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on October 05, 2012, 12:02:03 PM
I really hope your life gets better  :-\  I was in the same boat and  many time close to taking my own life.

I don't know How i got free or what happen but finding My Wife was a big part of me changing my life and wanting to live on. And she gave me the strength to change into the real person i am.  Now i am on meds to help me and got a baby on the way in just a few short months  :o

Never in my dreams did i think my life could change so much in a few short years.

I really do hope your life gets better, Your a cool guy and we need good people like you on the Internet, To many jack-ass kids on here with no life making it a bad place.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on October 12, 2012, 02:34:01 AM
Made it home and all that. Called a buddy of mine that day and made it back. Been working here and there. A lot of money to be made installing car stereos and amps and fixing s**t.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on October 13, 2012, 11:37:45 PM
good to see you made it home safe man. Yeah back in the day i got lots of money for fixing things from systems to computer,stereos. But out of no where it just took a nose dive and from getting like $400-$600 a week it went down to $100 a month or less  :'(, It's like everyone up and moved away that has any Tech.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on October 15, 2012, 04:09:03 AM
Halo 4 is fucking awesome. But zzk I got a niche market yo. I've started installing stereos and making boxes and all sorts of s**t in the past 3 weeks. Got my s**t together. Fiber glassing and s**t. Working on a friends truck. Swapped out the old bench seat and mounted some leather buckets out of a tahoe and only paid 70 for em and sold em to him for 120. Made some money there. Then designing a fiber glass box and center console all in one and a secondary amp rack/box under his back seat. I've started building it kinda sorta. I install s**t once and I don't want it to come back because I fucked something up. I haven't had anything come back yet. Pro installs is how I'm going. Put in 2 stereos yesterday. Taking a break for a couple days unless there is tons of work coming in. I got 4 people on standby for system installs and other people waiting for neon and s**t like that. I am fucking backed up but am working with 2 other people so I'm taking my workload off somewhat. But I'm still swamped. I don't how I got this s**t going in like 2 weeks. I wasn't really depressed when I went nuts lol. Just kinda went overboard. Also my little town is obsessed with lights and stupid s**t. I did work for all 4 big car clubs in town so far. They all recommended me to friends and I don't charge a whole lot. That's probably why I get so much work. The only other guys in town that do it besides the shops have botch work. I've seen their installs. They make me cringe with the amount of s**t that's fucked up. Lol I keep modifying my post. I saw one install that went to the a/c controls. I was like wtf? That's not even the worst. I redid a install that had the amp wire power side that had randomly popped fuses. The wire ran through the firewall and rubbed off the insulation and also melted some of the wire since it was pulling way to much draw through a 8 gauge. I think like 80 amps roughly. Nice amp and subs and everything but skimped on the install for sure. Another one I saw the power wire just taped together in the middle because he cut it to short and he wondered why it would shut off randomly but the stereo would keep playing. Everyone just assumes because the stereo keeps playing that the whole thing should keep playing.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on December 27, 2012, 06:54:22 AM
My baby is coming in just 10 days, So much stuff is changing... I'm changing etc etc

Working on my home life and getting ready for the cries of a baby  ;) So much has happen in the last year not many people from my past can even tell it's me LOL

My pills have done wonders for me BUT has killed my passion for Tech/computers/games/ect I still have my old crappy computer and i play zero games on it, And my Ps3 is only for Movies.

For the first time EVER in my adult life i have heath insurance and i am starting to fix my broken ass teeth LOL I got a Root canal on the 3erd  :-X

Just Enjoying life right now and it feels like things just keep getting better....Even if i hit bumps along the way  ::)

I hope you all are having a good life as well and wish nothing but happiness for all.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Art2Fly on January 01, 2013, 12:01:23 AM
Happy New Year guys. It's great to be going into 2013. I look to the past and remember my years here on smdepot and cherish them. They were great years, filled with change and maturity... I look now six years into the past and have pure joy softmoding, playing xbl with you guys, etc.... I was in high school then... Now a young adult with a beautiful fiancee... I wish you guys the best. Maybe someday this site will be revived.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on January 07, 2013, 12:08:55 AM
My wife just gave birth on 1/5/2013 we have a cute baby girl she is 6lbs 20oz

Things are going good...Getting sleep... Well that's hard to come by  ::)


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on January 15, 2013, 12:41:34 PM
What i did today is never sleep 8 hours or more again!!!!  :'(

