Sunday, April 24, 2005
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Just won/bought the Seinfeld seasons 1-3 DVDs off E-bay. Woot!!!

Friday, April 22, 2005
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Carrie and I in San Mateo. Don't we look sooo happy.

Thursday, April 21, 2005
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Carrie's Store


Wednesday, April 13, 2005
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Worlds First Supercharged LS1 Porsche 911

"Why an LS1 in a Porsche 911?"

"The factory 1980 Porsche SC 3.0 liter engine is 178 hp @ 5600 rpm and the torque range is 175 ft/lbs @ 4200rpm. Top speed with stock 1980 porsche engine 139 mph. with 3.88 rear end gears."

"The LS1 Corvette engine is 350 cubic inches (5.7 liter), 345 hp @ 5600 rpm, and have a torque range of 350 lb/ft. @ 4400rpm. The LS1 Corvette engine (equipped with a supercharger and 27 inch tall tires at the rear) will enable me to go 184 mph in fourth gear. However, with no roll cage, I limited myself to going 155mph. with a 240lb. witness in the passenger seat."

"Sorry I have not went to fifth gear yet, which is capable of a top speed of slightly over 215 mph."

"You can have the best of both worlds, Quarter mile times of HIGH TO MID 11 seconds and a daily driver with incredable Top end speed."

"The quarter mile time ran thus far (11.94sec at 114) mph. was done with a conservative take off at the starting line because of the weak stock axles. (refer to my Custom page to see the actual quarter mile test and tune video of my first successful pass using stock axles at Houston Raceway Park). I now have a set of re-engineered axles that can easily hold up to the challenge of high torque and high horse power."

"Since the installation of my new re-engineered axles the ToyJet has acquired a taste for Z06 Corvettes, and have proven to harbor the vaccine for the new supercharged venomous Cobra GT and the Dodge Viper GTS. I have the only V8 conversion kit to date which does not require you to do any modifications to the body of the vehicle."

In conclusion:

"A factory LS1 in its stock form shipped from the factory will generates 345hp at 5600 rpm and 350 lbs/ft. torque at 4400 rpm. Maximum engine speed is 6200 rpm. Compared to the LT4 (cast iron block with aluminum heads), it generates 15 more horses with peak power 200 rpm lower. It produces 10 more lb/ft. torque with peak torque 100 rpm lower. All this performance comes from a package weighing 66 pounds less and measuring half-an-inch shorter than a Gen II Small-Block. Some of us still compare todays power ratings to the gross power figures of the 1960s. If that was still being used, LS1 would put out about 390-400hp. Most notable is that this engine is the first two-valve V8 to reach the one-net-horsepower-per-cubic-inch plateau. That is a monumental engineering achievement."

"Bottom line...the new LS1 is one hell of an engine."


Quarter mile test and tune video

Supercharged !!!

LS-1 Powered Porsche !!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2005
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A Soldier's Heart

We are trained to kill, and then when we come home we are supposed to just forget everything?

Zoom Quilt.


Sex Is GOOD For Your Brain!

"The chassis is--drum roll--all aluminum. Magnesium and carbon-fiber parts also are used to help contain the total curb weight to under 3150 pounds."

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 $75,000 3150 500 6.3 (est) 3.7

Monday, April 11, 2005
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Estimate Your Horsepower!

Under The Spotlight: 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Compared, by the numbers
Base price,Weight,pounds SAE net horsepower,Weight/power,lb/hp 0-60 sec
Bentley Continental GT $156,285 5350 551 9.7 4.5
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 $75,000 3150 500 6.3 (est) 3.7
Dodge Viper $85,295 3410 500 6.8 3.9
Ferrari 575M Superamerica $235,000 3850 508 7.6 4.2
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti $250,000 4100 532 7.7 (est) 4.1
Ferrari Enzo $652,830 3254 651 5.0 3.4
Ford GT $150,525 346 550 6.3 3.7
Lamborghini Murcielago $279,800 3650 571 6.4 3.5
Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG $182,720 4650 604 7.7 3.8
Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG $181,220 4550 604 7.5 (est) 4.2
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren $455,500 3858 617 6.3 3.6
Saleen S7 $395,000 2750 550 5.0 3.6


Saturday, April 09, 2005
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My living will…

I found this on a blog and this is exactly what I want as well, there
have been some minor changes.

I,(Scott Costa) being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by some ungodly, unholy artificial means. When my number comes up, then it’s my turn to go.

Under no circumstances should my untimely fate be put in the hands of a bunch of peckerhead politicians who couldn’t pass ninth-grade biology if their lives depended on it.

If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to sit up and ask for a Cigarette, or a good ice cold beer, it should then and only then, be presumed that I won’t do so ever again. When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my spouse/girlfriend/family and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes and call it a day.

Under no circumstances shall the members of the Legislature enact a special law to keep me on life-support machinery.

It is my wish that these boneheads mind their own damn business, and pay attention instead to the health, education and future of the millions of Americans who aren’t in a permanent coma and who nonetheless may be in need of assistance..

Under no circumstances shall any politicians butt their noses into my case. I don’t care how many fundamentalist votes they’re trying to scrounge for their run for the Presidency in 2008 (or any year), it is my wish that they play politics with someone else’s life and leave me the hell alone to die in peace.

I couldn’t care less if hundreds and thousands of religious zealots send emails to legislators in which they pretend to care about me. I don’t know these people, and I certainly haven’t authorized them to preach and/or crusade on my behalf. They should mind their own damn business, too.

If any of my family go against my wishes, and turns my case into a political cause, I do hereby solemnly promise to come back from the grave and make his or her existence a living hell.