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Old 01-29-2011, 11:46 AM   #81
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Steel wool of any grade will leave fine scratches. Use a soft brush, such as those intended to wash cars, and Lime-Away toilet cleaner. Let the chemical do the work, gently working it in. Flush with a lotta water, and dry with soft cotton rag or towel. Maybe half an hour each, and they'll look pretty good.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:48 AM   #82
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why is torque more fun on a daily driver than HP?
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:03 AM   #83
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why is torque more fun on a daily driver than HP?
Torque is what gets you across an intersection quickly. Max horsepower is typically seen at speeds frowned upon by the authorities.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:54 AM   #84
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Torque is what gets you across an intersection quickly. Max horsepower is typically seen at speeds frowned upon by the authorities.
Out of curiosity, how did the topic of Torque or HP come up?

Not that I mind, I am just asking.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:09 AM   #85
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why is torque more fun on a daily driver than HP?
Crudely, because you have to drive your car like you hate it in order to get at the big numbers on the HP curve - they only live up around redline.

Daily driving is hardly ever done at such a frantic pace (downshifting TWO gears when you're already at 2500 rpm, f'rinstance), either physically/mechanically (for the powertrain) or mentally (you).


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Out of curiosity, how did the topic of Torque or HP come up?

Not that I mind, I am just asking.
well, i've been reading this thread and it was posted earlier i just didnt have the patience to go find it and quote it. Sorry

and thanks for answering guys. It makes perfect sense
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:02 PM   #87
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well, i've been reading this thread and it was posted earlier i just didnt have the patience to go find it and quote it. Sorry

and thanks for answering guys. It makes perfect sense
lol Man I missed it in my own thread, too funny.
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so now that thats answered, what are some ways to increase torque?
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That's the easy way! And the way to blow up an engine!
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:00 AM   #91
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Cheater! haha
That's the easy way! And the way to blow up an engine!
Only if you dont know what your doing. Problem is its so easy to install that people just bolt it on and push the button. Those are the idiots that blow up
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Only if you dont know what your doing. Problem is its so easy to install that people just bolt it on and push the button. Those are the idiots that blow up
True that. I say it blows up engines because that's what a lot of people do, they just throw it on and think an engine can take the abuse 24/7. Not so....
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:00 PM   #93
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Most important thing to watch is you have to make sure your have enough feul pressure to the silenoid when it is flowing. If not you get a nitrous lean accurance and then blammo!! Make sure you back your timing down about 1 degree per 50 shot and run a good amount of octane. I run 91 mixed with 100 whenever Im gonna play with some nitrous. I only use a 100 shot though.
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So with this measurement, I need 15 x 4.5" rims, right?

I know... total novice question......

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Old 02-13-2011, 08:20 PM   #95
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1/4 of the roof of doom has been wire wheeled free of rust and spray primed to make sure i don't have to repeat the work.

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And.. I am screwed on the wheels.

Here is what one looked like after 40 minutes of 0000 steel wool and some lime away to try to take away what I thought was road crap.....

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Turns out upon further and closer inspection
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The paint is stripped, chipped (how ever you want to say it) away from the metal. Looks like I am looking for new craggar SS rims... 15"x4.5" unless I am reading the measurement wrong.

Keep you all updated. Thanks in advance for all the comments and support.
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Lookin good on the roof!
Whatcha gonna do with the rims?
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Lookin good on the roof!
Whatcha gonna do with the rims?
Closest place that will sandblast them is 2 hours away. Although I am still calling around to different auto body shops asking if they know anyone who could strip them. No luck in the 23 that I have called so far.

I might end up craigslisting them. Then picking up new ones with part of my tax return.

I tried to clean them myself but there is nothing I can do with the paint stripped off.

Got any suggestions?
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Closest place that will sandblast them is 2 hours away. Although I am still calling around to different auto body shops asking if they know anyone who could strip them. No luck in the 23 that I have called so far.

I might end up craigslisting them. Then picking up new ones with part of my tax return.

I tried to clean them myself but there is nothing I can do with the paint stripped off.

Got any suggestions?
Well one thing I noticed is that just the center (spokes) is messed up. Maybe its just that one pic but the rest of the rim seems ok. Maybe you can blast or sand the spokes and inside edges and paint 'em flat black or something. Might kinda give it that Magnum 500 kinda look but on a completely different rim. Or do the whole rim like that! I think it'd look cool and even if you don't want that to be your finished product rim it could be a temporary wheel since you're got tires on 'em.

I was thinkin about doing the same with my original GT rims. Some might say "Oh no don't molest an original GT rim!" Nope, it's rusted to the point where there's no chrome left on all 4 rims, haha! But my issue is that I don't want those rims as my final product, AND unlike yours my rims have crappy tires on them that deflate, so it'd be a waste to paint 'em and put new tires when I don't want 'em as my final product. I'm craigslist hunting for newer rims with tires and I guess I'll throw some spacers on for the meantime and have cheap roller wheels. Then maybe for graduation my old man will get me some new shoes for the stang, I'll probably have to buy whatever rims I want, of course.

And hell, somebody has to have a sandblaster near ya! Maybe a buddy? Heck if I wasn't hundreds of miles away I'd do 'em for ya!

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The measurement for the bolt pattern is 5x4.5. The wheel diameter is probably 15inches x however wide
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:23 AM   #100
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So they are 15x(something) rims with a 5x4.5 bolt pattern.

I finnnnnnnnally got it.

Thanks.
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