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Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 601
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Posted By TheLost
That's still pretty quick haha but I can...

That's still pretty quick haha but I can definitely understand the desire for more
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 246,142
Posted By TheLost
How fast "should" it be, compared to where it...

How fast "should" it be, compared to where it is?? Because this thing is badass.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 261,042
Posted By TheLost
I finally read all the way through this thread. ...

I finally read all the way through this thread.

You're a f@#%ing madman, and I love it! I can't wait to see more.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,576
Posted By TheLost
You could piece together a +t with used parts for...

You could piece together a +t with used parts for less than a grand (of which I have an entire +t for sale) but no promises on completely grenading your trans.

I also have a T5 trans swap for...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,917
Posted By TheLost
This is mostly what I was expecting. Thanks! I'd...

This is mostly what I was expecting. Thanks! I'd imagine the lengthened LCAs/ties/steering arms would help alleviate some of that stress (I hope). I do plan on keeping power steering, though.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,917
Posted By TheLost
Fair. I may as well just sell the stuff, and get...

Fair. I may as well just sell the stuff, and get the adapter and everything for the Z32 trans I have.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,917
Posted By TheLost
I have a bunch of questions (T5 trans strength, Suspension geometry)

Hey guys,

Just looking for some input from you guys since I (more or less ;-) ) trust your guys' input.

Here's the short of it with the transmission question:

Car is currently B230FT/T5...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 137,914
Posted By TheLost
I wish I would've hung onto the 2J out of my IS...

I wish I would've hung onto the 2J out of my IS back when I parted it. Great, smooth revving motor. Good luck!
Forum: showroom 11-01-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,596
Posted By TheLost
Fair, but it was two of them, so I'm thinking you...

Fair, but it was two of them, so I'm thinking you shouldn't have any issues with a single turbo, that I'm guessing spools better than the CXR turbo.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-30-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,171
Posted By TheLost
Gosh, those wheels look really good on that car...

Gosh, those wheels look really good on that car :love:

When are you thinking of doing the +t?
Forum: showroom 10-29-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,596
Posted By TheLost
I don't think you'll have any issue with lag....

I don't think you'll have any issue with lag. This one ran one a 76mm turbo on each bank and apparently they spooled fine.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 316,431
Posted By TheLost
F photobucket, for real.

F photobucket, for real.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-20-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 175,253
Posted By TheLost
My '93 245 has the same cratering on the hood....

My '93 245 has the same cratering on the hood. Neither of my '90 245s had it (even the super rusty one), so maybe Volvo changed up how they made/painted the hoods between 1990 and 1993? I only...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-20-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 175,253
Posted By TheLost
Oooooh. That's hot. If you ever decide to part...

Oooooh. That's hot. If you ever decide to part with the 17x10, let me know, especially if the offset is near 0 or negative.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-20-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 175,253
Posted By TheLost
What wheels are you running? Those flow with the...

What wheels are you running? Those flow with the lines amazingly.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,083
Posted By TheLost
"Good enough for outdoor with a $50 paint gun" ...

"Good enough for outdoor with a $50 paint gun"

He says, doing a better job than I probably could indoor with a professional painting rig.

Fantastic build. I'm sorry that the car was totalled,...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 294,493
Posted By TheLost
Oh, that's not too bad, then! That's pretty cool....

Oh, that's not too bad, then! That's pretty cool. I actually think that's a pretty smart system to keep some of the cars I see on the road here in the US, off the road, some of my cars included...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,655
Posted By TheLost
For the hydro, check to see if the plunger arm is...

For the hydro, check to see if the plunger arm is binding at all with the motion of the clutch pedal. I overlooked that in an old 300zx I had with a similar issue. Maybe consider adding a relief arm...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 294,493
Posted By TheLost
So in Germany, as long as you use OEM parts,...

So in Germany, as long as you use OEM parts, you're pretty much good to go? Even if there's a bunch of fabrication work involved such as this? Or is that why you're trying to make everything look...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 246,142
Posted By TheLost
I've also been using this and Andrew's thread for...

I've also been using this and Andrew's thread for inspiration on an upcoming swap. This is super rad and I can't wait to see what is yet to come.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 246,142
Posted By TheLost
My vote would go to a RS5R30a out of a NA Z32...

My vote would go to a RS5R30a out of a NA Z32 300zx. Good for easily 700rwhp, can be had for less than $300 working (dig a little), and with the LS adapter flywheel/BH mount ($600), it uses a stock...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 165,537
Posted By TheLost
And honestly, with boost, the 4.8 is an AWESOME...

And honestly, with boost, the 4.8 is an AWESOME motor. Like the article I shared said, they ran over 1200 hp with a turbo 4.8 that was pulled directly from a junkyard van.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 165,537
Posted By TheLost
http://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-1109-stock-gm-...

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-1109-stock-gm-ls-engine-big-bang-theory/

The test motor here was a 5.3.

But after the tests they realized it was a 4.8.

1200hp on a mostly stock junk...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,500
Posted By TheLost
Awesome, thank you! Thanks, man. I'll...

Awesome, thank you!



Thanks, man. I'll have to look into it.

UPDATE:

Now it's having trouble even cold starting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,500
Posted By TheLost
How would i go about verifying that it's working?...

How would i go about verifying that it's working? Which wire/plug would I be looking at??
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,500
Posted By TheLost
Here's the kicker. I forgot to mention but we did...

Here's the kicker. I forgot to mention but we did happen to have a Gold EZK and an ECU like the one in the car. Tried them out and the issue persisted exactly as it did before.

I'm concerned that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,500
Posted By TheLost
Update: Tried the fuel jumper idea. Did not...

