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Forum: Car comparison 06-13-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 42,181
Posted By CapnBoost
Rx-7, but I'm biased. Both of them are good...

Rx-7, but I'm biased.

Both of them are good around a track, the supra has an advantage in how robust it is. The v160 is bullet proof, the 2jz equally so. The 7m not so much, I think it was the...
Forum: Technical forums 06-12-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 390,345
Posted By CapnBoost
Consider the cost of the new engine, then...

Consider the cost of the new engine, then subtract your theoretical fuel savings. Also consider that your at highway speeds aerodynamic drag is going to be significant on your '80s vintage flying...
Forum: Technical forums 06-06-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 390,345
Posted By CapnBoost
Yeah, I'm looking at some mild work. Keeping the...

Yeah, I'm looking at some mild work. Keeping the stock injectors and ignition system. vf43, equal length headers, divorced catted downpipe, catback, and new tmic.

Should be good for 300-350...
Forum: Chop forums 06-06-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,914
Posted By CapnBoost
I thought about going up to an 18" wheel, but NVH...

I thought about going up to an 18" wheel, but NVH is a concern. This being my wife and I's grocery getting daily, ride quality is a major factor.
Forum: Technical forums 06-06-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 390,345
Posted By CapnBoost
I just purchased my first "performance" vehicle...

I just purchased my first "performance" vehicle with an automatic, a forester xt with the 4eat. On the rx-7 the only problems with the manual transmission are primarily due to drivetrain movement...
Forum: Chop forums 06-06-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,914
Posted By CapnBoost
One more chop request

Enkei Performance G5's (17") on a black 2007 Forester XT Sport (stock 17" wheel)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51X3nZ%2BZI8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg
...
Forum: Technical forums 06-06-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 390,345
Posted By CapnBoost
I was hoping for something a bit more granular...

I was hoping for something a bit more granular than this. How does a higher stall torque converter or modified valve bodies protect an automatic transmission?
Forum: Technical forums 06-03-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 390,345
Posted By CapnBoost
I realized I don't know much about automatic...

I realized I don't know much about automatic transmissions.

Other than heat, what actually causes damage to them and how do you build them to take more abuse?
Forum: Technical forums 04-02-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 52,163
Posted By CapnBoost
I read about this recently & thought it was...

I read about this recently & thought it was interesting: The Mclaren F1 car can stall it's spoiler to increase straight line speed. (http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/235/)
Forum: Technical forums 03-30-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 53,562
Posted By CapnBoost
It's hard making a solid distinction like that. ...

It's hard making a solid distinction like that. It depends on too many things.

FWIW, I've heard 1% loss for every 7 degrees(F) over ambient.
Forum: General Automotive 03-17-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,663
Posted By CapnBoost
I think the only interesting things are happening...

I think the only interesting things are happening at the radical ends of the spectrum. The hypercars and the ittybittycity cars & hybrids. Just about everything in the middle is boring.

I'm...
Forum: Technical forums 03-17-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,027
Posted By CapnBoost
There were some prototypes IIRC, but it's not...

There were some prototypes IIRC, but it's not really ideal. The sealing of a square combustion chamber is far less efficient than a circular one.
Forum: General Automotive 03-12-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,901
Posted By CapnBoost
This makes sense, given the underrated nature of...

This makes sense, given the underrated nature of the LS9. All of the parts that matter, less a supercharger and a silly window.
Forum: Awards 02-27-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,524
Posted By CapnBoost
If price isn't a consideration for "best car"...

If price isn't a consideration for "best car" then why should we consider the badge, performance, exhaust note, sensibility, etc.

Basically, if we eliminate value, why consider anything else?
Forum: Technical forums 02-27-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,738
Posted By CapnBoost
I have a name brand "blade" style wiper on my...

I have a name brand "blade" style wiper on my Rx-7. One of the wipers works fine, the other doesn't flex enough to adequately wipe because of the curvature of the windshield.
Forum: Technical forums 02-27-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,672
Posted By CapnBoost
RUF (famous Porsche rebuilder) has been...

RUF (famous Porsche rebuilder) has been integrating cages on their cars for some time. From what I read on other forums, they only do it when they take the car down to a bare frame, and it's not...
Forum: Technical forums 02-27-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,654
Posted By CapnBoost
Less inertia (similar to the flywheel, but on the...

Less inertia (similar to the flywheel, but on the other side of the engine), and then the underdriven aspect runs your accessories at a lower rpm. Some waterpumps are terribly designed and will...
Forum: Technical forums 02-03-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,339
Posted By CapnBoost
I changed it when I bought the car, if I do the...

I changed it when I bought the car, if I do the clutch or flywheel I might change it again.
Forum: General Automotive 01-03-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,275
Posted By CapnBoost
Maybe originally. I know my phone integrates the...

Maybe originally. I know my phone integrates the camera with the accelerometer and the GPS to superimpose data on the screen, 'augmenting' reality. The movement is already underway to make the...
Forum: User's rides 12-09-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,884
Posted By CapnBoost
1993 Rx-7 touring, I had a second gen and...

1993 Rx-7 touring,
I had a second gen and liked it, then lost it
Then I came in to some money and decided that I wanted something more modern, and it was for sale locally - and cheap (relatively)
Forum: Technical forums 12-09-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 390,345
Posted By CapnBoost
How sophisticated is the ABS system? Since ABS...

How sophisticated is the ABS system? Since ABS senses tire lockup based on the speed of the individual wheels- perhaps being in the corner threw the readings off leading ABS to activate prematurely.
Forum: Chop forums 12-04-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,638
Posted By CapnBoost
Thank you very much. Those specific wheels were...

Thank you very much. Those specific wheels were crucial because it's the correct fitment.
Forum: Technical forums 12-04-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 41,307
Posted By CapnBoost
Positive displacement superchargers are driven...

Positive displacement superchargers are driven from the crank. If you wanted to deliver the kinds of boost pressures offered by turbochargers (as has been noted in the 20psi+ region) you would have...
Forum: Chop forums 11-20-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,638
Posted By CapnBoost
Thank you for the better picture. There are...

Thank you for the better picture. There are already rpf1s on the car, the picture was there for a color sample.
Forum: Chop forums 11-20-2009, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,638
Posted By CapnBoost
Simple Rx-7 Chop request

Two things:

Shoop the rpf1s black, black rpf1s pictured below:
http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/autornd/ENKEI/RPF1-1790-BK-FACIAL3.jpg

Shoop the spoiler off

(two pictures, black...
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