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Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By mikep
Dude. Brett. DudeBrett.

Dude. Brett. DudeBrett.
Forum: website & board 08-12-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By mikep
Howdy!

Howdy!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,030
Posted By mikep
Did you install them and drive it first? Or are...

Did you install them and drive it first? Or are you guestimating?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,072
Posted By mikep
Not for me. Offset flowmaster in the resonator...

Not for me. Offset flowmaster in the resonator spot on an NA 245 had an awful 2800-3200rpm drone. No rear muffler, pipe straight out on the rh side.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,072
Posted By mikep
There’s only one way to find out.

There’s only one way to find out.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,072
Posted By mikep
Only worrying about tone? Any glasspack anywhere...

Only worrying about tone? Any glasspack anywhere before the muffler.



Always this. Shawty do drone.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,615
Posted By mikep
Got any inside pics of a pan i welded baffles in?...

Got any inside pics of a pan i welded baffles in?
I like to put perimeter shelves in at dipstick-full height, but who knows where all my corolla, datsun, b23 etc pics are at the moment. No time to...
Forum: events 07-17-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,542
Posted By mikep
UK guys are 5 hrs after me (east coast US). So...

UK guys are 5 hrs after me (east coast US). So when it’s 10pm here it’s 3am there.
You’re central, 1 hr earlier than me. But if they don’t do DST, you’re currently 5 ahead of them.
Forum: events 07-15-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,542
Posted By mikep
Same, but i will put it in my calendar.

Same, but i will put it in my calendar.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By mikep
Old school point and electronic (especially...

Old school point and electronic (especially american) distributors had a spring and flyweight advance system. Some early cfi/efi cars switched to module advance control, and by the time obd2 hit, it...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,615
Posted By mikep
I don’t see the inside pics, but the top and...

I don’t see the inside pics, but the top and front of that cheek extend 2” into the pan. The baffles around the pickup are also about 2” tall and angled in.

...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By mikep
My above post was comparing “classic” black with...

My above post was comparing “classic” black with chrome bezel.
Auto Meter pro gauges are spendy, but that stepper...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By mikep
Autometer, SW, etc will send you generic (1/8”npt...

Autometer, SW, etc will send you generic (1/8”npt for oil, 1/8 and 1/4 for water) adapters. Stewart warner does not include senders, Auto Meter does, and will be your cheaper option if going electric...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-09-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,714
Posted By mikep
Ok. Thought you were running a thicker gasket.

Ok. Thought you were running a thicker gasket.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,714
Posted By mikep
What is the compression difference using stock vs...

What is the compression difference using stock vs thicker gasket?
Forum: events 07-07-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,675
Posted By mikep
Keep my food money for beer, since you go through...

Keep my food money for beer, since you go through a lot to do this.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-29-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,714
Posted By mikep
I have one of those if you need it. I think B23...

I have one of those if you need it. I think B23 has the tab on opposite B230, and I just cleaned and painted the wrong one for my car.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By mikep
Why remove the springs? That makes no sense. The...

Why remove the springs? That makes no sense. The engine is built, no need to change it.
Yes, long runners will improve low speed cylinder filling.
It probably will not create enough high speed...
Forum: events 06-27-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,675
Posted By mikep
I’ll be there anyway if towery lets me rip a gas...

I’ll be there anyway if towery lets me rip a gas pump hose off again.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,183
Posted By mikep
And you can put a pump on anything. I put a...

And you can put a pump on anything.
I put a volvo pump on the LH motor mount of the L28 going in the 52 pickup.
As easy as an electric rack? Maybe. Not sure. I mean, I was changing the crossmember...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,183
Posted By mikep
There are also engine and trans controllers (8...

There are also engine and trans controllers (8 speed goodness) for LS. Hopefully they will expand to offer a V6 one.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,183
Posted By mikep
It definitely does something for emissions and...

It definitely does something for emissions and low speed burn, but I think combustion chamber shape has more to do with detonation control and emissions than the DI.
I think Subaru/Toyota had the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,714
Posted By mikep
Your oil pan has a leak.

Your oil pan has a leak.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By mikep
It would be a long shot, but I did hand drawings...

It would be a long shot, but I did hand drawings and then put the dimensions in wintune or something. Time to break out the stack of floppies.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
Posted By mikep
I told you an OG would answer. 5 minutes flat.

I told you an OG would answer. 5 minutes flat.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,853
Posted By mikep
You all are forgetting the history of the...

You all are forgetting the history of the PenisHood.
#freebrettwillis
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By mikep
Option 1: there is a flow limiter in the pump....

