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08-24-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Anyone Want to Guess?

While like usually we agree, I don't think any NA combination should need colder than a NGK 6 (depending on the cross an autolite 103 and 104 both cross to a TR6, so this is roughly a TR6 or slightly...
08-15-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Anyone Want to Guess?

Well, right around dinner time (probably slightly before you replied) I went and opened the baggie, smelled it- it didn't smell like antifreeze at all, and then licked it- hum... somewhat sweet...:p
08-14-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Gasoline and long term storage ???

I've tried the empty tank with the lawn mower every winter and no matter how well I try to get the gas out, the last few drops evaporating always foul up the carb. I gave up with that and started...
08-14-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Anyone Want to Guess?

I have no worries about the ports that I welded, they are much better than they started- once I broke through I knew that I either call that head junk or I was committed so I just cut back till I had...
08-14-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Anyone Want to Guess?

After some "messing around" I parked the car but left it running to discuss a few things with some guys shooting video, and after a few seconds, it started blowing whitish smoke that smelled like...
08-14-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: 305 Block: sell, part, keep? What’s it really worth?

If it was in good shape I'd come and take it... assuming you were local, but a 305 with seized pistons... scrap. The only way that it's worth more is if you buy something to replace it that needs a...
Forum: Interior
08-06-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,664
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: '89 Interior Rebuild

I've had Corbeau seats recommended to me a number of times because they seem to run more generous for larger guys but I haven't run across them IRL to compare- I'm 6'4" and wear size 32 or 33 Old...
08-06-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Oversized Ball Joint Boots

Does anyone have any answers for oversize ball joint boots?

The stock ball joint has a boot seat of 1.600", this one has an OD in that area of 1.874". Energy Suspension sizing is "get the next...
08-02-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

Oh, and look what I found in my parts pile, a set of camber bolts that will fit our struts:...
08-02-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

So now I have a debate.

I think I'll have all the parts I need by this weekend, I'll be able to make what I need within the limitations of the info I have on a similar timeline if I try to, but I...
08-01-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

Assuming that is a pic of the stock K with just one of the weight jacks in it those were just the second most useful pics that I could have gotten (right behind pics of someone having done exactly...
08-01-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

Alan, this pic from one of your build threads makes it look like at least with some droop the angle of the stock UMI spring cup goes counter to where you want it to go (it makes it look like the...
08-01-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

You have no idea how much time I've spent scouring the pics in your build threads looking for good info in the pics... :thumbsup:

I wish so much of your stuff wasn't all black :doh:

Without...
Forum: Exhaust
07-31-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Help a dummy figure out his exhaust system! 😉

First, back pressure in an exhaust is never a good thing. That doesn't mean that necking down someplace might not be beneficial, sometimes it can increase flow (this is especially the case in...
07-31-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

The reason that I'm trying to make it an "I have everything lets bolt it on," project is that I have a friend that works at a dealership and his alignment guy has already agreed to align it to...
07-30-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

The more I play with this the more I debate how crazy this is to try make this all work as a 1 night bolt together without mocking any of it up on the car...
07-30-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

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Any thoughts on these guys?

Assuming those 2 conditions work, then I'm thinking something like this might be the solution (modeled 2" wide, and again, the zerk would...
07-29-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

FWIW, I went with a set of calipers, a tape measure, and a calculator into my stockpile of springs in the garage and I think I found the perfect springs if I can figure out the weight jacks. I found...
07-29-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

So playing what if here (and Alan, you're the only one that has seen this thing assembled so far and I'm working off your "3/4" gap" which you know where it's 3/4", but I'll welcome input from...
07-29-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

Yea, that pretty much confirms what I thought I was seeing in your pics. It looks like if I mounted the WJ screw in the center of the UMI pocket perpendicular to the surface it would come out...
07-29-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

What I'm seeing here that has me concerned is that I think that the factory spring bucket sits pretty much parallel with the bottom of the frame rail in that opening where the UMI bucket sits at an...
07-29-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

Alan, that was extraordinarily helpful. Thank You!

I'm positive that I'll have more questions for you once I get my thoughts together, but first let's get everyone on the same page... I am...
07-28-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

I said I'd get better pics of the weight jacks/figure out what they are. They look like they're just generic Speedway parts with 8" bolts:...
07-28-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

Ok, so that's closer to what I was expecting... Looking at your pics it looks like you could get away with a 1-3/4" hole in the bottom of the frame rail, just barely (tell me if you don't think so). ...
07-28-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

Did I know they had them, no, but they look identical to the Ground Control ones that have been around for years... wow, $400...

