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  • CraigS's Avatar
    Today, 06:50 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Steering Ratio Help in Roadster
    a 3.0 turns lock to lock is what I run. Loved the 2.5 for autocrosses so ran it for an entire summer. Never did like it on the street so it came out...
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    Today, 06:44 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Driver's footbox tight in Roadster
    Another question: how do you get in and out of the thing without burning your leg? Very carefully. BTW, be really sure to warn any passengers...
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    Today, 06:40 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Rear Wheel Track in Roadster
    I really don't like the string method. First you have to set the string to the car = possible inprecision. Then you measure from string to wheel =...
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    Today, 06:21 AM
    2. I have a junkyard jewel 351W 1988 year which I plan to rebuild with the Edelbrock 450hp hydraulic full roller performer top end kit and Gen 4 EFI....
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    Yesterday, 06:05 AM
    I haven't seen anyone recommended but could have missed it. Just be sure you get it w/ the brakes included. Mine even had the park brake cables which...
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    Yesterday, 06:01 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread How can i set caster? in Roadster
    One other thought when you take it to a shop. While the IRS is a easier than the previous style these cars are still a pain to align. I suggest you...
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    08-22-2019, 08:15 AM
    caesarmascetti replied to a thread IRS upgrade in Roadster
    It makes a big difference over potholes and frost-heaves that hit one side of the car and not the other.....ask me how I know. You all in th...
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    08-22-2019, 08:12 AM
    caesarmascetti replied to a thread IRS upgrade in Roadster
    LOL, for what its worth my wife has ridden in it twice to quote her: "Its too loud" "you drive it too fast" "It smells funny"
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    08-22-2019, 06:00 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread How can i set caster? in Roadster
    Are you planning on taking to an alignment shop or going to buy the tools needed to do it yourself? If going to a shop here is a very rough process....
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    08-21-2019, 06:32 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread IRS upgrade in Roadster
    I won't knock Wilwoods for sure but the stock 2015 calipers work just fine. They are significantly better than the old Mustang Cobra brakes and Hawk...
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    08-20-2019, 01:03 PM
    caesarmascetti replied to a thread IRS upgrade in Roadster
    quite a bit of it depends on geography, and by that I mean this. I was in southern maryland most of the summer with my Cobra the ride is exceptional...
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    08-20-2019, 06:47 AM
    caesarmascetti replied to a thread IRS upgrade in Roadster
    I have the old IRS and it is inferior to the new one. Having said that I have ridden in three different FFRs with solid rear axle and 17" wheels and...
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    08-19-2019, 05:58 PM
    CraigS replied to a thread IRS upgrade in Roadster
    I did the 2015 IRS upgrade 3 yrs ago on my old MkII. It was a lot of work, a lot of welding so you need to be good at that. Especially at welding in...
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    08-18-2019, 07:12 AM
    I second both. Check adjustment of the shocks before installing and throw away the set screws in the height adjuster collars.
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    08-18-2019, 07:09 AM
    Clutch could also be adjusted using a firewall adjuster...
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    08-18-2019, 07:02 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Holley carb questions in Roadster
    Assuming your balancer is stock or stock type, you can get a rough check on the timing marks just working w/ a 1/4 inch dowel. In other words,...
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    08-17-2019, 03:22 PM
    CraigS replied to a thread Upgrades to the ol' Mk1 in Roadster
    That is great list of upgrades. I will say that when I cut off my spring tubes I was amazed how easy it was. It is thin metal. A recipricating saw w/...
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    08-15-2019, 06:32 AM
    Norm came up w/ a very good question. I haven't bothered to do any research since it doesn't apply to me but I have heard that, auto industry wide,...
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    08-14-2019, 05:59 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Pressure Bleeding Problem in Roadster
    I have CNC MCs. When I was talking to them they gave me two warnings. 1- use a max of 5#. This could be a problem for you. Since there is just a tiny...
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    08-13-2019, 07:33 AM
    Congrats CASCADE, a thought for you if you plan on driving the car alot as I do, you may want some sort of protection for that big aluminum radiator....
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    08-12-2019, 06:14 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Engine problem in Roadster
    I 'think' I remember there is a fuel pump relay in the circuit. If so, any chance it has corroded contacts? I know it's dang new to be faulty...
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    08-12-2019, 06:06 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Fouling Plugs ... Again in Roadster
    When I worked as a Lexus tech, about 10 yrs ago now there were a couple of models that would do exactly the same. These were < 2yr old cars. Each...
    36 replies | 987 view(s)
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    08-11-2019, 06:40 AM
    Maybe I missed it but I haven't seen you mention what engine you will be using. And what cam. This makes a difference especially when choosing 5th or...
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    08-10-2019, 04:39 PM
    This is a great plan. "I think I will finish up the passenger side door latch and then tackle the driver's side again a little later." This...
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    08-09-2019, 06:15 AM
    Heah, come on, we need a few pics of your roadster in Aruba settings. Please!
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    08-09-2019, 06:13 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread IRS hub cleaning in Roadster
    Bead blast them and make sure new beads are used. This gives a really nice OEM type finish that can be left as is if you want. Or cleared. If the...
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    08-09-2019, 06:02 AM
    I am sure glad they have finally fixed the body.
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    08-08-2019, 06:00 AM
    Welcome. I can't figure out the lack of oil temp gauge either. My old MkII has one. But, hey, I think they do give you a clock.
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  • caesarmascetti's Avatar
    08-05-2019, 11:55 AM
    Congrats brother, nice riding in it yesterday
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    08-05-2019, 06:31 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Autocross experts chime in in Roadster
    I tend to agree that at the beginning just drive the car and learn but, how long is that 'beginning'? I think you did exactly the right things to...
    33 replies | 1527 view(s)
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