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Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By PaddyGarcia
On my 122 I left all of the existing wiring in...

On my 122 I left all of the existing wiring in place and then built a parallel distribution network for new stuff (which will eventually include EFI), including a heavy additional cable direct from...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,736
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Coincidentally there's a complete yoshifab...

Coincidentally there's a complete yoshifab adapter and aftermarket CAS on ebag now for $260/bo. Not mine, no sffiliation.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,201
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Hat on the package shelf is a nice touch. ...

Hat on the package shelf is a nice touch.

Paul Newman was pretty old when he had Converse build him a V8 wagon. That's the best revenge.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,074
Posted By PaddyGarcia
I'm pretty sure those are what's in my 122. I'm a...

I'm pretty sure those are what's in my 122. I'm a fatso but they do seems short.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By PaddyGarcia
I guess the picture isn't showing up sometimes...

I guess the picture isn't showing up sometimes (like for me right now) - http://connected-things.com/rockerdetails.jpg

The setup still uses springs. I'll check underneath next time I've got the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By PaddyGarcia
What's up with these rocker arms?

The patient here is a 122 coupe with a built motor of unknown specs, so I'm trying to figure out what's stock and what's not.

The tips of the rocker arms look interesting - all are blued, as if...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,267
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Timely, as I needed to replace the 11 year old...

Timely, as I needed to replace the 11 year old 205/60 Tiger Paws on our 122. I almost went with the same, so thanks for this thread.

195/65 is a little taller than 205/60 but closer to stock and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 58,033
Posted By PaddyGarcia
I aspire to be a fraction of this much of a hack.

I aspire to be a fraction of this much of a hack.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,006
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Edit: NM, Mueller's solution is 1000% easier and...

Edit: NM, Mueller's solution is 1000% easier and complete in one action.

They did a lot of work to shut down the easy ways, kudos. However, if you're willing, brute force has an elegance all its...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,006
Posted By PaddyGarcia
When all else fails you can print to PDF.

When all else fails you can print to PDF.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,267
Posted By PaddyGarcia
That sounds like a better combo. I had 15x8...

That sounds like a better combo.

I had 15x8 cop rims on my 'cuda, x2 on damned heavy.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,267
Posted By PaddyGarcia
I have 205/60s on 15x7 on my Amazon, will measure...

I have 205/60s on 15x7 on my Amazon, will measure the backspacing later today.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,799
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Go raibh maith agat do na déithe as Google...

Go raibh maith agat do na déithe as Google Translate.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,799
Posted By PaddyGarcia
So to widen the conversation, Cyril is asking if...

So to widen the conversation, Cyril is asking if the redblock M90 can be adapted to the whiteblock engine, since the whiteblock M90 is crazy expensive if it can be found.

There seems to be good...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,799
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Ah, non. En ce cas T5 est une boite manuelle tres...

Ah, non. En ce cas T5 est une boite manuelle tres populaire en Amerique Nord. Utilisée par Ford, en Mustang etc des autres et par General Motors en Camaro, etcetera. Peut-être rare en Europe. On a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,030
Posted By PaddyGarcia
That's the way to do it - nice work & writeup.

That's the way to do it - nice work & writeup.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,087
Posted By PaddyGarcia
No need to fiddle, relocate the gas tank and open...

No need to fiddle, relocate the gas tank and open the trunk up as the Mother of All Diffusers :-)
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,087
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Good stuff there. I never realized how much...

Good stuff there. I never realized how much benefit comes from lowering the car.

Stiggy Pop, do you have a rear spoiler? Assuming that the Group A cars were stable at speed, they could make a good...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,087
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Kydex or poly would be simplest and similar to...

Kydex or poly would be simplest and similar to the ABS used by many OEMs for the same purpose.

IMO it seems unlikely to solve a problem, though. Assume you've looked at tires, alignment, bushings,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,462
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Nice work! Door hinges require front fender...

Nice work!

Door hinges require front fender removal, correct?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 108,001
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Yes, welded. You don't have to go to the extent...

