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  1. Hahaha. Totally. On the plus side, I got an...

    Hahaha. Totally. On the plus side, I got an upgraded motor out of the deal! Block looks absolutely flawless. Pistons were in perfect shape after I cleaned them up. Cylinders looked great too. Zero...
  2. LMAO. Thanks. That National Lampoon clip summed...

    LMAO. Thanks. That National Lampoon clip summed up my feelings perfectly. Haha. Well, I'll feel even more that way when the car runs. ;)
  3. Haha. At least you and I have an 'excuse.' We're...

    Haha. At least you and I have an 'excuse.' We're just a couple of hack shadetree DIYers tryna figure out way out through weird European cars. I get even more annoyed when it was a SHOP who fouled...
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    While I agree that Stewart was universally...

    While I agree that Stewart was universally enjoyed, I'm not so sure that it was Noah that killed the show, but rather the suits and the writing staff behind the scenes. As others have said already,...
  5. Last night was a reminder in why this project is...

    Last night was a reminder in why this project is taking SSOOOOO long, aside from the machine shop delays. Was attempting to install the water pump (a total PITA on this car) and ended up tearing the...
  6. ^^^ Nicely done, Warthog!!! Thing must be the...

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    Nicely done, Warthog!!! Thing must be the ultimate beach rig, huh?
  7. Hahaha. You work at my dealer too? ;)

    Hahaha. You work at my dealer too? ;)
  8. Lol. Thanks. And yeah. Faye is the real deal. ...

    Lol. Thanks. And yeah. Faye is the real deal. When most the dumbass glorified parts swappers at the dealers be like "Yep... yer gonna need a whole new engine" when you simply went in for an oil...
  9. BTW, thanks to this YouTube video, I learned...

    BTW, thanks to this YouTube video, I learned about the importance of straightening your cylinder heads BEFORE doing anything else. Was a huge crazy coincidence, but ends up this machine shop was only...
  10. Thanks for the encouragement, fellas. This has...

    Thanks for the encouragement, fellas. This has been a big undertaking indeed. Half the battle though was figuring out WTF engine was even in this thing. Machinist and I got it figured out via...
  11. Got my head back from the shop. She's gorgeous!...

    Got my head back from the shop. She's gorgeous! [emoji7]
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    Block's deck cleaned up and pistons cleaned:
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    New head gasket is on:
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    Head bolts torqued and angled to yield:
  12. Before I invested in a Vida/Dice setup for my...

    Before I invested in a Vida/Dice setup for my Volvos, I was REALLY happy with my BlueDriver. Most capable OBD setup for the money. The app is freaking great!!! Running live data while driving is $$$....
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    Or Flea Market Montgomery. Ah... Good times:...

    Or Flea Market Montgomery. Ah... Good times:
    https://youtu.be/FJ3oHpup-pk

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    Hahaha. I kinda love it. It's as if they never...

    Hahaha. I kinda love it. It's as if they never left the early 80s. Love her enthusiasm. The whole thing kind of gives off Red House vibes.

    https://youtu.be/vnOyMSEWNTs

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    Ha! I hope not. FTR, decided to hold off for now...

    Ha! I hope not. FTR, decided to hold off for now on filming my C30 project since I just need to get on with it. I will be doing it all over again on my S60, minus a mystery motor and delay after...
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    Lol. Thanks bro. That about sums it up. I have...

    Lol. Thanks bro. That about sums it up. I have zero delusions about becoming a YT star. That ain't happening. Just enjoying the journey of my progress and hoping to share a bit of what I've learned....
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    Oh, and a fun side note. I am meeting with my...

    Oh, and a fun side note. I am meeting with my machinist tomorrow AM to record a quick guide of my cylinder head adventure.

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    It is insane. 100%. Just tryna turn lemons into...

    It is insane. 100%. Just tryna turn lemons into lemonade, ya know? And honestly, if it helps out even just those 5 viewers, that's good enough. I have zero time to edit right now since I'm ALSO in...
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    Hahahaha. That's truly classic. Sent from my...

    Hahahaha. That's truly classic.

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    I saw that, and might be good for short shots,...

    I saw that, and might be good for short shots, but would definitely be annoying for anything longer than like a minute, right? Might be just the ticket for those REALLY tight spots, though.
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    Not I!!! Instead, I buy cars that still cost...

    Not I!!! Instead, I buy cars that still cost too much and promptly blow up a couple months later. :(
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    Thanks! Yeah, we've done some lots of basic...

    Thanks! Yeah, we've done some lots of basic multi-cam, editing, and what not, but this is likely going to be far more challenging due to the nature of the beast. Embarrassing as it's going to be,...
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    Yeah. When it comes to this project, FCP Euro's...

