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    Teslas have impressive acceleration, but the lack...

    Teslas have impressive acceleration, but the lack of internal combustion noise is a deal killer. My S5 driver is not fast, but with the aftermarket exhaust, it sounds awesome. That is what works...
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    Yes, I converted to power windows, but only the...

    Yes, I converted to power windows, but only the winder crank got replaced. I'm still using the window lift linkage that came with my car.
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    Side window removal is not so bad!

    My side windows were starting to get really balky, to the point where the passenger side refused to close. It wasn't looking forward to removing the glass because it seemed like one of those things...
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    I guess you didn't actually read my post.

    I guess you didn't actually read my post.
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    Yes! But you're not supposed to say that out...

    Yes! But you're not supposed to say that out loud!

    I always find useful other things to do while the engine is out of the car. It really is no big deal for one guy to pull the engine.
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    Any direct injection owners here?

    I bought my first direct injected engine in a 35k mile Audi S5 4.2. Reading the Audi forums caused me to think that my cold start stumbling might be due to gunked up intake valves. Cuz I'm me, I...
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    The expanded aluminum Frank demonstrated with the...

    The expanded aluminum Frank demonstrated with the air nozzle has ~65% open area, but it was amazing to feel how much flow it blocked. I think the shape of the material (cross section) may be as...
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    Thanks! I'm leaning towards this stuff from...

    Thanks! I'm leaning towards this stuff from McMaster: https://www.mcmaster.com/#wire-cloth/=17br0kg (number 9227T52)

    0.063 aluminum wire, 2 openings per inch, 76% open area, should be quite...
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    How wide is front radiator opening?

    I'm still here, and I have a question that I can't answer myself. Is a 3 ft wide piece of aluminum mesh wide enough to fill the front radiator opening? My car is having all the stone chips dealt...
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    I'm really hoping that you guys understand that,...

    I'm really hoping that you guys understand that, when I challenge something, it does NOT mean I think you are wrong. It just means I want to see the data.

    I designed satellite communications for...
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    I'd like to know how much time any of those guys,...

    I'd like to know how much time any of those guys, Lee included, spent doing rigorous experiments in a wind tunnel. Without data, it's just an opinion.

    (see avatar)
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    I have a proper D2S HID low beam setup on my...

    I have a proper D2S HID low beam setup on my Noble and LED high beam bulbs in the factory housings. Color and brightness are very similar. LED wins. HID is dead.
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    My carbon mirrors are working well. They are...

    My carbon mirrors are working well. They are amazingly light.

    http://jeffstevens.org/CarPics/Noble/SPAmirrors.jpg

    http://jeffstevens.org/CarPics/Noble/NewLightMirror.jpg
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    "Aerodynamics are a major part of the design of...

    "Aerodynamics are a major part of the design of this car."

    I noticed the omission of the word "good" at the beginning of that sentence.

    "Horsepower is a major part of the output of this engine."
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    I bought 4 slotted rotors from them that are...

    I bought 4 slotted rotors from them that are still sitting in a cabinet in the garage. Someday. I always called Southwest, never email. Same for Jetstream. Super friendly and helpful once you get...
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    Sport Cup 2? Or Trofeo R?

    If my Pilot Super Sports ever wear out, I had been planning to replace them with Sport Cup 2. But it turns out that the size mix is better with Trofeo R. I understand that tire preference is like...
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    I bought an Everlast 256S. Specs are 42A inrush,...

    I bought an Everlast 256S. Specs are 42A inrush, 35A operating, 220V. We use a gas clothes dryer, so I repurposed the electric dryer circuit. The 30A breaker hasn't tripped yet, but I haven't...
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    Little Machine Shop's version of the Sieg 2.7. I...

    Little Machine Shop's version of the Sieg 2.7. I drove down to Pasadena to get it (gas was cheaper than shipping!). Really nice bunch of guys, and super helpful.
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    New toys - TIG and bench mill

    Car crafting has been my hobby for many decades. I enjoy making stuff. I enjoy perfecting the tune in my ECU. I enjoy writing software to process ECU logs and spit out optimized VE table values. ...
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    If it's the well-known place I'm thinking of, you needed to reach out with $1000 in your hand.

    Good to hear that the car is making you smile. That's what they're for!
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    FWIW, I bought my grooved disks from Southwest...

    FWIW, I bought my grooved disks from Southwest Lotus Center in UK.
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    Other than a minor Terry Haines rebuild with new...

    Other than a minor Terry Haines rebuild with new seals and synchros, my gearbox is all original.

    I've set the ECU soft limit at 7500 and hard limit at 7700, but my butt dyno says there is nothing...
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    Mojave Mile, October 2016

    I've signed up for Mojave Mile Oct 8 and 9. Any other left coasters going?

    I know some of the UK guys have run long airfield events, but what about us yanks? Anybody on this side of the pond run...
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    No, I don't get hot air through the boot with the...

    No, I don't get hot air through the boot with the windows down. The changes really are effective.
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    The sum of all my tunnel mods have made a big...

    The sum of all my tunnel mods have made a big difference. The tunnel used to get hot to the touch, now it gets mildly warm after a long drive.
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