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Fauxre last won the day on January 9

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  1. Fauxre

    Gollum's DD L28ET 75'

    Sounds healthy too. Always a good feeling when it runs for the first time. It’s no longer just a bag of parts. Well done sir!
  2. Fauxre

    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Just posted Friday on FB. https://www.facebook.com/groups/GTORR/permalink/1869326570041659/
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    Vacaville Velo Rossa

    Yeah... I got that too.
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    Vacaville Velo Rossa

    My first inspection went well. Only a couple of corrections needed. Add a few brackets to the shear walls and blocking. And add one concrete anchor. Inspector said he'd sign those off at the next inspection and gave the go ahead to install the roof and rough electrical. Took this pic this morning. With the roof and gutters installed, I'll be mounting electrical boxes and running wire soon. And I have a guy lined up to do all the stucco to match the house.
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    Vacaville Velo Rossa

    A short video of my progress on the shop. Shop Progress
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    Vacaville Velo Rossa

    It's come a long way in the last three months, but still a ways to go...
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    Gollum's DD L28ET 75'

    Glad to see you’re back at it , Nathan. It is amazing how a simple thing like a broken stud can cause so much anguish. And I certainly understand how moving can interrupt a good build. It’s been almost four years since our move with no progress on the VR. Waiting for some dry weather so I can start framing the shop. Are you still local?
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    Vacaville Velo Rossa

    Lumber arrived last Friday. Now if it would just stop raining long enough for me to do some framing.
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    Vacaville Velo Rossa

    I though I was being flippant with that last remark. As it turned out only one of the concrete contractors, that had previously bid the project, even bothered to respond with their availability. One out of eight! I am however, very pleased with who I ended up using. Instead of questioning the over engineered nature of my plans (like most of the others did), he and his two sons simply built a massively strong foundation. Waiting now for our nephew, who's a general contractor, to create a materials list from my plans, so I can price the lumber.
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    Vacaville Velo Rossa

    Picked up permits yesterday !!!!YeeeHaaww!!!! Now to see if any of the contractors I've previously contacted are available to do the work.
  11. Fauxre

    Vacaville Velo Rossa

    This would save a lot of time... but at nine times the cost of my current plan, it's too rich for my blood. This guy covers even more options for EPS units which do not require a third party wiring harness. However, the other donor vehicles are too new for me to find at my local Pick N Pull. I don't know how much other wreckers might charge for these units. https://youtu.be/f4TYQ_KJSpc
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    Vacaville Velo Rossa

    Wow! Thanks for the link. Save me a ton of time in R&D.
  13. Fauxre

    Vacaville Velo Rossa

    Well it's been six months and the county still hasn't approved my shop project. The plans sailed through five different departments with minor revisions. Then in January, the planning dept. decided that I need a grading permit for the building pad that already exists. That required a civil engineer to draw up a storm water drainage plan, a grading plan and a geotechnical report. They also advised that my neighbors parking area (which is 300 feet from the proposed building and was constructed by the builders of both houses) encroached on my property and I would need to apply for a change to the property line or rip out the paved and fenced improvements. I was advised, by my architect, that a geotechnical report alone usually runs about $4000. Lucky for me, I was able to get a copy of the report used for the homes' construction from the builder... for nothing. And my neighbor provided me with a copy of the easement granted for the parking area. The grading and drainage plans came to a total of $3500. Everything was submitted two months ago and all the permits have been approved. But planning still has my project marked as "revisions needed." Waiting to find out why. Sucks!!!! Now... a little about the car. The steering is stock Z... and manual. I've been looking for an inexpensive way to convert to power steering... and I think I've found it. The electric power steering from an '05-'07 Saturn Vue or Chevy Equinox. I stumbled over this video last night. https://youtu.be/uKzCaEjvJeM I was so intrigued, I pulled a unit today at my local Pick N Pull. Unlike the Cobra in the video, I don't have any room in the engine compartment, so I'll mount it under dash. I'm planning on a custom interior, so I'll remove the original Z dash, get the unit mounted and adjusted, then build a one off dash around it. Probably get it all done before the shop project finally gets approved.
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    250 GTO Owners Thread

    Beautiful location.... reminds me of the NorCal coastline near Monterey. Does the earths magnetic field automaticlly flip camera images down under? Because, it looks to me like you're driving on the wrong side of the road. (Tried to post this text in the above post, but only the quote uploaded. Where are those 14 yr olds when I need them??)