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- mx3 seats (hopefully i can get them)
- merkur xr4ti intake adapter (still need to get)
- Mazda portege door handles
- Bulbs
- Wire replacements for ones that melted in my car

so far thats what I have been getting or looking for at junkyards, post yours.
 

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2 rear bumpers the right color.
Currently looking for #3 because somebody hit me again.

And of course the usual array of replacement interior plastic pieces also the right color to keep my interior in mint condition. I also took cruise control parts out of several Escorts in order to add factory cruise control to my car. Finding that cruise control steering wheel with airbag was actually very difficult.
 

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-GT seats, bumpers, and side skirts, also the interior door paneling
-escort grilles (LX or GT): a hard find thanks to the high number of head-on collisions
-random interior pieces so i can paint them, and if i dont like them, i can toss 'em away
-rims (usually GT)
-bulbs
-tracer corners, and newer looking headlights
-fuses (if needed)
-anything mazda that appears to fit in with the escort

ohhh, an engine from a GT would be nice!
 

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Cool things I have actually gotten at local junkers:

MX3 front and rear seats
GT front bumper already the same color as my car
LX rear bumper already the same color as my car
Tracer headlights (2 pairs)
Tracer hood already same color as my car
Protege center console
LX dome light and trunk/gas door release
Lots and lots of misc, not as cool other stuff
 

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the junkyards around my area have no gts, but one has a mazda mx3, hopefully the seats are in good shape, im going to check them out tomorroww. What parts on mazda fit on escorts, all i know its the door handles , mx3 seats, and the valve cover, is there any other good mazda things out there i can get?
 

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Turbo complete with manifold and waste gate.
Complete 1st generation GT (bad engine) no body damage
Good Merkur 1.9, no body damage besides rust, good motor, just needed one wire they wanted like 325 bucks for the car.
Complete Taurus SHO 3.0 V6 motor, good.
 

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1987 Supercharged MR2 full car for 200 bucks
1988 Mazda 323 GTX in negotiations at the moment full car also
1992 Mercury Capri xr2 b6t motor 100 bucks
1990 Mazda RX7 Turbo II in negotiations for the full car
Turbo EXP for the manifold and turbo and stuff
 

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Stuff i've gotten from junkyard

1992 3 piece spoiler.....those are so hard to find...
1.8 motor w/ 50k on it
5 spd tranny w/ 55k on it
rear calipers from a protege
fog switch
dei viper remote start unit(sold to a friend)
power window motors and wiring harnesses(really hard to find)

Things i need from junkyard
Flex pipe
Rear hatch (mine is really rusted out on bottom)
1.8 head so i can rebuild mine.(i've run about 1k on a huge exhaust leak, so i'm sure my valves are burnt)
various parts for my turbo set up.
 

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the reason that exhaust valves burn is because the engine is burning lean. Normal engines will tolerate lean burning for a little bit, but not for sustained periods of time. The reason why the engine is burning lean to begin with is that the reduction in backpressure is causing more air to be drawn into the combustion chamber than before. As the fuel/air mixture becomes leaner, the resultant combustion will produce progressively less and less of the force needed to produce torque.

Now you tell me how the FUCK you dont see it.

Also, you say all ur fast cars were built w/ out exhaust. ur dumb.

You piss me off, go learn some shit for once. All you do is get on here and contest everything i say, but you know what, when you swap out your entire powertrain and do all the head repair and crap yourself....then u can come on here and tell me i dont know what i'm talking about. You go to any exhaust place and they will tell you the same thing. I know more about an escort than you know about your own d*ck.
 

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92gt5spd said:
the reason that exhaust valves burn is because the engine is burning lean. This would cause detonation, not burnt valvesNormal engines will tolerate lean burning for a little bit, but not for sustained periods of time.again, nothing to do with valves The reason why the engine is burning lean to begin with is that the reduction in backpressure is causing more air to be drawn into the combustion chamber than before.More air in the chamber makes more power. As the fuel/air mixture becomes leaner, the resultant combustion will produce progressively less and less of the force needed to produce torque.again, this causes detonation, which can result in cracked (but usually not burnt) valves, cracked/broken pistons, cracked blocks, cracked heads, but more often just a blown head gasket
:roll: .. burnt valves are caused by the valves burning - a hotter than normal combustion. not an erratic combustion that an overly lean condition would create.

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The idea of burnt/cracked valves from exhaust without running a header is actually an old wives tale from all the sources i've spoken with. They "think" that when the exhaust valve closes, the head will essentially "suck up" cold atmosphere, resulting in the valve changing temperatures at a great rate of speed. I've never been able to find anyone to prove this, and most people I know don't believe this. Also, this has nothing to do with backpressure. This idea could only be true when running no exhaust manifold/header at all - essentially an exhaust valve releasing exhaust gas into the atmosphere.

None of my cars were built without exhaust. You're dumb. I said they were considerably faster once the exhaust system (from the header/manifold back) was removed from the vehicle.

I have no response to the rest of all of that - I just thought I'd save YOU some time and try to explain why you probably DON'T have burnt valves. I'm not sure how you doing an engine swap constitues you to be an expert on exhaust physics, but my group of friends who run 2 performance shops that i work with/around on a daily basis seem to know what they're talking about. :?

