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    I've personally seen cracked spokes on "racing...

    I've personally seen cracked spokes on "racing only" Pana's. The geometry is the same, the material is the same, and there's less of it, no way around it, they're running at higher stresses. I'm...
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    The lightweight racing Panasports are prone to...

    The lightweight racing Panasports are prone to developing cracks in the spokes when used extensively on the street. At least they were 10 or so years ago...

    I don't think the "racing" ones are...
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    Mine (fresh from a junkyard '87 turbo) measured...

    Mine (fresh from a junkyard '87 turbo) measured 23 lb-ft YEARS ago. Gotta be less than that now. No problemo on the track, even with 238-255rwhp driving it. Dunno why anyone would run as much as...
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    Yup. But consider that your car's braking...

    Yup. But consider that your car's braking system, ancient as it is, was designed and engineered by professionals to ensure proper braking distribution. You will either need to educate yourself on...
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    That *IS* scary. Something's wrong with your...

    That *IS* scary. Something's wrong with your brakes for sure, no way the rears should lock first. I'd have a look in there, could be the rears are dragging. Or you have teflon brake pads up front...
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    Theoretically, it's only normal (clamping) force...

    Theoretically, it's only normal (clamping) force times coefficient of friction that dictates frictional force, irrespective of area of contact. The 4x4 pads have 4% greater area => with the same...
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    I ran Hoosier R3S04's (the new ones) at two time...

    I ran Hoosier R3S04's (the new ones) at two time trial events last year. First event I ran them at, for the first few laps holy CRAP i've never experienced so much grip! Then after about 3-4 laps...
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    FWIW, there is still 30% of the car's weight on...

    FWIW, there is still 30% of the car's weight on the rear tires at 1-g braking, unlike a motorcycle which has a MUCH shorter wheelbase and higher center of gravity. Stock setup biases the fronts. ...
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    Tom, At what rpm were you making peak power? ...

    Tom,
    At what rpm were you making peak power? Mine peaks at ~6250-6500. I limit it to 7000, sometimes 7200.

    Anyway, if your peak torque in lb.-ft is less than your peak power in hp, there's...
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    My car has dynoed at 255rwhp (see my post on page...

    My car has dynoed at 255rwhp (see my post on page 1 for link), but only once. Two other dyno runs on different occasions (both before and after the 255 run) had me at 235 and 238 respectively. On...
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    Dyno sheet here: ...

    Dyno sheet here: http://www.classiczcars.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=6881&size=big&sort=1&cat=500

    For some reason I couldn't get the image location...

    Anywho,
    255 rwhp (on that day,...
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    Generally, coupes have 225mm flywheels, 2+2s have...

    Generally, coupes have 225mm flywheels, 2+2s have 240mm. Different clutches, too.
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    200hp? I wouldn't bother with the L24, get a...

    200hp? I wouldn't bother with the L24, get a flat-top piston L28 ('81?+ non-turbo), put an N42 or N47 head on it from a dished-piston motor (or shaved P79 or P90), mild cam, and you're about there.
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    Stage 2 meaning ~260/.460"? Stock carbs should...

    Stage 2 meaning ~260/.460"? Stock carbs should work fine, actually, on a 2.4 liter anyway. Word is the dual downdraft Webers are nothing special, no better than the stock carbs. Triple deuces, now...
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    Gawd you guys go for PIGS of cars! Sign me up...

    Gawd you guys go for PIGS of cars! Sign me up for a neon yellow-green Lotus Elise!

    OK, I do confess to a weakness for circa '70 Mopars. Can't afford a Hemi Cuda or Challenger, or AAR Cuda or...
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    If your goal is semi-modest (say ~350-400rwhp)...

    If your goal is semi-modest (say ~350-400rwhp) I'd go SBC, and wouldn't worry about the "old tech" vs. "new tech". The RB is a big heavy motor, carries its weight high, and can't be set back NEARLY...
  17. Maybe the "leaner is meaner" misconception comes...

    Maybe the "leaner is meaner" misconception comes from the turbo world, where they run a lot richer as a hedge against detonation. If you're in the 11 - 12:1 A/F range, then leaner will make you more...
  18. Whoa, lean mixture gives MORE power? This...

    Whoa, lean mixture gives MORE power? This misconception must be going around, I read on the SV650 site that "leaner is meaner" (i.e., more power). This is absolutely untrue, max power is made on...
  19. I bought my bolt-in 4-point roll bar from Kirk...

    I bought my bolt-in 4-point roll bar from Kirk Racing in (Birmingham?) Alabama. Only ~$250 IIRC. I needed it for time trials competition, I confess I just bolted it in with some improvised spacers...
  20. 238 at the wheels. I agree, I like 255 better! ...

    238 at the wheels. I agree, I like 255 better! Hopefully the 255 is the dyno reading ~3.5% high and the 238 is the dyno reading ~3.5% low, I wouldn't like to think I actually lost that much over...
  21. No pics of the engine compartment (it's ugly,...

    No pics of the engine compartment (it's ugly, anyway). Basically it's an 11:1 CR 3.1 with Sunbelt ported and cammed (~310deg/.550") N42 head, 3x2 45mm carbs. Two years ago it dynoed at 235rwhp. ...
  22. Dome-top (as opposed to '73/'74 flat-top) SU...

    Dome-top (as opposed to '73/'74 flat-top) SU carbs will be absolutely fine for the street. Can't see spending the $$$$ for the six-butterfly FI setup, but if money's no object...
  23. I'd get a running 2.8 liter out of a 280ZX NA...

    I'd get a running 2.8 liter out of a 280ZX NA (flat-top pistons), then build it up as you see fit. You can use the 240 carbs on it, no need to bother with the FI. I don't see the point in...
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    10:1 is NO PROBLEM on a stock-cammed L-series...

    10:1 is NO PROBLEM on a stock-cammed L-series engine. I ran my 3.1 liter at ~10.3:1 for years with the stock cam, and 34 deg max ignition advance, on 91-93 octane pump with no problems.
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    No reason not to do a stroker turbo. You would...

    No reason not to do a stroker turbo. You would want to get custom forged pistons for it, though, so there's some added cost (I was quoted $900 from JE). CR with a P90 head and 2mm gasket comes to...
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