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08-20-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By trochoid

Unless you're removing or gutting the cat, keep...

Unless you're removing or gutting the cat, keep the air line from the air pump connected and operable. W/O the air pump feeding fresh air to the cat, the cat will die quicker.
08-20-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By trochoid

If the spots are depressions, not raised bumps,...

If the spots are depressions, not raised bumps, then it's good to go.
08-20-11, 03:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,241
Posted By trochoid

Stick the arm in a vise, find a variable speed...

Stick the arm in a vise, find a variable speed drill and a fresh 1/8" drill bit. Start a hole the bushing meets the edge of the arm. The drill, at low speed, will walk the bit around the inside of...
06-18-11, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By trochoid

I added PS to the widebody because the 15X7 now...

I added PS to the widebody because the 15X7 now 15X9 wheels were so damn hard to turn. Don't regret the PS one bit. Saved me from hitting the side of the house while doing a burnout in the driveway...
06-12-11, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By trochoid

Check your PMs.

Check your PMs.
06-12-11, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,286
Posted By trochoid

Acetone, MEK, laquer thinner, all will...

Acetone, MEK, laquer thinner, all will soften/dissolve fuel varnish. Brake and carb cleaner works a bit better since they come in a spray can with the tube that fits in the spray tip. Be sure to...
06-12-11, 03:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,266
Posted By trochoid

Outstanding craftsmanship!!!! It's more art than...

Outstanding craftsmanship!!!! It's more art than car part, lol.
06-12-11, 03:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By trochoid

Soak the screw heads with PB Blaster or Kroil...

Soak the screw heads with PB Blaster or Kroil overnight, then use an impact screw driver on them. Don't have one, go to Sears or Harbor Freight. I always replace the screws with allen head bolts.
06-12-11, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By trochoid

Oil coming from the rotors is much much hotter...

Oil coming from the rotors is much much hotter than the coolant. The beehive just helps stabilize/balance the oil and coolant temps, but not well. I did the writeup in the archives on retrofitting...
06-12-11, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By trochoid

Sounds like you didn't torque the lug bolts per...

Sounds like you didn't torque the lug bolts per spec, (87 lb/ft max), or the rotors are warped. Start with the bolts, rotors second, then check that the pads are seated correctly.
06-12-11, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By trochoid

The shaft won't eat up the cover, it's lubed due...

The shaft won't eat up the cover, it's lubed due to the nature of it's function. If you remove the internal parts of the MOP, then you have to block off the oil galley in the front iron. Done...
05-28-11, 03:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,630
Posted By trochoid

It is basically the same parts that feed the ice...

It is basically the same parts that feed the ice maker to the fridge, works well too.
05-22-11, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,148
Posted By trochoid

Tep, sold him some FB ones last fall.

Tep, sold him some FB ones last fall.
05-20-11, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,148
Posted By trochoid

Gains are minimal, yes it will get louder,...

Gains are minimal, yes it will get louder, straight piping would be better. Fwiw, IndyParts is buying used main cats for 100+.
05-20-11, 04:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,980
Posted By trochoid

Keeping this one for yourself? Sure hope so. It...

Keeping this one for yourself? Sure hope so. It opens up a whole new way of thinking about porting, overlap and the 'Dynamic Effect'. It would be interesting to know how seperate runners affect...
04-24-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,051
Posted By trochoid

If the engine stopped right after it happened,...

If the engine stopped right after it happened, then the bearing siezed. That's way too much bearing wear to occur from just the gear failure. Nicely done. Be thankful it didn't happen on a high...
04-24-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,614
Posted By trochoid

Newbs :wallbash: If that's the way you feel...

Newbs :wallbash:

If that's the way you feel then you certainly won't like my toy. :lol:

https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=462184 (https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=462184)
04-24-11, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By trochoid

My probe is near the bottom radiator hose. ...

My probe is near the bottom radiator hose. Afterall, that's where the coolant returns to the engine. I then set the fan thermostat to hold the engine temp at 180* using an aftermarket temp gauge...
04-24-11, 07:54 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 28,464
Posted By trochoid

Congrats Jeff on getting this experiment...

Congrats Jeff on getting this experiment together. It would be interesting if you had 2 intake manifolds, one with communication between the secondary ports only and one with out. I'm very curious...
04-08-11, 12:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,985
Posted By trochoid

In my album you'll find the measurements/diagram...

In my album you'll find the measurements/diagram for a driveshaft used with the TII tranny.
03-29-11, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By trochoid

Sort of a light grinding? If the lube change...

Sort of a light grinding? If the lube change didn't remove the noise then it's most likely wheel bearings but check the brakes thoroughly first.
03-27-11, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By trochoid

Describing the noise itself will give a better...

Describing the noise itself will give a better idea of what it might be.
03-27-11, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,322
Posted By trochoid

Once flooded, starter fluid can make starting...

Once flooded, starter fluid can make starting even harder/impossible because it washes the oil coating from the housings that increases compression. Wet plugs don't spark across the gap and will not...
03-27-11, 05:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,016
Posted By trochoid

I suspect the main difference between the SA/FB...

I suspect the main difference between the SA/FB tanks is the fitment for the spare tire well. Bottom halves may be the same. As a clarification, all of the tanks are baffled with a center divider,...
03-25-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,770
Posted By trochoid

Brazing works better, easier than welding. Tanks...

Brazing works better, easier than welding. Tanks are so thin welding can burn bigger holes than what one starts with.
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