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Old 03-20-2011, 09:33 AM   #461 (permalink)
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Well let's see... My background is that I grew up my whole life thinking that being a Christian was about going to church and being good, and believing the Bible was true in my mind (but not living by faith through my actions). About four years ago my life was changed when I realized that faith is not about ideas in my mind or hollow actions, but about living it. So, I've lived for Christ ever since then and seen some really cool things happen in my life.

I've always had a knack for music. I'm not terribly gifted in any particular instrument, but I just feel music in my bones. I did well in it through high school, and am about to finish a BA in music at my university. I can play trumpet, and steel pans, and sing a bit. I've also learned a few other little instruments here and there.

I speak English and Spanish (well enough), and I enjoy learning languages and traveling. So far I've been to Canada, France, Mali, and Peru.

I've owned two cars:
'89 Honda Accord LXi Coupe MT (31-32 MPG consistently)
'98 Honda Civic DX Hatchback MT (33.5 MPG average right now)

I quit playing videogames about a year and a half ago, so now I need a new hobby. I think ecomodding will do the job.

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Its nice to see others with like minded faith

Yes ecomodding can be a rather fun hobby. for me it is a nice to spend time on something that will pay me back in time.

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Old 03-20-2011, 01:20 PM   #462 (permalink)
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Former airline pilot, simulator instructor and FAA designated examiner, an Afghanistan vet who thinks defense spending should be cut significantly, liberal libertarian, militant agnostic. Personally offensive skeptic who finds teaching to be one of life's most rewarding pursuits.

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Favorite color: Green.
Favorite song: WWIII or Amish Paradise, depending on mood.
Favorite Powerpuff Girl: Buttercup.
Favorite motorcycle: whichever one I'm riding at the time.
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Big fan of the bill of rights (yes, all of them), the 14th amendment, and Weird Al, and believe that a smoking hole in the ground is a small price to pay for a $hit-hot maneuver. Sometimes.

An autocross racer and wannabe insult comic with a heart of gold, a beer gut and no appendix. A helmet-wearing motorcyclist who thinks American society's obsession with safety is a smokescreen for a culture of fear, consciously designed and deliberately maintained to make it easier to manipulate people and make them spend money.

A middle-aged law student whose goals include learning to weld (I don't know how I made it this far without getting around to it), modifying my twin turbo station wagon so it can exceed 155mph one day and get 30mpg the next, and building a small off-grid low maintenance home with a big hangar and workshop heated by annualized geosolar.

Suspicious of power, trusting of individuals, nervous in big groups, a neat freak with a can-do attitude and a high tolerance for electric shocks, small burns, and cuts and bruises. Optimistic about the ability of people to overcome adversity and take care of each other on a human timescale, and optimistic that the big-brained ape will turn out to be an evolutionary dead end on a geologic time scale.

To quote Johnny Bravo, I'm all that and a bag of chips. Actually two bags of chips. And a Mountain Dew.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:10 AM   #463 (permalink)
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Former airline pilot, simulator instructor and FAA designated examiner, an Afghanistan vet who thinks defense spending should be cut significantly, liberal libertarian, militant agnostic. Personally offensive skeptic who finds teaching to be one of life's most rewarding pursuits.

Libra.
Favorite color: Green.
Favorite song: WWIII or Amish Paradise, depending on mood.
Favorite Powerpuff Girl: Buttercup.
Favorite motorcycle: whichever one I'm riding at the time.
ENTJ.

Big fan of the bill of rights (yes, all of them), the 14th amendment, and Weird Al, and believe that a smoking hole in the ground is a small price to pay for a $hit-hot maneuver. Sometimes.

An autocross racer and wannabe insult comic with a heart of gold, a beer gut and no appendix. A helmet-wearing motorcyclist who thinks American society's obsession with safety is a smokescreen for a culture of fear, consciously designed and deliberately maintained to make it easier to manipulate people and make them spend money.

A middle-aged law student whose goals include learning to weld (I don't know how I made it this far without getting around to it), modifying my twin turbo station wagon so it can exceed 155mph one day and get 30mpg the next, and building a small off-grid low maintenance home with a big hangar and workshop heated by annualized geosolar.

Suspicious of power, trusting of individuals, nervous in big groups, a neat freak with a can-do attitude and a high tolerance for electric shocks, small burns, and cuts and bruises. Optimistic about the ability of people to overcome adversity and take care of each other on a human timescale, and optimistic that the big-brained ape will turn out to be an evolutionary dead end on a geologic time scale.

To quote Johnny Bravo, I'm all that and a bag of chips. Actually two bags of chips. And a Mountain Dew.
Very entertaining read!
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:42 PM   #464 (permalink)
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diesel teck, i have a peace of paper that says i know how to do something

BIG in to 80s diesel Isuzu's, i probably can answer "just about" any question about them.

if i can not, im a member of some very good web sites loaded with tons of info on them.
three sites, each dealing the 70s, 80s, and 90/2000s Isuzu trucks and suvs


for every ones general info, the Isuzu 2.2L engine is right about 450lbs + the trans
non turbos are 57/60hp and turbos are 80hp max rated rpms are 4,200 peek torque is at 2,200 for N\As and T\Ds compression is 21/1

the diesel in the I-mark is NOT THE SAME engine, its a 1.8L and there all N\A in the states.
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1993 sidekick my MPG toy, epa rating 26.
i get 29/31 with stock drive train.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:22 PM   #465 (permalink)
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:58 PM   #466 (permalink)
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:40 PM   #467 (permalink)
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I noticed the registration system weeds out all the unintelligent people who can't solve square root of 144!

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Old 04-09-2011, 07:00 PM   #468 (permalink)
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:50 AM   #469 (permalink)
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Its really not that bad. Look up info on passive houses. You can virtually eliminate heating by using their techniques alone, and heating energy usage is BY FAR the biggest energy consumer in a home in our area. The cost is also minimal.

Here is some info from our sister site:
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:34 PM   #470 (permalink)
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What do I do now? Work on projects and hope this economy turns around and my employer(s) call.

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