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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:49 AM
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Posted By towerymt
Black on brown does look a lot better than the...

Black on brown does look a lot better than the brown/different-brown.



I gut & strip the interior because I can't pull this off. :lol:

Very nice work...wish I was going to Davis this year. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By towerymt
I've had, or known of, 2-3 of the later, lighter...

I've had, or known of, 2-3 of the later, lighter starters stop working. Mine did it when hot, so did the one on Rob's 242 drift car.

I never had an early, heavier starter fail. In introduced the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 788
Posted By towerymt
Is it the same on both sides? Or only one side...

Is it the same on both sides? Or only one side is moving?

What is moving? If the strut insert (threaded part sticking out the top) is moving, but the bearing in the camber plate isn't moving,...
Forum: showroom 04-15-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By towerymt
How many miles on it now? It got a new Hepu...

How many miles on it now? It got a new Hepu water pump around 160k, plus timing belt & tensioner, one front seal (cam? one was dry, one got replaced).
Forum: showroom 04-14-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By towerymt
Looks familiar ...

Looks familiar

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/92342667.jpg

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/121406796.jpg

It was n/a and LH3.1 when I sold it. 100% reliable for 3 years, having zero...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By towerymt
That last part, in bold, is very important.

That last part, in bold, is very important.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-04-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,433
Posted By towerymt
Rear mounted, I assume, you mean, yes....maybe?

Rear mounted, I assume, you mean, yes....maybe?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By towerymt
Another option: ...

Another option:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=348387

28mm front, $300 shipped. Find a sedan rear bar if your wagon has one that's really skinny (~15-16mm?).

My preference is...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By towerymt
2.5 vs 3bar, either will work. I believe we used...

2.5 vs 3bar, either will work. I believe we used the 3bar from a turbo car. I should check my '92 240 that was LH3.1, but it might be one that had a 3bar. Do not recall.


I usually compare...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By towerymt
I would second the alternator/brushes. And...

I would second the alternator/brushes. And belts.

Alt, v-belts, timing belt, water pump, radiator, radiator/heater hoses, fuel pump relay, fuses, crank position sensor, cap/rotor. Anything that...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By towerymt
Are NHRA rules available online? I would think...

Are NHRA rules available online? I would think they would be specific about which types of batteries are allowed without a sealed box. Maybe the gel type are not required to be in a box, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By towerymt
Our 24hr lemons car used an Elring head gasket...

Our 24hr lemons car used an Elring head gasket (~$15) on a B230F block and 60trim T3. LH2.4, orange T5 injectors, stock Turbo ECUs. Car ran strong at 14-15psi (93oct) and we never head gasket...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By towerymt
Why? What features do you desire that the...

Why?

What features do you desire that the factory part does not offer?

I like the factory ones because they work. It's not especially heavy. It's already got the hole so it can be bolted to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By towerymt
If the 3.31 already had the tone ring, then it...

If the 3.31 already had the tone ring, then it was from a later car that suggests is a 1031 rear. At least in the USA, the 1031 was used exclusively once the electronic speedometer was used from...
Forum: showroom 03-27-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 54,558
Posted By towerymt
See you at Carlisle!

See you at Carlisle!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 87,909
Posted By towerymt
60/40 split, dang. That's a lotta heavy...

60/40 split, dang. That's a lotta heavy horsepower up front. Sedans are usually close to 55/45.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 96,096
Posted By towerymt
Front tires look very close...how's the clearance...

Front tires look very close...how's the clearance up there? I thought you might have gotten the 285/30 (couldn't read the size) but saw you mentioned elsewhere 275/35. The height difference is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By towerymt
There's gold. And then everything else. ...

There's gold. And then everything else.

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/128860779.jpg

However, the best thing about a white car is almost any color is in play.


Everyone should try red...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,171
Posted By towerymt
M or T cam, but I wouldn't go out of my way to...

M or T cam, but I wouldn't go out of my way to switch from one to the other.

I'd consider popping in an A or B cam if I had it on hand or it was cheap.

I don't believe the sodium filled...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By towerymt
I think it's round. You can kind of see it in...

I think it's round. You can kind of see it in the first picture above. Hex on the filter body and the nut, but banjo is round. Bolt/washer/banjo/washer/filter all stuck together so it all tried to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,254
Posted By towerymt
Common in road / endurance racing with a clutch...

Common in road / endurance racing with a clutch diff for sure. I've heard of some BMW lemons teams running diff coolers. All sorts of systems, from added fins to the diff cover to actual pumps &...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By towerymt
That new filter I just put on has been in my...

That new filter I just put on has been in my possession for....over 10 years? I guess it's possible for the paper element to have broken down but no dust or anything, and it was capped with plastic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By towerymt
It's the clip that attaches the clutch fork to...

It's the clip that attaches the clutch fork to the pivot ball. There's an indentation in the clutch fork (I'm going from memory here...don't have the fork in front of me)...and the pivot ball piece...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By towerymt
Kids....change your fuel filter...

...or else it will one day leave a puddle on the ground and you'll have to deal with it ASAP.

I've had this car nearly 10 years and have put about 110,000 miles on it. I've never touched the fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By towerymt
I have the clip, can ship it tomorrow morning. ...

