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by Jordan Gladman
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Aluminum Exhaust?
Replies: 80
Views: 8096

If I was going to do an alum exhaust, Id save it for the last 4-6 feet. go as far as the back of the OEM cat location with steel then finish with alum. I personally toyed with the idea of doing a super light 2" exhaust from the downpipe back and running a cutout at the bottom of the downpipe, this w...
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: 120mph to 0mph in 3 seconds.
Replies: 29
Views: 3341

Im not saying everyone under a certain age should be limited to a low hp car, im just saying for the majority, they should be limited.

I built my first 300+ hp KA-T when I was 18 and I was fine, but if I had it 2 years earlier, I probably would have killed myself.
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Aluminum Exhaust?
Replies: 80
Views: 8096

As an alternative, I learned a trick where you can use a hack saw and make a relief cut 3-4" long in the pipe and use a pair of t-bolt clamps to hold the pipe in place. This method is cheaper and works quite well with a bit of high temp RTV. PS. The neuspeed exhaust on my S2K is held together like t...
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Aluminum Exhaust?
Replies: 80
Views: 8096

Not at all, I've used them a couple times to save some trouble, but I dont bother anymore because flanges are cheaper. You can get them at trucking suppliers, they're used on tractor trailers to hold on their big stacks so you can get them cheap in 3" and 4", $30 each or so IIRC. http://www.p-wholes...
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Aluminum Exhaust?
Replies: 80
Views: 8096

That wasnt my post, not sure where that is from.

As for flanges, dont bother. You can buy stainless sleeve kits that use a wound up piece of thin gauge stainless and some T-bolt clamps to hold the pipe in place. You basically slide the Ti tube into the sleeve and tighten it in place.
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Aluminum Exhaust?
Replies: 80
Views: 8096

Makes sense, aluminum gets hot fast and holds heat like no tommorrow.
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Aluminum Exhaust?
Replies: 80
Views: 8096

http://www.titaniumjoe.com/ Use titanium. If you're doing an straight pipe exhaust for an S13, you only need 2 bends. You can either miter and tig the tube to get your bends or use stainless corners that the Ti pressure fits into. Either way, you can make a super light exhaust out of Ti and it will ...
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: KA24E intake manifold
Replies: 52
Views: 26370

I believe O&J has them. Theres an OJ intake manifold in the FS section right now with a billet alum. I.M. flange.
by Jordan Gladman
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: KA24E intake manifold
Replies: 52
Views: 26370

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^ Looks good, that throttle body elbow looks EXPENSIVE! :)
by Jordan Gladman
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: Any one have a 3 in 1 tig/arc/plasma unit
Replies: 9
Views: 2913

You cant TIG aluminum unless you get a high frequency TIG, the cheap scratch start TIGs barely weld steel as it is. I bought a Miller 180 w/ spool gun, works great for welding aluminum. IMO this is one of the cheapest solutions for laying a decent weld on aluminum, anything short of a decent TIG or ...
by Jordan Gladman
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Advanced
Topic: burning oil.
Replies: 37
Views: 4555

Let the car cool off and pull the intake manifold and take a look at the valves. When my stem seals were leaking, there would be little pools of oil sitting on all of the intake valves after a shut down. Its possibly you installed a stem seal wrong or one of your valve guides is just too worn out. P...
by Jordan Gladman
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: New SOHC setup.
Replies: 92
Views: 16101

Ahhhh dont quote old threads, makes me sad! I sold this car back in Nov. To answer a couple of the above questions though. If you're blowing headgaskets, you probably need ARP's more than a cometic head gasket. I bought the body kit from rocketz.net, its a knock off of something, the skirts are 180s...
by Jordan Gladman
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: whos running light weight wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

I was running 95' cobra wheels on my car before. The 17X10.5s were 55lbs each with tires in the back. I swapped them for the 03' machined cobra wheels with 255's in the rear and they dropped to 42lbs with tires, made a huge difference. Lighter is wayyy better. If you can settle for 16's, the sportma...
by Jordan Gladman
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: SOHC KA-T
Topic: Ponda's Single Slammer Build Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 27492

You dont need much, just a decent array of hand tools, a good torque wrench, and maybe some feeler gauges. If you're fitting your own rings, get a decent ring grinder.

Build looks good, good job on the valve cover. If you want me to send you a powder coated one, I can ship it with your manifold.
by Jordan Gladman
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: 120mph to 0mph in 3 seconds.
Replies: 29
Views: 3341

Darwinism at its best. What a tool, I would have kicked his ass if I was you. Some guy pulled this on me once, I actually had to tell him to slow the hell down. A couple days later he died in a car accident in almost the exact situation he put me in, RIP. Young people shouldnt be allowed to drive an...
by Jordan Gladman
Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: stock ka-t running pig pig rich
Replies: 32
Views: 2564

What else did you change? Even with the TPS messed and a bad IAV your AF's should be fine.