Option 1: there is a flow limiter in the pump. Remove the pressure line, unscrew the valve and look. It has been 30 years, but when i worked at a gm dealer we had to swap/modify pump restrictors...
Forum: events 06-13-2020, 03:30 PM
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Views: 592
Posted By mikep
Liked.

Liked.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 12:24 PM
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Views: 841
Posted By mikep
Stiff shocks never bother me like too much...

Stiff shocks never bother me like too much spring/not enough damping.
Shocks will not reduce roll, but will make it feel a little better by reducing roll oscillations.
You won’t be disappointed.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By mikep
Consider a posivac. It uses a Pulse-air injection...

Consider a posivac. It uses a Pulse-air injection reed valve (ford threaded round, or toyota box are the ones i used) to allow blow-by to be pulled into a venturi tube in the collector/downpipe. Best...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,528
Posted By mikep
Considering the length of the arms on the bar and...

Considering the length of the arms on the bar and where they attack to the control arms, i would prefer the 22.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By mikep
dude. I really over-thought that one. I have...

dude. I really over-thought that one. I have never seen someone use that initialism.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By mikep
I am familiar with RMS (root mean square) as used...

I am familiar with RMS (root mean square) as used in machining surface smoothness and electricity What does it mean in this case?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,156
Posted By mikep
588s are way harder than 411s. I was able to...

588s are way harder than 411s.
I was able to turn down the OD of a 411 On a lathe, but not a 588. So that is what a hand-held cutoff wheel caveman job looks like. I only did one other like that,...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,714
Posted By mikep
I agree. A sleeve will also take care of that...

I agree. A sleeve will also take care of that thin spot in the wall.
Don’t use a scotchbrite in anything with bushings. The aluminum oxide particles ate impossible to get back out. I only made that...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,714
Posted By mikep
This will get the rust off. ...

This will get the rust off. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,714
Posted By mikep
Sleeve it if possible. Even if you chance...

Sleeve it if possible.
Even if you chance welding it, it will need to be bored/honed.

Maybe we can look around and find a block.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-26-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,670
Posted By mikep
Put the bolts in the slotted holes first, leave...

Put the bolts in the slotted holes first, leave about a half turn loose. Then install the bolts in the smaller holes. It will require pushing/prying up, be careful not to cross thread them.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,513
Posted By mikep
I wonder if it is related to the theory behind...

I wonder if it is related to the theory behind “quick take-up” master cylinders GM used to mess with. Sort of like the jacks with two piston sizes to move fast, then slow under load.
(This doesn’t...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,513
Posted By mikep
Thanks for the post. I woke up and realized I...

Thanks for the post. I woke up and realized I typed it all wrong, because beer.
Edited both posts.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 30,892
Posted By mikep
The link if anyone wants it. ...

The link if anyone wants it.
https://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6371
The 245 near-disaster led to a long discussion with Drew (former student, now race engineer) on the front-rear...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 30,892
Posted By mikep
Cool, nice work. Regarding front to rear, you...

Cool, nice work.
Regarding front to rear, you can vary it quite a bit. I usually tell people in a front engine world “start stiffer in front”. Lots of little reasons why, and i doubt they’ll listen...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 80,603
Posted By mikep
https://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=...

https://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6371
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,513
Posted By mikep
*edit to fix moderately drunk post: ...

*edit to fix moderately drunk post:

Hypothetically speaking, if the rear piston is 1.5 times the area of the front, then (only) when they touch, the front displaces .66x the volume of fluid per...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,513
Posted By mikep
All 2-piston masters work that way. Under normal...

All 2-piston masters work that way. Under normal operation the fluid separating the 2 pistons pushes the front piston, which pushes the fluid into that circuit.
If the rear system fails, loses...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,513
Posted By mikep
The rear-most piston creates the pressure, which...

The rear-most piston creates the pressure, which is transferred through the front piston. The only time you could see a difference is if the front piston is acted on directly, in which case the rear...
Forum: events 05-17-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,542
Posted By mikep
Sorry I missed it. I went to chicken happy hour. ...

Sorry I missed it. I went to chicken happy hour.
But I had a zoom meeting thursday, so I know how to do that now.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By mikep
I assumed solid rear axle, but we can navigate...

I assumed solid rear axle, but we can navigate irs.
Lankku, thank you for the info.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,428
Posted By mikep
Except volvo 2/7/9 series springs are...

Except volvo 2/7/9 series springs are unbelievable soft, even compared to camry springs.
Even the "sport" springs are too soft, except for that time IPD screwed up and made the rear black springs...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By mikep
7/9 series shocks are a little longer than 240,...

7/9 series shocks are a little longer than 240, so you can use something similar to what has been done on 240s.
7/9 series has a 12mm shock sleeve top and bottom, 240 has 1/2" on one end, 12mm on...
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