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Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By carbonmike
Never took a picture of it but I made my own...

Never took a picture of it but I made my own choke splitter, two bicycle shifter cables and housing. I think I just clamped both sides of the housing on one side and made a little bracket out of...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,364
Posted By carbonmike
Hey, is this for the Mikuni setup I may have sold...

Hey, is this for the Mikuni setup I may have sold you?

If setup properly the linkage shouldn't slip. And by setup properly I mean everything tightened properly without stripping the little...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-18-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,820
Posted By carbonmike
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,820
Posted By carbonmike
I have a pair of Mikunis that came on my 122. ...

I have a pair of Mikunis that came on my 122. They worked fine but had some quirks. Too tired to go into detail but let me know if you are interested. I eventually fuel injected the Amazon so the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-15-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,173
Posted By carbonmike
Interesting. I never felt like the new Bilsteins...

Interesting. I never felt like the new Bilsteins were under damped, far from it, even with the stiffest springs I tried. Honestly it felt like the rear was over damped for high speed compression,...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,173
Posted By carbonmike
I can't remember the exact numbers and I...

I can't remember the exact numbers and I collected all the data and calculations on my old work computer but if I remember correctly I measured stock to be 15" @ 118lb. I tried various stiffness...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,881
Posted By carbonmike
I installed the Aeromotive stealth in my Wagon...

I installed the Aeromotive stealth in my Wagon tank. I have run it pretty low with 0 starvation issues. My only issue was that Aeromotive says it will work with 5.5" or larger tanks. I measured my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,845
Posted By carbonmike
Quick'n Easy brand mounts with some square tubing...

Quick'n Easy brand mounts with some square tubing will fit anything with gutters. I think they are better aesthetically with older cars. I used 1" aluminum tube with .25" thick walls. Plenty...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2016, 01:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,060
Posted By carbonmike
Just a little under square.:omg: What is the...

Just a little under square.:omg: What is the idle speed on something like that? I am assuming it is slow and has a rather hefty flywheel.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-05-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,657
Posted By carbonmike
I had similar problems with my not so similar B18...

I had similar problems with my not so similar B18 ITB setup. I think it was heat soak of the IAT. It would read over 120 deg F on hot restarts. Lean condition would resolve itself once IAT started...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 157,828
Posted By carbonmike
I am interested to see how people handle the area...

I am interested to see how people handle the area around the exhaust guide. I don't have a flow bench but used a vacuum cleaner to "thread" things to see where the air wanted to go. Some people...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 157,828
Posted By carbonmike
Would be really interested to see where your...

Would be really interested to see where your ports are know and where you end up.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 157,828
Posted By carbonmike
Your signature is quite prophetic. 18 is a lot...

Your signature is quite prophetic. 18 is a lot of boosts. Gives me confidence in wailing on my B18 with 0 boosts.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,258
Posted By carbonmike
On my B18 ITB setup I drilled a vacuum port in...

On my B18 ITB setup I drilled a vacuum port in each runner. Still had a crappy vacuum signal, could barely pull 75 kPa. Pressure from the cylinders not pulling vacuum was bleeding back into the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 53,600
Posted By carbonmike
A wideband may be a good investment. Detonation...

A wideband may be a good investment. Detonation insurance. Not to mention it takes the guesswork out of tuning.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,272
Posted By carbonmike
Looks like a cable actuated throttle may end up...

Looks like a cable actuated throttle may end up being more important than comfort. Tuning is going well but things run really rough when off the throttle. AFR all over the place. Looks like noisy...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,272
Posted By carbonmike
Sound advice. I have already noticed slipping. ...

Sound advice. I have already noticed slipping. Moved the connection points in to reduce the torque on the shaft, helped but will not prevent slipping. I eventually hope to go with a cable actuated...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,272
Posted By carbonmike
It is kind of falling out on its own. But I'll...

It is kind of falling out on its own. But I'll bite...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,272
Posted By carbonmike
ITBs on a B18

So this happened yesterday. Well, been working on it for a while but just got things running.

Popped in an Aeromotive Stealth in tank pump. It says it will fit in tanks as shallow as 5.5". My...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 53,600
Posted By carbonmike
They make a turbo hat for a pressurized blow...

They make a turbo hat for a pressurized blow through setup for the weber downdraft. That doesn't mean it is the best idea though.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,530
Posted By carbonmike
Titanium has a higher natural damping ratio than...

Titanium has a higher natural damping ratio than aluminum. Plink it with another piece of metal. If the sound it makes rings, it is not Ti. If it has a dead sound it is likely Ti. Ti is also a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,105
Posted By carbonmike
There is a guy on ebay from the czech republic...

There is a guy on ebay from the czech republic that has hands down the best pricing on jets and other parts. Shipping isn't much slower than getting something from the west coast. Had good...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,105
Posted By carbonmike
I have 45s running rather well on a warmed up...

I have 45s running rather well on a warmed up B18.

Pay attention to the type of webers you get . The most common "new" models are Spanish built 151/152 types. They have issues with the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,290
Posted By carbonmike
It would be for wagons only as I don't think a...

It would be for wagons only as I don't think a wire-wrapped unit would fit in a sedan.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,290
Posted By carbonmike
Does this mean that there is a market for a...

