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  1. black4vcobra

    Real estate strategy

    VegasMike's thread inspired me to see if anyone would have any knowledge or constructive input. Looking for a bit of strategy. We are closing on our next house next week but the prior owners had requested a rent back until September as they are building. We anticipate listing our current home...
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    WANTED: WTB 96-98 Cobra coupe

    Looking for a buddy who wants to purchase a 96-98 Cobra coupe. Black or red preferred but all colors will be considered. What he's willing to pay would depend on mileage, condition and mods (close to stock as possible preferred). He just sold his 95 5.0 and he wants in the 4V game. He's...
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    Anyone good with kitchen appliance troubleshooting?

    As if 2020 couldn't get worse, the wife went to run the dishwasher last night and of course it wouldn't run. Instead of being able to program the wash cycle and a time showing in the display, all we get is 2 or 3 short lines on the display. Tried unplugging to reset and nothing. Held the...
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    Service campaign/recall work reimbursement question

    hey all, last year I purchased a 2013 Nissan Altima from my neighbor. When I was looking through the service records for the work that he previously had done on the car I see that he had a significant amount of rear suspension work done just 3 months before I bought the car. Well, yesterday I...
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    2 of Madison Gas & Electric substations are on fire

    Yikes, 94 degrees for the high today, hottest day of the year, not a good day to lose 2 substations. Fire at electric substation leaves 13,000 without power in Madison, Wisconsin, amid heat wave - CNN Unfortunately, substation transformers are not easy to come by, a new one to be built would...
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    OCI with Vortech V-2

    Vortech's manual specifically says the following - Well, my neighbor has a high HP Evo and a Z06 and he is an Amsoil preferred customer and he has convinced me to give Amsoil SS a shot in my car. It's a 99 Cobra and has been supercharged for almost 6 years. I have been running Pennzoil...
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    New gearhead in training

    Hey all, I've mentioned it in various threads over the last 6 months but as of last Friday I am taking on a new role in my life - father! My 8 lb 7 oz, 22" long son Owen made his grand entrance into the world at 4:53 PM on Friday, April 5. It's a long story but I'll sum it up as concise as...
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    Is it time to worry about the stock market?

    Obviously I know that the markets go up and down but this is really starting to feel like fall of 2008 where it seemed every other day the stock market dropped hundreds of points. I know that at 34 I'm in it for the long haul and have 25 years before I can touch the money tax free, but I...
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    Job opportunity, need advice

    So my "dream job" became available. This is huge guys, the last guy was on the job for 38 years. Not kidding, he's 74 and never had kids or was married. He was good at his job but it's time for him to retire. He and I had a good working relationship. I have a solid working relationship with the...
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    Computer whizzes please enter - need help with graphics car installation

    So I got an older desktop computer from work for free and figured I'd use it as a spare. It's a Dell Vostro 460 with an i5 and 10 GB of RAM running Windows 7 professional. The onboard graphics are pretty weak so I bought a new video card for it, an XFX Radeon RX580 -...
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    Police shooting of Daniel Shaver

    I'm surprised that there isn't a thread about this but who has read about this case and viewed the video? It seems like this was a terrible misunderstanding and could totally have been prevented. I am neither a cop basher or a blinded cop supporter, I look at each case individually but it sure...
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    Svtp electricians

    I am in need of a bit of advice from someone familiar with residential wiring. I bought a house 2.5 years ago that has a finished basement and just recently, 4 of the basement outlets stopped working. This is the 3rd time it has happened and the last 2 times the outlets "magically" fixed...
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    Only The Brave

    The wife and I saw Only The Brave over the weekend. Highly recommended, Josh Brolin is especially excellent in one of the leading roles as the superintendent of the firefighting crew. Of course they change up some details to have a better story but it's pretty faithful to the real story.
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    Latest issue of Motortrend has an interesting tidbit

    The latest issue of Motortrend came in the mail 2 days ago, it is the annual new car buyers guide issue. They have a run down of the basic info (price/drivetrain layout/engines, etc) of each new car. The Mustang entry seems to have some numbers that I haven't yet heard confirmed. The star next...
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    Fix stud on 99-04 Mustang hood

    While the hood in question is from my 99 Cobra, my understanding is that this a pretty common problem on all 99-04 Mustangs and posting here will get the best response. I upgraded hoods and when removing the old hood one of the studs snapped off. Anyone have a write-up or a short description...
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    Job decision dilemma

    I have a dilemma about my job situation. Currently I work for a small electrical engineering firm (11 employees). I have my engineering license, am paid $74k/yr, have 4 weeks PTO and my job title is engineer 3. I have a an office of my own and I generally like my job, my coworkers, my boss...
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    Minor traffic accident advice

    A couple of weeks ago my fiancé was rear ended in a very minor traffic accident at about 6 PM on the "beltline" which is the convergence of several highways here in Madison WI. It was in her 2016 Accord which we had just bought 8 months ago. It had snowed earlier in the day and conditions were...
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    Hard start, FRPS going bad?

    My Vortech supercharged 99 Cobra randomly didn't start tonight. Drove it earlier today, parked on a slight incline and goto start it and it fires for a second and dies. After that it just cranks without starting. There is pressure at the fuel rail, disconnect the battery, read the codes and got...
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    Short term investment strategies

    Hi all, in the near future I will receive "payment" from my future father-in-law for assuming responsibility for his daughter for the rest of my life. The wedding will not be for 13 months yet so I just wanted to check in to see if anyone had any tips on making a few percent on the money in the...
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    Another one bites the dust (engagement)

    Well, I finally pulled the trigger and asked my girlfriend to marry me. We've been together 3.5 years and I'll be 32 next month and she'll be 30 in July so it was about time. Got her a gift card to a nice restaurant/hotel (with an ice skating rink) here in Madison for Christmas with the...
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    Quick alignment question

    A few weeks ago we got the first snowfall of the year and even though it was only 3-4", predictably, people forgot how to drive on slick roads. Unfortunately, my girlfriend was one of them as she slid the right front wheel of her Civic into a curb. Afterwards the car was pulling hard to the...
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    Fox Lake IL police, a couple rogue officers or widespread corruption?

    It seems pretty slow in here lately so hopefully this can spark a discussion on the case and perhaps on overall police misconduct/coverups. I'm sure most/all of you have heard about this story but it was just announced today that the death of Fox Lake, IL officer Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was a staged...
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    DPMS Oracle .308 optics

    For you tactical rifle owners, I just purchased my first rifle, a DPMS Oracle http://www.dpmsinc.com/308-ORACLE_ep_99-1.html and I'm trying to decide what scope to go with. There are a ton of options from standard scopes to red dots and magnifiers and the combination scope and red dot sight in...
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    New numbers on Vortech Cobra after adding CXracing intercooler

    Just got my 99 Cobra retuned yesterday after running a non-intercooled Vortech kit for the last 2 years. Car previously made 415/376 at 6.8 lbs of boost but was much slower on a hot day as the tune would pull timing to preserve the motor. Yesterday the car made 456/386 at 6.8 lbs of boost...
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    Any mathmaticians/statisticians in the house? A twist on the birthday problem...

    So I took a 400 level statistics class in college which I did pretty well in so I understand probability somewhat. One of the topics in which we had problems on was the birthday problem, essentially what are the chances that in a group of random people, 2 of them share the same birthday...

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