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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By mikep
Yep. I envision a trailing brake downshift and...

Yep. I envision a trailing brake downshift and backing it into the trees
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By mikep
Your post has two questions, the board...

Your post has two questions, the board spring-cutting curmudgeon answered, sort of.
Search for stock car springs and suburban shocks, read a bit, also search motion ratio for the rear suspension. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,259
Posted By mikep
Great. NOW you tell me about the forevertron.

Great. NOW you tell me about the forevertron.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By mikep
Look around for a 2wd tacoma, 98? up 2.7 and...

Look around for a 2wd tacoma, 98? up 2.7 and trans. Strong, great trans.
Forum: events 09-15-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 62,525
Posted By mikep
Back to peppers: we should make fresh hot sauce...

Back to peppers: we should make fresh hot sauce to consume while there.
*exit: i guess it reall needs to age or we might kill someone.
Not sure i’ll have time to make any before leaving.
Forum: events 09-15-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 62,525
Posted By mikep
Your legs are forgiving, bne. XO

Your legs are forgiving, bne. XO
Forum: showroom 09-15-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By mikep
If you paint it black, don’t rattlecan it. Do...

If you paint it black, don’t rattlecan it. Do faux carbon fiber or blue and purple pearl wrx black and glossy clear, or satin motorcycle case paint, or a super dark indigo or cobalt.
Better yet,...
Forum: events 09-13-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 62,525
Posted By mikep
I have a bunch, too. habanero, ghost, scorpion,...

I have a bunch, too. habanero, ghost, scorpion, might be a jalapeno left.
Forum: events 09-10-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 62,525
Posted By mikep
For real.

For real.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,259
Posted By mikep
I'm glad you are saving the rear flares for your...

I'm glad you are saving the rear flares for your burning man sculpture.
Forum: events 09-04-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 169,442
Posted By mikep
so sausage. such fest.

so sausage. such fest.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By mikep
Wouldnít a pair behind a v8 be two 4cyl mufflers?...

Wouldnít a pair behind a v8 be two 4cyl mufflers?

Also,
https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=259001&highlight=Flowmaster
Forum: events 09-03-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 169,442
Posted By mikep
Tomorrow. Hopefully iíll be back from...

Tomorrow.
Hopefully iíll be back from trailering a miata to PA
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,883
Posted By mikep
What brand are your current mufflers? We arenít...

What brand are your current mufflers? We arenít the three bears but we can recommend one that is just right.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By mikep
You have a 90# 16.375” spring behind the axle. It...

You have a 90# 16.375” spring behind the axle. It has to increase 3-3.5” to lift it 2.5” at the axle if you keep that rate.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By mikep
ok, that made me shudder. Use a straw or...

ok, that made me shudder.
Use a straw or something.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By mikep
You are going to run 20" long 90# springs? That...

You are going to run 20" long 90# springs?
That should ride...interesting.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By mikep
https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Hyperco-Conventiona...

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Hyperco-Conventional-Rear-Spring-15-X-5-,374217.html
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,259
Posted By mikep
I said that because his old race 244 is going...

I said that because his old race 244 is going away.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,259
Posted By mikep
I agree. IF the spring is at the halfway point...

I agree. IF the spring is at the halfway point between bushing and ball joint (and a 144 is close, haven't measured an 1800), it has a motion ratio of 0.5, so the pressure at the wheel is half that...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By mikep
check your backlash again, and while the dial...

check your backlash again, and while the dial indicator is on it, tap the ring gear left, then right with a dead blow. watch for needle deflection.
I check preload after installing by feeling the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By mikep
Was it easy to slide in the carrier with caps? It...

Was it easy to slide in the carrier with caps? It should require a LOT of effort. I use a dead-blow plastic hammer. Or a special piece of oak, curved on the end, and a big sledge.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 165,045
Posted By mikep
Not me. Early on in this project i hoped to...

Not me. Early on in this project i hoped to borrow lots of springs like that and measure them. I did borrow a few sets, like some of the lowering springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By mikep
The grind and pop would worry me. I’ve had...

The grind and pop would worry me.
I’ve had problems with viscous couplings in particular with different sized tires, so i suppose that is a possibility.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,259
Posted By mikep
Heíll tell you to crush your race car. Get...

Heíll tell you to crush your race car.

