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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 11:10 PM
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Posted By mikep
I can work on that when i get home from this...

I can work on that when i get home from this tow/road trip.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By mikep
I welded a tone ring for a 588, heated it to...

I welded a tone ring for a 588, heated it to slide over. Machining the old 411 suffix (3 bolt) units was easy. Near impossible on a -588 (6 bolts). Maybe a grinder would do it.
You can do it...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 9,151
Posted By mikep
What he described is what toyota does in...

What he described is what toyota does in all-electric high speed forward anyway.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 9,151
Posted By mikep
Thanks for adding that. I go to auto tech...

Thanks for adding that.
I go to auto tech instructor training in the summer, usually at CCBC Catonsville, sometimes at local dealer training centers. One was Chrysler, where we had new model...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By mikep
John, I still have the VDO gauge and sender I got...

John, I still have the VDO gauge and sender I got from you. If you need them I will mail.



I did that with this one, used an air pressure regulator to apply pressure, measured resistance.
Not...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 9,151
Posted By mikep
^ I'm going to have to get another bottle of...

^ I'm going to have to get another bottle of acetylene to fit that in my 245.


If we are still taking toyota/lexus, That's a good tech description. I teach kids, so I usually use an open diff to...
Forum: events 06-07-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 114,322
Posted By mikep
Issue was resolved. Buncha hairy southerners up...

Issue was resolved.
Buncha hairy southerners up in thurr..
Forum: events 06-04-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 114,322
Posted By mikep
Tomorrow night.

Tomorrow night.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By mikep
If Ben can get you Konis and you might go higher...

If Ben can get you Konis and you might go higher in spring rate in the future, go for it. For up to 200#, Bilsteins are OK without revalving.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,293
Posted By mikep
It wasn't a runner/header tuning question. It was...

It wasn't a runner/header tuning question. It was about why DCOEs specifically need to be close to the valve, which they don't.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,293
Posted By mikep
Ok, I'll ask. Why as close as possible? I saw a...

Ok, I'll ask. Why as close as possible?
I saw a weber sidedraft on an opel gt before a turbo once, and it went like hell.
I also saw a quadrajet on a porsche 911 feeding a turbo.
Maybe the laws...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,089
Posted By mikep
And weíre done here If you return and start...

And weíre done here

If you return and start another soliloquy thread iíll see if i can keep it clean as long as you refrain from insults and threats.
And i will trash it if the latter happens...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,293
Posted By mikep
No reply to a troll is the best approach. Iím...

No reply to a troll is the best approach. Iím over it all.
Besides, some of us are on vacation. I was driving home.

To answer his question, you can use wasted spark on any even-number 4 stroke...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By mikep
I have always considered the whale oil talk as...

I have always considered the whale oil talk as myth, since I only started hearing it recently.
This is the only place I have seen it printed, never in an msds.
https://www.lubegard.com/technology/...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,089
Posted By mikep
I only know what I learned a long time ago, from...

I only know what I learned a long time ago, from memory. So this is going to be very vague.
In permanent magnet DC motors with roughly the same rotor winding mass, the higher winding count had...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 9,151
Posted By mikep
or an 83 corolla?

or an 83 corolla?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-30-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,805
Posted By mikep
I just saw this thread, because I don't come in...

I just saw this thread, because I don't come in here often. I want to comment on a few things. In this case, this is an international forum, lots of people don't even join, but find us and read. It's...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 9,151
Posted By mikep
I am going to stop and see him when I tow the...

I am going to stop and see him when I tow the duett to Aaron. I would love to see where he works, but that's asking a bit too much.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 9,151
Posted By mikep
Toyota Highlander had one in the rear but I think...

Toyota Highlander had one in the rear but I think (it was a school a long while back) the front hybrid system was like a prius but v6, the rear was electric-only.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,089
Posted By mikep
You need to step away from the oppression...

You need to step away from the oppression koolaid. Look in a mirror before you say someone else is crying. Nobody forbade you from posting, I asked you to keep the "it's math, stupid" attitude out of...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 9,151
Posted By mikep
See above edit, Oh Outraged One. Now simmer...

See above edit, Oh Outraged One.
Now simmer down.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 9,151
Posted By mikep
Keep that in the other thread, please. This...

Keep that in the other thread, please. This thread seems to be aimed at cobbling OEM stuff into volvos. I will clean this up later.
*edit for HE WHO SHALL BE OUTRAGED: "cheap junkyard/Chinese parts."
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By mikep
Look for wear marks on the backing plate. It...

Look for wear marks on the backing plate. It could be warped. Or (rarely) it can be the bearing.
Was it doing this before replacing the rotor?
Forum: events 05-27-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 114,322
Posted By mikep
Hawse POWAH.. Date bump. The week after US...

Hawse POWAH..

