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Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By shoestring
We've got a Miller 211, so that's not the...

We've got a Miller 211, so that's not the bottleneck.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By shoestring
We might have an appropriate application for this.

We might have an appropriate application for this.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By shoestring
If I had tig skills and a tig, this would be a...

If I had tig skills and a tig, this would be a done deal. Also, the projects we have going now require OE reliability: Cam's got to be able to drive his 944 daily, and my buddy's 244 has to have...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By shoestring
Dude I wish I could tell you that we have the...

Dude I wish I could tell you that we have the means to do that. Unfortunately we would have to send the head out to have that done. It's now extremely clear to me that it's the intake side, not the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By shoestring
Oh man is it ever

Oh man is it ever
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By shoestring
This is a wicked idea, but you would have to know...

This is a wicked idea, but you would have to know the exact relationship of air mass to voltage, which I do not. Maybe Cam does.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By shoestring
It's more than the 14.99 I spent building this...

It's more than the 14.99 I spent building this one? Honestly if I were to get to the point where I was really trying to port heads rather than just kind of a "let's see if this actually works"...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By shoestring
Sure. I've had both a completely stock 530 head...

Sure. I've had both a completely stock 530 head and then the above head professionally flowed. Same shop, same machine. The above head has an oversized 38mm exhaust valve as compared to the stock...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By shoestring
Post Cam and I built one of these David Vizard budget flow benches

So the way these benches work is that you hook up a shop vac (the nuttiest one you have) to a "cylinder" that the head sits on, and there's a capillary tube that feeds a manometer. Ours has 80...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,827
Posted By shoestring
Dude we had 3 B class wins, a crapload of top 5's...

Dude we had 3 B class wins, a crapload of top 5's overall, best finish was a 2nd at New Jersey Motorsports Park. In fact we finished 3rd the year before that, and 3rd the year before that. We raced...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By shoestring
These are labeled in reverse. The tipoff is how...

These are labeled in reverse. The tipoff is how much the exhaust is shrouded.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,827
Posted By shoestring
We would get better than 24 hours out of a set of...

We would get better than 24 hours out of a set of Hawk 9012s.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-05-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By shoestring
Trollvo.

Trollvo.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,827
Posted By shoestring
Given how nasty 240 brake systems are to bleed, I...

Given how nasty 240 brake systems are to bleed, I think you need to start with getting calipers with bleed nipples that work. My guess is that you have a bit of air/old fluid/Cookie Monster furr in...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,109
Posted By shoestring
'^^^good advice. I'd also put aftermarket rods...

'^^^good advice. I'd also put aftermarket rods in it for a bottom end that you could only mess up on purpose. An N/A engine is probably going to have a compression ratio in the very low 9's, an...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By shoestring
any more

any more
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,110
Posted By shoestring
I use 4R Customs Wire out of Salisbury, MA,...

I use 4R Customs Wire out of Salisbury, MA, because I'm a homer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By shoestring
I also think retensioning was part of 5000 mile...

I also think retensioning was part of 5000 mile service?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,363
Posted By shoestring
Or voting Republican and thinking they care about...

Or voting Republican and thinking they care about people who work for a living.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By shoestring
Leaking injectors would add fuel, heavy knock...

Leaking injectors would add fuel, heavy knock would be more symptomatic of not enough fuel. You could look at fuel pressure regulator for this.

Kinda sounds like a restricted cat converter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By shoestring
If it's pinging, it's reducing ignition advance,...

If it's pinging, it's reducing ignition advance, hence your lack of power feeling. Simplest thing to do would be put your 95 or 98 RON in it and see if that alleviates your problem. If it does, I'd...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,106
Posted By shoestring
Clutches last forever like this.

Clutches last forever like this.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By shoestring
Didn't you say it detonated on 87? I understand...

Didn't you say it detonated on 87? I understand that it still functions as an internal combustion engine on it, just not well at higher cylinder pressures.

I was also wondering about your TPS,...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By shoestring
Dude I have real 9.8:1 with a V cam and I run...

Dude I have real 9.8:1 with a V cam and I run Shell 87 with no problems. I'm not sure if Cam outfit me with a daughterboard in my EZ116K or not. If yes, it's got the race car tune, if no, it's a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By shoestring
If they don't feel like the best brake pedal...

If they don't feel like the best brake pedal you've ever stepped on, something's not quite right;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By shoestring
I'm not sure that you need to take it off the...

I'm not sure that you need to take it off the car, but I suggest you follow a bench bleed process.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By shoestring
If you got the Ate seal kit, it's in the...

