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by CMcCarthy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General Auto Discussion
Topic: Anyone know where to get a starter repaired?
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

I have used Action Auto Electric and was satisfied with their product.
by CMcCarthy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Looking for a Chevy truck bed
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

LKQ typically has GMT400s, they get $190+tax for the bed including a $40 core. Tailgate is an extra $50.
by CMcCarthy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Auto Discussion
Topic: Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler CEO dead at 66
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

It's crazy, they announced at the Grand Prix on Sunday that he was stepping down and wouldn't be back and he's dead 4 days later.
by CMcCarthy
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WANTED: Old WASR-10 AK-47
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

WANTED: Old WASR-10 AK-47

I need an older WASR to convert to a machine gun. I'm specifically looking for one from the mid-late 2000s thru about 2014. These are the ones with the bare plywood looking stocks on them and they have a triangle and a year of manufacture stamped into the trunnion. They usually have crooked sights a...
by CMcCarthy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Auto Discussion
Topic: Can anyone local shorten and respline axles?
Replies: 19
Views: 4749

None that I'm aware of. Moser is where I'd send them if it comes to that.
by CMcCarthy
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Auto Discussion
Topic: School Me on Jeeps
Replies: 55
Views: 9978

No sweat. I wish they were 33s because my coupe has a 33 spline spool in it and I'm about to have to pay thru the nose for a 33 spline LSD to go in there when I put it back on the street.
by CMcCarthy
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Auto Discussion
Topic: School Me on Jeeps
Replies: 55
Views: 9978

An Explorer 8.8 is also a bulletproof fairly easy swap into a tj as well. Done a few of them. 200 bucks gets a complete axle with a decent locker and 33 spline axles. No narrowing required and already the proper lug pattern. Just weld new perches on and go. Explorers are 31 spline. Still great, but...
by CMcCarthy
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Auto Discussion
Topic: School Me on Jeeps
Replies: 55
Views: 9978

A manual 4.0 TJ Rubicon in good condition is gonna be in the high teens most likely. I just want to prepare you for that sticker shock. My brother sold his extremely clean '06 base model 4.0 automatic TJ for $10k about 2 hours after he parked it on the u-sell lot.
by CMcCarthy
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Auto Discussion
Topic: GTR For Sale
Replies: 112
Views: 40999

Dude up the street from me (first house on the right if you've ever been to my 'hood) built a Bell H-13 in his garage from parts he bought at various auctions and shit. I never saw it fly, but heard him crank it up a few times. I reckon once he got the airframe and engine together in one piece he tr...
by CMcCarthy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Auto Discussion
Topic: Looking for reliable local shop that can work on Honda s2000
Replies: 20
Views: 4842

The compression on the two "bad" holes is still pretty good. Certainly not bad enough to think it would be causing a misfire. I too would be inclined to just replace the coil packs and roll out. Does your OBD scanner tell you which specific cylinders are misfiring? If so, you can swap the coils arou...
by CMcCarthy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Upping Compression...
Replies: 24
Views: 8269

Direct injection works miracles for taming high compression ratios.
by CMcCarthy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Upping Compression...
Replies: 24
Views: 8269

He said his stock compression was 8.6, and I told him it wasn't that low, it should be 9.85 unless it's not an original motor. I didn't say that wasn't a low compression ratio, I said it wasn't (or shouldn't be) as low as he stated it was.
by CMcCarthy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Upping Compression...
Replies: 24
Views: 8269

So an absolutely maximum effort engine built by arguably the very best engine builder around, at a cost probably well into the 30k range, made as much power as a stock '03-04 Cobra engine with a whipple. I think it's safe to say that trying to make good power with a N/A mod motor is a losing battle.
by CMcCarthy
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Auto Discussion
Topic: New Daily Ride
Replies: 34
Views: 6949

There is a very high probability that one of the timing chain tensioners broke, not that it has a bearing problem. Have you checked oil pressure with a mechanical gauge yet? If nothing else, tear the front cover off before you go and yank the whole engine. It's a very common failure on those engines...
by CMcCarthy
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Upping Compression...
Replies: 24
Views: 8269

Unless you have an 03-04 shortblock in there your compression isn't that low. Stock compression on your engine should be 9.85:1.