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connorb850 11-19-2016 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by t8fanning (Post 5505923)
I modified the steering wheel hub a la Homer:

Forgive my ignorance, but why did you have to modify the steering wheel hub? I ask because I have a similar Momo hub waiting to go into my car.

t8fanning 11-19-2016 08:38 PM

Because the turn signal activation/deactivation isn't good. Sticking something in there makes it better.

Texas240 11-20-2016 06:52 PM

everyone here is worried about a slightly lower oil pressure but no one thinks about having consistent fedd of oil through out the engine. I wouldn't worry about if you're only getting 3 bars and not the 3.5 bars you want when cruising.

Gnomestur 12-07-2016 03:57 PM

broken in yet?

t8fanning 12-07-2016 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Gnomestur (Post 5517469)
broken in yet?

Not quite. I haven't been driving it for the last week or so. I sold my wideband and got a new AEM failsafe that displays ethanol content. Waiting for wiring parts has taken a long time.

Flexter 12-07-2016 04:26 PM

from what car are these seats from?

t8fanning 12-07-2016 04:28 PM

No idea. Some local BMW hoarder had them sitting in his shed since the 80s. They're Flow Fit seats, and google tells me that they have something to do with Mustangs.

Flexter 12-07-2016 04:35 PM

they look nice and comfy as **** need to get myself something similar

t8fanning 12-07-2016 04:37 PM

Thanks. They were nice when I got them, but have since torn. The fabric was very thin and delicate from sitting in a hot shed for years.

I'd actually recommend real Recaros, as these seats have tons of lower back support, but not much upper back or shoulder support. I will change them out eventually when I can find a decent set of Recaros.

Harlard 12-07-2016 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by t8fanning (Post 5517502)
Thanks. They were nice when I got them, but have since torn. The fabric was very thin and delicate from sitting in a hot shed for years.

I'd actually recommend real Recaros, as these seats have tons of lower back support, but not much upper back or shoulder support. I will change them out eventually when I can find a decent set of Recaros.

I'll take them now and give you my bad recaros and stock seats.

t8fanning 12-07-2016 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Harlard (Post 5517520)
I'll take them now and give you my bad recaros and stock seats.

I'm interested in that.

Stiggy Pop 12-07-2016 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by t8fanning (Post 5517502)
Thanks. They were nice when I got them, but have since torn. The fabric was very thin and delicate from sitting in a hot shed for years.

They sound... mediocre.

t8fanning 12-07-2016 05:16 PM

They are. Just like everything else I own.

Stiggy Pop 12-07-2016 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by t8fanning (Post 5517526)
They are. Just like everything else I own.

hit craigslist hard for the seats. It took me a while being really persistent to sift through the garbage VW seats (half of which were posted on my CL by volvonyc, not even kidding). I ended up getting the SRD's for $450.

t8fanning 12-07-2016 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Stiggy Pop (Post 5517549)
hit craigslist hard for the seats. It took me a while being really persistent to sift through the garbage VW seats (half of which were posted on my CL by volvonyc, not even kidding). I ended up getting the SRD's for $450.

I've been casually trolling KSL (Utah's craigslist), but I need to get serious. The main problem is that I'm picky. I really want LSCs because I they're period correct. I'm seriously considering fixing up Harald's.

Stiggy Pop 12-07-2016 06:20 PM

Resto gets expensive quick, I'm buying a couple pieces foam and Recaro fabric for mine and it'll double my investment I'm sure, and that's with an upholstery guy who works cheap. Definitely be open to shipping. There's a guy in Japan on instagram @used.racingparts he moves a ton of Recaros. Charges $100 shipping on the slow boat.

t8fanning 12-07-2016 06:59 PM

Just checked out @used.racingparts. He's got some good stuff, and that $100 shipping is very reasonable. Thanks Mike.

GTJordan 12-07-2016 07:28 PM

Crap am I going to have to sign up for Instagram? Sooooo wait the wife uses it.......

John242Ti 12-07-2016 07:45 PM

^Yes, you'll have to. It's no big deal. No worse than farcebook.

-J

Stiggy Pop 12-08-2016 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by GTJordan (Post 5517608)
Crap am I going to have to sign up for Instagram? Sooooo wait the wife uses it.......

definitely. instagram is the new build thread!

t8fanning 12-21-2016 02:10 AM

http://i.imgur.com/kalcU4Ml.jpg

You haters will have to find something else to complain about.

http://i.imgur.com/u9eZtBOl.jpg

I'm thinking about swapping the headlights to quad squares to try a new look. I think it may look better with the black hood.

I put my studded tires on to try to maintain some semblance of traction in the winter. It's not really working and we haven't even had much snow yet. Only one good storm so far, but all that snow has since melted.

I've also done a few other things. I installed this new wideband with an ethanol content output, so I can know how much boost to expect once I tune for e85.

http://i.imgur.com/b0f4F00l.jpg

To adjust gauge parameters I installed the all in one tuning station *patent pending*

http://i.imgur.com/PcmP2TAl.jpg

Top jack is for microsquirt. Upper USB is for the gauge, lower USB will be for MS3 pro when I install it.

I also revisited the launch control switch circuit. I was having trouble getting the switch to light up with the clutch switch and still output a low signal to the microsquirt. But I added a relay and now it works great.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/m0YIuqzVtAQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Harlard 12-21-2016 02:17 AM

Sweet kicks, bro

t8fanning 12-21-2016 02:18 AM

Should have worn my adidas. They're way more comfortable.

77volvo245 12-21-2016 02:19 AM

How about 7in squares instead of rounds?

t8fanning 12-21-2016 02:21 AM

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Originally Posted by 77volvo245 (Post 5525472)
How about 7in squares instead of rounds?

You've got some to get rid of?

I'd like to see what I think about TV screens in person too.


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