Honestly, if I can have anything that adjusts without getting under...
07-28-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,365
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: installing Ball Joints on UMI A-arms

That's what I've been saying. I'm not even sure that we have evidence of a ball joint that is out of spec, I haven't seen one. Heck, the one that came in my control arms is dead on and fell out of...
07-28-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,365
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: installing Ball Joints on UMI A-arms

My Summit Racing, 1" extended BJ's just showed up:

These things are Made in the USA and BEAUTIFULLY machined. They are really doing these things a disservice by not having the correct picture up...
07-28-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thirdgen.org-vbulletin/388x404/80-image_2336b2b30168de9892b813a1f85416911ff7fd16.png

I just noticed these Koni (they used to call them something like SiLastO)...
07-28-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

I believe that when I looked at the listing your WJ used 1" 8tpi shafts... are you sure that the hole saw you used was 1"? They usually wobble some and make a slightly oversized hole, but I swear it...
07-28-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

Again, do you think I can get the weight jack sleave/nut that I showed in the pic in that space in the frame rail? From my original question my concerns are:


Right now I'm actually playing with...
07-28-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

- How did you drill the hole through the frame rail that close to perpendicular to what the threaded plates ended up at so the jack screws were pretty well centered in the holes?
- Any disadvantages...
07-28-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

Looking at your original build thread I ran across a series of pics that got me wondering:
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07-28-2018, 08:24 AM
07-28-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

I've been reading some old threads about this, including your original build thread (interestingly, nothing about extended ball joints in there), and realized that we've talked about some of this...
07-28-2018, 07:14 AM
07-28-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,045
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Aftermarket K-member

Anyone run solid mounts with a small block, especially on the street? I've run them on a ford small block and on LS's and you really couldn't tell over regular mounts.



So, did you get it...
07-28-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,045
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Aftermarket K-member

I know that this is an old thread, but you guys hit on a sore subject here...

Chrome moly/4130 is NOT lighter than mild steel/carbon steel
When in "normalized' state (as the tube is usually...
07-26-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

What do you mean "drop spindles are not really an option per availability?"

17 x 9.5" should be no problem with what extended ball joints and offset?

My wheel+spacer combination should work out...
07-26-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compramize Suspension Setup

Edit: I think I get it now, and I think that I have a problem here... I don't think I can move the tie rod down more than maybe a 1/8-1/4" from where it is now without hitting the rim. I have some...
07-26-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

Things are pretty much fully adjustable in the back, as you can see from this pic, all stuff I built including all the brackets on the axle. Because of all the warnings about going too low with the...
07-26-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

Actually, this is the biggest thing I'm worried about right now, like I already said, I'm not going to get the drop spindles on the car now, so if I'm buying extended ball joints do I go 1/2" or 1"...
Forum: Exhaust
07-25-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,142
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Can't decide on a muffler

LOL, I always feel like I just look like a big goof...

I wish I had the facial expressions of the owner of the teal camaro behind me and his girlfriend afterward. She was trying to shoot video...
07-25-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

re: Hybrid/All Purpose/Compromise Suspension Setup

Hey TEDSgrad, are you seeing my PMs?
07-25-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,365
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: installing Ball Joints on UMI A-arms

It's obviously distorted from welding, but welding would make it shrink if anything, and if the press fit was correct it would be pulled back round. I see no reason why you should have to post-bore...
07-25-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,365
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: installing Ball Joints on UMI A-arms

You know, that's the 3rd different excuse I've seen now. Let's be clear, all the parts I've posted pics and information for are from your company, sent directly from your location in a box with your...
07-25-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,365
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: installing Ball Joints on UMI A-arms

Ramey,

The numbers that I posted in this thread a few links up (the one that I linked to in the email/web form that you responded to) are yours. As shipped. Out of the box. They don't have any...
07-25-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,365
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: installing Ball Joints on UMI A-arms

I was wondering... My first thought is "huh, is that enough smaller that I can turn down the inside of the cup and make a sleave to make this work?" But really, depending on how much you were...
07-25-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: Tunnel mount torque arm

Yea, my experience is that 700's seem to be pretty durable when original with a few mods, but once someone rebuilds them they don't last at all, even with the same mods.
07-25-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,365
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: installing Ball Joints on UMI A-arms

Just so people know, this is the response I got from him in email, I can only assume that this is a typo and wasn't intended to be insulting:
07-25-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,365
Posted By 83 Crossfire TA

Re: installing Ball Joints on UMI A-arms

RBob, are you hinting at a fix or really just throwing out another data point?
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