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Forum: 1st Gear
Today, 04:46 AM
Replies: 96
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Posted By pnwR53S

I watched that video years back, and LOL. ...

I watched that video years back, and LOL.

"Got to be careful today, as there are a lot of traffic today." Bicycles and race car don't mix on "track". Also if you get into a crash, that mic got to...
Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By pnwR53S

bent bars

Ford racing engineers must be idiots. All bent bars on their Mustangs.
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Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By pnwR53S

If your bolts broke the last thing you want to...

If your bolts broke the last thing you want to use is stainless bolts. I bet your captive nuts were very rusty from road salt and that's why the bolts broke. With stainless bolt you will promote the...
Yesterday, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By pnwR53S

Here is the Mini chassis. The front end looks...

Here is the Mini chassis. The front end looks like a fork. Yes, you bolt the bumper that ties the front together, but have you notice how sloppy are the crash tubes? You can see clearly the strut...
Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By pnwR53S

If you go pay attention at the track most cars...

If you go pay attention at the track most cars have these braces, so all these people are drinking the koolaid. I think not. Most are very in tune with their cars, especially the seasoned drivers.
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Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By pnwR53S

That is why for the lower front brace I plan to...

That is why for the lower front brace I plan to get the OMP which is easier to install, and does not hinder servicing the car from under. It is a trade off like most things.
Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By pnwR53S

The top strut brace and the cabriolet diagonal...

The top strut brace and the cabriolet diagonal braces made huge difference for my Mini even just doing down a typical street. The car is noticeably tighter, and when the road has big exposed...
06-22-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

Here is one Mk I in action (starting 2:08), and a...

Here is one Mk I in action (starting 2:08), and a glorious Alpine A110 at 2:58:

https://youtu.be/csyCLFrs-5g?t=128
06-22-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By pnwR53S

It is also feasible to share the sensor the ECU...

It is also feasible to share the sensor the ECU uses, but not with most gauges you buy off the shelf because it would inject its own power to the sensor and mess up the ECU input. You have to make...
06-22-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

brake hose

I just spotted this. That is the hi temp silicone hose that I need for the brake ducts.
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06-22-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

Don't ever think I didn't consider poking two...

Don't ever think I didn't consider poking two holes. I always consider all options and pick the best :lol:. It is unnecessary for the few tens of ml that is brake fluid...
06-22-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

shoes, shoes, and shoes

Shoes, shoes, and still more shoes. That is Desire. May be these should be called replacement soles. :lol:

The prefetch pipeline supply just added a set of Toyo RR. Our purchasing manager always...
06-22-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By pnwR53S

there is something called classified :roll:

there is something called classified :roll:
06-22-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By pnwR53S

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06-22-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

OMG, we think alike. :lol: When I bought the...

OMG, we think alike. :lol:

When I bought the first bottle of Motul I thought to myself I am not going to pour this into the pool of standard issued DOT-4. It is like complaining a cup of bad...
06-21-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

the end is near

The end is near with this DIY wrap project. Our team's refinisher just completed the two rocker panels that including the air scoops. He is dreading to start on the rear bumper :sly: which is the...
06-21-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

When you buy them 1 or 2s Wilwood cost nearly at...

When you buy them 1 or 2s Wilwood cost nearly at par with Motul 600, so I incline to stick with Motul as the shipping cost is built into the price already. I don't flush the fluid that often as I...
06-21-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

Wow, that is one exhaustive list. I know they are...

Wow, that is one exhaustive list. I know they are not all created equally but the majors probably has a catalog of different formulations, just like brake friction material. Depends on how often you...
06-21-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

That is very strange. All the Wilwood 570 I can...

That is very strange. All the Wilwood 570 I can find on Amazon are 12 oz. 1 or qty = 6:
...
06-21-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

brake fluid

Our team is low on racing DOT-4 fluid. We don't want to beg for donation again at the track. We thought we would switch from Motul 600 to Wilwood 570 to save some money. After all a 30F claimed...
06-21-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

grip limits

Looking at tires again. This quote among the positive endorsements sure stands out :roll:. There are a lot more marketing fluff there but little useful information. I am not saying these are bad...
Forum: Suspension
06-20-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By pnwR53S

I eyeballed mine when I DIY alignment. So no...

I eyeballed mine when I DIY alignment. So no numbers here except verified by tire wear on track. For warm and fuzzy numbers my front camber is about -2.15 and rear -3.5. May be 1 toe in front and 2...
06-20-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

Electron microscope is very useful for checking...

Electron microscope is very useful for checking particle uniformity of coffee ground. The coffee nerds over at Home Barista forum used one to compare the quality of high end grinders. I have been...
06-20-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By pnwR53S

:lol::lol::lol: Lick the terminals to make...

:lol::lol::lol:

Lick the terminals to make sure there is no residual charge left. :roll: There might still be a few strayed electrons in the ECU. :wink:
06-20-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 36,815
Posted By pnwR53S

you know the last post on the entire NAM by...

you know the last post on the entire NAM by bd8134 was back in 2015? he most likely sold the mini, or better pushed it down a cliff and living happily after. :lol:
06-20-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

i am desire's shrink - continues

This is what makes this thing tick, or not tick. I am glad I took the trouble and risked my hide to dissect it.
...
06-20-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

i am desire's shrink - continues

While impatiently awaiting for the pre-owned TMAP to be shipped from Florida this weekend, it crossed my mind to dissect the intermittent failing one. I was so sure I correctly identified and...
06-19-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,848
Posted By pnwR53S

Are you confusing typhoon with DSC? Typhoon is an...

