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Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By rb92673
What about airbags inside the springs? You could...

What about airbags inside the springs? You could pump them up when loaded, air them down when not.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By rb92673
You should be able to take it to any alignment...

You should be able to take it to any alignment shop. There is no magic to it, but you need to provide them with specs otherwise they will set it to factory specs which favor comfort and understeer. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By rb92673
Are you street driving or track driving? ...

Are you street driving or track driving? Alignment will be different depending on use case.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By rb92673
Make sure the oil feed is not too restrictive. I...

Make sure the oil feed is not too restrictive. I blew up a brand new cxracing turbo in three laps because chinabay AN adapter on the feed side had too much restriction.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By rb92673
A guy on my race team started with a 16v swap,...

A guy on my race team started with a 16v swap, then went to LS. He likes the LS swap way better and said it was easier.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By rb92673
All the Walbro 255s I have had were loud.

All the Walbro 255s I have had were loud.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,982
Posted By rb92673
Well I have no headlights or turn signals,...

Well I have no headlights or turn signals, because racecar. No side windows to tintz either. =P
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,982
Posted By rb92673
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,982
Posted By rb92673
That would work. Thanks. Aren't those...

That would work. Thanks.



Aren't those 17x7? Too narrow for a 245 tire according to manufacturer.



What are tints and HIDs?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By rb92673
I tried that route, the key on the distributor...

I tried that route, the key on the distributor was put on 180 degrees off. So to fix, you had to remove the pin and rotate it. So if you do get the pin out, make sure you put it back together in...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,982
Posted By rb92673
I know some Lincolns and Jaguars are, but I have...

I know some Lincolns and Jaguars are, but I have not found anything wide enough. Widest I have seen on Jags is 17x7.5.

wheel-size.com is a great place to search.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,982
Posted By rb92673
When I put coilovers on, I used a cutoff wheel...

When I put coilovers on, I used a cutoff wheel and BFH in the front.

I figure I will have to put some screw on wheel arches like Randy's Flyin' Moose.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,982
Posted By rb92673
Probably with a sawzall to the fenders.

Probably with a sawzall to the fenders.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By rb92673
Once you have it at stage 0, tires are the...

Once you have it at stage 0, tires are the easiest performance upgrade. Good tires will help you turn and stop better.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By rb92673
When the temp gets up to about 190 does the fan...

When the temp gets up to about 190 does the fan turn on? Just idle it in your driveway to find out. If it cools down when you are at speed, that sounds more like a fan problem. If it overheats at...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,982
Posted By rb92673
Thanks for the feedback on adapters. Enkei...

Thanks for the feedback on adapters.

Enkei RPF1's would be nice.

I was thinking I could find an OEM wheel in the junkyard that I could adapt. Seems like there are lots of 5x120 BMW 328i/X3's...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,982
Posted By rb92673
17X8 wheels

I want to move from 225/50R16 tires to 245/40R17 tires on our endurance race 745. Hankook recommends 8"-9.5" wheel width for the RS4s we run.

I currently have 8 Voxx MGA wheels that are 16x7 +20...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,360
Posted By rb92673
I worried about breaking my new engine in until I...

I worried about breaking my new engine in until I hit turn 1 at Thunderhill raceway. It's been full throttle since then for five endurance races. Only other break in it had was driving it into the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,674
Posted By rb92673
Glad it works for you. I did not notice the...

Glad it works for you.

I did not notice the .63 T04e ATP housing being any different than a Yoshifab or Garrett. Mine seem to have a thread or two above the nut. No gasket.

Those studs seem...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By rb92673
I use similar.

I use similar.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By rb92673
I used a banjo adapter for a Cummins at the fuel...

I used a banjo adapter for a Cummins at the fuel filter and a cheap ebay pressure sensor to connect to microsquirt to log fuel pressures.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By rb92673
1 and 4 are a pair, 2 and 3 are a pair.

1 and 4 are a pair, 2 and 3 are a pair.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,602
Posted By rb92673
I have early and late model 700/900 struts in my...

I have early and late model 700/900 struts in my garage. Getting them to you is the problem. Measuring them and sending you pictures is easy.

Sorry to threadjack Nickagriffin
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,602
Posted By rb92673
If there were Wilwood adapters for a 740 I would...

If there were Wilwood adapters for a 740 I would buy them right now.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,602
Posted By rb92673
My 740 is turbo, last dyno was 199.76 RWHP. Saw...

My 740 is turbo, last dyno was 199.76 RWHP. Saw up to 117 mph at Willow Springs last month. Sonoma we see just under 100 mph. Over a dozen races with three of them being full 24 hour races.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By rb92673
Just get some crowfoot wrenches. They are just...

