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Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2022, 03:54 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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: 731
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 940
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
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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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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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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
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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: 3,256
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: 731
Views: 583,456
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: 3,256
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: 3,256
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: 3,256
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: 3,256
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: 3,256
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: 3,256
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: 33
Views: 2,431
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: 41,488
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
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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: 2,338
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: 2,338
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: 2,338
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: 1,712
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: 283
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.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-17-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,744
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Honestly I haven't thought about this in so long...

Honestly I haven't thought about this in so long I'd have to go back and make sure I didn't make any subsequent changes. I know at one point the car was randomly dropping sync and I found that a...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-17-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,744
Posted By Stiggy Pop
my car did the same thing, it was discussed in...

my car did the same thing, it was discussed in that thread.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-17-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,744
Posted By Stiggy Pop
this old thread might offer some information. ...

this old thread might offer some information.

http://turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306770
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 307
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
I've said this 20 times in this thread already...

I've said this 20 times in this thread already but I think people are chasing ghosts in here. "why is my hopped up redblock with a 15lb flywheel not as smooth as a BMW inline 6?!?" Well...


...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,841
Posted By Stiggy Pop
what did you use to cut the paint back? Just a DA?

what did you use to cut the paint back? Just a DA?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-19-2022, 10:28 PM
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
I support this in good taste, but I un-support it...

I support this in good taste, but I un-support it because I want to beat you to it and feel original (but its nowhere in the budget)
Forum: projects & restorations 02-19-2022, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
Wait, did you buy a set of Autostrada Modenas?...

Wait, did you buy a set of Autostrada Modenas? That’s my dream wheel



Edit: I like embedded pics because it puts the image next to the context and makes for more to scroll through and read but...
Forum: showroom 02-03-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm not sure this is an opinion as much as it is...

I'm not sure this is an opinion as much as it is a universal truth.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 495,283
Posted By Stiggy Pop
crank case pressure logging will be interesting!

crank case pressure logging will be interesting!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 887,833
Posted By Stiggy Pop
pretty sure this is just his car hole.

pretty sure this is just his car hole.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 887,833
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I like you so I'm happy for you. But I have...

I like you so I'm happy for you.

But I have no flat spots on my property to build a castle like this and deep down I'm bitterly envious :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,413
Posted By Stiggy Pop
interested in what valve you used for this

interested in what valve you used for this
Forum: projects & restorations 02-01-2022, 03:21 PM
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Views: 590,374
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Yes! Actually would like to ask a favor in...

Yes! Actually would like to ask a favor in return; if you haven't installed that RSI cam yet I want to get a measurement of the base circle to compare it against the one I just got in from Sweeeeeden
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 590,374
Posted By Stiggy Pop
that's exactly how I feel about my Altimaxes,...

that's exactly how I feel about my Altimaxes, they're cheap at least.

Buy my 15" Nord Frosts on the SAAB wheels, they have like one season on them. I can't get rid of the things, would sell...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,319
Posted By Stiggy Pop
same, but currently I'm blaming that more on a...

same, but currently I'm blaming that more on a 76mm turbo, 225 section tires and a g80 :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,319
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I ran 28/25 for a long time, now running 28/19....

I ran 28/25 for a long time, now running 28/19. Car is a little less likely to step out with the 19 which is good.

I see a lot of people say to run no rear bar, I do not agree on a street car.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,424
Posted By Stiggy Pop
reading quick during meetings but I think you've...

reading quick during meetings but I think you've got it. if you need pictures let me know I have the knee bolster and side panel off my car to do the heater valve. I'll probably be in that garage...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-23-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,841
Posted By Stiggy Pop
This is a relentless barrage of amazing looking...

This is a relentless barrage of amazing looking work
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,838
Posted By Stiggy Pop
lean? What are the AFR's under boost? Have you...

lean? What are the AFR's under boost? Have you checked timing?
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