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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By gsellstr
That's a big red flag to me as well. Looks like a...

That's a big red flag to me as well. Looks like a combination of rust and perhaps accident. Also notice where the right wheel sits in the wheel well, front to rear, vs. the left. The right is closer...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By gsellstr
Good info, thanks Roy!

Good info, thanks Roy!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By gsellstr
For some reason I remember them being physically...

For some reason I remember them being physically the same, but resistance being a good bit off for both legs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By gsellstr
Definitely worth the valve check and intake...

Definitely worth the valve check and intake check. Check that ECT while you have the intake off. I've seen someone put a 2.2 sensor on a 2.4 car, not quite the same ranges.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By gsellstr
Check the rotor is fully engaged on the shaft and...

Check the rotor is fully engaged on the shaft and hasn't sheared the tab. That did some wonky stuff on the 140.
Put your timing light on the coil wire while cranking, make sure you have a consistent...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By gsellstr
Yeah, at a 40mm drop, there's no way you'd be...

Yeah, at a 40mm drop, there's no way you'd be able to run a 3". Sounds like you're on the right track.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By gsellstr
This is not always true. My wagon developed a...

This is not always true. My wagon developed a leak in the booster, pedals were solid with no vacuum, with vacuum they were spongy as all get-out. Stuck my head under the dash, pushed the pedal in...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By gsellstr
Depends on your ride height. I did run a 3", car...

Depends on your ride height. I did run a 3", car isn't real low though. If I had a lot of weight in it, on hard bumps it would scrub the center bolt for the seat belts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By gsellstr
Ok, first question, following what was mentioned...

Ok, first question, following what was mentioned by Simon a while back in post 13. What engine management is on this? Is it Regina, 2.4, or 3.1? I don't BELIEVE Regina hit the 240's, which would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By gsellstr
Step 1, unfubar the car Step 2, install correct...

Step 1, unfubar the car
Step 2, install correct part
Step 3, see if previously fubar'd issues, now corrected, have solved the problem.

Digging into something that's been hacked in the past is...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,480
Posted By gsellstr
I've got the damned driveline, definitely helped...

I've got the damned driveline, definitely helped a little, but the damned yoke made a bigger difference. Have you found a yoke with a bigger damper than the V6 yoke? The I4 is the wrong size but it's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By gsellstr
I've never seen an oval plug on a 2.4 car....

I've never seen an oval plug on a 2.4 car. Something's been modded...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,480
Posted By gsellstr
Well, thanks for ruining my pipedream of getting...

Well, thanks for ruining my pipedream of getting rid of that noise. lol
Seriously though, good to know that wasn't it.

Having ridden in Ryan's 242, with a T5, that is nearly silent, I know it can...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,480
Posted By gsellstr
I'm running a lightened flat flywheel at 17lbs I...

I'm running a lightened flat flywheel at 17lbs I believe.

On my bench is another T5, need to tear it down, install the billet countershaft retainer and Fox body input, then see if it rattles in...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By gsellstr
Looking at the fuel table for the stock 016 MAF...

Looking at the fuel table for the stock 016 MAF on a stock motor/head with a B cam and t3/t4 at 20psi, it will max the fuel table out at around 16psi. On a stock motor, IPD cam, Garrett 2871R at...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By gsellstr
I went with a CAS adapter from Yoshifab on mine....

I went with a CAS adapter from Yoshifab on mine. Drop-in solution for a cam/crank, or you can get his hi res wheel if you want as well.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By gsellstr
Pretty sure Yoshifab can get them as well.

Pretty sure Yoshifab can get them as well.
Forum: events 09-18-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,389
Posted By gsellstr
The first year I considered making it, it doesn't...

The first year I considered making it, it doesn't happen, and I'm kinda glad I didn't go, woulda been headed home thru the southern route as the storms rolled thru.
Forum: showroom 09-04-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By gsellstr
Damn man, that SUCKS! I'll keep my eyes out here...

Damn man, that SUCKS! I'll keep my eyes out here in Sac and on the way to Stockton today and tomorrow. Shared your FB post as well.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,085
Posted By gsellstr
That does seem a little odd on the timing, but...

That does seem a little odd on the timing, but 12* should be just fine.

Glad you got it more to your liking!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,085
Posted By gsellstr
1st, yes, your kickdown is a bit tight perhaps....

1st, yes, your kickdown is a bit tight perhaps. The trans should shift before it hits the limiter.
2nd, for being a little 12b on there, that's pretty respectable. Yes, the turbo cam does lose a...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,085
Posted By gsellstr
OP didn't give a year either...

OP didn't give a year either...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,085
Posted By gsellstr
Harald...the question still hasn't been answered...

Harald...the question still hasn't been answered on what year the car is. 2.2 can adjust base timing. Given the 12* spec, I'm under the ASSumption this is an LH2.2 car.

OP...4* retarded will...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,085
Posted By gsellstr
Ok, -4...is that retarded or advanced? Some...

Ok, -4...is that retarded or advanced? Some people get them mixed up.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,085
Posted By gsellstr
I'm with Harald, give that a shot. With a...

I'm with Harald, give that a shot.

