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6 bed, 2.5 bath, 3 car garage, full size pool and a lot of "yard" even tho its all tile.
Damn government employees..

Sounds like a nice homestead upgrade.
 

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6 bedrooms?
That's a lot of furniture!
Sounds nice!

I've been thinking, if we keep our New Edge cars for a little while longer, they are going to be considered "classics". Lol
 

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Damn government employees..

Sounds like a nice homestead upgrade.
Lol its Spain... cheap to live here... It definitely is a nice upgrade.

6 bedrooms?
That's a lot of furniture!
Sounds nice!

I've been thinking, if we keep our New Edge cars for a little while longer, they are going to be considered "classics". Lol
Still working on 2 bedrooms... yeah the oldest New Edges will be classics in a few years...

Can you imagine where the General lives?
Probably commutes into the base from the south of France.
He has a house on base... This is actually THE summer destination for most of Spain and a lot of the rest of Europe that can't afford or doesn't want to pay for Costa del Sol. I have not been exaggerating when I've said this is like South Beach in the summer... Last summer with the mask mandate a lot of the time the mask was the largest piece of fabric on a lot of these women at the beach... and some dudes lol...
 

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Also I forget if I ever posted I did manage to re-buy 4V Novi 2000 brackets. Waiting for Jon Bond to get a good rebuilt modular Novi 2000 in stock and then... my bank account will hurt a little... If I could totally plan out the next 20-30 years it would be to retire here in 2025 and start a 2nd "career" with the Dept of the Navy as a civilian. Maybe airfield management or even just a random GS job here... This is consistently rated one of the top 10 places in the world to retire and I'm already here. Cheap to live, all the benefits of the EU, weather is great, right on one of the most desirable beaches in Europe and I'll have the income...

As for the Mustang... I plan to keep this car forever. I know a lot of ppl say that... I've said it about my 95 Cobra and even the 98 but... not gonna get another one of these here without paying out of my ass and it won't be nearly as nice or with 40k miles. I'm TRYING by this time next year to be in paint after doing full suspension/exhaust/retune and a Saleen kit.
 

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Will your last reenlistment take you to 20 years of service?
I think that it is a good idea to stick around as a civilian employee of some sort, after retirement. Don't the years you work get added to your total military retirement benefits?
Yes. If the family is happy over there, why come back? Not everyone has the opportunity to do what you did, so you may as well make the most of it.
 

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This extension takes me to 21.5. My higher tenure right now is 22 but if they bring back time in service I'll make rank and it'll be 24. Still... I doubt I'll do longer regardless. I'm working on a Master's degree from OU and hopefully I can get employed here. The good news is if my wife's income stays the same plus my retirement we can stay here and I can be a housewife lol... she does freelancing, twitter, patreon etc... kind of not stable which is the issue.

If I do get a DOD job like I want I can buy up to 6 years of "retirement" so if I do another 20 working for the DOD I'll retire at 63 with 22 years active and "26" years with the DOD plus savings/investments. Not bad.

The big issue regardless of your politics is the USA is a shitshow right now. The GOP is imploding, domestic terrorism is on the rise and the national debt is $27Tn... We are seriously considering dual citizenship and then go from there but I'm legit worried about the USA... and not from any sort of hating or partisan point of view... its just screwed right now... I'm blessed to have had the option to "punch out" and watch from overseas... most don't get to do that. I really do hope it gets better and I can come back to the USA I knew growing up... that would be the best option.
 

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And to anyone watching the other thread that got closed... I have been politically pretty conservative most of my life... but what is going on now is not Dems vs Repubs... its something else... and not to get into it on a build thread... anyway...

One of the guys who flys in my RC Club is a painter at one of the shops here in town and I'm hoping to get him to do the Mustang. He has a BMW 3 series he painted like a silver mystic blue... if that makes sense... if he can do the Stang in the same color that would rock.
 
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I agree, it's a mess over here.
If I left, I probably wouldn't want to come back either.
I would be more suited for a desert island though. Like Gilligan's island! Lol

No immediate plans to sell my car either. If Ford decides to put the Godzilla engine in the Mustang, that might change my mind. It would be nice to see one last big-block Mustang before everything goes to electric.
 

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TBTH the electric Mustang is probably going to be faster than anything else before it... There are electric plug ins a lot of places around here...

I'm still waiting to see what/if/when the Biden stimulus drops, it probably will since it got rammed through the other day, so $1400 for me plus tax returns plus I'm finally fixing my white diesel that got sideswiped and I can sell my beater that I've had for $1500. Plan is to take that $3k or so and do the full on air suspension and exhaust and enjoy the car for the summer. I'll do body and paint this coming off season. And Vortech is selling brand new Novi 2000 headunits again which is awesome. I have the brackets and the CCW units are driven by the normal accessory drive. That's a little down the road tho and I might just leave it NA until I build a new motor and get a trans for it. The nice thing about having literally no debt anymore except for one consolidation loan that will be done in about 18 months is I can put money away and still get toys...
 

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Ford just canceled a half billion dollar project with a electric vehicle manufacturer to build their line of Lincoln EV's. So it will be interesting to see what happens.
The Mach E is only slightly slower than the Mustang EcoBoost.
Our governor signed a bill requiring that all new cars sold in CA must be electric powered by 2035.
The technology will probably be advanced enough to make EV viable for most consumers by that time, but I doubt that the power grid infrastructure will be in place to recharge all of those vehicles. Newsom seems to be overlooking that small piece of the puzzle.
None of the alternative energy projects seem to be working out as they had hoped. We still live under threat of rolling blackouts during the hot summer months.
 

