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Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By 55superbeetle
I havent owned the car for years and the laptop I...

I havent owned the car for years and the laptop I used for that car is long gone. Work on getting a rpm signal while cranking on the laptop first, nothing will work until that is working.

This is...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By 55superbeetle
It's been a long time but my old turbo ls 242...

It's been a long time but my old turbo ls 242 wast runnning a ms2 v3 in wasted spark mode using only the 24x crank sensor, no cam sensor.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Single stage, he took a piece of the original...

Single stage, he took a piece of the original fender, polished it and matched it to that.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
I think it matches pretty darn good, I'm going to...

I think it matches pretty darn good, I'm going to buff the whole car soon. I have left the trim off the drivers door and fender for that reason.

https://i.imgur.com/VQ6yKL5l.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Finally got it put back together ...

Finally got it put back together

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Forum: projects & restorations 08-07-2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Some pics of the 242 and datsun progress. My damn...

Some pics of the 242 and datsun progress. My damn painter is taking his sweet time getting color on my replacemnet door and fender but just being patient. Got the body off the datsun and starting...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Got a door and fender, had to weld up the bumper...

Got a door and fender, had to weld up the bumper tirm holes on the fender and copy the holes on the wrecked fender. Door needed a little rust repair but its done and getting painted by our body guy....
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Yeah I was with them for the whole mega cash days...

Yeah I was with them for the whole mega cash days race in Nebraska. They actually sent me to FuelTech school when I first installed it on the car and have been tuning it ever since. We busted our...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-26-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Burn down tubes. These engines requre a lot of...

Burn down tubes. These engines requre a lot of crankcase venting and they vent all the way to a large box in the trunk. If it ever smokes a piston it all vents to the box behind the rear tires...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2021, 02:33 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Datsun is almost a roller, just need to fininsh...

Datsun is almost a roller, just need to fininsh making the front lower control arms.

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Forum: projects & restorations 12-10-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Been a while since I've updated this thread. My...

Been a while since I've updated this thread. My Datsun got boring really quick with the sr20 so I cut it up and built a 6.0 cert chassis for it. I'm using a honda k24 with a powerglide this time....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,401
Posted By 55superbeetle
I put a flat flange volvo TDO4 on my sr20 swapped...

I put a flat flange volvo TDO4 on my sr20 swapped datsun. I got the billet wheel version 19t and a fancy mamba actuator. Didn't have anything balanced but I been ripping around on 20 pounds of boost...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 312,690
Posted By 55superbeetle
I was under the impression the L33 motors were...

I was under the impression the L33 motors were gen 3 24x aluminum blocks with gen 4 rods and flat top pistons from the factory, which is why they cost so much. If you paid for a forged piston I see...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,469
Posted By 55superbeetle
That's a torque arm style suspension. Commonly...

That's a torque arm style suspension. Commonly found on 3rd and 4th gen Camaro's. Pretty cool to see under a volvo, looks like a fox body 8.8 axle too.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,845
Posted By 55superbeetle
Weld big ford 9" ends on the 8.8 and you can...

Weld big ford 9" ends on the 8.8 and you can reuse the explorer disk brakes and eliminate the c clips. Strange makes a spool/axle package for 580 bucks. Any length 35 spline axles, steel spool,...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,674
Posted By 55superbeetle
Bought a 1.80 glide and converter from Jake....

Bought a 1.80 glide and converter from Jake. Converter failed within 2 miles and pumped crap all through the trans. I had to get trans repaired locally. Sent converter back to Jake and they fixed and...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
The rx7 has been daily driven almost all year,...

The rx7 has been daily driven almost all year, although he has pretty much parked it now that the weather has gotten ugly. Had to work out a few initial bugs but it has proven to be very reliable. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-24-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 262,254
Posted By 55superbeetle
Awesome

Awesome
Forum: showroom 11-06-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,081
Posted By 55superbeetle
There is a huge difference between a real fuel...

There is a huge difference between a real fuel cell and just another metal or plastic box that holds fuel. A real cell is made to be crashed and not spill fuel everywhere and burn you to death, also...
Forum: showroom 11-04-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,081
Posted By 55superbeetle
I like to use the bosch/tyco 75 amp relays. I...

I like to use the bosch/tyco 75 amp relays. I think the bad walbro stuff comes from people buying fake copies off ebay, I've never had an issue with a real walbro, but maybe I'm just lucky. Any...
Forum: showroom 11-04-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,081
Posted By 55superbeetle
I grafted a subaru fuel pump lid on the stock...

I grafted a subaru fuel pump lid on the stock tank which allowed me to use two walbro 450 in-tank pumps and the stock sending unit. Another option I would consider is adding a sump to the stock tank...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,589
Posted By 55superbeetle
Youtube, search "real tuners"

Youtube, search "real tuners"
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,589
Posted By 55superbeetle
Holley and FAST are completely different ecu's,...

Holley and FAST are completely different ecu's, and I don't think they are connected. If you have a cable driven throttle body and don't need to control a transmission the Holley HP will get it done....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,589
Posted By 55superbeetle
I will still always use megasquirt on my personal...

I will still always use megasquirt on my personal stuff but have been using a bunch of holley stuff with a friends car and work stuff. It just plain works and is geared toward the typical turbo v8...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,589
Posted By 55superbeetle
If you're going to go turbo eventually get it...

