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nothing but turbo
11-13-2004, 07:41 PM
...cuz i've been an O:-) this year! ((( :bs: )))

anyways, there she is! Santa paid $650 for her.

http://pbase.com/image/36296757/large.jpg
http://pbase.com/image/36296940/large.jpg
http://pbase.com/image/36297165/large.jpg
http://pbase.com/image/36297823/large.jpg
http://pbase.com/image/36297944/large.jpg

the 242 is dead, long live the 142!

pls don't forget to vote!

wisturbo
11-13-2004, 09:03 PM
Looks like lots of fun.. that interior is really friggin clean.. good score form Santa.

SwedishBrick242...
11-13-2004, 09:17 PM
Damn thats nice. I am all about the sleepers. Make it a real beast, but leave it looking very similar to how it looks now :twisted:

At least start with the engine, then see how you feel about it.

wisturbo
11-13-2004, 09:44 PM
I spotted a red 240/140 in the backround of the top pick.... whats up with that... is Santa saving that for someone else?

TerribleOne
11-13-2004, 10:30 PM
lucky bastard. wanna trade me for my beatup 89 244???

nothing but turbo
11-13-2004, 10:48 PM
hehe, no way!

TerribleOne
11-13-2004, 11:46 PM
lol, trust me cousin. you don't want my car!

Volvo Dan
11-14-2004, 01:53 AM
That is a CLASSIC, great deal! I would get some of the IPd performance stuff and make it a fun little car, I talked to a local mechanic (who used to race his 122) and he told me some great stories of what you can turn that b-20 into....

Super1800GTR
11-14-2004, 02:00 AM
My vote.... Built up b20 w/ a supercharger. Sweet ride.

Rob

shaved240
11-14-2004, 03:29 AM
are those indiviual throttle bodies with a maf hooked up to it?

mjkspyder_one
11-14-2004, 04:01 AM
oooOOooooohhh I dig the shifter ;D lol

But seriously, that's a sweet ride man, get some muscle under the hood and a nice paint job with some decent rims, it'll be a pretty sweet ride. Congrats man!

TheJoyOfSix
11-14-2004, 05:05 AM
are those indiviual throttle bodies with a maf hooked up to it?

They are twin carbs - the 'maf' is the thermostat to allow preheated air in when then engine is cold.

Whatever you do PLEASE remove those horrid marker lights from the sides. Not only will you improve the looks no end, but you'll also make it look more European.

MikeSr.
11-14-2004, 07:39 AM
I bought my son a car that looked just like that one when he was 16. It was in the family for 10 years. Boy , do I miss that car.
It's a beauty- virtually indestructible.
Congrats!

Three Fat Tigers
11-14-2004, 09:28 AM
Cool! Now just bolt a 160 front end on it and your in business :-D

nothing but turbo
11-14-2004, 11:33 AM
tnx guys!

what can i say, this purchase really made my (so far) krappy year.

i'll take it as easy as i can and do some serious planning bef starting any work.

i'll definitelly look first into what can be done with the b20 - from the VPD website i've learnt this motor can be transformed easily, using a "bolt on" kompressor, into an 200 beast!

truth is: i've never owned a carburetted car, so i'm kinda thinking d-jet (for better throttle response&better fuel mileage).

another alternative: b23ft, but probably lots of work/cutting&transforming will be required, so will see...

never been into 142 before, so first i'll research what's up about these cars = possibilities for a transformation.

my gf went up the walls when she heard i'm thinking of buying an '70 volvo!
after she saw the car, she found her cute :roll:

tnx again

Dahlis
11-14-2004, 02:58 PM
Are you planning to renovate it?
Please make it look new and dont ruin it.

nothing but turbo
11-15-2004, 02:26 AM
Please make it look new and dont ruin it.

i promise i will not! :x:

eight_fitty
11-15-2004, 03:31 AM
i'd make this one a screamer...yeah...that's my vote (not as screamer-ish as colin's though!!!)

940T_Drifter
11-15-2004, 05:07 AM
WOW !!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Go for the screamin' sleeper !!!

SquareD
11-15-2004, 11:18 AM
Damn that's a great resto project. Man, the interior looks mint! Congrats!

stylngle2003
11-15-2004, 01:45 PM
check out Classic Motorsport's (http://www.classicmotorsports.net) for a sweet resto-build of a 142...they eventually will install a VPD supercharger, but even still, their car is great looking and a definite sleeper!

joel142
11-15-2004, 04:31 PM
tnx guys!

i'll definitelly look first into what can be done with the b20 - from the VPD website i've learnt this motor can be transformed easily, using a "bolt on" kompressor, into an 200 beast!

truth is: i've never owned a carburetted car, so i'm kinda thinking d-jet (for better throttle response&better fuel mileage).



