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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 109
Posted By Tfrasca
This is true. Eric is talking about the out...

This is true. Eric is talking about the out steering rods in Steve's photo, I think.

At any rate, I'm sure that everything on my car is installed properly. I'm interested in the dowel pin that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 109
Posted By Tfrasca
I don't know what the top part of a 73-74 setup...

I don't know what the top part of a 73-74 setup looks like, but the lower half in your photo is identical to mine. And yes, the whole upper part (column, shaft, steering wheel) slowly migrates...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 109
Posted By Tfrasca
140 steering column backing out

So, this has been happening the whole time I've had my car, and I'm wondering if anyone else has to deal with it.

On my '68 142, the steering shaft coupler in the engine bay is made up of two pins...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By Tfrasca
I would be surprised if he doesn't rub in the...

I would be surprised if he doesn't rub in the back. That's about what my 144 looked like when I got it and it rubbed like crazy.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Tfrasca
Is that the "Tan" color from the Lseat site? It...

Is that the "Tan" color from the Lseat site? It looks like maybe a passable match to my tan door panels.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-19-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Tfrasca
Also interested. I bought some vinyl/cloth covers...

Also interested. I bought some vinyl/cloth covers for my 142 two years ago from VP. The top part of the rear seat has already ripped wide open, and needs to be replaced.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Tfrasca
I have the Kinugawa one. It's pretty simple and...

I have the Kinugawa one. It's pretty simple and seems to work well. The psi rating for the springs doesn't seem super accurate, and I never bothered to figure out why.

It's got a lot more travel...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
I really want to go MS after looking into it. I'd...

I really want to go MS after looking into it. I'd like to learn a bit of tuning, and I'd love to get rid of the distributor, coil, and clean up some wiring. I'm still considering just doing...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,767
Posted By Tfrasca
YES.

YES.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
That's super cool to hear. It looks like with a...

That's super cool to hear. It looks like with a harness, it ends up still over $1000. But like I was saying, it's not necessarily the money, but spending money on something that isn't great. Like an...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
This looks promising. Josh was telling me about...

This looks promising. Josh was telling me about the issues with the newer MS3Pros.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, but I'm not totally psyched on the DIY...

Yeah, but I'm not totally psyched on the DIY style of the ms3x compared to the sealed case and nice connectors on either the Micro or the ms3Pro.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
That's good info, thanks. I'm with you on...

That's good info, thanks. I'm with you on spending a lot on hobbies, but preferring to spend it efficiently.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
Another thing I just realized - the ms3x is only...

Another thing I just realized - the ms3x is only like $700, vs $1300 for the ms3Pro. If ms3x does all the sequential stuff I might want, why wouldn't I get that. I guess I didn't realize there was a...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
I've been reading up on MAF vs Speed Density, and...

I've been reading up on MAF vs Speed Density, and sequential injection options.

I'm still on the fence about the MAF. Obviously not using one is the more common approach. Packaging would be...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks Chris! But trust me, there's plenty that I...

Thanks Chris! But trust me, there's plenty that I want to redo on my car. Going back through the thread really shows that this was my first time doing any of this, and if I ever do it again, I'd...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
Well I've never tuned a damn thing, so if the...

Well I've never tuned a damn thing, so if the ms3x is making it that much easier for you guys, maybe I need to rethink my plan. That's also the reason I wanted to use a MAF, for ease of tuning.

...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
The other thing about the sequential vs. batch...

The other thing about the sequential vs. batch thing is that I am not running very big injectors. I have 60 lbs in there now, which should get me to the 300 whp mark if I push them for a run or two...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
Damn. I can't not take you up on that. That drive...

Damn. I can't not take you up on that. That drive is going to cost me so much money...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, the 3.5x price increase is the hang up for...

Yeah, the 3.5x price increase is the hang up for me. I don't ever see myself running E85, for a lack of stations in my area. Traction control also seems unrealistic for me, since I still haven't even...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
Well, I got the new tune from Mike to match the...

Well, I got the new tune from Mike to match the 3" MAF and Deka 60s. It still has that stumble at higher boost, which I'm thinking is overly aggressive knock enrichment dumping too much fuel. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 154,066
Posted By Tfrasca
Can you still remove the particle board on the...

Can you still remove the particle board on the tank? Not a big deal, just annoying if you have to mess with your fuel level sender. Having made general maintenance items very difficult on my car, I...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Tfrasca
I saw this as well. Super impressive work. ...

I saw this as well. Super impressive work.

http://www.turbobricks.net/forums/showpost.php?p=5568796&postcount=28
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By Tfrasca
This is the only way to actually test your fuel...

