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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,343
Posted By threewagons
I wouldn't be surprised if the glass cracked...

I wouldn't be surprised if the glass cracked because there was a small chip on the edge. It's very difficult to remove a windshield without damaging it unless you are experienced. Even the best glass...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,343
Posted By threewagons
Glass shops also sell universal molding in...

Glass shops also sell universal molding in various widths to cover up the mark from the previous installation. I prefer a rubber molding when it's suitable because there's less wind noise than chunky...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,343
Posted By threewagons
U428 is good stuff, I've used it for years. Be...

U428 is good stuff, I've used it for years. Be sure to check the date on top of the tubes, it becomes unusable pretty soon after that date.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,343
Posted By threewagons
Windshields can be a DIY thing but they're...

Windshields can be a DIY thing but they're infinitely less frustrating if you own proper glass tools. There are a lot of bad glass companies, I would recommend calling some local body shops and ask...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,318
Posted By threewagons
Great work so far! A freshly painted engine bay...

Great work so far! A freshly painted engine bay makes all the difference.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 109,407
Posted By threewagons
Lookin good m8 :cool:

Lookin good m8 :cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
I hadn't been able to resolve some annoying belt...

I hadn't been able to resolve some annoying belt squeal, but after much fiddling with belt tension I discovered the alternator bushings are going bad. This is a reman unit that a PO installed at some...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
Small update, new carrier bearing and support...

Small update, new carrier bearing and support bushing installed.

It was getting loud...
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Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By threewagons
Beat me to it! It's a very ductile aluminum,...

Beat me to it! It's a very ductile aluminum, hammering it out was no problem. I've heard many people have this problem, you'd think they'd reconfigure their packaging :lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 11-06-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
Got the accumulator mod done yesterday! ...

Got the accumulator mod done yesterday!

Doing it in the car wasn't as bad as I anticipated, but I certainly would not want to do it on the ground. I bought a transmission drain funnel to use on...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 250,752
Posted By threewagons
FWIW these guys' reman 016 worked excellent in my...

FWIW these guys' reman 016 worked excellent in my car https://fuelinjectioncorp.com/
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 250,752
Posted By threewagons
I'm stoked for the alternate MAF possibility. How...

I'm stoked for the alternate MAF possibility. How does the output voltage curve compare to an 012?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-24-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 46,965
Posted By threewagons
I would bet that a k24 around 20 psi and a good...

I would bet that a k24 around 20 psi and a good e85 tune could get you close to 300whp. I built a 20T from a 16T because K24s are ridiculously priced and td04hl parts are plentiful. No idea what kind...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-24-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
I bought direct from KL. I got no updates after...

I bought direct from KL. I got no updates after the port either, but it only took 8 days total. You will have to sign for it.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
If you do use a ball coupler, the flow is...

If you do use a ball coupler, the flow is directional so keep that in mind, I almost welded mine on backwards :lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
I think the ball coupler is a better solution...

I think the ball coupler is a better solution because it has more flex and vibration isolation due to the constant spring tension on the bolts and greater articulation than a flex joint. From my...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
I have the DS18B20 sensors in the airbox and cold...

I have the DS18B20 sensors in the airbox and cold side pipe, and the temps are almost identical. Sometimes the cold side even is cooler than the airbox.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
Must be. All they'd have to do is add a few foam...

Must be. All they'd have to do is add a few foam blocks to keep the hose bit from getting crushed when the package is dropped on the ends.

The intercooler performs very well though, at speed my...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
Now that the car is making significantly more...

Now that the car is making significantly more power than when I started, I need to focus on preserving the life of the AW71. I decided to add and external cooler/filter and eliminate the radiator...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
Heard some weird hissing under hood and...

Heard some weird hissing under hood and discovered the coolant reservoir cap had developed a crack.

I went to O'Reilly for a quick replacement and looked at the part at the counter. It was...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
Somehow, even with the larger turbo, KL...

Somehow, even with the larger turbo, KL intercooler, 525cc injectors, and e85 the car was still running too rich in full boost, to the point of misfire. redblockpowered and I theorized that it was...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
I didn't take as many photos as I should have,...

I didn't take as many photos as I should have, but here's my KL Racing intercooler install. One of the flanges was dented pretty badly, so I reached to KL and they offered to refund me 40 euro if I...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-22-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
Between the IC and a 3" AMM it's running awesome...

Between the IC and a 3" AMM it's running awesome now! I'll make an update one of these days
Forum: projects & restorations 10-22-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
Mine is set at 0.1579 and matches the speedo...

Mine is set at 0.1579 and matches the speedo perfectly. My speedo reads about 1-2% faster than GPS on Google maps but I wanted the utcomp to match the car's speedo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By threewagons
When my crank sensor failed, it failed...

