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Forum: events Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,166
Posted By mikep
You havenít seen the new shop/school. For...

You havenít seen the new shop/school.

For those who arenít here:
The rave is just starting.
Forum: events 04-20-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,166
Posted By mikep
Let everyone help you move that ****. I have...

Let everyone help you move that ****.
I have caught some sort of cold. Thought it might be allergies, but got weird quick.
Iíll check in tomorrow.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By mikep
That theory has to do with a single angle. ...

That theory has to do with a single angle.
This is about the difference between fron angle and rear angle.
Forum: events 04-17-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,166
Posted By mikep
I think Aaron and I will head back sat night. I...

I think Aaron and I will head back sat night.
I don't want to end up with 40 oz bottles taped to my hands and dicks drawn on my forehead.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By mikep
Use the moly grease, not only on the threads. Get...

Use the moly grease, not only on the threads. Get it on the washers, too.
Follow the de-torque sequence as well (reverse). I would think one time de-torque and re-torque would work, but it's yours,...
Forum: events 04-11-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By mikep
Yes, but itís a free for all. Like horizontal...

Yes, but itís a free for all. Like horizontal tetris.
Forum: events 04-10-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,313
Posted By mikep
Only if you promise to blow a head gasket on the...

Only if you promise to blow a head gasket on the dyno so we can change it outdoors.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By mikep
I would keep the ABS if possible, especially if...

I would keep the ABS if possible, especially if you change the front to rear percentage. I like the Volvo ABS. Better than my subaru abs.
Forum: events 04-07-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,313
Posted By mikep
I love you all, especially Kenny's laces. But i...

I love you all, especially Kenny's laces. But i will be tight on money this spring (building engines and what-not), and I'm going to carlisle. Also, the nanticoke tri and the kinetic sculpture race...
Forum: events 04-05-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,166
Posted By mikep
Make it so. I might be dragging Aaron and...

Make it so.
I might be dragging Aaron and possibly more along.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By mikep
My experience driving my son's S40 a while back...

My experience driving my son's S40 a while back is that it is seriously hobbled by that wee turbo. Start there.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By mikep
That was towery. You need way more than...

That was towery.


You need way more than that.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By mikep
Aim a little lower.

Aim a little lower.
Forum: events 03-29-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,313
Posted By mikep
Been done. Loved long time. Yadda.

Been done. Loved long time. Yadda.
Forum: events 03-27-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,166
Posted By mikep
Iím tentatively in. Iíll be in glen burnie until...

Iím tentatively in. Iíll be in glen burnie until noon friday, so maybe i can hit key brewing and head down early. If it changes to sunday, iíll adapt.
Forum: events 03-27-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By mikep
Letís park all the 7-series under the tent,...

Letís park all the 7-series under the tent, stacked up so they self-crush.
Wait. Not Danaís chalkboard car.
Forum: events 03-26-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By mikep
Saturday, unless you want to spend the day...

Saturday, unless you want to spend the day hearing "yeah, he was here, but he just left" on Sunday.
Forum: events 03-21-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,313
Posted By mikep
Well, ****. Guess Iíll have to go now.

Well, ****. Guess Iíll have to go now.
Forum: events 03-13-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By mikep
I haven't talked to The Boy about going, but if...

I haven't talked to The Boy about going, but if he takes his kids it will be a day trip.
I would love to finish the crusty-ass 280Z-powered 52 Ford F1 just so I can park it next to the trailer...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,311
Posted By mikep
His name is Chris Ng. CrazyChopstick on here.

His name is Chris Ng. CrazyChopstick on here.
Forum: events 03-09-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By mikep
It varies. I take ear plugs.

It varies. I take ear plugs.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By mikep
Where are you located? I would like to measure...

Where are you located? I would like to measure those if possible.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,112
Posted By mikep
The old ipds? Me too. They were probably unaware...

The old ipds? Me too. They were probably unaware of motion ratio. Most of us were then.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,112
Posted By mikep
My first round of tests, I used wood to spread...

My first round of tests, I used wood to spread the load on my scale (an old shipping scale with springs inside, sheet steel housing, dial indicator).
Follow-up tests to compare my methods with...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,112
Posted By mikep
hit "post" too soon. hang on a minute.. I...

hit "post" too soon. hang on a minute..

I took 2 sets of springs to Drew for testing. Both have been tested on my home-made rig.

1992 245 springs, one of the rears was lower than the other,...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-15-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,112
Posted By mikep
Taking the IPD springs and the wagon springs to...

