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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,539
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Can't answer that, same as I can't answer the why...

Can't answer that, same as I can't answer the why on using a so called adjustable gear - all depends on the build ie. the cam selected and what you're trying to accomplish

As for how many degrees...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,539
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Sure you can - you just have to make note of the...

Sure you can - you just have to make note of the number of teeth you change it off TDC - and understated what it is you're doing and why

All the gears do is provide some holes for you - if those...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,275
Posted By Jimmy E. James
If they can be cleaned up they would look good...

If they can be cleaned up they would look good and pretty darn close
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,400
Posted By Jimmy E. James
They're not King anymore and most of the stuff...

They're not King anymore and most of the stuff from BBB is coming out of Mexico now (and sucks almost as badly as Cardone)
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,400
Posted By Jimmy E. James
I don't buy parts based on what I read on the...

I don't buy parts based on what I read on the internet - I buy based on my experience with a brand - you can find a negative post or thread about ANY part (or any thing) you want on the net -...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,275
Posted By Jimmy E. James
They look at lot like a 5-spoke GT wheel from...

They look at lot like a 5-spoke GT wheel from around the early 1980s but they are missing the groove on the spokes
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,400
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Send the Cardone(s) back - it is not a reliable...

Send the Cardone(s) back - it is not a reliable product - I am surprised that FCP even carries the crap (they have a LOT of Cardone garbage on their card, not just brakes)

I am a repeat and happy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,400
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Cardone's "engineering department" - now THAT'S...

Cardone's "engineering department" - now THAT'S funny

At "A-1 Cardone" it's still 1975
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,400
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Cardone is junk - they rebuild **** cores that...

Cardone is junk - they rebuild **** cores that shouldn't be rebuilt - it's a numbers game with them and just pick a card, any card - even the copper gaskets suck - IF they make it into the box (too...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jimmy E. James
The easiest way to know what it is is to smell it

The easiest way to know what it is is to smell it
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Turbo heads will often have tiny hairline cracks...

Turbo heads will often have tiny hairline cracks between valve seats that are often missed - on almost every one that's ever been seriously over heated

They'll run just fine - symptoms are steam...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Do a hydrocarbon check at the coolant reservoir...

Do a hydrocarbon check at the coolant reservoir or the cap if your car has one and you'll know for sure
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,729
Posted By Jimmy E. James
You Sir are correct - only to assist with basic...

You Sir are correct - only to assist with basic tune numbers (maybe)
+1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,729
Posted By Jimmy E. James
He's right and as for the why? It's just an...

He's right and as for the why?

It's just an average value - same as a digital scope - by the time you "see" an event it's already history (even on the good ones)

As for warm up regulators going...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Either it does or it doesn't

Either it does or it doesn't
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Not a bad idea, but only a 50/50 chance, or less,...

Not a bad idea, but only a 50/50 chance, or less, that it'll tell him anything

Especially if it's his valve guides or head gasket that are worn out

Head gaskets are worn out a long time before...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,539
Posted By Jimmy E. James
I have no idea what you are talking about ...

I have no idea what you are talking about

It doesn't get any easier to "verify", or "assuring" than the fact that there are physical match marks ON THE ENGINE

Match marks on the belt are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jimmy E. James
It means you have a car with a LOT of miles on it...

It means you have a car with a LOT of miles on it that is telling you "please put a new head gasket on me, and I'll run at least another 100 thousand miles for you"

That's what it means
Forum: showroom 08-15-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,144
Posted By Jimmy E. James
And it's just that, a letter They can't come...

And it's just that, a letter
They can't come onto your yard with a tow truck
Call the number on the letter and talk to 'em

A lot of those kind of letters get generated just so some city or...
Forum: showroom 08-15-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,144
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Hi, Sorry 'bout your problems with Johnny Law ...

Hi,
Sorry 'bout your problems with Johnny Law
BUT, on private property, registered, insured and tagged, on stands and covered up, UNDER A SHED the LAW cannot come onto your property and make you do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Dat beez oil!

Dat beez oil!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jimmy E. James
You don't know what it is so save the Al Gore...

You don't know what it is so save the Al Gore bull **** for the ice cream man
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,539
Posted By Jimmy E. James
I'm lost with your questions If you have a...

I'm lost with your questions

If you have a stock, factory gear it will only bolt up one way

Unless you are building or installing some sort of performance cam and or gear with adjustments then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,729
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Is this a fresh engine build you are concerned...

Is this a fresh engine build you are concerned about protecting or a typical high miler?

You are worrying over something that is a waste of time (especially if your car is running good now)
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Nothing except a worn out engine - probably will...

Nothing except a worn out engine - probably will go another 100 Grand if you stop taching it up like that in neutral for no good reason - it's one of two things, oil vapor or coolant vapor

Not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,539
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Yeah, for the deluxe execution and easy repeat -...

