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by John Coffey
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Betamotorsports no more - Sort OF
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

Re: Betamotorsports no more - Sort OF

There will be 3 Johns (actually 5 if you count the two bolted to the floor) in the shop.
by John Coffey
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Betamotorsports no more - Sort OF
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

Betamotorsports no more - Sort OF

Betamotorsports, LLC is merging with Benton Performance, LLC.  John Benton and I are merging our talent and equipment in an expanded shop in the same Lambert Palm business complex.  By the end of the year Betamotorsports will cease to exist as a business entity and we will continue under the Benton ...
by John Coffey
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Legality of racing seat
Replies: 16
Views: 3995

Re: Legality of racing seat

I can't really answer your questions since I'm not sure what I'm allowed to talk about,
I'm sure you can talk about anything except politics, religion, race, sexual preference, and why Steve likes Teal colored Hondas (I guess that's covered under sexual preference).
by John Coffey
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Legality of racing seat
Replies: 16
Views: 3995

Re: Legality of racing seat

It might be legal but its probably a stupid idea. How much longitudinal load is that seat designed to take in a rear impact? How much lateral load is that seat designed to take in a side impact? How well is the back reinforcement for the shoulder harness? Its designed for roll coasters, not cars. Sa...
by John Coffey
Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Good muffler shop not in the ghetto?
Replies: 22
Views: 4353

Re: Good muffler shop not in the ghetto?

Max,

Here's a solution for your intake noise:

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by John Coffey
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can a high compression engine be Streetable?
Replies: 11
Views: 3590

Re: Can a high compression engine be Streetable?

Marshall is right, but immediate throttle response can be an advantage if the the throttle is setup with enough throw and the driver has good control over his/her right foot. At the cornering limit most cars are steered with the throttle so a more sensitive and quicker reacting throttle (engine) wil...
by John Coffey
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Featherlite 3110 Open Trailer - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Re: FS: Featherlite 3110 Open Trailer

Uploaded a bunch of recent photos of the trailer here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/BetaMotor ... 3989191670" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by John Coffey
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Featherlite 3110 Open Trailer - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

FS: Featherlite 3110 Open Trailer - SOLD

2000 Featherlite 3110 17' 6" all aluminum open car trailer. I've added an aluminum tire rack and a tall aluminum tool box. Total trailer weight is about 1,500 with a 7,500 total load capacity. Two year old Goodyear tires and a good spare. Has loading lights with a battery box (and a dead battery) in...
by John Coffey
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: End Link Question ...
Replies: 13
Views: 3635

Re: End Link Question ...

You've got one critical flaw with you reasoning. Under braking you will get substantial parallel wheel travel and get diagonal weight transfer with non equal sway bar arms usually right at turn in. Whether its significant or not is a different question. We discussed that and came to the conclusion ...
by John Coffey
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: End Link Question ...
Replies: 13
Views: 3635

Re: End Link Question ...

Seems like you want the same leverage on both sides. Otherwise, when you go over a bump with both wheels, it will twist the bar and transfer some suspension force from one side of the car to the other. Normally, on a both-wheel bump, the bar should MOVE, but not TWIST. Years ago I spent an hour on ...
by John Coffey
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Can A Slightly Flat Spotted Tire be Re-Balanced ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1523

Re: Can A Slightly Flat Spotted Tire be Re-Balanced ?

Re balancing a flat spotted tire can reduce the vibration but it won't solve the braking lockup issues you have with a flat spotted tire. Karen will most likely flat spot it again.
by John Coffey
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Stock Class Question: Air Oil Separators
Replies: 14
Views: 2993

Re: Stock Class Question: Air Oil Separators

Again, check to see if any protest dicks are running in class Sean (they do exist in the Solo world). Be ready to back up your mod.
by John Coffey
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Stock Class Question: Air Oil Separators
Replies: 14
Views: 2993

