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Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,756
Posted By Dakar09
They are likely 5/8" UNF, and you won't be able...

They are likely 5/8" UNF, and you won't be able to find a fitting that matches it. I had this issue with a Mishimoto catch can and even contacted them for it. They confirmed the size.

I used a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,827
Posted By Dakar09
I think member "Fitzy" had braided Kjet lines. ...

I think member "Fitzy" had braided Kjet lines. Try dropping him a PM.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,609
Posted By Dakar09
We have the same type of shops in MA. No one...

We have the same type of shops in MA. No one wants to be responsible if (when) the custom piece fails and then get hit with a lawsuit.

Funny how everyone think it's so easy to find shops that...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,681
Posted By Dakar09
Just for the record, this is a GREAT thread for...

Just for the record, this is a GREAT thread for those of us planning B18/20 builds.

Was it ever determined if a B20 8 bolt rod will fit on a 6 bolt crank?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,530
Posted By Dakar09
I think you may be experiencing several issues at...

I think you may be experiencing several issues at once but they are indirectly tied together. Your main issue is likely a cracked/warped head or bad head gasket. There's your coolant in the oil. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,530
Posted By Dakar09
cranking the engine with fuel and no spark would...

cranking the engine with fuel and no spark would most certainly contaminate the oil. But it wouldn't account for the white smoke coming from the tail pipe. The fuel gets pumped directly into the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,530
Posted By Dakar09
I thought of that, too, maybe the center...

I thought of that, too, maybe the center cartridge of the turbo is cracked/bad. But I think the issue was there before the swap (if I read the OP correctly). What are the chances of getting two...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,530
Posted By Dakar09
Forgot about the 160 heads. I thought the B21FTs...

Forgot about the 160 heads. I thought the B21FTs should've had the 398 by '83. But, you could use either one.

I also heard tell that there are a few 398 and 160 SCP heads, but I have no idea how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,530
Posted By Dakar09
If it was just gas in the oil, I'd say you were...

If it was just gas in the oil, I'd say you were running too rich or your valves needed work. But now the frothy white stuff is leading me towards the same head gasket/cracked head diagnosis.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-02-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,146
Posted By Dakar09
It should work no problem. I did it with a 19T...

It should work no problem. I did it with a 19T compressor and 16T hot side to have the straight dp flange.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,944
Posted By Dakar09
I agree with Smokey. I used PS hose from Pep...

I agree with Smokey. I used PS hose from Pep Boys. It can be a bit stiff to work with, but that just means it's rigid enough for the task.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,949
Posted By Dakar09
You'll likely have to drill and tap the block, as...

You'll likely have to drill and tap the block, as noted above, and install a fitting (I think it would be 3/4NPT to -10AN), then get a similar fitting for the turbo side, and then build a return line...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,991
Posted By Dakar09
It's not that we don't recommend the...

It's not that we don't recommend the V-Performance kit, you'll just never see it. The guy is notorious for taking money and NEVER (literally) delivering parts.

I would post in the wanted section,...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,633
Posted By Dakar09
I would get a 530 head and have some work done on...

I would get a 530 head and have some work done on it (enlarged valves, some porting as noted in the thread posted), and new valve springs. You can always buy a 530 valve cover (I have one for sale,...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,275
Posted By Dakar09
It sounds like you crossed most things off the...

It sounds like you crossed most things off the list.

I would lean towards:
1) timing (belt jumped a tooth maybe) - you might not notice much decrease in performance here if you backed off the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,991
Posted By Dakar09
Aaron reed's site above is a great reference for...

Aaron reed's site above is a great reference for doing the swap. You can also bing or google search the swap for more threads on it. I did this with a WC T5 from a '92 Stang.

You'll have to make...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,665
Posted By Dakar09
Look for a refurbed MSD6AL2, it will be...

Look for a refurbed MSD6AL2, it will be substantially cheaper than a new one.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 19,158
Posted By Dakar09
Hear Hear!! I think this comment sums up the...

Hear Hear!! I think this comment sums up the discussion perfectly (and maturely). In the end, it's a matter of goals and, more importantly, taste.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 19,158
Posted By Dakar09
I spent a veritable crap ton of money buidling a...

I spent a veritable crap ton of money buidling a red block, with pretty decent power as the result. But the power delivery pretty much sucked until the boost kicked in and I had to swap in a T5...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,367
Posted By Dakar09
Because it stops doing it after a little while of...

Because it stops doing it after a little while of driving (ie: clutch disc heats up), then I'd lean away from being a TAB or u-joint. I've had this exact thing happen on a glazed flywheel on my M5. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,988
Posted By Dakar09
I used a magnaflow 3" in & out on with a sidepipe...

I used a magnaflow 3" in & out on with a sidepipe on my b21FT. I liked the way it sounded a lot, and it's a quality muffler.

That thrush will indeed sound like poopy after a few months.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 28,127
Posted By Dakar09
Long-term follow-up on this thread. Heard back...

Long-term follow-up on this thread. Heard back from the new owner of the car, and it turns out the firmware on the MS box was bad. It's been holding the tune with no fuel injection issues even...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-04-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 28,127
Posted By Dakar09
Thanks Steve. I did see it...an unfortunately...

Thanks Steve. I did see it...an unfortunately that's the ONLY TV coverage of the event this year.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,886
Posted By Dakar09
I've used Remflex gaskets on may applications....

I've used Remflex gaskets on may applications. It's good stuff, and you definitely get what you pay for. I lean towards them when I need to seal uneven surfaces or there may be a bit more of a gap...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Dakar09
Yeah, trying to piece together a clutch for a T5...

