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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By swedefiend
Laminated cardboard (Cereal box, trashbag box,...

Laminated cardboard (Cereal box, trashbag box, etc...) works fine for dry gaskets :-P
Forum: performance & suspension 06-12-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,997
Posted By swedefiend
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By swedefiend
Actually, have you every tried swapping them...

Actually, have you every tried swapping them straight out?

I did once. I have no idea if it was a "fluke" or not (i.e. early 740 casting vs. late). I was able to swap the entire assembly out. ...
Forum: performance & suspension 06-07-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,200
Posted By swedefiend
Knocksense (http://www.viatrack.ca/) With or...

Knocksense (http://www.viatrack.ca/)

With or without ability to datalog. Your choice ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By swedefiend
Hey, the car is a 90' or '91? That's nearly...

Hey, the car is a 90' or '91?

That's nearly twenty years old. If it makes you feel any better, the Hondas need a similar switch every ten years or so and pretty much like clockwork (in my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By swedefiend
Do this: Pull down the dash pad (at least...

Do this:

Pull down the dash pad (at least enough to get your hand up near the switch.)

Look up into the dash area (lying on your back or using a mirror) to get a feel for where the switch for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By swedefiend
It's the switch.

It's the switch.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 80,785
Posted By swedefiend
Lol. Be careful once it starts to fold back. ...

Lol. Be careful once it starts to fold back. That's the only time we "messed up" my paint (I'm not sure how my paint could get messed up.)

I'm pretty sure it is mostly (factory) primer now :-P ...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 80,785
Posted By swedefiend
I don't know how much room you need, but we...

I don't know how much room you need, but we rolled the lip on quite a few cars with a piece of pipe between it and the tire. Car has to raised off the ground a little to get started usually.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By swedefiend
Is the lock is dragging? If so, you might...

Is the lock is dragging?

If so, you might try some lock lubricant. Autozone sells it.

I thought that the switch was working normal, but sometimes you have to bump the dash / key to get the SRS...
Forum: performance & suspension 06-04-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,200
Posted By swedefiend
Even if we could afford your warez... We...

Even if we could afford your warez... We wouldn't be able to resist the desire for a bigger turbo ;-)

Asshat :roll:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By swedefiend
Oh, and I included the link for reference. I...

Oh, and I included the link for reference.

I do buy from FCPGroton. But, you are right. Even if you were going to buy a new one, you would want to make sure that it was needed (although, I can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By swedefiend
It has been a while since I have taken one off of...

It has been a while since I have taken one off of the column.

But, getting one from the junkyard is doable.

I would probably take the whole column out of one and pull it that way. But, there...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By swedefiend
Also, since the OP mentions this: It...

Also, since the OP mentions this:



It is entirely possible that the ignition switch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By swedefiend
Spring Tension... Pressure Plate >> Throwout...

Spring Tension...

Pressure Plate >> Throwout Bearing >> Clutch Fork



I am pretty sure that spring was optional (originally included, later made optional). I have ordered a couple of them in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By swedefiend
+1 --- Get a strong bit or a couple of...

+1

---

Get a strong bit or a couple of the same one :rofl:

Last time nearly tore up my electric drill.

Edit: Also keep a small container of water nearby to put the carpet out with if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By swedefiend
I didn't think that you would :-P

I didn't think that you would :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By swedefiend
- Rear window wiper - Rear window defrost -...

- Rear window wiper
- Rear window defrost
- Third brake light (optional)
- Tailgate lock (power lock motor)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,227
Posted By swedefiend
Or, you can start throwing money at it. If...

Or, you can start throwing money at it.

If so, start with rebuilding the head.

my .02
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,227
Posted By swedefiend
And that's the reason that a leakdown test is so...

And that's the reason that a leakdown test is so much better than a compression test.

Carbon deposits can artificially raise the values.

I suspect a leaking valve guide seal. But, it could be...
Forum: performance & suspension 05-29-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By swedefiend
LOL, you forgot something. Transmission...

LOL, you forgot something.

Transmission (Mustang)

But, that is pretty much it :nod:
Forum: performance & suspension 05-29-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,200
Posted By swedefiend
Whoa now. I ran a NA with SCR over 11:1 for a...

Whoa now. I ran a NA with SCR over 11:1 for a while and it was fun.

But, when I raised the SCR on my last b230ft build I tried to stay ~9:1.

I wouldn't recommend going past 10:1 on anything...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By swedefiend
Oh yeah... Don't press too hard onto the...

Oh yeah...

Don't press too hard onto the hard inner line with the razor blade. I almost cut too deep into the brass fitting at some point during my extraction.

Fortunately I had a small...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By swedefiend
If I understand what you are asking correctly (a...

If I understand what you are asking correctly (a pic would be great?), the answer is yes.

Your fuel filter is on the firewall by the driver correct? Are you leaving it there?

When I finally...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By swedefiend
I have used it for years on Hondas and...

I have used it for years on Hondas and Mitsubishis valve cover gasket jobs. But, the whiteblock upper head casting really isn't a VC and hence the machine flange sealant...

I think I would be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By swedefiend
While I agree that it would be ideal to find any...

While I agree that it would be ideal to find any leaks before adding more gas - I would actually recommend adding freon to it and driving it for a while to see how bad it the leak really is.

If...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By swedefiend
Meh, maybe you're right. I was thinking...

Meh, maybe you're right.

