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if you knew what i'd do to you, you wouldn't stare like that

Posted on 2003.01.20 at 13:07
Mood: you know the drill
Music: jurassic 5 - sum of us</a?
running on 3 hours sleep makes me useless the next morning/day, even with a fat caffeine infusion. i know this, and yet i go through it every monday morning, for the goodness that is sunday night adult swim, and the privelege of viewing it in good company.

went and saw catch me if you can last night. good shit, recommended. even missed futurama for it.


bought a car thursday night. greenish-blue 1995 nissan 240sx. 5-speed, of course. decided this was necessary after the gti developed engine problems, so of course the nissan already has a CEL after a single weekend of driving. i'd go have it checked out, but i pretty much cleaned out my checking account to buy the damned thing, and won't have enough to pay for a service/tune-up until i sell off some parts for the gti. it isn't behaving any differently, so i suppose it can't be anything major. feh... money's gonna be very short for the next two weeks unless i manage to make some appear somehow.

on the upside, my g60 wheels/kumho tires are going to come off soon, and i hope to pull a couple hundred more out of the car by swapping in some cloth seats and selling off the leather (sorry ryan), and friends in san jose are pretty sure they want to buy the car itself as soon as it's semi-reliable again. hopefully that'll make me feel better about emptying out my savings account.

the 240's damned fun (and perhaps more important, paid for) though, and i can't wait to start working on it.


...yeah, that's about it, i suppose. i'll get better at answering comments soon, i promise. right after i've gone home and passed out for another few hours...


tr1ck10 at 2003-01-20 15:43 (UTC) (Link)


running on no sleep usually makes me more hyper and crazy personally... oh well, maybe that's just me.

the 240's sick...a little mom-ish...but sick nonetheless. i have an old skool 300zx myself...hit me back sometime....heh
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-01-21 16:06 (UTC) (Link)

Re: meah!

a z31? always liked those, especially the ones after the restyle. just enough leftover 80's to be quirky. got a pic?
tr1ck10 at 2003-01-21 18:56 (UTC) (Link)

Re: meah!

yeah, i uploaded a pic for ya:


the front got cut off in the pic, but basically it's an '85 300zx, automatic, V-6 w/ t-tops

Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-01-21 21:43 (UTC) (Link)

Re: meah!

wow, that's in incredible shape for its age.

& yeah, t-tops would be very nice- not even a sunroof on my 240, i really miss that; all of my VW's had one.
tr1ck10 at 2003-01-22 07:31 (UTC) (Link)

Re: meah!

yeah...it's pretty fast for having all stock

what kind of vw's did you have?
littering and???
antisanity at 2003-01-20 21:22 (UTC) (Link)
*sigh* maybe someday i'll get my 240.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-01-21 16:33 (UTC) (Link)
they're getting a lot cheaper- picked mine up for $4k. i was originally looking for a late ('91-94) s13 coupe, but happened across mine in some online classifieds and it was too good to pass up.

so yeah, find a twin-cam s13- lighter *and* less expensive than what i got, and there's pretty much no difference in aftermarket support for the two models... anything you can do to one, you can do to the other, including shoehorning in a skyline engine, which is my pipe dream du jour...
littering and???
antisanity at 2003-01-21 20:41 (UTC) (Link)


yeah, but i really like the s14.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-01-21 21:28 (UTC) (Link)
yeah, i hear you *grin*

i am a little bummed i won't get to do a silvia conversion, though...
Tad Griggs
alphakami at 2003-01-20 22:50 (UTC) (Link)
Welcome to RWD! :)

The 95's are the S14's, right? witht the 16 and not 12 valves? KA24's? Not too hip, but I need to learn.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-01-21 16:07 (UTC) (Link)
welcome *back*, you mean ;)

yup, '95 was the first year of the s14. the twin-cam KA24 started in the third year of the s13 (1991).
Tad Griggs
alphakami at 2003-01-21 21:46 (UTC) (Link)
Sweetness, and thanks for the info. It is stored and now permanent knowledge.

Think about this.

Take an AE111 front cut with a 6 speed blacktop 4A-GE. Turbo it, and build a formula vee around it, MR setup. A go cart with THAT. SHEEIT!
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