Does this mean that there is a market for a crimped or wire-wrapped MS board?
:oogle:
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,290
Posted By carbonmike
Crimpin' ain't easy ;-) I have all 4...

Crimpin' ain't easy

;-)


I have all 4 of the tools above. The first one is hidden in a deep dark place, it will never see daylight again. I don't like the insulated crimp conductors. I will...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,290
Posted By carbonmike
Wiring Harness Build

Putting together the harness for my 122 Megasquirt conversion. I am notorious for messy wiring, this time I am being patient and trying to do a clean installation. My question is, what is the best...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-11-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,055
Posted By carbonmike
Points. Anyway I don't want to further...

Points.

Anyway I don't want to further derail chris's thread. My conclusion, MS hardware probably could be more noise resistant and the latest filters in the newer versions can take care of a lot...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-11-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,055
Posted By carbonmike
ms3 v1.4 ...

ms3 v1.4

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i285/wallingmj/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/IMG_20160211_175430_zpsj25yhmxs.jpg

I am getting things to work, farts on occasion, but requires a lot of...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-11-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,055
Posted By carbonmike
Haven't touched the lag factor yet. I am talking...

Haven't touched the lag factor yet. I am talking about the Noise Filter options under the ignition settings.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-10-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,055
Posted By carbonmike
I opted for the pre-built boards. Perhaps I...

I opted for the pre-built boards. Perhaps I should have soldered up my own.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-10-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,055
Posted By carbonmike
I am installing my megasquirt in stages. Started...

I am installing my megasquirt in stages. Started with Ignition only to make sure all other inputs are working well. Just using points for the RPM input for now. The points input is super noisy. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,146
Posted By carbonmike
I'll probably start a build thread for this. ...

I'll probably start a build thread for this. Should be fun.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,146
Posted By carbonmike
I feel like my engine in top notch shape right...

I feel like my engine in top notch shape right now. Didn't want to swap heads.

Not to mention I have a thing for ITBs, the noise is almost as good as more power, and less likely to get me...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,146
Posted By carbonmike
Not the brightest thing I have ever done, but I...

Not the brightest thing I have ever done, but I just dropped my tax refund into a set of jenvey ITBs. Should be here sometime next week.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 278,398
Posted By carbonmike
Were you able to find the neck gasket? If so...

Were you able to find the neck gasket? If so where?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,874
Posted By carbonmike
Sounds like the whole setup would fit nicely in...

Sounds like the whole setup would fit nicely in my 220.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-01-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,055
Posted By carbonmike
Something like the bracket from this kit could be...

Something like the bracket from this kit could be made with hand tools from a chunk of aluminum or nylon. Or you could pony up for the $1200 kit :rofl:

...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 278,398
Posted By carbonmike
I can driving around with mine open with just a...

I can driving around with mine open with just a gas shock on the right side. No rattles or bouncing around.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 53,600
Posted By carbonmike
I put an E head on my 142 thinking it was a B20. ...

I put an E head on my 142 thinking it was a B20. Didn't realize it was actually a B18 until I measured the valves on the old head. Block was too dirty to read the markings. '69 was supposed to...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 53,600
Posted By carbonmike
You are running a B18 block with FI heads? Any...

You are running a B18 block with FI heads? Any detonation issues with the wider than piston combustion chamber?

My B18 is in great shape, PO had it rebuilt. Thinking about going with Jenvey ITBs...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-27-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,055
Posted By carbonmike
Unlikely to be the cause but you do have a ground...

Unlikely to be the cause but you do have a ground loop there. I'd remove that connection from the bolt to the engine, assuming that is not the engines only ground.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-27-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,055
Posted By carbonmike
I am no expert on automotive wiring, have no...

I am no expert on automotive wiring, have no experience with megasquirt, but a good rule of thumb is to have grounds branch back to a single point. You should never have them branch back out. I...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-27-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,055
Posted By carbonmike
I doubt it unless you are using some kind of high...

I doubt it unless you are using some kind of high inductance resistor pack.

Could try a flyback diode in case you are getting some strange back emf generated noise.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 53,600
Posted By carbonmike
It is a Payen, it is probably the same one that...

It is a Payen, it is probably the same one that you have. Did you measure yours? It is probably 0.040".
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 53,600
Posted By carbonmike
No problem. Let me know if you need it, shipping...

No problem. Let me know if you need it, shipping should be trivial.

Just got a really nice job offer in Seattle. Stay tuned,might be de-hoarding a bunch of push-rod stuff including a serviceable...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 53,600
Posted By carbonmike
I have a B20 head gasket that is .040"...

I have a B20 head gasket that is .040" uncompressed, and no B20. Yours if you want it.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 53,600
Posted By carbonmike
I think you are going to want to use the thinner...

I think you are going to want to use the thinner ones, .035 or whatever they are. Not much point in decking the block and putting in a thick head gasket. You should measure your chambers, but just...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-25-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,055
Posted By carbonmike
Any chance the trigger wheel could have some...

Any chance the trigger wheel could have some axial vibration?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 53,600
Posted By carbonmike
Are you making those headers?

Are you making those headers?
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