This is the only way to actually test your fuel mileage. Don't trust any gauge, especially not in 1/8 tank increments.
Forum: events 04-30-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 19,699
Posted By Tfrasca
Crazy. My car looks like it still has some paint...

Crazy. My car looks like it still has some paint on it.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,968
Posted By Tfrasca
It was good to talk to you for a bit too, and...

It was good to talk to you for a bit too, and glad the old 245 could make the trip. Such a cool car.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,968
Posted By Tfrasca
Such a good color.

Such a good color.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,443
Posted By Tfrasca
Taking a lot of material off the head would...

Taking a lot of material off the head would retard the cam timing. Probably not a whole lot, though.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks, I like how it came out. Has more of a...

Thanks, I like how it came out. Has more of a modern-ish OEM look now. I still need to make that brace though, or I'll be right back where I started. :oops:
Forum: performance & modifications 04-24-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,500
Posted By Tfrasca
+1. I have the Yoshi can in mine, and it's not as...

+1. I have the Yoshi can in mine, and it's not as baffled as it could be. I just put some stainless steel scrubbers in the can to try to help with that, but the Provent filter system looks really...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,767
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks for that!

Thanks for that!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
How close are you to Ryan again? I think one of...

How close are you to Ryan again? I think one of us is bringing a friend of ours, so maybe he could drive.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
I did buff and polish over everything at one...

I did buff and polish over everything at one point, and it looked awesome. I love the look, but it's a lot of maintenance. The clear over patina thing never looks quite right to me.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
Now if I could just do something about the...

Now if I could just do something about the outside of the car...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,014
Posted By Tfrasca
Maybe you can drive onto a sidewalk or something...

Maybe you can drive onto a sidewalk or something in Davis so I can look at that damper? I was looking at my slip yoke, and I have about 1/2" around the ujoint. Thinking it might be too tight for that...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
Well, I've driven the car for a couple days, and...

Well, I've driven the car for a couple days, and it's not without its little issues. With my original TLOA chips, the car will idle and cruise with the Deka 60 lb injectors with 012 MAF. It's got a...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 28,974
Posted By Tfrasca
Rad. So advanced.

Rad. So advanced.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 28,974
Posted By Tfrasca
Whoa, that's cool. Does MS have the ability to...

Whoa, that's cool. Does MS have the ability to blend a gasoline map with an e85 map based on the flex sensor?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
I got the manifold back from powder coat, and it...

I got the manifold back from powder coat, and it looks good. I took the car for a quick spin this morning with the Deka 60 lb injectors, 012 MAF, and the new surge tank set up. It ran rich for a...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 40,404
Posted By Tfrasca
Without question.

Without question.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,767
Posted By Tfrasca
It's super cool to see something a bit different....

It's super cool to see something a bit different. And the turbo kit you designed looks great!
Forum: events 04-19-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 19,699
Posted By Tfrasca
Registered for the Sunday show. Fully committed!

Registered for the Sunday show. Fully committed!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
You can use an S10 T5 or adapt a Mustang T5 to...

You can use an S10 T5 or adapt a Mustang T5 to use the front mounted shifter. It still wouldn't line up with the stock shifter hole, but it would be much closer and you wouldn't have to weld in a...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I think you could do something with an S10...

Yeah, I think you could do something with an S10 tailhousing, but I never looked into that very much. Honestly, after switching to the rear shifter position, I'd say the nostalgia isn't worth the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-18-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By Tfrasca
I might mess around with making something like...

I might mess around with making something like that clevis, but with a strap of some sort. Basically just like a limiting strap for suspension. I like the idea of the ratchet strap not introducing...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks guys. I'm feeling pretty good about v2 of...

Thanks guys. I'm feeling pretty good about v2 of this car (fuel system, manifold, and some much needed engine bay adjustments).

Chris, this manifold is pretty sweet, but it's so over complicated...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By Tfrasca
I don't know whose car that is with the double...

I don't know whose car that is with the double clevis deal, but I'd like to hear how vibratey that is. My guess would be a lot.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,256
Posted By Tfrasca
Oh, that's good to hear. I don't remember what...

Oh, that's good to hear. I don't remember what u-joint the driveline place set me up with, but I thought he said it was the smallest one available for a T5 slip yoke. Maybe that's a 1310? I'll check...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 154,066
Posted By Tfrasca
That's a clean spot for the surge tank. Really...

That's a clean spot for the surge tank. Really nice.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-13-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 154,066
Posted By Tfrasca
I like the new daily. Also, good choice on the...

I like the new daily. Also, good choice on the swirl pot. Seems to be well made, although I haven't been able to run my car with it installed yet.
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