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Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 477
Posted By culberro
And that's the punishment you get for using a...

And that's the punishment you get for using a chambered muffler on a 4-cyl.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By culberro
Actually verify the cam timing is correct....

Actually verify the cam timing is correct. Sometimes the cam gear will loosen and shear the pin. Cam will still be "timed" by the parks, but the cam will be many degrees off.

For dizzy, TDC and...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,524
Posted By culberro
I think I have the 0.63 housing somewhere still....

I think I have the 0.63 housing somewhere still. I see if I can find it and post some pics.

One issue it had, the WG flapper pivot started to wear and the flapper dropped slightly. This made it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By culberro
Also check the cam and dizzy timing. Mine was off...

Also check the cam and dizzy timing. Mine was off a tooth from the PO and behaved like you described.

Or you could have a valve that's getting hot and/or already burned.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By culberro
Pretty easy on the coast or the PNW.

Pretty easy on the coast or the PNW.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 477
Posted By culberro
Side exits on a 240 REALLY impact your ground...

Side exits on a 240 REALLY impact your ground clearance. It will get smashed and make a ton of noise as road debris hits it. It's also really loud from an exhaust noise perspective.

Also, a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,524
Posted By culberro
That should be a large improvement. Just...

That should be a large improvement. Just increasing the diameter from 25mm to 27mm is almost a 20% in area alone!
The ATP/garrett 0.63 housing needs a bit more work vs how it's supplied, that's for...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 477
Posted By culberro
Lol I think someone does this at least once a...

Lol
I think someone does this at least once a year on the forum, and then realizes what a terrible idea it is.... after everyone told them it was a terrible idea.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By culberro
Nice casual drop with that BSA cylinder head...

Nice casual drop with that BSA cylinder head under the aux bearing set.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,815
Posted By culberro
Yep. Pull the compressor housing, and drill and...

Yep.
Pull the compressor housing, and drill and tap the boss. Or add a weld bung to your charge plumbing (my preference).
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By culberro
I just used QSRCs and stock ends, so you might...

I just used QSRCs and stock ends, so you might not need longer tie rod ends depending on the setup.

Will most definitely need to add a sway bar mount.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By culberro
You might not need to do any cutting. You might...

You might not need to do any cutting. You might even be just fine as is. I had some higher offset 16x7.5” wheels and 55deg of steering angle, and that caused it to rub.

You can make a new front...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By culberro
You get real caster with the kl arms at the...

You get real caster with the kl arms at the expense of the wheel being about 1” further forward.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,849
Posted By culberro
Use “bonded washers” or “dowty seal” on the...

Use “bonded washers” or “dowty seal” on the connections and fittings designed for O-ring or flat flange sealing (most AN or JIC fittings that would screw into the rack).

These can also be used on...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-21-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By culberro
Thanks for the info! I’m surprised the current is...

Thanks for the info! I’m surprised the current is so low for injectors.

I just had to build a soft-start setup for an electric motor that was causing some issues with sensitive electronics (that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,648
Posted By culberro
The inverted strut design needs a really good...

The inverted strut design needs a really good seal and boot setup, or a drain hole on the bottom for it to work well.

If you're worried about water intrusion and hydrolocking the strut, drill a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,555
Posted By culberro
Things to check for smooth idle goodness: 1....

Things to check for smooth idle goodness:
1. Injectors are clean and flowing properly.
2. No air leaks between the MAF and the cylinder head: injector o-rings, gaskets, vacuum hoses, etc.
3....
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By culberro
Nice, those look to be a better fit for sure! ...

Nice, those look to be a better fit for sure!



If you can get the machine shop to use a torque plate when honing, your engine will be a lot happier.

All of this is looking good!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-18-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By culberro
I mean you cannnn get pistons with longer skirts...

I mean you cannnn get pistons with longer skirts and use a longer rod still. But yeah, short skirt pistons and higher PTW clearance is a recipe for wear and disaster.

And yeah, rod length doesn't...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-18-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By culberro
The quality from the generic rod suppliers is...

The quality from the generic rod suppliers is incredibly good BTW. You might have to add some oil clearance on the small end depending on what your plans are, but that's what every engine...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-17-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By culberro
I've wired two systems exactly like you have (VR+...

I've wired two systems exactly like you have (VR+ to Pin1, VR- to Pin2, Shield to Pin3 and tied into sensor ground), and have had to use a 5k-10k Shunt on both of them to get to 7500 RPM or higher. I...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-16-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By culberro
I think the major limiting factor would be inrush...

I think the major limiting factor would be inrush current, no? That can be 4x+ the steady state current.

I know some FETs are super specific about their current ratings.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,524
Posted By culberro
Go grab an electric die grinder from HF and one...

Go grab an electric die grinder from HF and one of their router speed controllers. Never wait for a compressor again.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,524
Posted By culberro
What diameter did you open up the WG hole to?

What diameter did you open up the WG hole to?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 30,549
Posted By culberro
Now I'm really curious about the number of laps...

Now I'm really curious about the number of laps you run.... Maybe the ABS is at play here?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By culberro
Seriously this. Never experienced a front ball...

Seriously this. Never experienced a front ball joint failure, except that one time the strut broke off the car.

