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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That fuel line draped over the exhaust manifold...

That fuel line draped over the exhaust manifold makes me nervous.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By Tfrasca
When I was measuring my M41 against the T5, I...

When I was measuring my M41 against the T5, I figured that even with the S10 tail housing, you'll still be cutting a new hole in your early 140 for the shifter. The S10 shifter sits a few inches...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By Tfrasca
Posting this from the other thread: Found...

Posting this from the other thread:

Found some of the write ups I mentioned to you. I hope you do it. It would be such a clean solution on an early 140.

Abridged version:...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By Tfrasca
I posted some links on that other thread you...

I posted some links on that other thread you posted in. Get a V8 rear shift T5 and swap to an S10 tail housing. It would be pretty sweet.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tfrasca
Found some of the write ups I mentioned to you. I...

Found some of the write ups I mentioned to you. I hope you do it. It would be such a clean solution on an early 140.

Abridged version:
http://inliners.org/Jack/T5tech.html

No pics anymore, but...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 56,081
Posted By Tfrasca
That makes so much sense. I'll try to find it,...

That makes so much sense. I'll try to find it, but I think I'll just bite the bullet and do the extra work.

Edit: Here is Dave Barton's solution. I'll be doing this with my double stock mount set...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 56,081
Posted By Tfrasca
Well, the car's been running great and I've been...

Well, the car's been running great and I've been putting some miles on it. So obviously, it's time to take it apart again. I pulled the M41 out and got the T5 mocked up yesterday. I got a 240 trans...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks, guys. I'll see what I can do with a file...

Thanks, guys. I'll see what I can do with a file when I pull the trans back out. Right now it's in the car, but with no clutch, just for test fitting.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Tfrasca
Worn T5 input shaft

Edit: This is a T5 with a DeeWorks adapter going on my redblock.

I bought a rebuilt T5 from a forum member a few months back. It was said to be professionally rebuilt, and I believe that. There's...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 120,197
Posted By Tfrasca
I also just raised my front end up about an inch...

I also just raised my front end up about an inch and the rear 3/8". It's SO much more enjoyable to drive. I think our cars were at a similar height before.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 56,081
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I'll keep an eye on the braided hose. I...

Yeah, I'll keep an eye on the braided hose. I know that's the highest heat area in the whole engine bay, but I was still surprised to see the Aeroquip hose in such bad shape after only a couple...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 56,081
Posted By Tfrasca
I got the SS flange from Yother.com and the 2.5...

I got the SS flange from Yother.com and the 2.5 to 3" transition is from eBay.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 120,197
Posted By Tfrasca
I have some 15x5.5 164 wheels with good tires. I...

I have some 15x5.5 164 wheels with good tires. I bought them new from VP when I got the car on the road a couple years ago, and only used them for 6 months or so.
Forum: showroom 01-04-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 971
Posted By Tfrasca
Grey with red interior.

Grey with red interior.
Forum: showroom 01-04-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Tfrasca
Hell yeah. People have had bad opinions about...

Hell yeah. People have had bad opinions about Rotas, but I had a set of Slipstreams on my SPG for years and never had any issues.
Forum: showroom 01-04-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Tfrasca
I've got my 16x7 Ford wheels at an acceptable...

I've got my 16x7 Ford wheels at an acceptable place by cutting the rear quarter lip and pinching the fronts. Plus, I'm going to raise the ride height an inch or so, so I figured I should be able to...
Forum: showroom 01-04-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Tfrasca
I've been looking on eBay and haven't had much...

I've been looking on eBay and haven't had much luck. There are some Ferrari wheels that are similar and plenty wide, but I don't know if I want to spend 3k on wheels. :omg:



You're right. See...
Forum: showroom 01-03-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Tfrasca
Looking for ATS Classics, but wider.

Does anyone know of a knock-off ATS Classic style wheel that's closer to 7" wide than the OEM 5.5?

Volvo ATS Classics (http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?page=article&artno=283513)

VP has the...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 56,081
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks, guys. Glad you appreciate it! ...

Thanks, guys. Glad you appreciate it!



Stock crank and rods, and I'm using the B23ET pistons that were in it from a previous rebuild. I also put BMW squirters in it, but whatever.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-18-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,007
Posted By Tfrasca
Did you add any bracing or box them in at all?...

Did you add any bracing or box them in at all? I'm sure the overlapping weld is plenty strong, I'd just be nervous about it and would probably add a plate on the top.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 56,081
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I guess I should say it was on the verge of...

Yeah, I guess I should say it was on the verge of cracking clean in half. Lucky I happened to lose a freeze plug before losing an oil line.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 56,081
Posted By Tfrasca
Can't commit to selling yet. I pretty much want...

Can't commit to selling yet. I pretty much want to get the 8v running well on 15psi, get the fuel system and drivetrain sorted, then decide if I want to make more power.

I'm 90% sure that at that...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 56,081
Posted By Tfrasca
Boring update: I have decided to put the 16v...

Boring update:

I have decided to put the 16v thing on hold more or less indefinitely. This car needs so much more work to be totally reliable, so I'll spend my time on the T5, rear end/LSD,...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, as much as I'd like to stick with one pump,...

Yeah, as much as I'd like to stick with one pump, I think this would be the cleanest install.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Tfrasca
Mostly because it's obnoxious and will be all but...

