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Old 09-26-2016, 06:31 PM   #76
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howd the brakes turn out?
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:33 AM   #77
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howd the brakes turn out?
They are a lot better, but not 100%, more like 90%. Still have to double pump to get 100% firm pedal. It's something with the rear brakes. When I clamp off the soft line to the rear brakes I get 100% firm pedal. I adjusted the brakes as far in as I could without them rubbing. I adjusted the e-brake, I bleed the brakes several times, and there is no air whatsoever. Everything back there is new, so I don't really know what else to do. I'm just going to live with what I got I guess.

I'm thinking about doing an 8.8 for several reasons. For one I've done it before in a 122, and it wasn't too big of a challenge. Also I could get a limited slip, disc brakes, 4:10, and retain the same bolt pattern. Plus it would be strong as sh!t, so I could beat on it, and not worry about breaking it. They are cheap, and the parts for them are cheap too.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:16 AM   #78
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Loving this old car Mike.. gonna have to go for a ride when get up there..

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Old 09-27-2016, 10:38 AM   #79
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Loving this old car Mike.. gonna have to go for a ride when get up there..

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Thanks man. You can take it for a spin if you want.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:46 AM   #80
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They are a lot better, but not 100%, more like 90%. Still have to double pump to get 100% firm pedal. It's something with the rear brakes. When I clamp off the soft line to the rear brakes I get 100% firm pedal. I adjusted the brakes as far in as I could without them rubbing. I adjusted the e-brake, I bleed the brakes several times, and there is no air whatsoever. Everything back there is new, so I don't really know what else to do. I'm just going to live with what I got I guess.

I'm thinking about doing an 8.8 for several reasons. For one I've done it before in a 122, and it wasn't too big of a challenge. Also I could get a limited slip, disc brakes, 4:10, and retain the same bolt pattern. Plus it would be strong as sh!t, so I could beat on it, and not worry about breaking it. They are cheap, and the parts for them are cheap too.
I'm in the same boat, I think that they just need to be worked in, mine seem to get better (or I get more used to them) ever time I drive the car.
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:55 PM   #81
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I read about this tuning tool called Colortune. It's basically a clear spark plug that lets you look into the combustion chamber and see what color the flame is. Yellow is rich, white is lean, and blue it just right, so they say.


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Old 09-27-2016, 08:14 PM   #82
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its like an ancient O2 sensor! I remember playing around with one trying to sync Dual SUs when I first put them on. Just remember to remove it ASAP.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:04 AM   #83
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It would be neat if you could rig up a camera and view it at different rpm levels out on the road. That way you would know it the needles are correct. Would it get ruined trying it?
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:45 AM   #84
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It would be neat if you could rig up a camera and view it at different rpm levels out on the road. That way you would know it the needles are correct. Would it get ruined trying it?
It's firing just like a spark plug, so I don't see why not. On a dyno it would be even better. It would also be nice to have 4 of them instead of only one.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:09 AM   #85
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It's firing just like a spark plug, so I don't see why not. On a dyno it would be even better. It would also be nice to have 4 of them instead of only one.
Was thinking of all the things you mentioned, but instead going about it the low buck way. Wonder if anyone has tried it?

Of course this is can easily be checked w/computers today.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:05 AM   #86
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Was thinking of all the things you mentioned, but instead going about it the low buck way. Wonder if anyone has tried it?

Of course this is can easily be checked w/computers today.
Yeah it's like the poor man's wide band.
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Old 09-28-2016, 01:25 PM   #87
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That would be a good tool for tuning our kart. Thanks for showing me this.
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:22 AM   #88
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:14 AM   #89
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The car did good for the Mountain meet. I managed to wrestle it around the curvy roads of western NC with no issues. The car can really take whatever you throw at it. The only problem I had was on Sunday morning when we were leaving it was running pig rich. When I would give it gas it would spit and sputter. I stopped and adjusted the mixture to lean it out, but it didn't help right away. I just powered through it and eventually it ran better and stopped sputtering.

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Old 10-03-2016, 08:18 PM   #90
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Dude, this car rocks! Sometimes I wish mine was MT, my BW-35 tends to act up a lot. I'd be interested in your steering column shroud, if you ever decide to sell....
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:21 PM   #91
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Maybe one of the jets was sticky and stuck in 'choke' mode?
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:29 PM   #92
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I love this car, that interior is awesome.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:58 PM   #93
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Great work Mike. I really like this car. Do you still have the 164?
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:10 PM   #94
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I'd be interested in your steering column shroud, if you ever decide to sell
I might take you up on that.


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Maybe one of the jets was sticky and stuck in 'choke' mode?
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Great work Mike. I really like this car. Do you still have the 164?
I wish! I sold it a few years ago, but I've stayed in contact with the new owner.
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Old 10-04-2016, 04:16 PM   #95
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I was daily driving this for a couple of weeks leading up to the Mountain Meet from last weekend, but the weather is so nice that I think I'm going to keep driving it. It actually drives better that my 245.
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:15 PM   #96
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I'm glad you found a good home for the 164. The 122, 140, and to a degree the 164 drive nicer than the newer cars due to that better front suspension. Especially when you have the suspension setup more for sport than luxury. The 164 of course is a bit nose heavy but I was always impressed with how well the older models drive when improved for the street. Great to see you driving the 122 a lot.
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Old 10-07-2016, 04:22 PM   #97
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Gave it a long overdue bath today, and it cleaned up pretty good.

Before the trip I cut 2 coils off of the rear progressive lowering springs, but it's still sitting to high. I'm going to cut one more off this weekend. I really just want the front to match the back.

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Old 10-07-2016, 04:35 PM   #98
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What wheels are you replacing it with?
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Old 10-07-2016, 04:58 PM   #99
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:45 AM   #100
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Loving your car mike. Looking into getting one as well. Keep up the posts!
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