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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 933
Posted By blkaplan
bolbo quality I suppose it depends on the...

bolbo quality

I suppose it depends on the quality of the machining, machined with a sharp edge end mill or is there a corner radius.

leaving sharp edges might be asking for it
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 933
Posted By blkaplan
Is it one of the heads that they sank the lower...

Is it one of the heads that they sank the lower spring seat to get the nose force down?

Looks like that would make that area thinner and potentially crack something.
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 933
Posted By blkaplan
Great photos and video!!! Thanks for posting that...

Great photos and video!!! Thanks for posting that stuff up.

It's quite interesting. I do think someone who is highly skilled could weld that or it could be epoxied by someone who is less...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 44,383
Posted By blkaplan
Not controlling it, just left unplugged... I had...

Not controlling it, just left unplugged... I had been assured by Ben Mcnally that its fine that way. :roll: car doesn't feel fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,615
Posted By blkaplan
600/300. dont remember corner weights

600/300. dont remember corner weights
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 940
Posted By blkaplan
you definitely want to tune the ignition for...

you definitely want to tune the ignition for minimum advance and max torque. many times the knock limits the timing but keep bumping it up until you stop gaining power or you get det.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,615
Posted By blkaplan
Thats how they were before.

Thats how they were before.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,615
Posted By blkaplan
Yes they do benefit. I ran a 32mm hollow bar in...

Yes they do benefit. I ran a 32mm hollow bar in the front on mine and 16mm rear bar. Balance was great.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By blkaplan
im sure the out side dims are the same. Might...

im sure the out side dims are the same. Might want to see if it has the same quality extruded tubes that go across. The design of that is really nice.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 933
Posted By blkaplan
https://www.amazon.com/Pyro-Putty-2400-Metal-Seale...

https://www.amazon.com/Pyro-Putty-2400-Metal-Sealer/dp/B00AKJF2KO#customerReviews

something like this should work fine if you can access the area thats leaking.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,615
Posted By blkaplan
Theres nothing like a good set of spherical arms...

Theres nothing like a good set of spherical arms for these cars... I really got to get mine back in stock for the peoples.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,615
Posted By blkaplan
Its what happens when you abuse the **** out of...

Its what happens when you abuse the **** out of your car forever.... Boxing them helps, its why volvo had the "taxi" arms.

I have only seen it happen from big impacts, like hitting a curb. Im...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 933
Posted By blkaplan
Sand the top of those valves until you get the...

Sand the top of those valves until you get the mushroom out of it and chuck those valves where they belong. (the trash)

If its just a crack that passing fluid... could be a good application for...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 201,840
Posted By blkaplan
I wouldn't worry too much about that, its...

I wouldn't worry too much about that, its stainless right? From past experience, SS moves a ton when you weld it.. With production based fixtures you can help combat it but for a one off... a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By blkaplan
You can buy them here. ...

You can buy them here.

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/individual-components-parts/products/fk-bearings-wide-spherical-bearings-wssx-t
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By blkaplan
interested to hear what you find!

interested to hear what you find!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By blkaplan
I have koni gland nuts in stock.

I have koni gland nuts in stock.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By blkaplan
Theres no CV magic on the sellholm stuff. ...

Theres no CV magic on the sellholm stuff.

I think its just a floating axle conversion kit, which would allow the rear axles to take alot more load before going twisty twisty.

Theres no...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By blkaplan
I dont see why you couldn't convert a set of...

I dont see why you couldn't convert a set of nivos.

if you can get a set from a solid axle 700 series car, you would just have to drill out the upper pin from 12mm to 1/2" and figure out some...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 122,411
Posted By blkaplan
I might have components left over from my old...

I might have components left over from my old front control arm design, they would need to be welded together but its pretty straight forward as long as you can weld 1/8" 4130 safely.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 201,840
Posted By blkaplan
If the wheels are 67.1 CB then it would be...

If the wheels are 67.1 CB then it would be possible to have a hubcentric spacer @ 10mm to clear. Its probably something i could get knocked out at some point if you ever have the burning desire to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 201,840
Posted By blkaplan
Looks like you figured out why I dont sell a 10mm...

Looks like you figured out why I dont sell a 10mm spacer for the 240. ;-)

The thinest hubcentric spacer I have been able to safely make while still having enough material to be durable is 15mm on...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 201,840
Posted By blkaplan
This is pretty much spot on from everyone else I...

This is pretty much spot on from everyone else I know who has gone through their heads. Nice porting but the valve quality / choice and other hardware misses the mark.

I have a friend that...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 201,840
Posted By blkaplan
I hear Larrys does really good engine work,...

I hear Larrys does really good engine work, definitely worth the wait!!!
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By blkaplan
What wheel do you have? there are no short hubs...