When is this kid going to grow up  ::)


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on February 05, 2013, 12:51:33 AM
Holy s**t some activity on this place! Since I was last on got my RGH finished and running without the horrid boot times. Solid 15 seconds 70% of the time. Also had a job for a while at a dealership but gave that up because 20 hours a week doesn't float my boat. I am currently unemployed but still making that green. Side jobs are awesome when its easy work. Fixing pcs as of late. Everyone has a slim now so my services are no longer needed. I've got 20 xbox 360s now. My god the amount of parts alone I've acquired over the last 6 months is madness. Also still driving my truck and now it has chipping paint and dents all around. That happens when you off road in some nasty trees and brush. Got me a set of goodyear commercial tires now so no more offroading with these tires lol. Also happy new year to everyone. My jobs s**t doing audio installed died down after 3 months so back to hangin drywall and fixing peoples computers. Today I tore apart my uncles closed business with like 30-40 computers and got to keep like 10 hdds and random cases and parts. I plan on finally getting a server running for storage since my NAS went down last year.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Torob on February 20, 2013, 09:34:06 PM
Remembered my SMDepot Password. Long time boys. (8 years)..


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on February 21, 2013, 01:06:25 AM
LOL yep 8 years is a long time... things change.. People change  ::).


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Art2Fly on February 22, 2013, 03:09:33 PM
Remembered my SMDepot Password. Long time boys. (8 years)..
****! What have you been up to?


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on June 25, 2013, 03:17:57 PM
WOW... the cobwebs in here are crazy lol..

Well.. life has been good.. kind of.  My baby is going to be 6 months old in 2 weeks =P and other things in my life are changing .... ::) 

How is everyone? does anyone check the site?


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Snafupossum on August 08, 2013, 11:31:47 PM
Im checking in over a month later lol. Lets see...

I own a 04 duramax now, became a mod on a car forum, and just in general been enjoying life.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on December 02, 2013, 01:01:21 AM
Well ZZk forgot to congratulate you on your baby girl. (All late lol.) Working back in corrections. Making decent money now. 12/hr 50+ hours a week. I'm currently vehicle less due to a thrust bearing in my shitty GM 4L60E tearing it a new a**h*** last month. Currently waiting on input drum and couple other little bits to put it back together. My grandfather who was more like a father died In october. So I've been pretty depressed and s**t. Can't sleep etc. But life goes on. I've got another RGH 360 because why not slim? Lol. I managed to piece together about 7 working Xbox 360's and sell them earlier this year. 50 a pop is pretty cheap considering they all got a controller and game and you know psu and stuff. I almost bought a Scion FRS but decided 650 a month towards just a car payment is no fun when I could have things like beer and food and you know all that good stuff. I've been thinking about getting back in the scene but am waiting on this new gen of consoles before I start up again as my memory of what to do with RGH and Jtag is faded at best. I sometimes wonder how I even get these stupid things to work right lol. I've been thinking about doing some mobile tuts if I can learn. I haven't had a mobile gaming system or any new mobile device for god almost 4 years now lol. HTC tilt ftw! 6 years and still going. I've inherited a 1967 Belvedere II sedan with a 318 small block mopar so it should be fun to restore over time. Man. This last year has been so full of s**t happening I don't even know wth to do with it all lol. My room atm is literally filled with boxes and totes with parts for cars and boats and ohh god just random crap. I worked at a water sport repair and dealer for 3 months. That was fun testing boats lol. That pretty well sums up my last leave of absence from the site. I'm going to try and be on more with some updates of stuff. So some new sections if someone would please. I'll just do basic updates with xbone and ps4. I've just not felt the love with the wii u so gonna leave that to someone else.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on December 20, 2013, 12:25:22 PM
Thank you ZZK. And awesome that everything is working out for you.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on December 30, 2013, 03:37:49 AM
Had to celebrate new years early since I work the next 4 days. But other than being relatively drunk I'm good lol. Ahh another mishap in my life. I was talking to a girl I practically fell in love with. For 3 months it was all good then all of the sudden she stopped talking to me. Now I find out shes with my best friend. Don't you just love how people have to fucking common courtesy anymore? Utter lack of respect. He like a girl before that I liked and I let it go so he could be with his "dream girl." Yeah that lasted 3 weeks. Then another one I liked. He got her to. I should have seen this s**t coming. Ohh well. I'm a glutton for punishment anyway. Besides I'm more into being introverted anyway.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on December 30, 2013, 07:23:12 PM
damn man. You need better friends. I know that dude would not be my friend anymore after doing that s**t to me.



Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on January 05, 2014, 05:56:32 PM
Yeah. I'm getting away from the relationship s**t once again. Goddamn I work to much. I've been single for 5 years. What's the difference? Lol. My whole world is turning upside down. Been dealing with depression for a couple months and it's really hitting me hard right now.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on January 22, 2014, 05:02:32 PM
Finally after almost 2 months my transmission is together and built. I have a sift kit with high friction clutches and a heavy duty towing input drum and a couple other heavy duty internal upgrades as well as a heavy duty torque converter out of an astro van. Should come together nicely.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on March 22, 2014, 10:09:43 PM
Ooops. I blew up an EJ205 in a 2002 subaru WRX. Guy was chill as **** about it though which really confused me. Tried to tune it and got it good but he wanted more power and I told him it'll probably blow the engine and he told me to do it anyway. So in the end he wanted a new engine anyway. I'm confused because he actually seems happy.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on March 24, 2014, 01:39:56 AM
Yeah life is funny like that sometimes  ;D

I'm suck at home 90% of the time being a mom, Some days are crazy and others are chilled and happy.

Some days are like this.
(http://www.smdepot.net/zzk/2014Kyla.jpg)

Other days are like this.
(http://www.smdepot.net/zzk/crazybaby.jpg)


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on June 08, 2014, 11:52:41 AM
I wish more people would post on here. It would be nice to get this place back up and going... Owell time moves on i guess.

If anyone does look on here, What are you all up to!!!


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Art2Fly on June 23, 2014, 10:18:30 PM
I'm doing the musician thing full time now. I'm playing some jazz in colorado for a band that hired me. It's a really fulfilling experience for me and is getting me union pay so I'm living quite comfortably, enjoying the 10,000ft altitude and summer days that don't go above 75 degrees.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on June 24, 2014, 11:31:41 PM
That's really cool, I wish I could say I'm doing a job I love but sadly no... But my life is still 100 times better then it once was and for once in my life I'm truly happy.

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 03, 2014, 02:10:10 AM
Well it's not what I did today. It happened a couple months ago but still hurts. Several torn muscles in my shoulder and 4 cortisone shots later. 8 weeks of therapy from hell.... Still can't go back to work yet.... And besides I won't even have the same job anymore. I'll be stuck working with customers and detailing cars.... **** people and their shiny ass brand new pieces of s**t. I'll probably end up being there like one or two weeks before I get laid off again. I was tech helper/lubetech/shop *female dog* but that's down the tubes. This is why I hate working for profiteering pricks that hate people who get injured on the job. Ohh so fun dealing with the harassment and *female dog* fit storms I get for fucking up my shoulder on accident.... I'm probably going to end up going back to what I know secondary. That being corrections. Working in a jail.... That sucks to but lots more money. I'll be making 15/hr if I go back which would be nice but long hours..... Yep. My life consists of sitting at my computer for 10-12 hours per day watching porn and netflix. Sometimes I get some diablo 3 time in there. I have officially given up on ever making a decent chunk of change doing what I love to do which is working on cars. Yeah. Ever heard of a tech helper/lubetech/shop *female dog* getting paid minimum wage when I end up doing half of everyones work? Yeah. That would be me. And I can't really afford to get hired as I told my last 3 bosses they could go suck a big fat donkey dick. Workers comp doesn't pay s**t yo! 190 a week is not really anything to live on... Good thing I moved back in with my grandmother and shes on vacation! I have all but become tired of this jumping through hoops bullshit. 


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 03, 2014, 02:21:20 AM
Also I now own a subaru WRX. Picked it up for 2000 wholesale as a trade in from a dealer and it had a blown headgasket. I put a new transmission in it and exhaust and fixed the headgaskets. It's got a mildly bigger turbo and a set of equal length turbo headers. New Sti intake and Big ass intercooler. New brakes on all 4 corners and new coilovers on all 4 corners. Short throw shifter and a piggyback pcm for tuning. I'm running STI injectors with the bigger turbo and some meaty 235 goodyear RSAs on all 4 corners. I'm currently talking to someone who wants to give me 9000 for it and I might just take it. Because I only have 4000 total into it total with cost of car. Got to love knowing people in the tuner scene that know people that have parts laying around! I think I'm just going to sell it because insurance is expensive!


