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Forum: events Yesterday, 11:37 AM
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Posted By mikep
Or I could tow him home..

Or I could tow him home..
Forum: showroom Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 261,448
Posted By mikep
Early pics (2004-2010) of volvo mods, non-volvos,...

Early pics (2004-2010) of volvo mods, non-volvos, build-up and death of Wolly the 245, cobbling/painting Rob Prince's drift 242, and the time a vandal burned most of my volvos....
Forum: showroom Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 261,448
Posted By mikep
Quoting TFT (wherever he is now) to note the...

Quoting TFT (wherever he is now) to note the intent of the thread, and the link to the pics thread. I will move posted pics to that thread, and if I have time today, will delete dead links, etc.
Forum: events Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,460
Posted By mikep
Or you could drive the 740 and avoid hooning..

Or you could drive the 740 and avoid hooning..
Forum: events Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 291,604
Posted By mikep
I edited the title and sent Kenny a message. I...

I edited the title and sent Kenny a message. I will be on the road so I prefer if he started it, but if he's busy I'll do something.
I'll be in Mooresville, so maybe we can do some sort of race car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By mikep
Moisture barrier for floors is usually “6 mil”...

Moisture barrier for floors is usually “6 mil” (.006”) and available in small rolls cheap.
12 mil is more rare, then it jumps to the 20 mil, usually only found in huge rolls.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By mikep
From what i remember, all the 8v aluminum volvo...

From what i remember, all the 8v aluminum volvo heads share the same exhaust ports.
The early and late style improved intake ports are close the identical from pics i have seen, but i only remember...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By mikep
All of that. I worry more about the top of...

All of that.

I worry more about the top of exhaust, and both of the inside radii. And all heinous sharp spots and boogers.

The chamber work all depends on the application.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By mikep
It hurts my fingers and my soul every time i port...

It hurts my fingers and my soul every time i port one. It’s why i wish i hadn’t “traded” (give away) my two 16 valve heads.



I was just thinking about doing that.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By mikep
I ****ing love you guys. serially.

I ****ing love you guys. serially.
Forum: events 06-09-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 291,604
Posted By mikep
Since July 2nd is my 60th birthday, Maybe.

Since July 2nd is my 60th birthday, Maybe.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2022, 02:21 PM
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Posted By mikep
Time to break out the torch and hammer.

Time to break out the torch and hammer.
Forum: events 06-06-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By mikep
My friend Randy in texas reimbursed me for parts...

My friend Randy in texas reimbursed me for parts I put on his CTS-V (6-speed LS), and in paypal he put "car parts". I got flagged for selling parts. Cancelled the transfer, told him to just send a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,592
Posted By mikep
If there is still old fluid in the calipers,...

If there is still old fluid in the calipers, start there. Ducting can?t hurt.
As for the pads, i have no experience with ebc.
Forum: events 06-02-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,460
Posted By mikep
I sent ONE HUNNNERT greenbacks, because you never...

I sent ONE HUNNNERT greenbacks, because you never know how long you might stay.

Aspire to go big, so that others may also go big while ye bask in each others auras and ****. This is the gospel...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By mikep
You live in Charlotte? I?ll make you a deal on a...

You live in Charlotte? I?ll make you a deal on a squirterizable package. Want a nice rebuilt head too? I?m working on 2 of those. Intake, the whole shebang.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By mikep
I was thinking that. But that steel braid...

I was thinking that.
But that steel braid would look nice feeding a turbo. Might be a little big.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By mikep
https://www.hydraulicsdirect.com/ORB-Boss-stainles...

https://www.hydraulicsdirect.com/ORB-Boss-stainless-steel-fittings-s/1890.htm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,406
Posted By mikep
I have not always found that to be the case. most...

I have not always found that to be the case. most of the farthest-first orders were derived from getting the drums bled on old cars with a holdoff valve.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,406
Posted By mikep
Pushing the pedal down past the internal mc port...

Pushing the pedal down past the internal mc port will stop fluid from draining through.
If the second pump gives a good pedal and then the fluid surges back up into the reservoir, there is air in a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By mikep
If it's an alkaline solution you may have removed...

If it's an alkaline solution you may have removed material. Try a dry mockup with no valves, and put plastigage across each journal. (line them up front to back)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By mikep
Yes. The o-ring seals the fitting to the case....

Yes. The o-ring seals the fitting to the case. With threads there would be leaking past the threads.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By mikep
You can see the bumps on the outside of the block...

You can see the bumps on the outside of the block if the bumps are on the inside. Both of my 92 blocks have them.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By mikep
Quick, someone calculate the total unsprung...

Quick, someone calculate the total unsprung weight per front corner, with the percentage of change when going from the factory caliper to an RX7, etc. caliper.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By mikep
To clarify: there are threads under the nut, but...

