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Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,402
Posted By mikep
Less play, rather than longer throw.

Less play, rather than longer throw.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By mikep
Do the math on the different first gears and...

Do the math on the different first gears and final drives.
Multiply the current first by the current rear. See what final drive comes out the same with the different first gear.
Then compare...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By mikep
Better tuning after it went in the car?

Better tuning after it went in the car?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,402
Posted By mikep
I always start with hard lines looped and...

I always start with hard lines looped and submerged when bench bleeding, then closest caliper first, farthest last.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By mikep
I could feel the head lift from here... never...

I could feel the head lift from here... never mind, that was my junk lifting.
Forum: events 03-10-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By mikep
And dropped off some beer with Pete.

And dropped off some beer with Pete.
Forum: events 03-10-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By mikep
It was a great day. I finally got a cvt trans for...

It was a great day. I finally got a cvt trans for a sentra that is plaguing me, got to hang out with Dave after a long time, saw some good familiar faces, met some new ones. Glad you are having a...
Forum: events 03-09-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By mikep
Picked up Dave, we are eating at a diner. Be...

Picked up Dave, we are eating at a diner. Be there by 1.
Forum: events 03-08-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,289
Posted By mikep
I tried to get 2 days off but it follows our...

I tried to get 2 days off but it follows our spring break 5-day weekend. Working wed and then taking a 4-day weekend was frowned upon.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-06-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,318
Posted By mikep
Yep, he's a good guy. I will say that I...

Yep, he's a good guy.

I will say that I inherited some "civic coilover" junk a while back, and once you know the real rates, they are useful for mocking up odd set-ups. They are usually...
Forum: events 03-02-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By mikep
Sounds good.

Sounds good.
Forum: events 03-01-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By mikep
Y U no hold meet, Plow?

Y U no hold meet, Plow?
Forum: events 03-01-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By mikep
Iím shooting for 11am to pick Dave up, unless he...

Iím shooting for 11am to pick Dave up, unless he wants me to get there earlier. He said (i think) itís 40 miles from his place to the museum.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,573
Posted By mikep
4-valve chambers donít have less engine braking.

4-valve chambers donít have less engine braking.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,573
Posted By mikep
I used to love big cam engine builds. Although...

I used to love big cam engine builds.
Although some good cams are available for 8v, I really like the good combustion chamber on the 16v.
Do that, don't go as big on cams (no need to, because it...
Forum: events 02-27-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By mikep
89_740Turbo called the museum to let them know we...

89_740Turbo called the museum to let them know we will be there.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By mikep
I have only seen cast pistons from mahle...

I have only seen cast pistons from mahle (B23/230/ft), and have only seen 1 or 2 cast B23 cranks.
I have a set of B230FT pistons I should sell. 96.010
Forum: events 02-26-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,289
Posted By mikep
I might have witnessed it the one year I went....

I might have witnessed it the one year I went. (at the old house, not at the dyno)
Forum: events 02-26-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By mikep
Thanks. PM sent.

Thanks.
PM sent.
Forum: events 02-21-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By mikep
Letís call it saturday, 9th of march.

Letís call it saturday, 9th of march.
Forum: events 02-14-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By mikep
Iíll try to call shawn about driving that way....

Iíll try to call shawn about driving that way. Unless someone else wants to.
Forum: events 02-12-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By mikep
Make it july 4th and.. maybe..

Make it july 4th and..


maybe..
Forum: events 02-12-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By mikep
reported. #streetracethread #2009again

reported.

#streetracethread
#2009again
Forum: events 02-11-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By mikep
Not sure at this point.

Not sure at this point.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By mikep
I pulled a pair from the 86, had to use a slide...

I pulled a pair from the 86, had to use a slide hammer on both. The car lived on a farm. Owned by a meth-head if that matters.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By mikep
Or rust.

Or rust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By mikep
rockauto has a delco reman CAM unit for $134,...

rockauto has a delco reman CAM unit for $134, with a $100 core.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By mikep
Buy it to part out. Manual 740s - rare. Parts...

Buy it to part out. Manual 740s - rare. Parts will fit 940.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,026
Posted By mikep
Stage 11. Ben's volume knob starts there.

Stage 11. Ben's volume knob starts there.
Forum: events 01-29-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By mikep
That's a real good idea. He said he could meet...

That's a real good idea.
He said he could meet us at an outlet outside of NYC for parking, so if we can arrange a ride to the museum, we can meet there.
I'll call Shawn King.
Forum: events 01-26-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By mikep
Yep. He arrives on a Sunday, leaves on a...

