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Old 11-30-2018, 11:41 AM   #671
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More or less both.. Considering US plants are closing down and one day my job will end up in the Philippines, I'm a little sensitive to these things. Buying a chinese consumable is one thing, but paying $65 for a part made in Taiwan that probably cost $10, then that part is the styling and design of a classic car that you will see every time you look at it.. I don't want that.
10-4, I get that.

I'm a little sensitive the other way, as I've helped numerous suppliers overseas up their quality game so they would meet the standards my company has set for them, as well as helping assure that they are doing things "the right way" instead of the "cheap way". SO I'm always curious as to what particular stigma people are averse to.
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Old 11-30-2018, 01:46 PM   #672
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Oh, I'm training people to take my job too, no worry.

This is probably a bit of old school charm coming out of me? Maybe a little of my parents? Or the memories of the toys I got with that unrelenting stick to everything booger gold sticker that you could never get rid of only to have the toy break right afterwards..
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Old 11-30-2018, 01:54 PM   #673
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Oh, I'm training people to take my job too, no worry.

This is probably a bit of old school charm coming out of me? Maybe a little of my parents? Or the memories of the toys I got with that unrelenting stick to everything booger gold sticker that you could never get rid of only to have the toy break right afterwards..
I remember those toys. Arguably still get them from Amazon. My 7yr old could be a millionaire if we could figure out how to video all the "destructive testing" he's become so good at.
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:31 AM   #674
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Got another shipment last night, can't wait to put these on!!



Hopefully these tailpipes fit a lot better than the summit racing tailpipes. These go straight over the axle and don't turn in towards the diff like the summit pipes. They also 45 out behind the rear tire, something I've always liked.



Hopefully will get time tonight to mess with it. Also found 4 door rear window trim on ebay, it came in last night, looks great, but not going to install it until I get the windshield guy back out to get rid of those POS rivets and put real screws w/ sealant back in the clips.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:40 PM   #675
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Funny you posted about exhaust.

Just decided to cut out H pipe on my car Sunday. I forgot how much I despise exhaust work... Gonna try get the X-pipe setup ive had for a year installed and make it removable via V-band setup.
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Lol get r dun man. I've been watching enough car shows I'm tempted to take the summit tail pipes and make an x pipe.
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:13 AM   #677
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Came this close to a tailpipe Tuesday. MIL called in a panic, had flashing warnings on her dash about engine hot / AC off and her temp gauge was reading C. Looks like I'm working on an Impala this weekend. yay. more coolant.

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Old 12-05-2018, 08:57 AM   #678
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Came this close to a tailpipe Tuesday. MIL called in a panic, had flashing warnings on her dash about engine hot / AC off and her temp gauge was reading C. Looks like I'm working on an Impala this weekend. yay. more coolant.
Probably thermostat below regulated temp code P0128, needs a thermostat if that's the code. What year is it?
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Thanks Mitch, it's an 08 Impala, think it has the 3.5, didn't really pay attention to the engine cover last night. I'm going to replace the thermostat and the temp sender. The sending unit looks like a real peach of a time to get to.
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