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Tech Day ’23

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    • Novice
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    Hi folks, looks like the tech day is coming up quick! Is anyone planning anything big? I’m installing MeisterR coilovers this weekend with a buddy but I want to change my gearbox and rear diff oils at the tech day. I know everyone has their preferences but I think I’m going to order Redline products. I think I need about 3 quarts of MTL for the trans and one of GL5 for the diff?

    Im also hoping the dent repair guy is there, I have LOTS of dents, lol. My paint did clean up pretty well though.

    Also what if any tools should I bring? Planning on some sockets and jack stands.

     

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    • Ace
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    Dent doctor will be there

     

    No tools needed…Scotts garage is fairly well equipped

     

    Only 2 qts needed for trans…one for the diff

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    • Ace
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    Looks like the Tech day will be VERY well attended…35 names on the list and growing

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    Planning on some suspension upgrades with the Tokiko shocks and FM springs Joe found in his shed and the front sway bar from a club member as well. See you all there!

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    The events page for Tech Day Saturday the 13th is showing “event full”. Please ignore and show up anyway if you are unable to sign up. The weather is looking cooperative, food is being prepared, the tools are organized and await their tasks, Jeff the dent tech will be available to fix your dents, and it should be a FINE day. Please bring a folding chair for your comfort if you have room. See you then.

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    • Ace
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    Well…there are a LOT of folks on the list to be there on Saturday

     

    In addition to things mentioned here, i have gotten a few messages.

    paul is looking for an oil change on his 90

    I have to swap out a shock on another 90 and that one will need trans and diff oil changed

    another new member may need help with a oil pressure gauge swap on his 95

     

    Karina is looking for her suspension upgrade, and i will need an extra pair of hands for that one.

    So if you are handy with tools, This saturday is the time to show off some of your skill!!

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    • Gear Head
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    I added more “ tickets “ to the event so everyone that wants to should be able to signup now… as Rita said there is no limit, every member is welcome. Even if you don’t plan to work on a car come for the socializing and great food.

    Also I plan to be on hand to help orient members to the new site features.

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    Dear Scott & Rita,

    Thank you for hosting the Tech Day.

    I planned on coming this Saturday and maybe clean my intake valves.  If you and our club members approves this request, I will bring my own tools but needed a jack, jack stand, a good compressor, and Shop Vac for this job.

    Respectfully,

    Levi

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    Levi – All will be available. Will be interested in your project since my 2019 RF GTS may benefit from the same. See you on Saturday!

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    Thanks Rita for replying back.

    I will bring my borosecope and we can inspect your intake valves if it requires cleaning.

    Do we get group discount with Dent doctor?  I have 1-2 small dings that bothers me and obviously I am the only one who can see them.  🙂

    Respectfully,

    Levi

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    Jeff can look at your dents and price it for you. He has been helping the club for many years and he has always been very reasonable and very skilled.

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    • Ace
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    Well..well..this is turning out to be a VERY well attended event…43 names on the list, and I am sure that does not include people that will be bringing co-pilot, friend, etc

     

    WOW!!!

     

    Lunch about 12-12:30…meeting shortly after 1…car work all day

     

    Don’t forget your canned goods donation…feel free to bring something to the table to supplement Rita’s wonderful spread.

     

    See you all tomorrow!!

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    Hi all… I see a couple of other cars will be doing transmission / differential fluid changes tomorrow. I’ve had this on my “to-do” list for a while but haven’t managed to get it done, so if there’s time and space, would like to take care of this as well. I have fluids (Motorcraft XT-M5-QS for the trans, Redline 75w90 GL-5 for the diff). I think I also have the correct replacement crush washers if needed.

    Either way, looking forward to the drive up to New Milford with the nice forecast, the great food, and hanging out for while…

    Thanks.  -Tom

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    Just did a suspension install 2 weeks ago so hopefully ill be of some help there. Looks like were going to be changing a lot of gear oil, mine included. Im bringing a jack and 2 jack stands and a bag o’ tools so hopefully we can find a few more and do some simultaneously! I have the “special” socket you’re supposed to use as well.

