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Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By towerymt
Has anyone used Centerforce p/n 281222 (9.5"/241mm T5 clutch disc)?

I found one reference to Ford p/n 281222 from Josh (sdturbo) about a million years ago...then apparently he sold it before ever using it.
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By towerymt
Thanks. Do you know if this is the yoshifab...

Thanks. Do you know if this is the yoshifab supplied throwout bearing? Came with the adapter I bought off someone a while back....turns out I had this and didn't know it. :lol:

It's got a little...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By towerymt
I started piecing together a T5 swap a while back...

I started piecing together a T5 swap a while back and never finished getting the big stuff.

I'm picking up a T5 tonight.
Ordered clutch parts...Saab 228mm pressure plate, p/n 8722589 (cross...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By towerymt
Forgot to mention that I flipped the front lips...

Forgot to mention that I flipped the front lips side to side when putting them on the rear. So drivers side front fender gave up it's lip for the passenger side rear quarter.

The trailing edge of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By towerymt
I started on this 6+ years ago (:omg:) and never...

I started on this 6+ years ago (:omg:) and never finished. The car has been sitting outside for years now and I'm not certain if I'll ever revive it.

17x11, 295/35/17 Hoosier A7 was the tire I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By towerymt
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7eJJqNHmO_/?igshid=1c...

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7eJJqNHmO_/?igshid=1czgtrpqxqckj
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By towerymt
Zed's dead. It was already sounding bad, and I...

Zed's dead. It was already sounding bad, and I babied it all I could. Half a block from home tonight, it got even worse. The thump was so loud/strong, it almost sounded like the trans hitting the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By towerymt
This sounds terminal. Like a bearing is GONE and...

This sounds terminal. Like a bearing is GONE and the countershaft is bang-bang-banging with every rotation.

1st-2nd-4th at 30mph. :lol: Get into 4th as early as possible and hope it holds up. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By towerymt
M47 Countershaft going clank-clank...How much longer?

It's had an input shaft whine for a while, probably for the past 10k miles. In neutral, clutch out = whirring noise. Clutch in, noise goes away.

Late last week a sort of clicking noise started,...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,069
Posted By towerymt
Volvo version, probably still gives the unibody a...

Volvo version, probably still gives the unibody a chance.
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/93291311.jpg

24hr Lemons version...we ran spacers to move the ball joint out about an inch to give...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,116
Posted By towerymt
haha, I once broke the M47 on the Mass turnpike...

haha, I once broke the M47 on the Mass turnpike at ~11pm on a Sunday night coming back from 24hr lemons race.....found one in CT next day....drove 1hr south in 4th gear only to friend's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,116
Posted By towerymt
How far will you take your daily driver 240 from home?

If you still daily drive a 240, it's probably got a few miles on it by now. Mine just crossed 246,000 recently after the second ~1,000 mile round trip in a month.

I've had periods of time where...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By towerymt
O2 sensor plug fits the hole. Straight threads...

O2 sensor plug fits the hole. Straight threads with a crush washer:
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/168789049.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By towerymt
I can check, I recall having these boots with the...

I can check, I recall having these boots with the washer that goes up top that I never used with my DeCarbons because i was using 2.5" ID coilover springs.

PM me in a day or two to remind me to...
Forum: events 10-08-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 52,230
Posted By towerymt
T'was good to see Isaac & Mark & Josh again. ...

T'was good to see Isaac & Mark & Josh again. Those old SE meets were so great

#neverForgetIsaacSquirt

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/117249564.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,905
Posted By towerymt
Why? If you are trying to achieve a specific...

Why?

If you are trying to achieve a specific compression ratio, then you should measure the volume of the combustion chamber and then remove material as necessary.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-04-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 166,641
Posted By towerymt
WRONG. gotta use blue-handle diesel 240 dipstick....

WRONG. gotta use blue-handle diesel 240 dipstick. If you didn't know, now you know, you gotta be at mountain meet to get these references. :rofl:
Forum: showroom 10-02-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 80,278
Posted By towerymt
Paul, will that be a flat edge along the front of...

Paul, will that be a flat edge along the front of the rear arch? I started down that route and decided I didn't really like it, so I went with front arches on the rear. But mine was in progress...
Forum: showroom 10-01-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,769
Posted By towerymt
Bne and I drove through the night to arrive...

Bne and I drove through the night to arrive Friday morning. Stopped at Blackbird Bakery in Bristol at...early in the mornin
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/169835071.jpg

Drove to a waterfall...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 83,246
Posted By towerymt
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/169835077.jpg

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/169835077.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 83,246
Posted By towerymt
Cool car. Smells period correct. Would follow...

Cool car. Smells period correct. Would follow through twisties again. A+
Forum: events 09-25-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 52,230
Posted By towerymt
I thought about doing a few things, but didn't. ...

I thought about doing a few things, but didn't. So I guess my car is ready. Might check the trans fluid and top up, I've been known to destroy one M47 with no fluid remaining. :lol:

Last week my...
Forum: events 09-23-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 52,230
Posted By towerymt
Created a For Sale thread for the weekend...add...

Created a For Sale thread for the weekend...add your stuff!

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=351408
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By towerymt
Is the spring bowed out towards the rear of the...

Is the spring bowed out towards the rear of the car? You could try unbolting the lower spring mounting bolt, rotate the spring 180 degrees, and secure the nut on the lower spring mount. The rear...
Forum: events 09-19-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 52,230
Posted By towerymt
:lol: I knew this a year ago, but it's nice to...