Taking the IPD springs and the wagon springs to NASCAR-land for checking on Sunday. That way I will know how far off my rig is. I may also purchase a load cell to replace my freight scale.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By mikep
Nope. Building this once.

Nope. Building this once.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,195
Posted By mikep
I agree. I will add another vote for ďbigger...

I agree.
I will add another vote for ďbigger is betterĒ.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,112
Posted By mikep
old IPD sport black springs from Mike Rausch. I...

old IPD sport black springs from Mike Rausch.
I will add pics later.
Only measured one each.

Front spring 137 lb/in
330mm (13") free length
6.5" overall Diameter
14.27mm (.562") wire...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By mikep
Thanks for the comments.

Thanks for the comments.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By mikep
I tend to agree, but I need to find out if there...

I tend to agree, but I need to find out if there is a more than 1% difference.
Personally, if I cut off at the green lines and weld the plate there, I will have clearance probs. If I try to turn...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By mikep
According to this, it's only a 1% difference. ...

According to this, it's only a 1% difference.

https://www.performancebyie.com/blog/the-right-bellmouth/

It's from a group selling something, and they only did a computer simulation.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By mikep
book excerpt on clay radius on a port ...

book excerpt on clay radius on a port
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By mikep
That would be the holes version I was describing....

That would be the holes version I was describing.

The velocity stacks version would be the other (stubs) version with sharp outer edges.
Velocity stacks is what I would think flows the most, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By mikep
Intake Manifold Plenum Design: Stubs or holes?

Inside a home-built plenum:

Stubs of tube, insides contoured (outer edges sharp)?

Stubs rounded inside and out?

No stubs, just holes into individual runners?

The stubs would be the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,233
Posted By mikep
If a bench-race falls in the woods but the OP is...

If a bench-race falls in the woods but the OP is not there to read it, does it make an E.T.?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,556
Posted By mikep
To go ahead off-topic, is it time for a 7018 posi...

To go ahead off-topic, is it time for a 7018 posi yet?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,556
Posted By mikep
Thanks for that info. I was wondering as well. ...

Thanks for that info. I was wondering as well.
This turned into a real **** show.



That's what i meant. Friction mod oil is wrong.
Used to be you added the modifier, now i see bottles with...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,556
Posted By mikep
I've never been stuck with one tire spinning with...

I've never been stuck with one tire spinning with a truetrac. Was it worn out? Wrong oil with modifier?
I do prefer a plate type, and i like viscous. And lockers work in a pinch.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,494
Posted By mikep
We did stuff like that at the motorcycle dealer. ...

We did stuff like that at the motorcycle dealer.

Another odd tsb i remember (no clue what manufacturer) was dropping the battery on the floor from about a 1 foot height. I'll let you guess why. ...
Forum: events 11-17-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,196
Posted By mikep
There are a few people close to you with...

There are a few people close to you with cross-country experience. Or take your time and enjoy the solo drive. I have to say I really enjoyed my last one.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By mikep
Welcome. There are no real "stages", but...

Welcome.

There are no real "stages", but people here like to say "start with stage zero", meaning "don't bolt a turbo on your POS and blow it up".
Same thing with suspension, don't add big sways...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By mikep
I check everything I send out for balance. Only...

I check everything I send out for balance. Only one time did House of Balance screw one up with an adjustable arbor (guy was having a bad day, and he made it right for me), but it was wayyy off when...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,335
Posted By mikep
Did you do a leakdown test, listening for air...

Did you do a leakdown test, listening for air coming out of a spark plug hole in an adjacent cylinder?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By mikep
Is this your fam? ...

Is this your fam?

http://www.clevelandpeople.com/images/romanian/2012/cma-atrium/sezatoarea-romanian-d0.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,383
Posted By mikep
Yesterday I PM'd him your number just in case.

Yesterday I PM'd him your number just in case.
Forum: events 09-29-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,617
Posted By mikep
I'm out for this one too.

I'm out for this one too.
Forum: events 09-29-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 15,190
Posted By mikep
Everybody have a great time, and be safe on the...

Everybody have a great time, and be safe on the roads. I really wanted to be there this year, but there were too many deciding factors against it.
Forum: events 09-27-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 15,190
Posted By mikep
My uncle is a miller distributor, and as a wee...

My uncle is a miller distributor, and as a wee tyke I drank plenty of the yeller soda.
But PBR is better as far as cheap beer goes. Natty Boh, too.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,920
Posted By mikep
just to keep things clear, that's spring rate,...

just to keep things clear, that's spring rate, not weight.
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