.. and thanks for the attitude - I was just trying to help you out, God.

Your turn.

Edit - Since I know you'll argue the credibility -
http://www.holeshotperformance.net/ - ask for Chris (Owner)
http://www.abacusracing.com/ - ask for Chad (Lead mechanic and driver of that slow Civic on their homepage)
 

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no, my problem is that most of my posts, you'll argue w/. Congrats on your friends that "own shops" or w/e ur talking about. i"m sure they'll be employed for quite some time. Its not a wives tale, its common sense. No backpressure pulls in air quicker, burns leaner, lean engines burn hot. Burning hot means hotter metal. Jesus...I mean come on... Not hard to understand. Tito, you dont know shit. ever since u've been on this board, you've contributed nothing. I know what i'm talking about, sit down and shut up. Anyone else thats reading, go to an exhaust shop, they will tell you same thing.

And im sorry, but a leak at the connection of my header and flex pipe...Thats only exhaust running through the header. Thats practically the same as running w/ out a header. Do a lil research of your own and u'll figure it out. infact, i dare you to remove your exhaust for 3 months of normal driving. Then remove your head. You will see what i'm talking about. Oh wait, you've prolly never done ne work to your car, so i doubt u could even get the head off. Everyone else out there...They put exhaust on cars for a reason. There are a lot of towns in ohio that are exempt from emmisions and if removing exhaust from your car was good for it, then dealerships would do it. Not to mention all the other states that are free of emissions. But they dont....There is significant evidence stating otherwise. Tito is retarded and always has been and prolly always will be.
 

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92gt5spd said:
Thats practically the same as running w/ out a header.
HA.



This is the head off of my Thunderbird. It has roughly 200k miles on it without a rebuild (THAT is what the discoloring is from) and ran 40k miles without any exhaust at all. Just an open comp. housing off of the turbo. No downpipe.
EDIT - If you notice, the INTAKE VALVE is actually DARKER than the EXHAUST VALVE. Care to explain that one?

These are the pistons that had been in 30k miles. (again, with absolutely no exhaust in what you call "a lean condition")


Now, I took these pictures about 5 minutes ago. If you still don't believe me, i can take a picture of a sign saying "92gt5spd NEEDS TO GET OFF MY NUTS" next to the head and block, then maybe you'll figure out that I do work on cars, my Tbird was fast, and I do know how lean conditions, exhaust, and pretty much everything in an engine work.

Yes, Abacus has been in business for a little over 16years, and Holeshot's been open for about 4 years. Both are highly profitable and have a very large customer base. I guarantee you that it's not because they don't know what they're talking about. :?

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There are a lot of towns in ohio that are exempt from emmisions and if removing exhaust from your car was good for it, then dealerships would do it. Not to mention all the other states that are free of emissions. But they dont....There is significant evidence stating otherwise. Tito is retarded and always has been and prolly always will be.
Exhaust keeps a car quiet. People don't want to buy cars that sound like diesel trucks and motorcycles. The majority of people that drive SRT4's complain that the noise is too loud, and it has a full exhaust system minus mufflers. No one would want to test drive a car that was just running a straight header.

I AM TEH RETURD. :roll:

Next?
 

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....

You arent the retard???....comparing a N/A topic w/ a turbo topic. LOL. Everyone knows that the turbo creates backpressure just by moving the exhaust through it.

No shit exhaust is loud. But if u've ever lived in the country or a farm(like me) No one gives a shit about being loud. It just doesnt matter. I'm not talking about the noise, i'm talking about the emissions.

I dunno, for someone who does that much work on cars....i figured u'd understand what heat does to the metal of an engine... And i figured u'd understand that burning lean creates more heat. I just dont understand why you continue to argue. Whats next....are you gonna try to show me pics of a propane engine and ramble no about that too? There's no relativity between a N/A exhaust and a Turbo exhaust so dont compare them retard. Go out today, right as soon as you read this, go to an exhaust shop like midas or something or even a repair shop where ppl know what they are talking about. Seriously, you will be told the same thing i'm telling you.

Get off your nuts? Bitch, ur the one that started shit w/ me. Just dont post to what i have to say. That too hard? I dont know what ur ego trip w/ me is but its getting annoying. ever since u've joined this board all you do is combat what i say. Fuck off man. Seriously, fuck off.
 

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92gt5spd said:
No **** exhaust is loud. But if u've ever lived in the country or a farm(like me) No one gives a **** about being loud. It just doesnt matter. I'm not talking about the noise, i'm talking about the emissions.
Sorry. I just realized that didn't make sense. What?

Take your exhaust off, go next door, and tell your neighbor's wife to take the car for a spin and see if she likes it. Then tell me it doesn't matter. Legally, the exhaust has to exit behind the cabin of the vehicle, and the car with the free-est flowing exhaust right now is the SRT-4 which has constant complaints about in-cabin noise.

I didn't start anything with you. I was trying to let you know your valves should be fine. You're the one with the attitude, language, and overall nut-ridage.
 
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