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11-17-08, 12:16 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 176,705
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

Does my cage count? It's just DOM steel tubing,...

Does my cage count? It's just DOM steel tubing, but it's custom bent and welded.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b226/2E151/My%201987%20RX7%20Sport/186-8618_IMG.jpg

And why have a rear strut...
11-01-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,734
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/ Best...

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/

Best upgrade are the E-code Cibie H4 lamps, the Bosch are also very good and cheaper. Super white and super blue are crap.
11-01-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

OK, anyone other than Capitan Obvious the post...

OK, anyone other than Capitan Obvious the post whore? ;-)
11-01-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

Dead thread resurrection! Anyone know what...

Dead thread resurrection!

Anyone know what these wheels weigh? http://www.export-auto-parts.com/PartImages/193/8BF9-37-600.jpg
07-12-08, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,683
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

Getting anywhere with the project? I'd...

Getting anywhere with the project?

I'd probably just slap the car together with the Volvo slush box and NA rear end until you can afford the conversion bellhousing for the W58 and turbo diff and...
06-23-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,317
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

That car spun a bit too easily. Looks like he was...

That car spun a bit too easily. Looks like he was on the brakes as he came up behind that last car and the back end came around. I wonder if his left rear tire lost air.
Forum: Race Car Tech
06-21-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,044
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

If you will get anywhere near curbs with slicks I...

If you will get anywhere near curbs with slicks I wouldn't risk it. Sidewalls on my true slicks are very flimsy and unforgiving of rubbing and abrasion.
Forum: NW RX-7 Forum
04-26-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

Yeah, but compared to a Crown Victoria they...

Yeah, but compared to a Crown Victoria they handle pretty damn well. I wonder how positive that YMM id is too.
Forum: NW RX-7 Forum
04-17-08, 12:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,119
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

My Photobucket account is public so you can see...

My Photobucket account is public so you can see pics of the car there. It's not even close to running though. Engine is still on the stand, need a clutch and lots of labor to install all the other...
Forum: NW RX-7 Forum
04-16-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,119
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

I dig the project. I'm not nearly as worried...

I dig the project. I'm not nearly as worried about what you did to the car as what your competitors will do.

The chassis will be stronger in torsion if you put diagonals in the top of the cage...
03-25-08, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

The usual cause if the injectors aren't leaking...

The usual cause if the injectors aren't leaking is poor compression. Could run a basic compression test and post the results? I don't expect you'll have a recording compression tester, but that's...
Forum: Race Car Tech
12-29-06, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,499
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

Dom, I agree that real racing magnesium...

Dom,

I agree that real racing magnesium wheels are very light and are not for street use. Real racing aluminum wheels are also lighter than their street counterparts. If you push an aluminum wheel...
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-25-06, 01:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

Strut tower on an FC for those FC owners reding...

Strut tower on an FC for those FC owners reding this thread.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b226/2E151/My%201987%20RX7%20Sport/100_0717.jpg
Forum: Race Car Tech
09-19-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,907
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

ARCO doesn't make the cut as they use MMT. MMT...

ARCO doesn't make the cut as they use MMT. MMT leaves red-brown deposits on spark plugs and in all likelihood on other parts of the combustion chamber.

From the Top Tier web site...

Standards ...
Forum: Race Car Tech
09-06-06, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,588
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

What he said. And race cars are not drift cars....

What he said. And race cars are not drift cars. There are many types of limited slip differentials, BTW.
Forum: Race Car Tech
08-20-06, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,907
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

I agree with RETed this should be a regional...

I agree with RETed this should be a regional thread, but I have to add my $.02 anyway.

Yes, you pay for additives and marketing. The additive package is key. Arco (only in the 5 Western US States,...
Forum: Race Car Tech
08-08-06, 05:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,726
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

I've towed all kinds of loads with my '72 Dodge...

I've towed all kinds of loads with my '72 Dodge B300. That's a one ton van with 8 lug wheels and a full floating Dana 60 in case you didn't know. You MUST have brakes for the trailer. A weight...
04-13-06, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

I looked into the Nissan RB motors for my FC, but...

I looked into the Nissan RB motors for my FC, but one issue I ran up against was the RB's front oil sump. SR20 motors are the same way. Whatever engine you use a rear sump will make your life much...
11-19-05, 12:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,360
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

I think you just hit upon something here. Take a...

I think you just hit upon something here. Take a wrecked/rolled Impreza, rebody it with the RX-7 sheet metal and swap in the 13B.

You'd end up putting the Impreza floor pan/drivtrain under the...
11-19-05, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,031
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

Build the car just like it's going to run on...

Build the car just like it's going to run on alcohol. Double the injector size, double the fuel pump capacity, double the regulator capacity, etc. You will use nearly twice as much E85 as gasoline if...
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-18-05, 09:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,078
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

Not true. Even a car with very limited power can...

Not true. Even a car with very limited power can lap a track significantly faster with more rubber on the ground. Mark Donohue proved this long before I was born.

Wide 15" street tires in a...
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-18-05, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

He must be confusing FC suspension setup with...

He must be confusing FC suspension setup with FBs.

As an instructor for Cascade Sports Car Club I whole heartedly endorse driver training events. Make sure the car is in very good stock...
Forum: NW RX-7 Forum
11-05-05, 03:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 788
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

14V won't shock anyone, but you can get battery...

14V won't shock anyone, but you can get battery powered electric fence energizers.

What I'd do if you really want to catch the person is get an alarm with a pager. I'd also make sure you're...
10-27-05, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,242
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

I think you're missing the point. Look at all the...

I think you're missing the point. Look at all the rust.

If your apex seals are stuck you'll have no compression.
Forum: Race Car Tech
10-27-05, 12:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By RoadRaceJosh

All in a day's racing huh? I put myself into the...

All in a day's racing huh? I put myself into the gravel trap in the festival curves at Portland once. I was going for 1st gear and got hung up between 1st and reverse ('66 Dodge with Hurst shifter)....
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