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Suspension > SHOCKS AND SWAY BARS (7 replies - 7432 views)

You might want to google search performance and or racing suspension and handling for an in depth discussion on the matter. Springs determine how far the ...   06-03-2007 02:58 am

Suspension > Rear Ends (20 replies - 16051 views)

Everyone has different goals for their car and their wallet.  Ultimately, one must decide how much time money and effort they want to invest in ...   06-01-2007 01:47 pm

Suspension > Rear Ends (20 replies - 16051 views)

2nd photo of 3-link.  And yes, this is a custom fab job ranking very high on Greg's Vino difficulty scale. ...   05-31-2007 07:58 pm

Suspension > Rear Ends (20 replies - 16051 views)

Typical 3-link w/ panhard rod.  This setup if for the Prod car using the 59-1/2" wide (SCCA legal) Toyota 4x4 axle with 8" ring gear.  The 54" ...   05-31-2007 07:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam Cover Oil Leak (9 replies - 6534 views)

Also keep in mind the cam cover castings weren't the best even when new.  I remember a story about Harley-Davidson, back in the AMF years ...   05-31-2007 03:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam Cover Oil Leak (9 replies - 6534 views)

Dave, The original design is just plain flawed and that's exactly why the cam cover design was revised with the introduction of the 910.  At best, ...   05-30-2007 01:01 am

Suspension > Rear Ends (20 replies - 16051 views)

You don't want to run the 5sp RE with the Toyota W58 5-speed.  The W58 has a .78:1 overdrive and 3.29:1 first gear which is ...   05-29-2007 02:47 pm

Engine & Transmission > Accusump (10 replies - 5999 views)

This is another setup plumbing the accusump to the remote oil filter. ...   05-17-2007 08:12 pm

Engine & Transmission > Accusump (10 replies - 5999 views)

Photo of Ron's plumbing.  Accusump directly to the block, notice only about 1/8" clear between the accusump line and the remote lines coming off the ...   05-17-2007 08:11 pm

Engine & Transmission > New/replacement engine suggestions (12 replies - 7238 views)

You know.... If you could get the Lotus 5sp that came with that original engine, THAT would be a unique set-up.  Of course the Lotus 5sp ...   05-17-2007 03:03 pm

Engine & Transmission > FUEL PUMP (20 replies - 15865 views)

ROTFLMAO! Better yet, I was thinking of routing the fuel pump through the Halon fire suppression system so it sprayed raw fuel ON the engine and ...   05-17-2007 02:52 pm

Engine & Transmission > FUEL PUMP (20 replies - 15865 views)

Jeremy, The fuel line is not routed to the air-filters.  Yes, there are a myriad of braided hoses in my engine bay, but that is the crankcase ventillation hose ...   05-16-2007 08:20 pm

Engine & Transmission > FUEL PUMP (20 replies - 15865 views)

View of engine compartment showing fuel pressure regulator (bottom of screen) and fuel pressure gauge.  Regulator is set at 2-3psi as the Holley 'red' pump ...   05-16-2007 04:13 pm

Engine & Transmission > FUEL PUMP (20 replies - 15865 views)

Holley Fuel Pump installation pics.  I still need to install and plumb a 'real' fuel filter in place of the glass filter and rubber lines.  ...   05-16-2007 04:04 pm

Engine & Transmission > FUEL PUMP (20 replies - 15865 views)

Ian, After the cheap pump I bought 10 years ago from Autozone finally died last month, I upgraded to a Holly 'red' fuel pump available at ...   05-10-2007 02:30 pm

Engine & Transmission > New/replacement engine suggestions (12 replies - 7238 views)

Doug, I'd be more than happy to discuss some options for getting you back on the road.  Ron and Jack, thank for the endorsement! Motor swaps are ...   05-07-2007 03:19 pm

Engine & Transmission > Where did the Prod Racer go? (8 replies - 5330 views)

Not to be confused with THIS E-prod project car... ...   05-04-2007 01:24 am

Ignition > Pertronix Distributor Help!!! (47 replies - 32525 views)

The short answer is NO you probably haven't screwed anything up, aside from too much gas washing the oil off the rings and some really ...   04-26-2007 07:59 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Distributor Help!!! (47 replies - 32525 views)

If I read you post correctly, 3 is firing at 10^ BTDC? Firing order is: 1 & 4 at 10^ BTDC 3 & 2 at 10^ BBDC 1-3-4-2 . . ...   04-25-2007 10:12 pm

Cooling > Waterpump - ovehaul, or? (1 reply - 4251 views)

Buy it rebuilt - hands down. Contact Bruce Madden 404-261-2552 in Atlanta, he's been doing them for ~20 years.  Tell him I sent you.  He usually ...   04-24-2007 04:25 am

