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Forum: events 07-02-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 68
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Posted By towerymt
pfp ...

pfp

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/161948835.jpg

Hope those mexican sodas were worth it.

edit: and also, happy birthday. I'm in the woods with no service, so no texts for a few days.
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Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,237
Posted By towerymt
My photos of a 2v evo head I saw in Sweden on an...

My photos of a 2v evo head I saw in Sweden on an S40 rallycross car.

https://pbase.com/towerymt/s40&page=1

My favorite

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/116519877.jpg

This one also shows...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,007
Posted By towerymt
Nipple broke off the radiator.

Nipple broke off the radiator.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,007
Posted By towerymt
FYI, I recall removing these with guidance from...

FYI, I recall removing these with guidance from mikeP....use a socket that just barely fits inside the alignment dowel sleeve, then use vise grip pliers to grab it and twist it out. The socket...
Forum: events 06-26-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,568
Posted By towerymt
So....it's just camping now? :lol:

So....it's just camping now? :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By towerymt
Cool. The marine head would have had coolant...

Cool. The marine head would have had coolant flowing into the intake manifold, I believe....so that's why it wasn't threaded...it wasn't capped off in marine applications.

I think mine had the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By towerymt
I'm curious...did your 531 have a plug in the...

I'm curious...did your 531 have a plug in the hole under the #4 intake runner, in the water jacket? Having flashbacks to plugging this hole the night before I was all set to install the head...used...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By towerymt
I found an email from when I bought a set of...

I found an email from when I bought a set of those in 2013. $227.05 at the time. Still in the box somewhere...why did I buy rods? :lol::roll: Progress really slows down when you park your...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 410,260
Posted By towerymt
Is "the red" (looks like male / female spherical...

Is "the red" (looks like male / female spherical rod ends) the support of the turbo, besides the manifold?

I was thinking back to a car I saw years ago at the Baltimore GP. Supported from above...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-10-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 410,260
Posted By towerymt
Damp the heave spring? ...

Damp the heave spring?

https://www.invetr.com/dynamics-and-performance/third-or-heave-damper-for-linear-vertical-motion
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By towerymt
A long time ago I mounted a stock 240 Turbo oil...

A long time ago I mounted a stock 240 Turbo oil cooler under the IC. The top of the oil cooler is about even with the top of the rad support cross panel. In hindsight, I'd probably move it up just...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By towerymt
Leah got the offset a bit wrong, but nothing ride...

Leah got the offset a bit wrong, but nothing ride height can't fix

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/134929506.jpg

Raise the raised
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By towerymt
The first set will not work well on your car. ...

The first set will not work well on your car. They are zero offset, and you'll need wheel adpaters, so if the adapters are 20mm, then it's like you're bolting on wheels with negative (-20)mm offset....
Forum: showroom 03-30-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 99,262
Posted By towerymt
Ah, that's it. I was thinking it was year, then...

Ah, that's it. I was thinking it was year, then 2-digit week. I was thinking 1996.

I haven't driven on '90s tires since 2006. :lol:
Forum: events 03-27-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,568
Posted By towerymt
745

745
Forum: showroom 03-27-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 99,262
Posted By towerymt
Shocking, that turned out really, really nice! ...

Shocking, that turned out really, really nice!

What's the three digit date code on those out of work P-Zeros? Starts with '6'? :lol:
Forum: showroom 03-26-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 99,262
Posted By towerymt
I see you flipped the backup lights on and left...

I see you flipped the backup lights on and left them on. ;-)
Forum: events 03-25-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,568
Posted By towerymt
Cali has the 101, North Cakalacky has the 1001: ...

Cali has the 101, North Cakalacky has the 1001:

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/161223883.jpg

https://goo.gl/maps/U538p5g7TCySopjK7

We noticed that there are rarely signs warning of curves...
Forum: events 03-23-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,568
Posted By towerymt
I got five on it being a boy.

I got five on it being a boy.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,561
Posted By towerymt
Here are some pics from our old lemons car. Our...

Here are some pics from our old lemons car. Our spacers were made from sheet steel cut/welded up. The control arm failed first. Camber was significant, probably around -3 degrees or more when...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By towerymt
It's around a 10lb weight penalty for a 1031 vs...

It's around a 10lb weight penalty for a 1031 vs 1030. I had weighed my 1030 (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=2931436#post2931436) on a bathroom scale before we installed it, 122lb. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,975
Posted By towerymt
I drove that car once in 2011 at Sonoma. I can't...

I drove that car once in 2011 at Sonoma. I can't believe it's still around! It rained all day Saturday and we had no wiper ARMS (let alone blades). On Sunday, the poor handling was truly revealed....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 410,260
Posted By towerymt
Not bad.

Not bad.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,090
Posted By towerymt
This is the back side of the input shaft. This...

This is the back side of the input shaft. This gear got me home and backed into the garage one last time.

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/170408639.jpg

T5 swap has taken forever, piecing...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By towerymt
That one does seem to bump out more into the hose...

That one does seem to bump out more into the hose than some I've seen.

Here's one I mocked up for photos, but never used:

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/145623281.jpg
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By towerymt
I bought two forks, I'll check the other one...

I bought two forks, I'll check the other one tomorrow. I'm using the M46 cable style with the pins that retain the bearing, not the M47 style with clip-in bearing.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By towerymt
The tall yoshifab throwout bearing won't work...