With a 6800 limiter in mine, it'll hit around 40-45 in 1st, around 80-85 in 2nd. The stock converter isn't that poorly matched actually, depending on what turbo...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,085
Posted By gsellstr
Yeah, actually did the proper setup on it in the...

Yeah, actually did the proper setup on it in the 531, came in at -4 to run straight up, but I know how much that head had been shaved down, comes out to around 3* for that. I'll check the next one as...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,085
Posted By gsellstr
You sure about those numbers Harald? On my IPD...

You sure about those numbers Harald? On my IPD cam, 1mm open required around 1* advanced. Taking into account the head height, I'm running 4* advanced, for an actual of 1* against the crank.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By gsellstr
Just bought an M181 for my upcoming build as...

Just bought an M181 for my upcoming build as well. I can confirm it has the taller gears in it. I can also confirm the stiffer spring IPD sells for the B20 pump is a drop-in for this pump as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By gsellstr
Correct...spencer...2.4 runs a crank sensor off...

Correct...spencer...2.4 runs a crank sensor off the flywheel, so it's not prone to the hall sensor issues 2.2 is.

Incoming pm with info.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By gsellstr
Could be a handful of things, need more testing...

Could be a handful of things, need more testing to confirm. If you are game to drive to sac I can help you walk thru some things. I have a spare parts bin, a decade of messing with mine, and know 2.4...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By gsellstr
To elaborate on Roy's comment, there's a flange...

To elaborate on Roy's comment, there's a flange on the shaft that is located against the block and the timing cover. For it to come out of the block, that flange has to have separated somehow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,646
Posted By gsellstr
Nope, I don't, and it's under the knife right now...

Nope, I don't, and it's under the knife right now so I can't really grab one. Not sure it's loud enough for my phone to pick up either.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,646
Posted By gsellstr
I've got steel in my 140, definitely a TOUCH...

I've got steel in my 140, definitely a TOUCH noisier, reminds me of a VERRRY faint bit of supercharger whine, that's it. Might be worse on a stock exhaust, but mine is also a touch loud so it's not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,646
Posted By gsellstr
Skandix also had some options. That first...

Skandix also had some options.

That first one John, that does look like the steel gearset to me as well.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,642
Posted By gsellstr
Wow, now I actually have specs for what I've had...

Wow, now I actually have specs for what I've had in the car for the last 8 years. lol

Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,646
Posted By gsellstr
That does look like the bearing surface that's...

That does look like the bearing surface that's facing out, instead of in. Good point John.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By gsellstr
Thankfully I don't have that issue, but tuning in...

Thankfully I don't have that issue, but tuning in MS was a little interesting. lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,646
Posted By gsellstr
That's a steel gear, BTW. The Cloyes aluminum...

That's a steel gear, BTW. The Cloyes aluminum sets have an aluminum cam gear, steel crank gear. That said, they're pretty dang soft for being a steel gear.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,646
Posted By gsellstr
Having been in that boat before, I ended up...

Having been in that boat before, I ended up having to cut the gear off, far too much damage from hammers. Yours looks about the same TBH.
Keep in mind, you don't want to use the old steel gear with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By gsellstr
To be honest, I gave up on the low vacuum fight...

To be honest, I gave up on the low vacuum fight on mine years ago. I've had dozens of people think they know the magic problem until I tell them I've already BTDT. Mine in stock form and modded form,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,321
Posted By gsellstr
I like the Felpro's over the Elrings, wider...

I like the Felpro's over the Elrings, wider firing ring, but when I have all the nice bits assembled I run a Cometic. I had no issues with failed Elring's at 20psi from the Holset and stock head...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,348
Posted By gsellstr
Yup, the belt is off a tooth on the cam and aux...

Yup, the belt is off a tooth on the cam and aux gears I'd bet. Use the mark on the gear, not the pulley.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,603
Posted By gsellstr
I pulled a couple late 74 and 75 heads, neither...

I pulled a couple late 74 and 75 heads, neither of them had hardened seats. Not saying it didn't happen, just I haven't personally seen it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By gsellstr
If you can find one from the PRV motors, those...

If you can find one from the PRV motors, those are stupid simple to bolt on, had one on mine for ages. Also if it dies, you can swap the internals and back half with one from a 740 in about 5...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-03-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,603
Posted By gsellstr
The F head on my car has hardened seats...

The F head on my car has hardened seats installed, with 46/38 valves in it, one of the VPD Type 2 heads, so yeah, it can be done. I can't imagine the higher CR heads would be any different up in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 102,582
Posted By gsellstr
I support the idea, but the safety aspect is a...

I support the idea, but the safety aspect is a concern since it can become a condoned thing by the board, liability concerns, etc.
I don't have anything worth running this year unfortunately.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,984
Posted By gsellstr
'90 740.

'90 740.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By gsellstr
Yeah, right around that.

Yeah, right around that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By gsellstr
You'll see cracks and crumbling of the rubber....

You'll see cracks and crumbling of the rubber. The front ones usually hold up a lot better than the rear, being a full bushing, where the rear ones tend to fall apart sooner, since there's so much...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By gsellstr
Just throwing my years of 740 ownership on the...

Just throwing my years of 740 ownership on the fire. I've been running 1/2" Earls line on mine, sender to hardline, hardline to filter for around 7 years or so. To date I've had 1 hose failure on the...
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