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Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 87
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Posted By redblockpowered
Very interested in how the CD009 swap goes and...

Very interested in how the CD009 swap goes and how you like it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By redblockpowered
The B21ET and B21FT both use the T cam.

The B21ET and B21FT both use the T cam.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,648
Posted By redblockpowered
Instrument clusters have been my least favorite...

Instrument clusters have been my least favorite part of the 7/9 experience by far. Granted I haven't had to do the heater core yet, and that doesn't seem very fun either. Keep up the good work...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By redblockpowered
If I had both laying around, I'd try both just to...

If I had both laying around, I'd try both just to see. I think I'd start with the K cam, though it may be tough to pass emissions like that.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,300
Posted By redblockpowered
They just need to see the light!

They just need to see the light!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,300
Posted By redblockpowered
They don't need friction modifier because the...

They don't need friction modifier because the clutches are not supposed to slip like they do in a clutch-type LSD.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,138
Posted By redblockpowered
Stock brakes, good pads, good fluid, good tires....

Stock brakes, good pads, good fluid, good tires. The braking systems in these cars are good if you take care of them. Autocross doesn't load the brakes very seriously, nor does spirited street...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 50,157
Posted By redblockpowered
I have moved the odometer manually before, so...

I have moved the odometer manually before, so maybe I'm lying and actually at 730k.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,559
Posted By redblockpowered
Yup, KG7. Car didn't like it and it was worth...

Yup, KG7. Car didn't like it and it was worth effectively nothing over the K cam, peak power and RPM included.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 50,157
Posted By redblockpowered
I clearanced the spacers for the cheap KYB...

I clearanced the spacers for the cheap KYB Gas-A-Justs I had in there before but figured these were worth not damaging. The car feels awesome now. Body control is excellent, ride quality is still...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By redblockpowered
Mechanical grip!

Mechanical grip!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,943
Posted By redblockpowered
I think it's still at the stock redline, maybe a...

I think it's still at the stock redline, maybe a little more. This car goes pretty well. Lowering the car can also contribute to traction issues.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 52,744
Posted By redblockpowered
Nice work! What's the suspension setup on...

Nice work!

What's the suspension setup on this car? Same as a few pages back?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By redblockpowered
What are the rates on those springs? ...

What are the rates on those springs?

Lowering the car without a ball joint/tie rod spacer like Kaplhenke sells seems unwise.

If the dynamically ideal thing to substitute a given bushing with is...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By redblockpowered
The sensor should be oriented above the...

The sensor should be oriented above the centerline of the exhaust pipe (i.e. bung on the top half of the tube) so it doesn't retain moisture, which could kill it in a hurry.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,445
Posted By redblockpowered
With how bent it is it's likely very obvious....

With how bent it is it's likely very obvious. Going under the car with some kind of straightedge will probably give you your answer.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-22-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,464
Posted By redblockpowered
Affirmative. Non-ABS bleed process is like...

Affirmative. Non-ABS bleed process is like playing Twister three shots in. I see the SCCA sticker, are you planning on racing this thing?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,960
Posted By redblockpowered
I spaced mine out 6.2 mm and it works well.

I spaced mine out 6.2 mm and it works well.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By redblockpowered
I'd be surprised if it was anything more exotic...

I'd be surprised if it was anything more exotic than an IPD Turbo cam. Doubt the markings on the blank mean anything.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,881
Posted By redblockpowered
Not stiff enough.

Not stiff enough.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,647
Posted By redblockpowered
Same recipe cooked differently.

Same recipe cooked differently.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,647
Posted By redblockpowered
25/19 here with Bilstein HDs and ~170lb wheel...

25/19 here with Bilstein HDs and ~170lb wheel rates F/R on my 940. Could use more front roll stiffness. Tried the IPD rear bar and got sick of one tire fires everywhere.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,613
Posted By redblockpowered
Will you be milling the head to compensate for...

Will you be milling the head to compensate for the volume the grooves take up? Easy to improve detonation resistance if you're dropping compression.
Forum: showroom 10-13-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 73,099
Posted By redblockpowered
Our local autocrosses are still only open to...

Our local autocrosses are still only open to members, i.e. not me.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 50,157
Posted By redblockpowered
They're in, and I've done some driving with them...

They're in, and I've done some driving with them so here's my thoughts:

1: I need to take more pictures. Install in the rear was a little more fiddly than expected as previous aftermarket shocks...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 40,209
Posted By redblockpowered
Have you tried the LSD on track yet? Very curious...

Have you tried the LSD on track yet? Very curious about it.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-12-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,319
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Posted By redblockpowered
Raising all the temp thresholds by 10 (in the...

Raising all the temp thresholds by 10 (in the bin, lowers it in temperature) on a 240 with the fan wired as it is in the 940 made the electric fan kick on and off at about the middle of the stock...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,070
Posted By redblockpowered
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q69Kr8SdQU...

