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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By DET17
Since this is TB, expect "guff" from the...

Since this is TB, expect "guff" from the turbochimps.... they really can't help themselves.

Search for user LANKKU, I think he resides in Finland. Has done multiple whiteblock conversions to RWD...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By DET17
The same old complaint when you rebuild these...

The same old complaint when you rebuild these cars "piece by piece"... shipping is more than 4 clips!
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 205
Posted By DET17
The folks in this thread did all the work for...

The folks in this thread did all the work for you. Forget rolling your own, unless you are just bored. Later 960s and beyond likely have them at boneyard prices. So long as the entry valves...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By DET17
or..... does anyone have a late Greenbook which...

or..... does anyone have a late Greenbook which details clutch replacement for the 92's?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 97,321
Posted By DET17
Extra oil cooler for the AW71

After prodigious delays (work & wife related) I finally got a Saturday to try and push this project closer to the finish line. I arrived at the point where I can't reassemble the front end (lights,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By DET17
'92 ZEXEL AC compressor clutch change in situ?

Any experience with just a clutch change? Charged system in my 92 745T, clutch is dead shorted to ground, a goner. I read the clutch can be pulled off with the 3 each M5 threaded holes to "jack it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By DET17
Thanks for the 411 folks.... looks like I'll...

Thanks for the 411 folks.... looks like I'll gingerly remove the trim and buy the clips accordingly. Will try 15A's advice on the flat blade to break the clips without damaging the fragile trim...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By DET17
Further to KJ's point, there a pair of ground...

Further to KJ's point, there a pair of ground inputs to the E-fan relay. If you've "buggered up" the harness of the relay, you may be grounding 100% of the time. Find the small gauge pair of wires...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By DET17
Nobody has had this trim piece off, and...

Nobody has had this trim piece off, and reinstalled?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By DET17
Hiperfauto had an NOS 7 series spoiler for sale...

Hiperfauto had an NOS 7 series spoiler for sale ....... interrogate the FS column, you will find it. Good guy, he is a pleasure to deal with.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By DET17
Diagram, as in the shift pattern? I've got a...

Diagram, as in the shift pattern?

I've got a couple M90s at the house.... but am not there now. I bought my 2nd M90 shifter off eBay in Europa..... had a friend in Germany purchase and he carried...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By DET17
Are you allowed to run aftermarket ECU in The...

Are you allowed to run aftermarket ECU in The Netherlands?

If YES, I'd strongly suggest you convert the car to MS2 Megasquirt. Build a new harness, and the battle will be reduced to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-19-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 77,026
Posted By DET17
As we say in the South, "You can't fix stupid". ...

As we say in the South, "You can't fix stupid".

Collect the $$$ for damages, tape off your BNE top hats and sneak in there with a dremel to top off that damage.
Done carefully (as you can't Undo...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-19-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 37,003
Posted By DET17
From memory, I laid out the 3" AMM hole opening...

From memory, I laid out the 3" AMM hole opening on the original, moved just slightly F-R to get my K&N filter to clear my air box. Drilled new attachment holes 90* to the original hose in my air...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By DET17
Late 7/9 wagon rear side window lower trim

I've got a stick of the pass. side trim which appears to have a broken clip for attachment.

From the online store, here is the clip part in question:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 21,930
Posted By DET17
You have one the THE nicest 945Ts on this...

You have one the THE nicest 945Ts on this forum.... don't stop the thread! We appreciate your documentation and workmanship.

I'm preparing for the pair of "windscreens" and need to find the clips...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By DET17
Agreed. Entire strut assy, ignore the ABS...

Agreed. Entire strut assy, ignore the ABS sensors, pray the hoses work. Perfect time for top strut bearings and perhaps BJ & tie Rod ends.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By DET17
Google force, strong in this one........

Google force, strong in this one........
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 21,930
Posted By DET17
I will be purchasing a couple NEW windshields for...

I will be purchasing a couple NEW windshields for my 944T and 745T.

Did the installer have the correct clips, or did you purchase and provide them?

Is there a "new version" which excludes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,217
Posted By DET17
another elegant solution is a "fusible link" to...

another elegant solution is a "fusible link" to protect your feed wire to the 30 contact. These are selected based upon the amperage..... FORD uses them heavily, and Volvo on occasion (the 7/9 E-fan...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 182,206
Posted By DET17
Adapto-magic! TB loves simple solutions...... ...

Adapto-magic! TB loves simple solutions......

BTW, M.H.Yount sectioned part of his 240 crossmember out and modified it to "bolt in" so he could pull his T5 with engine in situ, for clutch work. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By DET17
Has your 740 already been converted to R134a? ...

Has your 740 already been converted to R134a? Then all of your O-rings are AOK presuming it was "done properly".

The 94 was born with r134a, but not your 740 (the one in your sig). For cars that...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By DET17
If your front ride height is stock, you do not...

If your front ride height is stock, you do not need the QSRCs, unless just to quicken steering.

If you have lowered the front, you absolutely need them! The improvement is actually restoration...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By DET17
Yes, please don't TB that nice harness! Rise...

Yes, please don't TB that nice harness! Rise above......
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By DET17
Looks like good progress being made. Just...

Looks like good progress being made. Just remember the absolute rule of HotRodding, as explained by Freiburger:

"It will cost twice as much, take three times as long as you expect".

Considered...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By DET17
Breaker bar with about a 2 foot pipe on it.......

