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Xguard86
Nov 22, 2004

"You don't understand his pain. Everywhere he goes he sees women working, wearing pants, speaking in gatherings, voting. Surely they will burn in the white hot flames of Hell"

Is there a central large forum for mini Coopers? I assume one of the ones I find on Google is "the good one" but I don't know which. Do we have an ai thread or anything about them?

I'm casually car shopping and curious about the general buzz for those cars.

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kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Xguard86 posted:

Is there a central large forum for mini Coopers? I assume one of the ones I find on Google is "the good one" but I don't know which. Do we have an ai thread or anything about them?

I'm casually car shopping and curious about the general buzz for those cars.

There are a few guys in the BMW thread that have Minis of various years. You should start there to spare yourself general automotive forums.

meatpimp
May 15, 2004

Psst -- Wanna buy

EVERYWHERE
some high-quality thread's DESTROYED!



Xguard86 posted:

Is there a central large forum for mini Coopers? I assume one of the ones I find on Google is "the good one" but I don't know which. Do we have an ai thread or anything about them?

I'm casually car shopping and curious about the general buzz for those cars.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com was the largest Mini forum a couple years back.

Xguard86
Nov 22, 2004

"You don't understand his pain. Everywhere he goes he sees women working, wearing pants, speaking in gatherings, voting. Surely they will burn in the white hot flames of Hell"

Thanks, I kinda blanked on that BMW mini connection.

Hughmoris
Apr 21, 2007
Let's go to the abyss!

I might have missed it in the OP but is there a recommended site that reviews new cars? TheTruthAboutCars.com seems to get universally shitted on around here, didn't know if there was an AI favorite.

Krakkles
May 5, 2003

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motortrend.com? They've got at least one goon working for them, so they ain't all bad. Just the goon part.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


http://parts-catalog.acdelco.com/ca...alog_search.php

This is very helpful for GM car owners. It will also list what parts that were used on other vehicles.

As we all know, GM has a huge pile of parts and figured lets use them on EVERYTHING.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


If you want to swap any motor in front of any (well, not quite) 5-speed manual transmission, you need to read this thread.

http://www.jeeps-offroad.com/showthread.php?t=4740

Info on using an assortment of junkyard and aftermarket custom bellhousings to put literally dozens of different engines from a handful of OEMs in front of various 5 speed manual transmissions from many of the same OEMs. AMC V8 in front of a Toyota Supra transmission? Yep, apparently bolts up with the right collection of parts.

Terrible Robot
Jul 2, 2010

FRIED CHICKEN


Slippery Tilde

As someone who spends hours each day bench-racing crazy engine/trans swaps with his buddies, that link is awesome. Gonna print it out and nail it to the wall for reference.

Boten Anna
Feb 22, 2010



I can't seem to find any sort of car recommendation thread, is that a thing that exists or might exist? I assume I would be in Big Trouble if I posted my own thread asking for car recommendations.

Edit: Pardon me, I was looking through this subforum and didn't realize it was in Ask/Tell

In case anyone else with the same issue happens upon this, go to this thread:

http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3213538

Boten Anna fucked around with this message at 22:36 on Oct 25, 2012

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Holy crap this site is great.

http://bbbind.com/tech_database.html

contains several cars with wiring diagrams. Very helpful.

ming-the-mazdaless
Nov 30, 2005

Whore funded horsepower

Does anybody have a UK resource for a reputable megasquirt 2 self build kit? Have a co-worker hunting for one.

Citycop
Apr 11, 2005

Greetings, Rainbow Dash.

I will now sing for you a song that I hope will ease your performance anxiety.

Can you add Toyotanation to the list of Toyota Forums?

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum

Nude Hoxha Cameo
Sep 29, 2007






For Mazda I might also suggest adding the Mazdaspeed Forums, which seem to have quite a bit of technical information for owners of Mazdaspeed 3s and Mazdaspeed 6s, especially on aftermarket parts, tuning, etc.

http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


http://parts.theujointstore.com/

Very useful if you need to figure out what U-joints your vehicle needs, for driveshafts or other purposes.

Toothy
Jan 30, 2006

There's treasure everywhere!

