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  1. Turbo6inKY

    2020 Optima Invitational at COTA!

    This year, with SEMA cancelled, Optima Batteries rented out Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, TX, for the Hi Performance Expo. The Optima Invitational is going to take place, along with a standalone autocross on Sunday with a $25,000 purse, a show and shine, some offroad stuff and roll...
  2. Turbo6inKY

    Original starter, $10 + shipping

    I can ship. Looks like UPS to that Zip is ~$40.
  3. Turbo6inKY

    Original starter, $10 + shipping

    I have the original starter from my car here. Works great, swapped it out for a lightweight mini starter, and I just don't have a use for this, but it works just fine. Would be great for a restoration, or even as a core to get a new one. I'm tired of tripping on it, and it's too nice to just...
  4. Turbo6inKY

    Blazer spindles with F-body calipers ?

    If you have to make a bracket, then it doesn't actually fit. :p
  5. Turbo6inKY

    2020 is on!

    Well, some friends of mine had one they brought out of mothballs a few years ago, and embarrassed some people with it. As it turns out, the second generation Probe was a really good car. Mazda did the chassis engineering, and the 2.5L V6 is a gem despite its meager (by today's standards) 165hp...
  6. Turbo6inKY

    2020 is on!

    Best lap from this weekend's Optima Event at NCM: This is just 0.6s slower than I ran the same track with the Buick, a car with nearly 3x the horsepower.
  7. Turbo6inKY

    2020 is on!

    Last regular season Optima event for 2020 this weekend, here's my best autocross run from today: 1.66G in the rain. On $150 apiece Chinese tires, in a Probe that just turned 267,000 miles on the original engine. Good for 6th in GTC and 31st overall. Even if I don't run at all tomorrow, I have...
  8. Turbo6inKY

    What happens when a Buick shows up at a Porche club track day?

    I actually got in trouble at that event. There was a situation I haven't posted publicly where I was backed up behind three or four cars going onto the front straight. I had people behind me, everybody going WOT coming out of turn 10... when suddenly the people in front moved right, off line...
  9. Turbo6inKY

    What happens when a Buick shows up at a Porche club track day?

    I know I haven't posted much using the Buick on track this year, so I dug into the archives and stitched together this little ditty. Enjoy, and feel free to pull it out whenever you run into somebody that says these are garbage on a track with turns.
  10. Turbo6inKY

    TTA aftermaket intercooler - who is still making them?

    The frontal surface area lost to the extra fins pales in comparison to the amount of surface area exposed to airflow to shed heat.
  11. Turbo6inKY

    2020 is on!

    The spin actually wasn't my fault, it was Ford's! When I hit the grass on the right at the top of the hill, it started the slide, but I had it pointed in the right direction. Sadly, when I hit the kerb on the left side, it tripped the intertial safety switch and cut the motor. The engine...
  12. Turbo6inKY

    2020 is on!

    Submitting without comment...
  13. Turbo6inKY

    Master cylinder bore size question

    Also, which pads came with your setup? My old Wilwood 2508 kit with the 10.75" rotors came with Wilwood Q compound pads, and they sucked. Your kit looks like the same hub with an 11" rotor? The hydraulics might be working just fine. The pads could just not have the kind of cold bite you want...
  14. Turbo6inKY

    Master cylinder bore size question

    I'm going to echo Chuck and recommend you call Wilwood. Wilwood recommended a 15/16" bore master for my Dynalite 6R equipped front brake kit with a manual pedal (Powermaster pedal, I think it's 6:1). I also got a brake pressure gauge and I'm at 1100psi front, 780psi rear after adjusting the...
  15. Turbo6inKY

    Coils/Springs LABOR

    My deductible for repairing my fingers when the cheap one fails and that spring takes them off is $10K.
  16. Turbo6inKY

    T-top weather stripping recommendations

    NOS is a unicorn. If there was a set available, Kirban would be the ones to ask. The repop seals everybody carries will likely be the exact same seals from the same back end manufacturer, so it really just comes down to who you want to deal with.
  17. Turbo6inKY

    Coils/Springs LABOR

    The stock springs are soft enough you can get them in with a prybar as long as you have the car high up enough to get the lower control arm all the way down, perpendicular with the ground. Shove them up in the upper pocket, bring the LCA up, put a jack under it to hold it, then use the prybar to...
  18. Turbo6inKY

    Front tire fitment

    You won't get good results with the 19x9.5 on a stock suspension. As mentioned before, the positive camber curve is going to send the tire into the outer fenderwell in bump, and with stock springs, you will have a LOT of bump travel. Plus, you don't have enough backspace, double whammy. That...
  19. Turbo6inKY

    Coils/Springs LABOR

    Stock springs or aftermarket? The book rate to replace all four springs is three hours, so they're quoting high. They probably don't want the job.
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