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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By benski
Post A quality welding job will be best; have fire...

A quality welding job will be best; have fire suppressant handy. Failing that, a screwed or riveted plate with some 3M 5200 or other appropriate sealant over the hole will work. We're not going to...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,318
Posted By benski
You're on.

You're on.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,318
Posted By benski
Post This. In a nutshell. Bring lots more money and...

This. In a nutshell. Bring lots more money and effort if you want to significantly exceed the limits of the IPD stuff. Most people will crash before they can find or exceed the limits of what IPD...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By benski
Post This, in a nutshell. A bunch of marketing hype,...

This, in a nutshell. A bunch of marketing hype, in my opinion.:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By benski
Post Sorry for your loss..:omg:

Sorry for your loss..:omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By benski
Post That's part of what makes it so scary. And...

That's part of what makes it so scary. And intriguing....:omg::lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 918
Posted By benski
Post Maybe in your part of Canada, but I assure you...

Maybe in your part of Canada, but I assure you you can find higher limits in at least BC.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By benski
Post Drawn over a mandrel would be my guess after they...

Drawn over a mandrel would be my guess after they make the extrusion.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,675
Posted By benski
Post I've been battling the budget/quality...

I've been battling the budget/quality availability game for a while, just as everyone else here. I like Lemforder and MOOG parts. Not much of a fan of the Uro stuff, or Scan-Tech. My rule of thumb...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By benski
Post I've had good luck running synthetic as well.

I've had good luck running synthetic as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By benski
Post Don't forget the 4 bolts that hold the whole...

Don't forget the 4 bolts that hold the whole subframe on. Those will clunk horribly when just a little loose, and get really scary when they are backed off 2 or 3 turns.:omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By benski
Post Next, assess what you want to do with the...

Next, assess what you want to do with the vehicle, and how much you want to spend as a total investment. It doesn't take very long to end up north of $10,000.00 USD in to one of these darn things....
Forum: showroom 09-26-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,538
Posted By benski
Post I'll go the shock and spring route; hold the air....

I'll go the shock and spring route; hold the air. Air is great for increasing load carrying ability (up to a point, of course), but the whole thing seems to slide downhill fast when used as a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By benski
Question 1993 940 SE speedometer issues

Speedo frequently sticks at exactly 45 mph. Sometimes doesn't. Any simple fix? Selling the car soon, so I don't want to spend a buch of time or money. 165XXX mi car, goes pretty quick, no real...
Forum: events 09-12-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By benski
Post Crumb, I missed this one. I was at my usual trip...

Crumb, I missed this one. I was at my usual trip to Mecca (Osoyoos, BC) with the VCBC crowd. But definitely looking forward to other events locally.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,895
Posted By benski
Post I guess you could take the thing back apart and...

I guess you could take the thing back apart and inspect it. :-(Maybe some modeling clay or similar product would tell the tale
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,895
Posted By benski
Post The engine is a non interference design. Even...

The engine is a non interference design. Even with a broken T-belt, you shouldn't be able to hit any of the valves with pistons.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By benski
Question Would a T-5 fit the diesel belllhousing bolt...

Would a T-5 fit the diesel belllhousing bolt pattern?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,195
Posted By benski
Post This is something that I had happen. They're...

This is something that I had happen. They're cheap and easy if there's any doubt.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By benski
Post It should be attached to a fitting at the...

It should be attached to a fitting at the firewall, as was stated. And yes, CAREFULLY cut the hoe after removing the clamp. Your aim here is not to exert too much force on the tender bits the hose is...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,029
Posted By benski
Post Put the ipd springs in, make sure everything is...

Put the ipd springs in, make sure everything is up to snuff, and drive your car. I'd recommend Kaplhenke spherical bearings instead of poly bushings for your rear trailing arm bushings; much better...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By benski
Post Don't get your wrench too hot while grinding on...

Don't get your wrench too hot while grinding on it. Slow and steady wins this race.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By benski
Post This has worked for me as well. I think the spec...

This has worked for me as well. I think the spec was around 80 ft. lbs or so. A manual will have this info.:nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,798
Posted By benski
Post Perhaps a set of axle travel limiting straps...

Perhaps a set of axle travel limiting straps would let your shocks last longer. Probably quite easy to fab up, as well.
Forum: events 06-06-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,988
Posted By benski
Thumbs up For the first and probably the last time, I'll be...

For the first and probably the last time, I'll be renting a stall at the swap meet portion of the parking lot. I'll have a 1991 GMC 12' dually flatbed, white with stainless steel hubcaps, not Alcoas...
Forum: events 06-06-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,988
Posted By benski
Post I'll bring a calendar to time my 245 through the...