If you're going to go turbo eventually get it over with and put a holley on it now.
Forum: showroom 10-21-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,958
Posted By 55superbeetle
Front fender exhaust through a 3" muffler and an...

Front fender exhaust through a 3" muffler and an open 2" wastegate dump

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Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-11-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,060
Posted By 55superbeetle
https://pidash.fwscart.com/

https://pidash.fwscart.com/
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,258
Posted By 55superbeetle
If you're going to buy the pump and accessor...

If you're going to buy the pump and accessor brackets anyway, buy the 05 corvette pump and get the matching balancer. It gives you so much more room for activities in the engine bay.
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Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,258
Posted By 55superbeetle
http://www.ictbillet.com/ls-corvette-billet-altern...

http://www.ictbillet.com/ls-corvette-billet-alternator-bracket-low-mount-lsx-ls1-ls2-ls3.html I run this setup on an rx7 I built, about as simple as you can get. I just see an electric pump as a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,258
Posted By 55superbeetle
You're crazy to ditch the stock water pump if its...

You're crazy to ditch the stock water pump if its a streetcar but yes, they all share the same mounting. Going to a lower profile corvette water pump pump and an aftermarket alternator mount will...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,033
Posted By 55superbeetle
I would have it exit the housing at the 8 oclock...

I would have it exit the housing at the 8 oclock position like in post #10 with a bend upward to put it where you want and not worry about bracing it. It wont be easy to find a bellow that fits the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,033
Posted By 55superbeetle
Use schedule pipe for sure, and even then hanging...

Use schedule pipe for sure, and even then hanging a gate off a long stretch of pipe is asking for failure. Pretty sure those small gate flanges accept 1 1/2 schedule pipe nicely. I've done a few...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,569
Posted By 55superbeetle
Friend of mine has a rwd mk1 rabbit with a turbo...

Friend of mine has a rwd mk1 rabbit with a turbo vr mated to a nissan 370 trans. Pretty sure he bought the adapter from this guy...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 845,895
Posted By 55superbeetle
Been following in Instagram, I'm a fan, such...

Been following in Instagram, I'm a fan, such clean work.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 384,244
Posted By 55superbeetle
Thats a baller turbo. The dodge d100 I did a...

Thats a baller turbo. The dodge d100 I did a turbo 5.3 setup in has a gtx4294r on it, he fell into a crazy deal on it after his ebay gt45 let go. Traps 130 on 15 pounds of boost at some hideous long...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-06-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,060
Posted By 55superbeetle
I'm running a raspberry pi with full tunerstudio...

I'm running a raspberry pi with full tunerstudio in my rx7 project, love it so far. I keep a small blue tooth keyboard in the car for playing with the tune without a laptop, awkwardly small but...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Bunch more progress, and it's a runner now,...

Bunch more progress, and it's a runner now, hoping to take it out on it's first drive this weekend.

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Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2017, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=resul...

http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=results/category_id=133/mode=cat/cat133.htm
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-02-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,194
Posted By 55superbeetle
Thanks for the input. I think I will reconsider...

Thanks for the input. I think I will reconsider and find another place to put them. I have just seen a few other builds that have them under the dash with no ill effects. I'm not planning on a radio...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-28-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Still needs the kirkey bolted in, driveshaft and...

Still needs the kirkey bolted in, driveshaft and fluids, not light but not a pig either.

https://i.imgur.com/rmfw2RFl.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 11-27-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Thanks! I have seen the same paint used on other...

Thanks! I have seen the same paint used on other internet projects with better results, don't know if it was applied wrong or what. I should have done some test pieces first. It's not horrible but...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-27-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Thanks guys ...

Thanks guys


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Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-27-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,194
Posted By 55superbeetle
Spark plug wire question

So on my latest lsx swap project I plan on running the coils under the dash for a few reasons so I obviously need to make new wires. Because I like to make everything harder I plan on using ngk screw...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Going back together for the last time I hope. My...

Going back together for the last time I hope. My father in law who owns the car is pretty handy with a rattle can, turned out pretty decent. The cage was done with brush on hammer paint, probably...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,881
Posted By 55superbeetle
That datsun I work on has a 2" hotside into a...

That datsun I work on has a 2" hotside into a cast china 78, its a runner for some junk.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,881
Posted By 55superbeetle
https://i.imgur.com/yKrpEUNm.jpg ...

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Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,881
Posted By 55superbeetle
I made this setup with a stock ls3 manifold on...

I made this setup with a stock ls3 manifold on the drivers side and a 2.25 crossover under the torque converter, made for a super compact setup.


https://i.imgur.com/cnWURNCl.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
I bent up half of an 8.50 cage to tie the back of...

I bent up half of an 8.50 cage to tie the back of the car back together, tied in the 4 link mounts too. Went back and forth on doing the full cage but decided I can add it in the future if he decides...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
Yeah most likely mustang struts and a manual...

Yeah most likely mustang struts and a manual steering rack of some sort. I plan on keeping some resemblance of the factory front frame rails so it doesn't get called a racecar. Hoping to just tie in...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 694,633
Posted By 55superbeetle
In Modesto for sure lol

In Modesto for sure lol
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