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    Yesterday, 01:23 PM
    I would not cut that pedal or move the pivot point yet - test carefully during go-kart phase. I am having excellent results with a 21mm bore...
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    07-14-2018, 09:40 PM
    +1. "Fair weather only" = you probably don't need most of those additional complications. Mustang GT brakes stopped 3500 lb Mustangs for...
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    07-13-2018, 06:45 AM
    I should have left it here:
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    07-12-2018, 07:59 PM
    +1 I hope you're not doing IRS, because that drove me cross-eyed trying to decide what exactly "straight" was (mainly diagonals where you need...
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    07-12-2018, 06:52 AM
    Just FYI You could take the same approach with the Kirkey 55 series pro drag seats. The Kirkey seat covers for those are also available in...
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    07-09-2018, 05:42 PM
    I strongly suspect the Kirkey lowbacks are the (lower) basis for the 55 series pro drag seats (top part is welded on). I am very happy with the 55...
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    07-09-2018, 05:06 PM
    mike223 replied to a thread 347 'Power Build' Stats? in Roadster
    This GM EVP actually has pretty good racing experience. Did not seem to help him much driving the pace car for the Detroit GP last month... ...
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    07-09-2018, 01:31 PM
    mike223 replied to a thread 347 'Power Build' Stats? in Roadster
    Pretty much anything without a 6 figure price tag and really good launch / traction control - even then you're not out because you've got 1000lbs...
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    07-09-2018, 08:39 AM
    mike223 replied to a thread 347 'Power Build' Stats? in Roadster
    T56 with 2.97:1 / 2.07:1 / 1.43:1 / 1.00:1 / 0.84:1 / 0.56:1 Would rather have the T56 with 2.66:1 / 1.78:1 / 1.30:1 / 1.00:1 / 0.74:1 / 0.50:1...
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    07-09-2018, 08:19 AM
    mike223 replied to a thread 347 'Power Build' Stats? in Roadster
    And let me compliment you two on your valid points. It's also certainly a question of individual comfort levels with buying + wearing out softer...
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    07-09-2018, 06:44 AM
    mike223 replied to a thread 347 'Power Build' Stats? in Roadster
    Once again - around / beyond 400hp / 400ftlbs - it becomes a question of how fast do want to go and still spin the tires? How high a redline /...
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    07-06-2018, 06:24 AM
    mike223 replied to a thread 347 'Power Build' Stats? in Roadster
    When you go to 347 off 302 the piston pin is up in the oil ring, and the rings are all as close as you can get them - Lots of people are running...
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    07-04-2018, 07:15 AM
    mike223 replied to a thread 8.50 Certified Chassis in '33 Hot Rod
    Is that 1 5/8" or 1 3/4" tubing? DOM? Just curious. Nice work.
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    07-02-2018, 07:08 AM
    mike223 replied to a thread Rebuilding a T5 in Roadster
    I do advise you to treat it like a gear kabob - especially in this way: Everything that comes apart gets stacked up upside down in exactly the...
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    07-01-2018, 04:33 PM
    mike223 replied to a thread Rebuilding a T5 in Roadster
    Probably one of the most nerve wracking, and yet completely gratifying projects I've ever undertaken. Got the nerve up to go through my T56 3-4...
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    06-26-2018, 02:24 PM
    mike223 replied to a thread steering too quick in Roadster
    I think if you can't jam a tire / wheel against something on at least one side at lock you've almost certainly got some in there. The reason to...
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    06-26-2018, 10:26 AM
    mike223 replied to a thread steering too quick in Roadster
    To further elaborate - we can't talk in terms of the OP's 2.5 turns vs. Alv69's 3.25 turns because we don't know how many steering limiters are...
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    06-26-2018, 09:13 AM
    mike223 replied to a thread steering too quick in Roadster
    I think they had better compare some precise measurements - including what specific spindles they're using - because they may find they both have the...
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    06-25-2018, 09:21 PM
    The driver was doing a great job - didn't watch every moment. I was a little surprised at the closure / passing speeds - thought the general (old...
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    06-25-2018, 09:38 AM
    SN95 tank here - no such problems. After some research, best I can do is refer you to post #7 here:...
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    06-24-2018, 12:36 PM
    mike223 replied to a thread steering too quick in Roadster
    Ok - if you've done 800 miles and you haven't found anything you want to do with the car that requires a fast bunch of hand over hand on the steering...
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    06-24-2018, 08:55 AM
    mike223 replied to a thread steering too quick in Roadster
    It depends what you want to do with the car. If you just want to cruise - a 20:1 might make you happy. Go autocross it and when you find...
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    06-23-2018, 11:25 AM
    mike223 replied to a thread steering too quick in Roadster
    I tend to agree - not sure how you could possibly keep up with the (immediate) inputs needed for, ummm, "enthusiastic driving" with a slower rack...
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    06-23-2018, 10:46 AM
    mike223 replied to a thread steering too quick in Roadster
    Your two choices in manual racks are 15:1 or 20:1 - you *probably* have a 15:1 rack (most common manual rack). Alternatively, you could add a...
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    06-21-2018, 12:47 PM
    mike223 replied to a thread EFI to Carb conversion in Roadster
    It's a very similar effect on drops (aluminum flywheel / delete vacuum advance) - Some people love it - some people don't really notice - some hate...
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    06-21-2018, 10:22 AM
    mike223 replied to a thread EFI to Carb conversion in Roadster
    It depends on what you want out of it. Vacuum advance improves your mileage running around at low/no load - lots of people use it. It's an...
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    06-20-2018, 04:55 PM
    We also need to know your state of residence. Applicable advice can vary wildly state by state - if you actually want to get it legal.
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    06-19-2018, 08:13 AM
    mike223 replied to a thread EFI to Carb conversion in Roadster
    You may be on to something there. I've run an MSD box for years - the only problem I've ever had was a coil that went bad - the fix for that is...
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    06-18-2018, 06:39 AM
    I like it. I'm not sure if it can be done "easily", but otherwise - I like it.
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