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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,130
Posted By blkaplan
Theres nothing like a good set of spherical arms...

Theres nothing like a good set of spherical arms for these cars... I really got to get mine back in stock for the peoples.
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,130
Posted By blkaplan
Its what happens when you abuse the **** out of...

Its what happens when you abuse the **** out of your car forever.... Boxing them helps, its why volvo had the "taxi" arms.

I have only seen it happen from big impacts, like hitting a curb. Im...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By blkaplan
Sand the top of those valves until you get the...

Sand the top of those valves until you get the mushroom out of it and chuck those valves where they belong. (the trash)

If its just a crack that passing fluid... could be a good application for...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 199,912
Posted By blkaplan
I wouldn't worry too much about that, its...

I wouldn't worry too much about that, its stainless right? From past experience, SS moves a ton when you weld it.. With production based fixtures you can help combat it but for a one off... a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By blkaplan
You can buy them here. ...

You can buy them here.

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/individual-components-parts/products/fk-bearings-wide-spherical-bearings-wssx-t
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,730
Posted By blkaplan
interested to hear what you find!

interested to hear what you find!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By blkaplan
I have koni gland nuts in stock.

I have koni gland nuts in stock.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By blkaplan
Theres no CV magic on the sellholm stuff. ...

Theres no CV magic on the sellholm stuff.

I think its just a floating axle conversion kit, which would allow the rear axles to take alot more load before going twisty twisty.

Theres no...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By blkaplan
I dont see why you couldn't convert a set of...

I dont see why you couldn't convert a set of nivos.

if you can get a set from a solid axle 700 series car, you would just have to drill out the upper pin from 12mm to 1/2" and figure out some...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 119,502
Posted By blkaplan
I might have components left over from my old...

I might have components left over from my old front control arm design, they would need to be welded together but its pretty straight forward as long as you can weld 1/8" 4130 safely.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 199,912
Posted By blkaplan
If the wheels are 67.1 CB then it would be...

If the wheels are 67.1 CB then it would be possible to have a hubcentric spacer @ 10mm to clear. Its probably something i could get knocked out at some point if you ever have the burning desire to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 199,912
Posted By blkaplan
Looks like you figured out why I dont sell a 10mm...

Looks like you figured out why I dont sell a 10mm spacer for the 240. ;-)

The thinest hubcentric spacer I have been able to safely make while still having enough material to be durable is 15mm on...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 199,912
Posted By blkaplan
This is pretty much spot on from everyone else I...

This is pretty much spot on from everyone else I know who has gone through their heads. Nice porting but the valve quality / choice and other hardware misses the mark.

I have a friend that...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 199,912
Posted By blkaplan
I hear Larrys does really good engine work,...

I hear Larrys does really good engine work, definitely worth the wait!!!
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By blkaplan
What wheel do you have? there are no short hubs...

What wheel do you have? there are no short hubs for the 740 that i know of
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 119,502
Posted By blkaplan
When I was running tires wider and stickier...

When I was running tires wider and stickier (305/30/18s) I had fully adjustable spherical control arms... never had an issue

bushings could be sus.

Also, id recommend reinforced the mounting...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 119,502
Posted By blkaplan
The opening was designed and manufactured the way...

The opening was designed and manufactured the way it was to provide the most versatility to the most amount of people. There is a very small number of people using this strut brace with these strut...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 119,502
Posted By blkaplan
Sean, Just a heads up. The second set of...

Sean,

Just a heads up. The second set of bolt holes on the strut mounts allows you to deshroud the bolt that is hidden by the strut tower.

Looking good!!!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By blkaplan
Sheet steel is not very thermally conductive. ...

Sheet steel is not very thermally conductive. The area behind the heat sink will heat soak quickly and no longer provide any value. Its going to get most of its dissipation from radiation and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By blkaplan
Mounting it to the fender has a negligible change...

Mounting it to the fender has a negligible change or effect on cooling. The thermal compound goes between the power stage and the heat sink... not between the fender and the heat sink
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,480
Posted By blkaplan
None of the issues that were presented can be...

None of the issues that were presented can be determined by looking at them without taking them apart. Also 4000 miles is a barely a test.

It looks like the exhaust side crimp has failed?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By blkaplan
clutch kits are cheap. just get it and throw it...

clutch kits are cheap. just get it and throw it in for now. worlds better than putting in a stupid slush box.

Or just get the lh2.4 flywheel now and put a clutch in... pressure plate stays the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,730
Posted By blkaplan
That sounds like a potential winner.

