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Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 50,361
Posted By Tuff240
Looks a million times better than all the...

Looks a million times better than all the previous wheels.

Running 40-44psi helps keep your wheels from bending on potholes.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 50,361
Posted By Tuff240
Those are pretty sweet looking. Make a center cap...

Those are pretty sweet looking. Make a center cap that covers the lugs and makes them look like a centerlock wheel. :nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,254
Posted By Tuff240
Most of my cars are stock to modest hp, cable has...

Most of my cars are stock to modest hp, cable has better feel. I've never been a fan of hydraulic unless it's for something with a heavy clutch.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 38,120
Posted By Tuff240
Pegs. Ugly car needs ugly wheels.

Pegs. Ugly car needs ugly wheels.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,254
Posted By Tuff240
I have some autos, but I like the manuals better...

I have some autos, but I like the manuals better usually.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,254
Posted By Tuff240
Well I have 22 cars and will most likely buy many...

Well I have 22 cars and will most likely buy many more, so what choice do I have?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 38,120
Posted By Tuff240
Volvolanche

Volvolanche
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,254
Posted By Tuff240
I'd buy about 10.

I'd buy about 10.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Tuff240
Don't encourage the rice Ken.

Don't encourage the rice Ken.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Tuff240
6. Not usually, sometimes yes. 7. Grab the...

6. Not usually, sometimes yes.

7. Grab the black plastic firmly and jiggle it until it releases. Works 9 times out of 10.

8. There is supposed to be a vacuum line diagram sticker in your engine...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Tuff240
This times a billion.

This times a billion.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By Tuff240
That Simons isn't doing hardly anything and the...

That Simons isn't doing hardly anything and the baffled muffler is probably 90% the cause of your droning. Fit 2 of the biggest Magnaflow oval shaped mufflers you can and it will be very quiet with...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,274
Posted By Tuff240
Oi! Wtf happened? :omg:

Oi! Wtf happened? :omg:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 124,406
Posted By Tuff240
:omg:

:omg:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 124,406
Posted By Tuff240
How much camber are you running? (just curious)

How much camber are you running? (just curious)
Forum: showroom 02-07-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 142,788
Posted By Tuff240
Pic would help in this case. Sandblaster? :-P

Pic would help in this case.

Sandblaster? :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,377
Posted By Tuff240
No, the roads here in the mountains are just hard...

No, the roads here in the mountains are just hard on cars if you drive fast. On a stock 245 in excellent condition with Bilstein HD's, I still use the full range of motion in the suspension and it...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,251
Posted By Tuff240
Yeah, I read and watch everything too, but your...

Yeah, I read and watch everything too, but your pretty far above most peoples ability to comment, including myself.
Wish I could offer food for thought type comments, but above my pay grade here.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Tuff240
Yes, it was Badger. Badger had no rust. Very dry...

Yes, it was Badger. Badger had no rust. Very dry Cali car.

I attributed it to lots of miles (600k), terrible control arm angle from being so low and just me driving the **** out of it all the time.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,718
Posted By Tuff240
1) Yes, several people on the forum run them as...

1) Yes, several people on the forum run them as manual racks.

2) Most likely. I've blown out a few racks on my lifted wagon when playing on our oval dirt "track" on our property. It doesn't like...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,718
Posted By Tuff240
Wow, those are some gnarly chains (front and...

Wow, those are some gnarly chains (front and rear)!

Have you tried switching the spiked front to the outside instead? Might tend to pull the front end down and behind less (does that make sense?)?...
Forum: showroom 02-05-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 142,788
Posted By Tuff240
I'm not aware of anything that won't damage the...

I'm not aware of anything that won't damage the paint and will strip that thick sticky stuff off.
I'd use WD40 and a stiff bush to get most of that off, then Super Clean and a stiff brush with a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Tuff240
Looks familiar... ...

Looks familiar...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4713/28323093849_950d6818c8_z.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,718
Posted By Tuff240
Looks pretty fun actually. My favorite part would...

Looks pretty fun actually. My favorite part would be dodging spinning cars while full speed through a turn. That's a real arse puckerer.

You need a manual so your feet can dance like your arms.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Tuff240
That's cheap, I wish you did axles also.

That's cheap, I wish you did axles also.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 72,737
Posted By Tuff240
Your car is far from ugly. I think you have...

Your car is far from ugly.
I think you have seen a few of the engine bays I've done. I'm just saying I think you dump a lot of love and care into your 242 and if you ever want a show quality engine...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-04-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 72,737
Posted By Tuff240
Not sure how to say this with out sounding like a...

Not sure how to say this with out sounding like a prick, so I'll just say it. I think you know what I mean. Sounds kind of negative, but really it's a big compliment.

If you ever want to make your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By Tuff240
I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken....