Date bump. The week after US memorial Day.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,595
Posted By mikep
Maybe itís custom. I used to bend bars, but not...

Maybe itís custom. I used to bend bars, but not that big.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,595
Posted By mikep
1.25" x 25.4 = 31.75 Smells fishy. Clean and...

1.25" x 25.4 = 31.75
Smells fishy.
Clean and re-measure, make sure you zero the dial/digital caliper.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By mikep
Ask in Wanted before robbing caps at the yard. ...

Ask in Wanted before robbing caps at the yard.
I had a set, not sure if I recycled them. I can look for a junk head, but I have been cleaning up.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,089
Posted By mikep
OK, drop the attacks, and share the knowledge....

OK, drop the attacks, and share the knowledge. This is not OT, and I'll be cleaning this up.



I like the aerostar chassis, and I worked on them at several ford dealers, so I know them...
Forum: website & board 05-15-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,229
Posted By mikep
Please don't break the board, Dana. That's my...

Please don't break the board, Dana. That's my hobby.
Also, Sarah and Robbie sent a message, the kiln is in cooldown, currently at 700F.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,089
Posted By mikep
I love the prius/highlander dual motors on a...

I love the prius/highlander dual motors on a differential design. Spin both motors fast but opposite, thatís neutral. Slow one side and you creep. Hold one for midd speed, both forward for high...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,069
Posted By mikep
I normally disagree on the old-school GM...

I normally disagree on the old-school GM cushy-floaty ride school of 10% higher in rear, but with a solid axle it can't hurt to help counter roll.

For the OP's intended decent ride, 250# front,...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,398
Posted By mikep
Came for the tunnel ram, was disappointed.

Came for the tunnel ram, was disappointed.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,879
Posted By mikep
good to know. I like finding new stuff to try.

good to know. I like finding new stuff to try.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,069
Posted By mikep
Oh, and what's your driving style? smooth,...

Oh, and what's your driving style? smooth, hacksaw, trail brake, in love with oversteer? How much rear spring and bar compared to front wil vary depending on what you like the car to do.
Because of...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,069
Posted By mikep
That's a good start. What ride height? A little...

That's a good start.
What ride height? A little lower, 2" or so?
And have you had much experience driving cars with stiff springs? I found that over 275# front was a bit much for most people in a...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,879
Posted By mikep
I can try it out. When I worked on British...

I can try it out.

When I worked on British cars we used sae90 or ATF, depending on how hard it would be used. (atf for abuse, 90 for quiet operation in show cars). And we shifted them into OD...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,879
Posted By mikep
If you mean the sae 50 transmission oil, sure....

If you mean the sae 50 transmission oil, sure. But the wet clutch guys are lying to themselves or have no power.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,879
Posted By mikep
If any archaic spec ever calls for engine oil in...

If any archaic spec ever calls for engine oil in a trans, use motorcycle oil (4T). Many automotive oils do not play nicely with transmissions. Use the MB spec (not compatible with wet clutches) for...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,930
Posted By mikep
If you lower the piston in the hole you lose any...

If you lower the piston in the hole you lose any quench (the outer area on top where it almost hits the head, creating shock waves). No good. You want those shock waves to create turbulence and...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,879
Posted By mikep
moved to where the real automotive geniuses hang...

moved to where the real automotive geniuses hang out.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,879
Posted By mikep
repost ...

repost
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=360210
Forum: events 05-04-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 114,322
Posted By mikep
Are you going to be waving your torque tube...

Are you going to be waving your torque tube about, James?
Forum: events 05-04-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 114,322
Posted By mikep
PRECISELY. juan

PRECISELY.
juan
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,517
Posted By mikep
I'm not following you here. They are almost...

I'm not following you here. They are almost identical, with the B having one mmm more lift and a tiny bit more duration. You say the B is higher hp, but that the A will make more at 2500. also, the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,517
Posted By mikep
K cam is not a wild cam.

K cam is not a wild cam.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,517
Posted By mikep
K or one of the big enem cams.

K or one of the big enem cams.
Forum: events 05-03-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 114,322
Posted By mikep
If i can find that old pic of Stoic Towery that...

If i can find that old pic of Stoic Towery that will be my new avatar.
Forum: events 05-02-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 114,322
Posted By mikep
Good times. Stacey and I rode bikes 41 miles with...

Good times. Stacey and I rode bikes 41 miles with woodenpudden today.
It occurred to me after I hung up that the best rdply to Kenny asking what we were doing later would have been “knitting, then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,917
Posted By mikep
Almost every engine machine shop (every one I...

Almost every engine machine shop (every one I have been in) has a spring checker. The important thing is it measures height and pressure.
Yes, a free height check is good, and you can shim old...
Forum: events 04-28-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,913
Posted By mikep
Cool. Want a 124 spider to go with it?

Cool. Want a 124 spider to go with it?
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