Doug Riparetti

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About Doug Riparetti

  • Birthday 01/08/1962

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Seaside Ca
  • Interests Racing, metal fabrication, music, old cars

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  1. Doug Riparetti

    What did you do to your 2002 today !

    How about motor swaps?
  2. Doug Riparetti

    What did you do to your 2002 today !

    What a bummer when restrictions are placed on modification to ones personal vintage car, another reason I'm thankful for living in the USA. (Other then the ridicules smog rules in California)............ Regarding the sway bars, if allowed, go with the I.E. 22mm front and back. Install the links on the front holes for the front bar. For the rear sway bar, from the back of the bar to the backside of the link, 2-1/2", that's a good comfortable balance. Good luck, Salute'
  3. Laguna Seca is holding their first “Cars and Coffee” event of 2019 tomorrow morning, entry is free. We’re meeting at 6:30 for burritos, then caravaning over to Laguna Seca if y’all are interested. Will be meeting at Roberts Lake, (where the Red mark is on the map), grab a burrito, leaving at 6:50 for Laguna. The third photo was taken the last time we had “Beamers and Burritos” at Roberts Lake, it was for “Legends of the Autobahn”.......
  4. Doug Riparetti

    Brake booster delete master size?

    I.E.'s standard street brake pad, nothing special.
  5. Doug Riparetti

    Brake booster delete master size?

    I drove mine for about 500-miles with the E21 master cylinder before the S14 blew. My brother came to California and brought the car back to Idaho, that's when John (my brother) and Dave did the brake booster delete. I did not like the way the Wilwood big brake kit performed with the E21 master cylinder, it left my brake pedal WAY too spongy and my brother felt it was dangerous. That's when Dave Lewis (Caveman Hot Rods) fabbed up the adapter to mate the Corvette master cylinder to the factory mounting points on the foot-box, modified the bell crank, installed the new master cylinder (that I got from O'Reilly's for like $45), an I was off with manual brakes with NO brake bias gauge.
  6. Doug Riparetti

    Brake booster delete master size?

    Until you change the ratio at the bell-crank, the pedal will feel uncomfortable stiff.
  7. Doug Riparetti

    Brake booster delete master size?

    I did the brake booster delete. I'm using a 2nd generation master cylinder from a Corvette with a custom made adapter to mate the Corvette master cylinder to the factory location, modified the "bell crank" to change the pedal ratio so it doesn't feel like a brick when applying the brakes.
  8. Doug Riparetti

    What did you do to your 2002 today !

    22,259-miles year to date for 2018. 2019, I would say close to the same...........
  9. Doug Riparetti

    What did you do to your 2002 today !

    Circle track guys have been successfully running the same Mikuni VM round-slide motorcycle carbs since the early 80's on a variety of 4-cylinder motor combinations. I'm not sure what year they started running the 44's, but the car I won the Madera Speedway "Track Championship" in 1999 had the 44mm carbs, (the car was built in 1994). My brothers car was built in1994, it has the Mikuni 44mm VM round-slide motorcycle carbs. I just took our knowledge from all the years of racing circle track and successfully brought over to my "2002".....
  10. Doug Riparetti

    What did you do to your 2002 today !

    My new carburetor synchronizing tool came in late yesterday afternoon, something I wish I would’ve bought three years ago when I install the Mikuni round-slides on the M10. I’ve been using the Edelbrock “Uni-sync”, the only drawback is that you can only calibrate one carburetor at a time. Being able to adjust all four carbs at the same time is much quicker, an a lot easier on my back. LOL Well worth the investment...... 96937501-9F24-487F-A518-26042C79CF7C.MOV
  11. Doug Riparetti

    Massive 2002 s14 oil pan

    Is it still for sale?
  12. Doug Riparetti

    5-Years Ago Today

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    5-Years Ago Today