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Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 48,506
Posted By Tfrasca
As someone with a lot of artsy pictures of a...

As someone with a lot of artsy pictures of a green 142, I can recommend this tactic. It keeps the interest up.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 72,046
Posted By Tfrasca
Why not?

Why not?
Forum: projects & restorations 12-04-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
Nice. The only thing making me avoid this is how...

Nice. The only thing making me avoid this is how tricky it will be to join the pair of runners into one, compared to just fitting each runner to the collector. I would basically have to make half a...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-04-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, there are some nice collectors designed for...

Yeah, there are some nice collectors designed for that. Might be an option.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-03-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
Not much of an update, but I did get one thing...

Not much of an update, but I did get one thing done. On my 8v setup, I had a little 70 amp alternator because it's all I could easily fit at the time. The steering idler arm bracket takes up a lot of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Tfrasca
Damn, that may be the case and would explain why...

Damn, that may be the case and would explain why the crank is further out. That's a bummer, because I made the alt. bracket to align with the crank pulley...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-26-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 214,643
Posted By Tfrasca
I'm glad this car is getting the recognition it...

I'm glad this car is getting the recognition it deserves.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Tfrasca
B230 water pump pulley alignment

Can someone tell me if there's supposed to be a spacer behind the water pump pulley on a 240 B230? I have one here and the pump pulley is about 8-10mm further inboard than the crank pulley.

It's...
Forum: showroom 11-22-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 73,409
Posted By Tfrasca
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-08-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,866
Posted By Tfrasca
Nice find. Really weird that all the fasteners...

Nice find. Really weird that all the fasteners are gone. My '68 had all imperial fasteners, by the way.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,127
Posted By Tfrasca
Not a direct comparison, but my 142 rear trailing...

Not a direct comparison, but my 142 rear trailing arms were starting to bend a bit. A simple strip of 1/8" steel stitch welded on there stopped the bending.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,647
Posted By Tfrasca
Do the Wilwood calipers have the same piston area...

Do the Wilwood calipers have the same piston area as the stock calipers?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,647
Posted By Tfrasca
Wondering that as well.

Wondering that as well.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By Tfrasca
I've got similar issues with my T5z. The two...

I've got similar issues with my T5z. The two things that helped the most were changing from poly to rubber training arm bushings, and using the big damped 4 cylinder slip yoke.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-30-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I literally JUST got done figuring this all...

Yeah, I literally JUST got done figuring this all out for the 8 valve.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-30-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
I just put the stock B234 exhaust manifold on to...

I just put the stock B234 exhaust manifold on to see if there would be room for a down pipe, and there's no way it'll work on a 140 with the engine so close to the firewall. So now I'm deciding...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
So I started working on tings for the 16 valve. I...

So I started working on tings for the 16 valve. I never liked the stock motor mounts I had on my 8 valve, so I used some 240 torque rods to make mounts that attach to the frame rails. This will be...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 38,131
Posted By Tfrasca
Great updates. I'm interested in a stock style...

Great updates. I'm interested in a stock style tube that would clear ARP studs. I'll be building a new engine over the winter, so I could actually use it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,243
Posted By Tfrasca
This makes a difference in wind noise, for sure.

This makes a difference in wind noise, for sure.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tfrasca
So for the weld nuts, the flange ends up proud of...

So for the weld nuts, the flange ends up proud of the surface of the frame rail? Then grind down any extra protrusion from the racks?

I put a bevel on the torque rod and it welded much better....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tfrasca
That's a good thread. I stumbled upon that one...

That's a good thread. I stumbled upon that one before I decided to make these mounts. I got some stuff welded this evening. This is where the passenger side mount is right now:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tfrasca
I wish I'd read this before I welded up the...

I wish I'd read this before I welded up the receiving end of the bracket. I didn't include a washer or angle the tabs slightly. I haven't been able to put an engine and trans into this car together,...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tfrasca
Good point. Iíll try to get the mounts off the...

Good point. Iíll try to get the mounts off the crossmember.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tfrasca
That looks great. Is that a later style torque...

That looks great. Is that a later style torque rod, or something you made to accept a generic bushing? I have a set of early torque rods with smaller bushings than that. How were your mounts in terms...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tfrasca
Interesting, I've never seen those. I'll get some...

Interesting, I've never seen those. I'll get some and mess around with them. Thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tfrasca
Help me design motor mounts

Hey. I have functioning motor mounts that I made for my 142/OHC setup. They used the stock mounts and brackets on the subframe. Stock mounts allow for way too much movement, and since I'm putting a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By Tfrasca
That is bad ass. What kind of power does it make?

