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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 04:51 PM
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Posted By shoestring
any more

any more
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By shoestring
I use 4R Customs Wire out of Salisbury, MA,...

I use 4R Customs Wire out of Salisbury, MA, because I'm a homer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By shoestring
I also think retensioning was part of 5000 mile...

I also think retensioning was part of 5000 mile service?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By shoestring
Or voting Republican and thinking they care about...

Or voting Republican and thinking they care about people who work for a living.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By shoestring
Leaking injectors would add fuel, heavy knock...

Leaking injectors would add fuel, heavy knock would be more symptomatic of not enough fuel. You could look at fuel pressure regulator for this.

Kinda sounds like a restricted cat converter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By shoestring
If it's pinging, it's reducing ignition advance,...

If it's pinging, it's reducing ignition advance, hence your lack of power feeling. Simplest thing to do would be put your 95 or 98 RON in it and see if that alleviates your problem. If it does, I'd...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By shoestring
Clutches last forever like this.

Clutches last forever like this.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,658
Posted By shoestring
Didn't you say it detonated on 87? I understand...

Didn't you say it detonated on 87? I understand that it still functions as an internal combustion engine on it, just not well at higher cylinder pressures.

I was also wondering about your TPS,...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,658
Posted By shoestring
Dude I have real 9.8:1 with a V cam and I run...

Dude I have real 9.8:1 with a V cam and I run Shell 87 with no problems. I'm not sure if Cam outfit me with a daughterboard in my EZ116K or not. If yes, it's got the race car tune, if no, it's a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By shoestring
If they don't feel like the best brake pedal...

If they don't feel like the best brake pedal you've ever stepped on, something's not quite right;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By shoestring
I'm not sure that you need to take it off the...

I'm not sure that you need to take it off the car, but I suggest you follow a bench bleed process.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By shoestring
If you got the Ate seal kit, it's in the...

If you got the Ate seal kit, it's in the instructions. It's very simple.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,603
Posted By shoestring
This is the kind of info I'm looking for. ...

This is the kind of info I'm looking for. Thanks!

PS which disc are you using? The 850R I assume?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,603
Posted By shoestring
OK, thank you.

OK, thank you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,074
Posted By shoestring
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By shoestring
^^^This because the tip of your input shaft look...

^^^This because the tip of your input shaft look nasty
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,603
Posted By shoestring
-707 vs -765 pressure plates

Mostly I'm interested in which of these provides a lighter pedal. Either will be sufficient for the power level.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,424
Posted By shoestring
There's actually a pretty specific process to...

There's actually a pretty specific process to setting these up, and it makes a huge difference. When you clean the throttle body, you need to make sure that the throttle blade is fully seated in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By shoestring
I tried playing this game 7 or 8 years ago with a...

I tried playing this game 7 or 8 years ago with a 4 hole EV6 injector that had a similar spray angle to the stock one, they were a green one that fit a Chrysler 3.3 V6 I think. Anyway, there was no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,257
Posted By shoestring
Spec on 1031 axle is 0.005"-0.007". 1041 axle is...

Spec on 1031 axle is 0.005"-0.007". 1041 axle is 0.004"-0.006". A little bit of clunking is normal, especially if you have all the fluid drained. If you're worried about it, double check your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,424
Posted By shoestring
I would fix the IAC bypass and reassess. Whoever...

I would fix the IAC bypass and reassess. Whoever did this is not as smart as a Bosch engineer.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By shoestring
You guys have no idea how many times I have to...

You guys have no idea how many times I have to hear about this. That said, he's right.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By shoestring
Stab a cam in it

Stab a cam in it
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,633
Posted By shoestring
The head off the race car is at R&L Engines now...

The head off the race car is at R&L Engines now getting flow tested. Well, getting tested when he has time. 530 with 44/38 valves and port work. I'll let you know what the numbers end up being. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,633
Posted By shoestring
I shim valve clearances to 0.015" unless...

I shim valve clearances to 0.015" unless otherwise specified by cam manufacturer.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,633
Posted By shoestring
Interesting. I always wondered if it was a...

Interesting. I always wondered if it was a "highest possible result" given maximum allowable tolerances like deck height and the 0.5mm cleanup they allow on the head. Like you said though, it...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,633
Posted By shoestring
I've measured enough piston dishes and combustion...

I've measured enough piston dishes and combustion chambers to know this is absolutely representative. NA car. I concur that a 530 year is about 54cc. Normally a hair more. NA piston dish is 8cc,...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,633
Posted By shoestring
They're nowhere near 9.8:1 as delivered. Mine...

