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Old 03-18-2014, 11:54 AM   #1681
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I like how you bent that ABS. I'll be using that trick.
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Lube it. They can get crud in there, so flush it out with WD-40 or similar, first.
Motorcycle shops will have cable lubers. They're little aluminum fittings that go over the end of the cable sheeth and have a straw hole for a WD40 straw and a cable lube that goes with them. You'll want to pull the cable out, though. The lube is super sticky gross.
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I have this stuff I got from my dad. Super Lube, it's called. Sprays on thin, like WD-40, then sets up to a light grease consistency as the carrier flashes off.

Great for locksets (like the front door of your house) as long as you use it sparingly. I have used it on the kid's bike for years, and it seems to fight the corrosion from leaving the bike outside overnight.
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Great for locksets (like the front door of your house) as long as you use it sparingly. I have used it on the kid's bike for years, and it seems to fight the corrosion from leaving the bike outside overnight.
I know you can get away with it but I don't like using a wet lube inside the keyway of a lock. The reason is that anything that stays wet will accumulate dirt and dust. I prefer a graphite "puffer" that shoots dry graphite into the keyway. The graphite dust is fine enough to get worked into the surface of the metal pins and chambers and IMO tends to give a longer lasting smooth operation.
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No, certainly not in the keyway. Only for the rest of the unit. I rebuilt both front and rear doorknob/locks for my mom a couple of weeks ago, and that's the stuff I used.

I agree, only graphite in the lock itself, everything else is messy.
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:30 PM   #1687
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Also, any reason my gas pedal is so notchy? Sounds like their is gravel in the line when I push the pedal all the way down. Does that imply a fubar'd cable?
It's probably more likely related to the routing of the cable or if something is causing it to bend more than the factory had intended. Also be careful what type of lubrication you use and that it's not going to break down the liner. I don't imagine a penetrating type oil is going to be kind to the nylon/plastic liner.

As usual - keep up the solid work. I can't wait to see this thing get dirty
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I love Flyin' Miata, but damn do they need to invest in some real packaging material....



Ignore the dirty house.
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I would eat off the underside of your car, but not sure if I would even sit on your couch...





(completely joking, my college apartment makes that look like the Ritz)
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To be fair, the apartment probably looked ok until he opend the FM box and sprayed newspapers all over the place.
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Im surprised you are using the FM heat shield If irgured you would have made your own. I had to modify mine to fit on my 94. I bought it used from a guy with a 96 and the sucker wouldnt fit due to the heater hoses in the way. so I had to cut it a little bit to get it to sit better and have the hoses have some clearance.
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Im surprised you are using the FM heat shield If irgured you would have made your own. I had to modify mine to fit on my 94. I bought it used from a guy with a 96 and the sucker wouldnt fit due to the heater hoses in the way. so I had to cut it a little bit to get it to sit better and have the hoses have some clearance.
I'm reaching the point in my head where convenience>anything else. Hence that, and the full FM intercooler hose kit.

The last part of this; the wiring, the hoses, things not fitting right, is starting to wear me down due to the tediousness of it all.
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WD40 is not a proper lubricant and dries out quickly. You need a dry lubricant, like graphite or the like. WD40 for lube is a bandaid fix.
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WD-40 was mentioned to flush out the crap, not lubricate. Less harsh than something like brake cleaner, and less likely to damage the cable sheathing.
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Do this to your FM heat shield, Jeff. You'll thank me the first time you ever have to remove and reinstall it.



BTW, awesome work on the wiring!!! It looks great and I have no doubt it'll function perfectly.
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Go to a bicycle shop (nice Bianchi BTW) and get some teflon impregnated dry lube for that cable. Tri flow is my favorite.
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Go to a bicycle shop (nice Bianchi BTW) and get some teflon impregnated dry lube for that cable. Tri flow is my favorite.
I knew we had some road bikers hiding amongst all us mountain bikers! It is an older frame Bianchi C2C but in my opinion it is one of the best looking road bikes made.

I just decided to get a new cable, the sheathing upon further inspection is cracked in several spots and a new cable was only $20. Cheap peace of mind in my opinion.

Revlimiter, upon his own volition mocked up some custom gauge faces for my AFR/boost in order to tempt me to spend more money with him(not a hard thing to convince me of I've come to find out), and I think they look incredible. They also match the HVAC and instrument cluster perfectly.

For kicks we decided to add a "redline" at 25 psi. I thought it looked neat at first then realized it would give me a nice visual indicator of my boost target. Coincidentally it is 25 psi(unless I decide to run all of it). We also added more tick marks to the AFR gauge for uniformity sake.

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I knew we had some road bikers hiding amongst all us mountain bikers! It is an older frame Bianchi C2C but in my opinion it is one of the best looking road bikes made.

It is also one of the better frames.

source: I ran a bike shop for many years. Opening one as soon as I can get the HE loan to fund the startup.


Also, those gauges are SLICK.
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It is also one of the better frames.

source: I ran a bike shop for many years. Opening one as soon as I can get the HE loan to fund the startup.

Also, those gauges are SLICK.
Good luck with the bike shop! Just remember to not spread yourself too thin trying to market to too many different cyclists.

The frame rides so smooth. Why's it always gotta be stiffer! I like my comfortable frame.
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I knew we had some road bikers hiding amongst all us mountain bikers!
Haven't seen this thread yet eh?

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