Is it economically viable yet (over time) to buy a used hybrid instead of a purely gasoline vehicle? I drive 100 miles to work round trip and I want a new car. Looking at a 2010 Honda Insight. Is there an obvious solution for me that's not that car?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Have you done the math on how much you save per month or per year? The Insight isn't a bad car; it just doesn't get amazing highway mileage compared to cheaper gas cars.
If you have specific size/feature/interior requirements, check here: http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3213538

Toothy
Jan 30, 2006

There's treasure everywhere!

Thanks for the link. Still crunching numbers... I r not good at math.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Toothy posted:

Thanks for the link. Still crunching numbers... I r not good at math.

Well pop in there and get help, cuz another guy is pondering pretty much the same thing.

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





While this thread is probably due to be remade, there shouldn't be any discussion here - just reference material.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep (and probably others that have fallen under the same umbrella over the years - I definitely saw some Plymouth stuff in there, for instance) parts catalogs, 81 through sometime in the late 00s or early 10s.

I suggest pulling what you need and what you think you might need ASAP, no telling how long the host will feel like paying the bandwidth bill. Last time I didn't grab a parts catalog when I got the chance, the dealership that had it published completely redid their website and stopped hosting the catalogs.

http://oskin.ru/pub/chrysler-dodge/..._Parts_Catalog/

CD1-CD5 are the interesting portions. If you know your vehicle's body code, it will help you a lot.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


Eaton Fuller OTR/heavy truck transmission ratio listing spreadsheet. It's in XLS format, which is unfortunate, but it's quite useful.

https://www.eaton.com/ecm/idcplg?Id...dID=4224‎

I haven't explored it fully yet but it also shows gear ratio percentage changes from gear to gear (useful for checking if you're going to end up in a big hole/fall out of the powerband for your motor if you shift at x rpm) and some other useful data as well. Torque ratings, weight, PTO speed compared to input shaft, and length in inches (very useful for what I'm looking at.)

Frankenstein
Jul 29, 2005



Vehicle is a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS (6th Generation, 2004-2008). GM and aftermarket suppliers state there is no cabin air filter available, but there is a location to install one (was empty). After some legwork, I was able to figure out that the cabin air filter for the Cobalt, HHR Pontiac G5, and Saturn Ion will fit in there correctly.

Cross-reference Part numbers:
ATP: GA-12
WIX: 24882
FRAM: CF10361
Partsmaster: 94882

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


VSVIN.info is gone. It was the free Autocheck site. And of course it dries up when I actually want to use it. Any other backdoors our should I just buy a Carfax account?

Viggen
Sep 10, 2010

by XyloJW


Rhyno posted:

VSVIN.info is gone. It was the free Autocheck site. And of course it dries up when I actually want to use it. Any other backdoors our should I just buy a Carfax account?

Your other *stupid* option that is often given is to list the car on eBay for an insane reserve, but I've never run into anyone that dumb.. especially when its for a car they're looking to buy.

VIN Audit is only $5 and seems to be at least on-par with AutoCheck.
Free Fraud & Theft check
Free Deactivated Airbags check

E: There's dozens to choose from, "Check That VIN" is $2.95.

Viggen fucked around with this message at 21:23 on Sep 1, 2013

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


West SAAB Story posted:

Your other *stupid* option that is often given is to list the car on eBay for an insane reserve, but I've never run into anyone that dumb.. especially when its for a car they're looking to buy.

VIN Audit is only $5 and seems to be at least on-par with AutoCheck.
Free Fraud & Theft check
Free Deactivated Airbags check

E: There's dozens to choose from, "Check That VIN" is $2.95.

Neat. Thanks.

Computer Serf
May 14, 2005


Buglord

broken links:

paynofine
globalautoindex

toyota van/suv forums..?

Michael Scott
Jan 3, 2010

by zen death robot


Panda Time posted:

toyota van/suv forums..?

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/

rcman50166
Mar 23, 2010

by XyloJW


I know this particular thread doesn't see much traffic, but I thought I'd give it a try. I'm looking for literature on how to design and build an engine. I don't mean tune one. I mean from nothing. Right now I have these sitting in my cart, but was wondering if there was anything better.

http://www.amazon.com/Performance-A.../dp/B00B77AN34/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0262700263/

Krakkles
May 5, 2003

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rcman50166 posted:

I know this particular thread doesn't see much traffic, but I thought I'd give it a try. I'm looking for literature on how to design and build an engine. I don't mean tune one. I mean from nothing. Right now I have these sitting in my cart, but was wondering if there was anything better.

http://www.amazon.com/Performance-A.../dp/B00B77AN34/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0262700263/
Are you looking to design your own engine, or build an existing engine type?

