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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By VB242
The focus st uses the brakes to simulate limited...

The focus st uses the brakes to simulate limited slip, not so good for autocross/track as it can overheat the brakes. Do the Volvo's operate the same way?
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By VB242
Why not a water to oil cooler? Just curious

Why not a water to oil cooler? Just curious
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By VB242
If you're brave <iframe width="560"...

If you're brave

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You should probably...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 685
Posted By VB242
I do have a fidanza aluminum flywheel in my...

I do have a fidanza aluminum flywheel in my Toyota, it sees trips to 8250 rpm almost every time I drive it. I replaced the steel friction surface last time I did the clutch but probably didn't need...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-21-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By VB242
Never go full retard. If you call it anti-lag...

Never go full retard. If you call it anti-lag it's grown up.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 685
Posted By VB242
Mine has only been resurfaced not lightened, now...

Mine has only been resurfaced not lightened, now I'm rethinking my 7000rpm redline for sure.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 685
Posted By VB242
Good to know, I will be replacing mine with a...

Good to know, I will be replacing mine with a John V special next time the transmission is out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By VB242
I have a 1980 n/a k-jet distributor removed from...

I have a 1980 n/a k-jet distributor removed from a running car in 4-5 years ago. Pm me if you're interested.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 685
Posted By VB242
How about the flat flywheels? I assume they're a...

How about the flat flywheels? I assume they're a little safer since it's a uniform mass, are they made of iron or steel?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 685
Posted By VB242
Where does one source an m46/47 steel...

Where does one source an m46/47 steel bellhousing? I'm sure Sweden is the answer, but my googler is tired right now.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-20-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By VB242
Brass on the Advance cap, silver metal on the...

Brass on the Advance cap, silver metal on the Autozone cap, I ordered 2) Bosch caps and rotors from FCP today. I don't think it's a problem with the rotor phasing, I used 12 degrees instead of 15,...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-20-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By VB242
Distributor cap wear with Microsquirt?

So I've been going through parts store caps and rotors fairly frequently, I'm ordering a new Bosch set today but I was wondering if coil settings or something might be accelerating wear. The cap is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By VB242
Rotor titty

Rotor titty
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By VB242
I overdid it on the control arms too as they are...

I overdid it on the control arms too as they are plated in with 3/16" x 4" flat bar. I'll take some pics when I'm swapping on my autocross tires this weekend. Materials used were free from work,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By VB242
Just crown Vic wagon and be done with it ...

Just crown Vic wagon and be done with it
https://i1.wp.com/www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/1997CrownVicwagon_01_700.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By VB242
I drilled and pinned mine back in the day, T5...

I drilled and pinned mine back in the day, T5 screws on, highly recommended
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By VB242
I want to see the m46 that held 400hp.

I want to see the m46 that held 400hp.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By VB242
Oops I used the wrong dimension, it's .113" ,...

Oops I used the wrong dimension, it's .113" , regardless it's an order of magnitude thicker. Might as well use butterfly wing bushings with snake skin reinforcements if you're using emt.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By VB242
I got mine off CL for $100. It needs a new...

I got mine off CL for $100. It needs a new synchronizer on 4th but I've been driving it that way for 2+ years.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By VB242
7/8 emt wall thickness .0456" 3/4 schedule 40...

7/8 emt wall thickness .0456"
3/4 schedule 40 steel pipe .824"
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By VB242
Is the rubber boot pushing it out of gear?

Is the rubber boot pushing it out of gear?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By VB242
Sounds like crusher time to me.

Sounds like crusher time to me.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By VB242
Acceptable temperature rise under boost?

It looks like I'm gaining around 10°F under boost with my smallish eBay intercooler, should I consider upsizing? I think it's 23"x4"x8" I think good for 400hp according ad copy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By VB242
When you put the belt on, you need to turn the...

When you put the belt on, you need to turn the engine over by hand at least one full cam revolution and then retension the belt.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,424
Posted By VB242
Also 550 miles the engine is still going to be...

Also 550 miles the engine is still going to be tight, once it's broken in it should spin a little easier.
Forum: events 05-11-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,894
Posted By VB242
It's always on autocross weekend for me, I would...

