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2 years ago
thewolfe
Sedman would also be a good guy to ask if you can get a hold of him.
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2 years ago
thewolfe
True for a bone stock turbo. Ditch the yh in favor of a qjet or just about anything but a yh and try again...you'll be singing a different tune!
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2 years ago
thewolfe
Bob we are talking about two different things. Seth is saying metal heims are bad on the street and I agree with him. Johnny joints are spherical bushings which are similar but have the urethane cushion so they don't have that harshness. No they aren't soft like a rubber bushing but not so harsh that they shouldn't be run on the street as we both know.
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2 years ago
thewolfe
I have no idea how soon they would need to be rebuilt but everything I've read they are very durable and will last a very long time. Keep in mind they were designed and are marketed toward offroad vehicles that take a lot of abuse. Looking at the design and materials I would bet they will far outlast any rubber bushing. I've searched and haven't found any accounts of failed johnny
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2 years ago
thewolfe
They used to offer straight and bent like shown above but the bent ones were more expensive. The bent ones offer more ground clearance but I bought straight ones and the ground clearance really is a non issue and my car is relatively low. The rods are nowhere near scraping anything. Other stuff would hit first. The last set I bought are straight but the tube is offset on the big bushing end I ass
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2 years ago
thewolfe
Yes I have had them in my car and know several others that also have them in their cars and everyone loves them. I went from stock rods to the corvette rods which I had issues with. The urethane bushings in them wallowed out after a few thousand miles. They kinda work but are cheaply made and the stacked washer thing is hokey. I've had the pmt rods for about 2 years now and zero issues. I ca
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2 years ago
thewolfe
A better option for a street car are the strut rods made by pmt fabrication. Big, beefy urethane bushing on one end and johnny joint spherical bushing on the other end. They give all the articulation of heim rods but will last longer, are rebuildable, and don't give a harsh ride like metal heims do.
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2 years ago
thewolfe
I'm pretty sure it's all gone now. When the old man died the son was trying to get rid of everything. I took a van load of parts out of there in 2011 and unsuccessfully tried to get in contact with the dude a few years later. Phone number was disconnected.
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2 years ago
thewolfe
Yes it has less energy mass. That's why you have to use more fuel to get the proper air/fuel ratio regardless of the engine, old or new. That doesn't mean your engine is less powerful. All I'm saying is a corvair will not have less power going from e10 to e15 if you jet accordingly. If anything you can gain power by taking advantage of the higher octane by raising compression or ad
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2 years ago
thewolfe
Reduced power? No. There's a reason people tune cars to run on E85 because of the added cooling you can run more boost and timing in a turbocharged vehicle with less risk of detonation which means significant potential power gains. But it comes at the cost of reduced mileage of course. In older cars like ours with carbs you may have to rejet to get proper air/fuel ratio and some rubber bits
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2 years ago
thewolfe
You should talk to Regan Metcalf. He does a very good 4 spider conversion. REM654DPG is his screen name...send him a message here!
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2 years ago
thewolfe
Wasn't my idea but I do tell others about it... 96-00 honda civic steering coupler is the one to get and they are cheap on ebay and even cheaper at a junk yard. You can use one of the two stock bolts in the coupler. One side needs a smaller diameter and longer bolt along with a nut to clamp onto the trans input shaft. The other end you cut the stock stock coupler off and clamp the honda knuc
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2 years ago
thewolfe
I also looking forward to meeting Matt!
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2 years ago
thewolfe
The pressure plate does have a fair amount of weight, more so on the HD pressure plates that went into 140s and turbos. Those can be lightened several pounds by machining the weights off them.
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2 years ago
thewolfe
He says you don't coat the cc and piston tops with heat dissipating coating but with ceramic coating which keeps the heat in. You want to keep the heat in the combustion chamber, especially turbo motors. The more heat you deliver to the turbo the faster it spools and more power. My heads combustion chambers and valve faces are ceramic coated for this reason.
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2 years ago
thewolfe
The hubs are what wobble. Even when they are set up properly with new bearings they wobble at the wheel like you describe. You need to check the hub play in and out with a dial gauge to know where you're at and if it's too much. You can't do it with the wheel on an it's so small you won't feel anything by pulling in and out on the wheel unless its really bad. .008 is max
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2 years ago
thewolfe
Guy in my club did something that is more effective than those dinky little flaps. His whole decklid is on servos where the hinges are and that end of the lid lifts about an inch at whatever speed he programs the controller. Pretty slick, I wish I had pics. But like David says, you should not have problems with overheating doing autocross or street driving in the Texas sun if everything is right
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2 years ago
thewolfe
You will have a hard time sensing in/out play on wheel bearings by pulling on the wheel. If it only has toe in/out movement then I would be looking at lower strut rod bushings.
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2 years ago
thewolfe
Sounds like wheel bearings maybe? I think a better check would be to pull the wheel and drum off and see how much the hub moves in and out with a dial gauge. You may need to remove the axle as well to get an accurate reading. .008 is the max according to the manual. I aim for .003 when doing rear wheel bearings.
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2 years ago
thewolfe
It is also worth noting that there are more than one flamethrower coil. The .6 ohm version(flamethrower 2) is only to be used with the pertronix 2. The standard flamethrower coil is 1.5 ohms and is to be used with pertronix 1 or stock ignition.
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2 years ago
thewolfe
Johnny joints don't make noise. They are urethane spherical bushings that work great in that location and others but you do have to cut and weld.
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2 years ago
thewolfe
You want a smooth pulley groove
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2 years ago
thewolfe
Your car should have no problem driving all day at 50 or even 70 in 90 degree weather. If it is getting that hot only driving 50 to where its dying then something is not right. Loose fan belt comes to mind. I've seen it personally when I broke a fan belt hours from home and didn't have the 9/16" wrench to loosen or tighten the tensioner pulley. I got the spare belt on and the fan s
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2 years ago
thewolfe
Washing soda and water. Very effective rust remover that does not remove any good metal. Just takes patience!
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2 years ago
thewolfe
How far out from seated are the mix screws?
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2 years ago
thewolfe
4" is not enough backspace with an 8" wide wheel. With a 245 in front you will almost certainly be rubbing even with proper backspace. That is pretty wide a tire up for the front. I have 17x8, 4.5" total backspace(wheels with spacers since wheels are 5.3" backspace) with 215/45/17 and had to roll the fenders a bit at the top up front but my car is rather low as well. In back s
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2 years ago
thewolfe
The pedal is plenty far from the floor. Like 4 inches when we backed all adjustments as far as they would go. Tunnel pivot, bolt, bushings all brand new. The tunnel pivot pivots as far as is physically possible when the pedal is pressed to the floor. Transmission pivot is tight but I also saw it twisting some with the amount of force it was taking once the secondaries start opening. I truly belie
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2 years ago
thewolfe
Matt there is more than enough travel at the tunnel pivot with the rod to the engine compartment disconnected. Connect the rod again and the travel is reduced significantly because of how hard it is to press the gas pedal down once the secondaries engage. You get to that point then the pedal bracket or the rod from the pedal to the pivot is flexing enough to not allow full throttle opening.
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2 years ago
thewolfe
Whacking the case is also what you do when assembling Subaru blocks as they have two case halves like corvairs. Not laughable at all...ask any reputable subaru engine builder.
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2 years ago
thewolfe
A little more info...I believe the swivel is fine and on correctly. There is over 2" of travel at the swivel with the rod to the engine bay disconnected. Working the throttle linkage by hand in the engine compartment shows you need less than 2" of travel to get full throttle. The problem is that when the secondaries start to open it requires a significant amount of force to open them an
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