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    Sounds like a great project. Was it already in...

    Sounds like a great project. Was it already in the US when you found it, or did you import it from the UK?

    Thanks,
    John
  2. Thread: Winter plans

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    Holy crap, how many hours did it take your...

    Holy crap, how many hours did it take your lackeys to achieve that shine on your exhaust system?? That's impressive!

    -John
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    If it has been sitting a long time, you may need...

    If it has been sitting a long time, you may need to add carb cleaning to the list. A passage or jet could be gummed up which would result in the behavior you're describing. This page has some good...
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    I've had three different cars with twin DCOEs,...

    I've had three different cars with twin DCOEs, including a 1700 crossflow similar to the Super Sprint spec. None of them had the chokes hooked up and all would fire from cold in sub freezing...
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    Assuming properly set up DCOEs and no issues, you...

    Assuming properly set up DCOEs and no issues, you shouldn't need a choke to start the car even in cold weather. Are you familiar with the DCOE cold start procedure? Let the the fuel pump prime the...
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    Yes they are. In fact if they had shown up when...

    Yes they are. In fact if they had shown up when expected, I would have been tempted to hang them from the tree :) BTW I meant to include weight measurements before. I haven't bothered to...
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    Not much progress lately thanks to delays at the...

    Not much progress lately thanks to delays at the machine shop followed by even longer delays waiting for Raceline to ship the pistons. I like Raceline and appreciate the advice they offer via phone,...
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    The head was dropped off at the shop about 3...

    The head was dropped off at the shop about 3 weeks ago with a target of mid-December completion. This timing would allow me to reassemble and install the engine over my break the last half of...
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    Pricey, but much safer than normal 4-points and...

    Pricey, but much safer than normal 4-points and comfortable. Unlike some of the cheaper brands, Schroth webbing is quite pliable and their 1/4 turn buckles are easy to use. For track driving I use...
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    Based on the photo, the sloping one doesn't...

    Based on the photo, the sloping one doesn't appear to leave much distance to the back of the driver's head. Is the straight one intended for taller drivers?

    -John
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    So to summarize, you were wrong. Glad I could...

    So to summarize, you were wrong. Glad I could help clarify. Shane, it's your turn! :jester:

    -John
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    Croc, are you thinking of a different...

    Croc, are you thinking of a different manufacturer (or perhaps started your Gin & Tonic vacation a little early)? I bought my first ECU from Emerald in 2004 and upgraded that to K3 a few years...
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    Don't tell me you're one of those round earthers?...

    Don't tell me you're one of those round earthers? That explains a lot...

    -John
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    I checked with the Bintan and they assured me...

    I checked with the Bintan and they assured me they have excellent internet access, so you'll be fine making your usual post next Sunday. Glad I could clear that up! :jester:

    -John
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    The Raceco silencer has steadily increased in...

    The Raceco silencer has steadily increased in volume over the years and was clearly due for a rebuild. Disassembly showed the packing in the back 2/3 was in near perfect shape, but grew...
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    Um...replica of what? -John

    Um...replica of what?

    -John
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    Purely down to paranoia and cheap insurance. I...

    Purely down to paranoia and cheap insurance. I knew that portion of the tub would be subjected to a lot of long term heat and I was concerned that over time there might be some discoloration or...
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    With the engine out of the way, this is a good...

    With the engine out of the way, this is a good time to clean up the under bonnet area. First up was removing the peeling aluminized heat barrier cloth from the exhaust side of the tub and replacing...
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    According to Toyo the sidewall of the RA1 is 10%...

    According to Toyo the sidewall of the RA1 is 10% softer than the R888. I've run both (albeit street-only) and prefer the RA1 as it feels a little more forgiving and adjustable mid corner. If Avon...
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    One of the reasons I'm at this stage for what...

    One of the reasons I'm at this stage for what should have been a simple oil pump change, is my aversion to the Duratec's lack of a key to lock the crank pulley and cam chain sprocket in place. ...
  21. Thread: 100 Best Cars

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    I'll alert HR. -John

    I'll alert HR.

    -John
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    Hey, even i draw a line somewhere! -John

    Hey, even i draw a line somewhere!

    -John
  23. Thread: 100 Best Cars

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    What? Mine was not enough? Fine, I'll wait for...

    What? Mine was not enough? Fine, I'll wait for the master to arrive and show me how it's done... <insert self-pity emoticon>

    -John
  24. Thread: 100 Best Cars

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    Looks like you forgot the Pontiac Aztec. Surely...

    Looks like you forgot the Pontiac Aztec. Surely worthy of a spot simply for how far it pushed accepted styling norms. Would we have the current Civic Type R if that suv was never penned?

    -John
  25. Thread: 100 Best Cars

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    If we decide to do end-of-year forum awards, this...

    If we decide to do end-of-year forum awards, this thread is a definite candidate for Thread Drift of the Year :jester:

    -John
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