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on August 03, 2014, 09:20:39 AM
Damn man =( sounds like some hard times right now (I'm Sorry) I know there's nothing I can do to help but I wish I could. hopefully you can have the 15/hr job plus be able to fix cars on the side.

I'm working at a store and close to quitting, they keep lowering hours and now I'm down to 20 hours a week. It's a big hit in the face when I work my ass off all week and I get a check for $120, On top of medical bills stacking up and it's only going to get worse with me needing so much more things done, Like electrolysis that's 90$ a hour and it takes the average face/neck 30 hours.

Lets not even talk about the other crap I really need that can cost up to $30,000   :'(


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 08, 2014, 03:00:25 AM
Yeah ouch. Also sold the WRX. 9500 lol. I'm happy for now. I've got a few bucks to put towards bills. And today I randomly got a letter from workers comp instead of a check saying along the lines of you're done with treatment so you're fucked. So that tweaked me good as I'm looking at another 6 weeks of therapy. I'm gonna have fun chewing ass tomorrow on the phone. If they refuse to send me comp checks I'm just gonna lawyer up. I'm not even gonna play games with these people as I've already been dealing with games for 3 months and I'm tired of them randomly sending me checks or some excuse if they don't. The best one so far. "well we were told you were released back to work last week." that was a month ago. Fucking private companies. I swear. 


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 11, 2014, 03:01:01 PM
And as of yesterday my truck is now a 5 cylinder! Put a hole straight through the side of the block. Fucking oil spewed everywhere. Connecting rod failure on cylinder 3. No big deal though. Besides the fact that I don't have a job but I got another block I'm picking up today and should have it all swapped over by monday. Wish I had a camera to show you the carnage. I'm crossing my fingers hoping I can use the crank and pistons from the old block. But it's not seized so thats a good sign. Funny thing was I actually drove it home. Granted only 5 blocks but still. I haven't pulled the engine as of yet so I don't know for sure what internally I can salvage. If I have to I can go pick up a set of pistons pretty cheap. I did manage to get my hands on a set of rods for cheap that a buddy had. My main worry is the crank. I'm also hoping I don't have to machine the block but it is a fresh pull out of an S10 with 90000 miles. Just minus internals. But I'm not complaining. Free block!
Update:
So I tore down the block last night and I can reuse the crank but the pistons not so much.... One has cracks in it and 2 others have torn up skirts. I checked the bore size against the piston size and it's way out of tolerance. It's supposed to be within like .0025 inches but it's like .0095. Hence why the skirts on 2 pistons are scored pretty nasty. The bore difference throughout the engine is all over the place. I'm wondering who the hell rebuilt this engine cause it sure as **** was a hack job. I am just kind of confused as to why I didn't hear any piston slap or anything of that nature. But good news is I get paid tomorrow from a job I did last week so I'll have 500 dollars to get a new set of pistons. Upon measuring the new block I'm gonna have to hone it and get oversize pistons but no biggie. Gonna order a set of 350 hyper-eutectic pistons that are .0010 over stock bore since that's what I'm gonna run for the new bore size. New block is pretty clean and all that. I'm gonna bump up compression a little I think and do a mild build. Hopefully I'll have the bastard back on the road next week. Was hoping for a simple swap of parts and stuff and just throw it together and throw it in the truck but I guess not. Thankfully I got my old plymouth running and driving decent so I can use that for now.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 15, 2014, 12:10:16 PM
Wow zzk. Not everyone is open minded. Also update on my engine situation. Took the block to the machine shop and got everything checked for cracks and rebored to .0020 over because 2 of the bores weren't centered properly. Got my crank magnafluxed and Checked and it's good. I also sent my crank off for shotpeening and nitride treatment because I'm insane. Not gonna use the connecting rods I got from my buddy. I got a set of forged ones on the way as well as a set of forged pistons. I got a hell of a deal on em so I'm happy. I have officially lost my mind because I'm piecing together a nitrous setup to. I'm also borrowing some chip burning equipment for my pcm so I can custom tune it. Got an off the shelf grind cam for it to. All new bearing throughout and I hand ported my heads and having new bigger valves put in. Also ported the intake manifold. Yep. I've lost it. See this is what happens when my bank lets me take out a loan. Plus I got another job. What a fucking week huh! Got a job and spent 2000 dollars I don't have! That's alright though. I've got some s**t sitting around I'm gonna sell cause I have no use for it anymore. I can't wait for my new little engine to be done. I've gotta get a sticker now that says bottle fed and put it on my bumper! lol.

