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Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By mikep
If it has to be light, titanium is safe. It...

If it has to be light, titanium is safe. It work-hardens, but rarely gets too brittle. And retainers are chunky.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By mikep
We destroyed road race datsun engines due to...

We destroyed road race datsun engines due to aluminum retainers. After that i warned a coworker about using them in a TVR (triumph 6). That ended poorly, too.
Forum: events 10-24-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By mikep
Same. I just canít do the usual travel and meet...

Same. I just canít do the usual travel and meet crowds thing right now. Next year.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By mikep
area of 3" is 2.25x the area of 2". So I would go...

area of 3" is 2.25x the area of 2". So I would go with the 3" since it should flow more, it's simple, and it will light off eventually. Not ideal for hybrids, but you will have it cooking for longer...
Forum: showroom 10-21-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,028
Posted By mikep
I need to try to get up there with some cable and...

I need to try to get up there with some cable and stuff. I got sideswiped by teaching.
Forum: showroom 10-21-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 19,456
Posted By mikep
Blast from the past (2003?) ...

Blast from the past (2003?)
https://pbase.com/mperry/image/19722640.jpg

https://pbase.com/mperry/image/19722691.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By mikep
rockauto.com has rack kits. I haven't rebuilt one...

rockauto.com has rack kits. I haven't rebuilt one in a long time, but I'm about to.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By mikep
Check to make sure you aren't losing power to the...

Check to make sure you aren't losing power to the coil while cranking. I ran into this on a 122.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By mikep
It's not whale oil. It's a nasty polymer in a...

It's not whale oil. It's a nasty polymer in a refined petroleum base. But yes, it stinks.
This is what I use with no modifier unless it talks to me....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By mikep
I have found that on a big sweeping course iíll...

I have found that on a big sweeping course iíll shift to 3rd and keep smooth.
But if you need a bit more and want to stay in 2nd, hereís the idea i was going to throw at you: set up the new gearset...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,242
Posted By mikep
Came here to post something similar. You are a...

Came here to post something similar. You are a worthy opponent.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,516
Posted By mikep
With 300ish wheel rate, I like 23/19 on the...

With 300ish wheel rate, I like 23/19 on the street.
For rallycross with similar rates, I like no bars, or add a skinny front or rear depending on how ill it is handling and whether I want to change...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,250
Posted By mikep
1031

1031
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By mikep
The wilwood brake master is a datsun knockoff,...

The wilwood brake master is a datsun knockoff, but comes in a 1" size. I think I have a 15/16" from a 280z. The bolt pattern is a wee bit off.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By mikep
If anyone needs a 5/8" master, look for 1977...

If anyone needs a 5/8" master, look for 1977 datsun 620 truck.
$14-$21 on rock auto.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By mikep
Yeah, but once you see what a good set of driving...

Yeah, but once you see what a good set of driving lights will do, youíll always have a set.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,516
Posted By mikep
I worked on quite a few as a ford tech from 85...

I worked on quite a few as a ford tech from 85 through 89, Then as a gm tech until 92, i think. They can definitely be good transmissions.
I built one for a guy running 12 second ETs in a 95...
Forum: events 10-10-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,763
Posted By mikep
Stuck the thread, edited to reflect the first...

Stuck the thread, edited to reflect the first saturday in November, if that works for everyone.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By mikep
I didn't say you left out your budget. You said...

I didn't say you left out your budget. You said right there you are broke.
So my advice is "if it ain't broke, don't **** wit it" as the old guy said.

Yes, ABS will still function if the tone...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By mikep
Ok. No money, no stated goals, no history/mods...

Ok.
No money, no stated goals, no history/mods list, assuming stock?
RX7 rear?

If you find yourself in a braking quandary, List problems. We will help you.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By mikep
Same. I replaced my 03 wrx fogs with Hella 500s...

Same. I replaced my 03 wrx fogs with Hella 500s from rallylights.com
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By mikep
Peterson makes an inexpensive ($35?) LED rear...

Peterson makes an inexpensive ($35?) LED rear fog. 2.5" x 4" ish, and very bright. It says to mount vert, but works great horiz.
Forum: events 10-05-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,763
Posted By mikep
Yeah man, nice seeing you and your dad and kenny.

Yeah man, nice seeing you and your dad and kenny.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By mikep
I agree. All the greases should be petroleum or...

I agree.
All the greases should be petroleum or synthetic. The base oils will be compatible, but opaque greases might use incompatible thickeners. I really donít know.
I have mixed red, blue,...
Forum: events 10-03-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,763
Posted By mikep
Mikes sr and jr logged off, so kenny and i called...

Mikes sr and jr logged off, so kenny and i called it a night. See you next month.

