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    Gordo's X8 Ramblings

    You would have to contact them. I know belts can be, but never checked into helmets.
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    Gordo's X8 Ramblings

    Guess it's about time I do a build thread instead of throwing out bits of my stuff everywhere else. It's not going to be in any fucking order. I will post my currant accomplishments, and fill in once in a while with past doings. Just finished building my X8 clutch master cylinder, 3/4" bore to work with my Coleman coaxial throw-out bearing set-up. Rue enlightened me on the 5/8" bore master being a little on the weak side for dislacement. Trouble is, the run of the mill 3/4" masters here have the wrong reservoir for the X8. I know people cram them in, but I wanted the long angled reservoir that belongs on an X8 (same as the IS300 / Mk4 Supra). So after hours of surfing, I found that the Land Criusers in other parts of the world have the correct style of reservoir mount, and are 3/4" bore. So I found one, that is aluminum, and changed out the plastic from one of my spare IS masters. Had to make a spacer for the front, so that it would mount correctly, and used a 5mm stainless shcs, instead of the roll pin that comes from Toyota.
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    Gordo's X8 Ramblings

    Well, redoing my 044 pump set up again. Ordered in one of the Holley HydraMats. Went with a 15" by 8" cross units. Since they come with good old 'merican pipe threads, couldn't directly attach to the bottom of the pump, so more fittings, and now hoses. Cutting the old pressure out line off, and going with a -6 bulk head fitting. Not all of the fittings are here yet, but I will post more pictures when they do show up. On another note, any circuit type events now require a Hans device. Fuck they are expensive... Sad Found an old used on eBay for $150, so grabbed it... Happy Then Rue ruined my day by asking what the certification date was... Sad Asked the seller, he said it didn't have one, so I asked to cancel the sale... really Sad Next day I called Hans/Simpson, how just happen to be just 15 miles from me, to ask if they could recertify an old Hans. They said no problem, just $25 plus cost of new straps... Happy again! Took it to them yesterday, walked in, saying I had a Hans that needed recertification. Gal said no, that wasn't even their product... Sad, and a little pissed. We argued for about 5 minutes about how there was a picture of this unit on the Pegasus web site on the history of Hans. I'm getting more sad, and more pissed. She gave in, took the unit to the offices, and came back without it. I'm already thinking of how to word the description for an eBay listing, so I can recoup some of my $$. 15 minutes later, Tina from the offices comes back with my $150 special, and explains to me why it can't be recertified. I'm thinking more about dumping it on eBay as a relic, or collectable, or vintage Hans unit (and how cute Tina is). The reason is that it's a first production unit, and there were no certifications on them back then. So I say something to the effect of it being a wall decoration, and she says..... "Would you like to trade for a new one?" About the only thing that could have been better is if she asked me if I wanted to go get naked in a motel room ! But a trade for a new one would do just fine, thank you very much ! Turns out they wanted it for display, and they had only seen one other of the first production units. I drove home happy, and with a hard-on....... Any one have a really old Simpson helmet, so I can go talk to Tina again ?
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    2 many cressidas. a x3 build thread

    Got to ask, what ever become of that carb that was on the M ?
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    Front Lip Source

    Always painfully ugly after installed....
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    Kyle Anson's Cresshita Build Thread

    Oh god, Curdly is back...... Hey Curdly, shouldn't you be over on MyAss, I mean MyIs, AKA Hamster Land ?
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    Front Lip Source

    L:eft over hopes & dreams.......
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    Kyle Anson's Cresshita Build Thread

    I don't know, I think the purple is decent. Black with a hint of purple would have only stood out once in a while when the light was just right, otherwise would have just looked black all the time. Like the front bar now also, should make copies.
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    Team Running Again Mostly version x.7

    Question from a 'no X7 experience what so ever' guy: Why can't you just heat, and bend the bearing/stub axle end of the swing arm to correct camber ? I've seen it done on Datsun 510 swing arms.
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    JZ to BMW ZF