Yep. He arrives on a Sunday, leaves on a Wednesday. This is specifically for one day of The weekend in the middle.
Dave (dl242gt) is riding up with me, and anyone else from the NJ/DC/Balt/Wilmington...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,026
Posted By mikep
And the definition from torsen: ...

And the definition from torsen:
https://torsen.com/ask-torsen-torque-bias-ratio-functional-questions/
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,026
Posted By mikep
layman's torsen: ...

layman's torsen:

https://forums.hybridz.org/topic/101977-helical-limited-slip-function-and-torque-bias-ratio/
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By mikep
I was curious if I was missing something in the...

I was curious if I was missing something in the statement. I've started reading/researching again, and keep running into odd concepts. Some valid, some not.
Forum: events 01-25-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By mikep
Mr. Borrie Meet, March 9-10, NYC, USA

Feeler/interest/ideas/yadda thread for meeting in NYC or surrounding areas.
Preferably with a few Volvos, but not a deal-breaker if it isn't a real parking lot meet.

He will be there March 3rd...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By mikep
How is the increased caster the key? The lower...

How is the increased caster the key? The lower control arms still pivot on the same plane.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,775
Posted By mikep
I remember seeing marks on one, but figured atech...

I remember seeing marks on one, but figured atech put them there, since there is room for them to move around (no locating dowels) ansno machinedside surfaces.
I always lay them out how i remove...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,775
Posted By mikep
Yep. If you are used to Ford, Dodge, GM, etc....

Yep. If you are used to Ford, Dodge, GM, etc. almost all 10 and 12 bolt diffs (non-removable center chunk) have the shims outside the outer races or "cups"....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By mikep
Actually, you do, if they are corroded. glass...

Actually, you do, if they are corroded. glass beads embed in the surface, and will wear out the seals. Honing and cleaning will fix that. (honing without cleaning is juju)
If the pistons are pitted...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,775
Posted By mikep
This is incorrect. Re-use the shims. The bearings...

This is incorrect. Re-use the shims. The bearings are all identical.
(Unless you got wrong ones, no-name ones, your junk is worn out, whatever)
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,775
Posted By mikep
Beware of backwards pinion depth instructions. I...

Beware of backwards pinion depth instructions. I have seen several that give the wrong direction.

If the pattern is too far out on the ring gear, you move the pinion toward the outside (remove...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,330
Posted By mikep
One of the interesting things I read back in the...

One of the interesting things I read back in the day:
A slight nose-down ride is preferred, even with a perfectly smooth underside.
If the car is perfectly level, the underbody friction causes the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,330
Posted By mikep
How many mpg is that mod worth?

How many mpg is that mod worth?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,330
Posted By mikep
Also, a 16v head would be way better if you crank...

Also, a 16v head would be way better if you crank up the compression.
Thin gear oil helps.
Lean fuel maps and more timing (also best with a better combustion chamber).
Wheel skirrrrrrts.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,330
Posted By mikep
Go back to Maintenance, noob. ďAndĒ empty...

Go back to Maintenance, noob.
ďAndĒ empty trunk might give a 1% increace in town. Zero increase on the highway. And no tools to fix your heap.
This is performance and mods. Buying a civic is not...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,330
Posted By mikep
That is supposedly why Rudolph Diesel wanted to...

That is supposedly why Rudolph Diesel wanted to crank up the compression. Efficiency.
There are mid-size drone aircraft engines that run on gasoline but once started, are diesels. Insanely...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,330
Posted By mikep
I used to be on ecomodder. Look around there,...

I used to be on ecomodder. Look around there, lots of ideas.

As stated above, it's a square car. the coefficient of drag is high, and it's bigger than econo cars. (cd x area = drag).

The most...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 35,235
Posted By mikep
On a mid-80s 244, front pivot to: Axle 568mm ...

On a mid-80s 244,
front pivot to:
Axle 568mm
Spring 692mm
Shock 424mm
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 35,235
Posted By mikep
Koni single adjust worked ok, chris had those in...

Koni single adjust worked ok, chris had those in the wagon and sedan.
I like the r-sports and bilstein inverted struts a lot. If you ever need numbers to get them revalved, John V can steer you...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 35,235
Posted By mikep
^those 200# stock car springs were what I used...

^those 200# stock car springs were what I used after you figured out to use the top cones on the bottom of a 240 rear set-up.

For anyone comparing my post about front-rear balance, remember that...
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