Yes, that can be a learning situation but also depends a lot on how tight the LSD is set. If not too tight, then it will be a minor to non-issue. Now if you want understeer, and hugely-hard-to-predict understeer at that, then try a spool or welded diff! Done both....and a spool or welded diff will be veeeeery tricky; moving from that to an LSD is a great step up.Be prepared for a lot of understeer.
There you go..... Just checking to make sure on the additive. I had some rear chatter in the past with non-additive gear oils.... it would tend to show up at low speeds in tight corners without much power, like in parking lots. You would know it if you had it! There is a Ford/Motorcraft additive that works quite well if it does ever chatter.No need to add any additive to most modern mid to expensive gear oils. Most of them say for LSD rear ends now.
I’m using the 2 year old Lucas synthetic from my old rear end currently. I heard no chatter today on my short test with figure 8s and a few spirited turns.
Not concerned about more understeer. The thicker rear sway bar and fully stiff rear shocks still give me PLENTY of rotation. I actually have the ability to put power down to get out of the rotation now.
Holds up in heat very well if applied correctly. Place a coat of both surfaces and let it dry for between 15 minutes and 2 hours - when you touch the pieces together it forms a permanent bond, no do overs. Try it you will like it. I have used it for years with good results much better than most other glue. The only places I used the glue was on the back of the items shown, on the bottom side, do the front wait till it dries and stretch the top over to the back of the item and attach under the item shown, no need to clamp it bonds at once. There is no glue on the top surfaces. Between the vinyl and the metal is a thin layer of cotton material which was spray glued to the metal, The only thing I have found better is, wait for it, JB Weld.How does the contact cement hold up to the heat on a sunny day?
It is always awesome when the low-priced Opels draw the crowd in the middle of overpriced new sheet metal! I know how great you feel, congrats!I went to my first ever event with the Manta today Just a local Cars and Coffee, but it was really fun. My car was in very good company with a bunch of Ferraris and Lamborghinis, a ton of Porsches, old and new muscle cars, European sports cars, stock cars, modified cars... you name it.
It drew a lot of attention because most people had never heard of an Opel before, but a few people knew exactly what it was and were really happy to see it. One lady with a 6-figure Porsche kept coming back to take pictures and videos of it because she grew up with one and it was one of her all-time favorite cars.
Shockingly, I somehow didn't take any pictures of my car there, but I at least found this one posted online after the show, parked next to a matching black and white Audi R8.
Today my wife and I actually took the GT out for a little road trip. What a pleasure as it was purring like, well a nicely running GT. Still not finished and still not perfect but we enjoyed a drive up to our favorite "hole in the wall" seafood restaurant In McClellanville, SC, the only restaurant in downtown McClellanville, population 568. Same place we go to purchase fresh shrimp right off the boat, about 80 miles round trip up Rt. 17 from Mount Pleasant and another 60 miles would put you in Myrtle Beach. Anyway was in the low 70's and perfect for an outing. Good times and great fried shrimp and flounder.
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At least on the plastic parts, I’ve had good luck by washing everything well (I use Purple Clean and Dawn dish soap plus hot water), then letting it dry.Edit* - Question to the group. How does one get the mouse smell from the heater? ive tried soap & water, a pet urine cleaner, orange cleaner, and febreeze. There is still a lingering smell.