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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By HiSPL
Commitment is the easiest way to get any car...

Commitment is the easiest way to get any car sideways.
Forum: website & board 05-13-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 790
Posted By HiSPL
https://pisces.bbystatic.com/image2/BestBuy_US/ima...

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Welcome back sweat hogs!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 468
Posted By HiSPL
Yeah you right. Delete all the cats!

Yeah you right. Delete all the cats!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 468
Posted By HiSPL
Dumping out the side will be loud. One straight...

Dumping out the side will be loud. One straight through muffler and no cat will also be loud. You're talking about doing two loud things together. It gon be loud.

It'll run just fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 468
Posted By HiSPL
Because they are cheap and required in lots of...

Because they are cheap and required in lots of places. I got a Magnaflow 2.5" on craigslist for 50 bucks new in the box.



If you put one straight through muffler and then dump in front of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By HiSPL
Thats great work! I certainly wouldn't mind...

Thats great work!

I certainly wouldn't mind an extra quart or two of oil even in a street car.....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By HiSPL
1 out of 10 starts is slow. Fuel Check valve?

So 9 times out of 10 my car (88 LH2.2) starts even if I just breathe on the key. Like instantly. But that one magic time out of every ten or so starts it takes some cranking (3-4 seconds) and slowly...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-17-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,619
Posted By HiSPL
I am driving everything with a DSP. I can turn...

I am driving everything with a DSP. I can turn them up or down as needed.

It will also be able to switch between the cassette deck for my Meatloaf tapes and my phone for everything else.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,619
Posted By HiSPL
Sweet. I have one of those subs in my daughters...

Sweet. I have one of those subs in my daughters car.

I will be building enclosures for 6.5's to go under the seats to be mid-basses. Probably 60-250hz or so. If I go much above 250 ish I don't...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2022, 01:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,619
Posted By HiSPL
Did you have to lift the seat at all to fit a sub...

Did you have to lift the seat at all to fit a sub under there? I want to do the same thing and fit a driver in a custom box under each seat.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,193
Posted By HiSPL
And yes I know I keep saying HP and its torque...

And yes I know I keep saying HP and its torque that breaks transmissions. But you guys know what I mean and I will not be throwing down more than 150 lb/ft at most. Combine an NA redblock with the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,193
Posted By HiSPL
Because stock Miata 5 speeds break around 220-230...

Because stock Miata 5 speeds break around 220-230 whp. But slightly built ones have been proven to 300whp on track cars with slicks.

Even a fully built 5 speed is only about 1500 bucks.


...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,193
Posted By HiSPL
I think cutting the mounting flange off the mazda...

I think cutting the mounting flange off the mazda trans is the best way. The Mazda starter is on the wrong side I think.

I didn't even think about the crossmember problem, but I bet thats...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-09-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,193
Posted By HiSPL
Anybody ever put a Miata 5 speed trans into a 240?

Was just pondering the thought of lovely gearboxes to use once my m47 gives up the ghost.


My car will never have more than 200 HP, likely not more than 130-140 truth be told. The Miata box...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By HiSPL
Yup. It doesn't lock up the suspension tight, but...

Yup. It doesn't lock up the suspension tight, but poly TAB's will cause a bind in the rear movement. Those bushings need to be free to flex in all directions except forward/backward. Poly will make...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By HiSPL
My exhaust clunks when I go through a diagonal...

My exhaust clunks when I go through a diagonal dip that rocks the car side to side. I built a 2.5" exhaust and went over the axle so it's my fault, but still.... One more thing to check. I just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By HiSPL
This is just wrong. Back in the day the...

This is just wrong.


Back in the day the BMW guys would steal 240 brake caliper for their cars as the Volvo system was much better then what the "ultimate driving machine" got stock.

The 240...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By HiSPL
Yeah me too. The only thing I'm going to modify...

Yeah me too. The only thing I'm going to modify from stock is to add just a touch of caster for better straight line feel. And I need to replace my driveshaft carrier bearing to get rid of a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By HiSPL
Inner and Outer tie rods would be the first thing...

Inner and Outer tie rods would be the first thing to look at. Then the upper strut bearing, then the control arm bushings.

Seperately you should look at the steering shaft U-joints and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By HiSPL
Heater hoses and heater hose fittings. Heck often...

Heater hoses and heater hose fittings. Heck often the overflow tank just straight up leaks too.

Check everything rubber or plastic, then move on to the harder stuff.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,240
Posted By HiSPL
I've towed lots of things, lots of places. The...

I've towed lots of things, lots of places. The A-number-one thing you want is trailer brakes.

I have no doubt that a 240 with some kind of helper spring in the rear could pull a double axle car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By HiSPL
Also, nobodies said it, because it's not sound...

Also, nobodies said it, because it's not sound dampening material, but if you you have the chrome trim around your windsheild a bit of wind noise comes from that. You can switch to the 91+ style...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By HiSPL
People have been dropping unibody, uh, bodies on...

People have been dropping unibody, uh, bodies on to other car's skateboards for nearly a century.

