Hey freak, I've had a baby gift riding around with me for what seems like a couple years now. Probably won't fit your kid now...... Maybe I'll have to get him a shotgun or something. At this rate he'll be big enough by the time we ever get together again.
Hey guys! How's it going? Sorry I've been gone. I jumped off my roof July 4th last year and broke both arms and had to get a new joint put in my elbow, so I've been fighting with the Navy to not kick me out. Been kinda busy! Don't do what I did. It hurts.
Anyway, I still don't have a Supra. I visit the Cars and Coffee thing in Dallas as often as I can, and I may see one Supra there. Apparently, these cars are rare here. It makes me sad not to see them as often as I did back in the PacNW. Hopefully I'll be able to get another car one of these days. I still need to finish making that other digital dash. I have all the parts, I've just been lazy. I have been working on this though!
It is an old gas turbine generator from the 60's. I've been working on a control system for it that looks cool and works well. My goal is to find an old sandrail frame and a couple used Leaf motors and a Prius battery pack, hook it up to the generator here and make a gas turbine electric hybrid car. The engine will only put out electricity to keep the batteries charged, so I will be able to squeeze a lot more power out of the motors since I won't be worrying about having to use as little electricity as possible. Should be fun!
Well, contrary to popular belief, I wasn't drunk! I only had 3 beers earlier that day. I would have been drunk, but I only had 3 and neglected to get more. As far as the crew goes, that is crap! We used to be awesome! And thanks, the turbine is quite a bit of fun. I'm sure my neighbors don't think so, but they haven't complained yet...
Here is a link to the video of it starting.
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Well, I think my old Supra is still on the road. The new owner kissed a tree (or was it a fence?) with it so it has some damage now. Still has the digidash though. I own a 10 year old 335i now. Had to get back into the straight six, and this one has a couple turbos as well, so that's good. Way easier (and cheaper) to work on the old 7m though!
I basically see another owner and give them the bird these days. No one is legitimate about keeping the stoke together anymore. Hell I get more love from other owners of other manufactures of vehicles than I do Supra peeps. I have even got together with them a few times for meets and such. It is sad when there is no comradery among our cars dwindling numbers.