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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 04:00 AM
Replies: 305
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Posted By Duder
Is this better? ...

Is this better?

http://i.imgur.com/fUmPmgRl.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 662
Posted By Duder
Bring a friend or family member and consider it...

Bring a friend or family member and consider it an adventure.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 33,950
Posted By Duder
Well damn, I didn't realize this many folks were...

Well damn, I didn't realize this many folks were hitting 130+ in their 240s. Good to know! I guess I don't pay much attention to drag racing trap speeds.

The belly pan should help reduce underbody...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 33,950
Posted By Duder
Sounds exciting! I've done 140 in my E36 Lemons...

Sounds exciting! I've done 140 in my E36 Lemons car...not in a race but on the front straight at Willow Springs' big track. It felt utterly fine. I'm not sure how a 240 will behave at those speeds...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,523
Posted By Duder
When my 242 dies and goes to Valhalla I can only...

When my 242 dies and goes to Valhalla I can only hope it will look like yours.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 33,950
Posted By Duder
Inb4 "it'll nevar spool"

Inb4 "it'll nevar spool"
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By Duder
Peak HP will depend on the engine & complete...

Peak HP will depend on the engine & complete system of course. But there are 3 different GT2871R versions, different compressor trims. For the largest 56-trim compressor the choke flow limit is right...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By Duder
You can't go wrong with a 28 on a Redblock from...

You can't go wrong with a 28 on a Redblock from what I've seen. I guess considering your stated use case and preference of stoplight-to-stoplight performance, you might prefer the 28 actually. ATP...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Duder
With a very free-flowing, unrestrictive post...

With a very free-flowing, unrestrictive post turbine exhaust system like your open exhaust cutout, boost creep will become a problem. You are drastically reducing the post-turbine pressure when you...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By Duder
Also remember that an initially low power target...

Also remember that an initially low power target and small turbine will force you to wastegate a ton of flow to prevent boost creep. Hence a large external gate or heavily ported internal. As you...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By Duder
I would say GT3071R over GT2871R, if you're...

I would say GT3071R over GT2871R, if you're looking at older ball bearing options. A GTX3067R (67 not 76) would be even better. I'm not saying that in order to sell more turbos or anything; the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By Duder
That T3/T04E 50-trim is a fair bit larger on both...

That T3/T04E 50-trim is a fair bit larger on both ends than a GT2871R.
Fun fact: the real model name is TA34 (although no one calls it that).

Compressor is 76mm exducer (vs 71mm) and turbine is...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,204
Posted By Duder
What's the model year & trim level Mustang that...

What's the model year & trim level Mustang that donates its master cylinder to all of these 240s? I'm looking into this myself now...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,266
Posted By Duder
For the carpet re-dying, are you painting the...

For the carpet re-dying, are you painting the carpets using the SEM spray cans, or some other product? Any special prep other than thorough washing, drying, and vacuuming?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By Duder
My wife and I had a '66 1800S with un-boosted...

My wife and I had a '66 1800S with un-boosted brakes, but had been upgraded to a dual circuit 68+ master cylinder. It was totally livable for me (6'0" / 200 lb) but required quite a bit of effort...
Forum: article composition 05-23-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 168,129
Posted By Duder
This pdf has dimensions on the last sheet, but...

This pdf has dimensions on the last sheet, but not the one you're looking for. I can take a measurement for you later today.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,103
Posted By Duder
Heh, thanks. Not really scope creep; I'm not...

Heh, thanks. Not really scope creep; I'm not expecting the Volvo rear to survive at 500whp, but maybe this will be a later phase of the project.

8.8 and 9" are on the consideration list. And then...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,103
Posted By Duder
Cool, yeah. I have talked to both Towery and...

Cool, yeah. I have talked to both Towery and Homer about this very situation, and I think something like a 5mm - 7mm spacer with these wheels, giving ET6 - ET8 might work, with shortened trailing...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,103
Posted By Duder
Little bit of a teaser: ...

Little bit of a teaser:

https://i.imgur.com/Bi7yAOWh.jpg

I sold my 1993 E34 M5 back in January, which had these killer AC Schnitzer Type II, 3-piece wheels on it. For some reason the buyer...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 140,441
Posted By Duder
https://rmsmotoring.com/forum/attachments/turbo-oi...

https://rmsmotoring.com/forum/attachments/turbo-oil-seals-jpg.85382/

https://www.xjcd.org/files/Turbo/turbo_system-10.jpg

I should elaborate. The common "blown seal" diagnosis is mostly a myth...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 140,441
Posted By Duder
Blown seals are fake news.

Blown seals are fake news.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 140,441
Posted By Duder
Yeah Doug, in that case the oil return line does...

Yeah Doug, in that case the oil return line does have liquid oil in it, up to the level of oil in the sump. My guess is the drain volume of that -10 line isn't sufficient to keep oil from backing up...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 140,441
Posted By Duder
Understood - my question was specific to this...

Understood - my question was specific to this setup, which most people do for a RWD conversion, using the shortened 960 pan.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 140,441
Posted By Duder
Yessss. You could start selling that and...

Yessss. You could start selling that and marketing it as a "Whiteblock oil accumulator."
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 140,441
Posted By Duder
Anything you can do to increase the volume of the...

Anything you can do to increase the volume of the oil drain will help, be it an external sump or larger drain line. The oil coming out of a ball bearing turbo at full flow and high shaft speed is...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 140,441
Posted By Duder
Eh, I wouldn't say I was convinced - I would need...

Eh, I wouldn't say I was convinced - I would need to see the exact setup and understand the details. But it can work. The main thing I think we talked about was there are two schools of thought for...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,103
Posted By Duder
That's an accurate way to describe what's...

