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Tfrasca 12-29-2015 12:29 PM

tfrasca's 142 Turbo Project
 
I've had my 142 for about six months now, and you guys have all been really helpful. When I bought it, it was sitting in the grass, and hadn't been registered since 1999. All the bearings and bushings had rusted or deteriorated, but the body is completely rust-free, and all the pieces were there and unmodified.

Over the last few months, I've done a lot to the car and it is now my daily driver. I am starting to lose track of my progress, so I figured I'd try to get it all in here for posterity and to help anyone else who may have 140 questions.

Things that I've done:

Interior:

Seat covers and foam
New seat webbing
Black carpet kit
Nardi Classic wheel
GT cluster
Stereo w/bluetooth (stock location)
6.5" rear speakers in hat shelf
Mahogany veneer hat shelf
4" front speakers (stock right location, custom mounted in knee bolster panel on driver side)
Arm rest w/center console storage
Added sound deadening under carpet and behind door panels

Suspension/Steering/Brakes:

Lowering springs from Classic Swede
Adjustable shocks from Classic Swede
IPD front sway bar (rear needs to be installed)
Poly bushings in trailing arms/torque rods
Brass idler arm bushing
New tie rods (these are pretty hard to find for pre '70 140's...)
New 15x5.5 164 wheels
195/60/15
Poly steering linkage bushings
Stainless flex lines
New pads/rotors
Rebuilt master cylinder

Engine (B18):

Rebuilt SU HS6's
Pertronix electronic ignition
2" exhaust for 142E models
K&N filters in stock blue filter housings

Body:

Always replacing various trim bits and seals...
Buffed out some of the oxidized paint- photos to follow as that progresses


This is the CL ad. Rough, but she's all there:
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...psten1uwxa.jpg

Engine bay. It's a '68, so it has a B18b with two SU's. When I got it:
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...ps6glaqmjw.jpg

Engine Bay Rev. 1:
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...ps0v8nqvzi.jpg

Interior when I got it:
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...psdjaylc6n.jpg

I'll update this thread with shots of the interior, which I replaced from the ground up. (carpet, seat foam and covers, stereo, etc.). I also did some suspension stuff, wheels, and so on. I'll add more photos later.

Jack 12-29-2015 12:45 PM

do your pictures get any smaller or bigger ?

update this, I like looking at 140 projects... but I dont like to take off my glasses to see the large pics and use a magnifying glass for small picture:-P

V-O-L-V-O 12-29-2015 01:17 PM

Looks nice from here...even though I agree on the various pic sizes ;-)
What about the floors and undercarriage...from sitting on grass, any or how much, rot there!?

/ sven

Redwood Chair 12-29-2015 01:23 PM

<--- Wants the redwood 2x4's by the rear bumper.

:drool:

Jack 12-29-2015 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redwood Chair (Post 5306879)
<--- Wants the redwood 2x4's by the rear bumper.

:drool:

<a href="https://imgflip.com/i/wirl6"><img src="https://i.imgflip.com/wirl6.jpg" title="made at imgflip.com"/></a>

socalsean 12-29-2015 02:06 PM

Nice car. I'm down in Monterey if you ever need any help.

Råda 12-29-2015 04:43 PM

Looks like a nice project, correct fenders still on.

Tfrasca 12-29-2015 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by V-O-L-V-O (Post 5306874)
Looks nice from here...even though I agree on the various pic sizes ;-)
What about the floors and undercarriage...from sitting on grass, any or how much, rot there!?

/ sven

When I got to it, it had been sitting on grass, but it must have been on pavement most of the time, because there is ZERO rust on the undercarriage or floor pans!

Tfrasca 12-29-2015 11:32 PM

And fine, I'll be better about sizing my photos from here on out. Here are a few teasers until I can take some iPhone pictures to document what I've done.

Dat ass:
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...pskxm9ymot.jpg

Nardi wheel and GT gauges:
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...psqdyixgl9.jpg

New rear speakers and shelf I made from some spare sapele I found at the shop:
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...psd7otan3h.jpg

I'll take some less artsy photos to better show what the car currently looks like.

Thanks for the interest!

Tfrasca 12-31-2015 11:59 AM

The old girl's cleaning up nicely with some Meguire's Show Car Glaze #4 and light cutting compound.