Breaker bar with about a 2 foot pipe on it.... rope trick in the #1 piston. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Unless some knucklehead used Loctite on the center bolt OR galled it (hard to do in a cast...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By DET17
Would you trade in your smartphone for a tin can...

Would you trade in your smartphone for a tin can & string?

No carb is going to outthink/adjust EFI & the fueling tables.......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 608
Posted By DET17
The location of those cracks are...

The location of those cracks are problematic...... that is the steel belt & nylon cap ply junction with the body ply fabric. Is this equal on both sides, or just the side shown?

Tires that are...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 77,026
Posted By DET17
You will most definitely enjoy the QSRCs.........

You will most definitely enjoy the QSRCs...... which correct you having ruined the factory roll center with lowering springs! I'm sorry I went 5 years without them. Stock ratio, or will you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By DET17
Yes, exactly. Bone stock..... battery power...

Yes, exactly. Bone stock..... battery power brought into dash area (much better done that 2 series archaic electrical) and thence via your fuse block/relay block in front of your shifter.

Find a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By DET17
Having last year harvested a full '93 system...

Having last year harvested a full '93 system (alongside Matt from ATL, ironically), I like the design of the 91-93 OEM pusher fan. Rather than fabri-cobbling something, why not run it? Is your 89...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By DET17
I think the 91 and 92 controllers have a higher...

I think the 91 and 92 controllers have a higher failure rate than the 93+

The controller was bad in my 92 at purchase; however without adequate charge , ground on the compressor (check it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By DET17
I'll admit, the wife and I have done "the drum...

I'll admit, the wife and I have done "the drum circle" on a Friday night. It was a transcendental experience.........
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,755
Posted By DET17
Perhaps more of a city traffic thing, but...

Perhaps more of a city traffic thing, but consider adding a SAAB tee in your bottom radiator hose, buy the 87/82 *C switch. Don't trust LH to keep your engine cool. Two center control wires (small)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By DET17
There used to be an exception SAAB guy in Black...

There used to be an exception SAAB guy in Black Mtn., just "down the hill" on I-40. He certainly will know the savvy OVLOV wrenches in Asheville. Considering the college town folk there, I'd say...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By DET17
Exactly. The static pressure measure (system...

Exactly. The static pressure measure (system OFF) is always a good tell on the charge (and leak) status. 70 is a good number.

I doubt your system has a usable high side fitting, if it looks...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By DET17
Yes, you need minimum motion of the needle...

Yes, you need minimum motion of the needle bearings in the U-joint. Driveline experts want the needles to continue to "roll" a bit in operation, not motionless.

Angles need to be as close as...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-14-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By DET17
I'll also be watching this with interest.... got...

I'll also be watching this with interest.... got a B5244T5 on the engine dolly waiting for my 242.

What gearbox behind yours? Staying auto for now?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By DET17
All the respectable tires companies post...

All the respectable tires companies post recommended rim widths for fitment. Go too wide, the bead could un-seat in a cornering situation..... too narrow and you won't like the tread wear.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-13-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,830
Posted By DET17
The weatherpack design I've read is designed for...

The weatherpack design I've read is designed for 50 connect/disconnect cycles total.... way more than enough for our needs.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By DET17
Indeed, do the relay(s) up front, bring 14.3V...

Indeed, do the relay(s) up front, bring 14.3V directly to the lamps of your choice (the only knock I've heard on the AutoPal clones is the glass is thinner and more chip prone than Hella) and you...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 97,321
Posted By DET17
The factory 9 setup has a single headlamp relay...

The factory 9 setup has a single headlamp relay in the center fuse/relay block, so it's not as archaic as the 2 series setup. It does however run ~14ga wiring as a homerun to all 4 of the headlamp...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 97,321
Posted By DET17
first fit check, non-FOG E-codes & corners

My 92 was born with the less than appealing looking FOG front end. I never really cared for that "wall of glass" across the nose, and pulled the trigger to convert to the more modern looking non-FOG...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,830
Posted By DET17
Sure hope all of your crimped electrical...

Sure hope all of your crimped electrical connectors last long term..... I converted to the " crimp tinned copper connector, solder, heatshrink" as per the gospel of MADELECTRICAL.com. Guy with 40...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By DET17
I just swapped out a head that had a "tight...

I just swapped out a head that had a "tight cam".... it was badly warped due to the engine being run without a water pump belt!

Regarding machining a used head, I just had a cleanup cut put on my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By DET17
If you disconnect and get the same running...

If you disconnect and get the same running condition, the AMM is likely toast (dead). Failed crank position sensor = no running.

Vacuum readings whilst it is idling poorly?

Checked your IAC...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 159,633
Posted By DET17
Nice quality work! Always refreshing on TB to...

Nice quality work! Always refreshing on TB to see someone "doing it right".

Those new studs all M10? They look it, unless it's the pics. Also, your threaded inserts are the best type.... I think...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,830
Posted By DET17
Great boneyard build! HotRod used to build...

Great boneyard build! HotRod used to build engines they dubbed "Junkyard Jewels"..... you are true to their intent. Low coinage & sweat, and they always wrapped with the dyno data.

What cam,...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By DET17
Winner winner, chicken dinner. Donor late...

Winner winner, chicken dinner.

Donor late 940 NA, gets you 4.10 with a G80.
Same vintage turbo, gets you 3.73 with a G80.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 37,003
Posted By DET17
Did you already swap the input wires to your...

Did you already swap the input wires to your power stage? It is well known that many of the Buchka boards were reversed by their supplier (both mine and my son's for certain).

Next suspect for me...
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