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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 01:04 AM
Replies: 586
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Posted By Duder
Well it turns out the jackhammer noise was my...

Well it turns out the jackhammer noise was my e-fan hitting the water pump pulley. Shroud came off of the radiator on the drive this morning and it fell back into the engine under acceleration. There...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 167,935
Posted By Duder
Ugh - that's what is even more frustrating - I...

Ugh - that's what is even more frustrating - I was just cruising along slowly! The right rear tire rubs a bit and I was on a bumpy road so was driving more conservatively than normal. I had...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 167,935
Posted By Duder
Steps forward, steps back... Got the RX7...

Steps forward, steps back...

Got the RX7 brakes installed with new pads and 940 rotors. The rotors have to be drilled out to clear the shoulders of the 240 wheel studs; not a big deal but worth...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 06:25 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 167,935
Posted By Duder
I tried to find photos of your car but came up...

I tried to find photos of your car but came up short...thanks though!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 128,249
Posted By Duder
I think I know what the problem is. Your titanium...

I think I know what the problem is. Your titanium aluminide turbine wheel is too light. :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 128,249
Posted By Duder
Great to see the progress on this, and that's...

Great to see the progress on this, and that's awesome that you're coming to Davis this year. Will be good to finally meet up and check it out!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 96,101
Posted By Duder
Hear hear! I second this!! The build has been...

Hear hear! I second this!! The build has been quite inspirational for the whole community and really brings the bar up several notches. Thanks Hackster for making the rest of us look bad :-P



...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By Duder
Ah yeah, on an 83 it would be hoses running...

Ah yeah, on an 83 it would be hoses running through the firewall, duh. Sorry for the unnecessary confusion. 91-93 AC evaporators have integrated hard lines through the firewall which complicates...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By Duder
Short answer: there are 4 bolts holding it up...

Short answer: there are 4 bolts holding it up into the cowl, and 2 more at the bottom - one on each side with a small bracket down to the trans tunnel. So only 6 bolts total holding the assembly into...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-19-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 167,935
Posted By Duder
Indeed, I was super impressed with their service...

Indeed, I was super impressed with their service and response. EMERGENCY ADAPTER SHIPMENT OMG
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 167,935
Posted By Duder
Spec'd out some wheel adapters with Fearless Fred...

Spec'd out some wheel adapters with Fearless Fred Goeske at wheeladapter.com, for my old 5Zigen GN+ Subaru wheels. These are 5x100, 17x7.5", with 225s mounted. Wheels are ET48.

I went with 32mm...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 167,935
Posted By Duder
Yeah, it's the 940 Turbo oil to water cooler that...

Yeah, it's the 940 Turbo oil to water cooler that came with the engine. I did need to modify the 940 downpipe a bit to work in the 240, but it still clears the oil filter without any issue.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 167,935
Posted By Duder
Got it - inverted dampers - thanks! Didn't really...

Got it - inverted dampers - thanks! Didn't really consider that but now I have seen the light. Similar to upside-down forks in the motorcycle world. They do that for increased stiffness mainly, I...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 167,935
Posted By Duder
Word to your mother! Thanks for the quick reply....

Word to your mother! Thanks for the quick reply. You mean it's inside the Bilstein damper cartridge itself?

I just found this circular discussion on a 2002 forum as well, which has some...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 167,935
Posted By Duder
Stupid question guys: should I be using some sort...

Stupid question guys: should I be using some sort of bump stop with Bilstein HD dampers in the front struts, and ipd lowering springs?

The HDs I have came with the blue dust boots, but no bump...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 167,935
Posted By Duder
More exciting stuff. Got my intercooler cleaned...

More exciting stuff. Got my intercooler cleaned out - there wasn't much oil but enough of a film to warrant spraying some simple green in and letting the schmoo drain out. Installed the new aluminum...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 167,935
Posted By Duder
Definitely satisfying - thanks! The...

Definitely satisfying - thanks!



The dash is back in now but I do still have access to all the ducts. May use some of that aluminum foil tape around the looser junctions and various holes.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 127,605
Posted By Duder
You are making fast progress and it's cool to see...

You are making fast progress and it's cool to see what photos you did manage to take. That side of the car is looking great. Nice choice on the new color too; it should really compliment the red...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 167,935
Posted By Duder
Seriously - I have a pretty bad dust allergy too....

Seriously - I have a pretty bad dust allergy too. Will be very nice to enjoy clean-ish air from this thing. Too bad there's no simple way to retrofit a cabin air filter.



Thanks! Maybe I'll...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 167,935
Posted By Duder
Stuff and things are happening. I'm getting...

Stuff and things are happening. I'm getting ARUNDL ready to TRUNDL up to Davis, and finally tackling the long list of deferred jobs.

https://i.imgur.com/NhDyYYYl.jpg

First up was pulling the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By Duder
I feel the distinct urge to rescue some 142s and...

I feel the distinct urge to rescue some 142s and 145s...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By Duder
Brand new MHI or China copy crap?

Brand new MHI or China copy crap?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-06-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 226,323
Posted By Duder
https://media.giphy.com/media/3oxHQunD78kJorqTsY/g...

https://media.giphy.com/media/3oxHQunD78kJorqTsY/giphy.gif
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,434
Posted By Duder
I should have known. That would be rad to see if...

