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05-30-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By peejay

I've done it, with an engine that ran fine. ...

I've done it, with an engine that ran fine.

IME the main wear items are side seals and oil control rings, not necesarily the apex seals. For certain you WILL need soft seals (coolant...
05-28-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By peejay

Might want to bag the engine to keep dust off of...

Might want to bag the engine to keep dust off of it...

I used to tell people to do the bodywork, THEN the engine, because you can pad everything with blankets but the dust created by sanding and...
05-12-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By peejay

Atkins Rotary says they are reproducing it. ...

Atkins Rotary says they are reproducing it.

Their website also crashed my computer.

I would not use gasket maker since the thickness of the gasket is part of the end play setting in the...
05-12-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By peejay

Killing unsprung weight was my goal, so I used a...

Killing unsprung weight was my goal, so I used a kind of weird mix of parts. The brake rotors are solid disks from a first generation Volvo S40, the calipers are the aluminum calipers from a MkIV...
05-12-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By peejay

The axles aren't really the weak point, it's the...

The axles aren't really the weak point, it's the rearend housing. When the rearend housing twists and flexes, it both stresses the axle bearings and makes the axles get thinner inside the bearing,...
02-17-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,503
Posted By peejay

The rack kit I installed in a Torino was from a...

The rack kit I installed in a Torino was from a Chevy Cavalier. The Prothane rack mounts were for a Holden Camira (sp?) which was a J body, however J bodies were rear steer, so to make a LHD...
02-11-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,712
Posted By peejay

It may handle a little weird. I have Konis on...

It may handle a little weird. I have Konis on the front of my car and they have very stiff initial damping, which makes them ride very harsh, even when adjusted full soft.

I used them to replace...
02-09-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By peejay

If at first you don't succeed, pry, pry again.

If at first you don't succeed, pry, pry again.
01-27-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By peejay

If the bearings AREN'T shot. New bearings will...

If the bearings AREN'T shot. New bearings will have enough preload that turning by grabbing the input shaft will be difficult at best. When everything is worn out, they turn much more easily.

Need...
01-16-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By peejay

The 4N71 is actally a pretty nice unit. There...

The 4N71 is actally a pretty nice unit. There used to be shift kits and such available.

You will not find a very high rev capable automatic, the issue is the torque converter. They tend to...
01-02-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By peejay

Personally I have not been enthused with FC-based...

Personally I have not been enthused with FC-based 6 port anything.

...
12-30-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By peejay

Those rotor housings look GREAT. I would leave...

Those rotor housings look GREAT. I would leave them alone. "Regrinding" would just take away chrome and make them more likely to have problems later on.

Do, however, make sure all coolant...
12-17-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,886
Posted By peejay

There really are no upgrades, you use the stuff...

There really are no upgrades, you use the stuff Mazda built. There are not really any aftermarket parts anyway. Guru used to make a three bearing eccentric shaft, but this was more for naturally...
11-25-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,239
Posted By peejay

Wait is that not normal? :dunno: ...

Wait is that not normal? :dunno:

...
10-28-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By peejay

Electrical issue: You have a loose or otherwise...

Electrical issue: You have a loose or otherwise bad connection at the battery. The alternator cannot/will not be able to handle momentary load spikes. Stalling when you apply the brakes is a VERY...
08-17-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,989
Posted By peejay

I thought what Peejay found was that a 6 port...

I thought what Peejay found was that a 6 port intake modified to port-match to a TII block made more power at every RPM, AND extended the usable RPM by over a thousand. Drag testing a half bridge...
07-08-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By peejay

Nothing is more reliable than a stock Nikki.

Nothing is more reliable than a stock Nikki.
07-04-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By peejay

In Japan, modified cars are worth more than stock...

In Japan, modified cars are worth more than stock ones. i assume this is because Japanese consumers are messed up in the head.
05-28-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By peejay

The front covers are identical dimensionally...

The front covers are identical dimensionally aside from the OMP. You can use a 12A cover on a 13B and use a 13B mount/oil pan no problem.

You cannot use an FC oil pan though, it is shorter than...
05-06-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By peejay

Try the 10s and don't be afraid to close up the...

Try the 10s and don't be afraid to close up the gap a little bit under higher boost.

I was breaking up on 9s with N/A! The 9s were okay in lower gears but if you loaded it a long time it would...
04-30-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By peejay

RX-7 diffs are standard "Salisbury" type diffs...

RX-7 diffs are standard "Salisbury" type diffs with the wedge ramps and such.

(Some) American rearends have some real bastard POS junk that uses the side gears as the wedge ramps because they had...
04-19-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,215
Posted By peejay

I haven't noticed bump steer issues, although toe...

I haven't noticed bump steer issues, although toe definitely needs to be reset every time ride height is changed, unlike with the stock frontend.

My estimation is that front spring rates need to...
02-25-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,345
Posted By peejay

Those EFI devices look like they would work great...

Those EFI devices look like they would work great with Megasquirt or something.

Unfortunately they never seem to want to sell the throttle bodies a la carte.
02-14-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By peejay

The interesting thing about trying to prove...

The interesting thing about trying to prove something you'd previously known is when you get conflicting data. Some people throw out the data and stick to their beliefs, honest people examine the...
02-13-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By peejay

I don't have opinions, I have facts. I have...

I don't have opinions, I have facts.

I have put GSL-SE and FC rotor housings up to each other on dowels, and found no place anywhere around the circumference where the chrome surface is in a...
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