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Forum: aftermarket engine management Yesterday, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By culberro
Maybe? Without having a part number, it's really...

Maybe? Without having a part number, it's really hard to make an educated guess.

Just stock LS truck coils are pretty awesome, you can even get aftermarket replacement ones that don't suck for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By culberro
This:...

This: https://www.rivercitybicycles.com/product/dumonde-tech-hg-lube-needle-applicator-10241.htm
Plus this: https://www.dumondetech.com/portfolio/liquid-grease-2/

Or this:...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By culberro
^This. Autozone special bouncing around the...

^This.
Autozone special bouncing around the inner fender
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-14-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By culberro
That's expensive for what we pay in the US. ...

That's expensive for what we pay in the US.
Those are just LS truck coils, they're cheap new, even cheaper when purchased used.

Many people here have run them, they work very well.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By culberro
If the VE were based on boost, it would be well...

If the VE were based on boost, it would be well over 200%
The numbers that are automatically inserted are for modern 4v engines that may have variable cam timing. The blue "?", will tell you the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By culberro
I think your VE is pretty high for a 8v redblock.

I think your VE is pretty high for a 8v redblock.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By culberro
You basically described a “lofting” cam. No more...

You basically described a “lofting” cam. No more duration, but a significant gain in lift and duration at higher lifts.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-13-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3,141
Views: 1,063,462
Posted By culberro
I suspect your m47 will not be long for this world

I suspect your m47 will not be long for this world
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By culberro
I tried to sell a low mileage complete rear end...

I tried to sell a low mileage complete rear end and no one wanted it for $50, to the great crusher it went.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By culberro
Good to know. There’s no real reason to go...

Good to know. There’s no real reason to go through gripper then.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By culberro
That’s a good deal on the Gripper! Are they...

That’s a good deal on the Gripper!
Are they setup for the tone ring from Gripper, or is that something you have done?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By culberro
They go on with the flange first, then you...

They go on with the flange first, then you rip/cut it off. You'll want to remove the valve cover and #1 cam cap.
I like to get the seal on and mostly aligned before putting the cam cap back on....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By culberro
Did you install the sleeve backwards? I've...

Did you install the sleeve backwards?

I've never had an issue with speedi-sleeves and seals....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,241
Posted By culberro
Ran a cheap Spartan Locker in the rally car. Huge...

Ran a cheap Spartan Locker in the rally car. Huge upgrade over a welded axle if you like easy turn-in, and the axle snapping stopped which was a huge plus.

The Aussie Locker and Spartan Locker...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By culberro
To answer your questions, No. Duration and...

To answer your questions, No.

Duration and lift can be seen as GPS coordinates to a location, there are many routes or paths to get there.

There are many lobe shapes that have the same lift...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By culberro
What was the question? What are you trying to...

What was the question?
What are you trying to do?
What is your setup?
Forum: website & board 01-06-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,757
Posted By culberro
I donate just for C&M coverage

I donate just for C&M coverage
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,197
Posted By culberro
The seals are super tight when new. I was very...

The seals are super tight when new. I was very surprised with the n-seal vs seal drag on the first solid pinion setup I did.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,197
Posted By culberro
Or a cheap beam torque wrench? ...

Or a cheap beam torque wrench?
https://www.ebay.com/p/8026714724

30in-lbs is 2.5 lb-ft, that's basically medium tight with a screw driver. If you grab the pinion flange by hand, it should require...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,197
Posted By culberro
I'm pretty sure you just assemble it all, and...

I'm pretty sure you just assemble it all, and start torquing the pinion nut.

On diffs with solid pinion spacers, you leave the seal out. There's a much lower rotating torque/drag for those.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,197
Posted By culberro
You want to sneak up on it. I like to use my 1/2"...

You want to sneak up on it. I like to use my 1/2" impact on a low setting and check after 1-ugga-dugga, Then another ugga-dugga, check. Repeat until the bearing preload is correct. Way easier than...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-31-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By culberro
Gotta like the "recommended" diode on page 32. I...

Gotta like the "recommended" diode on page 32. I bet this is the reason I could never get the IAC to behave properly.

(no...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 18,585
Posted By culberro
4cyl ecoboost engines sound pretty good with...

4cyl ecoboost engines sound pretty good with minimal exhaust.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-30-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 87,661
Posted By culberro
Looks good. Not sure what you’re doing for a...

Looks good. Not sure what you’re doing for a fuse, but some relays have a slot for an ATC fuse in them. Makes for a clean instal over in-line fuses.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-28-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By culberro
B230ft and lh2.4, but use a lh2.2 throttle body...

B230ft and lh2.4, but use a lh2.2 throttle body and k-jet IAC (optional, but you already have it) to control idle speed and help with cold starts. It’s really about 4 or 5 wires you have to connect....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-25-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By culberro
It does. Seems pretty decent for the $100 it is,...

