JanDaMan

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  1. October 6 Sammy, REO & others will be doing a big beach party & car show at Huntington Beach. Just wondering if anyone here may have had their Lambo or other car picked to be at the event. They picked a couple of my Panteras to come, but two would have been a bit much for me to handle so I will just have my red GT5S there. They are just picking 50 cars, so anyone else here picked to go? I am actually kind of skeptical of having my car there with lots of booze and probably thousands of non-car people (not like a regular car show). But it is what it is. Matt Howell Photoshoot for Octane Mag by JanDaMan, on Flickr
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    Garage coming along

    Did your race ramps come in? I have the Direct Lift as well but the lift seems about 4 & 1/4 tall from the ground where the ramps sit and the only Race Ramp that seems to fit our Direct Lift for width etc is this one below showing 5 " height. Just wondering if you got your ramps in and whether that small additional height of the ramp presents any problem. Pricy but these would be great for me since the metal ramps that came with it are pretty hefty in weight and this one below is only 15 lb! Being 60+ I look for any relief wherever I can in lifting stuff. These ramps are a lot longer as well, which is nice to prevent scraping. RaceRamp-Rack-HN20-5 by JanDaMan, on Flickr
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    Diecast and scale models - post 'em here

    Bada Bing! by JanDaMan, on Flickr Wedge a cheese by JanDaMan, on Flickr
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    Supercars by the Sea

    Excellent, I have an annual parking pass anyway.
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    Garage coming along

    Good to hear, I have yet to measure my ramps to potentially get a pair. My only concern is that being so light I was wondering if they may flip out of place if you happen to hit them on somewhat odd entry. But the lip that slips into the lift seems pretty deep. I don't know how you drive in forward kind of blind. I have to go in with rear end first while holding my wife's round make up mirror out to the side to view the tires on the ramp as I go on the ramp. My modified Panteras are pretty wide just slightly off edge by about 1/4 inch on each side, so it helps me keep pretty precise on the ramp. I can't do head first anyway because the rear of the car is much taller than the front and the garage door would hit the top rear. I am tighter vertical space than you! Nice clean garage you have too!
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    Garage coming along

    Excellent! I have the DirectLift too and is still working great after all these years even with shake & quake CA. I was going to do another lift side by side like you, but in a 2 car garage it would be pretty tight on all sides. But you have more space on the sides being at least 4 car (2 garage doors). But the heavy ramps are a bit of a pain in the back, so I may some of these shown in the link below under "Rack Ramps". They seem to fit right into the ramp grooves to be secure like the heavy ramps and are much lighter than the metal units yet very sturdy. Just need to do some measurements to see what may fit. Just FYI, I see your units are not bolted to the floor. My Directlift installers said it is not really good to bolt them to the floor because they are meant to shimmy very slightly when the car goes up and down; otherwise they have seen some cement floors crack with them bolted down. Mine being not bolted down has survived many CA quakes without any problems such as it moving around on the ground or toppling over in a quake, etc. https://raceramps.com/ramp-category/rack-and-lift-ramps/
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    Will I regret this in the morning?

    That blue is so nice. If you have a buyer at the price you feel is fair and you really prefer a roadster then I would do it. Once that buyer goes away I think you will "then" regret not selling it. Leno was interested in one of my cars a few years ago but I didn't sell, then regretted it a bit. With me anyway when someone starts considering any of my cars, I find myself really not wanting to sell (pre-sellers remorse I guess). If you really want the roadster vs coupe, just imagine how you would feel if you lost that current buyer and then a few weeks later found the perfect roadster to buy but you still have the coupe to deal with. Cash in hand to buy what you really want at the time it comes along feels better to me. I would love that blue coupe or white coupe in egear, but then again as usual I have not let any of my cars go and I besides that don't really see any nice blue or white coupe egear around anyway.
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    Will I regret this in the morning?

    Reason for selling? For me it would be somewhat age & health in changing from stick. So tired of the manual in my 3 modified Panteras taking them on PCH, whereas the Murci egear is just pleasure (well I suppose at least till I get some major egear service or repair bill, haha). You have many more miles than other cars I have seen for sale, so not sure how that effects the price. Maybe with stick it doesn't matter to many buyers. I know, well maintained lotsa miles is usually better than minimal miles but when it comes to collectibles some get fussy about miles regardless.
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    Supercars by the Sea

    Is that really just about all the cars that attend (only around 100), or was that an early or late shot shown above?
  10. GLWS. I have the Cap on my LP640 & love it. Plus the quiet mode is so essential when gumshoe is around, especially if your car is screamin green, ha ha.
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    new ZR1 vs 720S...

    Do fractions of an inch in acceleration really matter that much when comparing top end cars? Maybe its just me but the Corvette just doesn't do it for me in respect to style. It just doesn't make my loins churn although I try really hard to like the car especially for the bang for the buck aspect. I know we are probably just looking at speed & acceleration here, but to each his own I guess in looking at cars. Sometimes I think there is something wrong with me in not being attracted to the car itself because it doesn't really look that bad. Maybe I have some hidden Italian in me and don't know it.
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    Funky door lock/unlock issues

    Thanks for the tips. Last couple days it has unlocked and locked fine, so go figure. As I have experienced more and more with this car and my other cars, the more they sit the more problems occur. I keep a charger on it too of course. On the oil to put in the key hole did you use something like 3-in-one oil? Only my driver side door has a key slot. On the key fob battery, isn't that more of an on or off issue if the fob is working right or not? Using the fob the car chimes on and off fine, so it seems it's getting the proper signal. Plus I found nothing happens when i am inside and I press the door lock & unlock button on the door itself. But regardless, probably time to replace that fob battery anyway. I am wondering if things are just getting stiff when not driving every couple weeks, or maybe the doors are not entirely shut. On occasion I get in and shut the door bit the dash says dorm is open. It appears shut to me looking at the gaps, but I open and shut again and the door open notice goes away. Being 62 now, maybe I just need to make an effort to put more muscle to it.
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    Funky door lock/unlock issues

    On my 08 LP640 I recently noticed when I go to unlock (disarm) the car with the key fob I hear it unlock the door but right away it locks it again. Only way I found I could unlock it to get in the car is to catch it in between that unlock/lock phase by lifting up on the door handle quickly. I suppose I could also try and use the key in the door once it relocks, but didn't try that since I am able to get in as mentioned. Then once in the car running around I tried the lock & unlock button located on the inside of the door to see what happens, and pressing that button on the door I don't hear any lock or unlock door noises. Only thing I can think is that maybe I didn't have the doors all the way shut, but I sure thought I had them shut with a pretty stiff shut. It doesn't happen all the time and just curious if anyone experiences something similar. I guess I ain't too bad off if that's all I got to complain about with the Murci recently. Car performs top notch otherwise & love driving it...when I can get in. Sometimes I wonder if it may automatically lock me inside, especially when I pressed the inside door lock/unlock button & nothing happened, roast like a puppy inside with this 100+ OC weather!
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    Stock Picks - Post Your Stock Picks

    My MNST finally seems to be dying, ugh! Love the taste of several of their products compared to others, so I like the product. Had a nice ride, but now contemplating selling some & getting into something else. Been long for quite a while but may just need to cash some out & look around for something else. After hours it dropped, but will see what tomorrow brings.
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    Supercars by the Sea

    Did anyone go today? I didn't make it, although the weather looked perfect.