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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
So for the weld nuts, the flange ends up proud of...

So for the weld nuts, the flange ends up proud of the surface of the frame rail? Then grind down any extra protrusion from the racks?

I put a bevel on the torque rod and it welded much better....
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Tfrasca
That's a good thread. I stumbled upon that one...

That's a good thread. I stumbled upon that one before I decided to make these mounts. I got some stuff welded this evening. This is where the passenger side mount is right now:
...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Tfrasca
I wish I'd read this before I welded up the...

I wish I'd read this before I welded up the receiving end of the bracket. I didn't include a washer or angle the tabs slightly. I haven't been able to put an engine and trans into this car together,...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Tfrasca
Good point. Iíll try to get the mounts off the...

Good point. Iíll try to get the mounts off the crossmember.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Tfrasca
That looks great. Is that a later style torque...

That looks great. Is that a later style torque rod, or something you made to accept a generic bushing? I have a set of early torque rods with smaller bushings than that. How were your mounts in terms...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Tfrasca
Interesting, I've never seen those. I'll get some...

Interesting, I've never seen those. I'll get some and mess around with them. Thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Tfrasca
Help me design motor mounts

Hey. I have functioning motor mounts that I made for my 142/OHC setup. They used the stock mounts and brackets on the subframe. Stock mounts allow for way too much movement, and since I'm putting a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By Tfrasca
That is bad ass. What kind of power does it make?

That is bad ass. What kind of power does it make?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Tfrasca
Do you want more power, or do you just feel like...

Do you want more power, or do you just feel like doing an engine swap? Turboing your B230F is by far the easiest way to get a bit more power.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah Iím pretty sure my 19t is what bent my rods....

Yeah Iím pretty sure my 19t is what bent my rods. I donít think my BW turbo could ever be that punchy. Oh, I guess I should say Iím going to pass on that Beams engine. It would have been sick, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By Tfrasca
I see this now with the BW T3 vs. T4. Itís just...

I see this now with the BW T3 vs. T4. Itís just the bolt pattern on the flange. Right now Iím leaning towards a T3 1.00 twin scroll.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By Tfrasca
Good point. Thanks for that, as usual. I guess...

Good point. Thanks for that, as usual. I guess there's no real way to ballpark what size twin scroll equates to a single scroll, flow wise, since every one is going to build their housings a little...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah the .48 was too small, for sure. I was...

Yeah the .48 was too small, for sure. I was thinking about a .83 with a divided t3. Iím not opposed to a t4, it just seems huge.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By Tfrasca
Iíd settle for it feeling like my turbo did with...

Iíd settle for it feeling like my turbo did with the 8v and .48 housing.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By Tfrasca
That seems way too big. If I was drag racing,...

That seems way too big. If I was drag racing, sure, but I really like having some boost down low for when I miss a shift out of a corner and such.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By Tfrasca
16v Twinscroll - worth it?

I'll be slowly building a 16v engine for my 140. My original plan was to use the stock NA manifold with a twinscroll j-pipe for my Borg Warner s252. I know this has been done successfully before. T3...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Tfrasca
The period-correctness of this is cool, but I'd...

The period-correctness of this is cool, but I'd be hard pressed to spend that kind of money and cut a huge hole in my fender for less than 200hp.

Impressive that they got so much power out of a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Tfrasca
I also run the 164 mounts with the hex-shaped...

I also run the 164 mounts with the hex-shaped base.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
Probably core shift and a less than ideal tune.

Probably core shift and a less than ideal tune.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2019, 08:48 PM
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Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
Well, I've made the decision to do a 16 valve....

Well, I've made the decision to do a 16 valve. You may have already seen this, but I'm selling my 8v top end set up. Perfect for bolting in a B230 to your 140. Would probably work on a 122 or 1800...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,232
Posted By Tfrasca
Such a great car.

Such a great car.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,232
Posted By Tfrasca
It's hard to beat the sound and response of side...

It's hard to beat the sound and response of side drafts.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
Iím sure Ryanís car rips. It was quick before you...

Iím sure Ryanís car rips. It was quick before you guys dialed in the tune. With this set back, itíll be a while before I decide on an ECU. But really, itís just about me having the control over...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By Tfrasca
Motor mount points, B23 vs. B230

Can anyone confirm that the mounting points on the block for the motor mount plates are the same between a B23 and a B230? I'm talking about the three M8 threaded bosses on either side of the block....
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
I wouldn’t even try to make an 8v flow like a 16....

I wouldn’t even try to make an 8v flow like a 16. Honestly, the way my engine was running for the last few weeks has given me faith that an 8v could be plenty for this car. I just need to do it...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
That thought crossed my mind, but itís way out of...