Yeah, for the deluxe execution and easy repeat - but you do't even have to do that, just set the cam where you want it in relationship with the crank when you do the tune and make new match marks for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,112
Posted By Jimmy E. James
I do, every time and always Use the...

I do, every time and always

Use the "aircraft" torque method - you know how it goes: just as soon as you think it's safe to go back in the water - just done it that way since I first started with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,539
Posted By Jimmy E. James
The benefits are that they're making bank selling...

The benefits are that they're making bank selling and almost universal gear with extra holes drilled in it to achieve an outcome that a serious engine tuner can achieve with just the belt and a dial...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,806
Posted By Jimmy E. James
True, but most of the time they (crank sensors)...

True, but most of the time they (crank sensors) go in a hot/cold, fail/no fail kind of way - won't stumble back to life on an engine that's still hot

Said "most" NOT "always"

Still, a good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,112
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Do "people" actually do what? Use the right...

Do "people" actually do what? Use the right tool(s)?

Nothing wrong with a pull handle and a piece of pipe - about the only way I know of to get the final 60 degrees (my post was about holding the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,286
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Smaller in what way? Will it just not clip onto...

Smaller in what way? Will it just not clip onto the original fork?

Put them both on a flat table and get out a ruler to answer the geometry part
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,582
Posted By Jimmy E. James
I didn't say it was too tight - you just made the...

I didn't say it was too tight - you just made the point that they were "very tight" - I was simply saying there's no need to over do it

As for your question, did you try what I suggested?

If...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,539
Posted By Jimmy E. James
You don't have to buy a new belt to get marks ...

You don't have to buy a new belt to get marks
All the gears and crank are marked
Align the cam gear with the head, the crank with the front cover (aluminum) and the secondary gear with the front...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,582
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Could be many things - can't say because I can't...

Could be many things - can't say because I can't hear it

Squeak? Probably a belt

Loosen or remove the PS belt and see what happens with the noise

And there's no need to run them TOO tight -...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,698
Posted By Jimmy E. James
If we're talking the black plastic box with the...

If we're talking the black plastic box with the large hose that runs up front to the intake pipe there's no way I'm pulling the intake to change it out - no need
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,112
Posted By Jimmy E. James
I don't understand The balancer wobbled, 15...

I don't understand
The balancer wobbled, 15 degrees or so
You took it apart, inspected everything, found no locator titty(s) and put it all back together

And now, no wobble?

Something's going...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,318
Posted By Jimmy E. James
How long was it running "fine" before it started...

How long was it running "fine" before it started "flooding itself"?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,318
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Error

Error
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,112
Posted By Jimmy E. James
What EXACTLY is wobbling? Like a bent axle or...

What EXACTLY is wobbling? Like a bent axle or clockwise counter clockwise?

If you missed the index slot and tit all together, you'd know it
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,112
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Buy the crank holding tool guys - will save you a...

Buy the crank holding tool guys - will save you a lot of grief over the long haul - even if you only use it every now and then

It is the only way that I know of PROPERLY AND SAFELY torque your red...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,017
Posted By Jimmy E. James
It's not difficult to diagnose a no start over...

It's not difficult to diagnose a no start over the internet - I used to do it every other night on the telephone long distance - driveabilties too - difference was, those people listened

You need...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,729
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Don't know why in the hell I kept typing "CPU" ...

Don't know why in the hell I kept typing "CPU"

Sorry
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,729
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Excellent post, excellent clear and concise...

Excellent post, excellent clear and concise instructions, but if I'm understanding him correctly he's running lean open and closed loop. If the CPR tampering is really out of whack he's stuck with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,638
Posted By Jimmy E. James
What position is "start"?

What position is "start"?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,729
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Well, you either fixed the problem or covered it...

Well, you either fixed the problem or covered it up

Either way, if the car runs well now I wouldn't worry about it - those readings you shared from your wide band aren't theoretically perfect, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,729
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Sure it does - but it's factory calibrated for...

Sure it does - but it's factory calibrated for the system and designed to do it's thing over a very specific band primarily during open loop operation

You asked about air/fuel ratios - you don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,729
Posted By Jimmy E. James
What tool/gauge did you buy? How did you...

What tool/gauge did you buy?

How did you take your reading to set your air flow meter adjust at idle and where did you take your sample?

For now, 14.7:1 being the theoretical ideal, you're not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Brakleen's fine, B-12 too Use caution and...

Brakleen's fine, B-12 too

Use caution and common sense with anything flammable

Starter fluid is (almost) straight ether fellas - not the best thing to spray on around a hot engine while it's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,806
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Just had this happen - identical scenario - was...

Just had this happen - identical scenario - was bad solder joints

Look at your main relay and the black radio suppression one if you have it - on my suppression relay I could see the gaps in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,961
Posted By Jimmy E. James
Doesn't matter where I live - but it just happens...

Doesn't matter where I live - but it just happens to be Kalimexifornia

Going to a cooler or hotter stat will definitely impact when your heater starts to get warm, emissions and closed loop times...
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