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The Lounge / Re: Home Theater Upgrade
« on: March 20, 2019, 11:57:24 AM »
You can also get whole house surge suppressors.  I'm looking into an Eaton unit, but I don't have time to look up the p/n right now.

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General Tech / Re: FD3S Rear "Euro" Washer / Fluid Tank
« on: March 16, 2019, 02:42:54 PM »
Ahhh, so THAT'S what that hole in the trim panel is for.  :afro:

I mounted my fuel pump inertial switch behind it.  8)

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Electronics / Re: Brake Light Switch Wiring issues
« on: March 13, 2019, 05:55:37 PM »
I'm fairly certain that the brake light switch interrupts the ground on these cars.
+12v power is routed to the bulbs, then through the brake switch to ground. 
When you merged those wires you created a dead short from battery +12v to ground, which will quickly burn wiring.

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Build Threads / Re: Fuhnortoners Quest for 400hp: Chapter 2
« on: March 09, 2019, 12:44:53 PM »
Nice! 
Doing your wiring in your bathroom? 🤣

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Build Threads / Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« on: March 07, 2019, 08:07:28 AM »
You may want to look at anodizing.  It's tougher than powder, and may be cheaper as well.

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General Tech / Re: Brake and fuel line brackets FD
« on: March 01, 2019, 09:10:12 PM »
Geez, that's crazy for simple clamps.

You can get nice rubber padded steel ADEL clamps that work great, just not quite so pretty.

For brake lines, I just plumbed my race car with Cupronickel lines.  They look nice, won't corrode, and are very easy to bend and flare.

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Build Threads / Re: Feed Version V Build
« on: March 01, 2019, 05:30:35 PM »
I'd steer clear of that too.  No telling what temps were involved, possibly enough to affect the metal properties in that drivetrain.
At minimum it'll need all new gaskets and seals.

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The Lounge / Re: 95 RX-7 with LS2 on eBay anyone here own it
« on: February 28, 2019, 05:15:28 PM »
That was for sale locally then I think they either sold it to or are having this "high end" dealer sell it for them.  Looks like a nice car but over priced.

Fun note.  There are 3 LS swapped 95 FD's in Indiana.  I own one of them, owned the other and sold it to my friend that still has it, then this one.   Considering they only made 500 95s that's amazing there are 3 here.  My current one I brought in from North Carolina and my old one I bought in Michigan.

Mine's a 1 of 7 in VA. 😉

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The Lounge / Re: In search of a new Daily driver!
« on: February 25, 2019, 08:04:16 AM »
Well I bought something.   I got a 2006 BMW 650i Coupe.  Its a 4.8l V8 with 6-speed manual transmission (not smg)  360hp dark blue with black interior with silver trim.  Runs super smooth.  Lots of power and comfort.  The worst part is the 13 year old nav/radio/dvd system.  There is a company that makes a nice upgrade for that stuff that is android based and has car play but still uses the factory controls and adds touch screen.

Sounds like a nice car.
If you don't mind, how much did you have to pay for that?

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Build Threads / Re: Supe's NASCARX-7 (SB2.2 swap)
« on: February 19, 2019, 05:53:09 PM »
It's all about balancing pedal vs T/O bearing travel.
Another advantage to going to a smaller M/C is reduced pedal pressure, less strain on your leg as well as easier on the pedal and linkage.

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Suspension/Brakes/Wheels / Re: Re-assambling welded split rims
« on: February 19, 2019, 05:47:55 PM »
If a wheel rim is welded together, it usually isn't referred to as a 3 piece wheel.   :confused:

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Build Threads / Re: Supe's NASCARX-7 (SB2.2 swap)
« on: February 19, 2019, 02:08:05 PM »
I should note that the primary reason I run a twin disc setup like this as opposed to a small diameter road race clutch is that I also run hill climb events.  Several of them have no return road, and you're often stuck doing horrid 5 point turns from downhill to uphill in the paddock.  I'd be burning up clutch discs every year if I went that route. 

The HUGE downside to that pressure plate (their old style) is the reinforcing ribs.  They stick out so far, running a regular slip on style throwout bearing is totally out of the question, because it hits the AN lines.  Consequently, I'm forced to use the McLeod bearing that bolts on in place of the input shaft bearing retainer.  Not only is that thing a HUGE PITA to bleed, but the required master cylinder size makes the pedal grab SUPER high, and with the twin disc, has way too much throw without a very short pedal stop, causing the clutch to reengage from overtravel of the pressure plate fingers (boy did I have fun troubleshooting that one, since it would slam into gear and stall at idle).  I plan on adding one of the RAM hydraulic adjusters this go-around which lets me fine tune the engagement point with an allen key.

I've had luck with shortening the master cylinder pushrod to fix over travel.  It also moves the clutch pedal closer to the floor, which I like with a short travel clutch setup.

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Build Threads / Re: 57 Buick Special GMT900 AWD Frame swap
« on: February 15, 2019, 06:51:22 PM »
I think i am seeing mud tires in your future....

I was right!!!

ROTFLMAO!!!  :afro:

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Cars for sale / Re: WTB LS FD
« on: February 15, 2019, 06:48:08 PM »
i might be willing to part with mine but the price would probably be about twice your budget.. just passed a fresh smog check 2 days ago though! :)

https://motoiq.com/v8rx7

Wow, $60K is pretty steep, but on the other hand, that does appear to be one very highly modified car, and nicely done.  I'm not so crazy about the Rocket Bunny styling, but the workmanship looks great at first glance.   8)
When I have time I plan to go through this entire build, just to get some ideas. 

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Build Threads / Re: UNLEASHED 280z 350sbc
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:14:48 PM »
How the fuck did spell check change crimpers to crumpets???   ::)

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