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RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti

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RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
March 29, 2006 01:48PM
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Re: RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
March 29, 2006 02:31PM
Hey Grant, how long does it take tyo sign up on that site.
What are those round driveshaft adaptors in the Supra diff thread?



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Re: RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
March 29, 2006 04:15PM
Holy fucking ridiculous.
"The Sommers Brother's axle. It's made out of
chrome moly and much stronger than the factory axle
as well as being longer to fit the new A-arms. The
inner splines are cut to fit a standard Lubro CV joint,
such as from a Porsche or BMW car. The picture
shows the inner splines prepped for the new Lubro
joint."

Why the fuck would you want to put a Porsche or BMW CV joint on your car? The truck guys it says use it because it allows for extreme angles encountered in off road/rock crawling that the Toyota inner wouldn't allow for. But for the Merkur I have no clue why someone would want to go that route.

Here's the site:
http://www.brian894x4.com/WCORIFSINSTALLPT2.html

It's near the bottom. The joint is from a Porshe 930 and BMW 8 series.



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Re: RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
March 29, 2006 10:13PM
It's expensive so it's got to be good, right?
I thought that is what we're supposed to do, pick the most expensive, convoluted, irreplaeable, impractical soution pissible?

Fuck... I'm trying to find a inexpensive, reasonaby low profile, readily available, ball joint that I can use front and rear on fabricated lower control arms (we'll machine the taper to fit). Anyone got any suggestiosnn that aren't porsche or BMW?

-Martin.
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Re: RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
March 30, 2006 01:12PM
Reading it, it sounds like another hard-on for 5-lug wheels post. What is the facination with 5 lug wheels anyway?



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Re: RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
March 30, 2006 01:46PM
Larger selection of wheels is all I could ever discern.



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Re: RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
March 30, 2006 10:43PM
It's not like 4x4.25 is uncommon.

I just signed up there.




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Re: RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
March 30, 2006 11:11PM
Scott Manley Wrote:
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> It's not like 4x4.25 is uncommon.
>
> I just signed up there.

It claims I already am signed up but it seems there is no way of asking what my "name" and "pass word" are since to get hgelp you have to send them your email address and when I do, it claims its already in use.
God do I hate stupidly concieved "problem solving" and stupid forums.

I really would like to post a few things regarding the Supra diff CV adaptors.

And gently poit out to some of the knobs that the belief that engineers are the spanwn of the devil is a commonly help belief by those who have to keep running and service things designed by "injur-near" types who don't have to do either, and who, due to their own extremely stunted cognitive albilities, rerely recognize when they are positing things well out of their areas of expertise.

Fuckin dumb cunts.
And fuckin dumb punk ass punks who are in thrall of "engineers".
>
>
> Scott Manley
> Spokane, WA
> 86' XR4Ti
> 32






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Re: RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
April 01, 2006 12:11AM
Amen, there's one of them over on turd-bo ford.orgy trying to convince me MAF (Mass Air Flow) is way superior to Speed/ Density.

You may have to delete a cookie and then try to sign on again. Though I wouldn't know where to look on your computer. Try right click "Start", left click "Explore" and cookies should be right under "application date", Maybe. Then left click "cookies" and look for one with the address ending in merkurclub and delete it(Highlight and right click, left click delete). Then go back to the sight and try to log in again.



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Re: RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
April 02, 2006 01:28AM
john vanlandingham Wrote:
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> Fuckin dumb cunts.
> And fuckin dumb punk ass punks who are in thrall
> of "engineers".





While I'll agree with you about the internet kiddies, please tell me you do not think the world would be a better place without engineers.




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Re: RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
April 03, 2006 08:09PM
Mike- You found this place! Welcome!

Hey I for one wouldn't mine getting an engineering degree one day. But I think John's point is regarding how alot of engineers work through ideas. And what dogma they hold. Look at the MAF vs. S/D post. JohnK claims to be an engineer, probably is one. But I, and Ford motorsport I might add, would tend to disagree with him regarding the usefulness of Mass Air Flow for use in turbocharged engines. And then you read the post on "hillbilly MAF air straightener" or some such, and you start to wonder about some peoples reasoning.