That thought crossed my mind, but itís way out of the budget. Plus, I donít want to deal with jamming a 16v into a 142.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
Ha, thatís funny. Just last night, Ryan told me...

Ha, thatís funny. Just last night, Ryan told me about how you made decent power in bent rods. Thatís all I needed to hear. Iíll throw the head gasket on this one and find a b230 to build up.

Iíve...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
I pulled the head today. The head gasket didn't...

I pulled the head today. The head gasket didn't have any catastrophic failures to the firing rings. There were a few weird areas around the coolant jackets on cylinder 3, so I'm blaming those for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
Probably just micro. I just canít justify the...

Probably just micro. I just canít justify the extra expense, especially with the house and baby.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, still LH 2.4. Iím over it though. Hoping I...

Yeah, still LH 2.4. Iím over it though. Hoping I can get it going on MS this winter.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
Well, that was short lived. I was out with...

Well, that was short lived. I was out with several cars this morning, having a good old time on some freshly paved mountain roads. The car was running great, even with the boost turned down to around...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By Tfrasca
I had basically the same unbalanced turbo on my...

I had basically the same unbalanced turbo on my 142 for a year or so, and never had any issues. It's a great turbo, especially for a daily.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
I wondered if the distance to the valve affected...

I wondered if the distance to the valve affected flow capacity. Interesting. Because itís easy, Iím going to make a blanking plug for the wastegate to DP flange, and try a screamer pipe set up. Just...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah I'm pretty sure my '85 had the shorter...

Yeah I'm pretty sure my '85 had the shorter primaries. It was a hoot.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
That's how the gearing was in my old SPG. I used...

That's how the gearing was in my old SPG. I used to think it was so fast on the freeway, and could pass like nobody's business. Later I realized how short the gearing is on those things.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
For spirited back-roading, which is basically all...

For spirited back-roading, which is basically all I do with this car. With the .63 OD, I can't get out of 4th. The .80 will be way slower on the freeway, but the only time I road trip in this thing...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 12:51 PM
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Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
So I’ve been driving the car a lot and loving it...

So I’ve been driving the car a lot and loving it now that I can take a pull up to 6k. 1st-4th gearing is perfect, so once I get the .80 5th, it’ll be dialed. That said, with a 4.30 axle, I do shift...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,358
Posted By Tfrasca
This is bad ass. Makes me want to do a quick IRS...

This is bad ass. Makes me want to do a quick IRS on my car.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
I was afraid youíd say that. Itís weird how many...

I was afraid youíd say that. Itís weird how many manifolds I see with a wastegate inlet completely perpendicular to the flow at the collector. Seems like my setup should be at least as good as that.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah me too. I’m pretty over this GPS speedo. Now...

Yeah me too. I’m pretty over this GPS speedo. Now that I moved back to the woods, it basically never works.

Edit: for reference that pull was from about 35-75 mph. It feels quick to me, but then I...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zAO6DWaGHGI" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks, guys. The bumper comes and goes. It’s off...

Thanks, guys. The bumper comes and goes. It’s off right now and I kind of like it, but it does work better when the car is SLAMMED. Harlard’s point about the lack of a chin spoiler is valid. I’ve...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 197,143
Posted By Tfrasca
https://i.imgur.com/I6qL9vx.jpg?1 ...

https://i.imgur.com/I6qL9vx.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/ZGE798d.jpg?1

Put the 73-74 grill on. I like the change, but mostly just because it's a change. We had our baby girl on the 15th, so this...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 34,416
Posted By Tfrasca
I'm glad to see this ended up working out. Good...

I'm glad to see this ended up working out. Good job.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By Tfrasca
At least it sounds good.

At least it sounds good.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 31,895
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I was envisioning your design, but with the...

Yeah, I was envisioning your design, but with the ends changed to accept OEM o-rings. Same bend to clear the ARP stud, and definitely keep the bracket. But instead of the two o-rings, you use the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 31,895
Posted By Tfrasca
Isn't the failure mode of the Volvo tube that it...

Isn't the failure mode of the Volvo tube that it blows out that big, forgiving o-ring? I know the shoulder that supports the o-ring on the Volvo tube is too small and too round, so maybe a good...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 34,416
Posted By Tfrasca
Is there a bunch of slack in the cable? If not,...

Is there a bunch of slack in the cable? If not, you may need to space the clutch fork pivot ball out.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,992
Posted By Tfrasca
I can vouch for this. My brand new Summit T5z...

I can vouch for this. My brand new Summit T5z with the HUGE 4 cylinder damper from Ford is louder than Ryan's junkyard T5. Mine grinds into 5th, so I'll be replacing it with a .80 5th and will put...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 31,895
Posted By Tfrasca
Do you need to coat them just so they won't rust...

Do you need to coat them just so they won't rust before installation?
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