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Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #500 on: November 08, 2018, 11:10:38 AM »
They work and they work good!  I base this solely off of my rear view mirror not bouncing around at cruise now.  The 60k volt spaceship coil and spaceship plugs really did make a difference as far as how smooth the car is.  It's noticeable.  Once I dial in the needles better I'll see what the difference on the dyno is. 
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Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #501 on: December 06, 2018, 04:50:40 AM »
Whoot! High cruise dialed in.  I was hanging in the upper 15s to low 16s here at first but after many small tweaks to the needles got it down into the 14s at cruise.  WOT is nicely in the upper 12s from 3-6k rpms.  I still have a pig rich spot WOT from real low rpms to 2800rpms.  Doesn't seem to be anything I can do for this.  Partial throttle in that area to 3/4 throttle is perfect, so maybe I just don't floor it bogged down sub 3k rpms.  All in all couldn't be happier.  I think filing needles is the way to go to get the perfect tune, in conjunction with the wideband.  Vizard does it the same way when he talks of needles.  Start with a lean needle and work it down.

I don't know what dashpot oil you're using, but if you're using the 20W SU damper oil, try going down to 15W or even 10W synthetic motorcycle fork oil.

KC wrote a dandy article once upon a time ago, including cool info on SU dampers.  Back in the day, I 'highlighted' certain paragraphs in red for my own edification.


By the way, where did you get those tires?   77.gif
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Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #502 on: December 06, 2018, 10:43:33 AM »
Tires came from American Racer.  You have to call and place the order.  They're affordable too!

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Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #503 on: December 06, 2018, 03:48:15 PM »
Cool - I'll check 'em out.  I wonder how they compare to the Yoko's and if they're up to the rigors of racing...

Edit - holy cow - which ones are those???
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Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #504 on: December 06, 2018, 05:12:21 PM »
I had downloaded their catalog from the website and found them under mini.  The part number they used to find them was the same as the sticker on the tire.  They are for race and boy oh boy do they stick to the road.  They're wider and as sticky if not more than an 032R. 

Edit: mounted side by side to 008s.
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Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #505 on: December 06, 2018, 05:28:28 PM »
Ah, ok - I didn't download the catalogue, only looked at tarmac, street etc...  I'll give it another shot - the race shop might be interested in 'something different'. 
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Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #506 on: December 07, 2018, 01:29:22 PM »
I ordered myself an inno style sump guard. Much lighter than the standard guard.  My sump only sits about 4 inches off the ground so I figured I better protect it.

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Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #507 on: December 08, 2018, 04:31:17 PM »
Sump cover on and finally got around to putting my lower engine stabilizer back on.  Also hooked up the wipers and heater box electricals.  Almost fully functioning again.

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Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #508 on: December 08, 2018, 05:52:55 PM »
Where did you get the sump guard?  Going to need that heater. Getting any white stuff up there?
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Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #509 on: December 08, 2018, 05:54:37 PM »
Got it from spares. Put it in an order of 66 parts I needed.  We missed out on the white stuff today but it's freezing cold out.