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Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2022, 10:00 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Looking great, Mike. Love all of the nitpicky...

Looking great, Mike. Love all of the nitpicky details. This almost makes me want to tinker with my car again!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-19-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,654
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Posted By The Full Banana
This is all I want to know as well :cameron:

This is all I want to know as well :cameron:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
We’ve been talking about a garage warming party...

We’ve been talking about a garage warming party this summer…
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
Earth can be moved! That deck tho ...

Earth can be moved!

That deck tho




I modeled this in SketchUp. They have a free “3d warehouse” full of models. The 242 came from there as did all of the other things.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2022, 02:13 AM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks! I really appreciate that. ---- ...

Thanks! I really appreciate that.

----

Quick update: New Garage

For the past 10 months, I've been trying to have a garage built at our new house. We're finally just about to break ground,...
Forum: showroom 01-26-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By The Full Banana
Surely designed for driving through the Carlisle...

Surely designed for driving through the Carlisle fairgrounds at high speed.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-21-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,709
Posted By The Full Banana
Awesome grab; congrats! Where in Wisconsin are...

Awesome grab; congrats! Where in Wisconsin are you?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-27-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
Come out in spring and drive it!

Come out in spring and drive it!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
Yes, still using the 960 throttle body, but I...

Yes, still using the 960 throttle body, but I still have Megasquirt in the car (I swapped it back in after resolving the issue so that I could get some enjoyment driving with a solid tune before this...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks, guys! It’s a fun little car. ...

Thanks, guys! It’s a fun little car.




I did not yet. I probably will before too long. The wound still feels a bit fresh and I’m irritated with the immense bill from them.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-24-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
Did a good amount of driving this...

Did a good amount of driving this weekend--through the Driftless Area (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driftless_Area) in southwestern Wisconsin yesterday, and over to a cars & coffee event this...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
Yeah, I’m still amazed by this. It didn’t look...

Yeah, I’m still amazed by this. It didn’t look very dirty. I will absolutely use brake clean in the future. There was also loctite on the bellhousing bolts. I wonder how much was the bellhousing &...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
Forgot to update last weekend, but this car runs...

Forgot to update last weekend, but this car runs again. Sure enough, cleaning the bellhousing to block mating surfaces and running a tap through the threads cleared the interference up immediately. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,654
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Posted By The Full Banana
Mann specs their own check valve for the ProVent....

Mann specs their own check valve for the ProVent. I have one on my drain line.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2021, 03:45 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Congrats! Must feel good.

Congrats! Must feel good.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 886,719
Posted By The Full Banana
Well it seems that the starter has been ruled out...

Well it seems that the starter has been ruled out as an issue. I swapped out the new starter for a known good starter and the issue remained the same.

I’ll be pulling the transmission to clean...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 761,836
Posted By The Full Banana
Definitely recommend throwing those suburban...

Definitely recommend throwing those suburban shocks away. I was amazed when I did.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2021, 10:41 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Noted. I've never had a starter apart so that...

Noted. I've never had a starter apart so that will be interesting to play with. How would you recommend going about increasing preload on the brushes? Will I need to fashion some sort of shim?


...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 886,719
Posted By The Full Banana
Yeah, we had similar thoughts while trying to...

Yeah, we had similar thoughts while trying to diagnose last week. With everything (including the entire engine wiring harness and fuel pump relay) disconnected and directly probing the sensor while...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 886,719
Posted By The Full Banana
Alright, I just tried jumper cables and then...

Alright, I just tried jumper cables and then actual 2awg ground cable from bellhousing to the block, and didn't observe any change in the trigger log or oscilloscope during cranking. I also tried...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 886,719
Posted By The Full Banana
I haven't seen the tach jumping around, but my...

I haven't seen the tach jumping around, but my issue does sound similar to the 'bad starter' whiteblock issues with VR interference, despite this being a replaced starter.

I honestly can't...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 886,719
Posted By The Full Banana
I'm totally unfamiliar with this, but I did find...

I'm totally unfamiliar with this, but I did find that MaxxECU sells this interference suppression capacitor:...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 12:10 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
2 gauge ground wire from battery negative...

2 gauge ground wire from battery negative terminal to engine block near starter.
6 gauge ground wire from battery negative terminal to frame rail near battery.
Braided ground strap from head cam...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
Well, there's a MaxxECU Race in the car. Did a...

Well, there's a MaxxECU Race in the car. Did a barebones install yesterday after lots of testing just to see if the trigger filtering could handle the noise and allow the car to start. It cannot.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 985
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Posted By The Full Banana
That's awesome! Very jealous.

That's awesome! Very jealous.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2021, 02:38 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Now now, let’s not get our pairs all twisted up...

