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Forum: events 01-16-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,470
Posted By mikep
Please make it anything but sept 19 this year....

Please make it anything but sept 19 this year. Ironman MD was moved a week earlier for 2020.
Forum: events 01-07-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,432
Posted By mikep
I went once, but oh how many times have i...

I went once, but oh how many times have i bailed..


Cool, thanks. Maybe stacey can fly down and join me.
Forum: events 01-07-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,432
Posted By mikep
I was planning to do something with Stacey the...

I was planning to do something with Stacey the next weekend, and then there's SE. but whatev. I'll do my best to have a noteworthy ride, and if I don't show, I'm working on that ride.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By mikep
Use direct links from the sway to the strut. Get...

Use direct links from the sway to the strut. Get rid of all that pesky loss at the arms.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,516
Posted By mikep
You can guarantee SOMETHING got out the exhaust.

You can guarantee SOMETHING got out the exhaust.
Forum: events 12-31-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,594
Posted By mikep
I might.

I might.
Forum: events 12-27-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By mikep
I put my latitude and longitude out there years...

I put my latitude and longitude out there years ago.

I got all excited about this but iíll be in charlotte/mooresville this mon/tue.
Have to return jan 1.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,496
Posted By mikep
Iíve never seen hot and cold lash come out the...

Iíve never seen hot and cold lash come out the same.
Aluminum heads you subtract lash cold, iron heads you add lash cold. It can be small (like .002Ē) on a smaller engine, but it changes.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,496
Posted By mikep
Everything posted so far has been valid, but i...

Everything posted so far has been valid, but i will mention that I have seen wet compression increases from sources other than rings. Particularly poorly seating valves.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-10-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,496
Posted By mikep
Also: that isky is a much better cam. But not...

Also: that isky is a much better cam. But not really race. Great performance street cam.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-10-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,496
Posted By mikep
See below. According to the chart you...

See below.


According to the chart you posted, it is only at or richer than 12.5 (125 on the chart) from 2200 to 3500.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,496
Posted By mikep
Is this the cam? ...

Is this the cam?

http://www.iskycams.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=936

If so, you need a lot more cam to make torque past 4000.
That duration number is "gross"...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,496
Posted By mikep
It's also lean from 3600 or so up.

It's also lean from 3600 or so up.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,212
Posted By mikep
Where am i mailing this tone ring?

Where am i mailing this tone ring?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
Posted By mikep
slide a feeler gauge in there to tighten up the...

slide a feeler gauge in there to tighten up the play.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,212
Posted By mikep
I just counted 3 tone rings on 8.8...

I just counted 3 tone rings on 8.8 explorer/mountaineer diffs. two had 4-link, one had leaf springs.
108 teeth, 8.3"-ish" dia.

The ones with low tooth count are usually mounted at the hub or...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,212
Posted By mikep
I usually see a sensor above and behind the...

I usually see a sensor above and behind the pinion flange, but reading the tone ring next to the ring gear. Usually 108 teeth.
(on explorers)
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,070
Posted By mikep
good to hear it's running.

good to hear it's running.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By mikep
If you are asking what you have, ...

If you are asking what you have,

https://www.thespringstore.com/spring-rate-calculator.html

http://www.pontiacracing.net/js_coil_spring_rate.htm


If you are asking what to buy, it depends....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,835
Posted By mikep
I hooked up the gauges but one is dead. It got...

I hooked up the gauges but one is dead. It got brake fluid in it somehow. I'm shopping for a matched pair of gauges now.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,835
Posted By mikep
I thought of that yesterday. Iíll throw the...

I thought of that yesterday. Iíll throw the pressure gauges on it after ironman.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,835
Posted By mikep
If I can get my hands on one (chris sold his long...

If I can get my hands on one (chris sold his long ago) I'll do some pressure tests.
I also want to do tests on stepped master cylinders.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,835
Posted By mikep
The image is blocked on my work computer, and on...

The image is blocked on my work computer, and on my phone it won't let me expand it. As for the diagram, and more importantly for your car, if there is no wire and it does limit max pressure (which...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,835
Posted By mikep
The device with 4 brake lines is not a proportion...

The device with 4 brake lines is not a proportion valve, it is a pressure imbalance switch. The wire turns on the red light on the dash.
If it has ABS that part should not be there.
Forum: events 09-13-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 47,403
Posted By mikep
Is it too early to bail on SE 2020, since iím on...

