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Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 579
Posted By linuxman51
but if you're buying one that's already out,...

but if you're buying one that's already out, yeah, they're not that cheap. 1k-1500 for an engine/trans/harness/ecu is what I see around here (or more depending on what you get).
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 579
Posted By linuxman51
go to pullapart and get one, be selective about...

go to pullapart and get one, be selective about the stuff you bolt on, and you can probably do ok, but that's not even really the biggest expense depending on what you're doing (and if you just drop...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 579
Posted By linuxman51
yeah the nickle and dime factor even for a...

yeah the nickle and dime factor even for a domestic engine gets pretty high pretty fast.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,111
Posted By linuxman51
when you know, you know ;) glad you got...

when you know, you know ;)


glad you got it sorted out! have an uneventful rest of your trip!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By linuxman51
where do you live?

where do you live?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,111
Posted By linuxman51
fuel pressure without vacuum applied to the...

fuel pressure without vacuum applied to the regulator should be around 44psi (3 bar).

how bout this, can you get video of the car acting up?

have you disconnected the battery cables and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,111
Posted By linuxman51
if you can get it about 80 miles south we can do...

if you can get it about 80 miles south we can do the full run up on it and probably sort it all out in an afternoon, I'm down in montgomery but I can't really escape during the week
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,111
Posted By linuxman51
you gotta wideband? what's the AFR's. ...

you gotta wideband? what's the AFR's.

usually popping and lurching is lean. where ya at right now?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,609
Posted By linuxman51
needs squeeze

needs squeeze
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By linuxman51
ok so tuned out on pump gas, nick's 16t 940 hit...

ok so tuned out on pump gas, nick's 16t 940 hit 207.9kpa at 3400rpms on pump gas
On e45 (because people get excited and put pump gas back in the tank along with e85 for... reasons...)
it hit 208.7...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By linuxman51
yeah, maybe get head studs if you're feeling...

yeah, maybe get head studs if you're feeling really froggy, but in the 400hp range I would just run new oem head bolts and call it a day. I haven't run anything but factory hardware in the mains on...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By linuxman51
yeah, I was going to say, I never noticed any...

yeah, I was going to say, I never noticed any excessive consumption on the 2.5L setup, at least not til it split the bore.. but that was a different cause and effect.

as far as op's horsepower...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By linuxman51
I have not noted that behavior, but the cooling...

I have not noted that behavior, but the cooling affect can allow for moar bewst and contributes to the better overall performance.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By linuxman51
there's more "stuff" coming out the pipe on e85...

there's more "stuff" coming out the pipe on e85 setups, which is why folks suddenly find themselves under-wastegated. eg, no boost creep on pump gas tune, swap to e85 and re-tune, suddenly boost...
Forum: events 02-06-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 56,795
Posted By linuxman51
it's lit, we got haints and errr thang ...

it's lit, we got haints and errr thang

https://pbase.com/kdh51/image/171395768.jpg
Forum: events 02-06-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 56,795
Posted By linuxman51
started and first post updated.

started and first post updated.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,243
Posted By linuxman51
the reluctor inputs on the microsquirt more than...

the reluctor inputs on the microsquirt more than make up for any alleged drawback of the missing proto area.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,243
Posted By linuxman51
on the 242, ms2 and micro are going to be about...

on the 242, ms2 and micro are going to be about the same features wise, with the exception of the expansion area on the ms2. I will say that for the most part, few if anyone ever does anything with...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,243
Posted By linuxman51
So the terminator x max and cable is ~$1350 (when...

So the terminator x max and cable is ~$1350 (when it's not on sale). (this is the one that has trans control). They also say skip the mini display if you're going to use a laptop, so I dunno if that...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,884
Posted By linuxman51
there's only one piece. the rooster comb is in...

there's only one piece. the rooster comb is in the case, you can't really get it out of alignment, but if you don't have the selector valve engaged on the pin in the rooster comb, it'll get pushed in...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,243
Posted By linuxman51
terminator is going to be WAAAAY easier than the...

terminator is going to be WAAAAY easier than the stock ecu, trust me.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,884
Posted By linuxman51
you will have the rooster combs even if the...

you will have the rooster combs even if the selector rod isn't in the detent. that's an easy one and it will do exactly what you're describing.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,884
Posted By linuxman51
gotta leak in there or it's not sucking fluid....

gotta leak in there or it's not sucking fluid. make sure you didn't shim the accumulators too proud and push the vb off the case.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,243
Posted By linuxman51
ms does not have anything for DBW vehicles, on...

ms does not have anything for DBW vehicles, on that front you'd be money ahead with a terminator x-max or something else if you ditch the stock ecu (and for the cost of converting the oe harness, the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,243
Posted By linuxman51
while you will learn about tuning with...

while you will learn about tuning with megasquirt, little more than the basic logic will translate over to the gm OEM platform, the sheer complexity of things on the stock ecu side of life is just...
Forum: events 02-03-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 56,795
Posted By linuxman51
yea maybe. not a bad idea at all, the logistics...

yea maybe. not a bad idea at all, the logistics of it may be challenging though
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,107
Posted By linuxman51
:omg: 4-d chess!