Sorry, but it's still rather unclear from what you posted. If you're looking to build up an existing engine type, I'd strongly recommend looking at a variety of books on the specific engines - you'll see different recommendations from different authors, and by looking at all of them, you can usually get a better idea of what works and what doesn't.

If you're designing your own, I must know what it's for!

rcman50166
Mar 23, 2010

by XyloJW


Krakkles posted:

Are you looking to design your own engine, or build an existing engine type?

Sorry, but it's still rather unclear from what you posted. If you're looking to build up an existing engine type, I'd strongly recommend looking at a variety of books on the specific engines - you'll see different recommendations from different authors, and by looking at all of them, you can usually get a better idea of what works and what doesn't.

If you're designing your own, I must know what it's for!

I apologize, I'm looking to design and engineer a piston engine from scratch. Displacement, cylinder, and configuration is still up in the air but it's going to be a low displacement (~1.0L), high RPM motor. I've been working on the idea on and off for a few years now but finally have an income to make some progress. I'm going to design and build them with the intention of making them project engines for track cars, stupidly dangerous go-karts, or whatever you want to use it for. The goal is to make 'em quickly, reliably, and cheaply.

Krakkles
May 5, 2003

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That's awesome. I've no suggestions that will help, but I will say you NEED to post about this when you're doing it.

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Jul 11, 2006

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rcman50166 posted:

I apologize, I'm looking to design and engineer a piston engine from scratch. Displacement, cylinder, and configuration is still up in the air but it's going to be a low displacement (~1.0L), high RPM motor. I've been working on the idea on and off for a few years now but finally have an income to make some progress. I'm going to design and build them with the intention of making them project engines for track cars, stupidly dangerous go-karts, or whatever you want to use it for. The goal is to make 'em quickly, reliably, and cheaply.

3 cylinder? 4? This is awesome and I wish you all the best. I'm sorry i can't be of more help, but this project is way beyond my skill set. Echoing Krakkles: start a thread when you get rolling!

SquirrelGrip
Jul 4, 2012


rcman50166 posted:

I apologize, I'm looking to design and engineer a piston engine from scratch. Displacement, cylinder, and configuration is still up in the air but it's going to be a low displacement (~1.0L), high RPM motor. I've been working on the idea on and off for a few years now but finally have an income to make some progress. I'm going to design and build them with the intention of making them project engines for track cars, stupidly dangerous go-karts, or whatever you want to use it for. The goal is to make 'em quickly, reliably, and cheaply.

Thats really rad yet infuriating as i sit at my desk with no hope of doing anything like it.

Anybody got some good resources for 3SGTE builds?

Terrible Robot
Jul 2, 2010

FRIED CHICKEN


Slippery Tilde

SquirrelGrip posted:

Thats really rad yet infuriating as i sit at my desk with no hope of doing anything like it.

Anybody got some good resources for 3SGTE builds?

There is a huge amount of information on st162.net. Be sure to go to the members rides section and check out the thread by Mafix, the site owner. His 4th gen Celica build is loving insane.

http://www.st162.net/forum/forumdis...orced-Induction

Also don't miss the archived How-To's at the bottom of the forum, tons of good stuff in there as well.

Probably also all the big MR2 forums and All-Trac forums.

SquirrelGrip
Jul 4, 2012


Yup insane is the right word.

Cheers

Friar Zucchini
Aug 6, 2010



sigtrap posted:

Global Auto Index - http://www.globalautoindex.com/
A huge listing of almost every car manufacturer and their current models.
This links to a Japanese sex shop website.

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Go figure.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


http://www.longroof.info/pdf/rpo.pdf

Big Ol GM RPO chart. Seems to have drat near anything they ever had as an option, ever. Not sure if it covers duplicates/reused RPOs or just gives the most recent meaning.

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IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Looks like only the most recent / at the time of printing - no LS3/LS9/LSA and only one entry for LT1 referring to the GenII model.

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