I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken. :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By Tuff240
The power window regulators are completely...

The power window regulators are completely different. I've never tried to bolt a 244/245 power window regulator in. Would probably work as an emergency type deal.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By Tuff240
This. Done it more times than I can count.

This. Done it more times than I can count.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Tuff240
They would fit at your ride height with a bit of...

They would fit at your ride height with a bit of work.
Custom 20mm adapters
Short lug nuts and trimmed down studs (if the wheels don't have good pockets on the hub mounting surface)
205-215 tires...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,377
Posted By Tuff240
If you are going to be driving your 240 hard, you...

If you are going to be driving your 240 hard, you should run AT LEAST the GT upper strut mount reinforcement plates. Even better is to add a strut tower brace like Kaplhenke's that has a full strut...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Tuff240
My lifted wagon has +1* positive camber and it...

My lifted wagon has +1* positive camber and it doesn't wear the tires strangely at all. Have you checked your toe settings?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,718
Posted By Tuff240
I do light car related fab and repair work....

I do light car related fab and repair work. Haven't needed anything bigger yet, but I'm no Buchka with mad crazy fabbing skills either.

I got mine off of CL $600. It was never used (new) and had a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,718
Posted By Tuff240
I have a Hobart 140, works great with gas and...

I have a Hobart 140, works great with gas and 110v. Maybe watch for a good deal on a Lincoln or similar on Craigslist?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,496
Posted By Tuff240
Improve the areas you are looking at in this...

Improve the areas you are looking at in this thread. Header, cam, head work. Also look into a lightened flywheel and stronger clutch. In the meantime put a little juice to it. Direct port would be...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 50,361
Posted By Tuff240
I understand your reasoning now. It does look oem...

I understand your reasoning now. It does look oem plasticish. That's also the reason I liked it silver better though. Plastic on a 60's car just doesn't fit well imo.
I'm not criticizing by the way,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 50,361
Posted By Tuff240
I liked the grills silver. Black they look cheap...

I liked the grills silver. Black they look cheap for some reason. Wonder if they would look good if the enire grill assembly was powder coated chrome (not quite chrome).



(DISCLAIMER: I've...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 89,531
Posted By Tuff240
I bought a new welder over the summer. I...

I bought a new welder over the summer. I struggled and struggled with it. Hated it. Then I figured out I had the polarity wrong for welding with gas. :oops:
Works great now. :lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 50,361
Posted By Tuff240
I love the process of how you create things pics.

I love the process of how you create things pics.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,879
Posted By Tuff240
All of this stuff you are doing is neat and all,...

All of this stuff you are doing is neat and all, but I never understood why people need to modify them so far that they are no longer a 240. And you say you want an "amazing" suspension. 99% of...
Forum: showroom 01-20-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By Tuff240
Those wheels aren't expensive at all. If you...

Those wheels aren't expensive at all.

If you are not in a rush, I'll be doing a front end swap on an 83 242 probably sometime this summer. The old fenders aren't very good, but they should be fine...
Forum: showroom 01-19-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By Tuff240
245's would be really easy since you can do that...

245's would be really easy since you can do that with rolled fenders and perfect offset.
Here is me playing with 275's on 18x10's with front fender arches:
...
Forum: showroom 01-19-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,604
Posted By Tuff240
Stock color is so plain and just meh. With your...

Stock color is so plain and just meh. With your skills, please no.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By Tuff240
I had an 86-87 244GL parts car once that had a...

I had an 86-87 244GL parts car once that had a 3:54 in it. No idea if that was a special order or what. But I was surprised. I put it in a stock GT for a week. Was terrible. Would actually slow down...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By Tuff240
Some (most?) -82 manual trans cars had 3:91. ...

Some (most?) -82 manual trans cars had 3:91.
81-85 240 Turbo automatics also had 3:91.
Forum: showroom 01-19-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By Tuff240
Green = Drill out all the spot weld and separate...

Green = Drill out all the spot weld and separate the 1/4 panel from the car.
Blue = Solid cut along the bottom of the 1/4 panel. Wider tires will need longer cut here. Usually sufficient for...
Forum: showroom 01-18-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By Tuff240
I think you are missing something. That pic is...

I think you are missing something. That pic is tucking a 315/30-18 Hoosier with a pulled 1/4 panel.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,520
Posted By Tuff240
Everyone's preferences and opinions are slightly...

Everyone's preferences and opinions are slightly different.
I've set up street cars with everything from 3:31 highway flyers to 4:10 stop light to stop light cars. To me all were livable because I...
Forum: showroom 01-18-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By Tuff240
If you are cutting and welding already, why not...

If you are cutting and welding already, why not just pull the fender out?

315 Hoosier Race tire (steam rollers :-D):


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