I was thinking about it backwards maybe... First time almost right, then back around.

Screw it, I'm out :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By swedefiend
Please chill. I can't handle anymore "You...

Please chill.

I can't handle anymore "You know everything, I know nothing" right now (not just this, family, school, the cats...)

I have never claimed to know everything. Five years constant...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By swedefiend
Your car: fine. Maybe not for others. This...

Your car: fine.

Maybe not for others. This is Turbobricks, not RP80242GT+T's-brick.

And, the flyback suppression has absolutely nothing to do with the relays and solenoids used to construct an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By swedefiend
Nothing noticeable will happen (immediately). ...

Nothing noticeable will happen (immediately).

So, you can continue to drive the car. I was just saying that if I had a working A/C system and all I had to do was knock out one bolt for a silly...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By swedefiend
Well, I think you should reconsider that...

Well, I think you should reconsider that statement.

Will the compressor clutch work without it? Yes.

How long will the compressor clutch work without it? ???

How much longer will the...
Forum: performance & suspension 05-25-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By swedefiend
Also, if "you're running pig rich and look like a...

Also, if "you're running pig rich and look like a diesel with all the black smoke out the exhaust" and you ping, you're gonna go boom!!! that's all ;-)

As in explosive re-arrangement of engine...
Forum: performance & suspension 05-25-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By swedefiend
No, pinging can happen even when the AFR is...

No, pinging can happen even when the AFR is "right".

Other factors can cause the motor to ping:

Incorrect spark plug temp (needs to be dropped from factory on high boosted engines),
Carbon...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By swedefiend
Meh, I like the "Right Stuff" for a lot of...

Meh, I like the "Right Stuff" for a lot of applications (mostly non-Volvo).

The link I posted was for the industrial size tube of another sealant by Permatex that is better suited for substitution...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 80,785
Posted By swedefiend
LOL Adrian, looks good my man. That's a...

LOL


Adrian, looks good my man. That's a lovely 245 (on everything...)!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By swedefiend
Yes, this would make sense too. A flyback...

Yes, this would make sense too.

A flyback diode (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyback_diode).

Forget what I said.

jjh242t +1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By swedefiend
IIRC, that is for "noise suppression" of the...

IIRC, that is for "noise suppression" of the compressor in the electrical system.

If you already have an aftermarket radio then it's likely of no benefit to replace (as many newer electronics can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By swedefiend
The pink stuff is great. I have used it when...

The pink stuff is great. I have used it when available.

This stuff also works great:

Gasket Maker, Anaerobic, 300mL Cart, Purple (http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/3DPN1?Pid=search)
...
Forum: performance & suspension 05-25-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By swedefiend
Um, DVM (set on continuity) + Hot Water + ...

Um,

DVM (set on continuity) +
Hot Water +
Thermometer

:e-shrug:
Forum: performance & suspension 05-21-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,625
Posted By swedefiend
Isn't it past your bedtime??? Effing bots never...

Isn't it past your bedtime??? Effing bots never sleep.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,761
Posted By swedefiend
All of these are good. 3/4" Plywood also...

All of these are good.

3/4" Plywood also works decently for distributing the point loading of the jackstand when on asphalt and firm soil.

ALWAYS shake the car. I had a Pathfinder (old school)...
Forum: performance & suspension 05-20-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By swedefiend
There's a certification sticker that comes with...

There's a certification sticker that comes with the 6AL (or, mine had one). I don't think that I have it anymore (they could care less in Alabama, so it never got used.)

But, MSD would probably...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By swedefiend
Sounds like the knob came apart and the metal...

Sounds like the knob came apart and the metal collar that is usually pressed into the knob is stuck on the switch still.

Take a pair of needle nose pliers or a small wire dike and using a prying...
Forum: performance & suspension 05-15-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By swedefiend
meh, whatever... Best ~$5.00 insurance that...

meh, whatever...

Best ~$5.00 insurance that I have ever bought.

(Works up to 17 PSI - I guarantee it ;-) )
Forum: performance & suspension 05-15-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By swedefiend
Seriously. + ...

Seriously.

+

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss178/OperatorX/PermatexCopperSpray.png

Or, do it twice...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By swedefiend
I have to say that my 3/8 inch ratchet was an...

I have to say that my 3/8 inch ratchet was an Ingersoll Rand. A friend gave it to me when I moved down here from TN. I used that thing for like 6 yrs with no problems.

All I'm trying to say here...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By swedefiend
My dad had a compressor with similar specs to the...

My dad had a compressor with similar specs to the one in question that I tried to use with my 1/2 inch MAC. That particular gun had a "double throw" hammer on it, so it may have had a higher CFM...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By swedefiend
- No. Not enough to turn my 1/2 inch impact with...

- No. Not enough to turn my 1/2 inch impact with anyway. And a 1/4 inch wont break the nut loose on the strut (the struts, they spinnin' man - they spinnin')
- Not really, but anything cheaper...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By swedefiend
I agree with everything that you said Dave,...

I agree with everything that you said Dave, except this.

I have endured entirely too much pain in my life due to this "foreign" assembly known "affectionately" as the Chrysler ignition.

The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By swedefiend
(-) -> switch -> device. (+) -> fuse -> device....

(-) -> switch -> device.
(+) -> fuse -> device.

done.

(this is taking power directly off of the battery). Honestly, I wouldn't bother trying to jumper it off of anything. Too much trouble vs...
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