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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By mikep
That’s a good opener. : ) I really like the...

That’s a good opener. : )
I really like the design of the frame and all the fabrication detail in the rear.

I am building new strut towers in the 52. 2x3 rear, 2x2 front, 2x6 for the tops.
The...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By mikep
I never asked when I was there: is that 2x3” box?...

I never asked when I was there: is that 2x3” box? (main rails) And did you make those bends, or buy bent pieces?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,822
Posted By mikep
That's a rare one. Every Granada that came...

That's a rare one. Every Granada that came through the dealers I worked for had an 8". I only heard rumors of a Granada 9".
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 826
Posted By mikep
Yep. That’s Ben.

Yep.


That’s Ben.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,822
Posted By mikep
That’s an 8”, not a 9”. Let me guess, you could...

That’s an 8”, not a 9”.
Let me guess, you could use a socket on all the nuts, right?
On a 9” you can’t get a socket on one bottom nut.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-02-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By mikep
Appreciate the offer, but it looks like Drew will...

Appreciate the offer, but it looks like Drew will be in the Dallas area at xmas, might make it tricky to get it done quickly. I’m at the south end of delaware, he’s near charlotte.
Thanks again.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,064
Posted By mikep
Try being a smart-ass to someone who hasn't built...

Try being a smart-ass to someone who hasn't built engines all his life. It was a semi-rhetorical question aimed at giving the author of that post a chance to clarify, which he did.
As for reading, I...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By mikep
What is the side clearance between the big end of...

What is the side clearance between the big end of the rod and the crank? Use a feeler gauge.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 29,821
Posted By mikep
Yes, of course that will raise the car. It...

Yes, of course that will raise the car.
It sits on springs, raising them raises the car.
Extending the damper housing potentially changes travel.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,064
Posted By mikep
How do you put the drive in after the distributor?

How do you put the drive in after the distributor?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,372
Posted By mikep
i know a guy in alabama who tried real hard to...

i know a guy in alabama who tried real hard to blow up an evo.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By mikep
If you get a set i would like to measure them....

If you get a set i would like to measure them. Either set.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By mikep
Illegal in most if not all states, for good...

Illegal in most if not all states, for good reason.


I not only find it to be child's play, I enjoy doing steel or copper/nickel lines well. There are female flare nuts. BTW.
I didn't look at...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,372
Posted By mikep
This is not OT (stop skirting the filter, stop...

This is not OT (stop skirting the filter, stop bashing), and what's with the childish "gay" stuff?


Fixed.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,087
Posted By mikep
I have some good heads if you need one.

I have some good heads if you need one.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,087
Posted By mikep
tell that caveman to go back to the 1960s.

tell that caveman to go back to the 1960s.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,372
Posted By mikep
Both are nice vids of strong pulls.

Both are nice vids of strong pulls.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,947
Posted By mikep
Crank steered also reduces windage.

Crank steered also reduces windage.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By mikep
Don't forget the motion ratio of the rear arms....

Don't forget the motion ratio of the rear arms. Any spring behind the axle will give a higher wheel rate.
Forum: events 10-02-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,083
Posted By mikep
Such like. So thumbs-up.

Such like. So thumbs-up.
Forum: events 09-28-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,083
Posted By mikep
Watch your rear view mirror for fuel nozzles

Watch your rear view mirror for fuel nozzles
Forum: events 09-04-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,453
Posted By mikep
If you cut the image size in half people would be...

If you cut the image size in half people would be more inclined to read it.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 29,779
Posted By mikep
I'll measure dimensions later. School is...

I'll measure dimensions later. School is starting, need to sign off for a bit.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 29,779
Posted By mikep
Round 2

IPD blue 7-9 series sport springs, stock 240 springs from a GT that turn out to be the softest 240 springs ever (swapped, probably) and some cheap coilover shocks and springs from Lawrence....
Forum: events 07-22-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By mikep
I could do that. North or south (or mid) Jersey?

I could do that. North or south (or mid) Jersey?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,642
Posted By mikep
Since NGK has always given directions like "3/4...

Since NGK has always given directions like "3/4 turn after contact", and most "techs" ignore torque specs, this is a rather silly argument.
Want your **** to come back apart? Want things to maintain...
Forum: events 06-22-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By mikep
bump for any hitch-hikers in the area

bump for any hitch-hikers in the area
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 29,779
Posted By mikep
Still looking for loan or donation of stock 740...

