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    Help with 28oz external balancer and timing

    Have a spare 28oz external balancer for later SBF 302 - looks like the attached. Couple of questions I'm hoping folks can help me with: 1. Does anyone know how I should be reading the timing marks on this one? Why are there two scales? What does each represent? 2. For roughing in timing...
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    F1 2022

    I'm stuck in the 70's too...... https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/formula-1/formula-1-ace-james-hunts-9133348
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    302 Oil Pan

    If you're doing any kind of real spirited driving....you should use a baffled large capacity pan. Don't use the stock pan for any kind of track event...just my $.02. If you do, oil starvation could be a real issue. There's a number of good pan makers out there who do a nice job of baffled...
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    Question about oil coolers and oil cooling...

    Quick update here. Relocated the oil cooler to the back side of the rear bulkhead with two Spal sucker fans on the other side of the (heat insulated) bulkhead. Total of 5 six inch Spal sucker fans in the engine bay to keep things cool - the 2 drawing air through the oil cooler and three others...
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    Collector car insurance - any good suggestions?

    Thank you gents. Interesting experiences. I have USAA for regular car insurance and it’s fantastic - been with USAA for 25+ years and it’s great. I’m really just wondering about folks experience with collector car insurance. Grundy doubling the premium and renewing despite me sending written...
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    Collector car insurance - any good suggestions?

    Unfortunately, I've not had very good experience over recent years with a number of the usual suspects here: 1. Grundy. This past year they doubled the premium from the prior year ($850/yr. from $400/yr. previously) and auto-renewed the policy when I previously told them not to renew it. I...
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    Question about oil coolers and oil cooling...

    Hi Gents, Thank you for the information here, that's really helpful. I had not thought about running the two coolers in parallel, but that's obviously a good idea. I'm trying to figure out how to add the Fluidyne because on a hot Seattle day (85 degrees - hot for Seattle) just running on...
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    Question about oil coolers and oil cooling...

    Refinement work continues on my "Fortus" frankenstein Lotus esprit project (347 stroker in a Lotus Esprit). Things are basically running well and I'm pleased with all systems - fueling, engine, transaxle, exhaust, brakes, etc. She runs relatively cool generally speaking. When things get hot I...
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    Exhaust heat shields

    Ditto what's already been said here: coat the headers with ceramic, and also use some fans to move air out of the compact area between the headers and firewall. I have similar cooling issues in my project car. In addition to ceramic coating the headers I installed two 10" Spal fans, one at...
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    Audi 016. Been a while.....

    Been a while since I've been on the site here. Completing a recovery from bone marrow cancer (leukemia) and starting to get back to normal. Great to be getting out to the garage and mucking around with the greasy bits (no, not mine). I have two Audi 016's. Both are good boxes, and have been...
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    Jokes anyone? -

    "My wife and I were happy for 20 years. And then we met." "The other night my wife met me at the door in nothing but sexy high heels. Unfortunately, she was just coming home." "I decided to be honest with my wife and tell her I'm seeing a psychiatrist. She said 'That's OK, I'm seeing a...
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    Jokes anyone? -

    Horse walks into a bar and sits down. The bartender says "Awww, why the long face?"
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    0-60 times in SLC

    My old (2005) mercedes S600 V12 twin turbo gets to 60 in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 191 (with limiter removed) - with four seats, great AC, good sound system, sun shades, massage/heat/cool seats, power everything. Can an SLC beat 4.4 and 191? I'm just baiting you on here.....
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    Alternative Energy Sources discussion

    The basic issue with fusion energy generation is that currently no experimental fusion reaction creates more energy than is required to bring about the reaction. This is called the "Q" factor. A Q factor of more than 1 means that the fusion reaction creates more energy than the energy required...
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    Tips for a noob MIG welder

    One word: YouTube Bunch of excellent How To vids on mig welding techniques there. 50% of what I know about mig welding I learned from YouTube.
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