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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By JohnMc
If the 3.4 V6 in my 4Runner ever wears out (lol,...

If the 3.4 V6 in my 4Runner ever wears out (lol, not likely) I'd consider a 1UZ swap. Adapters exist for my manual trans: https://xatracing.com/1UZ-to-R154-Adapter-Kit.html
Forum: events Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By JohnMc
Maybe I'll have a Miata by then. I keep trolling...

Maybe I'll have a Miata by then. I keep trolling NA's real hard lately.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,195
Posted By JohnMc
Unlike the rows of pretty unwrecked GM and...

Unlike the rows of pretty unwrecked GM and Chrysler FWD's, the big V8 Lexus' I see in the PnP style yards usually have been wrecked. When they have 150 - 200K miles and get thumped, they're going to...
Forum: events 03-03-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By JohnMc
Count me in. Tent in the yard as usual.

Count me in. Tent in the yard as usual.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 795
Posted By JohnMc
The general pyramid of coolness: Convertible > 3...

The general pyramid of coolness: Convertible > 3 dr > 2 dr > 5 dr > 4 dr
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 795
Posted By JohnMc
If not, then he has a long lost twin brother.

If not, then he has a long lost twin brother.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,195
Posted By JohnMc
Lexus V8's are cheap and available in the...

Lexus V8's are cheap and available in the junkyards too. Because any car that has one almost never needs a replacement.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 68,441
Posted By JohnMc
Mine wasn't too bad. I spent a bit of time with...

Mine wasn't too bad. I spent a bit of time with an angle grinder knocking down all the non-functional nubs and lumps that stick out of the trans, then a while with the BFH. Nothing too crazy.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By JohnMc
By far the cheapest and easiest way /\ /\ /\ ...

By far the cheapest and easiest way /\ /\ /\

Buy someone else's project.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By JohnMc
Donny, you're out of your element!

Donny, you're out of your element!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By JohnMc
And to redo this post of mine - I forgot to cap...

And to redo this post of mine - I forgot to cap off the thought I was going with there. Look through that thread, look at the costs, and realize that those are pretty much all valuing the labor...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By JohnMc
A couple of yards around here (Speedway,...

A couple of yards around here (Speedway, riverside) will pull them for 'free' (I guess they do charge a bit more than the others, but they're also 'variable' pricing - nothing posted, they just sort...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By JohnMc
I used a kit (Mothers IIRC) on the Jetta's...

I used a kit (Mothers IIRC) on the Jetta's headlights. Results were really good, they were nice and sparkly clear afterwards. It only lasted about a year and a half, though, They're back to dull...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By JohnMc
Junkyards know what sells for a good price, so...

Junkyards know what sells for a good price, so odds are you will rarely ever come across a 'yard engine' that's one of the bigger displacements (5.7, 6.0, etc) and/or one of the aluminum block...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, there was a thread not long ago on that...

Yeah, there was a thread not long ago on that subject. I hadn't done the maths diligently up to that point, just sort of casually added up a couple of the bigger chunks and had a figure in my head...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By JohnMc
Could have been the CD009 I used. Had to modify...

Could have been the CD009 I used. Had to modify the trans to fit the LS (not hard or terribly precise, just lop off the bellhousing and remove the front cover and bolt on the adapter plate). Then...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By JohnMc
I did mine without much in the way of fabrication...

I did mine without much in the way of fabrication at all. A bit of hammering here and there - some exhaust welding (relocated WG's, scratch built DP).

Even doing all that, it adds up quite a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,195
Posted By JohnMc
I didn't say anything else. I just said that if...

I didn't say anything else. I just said that if your goals aren't static, you might want to be honest about them up front and build to where you really want to go. Instead of redoing it multiple...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By JohnMc
Does the trans cable on the throttle need to be...

Does the trans cable on the throttle need to be adjusted? If it doesn't downshift as soon as it should, it can make the car feel slow as molasses. The cable hopped off the spool on my daughter's...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,195
Posted By JohnMc
Buy once, cry once as they say. Lol. It's...

Buy once, cry once as they say. Lol.

It's certainly true that with certain rock solid goals, there are cheaper ways to accomplish the task. 8V with a big turbo. 16V with a turbo. V8 with no...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,195
Posted By JohnMc
Stock, untouched crossmember, room for a turbo...

Stock, untouched crossmember, room for a turbo (big single up front on the passenger side), 6 spd manual (CD009) that's pretty cheap and easy to find, no electronics on the trans on mine.

Granted,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By JohnMc
Be careful with that sensor if you do this - the...

Be careful with that sensor if you do this - the aluminum bracket that holds it is fairly fragile, and sometimes the CPS is stuck in there pretty good. If the bracket breaks, you have to pull the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-22-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,195
Posted By JohnMc
Time has moved on from the 5.0. Find a $500 iron...

Time has moved on from the 5.0. Find a $500 iron block junkyard LS motor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By JohnMc
A PV is a different sort of thing, for sure. But...

A PV is a different sort of thing, for sure. But I had an alternator fail at mountain meet the year I took it. Something went wrong and the voltmeter was pegged around 19 volts as I started off on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By JohnMc
The computer really won't know that the flywheel...

