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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By mikep
I only use a grease gun if one is VERY stuck....

I only use a grease gun if one is VERY stuck. Clamp the free one in place, pump until the stuck one is almost out. At that point you are also looking at honing, so it needs to be split, making the...
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By mikep
Poik? Is that you? I think Canuck has a C4...

Poik? Is that you?
I think Canuck has a C4 suspension going in an amazon. It has been a while since I saw it, and I was too awe-struck to ask which gen.
Forum: events 11-30-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 210,917
Posted By mikep
It's sneaking up fast.

It's sneaking up fast.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,987
Posted By mikep
Isnít all toilet paper sliced?

Isnít all toilet paper sliced?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,802
Posted By mikep
Incorrect on the every year thing.. The only time...

Incorrect on the every year thing.. The only time I know of that he did that was *edit: 2003?4? to 2007?8? in his corvette.
Early on it was often 3, and the lemans porsche was 70, when he was 54...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By mikep
Where on the east coast are you?

Where on the east coast are you?
Forum: events 11-21-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 57,673
Posted By mikep
Are you going too, mr plow? I may have to learn...

Are you going too, mr plow? I may have to learn this newfangled ďflyingĒ.
Forum: showroom 11-16-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,507
Posted By mikep
Light bars (or floods) make good cornering lamps....

Light bars (or floods) make good cornering lamps.
I use hella 500 driving beams. They outperform most high beams. 700 should be even better. Hella also makes rounds with multiple LEDs that are...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,802
Posted By mikep
Getting back to stock-mount 240 rear sways vs...

Getting back to stock-mount 240 rear sways vs body mount,
I have a strong suspicion that fat (ipd, etc) rear sways bolted to the long lower arms puts them in a bind and tries to twist them. That...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,802
Posted By mikep
I can't believe Mr Plow neglected to post the pic...

I can't believe Mr Plow neglected to post the pic of me smoking the front tires in the Turbobricks CobbleArt Rapa Scrapple 244 at carlisle. I loved driving that car, even though I took leave of my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By mikep
I had one that refused to work right unless a...

I had one that refused to work right unless a test light was connected. It had too many issues to sort out at that juncture, and I think it's in a junkyard now.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By mikep
Auto meter makes a coolant pressure gauge. ...

Auto meter makes a coolant pressure gauge.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/atm-4307


Drew's lemons car has big idiot lights and an idiot buzzer. No oil pressure? it screams at you..
Forum: events 11-06-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 210,917
Posted By mikep
oops. I forgot..

oops. I forgot..
Forum: events 11-05-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By mikep
Nice. I went to a lucky dog event at Charlotte....

Nice. I went to a lucky dog event at Charlotte. Good series.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By mikep
They might work with spacers and longer studs.

They might work with spacers and longer studs.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By mikep
Something something P1800..

Something something P1800..
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By mikep
Iíve been looking at cadillac cts bits but have...

Iíve been looking at cadillac cts bits but have too many projects right now.
Forum: events 11-02-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 210,917
Posted By mikep
Is it premium t-shirt drop time already?

Is it premium t-shirt drop time already?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,802
Posted By mikep
less roll will always make a car feel more...

less roll will always make a car feel more confidence-inspiring. Same with more damping.
Too much rear bar on soft springs will lift the inside tire on exit, something volvos gleefully exhibit. Same...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,802
Posted By mikep
I thought about doing that but decided i like the...

I thought about doing that but decided i like the way it handles with stiffer springs and less bar.
But for inspiration, here is a corolla with hollow adjustable cobbling action.

...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,080
Posted By mikep
*ABIGGERHAMMER has entered the chat

*ABIGGERHAMMER has entered the chat
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,476
Posted By mikep
I keep forgetting all the name changes. You were...

I keep forgetting all the name changes. You were dlot when we met.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,476
Posted By mikep
dlot (Dave Lotman) has some B21s for sale in new...

dlot (Dave Lotman) has some B21s for sale in new jersey if you go that way. I'm a fan of cobbling, but it sounds like it wants to be original (that would make redwood ken very happy, btw)
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,201
Posted By mikep
I did an image search, saw some good and bad...

I did an image search, saw some good and bad ideas. Staggered small gauges looked good. I like big main gauges in the center personally.
And i recently saw an Auto Meter electronic speedo that...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By mikep
I always removed them but iím on the fence with...

I always removed them but iím on the fence with the latest 245. Keeping the tank away from the axle in a rear-end collision would be sweet. Iím seeing more and more close calls with brodozers...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,807
Posted By mikep
Cool. I need to measure the Datsun truck trans.