Epdate: So just got my connecting rods and pistons and waiting on my camshaft and crank. The crank is supposed to be done friday and be back by Wednesday next week. I borrowed a crankshaft from someone to test and make sure my rotating assembly is gonna be good so I don't have to modify the block because these new rods are a little big. My heads are back to from the machine shop and they are the cleanest I've ever seen them. Lmao. Got most of my hardware together and crossing my fingers I'll have it together tonight so I can check tolerances and make sure my new rods aren't contacting the block anywhere other wise I'm gonna have to break out the dremel and put notches in the block. Which I'm hoping I don't. Other that that it's looking pretty good right now. Just waiting for my crankshaft to get back from treatment and my cam to come in which should be here monday. Using the old cam for now to test fitment and all that. Making sure my valves aren't gonna kiss the pistons. But I'll have to recheck that when I get the new cam in next week. I've got some new 1.6:1 rockers for it and some nasty valve springs rated to about 7500 rpm which I'm only going to run 5500 tops but just for piece of mind. Cross my fingers I'll have it running and in my truck next week. And then maybe in a couple weeks after everything is broken in I'll throw a bottle on it.

Update #2: So I got the engine together with the borrowed crank and everything and fitted new cam bearings and all new bearings. Tested the clearances on the new rods and had to put 2 notches in the block but nothing I couldn't handle with a dremel and some sandpaper. Threw the heads on with some pos headgaskets and the oil pan threw some oil in it and fired it up outside the truck and man does it sound beautiful. I've had it open header before but it sounds a lot different now. Probably because of the bumped compression ratio and ported heads with new intake and exhaust valves that are a little bit bigger. My cam also came in today and my crank shipped out this morning. I'm fucking excited. I pulled the oil pan back off and the heads and getting the new set of headgaskets tomorrow hopefully. I also threw some ARP headstuds on it. I'm crossing my fingers everything is back in the truck next week. I also got my chip tuning stuff today for my pcm.

Update #3: Got my crank in today and checked all the tolerances and it checks out and got my cam and everything so I'll be throwing it together manana.

Update #4: I'm beating my head against the wall.... I've got everything together and all tolerances check out and everything is in the truck. Fuel, spark and air. Fucking thing won't start.... It won't even run on starting fluid. Did compression test on all 6 cylinders to make sure I didn't **** up somewhere but getting what I am expecting for pressure. Made sure there is plenty of vacuum on the intake side so it doesn't have an intake leak. I don't get it. When I had the other crank and cam in it fired right up. Timing is right. Maybe distributor is being stupid.... i'll figure it out later. I'm just happy it's all together and in the truck.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on September 25, 2014, 11:22:41 PM
wow I would break down in tears if i did all that work and it did not start...  >:(


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 26, 2014, 03:06:39 AM
It's all good. I burned up my distributor pickup and after a 20 dollar part and 15 minute part swap it's running. Now to spend the next week tuning it. But on a darker note I have a funeral to go to in the morning. My friend who I consider a brother. Well His son passed and s**t's all fucked up. So yeah. I got a lot of s**t to do.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on September 26, 2014, 05:34:27 PM
 :'( oh wow, I'm sorry. 


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on September 26, 2014, 09:32:50 PM
It's honestly nothing new for me. It's just fucked up cause his son was only 2 and it just sucks. I got my truck running pretty good now. Still won't idle worth a **** but that's why I'm burning another chip right now.

Update: So I borrowed a Nitrous bottle setup from someone. Made a custom spray plate with a 150 shot. All I have to say is I no longer have much tread on my rear tires. 1rst, 2nd and 3rd it was just a big fucking cloud of white smoke behind me. that was from a rolling start. my 0-60 before on motor was 11 seconds. On motor it's now 8. With nitrous... I don't know. Can't get it to stop burning the fucking tires. I could jet it down but yeah. I don't have another set of jets. Didn't take long for me to get a bottle on it lol. And also loan paid off. Yeah. Working on diesel trucks does that when you get paid good from oil riggers.

