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Forum: Off Topic Lounge Today, 11:13 AM
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Posted By ForcedFirebird
Nice job! I inherited a Delta 17-900 of...

Nice job!

I inherited a Delta 17-900 of about the same vintage from my woodworking neighbor. How did you find out what year it was made? I see yours is also Taiwanese.

I like the old vintage...
Forum: Body & Paint Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Isn't it all of Cali? I know my painter has been...

Isn't it all of Cali? I know my painter has been talking about the drive to go water based paints in recent years. Most states, you can walk in any automotive paint supplier and purchase the raw...
Forum: M50/52 & S50/52 Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By ForcedFirebird
The problem with reman alternators is they are...

The problem with reman alternators is they are being sent overseas and they are not replacing the regulators. The windings hardly go bad in an alternator - just take the plastic cover off the back, 2...
Forum: Members Rides Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 58,407
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Not sure if I still have the correspondences...

Not sure if I still have the correspondences saved, that was many years ago now - but I do know he used the steel control arms, e46 give too much camber (and actually wasn't a "thing" back then to...
Forum: Members Rides Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 58,407
Posted By ForcedFirebird
I built the front struts for this touring in...

I built the front struts for this touring in Chile, with regular camber/caster plates and the treehouse style lollipops, the wheel is pretty centered in the wheel well...



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Forum: Members Rides Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 58,407
Posted By ForcedFirebird
The Treehouse style control arm brackets helps a...

The Treehouse style control arm brackets helps a lot. They bring the rear of the control arm further outboard than any of the other offerings (causing more caster correction than the strut tops will...
Forum: M20 07-16-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Bracket is NLA. I couldn't even get a part...

Bracket is NLA. I couldn't even get a part number, but saw it in a diagram (or it was superseded). For thing like that I hit them on the wire wheel (or media blast) and hit them with cold galvanizing...
Forum: M20 07-16-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Ah, for Motronic 1.0 and very early m1.1. Later...

Ah, for Motronic 1.0 and very early m1.1. Later they got a solid rail injector plug thingamajig much like the 24v.

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Forum: M20 07-16-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By ForcedFirebird
The block cracked? Very unusual, it's usually the...

The block cracked? Very unusual, it's usually the head, under the cam between cylinders 4-6.
Forum: M20 07-15-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Not sure exactly what you mean. The m20 only has...

Not sure exactly what you mean. The m20 only has the ignition wires bolted to the valve cover?
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 689
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Coincidence this subject came up here when I just...

Coincidence this subject came up here when I just read this last week:

https://electrek.co/2019/07/08/tesla-will-stop-selling-cars-full-self-driving-elon-musk/
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 07-15-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10,363
Views: 313,171
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Happy to heart that. Hurricane damage is no fun....

Happy to heart that. Hurricane damage is no fun. So much better when a storm get hyped up, then fails to deliver vs the ones that seem harmless and do damage. I moved to FL in 1988 and the first...
Forum: Car Audio & Electronics 07-15-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By ForcedFirebird
I installed some of his products (ported through...

I installed some of his products (ported through the center parcel shelf, ported through the seat and ported through the stock speaker locations), they all sounded great, even so with the cheap...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 07-13-2019, 02:33 PM
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Views: 313,171
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Stay safe!

Stay safe!
Forum: 325iX Technical and Discussion 07-12-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Moog hasn't been making them for a while, but...

Moog hasn't been making them for a while, but managed to find the Altrom parts previously mentioned:

http://www.rennsportautoparts.com/Price.asp?partNumber=L1054301&partWeight=5
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Forum: M20 07-12-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 158,454
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Might be easier to just pull the engine/trans as...

Might be easier to just pull the engine/trans as a unit. You will be a drive shaft and clutch slave away by the time you get to the pistons.
Forum: Parts Wanted 07-11-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By ForcedFirebird
What offset do you need (different ratios have...

What offset do you need (different ratios have different ring gear offsets)? I have a couple carriers I could let go.
Forum: Parts Wanted 07-11-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By ForcedFirebird
I have new OEM ones in stock if you don't mind...

I have new OEM ones in stock if you don't mind rubber. 5mm, 7.5mm and 10mm thicknesses. $10ea plus ship.
Forum: Parts Wanted 07-11-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Whatever roznic doesn't have, I can complete it...

Whatever roznic doesn't have, I can complete it for ya.
Forum: M20 07-11-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 158,454
Posted By ForcedFirebird
100% upside-down, unfortunately. Napier...

100% upside-down, unfortunately.

Napier rings always have the outer groove on the bottom. Can't believe no one noticed before whodwho decided to come out of the woodwork and post again! I came...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 07-10-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10,363
Views: 313,171
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Lol quote fail Sleeve. The ones we use...

Lol quote fail Sleeve.

The ones we use recycle the water and use a cardboard radiator:

https://www.portacool.com/en/us/products

Just have to top them off once in a while. The water drips...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 07-10-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10,363
Views: 313,171
Posted By ForcedFirebird
On the contrary they do work well outdoors. Some...

On the contrary they do work well outdoors. Some of the guys use them at the track. It's not so much the fact that it adds humidity as it cools the air blowing on ya (better then a fan by far)....
Forum: M20 07-09-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Not sure on the 20w50, but the 10w60 has enough...

Not sure on the 20w50, but the 10w60 has enough (900-1150ppm) - but - is also about $50 for 5 ltr.







Sure does, but it was breaking down on us during summer races. Oil pressure went...
Forum: M20 07-09-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By ForcedFirebird
We use LM 10w60 int he race cars.

We use LM 10w60 int he race cars.
Forum: M20 07-09-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By ForcedFirebird
If you don't mind full synthetic, Walmart usually...

If you don't mind full synthetic, Walmart usually has Mobil 1 15w50 for about $26/5qt.
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