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Unread postby decipha » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:48 am

Hello World,

My name is Michael I just turned 26 born and raised in the greater new orleans metairie area. I work full time for an inspection company primarily doing pressure vessel, piping, and storage tank inspections at petrochemical refineries and misc industrial facilities. By night i'm a powah hungry tuner and speed junky. Since the age of 14 I've been known by decipha which is how I'm usually referred to in the automotive industry for those "in the know", in any case I'm known for the following traits:

1> Speak my mind
2> Honest to a fault
3> known for "running what cha brung" - no excuses
4> I share knowledge so in return I can learn too, despite all the people it pisses off for not charging
5> I truly believe anything less than a 300 shot of n2o is useless, 600+ and we can talk
6> Prefer turbos over blowers and bottles
7> I ain't afraid of the powah
8> Pretty heavy foot on the daily
9> Do not believe weed is a drug
10> Ass over titties

---Autobiography---
I started off early, potty trained at 9 months and speaking complete sentences before age 2. My sister began teaching me algebra at age 4, I developed a love for math from that point on. My oldest brother was a big time computer guru, he used to have little project boards and was also a computer programmer (video game developer). As a juve I idolized him and tried to be just like him. Age 5 i self-taught myself how to read schematics and built my first transistor radio. My dad was a mechanic, I was 7 the first time I seen him change brake pads, 3 years later at the age of 10 my mother taught me drive, I then pulled my first engine down to change my first head gasket on the nova while my oldest brother supervised. Age 11 my brother introduced me to programming. Age 12 I got my first car an 89 tbird. Few months later the engine blew and I wanted to do an engine swap from an 86 crown vic with a 351w but it just didn't work out. Age 13 I got more involved with computers and started assembling them. Age 14, I worked part time (weekends) for Advanced Computer Services doing virus removal and clean up for windows PCs. Age 16 I picked up a side job doing mechanic work and custom fabrications. Age 17 I started collecting Berettas (still have 1 left, katrina claimed the others) which is where I first got introduced to tuning with a cheap ALDL cable I bought off ebay. Then at the age of 18 I started doing home construction, roofing mostly. Then I stumbled across a clean freshly painted midnight blue 5.0 tbird one day for sale in absolute like new mint condition. I fell in love with the car and bought it, then hydro-locked that engine and threw two rods out the side of the block, so in I swapped a 351w, 5spd, and cbaza ecu all under the stock hood!!! It didn't run great, so (dun dun dun dunnnn) ...the tuning commenced!!! (and hasn't stopped since), 8 years later here we are.
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90 (4x 5spds) - Dante, Ruby, Daja, Ava
91 4r70w - Skarlett
92 (2x) 5spd & auto - Bianqa, Andrea
93 auto - Danika
94 5spd Rionda
95 auto Aisha
Vehicle 2 Information: Others:
00 Lincoln LS - Luanda
98 Camaro SS - Bounquisha
02 Harley F-150 - Sasasha
03 Marauder - DyShyKy
00 Explorer 5L - Bernyce

Re: decipha

Unread postby lowranger96 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:49 pm

just stumbled across this, very impressive to be doing that kinda thing so young man. You're good at what ya do.. many years of hard work. We all appreciate your willingness to help the DIY tuners out there for sure
1996 - 2.5 CP Flattops, Billet Crower 5.2 rods, Stock head bolts, Felpro 1035, Turbo VC, P&P BV Head, 2277 Cam/spring, Custom Log/Tial MVS, HE351, FMIC, FLH2, ID1000s, HPX Blowthrough, Binary Editor, E85
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Re: decipha

Unread postby decipha » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:46 pm

yea i get that all the time, in my professional career I have a few certifications that people often disregard because of my age. They see me as a young and dumb punk ass kid

I've learned to just let people be and kick ass when need be lol. I'm the epitome of the human element of surprise.

I appreciate the kind words
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Posts: 15709
Joined: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:29 pm
Location: New Orleans, LA
Name: Michael Ponthieux
Vehicle Information: Supercoupin' x10
90 (4x 5spds) - Dante, Ruby, Daja, Ava
91 4r70w - Skarlett
92 (2x) 5spd & auto - Bianqa, Andrea
93 auto - Danika
94 5spd Rionda
95 auto Aisha
Vehicle 2 Information: Others:
00 Lincoln LS - Luanda
98 Camaro SS - Bounquisha
02 Harley F-150 - Sasasha
03 Marauder - DyShyKy
00 Explorer 5L - Bernyce

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Unread postby lowranger96 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:59 am

haha yeah, I feel the same way in my professional field as well sometimes (age 24 here). We'll always be dumb kids to someone I'm sure.
1996 - 2.5 CP Flattops, Billet Crower 5.2 rods, Stock head bolts, Felpro 1035, Turbo VC, P&P BV Head, 2277 Cam/spring, Custom Log/Tial MVS, HE351, FMIC, FLH2, ID1000s, HPX Blowthrough, Binary Editor, E85
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Re: decipha

Unread postby decipha » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:14 am

what kinda work you do?
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Location: New Orleans, LA
Name: Michael Ponthieux
Vehicle Information: Supercoupin' x10
90 (4x 5spds) - Dante, Ruby, Daja, Ava
91 4r70w - Skarlett
92 (2x) 5spd & auto - Bianqa, Andrea
93 auto - Danika
94 5spd Rionda
95 auto Aisha
Vehicle 2 Information: Others:
00 Lincoln LS - Luanda
98 Camaro SS - Bounquisha
02 Harley F-150 - Sasasha
03 Marauder - DyShyKy
00 Explorer 5L - Bernyce

Re: decipha

Unread postby lowranger96 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:21 pm

I'm a mechanical engineer for a car manufacturing plant
1996 - 2.5 CP Flattops, Billet Crower 5.2 rods, Stock head bolts, Felpro 1035, Turbo VC, P&P BV Head, 2277 Cam/spring, Custom Log/Tial MVS, HE351, FMIC, FLH2, ID1000s, HPX Blowthrough, Binary Editor, E85
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Unread postby jag94gt » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:12 pm

Michael i just stubled across this while doing some reading. So you do inspection in petrochemical plants. I operate a catalyst plant at UOP Honeywell in shreveport LA. You ever been here causing havoc? lol
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Re: decipha

Unread postby decipha » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:09 am

nah never been to honeywell, that does sound familiar though, Ive done some work for L&L and I think maybe Dixie out that way but I think they may be in bossier if im not mistaken
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Posts: 15709
Joined: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:29 pm
Location: New Orleans, LA
Name: Michael Ponthieux
Vehicle Information: Supercoupin' x10
90 (4x 5spds) - Dante, Ruby, Daja, Ava
91 4r70w - Skarlett
92 (2x) 5spd & auto - Bianqa, Andrea
93 auto - Danika
94 5spd Rionda
95 auto Aisha
Vehicle 2 Information: Others:
00 Lincoln LS - Luanda
98 Camaro SS - Bounquisha
02 Harley F-150 - Sasasha
03 Marauder - DyShyKy
00 Explorer 5L - Bernyce


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