    Nope, don't go there........ They are based on the same 6-speed Aisin J160 that infects the S15, RX8, Miata, and New 86. Only in aftermarket form do they hold much more than 250 HP. That is what is going into my X8, but it's built by HPI, with the Nismo close ratio gear set, that has less angle on the teeth to reduce side thrust, and completely WPC processed to increase strength. Even then, they are only good for about 425 HP. I am going with a carbon fiber drive shaft (springier than steel or aluminum), and a 7 lb. flywheel just to reduce shock loads on it. Cost: twice as much as a new TKO600, about 5k, not including adaptation. Watch me cry when I break mine..... Besides, you just can't plug the holes for the front axles because of center differential, car will not go anywhere, unless you weld it solid. I've said this before, pick up a new TKO600 with the road race gear set. It's a nice, high torque capable 5-speed, with a 2.9-ish first, a .86-ish 5th, meant to be hammered on by a pig-iron V8, light, and costs $2600. I have had an adaptor to go from a Detroit 5-speed, to a Toyota auto bell housing, that I can probably put my hands on to copy, or at least get the dimensions off of, then clutch disks for either ford or chevy spline, and a hydraulic throw-out bearing, custom drive shaft, and you are good to go.
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    JZ to BMW ZF

    The 'net is FULL of these poorly thought out trans swaps, just like it's full of guys like uni, better known as captain obvious.
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    JZ to BMW ZF

    Transvestites ?
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    JZ to BMW ZF

    What I'm saying is to shit-can the idea of using that trans due to the absolutely crappy ratios.... First is too damn low for a performance trans, as is 6th for being too damn high. Super low first so any 80 year old can puts through a mall parking lot, and 6th that puts up great 'green' numbers for the EPA. So basically, a decent 4-speed, with a bunch of useless weight.
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    JZ to BMW ZF

    What he said.........
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    Team Running Again Mostly version x.7

    No 'Happy Endings' here.....
  16. And hating himself for it...... Has been talking about selling it, and doing something besides a honda, like a pickup truck, or a wagon. Just tell him not to let that wing go with the car if somebody offers him big $$ for the Honda, as a truck will need it. Edit: if anyone offers him any money for it....
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    Team Running Again Mostly version x.7

    Oh god, this should be fun.....
  18. Most are... Rue has an impressive one, mostly due to him making many of the parts, not buying them out of a catalogue. Wait, he got kicked off here due to slimie, or schamlie, or what ever that loser's name was. (and people wonder why there are so few good members here)
  19. It will just look like every other one......
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    You don't need 14-15 at idle, or no load. Go put an AF meter on a dead stock car, and watch what they do, before you go try to fix something that isn't broke. Damn kids these days........
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    X8 Cornerlight, Old Apexi SAFC

    The actually work pretty well. When I ran one, it was set up to only come on at full throttle using a throttle switch, and a relay. So I could run stock fuel map at anything but full throttle, then it would come on, and richen things up. Then they added the hi/low throttle setting to the blue/silver SAFC, and so much more, so it was time to move on. Like you, I have no use for it, just trying to hold onto my youth. (oh fuck it, my youth is long gone...)
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    89 Cressida part out

    Really ? You are bumping a 2 year old thread ??? Fucking wana-be from face book..... Now, if you had followed the rules, made an intro according to them, and then asked, I just happen to have a pair. But without that, well they are not going anywhere...
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    X8 Cornerlight, Old Apexi SAFC

    $12.50 shipped for the AFC ? ($5 for the unit, $7.50 for USPS priority padded envelope) Had one on my very first X8 20+ years ago.... I'm probably the only person with literature on file for it, and the earlier two single knob AFCs.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    No you don't, you won't like the outcome. We are not hazing you, we are trying to get rid of you.
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    Team Running Again Mostly version x.7

    Definitely not the typical wallowing like a beached whale X-chassis.
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