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Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,055
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Use Shine Seal. I like polishing aluminum so I...

Use Shine Seal. I like polishing aluminum so I have a lot of raw polished aluminum stuff, including the lips of my Epsilons. I bought a Shine Seal kit and the stuff is great. Easy clean with soap and...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,109
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Lash caps work just adjusting valve lash is a...

Lash caps work just adjusting valve lash is a pain. My original setup had poor valve spring choice from RSI, I got valve float on the rev limiter and allowed a lash cap to dislodge and hang #1...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I could dream! It is hard to value this...

I could dream!

It is hard to value this stuff. I spent a lot of money on head parts and labor but I think I spent it in the right places, and the result is pretty damn good. But, I'll take a big...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Stiggy Pop
At one point I had an aftermarket (MTC?) shift...

At one point I had an aftermarket (MTC?) shift boot on my car that was really thick and stiff compared with OE, it was stiff enough it was actually pulling the t5 out of fifth. Tried running no boot...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I love mine, it's not the transmissions fault...

I love mine, it's not the transmissions fault that I put it behind a vibey four-cylinder then dropped it into a 1970's ****box :lol:

it's that or follow the trend and spend a bunch of money on a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Interesting the variance in levels of noise/vibe,...

Interesting the variance in levels of noise/vibe, I think we have a combination of people's setups exacerbating and helping the fact and also the difference in peoples tolerance levels for a little...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Stiggy Pop
yup, I feel like we are probably all dealing with...

yup, I feel like we are probably all dealing with the same thing basically. The STS torque rod on the engine does NOT help. I really think it's a harmonics thing.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Half of it wasn't really on purpose! Had to re-do...

Half of it wasn't really on purpose! Had to re-do the valvetrain at a pretty high cost. Machine shop time was $140/hr for the fancy place.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Stiggy Pop
throwaway anecdotal data point: my car doesn't...

throwaway anecdotal data point: my car doesn't SHAKE at 3k rpm but there is a small rpm window right around 3k that is just a wicked resonant frequency for NVH/driveline vibrations. Has been there...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-30-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 210,852
Posted By Stiggy Pop
it's fun watching the scope creep in real time!...

it's fun watching the scope creep in real time! :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By Stiggy Pop
LOL, want me to post the 530 head on my car that...

LOL, want me to post the 530 head on my car that Iím $4,000 into? Yes thatís a very real number.

The 531 in for sale isnít really ported and the chambers are stock. Just because machine shop time...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By Stiggy Pop
No offense to the seller there but that head is...

No offense to the seller there but that head is grossly overpriced; it's basically just a 531 with 38mm exhaust valves. It's like a $500 head imo.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 28,734
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Yeah that’s fair! My mind was preoccupied with...

Yeah that’s fair! My mind was preoccupied with the rear for traction, not on the front/overall lateral grip.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 28,734
Posted By Stiggy Pop
275s are also unnecessary for a 300-400hp car....

275s are also unnecessary for a 300-400hp car. Buy tires that fit in a compound that grips.
Forum: showroom 10-22-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Stiggy Pop
that's a good spot for a 240 on a track

that's a good spot for a 240 on a track
Forum: showroom 10-22-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Stiggy Pop
and roughly how much power is it putting out?

and roughly how much power is it putting out?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,898
Posted By Stiggy Pop
god that sounds miserable

god that sounds miserable
Forum: projects & restorations 10-22-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 147,017
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I wouldn't spend too much time chasing your tail...

I wouldn't spend too much time chasing your tail on the knock sensor.
Forum: showroom 10-21-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Stiggy Pop
looks like plenty of driving to do in the wet!

looks like plenty of driving to do in the wet!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 240,903
Posted By Stiggy Pop
https://media2.giphy.com/media/l4FGCRvD4XXQiq5oc/g...

https://media2.giphy.com/media/l4FGCRvD4XXQiq5oc/giphy.gif
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,523
Posted By Stiggy Pop
TentShedTrev is the only guy I can think of who...

TentShedTrev is the only guy I can think of who has a blown redblock setup that works/is driven hard regularly.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 240,903
Posted By Stiggy Pop
is this getting a 6cyl whiteblock? lost track...

is this getting a 6cyl whiteblock? lost track somewhere along the years :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 348,331
Posted By Stiggy Pop
reminds me of an old Top Gear when James is...

reminds me of an old Top Gear when James is doting on some junker car "Behold, the miracle of polish"
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,316
Posted By Stiggy Pop
haha, maybe if I can get my dad roped into it! We...

haha, maybe if I can get my dad roped into it! We do get bored during the winters. It's a real field rat but something really cool about it. I'll try to find a pic and post it, no idea what year it...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,316
Posted By Stiggy Pop
This thread has decidedly killed any of my...

This thread has decidedly killed any of my daydreams about repowering the neighbors Willys plow truck that I'm trying to annex.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Stiggy Pop
People need to learn how to use heli-coils...

