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Offline phantomjock

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New - Old Guy
« on: September 04, 2022, 12:36:10 PM »
So, my avatar shows my 2009 GXP Coupe and me - on my first day heading "back at work." 
I had been retired for 13 years from the USAF, and got an email from them asking if I'd come back. 
[Better add - I was just getting ready to turn 60!]

Well, I just had to have a brand new car!  Found this brand-new one online, flew up to check it out - bought it and drove it home.
Previously I flew Phantoms (user name - get it), but they too had been retired, so I became the Chief of Test for all USAF Combat aircraft.
Four years later, I "finally retired."

Now, I've been racing cars, a Renault-powered Sports Racer), building my 1978 Corvette as a Wide Body race car, and refitting the Solstice for Track Days/Nites and Autocross.

I previously installed the DDM Pro-Beam, just finished installing the RPM Stage 2 setup, and should get the tune next week with Martin.  New tires, brake pads on the list. Considering building my own spreader bar and picking up a DDM Backbone/Brace.   Being a coupe I'll pass on the roll bar, but will trailer the car to the track.  I've seen too many cars get towed home after a shunt or blown engine/transmission.  For the price of a 5 hour tow - you can have a nice trailer!

Look forward to the forum.  Thanks - Jim
« Last Edit: September 04, 2022, 12:45:13 PM by phantomjock »
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Offline Critterman

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Re: New - Old Guy
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2022, 03:38:41 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  Everything I have heard/read the Phantom was a b!tch to fly.  You should get some good information here.
GONE: (but not forgotten) 2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

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Exedy Stage II Clutch
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Offline Uranium-238

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Re: New - Old Guy
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2022, 05:42:28 PM »

Fellow flight test guy here, been working in the field for 15 years now. There's a lot messed up about the base I work on, but the work is still rewarding. (I'm CSS, never was in the military.)
2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab, LM7 4L60E (What I traded my Kappa for. I regret nothing.)
2012 Chevy Camaro 2SS RS LS3 TR6060.
2021 Ram 2500 Cummins
2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. 3.6, manual trans.


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