That is bad ass. What kind of power does it make?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By Tfrasca
Do you want more power, or do you just feel like...

Do you want more power, or do you just feel like doing an engine swap? Turboing your B230F is by far the easiest way to get a bit more power.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah Iím pretty sure my 19t is what bent my rods....

Yeah Iím pretty sure my 19t is what bent my rods. I donít think my BW turbo could ever be that punchy. Oh, I guess I should say Iím going to pass on that Beams engine. It would have been sick, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By Tfrasca
I see this now with the BW T3 vs. T4. Itís just...

I see this now with the BW T3 vs. T4. Itís just the bolt pattern on the flange. Right now Iím leaning towards a T3 1.00 twin scroll.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By Tfrasca
Good point. Thanks for that, as usual. I guess...

Good point. Thanks for that, as usual. I guess there's no real way to ballpark what size twin scroll equates to a single scroll, flow wise, since every one is going to build their housings a little...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah the .48 was too small, for sure. I was...

Yeah the .48 was too small, for sure. I was thinking about a .83 with a divided t3. Iím not opposed to a t4, it just seems huge.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By Tfrasca
Iíd settle for it feeling like my turbo did with...

Iíd settle for it feeling like my turbo did with the 8v and .48 housing.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By Tfrasca
That seems way too big. If I was drag racing,...

That seems way too big. If I was drag racing, sure, but I really like having some boost down low for when I miss a shift out of a corner and such.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By Tfrasca
16v Twinscroll - worth it?

I'll be slowly building a 16v engine for my 140. My original plan was to use the stock NA manifold with a twinscroll j-pipe for my Borg Warner s252. I know this has been done successfully before. T3...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By Tfrasca
The period-correctness of this is cool, but I'd...

The period-correctness of this is cool, but I'd be hard pressed to spend that kind of money and cut a huge hole in my fender for less than 200hp.

Impressive that they got so much power out of a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Tfrasca
I also run the 164 mounts with the hex-shaped...

I also run the 164 mounts with the hex-shaped base.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
Probably core shift and a less than ideal tune.

Probably core shift and a less than ideal tune.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
Well, I've made the decision to do a 16 valve....

Well, I've made the decision to do a 16 valve. You may have already seen this, but I'm selling my 8v top end set up. Perfect for bolting in a B230 to your 140. Would probably work on a 122 or 1800...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,157
Posted By Tfrasca
Such a great car.

Such a great car.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,157
Posted By Tfrasca
It's hard to beat the sound and response of side...

It's hard to beat the sound and response of side drafts.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
Iím sure Ryanís car rips. It was quick before you...

Iím sure Ryanís car rips. It was quick before you guys dialed in the tune. With this set back, itíll be a while before I decide on an ECU. But really, itís just about me having the control over...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By Tfrasca
Motor mount points, B23 vs. B230

Can anyone confirm that the mounting points on the block for the motor mount plates are the same between a B23 and a B230? I'm talking about the three M8 threaded bosses on either side of the block....
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
I wouldn’t even try to make an 8v flow like a 16....

I wouldn’t even try to make an 8v flow like a 16. Honestly, the way my engine was running for the last few weeks has given me faith that an 8v could be plenty for this car. I just need to do it...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
That thought crossed my mind, but itís way out of...

That thought crossed my mind, but itís way out of the budget. Plus, I donít want to deal with jamming a 16v into a 142.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
Ha, thatís funny. Just last night, Ryan told me...

Ha, thatís funny. Just last night, Ryan told me about how you made decent power in bent rods. Thatís all I needed to hear. Iíll throw the head gasket on this one and find a b230 to build up.

Iíve...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
I pulled the head today. The head gasket didn't...

I pulled the head today. The head gasket didn't have any catastrophic failures to the firing rings. There were a few weird areas around the coolant jackets on cylinder 3, so I'm blaming those for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
Probably just micro. I just canít justify the...

Probably just micro. I just canít justify the extra expense, especially with the house and baby.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, still LH 2.4. Iím over it though. Hoping I...

Yeah, still LH 2.4. Iím over it though. Hoping I can get it going on MS this winter.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,371
Posted By Tfrasca
Well, that was short lived. I was out with...

Well, that was short lived. I was out with several cars this morning, having a good old time on some freshly paved mountain roads. The car was running great, even with the boost turned down to around...
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