Re: Stock Class Question: Air Oil Separators

If I was a protest dick I would throw paper on that in a heartbeat (unless there's a specific mention of air/oil separator in a FastTrack). Its not a catch tank, its an air/oil separator and does confer a performance advantage (less oil in the intake). Be ready to defend it at a NT or the Nationals....
by John Coffey
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: STX E36 question
Replies: 32
Views: 6152

Re: STX E36 question

If only there were some type of "throttling" device that would allow you to reduce the power output when necessary while still allowing greater power to be delivered when it could be applied..... Maybe actuated through a "skill" type interface... My vote for the best motorsports board post of the y...
by John Coffey
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Thanks, ProParts!
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Thanks, ProParts!

were the koni's OK?
by John Coffey
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: So Who's Ordering Michelins ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2454

Re: So Who's Ordering Michelins ?

Count the Michelin ads in the Hearst Magazines magazines that are not C&D. Very common for automotive magazines to cross sell ads in their non-automotive sister magazines.
by John Coffey
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Judging shock damping based on extension speed?
Replies: 5
Views: 1544

Re: Judging shock damping based on extension speed?

Is this a problem, or just an irrelevant effect that won't affect performance? You have no way of knowing if an air bubble is somewhere in the valving from the shock being shipped on its side. That's why shocks are cycled on a dyno for a a while before any real measurement takes place. As Jeff said...
by John Coffey
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: When the house eats the tires I would rather buy...
Replies: 15
Views: 3665

Re: When the house eats the tires I would rather buy...

Bill Schenker wrote:
John Coffey wrote:
It could be much uglier.
I see your washer/dryer, disposal, and water heater and raise you a whole new kitchen, fireplace remodel, and fractured main sewer line in a house built in 1956.
I see you remodel and sewer line and raise you a CSP Miata.
Fold...
by John Coffey
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: When the house eats the tires I would rather buy...
Replies: 15
Views: 3665

Re: When the house eats the tires I would rather buy...

It could be much uglier.
I see your washer/dryer, disposal, and water heater and raise you a whole new kitchen, fireplace remodel, and fractured main sewer line in a house built in 1956.
by John Coffey
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I officially don't like Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 12
Views: 2926

Re: I officially don't like Lewis Hamilton

You have to be arrogant to be a top driver in F1. Schumaker, Senna, Prost, Mansell, etc. Assholes every one. Its all about results in F1. If you want to win, you have to put feelings aside and get the job done. McClaren has been screwing up big time with both Hamilton and Button. I don't blame Lewis...
by John Coffey
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Car Trailer Tires?
Replies: 15
Views: 3039

Re: Recommendations for Car Trailer Tires?

BTW... if you go on a lot of the Airstream trailer forums most of those folks have given up on specific trailer tires and are using light truck tires. Most of those guys with a 7,500 GVWR trailer are running the Michelin LTX M/S2 in 235/75-15. 2,183lbs load capacity and a 6 year warranty.
by John Coffey
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Car Trailer Tires?
Replies: 15
Views: 3039

Re: Recommendations for Car Trailer Tires?

Here's my most recent thinking after watching yet another set of junk trailer tires self destruct... And this is not a recommendation, just thinking out loud. A 205/75-15 light truck tire (Dunlop RVXT) is rated at 1,593lbs at 44pis. A Goodyear POS trailer tire is rated at 1,820lbs at 50 psi. A 4,000...
by John Coffey
Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Very Cool Stop Motion of Engine Rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: Very Cool Stop Motion of Engine Rebuild

That was awesome! I've never seen intake and exhaust on the same side of the engine. Those crazy Limeys!
You've led a very sheltered life Kurt. Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Nissan, Toyota, etc. have all built in-line engines with the intake and exhaust on the same side.
by John Coffey
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My friend, Sho Torii, may want to relocate to So Cal
Replies: 33
Views: 6760

Re: My friend, Sho Torii, may want to relocate to So Cal

It all depends on the type or neighborhood he wants to live in. Some of the older, less desirable neighborhoods are getting gentrified and actually becoming much nicer. Its pretty spotty but if he's thinking about OC then he should look in Buena Park, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Wesminster, Anaheim, an...