It's always on autocross weekend for me, I would like to bring the 780 up sometime.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-11-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By VB242
Yes I have it operating a relay to power all that...

Yes I have it operating a relay to power all that stuff.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-11-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By VB242
I had some used Hoosier Cantilever 23.5"x10"...

I had some used Hoosier Cantilever 23.5"x10" designed to fit on a 6" rim. I think they were made for a Miata? I had an issue with them hitting the upper shock bolt at standard ride height but we're...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-11-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By VB242
I received the microsquirt back today with a no...

I received the microsquirt back today with a no charge invoice. It says the upgraded the drivers and "added 36v", any idea what that means? I have give big props to diyautotune for fixing something...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By VB242
You must enjoy changing water pumps, f that, get...

You must enjoy changing water pumps, f that, get a frigging payday loan and put a new one on there.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-11-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By VB242
I wish I'd known about your shop last year, I...

I wish I'd known about your shop last year, I came down and camped at hickory knob state park for the eclipse. I would stopped by to shoot the breeze.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-11-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By VB242
I'm pretty sure I had to run everything, coil,...

I'm pretty sure I had to run everything, coil, power stage, ezk and lh2.2 off of the blue wire, it seemed to be the only thing hot while cranking.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By VB242
Go to the gym, the F250 manual transmission...

Go to the gym, the F250 manual transmission service truck I drive is way stiffer than even my Southbend clutch. I used to drive an F450 MT , double disk clutch, and that made my knee hurt.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,424
Posted By VB242
Adjustable cam gear and 2.0 pinto timing belt.

Adjustable cam gear and 2.0 pinto timing belt.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,424
Posted By VB242
It would be difficult to duplicate that torque...

It would be difficult to duplicate that torque push you get from a turbo with an n/a engine, my Toyota makes 180hp but only 136ft/lbs of torque over 8250rpms with a 4.56 final drive and 6spd manual....
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 955
Posted By VB242
The easiest solution is just stay home and don't...

The easiest solution is just stay home and don't drive.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By VB242
If nothing works, it usually points to bad...

If nothing works, it usually points to bad grounds.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By VB242
I bought a tiny pair of vise grips that over...

I bought a tiny pair of vise grips that over dedicated to hood opening function when the plastic handle broke off on my 242.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-09-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By VB242
It's apparently on it's way back, they haven't...

It's apparently on it's way back, they haven't contacted me for payment so they must have warrantied it.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,507
Posted By VB242
Lol, famous last words, I started with the same...

Lol, famous last words, I started with the same intent until I broke 2 transmissions and upgraded to a T5.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By VB242
I made mine out of 3/4 schedule 40 pipe

I made mine out of 3/4 schedule 40 pipe
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By VB242
I'm saying you have to make a one piece...

I'm saying you have to make a one piece considerably more beefy than a 2 piece for the same amount of top end.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-06-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By VB242
Stock clutch slippage, I had it in 3rd at 15psi,...

Stock clutch slippage, I had it in 3rd at 15psi, it's only going to get worse, sorry.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,713
Posted By VB242
You do if you want to do it TB stylr and win the...

You do if you want to do it TB stylr and win the commute. Front wheel drive cars are the opposite and need stiffening in the rear and softening the front.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,893
Posted By VB242
Did you tell the shop you had the cam out? ...

Did you tell the shop you had the cam out? Sounds like you are off a tooth on one of the timing gears.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By VB242
They're there to keep grass, etc from catching on...

They're there to keep grass, etc from catching on fire from the cat, but there's usually only one of them.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-28-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By VB242
I'm going to have it repaired, they quoted me...

I'm going to have it repaired, they quoted me $100 to replace/upgrade the drivers, I feel like they ought to cover the $75.00 labor though since they're admitting they changed the part. I will split...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By VB242
Zip ties

Zip ties
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By VB242
I ended up using rubber plugs that tighten with a...

I ended up using rubber plugs that tighten with a nut in the middle. There aren't any correct size ones so I had hit them with the electric impact to expand them quickly when I was installing them...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By VB242
The problem with one piece is the lower RPM...

The problem with one piece is the lower RPM threshold. You won't be running the salt flats with a one piece.
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