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1 year ago
thewolfe
Sets I purchased from Chuck years ago. They're all gone now though.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
Pardon my ignorance but what exactly are we looking at here?
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1 year ago
thewolfe
Should be obvious...rear shocks are significantly larger than fronts. Do you have a picture?
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1 year ago
thewolfe
I wouldn't say you got ripped off unless it was advertised as being made to original specs and it isn't. Saying that it fits is different. A cherry bomb muffler will also fit but it isn't original. Vendors are in the business of making money. By offering the most amount of parts we need in one place we don't have to guess, do trial and error with things that may be readily ava
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6 years ago
thewolfe
Creature of the night...at home depot.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
FYI the suspension geometry is not improved with the one piece bracket, regardless of what it says on Clark's website. Unless you're drag racing with a high hp car. The relocated holes reduce the camber curve of the stock geometry so the wheels don't camber in when the rear squats. Better for straight line takeoff but not for cornering. Many redrill the bracket with holes in the st
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1 year ago
thewolfe
If there's no stops on the arms then what stops it? The steering box internals?
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1 year ago
thewolfe
Very nice, thoroughly detailed writeup! I'm curious to know what your timing map looks like once you get it all tuned.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
If you're thinking about mid engine 2.5 turbo I'd be looking at an sti swap. Easy, reliable 400whp and the 6 speed transaxle at that power level is pretty much bulletproof.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
Do you have oil on the intake side of the turbo or the exhaust side of the turbo? If it's on the intake side I would say carbon seal or maybe you just have a lot of blowby. Have you done a compression test? If the oil is only on the exhaust side of the turbo then the turbine ring seal could be bad or there could be damage to the housing where the seal rides. It's easy to gouge that hous
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1 year ago
thewolfe
Looks well done but my god is it hideous! The headlights alone make me want to puke.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
What's wrong with it? Cove color is wrong and so is the rear grill but appears to be a real turbo car with the correct exhaust cutout.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
Those are the ones but dang looks like the price has gone up.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
The c4 strut rods are offset as Mike described. They also only come with half the shoulder washers needed. I had a set in my car for a short period and did not care for them much. Besides the stacked washer thing and lack of shoulder washers, the urethane bushings did not last long before they were wallowed out from the twisting that goes on back there. They are cheap, made in China and you certa
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1 year ago
thewolfe
Sounds like you're good. Without knowing the specifics of the circuit in question it's hard to give an exact value of what will work that's why you need to experiment. If it ever starts glowing dimly again I'd just add another resistor. Easy fix, good job!
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1 year ago
thewolfe
I would try what you have first. The resistance is high enough 1/4 watt is fine. Try two in parallel and if that doesn't work try 4. You won't exceed the power rating
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1 year ago
thewolfe
That is correct but 15k may not be low enough. Try two of them in parallel instead of one. I'm not familiar with the internals of the ecu or how much voltage is floating or what amount of current it will take to turn the LED off but if you keep lowering the resistor value it should eventually work like you want.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
How are you connecting the resistor and the LED? What I am suggesting is a low value resistor in parallel and I believe you are putting resistors in series with the LED. The parallel resistor would mimic an incandescent bulb and drop whatever voltage is on the floating ecu pin when the LED is not supposed to be on. LED should go from +12 to ecu pin. I assume you are inserting the resistor between
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1 year ago
thewolfe
He has pertronix
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1 year ago
thewolfe
The reason the LED turns on is because it was meant for a bulb. There's enough current there to light up and LED when the ecu floats but not enough to turn on an incandescent bulb. If you put a low value resistor in parallel with the LED it should put enough load on the floating line to drop the voltage and keep the LED off. I'm thinking 47 ohm, 5 watt resistor would do the job. And mou
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1 year ago
thewolfe
I went over there and tried to help but we got nowhere. Timing at 24 it starts right up, idles and revs fine but has random small backfires out the exhaust around 2-3k rpm when you rev it, even when revving up very slowly. Plugs and wires looked good. HB looks good. I suggested checking the key way in subsequent texts but not sure if that's been done yet. It almost seems like an AFR problem
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1 year ago
thewolfe
An easy way that may work is to use the signal to the LED to instead turn on and off a small 12V relay and power the LED through the relay. Otherwise you will have to experiment with resistor values creating a voltage divider or using a regulator. If you want to use a series resistor I would suggest trying a 100k potentiometer to experiment with and when you get to the point that it turns off mea
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1 year ago
thewolfe
Like kyle said, a reliable 300hp turbo corvair motor is going to be quite expensive so if that doesn't deter you then I say go for it!
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1 year ago
thewolfe
There's no trick to it. Remove the two bolts and slide it out, no jack needed. Unless you're talking early model..which is it?
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1 year ago
thewolfe
A stock 180 will never see 18 psi but with a quadrajet and supporting mods its rather easy! NGK B6hs is a good plug to use in a 180. I use b7hs which is one step colder since I run more boost than normal. Turbos have no issues sitting over the winter. Fresh gas, fresh oil change and you should be good.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
+2 for checking the spark plug gap. Fixed a high rpm miss I had at one time. I also run .025 and 18psi boost
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1 year ago
thewolfe
You've got my curiosity stirring as well Matt but what's that saying again...pics or it didn't happen?!
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1 year ago
thewolfe
Adding a larger front sway bar and a rear bar makes a huge difference too. The stock sway bar sucks in my opinion. Even with a fully rebuilt suspension there's still lots of body roll and some understeer. That gets tuned out by adding/adjusting sway bars.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
One other thing to consider are your seats. You will never have a good sense of the road with stock seats. Seriously, changing over to a good, firm bucket seat completely changes the driving experience. So does rack and pinion but not as much as swapping out those big squishy seats.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
I have done quite a bit of driving around with the dimmer and it's still working great!
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