Is it too early to bail on SE 2020, since iím on a roll?
Forum: events 09-10-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,470
Posted By mikep
I won't be there. again. The triathlon shop and...

I won't be there. again. The triathlon shop and the guys I found to replace me for ironman md didn't work out well. I really don't want to talk about it, even with the bike shop. I'm kinda irritated...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,070
Posted By mikep
In the 14? years I have had it, it has been run...

In the 14? years I have had it, it has been run probably 20-30 times. And I got the running car from a junkyard. The plates expired in 2000.
I changed the oil once.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,070
Posted By mikep
He knows he is, but what are we? I feel like...

He knows he is, but what are we?
I feel like I'm back in class already "he said it so i said, it, and if I get in trouble I'll tell the principal"
And that always does what they expect.

And now,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,070
Posted By mikep
Math is important if you donít want to keep...

Math is important if you donít want to keep trying to make it work. Math lets you do it once.
I asked about the gasket because the CR return on the calculator surprised me. It ran good, but we...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,070
Posted By mikep
Did you include the stock head gasket thickness...

Did you include the stock head gasket thickness in the calculation?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By mikep
Softer shocks with stiff springs is no good. ...

Softer shocks with stiff springs is no good.
There are lots of threads here on springs and shocks. See if you can measure the wire thickness of front and rear coils and get back to us.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,859
Posted By mikep
What class?

What class?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By mikep
To answer the question, put stiffer springs on it...

To answer the question, put stiffer springs on it so it doesnít ride wonky and lift a wheel.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By mikep
The inside does very little. The stiffness of a...

The inside does very little. The stiffness of a solid is relatable as the 4th power of OD, i seem to remember. . A 1” OD piece of 1/8” wall tube is as stiff as a solid 7/8” bar, i think.
*did the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By mikep
I have a pair of wilwoods from an SHO, and the...

I have a pair of wilwoods from an SHO, and the wilwood calipers. They are the skinny ones. 22-ish mm. I can measure them.
Forum: events 08-10-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,470
Posted By mikep
Another excellent True Story.

Another excellent True Story.
Forum: events 08-01-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,470
Posted By mikep
I love me some gravels.

I love me some gravels.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,310
Posted By mikep
I have a 1031 coming out of a 93 945. It has 4.10...

I have a 1031 coming out of a 93 945. It has 4.10 gears.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,341
Posted By mikep
No, the spring rate is the same. It is calculated...

No, the spring rate is the same. It is calculated by the length of the arm it is bolted to, no matter where it is. Front or rear. The axle to pivot length of the trailing arm would have to get longer...
Forum: events 07-26-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,470
Posted By mikep
Tellico rd looks nice.

Tellico rd looks nice.
Forum: events 07-25-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,470
Posted By mikep
Bne likes Zaxbys. (But i do live in chicken...

Bne likes Zaxbys.

(But i do live in chicken city)
Forum: events 07-23-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,470
Posted By mikep
Iíll bring the fried chicken.

Iíll bring the fried chicken.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By mikep
I replied to your PM; yes, the dash line is the...

I replied to your PM; yes, the dash line is the pickup, and I have some engines on stands if you need more pics.
Forum: events 07-14-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,470
Posted By mikep
I keep forgetting youíre in charlotte. Iíll give...

I keep forgetting youíre in charlotte. Iíll give you a shout next time iím in mooresville.
Forum: events 07-09-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,470
Posted By mikep
I also ride a motorcycle.

I also ride a motorcycle.
Forum: events 07-09-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,470
Posted By mikep
Depends on what i drive.

Depends on what i drive.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-28-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,724
Posted By mikep
Did someone say funky manifold? I have a few wrx...

Did someone say funky manifold? I have a few wrx turbos.
Forum: events 06-28-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,825
Posted By mikep
Drew is flying in july3rd, so i will staying here...

Drew is flying in july3rd, so i will staying here and dealing with tourons.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,724
Posted By mikep
Time for a bigger engine. Itíll have more grunt,...

Time for a bigger engine. Itíll have more grunt, and spool quicker.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By mikep
Thatís right, 4 bolts vs 2. Wilwood rotors...

Thatís right, 4 bolts vs 2.

Wilwood rotors are available for taurus (same pattern), and those calipers are yuuuge.
The police/taxi 940 brakes are plenty. I might test-fit willwoods on those.
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