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Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By HiSPL
So what is needed for a flat flywheel conversion?...

So what is needed for a flat flywheel conversion?


To be clear I don't expect to ever make more than 200 lbs/ft at the crank. And this is a daily driver that I also want to hoon in. That's why I...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By HiSPL
Hold on a sec. Change of plans. I think I...

Hold on a sec. Change of plans.

I think I want to convert to a flat flywheel to save the rotational weight. STS has a South Bend Clutch kit for 350. I've used south bend clutches before and had...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By HiSPL
Is Spec the only "kinda" performance clutch out there?

I'm not going to +T my '88. I will be doing cam, exhaust, milled head, ignition, etc, etc. Plus I want to beat on it sometimes. I'd like to be able to chirp second gear and maybe do some aggressive...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By HiSPL
Because different is cool. I'd swap in a...

Because different is cool.

I'd swap in a Ford I6 small block 170-200-240 CI before I'd go to a whiteblock. On a duett anyway.

I'm a whiteblock fan, but it doesn't fit the design of this truck...
Forum: website & board 09-10-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By HiSPL
Low demand for parts and lots of high quality...

Low demand for parts and lots of high quality steel to be made in to chinese bulk freighters. Yards aren't holding on to them for any reasonable amount of time. Last one I saw only stayed in the yard...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By HiSPL
Yeah in other words, it's the actuator that...

Yeah in other words, it's the actuator that breaks. Not the clutches. And if you are drag racing it will be OK, but if you are road racing, drifting, daily driving, almost everything else, that...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,319
Posted By HiSPL
I'd keep the sway bar in the rear. In fact don't...

I'd keep the sway bar in the rear. In fact don't you want more sway in the rear and less in the front for doriftos?


I'm pretty sure your rear spring/shock combo just doesn't work. Bolbos are...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,319
Posted By HiSPL
Probably just less compression damping and more...

Probably just less compression damping and more rebound damping. Are the Summit shocks adjustable? My guess is that they aren't well matched to the rear springs.

Did you hang the 8.8 on the stock...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By HiSPL
Anybody use an old phone as a dash cam? What mount?

I have an extra Pixel3 sitting here and my only use for it right now is for Torque Pro, but I got to thinking it would be perfect as a dash cam too.

If you are using a phone as a dash cam, what...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,051
Posted By HiSPL
Hell of a score!

Hell of a score!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By HiSPL
The Poly doesn't really change much in the front...

The Poly doesn't really change much in the front as far as NVH goes. You'll feel it hit a little harder on potholes and stuff, but it also tracks straighter through the rough stuff. In normal highway...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By HiSPL
No experience, but I'd be looking for a B30 for...

No experience, but I'd be looking for a B30 for it if towing and tool hauling is in the cards. Bigger motor for more torques, plus the six will be smoother on the highway.

I'd most likely want to...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By HiSPL
Perfect. Thanks :cheers:

Perfect. Thanks :cheers:
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By HiSPL
Is there a list anywhere of AQ equipped boats?

Just wondering if anyone has or has found a basic list of which boats have Penta motors that would be useful for us. It would be cool to have a list to reference while surfing craigslist/FB...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,266
Posted By HiSPL
Use a Cherry Bomb in the middle and the...

Use a Cherry Bomb in the middle and the Flowmaster at the end. Or the other way around.

You don't say how big the Cherry Bombs are, but another thing you can do is split the exhaust into two...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By HiSPL
Here's what I'm doinbg on mine. I want a stiffer...

Here's what I'm doinbg on mine. I want a stiffer road car. Something on the lines of a stock M3 or a Miata or FRS type setup. Everyday drivable, but fun and stiff.

Front control arms: Super Pro...
Forum: showroom 08-26-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,849
Posted By HiSPL
Speaking of donuts.... Why no donuts in...

Speaking of donuts....


Why no donuts in the vid?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By HiSPL
BTW, an >500 dollar flathood 242 roller is...

BTW, an >500 dollar flathood 242 roller is something I've been looking for for years. I want to make it a street legal track car. Stripped, caged, B6304 with a manual, ripper.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By HiSPL
That's a little insulting. At least offer scrap...

That's a little insulting. At least offer scrap price for it. I would have started at 500 probably.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By HiSPL
A 300 dollar 242 is a no brainer to buy. I'm...

A 300 dollar 242 is a no brainer to buy. I'm super jelly.


Good on you for getting it running too!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By HiSPL
Yeah man. Just build a simple 2-1 downpipe and...

Yeah man. Just build a simple 2-1 downpipe and leave the header alone. Then 2.5" all the way to the rear. It's what I'm going to do with mine.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,472
Posted By HiSPL
Did you guys see the big tan bus broken down on...

Did you guys see the big tan bus broken down on the side of I-70 westbound outside of Golden last weekend of June/first weekend of July? Yeah I was on that bus.





Don't mind me. I'm just...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By HiSPL
Well, most llikely by "blowing it up" I mean that...

Well, most llikely by "blowing it up" I mean that the locker will just no longer function. You should still have a perfectly fine open diff even after things turn loose. It's just that the "locker"...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By HiSPL
There's no way to "figure out" the radio code....

There's no way to "figure out" the radio code. You can however just call a dealer and give them the VIN. I've had one dealer say I had to bring it in, but then another dealer just did it over the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,320
Posted By HiSPL
My daughter is making Macrame curtains for the...