Yes, welded. You don't have to go to the extent that Canuck's done here https://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5519303&postcount=8 but that's some ideas anyway.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 108,001
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Mounting a seat isn't simple: you can very easily...

Mounting a seat isn't simple: you can very easily get forces of a couple of g's in even a moderate crash. One way to think about it is how would any mounting idea handle being hit by a couple of NFL...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,460
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Nice start for what looks like a nice car!

Nice start for what looks like a nice car!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 108,001
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Yep, the seat mounts in the floor are welded into...

Yep, the seat mounts in the floor are welded into the cross members for strength. You and your seat experience huge forces in an accident, so mounting a seat straight to the pan takes more than just...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 94,645
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Nice work, good tip on the terminal tools. ...

Nice work, good tip on the terminal tools.

My tip in return - summer tires in winter are a terrible idea and can make you really sad really quickly. I wish I could find the photo of my bent 911,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 144,696
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Fix the cigarette lighter.

Fix the cigarette lighter.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 144,696
Posted By PaddyGarcia
I agree the beige and red go well together, but...

I agree the beige and red go well together, but IMO too laid back. Maybe with some period graphics, but otherwise beige is ... beige.

My car is red (originally 46/Ruby, repainted some Nissan...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Nice, hope that works out! Joe @...

Nice, hope that works out!

Joe @ Susquehanna says he has a good one and is to send pix, we'll see what comes up. If not I'll probably wimp out and ask the guys who are going to fabricate my EPAS...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By PaddyGarcia
"We all need floors down here" - Pennywise the...

"We all need floors down here" - Pennywise the Hobart 140 owner. You're right about glass, of course.

http://connected-things.com/flintstones.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Thanks for the part number - I had searched the...

Thanks for the part number - I had searched the vendors but that helped to verify NLA. Forgot about Susquehanna, thanks for that, too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By PaddyGarcia
122 Battery Box Repair

The battery box on my 122 is rusted out in the corners like just about every other Amazon. I've looked in the usual places for repair/replacement pieces but it looks like no one reproduces this...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-01-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,285
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to...

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 233,014
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Same here, would have saved a bunch of wiring......

Same here, would have saved a bunch of wiring... Hella makes one, pn 003530041.

http://hellahd.com/index.php/default/electrics/relays/mini-iso-relays/12v-spst/003530041/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,289
Posted By PaddyGarcia
There are guides available online for torque...

There are guides available online for torque based on bolt size and other characteristics. Search by size and grade and you should be able to find good numbers.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 835,041
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Time and energy come and go, it's good not to be...

Time and energy come and go, it's good not to be a slave to your hobby.

After a lifetime of futzing with cars I spent a few years sick of car projects - oddly, I had the least interest in them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,522
Posted By PaddyGarcia
It seems unlikely that two cars from different...

It seems unlikely that two cars from different manufacturers made 30 years apart would be bolt-compatible - as I recall from trying ages ago, the 140 base doesn't fit the 122, even.

fatcatbestcat...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Nice car, nice wiring! I agree with 142 guy about...

Nice car, nice wiring! I agree with 142 guy about voltage drop and have had excellent results on 2 different cars by adding a couple of relays and heavy-gauge cable, no cutting required.

Daniel...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 43,438
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Looking very good! For the steering wheel,...

Looking very good!

For the steering wheel, maybe try Car-Bone (https://car-bone.pl/upholstery/) I've never used them but have seen their work on several group buys of steering wheel work for...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,462
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Nice progress on a nice old car. Thanks for the...

Nice progress on a nice old car. Thanks for the photos - I'm taking notes on the floor pans, that's coming up soon on mine.

Seats held together with towels and safety pins, and no elastic so...
Forum: showroom 10-01-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,804
Posted By PaddyGarcia
Those are definitely factory seatbelts, and they...

Those are definitely factory seatbelts, and they are cool. My 122 was upgraded before I got it and I miss those latches.

Floaty feel when going down a straight road is probably not a sway bar...
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