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bigcountry78
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PostSubject: new project, completely diff direction!   September 1st 2010, 7:37 pm

ok guys, i now (sorta) have a...., are you ready? a 97.... mazda protege!!!! Shocked haha heres the deal. i drive abt 90 miles a day to work and home, and at 17 mpg, my silvy is killing me in gas. so, a deal came my way. a 97 protege. four door, fully optioned with sunroof, power windows locks and mirrors, cruise, rear defrost, and factory cd/cassette player. and get this, everything works. except for the driver door power lock. but thats it! and the price? absolutley free! i traded an old, burnt up TH350 tranny he needs for his blazer. im jus waiting on the title to make it legal. anyway, there are a few problems. the driver side rear door glass was forcefully removed, it was missin the gas cap, and a hub cap, it overheats a bit, and it doesnt quite run right. more on that in the engine section. but thats my project, project black beauty lol. i had to put the bumper back on, it had a run in with the other guys tailgate after it jumped off the trailer lol. but i can hopefuly get this sucker runnin so i can save on gas. 30 mpg sure would be nice!
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PostSubject: Re: new project, completely diff direction!   September 1st 2010, 10:07 pm

Black Beauty !!! I can't wait to see picks It's too bad it has come to this, but in order to save a buck, You do what you have to do.
Maybe with all the $$$ your gonna save you can buy your sad and neglected Silverado a treat.

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PostSubject: Re: new project, completely diff direction!   September 1st 2010, 10:08 pm

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PostSubject: Re: new project, completely diff direction!   September 1st 2010, 10:11 pm

[quote="Maybe with all the $$$ your gonna save you can buy your sad and neglected Silverado a treat.[/quote]

i just bid on a trailer brake controller on ebay lol
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PostSubject: Re: new project, completely diff direction!   September 1st 2010, 10:13 pm

jeez, yal take this pic thing serious! lol i should know that by now
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PostSubject: Re: new project, completely diff direction!   September 2nd 2010, 8:37 am

Oh !!! You didn't know ??? One of my other duties here other then moderator, I'm also the Picture Patrol

Hey I need an electric brake controller too. When I got my Silverado it wired for the electric brakes but the guy that traded the truck in took it with him.
I should check the prices on ebay.

You have 24 hrs to present your 97 Mazda Protege pictures or I'm yanken your licence. Zoom Zoom

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Has anybody noticed? Common Sents is Really NOT that Common.
THERE IS NO STOP SIGNS ON A MERGE LANE!!!
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07 Silverado 2500HD CCSB DMax (Daily Driver)
05 Volvo V70R (Totaled by an Impaired Driver)
57 Chevy Panel Van (project)
57 Mack B61 (for sale)
87 Chevy Kodiak Tilt N Load (SOLD Aug 03/10)
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PostSubject: Re: new project, completely diff direction!   September 2nd 2010, 5:52 pm

what licence? lol. ok, ok, i got the camera charging now. bear in mind it aint much to look at, but ya kno.
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PostSubject: Re: new project, completely diff direction!   September 3rd 2010, 10:25 am

Hey my Mack wasn't much to look at, but most of us have the ability to see the potential in a truck. Especially the classics and antiques

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Has anybody noticed? Common Sents is Really NOT that Common.
THERE IS NO STOP SIGNS ON A MERGE LANE!!!
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07 Silverado 2500HD CCSB DMax (Daily Driver)
05 Volvo V70R (Totaled by an Impaired Driver)
57 Chevy Panel Van (project)
57 Mack B61 (for sale)
87 Chevy Kodiak Tilt N Load (SOLD Aug 03/10)
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PostSubject: Re: new project, completely diff direction!   October 27th 2010, 9:39 pm

ok, finally got an update. the car has mostly jus been sittin out in the yard until today, so bear with me. i'll get some pics eventually lol. anyway, i got a rear glass for it a couple weks ago for $16 bucks and got it in so i could finally get it off the garage. but the door is missing a little sound deadening, that thing was a PITA to get in. ive been thinkin abt sellin it, but its kinda fun to drive and there cant be much wrong with it. so after i got home today, i popped the hood, and cleaned what i believe to be the idle control motor. i also adjusted the idle, something i wasnt sure i could do on a fuel injeceted car. i fired it up, and after a few seconds of the normal rough idle, it settled into a nice, smooth, kinda steady idle. WAY improved over the last time i messed with it. so i figure a tune up wouldnt hurt. i called my dad, and he picked up the parts. $75 for plugs, wires and distr.!!! ok, four cylinder motor with extremely easy spark plug access should be a 15 min job. on the third plug, we find that the old plg goes in fine, new plug will not start. after a few min, we notice that the old plug has some kind of threaded sleeve on it. somewhere along the way, somebody rethreaded the hole. great. so now i gotta wait till tomorrow for a test drive, hopefully i can get the little bugger on the road soon. oh yea, gotta bead on the overheating issue to one of the two electric fans isnt turning, so i think thats the clulprit. hopefully i'll have good news tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: new project, completely diff direction!   October 27th 2010, 11:09 pm

That sucks.. Sounds like somebody put a heely coil in your third cylinder. I hope it holds the new plug for ya.
I wouldn't stand in front of it while it's runny. Shocked

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Has anybody noticed? Common Sents is Really NOT that Common.
THERE IS NO STOP SIGNS ON A MERGE LANE!!!
*****************************************************
07 Silverado 2500HD CCSB DMax (Daily Driver)
05 Volvo V70R (Totaled by an Impaired Driver)
57 Chevy Panel Van (project)
57 Mack B61 (for sale)
87 Chevy Kodiak Tilt N Load (SOLD Aug 03/10)
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PostSubject: Re: new project, completely diff direction!   December 14th 2010, 7:23 pm

ok, final update. the mazda has been SOLD. I sold it last week to some guy, I hope he has good luck with it. it was still running the same, no better no worse. but when it came down to it, I needed money more than I needed another car to insure and maintain. so with that, project black beauty has ridden off into the sunset. (cheesy I know).
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