My daughter is making Macrame curtains for the back of her V70.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By HiSPL
There's a mod where you can cut off a weight...

There's a mod where you can cut off a weight and/or weld it in place and have the locker function at any speed.

You'll blow it up eventually, but for now have fun.

You really need to find out...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By HiSPL
When you say "posi rear end" does it have a full...

When you say "posi rear end" does it have a full axle swapped in from something else?

The stock IRS had a locker in the rear diff. It isn't the best thing in the world, but it does exist. Stock...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By HiSPL
This forum does not allow photo uploads. ...

This forum does not allow photo uploads.

You have to post the photo somewhere else (like imgur.com) and then post the link to the photo here.


Are you in the US?

To do this on a college...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By HiSPL
Don't turbo it! If you want a daily, then this...

Don't turbo it! If you want a daily, then this thing could be honda civic reliable!

Do all the maintenance and do the timing belt early. Refresh all the motor mounts and any other bushings that...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 52,263
Posted By HiSPL
My local autozone had an ac clutch puller for...

My local autozone had an ac clutch puller for rent. Had to do that job on my daughter's V70. It was a bitch.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,165
Posted By HiSPL
K cam is what you really want, but the T, A, or B...

K cam is what you really want, but the T, A, or B will be an upgrade. M cam is trash.

Don't worry about changing the head. It's not worth it on an NA.

You CAN mill off a good chunk of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-03-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,362
Posted By HiSPL
Torsen style should be fine for that.

Torsen style should be fine for that.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-03-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,362
Posted By HiSPL
Also what is the intended use? Lunchbox lockers...

Also what is the intended use? Lunchbox lockers tend to be decent off road and for drag racing, but not so much for road racing/autocross
Forum: performance & modifications 08-03-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,492
Posted By HiSPL
You hero. :zeeall:

You hero. :zeeall:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,670
Posted By HiSPL
I feel that. Just know that the heads on...

I feel that.


Just know that the heads on these things are not the easiest to swap. There will be broken head bolts to deal with. I haven't heard many people say they got the head off without...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,492
Posted By HiSPL
Torque rod tubing size?

So I'm going to do all sphericals on the axle end and stock rubber on the chassis end of my 240. My thought was to just chop the axle end of the stock torque rod and weld in a heim joint or a johnny...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,670
Posted By HiSPL
BTW, I'd be inclined to reset the timing and do a...

BTW, I'd be inclined to reset the timing and do a compression test. Won't cost you anything and you may get lucky. Probably not, but maybe.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,670
Posted By HiSPL
You are probably much better off finding a...

You are probably much better off finding a complete running car. Pulling the motor on these isn't too hard, and it gives you the chance to do a bunch of maintenance while the engines out. Timing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,670
Posted By HiSPL
Skipped timing? Could have bent the valves but...

Skipped timing? Could have bent the valves but the cams would still be turning. Double check the timing marks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,670
Posted By HiSPL
This car will not really talk to you over the...

This car will not really talk to you over the obd2 port. It's very limited.

The biggest issue I've seen with these is crumbling wiring harnesses and plugs. The coil harness especially is known to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,749
Posted By HiSPL
Yeah I was about to say you should pull that...

Yeah I was about to say you should pull that Nivomat spring from the junkyard. Some hot boi here will buy it.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,635
Posted By HiSPL
BTW, the radios from these cars need a code to...

BTW, the radios from these cars need a code to operate. If you pull one from the junkyard make sure and get the VIN of the donor car. You can call a dealer and get the code.

The code should be in...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,635
Posted By HiSPL
The 960 is a good chassis for this I think. ...

The 960 is a good chassis for this I think.

The rear suspension is unique and hard to modify, but the good news is that it works really well in stock form/stock ride height. If you want to carry...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,051
Posted By HiSPL
It's a toss up between this and the Buchka's...

It's a toss up between this and the Buchka's daily driver 242 as to my favorite builds on this site. Awesome job dude!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,026
Posted By HiSPL
Yeah the Dave Leech laptops are pretty awesome...

Yeah the Dave Leech laptops are pretty awesome deals.

Barring that just the do the VM (virtual machine) install like I did. It's pretty impossible to get it installed natively by yourself. Unless...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 61,582
Posted By HiSPL
The Warp 9 will feel like a built big turbo...

The Warp 9 will feel like a built big turbo redblock from a dig. If you are doing 50+ and floor it, it won't be as impressive, but it will still pull good.

Guy Dudebro explains:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,026
Posted By HiSPL
I have the generic usb dongle from ebay and I...

I have the generic usb dongle from ebay and I used the VM build from Swedespeed.

I tried several times to install it natively on a pc laptop but never could get it going. The VM build from...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,663
Posted By HiSPL
For me, it's just not needed. I'm staying NA and...

For me, it's just not needed. I'm staying NA and the stock manifold flows good enough. It's the rest of the exhaust that is restrictive.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By HiSPL
It'll most likely be either the CV axle or the...

It'll most likely be either the CV axle or the Tie Rod ends.

If it only happens on power I'd look at the axles. If it randomly does it on or off power, tie rod ends.


Could also be ball...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,026
Posted By HiSPL
Can a home gamer disable the MMS or is it a...

Can a home gamer disable the MMS or is it a dealer-only thing that needs the subscription?

I have the bootleg Vida 2014 setup.
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