Update: So looking for a job is going no where. I've got 5 places that say they'll hire me if they get an opening. But yeah. Truck has been tuned to about best as I can get it. It now gets 15mpg in town and 23~26 highway instead of 12/18. Gotta love lean burn. Also setup my EGR and a couple little modifications to keep cylinder temps down. Added a secondary transmission cooler that takes up basically my whole front grill area in front of the A/C condenser. Dropped trans temps by 30ish degrees when towing a trailer. So yeah. I'm happy with this build I threw together. Runs nice and runs cool. engine temp only gets to around 190 with a 180 thermostat under stupid heavy load. This thing blew past my expectations. My next thing is I need a new set of tires. Lmao.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on April 23, 2015, 08:16:52 AM
Well.. This site is pretty dead.... Truck still runs great. Got a new job. Autoparts sucks but side jobs are nice. Get quite a few of them. Stopped smoking. Built a new computer. Haven't got my nitrous refilled. I keep forgetting to go by the welding shop. I bought another car that I don't know what to do with. It was just to good a deal and I had cash in hand.... 97 camry with 130000 miles on it. Everything works. Even the tapedeck..... Hopefully I can sell it here soon. Diesels are so much fun btw. I help a buddy swap a cummins into his old dodge. Man that thing hauls ass now with the ppump turned up and wastegate bypassed. In the market for a new full time job because side jobs is not the best way to make money even if it's in cash. Bought an xbox one finally. It's just sitting in the closet gathering dust though.... Haven't even played it yet. Also dodge magnum sxt 2005 with pulsing lights..... I gave up on it because I do not have the proper equipment to reflash a body control module. Also let me tell you. Bronchitis with an upper respiratory infection absolutely sucks. Had that for about a month before I started coughing blood and went to the doctor. I need money though....


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: zzk2001 on May 07, 2015, 11:29:02 AM
I've done nothing.... LOL I am legally changing my name on Jan 22  but that's about it.  :P


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on May 10, 2015, 02:31:35 AM
I now have a turbo I picked up for cheap and it seems to be decent and it's not a china one! 200 bucks on a pretty good turbo. It's sitting on my chop bench along with my lot of 3 holley carbs i got as a bundle for 50 bucks. My plymouth now has a 360 intake with a thermoquad. Let me tell you what, 4 barrel carbs are so much more peppy than 2 barrals. Sold that camry for 1700. a nice 1100 dollar profit. I decided I would actually buy the tuning gear for my truck so that's on the way. Also just made 170 today doing brake job and water pump and ball joint replacement. I love making 170 in 4 hours.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on June 14, 2015, 04:41:01 AM
Ohh boy. Had to tear down my engine again..... Scorched 2 rod bearings I don't know how an broke 3 valve springs. Thankfully I didn't run the engine long enough to score the crank any! New tri metal bearings and valve springs. 305 injectors and bored throttle body and intake manifold. New big ass cam on the way. Heads are off getting new 3/8 inch threaded studs and guide plates. And I did a little home port and polish. MSD billetech distributor. Yep. My credit card is maxed out. Time to make things a little more interesting. I went and bought a junk yard engine and threw it in for now. Damn thing has lifter tick like hell and smokes like a bandit. But who cares it was 200 bucks!