I have the clip, can ship it tomorrow morning. Didn't make it out the door today...dang fuel filter pinhole left a puddle on the floor... :lol:
...
Forum: showroom 03-15-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By towerymt
RS parts should be very plentiful. It's easy,...

RS parts should be very plentiful. It's easy, it's only money. :lol:

I'm curious...what's the diameter of the wheel center?

I really like the small center and 17" stepped rim (E50, not RS):...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By towerymt
I sent a 15g to g-pop-shop to be rebuilt after...

I sent a 15g to g-pop-shop to be rebuilt after hearing others praise their work. They were great to deal with...got a call/voicemail when they had taken the turbo apart, they let me know over the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,254
Posted By towerymt
Agreed...in the previous thread I linked above...

Agreed...in the previous thread I linked above (didn't happen to notice if you were involved in that one too), I asked about front springs, they're cut IPDs, and I suggested a front spring rate...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,349
Posted By towerymt
That's approaching 2v Evo head power. Still a...

That's approaching 2v Evo head power. Still a bit short, but probably a bit cheaper than the evo head. :nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,254
Posted By towerymt
Watts: ...

Watts:
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/6919205.jpg

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/6919207.jpg

Group A 242:
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/9401834.jpg

Other side, from Anthony Hyde's...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,254
Posted By towerymt
May want to reference the previous thread: ...

May want to reference the previous thread:

[240] Right rear spins turning right, left rear does not spin turning left. Wut?
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=346516
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By towerymt
Is there anything of substance to add for future...

Is there anything of substance to add for future reference? What is figured out?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By towerymt
Stock 240 front springs are about 6.5" diameter. ...

Stock 240 front springs are about 6.5" diameter. :e-shrug:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,259
Posted By towerymt
Connect 6 intercooler hoses/pipes together, shove...

Connect 6 intercooler hoses/pipes together, shove the little couplers inside, get charged "intake hose, $8" :lol:
Forum: showroom 03-05-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By towerymt
Moved to Showroom.

Moved to Showroom.
Forum: events 03-01-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By towerymt
DIRY?

DIRY?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By towerymt
You saw my Mahle pistons...they were forged... ...

You saw my Mahle pistons...they were forged...

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/93515884.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By towerymt
I've gotten a few parts like that from Rock Auto....

I've gotten a few parts like that from Rock Auto. Some individually packaged brake hardware kits looked so dusty, like they were on a shelf at Napa for 30 years. I've gotten some cam seals that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By towerymt
You could use either type. The manual...

You could use either type.

The manual steering ball joints are the same on both sides.

The power steering ball joints are offset to move the spindle forward for additional caster. This will...
Forum: events 02-22-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,724
Posted By towerymt
You ever run that 12sec pass :rofl:

You ever run that 12sec pass :rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By towerymt
You need to set the toe. ...

You need to set the toe.

https://jalopnik.com/how-to-do-your-own-alignment-with-some-angle-iron-and-t-1820555295
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By towerymt
Check the u-joints in the steering shaft, too. ...

Check the u-joints in the steering shaft, too. I've had to replace one before...steering wheel had a nice wiggle and the front wheels did nothing. It wasn't quite like an old pickup truck, but the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By towerymt
That sounds like too much toe-out. Each wheel...

That sounds like too much toe-out. Each wheel tends to act independent of the other...left wants to turn left while the right wants to turn right. But when you turn in, the car yanks into the turn...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By towerymt
Describe what it does, how it feels. What...

Describe what it does, how it feels.

What wheel/tire on the front? What width and offset wheel (with 32mm spacers, it sounds like). Front wheels with negative offset can feel a bit weird so I...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 96,096
Posted By towerymt
I have the roll correction spacers on my '87...

I have the roll correction spacers on my '87 autocross car. They were annoying to install with the car on the floor (on jack stands). We used socket head cap screws on the initial installation and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By towerymt
I don't know. Can't answer this. Not a shock...

I don't know. Can't answer this. Not a shock valving expert by any means.

But...lets look at data points.

Dave Barton had his Bilsteins revalved for IPD lowering springs.
Car weight:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By towerymt
A B230F feels SOOOOOOOOOOO slow. I daily drove a...

A B230F feels SOOOOOOOOOOO slow. I daily drove a stock '90 240 for 3 years before buying my '92 with the turbo already added. The 13c at ~7psi makes the car feel like it can keep up with normal,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By towerymt
I used 475lb front and 200-250lb rear for a bunch...

I used 475lb front and 200-250lb rear for a bunch of years, daily driver + autocross with revalved Bilstein HDs (struts were 220/110Nm and shocks were 300/120Nm). Donated the 8" x 475lb to the front...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By towerymt
I tested my '92 B230F yesterday. Engine was...

I tested my '92 B230F yesterday. Engine was warmed up. 148, 155, 158, 160psi. It's got 240k miles, and has run the last 110k with a TD04-13c on the side at about 7psi.

I put a 15g on about a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By towerymt
I would definitely keep the n/a motor in there. ...

I would definitely keep the n/a motor in there. 109k is nothing.

Go through and replace anything that is questionable like plugs/wires/cap/rotor, intake manifold gasket, clean the breather box,...
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