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03-24-16, 06:52 PM
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Posted By wrankin

These is no question that Idemitsu is The Good...

These is no question that Idemitsu is The Good Stuff. Having said that I will note that I run the Pennzoil Marine 2-cycle oil in the track FC. It's the semi-synthetic blend. I still have the OMP...
08-04-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By wrankin

Mister Cake is absolutely correct about the big...

Mister Cake is absolutely correct about the big advantages of the VDI and working 5/6 ports on a street car. It's worth the effort of making them operate correctly - it's extra power where you want...
Forum: Race Car Tech
08-04-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,087
Posted By wrankin

One point - the leading(lower) coil is wasted...

One point - the leading(lower) coil is wasted spark. The trailing(top) coil is not, so it fires at half the rate the of the leading. That's why there are separate coils for each of the trailing...
Forum: Race Car Tech
08-04-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,044
Posted By wrankin

One thought: bolting a plate to the gas pedal is...

One thought: bolting a plate to the gas pedal is *much* easier than bending the pedal arm and has the advantage that it's easier to adjust the spacing by trimming the plate.

That dead pedal...
07-27-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By wrankin

The actuator for the VDI sits down on the...

The actuator for the VDI sits down on the underside of the center of the UIM. In it's normal, low-RPM state, the actuator arm is extended. At high RPMs, the arm retracts and the rotates the internal...
07-13-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,538
Posted By wrankin

That's good advice about the solenoids. Also be...

That's good advice about the solenoids. Also be sure to inspect the check valves - they can get a little brittle over time.

A good source of hose(*) is McMaster-Carr (google it). You can also...
Forum: Race Car Tech
05-15-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 59,149
Posted By wrankin

When you said "throttle cam" for just a second I...

When you said "throttle cam" for just a second I thought you were planning to stick a GoPro in the engine bay. :D
Forum: Race Car Tech
05-08-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 927
Posted By wrankin

We aren't ignoring you. Really. I just...

We aren't ignoring you.

Really.

I just had to go and google what a "B&M New Volt" is...

Okay, it's an ignition amplifier. Pretty simple. If its anything like an MSD-6, then you put it in...
Forum: Race Car Tech
04-16-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 772
Posted By wrankin

Link: ...

Link:

https://www.rx7club.com/race-parts-only-228/g-force-pro-6-pt-cam-lock-harness-rewebbed-1081869/

-b
Forum: Race Car Tech
04-12-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 772
Posted By wrankin

Spare G-Force 6-pt Harness FS

Hey Guys,

A heads-up that if anyone is looking for a harness, I have a spare G-Force cam-lock that was recently rewebbed (stamped Oct-2014) and has never been mounted. I'll add the link to the...
Forum: Race Car Tech
02-25-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,930
Posted By wrankin

Note - Miata front suspension is dual A-arm. FC...

Note - Miata front suspension is dual A-arm. FC is McPherson struts. Different beast entirely.

Do a search. This has been covered ad nauseum. Short version - stiff front sway bar to avoid roll...
Forum: Race Car Tech
02-25-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,628
Posted By wrankin

What does your class allow and/or what is the...

What does your class allow and/or what is the penalty for pulling the dash?

I have the stock dash in my track car (interior otherwise gutted). The center console has been replaced by a panel...
02-02-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By wrankin

Go! You have no choice - it's a moral...

Go! You have no choice - it's a moral imperative.

It's a great time of year (nice and cool). Mind your boost creep if you have problems. Stock-ish street tires will actually be better for you...
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-16-15, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,371
Posted By wrankin

Funny, I have always understood the exact...

Funny, I have always understood the exact opposite - ultimately you would like the seat tied 100% to the cage. In a bad wreck it is the cage (not the car) that is protecting you and you want to stay...
01-09-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By wrankin

Take a scotch-bright pad and clean the interior...

Take a scotch-bright pad and clean the interior UIM surface well. Then do the same to the black rotating assembly. It can get quite gunked up and it's not immediately obvious to the eye. Make sure...
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-05-15, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By wrankin

Nice pointer, thanks!

Nice pointer, thanks!
Forum: Race Car Tech
12-30-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,480
Posted By wrankin

Interesting project. A couple (hopefully more...

Interesting project. A couple (hopefully more useful) thoughts:

1) That's a long way to run a hydraulic line - how much pressure does the pump produce (or does the rack need?). Remember that...
Forum: Race Car Tech
12-29-14, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By wrankin

Update - survived the yule-pocalypse and finally...

Update - survived the yule-pocalypse and finally got a chance to head out to the garage and spend some quality time with the FC. Pulled the nose and the fenders to find out what I was in for...
Forum: Race Car Tech
12-29-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,741
Posted By wrankin

I assume at this point you have pulled the nose...

I assume at this point you have pulled the nose and the fenders to check the extent of the front end rust? Because of the frame design, there is very little metal forward of the strut towers that...
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-17-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,264
Posted By wrankin

Hmm,.. I would have liked a parachute this past...

Hmm,.. I would have liked a parachute this past Saturday morning at VIR. :D
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-16-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By wrankin

To end on a good note, I was out there today for...

To end on a good note, I was out there today for all three sessions, with the car not looking too much different than in the above picture. Lots of people I had not met before came by and told me...
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-16-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By wrankin

Almost. We had to remove the pan (for several...

Almost. We had to remove the pan (for several reasons) but you can leave the tie-rod ends attached the the spindles, disconnect the rack and pull the whole thing out sideways through the driver's...
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-15-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By wrankin

Nothing that I could identify that would make me...

Nothing that I could identify that would make me think of the rack itself.

It was a stock manual rack from a 86. I do not know its history.
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-15-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By wrankin

And now for something completely different...

Well I have a very interesting first session today on VIR full. To cut to the chase, at the end of the long back straight I blew through the braking zone, going off straight and ended up lightly...
Forum: Race Car Tech
10-26-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 134,702
Posted By wrankin

Hey Fritz, Look forward to seeing the new...

Hey Fritz,

Look forward to seeing the new setup at VIR next month (Carolinas PCA). :-)

Later,

-b
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