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    • Ace
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    Well…a couple names dropped off the list…a couple more added…still..45 names on the list for tomorrow!!

     

    Great turnout…weather is cooperating…I will see everyone at Scott and Ritas tomorrow!!

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    Thank you Scott and Rita for being such a gracious host and opening your beautiful house to us.

    I couldn’t find better words to describe the warm hospitality and most importantly Rita’s home cooking expertise was evident here.  Thank you both!

    Dent doctor did a fantastic work removing some of the dings and bumps on my paint.  I was able to accomplish my walnut blasting my intake valves before the beautiful clear skies shows so many distant stars. Thank you also to Robert and many others who helped me get it done.

    It was also good seeing new members and had a great time chatting with the regular club attendees.

    There was a very nice smell of walnuts as I pulled in my garage.

    Thanks again Scott for being a great host.  Wishing Rita and to all the Mom…Happy Mothers Day!

     

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    Thanks to everyone that helped with my suspension!! It drives like a dream now!! I think I learned enough to help out with the next suspension upgrade. 🙂

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    • Ace
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    So happy to hear that you like your new setup. (lightly used Tokiko Illumina/FM springs and Racing Beat front sway bar) There were a bunch of folks that pitched in on this…Dave, Mark, Patrick and myself…that I saw getting dirty…and not to mention Karina pitching in and walking away with her own share of grit, grime and grease…you go girl!!

     

    Next up on the suspension side is Megan…i picked up a lightly used set of MeisterR Sportives for her that are going on next week here in Joe’s Magic Driveway

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    Thank you to Scott and Rita, and congratulations on an amazing 25th tech day hosted!!! And it was a great one. Lots of work got done on many cars, some small jobs and some big jobs. And our thanks goes out to Jeff the dent magician who worked on many of our cars. The amazing spread put out by Rita for lunch is a thing of legend, and thank you Bev I saw you helping out in the kitchen.

    To all those who lent a hand in the garage, a tech day wouldn’t be what it is without members willing to share their labor, knowledge, and persistence with the club.

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    Thanks to everyone who came and especially to our hosts! I had an absolutel blast and can’t wait for the next G2G.
    My knuckles are healing up nicely! It’s come to my attention that I put the wrong fluid in my diff, the Redline NS is for transmissions with brass parts, not recommended for LSDs unless you add your own friction modifiers so I’ll be draining and refilling again this weekend 🙄. Hopefully it won’t do any damage in the meantime but I haven’t been doing any drag launches or drifting😂.  Did you guys who used the ford fluid notice a big difference driving home? I didn’t notice much of anything with the MTL.

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    Worst case scenario will be a leaking oil seals.  However, there are no documentation proof I can give you on this claim.

     

    Thanks to everyone who came and especially to our hosts! I had an absolutel blast and can’t wait for the next G2G.
    My knuckles are healing up nicely! It’s come to my attention that I put the wrong fluid in my diff, the Redline NS is for transmissions with brass parts, not recommended for LSDs unless you add your own friction modifiers so I’ll be draining and refilling again this weekend  . Hopefully it won’t do any damage in the meantime but I haven’t been doing any drag launches or drifting .  Did you guys who used the ford fluid notice a big difference driving home? I didn’t notice much of anything with the MTL.

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    @Levi,

    thanks for the insight, I’m just going to change it to regular GL5 asap. Luckily I have the option of just parking it in the garage till I can get to it. Not great Miata weather the rest of the week anyway..

     

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    Great pics Dave. I really enjoyed working on a few of the cars. Scott, you have an amazing collection of tools that you willingly share ……. what a bonus!

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    • Ace
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    to James

     

    Using the Ford unicorn tears is not an instant improvement …it happens over time as the additives in the oil begin to work their magic on the syncros…might take up to a couple thousand miles

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