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Re: photo exchange
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To make smaller versions of pictures, I use STGthumb -- it's freeware available at http://www.zdnet.com/downloads. This resizes most photo formats into jpgs of any arbitrary size. Jpg is basically the only format you want for the web anyways.

When you resize, make sure to check the option to "keep proportions" (or similar wording) so the picture isn't distorted squshed side to side or top to bottom.

This program doesn't crop (let you cut out a portion of a photo). I use Windows Paint for that, but there are free programs that are easier to use.

In Paint to crop:

1 use the rectangle tool to mark an area, then use the Cut command.
2. Start a new Paint, set the Image Attribute menu to very small (like 32 x 32) and Paste. It'll automatically size up.

Posted on: 2002/11/10 19:08
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Re: Had to Happen..I bought another 1200
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Congrats! This is the car with the red and white interior, right? Very nice.

Posted on: 2002/11/10 18:59
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Re: a-14 performance questions
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Regarding the engine, a downdraft Weber is probably the most improvement per dollar. It'll let the A14 make more power over 5,000 rpm. It's cheaper than a sidedraft since you don't need new manifold and you can get the licensed Holley version instead of the Weber version. For more info see 1200 Weber 32/36 page.

I think even better use of money is to lower your 1200 and put wider tires on the back (185/70 or 205/60).

If you drive at highway speeds, the most important change might be to put a 5-speed in. Definitely do this if your A14 comes with it.

Posted on: 2002/11/10 18:48
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Re: New Avatar !!
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Your firefighting vehicle avatar is cool!

You've inspired me to look up the word.Quote:
avatar: image of person in virtual reality: a movable three-dimensional image that can be used to represent somebody in cyberspace, for example, an Internet user
This is apparently derived from older usage of the word: "manifestation of an idea or concept"

reference: Encarta World English Dictionary

Posted on: 2002/11/9 20:35
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Re: Drop The Donk ??
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drop the crossmember,engine,gearbox,manifolds etc,onto the ground,get 3 or 4 people at the front,then lift the body up & over the engine,gearbox etc.& pushl the car back
Having 3-4 guys lift the car is easier than 2 people lifting the motor? I don't get it ... but then again, I've only tried the 2-person method.

Posted on: 2002/11/9 20:00
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Re: A14/15 vs CA18DE
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Don't forget that with anything bigger than an A15 you need a stronger differential.

Using the original 1200 diff is OK with an A14, but with an A15 it is borderline. If you have a A15 w/5-speed (taller first gear), the 1200 diff will live.

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What would be the advantage of going for a CA18 N/A over a 4age?

The main advantage is that the CA engine is a Nissan product. On the other hand the Toyota motor has more power, fits into a 1200 more easily and has an excellent (and available) 5-speed.

If you are going to use the original 1200 4-speed, don't think about an A15 unless you plan to drive it very carefully, as an A15 can easily break the small transmission.

Posted on: 2002/11/9 19:51
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Re: CA18DET
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Go with the wagon! At a show, among a sea of coupes, the wagon will give people a refreshing change.

I always thought the Volvo "California Wagon" look was cool ... monochrome paint, lowered, tinted and no chrome.

Posted on: 2002/11/9 19:38
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Re: lhd to rhd gearbox diffrences
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Check out the detailed diagrams of the hydraulic clutch in the drive train photo album.

Posted on: 2002/11/9 19:02
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Re: lhd to rhd gearbox diffrences
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The hydraulic clutch for the 1200 works exceptionally well. The pedal effort is extremely light, but with good feedback. The only downside is the original cylinders tended to leak after a while.

Ditch the cable.

All you would need is ... a clutch master cylinder (and a place to bolt it) and to hook the link from the master cylinder to the existing clutch pedal. And of course the line from the master cylinder down to the clutch slave cylinder. I would think this should be easier than adapting a Lancer brake booster ...

Posted on: 2002/11/6 5:07
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Re: What type of twin carbies can a 1200 use ?
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I must get something that can accuralty measure the liquid when checking the compression ratio

One possibility is at the animal feed store, get a big syringe which is marked in cc or ml marks. Drill a small hole in a piece of plexiglass. Put grease around the the chamber and press the plate to it. Then you can measure how much water it takes to fill the chamber. This is also a good test for valve sealing. The water shouldn't leak out even after a few hours. If it does, the valves need refacing.

Also measure the dish of the piston in a similar way.

Posted on: 2002/11/2 5:33
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