Yeah, trying to piece together a clutch for a T5 swap can be a bit daunting. I prefer to let the experts put one together for me. Quick and painless (tho maybe not on your wallet) and all the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,805
Posted By Dakar09
I actually got electrocuted by IPD wires. ...

I actually got electrocuted by IPD wires. Granted I ran them off an MSD box, but "performance wires" should hold up to that. The insulation is sub-par and the outside coating bubbled like it was...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Dakar09
double postage begins again.

double postage begins again.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Dakar09
Ask the dudes at Knox motorsports to put a clutch...

Ask the dudes at Knox motorsports to put a clutch kit together for you. They'll take into account your dished flywheel, how you want to drive, and what you want to spend. Then you'll get the right...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By Dakar09
Some people just shouldn't work on...

Some people just shouldn't work on wiring....:wtf:

I would probably start fresh with the wiring diagrams and the bentley and run the wires to the proper locations, fuses, switches, etc. If you...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,768
Posted By Dakar09
Back to the original question, ^ this is the main...

Back to the original question, ^ this is the main obstacle here. The worked 530 head I bought off here 2 years ago came ready to install but the machine shop who did the original work mismatched the...
Forum: showroom 02-25-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,586
Posted By Dakar09
Excellent!!! Looks like a great ride. I...

Excellent!!! Looks like a great ride.

I went from my 245 track build to a '58 PV444 and love it.

It's even simpler than the 240 and is a hoot to work on.
Forum: showroom 02-11-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,231
Posted By Dakar09
That's awesome...albiet a bit on the "slow" side....

That's awesome...albiet a bit on the "slow" side. Then again, not sure how fast you'd want to go in it anyway.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 33,395
Posted By Dakar09
NICE!! Get some in-car footage

NICE!! Get some in-car footage
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,117
Posted By Dakar09
I know someone who had issues with a Beck Arnley...

I know someone who had issues with a Beck Arnley rebuilt caliper, too. I think it's a crap shoot. You may get a good rebuild, or one by the "5 year old in china", lol.

Just check the return...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By Dakar09
I second the Summit kit. It was cake to install,...

I second the Summit kit. It was cake to install, though I might go with a better quality oil hose (marine-grade fuel hose is stronger than what they supply), as the hose clamps eventually cut...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-28-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,443
Posted By Dakar09
Mine was LOUD! Input shaft was properly shimmed,...

Mine was LOUD! Input shaft was properly shimmed, too. The removal of all noise-dampening materials, carpets, and shifter boot probably didn't help.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,443
Posted By Dakar09
Engine specs: '83 B21FT with worked 530 head, MS,...

Engine specs: '83 B21FT with worked 530 head, MS, 46 lb fuel injectors, MSD ignition setup, tubular header, and 19T
Est. power level: 250-300 (rough estimate only - was probably considerably higher...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-20-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 33,775
Posted By Dakar09
^X2 Most impressive work, my friend. Most...

^X2

Most impressive work, my friend. Most impressive.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-19-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 36,400
Posted By Dakar09
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zrjuYgZKUns/Tqn-HYcFalI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zrjuYgZKUns/Tqn-HYcFalI/AAAAAAAABv8/R1NW_WFYsO4/s1600/beat_dead_horse2.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 12-18-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 36,400
Posted By Dakar09
I nominate this for the most boring, drawn-out,...

I nominate this for the most boring, drawn-out, proselytizing thread in the history of TB.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-18-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 36,400
Posted By Dakar09
This has become a thesis on eFan vs. Clutch fan. ...

This has become a thesis on eFan vs. Clutch fan. I hope you guys get credit towards your Masters on this.

OP..do you have an answer to your sensor location question yet?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By Dakar09
Nice find, dude. Who cares what it needs? It's...

Nice find, dude. Who cares what it needs? It's free, and it's gorgeous!!

Def post a build thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By Dakar09
I think they're all the same, but I'm not sure. ...

I think they're all the same, but I'm not sure. I have a B230 one I took off a Penta motor right now and it's practically the spitting image of the one from my B21FT. Could be subtle differences I...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By Dakar09
You could simply have a groove in your crank...

You could simply have a groove in your crank where the stock seal sits. Could just be you need to seat the new rear main seal a little further in to get past it.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 36,400
Posted By Dakar09
I ran a Porsche 2-speed sensor in the stock...

I ran a Porsche 2-speed sensor in the stock location - top of the passenger side radiator. Worked perfectly under race and normal-driving conditions.
Forum: showroom 12-14-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By Dakar09
I'd have to go with the B21FT myself. Looks like...

I'd have to go with the B21FT myself. Looks like he took the whole thing right out of a car and dropped it in there.

The guys is nuts...love the equestrian helmet.
Forum: showroom 12-12-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By Dakar09
Definitely center cap stickers. I found a set of...

Definitely center cap stickers. I found a set of these on ebay way back when I had my '98 T5. I put them on a set of Mille Miglia wheels I put on the car.
Forum: showroom 12-12-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,970
Posted By Dakar09
Thanks! I've seen this shot. I love all...

Thanks!

I've seen this shot. I love all shots of these things racing! And I've actually walked that exact road going to the WWII air show and re-enactment every June at the Reading airport. I...
Forum: showroom 12-12-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,970
Posted By Dakar09
John..check this out. Guy in California (vintage...

John..check this out. Guy in California (vintage auto garage). Found these by accident when looking for stuff to do my 12V conversion:

http://vintageautogarage.com/s1402-upi.htmlhttp://

You...
Forum: showroom 12-05-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By Dakar09
That 'steam punk' look is definitely cool (and...

That 'steam punk' look is definitely cool (and prob completely unintentional). Good idea, but probably can't get enough heat to transfer through the copper and then the aluminum intake.

That is a...
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