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by bertvorgon
01 Mar 2004 20:52
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Methyl Hydrate
Replies: 10
Views: 775

I use tons of methonol in my car. Yes, it will eat a lot of things, but, in the dilution that most of us use for air care it will not hurt. Methonol has an octane of about 104. I use it as an anti-detonant/coolant. As it evaporates it takes a lot of heat with it..quickly. I think in our air care sit...
by bertvorgon
01 Mar 2004 20:42
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Trivia Question - 510 Weights
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Thats right, my car, with all the do-da's, is about 2,150. Even with the glass hood and fenders, and lexan windows, all the other stuff I have added is all heavier. The turbo assembly alone is 17 lbs. I put the 69 doors on my 73, because those doors had the side crash beams in them and were incredib...
by bertvorgon
23 Feb 2004 19:53
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up.
Replies: 997
Views: 123987

I put a half inch spacer on my steering column. This is a geat mod. as it helps to move you back a bit in the seat if you need to have your arms stretched out. If you lower your seat to get the CG down this also gets the steering wheel more in line with the center line of your chest. Do not go for t...
by bertvorgon
21 Feb 2004 17:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R180 Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Will do! I will have some clearance issues with a new driveshaft at the transmission end as my transmission tailshaft is very close to the trans. tunnel. this was because we put the crossmember tight to the body at the rear. We wanted to keep driveshaft angularity spot on. High speed driveshaft vibr...
by bertvorgon
21 Feb 2004 17:21
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Winter Storage of your 510
Replies: 33
Views: 14842

Spring is aound the corner and of course it is time to start working on the DIMES! One thing to check! I had a corrosion failure of one of my sway bar end links on my Toyota this winter. Instant body roll, not good when you are all set up in the fast sweeper and have commited to a line! Part of our ...
by bertvorgon
21 Feb 2004 17:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R180 Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Hi Billy, I have been running an R180 LSD for 25 years with 4:625 gears and am putting 300 + horsepower through it with likely 300 foot lbs of torque. I have run the stickiest race tires I could get and have had NO problems. As I have said before that R200 is stupidly heavy for a 510, and, if you wa...
by bertvorgon
15 Feb 2004 17:11
Forum: Events
Topic: Knox mountain
Replies: 60
Views: 3766

No, I will NOT be running this year. I am still not wanting to put a cage in my car....even though it is a VERY GOOD IDEA! I really just want to do some club stuff this year and some more road trips (cannonballs). Knox is a $2,000.00 weekend for me and I have a LOT of other things I like doing. Matt...
by bertvorgon
09 Feb 2004 20:31
Forum: Events
Topic: Knox mountain
Replies: 60
Views: 3766

Some cars were granfathered on the full cage thing. Others, like mine and Cam's HAVE to have full cages ( good thing to have at Knox) Has anyone heard if Knox is a go this year? I heard a rumble that JIM KELLERMAN is not going to organize this year. Has anyone else stepped up to the plate?
by bertvorgon
09 Feb 2004 20:24
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: TURBO Q & A FORUM
Replies: 339
Views: 57744

Hi Rob, How BIG a compressor could I THEORETICALLY put on my car?? I just checked today and I do have a 229 on there. If I put the 1.25 exhaust on, what would a 279 do? Would I be outside the surge line?? Obviously the 229 is working just awesome, and you know that old saying, "IF SOMES GOOD, MORES ...
by bertvorgon
23 Jan 2004 16:38
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: L20B
Replies: 38
Views: 1923

I would shoot for the 9:5 compression. It will make the motor way more snappy in real world driving. You can build a boost retard on the ignition for when everything gets happening. I can give you an idea on the starting jetting you may need on the carb. I have been helping James get his setup. Did ...
by bertvorgon
20 Jan 2004 18:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your last vehicle.
Replies: 34
Views: 1735

My last street vehicle was a 1982 toyota corolla sr5. I put a killer suspension in it. The 3tc motor was quite torquey for an 1800. I ran it at Westwood and did slaloms with it. I put 390,000 km on it and then sold it to my sister who put 10,000 km on it and then sold it to a roundy-round racer who ...
by bertvorgon
19 Jan 2004 19:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How should I get an LSD?
Replies: 8
Views: 628

I would not go with a r-200. They are stupidly heavy. I have an r-180 LSD and in twenty five years of racing, making tons of torque, and any where fron 250-300 hp.. The R-180 unit if set up properly will give you years of reliable service and not weigh your 510 down. Remember..Weight is the racers e...
by bertvorgon
16 Jan 2004 17:07
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: TURBO Q & A FORUM
Replies: 339
Views: 57744

Again..Wow Rob, that WAS interesting! On my 2 Litre I run 15 degrees initial advance, and as boost goes past 12 PSi, the ignition is retarded to 26 degrees total. As most of you know this works well with aviation fuel AND various races gases on my motor. I CANNOT run pump premium with my static comp...
by bertvorgon
24 Dec 2003 21:55
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Building a competitive Autocross 510 (sedan)
Replies: 16
Views: 1074

If you are on the lower mainland you can borrow my rule book. that is most important as i said above, then you can decide what you are up against. it is based on a point system. Most of us have done mods that bump us real fast into a level of competition that makes you have to decide if it is for fu...
by bertvorgon
24 Dec 2003 21:48
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: fuel pump: internal vs. external
Replies: 16
Views: 846

no, that was the evaporative recovery tank that was part of the emmision control stuff. I have one in my 1973.