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Forum: events 09-19-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 19,692
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: 256
Views: 19,692
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: 719
Views: 166,266
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: 501
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: 1,041
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: 1,282
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: 1,282
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: 3,072
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: 1,009
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: 1,212
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: 908
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: 5,037
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: 807
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: 1,047
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: 5,037
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: 47
Views: 3,789
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: 839
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: 1,090
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: 17,030
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: 256
Views: 19,692
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: 256
Views: 19,692
Posted By towerymt
or else :cameron:

or else :cameron:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
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: 256
Views: 19,692
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: 256
Views: 19,692
Posted By towerymt
custom hood graphix plz

custom hood graphix plz
Forum: events 05-03-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 19,692
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: 256
Views: 19,692
Posted By towerymt
alcohol

alcohol
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By towerymt
It's a T5...you can put the bell housing on with...

It's a T5...you can put the bell housing on with clutch in place and adjust the clutch without the trans in place. :e-shrug: Cable? When properly adjusted, the fork will have a bit of free play...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By towerymt
If it's a B230F, you should just buy a tap &...

If it's a B230F, you should just buy a tap & drill bit set for whatever size NPT threads you require.

I did a drain line like this once on our 24hr lemons car (Home Depot plumbing section for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 54,203
Posted By towerymt
I like the gold cage / gold wheels a lot. Look...

I like the gold cage / gold wheels a lot. Look forward to video and sound. :rockon:
Forum: projects & restorations 04-24-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 719
Views: 166,266
Posted By towerymt
Black on brown does look a lot better than the...

Black on brown does look a lot better than the brown/different-brown.



I gut & strip the interior because I can't pull this off. :lol:

Very nice work...wish I was going to Davis this year. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By towerymt
I've had, or known of, 2-3 of the later, lighter...

I've had, or known of, 2-3 of the later, lighter starters stop working. Mine did it when hot, so did the one on Rob's 242 drift car.

I never had an early, heavier starter fail. In introduced the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,273
Posted By towerymt
Is it the same on both sides? Or only one side...

Is it the same on both sides? Or only one side is moving?

What is moving? If the strut insert (threaded part sticking out the top) is moving, but the bearing in the camber plate isn't moving,...
Forum: showroom 04-15-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By towerymt
How many miles on it now? It got a new Hepu...

How many miles on it now? It got a new Hepu water pump around 160k, plus timing belt & tensioner, one front seal (cam? one was dry, one got replaced).
Forum: showroom 04-14-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By towerymt
Looks familiar ...

Looks familiar

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/92342667.jpg

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/121406796.jpg

It was n/a and LH3.1 when I sold it. 100% reliable for 3 years, having zero...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,250
Posted By towerymt
That last part, in bold, is very important.

That last part, in bold, is very important.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-04-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 48,542
Posted By towerymt
Rear mounted, I assume, you mean, yes....maybe?

Rear mounted, I assume, you mean, yes....maybe?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By towerymt
Another option: ...

Another option:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=348387

28mm front, $300 shipped. Find a sedan rear bar if your wagon has one that's really skinny (~15-16mm?).

My preference is...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,159
Posted By towerymt
2.5 vs 3bar, either will work. I believe we used...

2.5 vs 3bar, either will work. I believe we used the 3bar from a turbo car. I should check my '92 240 that was LH3.1, but it might be one that had a 3bar. Do not recall.


I usually compare...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,008
Posted By towerymt
I would second the alternator/brushes. And...

I would second the alternator/brushes. And belts.

Alt, v-belts, timing belt, water pump, radiator, radiator/heater hoses, fuel pump relay, fuses, crank position sensor, cap/rotor. Anything that...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By towerymt
Are NHRA rules available online? I would think...

Are NHRA rules available online? I would think they would be specific about which types of batteries are allowed without a sealed box. Maybe the gel type are not required to be in a box, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,159
Posted By towerymt
Our 24hr lemons car used an Elring head gasket...

Our 24hr lemons car used an Elring head gasket (~$15) on a B230F block and 60trim T3. LH2.4, orange T5 injectors, stock Turbo ECUs. Car ran strong at 14-15psi (93oct) and we never head gasket...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By towerymt
Why? What features do you desire that the...

Why?

What features do you desire that the factory part does not offer?

I like the factory ones because they work. It's not especially heavy. It's already got the hole so it can be bolted to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,481
Posted By towerymt
If the 3.31 already had the tone ring, then it...

If the 3.31 already had the tone ring, then it was from a later car that suggests is a 1031 rear. At least in the USA, the 1031 was used exclusively once the electronic speedometer was used from...
Forum: showroom 03-27-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 62,652
Posted By towerymt
See you at Carlisle!

See you at Carlisle!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 123,761
Posted By towerymt
60/40 split, dang. That's a lotta heavy...

60/40 split, dang. That's a lotta heavy horsepower up front. Sedans are usually close to 55/45.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 719
Views: 166,266
Posted By towerymt
Front tires look very close...how's the clearance...

Front tires look very close...how's the clearance up there? I thought you might have gotten the 285/30 (couldn't read the size) but saw you mentioned elsewhere 275/35. The height difference is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By towerymt
There's gold. And then everything else. ...

There's gold. And then everything else.

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/128860779.jpg

However, the best thing about a white car is almost any color is in play.


Everyone should try red...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,592
Posted By towerymt
M or T cam, but I wouldn't go out of my way to...

M or T cam, but I wouldn't go out of my way to switch from one to the other.

I'd consider popping in an A or B cam if I had it on hand or it was cheap.

I don't believe the sodium filled...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By towerymt
I think it's round. You can kind of see it in...

I think it's round. You can kind of see it in the first picture above. Hex on the filter body and the nut, but banjo is round. Bolt/washer/banjo/washer/filter all stuck together so it all tried to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,294
Posted By towerymt
Common in road / endurance racing with a clutch...

Common in road / endurance racing with a clutch diff for sure. I've heard of some BMW lemons teams running diff coolers. All sorts of systems, from added fins to the diff cover to actual pumps &...
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