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on June 21, 2015, 12:12:13 AM
I don't know how but I always seem to manage to break things. My xbox one just blacked screened for no reason. Warranty it is. Don't feel like tearing it apart just yet.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on July 29, 2015, 05:53:55 AM
So rebuilt engine back in my truck and running nice and mean. Got it to rev out to 6000 the other day with no issues. Tuned all to hell and back. Engine I got from the junk yard is getting a refresh with new lifters and cleaning as well as new rings. It had good compression just that the oil rings were toast. Don't give 2 shits about it so gonna finish rebuilding it and throw it out the door for sale. Had an interesting night. Was fixing a 2001 suburban and well lets just say I had to pull half of the harness and unsheathe and rewrap a good portion because it had been worn through in several spots and had a few rubbing bare wires. Also the cam sensor connector was missing a wire cause someone had cut it previously. Which was interesting. So soldered and shrink wrapped and rewrapped that part of the harness too. Also redid a major engine ground. Fucking mechanics who know nothing about proper wiring piss me off. Ohh well. More money for me. 200 dollar job out the door in 3 hours. Also had a nissan.... Lets not even talk about that rusty piece of s**t. Thing should be in the junkyard for sure. Damn frame rail almost rotted through and trans cross member totally rotted. Had a welder come by my place and weld a box piece on what was left of the frame and box in what was left of the trans cross member. And it only came to me for brakes and clunking noise when put into drive..... That guy wasn't happy with what I charged him. Another interesting one was the Subaru forester that came to me..... Had a full sti drivetrain swap with bigger turbo and all sorts of goodies. But. Had a toasted head gasket as is common among 2.5l's it seems. Pulled the block and well lets just say that's about as far as that went. Engine ran good but what I found was really really bad. 3 pistons had kissed the valves at some point I'm guessing timing belt snapped. One cylinder liner bore was tore all to s**t. Yeah. That's sitting around waiting for the guy to either tell me to seal it back up or rebuild or junkyard engine which is gonna be really hard to find since this thing is a fully factory forged one. Might have to go jdm for this one. I told him a couple options. He's not happy with any so far. Rebuild is gonna be really close to junkyard engine but that doesn't guarantee a good engine that doesn't need headgaskets. It doesn't really need pistons as the damage is only cosmetic as far as I can tell but it doesn't have any bent valves which tells me someone got in here and saw it before but didn't fix it. Ahh one interesting one that wasn't really a pain in the ass but was more hilarious was a honda civic with a 1.8l vtec and all these goodies that honda guys do. It had random pieces from like 20 different cars. This thing was not stock whatsoever. I mean no bolt on this thing was original honda save for maybe the headbolts and a few others. Clutch cable stuck together with a screw at the clutch. Umm lets see. Battery randomly just chilling on the backseat. Fuel pump just sitting in the trunk(external pump). Cut springs that totally destroyed the front suspension. Camber wear patterns from hell. Think both tires on the front completely bald with steel showing on the inside. Yeah. I was just wiring in a stereo system. Hopefully that guy never brings that piece back for anything. I finally got my ls 5.3l block. Its sitting for now.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 02, 2015, 04:34:44 AM
So apparently I'm now the owner of the forester I previously mentioned in my last post. Guy decided to just give it to me as payment for the work I've done so far. Signed over the title and everything. I'm now wondering what I'm gonna do with a forester with an sti drivetrain. I think I'm going to part it out and send the body to the scrap man. I have no use for another subaru. I've already got a tribeca sitting here that needs a transmission. Hopefully the guy will just pick the damn thing up because I don't want it. I've got more s**t to do than have s**t sitting in one of my driveways for 2 months. Here's one for ya. Guy comes by with a 1981 c10. Rusty pos body wise but good frame and all that. Wanted me to get his a/c working. Well it had no compressor and no wiring harness for it. Got some price and told him what it would be just for parts. I called junkyards to get mounting bracket prices. I got junkyard prices for harness to. I told him and he said that's really high. Just north of 600 cause I needed lines and everything. Junkyard prices mostly btw.  I told him that's just for parts. He about flipped. He decided a/c wasn't worth that much.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Art2Fly on October 28, 2015, 09:28:25 PM
Well 600 bucks isn't a lot for a person with a real passion. I mean I'm talking almost 3 months later, but if he needs A/C, that's less than some premium tires to get fixed.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on October 29, 2015, 12:06:22 PM
Well that forester is in the junk yard now. It's crushed by now. The engine I just went ahead and honed the s**t out of it and got it ok and threw some new gaskets on it and it's living life in a 2004 wrx. The whole transaxle went to a friend that has a 2.0l jdm swapped wrx but he wanted an sti trans and diffs and stuff. So made some money on that. That was really cheap. He never came back. The 5.3l block ended up having a nice crack all the way down one cylinder wall so it went to the scrap heap. 2 of the 8 rods were bent. Pistons are sitting in a box and the crank to. The heads were garbage castech heads so they went to the heap to. I think I toasted my v6 again. For the third time. This time I attribute machine shop work not my own negligence. I didn't even beat on it yet. Still have the junkyard motor sitting around so just gonna throw that back in and use it. It's been slow. No work for 3 weeks in a row. So I'm back to a day job and being broke. although it was fun bullet proofing a 6.0l with good headgaskets. Threw some studs on and oil cooler and already had egr delete. Threw a mad turbo werks m2 turbo with 155cc 50% injectors. tuned it with hptuners. Thing hauls so much ass it's crazy. Should be right around 450 to the wheels. Well over 800ft/lbs. Funny thing is you see all these trucks that throw loads of black smoke yet I fine tuned this thing to throw almost none at all no matter the load. You stomp on it and the boost rolls to 30 psi by 1800 rpm and then she really hauls. It's a little sooty but not gobs of smoke. Just a tiny tiny bit under full bore. Hopefully he doesn't trash the transmission. An interesting one in the works is a 240sx I'm messing around with for a buddy of mine. All free of course cause it's already got an SR20DET with a nice turbo upgrade and all that. But it needs a tune. 370cc injectors on stock computer runs rich as hell. But yeah. No money to be made the last month or so. i'm doing roofing for now.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Art2Fly on November 17, 2015, 01:17:38 AM
Hey, no downsides to doing an honest man's work. Sometimes it's good to keep a hobby a hobby and work, work. Hang in there man, if you keep making connections within the auto modding community in your town, I'm sure some lazy somebitch will hire you for some big bucks down the line. By the way, that build sounds great.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on December 18, 2015, 08:18:04 PM
There's a trashed f250 in my driveway and all it needs is a fuel pump, a fender, bumper and some spray piant. I'm thinking about buying it from the guy..... Don't even really know why it ended up in my driveway. Just did. Got a bare 5.3l block no pistons or crank or rods. Which isn't a big deal.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on January 10, 2016, 10:59:42 PM
I didn't buy the 250. I did however get it going down the road. The 5.3l block got sold off to someone else. I have a 6.0l rotating assembly with heads. So that's a plus. My driveway is taken up by some piece of s**t grand am with a blown motor and the guy is still sourcing an engine. So that's getting moved to the street soon. Also picked up a sentra for 400 off a friend then literally sold it 3 hours later for 1000. I had to pull an engine for someone in his shop. It's sitting there and it has a hole in the number 2 piston and I'm rebuilding my spare 4.3l block with one junkyard head and the other head that was on the engine that got destroyed. So there goes my spare 4.3l engine but there is a profit for me. I happened upon a 4 bolt main marine block awhile back and that's going in the truck because it just needed head swap and was very well maintained. Like 300 hours on it total. So I have my old rebuilt thrice 4.3l in my truck right now but it's not to happy. I am having overheating issues with it. So that's why the 4 bolt main marine motor is going in and apparently it has 10:1 static compression with the decked 93 cpi s10 heads I'm throwing on it. So this motor should be pretty fun.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: Art2Fly on January 25, 2016, 12:45:59 AM
Would you be interested in building a kit car?
I'm a Ford guy myself, working hard so I can get an f150 raptor someday.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on March 24, 2016, 02:09:57 PM
Never been a fan of kit cars. My 6.0l is coming along nicely. Rebuilt the bottom end with forged rods, pistons and tri metal bearings. New cam bearings, new camshaft. The old 4l60e with 3k of parts is gonna get sold off since I just spent 2100 on rebuilding a 4l80e that will just bolt to the 6.0l. Torque converter from circle d with 2800 stall. Differential now has a locker and moser axles. Still got this grand am sitting here. Been fighting with it for 2 weeks trying to get it together.


