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Foxslider

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Im all for fixing them if easily cheaply fixable. Ill research the idea and see if parts are available before i chunk em. Also will see if their is a jack repair person around me.

Im sure it is technically fixable, and the frames and all that is fine. But iono. Depends on cost and difficulty.
 

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Got bored yesterday and put in a long porting session just for fun. Finished the intake i suppose. Could smooth it out more with some sanding cones. But i think its ok as is. About 10 hrs worth. Lol. Cleaned up every square thousandth of the runners. Minus 1 little part on 5 i COULD NOT reach.
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Cool, thanks. I did finish it with some 80 grit sandpaper strips by hand to smooth it down some. That was all done with a ball burr. It was pleasing as it cleaned up taking off all carbon build up. I was just cleaning it up and not really taking off a lot of material but it did add up. That's a lot of CC's said and done. Port matched to 1250's also. Good amount ofmaterial removal to do that.. and the more hours you get in, it becomes more worrisome to not break through somewhere. Lol.
 

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Mod of day: a/c delete bracket. Cant say i noticed any quicker rev yet, but looks cool, opened up bay more, and saved 20lbs.
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I like that idea. ^^.


Mod of day: Paint job! (well, tomorrow paint)

Sanding is done. Did'nt take a pic of the fender i had to "prime" then sand after. It's DIY $215 paint job. Using majic tractor & implement paint, Ford red. Avanti elec. harbor freight spray gun. We'll see how it looks tomorrow evening.
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I keep stuff like that off to the side, and when I have enough, I take a run to the scrap metal yard and get myself some lunch money.
When my floor jack failed and almost crushed me under my Syclone I actually did toss the jack into the street out from of my house in rage. But before trashing it I unbolted the handle and kept it. That handle has saved me so many times using it as a breaker bar slipped over my ratchets handles
 

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Pics of paint job tomorrow.


:poo: came out terrible. lol. Was hoping for a better finish than what i got. I probably should of got the cheaper electric gun actually. It spit and spattered from the beginning and i knew i was screwed on the test wood. It got a little better and the paint did level some. Hoping it will level out some more overnight.