I replace the lower ball joints when there's play, which is probably what's kept...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By culberro
This, or the fast setting urethane...

This, or the fast setting urethane caulking/construction adhesive.

There's some black stuff that's pretty common in the US.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,638
Posted By culberro
Is the cam timing correct? I had a LH3.1 car...

Is the cam timing correct?
I had a LH3.1 car that pinged a lot due the cam being off a tooth.
If everything is correct, I’d start to look at what sensors could be sending bad info to the ecu, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,196
Posted By culberro
Yep. If there’s still play in the shifter,...

Yep.

If there’s still play in the shifter, then you have to look at the little u-joint on the shifter rod or firm up the shifter cage mounts.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,196
Posted By culberro
You can make the m45/46/47 feel really good with...

You can make the m45/46/47 feel really good with the STS bushing kit, and a solid mounted shifter cage. There will be some flex in the shifter since it's a rubber isolated 2-piece thing. The sellholm...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,196
Posted By culberro
Yeah, looks like they're no longer on the...

Yeah, looks like they're no longer on the website. The gearkits were around 1500-2k last I checked.



Straight cut gears with dog-rings, completely different gear spreads :zeeall:
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,196
Posted By culberro
M45/m47 for sure. I’m not sure if they have m46...

M45/m47 for sure. I’m not sure if they have m46 gear kits.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,196
Posted By culberro
Y’all just need to buy gear kits from Sellholm if...

Y’all just need to buy gear kits from Sellholm if you’re staying NA.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-09-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 191,959
Posted By culberro
This. It’ll also add wear to the input shaft...

This. It’ll also add wear to the input shaft that will be pretty noticeable, it can also make the trans not shift well.

I’m 50/50 on noisy t5s, which have had the bell housings checked for...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By culberro
The cheap Chinese rods and Yoshifab rods are...

The cheap Chinese rods and Yoshifab rods are pretty darn good with overall weights and end weights. Usually well within 1-gram. Material is 4340 as stated by the manufacture.

Overall, the cheap...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By culberro
If the rods are equal weight, I’d choose the...

If the rods are equal weight, I’d choose the I-beam rods any day (as long as the price isn’t 4x).
K1 rods are used in high rpm Honda k-series builds without issues. I think the quality is fine.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,844
Posted By culberro
^This. Then just bolt the TC to the flex plate...

^This. Then just bolt the TC to the flex plate once it's all installed. There's a reason there is a removable cover for accessing these bolts.

Do you have the spacer for the flexplate installed?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By culberro
Where is the missing tooth section located?...

Where is the missing tooth section located? That's the important bit.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By culberro
I’d spend the ~$100 on an adapter. Then...

I’d spend the ~$100 on an adapter. Then you’re not stuck with an evo flange if you want to update it later. You can even drop a divider into the t3 flange to keep it twin scroll.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 21,376
Posted By culberro
That is correct wrt the cam/crank degrees, and...

That is correct wrt the cam/crank degrees, and generally the cams like to be “straight up” . You might find some gains left or right from center, and it’s very easy to change around once installed....
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 21,376
Posted By culberro
If you bought a new or used VX cam from IPD,...

If you bought a new or used VX cam from IPD, it’ll be the VX3. I don’t think IPD ever sold a standard VX cam.
The IPD turbo cam is a different lobe profile and LSA altogether.

If it’s an old OEM...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 21,376
Posted By culberro
Most (all?) cam gears for redblocks have the...

Most (all?) cam gears for redblocks have the degrees marked for the camshaft, not the crank. So you’ll want to adv it 2° as marked/indicated for it be “straight up”.

The VX3 already has 3° of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,509
Posted By culberro
You’ll want to pull the rings off. Not the end of...

You’ll want to pull the rings off. Not the end of the world. I’d toss in some new rings and deglaze the bores at the very least…. But you TB as much as you want to TB .

For cleaning them, soda...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,509
Posted By culberro
The mega TB version using Cerakote ...

The mega TB version using Cerakote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPr-Gy5vz08
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,509
Posted By culberro
APC is "Abradable Powder Coating". The parts just...

APC is "Abradable Powder Coating". The parts just have to be clean and oil free. If they're dirty they charge you a little extra for cleaning them the rest of the way.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,010
Posted By culberro
Walzs is an absolutely great shop. They'll do...

Walzs is an absolutely great shop. They'll do anything to a starter, my dad has had them make all sorts of custom starters for older equipment.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,509
Posted By culberro
Coated pistons (APC from Line 2 Line or similar)...

Coated pistons (APC from Line 2 Line or similar) and a gasket kit is less than an unknown redblock from the yards these days.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,509
Posted By culberro
https://www.enginebuildermag.com/2017/09/lost-art-...

https://www.enginebuildermag.com/2017/09/lost-art-knurling-pistons-takes-skill-guts/
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By culberro
Looks like a proper build! With the 97mm bore...

Looks like a proper build!
With the 97mm bore and flat top pistons, your CR is going to be really high for the YoshiFab cams. I had a similar setup, but it was 96mm bore and the cams were slightly...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,509
Posted By culberro
On the oil change interval, I'd push past factory...

On the oil change interval, I'd push past factory since it was a high quality oil in the non-leaking b230f. Never a working odo, so I just used the noise, smell, feel test for oil changes. The...
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