That's an accurate way to describe what's happening here. I need to get back at this project after the upcoming Lemons race. Part of the reason I start threads is to keep me motivated to make...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,204
Posted By Duder
Your views on this car are very similar to what...

Your views on this car are very similar to what I'm thinking for my twin-turbo 4.6L 3V wagon. At low boost (<10psi) I know that thing will make 500whp. Totally stock internals, just adding turbos,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,204
Posted By Duder
Your buddy's hypothesis sounded fishy to me but...

Your buddy's hypothesis sounded fishy to me but positive displacement superchargers are quite a bit different from radial compressors in operation, so I just ran this by one of my coworkers, who used...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Duder
thelostartof: I may just have a used GT35R...

thelostartof: I may just have a used GT35R turbine wheel that would work for you, rediscovered last night, from a "lightly crashed" Formula D car :-P
Will send a PM.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Duder
Nothing specific that I'd look for really, other...

Nothing specific that I'd look for really, other than a nameplate which you said isn't there. It's more of the sum of many little details that tell you whether it's genuine or a copy.

You could...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Duder
Pulling parts from the dead Bernal Dads race car?

Pulling parts from the dead Bernal Dads race car?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Duder
Regarding turbos discussed so far, turbine wheel...

Regarding turbos discussed so far, turbine wheel diameters are:

GT28R: 54mm
HY35: 65mm (from what I can find online)
GT35R: 68mm

This is the turbine inducer or major diameter, not the exducer...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,963
Posted By Duder
Just make sure it's the deluxe model that can...

Just make sure it's the deluxe model that can produce both positive pressure and vacuum. There are cheaper vacuum-only versions.

If you have an air compressor handy with an adjustable pressure...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,963
Posted By Duder
If you have a Mityvac that can both blow and...

If you have a Mityvac that can both blow and suck, and a dial indicator, you can get a good estimate of the boost pressure at which your actuator starts to open. Put the dial indicator shaft in line...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Duder
Is there a nameplate on that "GT35," with a part...

Is there a nameplate on that "GT35," with a part number? If so, post it up.
Forum: events 05-08-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 21,809
Posted By Duder
Great write-up and photos man. Pornotaco for...

Great write-up and photos man. Pornotaco for Official TB Journalist 2018!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,671
Posted By Duder
Cool, gotcha. MS3 and turbo would be a fun...

Cool, gotcha. MS3 and turbo would be a fun direction to take this too. Probably makes sense to do head work first though and get a bit more NA power out of it in the meantime.

A few photos...
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,204
Posted By Duder
Epic van disassembly day was epic. I love days...

Epic van disassembly day was epic. I love days like that where friends all come together and sh*t gets done fast! Engine bay looks just about as perfect as any beige 240 bay has the right to. It's...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,103
Posted By Duder
Ah yes! I forgot about your thread, but thanks...

Ah yes! I forgot about your thread, but thanks for the reminder. I found that I had already replied in it :-P

This 3V engine has an aluminum block, vs. iron for the Crown Vic 2V, so I think weight...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,671
Posted By Duder
Well, a 20% power increase would be worth a bit...

Well, a 20% power increase would be worth a bit of effort! I'm trying to remember everything we talked about...

-Thinner head gasket (0.030" or so?)
-De-shrouding exhaust ports that are terribly...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,671
Posted By Duder
Also I have a few plans to upgrade this thing but...

Also I have a few plans to upgrade this thing but nothing drastic. Mostly drivability and convenience stuff. I won't change the appearance too much. It's already not 100% stock though since it does...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,671
Posted By Duder
Thanks guys! The green machine seemed to be a hit...

Thanks guys! The green machine seemed to be a hit at the show. We had 5 or 6 propositions from people who wanted to buy the car, no real offers, but I have no plans to sell anyway. Last minute roof...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,671
Posted By Duder
Davis prep 2018...so much buffing... ...

Davis prep 2018...so much buffing...

Recently did a quick brake job replacing all pads, flushing and bleeding. Left rear caliper bleeder screw wouldn't budge so that one didn't get bled, but 3...
Forum: events 04-27-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 21,809
Posted By Duder
Leaving from LA in about an hour - green 75 is...

Leaving from LA in about an hour - green 75 is packed and buffed, now more green than ever.

See you guys on the road!

https://i.imgur.com/Rsz6Conl.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,103
Posted By Duder
Thanks for the reminder. I think there may be...

Thanks for the reminder. I think there may be enough room to keep the crank axis straight in the car, but shift the whole engine & trans a bit to the passenger side. Trans mount doesn't exist yet so...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 563,831
Posted By Duder
Look what happens when you get rid of...

Look what happens when you get rid of road-hugging weight. Only bad things. You should really believe everything the 1960s ad men wanted you to believe.

On our E36 we chased front wheel shimmy for...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,963
Posted By Duder
Cool. Yeah the IronX smells really terrible. It's...

Cool. Yeah the IronX smells really terrible. It's quite pungent, and seems acidic although they claim it's pH-neutral. Apparently it's ammonium thioglycolate which is also used for hair perms and...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,963
Posted By Duder
Looking quite nice. I'm working on my old '75 245...

Looking quite nice. I'm working on my old '75 245 and the process I've used on past Volvos has been IronX -> clay bar -> Meguiar's ultimate compound w/ DA -> Meguiar's ultimate polish w/ DA -> hand...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,103
Posted By Duder
:-( Sorry to hear that. One of these days we will...

:-( Sorry to hear that. One of these days we will need to meet up and geek out. But congrats on the bambino.



Thank you sir! Your 142 project is killer. I may just refer to pictures of your...
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