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Forum: Transmission & Driveline 07-02-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By TobyB
That's good news, and somewhat unexpected- I'd...

That's good news, and somewhat unexpected- I'd give it the benefit of the doubt, then!

t
Forum: Transmission & Driveline 06-28-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By TobyB
Wouldn't trust it based on other recent Meyle...

Wouldn't trust it based on other recent Meyle experiences, but I haven't tried that
specific part from them.

t
Forum: M50/52 & S50/52 06-21-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By TobyB
You won't know until you pull the head. The...

You won't know until you pull the head.
The condition of the surfaces will dictate whether to skim the head,
the block, or both.

As I get older, I tend to not pull the head unless there's...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline 06-21-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,226
Posted By TobyB
That's a casting mark. You want a stamped flat...

That's a casting mark. You want a stamped flat metal tag under one of the bolts.

Or a burnout.

t
Forum: Transmission & Driveline 06-10-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By TobyB
I have used 6mm drill rod when I didn't want to...

I have used 6mm drill rod when I didn't want to bother ordering replacements...

t
Forum: Track & AutoX 06-10-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By TobyB
Foam DOES greatly reduce the chance of explosion....

Foam DOES greatly reduce the chance of explosion.

Doesn't do shit for fuel moving around.

That said, dual, well- designed pickups in the rear corners
of the cell and 2 pumps let me get down...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 05-22-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By TobyB
awww damn. I even had the day off yesterday......

awww damn. I even had the day off yesterday... but my truck's apart
(and yes, the Pro3 car is being used for an assembly table)

Shame to see a cage get melted down, as the cost for one is not...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,150
Posted By TobyB
When I was a youth, I had a Chebby Monza that was...

When I was a youth, I had a Chebby Monza that was lucky to hit 100mph on a downhill cliff.

It was still dangerous to me.

Of course, Pac Man didn't convince me I could be a street racerz,...
Forum: M54 & S54 05-19-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By TobyB
Weight:1986.450 kg Price:$507.95 Part...

Weight:1986.450 kg
Price:$507.95
Part 32411097149 was found on the following vehicles:
5' E39   (02/1995 — 12/2003)

Realoem is very useful.

Not sure I believe the weight figure, tho!

t
Forum: Pacific Northwest 05-19-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41,520
Views: 1,620,339
Posted By TobyB
S54 required for that car! t

S54 required for that car!

t
Forum: Transmission & Driveline 05-12-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By TobyB
Lordy, yes, for a turbo, I'd be shopping for a...

Lordy, yes, for a turbo, I'd be shopping for a 188!

t
Forum: M42 05-12-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,708
Posted By TobyB
That doesn't look too unusual for an engine...

That doesn't look too unusual for an engine that's been sitting- see if you can look in a few other ways. Pop the heater pipe off the back of the head, maybe.

The M42 never had a plastic oil...
Forum: M20 05-12-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By TobyB
yeah, casting numbers don't really tell you much...

yeah, casting numbers don't really tell you much about what the block was machined into-
looking at things like pistons, where the CPS is, casting number on the HEAD,
how many bearings the cam has,...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline 05-04-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By TobyB
Wow. I thought that the lowest common small-...

Wow. I thought that the lowest common small- case was the 3.46 in the ti/ manual 1.8 E36.
(yes, the 2002 turbo had a 3.36, but they made 12 of those)

The E21 small case from 9-79 to late 1983...
Forum: M20 05-04-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By TobyB
Yeah, the in- tank pumps aren't very robust. If...

Yeah, the in- tank pumps aren't very robust. If cranking gets worse as the tank empties,
that's a sure sign that the pump's dying or dead.

t
Forum: General Technical 05-04-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By TobyB
Boy, I would put them on the driver's side, for...

Boy, I would put them on the driver's side, for sure.
DO make sure they won't dissolve in fuel! THAT
would make a holy mess!

I'm hampered by having taken apart too many other cars
recently-...
Forum: General Technical 05-04-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By TobyB
Link? t

Link?

t
Forum: Pacific Northwest 05-04-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By TobyB
Nope. 1996. One was genuine BMW, the other side...

Nope. 1996. One was genuine BMW, the other side 'Mobile Tradition'.

It showed in both fit and finish. And it's gotten worse, from what I've seen.

t
Forum: Alternative Tuning / W.A.R / Megasquirt / etc 05-04-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By TobyB
I thought it was just a 302 windsor sensor out of...

I thought it was just a 302 windsor sensor out of any v8 MouseTang.

t

edit- wait, that might have been SplitSecond.
I was reasonably impressed with their product,
for what it is and what it...
Forum: M10 05-02-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By TobyB
buy a timing light. set it to tdc #1, then...

buy a timing light.

set it to tdc #1, then try aligning
the rotor with the line on the distributor,
where the cap sits.
If there's no line, set the rotor to align with the cap tower for #1,...
Forum: M20 05-02-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By TobyB
Inside mic is pretty important- you are going...

Inside mic is pretty important-
you are going to have to work pretty carefully with feelers and
deck height to catch belling right below ring top height.

t
Forum: M20 05-02-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By TobyB
You might have a bad tensioner. The quality of...

You might have a bad tensioner. The quality of them is getting worse and worse...

t
Forum: M20 05-02-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By TobyB
Well, etas have 2.5 bar regulators, so it's just...

Well, etas have 2.5 bar regulators, so it's just about dead- nuts on.

Because that line to the intake is a reference, and your manifold is at -.5 bar or more.

Stick a vacuum gauge on it, but...
Forum: General Technical 05-02-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By TobyB
Gimme those $400 pistons! Last I priced they...

Gimme those $400 pistons! Last I priced they were about twice that...

Me, when spending the money to properly rebuild an engine vs. a 'rering' or other redneck 'build'
I almost always start with...
Forum: General Technical 05-02-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By TobyB
Yup. 42 ping- pong balls and off you go. Or...

Yup. 42 ping- pong balls and off you go.

Or slug the bottom of the driver's side with a 5 lb dead blow until it's
12 smaller.

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