They're nowhere near 9.8:1 as delivered. Mine measured out to 9.1:1. After a 0.040" mill and stock head gasket, it's 9.8:1. I use a V cam and feed it a steady diet of Shell 87 (R+M)/2 and have no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By shoestring
I have mixed-and-matched driveshaft halves a...

I have mixed-and-matched driveshaft halves a million times without ever having a problem, including an M90 swap into a 940 that had an auto. There are little arrows stamped on each half, in addition...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,138
Posted By shoestring
You would have to have a SERIOUS camshaft for...

You would have to have a SERIOUS camshaft for that. Normal is probably around 20-22 or so, give or take. The first engine I built when I was a kid was a 283 Chevy with 2.02"/1.60" valves, 8.0:1...
Forum: events 01-20-2022, 10:12 PM
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Views: 1,105
Posted By shoestring
When you said NE Portland I thought you meant...

When you said NE Portland I thought you meant Maine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By shoestring
Dude I just got a Skandix set of e-codes from FCP...

Dude I just got a Skandix set of e-codes from FCP and I will NEVER go back, I wrote a lengthy review on them. SPEND THE MONEY. It is quite literally like night and day.

Additionally Swedish Car...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,138
Posted By shoestring
The fact that you have only 12" of vacuum at idle...

The fact that you have only 12" of vacuum at idle tells me there's something mechanically wrong, like the valves are shimmed too tight, or the cam timing is off. If it's not making boost, I'd start...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,092
Posted By shoestring
Yes, with room to spare.

Yes, with room to spare.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
240: Key Woes
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Posted By shoestring
I'm at a GM dealer with a BD Lazer 994 key...

I'm at a GM dealer with a BD Lazer 994 key machine, pretty common unit. It doesn't have 240s listed as vehicles that it can cut, but it does list the 1988- 760, which for duplication purposes I...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,968
Posted By shoestring
The header I built for my 8V weighed half what...

The header I built for my 8V weighed half what the stock manifold and downpipe weighed: 15lbs to 30.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-25-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,123
Posted By shoestring
Small displacement/low compression/heavy...

Small displacement/low compression/heavy flywheel/turbocharger is not a recipe for low speed throttle response. Not to say you couldn't improve it with a cam change but you surely aren't going to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By shoestring
A car that originally had Kjet wouldn't have a...

A car that originally had Kjet wouldn't have a tone ring on the diff for VSS signal, they used a cable off the trans for speedo drive. I think you're going to have to come up with a speedo drive off...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,967
Posted By shoestring
I chased this same problem for a while, several...

I chased this same problem for a while, several years ago, code 3-1-1 and 1500-1700 rpm idle speed after operation over 2800 or something like that. Turns out the replacement cluster I thought was...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,742
Posted By shoestring
A single 2.5" 16ga pipe supports about 220hp...

A single 2.5" 16ga pipe supports about 220hp before it BEGINS to be a restriction. I'd say that if the 12lbs is as far as you're going, I'd save the weight and gain the clearance and use the 2.50".
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,709
Posted By shoestring
What were your numbers?

What were your numbers?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,982
Posted By shoestring
2 bungs, if you're using the stock LH and using...

2 bungs, if you're using the stock LH and using the wideband for a gauge.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,245
Posted By shoestring
Might I suggest the Hydramatic 200-4R. Seeing...

Might I suggest the Hydramatic 200-4R. Seeing that you've already considered the GM automatics, this is the one I would use. They're smaller in girth than the any of the 350/400/700 ilk and are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By shoestring
Does it work if you pump the pedal a few times?

Does it work if you pump the pedal a few times?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,966
Posted By shoestring
Not necessary for your power level. Right now...

Not necessary for your power level. Right now the more variables you introduce deviating further from stock, the harder this is going to be to figure out. What do you know about the injectors and...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,866
Posted By shoestring
I use SPD Exhaust. That stuff is really nice and...

I use SPD Exhaust. That stuff is really nice and is ready to weld. Walker/Dynomax is pretty good too: 16ga, mandrel bent, readily accessible, reasonably priced and made in the US but you have to...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,578
Posted By shoestring
Beaten by Redwood again.

Beaten by Redwood again.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,578
Posted By shoestring
+1. This, along with: ...

+1. This, along with:

https://www.amazon.com/Going-Faster-Mastering-Race-Driving/dp/0837602262

so that you understand what you're trying to achieve.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,966
Posted By shoestring
If you're only concerned about what the AEM gauge...

If you're only concerned about what the AEM gauge is reading based on the AEM wideband, I would not sweat it. We have one in our race car that reads good at cold idle at about 14.5:1, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,442
Posted By shoestring
This is like that 327 they built on Engine...

This is like that 327 they built on Engine Masters.
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