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Forum: events 01-21-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mikep
edited title.

edited title.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By mikep
I had an 84 celica gt, saved the rear parts, got...

I had an 84 celica gt, saved the rear parts, got rid of it. Iím setting up 2 1030s, one 3.73 and one 3.31. If anyone wants my collection of yota gearsets theyíre available. Weak 3rd member with no...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By mikep
In similar news, my 83 corolla is probably...

In similar news, my 83 corolla is probably getting an 83 volvo rear.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By mikep
Slut i lager, unfortunately.

Slut i lager, unfortunately.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By mikep
If ford and toyota are too valuable but a GM...

If ford and toyota are too valuable but a GM 8.5/8.6 is cheap, check on shorter axle prices for that.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,255
Posted By mikep
leftover combustion pressure adding to the...

leftover combustion pressure adding to the opening effort?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,806
Posted By mikep
This is not off-topic. Remember the rules. Be...

This is not off-topic. Remember the rules. Be constructive. Be welcoming to new people. Or play ď**** around and find outĒ.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By mikep
I was replying to the ďcheapĒ request. I have...

I was replying to the ďcheapĒ request.
I have a locker, looks like a spartan. I have not tried it, and was going to send it to eric (badvlvo), but i can install it to try it out. Iím still a fan of...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By mikep
Lunchbox locker.

Lunchbox locker.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By mikep
Thatís a 200% increase. Still bad, though.

Thatís a 200% increase.
Still bad, though.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-06-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,957
Posted By mikep
Thatís how experiments go sometimes. And we...

Thatís how experiments go sometimes. And we learned from it. Iím actually surprised someone else hosted that pic.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-06-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,957
Posted By mikep
Yeah, it needs to have more space between metal...

Yeah, it needs to have more space between metal areas to induce a good signal.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,957
Posted By mikep
Was that yours i did, Ben? I remember doing 2 or...

Was that yours i did, Ben? I remember doing 2 or 3, i think Steveís worked ok, anothere had needle bounce.
Definitely not my favorite method.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By mikep
Toyota truck axles easy to find over/under there?

Toyota truck axles easy to find over/under there?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-03-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,510
Posted By mikep
No benchracing in here, nope.

No benchracing in here, nope.
Forum: events 01-03-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 237,704
Posted By mikep
We’re “snowed” “in” (school air quotes), so i...

We’re “snowed” “in” (school air quotes), so i could do a quick meet. (It’s actually pretty bad near school, i had to drive over to see, but there was nothing to scoff at, except for the ill-prepared...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 194,101
Posted By mikep
The Koni yellows handled the 350# springs well in...

The Koni yellows handled the 350# springs well in front.

I think the reason that some suburban shocks (1" shorter than stock at the shock, but even shorter at the spring) don't work well on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 194,101
Posted By mikep
When Towery started with the stock car spring...

When Towery started with the stock car spring idea, he went with 11# tall by 5" dia 200# in rear. I inherited those springs, and went from there. This was when we were treating the rear like most...
Forum: events 01-01-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 237,704
Posted By mikep
I'm supposed to be helping Stacey move into her...

I'm supposed to be helping Stacey move into her new house, but it's rainy, so we are mostly laying around. We did buy 20 bags of blow-in insulation yesterday, and took it to the new house. I'll see...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,957
Posted By mikep
If itís the newer (588) case it is very tough to...

If itís the newer (588) case it is very tough to machine.
The older versions are easy to cut in a lathe.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 194,101
Posted By mikep
Excellent. Thanks.

Excellent. Thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 155,388
Posted By mikep
As mentioned earlier, there are 240s with M46 and...

As mentioned earlier, there are 240s with M46 and no guibo. I parted one out, and it did not vibrate when i drove it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,736
Posted By mikep
I only use a grease gun if one is VERY stuck....

I only use a grease gun if one is VERY stuck. Clamp the free one in place, pump until the stuck one is almost out. At that point you are also looking at honing, so it needs to be split, making the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-06-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,102
Posted By mikep
Poik? Is that you? I think Canuck has a C4...

Poik? Is that you?
I think Canuck has a C4 suspension going in an amazon. It has been a while since I saw it, and I was too awe-struck to ask which gen.
Forum: events 11-30-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 237,704
Posted By mikep
It's sneaking up fast.

It's sneaking up fast.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,285
Posted By mikep
Isnít all toilet paper sliced?