To clarify: there are threads under the nut, but no threads under the o-ring.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By mikep
I think it's a post-K-block thing only.

I think it's a post-K-block thing only.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By mikep
I'm starting 2 builds right now, might sell one. ...

I'm starting 2 builds right now, might sell one.
A 92 NA block that will get nice rods, pistons and rods have not been sorted out yet.
88 block, with the latest thrust placement but still skinny...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By mikep
The threads in the trans are also 1/2"-20, the...

The threads in the trans are also 1/2"-20, the line adapter is 3/8" long with an o-ring pocket.

https://pbase.com/mperry/image/172652046.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By mikep
And he mentions the original old-school ones with...

And he mentions the original old-school ones with plugs.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By mikep
Ok, i read the thing. Although it starts by...

Ok, i read the thing. Although it starts by talking about C-shaped (floating) calipers, the whole archaic thing is about the newfangled cnc-manufactured billet 1-piece 4-piston calipers being...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By mikep
I was wondering the same thing. When i think...

I was wondering the same thing. When i think monoblock i envision holes bored all the way through with screw in plugs or something.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,320
Posted By mikep
Where are you located? I have a new efi tank and...

Where are you located? I have a new efi tank and fuel sender i?m not using. The sender is an aftermarket that the ground was not hooked up on, i?m going to put a blade terminal on it for a ground...
Forum: events 05-29-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By mikep
Nice pics, John. First i have heard of it, too. ...

Nice pics, John. First i have heard of it, too.
I don?t miss logging in to facebook, but i used to see a lot of your posts (before they totally screwed it up) and i miss seeing you and the other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,967
Posted By mikep
I might start putting a tablespoon of zinc...

I might start putting a tablespoon of zinc anti-seize in my oil. (satire alert edit)



I got several boxes of 5w50 on clearance for the beaters at school, since we change oil in them one per...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,967
Posted By mikep
I use what Ken posted. I use a lot of stuff....

I use what Ken posted.
I use a lot of stuff. But the cars in the 300-400k range have always had mobil1.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,526
Posted By mikep
I?ll have to look into that, thanks.

I?ll have to look into that, thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,526
Posted By mikep
Even order harmonics (half, double, etc) would...

Even order harmonics (half, double, etc) would indicate the vibration is directly related to the engine rotating, but sympathetic (something shaking, tapping, droning in a separate part) or geared up...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-27-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,526
Posted By mikep
You can only be sure of that by testing the...

You can only be sure of that by testing the frequency of the vibration. And half engine rpm (misfire) is also 2nd order.
Forum: events 05-27-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By mikep
If it wasn't memorial day weekend I would go....

If it wasn't memorial day weekend I would go. Thanks for the post.
Forum: website & board 05-26-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,525
Posted By mikep
Buncha nerds up in here (and I say that with awe,...

Buncha nerds up in here (and I say that with awe, respect, admiration, yadda).


I'm in for a big fundraiser.
Thanks again for being the best boss, and keeping "us" alive.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By mikep
Cool. I'm pretty familiar with the area.

Cool. I'm pretty familiar with the area.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,091
Posted By mikep
Those should be good for a 3-4 inch drop (moar...

Those should be good for a 3-4 inch drop (moar caster if you make er squat) and match well with 425 pound fronts unless you only want it loose. I have 275 rear with 425 front in my 245.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By mikep
Which part of Murlin are you located (at)?

Which part of Murlin are you located (at)?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,384
Posted By mikep
The penta alternator is also spark arresting in...

The penta alternator is also spark arresting in case you freebase on that side while tuning.
Forum: events 05-19-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,048
Posted By mikep
Every year I say Maybe Next Year. But I can...

Every year I say Maybe Next Year. But I can retire soon, and I will be there with my sequined white jumpsuit and yuuuge gold belt.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,091
Posted By mikep
For real. And as i alluded to, proper drifting...

For real.
And as i alluded to, proper drifting takes a fairly balanced car.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,091
Posted By mikep
WRX. Slight door edge crease, boogered a rim,...

WRX. Slight door edge crease, boogered a rim, didn?t do much to the dogleg that was previously damaged. I let the guy go because he was super apologetic and owned it
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,091
Posted By mikep
I got sideways in the rain the other day when a...

I got sideways in the rain the other day when a guy ran into my LR door and tire.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,091
Posted By mikep
i.e. medium turbo, 300lb front springs, 200lb...

i.e. medium turbo, 300lb front springs, 200lb rear, good shocks, and whatever sways suit your flavor of driving.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,091
Posted By mikep
This thread has potential to go sideways and into...

This thread has potential to go sideways and into the OT crub, but it isn?t there yet.

Back in the 117hp days we tripled up rear sways and added bleach sprayers at the rear.
Now we suggest a...
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