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  1. dgoodhue

    Lower Ball Joint play

    I failed inspection today for one of my ball joints, they are moog and have a little over 10k miles on them. I read through the service manual and the inspect tolerance is 1/8" or ~3mm. I would estimate that I have 1/2 mm, it definitely is less than 1mm, so I am definitely within spec. The...
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    My roads are clear.

    I won't drive my Syclone on the road until I am 100% sure the roads are clean from salt. I wait for street cleaners and usually April showers will do the job. Last week I drove my daily driver (which was recently cleaned) in the rain and it was covered in salt afterwards :(. We had a little...
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    25 years!

    The first regular sequenced VIN Syclone's rolled off the line 25 years ago today, January 18th, 1991. The Syclone is now officially 25 years old!
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    Don't leave an air freshener laying around on the plastic.

    I was doing some tuning earlier this summer Syclone. I disassembled my lower dash to access the alky controller, so I could fool around with the initial turn on. At the time I must have removed the air freshener that I usually leave ranging from the tilt lever and put it on my center console cup...
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    RPM out of sequence in a TunerPro datalog.

    I think I know the answer to this but ... I am running code $59. I am running about 14.5psi on 9.3:1 compression motor. I am spraying Alky, my TR6 plugs are gapped to 0.030. I noticed on one of my fastest logs last year that the rpm weren't linear at the top of the rpm range. So for example...
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    New England Dragway Friday October 23.

    I am planning to go upto NED next Friday night to race my Syclone, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to join me.
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    Air Conditioning System repair

    My AC compressor started making a horrible clattering noise about a month ago. I would like to repair it this winter and continue using R12 that it was designed for. Can I repair my existing compressor to keep its originality, or should I just put my original aside, repair it another day and...
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    WTB Syclone Door Panels

    I am looking for nice set of Syclone interior door panels. Ideally they would be in mint condition including the lower rug portion but I will consider examples in good condition. I am not a huge rush to get them. I am very likely be going to SyTy Carlisle meet this year (to reduce the hassle...
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    Parts Manuals with current part numbers?

    Is there resource for an updated oem parts manuals for SyTy's? I have the SyTy cd rom with parts and illustration manuals but the parts numbers in that manual are almost always superseded.
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    Tires with consideration to drag racing

    I am going to need a set of new tires soon, especially if I am going to be driving any long distances drives to a SyTy meet. One set of my tires is from 2002 (even though I bought them in 2005 :rant: ) and are hard as a rock. My other set is from 2005 and are retreads (green dots). I have...
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    WTB NOS Syclone headliner

    As the title says, I am looking for a new GM headliner. I am only interested in new parts.
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    Transfer Case locking up after sitting

    I have noticed in years past it seemed like that my transfer case seem to be locked up when I first drive it every year. It seem to loosen right up and work properly with a trip around the block. I have done the torque wrench test a couple times and it passes. A couple weeks ago I went move...
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    Shift points using a factory short block

    I have a late model 4.3 V6 balance shaft motor with factory internals (2 bolt mains & cast pistons.) I have ported Vortec heads and a custom cam. I kind of know that I playing with fire on this build with not a lot of data of other owners pushing this motor. E-Rue is the only other person...
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    New Best 1/4 mile time

    I ran my Syclone at the track last night. I ran a new best of 11.945@114.87mph with a 1.656 60'. I am still running ~14.5psi. The changes that I made from the last time is adding 4 degrees of timing, tune is cleaner (though not perfect) and I used my MSD 2 step. The 2 step made it real easy...
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    MA FS 10" Subwoofer/Box for Syclone

    I have decided to bring my Syclone stereo back to stock. I built this custom box to fit behind the seat of my Syclone with seat all the way back. (I actually tried a 2 other subwoofers in 4 different sub boxes first, before setting on this one) It's made of MDF that is reinforced with...
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    Door Panel Carpet

    Does any vendor sell replacement door panel carpet?
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    Transmission Fluid Change Interval for Type F?

    I use Redline Racing ATF and a bottle Lube Guard in my built 4L60. (Redline Racing ATF is synthetic TypeF fluid.) What is a typical transmission oil change interval for Type F Fluids? I would imagine, it depends quite a bit on how often the truck is raced... My truck is more of a street...
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    My Syclone finally at the track

    I ran my Syclone at the track tonight, the first time in a long time. (The last time I ran it was in 2004). My best time slip was 12.352 @ 110.12 with a 1.673 60' That time slip was with 14psi of boost and 14 degrees of timing and a relatively rich air fuel ratio. I did lean out my fuel...
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    Looking for a roommate.

    I reserved a 2 queen room for Friday & Saturday nights. I am looking for a roommate to split costs with.
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    Looking for a ride to the Nats from the northeast?

    My friend bailed on going to the Nats with me. Anyone looking for a ride (I am driving my Syclone) along my path from MA to Bowling Green? I should have the AC fixed by the ride.
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