When my crank sensor failed, it failed intermittently.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By threewagons
Or you can buy 2 elbows for the low price of $90!...

Or you can buy 2 elbows for the low price of $90!
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,969
Posted By threewagons
or don't use water ;-)

or don't use water ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By threewagons
The back sticking up makes me think the hinges...

The back sticking up makes me think the hinges are binding. Are they lubricated well?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By threewagons
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=62844...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=6284419&postcount=69

I used an angled flange 16t with a 20t compressor housing. If you're going to do the work you may as well use the angled flange,...
Forum: showroom 09-27-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 6,467,306
Posted By threewagons
I usually don't like patina but man, that looks...

I usually don't like patina but man, that looks great
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,108
Posted By threewagons
Yes, the sound starts the moment the stereo...

Yes, the sound starts the moment the stereo powers on and is the same on radio or cassette.

I believe the heater circuit draws about 3 amps.

I also read on a Miata forum about making an...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 200,885
Posted By threewagons
For the displacement I think the 940s have a...

For the displacement I think the 940s have a pretty large radiator. Maybe the radiator is all scaled up.

I'd try to add some ducting around the ic and a fresh fill with some HOAT coolant to help...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,108
Posted By threewagons
WBO2 speaker noise

I installed a 14point7 SLC Free 2 wideband last year and it has always had an annoying whine coming through the speakers when the radio is on.

It's independent of RPM and I've tried multiple...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By threewagons
FWIW, I just ordered the KLR 940 intercooler for...

FWIW, I just ordered the KLR 940 intercooler for $400 shipped. The intercooler was only $212 and the rest was shipping, but still cheaper than a domestic do88 IC
Forum: showroom 09-24-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 6,467,306
Posted By threewagons
https://i.imgur.com/qfWaHCjh.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/qfWaHCjh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/X95XuaWh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/tIBk6dth.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,736
Posted By threewagons
May not be what you're describing, bout our XC90...

May not be what you're describing, bout our XC90 felt really unstable at speed when the control arm bushings were shot when we bought it.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 865,975
Posted By threewagons
It won't do much for bad pits, but cerium oxide...

It won't do much for bad pits, but cerium oxide glass polish can help, especially with night visibility. It works really well for fine scratches like from years of wiper blades etc.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 865,975
Posted By threewagons
Much better, glad they got you taken care of!

Much better, glad they got you taken care of!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 865,975
Posted By threewagons
Well hopefully they just do a nice job this time,...

Well hopefully they just do a nice job this time, that's what really matters! New glass is almost as satisfying as new tires :cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 865,975
Posted By threewagons
They should be able to get it out without...

They should be able to get it out without shattering it but the urethane will be a gooey mess in the center of the bead, it takes weeks or months to cure all the way through. Make sure they don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,859
Posted By threewagons
I now see that I've replied to a 3 month old...

I now see that I've replied to a 3 month old thread :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,859
Posted By threewagons
This. If they can't find a color code from Volvo,...

This. If they can't find a color code from Volvo, they can snap a pic with a color camera and find the closest formula. They'll probably only be able to mix it with a base/clear system through
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 200,885
Posted By threewagons
What is that, cerakote with microbeads in it?...

What is that, cerakote with microbeads in it? Paint booth at work might do 220°, but I do have access to a commercial powder coat booth
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 200,885
Posted By threewagons
I know my engine bay feels significantly more...

I know my engine bay feels significantly more toasty with the angled flange and 3“ dp. I was considering building a heat shield around the pipe, at least near the ac drier because ac performance...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2022, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 865,975
Posted By threewagons
After seeing that quality of work I wouldn't even...

After seeing that quality of work I wouldn't even let their best guy touch it.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 865,975
Posted By threewagons
This is horrendous. I've replaced hundreds of...

This is horrendous. I've replaced hundreds of windshields as an auto body tech, this kind of work would never fly in a decent body shop. Unfortunately this is common in the glass business which is...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 109,407
Posted By threewagons
You're close man! Just keep at it. An...

You're close man! Just keep at it.

An impact would make short work of those hex bolts, or drill the head off and replace.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 946,588
Posted By threewagons
Oh damn, I'm sorry to hear that. Wishing you a...

Oh damn, I'm sorry to hear that. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
Thank you! The UT Comp Pro has been great,...

Thank you!

The UT Comp Pro has been great, and I love how it blends in well with the interior. The sightline isn't the best for monitoring while driving, but the Android app works excellent and I...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,287
Posted By threewagons
:cool: thanks man!!

:cool: thanks man!!
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