Are you confusing typhoon with DSC? Typhoon is an intensive storm, DSC is a half baked driving aid that get in our way of our fun wheels drive that is the Mini. :grin:
06-19-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

i am desire's shrink - continues

So the mystery part arrived a day ahead schedule. It is a preowned OE TMAP. I found it at Allmag Auto and the price is right. Thank you Allmag for expedient order processing and killer saving.
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06-19-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By pnwR53S

As far as I am aware, they are not good in...

As far as I am aware, they are not good in filtering the bad stuff in the air, if you live depends on it, like in an aircraft. Aircraft with reciprocal engines use cotton fiber filters rather than...
06-19-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

It is amazing the amount of lower price vendors...

It is amazing the amount of lower price vendors on Amazingzone, with exorbitant shipping cost. The ploy must work for some buyers. Don't even get me started on their x New and Used from $xyz. Oh, and...
06-19-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By pnwR53S

I will not take the shop's testimony to the bank,...

I will not take the shop's testimony to the bank, especially an engineer with a capital E :lol:(I think it is proper for German grammar to capitalize - that is "ein Ingenieur"). I like Alta and they...
06-19-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

i am desire's shrink - continues

I cannot withhold my excitement. The proof of the pudding of my diagnostic skills will soon be shown - miserable failure or brilliant success. The said mystery parts is nearly here, a day ahead of...
06-19-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

This is the product description of the rival...

This is the product description of the rival Rigor. I cannot get past 2 sentences. My eyes glazed over from the size of the paragraph. It is a prime example how not to write if you want someone to...
06-19-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By pnwR53S

I cannot debug your problem remotely for you. I...

I cannot debug your problem remotely for you. I am just giving you some fruits for thought. Successful diagnose ultimately depends on you.
06-19-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

I bet you know more than 99% of the population...

I bet you know more than 99% of the population here. You need to get yourself this one from Amazon. The clamp measurement for DC alone is worth the price. On DSO, I am spoiled using $250k models....
06-19-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By pnwR53S

I had to exercise restraint of not pointing that...

I had to exercise restraint of not pointing that out. But for someone who want split second peak HP and Torque what can I say? I want reliability and sustained power output so I went with just a 15%....
06-19-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

poor man's DSO

I cannot count on the number of occasions that I wish I have one of these poor man's DSOs. I have been eyeing the Rigol 50MHz 4 channel a very long time but thinking the longer I wait, the more...
06-19-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By pnwR53S

A 2% increase in rpm will not affect the...

A 2% increase in rpm will not affect the alternator. However without the harmonic damper there may be more subtle effects on the pulley system including traction and smoothness.
06-19-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

solo 2 dl lap timer

My frenemy the Red Baron pilot and I both bought this AIM Solo 2 DL lap timer. He has more wealth (as evident by the size of his motorhome :eek:) so he bought the $1000 camera too. Until I handled...
06-19-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

wrap for porsche

These were the most panels that I got done in a day. Finished the remaining rear quarter panel plus both doors. Only the rocker panels with the (real) air scoops to be track ready. I bought the rear...
06-19-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By pnwR53S

Even a badly rear main seal will unlikely cause...

Even a badly rear main seal will unlikely cause the clutch to slip. The oil is blocked by the front of the flywheel and centrifugal force will fling the oil onto the bell housing then leak out via...
06-18-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,293
Posted By pnwR53S

I am having MAP sensor...

I am having MAP sensor...
06-18-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By pnwR53S

Or you can order a new one from the dealer as...

Or you can order a new one from the dealer as suggested. Item #2 in the diagram and the price is circa 2006, so adjust for the minor (unlike Venezuela :eek2:) inflation of 13 years. :wink:
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06-18-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By pnwR53S

You bet! With a bit of care most can fix it if...

You bet! With a bit of care most can fix it if rectified early. Make sure you disconnect the battery before attempting to remote the BCM as well as reconnecting it.
06-18-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By pnwR53S

Most likely you have sun roof. Do a search on...

Most likely you have sun roof. Do a search on leaking sunroof and general body module that is by the right wall of the passenger (north amerikan) side foot well. Water intrusion that damaged...
06-18-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By pnwR53S

Thanks for the update.:thumbsup: I have to admit...

Thanks for the update.:thumbsup: I have to admit this is one that I thought more placeable than most. However one of my Miniac track frenemy installed one and he claimed he can tell the difference....
06-18-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

desire is still grounded

Poor Desire is still grounded and waiting for a donor part to arrive from, you guessed it, the diagonal side of the continent. I thought I might as well making myself useful, so I tackled another...
06-18-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

grins

I can totally understand that grin. Now we all know who is Mr. Blah. I would be hard pressed to choose cross shopping the MX5 and BRZ/86. I didn't know about the movie. Take a bit of searching to...
06-18-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 94,477
Posted By pnwR53S

No red or neon color go fast bits here. :wink: ...

No red or neon color go fast bits here. :wink:

BTW, I looked up the engine bay photos of the F56 and I see the strut towers are set farther back but can just be how it is set up. I see people...
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