It does. Seems pretty decent for the $100 it is, I didn’t have any issues with the installation. I’d probably toss on some good paint if I were to do it again.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-24-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By culberro
A stock k-jet filter with the appropriate m12...

A stock k-jet filter with the appropriate m12 and m14 AN/JIC fittings is ~$25
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By culberro
Have you tried contacting a driveshaft shop, and...

Have you tried contacting a driveshaft shop, and seeing what they can get?
Forum: projects & restorations 12-20-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By culberro
Don’t show the wife!

Don’t show the wife!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By culberro
Neapco solid are the only ones I use in the race...

Neapco solid are the only ones I use in the race cars now. Much better longevity than Spicer joints.
I believe the earlier 240s were just 1310 u-joints.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-18-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By culberro
The bushings the pins ride in usually is plastic....

The bushings the pins ride in usually is plastic.
One upgrade is some turned brass sleeves to replace the soft bushings.
Like so:...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,922
Posted By culberro
Try using a ratchet strap to pull on the clutch...

Try using a ratchet strap to pull on the clutch fork and disengage the clutch as you push the trans in.
You want the trans mostly seated before you do this, otherwise the disk will fall down and...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By culberro
Same on the revs, but NA hp so not anywhere close...

Same on the revs, but NA hp so not anywhere close to that :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,723
Posted By culberro
I used a 3/4 MC with a tilton, and it's a bit...

I used a 3/4 MC with a tilton, and it's a bit heavy with a ~5:1 ratio and touchy with a ceramic clutch. I think a 0.700 or 5/8 would be the way to go if your pedal ratio is in the 5:1 area
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,922
Posted By culberro
I’ve had the same thing happen when the clutch or...

I’ve had the same thing happen when the clutch or pilot are not perfectly aligned.
Have someone press the clutch pedal when you have the trans mostly seated (like in your picture), give the trans a...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By culberro
Going from my 5.slow 240 to the b230 240, I just...

Going from my 5.slow 240 to the b230 240, I just about kick a hole in the floorboards the first time I shift.
The 5.0 clutch isn’t too stiff, but it’s definitely not b230 light either.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-10-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 535,696
Posted By culberro
I've ran -8 and -10 cooler lines, on oil coolers....

I've ran -8 and -10 cooler lines, on oil coolers. But I wasn't logging pressure or temps, so I can't really say if -8 is fine. Biggest thing, is to make sure the fittings you're using have large ID...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-08-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 535,696
Posted By culberro
If you want a hand held flaring tool to be vice...

If you want a hand held flaring tool to be vice mounted.... just clamp it in your vice...
The hydraulic battery cable crimper I just got SUCKS to use when holding it by hand, so I just clamped the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-02-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By culberro
You want the drain hose to be as far away as...

You want the drain hose to be as far away as possible.
This might mean you have to go buy new drain fittings to get the hose positioned properly.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,698
Posted By culberro
That's a crazy deal on a car for someone 5ft...

That's a crazy deal on a car for someone 5ft tall! Did you get the giant aluminum wang/spoiler for it too?

I think the Mazda pilot nearing size is the same as the Volvo redblock ones. You could...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,364
Posted By culberro
And about 1/4 the cost.

And about 1/4 the cost.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By culberro
I'd personally just toss in some FT pistons and...

I'd personally just toss in some FT pistons and call it good. Or just keep it as is.
At 250whp, you're not even close to stressing the stock rods or F pistons.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,270
Posted By culberro
It’s very similar to your head, but with stock...

It’s very similar to your head, but with stock size intake valves, and a bit more porting.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,927
Posted By culberro
What's your budget? As I think it's going to be...

What's your budget? As I think it's going to be in the $10k-$15k range for what you want, if you want a turn-key 0-miles setup.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By culberro
Yes. The temp sensors are completely different in...

Yes. The temp sensors are completely different in function even though they have the same connector.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,820
Posted By culberro
Bilstein HD up front, Gabriel Ultras out back.

Bilstein HD up front, Gabriel Ultras out back.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By culberro
The higher/longer the first gear ratio...

The higher/longer the first gear ratio (Numerically smaller), the stronger the transmission. This also has to do with the Input shaft gear and cluster/countershaft gear ratios as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,900
Posted By culberro
Blown out seats are the only way for me. I...

Blown out seats are the only way for me. I recently had some seats refurb’d and I sit about 2-3” higher.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By culberro
Liquimoly Leichtlauf or synthoil is the only oil...

Liquimoly Leichtlauf or synthoil is the only oil I’ve found that will reduce the cold start piston slap on redblock engines.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By culberro
I have no clue what the limit is, but I do know...

I have no clue what the limit is, but I do know that a friend had a 11:1 head done and it was machined over 0.125... maybe 0.150". It was a lot.
The chambers were drastically different, and it was...
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