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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,432
Posted By Dan
I've had my Optima red top in my 740 for 11...

I've had my Optima red top in my 740 for 11 years, its getting a little weak, still starts the car unless its been sitting for more than a week, sucks the new ones are not as good. I can't think of...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,176
Posted By Dan
E-fans are fine if done correctly. 35 amp alt...

E-fans are fine if done correctly. 35 amp alt will be a problem for sure, since a decent fan pulls 20 amps
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,176
Posted By Dan
What exhaust do you have? If you have the...

What exhaust do you have? If you have the mechanical fan, switch to an electric. What base timing on your ignition? Sometimes you can add a degree or two and make it feel better, as long as it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,517
Posted By Dan
Too many variables. Check vacuum readings at...

Too many variables. Check vacuum readings at idle, check plugs and wires
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,025
Posted By Dan
https://static.summitracing.com/global/images/prod...

https://static.summitracing.com/global/images/prod/xlarge/snh-cc1-5-8_xl.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,028
Posted By Dan
Fill the transmission, see what happens. It's a...

Fill the transmission, see what happens. It's a 50 plus year old car, not a good choice for a daily driver unless every system has been gone through.
Forum: events 10-16-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,299
Posted By Dan
You guys have fun. I'll be there in spirit.

You guys have fun. I'll be there in spirit.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,241
Posted By Dan
Yeah, you could be right. Sometimes hard to tell...

Yeah, you could be right. Sometimes hard to tell though. I had an 83 turbo that did that.
Start with fuel issues and work from there
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,241
Posted By Dan
Common cause is worn valve stems or seals ...

Common cause is worn valve stems or seals allowing oil to be sucked in when in high vacuum. replacing valve stem seals may fix it
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,063
Posted By Dan
Are you in the UK?

Are you in the UK?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,769
Posted By Dan
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ngoAAOSwm2hgeMF9/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ngoAAOSwm2hgeMF9/s-l500.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,679
Posted By Dan
Make the 245 into a pickup and raise it up a bit....

Make the 245 into a pickup and raise it up a bit. No 4WD, but plenty different
Forum: showroom 09-14-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By Dan
10 amps x 12 volts equal 120 watts, if 100% so it...

10 amps x 12 volts equal 120 watts, if 100% so it is a good rule of thumb
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
240: OIL!!!
Views: 1,844
Posted By Dan
if it was my engine, I'd run on non synth 4-600...

if it was my engine, I'd run on non synth 4-600 more miles then go full synth... Just a little extra time to break in and clean the crud out. I go 6-8 k on synth, once in a while longer, but I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,419
Posted By Dan
Hah, I wondered about that, but figured you...

Hah, I wondered about that, but figured you already tried it. Glad you fixed it
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,419
Posted By Dan
reclock the distributor to give a bit more room?

reclock the distributor to give a bit more room?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
Posted By Dan
I have Super pro poly on my 740 and love it, no...

I have Super pro poly on my 740 and love it, no harshness, just controlled motions
Forum: showroom 09-05-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9,740
Views: 5,813,615
Posted By Dan
Doesn't have enough crap in it to impress......

Doesn't have enough crap in it to impress......
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,216
Posted By Dan
Mine doesn't drone. I think I have one with an...

Mine doesn't drone. I think I have one with an extra chamber. Mine is 3 chamber
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,481
Posted By Dan
yeah, start with basics. Compression, spark plug,...

yeah, start with basics. Compression, spark plug, spark plug wire. Work your way up the ladder from there
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,216
Posted By Dan
Historically few people like flowmasters on a 4....

Historically few people like flowmasters on a 4. I run one on my V8 740 and love it
Forum: showroom 08-26-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,738
Posted By Dan
My TPI SBC 740 (240 hp/300+ tq) is like that....

My TPI SBC 740 (240 hp/300+ tq) is like that. With the 3.73, it feels great around town, makes glorious noises and has more power than I can use responsibly. It cruises at 80 mph with no issue. Since...
Forum: showroom 08-25-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,738
Posted By Dan
yes

yes
Forum: showroom 08-25-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,738
Posted By Dan
Did you know Humans eat more bananas than...

Did you know Humans eat more bananas than monkeys?







When was the last time you ate a monkey?
Forum: showroom 08-25-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,738
Posted By Dan
Hah, I have to watch closed captions too, seems...

