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Just came across this, they've got some good stuff if you're in the market...


4AGE DOHC Engine only Toyota Corolla Black Top 90-96

2JZ GTE DOHC Complete Front Clip Toyota Lexus GS300 Aristo
320hp@5600rpm, 315lbs/tq@4000rpm, 44,000 Apx Miles

Hobbies / Radio Controlled Cars
November 29, 2010, 02:25:10 PM
I LOVE Radio Controlled Cars, always have always will. Blane525 was actually the one introduced me to the beautiful world of R/C cars.

Some R/C Cars I've owned over the years:

1:10 Associated RC10 (the original!) Sold it many years ago

1:10 Associated RC10T (the original with a stealth trans!) Still have it!

1:10 Tamiya Mountaineer - Still have it! 707:1 Crawl Ratio. You can find it on YouTube such as:

1:18 Nylint Rock Crawler - Still have it, extremely highly modified, Futaba electronics, converted to dual planetary and 4-link rear suspension

1:10 Axial AX10 - Still have it, fully built to the tilt. You can see it on YouTube such as:
My AX10 is the Green/White one.

1:10 HPI RS4 (the original) Belt drive and bad to the bone. Highly modified and runs a Lotus Exige body. She's good. I will post some pics later. It is a beautiful car that runs really really strong. Great cornering and handling, just ask Bevin!
General LeMons Talk / New LeMons store website
November 29, 2010, 02:12:44 PM
Check this out:

They sell many safety related items including an "El Cheapo" legal helmet for $250:

They also have a "Dirt-Cheap Everything" kit, which includes the El Cheapo helmet for $425:
Newsletters / New 2011 Races--Midwest and South Region
November 29, 2010, 11:39:25 AM
In case a weekend in Fernley, Nevada wasn't enough to send your significant other to, we've just added a couple more events to the 2011 schedule.

First up is the Campaign to Prevent Gingervitis at Michigan's GingerMan Raceway on 16-17 April '11. Remember: If you like the post-apocalyptic feel of Detroit, just try South Haven!

Then, if you've ever been curious about what it's like to be stuck in a headlock from Andre the Giant while sitting in a sauna and banging your head with a mallet, try racing all night in Louisiana in mid-August. We had so much fun last weekend at Circuit Grand Bayou that Chief Perp Jay and CCB's Chris cooked up Cain't Get Bayou 2011, a sunset-to-sunrise race, for 13-14 August.

Both races have already been added to the reg system: See the full(er) 2011 schedule here, LeMons' driver-info page here, and the signup page here.



Nick Pon, Associate Perpetrator
5675-C Horton St, Emeryville CA 94608
510.655.5980 x22 (Nick direct)
Here are a few links I have for Toyota Service Manuals. If you have some links, please share! :beerchug:

MR2 AW11 Complete Service Manual (98 MB):
MR2 AW11 Parts Catalog (3 MB):
MR2 AW11 Complete Service Manual and Parts Catalog broken-up into sections:

A ton of Toyota Truck FSM:
and a ton more here:

Some Land Cruiser FSM (not sure if these work):
More Toyota Manuals (links might be old):
Engine Theory / What Supercharger is this??
November 26, 2010, 03:39:53 PM
Can someone please identify this Supercharger. I've been looking around online and I can't figure out what it is. All I know is it's a Twin Screw (DUH!)

Is this made by Autorotor ? Is it a Whipple?


Here is something to keep in mind...

When repositioning the radiator and redirecting air flow up and out through a reverse hood scoop, we are not only reducing pressure underneath the car, but we are also creating DOWN FORCE for the front axle :thumbs:

The green reaction force I drew is the vertical component. It's just for illustration anyway

So if we make sure the radiator is firmly supported by the chassis, we can take advantage of the "spoiler" effect from each radiator fin :yesnod:

So it's not just the air going over the hood and windshield, it's also the force acting directly on the radiator too
Cars / Pontiac Fiero
November 26, 2010, 02:50:45 PM
Much with my preferences for any other 1980s & 1990s American sports car, I really don't like the Fiero much at all.