I should have known. That would be rad to see if you ever do come across pictures of it.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-04-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,434
Posted By Duder
I will let you know if/when it's for sale :cool:

I will let you know if/when it's for sale :cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 04-04-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,434
Posted By Duder
Yeah, of course. Rear mounted, backwards behind...

Yeah, of course. Rear mounted, backwards behind the back seat. Driveshaft forward to a transfer case and front diff under the hood. Then another long driveshaft back to the rear diff. RS200 style....
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,434
Posted By Duder
I think it would fit rather nicely in here... ...

I think it would fit rather nicely in here...

https://i.imgur.com/LW8FDmXl.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,434
Posted By Duder
WTYM! I'm excited to see what you do with it. The...

WTYM! I'm excited to see what you do with it. The additional parking space at Casa de Duder really helps as well!

I'm getting my 242 prepped for Davis now, lots of deferred jobs that I'm finally...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 87,918
Posted By Duder
Anti-squat?

Anti-squat?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By Duder
:wave: :zeeall:

:wave:

:zeeall:
Forum: projects & restorations 03-29-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 127,605
Posted By Duder
Looks like it's coming along nicely, given the...

Looks like it's coming along nicely, given the circumstances. Any issues so far with the seam weld between the (former) rear door and the quarter panel? I imagine it would be more difficult to...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 61,905
Posted By Duder
Any chance this car will be at Davis? I'd love to...

Any chance this car will be at Davis? I'd love to check it out in person.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,434
Posted By Duder
The car is in good hands - he is already working...

The car is in good hands - he is already working on an 8.8 for it.

To clarify, the 4.6 is staying with me and will be introduced to my green '75 wagon very soon.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,434
Posted By Duder
This project is taking a bit of a turn! After a...

This project is taking a bit of a turn! After a long hiatus I started working on steering column and mount stuff more this winter, but got sucked in by Lemons racing again (5.3L E36 and a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 87,918
Posted By Duder
Awesome dude. Keep it together long enough for...

Awesome dude. Keep it together long enough for Davis - I am excited to experience the full violence of this thing.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-22-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,726
Posted By Duder
So good! I'm sure it will be a pleasure to...

So good! I'm sure it will be a pleasure to reassemble.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-21-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Duder
It can likely take as much boost as you can throw...

It can likely take as much boost as you can throw at it. Boost pressure of a few atmospheres is nothing compared to cylinder pressure. And with a diesel, adding boost without adding fuel will just...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 187,024
Posted By Duder
The Fiat color is a good bit more sagey, if that...

The Fiat color is a good bit more sagey, if that makes sense. The 1975 "Berkshire Green" (aka pea green) color has more yellow in it, the Fiat color looks to be more bluish.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 187,024
Posted By Duder
Here's another, from Ansel's instagram...

Here's another, from Ansel's instagram (@vulvaturbo)

https://i.imgur.com/TeN0n3el.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 187,024
Posted By Duder
Happy to oblige! I don't have anything super...

Happy to oblige! I don't have anything super recent, but here are a few from February. First one is washed out and 2nd is corrected to look closer to the actual color.

It's looking like my blue...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 187,024
Posted By Duder
I have a light blue 245 and a light green 245....

I have a light blue 245 and a light green 245. The women all love the green one. Take that however you will!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 96,101
Posted By Duder
Interior looks good to me. Congrats for getting...

Interior looks good to me. Congrats for getting it on the road! Time to rip some clean Johnnies!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By Duder
A well considered assessment and good description...

A well considered assessment and good description of what can happen.



As Towery pointed out, the only positive seal on the turbine end is a small piston ring. This is meant to prevent/reduce...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 41,812
Posted By Duder
Dang, I didn't realize you were at Sonoma! I...

Dang, I didn't realize you were at Sonoma! I meant to make it over to Radwood but it was so far over on the other side of the track and I couldn't bring pit vehicles this time :-(

Car looks great...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,726
Posted By Duder
Bodies were still stamped by Pressed Steel in...

Bodies were still stamped by Pressed Steel in Scotland even into 1800S production. Final vehicle assembly shifted from Jensen (P1800) to Volvo (1800S). But by 1970 the body stamping may have moved...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-05-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Duder
That could have been someone's shadetree theory,...

That could have been someone's shadetree theory, but it's not a valid one. The flow passages do eventually join as the exhaust gas enters the turbine wheel. So there is equalization that happens just...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-05-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Duder
Turbo bat signal must have worked again. Damn. I...

Turbo bat signal must have worked again. Damn. I need to disable that thing.

Ideally you want the two halves of the gas passage to be perfectly sealed and isolated from each other all the way from...
Forum: article composition 02-28-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 210,998
Posted By Duder
The 1-4 and 2-3 output voltages should never be...

The 1-4 and 2-3 output voltages should never be above ~2.5V. So yes, it appears something has been wired incorrectly.

Can you explain what you mean by "I'm currently stuck with no grounding from...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,400
Posted By Duder
The rear of this thing turned out to look pretty...

The rear of this thing turned out to look pretty incredible. Kudos on solid ideas and execution! Pretty brilliant to use the Volvo load floor and VW engine lid in the way that you did.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,723
Posted By Duder
Damn, 7500 ft. DA is pretty extreme. In that case...

Damn, 7500 ft. DA is pretty extreme. In that case yes, you will get near 60 lb/min at 3.6 PR. Not sure if Stiggy would ever need to operate there though.

76mm compressor does seem like a smart...
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