Isnít all toilet paper sliced?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,376
Posted By mikep
Incorrect on the every year thing.. The only time...

Incorrect on the every year thing.. The only time I know of that he did that was *edit: 2003?4? to 2007?8? in his corvette.
Early on it was often 3, and the lemans porsche was 70, when he was 54...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By mikep
Where on the east coast are you?

Where on the east coast are you?
Forum: events 11-21-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 76,900
Posted By mikep
Are you going too, mr plow? I may have to learn...

Are you going too, mr plow? I may have to learn this newfangled ďflyingĒ.
Forum: showroom 11-16-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,020
Posted By mikep
Light bars (or floods) make good cornering lamps....

Light bars (or floods) make good cornering lamps.
I use hella 500 driving beams. They outperform most high beams. 700 should be even better. Hella also makes rounds with multiple LEDs that are...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,376
Posted By mikep
Getting back to stock-mount 240 rear sways vs...

Getting back to stock-mount 240 rear sways vs body mount,
I have a strong suspicion that fat (ipd, etc) rear sways bolted to the long lower arms puts them in a bind and tries to twist them. That...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,376
Posted By mikep
I can't believe Mr Plow neglected to post the pic...

I can't believe Mr Plow neglected to post the pic of me smoking the front tires in the Turbobricks CobbleArt Rapa Scrapple 244 at carlisle. I loved driving that car, even though I took leave of my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By mikep
I had one that refused to work right unless a...

I had one that refused to work right unless a test light was connected. It had too many issues to sort out at that juncture, and I think it's in a junkyard now.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,181
Posted By mikep
Auto meter makes a coolant pressure gauge. ...

Auto meter makes a coolant pressure gauge.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/atm-4307


Drew's lemons car has big idiot lights and an idiot buzzer. No oil pressure? it screams at you..
Forum: events 11-06-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 237,704
Posted By mikep
oops. I forgot..

oops. I forgot..
Forum: events 11-05-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By mikep
Nice. I went to a lucky dog event at Charlotte....

Nice. I went to a lucky dog event at Charlotte. Good series.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,650
Posted By mikep
They might work with spacers and longer studs.

They might work with spacers and longer studs.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,102
Posted By mikep
Something something P1800..

Something something P1800..
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,102
Posted By mikep
Iíve been looking at cadillac cts bits but have...

Iíve been looking at cadillac cts bits but have too many projects right now.
Forum: events 11-02-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 237,704
Posted By mikep
Is it premium t-shirt drop time already?

Is it premium t-shirt drop time already?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,376
Posted By mikep
less roll will always make a car feel more...

less roll will always make a car feel more confidence-inspiring. Same with more damping.
Too much rear bar on soft springs will lift the inside tire on exit, something volvos gleefully exhibit. Same...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,376
Posted By mikep
I thought about doing that but decided i like the...

I thought about doing that but decided i like the way it handles with stiffer springs and less bar.
But for inspiration, here is a corolla with hollow adjustable cobbling action.

...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,394
Posted By mikep
*ABIGGERHAMMER has entered the chat

*ABIGGERHAMMER has entered the chat
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,762
Posted By mikep
I keep forgetting all the name changes. You were...

I keep forgetting all the name changes. You were dlot when we met.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,762
Posted By mikep
dlot (Dave Lotman) has some B21s for sale in new...

dlot (Dave Lotman) has some B21s for sale in new jersey if you go that way. I'm a fan of cobbling, but it sounds like it wants to be original (that would make redwood ken very happy, btw)
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,806
Posted By mikep
I did an image search, saw some good and bad...

I did an image search, saw some good and bad ideas. Staggered small gauges looked good. I like big main gauges in the center personally.
And i recently saw an Auto Meter electronic speedo that...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,764
Posted By mikep
I always removed them but iím on the fence with...

I always removed them but iím on the fence with the latest 245. Keeping the tank away from the axle in a rear-end collision would be sweet. Iím seeing more and more close calls with brodozers...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By mikep
Cool. I need to measure the Datsun truck trans.

Cool. I need to measure the Datsun truck trans.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,030
Posted By mikep
Beautiful cars and parts. Thanks for posting them.

Beautiful cars and parts. Thanks for posting them.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,404
Posted By mikep
Do you even lift, bro?

Do you even lift, bro?
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