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post #62 of 70 (permalink) Old 10-24-2018, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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I wish I had thought about the JB Weld before I ordered the new Moser axles that arrived today. The shaft is about 3/16" thicker and much better looking! Looks like I'll be breaking something else next time. Used my commie press to install the studs and bearings. And I didn't forget to install the bearing retainer plates before pressing on the bearings! I'm not physically able to remove the pumpkin to really clean things up for at least 3 more months, so I hope the magnet I fished down the axle tube got all the metal bits.
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"....... so I hope the magnet I fished down the axle tube got all the metal bits.
You can stick one of those rare earth magnets on the outside of the pumpkin at the very bottom. Then never worry about any axle bits or any gear dust grinding away at the innards.


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You can stick one of those rare earth magnets on the outside of the pumpkin at the very bottom. Then never worry about any axle bits or any gear dust grinding away at the innards.


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Yep! Just ordered both the bar and disks magnets from Amazon. Figure I'll put the bars at the bottom of the axle tube before the housing and the disks on the bottom of the pumpkin.
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I'm finding even more downsides to having sticky tires at an autocross, or this weekend an autocross school and test and tune. The Bridgstone RE71's pick up every bit of the tar used to fill the cracks in asphalt and do not let go. Between the autocross school on Saturday and the test and tune today I and a few trusted friends did about 60 runs on the car in 90 or near heat. The car in general and especially the SoT coilover got excellent reviews from experienced drivers with probably 50 years combined auto crossing. So I'm the weak link, not the car.

Picture is after driving 25 miles home after todays test and tune. Couldn't go over 50 mph without the steering wheel shaking out of my hands! I cleaned off the rears on the way home. You can do a 1-2 bang shift on a T5z and keep the fun going for quite a while! I'll probably rotate and repeat the cleaning procedure on the 4th!

P.S. The Bilstien rear shocks 110% cured the wheel hop mentioned earlier in this thread. Gone!
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I'm finding even more downsides to having sticky tires at an autocross, or this weekend an autocross school and test and tune. The Bridgstone RE71's pick up every bit of the tar used to fill the cracks in asphalt and do not let go. Between the autocross school on Saturday and the test and tune today I and a few trusted friends did about 60 runs on the car in 90 or near heat. The car in general and especially the SoT coilover got excellent reviews from experienced drivers with probably 50 years combined auto crossing. So I'm the weak link, not the car.

Picture is after driving 25 miles home after todays test and tune. Couldn't go over 50 mph without the steering wheel shaking out of my hands! I cleaned off the rears on the way home. You can do a 1-2 bang shift on a T5z and keep the fun going for quite a while! I'll probably rotate and repeat the cleaning procedure on the 4th!

P.S. The Bilstien rear shocks 110% cured the wheel hop mentioned earlier in this thread. Gone!
That pic is better than the one @zray has posted of his Avons with the coins glued to the tread
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That pic is better than the one @zray has posted of his Avons with the coins glued to the tread
I'll have my new found fan base throw some coins on the track next weekend! Evidently everybody loves an old Mustang! Literally people showed up today to watch me fail epically. Actually I'd prefer the second best set of tires on the track and let the other guy take home the tar!
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I'll have my new found fan base throw some coins on the track next weekend! Evidently everybody loves an old Mustang! Literally people showed up today to watch me fail epically. Actually I'd prefer the second best set of tires on the track and let the other guy take home the tar!
don't feel to bad I had 5 out of 5 DNF's last Sunday. Some Wile E Coyote super genius decided it was a good idea to change the course after I had already walked it twice. Plus I was somewhat distracted,she drove a Focus RS. My head wasn't in the game .
On the bright side I drove to and from without incident


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The fairer sex seems to be be as or more interested in automotive pursuits these days. All of them younger than my daughter. Sadly they are all burning rice.
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That pic is better than the one @zray has posted of his Avons with the coins glued to the tread

when I sold the K code, I offered to put some new tires on it and me keep the Avons. The guy must've thought it was some kind of trick, so he declined. About 3 months later out of the blue the new owner calls me and tried to sell me the Avons. Turns out, they were picking up lots of road grit in city driving, and making a helluva racket when the grit and rocks were spun off of the tires. (well. I warned him, sorta kinda...)

I told him if he'd just drive a lot faster the road grit wouldn't have time to latch on.


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