:lol: I knew this a year ago, but it's nice to have confirmation.

What were the terms of the agreement?
Forum: events 09-10-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 52,230
Posted By towerymt
It's less than a month, so hopefully you've...

It's less than a month, so hopefully you've dragged the 745 out of the back yard, filled the tires, charged the battery, topped off the gas, flushed the brake fluid, and swapped out the "economy"...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 252,888
Posted By towerymt
Your leak? Can't be! Looks like every 240 with...

Your leak? Can't be! Looks like every 240 with an e-fan wired to a switch....pull up, stop, leave it idling, forget to turn on the fan, hop out, go line up the picture....coolant boils over. That...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By towerymt
C30 (or other FWD) rear control arms -- Volvo OEM vs. Aftermarket -- What's best?

The car: 2011 C30 T5 Automatic with uneven rear tire wear. Inner shoulder has a wave pattern and noise is heard in the cabin while driving.

Received advice that the rear control arms were...
Forum: showroom 08-18-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,172
Posted By towerymt
I'm here to spread the gospel of the M45 shift...

I'm here to spread the gospel of the M45 shift knob. A less sucky near-match to the M46/47 shaped knob. It's hard plastic instead of mushy rubber. I've used one on my M47s for years...it doesn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,911
Posted By towerymt
Visions of me have appeared throughout the world....

Visions of me have appeared throughout the world. You are one of the lucky ones.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,911
Posted By towerymt
10W-30 oil makes shifting a bit clunky. Or, it's...

10W-30 oil makes shifting a bit clunky. Or, it's just my old trans. But I'm about to switch back to a Type F ATF. I had a sudden onset input shaft bearing noise so I put some synthetic oil in...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,599
Posted By towerymt
I once towed a ~1,300lb pop up camper with a...

I once towed a ~1,300lb pop up camper with a Subaru Forester 750 miles round trip from PA to NH and back. First and only time I've driven a vehicle that was towing. I thought it did fine. I'm not...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By towerymt
I had issues with my autocross car until I...

I had issues with my autocross car until I switched to a synthetic fluid (redline).

I would strongly suggest a cooler for a lemons car that will see hours of continuous use in the hot months. And...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,845
Posted By towerymt
:lol: Aren't they only about 6.5"? If we're...

:lol: Aren't they only about 6.5"?

If we're still using original style upper strut mounts, then spring diameter won't be a limiting factor. But once you change to a camber plate that allows for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By towerymt
Sounds like a clogged cat, or something similar...

Sounds like a clogged cat, or something similar that's not really related to the clutch. I've had a cat clog so that I could barely do 20mph. It started out fine when cold, and as the engine (and...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,657
Posted By towerymt
Cali...https://www.bilstein.com/us/en/technology-a...

Cali...https://www.bilstein.com/us/en/technology-and-knowledge/service/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,136
Posted By towerymt
Lmgtfy... 5326 101 5295 zgg2 mb 300 w24.

Lmgtfy...
5326 101 5295 zgg2
mb 300 w24.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By towerymt
You could maybe add a plate like this and mount...

You could maybe add a plate like this and mount the bar lower?

https://www.240turbo.com/specsheet245.html#dualswaybars
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,657
Posted By towerymt
I thought it was fine with 475lb front and...

I thought it was fine with 475lb front and revalved bilsteins. Rear spring rate was 200-325lb (I changed a few times, settled on 250lb rear).

I would not run more than 350lb front on...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,361
Posted By towerymt
How did the driver become aware of the problem on...

How did the driver become aware of the problem on track? Did the brake pedal start to get long during the bearing failure? Just curious. I was driving when a front bearing failed. Long pedal but...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By towerymt
Won't work on a budget. Different compression...

Won't work on a budget.
Different compression height.
Different pin size
You can't just drop a b21/23 crank and/or rods into a b230 block, so custom rods would be needed to fit arguably less...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
Posted By towerymt
Ideally buy an adapter with a centerbore of...

Ideally buy an adapter with a centerbore of 65.1mm to mount on a 240, that way the adapter is centered on the hub.

Are those wheels not 70.2mm centerbore for GM applications? If they are, then...
Forum: events 05-06-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,273
Posted By towerymt
Like Alex? And what's-his-name? Karl.

Like Alex? And what's-his-name? Karl.
Forum: events 05-06-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 52,230
Posted By towerymt
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/161223903.jpg ...

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/161223903.jpg

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/161223855.jpg

#neverForget
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/161948835.jpg
Forum: events 05-06-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 52,230
Posted By towerymt
or else :cameron:

or else :cameron:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By towerymt
I would draw it in by hand, but with lube it...

I would draw it in by hand, but with lube it shouldn't get too hot with an impact. I'd just want to feel if it "felt right" when pulling the stud in.
Forum: events 05-06-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 52,230
Posted By towerymt
all your hairpins are belong to us ...

all your hairpins are belong to us

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/161223883.jpg
Forum: events 05-03-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 52,230
Posted By towerymt
custom hood graphix plz

custom hood graphix plz
Forum: events 05-03-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 52,230
Posted By towerymt
the roads....it's like socal, with the perception...

the roads....it's like socal, with the perception of banjos. bring good brake pads.
Forum: events 05-03-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 52,230
Posted By towerymt
alcohol

alcohol
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