Cool. I need to measure the Datsun truck trans.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,985
Posted By mikep
Beautiful cars and parts. Thanks for posting them.

Beautiful cars and parts. Thanks for posting them.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,100
Posted By mikep
Do you even lift, bro?

Do you even lift, bro?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,527
Posted By mikep
I'll see if I can find an old copy of wingeo, and...

I'll see if I can find an old copy of wingeo, and I'll call Drew. I forgot we talked about this (long weekend), but Drew can also give recommendations on material and where to buy it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,228
Posted By mikep
Hella 500 driving beam from susquehanna...

Hella 500 driving beam from susquehanna rallylights.com
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,089
Posted By mikep
My 92 245 had the same old wimpy springs.

My 92 245 had the same old wimpy springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 181,846
Posted By mikep
You can start a new thread in performance, but...

You can start a new thread in performance, but the main thing i see is you have not factored in the rear control arm motion ratio (squared).
Multiply the rear spring rate by 1.5 and that is what...
Forum: events 09-25-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 92,776
Posted By mikep
We had a great drive down the blue ridge to the...

We had a great drive down the blue ridge to the closure at roanoke. Stopped for food, stopped on 81 for at least a half hour due to an accident. 15 hrs on the road, then got to see so many beautiful...
Forum: events 09-24-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 92,776
Posted By mikep
Finally got off 66, took 28 to 29, near...

Finally got off 66, took 28 to 29, near charlottesville now.
Going to take rockfish gap parkway to the blue ridge, down to peaks of otter.
Forum: events 09-24-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 92,776
Posted By mikep
First roadside repair is done. Left at 6am, lost...

First roadside repair is done. Left at 6am, lost headlights. One bulb was probably out, the other didn¬’t like waking up on a cold morning. Unloaded the car to get to the one spare i left with the...
Forum: events 09-23-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 92,776
Posted By mikep
I was asked by SLF (special lady friend) if there...

I was asked by SLF (special lady friend) if there are any outside washing facilities or if everything is in the lodge. I have pestered Jared enough, so Iím asking youse.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,712
Posted By mikep
make sure you use unhardened mild steel. Lawn...

make sure you use unhardened mild steel.
Lawn mower blades might put up a fight when it comes time to drill and tap. #neverforget
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,606
Posted By mikep
Oh, i remember the days of 4-5 spring-cutting...

Oh, i remember the days of 4-5 spring-cutting arguments every week in performance. I should have moved them all to showroom.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,088
Posted By mikep
Iím starting to think you live in a more perfect...

Iím starting to think you live in a more perfect parallel universe.
Forum: events 09-22-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 92,776
Posted By mikep
I will bring the fancy inner tie rod tool.

I will bring the fancy inner tie rod tool.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,088
Posted By mikep
Yep. I envision a trailing brake downshift and...

Yep. I envision a trailing brake downshift and backing it into the trees
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,606
Posted By mikep
Your post has two questions, the board...

Your post has two questions, the board spring-cutting curmudgeon answered, sort of.
Search for stock car springs and suburban shocks, read a bit, also search motion ratio for the rear suspension. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,003
Posted By mikep
Great. NOW you tell me about the forevertron.

Great. NOW you tell me about the forevertron.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By mikep
Look around for a 2wd tacoma, 98? up 2.7 and...

Look around for a 2wd tacoma, 98? up 2.7 and trans. Strong, great trans.
Forum: events 09-15-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 92,776
Posted By mikep
Back to peppers: we should make fresh hot sauce...

Back to peppers: we should make fresh hot sauce to consume while there.
*exit: i guess it reall needs to age or we might kill someone.
Not sure i’ll have time to make any before leaving.
Forum: events 09-15-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 92,776
Posted By mikep
Your legs are forgiving, bne. XO

Your legs are forgiving, bne. XO
Forum: showroom 09-15-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,696
Posted By mikep
If you paint it black, don’t rattlecan it. Do...

If you paint it black, don’t rattlecan it. Do faux carbon fiber or blue and purple pearl wrx black and glossy clear, or satin motorcycle case paint, or a super dark indigo or cobalt.
Better yet,...
Forum: events 09-13-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 92,776
Posted By mikep
I have a bunch, too. habanero, ghost, scorpion,...

I have a bunch, too. habanero, ghost, scorpion, might be a jalapeno left.
Forum: events 09-10-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 92,776
Posted By mikep
For real.

For real.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,003
Posted By mikep
I'm glad you are saving the rear flares for your...

I'm glad you are saving the rear flares for your burning man sculpture.
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