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Everything posted by Marduke

  1. Looking for a nice set of used windshield trim (no major dings or bends). I actually only need the top piece and the "finishing" pieces, I have the 2 pieces that cover the bottom/sides. If you have something laying around ...
  2. Thanks for the response. I was thinking passenger side kick panel I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to run into too many issues down the line.
  3. And did you run into any issues after the fact? I have a torn apart 240 and I'm trying to minimize any negative impact down the road. As in ... "oh crap I forgot that interior plastic panel went over that" or something like that. Sorry if this has been covered before ...
  4. I've been doing a fair amount of powder coating and have been really pleased with the results. Does anyone know of any resources to match a paint code (ppg, factory, etc.) to a powder coat? I realize that there are some color hue devices and color matching services but is there an easier way to do it? I'd dig more into it if I was planning on doing this professionally but all I really need to do is match a couple/three colors.
  5. Resurrecting this thread as I finally have some video to post. This is far from being a "best" run, as there was some problems with the torque converter. I think this run was in the middle 7's. The car has gone much faster. Anyway ... enjoy!
  6. http://woodgears.ca/eyeball/ Edit: I got 2.71 after a few tries.
  7. I was kind of wondering about this myself. I have an s30 but with the f54 block and I'm planning on laying down 450ish HP. I have a BW t5 in my garage to do the swap but I'm wondering how much it will hold.
  8. So, I was at work today and I was really looking forward to coming home to work on my z. The body work is almost done and I'm looking forward to paint. Anyway, my wife calls me around noonish and says she went to do some laundry in the garage and something smelled funny. Okay, well my wife often empties the trash in the kitchen and leaves the bag in the garage instead of walking the extra 5 feet to the outside door that leads to the side of the house and our trash cans. It's her way of reminding me that I am neglecting my manly trash duties. "Did you leave a bag of trash in the garage?"
  9. Using it to help pay my property taxes . Gotta love CA.
  10. My dad is running 2 inlines (Chevy 250's) in his dragster. It actually runs like one big inline 12. It sounds awesome. Definitely a head turner when we take it out. http://www.sissellsautomotive.com/
  11. Thanks Tony. I think I have a plan of attack for this weekend. Just in case someone searches this post in the future here's some related info from an article I came across that jives with what you're suggesting. How can I reduce ignition noise? Electromagnetic Radio Frequency Interference (EMI or RFI) from the engine’s ignition can be a major problem when trying to capture sensitive electronic instrument data adjacent to a high compression spark-ignition engine. RFI problems worsen as the engine’s throttle is opened (increased cylinder pressure raises the peak
  12. My Dad's shop has been running this Dyno combo for years. It's older but has always done the trick. Up until recently he was using an old 386 running Dos and never had a problem. That box died so we installed the software onto another more recent machine I had laying around. I mean it's still old as hell but is reminescent of the newer computers , thin metal and plastic case rather then the heavy metal cases on most of the old 286/386 machines. Anyway, all seemed well we did a couple low rpm pulls on a motor and the data acquisition looked good. We got numbers that made sense. 2 weeks later he
  13. Tide (powdered kind) + whatever thinner you have lying around. Be careful as it's slippery.
  14. Amazing driving. One thing that blows my mind is the spectators on the track just asking to be run over. I don't care how good you are, one little "whoops" and you just ran over 4 people. Their legal system must be a lot different then ours. I could just see this in the states. Some idiot standing on the track gets run over and every one would be sued into oblivion as they didn't have proper security to keep the morons from hurting themselves. Awesome vids though.
  15. Kevin - PM sent. Thanks for jumping in!
  16. Veritech - I've been there 3 years now and never had any problems. Sorry to hear that! It's a big company (50,000+) so I'm sure it really depends on who you get stuck under. What area was she in?
  17. Big Phil - I work for Countrywide and the company is slowly but surely migrating out of CA due to the business environment here. Plano is one of our hubs. It's not that I have to move, I have the opportunity to. No kids yet but planning on it soon. Yah, I did look into the tax rate. No state income taxes but 2.5% property taxes (ouch). Even with that high rate, because of property values, it'll be about what I pay here in CA. I'm hesitant but the fact that the houses look like friggin brick castles compared to my meager little house, at half the cost, is really winning me over. Lo
  18. Hey all, I don't post much as I find the info I need 99.9% of the time but have been lurking here for quite a while now. That being said, does anyone live near this area of TX? The wife and I are thinking about moving and I have a job waiting for me should I chose to take it. With the equity in my CA home I could buy some serious house in that area. 3 car garage is what I'm talking about!! I'd love to hear from anybody in that area. How do you like it and is there anything to do? Thanks!
  19. Nah, I saw a discovery special where they dug it up from where the hunter buried it. It wasn't quite as big as they claimed but was still damn big.
  20. I've seen lots of threads on build ups etc. But, the vast majority of dyno numbers that I have come across have been the turbo guys bragging (and rightfully so). I want to know who has the big impressive numbers on a NA stroker? The only one I've seen with numbers is the guy with the Rebello Racing motor. I think his name is Jason ... nice car by the way. Is there anyone else with numbers approaching the 350 range? Is that about the max you can make and still have a "streetable" car? I apoligize in advance if I missed a thread that I should have picked up on.
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