We could also do a facebook messenger group chat anytime, those can be ridiculous.
Forum: events 10-03-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,763
Posted By mikep
No?

No?
Forum: events 10-03-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,763
Posted By mikep
Saturday virtual meet bump (i meant to bump it...

Saturday virtual meet bump (i meant to bump it this week).
Kenny, are you awake yet?
Forum: showroom 10-02-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,028
Posted By mikep
Thanks. It looked great but sounded...

Thanks. It looked great but sounded underwhelming. I rushed it. I prefer to get the front right first, then add bass.


I did a suburban once with 4x10s over the rear hatch, always wanted to...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,250
Posted By mikep
Good call. I love that site.

Good call. I love that site.
Forum: showroom 10-02-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,028
Posted By mikep
15 year old pics of my first 245 that I put my...

15 year old pics of my first 245 that I put my son (woodenpudden) in.
The amps were under the rear floor, and I think it was a rockford fosgate head unit. Might have been Boston Acoustic front...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,126
Posted By mikep
T5 and a good trans, or budget B20 turbo.

T5 and a good trans, or budget B20 turbo.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By mikep
Use google for searching, add "turbobricks" to...

Use google for searching, add "turbobricks" to whatever key words like "stock car springs".
In order, here is my opinion on a starter list.
Do NOT lower it. If you do it right, it will be a hoot...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,250
Posted By mikep
I can ask Mark in Vancouver if he has anything or...

I can ask Mark in Vancouver if he has anything or a lead on one.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,660
Posted By mikep
They are 38ish on rockauto. (Rears)

They are 38ish on rockauto. (Rears)
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,479
Posted By mikep
And motor mounts. I have gone back to cobbling...

And motor mounts. I have gone back to cobbling the one we discussed. I have to use a steel Sleeve for mine, you can use whatever you machine. So iím eyeing upper 240 torque rod bushings for a fancy...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,250
Posted By mikep
Sounds about right. I pulled a 1031 out of a...

Sounds about right.
I pulled a 1031 out of a 1985 recently. Pretty sure the 83 out back has a 1030. No clue on 84.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,746
Posted By mikep
This is a very minute effect unless you are in a...

This is a very minute effect unless you are in a go-kart.
The wide rear of a 350z is mostly visual.
Fat front bar and no rear bar is the most common way manufacturers try to keep people from...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,479
Posted By mikep
The lower brace makes a difference, and get the...

The lower brace makes a difference, and get the roll center correctors from BNE shop / kaplhenke racing.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,250
Posted By mikep
Yes, and probably. But 7/9 series axle housings...

Yes, and probably. But 7/9 series axle housings do not bolt up in a 240.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,250
Posted By mikep
saginaw 4 speed in a vega. Built 2.3, too much...

saginaw 4 speed in a vega. Built 2.3, too much top speed for my lack of fear at age 20.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,796
Posted By mikep
Very cool. But weird. Thank you. And itís odd...

Very cool. But weird. Thank you.
And itís odd that it has the same code as a GM.


That is correct. The older high-preload was 411 suffix. The 588 is a harder case, better carrier bolt set up.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,250
Posted By mikep
I had a car with 3.08 gears once. Never again.

I had a car with 3.08 gears once. Never again.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,250
Posted By mikep
What axle do you have?

What axle do you have?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,796
Posted By mikep
I was of the impression that volvo g80 was the...

I was of the impression that volvo g80 was the same as GM RPO G80. They look the same. GM has teeth, no clutches. You did NOT want to put friction modifier in one, and correct me if iím wrong, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,660
Posted By mikep
In tight turns, less scrubbing the outer tire...

In tight turns, less scrubbing the outer tire because BNE knows ackerman.
In a slalom at the mid setting, you will be a happy camper. Closest setting? depends on how cat-like your reflexes are.
But...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,250
Posted By mikep
I'm heading to Port Norris and Cape May,...

I'm heading to Port Norris and Cape May, returning on the ferry this weekend, I'll look for a gearset tomorrow. All I have loose is 3.55 (1030), 3.73, 4.10 (1031). But I have some rears, I'll count...
Forum: events 09-11-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,760
Posted By mikep
My phone is still reminding me. 2 more days of...

My phone is still reminding me. 2 more days of reminders to go.


If i venture down to see Drew before august iíll message you. If thatís ok.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By mikep
^Ken is correct. (But not balsa.. thatís just...

^Ken is correct.
(But not balsa.. thatís just silly..)
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By mikep
Probably a front sump like old ford. I used...

Probably a front sump like old ford. I used spacers for addco bushings/brackets.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,837
Posted By mikep
You leave my girlfriend out of this.

You leave my girlfriend out of this.
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