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Turbo Cary

Member Since 21 Jan 2011
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In Topic: Cutting the cord on the Newark NJ SQ Meet

19 June 2018 - 03:47 PM

I deleted my Facebook because of the drama that goes on in it. Constant ads and BS. I don't miss it one bit and have been much happier without it in my life.

In Topic: Cutting the cord on the Newark NJ SQ Meet

19 June 2018 - 12:10 PM

 Preludedude, on 19 June 2018 - 10:01 AM, said:

Maybe Ive been fortunate....

I've personally met about 7 members of this website, and I've yet to experience one as mentioned above....

I'm with you on that. I've met you and pretty much all the Charleston area SQ owners and not once has any of y'all been jerks or otherwise.

Planning a meet for a niche group of cars isn't going to have a high turn out. Did he really expect people to drive from multiple states away to drink a beer and eat pizza at his house? For some members thats like rolling the dice with their cars. You never know what's gonna break.

In Topic: Eco Boost 3.5 v6 twin will it fit starquest?

17 June 2018 - 03:46 PM

A good swap would be a GM 3.6 LFX or the 2.5 Ecotec Turbo engine from the newer Malibu/Impala/ATS. The ATS comes with a 6 speed manual option.

The LFX is non turbo but makes power easily. Add two turbos or a supercharger and you'll have more than enough power. There are quite a few Miata guys using the LFX. It can also be mated to a 6 speed trans from a Camaro or a 5 speed. If it can fit in a Miata without crazy modifcation I'm sure it would fit in a Starion.

The 3.5 turbo Ford engine can be a pain to work on in the trucks. There isnt a lot of room even in an F150. They do make good power.

In Topic: AC question

10 June 2018 - 03:15 PM

View Postvbrad511, on 10 June 2018 - 02:51 PM, said:

Went to check/charge my AC in my Ranger today and when I pulled the quick-connect off the high side the valve wouldn't seal. I believe I've found the replacement service ports on RockAuto, but is there a way fix this without tearing into the system? I really don't want to open it up. Some sort of add-on adapter to go over the leaky port with another valve in it?

Was the fitting a ball style or a valve core like you would see on a tire valve stem? If it is a valve stem type core you can use a valve core removal/installing tool to change it out. You'll need to recover the system first though. I have used a valve core from a tire valve stem as a replacement unless it is a flat and round style core (looks like a circular pill with a valve core sticking out the top)

The reason it wouldn't seal is you might have tightened the quick connect too much and it bent the valve. I have had that happen on a few vehicles.

If it is a ball style valve you either need to replace the line/hose or if the fitting bolts onto the line, remove it and replace. But with old vehicles you may damage the line trying to remove it. They tend to get hard to remove over the years.

In Topic: Hello everyone

03 June 2018 - 05:55 AM

I do RallyX racing with the SCCA and some of the local members are running a Datsun 210 they dubbed "The Dirty Datsun." It does fairly well for being an old beat up car. Show us some pics!