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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
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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: 100
Views: 2,997
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: 21
Views: 620
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: 100
Views: 2,997
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, that’s 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: 798
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: 1,028
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: 1,106
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: 798
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: 798
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: 1,106
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: 1,106
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: 1,106
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: 751
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: 1,106
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: 1,106
Posted By mikep
repost ...

repost
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=360210
Forum: events 05-04-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 96,191
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: 198
Views: 96,191
Posted By mikep
PRECISELY. juan

PRECISELY.
juan
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
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: 1,293
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: 1,293
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: 198
Views: 96,191
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: 198
Views: 96,191
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: 6,484
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: 1,527
Posted By mikep
Cool. Want a 124 spider to go with it?

Cool. Want a 124 spider to go with it?
Forum: events 04-28-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,527
Posted By mikep
will drift for chicken.

will drift for chicken.
Forum: events 04-28-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,311
Posted By mikep
Bike or car? Car or bike?

Bike or car? Car or bike?
Forum: events 04-27-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,527
Posted By mikep
Were you there in the fiat in the past? I used to...

Were you there in the fiat in the past? I used to work at a fiat dealer (1979-81), and loved road testing those.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,842
Posted By mikep
duo-servo drums, which work great with lower...

duo-servo drums, which work great with lower pressures.. Non-power (what everyone calls "manual", which means "hand") brakes suck with small discs if you size the master wrong.
Wilwood's master cyl...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,340
Posted By mikep
http://forums.turbobricks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=12
"new thread" button at top left.
Forum: events 04-26-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By mikep
https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=35...

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=359483&highlight=Carlisle
Forum: performance & modifications 04-24-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By mikep
If you want easy to follow vids to start, this...

If you want easy to follow vids to start, this one is good, then watch the assembly vid. He takes apart a th350 he built, explaining changes and set-up.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l2tVx6MlRoA
Forum: events 04-23-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By mikep
Cool. 1.5 days drive for me.

Cool. 1.5 days drive for me.
Forum: events 04-21-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,311
Posted By mikep
I saw pics on facebook and freaked out thinking I...

I saw pics on facebook and freaked out thinking I was missing it.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By mikep
If it boosts when you power-brake it, how does...

If it boosts when you power-brake it, how does the torque converter feel if you do a stall test? The stator clutch could be freewheeling.
Forum: events 04-16-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,284
Posted By mikep
stuck it to the top.

stuck it to the top.
Forum: events 04-16-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By mikep
bump in lieu of sticking thread.

bump in lieu of sticking thread.
Forum: events 04-16-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,265
Posted By mikep
cool. Thread stuck.

cool.
Thread stuck.
Forum: events 04-16-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,311
Posted By mikep
I can bring a weber grill and cast iron pan if...

I can bring a weber grill and cast iron pan if you banish us to the back porch.
Forum: events 04-14-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,311
Posted By mikep
They stopped making the dark stuff with blue...

They stopped making the dark stuff with blue label anyway.
We should see if Bne and Mr. Plow want to caravan down.
Forum: events 04-13-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,311
Posted By mikep
King?

King?
Forum: events 04-13-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,311
Posted By mikep
He was one of the more annoying customers. ...

He was one of the more annoying customers.

Am I supplying scrapple for this? I should probably supply scrapple for this..
Forum: article composition 04-13-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 141,691
Posted By mikep
I don't know what yins are talking about, I read...

I don't know what yins are talking about, I read the main page every morning (that cover car, amirite?) before I put on my burlap sack to walk down to the well.
Forum: events 04-11-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,311
Posted By mikep
Under 18 we didn't need a license.

Under 18 we didn't need a license.
Forum: events 04-08-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,311
Posted By mikep
When i was 11-12 i fished at a pond near my house...

When i was 11-12 i fished at a pond near my house until we moved. The local game warden was named bob bagwell. He could sneak up on anybody, and everybody knew him. It was fun watching him at a...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,537
Posted By mikep
The monthly virtual meet is tomorrow night...

The monthly virtual meet is tomorrow night (saturday) at 7pm eastern.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=354801
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By mikep
There’s a place in kannapolis/salisbury nc. Bench...

There’s a place in kannapolis/salisbury nc. Bench built (?) transmissions or something.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,537
Posted By mikep
If you are looking for old-school shock valving,...

If you are looking for old-school shock valving, switch to bilstein strut inserts and have them revalved. Currently a shop in Mooresville NC is doing them.

For the rear, start fabricating. Rally...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,437
Posted By mikep
5x price for 2x life?

5x price for 2x life?
Forum: events 03-30-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 96,191
Posted By mikep
Updated for this saturday, april 3rd.

Updated for this saturday, april 3rd.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By mikep
240 Fuel Tank Thickness

Ken made a comment somewhere about fuel pump whine with an aftermarket tank.
I needed one, and rock auto listed 3.
Liland Global $132, listed wrong height (all 3 used differing nomenclature)...
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