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Meet and Greet / Re: Hello All
« Last post by Toufs on Yesterday at 07:52:30 PM »
Hey there DTS brothers, just want to let you guys know YES she is ready, well the power and cooling is sorted out and now just to get the slop and pull out of the steering which I think after studying it for a while will not be a problem.

The overheating problem was fixed with a new radiator. the old one was warped and I didn't notice for a while. I replaced it with a high performance radiator by Yonaka Motor Sports for a civic and BOOOOM she takes a while now to get to running temp and will not over heat sitting in traffic like street bikes do. NO MORE OVER HEATING!

The problem with lack of performance was du to a (and wait till you get this, was so simple) cut on one of the fuel injector O-rings and it wasn't even cut all the way through. When that was fixed OMG she burns tires on tar road all the way through third gear. I took it to the local drag strip and I woopt a Toyota supra butt and did 13.0 seconds at 98mph through the 1/4 mile from a stand still. All with no traction on those off road tires lol lol she is a beast and No mods not even an exhaust.

Lance I remember you told me you toped it out on GPS at 85mph. Is it possible you had that injector O-ring problem from since then and not notice? Tell you what bro I am no where in your class of being a mechanic or builder but if you were only topping out at 85 then I think the problem was there when you bought the engine. And maybe you were not very used to the power of these engines and thought it was fine? I don't know bro but being that I am used to sport bikes I know that, the performance was nowhere near normal when I got it, even with the weight difference I know it has to be a lot faster than that first test ride. But now BRO from gear to gear is like blinking. She is a monster that struggles for traction lol I love it. Cant wait to get some street and strip tires and go back up there. Then when I get the slop in the steering sorted I will take it to the rally track.

My biggest problem is time but I get some sometimes lol. Loving my toy tho and loving the adventure that comes with it.
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: long but very nice read on oil
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 04:27:51 PM »
Section 2 is especially enlightening IMO. Well worth the read.

I'd been running the Quaker State 5W30 Ultimate Durability oil in big buggy ,then decided to go back to the 15W50 Mobil 1 that I ran in the race engines but may now go back to the QS UD. It is much higher rated than the M1 according to 540rat's ranking. Then again I may go to the Amsoil at the top of the list since I am a "dealer" .
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by Baloo on Yesterday at 02:44:01 PM »
heres another xl7   starting cheap at least

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183574886163?ul_noapp=true

to get a Vitara cheaper look at the 2lt 4cylinder they are always breaking timing chains, ditch the body and the engine and box
and your good to go, maybe a rover v8 or a Subaru out of a forester, you would still be well in on your 8 points to keep the identity   

I'll probably get whatever comes up on the island, gets expensive to drive over in one and come back in two - even more so if it's a non runner and/or 150 miles away!

I can imagine,  think its the most expensive ferry per distance travelled in the world lol

it costs me over £100 every time I come over there in my transit and I can almost reach out and touch your island from Portsmouth 
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by wightsparks on Yesterday at 01:58:42 PM »
heres another xl7   starting cheap at least

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183574886163?ul_noapp=true

to get a Vitara cheaper look at the 2lt 4cylinder they are always breaking timing chains, ditch the body and the engine and box
and your good to go, maybe a rover v8 or a Subaru out of a forester, you would still be well in on your 8 points to keep the identity   

I'll probably get whatever comes up on the island, gets expensive to drive over in one and come back in two - even more so if it's a non runner and/or 150 miles away!
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: long but very nice read on oil
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 11:51:30 AM »
When reading the entire thing pay close attention to his statements on high zinc oils. Most performance guys swear you must have high zinc to prevent wear. This is absolutely untrue. Chevrolet ,way back in the 70's very explicitly said so. Yes,Chevy offered high zinc "break in" oils and zinc oil supplements. WHY??? From what I could find out it was just to appease the high zinc mentalities. Is there anything actually wrong with high zinc oils  Maybe,maybe not. It all depends on the rest of the additive package. Chevrolet did NOT want high zinc oils in an engine under race conditions. Why????? It was because the zinc can and would cause deposits on the spark plugs that would begin to glow red hot. I think we all know what happens then. The engine begins pre-igniting and destruction would follow. Personally,I avoid high zinc oils -period.
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: long but very nice read on oil
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 11:36:59 AM »
I read that the first time about 2 years ago and have followed up on it several times. It really makes a person think about what they believe about oils. I was amazed at what his testing revealed. The problem with his results is his completely BS refusal to reveal his test apparatus . This refusal just makes all his testing hearsay and not much more. Do I believe it to be accurate? I don't really know and there is no way to know without his revealing his top secret testing methods and the apparatus he uses. In all honesty,I tend to believe it but without anything other than his word on it ,it is just plain BS until his tests can be verified by independent sources. If a person digs into it his detractors have some very valid points and his arrogance in dealing with them brings everything he says into question. It IS well worth the time to read though.
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by dsrace on Yesterday at 10:57:40 AM »
chevy tracker or geo tracker before gm ( government motors  ;D) acquired them like daewoo
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by Baloo on Yesterday at 10:50:25 AM »
heres another xl7   starting cheap at least

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183574886163?ul_noapp=true

to get a Vitara cheaper look at the 2lt 4cylinder they are always breaking timing chains, ditch the body and the engine and box
and your good to go, maybe a rover v8 or a Subaru out of a forester, you would still be well in on your 8 points to keep the identity     
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by Baloo on Yesterday at 10:32:47 AM »
Thanks. That is exactly what I googled too, just got the same ones for the SJ that I have.

your welcome

its also know as the Chevrolet  tracker in Canada I think, might throw up some better drawings

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Tracker_(Americas)

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