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Forum: Car Audio & Electronics 11-18-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bmwman91
Ultimately, all head units are going to sound the...

Ultimately, all head units are going to sound the same. They all have the same limitation, namely power output. Yeah yeah, some claim 50W x 4 channels, but that is misleading. All head units'...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-17-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 752
Posted By bmwman91
God gave man two hands, didn't he? I am sure that...

God gave man two hands, didn't he? I am sure that the right man could wrestle a pair into service, as long as the right assembly lube is used in the process. Eye protection...recommended.
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-15-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 752
Posted By bmwman91
Do not forget to JBWeld the core of the catalytic...

Do not forget to JBWeld the core of the catalytic converter. The extra back pressure will ensure that the lower compression will not overload the cumshafts. The other main benefit is that you extend...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-14-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 385
Posted By bmwman91
Wow, I was just in Paris. I guess a lot has...

Wow, I was just in Paris. I guess a lot has changed, because there are basically almost zero times of day/night when thew roads look that empty! If it isn't cars, it is masses of tourists standing in...
Forum: M42 11-13-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By bmwman91
Sounds like a vacuum leak, although it sounds...

Sounds like a vacuum leak, although it sounds like you replaced vacuum items and checked for leaks. It could be the ICV getting stuck. All the oil vapor in the PCV system gums it up, and just...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-09-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By bmwman91
I dunno man, if a stripper breaks a heel while...

I dunno man, if a stripper breaks a heel while dancing on the bar and comes down hard on it, I can't have the frame cracking on me.
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-07-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By bmwman91
Hmmm...someone on craigslist has like 5000 fire...

Hmmm...someone on craigslist has like 5000 fire bricks for sale on the cheap...time to make a large heat treatment kiln? lol
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-06-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By bmwman91
Ha. Yes, I know. But at this point it has become...

Ha. Yes, I know. But at this point it has become a personal challenge to MacGyver this sucker into straightness.
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-06-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By bmwman91
BFc OT had the best guess so far. ...

BFc OT had the best guess so far.



Close, but no cigar. This is a frame that will support a hardwood bar countertop that I am installing in my house. The beam is 6ft long, originally straight...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-06-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By bmwman91
Good info, thanks. If I can figure out how to...

Good info, thanks. If I can figure out how to pre-heat my workpieces before welding, I will definitely do so. Also, yeah, I got impatient and started running long beads rather than small sections at...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-06-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By bmwman91
Yup. DIY weekend warrior shenanigans. It...

Yup. DIY weekend warrior shenanigans.

It seems like I am going to need an O/A torch with a focusing nozzle to actually make this work. The MAP/PRO torches I have have too wide of a flame and they...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-06-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By bmwman91
It is counter-intuitive, but you definitely heat...

It is counter-intuitive, but you definitely heat the side opposite the weld. Basically, you heat the metal so that it expands (and yes the expansion ins going to be in the opposite way that you...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-05-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By bmwman91
r3v Welders - Heat Straightening Help?

I need some input from r3v's expert welders. A project I am working on (personal project) involves a 3x3x0.25 rectangular mild steel spar ~72" long with some 1x1x0.12 rectangular cross bars MIG'ed in...
Forum: M42 10-30-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By bmwman91
The bleed screw is on the radiator next to the...

The bleed screw is on the radiator next to the fill cap. Do NOT overtighten it. If you do, you will either strip it or crack the plastic housing, meaning a leak, which you have to replace the...
Forum: M42 10-30-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By bmwman91
Narsiyousif, you are planning an M/S5x engine...

Narsiyousif, you are planning an M/S5x engine swap, right? If so, then that changes things a lot. You will probably want a medium case diff since it is stronger, and also a 3.73 or 3.45 ratio will be...
Forum: M42 10-28-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By bmwman91
If you have a stock M42, I really recommend a...

If you have a stock M42, I really recommend a 4.10 ratio. That is what it had stock, and unless fuel economy is your main priority, the 4.10 will make it feel a lot more fun.

Medium case diffs are...
Forum: M42 10-27-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By bmwman91
So are 4.10 small case units now super difficult...

So are 4.10 small case units now super difficult to source? The last time I bought a used one was a decade ago and I think I paid $300 lol.
Forum: M42 10-27-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By bmwman91
Converting the case you have to an LSD unit would...

Converting the case you have to an LSD unit would probably be more complicated than what most DIY'ers can do, and if you were to change the ratio then the chances of success are even lower as...
Forum: M42 10-25-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,163
Posted By bmwman91
Well, that's a first for me in 17 years of M42...

Well, that's a first for me in 17 years of M42 shenanigans. Does it look like the key got mashed between the damper hub and sprocket, or did it just completely shear? In operation it is not supposed...
Forum: M42 10-25-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,163
Posted By bmwman91
Hmm, ok so the damper wheel is out of alignment....

Hmm, ok so the damper wheel is out of alignment. The good news is that there's like zero risk of mechanical damage to the internals at least! Since it runs, it seems like you did not melt a piston or...
Forum: M42 10-25-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,163
Posted By bmwman91
So that is where they sit with the crank at TDC?...

So that is where they sit with the crank at TDC? I would say that they are off by more than just a hair!

When you took the covers off to address the leak, did you loosen or remove the chain? If it...
Forum: M42 10-23-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By bmwman91
If you removed the filter box and the air flow...

If you removed the filter box and the air flow meter, then the no-start might also be due to the fact that there is no air meter The car can run without it, but very poorly, so that might have been...
Forum: M42 10-22-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By bmwman91
When you say you sprayed ether into the intake,...

When you say you sprayed ether into the intake, where specifically did you spray it?
Forum: Car Audio & Electronics 10-20-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By bmwman91
Interesting. Looking forward to see how this...

Interesting. Looking forward to see how this works out. The Continental units seem to be the closest-to-OEM-looking units out there with modern'ish features (the Clarion RMT-200 is still IMO the best...
Forum: M42 10-20-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,163
Posted By bmwman91
There will be one "gap" per revolution since the...

There will be one "gap" per revolution since the missing teeth are required to determine TDC. Or do you mean that there is some other "blip" in the reading that I am not seeing? At this point, I...
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