Update:

Tried the fuel jumper idea. Did not work. The engine simply bogged out and flooded, so fuel pressure does not seem to be an issue. Also checked the FPR, and it was not leaking, nor was any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,500
Posted By TheLost
Well, if LH2.4 clears on a pulled battery, it's...

Well, if LH2.4 clears on a pulled battery, it's worth a shot!



Thanks for the links!



I only tried out a different MAF since I was able to confirm it was not letting the car start. Other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,500
Posted By TheLost
The linked video has me putting the pedal to the...

The linked video has me putting the pedal to the floor. Does not help. Even under full throttle it will barely get up to 1500.



Thanks! I will try this this weekend. The fuel pump should be ok...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,500
Posted By TheLost
240 +T: Warm start issue

Hey all,

So up until this point, I've had almost no issues with this car. Last week, it started having trouble warm starting. Video below.

Video of issue...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 77,486
Posted By TheLost
Dude, mod it to your heart's content! Don't...

Dude, mod it to your heart's content!

Don't get me wrong, I love it how it is, but if you want to do more, who are we to tell you not to? It's your car.

The only thing I would say is maybe...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,973
Posted By TheLost
Anyone think this issue could also lead to the...

Anyone think this issue could also lead to the dual filament bulb on the bottom only working with the brakes applied? As in, they don't work as a running light.

The driver side of my wagon has...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 463,479
Posted By TheLost
Reading your build threads is like a gripping...

Reading your build threads is like a gripping novel. I love it. This thing is the coolest thing since sliced bread. Rad.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 235,230
Posted By TheLost
Buchkas! This build is f***ing awesome. Love...

Buchkas!

This build is f***ing awesome. Love the work. Incredibly ingenious. I hope to be able to do this kind of stuff once I'm out of school. Keep of keeping on and I can't wait for updates.
...
Forum: showroom 05-17-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
Aside from my stuff in BOLD I've already sourced...

Aside from my stuff in BOLD I've already sourced out some stuff for the car. Looking forward to it. I've also tossed around the idea of swapping in the getrag 6-speed from a BMW since those are also...
Forum: showroom 05-10-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
Progress has been slow, if at all. Just wrapped...

Progress has been slow, if at all. Just wrapped up my Junior year at Otterbein and am heading to Detroit soon to intern, so bear with me.

That being said. The left DRL issue still eludes me.
...
Forum: showroom 04-02-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
I want to get a IPD T cam, tbh. That would be a...

I want to get a IPD T cam, tbh. That would be a riot, I feel like.



If it's a simple actuator swap I'd rather do that. Cheaper and it allows me to buy a T cam from IPD.



I can check.
Forum: showroom 03-29-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
That's part of what I was afraid of. I don't...

That's part of what I was afraid of. I don't really want to have to go with a new boosty-box to deliver stable boost.

Maybe time to invest in a little bigger turbo that can sate my hunger for...
Forum: showroom 03-29-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
Checked the connector splices, everything seemed...

Checked the connector splices, everything seemed fine, so the issue eludes me.

I was having an issue with the radio, which was quickly sorted out, but while disconnecting the battery in the back,...
Forum: showroom 02-28-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
UPDATE: Though the stumbly surging idle was...

UPDATE: Though the stumbly surging idle was reduced a bit with the right thermo, it's still there. I'm suspecting a small vacuum leak or something along those lines.

Also, fiddled with the brake...
Forum: showroom 02-26-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
I threw in the new thermo yesterday and it's...

I threw in the new thermo yesterday and it's running right below optemp (good because it's ohio and ohio is cold af right now) so it should be good when the weather gets warmer. Messed with the tabs...
Forum: showroom 02-24-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
Huh. Interesting. Do you think it's a specific...

Huh. Interesting. Do you think it's a specific tab since it's the running light? I'd assume yet.



Right, but no model 240 had this style Rounds. And lots of people put lights on their cars that...
Forum: showroom 02-22-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
Update on the brake light issue. When...

Update on the brake light issue.

When applying the brakes, it lights up, but under normal circumstances (ya know, as a running light) it is dead. Any ideas?
Forum: showroom 02-20-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
After tooling around a little today, I think I'm...

After tooling around a little today, I think I'm going to tighten the cable a little, just so the clutch engagement comes a touch sooner in its travel.

On a side note, driver side brake/running...
Forum: showroom 02-19-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
Totally forgot to post. Finished up pretty...

Totally forgot to post.

Finished up pretty soon after busting the mallet out. Two smacks and it was out. New one went in and tensioned the cable.

Car drives as well as it did before, if not a...
Forum: showroom 02-19-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
Now that I know it's friction fit... :rofl: ...

Now that I know it's friction fit... :rofl:

Mallet time.
Forum: showroom 02-18-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
Started working on getting the old clutch cable...

Started working on getting the old clutch cable out, but it definitely appears to be an aftermarket cable, so removing it didn't seem to intuitive while looking at the new one.

Basically, where...
Forum: showroom 02-17-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
But see that's subjective. I think they're cool...

But see that's subjective. I think they're cool but I personally like the look of rounds more. Like I said, I plan on keeping the ecodes and still available and bolt back in. I'm not going to gut...
Forum: showroom 02-17-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
Honestly, the look I'm going for (at least as far...

Honestly, the look I'm going for (at least as far as the headlights are concerned) is like the "Awful_Hero" wagon headlights. If there's a different way that's better, how would you do it?

And...
Forum: showroom 02-17-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By TheLost
Well, I was out getting food on Wednesday night...

Well, I was out getting food on Wednesday night and I was coming to a stop, pressed the clutch and heard a pop, followed by zero clutch response and feelings of panic.

Well, waiting at the light,...
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