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Forum: Electrical March 18th 2004, 21:18
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By Ron Roberts
Clock to tach conversion

I would like to convert my clock to a tachometer. I know it has been done and it would be good to have some help. :) I think it is worthy of another tech article if anyone is up to it. I have a 73...
Forum: Engines March 4th 2004, 11:16
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By Ron Roberts
There is a calculator on the TVWDRA site. Also if...

There is a calculator on the TVWDRA site. Also if you take the data from other cars like from the Car & Driver mags you will see a preyy consistant relationship between weight and HP. Plot this info...
Forum: Body March 1st 2004, 13:35
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Ron Roberts
How does this happen? I have terminal blocks...

How does this happen? I have terminal blocks screwed down to bare metal in my trunk. The terminal acts as its own isolation. There is 1 large post to act as a common ground for the ground part of the...
Forum: German Look Tuning February 25th 2004, 11:43
Replies: 16
Views: 1,843
Posted By Ron Roberts
Nice! Looks like good lateral support, AAAND...

Nice! Looks like good lateral support, AAAND comfy!

Ron
Forum: Suspension February 25th 2004, 01:05
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Ron Roberts
I was actually getting an inkling that might be...

I was actually getting an inkling that might be the case as I was writing. Its really the same principal as rotating the rear torsion bars, right?

Thanks
Ron
Forum: German Look Tuning February 24th 2004, 21:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,843
Posted By Ron Roberts
Lookin good! I'd like to see the interior too....

Lookin good! I'd like to see the interior too. Looks like a 4-1 header. I didn't know they made anything other than 4-2-1 for a T4.

Have fun
Ron
Forum: Suspension February 23rd 2004, 19:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By Ron Roberts
I'm not sure what you mean by "dicey", But since...

I'm not sure what you mean by "dicey", But since you mentioned the gas I'll assume the front end breaks loose before the rear. Sway bars can help balance the tendency to start slipping. If I remember...
Forum: Suspension February 22nd 2004, 21:46
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Ron Roberts
Good question! I was thinking as far as the...

Good question! I was thinking as far as the springs are concerned, There is a 1/2" difference between lowering 2&1/2" with spindles and raising 1 inch compares to lowering 11/2" with the adjusters....
Forum: Suspension February 22nd 2004, 15:11
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Ron Roberts
Shock questions

I wanted to get a your ideas on the following:

Shocks have both upward and downward travel. In my case my Kyb silvers have 2" in each direction. That seems like it should be optimum, but when I...
Forum: Off Topic February 22nd 2004, 14:55
Replies: 30
Views: 2,292
Posted By Ron Roberts
Dell 45s for me. I even get to play them. :) ...

Dell 45s for me. I even get to play them. :)

Ron
Forum: Electrical January 17th 2004, 13:12
Replies: 23
Views: 1,702
Posted By Ron Roberts
I used contact cement made by Weldwood. I aplied...

I used contact cement made by Weldwood. I aplied it to both surfaces with a brush. That way it goes on thick to fill in the pebble texture of the carpet backing and also if there is any dirt or dust...
Forum: Engines January 7th 2004, 00:30
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By Ron Roberts
Smile Another point of interest, The stock heads, and...

Another point of interest, The stock heads, and the heater box exhaust limit you to 80-90 HP, but that is quite an improvement :)

I think to make the needed changes to get more power than that...
Forum: Engines January 6th 2004, 11:05
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By Ron Roberts
There are some things you can do that will...

There are some things you can do that will transfer over to your big T4

Weber or dells with 34 vents (change the vents later for the T4)
Mallory dist

Dont be afraid of the big carbs. when you...
Forum: German Look Tuning December 21st 2003, 00:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,634
Posted By Ron Roberts
Keep a spare pack of depends for your...

Keep a spare pack of depends for your passengers:)

Ron
Forum: German Look Tuning December 18th 2003, 10:52
Replies: 41
Views: 3,101
Posted By Ron Roberts
The stock shifter is often thought of as...

The stock shifter is often thought of as inferior, and attention is given to the shift rod bushing, but often the problem is just an old sloppy tranny. A new tranny can be set up nice and tight...
Forum: Off Topic December 17th 2003, 22:21
Replies: 19
Views: 1,534
Posted By Ron Roberts
With that lift at 100mph I would guess it would...

With that lift at 100mph I would guess it would need to go at least 120 before take off wind energy has a square relationship with wind speed and the actual lift is reduced from that since the...
Forum: Electrical December 17th 2003, 01:46
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By Ron Roberts
Good question. I'm suprised no one makes an...

Good question. I'm suprised no one makes an upgrade. I don't think they were ever fast. The only worse wipers were on the Rambler and ran on the vacuum. When you accellerated the wipers pretty much...
Forum: Off Topic December 17th 2003, 01:40
Replies: 19
Views: 1,534
Posted By Ron Roberts
Dorigtt, Can you tell me at what speed a ghia...

Dorigtt, Can you tell me at what speed a ghia becomes airborn?

Thanks
Ron
Forum: German Look Tuning December 3rd 2003, 01:43
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By Ron Roberts
Remelle Who? :D Ron

Remelle Who? :D

Ron
Forum: Electrical December 2nd 2003, 20:02
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By Ron Roberts
Porsche steering wheel question

Can anyone tell me if this steering wheel can be installed (within reason) onto a Ghia. It is an early 911 4 spoke wood wheel. The horn ring is sort of butterfly shaped.

Thanks
Ron
Forum: Suspension December 1st 2003, 01:49
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By Ron Roberts
Ah HA!! I got it! It is a FWD car doing a wheelie...

Ah HA!! I got it! It is a FWD car doing a wheelie in reverse!

Ron
Forum: Suspension November 30th 2003, 21:38
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By Ron Roberts
If it is real isn't it a little odd that there...

If it is real isn't it a little odd that there are no skid marks? If not the tires are more awsome than the brakes!

Ron
Forum: VolkSport Käfer Gruppe November 21st 2003, 02:47
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By Ron Roberts
In my business Unless I really trust the...

In my business Unless I really trust the customer, I never do anything for free, like throw in a little extra whatever, because if the job comes back to bite you in any way, whatever you did right or...
Forum: Off Topic November 12th 2003, 19:10
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Ron Roberts
Maybe I took you wrong. I also agree that in most...

Maybe I took you wrong. I also agree that in most cases when people post some BS others should ignore it, but I came to the conclusion that many cannot and feel it their duty to respond. From all I...
Forum: Off Topic November 12th 2003, 16:42
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Ron Roberts
Re: Dear yo-lpr

Thats a bit excessive. If you have a problem with people responding, then I suggest you moderate sooner. :mad:

Ron
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