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Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 251
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Posted By joel142
Love the steering wheel. I understand the...

Love the steering wheel.

I understand the crimps and heatshrink: somethings is just comes out so much like you imagined it should it's significance far outweighs it's importance.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
I'm betting it's more along the lines of early...

I'm betting it's more along the lines of early 80s single stage Maaco "gold." Thankfully there's no clear coat. Some areas of paint are quite odd with, seemingly, islets of gold paint. Almost like...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Installed the hood, sponged washed, and...

Installed the hood, sponged washed, and clay-bared the whole car. One interesting note is the door mirrors are in dramatically different positions. The right side is much closer to the window.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,360
Posted By joel142
Opens order history; looks at list of AN...

Opens order history; looks at list of AN fittings; closes order history.

Yeah, I think we're good here.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
I believe it - up until a week ago it was: car...

I believe it - up until a week ago it was: car ignored in a garage for a decade.

Your advice tipped the scales and I have a buffer coming in in the mail. Now that it's not the 50yo original paint...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Thanks, I'm getting to the body right now. I have...

Thanks, I'm getting to the body right now. I have some new and improved sponges showing up and some 2400 versus 2500. From the description the real difference is in viscosity so it'll be easier to...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 548,254
Posted By joel142
Mine is just about to get onto the road. It went...

Mine is just about to get onto the road. It went around the block successfully last weekend and it's ready to go further afield. I'll keep you looped into my cooling adventures.



The number of...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 548,254
Posted By joel142
It's surprising how tall that inner fender well...

It's surprising how tall that inner fender well gets how fast. My battery ended in the trunk because the volume for the battery ended up getting filled with brake booster, radiator catch can, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2021, 02:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Dug out the hood and after reading a bit on...

Dug out the hood and after reading a bit on restoring antique paint decided it probably couldn't look any worse. This actually looks better than real life. It was impossible to discern the reflection...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
The wiring was surprisingly soothing after all...

The wiring was surprisingly soothing after all the tubing butt welded with MIG... *shudder*
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
That was one of the great tragedies of COVID -...

That was one of the great tragedies of COVID - not feeling the need to break out the summer tires. The T5-R just sat on the curb all summer wearing the winter steelies. I think I drove it twice? The...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
And as it stands today: ...

And as it stands today:

https://i.imgur.com/aC4DHuD.jpg?1

Left the garage under it's own power and idled in the driveway. Fan cycled on and off again so that all seems to work. Nothing leaks....
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Next up, a bit of wiring. I had a couple of fixes...

Next up, a bit of wiring. I had a couple of fixes to apply:


get rid of the early 2000s split loom
make things actually reach. Many things had been moved around in the engine compartment since...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Not many great pictures of the idle control valve...

Not many great pictures of the idle control valve mounting, but, more will be forthcoming when it comes out for paint. It's installed now in bare metal because it's too cold to paint in the garage. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Completed a complicated bracket for the radiator...

Completed a complicated bracket for the radiator catch can (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S2S1QN5/). Connects the slam panel with the interior fender wall while missing the upper headlight...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-10-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 548,254
Posted By joel142
I'm running the Amazon knockoff. You can checkout...

I'm running the Amazon knockoff. You can checkout out some of the fun in creating relief for the o-rings (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=6052548&postcount=9). With an actual tapered...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Woot! It runs! Got everything put together,...

Woot! It runs!

Got everything put together, turned the key, and off it went. Got it up to temperature without any leaks or other problems, all the extra oils and brake clean cooked off the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
On the brace - looking at that picture that's a...

On the brace - looking at that picture that's a pretty well thought out load path. They've set it up so that the welds are in compression, the folded piece with the tube driving right through the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 548,254
Posted By joel142
I'd say go with the Tial. I haven't yet regretted...

I'd say go with the Tial. I haven't yet regretted trading cash for space or easier in the 142 engine bay.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Interesting on the brace - I very vaguely...

Interesting on the brace - I very vaguely remember that from pulling the manifold from the junkyard way back when. If it misses the intercooler pipe it would still need to deal with the engine mount...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
https://i.imgur.com/NXykDwz.jpg?2 Haven't...

https://i.imgur.com/NXykDwz.jpg?2

Haven't seen things this back together for a very long time. It ran (surprisingly smoothly) on a squirt of brake clean into the intake manifold before I ran out...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 548,254
Posted By joel142
Looks great - well done!

Looks great - well done!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Trying to resurrect the Optima Redtop that's been...

Trying to resurrect the Optima Redtop that's been in the trunk, disconnected, for a decade. Trickle charger has gotten it to ~9.5V after about 48hrs. I'll be curious to see if it'll handle any kind...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
https://i.imgur.com/F7pGTXf.jpg?2 Before:...

https://i.imgur.com/F7pGTXf.jpg?2

Before: 2.25" diameter, conical output, and more than enough band clamps.

https://i.imgur.com/WOFiqw2.jpg?2
https://i.imgur.com/Ymdzqzr.jpg?1

After: 3"...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Work on the exhaust is wrapping up with some more...

Work on the exhaust is wrapping up with some more pictures coming soon. Ended up being a 3" turbo back with all new pipe, muffler, and hangers interfaced to all new body pickups. A crap ton of work....
Forum: projects & restorations 08-07-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
cwdodson88, thanks for the tips on the AN...

cwdodson88, thanks for the tips on the AN fittings. It made things a lot simpler. I ended up applying a bunch of your advice and using a very sharp drill bit (held in a tap handle) to take off about...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
That's pretty close to my technique: wrap in...