The computer really won't know that the flywheel is out of time, it will just be firing the injectors (not really timed) and ignition when the flywheel is in the correct position. So if it's not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By JohnMc
Could be possible if there was some liquid...

Could be possible if there was some liquid hanging out in that cylinder, partially filling the chamber.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,726
Posted By JohnMc
I think the VW lifters are a bit lighter, in...

I think the VW lifters are a bit lighter, in addition to being cheaper.

With them being hydraulic and not shimmed for clearance, not as big of a reason to keep them paired with their cam lobe -0...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,726
Posted By JohnMc
Spotlessly clean - nothing tat you can even feel....

Spotlessly clean - nothing tat you can even feel. And then get the aluminum dry of oil - I use rubbing alcohol.

Then I use a little foam roller for trim painting, and just put a nice even thin...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By JohnMc
Possibly a plugged muffler (if you have one)? ...

Possibly a plugged muffler (if you have one)? I've had exhaust issues on two cars (145E had a muffler collapse internally and block 95% of the flow, and a cracked coil pack melted the cat on my old...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By JohnMc
Post up a picture of the engine.

Post up a picture of the engine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,753
Posted By JohnMc
And a quiet OHV engine isn't a good thing. That...

And a quiet OHV engine isn't a good thing. That means tight valves, and tight valves might end up being burned valves.
Forum: website & board 02-04-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By JohnMc
Now for step 2: ***BAN***

Now for step 2: ***BAN***
Forum: website & board 02-03-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By JohnMc
Do check your email (and spam folder) for a...

Do check your email (and spam folder) for a confirmation email. Not sure if it somehow just required a confirmation or what. But who knows.
Forum: website & board 02-03-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, I wasn't trying to say he was deluded, just...

Yeah, I wasn't trying to say he was deluded, just that it was odd that the account wasn't showing up.

Searching for the name finds threads it has been quoted, which leads you to here: ...
Forum: website & board 02-03-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By JohnMc
Yep, 4 other 'iwanna' accounts, not 'iwannadrive'.

Yep, 4 other 'iwanna' accounts, not 'iwannadrive'.
Forum: website & board 02-03-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By JohnMc
All I can say is that I don't see that UID in the...

All I can say is that I don't see that UID in the member list. Or see it in the banned list.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,215
Posted By JohnMc
The R-Sport head I found on eBay waaay...

The R-Sport head I found on eBay waaay backinttheday was shaved *way* down as well. To the point it's into that curved edge on the shelf over the pushrod galley. I took out metal in the chambers...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,962
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ Saved me some typing.

/\ /\ /\ Saved me some typing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By JohnMc
Try stopping, shifting into 1/2/3/4, then into...

Try stopping, shifting into 1/2/3/4, then into neutral, then into reverse. Shifting it into one of those gears will ensure everything is stopped, if it starts spinning again by the time you try...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,051
Posted By JohnMc
The eBay seller I bought the fake Denso's from...

The eBay seller I bought the fake Denso's from had a high 90's feedback as well. I figure that half is astroturfed, half is clueless people who got a part and saw no issues, and the rest they just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By JohnMc
How about shifting into reverse? If that doesn't...

How about shifting into reverse? If that doesn't grind a bunch, then it's probably not a dragging clutch.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By JohnMc
I know it's not a good practice to mix and match...

I know it's not a good practice to mix and match pinions and ring gears, but really, in the factory they have a bin for of pinion gears, and someone installs those on the axle. Then someone pulls a...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,051
Posted By JohnMc
I tired a set of 'Genuine OEM really not kidding'...

I tired a set of 'Genuine OEM really not kidding' (OK, they didn't have that last part) Denso injectors on my 4Runner when one of the originals got flaky when warm. Even up close, they looked...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By JohnMc
Not particularly. With modifications you could...

Not particularly. With modifications you could do it, but if you're welding on things, you could make about anything fit. I stuck a 140 axle in my early 120 once.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By JohnMc
Aren't the springs in different spots? Behind...

Aren't the springs in different spots? Behind the axle on the wagon, on the axle on the coupe/sedan. So the wagon could have a flatter floor.

No clue about the body mounts for the control arms. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,215
Posted By JohnMc
Heh, I used a hand held router and some carbide...

Heh, I used a hand held router and some carbide bits. You'd spend a year doing it with a Dremel. The router actually worked pretty well for that specific duty. Nice and steady, and the head carved...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,215
Posted By JohnMc
Since you're running larger bores, another thing...

Since you're running larger bores, another thing you can do to improve flow is to widen the sides of the chambers to match the new bore. Lay a BB headgasket on, mark it up, carve it out. Of course,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,753
Posted By JohnMc
I guess if the base circle isn't even all the way...

I guess if the base circle isn't even all the way around when not on the lobe, then some fine degree of adjustment isn't going to help that.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,503
Posted By JohnMc
Just toss an LS in the 240, then you can share...

Just toss an LS in the 240, then you can share spares and parts between the IROC and the IRoll (heh, pun on Volvo's Latin meaning).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,753
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, but if you do them in order, you end up...

Yeah, but if you do them in order, you end up turning the motor around more than you need to. Just split it down the middle, whenever one valve is open, do its 'mirror opposite'.

Same pairing,...
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