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Old 04-11-2007, 06:54 PM
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Shes never had ribs!!!! And what, praytell, does she think god put pigs on this earth for??? The only think better than ribs are ribs with bacon on top.

'make' ribs...for people...she's worried about making ribs ppl would enjoy...that's why my brother has the helm. :D

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Old 04-11-2007, 10:52 PM
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Oh whoops. Just feed us a few beers and we won't know the difference between ribs and Kris' tires. We'll think they both taste good.
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:59 AM
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Whoo hooo, an excuse to go buy tires, again!

It looks like it's going to get pretty crowded under the car 8)

On another note, the springs I bought used and the rears still have the old shocks in them. Any advice on how to get those suckers loose. I've had them soaking in penetrating oil for a couple of days, but they're still good and stuck.
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Old 04-12-2007, 04:47 PM
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aight - Mary's got the Ribs, the Rub, and the sauce lined up...we're getting burgers, too, and tater salad. Anyone wanna bring a bit of Pop? We've got a few beers - maybe a dozen to go w/ the case Kristopher promised.


ONE Problem - we're having trouble locating MaryHill Zinfandel to go w/ the ribs...still sourcing the wine.
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I'll bring some vino How about (2) bottles??
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MaryHill? You've got that?
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Cool

If a read this right, the install is being done at dmp house? if so and my memory is OK, you live in Puyallup. I live one mile from my store by the Safeway, So maybe i can stop-bi on my lunch break. If so send me the address.
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:19 PM
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Sure thing man - I'll get you a PM; you're coming from Meridian? Is that where your work is?
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Cool

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Sure thing man - I'll get you a PM; you're coming from Meridian? Is that where your work is?
yes, its meridian and 160th, by the Averson super market.
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Originally Posted by dmp
MaryHill? You've got that?
It's not the Zinfandel, but it is Maryhill Still want me to bring some?
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Nemesis8
It's not the Zinfandel, but it is Maryhill Still want me to bring some?

With the ribs/sauce we're eating, we'll need a Zin. You'll have to trust me on that...the MaryHill Zin (Cuz it's inexpensive AND GOOD) and the ribs/bbq sauce we make is...breathtakingly good.


:D Now - if you wanna bring wine, I'll NEVER turn it down...so, yeah! :D
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It will be a surprise them
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Hmm, can I still attend I sort of want to pick up that present that Nemesis/Kevin mentioned earlier, heh!
Still coming? I found everything.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by kristopher_d

On another note, the springs I bought used and the rears still have the old shocks in them. Any advice on how to get those suckers loose. I've had them soaking in penetrating oil for a couple of days, but they're still good and stuck.
I would pick up one of those coleman hand held torches with the little screw on regulator top. You can find them in auto parts stores. You can use it to heat up the nuts and they will spin right off if we can't get it off with the air tools or BFH. Just make sure to use an asbestos potholder to hold the wrench.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:27 PM
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Actually, the nuts weren't the problem. The spring was literally stuck the shock housing. Dish soap was the key. That stuff is absolutely magical. It works for everything. It dissolved the built up grease, and with a little persuasion it all came loose. Thanks for the advice, though.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:43 PM
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Still a 'go' for tomorrow morning, Kristopher? I hope to have the garage set-up by the time you arrive; you'll just need to back up into the garage, and we'll start yanking parts.
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I feel like a scrub, I only have spring compressors to bring. Would anyone like me to pick up a 12 pack of coke? Or anything else?

Goodbye!
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I hope nobody washes there car for this, because mine is DIRTY!
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I found your house today. You live very close to my job or apt. I was going to knock on the door, but it seem like nobody home, so i left it was around 5:45 to 6:00 pm. See you tomorrow.
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Made it home OK. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality! Ribs were mighty fine indeed.
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I too made it home great! Thanks DMP for your great hospitality, ribs were stupendous & lager tremendous Danobre, great work on Kris's vehicle. Anibal great wing! Nemesis thanks for the tutorial, Shaun is too cool.

Laters!
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:02 AM
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Hey all,

Jen and I made it home fine. Dan, Kevin, Edgardo it was great to meet you! Ed thanks for the help with bleeding my brakes. they're rock solid now and ready for tomorrow! Dano thanks for showing us all the right way to pull the shocks and the wrong way to put on spring compressors. I can't wait to tackle mine next. Darin it was great to meet Mary, the kids, your Bro! thanks for your hospitality. The food and wine were excellent!
Kris looking forward to the tulip rally next weekend with you. Give me a call with the details.

See you in the morning Dano for more lessons on the track!
-Shaun and Jen
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Nice to meet , all of the new facer around here, and nice to see the other too. Am sorry i could not stay and help. I hope to see you all in the next drive (29 April) and with new tire for Angelica.
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I never put the compressors on wrong...just used the wrong compressors

learned a lot....coilovers are sure easier to put on....all that swapping and drilling really sucks

Had fun...good to meet all of you guys

Track Day........WHOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:44 PM
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Thanks everyone for the help, the food, and the good times. Extra big thanks to Darin and Mary for hosting, and of course Dan for all the hard work. When it comes time for another upgrade in that department I'm sure I can handle it on my own now that I've seen it done (and helped a bit).
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