That's pretty close to my technique: wrap in tape, cut square with cutoff wheel, unwrap, slide into ferrule. Then I put the fitting in the vice and push the ferrule onto that (with everything well...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Picking things up again after a busy month of...

Picking things up again after a busy month of other stuff and starting to plumb up the turbo. I'm using Earl's Auto-Fit (https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ear-309104erl) and Auto-Flex hose...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 548,254
Posted By joel142
Oh, and for the 140 series connoisseurs out there...

Oh, and for the 140 series connoisseurs out there can we get a shot of that alternator mount!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 548,254
Posted By joel142
There's a whole spec (pdf)...

There's a whole spec (pdf) (https://www.inserta.com/PDF/AI-STR-THD-PORT-DIM.pdf) for the ORB/J1926-1 fitting and when properly applied with a port tool (pdf)...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Progress continues: Fitted the Yoshifab...

Progress continues:


Fitted the Yoshifab oil return (https://yoshifab.com/store/plumbing/an-oil-return.html). After a thread on how hard/easy that was to install I gave it a long thermal soak in...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
The thermostat in the engine is stock at 87C and...

The thermostat in the engine is stock at 87C and I'm thinking about when to trigger the electric fan. The sensor is on the outlet of the radiator so it will see the temperature drop across the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Thanks for the kind words. I figure, I might as...

Thanks for the kind words. I figure, I might as well post up the good, the bad, the dead ends, and the parts links where I can. Not everything can be a youtube montage with slick beats and mitered...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Progress - but nothing that's particularly...

Progress - but nothing that's particularly dramatic or photogenic:


finished welded cold side charge pipes, leak checked, fixed leaks, and painted satin black (the last refuge of learning...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Thanks - that's a blast from the past. Back in...

Thanks - that's a blast from the past. Back in 2006-2008 time frame I think I just transitioned from borrowing my girlfriends digital point and shoot to an iPhone 1. All/most of the pictures I took I...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Did a little playing with the layout and...

Did a little playing with the layout and cardboard last night. If I stack things tightly and go with the alternative filter (https://www.summitracing.com/parts/knn-ru-3390) I can get a small gap for...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-19-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
That's good advice on the AMM. The filter...

That's good advice on the AMM. The filter (https://www.amazon.com/RU-3190-Universal-Clamp-Air-Filter/dp/B00062YR0G) has a little snout/tube built into it that's about 1 diameter long. I can...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-19-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
At one point I put it up against the original...

At one point I put it up against the original radiator and it is a good bit shorter. I rationalized that by telling myself the lower portion is blocked by the front cross member and (at least in my...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Back when I bought the car the control cable to...

Back when I bought the car the control cable to the thermostat was broken so I need to stop and reach under the dash to adjust the heat. When I took the B20 out it swung sideways, hit the firewall...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
The brackets are Be Cool Electric Fan Module...

The brackets are Be Cool Electric Fan Module Mounting Brackets 72054 (https://www.summitracing.com/parts/bci-72054)
The fan is SPAL VA13-AP70/LL-63A * 13"C/12V...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
I imagine it'll be okay. The body is glass...

I imagine it'll be okay. The body is glass re-inforced plastic so insulated and they should be cooled by a continuous flow of fuel. With the NiW rail getting to the connectors is just possible.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
https://i.imgur.com/fwqKfCP.jpg?1 I'm...

https://i.imgur.com/fwqKfCP.jpg?1

I'm getting geared up to do the exhaust. This shows the Yother flange (https://yother.com/collections/engine/products/mild-steel-angle-flange-mitsubishi-td04) and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Next time the manifold is off I'll take some...

Next time the manifold is off I'll take some pictures. It's so tight because this is a 405 head using the K-jet holes. I had a friend turn the ID on the K-jet holders down to take the Bosch injector...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
The belts go between the belts and the sway bar....

The belts go between the belts and the sway bar. The two holes on the bottom of the alternator bracket hold cap headed screws that direct the oil lines in parallel to the bottom of the alternator and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
https://i.imgur.com/PlV03Dq.jpg?3 I think...

https://i.imgur.com/PlV03Dq.jpg?3

I think this was in a different thread but this shows all the coolers mounted up. They each have about 0.25" of space between them. When planning the stack up I...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
Thanks. If I could weld aluminum it would be even...

Thanks. If I could weld aluminum it would be even better to weld the pin onto the bottom of the foot, flip the rubber bushing upside down, and drop the bushing into the frame rail (it's a 3/4" hole...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
My shopping list: Griffin Aluminum Drag Race...

My shopping list:
Griffin Aluminum Drag Race Radiators 2-25185-X (https://www.summitracing.com/parts/GRI-2-25185-X)
Dorman 926-278 Radiator Mount Bushing...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
That's really good information - thanks. Once...

That's really good information - thanks. Once this is (re)running I hope it's fun enough that it's a race between me blowing up the M41 (or the spare), the fuel system, or swapping out the narrow...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
https://i.imgur.com/3m9JpSv.jpg?2 Part of...

https://i.imgur.com/3m9JpSv.jpg?2

Part of the fun of a long project is fixing things you did a long time ago (8 yrs?!?) and in the case of the fuel pump cradle before it even had a chance to...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,005
Posted By joel142
https://i.imgur.com/TAKNmFp.jpg?1 ...

https://i.imgur.com/TAKNmFp.jpg?1
https://i.imgur.com/OG7WwGC.jpg?1
https://i.imgur.com/2XWtyoq.jpg?1

Version C in some more detail. It's made up of:


Alternator: East Coast Electric Super...
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