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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'd buy one fo sho

I'd buy one fo sho
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'll dig around and see if I can find the Yoshi...

I'll dig around and see if I can find the Yoshi throttle wheel, if I have it I'll never use it so can drop it in the mail to ya.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By Stiggy Pop
ah yeah that makes sense, prices on "chemicals"...

ah yeah that makes sense, prices on "chemicals" online can get crazy; I think due to hazardous material shipping and handling etc. I was running some xylene through the paint gone just a few weeks...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,879
Posted By Stiggy Pop
to experience it is to be converted :nod:

to experience it is to be converted :nod:
Forum: showroom 09-23-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,689
Posted By Stiggy Pop
If you want one of the old YoshiFab adapters for...

If you want one of the old YoshiFab adapters for the stock manifold that's a 90* elbow let me know, I have one in the shed and wouldn't want much to drop it in the mail to you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By Stiggy Pop
eh? I use Xylene for paint projects it's like...

eh? I use Xylene for paint projects it's like $20/gal at the hardware store.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By Stiggy Pop
if I were Garrett shopping I'd be looking at the...

if I were Garrett shopping I'd be looking at the G30 series..
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,906
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I like the look of the YoshiFab gear if I was...

I like the look of the YoshiFab gear if I was going to time the cam based on degree markings, much easier to read. It's also wider and I've been thinking about going to 16v gears and a wider timing...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,906
Posted By Stiggy Pop
:nod: It’s basically fool proof

:nod: It’s basically fool proof
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-01-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By Stiggy Pop
this makes a whiteblock swap so much more...

this makes a whiteblock swap so much more tempting to me.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,879
Posted By Stiggy Pop
A breeze picks up and a voice rustles through the...

A breeze picks up and a voice rustles through the leaves ~sellholm~
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 814,224
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I had the same problem with the rubber boot in my...

I had the same problem with the rubber boot in my car until I happened upon one at a swap meet that was all loosey goosey soft and flexible, whereas my old one was stiff and pulled the t5 out of...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
LMK if you do, if things are going alright I may...

LMK if you do, if things are going alright I may try to drive out to Lime Rock that weekend and GB is a quick trip from there.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Wooo! Thanks guys. Boy I managed to condense more...

Wooo! Thanks guys. Boy I managed to condense more than half a year's hard work into under three pages. Back in the day this would have been a daily blog :lol:



Flattering! Need to get you some...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Alright the transmission... Saturday night I went...

Alright the transmission... Saturday night I went home and decided I wasn't messing around with seals so ordered a whole new Tilton hydraulic bearing and paid for overnight shipping which would get...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I knew of it but hadn’t seen a pic thanks, Ian....

I knew of it but hadn’t seen a pic thanks, Ian. Does it go under the head or clamp to a bench? Doesn’t look like it’s meant to be done with the head on. Got one for sale?



Gahh how did I miss...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Last Thursday, after almost 9 months of gestation...

Last Thursday, after almost 9 months of gestation in the machine shop, I finally picked up the head. Just like last time it was a pretty long, arduous and expensive process. Between the clean up and...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 77,190
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I wanted to post an update to this info as Tilton...

I wanted to post an update to this info as Tilton has changed their 6000 series bearings a little bit, and it could cause others some confusion as it did for me. The below is what I've found on my...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I ran a stage 2 with an HX35, a header, nathan...

I ran a stage 2 with an HX35, a header, nathan intake and a stock head for a minute. It was pretty good, better than the K cam it replaced. I then ran the same setup with an RSI stage 2 head and a...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I do too! Often overused... but in this case got...

I do too! Often overused... but in this case got me out of a problem at least. Greatly appreciate the kind words.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
The funding is available but justifying the...

The funding is available but justifying the budget to management would be challenging.

I did get the block back from the shop a few weeks ago. I put in a new Melling 181 oil pump (which seemed...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Thanks bud! I was gonna say you're becoming the...

Thanks bud! I was gonna say you're becoming the cast expert these days, I'll have to spend some time practicing with old scrap. I'll say I really enjoy the welding, it's challenging, satisfying and...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I’ll wrap this car around a tree before I put EPS...

I’ll wrap this car around a tree before I put EPS in it!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
yeah I've never had a problem with the water pump...

yeah I've never had a problem with the water pump (that I've seen), but my power steering pump was always puking fluid which is what drove me to the underdrive on the crank. I only run it out to ~7k.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I briefly considered it but it seemed like it...

I briefly considered it but it seemed like it might be a pain... and idk that I've got a real motivating factor to do it? I was wondering yesterday if I should run the small or large water pump...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
next chapter: Plumbing! And there's a ton of...

next chapter: Plumbing! And there's a ton of it...

Fun with tubes, I bought a lot of tubing this year. All the new stuff meant a full new round of piping, this is where the tig really came in...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
social media has taught me that I'm worthless and...

social media has taught me that I'm worthless and nothing I do will ever be as good as it could or should be.



thanks! it sucked up a lot of hours but was kind of fun to be back in "building"...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-07-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Next chapter: heat exchangers. My old setup...