Still looking for loan or donation of stock 740 springs and any early stuff.
I’ll do WWD as well.

Going to Charlotte again at the end of June.
Forum: events 06-18-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By mikep
Whitners BBQ, Va Beach 6/24

Volvos, Subarus, motorcycles, llamas.
All welcome.
Noonish, Sunday the 24th of June.
Forum: events 06-14-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,083
Posted By mikep
Y U rushin me? It's only taken me a year to get...

Y U rushin me? It's only taken me a year to get brakes back on it.
Forum: events 06-13-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,097
Posted By mikep
Sounds good. Stuck the thread.

Sounds good.
Stuck the thread.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,643
Posted By mikep
Hi Igor, welcome back. JV, I do most of my...

Hi Igor, welcome back.
JV, I do most of my riding on the 1980 XT250 I got from SteveMD. Probably not as competent as the KTM, but it jumps logs well, and is street-legal. I bought an ST1100 this...
Forum: events 06-11-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,881
Posted By mikep
Dave, I never realized you were north of dallas....

Dave, I never realized you were north of dallas. Next time I'm there I'll give you a shout.
Forum: events 06-11-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,083
Posted By mikep
I'm talking to the triathlon shop about it. I am...

I'm talking to the triathlon shop about it. I am leaning toward next year, but if I can train someone to fix bikes and get out on the road and all the other stuff I do for eagleman and ironman, I...
Forum: events 06-07-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,083
Posted By mikep
I talked to the owners of the bike shop. If i...

I talked to the owners of the bike shop. If i train more people for next year, I'm skipping Ironman md for this event.
Forum: events 06-06-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,083
Posted By mikep
Also: I just noticed that Ironman MD is that...

Also: I just noticed that Ironman MD is that weekend. I pretty much have to work that. Eagleman is this weekend. They are huge events, I help run bike support. It's grueling. I would actually love to...
Forum: events 06-06-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,083
Posted By mikep
Bring a bottle of nitrous. Even bees can have a...

Bring a bottle of nitrous. Even bees can have a good time if you give them a nudge.
(cue any Grateful Dead song)
Forum: events 06-05-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,083
Posted By mikep
Is kenny bringing his bees?

Is kenny bringing his bees?
Forum: events 06-04-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,083
Posted By mikep
Follow me down if I take the 52?

Follow me down if I take the 52?
Forum: events 05-25-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By mikep
do you have any gold centers?

do you have any gold centers?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,995
Posted By mikep
So the English answer, on the english-speaking...

So the English answer, on the english-speaking forum, is "no".
But it seems we are having that discussion, so we have that going for us.
Thank you for the link, and thank you google, for improving...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,175
Posted By mikep
A flat flywheel can and will blow, given the...

A flat flywheel can and will blow, given the right conditions. I have seen it happen on many makes. Ford, etc.
Forum: events 05-20-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,564
Posted By mikep
We ate. We drank. We watch bad drifting. We...

We ate. We drank. We watch bad drifting. We breathed tire smoke from the burnout competition. We did electric bicycle smoky burnouts. We heard so many cars being held on the limiter that next time...
Forum: events 05-16-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,564
Posted By mikep
I can drink in the rain. Less pressure to not...

I can drink in the rain. Less pressure to not spill beer on my chest, too..
Forum: events 05-16-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,083
Posted By mikep
Western NC is a beautiful wedding destination..

Western NC is a beautiful wedding destination..
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 29,779
Posted By mikep
Yes, I think the IPD black springs should be...

Yes, I think the IPD black springs should be split up and the rear paired with stiffer fronts, the fronts paired with softer rears.

Drew's work is where we did the graphs. I stay with Drew near...
Forum: events 05-15-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,564
Posted By mikep
I was merely being silly. I can paypal you.

I was merely being silly. I can paypal you.
Forum: events 05-14-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,564
Posted By mikep
Jen, can i bring my own viet chickens for you to...

Jen, can i bring my own viet chickens for you to marinate for a nominal fee?
If not, will trade Burley beers for a thigh or two.
Forum: events 05-11-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,564
Posted By mikep
There’s an autocross at carlisle.

There’s an autocross at carlisle.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 29,779
Posted By mikep
Sedan. I found another set, too. I will test...

Sedan. I found another set, too. I will test those when I test the 7 series IPDs and anything else I find.
Probably going to take the stock 945 springs off when I head back down.
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