Just get some crowfoot wrenches. They are just the end of a box wrench with a ratchet square instead of a handle.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-03-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By rb92673
Many of the microsquirt installs like mine do not...

Many of the microsquirt installs like mine do not have any knock protection, you should be fine for testing under light load.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,602
Posted By rb92673
A bonus with the ducting is your wheel bearings...

A bonus with the ducting is your wheel bearings will also be happier.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By rb92673
According to the green book I have: Radial...

According to the green book I have:
Radial clearance, new 0.0012-0.0028" , max 0.0059"
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,602
Posted By rb92673
I would do the fronts first. You don't want...

I would do the fronts first. You don't want better braking in the rear. Rears last a lot longer than fronts. Are you locking up the rears?

For HPDE there might be more affordable pad...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,602
Posted By rb92673
Try pads and fluid first. I run stock...

Try pads and fluid first.

I run stock Girlings on my 740 endurance racecar. Stock calipers are more than enough to stop the car and out break many other cars. I suspect it is similar for 240s,...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-02-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,873
Posted By rb92673
Maybe I am not awake yet, but are you saying a...

Maybe I am not awake yet, but are you saying a CAS signal is better?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 495,517
Posted By rb92673
That is an amazingly beautiful car.

That is an amazingly beautiful car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By rb92673
Be careful you don't get a LH2.2 Turbo FPR, it is...

Be careful you don't get a LH2.2 Turbo FPR, it is 3 bar.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,276
Posted By rb92673
Add a lowercase L to the link just before the...

Add a lowercase L to the link just before the .jpg and it will shrink it to a reasonable size.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By rb92673
I would also look at inspecting/replacing the oil...

I would also look at inspecting/replacing the oil pump and use only Volvo OEM red oil pump seals.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By rb92673
Redline CV 2 has held up for road racing for me. ...

Redline CV 2 has held up for road racing for me. I believe my early 740 has the same bearing set up in the front as a 240. Plus its red, which is racier than the black Walmart brand.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By rb92673
With some cheap crush washers I have had to...

With some cheap crush washers I have had to lightly sand with very fine sandpaper to remove burrs that were preventing sealing.

I have also heated used copper crush washers on the gas stove to...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By rb92673
Maybe look for a 93+ non-turbo motor. From what...

Maybe look for a 93+ non-turbo motor. From what I understand, a lot of the turbo motors have excessive bore wear. My junkyard 93 turbo bore wear was so much I had to re-sleeve bores 1 and 4. With...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,286
Posted By rb92673
I thought about that. I ordered a Nissens to see...

I thought about that. I ordered a Nissens to see how that fits and cools. Buttonwillow race is our next race in October, that race is usually a good test of cooling capabilities. I do have my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By rb92673
The way I understand it, under acceleration the...

The way I understand it, under acceleration the ECU gets a reading from the AMM(MAF) and matches that reading up to a table for air pressure/rpm and uses that to know how much to fire the injectors. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,286
Posted By rb92673
I have not been able to pull the radiator, but...

I have not been able to pull the radiator, but measuring it in my trailer it looks to be about 22" x 17" x 2". The 2" width is from cooling fin to fin, its about 2.25" wide altogether. Seems a lot...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,661
Posted By rb92673
SoCal doesn?t have the moisture problems you...

SoCal doesn?t have the moisture problems you have, but its good to know.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,661
Posted By rb92673
I second the wirebarn wire. Good quality...

I second the wirebarn wire. Good quality insulation.

If I were to do it over again I would have used Deutsch connectors everywhere I could. Expensive but they work great.

For the other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By rb92673
That sender should fit that adapter.

That sender should fit that adapter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,286
Posted By rb92673
I need to bring the car home and pull it out of...

I need to bring the car home and pull it out of the trailer to see what I actually have. Not sure if it is the stock or perhaps it is a 3 row. How do you tell if it's a 2 or 3 row?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,286
Posted By rb92673
Thanks for the suggestions. Thanks for...

Thanks for the suggestions.



Thanks for sharing your experience. I understand how f'n hot it get in AZ in the Summer. If I do go the aluminum route, I would probably just go with the do88.
...
Forum: website & board 05-13-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,372
Posted By rb92673
Thank you for getting the board back up.

Thank you for getting the board back up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,286
Posted By rb92673
Stock 740 radiator - all metal

Is there a source for all metal stock radiators anymore? It looks like all I can find have plastic end caps.

Right before the great server crash of 2022, we raced our '85 745T at Willow Springs....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,725
Posted By rb92673
Thanks. Much appreciated.

Thanks. Much appreciated.
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