Next chapter: heat exchangers. My old setup worked, but the fan kicked on a lot when I wasn't moving and I wanted to upgrade the old CX Racing intercooler. I ended up shooting for overkill on all...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,523
Posted By Stiggy Pop
At work I use an adage “ask your experts for...

At work I use an adage “ask your experts for their initial estimate, then triple it”. I think it applies to this thread…
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Thanks! The baffle box came from Ian (HiPerfAuto...

Thanks! The baffle box came from Ian (HiPerfAuto on here), believe it's made for b21 engines. Yeah the o-ring was concerning, especially since it was an orange OE seal and there's less than 5k miles...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2022, 07:26 PM
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Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
The first thing I wanted to make with the tig was...

The first thing I wanted to make with the tig was a good "bench project". Decided to try and make a replica of a group-a oil pan. I already posted a thread about this but repeating it here for...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2022, 08:44 PM
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Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
head carnage! Even though it only had like 350...

head carnage! Even though it only had like 350 miles on it I totally wiped out a cam lobe and bucket. The primary damage was on #3 intake, but there was signs of failure on a few other valves.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2022, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
I took off the STS mount and that made things...

I took off the STS mount and that made things MUCH better around idle. The ASS mounts are really solid, just as good as it was with the third mount. I actually had a lot of NVH with the Yoshifab...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,234
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'd probably keep oils in the same family but I...

I'd probably keep oils in the same family but I did consider if you could cut it like that!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,234
Posted By Stiggy Pop
picked up the short block today and had a long...

picked up the short block today and had a long chat about break-in. The owner said when he's running in cams and rings he does it basically like this:

- they coat the cylinder walls, ringlands and...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 613,352
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Well I've got a lot to update since this thread...

Well I've got a lot to update since this thread died off, I'm going to drop a ton of words and pictures for the record. Going to space posts out to try and get back to current...

Transport...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,234
Posted By Stiggy Pop
:e-shrug: maybe the bottom end will eat itself...

:e-shrug: maybe the bottom end will eat itself before the head this time
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,234
Posted By Stiggy Pop
The machine shop recommended .006" per inch and...

The machine shop recommended .006" per inch and said I'd be good to go so we're rolling with it (I think they set it as such while I was debating an answer actually).

Block is assembled and ready...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,234
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Hmm all those are tighter than what wiseco… I’m...

Hmm all those are tighter than what wiseco… I’m going to overthink this!

My only thing about ring break in is it seems incongruous with cam break in (running it stationary with no load basically)
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,234
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'd be happy to pivot this discussion into proper...

I'd be happy to pivot this discussion into proper break-in procedure! I'll be running in the Erland cam at the same time. In the past I've used Driven assembly lube and BR30 break in oil but only for...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,234
Posted By Stiggy Pop
thanks doc. No, no card with the rings but good...

thanks doc. No, no card with the rings but good reminder the phone tends to work well for this stuff.

edit: Wiseco said 13-30psi target ~.007/in., 30+ .008/in. I doubt I'm ever going to run...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,234
Posted By Stiggy Pop
ring end gap - RSI wiseco's

I'm re-ringing my bottom end and looking for guidance on ring end gap specs for the machine shop.

Squirter bottom end, 96.5mm bore size, og Wiseco pistons from RSI. Installing new Wiseco 9650xs...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,019
Posted By Stiggy Pop
that definitely looks like a basement in...

that definitely looks like a basement in Swampscott (said affectionately)
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 43,267
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Is this why I got a request for my old google doc...

Is this why I got a request for my old google doc wiring matrix :lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 05-19-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 550,947
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I thought I already posted this but any details...

I thought I already posted this but any details on the new intercooler setup? Didn't really see it in any of the pictures.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By Stiggy Pop
appreciate this cause I underestimated how fiddly...

appreciate this cause I underestimated how fiddly it would be. Also don't know if I clearly admitted it basically took two tries, the first one I ended up cutting too low somehow and didn't have...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By Stiggy Pop
thanks guys! Make a bunch of power and...

thanks guys!



Make a bunch of power and drive it around fast, occasional track days at Lime Rock.. nothing crazy. This was definitely more of a "I wonder if I could do this" project vs....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Making a replica Group A oil pan

Last year I bought a hinged oil pan baffle box from Ian, this year I had some time to kill so I decided to try to build a replica Group A oil pan to use it in. I'm not solving any problem I've had,...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-21-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,878
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I just bought a set of Yokohama A052's in...

I just bought a set of Yokohama A052's in 225/45/16 and 205/50/16... they were shockingly expensive. Replacing a set of Dunlop Direzza's which I really liked but the sizes are back ordered until may....
Forum: events 03-18-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I love a drive to LRP. My 242 is a long ways from...

I love a drive to LRP. My 242 is a long ways from running but maybe I'll run one of the Viggens down there.
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