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Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,796
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I've heard the Porsche rumor as well, but can't...

I've heard the Porsche rumor as well, but can't find any sort of confirmation on it. It seems more well-established that Porsche helped with the 16v B234 head, and that the whiteblock heads are...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,175
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I had ordered some parts from Josh @ Yoshifab...

I had ordered some parts from Josh @ Yoshifab late last year to address the fact that the car rides like a bouncy castle, and they showed up a couple of weeks ago:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
This got resolved. I ended up having to use some...

This got resolved. I ended up having to use some super-fine steel wool to clean some overspray off, then using a heat gun on the inside inner bearing race to get them on. Basically, I hit them with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Sorry, I didn't mean that they slide over a seal,...

Sorry, I didn't mean that they slide over a seal, just that if you tried to get them on by heating them up, they touch the rubber seal that goes between the spindle and the hub, you might melt it.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Hubs won't go onto new front spindles

I took the stock front suspension off of my car today and then got started putting a set of new coil overs on. They're GAZ units I got from Yoshifab. Part of the process was having another board...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I know right? Thanks, I knew I'd read...

I know right?

Thanks, I knew I'd read something somewhere that made me think the problem had been solved and the solution shared.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Subscribed. I ended up buying a set of Homer's...

Subscribed. I ended up buying a set of Homer's whiteblock mounts, but I'll be interested to see how you solve some of the electronic problems. I have a late 245, so it already has a 48-window tone...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 328,690
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
+1 on that. The saying in the old Audi community...

+1 on that. The saying in the old Audi community was "the first rule of quattro physics is that four times zero is still zero."
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Indeed, the value on those is high enough that...

Indeed, the value on those is high enough that you're not likely to see a new XC90 hit the junkyard with the motor intact.

That said, take a look at the engine:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-26-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 328,690
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Anybody try the Wagonmeister replacement? ...

Anybody try the Wagonmeister replacement?

https://www.wagonmeister.com/240-replacement-heater-valve
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Looks exactly like the BBS-made BMW style 5...

Looks exactly like the BBS-made BMW style 5 wheels, RZ 469 right?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,175
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Yeah, thepoi's build that he posted on this board...

Yeah, thepoi's build that he posted on this board featured him building a pair of paddle shifters and a logic box to control the AW30-40 in his 960 wagon, and it seems like he was quite successful...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,175
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
A few weeks ago, I bought a late model tach and...

A few weeks ago, I bought a late model tach and small clock from fellow lister and local John242Ti (thanks man!). He also put the bug in my ear that there was a 1993 240 sedan in the Lynwood, WA...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,175
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Heh, I already have da_butcher, the poi's and...

Heh, I already have da_butcher, the poi's and also the Buchka's whiteblock swap threads bookmarked and have taken notes.

On mounts, we'll have to see. The ones available from KLR appear to be...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
It's a modular engine, so they should right? ...

It's a modular engine, so they should right? You'd probably just end up 2 studs short when used on your engine?

Man those are expensive. Back in my Audi inline 5 turbo days the kit was like...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,175
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Whiteblock in a white box

The general idea behind this is to get the style of the 240 wagon with a more modern driving experience, essentially the updated daily driver that plenty of other listers have already taken a run at....
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,175
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Whiteblock in a white box

I bought this car three years ago as a cheap, reputedly reliable utility vehicle for Home Depot runs and such:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,643
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I believe another consideration is the number and...

I believe another consideration is the number and location of the engine mount bosses. This assumes that the 960 upper engine mounts are being used, but IIRC a couple of 240/whiteblock swaps done on...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
It seems safe to assume the OP is aware that he...

It seems safe to assume the OP is aware that he could buy another car that would be faster. :roll:

FWIW, OP, the "stage zero then turbo" comment may be the right direction. There is a lot of...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,634
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
When wiring up my e-codes for my 240, I followed...

When wiring up my e-codes for my 240, I followed the general idea of this:

https://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/relays/relays.html

There's a lot of text there, but the basic premise is that...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,444
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Well, it seems like a Toyota W58 can be made to...

Well, it seems like a Toyota W58 can be made to bolt up with an adapter, so in theory the V160 would too right?
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,163
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I'll do a project thread on mine when it's...

I'll do a project thread on mine when it's actually something beyond "hey, I put e-codes on my otherwise stock 245". I think buying a 960 parts car with a running engine for $250 is a pretty good...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,163
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I really would favor the option of a giving the...

I really would favor the option of a giving the trans the inputs it needs and a logic box that replies affirmatively every time the TCU asks for a torque reduction (even if there is none). The...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,163
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Funny that you should post this up, I was going...

Funny that you should post this up, I was going to tack a couple of questions onto the end of the previous whiteblock in a 240 thread.

I have a 1992 245 I want to put a T6 into. I know I can get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,312
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Okay, let's see if we can scope this a bit: ...

Okay, let's see if we can scope this a bit:

Do you want help figuring out how to make the shocks you have work, or do you want help reaching the Classic Swede so you can verify you got the correct...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,312
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Isn't the Classic Swede guy a relatively active...

Isn't the Classic Swede guy a relatively active member here?

Aside from that, I'm not sure what sort of "help" he expects if indeed he ended up with a strut insert that's shorter than stock for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,312
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Allow me to make the radical suggestion that you...

Allow me to make the radical suggestion that you contact Classic Swede and ask them rather than posting to an Internet message board :roll: I doubt that "bad" is the correct word. I think maybe "the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 32,501
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I wouldn't necessarily give up on a 91-93 240...

I wouldn't necessarily give up on a 91-93 240 wagon, they're out there. I had to wait a bit to find mine, but "a bit" was two months, and I wanted one with working AC too.

The inline 6 diesel in...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 32,501
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Don't like "go big or go home?" Have you seen...

Don't like "go big or go home?" Have you seen this thread:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=52060

Dude put friggin' paddle shifters on his 960.

There are a few people on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I got a pair of those from swedishcarparts and...

I got a pair of those from swedishcarparts and was lucky to see this before I mounted them:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=322799

The executive summary is that you can get...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,037
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
The 240 has a solid rear axle and a five-link...

The 240 has a solid rear axle and a five-link suspension system. One of those links is the panhard bar, which bolts to the body at one end and the axle at the other. It runs from side-to-side. It...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
The transmission for all of the 960s with an I6...

The transmission for all of the 960s with an I6 in them should be the AW30-40 no?

I was under the impression that only the ECU from an NA 960 could be made to communicate with the TCU on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,444
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I have done a little reading around a similar...

I have done a little reading around a similar line of questioning, hopefully those with more knowledge will dive in and correct me.

If you're planning on running the stock ECU from an early...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 696
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Introduction and suspension question

The 'general' section said that's where introductions go, but I didn't see a single one over there, so I'm putting it here.

After many years of being an old Audi I5 guy (various cars including an...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,606
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
As much as many of us are drooling over your...

As much as many of us are drooling over your parts, I have to agree with Sharingan: You've basically got everything you'd need to turn a clean but otherwise stock 242 (or another 245 even) into a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,990
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I have to ask, what kind of wheels are those? ...

I have to ask, what kind of wheels are those? The 240s look great with a multi-spoke.
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