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q69Kr8SdQUZEXtgFuZ_T0WmfJ1yeHNjBC70T7qIPZUs/edit?usp=sharing

This should work, you'll have to make a copy and put your own dimensions in especially for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,087
Posted By redblockpowered
My friend's +T'd 244 has a KLR T2 cam and it...

My friend's +T'd 244 has a KLR T2 cam and it idles pretty rough, much lumpier than my V15 or the K cam in the race car. Their duration figures are probably measured at the same lift as ENEM does it,...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,070
Posted By redblockpowered
170 lb/in front and rear wheel rates on my car...

170 lb/in front and rear wheel rates on my car still pretty much rides like stock, and seems a bit soft up front. 225 or 250 in the front would probably be my suggestion with 200 lb rears, with...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 50,157
Posted By redblockpowered
FedEx says my shiny new Bilstein HDs should be...

FedEx says my shiny new Bilstein HDs should be here tomorrow. Exciting!

I wonder how this setup (~170lb wheel rates, stock height, 25/19 bars) compares to the typical IPD springs/lowered car/25mm...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 951,470
Posted By redblockpowered
And up the A-pillar like some kind of exhaust...

And up the A-pillar like some kind of exhaust snorkel, I hope.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,421
Posted By redblockpowered
Understeers under what circumstances?

Understeers under what circumstances?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,648
Posted By redblockpowered
Hmm, interesting. I checked GCP for what the...

Hmm, interesting. I checked GCP for what the stuff on your build plate meant, and it looks like the chassis code stuff didn't appear until mid '89. In any case it looks like they slimmed down the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,648
Posted By redblockpowered
Which springs did the car have originally? Should...

Which springs did the car have originally? Should be on the build plate somewhere.
Forum: website & board 09-18-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,068
Posted By redblockpowered
or CaliMeatWagon quarantine zone

or CaliMeatWagon quarantine zone
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,200
Posted By redblockpowered
Looks like that's what MikeP measured the IPD...

Looks like that's what MikeP measured the IPD rears at. Their fronts are way soft for the rear rate. New sets may be different, not sure.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,200
Posted By redblockpowered
You need a lot less stiffness in the rear. Try...

You need a lot less stiffness in the rear. Try stock/no rear bar and ~150 lb/in springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,170
Posted By redblockpowered
For when you want your 240 to lift the inside...

For when you want your 240 to lift the inside rear like a GTI.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,170
Posted By redblockpowered
Good reading on hollow sway bars:...

Good reading on hollow sway bars: http://terminator-cobra.com/Sway%20Bar%20Tech.pdf

http://www.gtsparkplugs.com/images/sway-bar-formula-840x.jpg

Did some math using these and the dimensions I...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,170
Posted By redblockpowered
With more rear sway bar you lose what little...

With more rear sway bar you lose what little traction you have on corner exit due to lack of rear suspension articulation. This is an especially big deal with an open diff.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,170
Posted By redblockpowered
That too. All these rear bars are way too big. I...

That too. All these rear bars are way too big. I like 25/19 on my 940 although it's still too much rear bar. I think we run 23/16 on the race 245. Whatever the biggest factory front and smallest...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 50,157
Posted By redblockpowered
Why doesn't the A/C work? ...

Why doesn't the A/C work?

https://i.imgur.com/3CSgAnNl.jpg

Ah, that'll do it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,586
Posted By redblockpowered
And Konis do not have this problem, then? The...

And Konis do not have this problem, then? The adjustability certainly has some appeal to me but realistically once it's set the way I want it'll probably end up staying there. Would be nice to get...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,170
Posted By redblockpowered
Depending on wall thickness, these could actually...

Depending on wall thickness, these could actually be softer than the IPD bars but save some weight.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,586
Posted By redblockpowered
Perhaps this is skewed by too many Bilstein...

Perhaps this is skewed by too many Bilstein owners who over-lower their cars on soft spring rates.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,586
Posted By redblockpowered
It's in the thread for my car. Wheel rates...

It's in the thread for my car. Wheel rates according to my math are 169/174 lbs/in front/rear. Feels like it could use more up front but that is beside the point (at least, beside the point of...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,586
Posted By redblockpowered
Of course, I'm still not terribly sure how to...

Of course, I'm still not terribly sure how to pair my spring/damper rates, so if any of you nerds could help with that I'd appreciate it.

Messaged a few more manufacturers who sell shocks and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 50,157
Posted By redblockpowered
At half past midnight? I hope not.

At half past midnight? I hope not.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,085
Posted By redblockpowered
Pictures seem to work now. It looks really good...

Pictures seem to work now. It looks really good cleaned up, bummer about the roof.
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