Hah, I have to watch closed captions too, seems to be common amongst us boomers. Trying to go as long as possible before I go down the hearing aid rabbit hole
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,952
Posted By Dan
My 740 had a door freeze up on me. I repeatedly...

My 740 had a door freeze up on me. I repeatedly pulled the handle, released it and let it "slam" back. eventually it opened. Took the panel off and greased all the linkages. one rod would bend rather...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,718
Posted By Dan
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,718
Posted By Dan
Yes, stretched belt and/or shaved head. I also...

Yes, stretched belt and/or shaved head. I also seem to remember some gears had marks in wrong spot? Someone with a better memory than me will chime in
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,586
Posted By Dan
It's on the low side, but not dangerously low,...

It's on the low side, but not dangerously low, motor is tired, not shot. what weight oil? I used to up the weight or add STP type additive to buy time
Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 948,352
Posted By Dan
I had a 77 TR7 back in the 80's was a fun car to...

I had a 77 TR7 back in the 80's was a fun car to drive, liked the interior. Mine was BRG with black interior, sold it before it gave me any real problems
Forum: showroom 06-01-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By Dan
Awesome, Look forward to seeing it move

Awesome, Look forward to seeing it move
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 948,352
Posted By Dan
Is that a TR7 on the lift?

Is that a TR7 on the lift?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,410
Posted By Dan
Later 240s have a fuse on the firewall thats...

Later 240s have a fuse on the firewall thats known for problems if the cover gets cracked etc. Most likely dist, but if newer than 86 I think, check that fuse on the firewall on drivers side
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,993
Posted By Dan
I just take Valve cover off and fill each of the...

I just take Valve cover off and fill each of the pockets with oil. One for each lobe of the cam
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,890
Posted By Dan
7 hours isn't bad for a 28-35 year old car. Lots...

7 hours isn't bad for a 28-35 year old car. Lots of ish to go wrong. If it was new in a shop, I'd say 4-5 hours.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,399
Posted By Dan
I have a HF trans jack, works just fine, used it...

I have a HF trans jack, works just fine, used it on 700 r4's
Forum: events 04-23-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 946
Posted By Dan
June 5th Superior, MT

We host a nice car show every June here in Superior. Local hotel is offering 10% off. I got room for a couple of people if needed. Campground just a few miles away. Might be a nice weekend road trip...
Forum: showroom 03-25-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1,611
Views: 2,565,151
Posted By Dan
http://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=201&pictureid=3682
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,276
Posted By Dan
So do early Rabbits.

So do early Rabbits.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 32,479
Posted By Dan
Amen... 2 gears is not fun as a DD. I run a 700r4...

Amen... 2 gears is not fun as a DD. I run a 700r4 and love it.. I'm old school SBC too, well kinda, I got a roller cam and FI
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,135
Posted By Dan
That rear gear works well with Auto, so not the...

That rear gear works well with Auto, so not the issue. Start with basics. Compression test, ignition timing, dirty air cleaner, etc. Stage zero stuff. These cars are not speed demons. Do a rough...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,135
Posted By Dan
I am pretty sure the Autos got a higher...

I am pretty sure the Autos got a higher numerically rated axle. Will make the car feel slower for sure.

Since The auto was swapped in, I bet the shift light was not hooked up
There was an OD...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 214,772
Posted By Dan
They get brittle and crack at drain neck from...

They get brittle and crack at drain neck from flexing, replace don't clean
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 214,772
Posted By Dan
We had a similar wagon with a manual. many trips...

We had a similar wagon with a manual. many trips and miles on it. Was wife's car and it never let her down except for the time the coolant overflow bottle neck broke off and overheated at 80 mph and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,831
Posted By Dan
Most people do

Most people do
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,667
Posted By Dan
I would expect mpg to go down with a hotter...

I would expect mpg to go down with a hotter cam..what rear gear would it have?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,531
Posted By Dan
Quickest cheapest is to fix what you got. bike...

Quickest cheapest is to fix what you got. bike carbs will need manifolds, linkages, tuning etc.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,262
Posted By Dan
3.73 for best combo of fun, cruising and economy

3.73 for best combo of fun, cruising and economy
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,515
Posted By Dan
V8 conversion of course, then full suspension...

V8 conversion of course, then full suspension redo with Bilsteins, bigger anti roll bars, wheels tires, poly bushings, springs. etc. laser under the hood is up there too I guess
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,465
Posted By Dan
Good side of the road fix to get you home, You...

Good side of the road fix to get you home, You ordered new parts... Congrats
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