Ignition > Pertronix Distributor Help!!! (47 replies - 32525 views)

The 'play' is the tension caused by the mechanical advance springs - it's doing what it's supposed to do. With regard to some of the plugs ...   04-24-2007 04:21 am

Ignition > Pertronix Distributor Help!!! (47 replies - 32525 views)

It only took me about 10 years to get it figured out myself! I think Madame Currie said an 'expert' is someone who has made EVERY ...   04-23-2007 07:44 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Distributor Help!!! (47 replies - 32525 views)

The spring fits into the auxillary shaft.  Another tip, remove the distributor clamp from the housing and install (loosely) on the distributor prior to re-assembly.  It ...   04-23-2007 01:33 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Distributor Help!!! (47 replies - 32525 views)

You really need to remove the timing belt, but if you are not comfortable doing that, it is possible (but difficult, time consuming, and rather ...   04-21-2007 03:39 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Distributor Help!!! (47 replies - 32525 views)

Notice the distributor is protruding just about the exact height of the drive dog?  You just don't have it lined-up properly in the shaft. Remove the cap, ...   04-21-2007 01:36 am

Engine & Transmission > 5-speed conversion (3 replies - 3884 views)

Lotus did a number of what I would call Joint-Ventures back in the 80s (anyone remember the Isuzu Impulse with Suspension by Lotus? how about a little ...   04-18-2007 02:52 am

Engine & Transmission > Tale of Woe (15 replies - 9967 views)

Believe it or not, sometimes you can get away with a quick "touch-hone" to pull out a thou or two and just re-ring the pistons.  ...   04-16-2007 01:09 am

Engine & Transmission > Tale of Woe (15 replies - 9967 views)

So what I estimated back in August was pretty close???? Please tell me they didn't just install new rings on old pistons and worn liners... ...   04-14-2007 01:24 am

Suspension > anyone know if a miata rear IRS subframe can be mounted to a JH? (8 replies - 12542 views)

I always thought the Saleen guys kept the solid rear axle because they didn't want to re-invent all of that geometry?  I'll agree a lot ...   04-03-2007 12:26 am

Suspension > anyone know if a miata rear IRS subframe can be mounted to a JH? (8 replies - 12542 views)

Marc, An IRS would be pretty cool, but a solid rear end would be a lot easier to engineer.  The Chevy S10 2x4 has a similar ...   04-02-2007 03:03 pm

Engine & Transmission > More Flywheel woes (2 replies - 2808 views)

Dave, Sorry to hear your tale of woe.  Like so many things in the factory shop manual that seem to be the 'right' way of doing ...   04-02-2007 02:47 pm

Miscellaneous > On the 7th Day....We Race! (15 replies - 9309 views)

All good advice Pete.  I've been running Porterfield HPS (R-4s?)on my street cars for years.  After trying Hawk Blue (and destroying a set of rotors ...   03-29-2007 03:36 pm

Miscellaneous > On the 7th Day....We Race! (15 replies - 9309 views)

This one is hilarious! Taken just prior to the start-finish line on what amounts to a skid-pad.  I'm clipping along here in 2nd gear about 4,000rpm. I ...   03-28-2007 03:09 pm

Miscellaneous > On the 7th Day....We Race! (15 replies - 9309 views)

more pics.... this was taken in a fairly slow portion of the track.  You can see the grid lined-up behind me. ...   03-28-2007 03:02 pm

Miscellaneous > On the 7th Day....We Race! (15 replies - 9309 views)

The PDWA is a common source for leaks.  Several years ago I tapped either side for a 1/8"NPT plug and took care of that little ...   03-28-2007 02:52 pm

Miscellaneous > On the 7th Day....We Race! (15 replies - 9309 views)

Don't get too carried away Ron...that is the Street car not the 'real' Prod car still under construction.  We won't get to shake-down that suspension for ...   03-27-2007 03:28 am

Miscellaneous > On the 7th Day....We Race! (15 replies - 9309 views)

Some of the Competition... ...   03-26-2007 02:32 am

Miscellaneous > On the 7th Day....We Race! (15 replies - 9309 views)

Ron does have the 'real' race-car, but as many of you know, I've been campaigning 13492 in Autocross and Solo I for the better part ...   03-26-2007 02:30 am

Body & interior stuff > Weather stripping (2 replies - 3373 views)

Chris, I recently embarked on this same project, unfortunately, I wasn't able to find an exact match.  What I ended-up doing was finding different 'universal' weather ...   03-22-2007 12:57 pm

Body & interior stuff > Seat Mounting Crossmember (4 replies - 4387 views)

TX, Check the archives.  A club memeber was kind enough to publish floorboard and (I think) x-member dimensions he used in rebuilding his car.  I used ...   02-26-2007 01:24 pm


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