The point is, it's a hell of a lot of work and expense. You can just go to a southern state and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By HiSPL
Mass-loaded vinyl. You would have to spend a lot...

Mass-loaded vinyl. You would have to spend a lot of time cutting and shaping it to the floor pan, but it's just a vinyl sheet. No adhesive at all. You would sandwich this between the floor and the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,177
Posted By HiSPL
Yep. We think he might have the largest...

Yep. We think he might have the largest repository of Volvo SKU numbers stuck in his head, but we're not sure since no one can understand him......
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,209
Posted By HiSPL
Pretty sure the rear box flares are from a dually...

Pretty sure the rear box flares are from a dually truck. And the dual spoilers. Yeah the trunk lip isn't doing anything if you've got a giant pillar mounted wing.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By HiSPL
205/50/16 keeps the standard circumference almost...

205/50/16 keeps the standard circumference almost perfectly.

205/55/16 is 2.9% larger than stock, which means a reduction in gearing, and a 2 mph error on the speedo at 70.


I know it's not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By HiSPL
Polishing out scratches in windshield?

A couple weeks ago I used a gas station squeegee and it put some scratches in my otherwise perfect stock-since-new windshield.

Has anyone had success polishing out something like this? What...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,209
Posted By HiSPL
This car is hideous.

This car is hideous.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By HiSPL
https://tiresize.com/calculator/ Click the...

https://tiresize.com/calculator/

Click the "Comparison" tab on the left. Then you can put in the stock size and compare it to whatever you are thinking about getting. This way you can see how the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 945,755
Posted By HiSPL
So Boss! Very happy to see the tin work...

So Boss!

Very happy to see the tin work going in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By HiSPL
Wow! That's the same thing I see when I look...

Wow! That's the same thing I see when I look under my sedan!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,177
Posted By HiSPL
How I miss John V. He's a weird one, but...

How I miss John V.

He's a weird one, but that particular Mr Grinch certainly knew his sh1t.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,177
Posted By HiSPL
With the AC on full blast. :rofl:

With the AC on full blast. :rofl:
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,177
Posted By HiSPL
Exhaust first. I can't remember, did you...

Exhaust first.

I can't remember, did you get an adjustable cam gear? That's worth a bit too. It's more about tuning the torque curve into a useful range for your setup vs just adding power.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,177
Posted By HiSPL
Fack 'em. Run your monster truck tires all you...

Fack 'em. Run your monster truck tires all you want. Unless they are paying for it, then free tires is free tires man.

But seriously yous guise need to lay off the tire talk and start talking...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,177
Posted By HiSPL
An aftermarket exhaust is plenty big enough for...

An aftermarket exhaust is plenty big enough for all but the most race oriented NA B230's. The exhaust that IPD sells is bigger than the NA stuff. You'll need to make 180-200 hp before the 2.25"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By HiSPL
Yeah I saw that too! Lol I have one on the...

Yeah I saw that too! Lol

I have one on the way now from 2manyturbos.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By HiSPL
92 740 Blower Resistor. Any options?

It's been NLA for a while and I need one.


What have people been doing? Repairing the stock one? Anyone got resistance values?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2022, 12:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,243
Posted By HiSPL
They've been known to defeat 20 ton presses....

They've been known to defeat 20 ton presses. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Fixturing is the hardest part. There's not a lot of flat area there to press against without bending the control...
Forum: website & board 01-17-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,538
Posted By HiSPL
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: John V might...

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:


John V might just be in Yurp racing. Or he may have gone full Ruby Ridge and has cut himself off from the world. We may never know.


I would suggest calling BNE, oh...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,243
Posted By HiSPL
Poly in the front is fine. It's what I'm running...

Poly in the front is fine. It's what I'm running and it doesn't make a huge difference in NVH. It is noticably stiffer though.

Poly in the rear trailing arm is questionable. More than a few...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 81,990
Posted By HiSPL
Are these the Ecodes from IPD?

Are these the Ecodes from IPD?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,243
Posted By HiSPL
This is actually a better solution. It takes a...

This is actually a better solution. It takes a real press to do it.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,243
Posted By HiSPL
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=62466...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=6246628&postcount=9
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,060
Posted By HiSPL
Was just talking about cutting out the small...

Was just talking about cutting out the small bushings by burning them and then cutting through the shell. These are for the rear trailing arms, but I did the fronts the same way. These are the 2nd...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,243
Posted By HiSPL
It makes a mess, but you can burn out the rubber...

It makes a mess, but you can burn out the rubber on the small ones and then cut through the shell with a hacksow until you can punch/chisel it out.

The Harbor Freight presses don't always get...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,295
Posted By HiSPL
This is the way....... :cool:

This is the way....... :cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,822
Posted By HiSPL
Sweet! Glass fiber reinforced nylon being...

Sweet! Glass fiber reinforced nylon being printable is changing all kinds of things for the DIY crowd.


I really like this guy. Small channel, but good info... ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 711
Posted By HiSPL
92 740 dash speakers

I know the dash speakers are supposed to be 3.25", but will a 3.5" speaker fit in there?

Just planning out a stereo in my daughters new car and curious. I have some 3.5's kicking around here I...
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