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Goodbye Manti

I bought a 10 gallon aquarium tank and some plexiglass and created divisions in the tank for each of my 3 remaining mantis. I layered the bottom with potting soil and taped in some fake plants I bought at Michaels. Unfortunately the plexiglass didn’t go high enough and the mantis could squeeze into eachothers division so I had to tape some paper up there to keep them separated. They eventually all molted and grew wings and it was fun to let them out and let them fly around the house. One day I cam home and Zorak has squeezed his way into the home of the smallest mantis and had consumed him. All that was left was a single claw and his wings.


After I ran out of crickets I decided to let them go. It was sad to see them leave, but I knew it had to be done. Unfortunately a few days later we caught our cat One eating a large mantis in the yard. I fear it was one of the two I just released. I did however see the other mantis still prowling around so hopefully he’ll hang around, but won’t be dumb enough to get eaten by the cats.


See ya, Zorak! Ya jerk.


Bye Manty!

Cobra Detail

I had the Cobra detailed today while I was at work and I was so impressed with the results I took some pictures. I installed the remaining LEDs behind the HVAC controls but in the process I managed to mangle the center control bezel pretty bad. It was already in terrible shape and some of the screw holes cracked through the plastic. I’ll be looking for a replacement over the next few days. I also switched out the headlights for the refinished OEM ones to determine if the light scattering is caused by the after market lenses. I can barley see at night the scattering is so bad. I’m thinking about replacing the stock stereo soon and fixing the tweeters on the Mach system. They still sound ok, but their age is definitely apparent.


Someone peeled the weather stripping off that corner light. It seems like everyone is out to get me these days.


You can see where some jack ass hit the back bumper and then obviously neglected to leave a note.


Hard Drive DOOM

On Friday afternoon, my Hard Drive at home died. Yep. Done. Cooked. Spent. It wasn’t entirely just for dieing sake’s fault though, apparently the Seagate Barracuda es.2 hard drives have a firmware issue and the failure rate jumped from anything normal to over 30% in the past 6 months. Yay. So I am in the process of doing some data recovery with Seagate. In the meantime, enjoy the unfinished visual update of the website and lack of posts :P

Don’t worry, we will get everything sorted out as soon as possible and begin posting again. Thank you for your patience everyone!

RedlineGoods Shifter and E-Brake Boot

I read some good things about RedlineGoods shift boots on SVTP so I decided to order a new shift boot and ebrake boot to add a little extra to the interior of the cobra. The boots arrived quickly (from Poland) and are of the highest quality. All together I spent $69 shipped! Not bad for real leather.  You can get many different colors and styles, but I decided to stick with an all black interior. I followed the tutorial by SVTP board members Tabres and Dano (follow link to tutorial) and had the whole thing installed in a few hours. I had to buy a dremel tool and some velcro which was about $70 total but a great investment. I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy a dremel! The only hard part for me was getting the center cosole out of the car. You really have to have the ebrake pulled up very high in order to slide the whole thing out. After I had everything installed I noticed my foglight switch light isn’t working anymore. The lights still worked so it’s not really a big deal.


Stock boot and that blasted rubber sleeve


Yellow fizzy beer is for wussies!

The boots look and feel great. The cobra is finally starting to feel a little classy! Here is a link to RedLineGoods if you’re thinking about ordering a set. If you click this link you get 5% off your purchase and I get a little something too,  so what are you waiting for! They make boots for just about every car out there so take a look.

Up next is the SLP LM2 exhaust. Videos and pics to follow.

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