If you want a fast car, $3.5k for the kit from VPD is a screaming deal considering it comes with a new, setup carb and all the rest of the parts you need. Even factoring in a freshened B20F it's still a great deal. If you in it for the experience the sky is the limit, B23FT, punch out the B20 to B21, B20 turbo etc...

D-Jet is kind of a pain in the ass (just talk to the old Porsche guys). If I really wanted a fuel injected B20 I'd get a FI head (injectors in the head), a FI intake maifold and go MS. There are some many fiddly parts (like the variaible inductance MAP sensor and the analog computer) that D-Jet can quickly become a real irriation. If you heat it up too much the computer won't work. iPd used to sell a modded computer but they stopped a long time ago.

Oh, I think you need some FWD sourced wheels to complete the look.

Joel

gsellstr
11-15-2004, 04:47 PM
So many possibilities, so little time and money. I'd actually go the semi-sleeper route (hey, that's my car catagory as well). Knowing now what I didn't know 5 years ago, you can build a 180hp NA B20 pretty easy that'll run on pump gas, or 200+ forced induction. If you wanna chat, I've got a lot of info from the 10+ year project that I call my daily driver as seen in my avatar and profile pic's. Shoot me some mail if interested.

BTW, NICE find!!

samyboy
11-15-2004, 05:22 PM
look's wise id keep her stock b'cuz this baby don't need makeup too look beautiful

gsellstr
11-15-2004, 05:36 PM
look's wise id keep her stock b'cuz this baby don't need makeup too look beautiful
AMEN!! So much class when done right and they can be so d@mn sexy!!

740Weapon
11-15-2004, 05:49 PM
sleeper definately. but 180hp n/a b20 easily?

stylngle2003
11-15-2004, 05:59 PM
yea theyre not too hard to do apparently (180flywheel hp btw)

gsellstr
11-15-2004, 06:13 PM
sleeper definately. but 180hp n/a b20 easily?
Quick overview of the recipe...ported head, B21 pistons, decent CR, good exhaust, custom cam and either MS or a set of DCOE or Dellorto's. Only thing is you'll need a late-model B20 with the 8-bolt crank and bigger wrist-pin rods to fit B21 pistons. Should be capable of 180 or so, depending on the details. Stock 71 with d-jet ran 10.5:1 with 130 HP.

nothing but turbo
11-20-2004, 02:25 AM
tnx for the great info guys!

looking fwd to starting this project!

Tenacious Todd
11-20-2004, 10:52 PM
Great find MODERN sleeper..

Maybe something like this??
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/35878057.jpg

quinn_volvo
11-21-2004, 05:10 PM
restore her to original condition.. put some antique tags on her and store. Get out 20 years down the road and sell. ;)

nothing but turbo
11-22-2004, 02:06 AM
Great find MODERN sleeper..

Maybe something like this??
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/35878057.jpg

got a full pic? :badboy:

edicius
07-26-2005, 02:47 AM
Hey guys, sorry to bring up this old post (better then doing a new one right?).
I would like more info on what all is really possible with my 71 142E B20E. I have a spare engine (yes, a spare B20E) with the head and tranny. So all in all, I have something to learn with. I'm already thinking of doing the cam and with that i'd have to do valve guides, seals, springs. But while im doing that would it be worthwhile to have the head ported as well? What is involved in doing that, could I do it? or should I take it to a machine shop (need a calgary location for that)
Im really eager to see where I can take this car, thanks guys

gsellstr
07-26-2005, 10:17 AM
Hey guys, sorry to bring up this old post (better then doing a new one right?).
I would like more info on what all is really possible with my 71 142E B20E. I have a spare engine (yes, a spare B20E) with the head and tranny. So all in all, I have something to learn with. I'm already thinking of doing the cam and with that i'd have to do valve guides, seals, springs. But while im doing that would it be worthwhile to have the head ported as well? What is involved in doing that, could I do it? or should I take it to a machine shop (need a calgary location for that)
Im really eager to see where I can take this car, thanks guys

For the trouble of finding a shop in your area that knows how to port a B20 head and get good flow, you'll be just about as well off getting one already done from v-performance.com. He knows how to get some nice figures from these heads. With a B20E (never got em here in the states), ported head, decent cam, and the supporting intake/exhaust stuff taken care of you should easily be around 160hp being that you've already got the compression going for ya. 71 was the best year as far as power output on these beasts, although there's various opinions on the strength of the bottom end (although that won't be an issue really until you start getting a LOT more power than just going simple bolt-on's).

I gotta warn you though, BEFORE checking out v-performance...set yourself a budget first as he's got too many nice toys for ya!!

tjanson
07-26-2005, 10:33 AM
love it man. get the gnarliest carbs and have it be super loud and obnoxious. I love "before" pics because it's like the car has just been found in a barn under a tarp or something.