Mostly because it's obnoxious and will be all but unbearable to the driver and anyone around him.

Also because of the fact that the downpipe is the restriction.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Tfrasca
Don't hack off your exhaust at the bottom of the...

Don't hack off your exhaust at the bottom of the downpipe.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-10-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Tfrasca
The overall size of a surge tank and pumps was...

The overall size of a surge tank and pumps was what turned me off of them, but as you know, my solution did not work at all.

So I've been looking at smaller surge tanks, and found this:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, people keep saying that, but I don't see...

Yeah, people keep saying that, but I don't see how that would work on a B23. First, there's much less material on the block around the plug to tap than on a B230. Second, the welch plug on a B23 is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Tfrasca
That's about what I ended up with. We'll see...

That's about what I ended up with. We'll see...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Tfrasca
Well that would have been useful an hour ago.

Well that would have been useful an hour ago.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah. I think I'm just trying to put it off...

Yeah. I think I'm just trying to put it off because getting a good hammer swing with the engine in the car is a huge pain. Talking about it on the internet is way easier.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-09-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 132,889
Posted By Tfrasca
Nice progress. Shop is looking great, too!

Nice progress. Shop is looking great, too!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Tfrasca
B23 freeze plug; bad machining?

I had a freeze plug pop out of my B23ft the other day. We put new ones in when I had the block cleaned. We used black "aviation sealant" (I think Permatex #2 or some equivalent), and dimpled the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, unfortunately I don't have a baseline...

Yeah, unfortunately I don't have a baseline comparison to a 15g or anything. Plus my car is lighter, geared lower, and quite differently set up. All I can say is that the 19t spools really fast with...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tfrasca
Are we considering 12.5 AFR too lean at WOT?...

Are we considering 12.5 AFR too lean at WOT? Honest question.

I have a Kinugawa 19t on my B23, but it has ET pistons and a SCR around 9.2:1. With the high SCR it spools instantly, to the point...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-27-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 56,081
Posted By Tfrasca
By the way, I switched the Forge bypass valve...

By the way, I switched the Forge bypass valve around and it makes less noise at part throttle. Nice, audible bypass sound when letting off, but no weird miscellaneous whistling. Thanks, Harlard.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,677
Posted By Tfrasca
Just wanted to update this, as I've heard from...

Just wanted to update this, as I've heard from Aeromotive. The guy better explained why the orifice is of a different design compared to the stock style regulators, like gross polluter said. He also...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,189
Posted By Tfrasca
This is interesting. I've always thought it was...

This is interesting. I've always thought it was weird to introduce a second slip yoke. Is the flanged output a conversion that can be done to a slip yoke T5? Also, what are people doing for a...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By Tfrasca
Pushrod cars had a return spring on the fork....

Pushrod cars had a return spring on the fork. Weird that 240's apparently don't.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By Tfrasca
I had to do this with my B20 bell housing. All...

I had to do this with my B20 bell housing. All you need to do is add washers/a spacer and possibly a longer bolt. But yeah, you'll have to pull the trans.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 56,081
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks! It's easy to forget that when the thing...

Thanks! It's easy to forget that when the thing just sits for so long. That's why I want to do the T5 and 16v in two separate stages, rather than just ripping the thing apart for another 6 months.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,677
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I'm calling BS on their claim that it's...

Yeah, I'm calling BS on their claim that it's better for performance. This is what their FAQ says about it:

6.) I’ve installed my new Aeromotive bypass regulator. Fuel pressure seems to adjust...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-15-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 56,081
Posted By Tfrasca
Hmm. Maybe I didn't actually switch it. I've...

Hmm. Maybe I didn't actually switch it. I've tried so many things so many different ways on this car that I'm losing track.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-15-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 56,081
Posted By Tfrasca
We're going to have to wait for quite a while....

We're going to have to wait for quite a while. Plus, I just got this thing tuned as is and it rips at 12 psi!



Yup, tried it both ways and it's basically the same, noise and operation-wise.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,677
Posted By Tfrasca
In a perfect world, I assume a matched radius...

In a perfect world, I assume a matched radius would be best. I used a 45, and it's marginal. 60 would give it more room to settle in, I assume.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 56,081
Posted By Tfrasca
This is quickly spiraling out of control: ...

This is quickly spiraling out of control:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn194/tylerfrasca1tfrasca1/068f8a86-aed5-44c0-a6b9-521d05a5fa03_zps1dcdnhig.jpg...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,189
Posted By Tfrasca
Oh nice. I just went and looked at those photos....

Oh nice. I just went and looked at those photos. Exhaust clearance looks really tight for my 3", but it might be worth a try.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,677
Posted By Tfrasca
I made my fuel rail, and the back end is too...

I made my fuel rail, and the back end is too close to the firewall, and the front is too close to the plenum and plug wires. I mounted the FPR to the firewall at the booster:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,677
Posted By Tfrasca
Man, that's discouraging. People are literally...

Man, that's discouraging. People are literally the worst. A large bicycle company I once worked for had a guy whose full time job it was to track down counterfeit bikes. It's amazing how many there...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,677
Posted By Tfrasca
I have contacted the seller, so we'll see what...

I have contacted the seller, so we'll see what happens.
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