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  1. Thread: Calling all 7's

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    Damn, wish I could. I'm headed up to Willow...

    Damn, wish I could. I'm headed up to Willow Springs the next day to run with the Cobra guys. I'll be getting loaded, etc. Let me know the next time you want to get together.
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    Powder coat services, Los Angeles

    Looking for a decent powder coat shop in West LA to refinish my roll bar. I need them to fill some characters that were stamped into the tube befor coating it. TIA
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    Clear bra installation

    Just got my wife a new Audi and need to have the protective film applied. Any recommendations on the West side?
  4. Thread: English wheel

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    I stopped by and spoke with Brian today. Nice...

    I stopped by and spoke with Brian today. Nice fellow and a very interesting shop. Unfortunately, he is fully booked for at least 2 months. It looked like about 8 major projects in the works right now.
  5. Thread: English wheel

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    Thanks. I’ll give them a call tomorrow.

    Thanks. I’ll give them a call tomorrow.
  6. Thread: English wheel

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    English wheel

    Anyone know of a shop with an English wheel on the West side of LA?
  7. Thread: Queens English

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    Queens English

    Anyone headed over there on Sunday? I'm bringing my Birkin up for a few hours. Should be there by 9 or so.
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    Check for the sleeved SS hose clamps at McMaster...

    Check for the sleeved SS hose clamps at McMaster Carr. They are reusable and last forever. I found a silicon hose manufacturer in the South Bay but it was only a little cheaper than Pegasus. However,...
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    In the early ‘90s, Bill Scott started training...

    In the early ‘90s, Bill Scott started training drivers for the State Department and other federal agencies in evasive maneuvers and high speed driving at Summit Ppint Raceway in West Virginia. In...
  10. Why not give Tom Carlin in Vail a call...

    Why not give Tom Carlin in Vail a call (970-376-5188). He may know of someone closer than he is. At one point, I was at my wits end with the ECU and ready to tow the car to Vail but Tom patiently...
  11. Thread: Trailer?

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    I guess it will be a Uhaul if the weather permits.

    I guess it will be a Uhaul if the weather permits.
  12. Thread: Trailer?

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    Trailer?

    Iím considering running the AROSC event in April and am looking to rent a trailer for the weekend. Anyone have any leads other than Hertz?
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    Thanks to all for an enjoyable morning. Nice to...

    Thanks to all for an enjoyable morning. Nice to finally put faces to names after two years of an exclusively online relationship, not to mention the opportunity to drive the 405 and the 101 with...
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    I should be there by 6:30.

    I should be there by 6:30.
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    I'm in with my Birkin. What time? any particular...

    I'm in with my Birkin. What time? any particular location?
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    I would be very interested in the trailer. PM if...

    I would be very interested in the trailer. PM if that's an option. Thanks, Kevin
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    Great find! It answers a few questions.

    Great find! It answers a few questions.
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    Finished up with the referee today. Went to...

    Finished up with the referee today. Went to Compton Center at El Camino College. Arrived 20 minutes early and was finished in less than 30 min. Pick up the plates on Wednesday!
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    I ended up going to Jenilwil Auto Electric in...

    I ended up going to Jenilwil Auto Electric in South Central LA. Nice guys. $70 cash, no hassles, never left the trailer. 20 minutes total. Off to the smog ref on Tuesday! Nearly done.
  20. Thread: Dyno

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    Dyno

    Any recommendations for a dyno shop on the West Side of LA/South Bay? I need to make some adjustments to the Typhoon ECU on my Duratec.
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    1709Wonders never cease! I am #75 for 2017!

    1709Wonders never cease! I am #75 for 2017!
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    Brake and lamp inspection

    Can anyone reccomend a shop for a brake and lamp inspection. Just wending my way through the SB100 maze. Just don't want to get stuck with another hassle. Been at the Culver City DMV for 3 hours now...
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    Air filter for sale

    I have a new, unused ITG air filter for sale. It's a JC50-65 purchased from Coastal Fabrication for $128.50 a few months ago. This is the square shouldered model and now that I have mounted the nose,...
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    IT LIVES!!! Finally have it running well. I...

    IT LIVES!!! Finally have it running well. I changed the injectors back to 19# ones and put in a fresh set of Motorcraft plugs. The missing link was that the butterflies were open too much at .032" at...
  25. Thread: Clutching Woes!

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    I ran into the same transmission leak on my...

    I ran into the same transmission leak on my Birkin. When I originally assembled the gearbox and bell housing, I found hat that paper gasket wouldn't fit due to the spacer circumference for the throw...
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    Update - I pulled the engine and corrected the...

    Update - I pulled the engine and corrected the leaks. I replaced the fuel rail with a "single entry" one and installed a new fuel pressure regulator at the tank. This eliminated the return line from...
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    The door width is only 4'10". My rear track is...