If you got the Ate seal kit, it's in the instructions. It's very simple.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By shoestring
This is the kind of info I'm looking for. ...

This is the kind of info I'm looking for. Thanks!

PS which disc are you using? The 850R I assume?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By shoestring
OK, thank you.

OK, thank you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,449
Posted By shoestring
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By shoestring
^^^This because the tip of your input shaft look...

^^^This because the tip of your input shaft look nasty
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By shoestring
-707 vs -765 pressure plates

Mostly I'm interested in which of these provides a lighter pedal. Either will be sufficient for the power level.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,712
Posted By shoestring
There's actually a pretty specific process to...

There's actually a pretty specific process to setting these up, and it makes a huge difference. When you clean the throttle body, you need to make sure that the throttle blade is fully seated in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By shoestring
I tried playing this game 7 or 8 years ago with a...

I tried playing this game 7 or 8 years ago with a 4 hole EV6 injector that had a similar spray angle to the stock one, they were a green one that fit a Chrysler 3.3 V6 I think. Anyway, there was no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,748
Posted By shoestring
Spec on 1031 axle is 0.005"-0.007". 1041 axle is...

Spec on 1031 axle is 0.005"-0.007". 1041 axle is 0.004"-0.006". A little bit of clunking is normal, especially if you have all the fluid drained. If you're worried about it, double check your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,712
Posted By shoestring
I would fix the IAC bypass and reassess. Whoever...

I would fix the IAC bypass and reassess. Whoever did this is not as smart as a Bosch engineer.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,036
Posted By shoestring
You guys have no idea how many times I have to...

You guys have no idea how many times I have to hear about this. That said, he's right.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,036
Posted By shoestring
Stab a cam in it

Stab a cam in it
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,151
Posted By shoestring
The head off the race car is at R&L Engines now...

The head off the race car is at R&L Engines now getting flow tested. Well, getting tested when he has time. 530 with 44/38 valves and port work. I'll let you know what the numbers end up being. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,151
Posted By shoestring
I shim valve clearances to 0.015" unless...

I shim valve clearances to 0.015" unless otherwise specified by cam manufacturer.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,151
Posted By shoestring
Interesting. I always wondered if it was a...

Interesting. I always wondered if it was a "highest possible result" given maximum allowable tolerances like deck height and the 0.5mm cleanup they allow on the head. Like you said though, it...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,151
Posted By shoestring
I've measured enough piston dishes and combustion...

I've measured enough piston dishes and combustion chambers to know this is absolutely representative. NA car. I concur that a 530 year is about 54cc. Normally a hair more. NA piston dish is 8cc,...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,151
Posted By shoestring
They're nowhere near 9.8:1 as delivered. Mine...

They're nowhere near 9.8:1 as delivered. Mine measured out to 9.1:1. After a 0.040" mill and stock head gasket, it's 9.8:1. I use a V cam and feed it a steady diet of Shell 87 (R+M)/2 and have no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By shoestring
I have mixed-and-matched driveshaft halves a...

I have mixed-and-matched driveshaft halves a million times without ever having a problem, including an M90 swap into a 940 that had an auto. There are little arrows stamped on each half, in addition...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,229
Posted By shoestring
You would have to have a SERIOUS camshaft for...

You would have to have a SERIOUS camshaft for that. Normal is probably around 20-22 or so, give or take. The first engine I built when I was a kid was a 283 Chevy with 2.02"/1.60" valves, 8.0:1...
Forum: events 01-20-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By shoestring
When you said NE Portland I thought you meant...

When you said NE Portland I thought you meant Maine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By shoestring
Dude I just got a Skandix set of e-codes from FCP...

Dude I just got a Skandix set of e-codes from FCP and I will NEVER go back, I wrote a lengthy review on them. SPEND THE MONEY. It is quite literally like night and day.

Additionally Swedish Car...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,229
Posted By shoestring
The fact that you have only 12" of vacuum at idle...

The fact that you have only 12" of vacuum at idle tells me there's something mechanically wrong, like the valves are shimmed too tight, or the cam timing is off. If it's not making boost, I'd start...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,290
Posted By shoestring
Yes, with room to spare.

Yes, with room to spare.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
240: Key Woes
Views: 1,730
Posted By shoestring
I'm at a GM dealer with a BD Lazer 994 key...

I'm at a GM dealer with a BD Lazer 994 key machine, pretty common unit. It doesn't have 240s listed as vehicles that it can cut, but it does list the 1988- 760, which for duplication purposes I...
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