People need to learn how to use heli-coils correctly, or someone better tell the FAA because we put millions of dollars worth of flight hardware in the air with heli-coils in everything aluminum....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,771
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm a big fan of my Stack Pro Control fuel...

I'm a big fan of my Stack Pro Control fuel pressure gauge. Compact sensor threads into the 1/8" port that basically every aftermarket FPR has, only wires running into the cabin, and has outputs to...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 118,417
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I think our roads are pretty similar, from what...

I think our roads are pretty similar, from what I've seen you post up. I'd be pretty stuck with the tall fifth gears, fourth gets buzzy pretty quick, ~2400rpm is a great cruising rpm but not many...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 118,417
Posted By Stiggy Pop
unless you're burning up diaphragms I'd skip it,...

unless you're burning up diaphragms I'd skip it, extra cost, extra plumbing, extra points of failure, little to be gained. I've worked on IMSA cars that don't cool the gate... I think on a street car...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 118,417
Posted By Stiggy Pop
why bother water cooling the wastegate?

why bother water cooling the wastegate?
Forum: showroom 10-08-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By Stiggy Pop
agreed, nice looking little car but too much...

agreed, nice looking little car but too much wheel.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 75,475
Posted By Stiggy Pop
many thanks, really appreciate it. In many ways...

many thanks, really appreciate it. In many ways these kinda comments mean more to me than all of the praise the 242 gets, since we made a lot more decisions surrounding how the thing would look.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 75,475
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Hi, and thanks! I like that ride height and...

Hi, and thanks! I like that ride height and setup, does not look too exaggerated. I have not yet decided if I will lift the car, but do want to get more tire under it like you have. The more utility...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 142,027
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm excited to watch this axle come together

I'm excited to watch this axle come together
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,557
Posted By Stiggy Pop
it basically is; NGK discontinued the Powerdex so...

it basically is; NGK discontinued the Powerdex so Ballenger produces it now.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,557
Posted By Stiggy Pop
this is what I have in my 242 and it's been...

this is what I have in my 242 and it's been great. NTK sensor is going strong after many years.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,261
Posted By Stiggy Pop
everyone has turbo whistle now, gear whine is the...

everyone has turbo whistle now, gear whine is the next wave.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,155
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Some truths transcend time

Some truths transcend time
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,155
Posted By Stiggy Pop
When I complete my set of NOS dl side trim Iím...

When I complete my set of NOS dl side trim Iím going to dedicate it to you and give you hope for the future generations
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Stiggy Pop
1992 240 dash in a 1979 242 not much to it, just...

1992 240 dash in a 1979 242 not much to it, just have to mount the later style hood release.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,155
Posted By Stiggy Pop
The “turbobricks doesn’t have money” trope is a...

The “turbobricks doesn’t have money” trope is a carry over from last decade. There’s multiple $20k+ builds on here all the time now. Doesn’t fix the economy of scale problem though.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By Stiggy Pop
IMO cheap seats are like cheap helmets... caveat...

IMO cheap seats are like cheap helmets... caveat emptor
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I just ordered R4s for my 240 from topbrakes.com...

I just ordered R4s for my 240 from topbrakes.com and they came quickly, try them
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 330,482
Posted By Stiggy Pop
reminds me of my youth in SAAB 900's hitting fuel...

reminds me of my youth in SAAB 900's hitting fuel cut.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 242,862
Posted By Stiggy Pop
interesting! Thanks for the input I'll keep an...

interesting! Thanks for the input I'll keep an open mind when I'm staring at it.

https://i.imgur.com/IPAc1CV.gif

Got a hold of my favorite Germans, the guy's buddy is going to fly over to...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,939
Posted By Stiggy Pop
man, even when it's in a barrel we can't get e85...

man, even when it's in a barrel we can't get e85 on the east coast! What are they charging for a 55gal.?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 242,862
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I love this place! Generous offer. From what G&W...

I love this place! Generous offer. From what G&W has said they can't even get DHL to pick the thing up in Germany. I tried them at 4am EST today but didn't catch anyone. I'll send you a quick PM.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 242,862
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I said to someone online yesterday I don't even...

I said to someone online yesterday I don't even like having the ruined trim, it feels like bad Volvo voodoo. I think because I'm working so hard to get the other pieces from Germany, seeing these...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 242,862
Posted By Stiggy Pop
mmm September in New England, no better place in...

mmm September in New England, no better place in the country. 50* in the mornings, 70* in the afternoon, no humidity... car is loving it!

I should report that after the flurry of activity with...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 242,862
Posted By Stiggy Pop
do have an IR gun although I'm not sure it's...

do have an IR gun although I'm not sure it's going to provide any revelations (that thing's hot!).

I think with my level two mistake proofing of an airgap on the plug wires will help quite a bit....
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