I was going to paint the car, but after driving it as-is for so long, I've begun to really like the patina. The burn-throughs aren't ideal, but I'm just going to polish over everything and call it good. This car has character and I'd like to keep it that way.

petiww 12-31-2015 10:09 PM

:drool:

Tfrasca 01-01-2016 04:28 AM

Thanks. What do you drive?

Quote:

Originally Posted by socalsean (Post 5306910)
Nice car. I'm down in Monterey if you ever need any help.


Jack 01-01-2016 04:33 AM

from huge/tiny pictures to "styled" that leave too much out.. damn it deliver already :-P

Tfrasca 01-01-2016 12:09 PM

I'm driving the car to Tahoe in a few hours, but hopefully I'll have some time while I'm up there to take some boring iPhone photos for ya. :)

That, or we will break down and freeze to death.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jack (Post 5308957)
from huge/tiny pictures to "styled" that leave too much out.. damn it deliver already :-P


socalsean 01-01-2016 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tfrasca (Post 5308955)
Thanks. What do you drive?

C70, 245, and a BMW 2002.

NO_SPRK 01-02-2016 01:18 AM

glad to see it back on the road! long live 140s

Tfrasca 01-03-2016 12:29 PM

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...psc3wuoam6.jpg

We made it up to Tahoe with zero issues, other than having a top speed of 70 mph. The M41 swap cannot come soon enough.

Since I have the transmission out, should I be thinking about doing anything to it before I put it in? I was going to get a gasket kit and replace those, but I'm not sure what else I should be looking at while it's on my bench. Any thoughts?


Quote:

Originally Posted by NO_SPRK (Post 5309533)
glad to see it back on the road! long live 140s


Redwood Chair 01-03-2016 12:56 PM

It should do @ 92 flat out even with a BW 35.

Tfrasca 01-03-2016 01:05 PM

Oh, it'll do 90+, but I cruised at 4k or below to keep the noise down. The M40 and the rear end are particularly noisy in this car. The M41 and the 70+ rear end I have are nearly silent. That, plus the OD would make 4 hour drives MUCH more enjoyable.

I was just going to wait until I had the B20 done, and do the motor and trans swap at the same time. But now I think I'll put the M41 in sooner than that.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Redwood Chair (Post 5310319)
It should do @ 92 flat out even with a BW 35.


Råda 01-03-2016 02:39 PM

Great shot! Looks like an ad from the 60's

gdogg16 01-04-2016 07:11 PM

Awesome

Tfrasca 01-04-2016 10:41 PM

.

Tfrasca 01-04-2016 10:56 PM

A profile shot from the recent Tahoe trip:

https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...g?format=1500w

I hadn't really noticed the slight rake before, but after looking at this profile shot, I realize the front has to come up a bit so the car sits level. Not a huge fan of rake on anything but old muscle cars, and even then...

I think I'll get some spring spacers next week and take care of that.

Tfrasca 01-04-2016 11:20 PM

I'd also like to provide some more positive feedback for this idler arm bushing. The stock rubber ones that I found aftermarket were garbage. Even a new one allowed a ton of play, and they seem to wear extremely quickly. So I bought this bronze one and it's tightened up the steering a bit, and will never need to be replaced.

Old idler:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...psgioz1xoe.jpg

Steel sleeve on idler shaft:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...psmnmaqq2i.jpg

Arm with brass bushing:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...psvbg9u6mj.jpg

Complete unit installed:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...pspuf1ok3p.jpg


It's been on for a couple thousand miles, and has had no issues. The only thing I don't love about it is the fact that the nylock nut acts as a preload adjustment, rather than just bottoming out on the shoulder of the OEM shaft. This has not been an issue, but I think I'll replace the stock nut with two jam nuts just to be sure nothing comes loose. It'd be a bummer to lose that...

Redwood Chair 01-04-2016 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tfrasca (Post 5311491)
A profile shot from the recent Tahoe trip:

https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...g?format=1500w

I hadn't really noticed the slight rake before, but after looking at this profile shot, I realize the front has to come up a bit so the car sits level. Not a huge fan of rake on anything but old muscle cars, and even then...

I think I'll get some spring spacers next week and take care of that.

IDK that looks about right, put some camping gear in the back and level it out that way.

Reminds me of my many 145 Tahoe adventures back in the day.

:)


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