Project Money Pit

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Postby Sifu » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:56 pm

ST185pinjo wrote:Congrats on the wedding m8.

But for crist sake, you have parts for at least 2 fast tracs.
Sell some of it and get the trac on the road. :D

Do you have a parts fetish? :lol:

Good luck.

Thanks... yeah I know... I'm like a girl who loves shoes...

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Just got it today... I'll probably put it on the MR2 build... :P
It looks like one of the supports has broken but that's easy to fix. There are barely any bent fins and it's still shiny. Looks to be a Blitz style BOV flange on it.

Also forgot to mention that I purchased TJDouble07's FMIC. I haven't even opened that up either...
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Postby alltracshoak » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:34 am

cant wait to see the alltrac running and the mr2 too...damn, two beast. :evil:
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Postby slappyNuts » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:37 pm

you have good taste in beer. i had myself a 6 pack of the extra stout last night :wink:
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Postby alltracshoak » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:51 am

need an update sifu. :wink:
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Postby Sifu » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:01 pm

LOL... Update is that I'm broke. The car needs probably another $5gs to be where I'd be happy with it. I've put her on the backburner again and I'm working on both MR2s and my tC (hail damage).

We've gotten rid of our store because everyone else besides me wanted to get out of the business. I think they got tired of coming to work there but I always thought that was strange as I put in the most hours. Oh well, it's not fully my store...

So with my main income out of the picture I've decided that the 5 years working at the store 24/7 I would give this summer to myself to fix all my cars, do the back yard and work on my portfolio (planning to go back to school for another degree in 3D mech. drafting).

You would think I'd have more time but really I'm still struggling trying to juggle around that...

Sorry for everyone that's been keeping track of this post. It may be some time before something big happens. Money talks and this Pit is just asking too much... :cry:
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Postby alltracshoak » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:21 pm

sucks to hear that.you really need some time for yourself anyways.
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Postby Sifu » Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:36 pm

alltracshoak wrote:sucks to hear that.you really need some time for yourself anyways.

You have no idea. This is the first summer since highschool that I've had for myself. It's been almost 12 years since I've taken a break from life. Damn it's so nice.

The 16hour, 6days a week work schedule was just too draining; but the money was nice. Everyone else seems much happier though so gotta' go with majority rule... :|
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Re: Project Money Pit

Postby Sifu » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:30 pm

Update:
My wife and children have moved to a new location (one of our family homes we decided to keep instead of renting) that we paid and fixed off (no mortgage = happy life). All my projects are on hold as we had our 2nd child Julian. I'm using this opportunity to save up for a better home and BIGGER garage so you won't hear from me in another 3 years.
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Re: Project Money Pit

Postby celigts » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:52 am

Oh snap. Have a good couple years! Congrats
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Re: Project Money Pit

Postby Sifu » Thu May 08, 2014 3:20 pm

Hello everyone. Another update. We decided to move out of our current home into one of our other homes again. We plan on getting everything out by the end of this month. My old man has retired and is bored as hell and my mother will be retiring in the next 5 years so we decided to use... Err ask the old man to babysit the kids. Enna is about to start pre-k this year (damn, its been that long?) Hoping to finish the basement this spring and work on expanding the garage to fit my toys.

I got a job slightly in my field. Can't complain, pay is decent but the health coverage is awesome (wait until you have kids; I bet the older guys will also say 'wait until you're older') Security is good, I'd really have to screw up to get fired and I don't really plan on that. I'm not looking for a big advancement right now or taking occupational risks. I'm sitting pretty happy and healthy with work. I still do some free lancing but not proactively searching like the past. I'm pretty happy with just being stable in this economy; I saw a lot of good people lose their jobs and homes. Made me understand that nothing is certain.

No big plans for the Alltrac. I'm really missing the MR2s so those will be the projects this year. Our family is almost completely settled down. No more houses or business ventures until the little ones get older. Other than that I will be working on a few other side projects that I've waited a long time for.

Just a bump to keep this alive.
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Re: Project Money Pit

Postby alltracshoak » Thu May 08, 2014 3:36 pm

It sure is still alive.. got notification just so I can be back on this site...I sure miss my alltrac..post more updates on your alltrac sifu
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Re: Project Money Pit

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Thu May 08, 2014 3:53 pm

Good to hear man! Post up some pics when you get your garage all expanded.

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Re: Project Money Pit

Postby Sifu » Thu May 08, 2014 6:35 pm

Lol, good to see you guys still around. It'll be a while for the garage but it is a priority. I was thinking of building a new one on top of the existing one. The city codes aren't as strict as so many other places that I've lived at.
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Re: Project Money Pit

Postby 1337computing » Fri May 09, 2014 1:33 am

Dude, sell me your parts...lol
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Re: Project Money Pit

Postby Sifu » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:12 pm

Small update.
Nothing really project related. I conned my buddies into helping me move the cars to our new house. Good news is we finished it but it took 12 hours. Sad news? My family wants to move again. This location isn't bad. Looser housing codes, over half an acre of flat land, quiet, close to everything and no mortgage. Yet somehow my family still wants a bigger house.
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