this is one retarded looking air intake.
this is one retarded looking air intake.
Does the cone that covers your cone actually do anything? Other than the obvious feeding it cold air while you had the feed on the end of it. But because it's not there anymore, it just looks like it would hinder performance
Compared to the previous air intake i would say its better
I'll take a picture of what was originally there,
cant use a cone, heatsoak etc etc.
But at some point Im gonna put on a bettercold air feed and have it fitted properly
Just got done with some tinkering on my dad's 84 F150. When we started it ran like it had a Comp 268 cam in it. Real rough idle, no power, difficult to keep running. Afterwards, it runs as smooth as a Tesla, starts instantly, idles like a dream, and wouldn't even think about stalling at random.
The problem was a leak in the brake booster, and our solution was to merely cut two inches of the hose off, plug that with a large bolt, and drive it without the booster. It still stops just fine, it's just got manual brakes now. Just like my '85. We also did some tinkering with the cap and rotor, filing some corrosion off and muttering to ourselves how it needs new ones whenever we can afford to buy them.
Yesterday it my friend's Rio, as shown on the last page, today was the finishing of my own engine bay.
Gave this :
It looks great
Seafoamed, and changed my sparkplugs today. Might change my oil tomorrow if I've got time. I'm gonna be moving tomorrow so I'll see. Don't have much stuff so it shouldn't take too long.
No pictures of the Seafoam, but I'm told by onlookers that the smoke was glorious. I don't think I got enough in though.
I pussed out and only put a little at a time, and then didn't feel like standing there for 10 minutes sucking it up so I just stalled it out. Next time I will though.
I don't think my neighbors like me anymore anyways.
When I seafoamed my car, I did it in the goodwill parking lot because I can and when smoke was pouring out, some lady was panicking in her car behind like waving and screaming at me
I just waved and smiled
Went to look at the Bricklin SV1 that my dad got. We got to the place and it is actually under lock down for an estate sale because the guy's dad who died owed back taxes out the ass. So we can't actually get the car and the guy fucked us over (or almost did, anyways).
My dad was p cool, when we pulled up he was all "oh no it's all locked up...... Let's sneak in, son", so we hopped the gate and went back to look at the car. :)
It was a fucking awful site. I almost cried. The Bricklin that was complete a couple years prior, when this deal began, was now this:
What body panels were left were destroyed, every bit of glass was gone, and it was rotting away. One of only 1100 SV1s left and it's already practically dead.
But I did keep a piece of it, as something of a trophy for seeing one of the many rarest cars in the world.
Probably the rarest badge I'll ever hold in my hands, from the only car to ever sport it.
Removed left and right fenders
Removed left and right inner fenders
Came to accept that i probably need to find a new fuckin cab
Fuck I want that badge so I can cut off the "brick" part and put it on my volvo
roof rack delete
What is this Bricklin, and why have I never heard of it.
Also, that car...I dunno it looks like someone just threw parts together. It doesn't look like a real car.
Probably because of the hood.
Whoa. Is that a water spout?
It was actually a magnificent little car, but the government (who funded the project) breathing down Malcolm Bricklin's neck forced him to rush production. Had he had some more time, he could have fixed the issues with the doors, which was the major flaw. First vehicle (and maybe only) in the world to have actual powered gullwing doors, though, I do believe Jap pointed that out to me.
It was like the corvette, a fiberglass two seater sportscar, V8 RWD. But it was cooler -- Gullwings, weird styling, Canadian...
It was a great car that didn't turn out to be as great as it should have been, and I think that's why people call it a "terrible car". It wasn't really as bad as people make it out to be.
Why is Canadian a plus?
Yeah, just from the bits I read in the Wikipedia article, it sounds like it died before it even had a chance. I guess it takes more than money to make cars.
It takes lots of money.
So I fixed all the issues with my EF, down to the last one -- the TPS. THen I drove down the street to the post office and turned around, two blocks tops, and my tranny took a shit on me.
That sounds like something our minivan would do!
Whoops, turns out my axle just exploded.
Stupid STD/HF axles... Only axles I have are splined for Si/DX...
TIME FOR BIG BRAKE UPGRADE!
I stripped the old crusty paint off my hood today and I tried to get my engine to idle without stalling but no luck with that.
Yesterday and today, I worked on a 79' Ford F700 Tow truck, called Big Moe. Moes got a 370 7.1L V8 and needs alot of TLC, but he can still spin the tires. Moe belonged to my friend Carl's dad and his friend before his dad died. Carl now works for his dads friend as a tow truck driver and Moe has become a restore project.
Will post vid, once I get it.
Looks a lot worse than I thought it was.
Went and traded Jap's EG hatch for a GSR swapped '91 CRX Si.
Glad I went with him or he'd still be there... thing ran like shit, tranny dropped 3rd gear and 4th gear is there but refuses to play nice. So he drove it home with the timing off by a tooth on the intake side and 2 and a half gears.
But he likes it... So we're going to build a D series and drop back in there for now and then work on a D17 stroker for later.
..I would have gotten a dolly and towed that home if it were me. I don't like trying to drive a car with a bad gear, can't shake the feeling bits of the bad gear will annihilate the still good ones while I'm miles from home.
Wow, you're boring. :P
I'm not afraid to use my truck as a truck, haha.
Some of the funnest times me and Jap have had has been the times we could have been stuck on the side of the road forever.
That's what makes it fucking fun. Mediocrity is for losers.
Haha, well I'm a reliability fanboy, so I prefer to avoid my own vehicle being the reason we're there. I will agree that it's fun times at times, though. I let my friends do all the breaking down, I'm the one with that rusty old heap that just won't fucking die.
On an entirely unrelated note, trying to understand Rick Santorum's logic is easier than trying to understand the wiring of 80's Fords. If it works, it works, if it doesn't work you just rewire it on your own. I'm trying to get my cig lighter to work for the first time in a decade so I can charge my phone on the go, and I decided the best course to take would be to pop down to RS, buy a few feet of somewhat thick wire, a 5a inline fuse and holder, and a few connectors. With those items I'll run a brand new 5a fused hot line to it, plenty enough for cell phone charges. I'm not even going to attempt to trace the rat's nest under my dash. The hot wire going into it right now is about six inches long before it disappears into a huge harness wrapped up in electrical tape, and from there there's no telling where it goes.
98 Honda Accord
New air filter (The fucking one in this car was BLACK, It made my engine light go on replaced went off)
New Cat Converter (Needed)
Removed a heatshield (It rattled when i drove so buhbye)
99 Pontiac Grand Prix
Just put the pontiac in the shop for new headlight units, Pics tonight or tommorow
A velocity stack is designed so that air flows from a larger area into the intake, creating a larger mass of air opposed to volume, increasing the efficiency of a tubular intake pipe:
What you have (bottom) is a velocity stack in reverse (going into your filter housing), air comes in at a set volume because the stack end is "facing the wrong way" and so the same mass of air increases in volume, leading to no gain, essentially as efficient as a straight-through intake pipe, rendering the large cone filter airbox rather pointless.
i took my tailpipes off because i broke both of my exhaust clamps and now its really fucken loud for some reason i guess it's the noise bouncing around constantly under the car ??