But this Fiero just looks totally bad to the bone! I really like this one, what do you think?

Cars / Twin Charged V6 MK2 MR2
November 26, 2010, 02:30:15 PM
This is pretty cool

It is a 1994-2006 3-liter 1MZ-FE Camry engine. The base engine is rated at 190 HP & 193 TQ, and the base TRD SC setup is rated at 242 HP & 242 TQ (probably at 6 psi boost)

Now this is very interesting. The black torque band (earliest and flattest) is the Supercharger ONLY, the blue torque band (latest and peaky) is the Turbo ONLY, and then the red torque band is both chargers together. The horsepower bands seem strange. The Supercharged only HP band (green) is totally linear all the way to redline, which shouldn't occur with proper tuning. So I am assuming tuning was only done to the red band (compound twin charger). Pretty cool to see the three split bands like that!

307 HP & 279 TQ
Cars / What is this MR2 Concept Car?
November 26, 2010, 02:21:34 PM
What is this? Was this a concept for the MR-S ??

Cars / Lotus releases 271hp Exige GT3
November 25, 2010, 02:25:34 PM

From Wikipedia:
    Toyota supplied 2ZZ-GE, 1796 cc I-4, DOHC with VVTL-i and Lotus T4e engine management system, Roots-type Eaton M62 supercharger and intercooled
    Bore/Stroke 82.0 mm / 85.0 mm
    271 bhp (202 kW; 275 PS) @ 8000 rpm[6]
    190 lb·ft (258 N·m) @ 7000 rpm[6]
    Compression Ratio: 11.5:1

Exige GT3 performance
    0-60 mph : 3.9 seconds[6]
    0-100 km/h : 4.0 seconds[6]
    0-100 mph (0-160 km/h) : 9.8 seconds[6]
    Top Speed : 160 mph (260 km/h) - electronically limited[6]
    Power to weight ratio : 361 bhp (269 kW; 366 PS) per tonne

271 HP! NICE, even boosted with that high compression ratio, wow

Newsletters / CMP '11 and Texas '11 Apps Due Soon!
November 25, 2010, 09:49:09 AM
Yes, Walmart started playing Christmas music at 12:01am the day after Halloween. And in another sign of the Apocalypse, the first two entry deadlines for LeMons 2011 are already looming. Entries for Southern Discomfort (at Carolina Motorsports Park on 19-20 Feb) are due Saturday, December 11; apps for Gator-O-Rama (at MSR Houston on 26-27 Feb) are due Saturday, December 18. (For driver info, go here; to see all 2011 races and deadlines, click here; to enter the damn thing, click here.)

Speaking of entries, should you be foolish enough to actually enter a race in '11, you'll notice our all-new reg system. Just like every redesigned BMW of the last 50 years, we figure this will result in one week of furious complaints followed by years of slavish devotion. That's our theory, anyway.

Where the old system was team-centric, the new one is individual-centric. In a nutshell, each team member creates his or her own online profile, which they can then keep and modify for as long as they want. To make a team, captains just add those profiles to their rosters, and bam--the team's done. Unlike before, you'll be able to retain team info from one race to the next; to run multi-car efforts from a single team page; and to tell annoying team captains to bugger off without losing the info you used to sign up.

You'll hate it, but just wait a week.

See you there--Nick

Nick Pon, Associate Perpetrator
5675-C Horton St, Emeryville CA 94608
510.655.5980 x22 (Nick direct)
Cars / Making of the JUN 350Z-R-4WD
November 22, 2010, 08:53:50 PM
Ummmmm.... uhhh yeah  :drool: :drool: :drool:


Cars /
November 15, 2010, 10:53:49 AM
Post up your favorite pics from :thumbs: