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Forum: projects & restorations 11-08-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Duder
Do you have a bolt supply house or well-stocked...

Do you have a bolt supply house or well-stocked hardware store somewhere in driving distance? I find that's the most cost effective way to get a bunch of hardware quickly for a project. Get a set of...
Forum: article composition 11-02-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 258,527
Posted By Duder
Have that beer, but then PM me your name &...

Have that beer, but then PM me your name & address and I'll send you a replacement board, on the house. I'll just ask you to cover shipping. Mistakes happen! :cheers:
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 48,301
Posted By Duder
Awesome progress and trip reports. I'm jealous...

Awesome progress and trip reports. I'm jealous you got yours done so quickly. But happy to read that you're driving it and enjoying it.

The wheels have an almost gothic look to them on the 240,...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By Duder
Or you can run wasted spark and ditch the...

Or you can run wasted spark and ditch the distributor altogether :-D
Forum: projects & restorations 10-30-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,316
Posted By Duder
I'm sure you could get the later e-codes to fit,...

I'm sure you could get the later e-codes to fit, but the trim and mounting and side-to-side width will all be different and not look good with your hood, grille, or fenders.

The early "TV screen"...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 139,014
Posted By Duder
Save it! That's a sweet looking wagon. Brace the...

Save it! That's a sweet looking wagon. Brace the rockers maybe, drill out the spot welds, clean and treat the seams, weld the new floor in. Crazy amount of damage from that driveshaft failure. Were...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,681
Posted By Duder
Modern Golf-based VWs are great cars. I can only...

Modern Golf-based VWs are great cars. I can only imagine how much fun that R is. The 242 is looking minty fresh. I hope drool will bead up on the Griot's waxed surface.

Congrats on the SEMA /...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 37,550
Posted By Duder
:nod: :nod: :nod: ...

:nod: :nod: :nod:

http://i.imgur.com/oHmoYikl.jpg (https://imgur.com/oHmoYik)
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,669
Posted By Duder
Y U RUNE KLASSIK?! :wtf: (you need one of...

Y U RUNE KLASSIK?! :wtf:

(you need one of the stickers like we have on the Opile)

http://i.imgur.com/jUENP0vl.jpg (https://imgur.com/jUENP0v)
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 237,844
Posted By Duder
Your answer is in the thread title :-P

Your answer is in the thread title :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 140,727
Posted By Duder
Best 240. Would daily!

Best 240. Would daily!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Duder
Here are a few more (!) reasons to go with...

Here are a few more (!) reasons to go with something else:

(from Mike Kojima at MotoIQ, here: https://motoiq.com/5-performance-car-engines-that-suck/2/)
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Duder
4AGE makes no sense in a 240 other than as a...

4AGE makes no sense in a 240 other than as a novelty, for reasons others have mentioned. Unless you put the 240 on a strict diet and get weight down to Miata levels it's just not going to be very...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By Duder
Another thing that I know is confusing: if you're...

Another thing that I know is confusing: if you're comparing turbine housings for the same turbine wheel, and same A/R, the "T3" vs "T4" distinction usually only refers to the inlet flange and a bit...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By Duder
To make the same flow on a twin scroll turbine...

To make the same flow on a twin scroll turbine housing, you have to run a larger A/R than you would with mono-scroll on the same turbine wheel. Twin scroll places a wall in the middle of the flow...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 326,840
Posted By Duder
Just do what we did on our Lemons car, Harald -...

Just do what we did on our Lemons car, Harald - get an ATL fuel cell with an integrated sump snork in the bladder floor, hook up one pump to that, then another with the inlet hose suspended up off...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 326,840
Posted By Duder
In-tank pump?

In-tank pump?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,484
Posted By Duder
Yeah, it was an interesting fellow in the Boston...

Yeah, it was an interesting fellow in the Boston area. Car was #91 light green originally but had been repainted black. I have no capacity for another project right now but it would be cool to see if...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,484
Posted By Duder
Looking great - impressive work so far. Seeing...

Looking great - impressive work so far. Seeing your progress is making me regret selling my wife's '66 1800S a few years ago. We called it the Duckling because it was so ugly. It needed roughly the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 208,054
Posted By Duder
Makes sense; thanks for explaining. That blows...

Makes sense; thanks for explaining. That blows goats about the cracked cylinder! I have a good used B21F shortblock I could donate to the cause if it would help. It's down here in smog city though.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 208,054
Posted By Duder
Fair enough; I'm sure there'd be some unique...

Fair enough; I'm sure there'd be some unique challenges jamming that into your engine bay.

Price-wise though... wouldn't it be more than $3k to build up a nice B230 (that flows as well as a 16V)...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 208,054
Posted By Duder
Karl Buchka has a complete 16V engine with Link...

Karl Buchka has a complete 16V engine with Link and wiring harness for sale in the classifieds - that might be the most expedient option!

Edit - here it is:...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 326,840
Posted By Duder
Prepare to fall into a rabbit hole. The guy...

Prepare to fall into a rabbit hole. The guy started with a 308 and a V12 from a 400i. He added Testarossa heads to the V12, but there's not much left of the original head castings at this point...
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 326,840
Posted By Duder
Have you seen that thread on the Grassroots...

Have you seen that thread on the Grassroots Motorsports forum where the guy basically built his own Ferrari V12 out of welding rod!? It's not far off...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 134,665
Posted By Duder
That's a badass Gremlin. I like the wheel & tire...

That's a badass Gremlin. I like the wheel & tire combo.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By Duder
Check your turbine wheel & compressor wheel for...

Check your turbine wheel & compressor wheel for damage...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 208,054
Posted By Duder
True - but with your long bent tube between the...

True - but with your long bent tube between the turbine housing and wastegate inlet, you've got more restriction between the main exhaust flow path and the wastegate valve.

The wastegate is...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 208,054
Posted By Duder
Turbine housing to wastegate plumbing will be...

Turbine housing to wastegate plumbing will be quite restrictive and likely the cause of your creep.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 241,013
Posted By Duder
Sorry to hear about your recent issues, but man...

Sorry to hear about your recent issues, but man this car is sounding and looking super sweet. Definitely something to be proud of regardless of how many silly failures may pop up.

Regarding the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By Duder
It will work for startup and idling and very...

It will work for startup and idling and very light driving, for a while. It depends on your engine, turbo system, and state of tune - but - if you get up anywhere near a "normal" gasoline full-load...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By Duder
Do you mean between the exhaust manifold and...

Do you mean between the exhaust manifold and turbine inlet? If so, then no.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,543
Posted By Duder
The 2-door (3 door?) VW Golf seats will have the...

The 2-door (3 door?) VW Golf seats will have the same tilt-forward function as the C30, I just realized. Those came with a cloth upholstery option too. The VW pleather is called V-Tex and is pretty...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,543
Posted By Duder
In an older car there's something to be said for...

In an older car there's something to be said for keeping it period correct, so maybe rebuilding the stock seats is a decent idea.

On the other hand if you're looking at a swap to something more...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,681
Posted By Duder
If there was a poll, I'd vote for living...

If there was a poll, I'd vote for living vicariously through a TJ AEV Brute build, but that's just me. Build a nasty turbo 4.0L for it and make it a manual please; k thankx.

That's encouraging to...
Forum: website & board 08-14-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Duder
Welcome - you are correct that the later model...

Welcome - you are correct that the later model 240s did not come turbocharged from the factory. In the US at least, the last factory turbo model year was 1985. So this '92 would've ben NA from the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 140,727
Posted By Duder
Probably making 365 - 375 at the flywheel right...

Probably making 365 - 375 at the flywheel right now. This thing scooted before, should be a rocket now. Will need to verify!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 87,787
Posted By Duder
Here's another echo of the sentiment - the car...

Here's another echo of the sentiment - the car looks fantastic, especially knowing how it started and what you've been through to get it here. Those wheels are a great choice too. I don't see them...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 58,216
Posted By Duder
Thanks dude. I want more too! I'll post up as...

Thanks dude. I want more too! I'll post up as much as I can during the ongoing process. This elephant will require many many small bites before I can declare it eaten however.



I had my doubts...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 326,840
Posted By Duder
Nice progress, keep at it man. Momo Grand Prix I...

Nice progress, keep at it man. Momo Grand Prix I see!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 58,216
Posted By Duder
Fun stuff this weekend. Alex came over and helped...

Fun stuff this weekend. Alex came over and helped me heave the rear axle out of the 245. It was incredibly dirty, but all the fastener threads look brand new upon removal. No issues. Everything looks...
Forum: website & board 08-09-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,312
Posted By Duder
That featured article is what, literally 10 years...

That featured article is what, literally 10 years old now? I would put anything semi-current on the front page. Rotate links to different build threads and just choose one of their nicer photos for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By Duder
Sweet. Here's my car, naked / covered. ...

Sweet. Here's my car, naked / covered.

http://i.imgur.com/6FTaBddl.jpg (https://imgur.com/6FTaBdd)

http://i.imgur.com/RMQEzayl.jpg (https://imgur.com/RMQEzay)
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 268,591
Posted By Duder
I would give it a try. As long as you have a...

I would give it a try. As long as you have a large unobstructed drain tube and you keep the same pre-turbo oil restrictor setup, it should work...based on our collective experience with similar...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By Duder
If you got the Stormproof cover, then yes, it...

If you got the Stormproof cover, then yes, it fits very well. The elastic band around the bottom hugs nicely under the buttcheeks :-D and the general cut of its jib is quite tidy. I've been super...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,484
Posted By Duder
Man, that sucks to hear you were jerked around....

Man, that sucks to hear you were jerked around. I've never talked to that guy myself but figured something was fishy based on the sheer volume of ads and the ambiguity around which cars he is...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,484
Posted By Duder
Good progress on this one so far. I saw it in...

Good progress on this one so far. I saw it in person at HiPerf - Ian and Eric told me about some of the grief you'd experienced and I saw that mountain of poop for myself. Didn't realize the car came...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By Duder
The 242 is a sedan - it’s a 2-door sedan that...

The 242 is a sedan - it’s a 2-door sedan that shares the roofline, rear window, trunk dimensions etc with the 244. So a 244 cover is a 242 cover, conveniently! :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 58,216
Posted By Duder
Sweet. Got your message too. I need to plan my...

Sweet. Got your message too. I need to plan my next move on the 245 - likely involving crossmember ideas (bad ideas) and some test fitting before I finally get the motor mounts fabbed up.



It's...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 268,591
Posted By Duder
Awesome news Tom. The car looks great and it's a...

Awesome news Tom. The car looks great and it's a relief to hear you've been able to get some enjoyable miles behind the wheel.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 200,637
Posted By Duder
Pelican has configurators for both car covers and...

Pelican has configurators for both car covers and floor mats here: https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/accessories/accessories.htm
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