That sounds like a potential winner.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,730
Posted By blkaplan
It sounds like something is wrong in your axle...

It sounds like something is wrong in your axle assembly. Its not normal for these cars to eat rear wheel bearings. Most people have never changed them. If assembling your rear axle without an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By blkaplan
I used artic silver because im a computer nerd...

I used artic silver because im a computer nerd and thats what i had laying around.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 154,545
Posted By blkaplan
Amazing work and progress as always!

Amazing work and progress as always!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,730
Posted By blkaplan
Do you think its possible it is over shimmed and...

Do you think its possible it is over shimmed and you are pressing the bearing cage into the rollers and thats why they ate the cage?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,730
Posted By blkaplan
Thats a double row ball bearing?

Thats a double row ball bearing?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,730
Posted By blkaplan
Hows the inner seal? Axle looks like its wet...

Hows the inner seal? Axle looks like its wet from gear oil?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,730
Posted By blkaplan
SKF is oem. Not sure if anything that comes in...

SKF is oem. Not sure if anything that comes in the blue box would be any better.

I wonder if there is a higher load version of that bearing available...

If you are having rear axle...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 27,060
Posted By blkaplan
Yep, thats where the "refinishing" comes...

Yep, thats where the "refinishing" comes in.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By blkaplan
For the height, this is pretty easily answered by...

For the height, this is pretty easily answered by looking on my webpage and seeing this picture.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0260/2623/products/profileheight_1024x1024.jpg?v=1448034268


...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By blkaplan
You can run pos 2 w/out cutting but to get full...

You can run pos 2 w/out cutting but to get full adjusment (which is more camber then most people will want) you have to clearance the strut tower for the strut shaft and also trim the edge of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 27,060
Posted By blkaplan
Are you going to refinish that gauge cluster? ...

Are you going to refinish that gauge cluster? The surface finish of most 3d printed things is atrocious.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By blkaplan
I like having more caster in these cars, it makes...

I like having more caster in these cars, it makes them more calm on the highway and it puts a nicer weight into the steering. If anyone has these and coilover springs, position 3 is the way to go...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 119,502
Posted By blkaplan
450 rear springs sounds way too stiff from my...

450 rear springs sounds way too stiff from my past experience.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By blkaplan
You should also consider these. ...

You should also consider these.

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/240-spherical-offset-strut-mounts
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 97,341
Posted By blkaplan
I think the standard valves are fine, they just...

I think the standard valves are fine, they just need to get replaced after a while (they tend to crack and have a portion break off)

If its low mileage it will hopefully be fine.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 97,341
Posted By blkaplan
Have you replaced the exhaust valves? Might be...

Have you replaced the exhaust valves? Might be worth it to put new units in while you are in there.

I have seen a lot of exhaust valve failures on white blocks as they get older.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By blkaplan
I used S-glass and loctite plastic epoxy on the...

I used S-glass and loctite plastic epoxy on the inside of my B pilar trim after it cracked to reinforce it. So far, so good.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By blkaplan
You can remove and reinstall the ABS tone rings...

You can remove and reinstall the ABS tone rings without a problem, you just need to be careful.

I have done it dozens of times.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By blkaplan
If you want to start modifying as something as...

If you want to start modifying as something as complicated as the b204ft LH setup with all the associated ECUS... you should just go with a stand alone. It will be much less complicated and more...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By blkaplan
From your experience where would be the best...

From your experience where would be the best place to have the rings/
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By blkaplan
JRZ are the tits if you have budget for them and...

JRZ are the tits if you have budget for them and they are rebuildable which is always a good exercise for the off season.

If you want we can have a set custom made for the car.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 43,553
Posted By blkaplan
That motor blew up, the RN motor we put in to...

That motor blew up, the RN motor we put in to replace it has been less than impressive.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 43,553
Posted By blkaplan
So thats the N motor, with hydro lifters and no...

So thats the N motor, with hydro lifters and no VVT, right?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 43,553
Posted By blkaplan
Which engine is it? What cams?

Which engine is it? What cams?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 154,545
Posted By blkaplan
amazing progress.

amazing progress.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 43,553
Posted By blkaplan
154 at the wheels aint bad at all considering...

154 at the wheels aint bad at all considering they were rated at 170 at the crank from the factory iirc.

The #OBAMAexpress could use those types of numbers.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By blkaplan
You can use one of these ...

You can use one of these

https://www.bneshop.com/products/1030-1031-speed-sensor-strip
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