:omg:
4-d chess!
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-02-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,620
Posted By linuxman51
looks right, although I don't think I have...

looks right, although I don't think I have anything hooked up to the tach select line (iirc with the jbperf and similar boards you either ground the +, or leave it floating. off hand I can't remember...
Forum: events 02-01-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 56,795
Posted By linuxman51
indeed it is. and another busy AF saturday for me...

indeed it is. and another busy AF saturday for me as well.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-01-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,609
Posted By linuxman51
have you added timing to see if that helps with...

have you added timing to see if that helps with the creep? 60kpa of creepage is quite a bit. looking at the picture of the datalog tho, it looks more like it's set for 220 and that's where it's...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-01-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,356
Posted By linuxman51
cool project!

cool project!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By linuxman51
you know you can get legit ones from josh and...

you know you can get legit ones from josh and they're not crazy expensive, right
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,107
Posted By linuxman51
WHO NEEDS A HEAD?! hahahahahaha

WHO NEEDS A HEAD?!

hahahahahaha
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,107
Posted By linuxman51
I have a klracing 8v intake manifold I'd like to...

I have a klracing 8v intake manifold I'd like to swap onto my blue 242, but I have not sat down and even thought about how I'm going to go about swapping it.. I'll have to figure it all out ahead of...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,400
Posted By linuxman51
conversion for what? a bigger concern on a dyno...

conversion for what? a bigger concern on a dyno is the overall volume of air going over the heat exchangers. hood up or down doesn't have as much of an effect on that as you would think, as I said...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,400
Posted By linuxman51
negative. it's up for accessibility and whatever...

negative. it's up for accessibility and whatever monitoring/diagnostic stuff gets connected (like the rpm pickup, and pressure input, etc). there's no requirement for the hood to be up, but it makes...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By linuxman51
I've seen them online but haven't had one in...

I've seen them online but haven't had one in hand, would be interesting to test.



the stock intercooler was in the middle of the pressure at the inlet (Which makes sense regarding where it...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By linuxman51
better than the grade I have in it (I didn't take...

better than the grade I have in it (I didn't take it ;) )
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By linuxman51
So I think you're in the weeds here, and I'm not...

So I think you're in the weeds here, and I'm not mad or upset about any of the comments, working through the process lends to better understanding. The intent of the test was to see and/or "Verify"...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By linuxman51
you're not really saying anything. If it's...

you're not really saying anything. If it's restrictive at ~10psi and 200ish hp worth of airflow, it's not like it's suddenly going to *not* be restrictive at 300 or 400hp and 20+psi, that's not...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By linuxman51
yeah, this isn't the end of it. still have a...

yeah, this isn't the end of it. still have a stock intercooled volvo here, the ebay intercooler is still here, and my 940 is an early one to boot, so may get to test the old style, the ebay, an npr,...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By linuxman51
that's what it looks like

that's what it looks like
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By linuxman51
compressor housing as is with the stock turbos. ...

compressor housing as is with the stock turbos.


I have a confession to make, I sandbagged the ebay intercooler a little, it had a peak number of 171. I'll upload all three runs for each here in...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By linuxman51
Impromptu dyno intercooler testing.

https://pbase.com/kdh51/image/171361515.jpg
This may belong in showroom, but it's definitely got a performance aspect to it. I kinda teased it out a little on the facebook group (mostly because I...
Forum: website & board 01-18-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,468
Posted By linuxman51
look the forum name is turbobricks we...

look the forum name is turbobricks


we have electric valves and stuff, and life starts above 100whp. All you NA peons... are just that... :-D
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 587,000
Posted By linuxman51
stacking the exchangers isn't an issue as long as...

stacking the exchangers isn't an issue as long as stuff is ducted and sealed up good, but therein lies the challenge. great project and good luck with selling the house!
Forum: showroom 01-18-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By linuxman51
Fast740fromSC

Fast740fromSC
Forum: showroom 01-17-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By linuxman51
I raised the peak boost, but that didn't really...

I raised the peak boost, but that didn't really do much but bump the torque peak up, I did give it a little more timing, and leaned it out more than I did pump gas.
Forum: showroom 01-17-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By linuxman51
Put Nick in the 300 club

the ol tbricks special td04hl, cam, intercooler, exhaust for the surprise win yesterday

283/322 SAE corrected down, the uncorrected numbers were 292/332 (it was chilly, dyno was correcting down...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,543
Posted By linuxman51
I think I was around 10 or 11k into my ls swap,...

I think I was around 10 or 11k into my ls swap, but I spent big money on a couple things I didn't have to, and I specifically sought out an L33 vs a $300 jy 5.3

the gold car... I don't know...
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