Get caster as high as possible. Otherwise itís mostly the same.
Iíll get mine running and do a skid pad test with tire temps.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By mikep
When does it make noise? Steady turns? Straight?...

When does it make noise? Steady turns? Straight? Coast/accel?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By mikep
They should be perfectly quiet. Mine was. All the...

They should be perfectly quiet. Mine was. All the ones i installed were.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,445
Posted By mikep
It was in sale/wanted. I moved it here.

It was in sale/wanted.
I moved it here.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,445
Posted By mikep
Moving to the sexting sub-forum.

Moving to the sexting sub-forum.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-21-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By mikep
That’s what i was thinking. 400# for the V6,...

That’s what i was thinking. 400# for the V6, 425-450# for the 940.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-21-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By mikep
I have King rears for my 03 wrx, .5Ē taller than...

I have King rears for my 03 wrx, .5Ē taller than stock (wagons get butt sag).
I have not done the rate on them, but they are supposedly stiffer than stock. NASIOC has the rate in a list.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By mikep
Another idea (untested by me on a volvo) is...

Another idea (untested by me on a volvo) is welding a plate on the bottom of the pan, with a cutout for the drain plug, and edges that wrap around a bit.
Forum: events 08-16-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 62,525
Posted By mikep
GTI car camping would be tight.

GTI car camping would be tight.
Forum: events 08-16-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 62,525
Posted By mikep
I would say the sig knows which car, but i do...

I would say the sig knows which car, but i do love tail fins.


My girlfriend is the opposite of a car girl, but sheís going. She offered to drive her forester if the 245 isnít ready. (Car...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,582
Posted By mikep
Yeah, you were in full dorifto mode. Glad you got...

Yeah, you were in full dorifto mode. Glad you got it sorted.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,105
Posted By mikep
And mean. #mathjokes

And mean. #mathjokes
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,444
Posted By mikep
Dimples donít speed up golf balls. They slow the...

Dimples donít speed up golf balls. They slow the ball. But that drag on the underside from backspin gives the ball lift, keeping it from hitting the ground right away, so it goes farther.

A...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,444
Posted By mikep
Adding a bowl/dish in the piston is a better...

Adding a bowl/dish in the piston is a better approach to lowering compression, because of the propagation issues mentioned already.
Deshrouding can be good, but quench is very important. Turbulence...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,462
Posted By mikep
Factory tanks already have a sump built in. Put a...

Factory tanks already have a sump built in. Put a high pressure pump in there and delete the frame pump.
If it's aftermarket, the sump might be shallow compared to factory. 2.5ish vs 4.5"
without...
Forum: events 08-09-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 62,525
Posted By mikep
Less than three, jared.

Less than three, jared.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,462
Posted By mikep
Donít coat it unless it is full of surface rust. ...

Donít coat it unless it is full of surface rust.
If it has dry residue, drop a length of chain in there and shake it on all sides with a friend.
Rinse twice, dry, and send it.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,390
Posted By mikep
The early 3-bolt case version for front of a...

The early 3-bolt case version for front of a jeep. There was a group buy. 398 was the last 3 digits of the part number. Then we used the 411 suffix, high pre-load for RWD. Still a softer case with 3...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,390
Posted By mikep
No clue. I put a half dozen of the older 398...

No clue. I put a half dozen of the older 398 truetracs for jeep in turbobricks membersí cars. They all worked.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,390
Posted By mikep
One could be a direct measurement, the other a...

One could be a direct measurement, the other a metric conversion.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,390
Posted By mikep
Truetrac 912a588 is what you want. High bias...

Truetrac 912a588 is what you want. High bias angle on the helicals. Works with any volvo ratio.
Summit has the best price i have seen.
Anything cheaper will be a front application, much weaker...
Forum: events 08-08-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 169,442
Posted By mikep
I visited my friend who is getting ready to head...

I visited my friend who is getting ready to head to australia, and her/our friends from nyc. I should have stayed home and done this.
Forum: events 08-07-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 169,442
Posted By mikep
Woot.

Woot.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,201
Posted By mikep
I have no experience with that engine, but simple...

I have no experience with that engine, but simple is almost always better.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-03-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,582
Posted By mikep
I changed mine once. ...

I changed mine once.

https://pbase.com/mperry/image/72296804.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,013
Posted By mikep
The beck-arnley might be for the return hose...

The beck-arnley might be for the return hose after the radiator
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