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Forum: Off-Topic Talk   08-23-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,857
Views: 180,204
Posted By nealric
THE reason the economics of nuclear lose out is...

THE reason the economics of nuclear lose out is because the tree huggers have made it so expensive as to not even consider it, like you. The industry is regulated by at least 3 different federal...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-22-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By nealric
Is the pedal firm? If so, it’s not the air...

Is the pedal firm? If so, it’s not the air keeping you from getting good clamping force. If there’s only a little air, the pedal will just be a bit mushy.

If it IS firm but you still don’t have...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-22-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By nealric
Teflon tape is generally advised against in...

Teflon tape is generally advised against in braking applications (though some people do it anyways). You don't want it breaking down from the fluid an springing leaks later.

There are basically...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   08-22-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By nealric
How much for the sway bars?

How much for the sway bars?
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   08-21-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By nealric
Only chiming in on tires I've had experience...

Only chiming in on tires I've had experience with:

RE-71R does the best at autocross, but it tends to overheat and wear quickly on the track. However, they could do very well if you are just...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   08-21-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By nealric
I think the point is that you are looking at...

I think the point is that you are looking at potentially six figures worth of cars, and prospective buyers are going to want as much information as possible. Lots of pictures and an asking price...
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   08-20-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,857
Views: 180,204
Posted By nealric
Personally, I'm all for nuclear, as are many...

Personally, I'm all for nuclear, as are many people advocating for climate change activists. You paint with far too broad a brush. New reactor designs are quite safe compared to the 1950s-70s designs...
Forum: Giulia (2017-current)   08-09-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,248
Posted By nealric
To each their own. To me, the 8C looks gorgeous...

To each their own. To me, the 8C looks gorgeous from afar, but seeing one in person significantly reduced the appeal. The interior is not befitting an expensive exotic, and the whole package is a bit...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-01-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,956
Posted By nealric
Even better: ...

Even better:

https://www.chilloutsystems.com/

These are really designed for race cars, but if you are willing to wear a shirt with tubes running through it, it should work far better than any...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-31-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By nealric
Definitely a no-go. You will pay many times what...

Definitely a no-go. You will pay many times what a rust-free example (and they do exist in the S3/s4 world) would cost to fix that.
Forum: Engine Conversions   07-30-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By nealric
yes I do: imho the 105 chassis is not really fit...

yes I do: imho the 105 chassis is not really fit for turbo power.
If you want more power for little money choose another chassis. I am sure the cost of the mods will exceed the 20K , unless you...
Forum: Engine Conversions   07-29-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By nealric
These cars are great fun on the corners, but why...

These cars are great fun on the corners, but why not have fun on the straights too? Plus, power over steer is always a hoot.

There is also a practical problem if you are running these cars on the...
Forum: Engine Conversions   07-29-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By nealric
Biggest issue with swaps from newer engines is...

Biggest issue with swaps from newer engines is usually the electronics. Newer motors tend to rely on a lot more complex software. For example, if you just plug in the ECU to the motor and it doesn't...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-25-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By nealric
I run 2.5* negative camber, zero toe, and max...

I run 2.5* negative camber, zero toe, and max caster on my Spider (fast road type suspension setup currently). However, ideal alignment is going to be greatly dependent on your modifications. You may...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-18-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,604
Posted By nealric
But can we use the 5000 on a Spider? I would...

But can we use the 5000 on a Spider? I would think that the side lifts would be too long?

Doug[/QUOTE]

After doing some research, it appears the 5000 has been offered in 3 different lengths....
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   07-16-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,857
Views: 180,204
Posted By nealric
You guys keep arguing against a hypothetical...

You guys keep arguing against a hypothetical "true believer" who is not present in this thread, and seems mostly to be present in your own mind. I've only come to the following conclusions about...
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   07-16-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,857
Views: 180,204
Posted By nealric
I've been asking the climate deniers for months...

I've been asking the climate deniers for months to post peer reviewed research supporting their conclusions, or at least post peer-reviewed research they disagree with coupled with specific...
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   07-16-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,857
Views: 180,204
Posted By nealric
I think they love the USA, but they have a...

I think they love the USA, but they have a different vision for it than you do. But even assuming they hate the USA and want to burn it into the ground...

Why on earth do you care so much? They...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   07-16-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By nealric
Where was this when I needed it a year ago? I'd...

Where was this when I needed it a year ago? I'd be tempted to buy this as a spare if I were not in the middle of moving. GLWS!
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-16-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By nealric
A properly designed spoiler can increase...

A properly designed spoiler can increase downforce without increasing drag. In fact, they can actually reduce drag by cleaning up the airflow towards the rear of the car- that's why NASCAR uses...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-16-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 859
Posted By nealric
If you can't find the Alfa part, I'm sure there...

If you can't find the Alfa part, I'm sure there is a radiator hose that can be made to work. At the very worst, you could have a steel-braided hose made.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   07-12-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,073
Posted By nealric
It is very possible to balance a high power light...

It is very possible to balance a high power light weight car, you just have to think hard about the entire car, not just adding power. There are 500hp LS Powered Miatas that actually are very...
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   07-11-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2,857
Views: 180,204
Posted By nealric
Why do you care so much about a freshman...

Why do you care so much about a freshman congresswoman who is on the outs with the speaker from her own party?
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   07-11-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,857
Views: 180,204
Posted By nealric
Sure, but I am only responding to what is written...

Sure, but I am only responding to what is written here.

And I’m not taking about misrepresentation of facts- I’m taking about misrepresenting the argument of the other side.
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   07-11-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2,857
Views: 180,204
Posted By nealric
That is likely true, although the largest...

That is likely true, although the largest emitters like the U.S. and China may be big enough to have some impact. As I explained earlier, that is the reason for attempts at international cooperation.
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