Now now, let’s not get our pairs all twisted up over this.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
Well, a MaxxEcu Race is on the way.

Well, a MaxxEcu Race is on the way.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
For the past couple years I‘ve thought about...

For the past couple years I‘ve thought about being done with it probably once a week or more. This car has been a huge headache. Owning it is totally irrational, but here I am.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
Crank sensor wiring is fully shielded with the...

Crank sensor wiring is fully shielded with the drain connected only at the ecu. Ended up rewiring it separately from the rest of the harness as a test to make sure that physical proximity wasn’t the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 12:33 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
The VR sensor is located in the same place as on...

The VR sensor is located in the same place as on a b230. The crank sensor has been swapped out for a new Bosch unit (twice actually) since these issues began. The shop scoped the VR sensor and found...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
That’s interesting about the tach adapter. I have...

That’s interesting about the tach adapter. I have not tried a Hall effect sensor. What’s odd is that the VR sensor worked perfectly for years and then this year it slowly saw more and more noise...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
The tach is being driven directly by Megasquirt ...

The tach is being driven directly by Megasquirt



Yeah, I'm thinking a new, better ecu is going to be happening. New starter, have isolated just about every component and no change. I've been...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2021, 09:22 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Wow, you got those fast!

Wow, you got those fast!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 08:45 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
The housing market is a wild ride. Apparently my...

The housing market is a wild ride. Apparently my old garage was big selling point. Came out way ahead which thankfully set us up to make this whole dream garage plan feasible!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 08:41 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
I have a couple local friends with maxxecu...

I have a couple local friends with maxxecu running their 5cyl 242s… There’s been a bit of pressure to jump on that bandwagon. I forgot about that harness, that could seal the deal. The price of...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
The answer is Prowire USA! Great stuff. I think I...

The answer is Prowire USA! Great stuff. I think I actually got the terminals from McMaster based on a tip from Homer. You can see a spare terminal sitting on the core support if you zoom in on that...
Forum: showroom 08-26-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,095
Posted By The Full Banana
Super happy for you! That must be a great feeling.

Super happy for you! That must be a great feeling.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 929
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Posted By The Full Banana
Kind of forgot about this thread. This year has...

Kind of forgot about this thread. This year has had a few twists and turns.

My wife and I bought a new house and sold our old house (and garage) in March. On the day we closed on the new house, I...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,104
Posted By The Full Banana
My getrag 265 has always been harder to shift...

My getrag 265 has always been harder to shift than any other getrag transmission I’ve used. No issues getting it into first or fifth, but I have to shift somewhat slowly from 1-2. I use a blend of...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3,257
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Posted By The Full Banana
I have a Saab 9000 aero pressure plate sitting...

I have a Saab 9000 aero pressure plate sitting around that I used with my b230 back in the day if you have trouble finding it. I’ve been meaning to sell it for a while. Shoot me a PM if interested.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 237,298
Posted By The Full Banana
This is going to look so so good. I love those...

This is going to look so so good. I love those wheels and that paint. :nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,991
Posted By The Full Banana
I recovered my pair of Recaro LS and the rear...

I recovered my pair of Recaro LS and the rear seat in my 242 with Lseat leather. The value is pretty impressive. Low price, nice quality and they fit pretty well. I think mine would look a bit better...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,242
Posted By The Full Banana
Do it. Anything else on a street car that you...

Do it. Anything else on a street car that you want to handle reasonably well is a waste of time or money. :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 237,298
Posted By The Full Banana
I'm looking forward to seeing e36 front...

I'm looking forward to seeing e36 front suspension conversion kits for sale on cflomoto.com
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,236
Posted By The Full Banana
Time to tuck that exhaust up over the axle! ...

Time to tuck that exhaust up over the axle!

3" fits over axle, you just have to be careful. I just did it in my reasonably low 242 and so have quite a few others.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,558
Posted By The Full Banana
Good find! Thanks for sharing.

Good find! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,236
Posted By The Full Banana
What’s different about the drip rails on early...

What’s different about the drip rails on early cars? Difference in the trim?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 1,232,881
Posted By The Full Banana
Time to wrap the dash in leather

Time to wrap the dash in leather
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 886,719
Posted By The Full Banana
Spent some time in the garage today and got the...

Spent some time in the garage today and got the differential set up.

https://i.imgur.com/Yz0b217l.jpg

After getting the backlash set and new bearings pressed on, I tacked the 12-tooth trigger...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 886,719
Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks man. I’m looking forward to reflecting on...

Thanks man. I’m looking forward to reflecting on this in a couple months after dyno tuning and thinking about how worth it it all was (fingers crossed).




After the car is back down on the...
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