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12-30-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,135
Posted By BlackEuropa

I hope Borla took the time to work out the TWM...

I hope Borla took the time to work out the TWM itb bugs.

I ran a pair of dcoe TWM itbs on a Ford Zetec motor 10 years ago. They look pretty, but were nothing but problems. The linkage between the...
12-21-18, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By BlackEuropa

I found the exact same plugs on junkyard Mazdas...

I found the exact same plugs on junkyard Mazdas from the same era. I can't remember what models, but probably Miata, 626, mx3, 323 etc. Look in the wheel wells and undercarriage.
12-05-18, 01:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 29,653
Posted By BlackEuropa

Has anyone tried to adapt US GM epas components?...

Has anyone tried to adapt US GM epas components? From Saturn or many other 2010+ cars? Someone on ebay sells a module that allows a bypass from the gm computer, for about $50. It allows the system to...
11-16-18, 01:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By BlackEuropa

LOL... I took the Bud Light reference to mean...

LOL... I took the Bud Light reference to mean "absolute worst quality, completely unconsumable."
11-10-18, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 319
Posted By BlackEuropa

Beautiful car! Fletcher is a madman lol.

Beautiful car!
Fletcher is a madman lol.
11-09-18, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,759
Posted By BlackEuropa

I agree on the gps speedo. I installed a set but...

I agree on the gps speedo. I installed a set but got the non gps speedo. It's kind of a pain to calibrate. I used police radar mph signs to calibrate, but those seem to vary greatly. The calibration...
11-09-18, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By BlackEuropa

Welcome to the time and money pit! 😛 I...

Welcome to the time and money pit! 😛

I strongly suggest you buy the most complete, best condition car you can find. The interior bits alone can wipe out any savings you might start out with. I got...
10-15-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By BlackEuropa

Huh? Higher rear spring rate will help your...

Huh?
Higher rear spring rate will help your front end work better.

But it sounds like you've got it covered. No need to ask a forum for advice.
​​​​​​​Good luck.
10-14-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By BlackEuropa

If you're pushing, you want to tighten up the...

If you're pushing, you want to tighten up the rear end / soften the front. Higher anti-roll rate in back, stiffer shock setting in back, higher spring rate in back. Everything softer in front.
08-21-18, 03:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By BlackEuropa

LOL. Never understood the need to change the FD...

LOL. Never understood the need to change the FD interior or exterior. The Factory nailed it imo. They designed it to reflect what it is.

​​​​​​Body kits and upholstery don't change the true nature...
06-16-18, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By BlackEuropa

The Gordinis are cool. I found an orange R17...

The Gordinis are cool. I found an orange R17 Gordini in a local junkyard once. Very rare. I grabbed the 5 speed and used it in my Europa for a while. They came with Renault gearboxes so it wasn't too...
06-16-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By BlackEuropa

By refined I mostly mean the suspension. The FD...

By refined I mostly mean the suspension. The FD has a great camber curve with the unequal length control arms. The 914 has trailing arms in back and struts in front. To keep the contact patch on the...
06-15-18, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By BlackEuropa

Welcome, eh! I was a 914 2.0 guy at...

Welcome, eh!

I was a 914 2.0 guy at University. Won an AutoX series there. Very fun car. 2000 lbs. and true longitudinal mid engine. All it needed was about 200 more hp to be really fun. = )
...
05-23-18, 01:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,243
Posted By BlackEuropa

​​​​​​​Thanks for posting the part numbers Tom....

​​​​​​​Thanks for posting the part numbers Tom. Great info.

Going in my resource file.

- Dave
05-21-18, 03:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,243
Posted By BlackEuropa

Great tip on the late model seals. You wouldn't...

Great tip on the late model seals.
You wouldn't have part numbers, would you?

​​​​​​​Some vendors will sell older stock as current.
Forum: Fabrication
05-18-18, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By BlackEuropa

Not a good solution. The resin expands and...

Not a good solution. The resin expands and contracts at different rates than steel. It will look fine for a while. Then cracks will show.

​​​​​​​I tried a fiberglass repair on my first car. It...
05-10-18, 04:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,243
Posted By BlackEuropa

Interior pressure didn't matter on mine... It...

Interior pressure didn't matter on mine... It just didn't want to close. I had to replace the door receiver assemblies to fix mine.


​​​​​​​The only difference in receivers I could see was the...
05-04-18, 02:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,727
Posted By BlackEuropa

Not trying to be a smart ass, but I don't...

Not trying to be a smart ass, but I don't understand the logic of removing the bumper. So the goal of "doing it right" by removing the bumper is to keep 2 invisible tabs pristine, on a $140 part...
05-03-18, 03:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,727
Posted By BlackEuropa

I just cut the valance mount tab on one side of...

I just cut the valance mount tab on one side of it's hole and opened it up enough to push it around the stud. Once you tighten the nut, the tab is locked in.
04-28-18, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By BlackEuropa

I like it. I'm a big fiberglass fan. Figures...

I like it. I'm a big fiberglass fan. Figures since my Lotus is glass.

I took it further than you. My gauge hood was broken when I bought the car. I found all 10 pieces, glued them and waxed the...
04-25-18, 02:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By BlackEuropa

I'm in a black FD in Assumption Parish. I'm on...

I'm in a black FD in Assumption Parish. I'm on Williams from time to time (Love that 21st. Amendment IPA).

​​​​​​​I see a clean white FD just off Sybil by 580.
Replies: 36
Views: 2,892
Posted By BlackEuropa

The security measures here are a double edged...

The security measures here are a double edged sword. I remember scrambling to get enough posts in so I could pm a guy with some plastics I really wanted. Pita, but I figured It's a good anti scam...
03-18-18, 01:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,340
Posted By BlackEuropa

I installed my Tuff Supports today. I did have to...

I installed my Tuff Supports today. I did have to enlarge the oem bracket holes to match the supplied flange bearing OD. Once it was able to press into the bracket hole, the stack of spacers and the...
03-15-18, 03:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,340
Posted By BlackEuropa

I just got my tuff supports from Amazon. No front...

I just got my tuff supports from Amazon. No front side brackets included. Kinda pisses me off because the photo clearly shows a front bracket.

​​​​​​​It has the bushing and pin kit to use the oem...
01-12-18, 01:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,397
Posted By BlackEuropa

Yeah, $7.5k is insane for no jams. I never got a...

Yeah, $7.5k is insane for no jams. I never got a quote that high. I swear these shops look at enthusiast cars and add at least a 50% premium charge.

MX is an awesome suggestion (for cheaper dental...
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