    Yeah. When it comes to this project, FCP Euro's one of the few I've liked. Car Ninja is awesome too, but he's BMW. There's like 2 good Volvo guys, which is the tiny niche I'm aiming to fill. Lots of...
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    Where does "exposure" fit into the equation? ...

    Where does "exposure" fit into the equation?


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    Shooting POV for Wrenching

    So although I'm halfway through a big car repair, it kind of just dawned on me that perhaps I should document the whole misadventure, at least what's left. Not just for my own reference, but to serve...
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    Oh, it starts out friendlier for sure! Outcome is...

    Oh, it starts out friendlier for sure! Outcome is often the same, though. I had countless times where people from different prominent local organizations would come to me in person asking for free...
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    Dude. Haven't you been in some of the galleries...

    Dude. Haven't you been in some of the galleries in Jackson Hole?! Sure, scenery prints are abundant, but those galleries aren't exactly giving them away for free either! Would LOVE for the Wort to...
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    EXACTLY! Having been on the receiving of the...

    EXACTLY! Having been on the receiving of the short bullshit responses punctuated by the "kind regards" numerous times is why OP's story made my blood boil all over again.
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    True, true... on both posts. He countered with a...

    True, true... on both posts. He countered with a barter instead of straight up free like the Wort did to begin with. They absolutely should have started with inquiring about price first!!!



    The...
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    Don't want people to ask for free shit? Then...

    Don't want people to ask for free shit? Then don't ask THEM for free shit to start. They opened themselves up to that the second they asked for a professional's product for free. The time and...
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    Seriously! Who even does that?! If you want to...

    Seriously! Who even does that?! If you want to go halfsies with a neighbor on a fence, seems it might be best to (A) see if they're even interested in doing that, and (B) actually work together on...
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    Upon more reflection, I retract this response....

    Upon more reflection, I retract this response. There IS something wrong with it. Now, it's one thing if you're asking a company or professional for a freebie IF it's for a charitable...
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    Now that you guys have watched Rogue One, you...

    Now that you guys have watched Rogue One, you should go back and re-watch A New Hope. Rogue One REALLY gives this scene a whole lot more weight:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnNSnJbjdws
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    At least that's what the Communist propaganda...

    At least that's what the Communist propaganda machine WANTS us to believe. If anything happened, it would probably be short lived, squashed, cleaned up, and their media machine takes care of the...
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    Nailed it. Exactly what it is. Sent from my...

    Nailed it. Exactly what it is.

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    There's nothing wrong with asking in either...

    There's nothing wrong with asking in either direction. It's HOW they responded that was so grating. Especially when you get hit up constantly for freebies or steep discounts in exchange for bullshit....
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    Thanks for the laugh. Dyin over here. Wish I had...

    Thanks for the laugh. Dyin over here. Wish I had the balls to be more like that when people ask for free labor. It even happens in my field. "We have this awesome project that's going to be...
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    FKNA! Sent from my Pixel 3 using TGR Forums...

    FKNA!


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    That's good to hear! Glad the situation improved....

    That's good to hear! Glad the situation improved. Hopefully the intern learned something today.

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    Indeed. Rogue One was very good.

    Indeed. Rogue One was very good.
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    Nah. Not really. He's probably tired of getting...

    Nah. Not really. He's probably tired of getting hit up like this and the douchey response likely sent him over the edge. This has to be SO common for photographers to be treated this way. Not cool....
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    Case in point:...

    Case in point: https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/348624-Release-the-Kraken
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    Really? I saw lots of fantastic pictures but...

    Really? I saw lots of fantastic pictures but didn't see any credit given anywhere. Maybe we're looking in different places.
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    Lol. Good one.

    Lol. Good one.
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    100% Prolly a Chevy Trax too. ;)

    100% Prolly a Chevy Trax too. ;)
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    Hell yes it's a trend, and it's completely...

    Hell yes it's a trend, and it's completely obnoxious. Not to mention disrespectful to those trying to actually put food on the table for their families. I can't help but think that some of these...
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    Precisely! Sent from my Pixel 3 using TGR...

    Precisely!

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    The repeated "Kind regards" is the total cherry...

    The repeated "Kind regards" is the total cherry on top of that douche sundae. Is that guy for real? Is that like an auto-sig or something? Lol.

    You should respond with "[insert insult here],...
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    OP, do you ever sell Giclée prints of your work? ...

    OP, do you ever sell Giclée prints of your work? Saw some of your stuff on 'teh Gram. Your photography is stunning.
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    In retrospect, I truly wish I had. However, I...

    In retrospect, I truly wish I had. However, I was hoping to land a good contract for a job they had me put in a bid for so was trying not to screw that up, but that too also got yanked at the last...
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