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Old 06-13-2010, 03:27 PM   #781
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Your car looks great, Hustler. Any chance you could get a shot of the hood pins with the hood open? Just wondering if you drilled the stock rubber stopper or not. I'm putting a hood that needs pins on soon. I looked over a lot of this thread and didn't see any of the pins.
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:31 PM   #782
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I used the stock rubber stopper holes for the hood pins.
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I also have a new problem...hard left turns make the car lose spark and the tach goes crazy, lol.
I too vote grounds.

For a little while this happened to me when I went over bumps. Eventually I smelled something burning and I traced the smell to my trunk, then to the battery strap down which was loose. It was touching both the positive terminal and the frame and was arcing. I actually have some frame welded to the tie down now ha ha.
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:19 PM   #784
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Almost 230* trans temps
190* water temp at radiator
370* front caliper temp
480* rear caliper temp, lol

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Old 06-13-2010, 07:47 PM   #785
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I wonder what the insde and outside temperature difference is, the case on the 6-speeds are decently thick.

Maybe ill throw a trans temp sensor & gauge into my car while its apart. So have we come to a conclusion about trans temps and whats "safe" and what isn't safe?
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:45 PM   #786
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Someone call AMSoil and ask about MTG. A UOA may tell us if we're killing the oil...anyone care to volunteer since I've paid for so many engine oil analysis?

I wonder what the metals are doing in terms of strength at these temps?
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:04 PM   #787
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here's an off topic question: since you're running rotella t6 synth
my local wally world only has weird *** ones like 15w-40 or something like that.

which weight/viscosity/etc do you run?

I'm thinking of giving it a shot since you've been raving about it
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I jumped on the rotella bandwagon too. I put it in my bike and 2 months later it's water. It seems to work OK in the miata though, I guess.
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here's an off topic question: since you're running rotella t6 synth
my local wally world only has weird *** ones like 15w-40 or something like that.

which weight/viscosity/etc do you run?

I'm thinking of giving it a shot since you've been raving about it
5w40.

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I jumped on the rotella bandwagon too. I put it in my bike and 2 months later it's water. It seems to work OK in the miata though, I guess.
did you get a UOA?
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18psi AFAIK Rotella T FULL SYNTH only comes in 5W-40. If you are seeing other weights it is the Rotella synth blend or the dino version.
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gotcha...thanx.
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Nice picture, car looks planted moving into that right hander! Just noticed your bumper cover. It looks like a RB bumper, but cant be sure unless you paint it white and put a red and blue stripe on it.
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that looks very sexy.

is clyde your gay lover?
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that looks very sexy.

is clyde your gay lover?
I take his payload on my chest.
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:12 PM   #796
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Nice picture, car looks planted moving into that right hander! Just noticed your bumper cover. It looks like a RB bumper, but cant be sure unless you paint it white and put a red and blue stripe on it.
Scrubbing speed in 4th gear over a crest/right hander... with a compromise exit for the "downhill left-left. I picked-up a full second or more in that series of corners...lots and lots for grip and I'm still leaving my skirt on. It was easy to put my car on the dime previously, it takes effort to make the big rubber work.

Yeah, RHarris' bumper.
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What are you running on the car tire wise? looks like 9" wheels, 225 45 15 tires? What manufacturer and compound?
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What are you running on the car tire wise? looks like 9" wheels, 225 45 15 tires? What manufacturer and compound?
15x9 6ul, 225/45/15 ntto nt01 with the souls of unborn babies to inflate, it expense less than regular air when heated.
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Scrubbing speed in 4th gear over a crest/right hander... with a compromise exit for the "downhill left-left. I picked-up a full second or more in that series of corners...lots and lots for grip and I'm still leaving my skirt on. It was easy to put my car on the dime previously, it takes effort to make the big rubber work.
One of the secrets to Hallett is using a lot of the inside curbs. Makes the track quite a bit wider, and allows you to straighten out some of those tight and off-camber corners.
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One of the secrets to Hallett is using a lot of the inside curbs. Makes the track quite a bit wider, and allows you to straighten out some of those tight and off-camber corners.
On #1, 3, 8, & 9 I'm putting the outside tires on the curbing.
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