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  1. Great feedback you guys! Thanks!! I'll see if any...

    Great feedback you guys! Thanks!! I'll see if any of my local auto part stores have a ball joint separator in their loaner program.
  2. upper/lower ball joints stuck in steering knuckle

    How do you separate the upper/lower ball joints from the steering knuckle? I have of course removed both of the castellated nuts but both ball joints are jammed into their respective knuckle...
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    Both statements are utterly true. Ed put up a...

    Both statements are utterly true. Ed put up a goodbye video on youtube where he said something to the effect of Discovery wanting to spend less time on the actual, hands-on repair work which is a...
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    [General] Just to close the loop on this: I circled back...

    Just to close the loop on this:

    I circled back with Ed who told me that the wider (non-spacer) caliper in Brake Kit 1 is indeed a new design. Dimensions are identical to the stock caliper,...
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    [General] Thanks Josh and Clint for pursuing this. Can't...

    Thanks Josh and Clint for pursuing this. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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    [General] Aha - gotcha. By chance, what is the diameter...

    Aha - gotcha.

    By chance, what is the diameter for the Miata rotors you are using?
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    [General] Ah - didn't think about that possibility. The...

    Ah - didn't think about that possibility.

    The wider, non-spacer calipers have one less joint than the spacer ditto, so the one benefit would be greater integrity, reduced potential for leaks etc. ...
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    [General] A question on the subject of DMCEU's vented...

    A question on the subject of DMCEU's vented rotors:

    Ed offers three Power Brake Kits - all with vented rotors for the front.

    Now, Brake Kits #2 and #3 clearly come with spacers for the stock...
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    [General] I'm interested too. I am about to start a...

    I'm interested too. I am about to start a complete overhaul of my front suspension and have purchased:

    DMCEU's SS LCA
    DMCEU's polyurethane bushings
    DriveStainless's adjustable ride height...
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    The write-up for my auto-to-manual shifter...

    The write-up for my auto-to-manual shifter replacement is right here

    I used an adapter plate from Martin G but after it was all said and done I saw Nicholas Roedl's 2 x 2" angle iron solution...
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    [General] I was thinking the same.

    I was thinking the same.
  12. [General] Impressionante, Fernando! Muito boa produo.

    Impressionante, Fernando! Muito boa produo.
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    [General] Mine are out for delivery TODAY! :)

    Mine are out for delivery TODAY! :)
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    [Frame & Body] An update: I sanded everything down to the...

    An update:

    I sanded everything down to the primer to the point where the primer was really thin but absolutely uniform in thickness, then degreased it (again) with acetone, then I recoated it with...
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    [Frame & Body] No it was done outside. Interesting point though.

    No it was done outside. Interesting point though.
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    [Frame & Body] Well... I sanded it down to the bare fiberglass,...

    Well... I sanded it down to the bare fiberglass, degreased it with acetone and primed it (bottle on the left):
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    The result was somewhat blotchy but the primer is specifically for fiberglass so...
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    [Electrical] :hysterical:

    :hysterical:
  18. Thread: Wheel size

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    [General] Here is a great website:...

    Here is a great website: http://www.willtheyfit.com/. You simply enter your stock D dims, then your new dimensions and it will tell you numerically and graphically.
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    [Frame & Body] I noted that there was a thin strip of...

    I noted that there was a thin strip of weatherstripping between the four engine cover grills and the lower engine cover; maybe that weatherstripping is just on my car (?) but it makes sense to ensure...
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    [Frame & Body] Good question. The underneath of the engine cover...

    Good question. The underneath of the engine cover showed no signs of overheating; as it turns out it was the paint on the top side that had cooked and bubbled up. The fiber glass itself wasn't...
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    [Frame & Body] Wow - that looks awesome, and thanks for the tip...

    Wow - that looks awesome, and thanks for the tip Dana. Also big thanks to David T for his input.
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    [Frame & Body] Lower engine cover refinishing

    I need to hear from those of you with fiberglass experience:

    The thing is that the radiant heat from the exhaust manifold on my turbocharged VR6 has overheated the lower engine cover. I do have a...
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    I hope you are not saying that the only reason...

    I hope you are not saying that the only reason you are doing the engine swap is because the tranny didn't shift right. I personally pulled a Stage 1 engine and auto tranny that were both in as-new...
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    [General] That's a great tip. Especially at less than 5...

    That's a great tip. Especially at less than 5 bucks.
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    [General] My Red Top Optima is going on its 6th year now; I...

    My Red Top Optima is going on its 6th year now; I had my local auto part store test it the other day and they concluded that it is still in good condition. Money well spent back in 2011.
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