Check your MAF.
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Stock Motor - GT28R questions.
Replies: 25
Views: 2997

I ran that turbo once, its pretty awesome for street driving, I dyno'd 253hp and 282tq @ 18psi w/ 460cc injectors. You could probably run the 370s @ 15psi, or higher if you ran meth injection. Only a wideband will tell you how much boost you can run.
by Jordan Gladman
Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: SOHC KA-T
Topic: what cam?
Replies: 16
Views: 2504

Upgrade for sure, gives you piece of mind when you're taking the revs up and doesnt cost all that much. You're only replacing the outer spring, you shouldnt have to get new inner springs.
by Jordan Gladman
Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: SOHC KA-T
Topic: what cam?
Replies: 16
Views: 2504

I ordered my valve springs from Summit. The part numbers above are good. You CAN replace valve springs and seals without pulling your head, you just have to pull out the cam and use compressed air on the plug hole to keep the valves shut. You have to use one of the spring compressors that does all t...
by Jordan Gladman
Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: SOHC KA-T
Topic: what cam?
Replies: 16
Views: 2504

Get the colt tri-flow 2. The progressive intake valve action gives wayyy better idle vacuum and intake velocity. Helps a ton if you've removed the flappers and you've stripped the intake manifold down. I switched from the 404 to this cam and my idle bumped up 400rpm and increased by 4 psi with no ch...
by Jordan Gladman
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: chrome valve cover
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Good chrome plating shouldnt flake off, so you should be fine. However they are near chrome powders available that you wont have to worry about getting on the inside of the cover. Like mentioned above, just use aircraft stripper and you're fine. If you want to sand blast it, just block off the port ...
by Jordan Gladman
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: collector merge angle??
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

Im not sure what your first sentance means, but basically the tube end of the collector has to have full rounds to weld onto, the turbo side has to miter and meet to fit into your turbo flange. As the angle of the collector changes so will the minimum length you can cut the tubes to, thats all I was...
by Jordan Gladman
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: collector merge angle??
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

The more acute the angle, the better IMO. Getting pipe to merge into a collector given a certain length with define the angle. Figure out how long your collector CAN be, then draw it up.
by Jordan Gladman
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Ka24e vs. Ka24de
Replies: 17
Views: 2762

^ Not really true, one of the fastest KA's in the world was SOHC. A boosted motor is like a turbine engine, the combustion chamber facilitates the burn, but the turbo is going to define the force behind the flow through the engine. You can build a SOHC to make 700-800whp on gasoline just like a DE s...
by Jordan Gladman
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: 90mm piston with stock rods
Replies: 33
Views: 3605

Unless he's already purchased pistons its not even $300. But even If it was $500. Its worth the piece of mind. Its like going into battle in a tank without windows, sure the tank armour can take a shell, but if a round comes through the window. you're armour is useless. The pistons are going to resi...
by Jordan Gladman
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: 90mm piston with stock rods
Replies: 33
Views: 3605

This was before Eagle rods were only $200 though, only other option was $800-$1000 for rods at that time. Where can I buy them for$200? And im not dead set on not buying a set of eagle rods yet. If I have the money after I get everthing. Ebay link above. $710 shipped for pistons and rods. You have ...
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: 91 Miata Ka-T project
Replies: 104
Views: 25675

You should be able to get an inch by cutting away the underside of the factory hood, you could get the other inch by modifying the pan or shimming the back of the hood. You could always space the subframe off the unibody and space the mounts from the subframe to get clearance, you would just have to...
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: 90mm piston with stock rods
Replies: 33
Views: 3605

If you're going through the trouble of having your block bored and you're spending the $500+ to get forged pistons, you'd be crazy not to spend the extra $200 and get the rods. Pistons alone are $550-600 shipped, you can get piston/rod combo's on ebay for $750-800 shipped. IMO you'd be crazy not too...
by Jordan Gladman
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: 91 Miata Ka-T project
Replies: 104
Views: 25675

If I ever blow my F20, I'll have to throw a KA in my S2K :)

Cool swap idea, you can show all the monster miata V8 lovers how its done.
by Jordan Gladman
Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Where can I purchase ARP main studs for the cheapest?
Replies: 6
Views: 974

rtm240sx wrote:Yeah I saw that but he doesnt have the greatest feed back.
1300 positive vs 22 negative is pretty good IMO. You have a 2% chance of being unhappy. Its very unlikely.