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Pretty sure anyone in that "other thread" is aware of how I feel about certain politicians but Newsom for sure is a dumbass. There are plenty of them on both sides... that's the problem. Anyway... yeah hopefully the grids are ok by then for all EV... if not there are gonna be a lot of 2030s fuel vehicles for sale for premium price... I remember when my father had to buy lead additive for a 1969 Camaro he had... I'm gonna have an internal combustion Mustang in like 2050 and be telling my grandkids how we used to just drive to the corner and they'd have these huge tanks full of gasoline we'd fill our cars with instead of having to have to schedule a fillup with a mobile tanker truck... Actually that is a good idea I bet a lot of ppl would pay for someone to show up overnight with a fuel truck and fill their **** and just bill them with a card on file... Like Grubhub but for gas... ppl are that lazy...
 
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California is like... how not to run a state... like... as far as over-regulation. How to not run a state into the ground educationally/financially/socially you can take like the bottom 1/3 of all the states in the USA and cite them. Cite in Chicago style for extra assh0le points. I get what Cali is trying to do socially, I do... I get what the programs are for and how they are trying to be more like Europe... the issue is it doesn't work when you have USA rules/regulations regarding businesses... Also Newsom is an idiot... Like here in Spain if I wanted to like... go in with my Portuguese friend and open up a Bodegon here it would be about 10k euros each and there would be taxes, employee minimum wage here is way higher etc... etc... but you know what? These places still make a killing. It would be even better since he can make crazy good Portuguese BBQ and I'm actually a very good cook as far as "not white ppl food" even tho I'm a 38 year old white dude lol. I can also make "normal white ppl food" very good as well. Taxes are high, there is a lot of extra stuff but you are not responsible for having to pay healthcare or any other BS that are dropped on employers in the USA because the gov't takes care of it all. Someone tries to do that in California they are going to take it in the ass with a double ended silicone war dildo...

Anyway... for the car... I am going back and forth on the MM K setup I already have plus forward offset A arms and the air coilovers or... for way cheaper and probably more durable... Stock K, stock A arms with Global West Del-A-Lum bushings and air springs with the Tokico D specs I have already. The air coilovers just for the 2 fronts is $1500... ouch... The air springs are $500 but they only work with the stock A arms. I COULD run like... a UPR K or if BMR ever unfcucks their 96-04 K maybe that's an option as well... The Steeda one would have been perfect but they want way too much plus they ship it on a Pallet so that would be a fun forwarding process to here...

If there wasn't a REALLY REALLY good/famous road racing course 20 minutes from my house it would be an easy choice... Problem is there is a REALLY REALLY good/famous road racing course 20 minutes from my house... I think I'm going to do the MM setup and hate my bank account for a few months because I know if I go the cheaper option I'm always gonna look at it and be like "man..."
 

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We need to kick California out of the union, immediately declare war on the state, and then take it back by force. I think that is the only way to regain control.
I'll stay and act as a resistance fighter. It will be my small contribution.

My crispy tacos are to die for, and I have really been fine tuning my spaghetti sauce (meat gravy) this past year.

You probably already know what I'm going to say. Throw some C-springs on the front, so that the ride height is streetable, and call it good. I know that it won't be very low. But it will be simple and light.
Take the money, and put it towards opening a Bodega!
It could be the fact that I haven't had any dinner yet, is clouding my judgment... But I'm really feeling this Bodega thing right now.
 

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It scrapes going up and down the driveway now and that is with Steeda Sport springs... Like it needs to be stock OEM height to get in and out without tearing up the bottom...I guess I could use a coilover wrench and take the 5-10 minutes to raise the front all the way up on the way out lol.

As far as Cali... they have the 5th biggest economy in the world... They need to make it affordable to live there... that is the big thing... there is a reason so many ppl are leaving... Problem is they are going to like... Nevada and Az which get a lot of subsidies from big economy blue states... for the most part... That's the problem... you have janky ass piss poor states you can do anything you want for the most part... but the education/infrastructure and economies are ****. You can have really good schools, roads, infrastructure etc... in like... NJ where I used to live but property taxes are absolutely retarded... This is kind of a problem when you have 50 different state gov'ts competing with the fed and each other sometimes... Maybe we federalize the whole thing like some other countries? I don't know what the fix is tbth...

Anyway for the car... I'll see what can be done... maybe my friend and I can come up with something with the driveway to get it to where I can get the hell out reliably without it rubbing.
 

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Perhaps some strategically placed pieces of lumber might work temporarily, but nowhere near as convenient as flipping a switch and raising the front of the car.

I don't have any reasonable political solutions either.
 

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Well the solution is to def not PM someone screaming at them about being a communist traitor because they have some left leaning views... but I digress... taken care of lol.

I just bought two of those big rubber "curb fillers" last night on amazon.
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The issue isn't the start of the "ramp" its the top... they did build a little bit of an angle into the driveway but the Mustang as it sits right now bottoms out pretty hard right in the middle of the car... I'm thinking one of those rubber curb ramps flipped upside down like a speed bump bolted to the grout in the tile right ahead of the wheel as the middle of the car is about to scrape could lift up the rear of the car 3" and get it past that critical point... if that works then that is a $200 solution and is "permanent"... When they come in I am going to try to figure it all out prior to doing the suspension...

I really think I have to be able to figure something out... was watching youtube for a good few hours last night watching what ppl do to get slammed cars out of driveways. Mine won't be "slammed" but I mean you get the idea...

I'm also going to have to 100% install front and rear warning sensors so I know exactly if I am going to back into something because of course you can park on both sides of the street here and getting out in the summer is going to be a little tricky even with the clearance issues fixed. I'm doing a backup camera in the white car this week but I have a nice single DIN in the Mustang so sensors will work there.
 

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