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    Yesterday, 06:49 AM
    caesarmascetti replied to a thread Wheels/Tires in Roadster
    carful with your spring rates and rear suspension setup as well. I live in the NE and am running 17's on an IRS car and the ride is actually good,...
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    Yesterday, 06:38 AM
    I think this is an excellent idea. Assuming you trim the body edge so you end up w/, say, 1/4 inch gap body to hoop, and assuming you support the...
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    Yesterday, 06:27 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread fuel line help in Roadster
    Ideally the pickup should be 3/8 but, IMHO I wouldn't worry about it. If you were going to be road racing the car, maybe it could be a problem...
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    04-18-2019, 06:21 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread fuel line help in Roadster
    I know it is always recommended to put the fuel filter on the pressure side but mine has been back near the tank for 10 years w/o any problem. This...
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    04-18-2019, 06:13 AM
    Hi guys as many of our cars come out of hibernation in the Northeast lets hear about some updates you performed and your first long shakedown run. ...
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    04-17-2019, 06:46 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Wilwood torque in Type '65 Coupe
    I agree.
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    04-17-2019, 06:41 AM
    Use whichever fits regardless of color.
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    04-17-2019, 06:39 AM
    CraigS started a thread E15 in Roadster
    The EPA issued a proposed regulation that would allow gas stations around the country to sell E15 (gasoline thatís 15% ethanol) during the summer...
    2 replies | 145 view(s)
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    04-16-2019, 06:39 AM
    Another partial solution is to taper the end of the collar so there is less of a 'ledge' for the spring to catch on. Another option would be to find...
    11 replies | 279 view(s)
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    04-15-2019, 04:09 PM
    All the MkIVs I have helped a little with (5-6) the body as received is a tight fit between the rear cockpit panel and the dash. Tight enough that...
    16 replies | 589 view(s)
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    04-15-2019, 03:57 PM
    Another option, depending what rate springs you have and how you like the current ride, is to go to softer rate springs. Think like this. Say your...
    11 replies | 279 view(s)
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    04-15-2019, 07:13 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Driveshaft in Roadster
    Do a tracing or stick the bolts in and measure of you have a dial caliper. If you measure to the outside of the two bolt shanks, and then subtract...
    11 replies | 317 view(s)
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    04-15-2019, 06:59 AM
    I don't know about the quality of the Midwest snips but I strongly second a set that has that angle between blade and grip. Anything less and you...
    20 replies | 430 view(s)
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    04-11-2019, 06:31 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Fuel System Thoughts in Type '65 Coupe
    I have no experience w/ the Coyote efi but do have 30 yrs experience working on cars. The vac line is there for a reason. Google found this which is...
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    04-03-2019, 06:19 AM
    Good old blue loctite? Or nearly any 2 part epoxy?
    11 replies | 563 view(s)
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    04-03-2019, 06:15 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Lexan Windshield question in Roadster
    Way back in the day Fast Freddie used to run his FFR on the track. He made a small half moon shaped w/s for the track. I forget the exact numbers but...
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    04-03-2019, 06:11 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Paint Booth set up in Roadster
    This obviously depends on the weather but here is an easy method. Get up before the sun to get everything set up. As soon as it's light out (this is...
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    04-03-2019, 06:05 AM
    I use plain silver plated G5 bolts and double nuts. I have always been surprised how easily they come apart.
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    04-03-2019, 06:03 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Self inflicted issues in Roadster
    Leave it and follow BadAsp's idea. Those are where my heater connects.
    19 replies | 913 view(s)
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    04-02-2019, 04:24 PM
    I've experimented w/ as high as 10 deg caster. I have never had a return to center problem but the effort definitely increases w/ more caster.
    7 replies | 474 view(s)
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    04-02-2019, 08:49 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Mk4 irs battery box in Roadster
    I think FFmetals is working on a two 6 Volt battery solution but hasn't finalized it yet.
    5 replies | 236 view(s)
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    04-02-2019, 08:47 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread e brake cable trouble in Roadster
    Another option is to make the cable coming from the handle longer so the 'T' doesn't hit the bracket. The wheel that the cable attaches to is not...
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    04-02-2019, 08:24 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Lexan Windshield question in Roadster
    Yep the arms are not a real well done design. They don't really mate w/ the w/s frame very well. All you can do is install the screws and let them...
    26 replies | 2620 view(s)
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    04-02-2019, 07:55 AM
    I quit using header gaskets years ago. One warning, make sure your flanges are actually flat. Mine needed some work. I used a large flat file moving...
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    04-01-2019, 01:16 PM
    Even though you are beyond the 30 day ebay period I'd get them involved anyway. A lot of these places do a good % of their business on ebay and can't...
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    04-01-2019, 01:13 PM
    CraigS replied to a thread front brake lines in Roadster
    I like them in front of the X just because it keeps the frame cleaner looking w/o them being visible. I also like to take the end of of the line out...
    6 replies | 199 view(s)
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    04-01-2019, 01:07 PM
    One thing I did during my quietening process was to cut the turn down off as long as possible and then add a turn down which made the pipes longer. I...
    2 replies | 294 view(s)
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    04-01-2019, 12:59 PM
    CraigS replied to a thread Autocross experts chime in in Roadster
    Mike I started out w/ just -1.5 camber in the rear. Figured w/ the 335s maybe laying the tire over more would hurt straight line traction and maybe...
    19 replies | 528 view(s)
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    04-01-2019, 07:21 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Autocross experts chime in in Roadster
    In the cold beginning an end of the season I run lower pressures by 2-3#. As low as 16# in Hoosier A7s. As a tuning tool you may adjust pressures a...
    19 replies | 528 view(s)
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    04-01-2019, 06:20 AM
    CraigS replied to a thread Driveshaft Install in Roadster
    Maybe things have changed but 2 yrs ago they were both steel. The OD was slightly different. Notes about the adapter from FFR in the parts section;...
    21 replies | 536 view(s)
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