    The door width is only 4'10". My rear track is 5'7". If I could finding a set of Miata steel wheels, it just might work.
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    enclosed trailer rental?

    I am looking to rent an enclosed car trailer for the first week or so of January (3-8). I need to get my Birkin over to Tom Carlin's shop in Vail for a couple of days. I have access to an open...
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    I have decided to go ahead and pull the...

    I have decided to go ahead and pull the drivetrain out. I need to fix a couple of minor leaks (2" sump seam leak and the T-9 shifter rod/bellhousing leak) and revise the dipstick/sump seal. This will...
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    New crank position sensor, correctly installed....

    New crank position sensor, correctly installed. New crank pulley cam position sensor works correctly. New plugs, correctly gapped. The injectors (26lb) are used but tested and cleaned by RC...
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    All four plugs were pulled for the impression...

    All four plugs were pulled for the impression check. The valve timing has been checked several times. It is spot on. The backfiring occurs in the course of "blipping" the throttle to keep it running...
  32. Thread: Leak down tester

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    I'm near LAX. Not too far a drive from NP. Still...

    I'm near LAX. Not too far a drive from NP. Still wrestling with whether or not to pull the engine out. Decided to sleep on it first.
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    This is a newly built engine. It is installed in...

    This is a newly built engine. It is installed in a new Birkin chassis. It is a 2.3l Ranger engine running Crower Stage 1 cams, stock pistons (9.7:1) and 48mm Jenvey ITBs. The ECU is a Typhoon 2...
  34. Thread: Leak down tester

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    Leak down tester

    Anyone have one that I can borrow for a day? Looking for a bent valve.
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    Duratec rebuilder/tuner

    I am looking for someone with experience in rebuilding a 2.0/2.3l Duratec in SoCal. I am having fits getting mine to run smoothly and have eliminated everything except a mechanical issue. Any help...
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    Duratec Crank pulley holder

    I have acquired the Ford service tool (205-126) used to hold the crank pulley in place while loosening and tightening the retaining bolt. PM me if you need it. No charge. I am located near LAX. I...
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    I was driving to Van Nuys airport several years...

    I was driving to Van Nuys airport several years ago and found myself behind a McLaren M1. It was full of door dings and well worn tires, obviously a daily driver. When I got to the FBO, the line guys...
  38. Thread: Paint shops

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    That is about what I think it should cost. These...

    That is about what I think it should cost. These pieces are already block sanded and ready for prime. Has the Clear Bra held up well?
  39. Thread: Paint shops

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    Paint shops

    Any recommendations for a reasonably priced paint shop in the SoCal area? I'm near LAX but am willing to drive as far as Bakersfield to get a decent price. Four fenders and the nose, single color,...
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    Yes, washer as well.

    Yes, washer as well.
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    I will do that, no charge, of course. It should...

    I will do that, no charge, of course. It should be here on Monday but I I be waiting a few days more for a new pulley. The rubber layer on mine is frays and torn. Might as well do it now.
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    Doug, I have the pin, etc. when I first...

    Doug,

    I have the pin, etc. when I first installed it, the engine was on the stand and a flywheel lock was in place. In order to do this in the car, this bar is needed. I'll probably order it...
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    Needed: Duratec crankshaft pulley holder

    Unfortunately, I need to get the front cover off of my Duratec without removing it from the car. In order to do this, I need the Ford service tool #205-126 ( or an effective facsimile). It holds the...
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    Van, As I recall, there is an article...

    Van,

    As I recall, there is an article buried in the one of the UK engine builder websites (maybe Raceline?) discussing exhaust system diameters and design, particularly as related to Duratecs....
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    Need a sheetmetal shop near West LA

    I'm looking for a sheetmetal shop that can accurately punch 48-50mm holes in an aluminum air filter backing plate. I am also looking for a shop that can do clean mandrel bends and beads on 1 ľ" od...
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    Thanks. I was a bit hasty and found it as well.

    Thanks. I was a bit hasty and found it as well.
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    Duratec valve cover

    Along with the new Typhoon ECU, I'll be changing over to "coil on plug". At what model year did Ford/Mazda change to this technology? Looks like I'll need to upgrade my valve cover to the later one...
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    Looking good!

    Looking good!
  49. Thread: 2.0 ecoboost

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    Tom Carlin, the Birkin distributor, is...

    Tom Carlin, the Birkin distributor, is installing one in a new chassis at his shop in Vail. In fact, he is working on the intercooler this week. I believe that he is fabricating his own with the...
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    Upholstery shop needed

    I have modified a pair of Kirkey seats for my Birkin. Now I need someone reasonably competent to alter the seat covers to fit the narrowed seat backs. Any recommendations on the West Side of LA?
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