I'll bring a calendar to time my 245 through the 1/4... it'll be close enough.:lol::oops:
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,669
Posted By benski
Post I can't imagine getting 35 mpg out of anything I...

I can't imagine getting 35 mpg out of anything I own...:omg::nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By benski
Post 50-55 is going pretty quick for a feral cat: I'd...

50-55 is going pretty quick for a feral cat: I'd guess it was doing maybe 30 when you hit it...:lol::roll:
Forum: performance & modifications 05-11-2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By benski
Post I would install Kaplhenke spherical bushings...

I would install Kaplhenke spherical bushings instead of poly bushings. I've had both on two different 245s, and the spherical joints are superior. They allow the rear end to articulate more, and not...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,950
Posted By benski
Post Be Careful with those compressed springs. Don't...

Be Careful with those compressed springs. Don't drop or bounce them; there's a LOT of stored energy in them.:nod::omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,905
Posted By benski
Post IMHO,perhaps the maintenance intervals were, um,...

IMHO,perhaps the maintenance intervals were, um, extended towards the last. Low grade, and low detergent oils will often cause this condition,as well as short tips that prevent the engine coming up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,458
Posted By benski
Post I think a change of fluid might be in order.:nod:

I think a change of fluid might be in order.:nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By benski
Post Bring along plenty of pounds to make it work;...

Bring along plenty of pounds to make it work; also locate a good machinist and engine builder, in case you're not qualified. It sounds to me though, given your handiwork that you've mentioned, that...
Forum: events 11-19-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 77,060
Posted By benski
Thumbs up Oh Boy! In my 800 lbs. of stuff, I'll pack a...

Oh Boy! In my 800 lbs. of stuff, I'll pack a couple of spare livers, just in case.:lol::omg::nod:
Forum: events 11-18-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 77,060
Posted By benski
Thumbs up And not loaded down with 800 lbs. of coolers,...

And not loaded down with 800 lbs. of coolers, spares, and tools traveling at 75 mph....;-):nod:
Forum: events 11-18-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 77,060
Posted By benski
April 29th and 30th 2017.;-)

April 29th and 30th 2017.;-)
Forum: events 10-31-2016, 04:30 AM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 77,060
Posted By benski
Thumbs up We appreciate all the efforts it takes to...

We appreciate all the efforts it takes to coordinate an event.:cool::nod:
Forum: events 10-29-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 77,060
Posted By benski
Post Ya know, as trite as this comment appears about...

Ya know, as trite as this comment appears about the name tags, I find them really handy on large events that I haven't attended in the past. Even something like your T-Bricks user name would be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By benski
Post Slobber some anti-seize on that new stuff before...

Slobber some anti-seize on that new stuff before reassembly; it may save some fun in the future.:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,490
Posted By benski
Still Tbricks...;-)

Still Tbricks...;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,395
Posted By benski
Post My personal experience of using Amsoil lubricants...

My personal experience of using Amsoil lubricants for more than 35 years is this; If there is any place that it can escape, it will. Surgically clean mating surfaces are in order, as well as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By benski
Post You may want to see if you can track down that...

You may want to see if you can track down that engine oil leak as well.
Ideas:
The last oil change leftovers
Oil pressure switch
Leaking oil seal on oil filter
Leaking valve cover gasket...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,224
Posted By benski
Post How so?

How so?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2016, 03:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,224
Posted By benski
Post Are your shocks attached at both ends? Have you...

Are your shocks attached at both ends? Have you shucked a weight on your wheel(s)? Has one of your tires separated a belt internally?

I've had all of the above contribute to come and go wheel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,125
Posted By benski
Post Not intending to hijack this thread, but is there...

Not intending to hijack this thread, but is there anyone/ company that rebuilds these boxes?:oogle:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By benski
Post I Like it!:cool:

I Like it!:cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2016, 02:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By benski
Post Did you go through the prescribed break-in...

Did you go through the prescribed break-in routine for your brakes?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,543
Posted By benski
Post On most modern FI engines you can start driving...

On most modern FI engines you can start driving gently right after starting up with no harm; as far as revving things up when cold, that's a no-no. Oil isn't flowing at the rate and viscosity it...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,125
Posted By benski
Post The tradition of anointing a $600 car with all...

The tradition of anointing a $600 car with all sorts of jewelry continues, I see.;-) I've done it a bunch to myself, and I'm absolutely confident I am not alone here..:):omg: Good luck, I'll keep...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,267
Posted By benski
Post Bring a bunch. Then double that amount.:nod:...

Bring a bunch. Then double that amount.:nod: Racing is the best way that I know to turn money into noise.:omg:;-)
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