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Re: RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
April 03, 2006 08:46PM
Totally agree and for the record, I am NOT a "real" engineer. smiling smiley I do a lot of different types of design/engineering, but I have not put the time in for a full degree. So I take no offense from an engineer being made fun of. A few weeks ago a friend and I were talking about the "internet engineers". We know a BUNCH of actual Ford engineers who get on websites every day trying to tell people how to build race cars. Fact is many of these guys have no actual experience. Having a half done car in you garage for 10 years doesn't count. Many of these guys certianly are engineers, but guess what many of them do? Stuff like door handles. LOL Even the guys who are doing different engine work haven't ever actually built an engine, raced it, and gained experiance from the stuff that breaks and the stuff that holds together. Yet they seem to want to tell everyone how things should be done. I learned a long time ago the best way to be better at something is to admit what you DON'T know. Though I know I don't always keep that in mind. Anymore I try to just keep a low profile and pick out the guys who seem to know their stuff from experiance. Then I call them. smiling smiley


I see it at work to. We have one engineer who is very smart and is extremely good at doing energy studies and stuff like that. Yet if this person had to design the mechanical system for a a simple shop in a strip mall, it would take her a long time to do it and it wouldn't be right. We keep encouraging her to take a more active role in design. What if she suddenly had to find a new job somewhere or what if our energy work suddenly dried up? She'd be in big trouble.


Yeah Scott, Grant sent me the address. I am hoping to do some hill climbs/rally/open track soon. It's probably not going to be in an XR this year though. Just not enoguh time/money. Probably going to work out a deal to lease a chassis that a buddy of mine just bought. Still planning to get my drag XR on the track. Plus we are in the middle of trying to sell a house, buy a new house, and move.



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Re: RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
April 03, 2006 10:35PM
Turbopit Wrote:
Hi Mike.
Did we yakk a long time ago about you buildinga road race car or something? Back in late 90s????

Anyway you asked and then answered the question far better than I could have what the continual problem with injur-nears is.
It's a well know and well documented problem, so the real interesting thing I think is to try and understand what combination of social and cultural forces produces (or facilitates an already exsisting) tendancies which you write about.


-------------------------------------------------------
> Totally agree and for the record, I am NOT a
> "real" engineer. I do a lot of different types of
> design/engineering, but I have not put the time in
> for a full degree. So I take no offense from an
> engineer being made fun of. A few weeks ago a
> friend and I were talking about the "internet
> engineers". We know a BUNCH of actual Ford
> engineers who get on websites every day trying to
> tell people how to build race cars. Fact is many
> of these guys have no actual experience. Having a
> half done car in you garage for 10 years doesn't
> count. Many of these guys certianly are
> engineers, but guess what many of them do? Stuff
> like door handles. LOL Even the guys who are
> doing different engine work haven't ever actually
> built an engine, raced it, and gained experiance
> from the stuff that breaks and the stuff that
> holds together. Yet they seem to want to tell
> everyone how things should be done. I learned a
> long time ago the best way to be better at
> something is to admit what you DON'T know. Though
> I know I don't always keep that in mind. Anymore I
> try to just keep a low profile and pick out the
> guys who seem to know their stuff from experiance.
> Then I call them.
>
>
> I see it at work to. We have one engineer who is
> very smart and is extremely good at doing energy
> studies and stuff like that. Yet if this person
> had to design the mechanical system for a a simple
> shop in a strip mall, it would take her a long
> time to do it and it wouldn't be right. We keep
> encouraging her to take a more active role in
> design. What if she suddenly had to find a new
> job somewhere or what if our energy work suddenly
> dried up? She'd be in big trouble.
>
>
> Yeah Scott, Grant sent me the address. I am
> hoping to do some hill climbs/rally/open track
> soon. It's probably not going to be in an XR this
> year though. Just not enoguh time/money. Probably
> going to work out a deal to lease a chassis that a
> buddy of mine just bought. Still planning to get
> my drag XR on the track. Plus we are in the middle
> of trying to sell a house, buy a new house, and
> move.
>
> Mike Hymbaugh
> "Converted" drag racer
> Colorado Springs, moving to Castle Rock, CO
>






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Re: RX7 hubs on an XR4Ti
April 03, 2006 11:37PM
Stop it you're hurting Kevin's feelings

nyuk nyuk




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