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    all done on a closed course, with professional...

    all done on a closed course, with professional drivers.
    obey all posted traffic regulations at all time.
    not responsible for accident or injury caused when used for un-intended purposes
    your...
  2. Thread: dash lights

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    if you replace even one bulb - get a full set and...

    if you replace even one bulb - get a full set and replace them all while you're in there. it's not a particularly complicated job, just a pita and if one is out, the others are on their way...
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    there are lots of folks who keep a z as a DD -...

    there are lots of folks who keep a z as a DD - including me. although, to be fair i've got other options (wife's car) if i need to do a project and it will be off the road for a bit. the key is to...
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    test links - let me know if this works (best...

    test links - let me know if this works (best listened to with headphones or good speakers):

    Comparison Control Sample (lexus going by)...
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    i would think you could just peen over the edges...

    i would think you could just peen over the edges of the yoke at the perimeter where the u-joint cap is, you won't need very much at all to hold it in place, especially with a press-fit to begin with....
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    wow - looking forward to the "after" pics :)

    wow - looking forward to the "after" pics :)
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    that's a sobering post... while there are...

    that's a sobering post...

    while there are stronger ramps out there, our cars are pretty light and the ramps are only carrying one wheel load (roughly a quarter of the car weight).

    i don't think...
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    way cool - i like the way that works. i can see...

    way cool - i like the way that works.
    i can see a setup with the ability to shut off the pressure and/or vacuum independently via a couple of simple valves it would be a nice diagnostic tool -...
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    ok, wow... that's really cool - where did you...

    ok, wow...

    that's really cool - where did you pull the vacuum? would this be a good tool to cross-check for vacuum leaks?
    what if i have crappy vacuum in my system (even w/no leaks) would that...
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    Some decent sound recordings today

    took her out on a small, inclined straight down the street (blue knows this little drag strip) and had my buddy record a couple of runs as well as one revving at the curb.

    i'd love to post but...
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    is the stuff on the back of the valves...

    is the stuff on the back of the valves gooey/gummy or powdery/crunchy? just seems like oil from the pics vs soot... are all the valves equally cruddy or is it localized? if all the same it might...
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    i have an inexpensive (harbor freight) floor jack...

    i have an inexpensive (harbor freight) floor jack with low-clearance lift point - works great for getting the car way up on jack stands. with my stock front valence and the eibach progressive...
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    CO: now that you mention it, i do remember your...

    CO: now that you mention it, i do remember your post - guess that qualifies for "independent verification" :)

    James: that looks like a good solution, i'm glad to hear yours has held up for so...
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    i have the same $40 metal ramps - they work fine...

    i have the same $40 metal ramps - they work fine on an exterior concrete driveway (brush finish)

    i have the eibach progressive lowering springs, so about 2" lower than stock, no front air dam.
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    some more stuff...

    found homes for the bumpers, louvers and dome light - the rest is still up for grabs...

    a few more bits to add to the collection:


    exhaust manifold
    exhaust downpipe heat shields
    intake...
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    i thought so too, but their really isn't much...

    i thought so too, but their really isn't much vibration where it's mounted - right against the fuel filter, with rubber fuel line on either side of it. if you saw the needle flutter, you'd get it...
  17. fwiw - i installed a new headliner with the spray...

    fwiw - i installed a new headliner with the spray adhesive provided (from msa) last winter and it's been great so far. i wound up w/a few wrinkles due to my poor skills, but they are not horrible -...
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    Stumble at WOT + Starting Issues

    The car has been running really well, but just recently I've been having a strange hesitation at WOT above 4K where it kinda feels like a rev limiter is cutting in.

    Turns out I was having a fuel...
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    Why Cheap Pressure Gauges Fail

    So I was having some hesitation at WOT and some funny starting issues which felt like fuel delivery problems (they were, due to a clogged pre-pump fuel filter) and when I went to check my fuel...
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    great progress! there are a few really simple,...

    great progress!

    there are a few really simple, inexpensive things you can do to quickly upgrade the driving experience - just to address the "touchpoints" that make the car feel nicer to drive....
  21. Thread: Off to ontario!

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    gorgeous - love it!

    gorgeous - love it!
  22. +1 on the "rolling project" tip - it's soooo much...

    +1 on the "rolling project" tip - it's soooo much more fun to chip away at your to-do list while driving your cool new car than to try and do too much at once and miss months at a time waiting for...
  23. hard to see in those pics - can't tell if it's...

    hard to see in those pics - can't tell if it's just filthy or if the paint is gone. either way, if it runs at the very least you could clean it up and have some fun transpo!
    when you take more pics...
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    FWIW - i found the hot lash adjustment to be much...

    FWIW - i found the hot lash adjustment to be much more accurate than the cold.
    after a hot adjust, the valves are still spot on for my re-check days later, but with the cold they're kinda all over...
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    go, man go!!! love that exhaust - still...

    go, man go!!!

    love that exhaust - still cracking up!
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