The tall yoshifab throwout bearing won't work with this 240mm pressure plate. I don't have exact measurements yet, but it's somewhere around 10mm taller than the 228mm pressure plate I bought at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By towerymt
Manual or auto trans? Manual trans '90 is likely...

Manual or auto trans? Manual trans '90 is likely LH3.1, known to have ECU failures. I bought my '90 240 for $250 with a dead ECU and they were hard to find at the time. The engine just flooded on...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By towerymt
I found this to be helpful: ...

I found this to be helpful:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=5739503#post5739503

This one was also good: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5608113&postcount=16

My disc...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,359
Posted By towerymt
mikeP had to tip the valves to get proper valve...

mikeP had to tip the valves to get proper valve clearances on my 531 using "normal" range thickness shims. I don't know where the valves had come from, they were in the head when I got it, but the...
Forum: events 01-30-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,048
Posted By towerymt
Disown him.

Disown him.
Forum: events 01-30-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,721
Posted By towerymt
I'm new here. What is "SE"?

I'm new here.

What is "SE"?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By towerymt
Has anyone used Centerforce p/n 281222 (9.5"/241mm T5 clutch disc)?

I found one reference to Ford p/n 281222 from Josh (sdturbo) about a million years ago...then apparently he sold it before ever using it.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,090
Posted By towerymt
Thanks. Do you know if this is the yoshifab...

Thanks. Do you know if this is the yoshifab supplied throwout bearing? Came with the adapter I bought off someone a while back....turns out I had this and didn't know it. :lol:

It's got a little...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,090
Posted By towerymt
I started piecing together a T5 swap a while back...

I started piecing together a T5 swap a while back and never finished getting the big stuff.

I'm picking up a T5 tonight.
Ordered clutch parts...Saab 228mm pressure plate, p/n 8722589 (cross...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By towerymt
Forgot to mention that I flipped the front lips...

Forgot to mention that I flipped the front lips side to side when putting them on the rear. So drivers side front fender gave up it's lip for the passenger side rear quarter.

The trailing edge of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By towerymt
I started on this 6+ years ago (:omg:) and never...

I started on this 6+ years ago (:omg:) and never finished. The car has been sitting outside for years now and I'm not certain if I'll ever revive it.

17x11, 295/35/17 Hoosier A7 was the tire I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,090
Posted By towerymt
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7eJJqNHmO_/?igshid=1c...

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7eJJqNHmO_/?igshid=1czgtrpqxqckj
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,090
Posted By towerymt
Zed's dead. It was already sounding bad, and I...

Zed's dead. It was already sounding bad, and I babied it all I could. Half a block from home tonight, it got even worse. The thump was so loud/strong, it almost sounded like the trans hitting the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,090
Posted By towerymt
This sounds terminal. Like a bearing is GONE and...

This sounds terminal. Like a bearing is GONE and the countershaft is bang-bang-banging with every rotation.

1st-2nd-4th at 30mph. :lol: Get into 4th as early as possible and hope it holds up. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,090
Posted By towerymt
M47 Countershaft going clank-clank...How much longer?

It's had an input shaft whine for a while, probably for the past 10k miles. In neutral, clutch out = whirring noise. Clutch in, noise goes away.

Late last week a sort of clicking noise started,...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,701
Posted By towerymt
Volvo version, probably still gives the unibody a...

Volvo version, probably still gives the unibody a chance.
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/93291311.jpg

24hr Lemons version...we ran spacers to move the ball joint out about an inch to give...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,894
Posted By towerymt
haha, I once broke the M47 on the Mass turnpike...

haha, I once broke the M47 on the Mass turnpike at ~11pm on a Sunday night coming back from 24hr lemons race.....found one in CT next day....drove 1hr south in 4th gear only to friend's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,894
Posted By towerymt
How far will you take your daily driver 240 from home?

If you still daily drive a 240, it's probably got a few miles on it by now. Mine just crossed 246,000 recently after the second ~1,000 mile round trip in a month.

I've had periods of time where...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,733
Posted By towerymt
O2 sensor plug fits the hole. Straight threads...

O2 sensor plug fits the hole. Straight threads with a crush washer:
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/168789049.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By towerymt
I can check, I recall having these boots with the...

I can check, I recall having these boots with the washer that goes up top that I never used with my DeCarbons because i was using 2.5" ID coilover springs.

PM me in a day or two to remind me to...
Forum: events 10-08-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 86,933
Posted By towerymt
T'was good to see Isaac & Mark & Josh again. ...

T'was good to see Isaac & Mark & Josh again. Those old SE meets were so great

#neverForgetIsaacSquirt

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/117249564.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,694
Posted By towerymt
Why? If you are trying to achieve a specific...

Why?

If you are trying to achieve a specific compression ratio, then you should measure the volume of the combustion chamber and then remove material as necessary.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-04-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 210,691
Posted By towerymt
WRONG. gotta use blue-handle diesel 240 dipstick....

WRONG. gotta use blue-handle diesel 240 dipstick. If you didn't know, now you know, you gotta be at mountain meet to get these references. :rofl:
Forum: showroom 10-02-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 99,262
Posted By towerymt
Paul, will that be a flat edge along the front of...

Paul, will that be a flat edge along the front of the rear arch? I started down that route and decided I didn't really like it, so I went with front arches on the rear. But mine was in progress...
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