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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 04:08 PM
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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 Yesterday, 03:40 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 170,974
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: 207
Views: 17,262
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: 486
Posted By Tfrasca
At least it sounds good.

At least it sounds good.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 26,154
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: 130
Views: 26,154
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: 207
Views: 17,262
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: 1,989
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: 130
Views: 26,154
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: 207
Views: 17,262
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: 27
Views: 996
Posted By Tfrasca
This is great news.

This is great news.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2019, 06:56 PM
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Views: 996
Posted By Tfrasca
Oh really...

Oh really...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-07-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,262
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: 9,099
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: 207
Views: 17,262
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: 8,116
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: 130
Views: 26,154
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: 768
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: 40,209
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: 9,099
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: 9,099
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: 256
Views: 72,382
Posted By Tfrasca
Looking good!

Looking good!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 170,974
Posted By Tfrasca
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Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 170,974
Posted By Tfrasca
It's been sold.

It's been sold.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 170,974
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: 784
Views: 170,974
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: 784
Views: 170,974
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: 784
Views: 170,974
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: 9,099
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: 9,099
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...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 170,974
Posted By Tfrasca
Not too much has been happening with this car....

Not too much has been happening with this car. Almost all my project energy has been going into the house we bought. It's been 7 months of heavy renovation, with seemingly no end in sight. AND, our...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-23-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,099
Posted By Tfrasca
The cheapest Maxxecu is still twice the cost of a...

The cheapest Maxxecu is still twice the cost of a Microsquirt, right? I guess it's still cheap at around $700 and seems to do more than Micro.

I'm planning on wiring a new harness anyway, would...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 241,865
Posted By Tfrasca
This car is so good. Probably the most...

This car is so good. Probably the most aesthetically pleasing engine bay I've ever seen.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Tfrasca
Sick of the silver grill, and I like the way that...

Sick of the silver grill, and I like the way that later one looks without the big turn signals on the sides.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Tfrasca
Perfect, thanks.

Perfect, thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Tfrasca
Ok, I think I have the early ones. It's got that...

Ok, I think I have the early ones. It's got that piece in your photo, which attaches with three nuts.

Any idea whether I could use the early buckets with a later grill? I would think they'd all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Tfrasca
140 headlight bucket compatibility

Simple question: are early (1968) headlight buckets the same as late (1973) ones? From photos, they look identical. I'm swapping a later grill onto my '68 and I'm not sure if I need to get the...
Forum: events 07-10-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Tfrasca
This would be cool. I wish I could commit, but...

This would be cool. I wish I could commit, but I'll have a one-month-old telling me exactly how much car stuff I should be doing in September.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By Tfrasca
This is on my short list for the 142.

This is on my short list for the 142.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,262
Posted By Tfrasca
No tractor engine with old carbs is ever going to...

No tractor engine with old carbs is ever going to be very refined. I say put an NA OHC motor in it if you don't want to mess with a turbo. It probably won't be any faster than a nice B20, but it'll...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 213,490
Posted By Tfrasca
At least you didn't have it ceramic coated before...

At least you didn't have it ceramic coated before you realized it didn't fit...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,209
Posted By Tfrasca
That's interesting. So the remote booster just...

That's interesting. So the remote booster just gets plumbed in-line from the master to the junction block? I'm also sort of always looking for good options to remove the stock booster.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 213,490
Posted By Tfrasca
This car is the best. Whenever I regret putting a...

This car is the best. Whenever I regret putting a redblock in my car, I come here and am given hope.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 177,327
Posted By Tfrasca
Car looks incredible, as usual. And good luck...

Car looks incredible, as usual. And good luck with the new business. Can't wait to see the work you'll do.

Ha, maybe you can retroactively write off the Amazon as a marketing expense?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By Tfrasca
My GT fuel gauge worked with my stock early 142...

My GT fuel gauge worked with my stock early 142 sender.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By Tfrasca
I have one of those, with three 2 1/16” holes in...

I have one of those, with three 2 1/16” holes in it. I also put a gauge in place of the ash tray, and another where the choke was.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 26,154
Posted By Tfrasca
Also interested, depending on the price.

Also interested, depending on the price.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,262
Posted By Tfrasca
You have way more paint on your car than I ever...

You have way more paint on your car than I ever did, but be careful with all that cutting. It's a bummer how much of my paint I've removed in three years of periodic cleaning and buffing.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,982
Posted By Tfrasca
Does the fan actually move more air than driving...

Does the fan actually move more air than driving at 80mph without a fan? I recently had my fan switch die in traffic and the car started to get hot, so I quickly got on the freeway and saw temps drop...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Tfrasca
I don't track my car, but I do like my GAZ...

I don't track my car, but I do like my GAZ adjustable dampers.
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