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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.
 

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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!
 

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OK first off:

How and why did you jump off your roof? ( I'm assuming drunk )

2. The PACNW crew is broken. No one really does much anymore and everyone has gone quiet.

3. That turbine project is fucking awesome!

From the Bird Phone! (X_x)@==(','@)
 

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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.
[video]<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/q6GYIvMG5jY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/video]
 

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Damn dude! Awesome turbine project but shit at jumping off of stuff. Guess it's true what they say about the white men not being able to jump. Glad to hear you're alive though.

PNW has been supra quiet... too quiet.
 

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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!
 
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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.
 

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I'm not exactly Northwest but just moved to the Portland area from so cal. Been looking to get started hitting up a few car meets.
 

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I still have mine Pyro, and that sweet pic on my phone of your blue one, a nice MK2, and mine from forever ago.

I was so close to giving up, as seeing parts go extinct was making me too sad. But the heritage announcement has brought me back out of the woodwork and it is finally time to install that BIC downpipe I bought in 2013. Fuel cut here I come!!!
 

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I'm not exactly Northwest but just moved to the Portland area from so cal. Been looking to get started hitting up a few car meets.
Portland used to have a big scene with cool people like Faye and Bird. Something called the Red Door Meet was big IIRC. But I could never be bothered (afford the gas) for a trip to Portland so I never saw anything in person :p
 
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Portland used to have a big scene with cool people like Faye and Bird. Something called the Red Door Meet was big IIRC. But I could never be bothered (afford the gas) for a trip to Portland so I never saw anything in person :p
I recently heard of that as well. Not sure if it's still going, but I'm going to try looking into it.
 

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Good luck!

From reading build threads it looks like Faye has gone to Texas, but maybe Bird is still in Portland.

Pyro15D was also in Texas last time I checked, but he was a WA area person.
UPDATE: I believe he is returning to WA!

Not sure about Grandavi, jdmfreak, or bagwon.

All I can say is they are all cool people I never met in person. Well, I did meet Pyro15D. I feel like I might have even seen the sweet LHD digital dash in person, but my memory is not what it once was.
 
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Interesting, I didn't realize that was still a thing. Cool to know it is still happening. Maybe next year I will finally make it. (Car is never ready when it happens...)
 

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Yea last weekend we just had our annual PAC NW Supra Nationals, probably around 50 supra each year come. Its a 3 day even, drags the first, dyno and cruise the second and a show n shine with awards the third.
This was my 10th year at the show.
Damn I wish I would have known about this in advance. Sounds like a cool event