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by Peter Florance
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Red Line in gearbox and differential?
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Red Line in gearbox and differential?

You may go through reverse light switches more often. It seem to work past the seal and get into the contacts.
by Peter Florance
Wed May 09, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: glove box latch
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: glove box latch

There's an FAQ on the main page on how to glue the latch

http://www.firstfives.org/faq/glovebox_ ... h_faq.html
by Peter Florance
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Engine won't run, too much fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 1763

Also open connection to coolant temp sensor. I think that can causing flooding
by Peter Florance
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: dont look at this topic
Replies: 7
Views: 1473

M30 heads are all about the same, with the exception of B35 heads, so swapping a head won't make any difference. To increase compression you need pistons. Sorry, just the way it is. There was a thread on E12 group on FaceBook where someone came up with M90 head that had smaller combustion chamber v...
by Peter Florance
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: what is supposed to be here?
Replies: 7
Views: 1880

faris wrote:Does anyone know the b28 conrod length? I've read 135mm for the b35, are all m30 con rods the same length? I'm also reading that the m88/s38 rods are 144mm.
I thought all M30 rods were same length and that pistons had different wrist pin heights to accommodate different stroke setups.
by Peter Florance
Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: coil over suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 2328

For a car like the E12/E28 for street/occasional track use, they recommend 440 front and 325 rear. I like the ratio's but make sure the 440 are long enough. My euro was pretty light and I could still coil bind 450# 7 inch springs. Note if you have enough compression in front shocks (Bump) you may b...
by Peter Florance
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Differential, or...?
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Thank you, I think the mount is good, or not the source of the noise. I have a spare differential, which is what kept me from choosing to wait for a flatbed, one block at a time. I guess having to service, replace a few large items every thirty five years isn't all that unexpected. Just strange the...
by Peter Florance
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Tachometer - what are the necessary connections
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

CBradio wrote:Thank you Peter.

I am getting good voltage to brown and green wires,
with a pulse from the black wire.

So I am assuming I killed my tach somehow.

Will update when I get another.
Be sure you have it connected correctly

1 - black
+ green

The other terminal (can't remember label) is brown
by Peter Florance
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Tachometer - what are the necessary connections
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

Tach will work by itself.
It will work either from coil negative or just 12v pulse signal (I'm running LS2 coils on my e12 and had to generate my own tach signal(
by Peter Florance
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: MegaSquirt vs Motronic
Replies: 10
Views: 2232

I had issues with my WAR chip when I first bought it. Apparently it was never uploaded with the tuning software before it left the shop. I contacted Brody and he got me hooked up via online taking over my computer magic. This was pretty late at night to he was helping me, around 10. There customer ...
by Peter Florance
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: MegaSquirt vs Motronic
Replies: 10
Views: 2232

I was contacted to help a autocrosser get a WAR chip running. I could not figure out how to log or tune-part load AFR and could not get any response from Miller's email. In the end he asked me to make a MegaSquirt plug and play for his e30 and he sold the WAR setup. I did like the Miller intake he b...
by Peter Florance
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Grub screw/ignition switch replacing
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Re: Grub screw/ignition switch replacing

" Unscrew hollow set screw." " Remove grub screw." All I see is a small plate with what looks like an odd phillips head set screw, impossible to turn with a screwdriver. The slot(s) are not deep at all. Has anyone replaced the ignition switch, and or the key tumbler to enlighten on the process ? Dr...
by Peter Florance
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Coilovers on E12
Replies: 28
Views: 12976

Thanks, Peter, they are. My understanding, other than valving, the travel is the same it's the bump stops that differ between the two. The HDs having a much longer internal stop. Dont quote me on that, though. ;) Sports will be fine; if you go way up on spring rate, you may need them to dial in mor...
by Peter Florance
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Coilovers on E12
Replies: 28
Views: 12976

Bringing this back from the dead... Jeff, I was confused by your posts, did you finally end up with a 7 or 8" spring? To clarify further, you did not cut your strut housing? I have a set of billies that I need to get revalved soon and I'd like to clarify. Thanks! Make sure they are sports, most lik...