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Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,625
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 196
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 743
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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
Replies: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 69
Views: 11,735
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 820
Views: 184,834
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: 227
Views: 26,589
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: 797
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: 29,804
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: 29,804
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: 227
Views: 26,589
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: 2,717
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: 29,804
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?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 26,589
Posted By Tfrasca
This is what I'm after too. The highway cruising...

This is what I'm after too. The highway cruising with the .63 5th and my 4.30 gears is really nice, but there's no acceleration available for passing, and the 4-5 jump is not doable for the roads...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,260
Posted By Tfrasca
This is great news.

This is great news.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,260
Posted By Tfrasca
Oh really...

Oh really...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-07-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 26,589
Posted By Tfrasca
What T5 has a .79 5th? My T5z has a .63 5th, and...

What T5 has a .79 5th? My T5z has a .63 5th, and it's only good for highway cruising. Useless below ~3000 rpm, even with the turbo engine. I plan on pulling it out and putting a .80 5th in it, as...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 08-02-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,659
Posted By Tfrasca
Good info. I've only talked to one tuner near me,...

Good info. I've only talked to one tuner near me, and he's fully up to speed on MS. I'd talk to him or some other tuners before I committed to any system, because ultimately I want it tuned on a...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-01-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 26,589
Posted By Tfrasca
$425 seems steep, but what can you do? It's been...

$425 seems steep, but what can you do? It's been a couple years, but I think I paid around $300 for a new, shorter front section, new slip yoke, and all new U-joints. And that's in California.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,509
Posted By Tfrasca
Isn't that a 4-speed?

Isn't that a 4-speed?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 29,804
Posted By Tfrasca
Really nice. I just built my engine not long ago,...

Really nice. I just built my engine not long ago, but I've been thinking about getting another block to build as a long term project. If/when I do that, I'll buy this from you.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By Tfrasca
I had that exhaust from VP. No sound clips,...

I had that exhaust from VP. No sound clips, sorry. It sounded good, but was barely louder than stock.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 47,790
Posted By Tfrasca
That's going to be awesome!

That's going to be awesome!
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-25-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,659
Posted By Tfrasca
Ah, I hadn't thought about the difficulty of...

Ah, I hadn't thought about the difficulty of calibrating knock input vs. engine noise. And my engine is certainly noisy. Not sure why, but it's got all sorts of vibrations at varying frequencies that...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-25-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,659
Posted By Tfrasca
Nothing is going to compete, price-wise with...

Nothing is going to compete, price-wise with Microsquirt, I've accepted that. I just want to make sure I look at all my options in the <$1000 range, too. I agree with everyone who says Micro will...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,122
Posted By Tfrasca
Looking good!

Looking good!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 184,834
Posted By Tfrasca
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Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 184,834
Posted By Tfrasca
It's been sold.

It's been sold.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 184,834
Posted By Tfrasca
Have you used a Link? How's the software?

Have you used a Link? How's the software?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 184,834
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks. Yeah, they're some stainless studs for a...

Thanks. Yeah, they're some stainless studs for a Porsche of some sort. I just got them from Amazon.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 184,834
Posted By Tfrasca
I am not planning on going down for Car Week. If...

I am not planning on going down for Car Week. If baby is on time, we will have not slept for about 2 weeks, and even a day trip to Monterey seems unlikely. We'll see.

Thanks re: house + baby. Two...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 184,834
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks, guys. Figured with the baby coming, I...

Thanks, guys. Figured with the baby coming, I should probably dust of the ol' DSLR.

Chris, I'm pretty set on going to some kind of programmable ECU, just not sure which one yet. I'm hoping LH can...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-24-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,659
Posted By Tfrasca
Oh that's good to know. I wasn't really including...

Oh that's good to know. I wasn't really including AEM in my comparison, because I didn't realize they had a ~$700 level ECU. I'm glad you mentioned knock, because that's an input I'd like, too....
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-24-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,659
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I guess I only referenced a power target to...

Yeah, I guess I only referenced a power target to give an idea of injector size. I have 60lb Dekas that I'm hoping will get me to my goal. I'm under the impression that those are not really big...
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