What wheel do you have? there are no short hubs for the 740 that i know of
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 122,411
Posted By blkaplan
When I was running tires wider and stickier...

When I was running tires wider and stickier (305/30/18s) I had fully adjustable spherical control arms... never had an issue

bushings could be sus.

Also, id recommend reinforced the mounting...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 122,411
Posted By blkaplan
The opening was designed and manufactured the way...

The opening was designed and manufactured the way it was to provide the most versatility to the most amount of people. There is a very small number of people using this strut brace with these strut...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 122,411
Posted By blkaplan
Sean, Just a heads up. The second set of...

Sean,

Just a heads up. The second set of bolt holes on the strut mounts allows you to deshroud the bolt that is hidden by the strut tower.

Looking good!!!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By blkaplan
Sheet steel is not very thermally conductive. ...

Sheet steel is not very thermally conductive. The area behind the heat sink will heat soak quickly and no longer provide any value. Its going to get most of its dissipation from radiation and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By blkaplan
Mounting it to the fender has a negligible change...

Mounting it to the fender has a negligible change or effect on cooling. The thermal compound goes between the power stage and the heat sink... not between the fender and the heat sink
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,674
Posted By blkaplan
None of the issues that were presented can be...

None of the issues that were presented can be determined by looking at them without taking them apart. Also 4000 miles is a barely a test.

It looks like the exhaust side crimp has failed?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By blkaplan
clutch kits are cheap. just get it and throw it...

clutch kits are cheap. just get it and throw it in for now. worlds better than putting in a stupid slush box.

Or just get the lh2.4 flywheel now and put a clutch in... pressure plate stays the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By blkaplan
That sounds like a potential winner.

That sounds like a potential winner.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By blkaplan
It sounds like something is wrong in your axle...

It sounds like something is wrong in your axle assembly. Its not normal for these cars to eat rear wheel bearings. Most people have never changed them. If assembling your rear axle without an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By blkaplan
I used artic silver because im a computer nerd...

I used artic silver because im a computer nerd and thats what i had laying around.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 157,905
Posted By blkaplan
Amazing work and progress as always!

Amazing work and progress as always!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By blkaplan
Do you think its possible it is over shimmed and...

Do you think its possible it is over shimmed and you are pressing the bearing cage into the rollers and thats why they ate the cage?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By blkaplan
Thats a double row ball bearing?

Thats a double row ball bearing?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By blkaplan
Hows the inner seal? Axle looks like its wet...

Hows the inner seal? Axle looks like its wet from gear oil?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By blkaplan
SKF is oem. Not sure if anything that comes in...

SKF is oem. Not sure if anything that comes in the blue box would be any better.

I wonder if there is a higher load version of that bearing available...

If you are having rear axle...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 28,046
Posted By blkaplan
Yep, thats where the "refinishing" comes...

Yep, thats where the "refinishing" comes in.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,264
Posted By blkaplan
For the height, this is pretty easily answered by...

For the height, this is pretty easily answered by looking on my webpage and seeing this picture.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0260/2623/products/profileheight_1024x1024.jpg?v=1448034268


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Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,264
Posted By blkaplan
You can run pos 2 w/out cutting but to get full...

You can run pos 2 w/out cutting but to get full adjusment (which is more camber then most people will want) you have to clearance the strut tower for the strut shaft and also trim the edge of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 28,046
Posted By blkaplan
Are you going to refinish that gauge cluster? ...

Are you going to refinish that gauge cluster? The surface finish of most 3d printed things is atrocious.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,264
Posted By blkaplan
I like having more caster in these cars, it makes...

I like having more caster in these cars, it makes them more calm on the highway and it puts a nicer weight into the steering. If anyone has these and coilover springs, position 3 is the way to go...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 122,411
Posted By blkaplan
450 rear springs sounds way too stiff from my...

450 rear springs sounds way too stiff from my past experience.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,264
Posted By blkaplan
You should also consider these. ...

You should also consider these.

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/240-spherical-offset-strut-mounts
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 98,277
Posted By blkaplan
I think the standard valves are fine, they just...

I think the standard valves are fine, they just need to get replaced after a while (they tend to crack and have a portion break off)

If its low mileage it will hopefully be fine.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 98,277
Posted By blkaplan
Have you replaced the exhaust valves? Might be...

Have you replaced the exhaust valves? Might be worth it to put new units in while you are in there.

I have seen a lot of exhaust valve failures on white blocks as they get older.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By blkaplan
I used S-glass and loctite plastic epoxy on the...

I used S-glass and loctite plastic epoxy on the inside of my B pilar trim after it cracked to reinforce it. So far, so good.
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