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Fabrication / Re: Mid muffler options
« on: October 08, 2019, 12:35:25 PM »
Just to be clear, I don't have a twin system. Its a y into 3" single.

IF you don't want to run a bullet muffler inline, I believe magnaflow has a muffled y pipe

The Lounge / Re: Watches
« on: October 08, 2019, 12:32:50 PM »

Have my father's auto winding mechanical Seiko he got in Vietnam somewhere but it has a crack and doesn't hold time.

I like watches, but I don't wear them enough to be into them and at the end of the day the more you have the more you have to maintain.  Seems like something always has a dead battery (or so I've been told).  Hell, that's why I've never gotten my Citizen's hands repaired.  Still has a nice band and looks dressy when required.  I do like the asymmetry of the layout with half moon bezels though.  I also dig the simple silver, black, red scheme.  I'll be running something similar for FJ40 gauges if I can ever finish the damn thing.

Cool watches Joel, some of the bigger watches have great design but are hard to pull off.  I have been doing research and apparently you can get the tools to work on watches yourself, but I feel like that is a huge rabbit hole...I love watches for the fact that they can fit all that engineering, especially with an automatic watch, into something you wear on your wrist

Fabrication / Re: 3d printing parts?
« on: October 08, 2019, 08:20:05 AM »
Apparently SLS printers can make UHMWPE parts.

Yea but they break down over time.  HP now makes a $500k printer that prints ABS that is basically as flexible as a molded part

Fabrication / Re: Mid muffler options
« on: October 08, 2019, 08:18:48 AM »
Engine Masters tested the Magnaflow style straight through mufflers and they cost basically 0 HP and made a big decibel reading difference.    If's just a corrugated tube in an oval housing full of baffle.   If you can fit them somewhere, it'll work well without any power cost.

I feel like those are hard to fit as mid mufflers without sacrificing ground clearance on an FD.  They do work great though!

Build Threads / Re: Supe's NASCARX-7 (SB2.2 swap)
« on: October 08, 2019, 07:29:35 AM »
That looks great!!  Can't wait to see the hellcat airbox on there.

The Lounge / Re: Watches
« on: October 01, 2019, 11:16:04 AM »
I have a few, but absolutely nothing fancy.   A couple Citizens and an old, 1990s Tommy Hilfiger that a friend gave me in high school.

I wear a FitBit now though, so they donít get worn often.

Citizen makes some cool watches, and the solar is cool.  I absolutely hate smart watches, I love all the engineering that goes into a mechanical watch

The Lounge / Watches
« on: October 01, 2019, 07:56:14 AM »
Anyone else into watches?  I started wearing a cheap smartwatch I got for christmas a few years ago again, and it sparked my interest in getting something nice, I really enjoy not having to reach into my pocket to read the time off my phone.

I just bought one of these, and am already looking for another.  It seems like this new hobby could be as costly as cars!  :yay: Anyone else collect watches?

Build Threads / Re: My 4.3 vortec 84 FB
« on: September 20, 2019, 01:12:14 PM »
Did you swap the input shaft retainer to one designed for a non hydraulic throw out bearing?  The 3rd gen camaros had hydraulic throwout bearings

Not true the t5 had hydraulic actuated pivot fork,  same as the early t56.   The difference in the TO bearing is the anti rotation bump that hits the pivot fork ( the triangle at 7oclock in the above picture).


I meant 4th gen.  I have two T5s from 4th gen V6 camaros with a T56 style slave TO bearing.  Yes earlier camaros had the pivot fork, I have one of those bell housings on my car

Nice!  That looks like a blast from the in-car camera.

Thanks!  It is a lot of fun, way different than road racing.  I need to put some more mounts on my car to get some different angles.

I went drifting in Richmond on Labor day weekend.  Besides battery issues including a bad crimp on the positive lead, the car ran awesome

Electronics / Re: Battery Cranking Power Issue
« on: September 16, 2019, 01:33:16 PM »
I have a parastiic draw in my chassis harness that killed my PC1200, one cell was over dischaged.  It was about 120ohm to ground from the battery positive cable.  I will say that the Odyssey chargers work great though!

Going to be more careful on my next one.  I have seen PC1200s go through some insane conditions offroading, including being damaged by a broken driveshaft and still hold a charge fine

Hot rolled steel sucks! 

Build Threads / Re: Joel's garage build / organization
« on: September 12, 2019, 07:46:15 AM »
Wow that looks pretty cool!

Build Threads / Re: Joel's garage build / organization
« on: September 11, 2019, 06:14:57 AM »
Joel, if you can put the engine stuff on the mechanic side so it doesn't get dirty with grinding and metal.  if you ever build an engine it will be on the clean side not the dirty side

The Lounge / Re: Martial Arts, fitness, etc...
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:51:05 AM »
Thanks guys!

I'll be 37 in a few weeks.    I feel better than I did at 25.

I'm working on upper body a little more now as well.   Just crunches/push ups.   Once I get solid at that, I'll probably grab some free weights.

Does anyone do any HIIT training that works well for you?   I'm looking hard at that for improving my endurance during sparring matches.

That's awesome!  for endurance training, going to the track at the high school and doing sprints or intervals has worked well for me.

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