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About merkatroid

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  • Birthday 09/16/1978

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    Porsche Tech
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    From Whidbey Island Washington, now live in Phoenix AZ
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    98Imp RST,86wagon,92Sedan
  1. merkatroid

    Really dumb idea ?

    I used our rafters to pull a small block Chrysler engine...2x6 rafters using a long piece of wood attached to a eyelet to span the rafters. Used a "come along" attached to the eyelet. It worked fine.
  2. merkatroid

    caption this

    "check out my new clear corner lights"
  3. If you want a good reason to work on your own car you should go to a ASE test center and look at the guys in the field. I wouldnt trust most of them working on my lawnmower.
  4. I think those are my socks.
  5. merkatroid

    Does anyone else...

    The sound of a large turbo coming on boost closely followed by a open wastegate does it for me.
  6. merkatroid

    Running warm on highway

    +1 for suspect the radiator. Mine was running hot on the highway. Replaced the radiator with one from my parts car. Runs correctly now....or is that for now?
  7. merkatroid

    front diff locked open rear

    Heres a bad idea. What if you installed a electric/hydraulic brake booster pump from a car that doesnt have a vacuum booster for brakes(ie 964 carrera 4) a accumulator and then run two brake lines, one for each side of the axle, "t" into the factory brake line . Then you install some kind of check valve on the inboard portion of the factory brake line and a type of electronic gate valve to control pressure to each side of the axle. I dont know if this makes any sense or sounds like garbage. But I do know that these type of brake pumps make ALOT of pressure and would have no problem locking the wheel.
  8. merkatroid

    front diff locked open rear

    I probally have a Porsche intro book on the system...Ill see if I can dig up anything. Its pretty cool to see it work, when one wheel goes into the air it just kinda twitches as the brake for that wheel cycles on and off. Probally would be a royal pain to try and make this kinda system yourself. Its too bad that turning brake idea didnt work for you. Koodos to you for giving it a shot.
  9. merkatroid

    front diff locked open rear

    I just thought that I would add that...Porsche uses this on its Cayenne. It uses the abs unit to lock and unlock individual wheels to transfer the power through each diff to the wheel on the ground. It works really well and would be cool to use turning brake controls to make your own version. A welded rear diff and turning brake controls for the front in theory would be a fun experiment. They also have a "extreme off road package" that has hydraulic decoupling sway bars to help articulation.
  10. merkatroid

    wheres the offroad modification sticky gone?

    Maybe you should use the search button.
  11. merkatroid

    opinion 91 fwd ,a/t sedan,

    Seems ok...depends on $
  12. merkatroid

    Seam welding

    ^^^^great post, thanks
  13. merkatroid

    Seam welding

    Seam welding takes alot of time and would require you to remove most of your interior to perform the welding. Also any sound deadening would come out at the same time. It does make a big differance on chasiss stiffness but unless your making a dedicated track car or a really bad rump roast turbo'ed impreza with a cage and ball bearing t67...probally not worth the hassle. That being said, the interior seams from the dash back probally wouldnt be that hard to do and would stiffen up the car alot. I can give you a hand preparing it and welding it if your serious. Im not sure a rollcage would be a good idea. Your Golden retriever would have to wear a helmet to ride in the back.
  14. merkatroid

    Wont Rev with full throttle

    Not enough water in Northern Arizona to share.