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: ninjauk on April 13, 2016, 04:34:40 PM
Well today I bought an old xbox Crystal and a pile of games and controllers for £25 .... one of the games was splinter cell, and as I have built a few arcade machines , I have decided I want xbox (original) and coinops (possibly lite to start with) to run the hub of my next machine, so I ordered an action replay from the internet (cost more than the bargain pick up!!) - then came to this old site (yes I was part of the original SMDEPOT crew - holla ZZK2001) and cant believe it still here ... Just posted the coinops packages (and more to come) on my site HTTP;//www.arcadepunk.co.uk (http://HTTP;//www.arcadepunk.co.uk)
So anyway gonna do the mod old school style SC and AR , and then get lite installed on stock, then read up how mode the controller so i can fit to a control panel and hack the power switch , all exciting stuff, nice to see some familiar names!

(http://i.imgur.com/TBikffb.jpg)

[NiNjA]UK


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: rattmansam on August 03, 2017, 02:51:07 AM
Ahh this site is pretty well dead. I'll miss it dearly. I just got 2 new xboxs a couple months back. New to me anyhow. Picked em both up for 20 bucks. I just thought of this wondrous place where all my soft modding heros were. Truck still has a 4.3l in it. No ls as of yet. I'll get there someday. 


Title: Re: What you did today.
Post by: ninjauk on August 03, 2017, 03:14:12 AM
Does look that way dude, I just had an email saying there was a reply to a topic I was part of, from SOFTMOD DEPOT, I was Like Whhaaaaaaaaaaat the ****!!