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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By vwbusman66
That's how I've been driving mine. I come from...

That's how I've been driving mine. I come from the ACVW world, where nothing ever had or gets a tach, though the speedo was marked with shift markers for redline.

I've figured out that 25 in...
Forum: projects & restorations Today, 03:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
Considering the fact I've had zero interest on...

Considering the fact I've had zero interest on Facebook Marketplace or here, that seems to be the case. Like I said in the ad, the ONLY way this car leaves is with a profit in my hand and a 145S...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 06:12 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,000
Posted By vwbusman66
Jaguar did a similar thing with much of their...

Jaguar did a similar thing with much of their 60's and 70's stuff.
Most familiar to me is the 3.8S/4.2S cars. They had a master on the firewall, then a remote booster and "solenoid" plumbed in to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By vwbusman66
You'd be better off getting a new, similar style...

You'd be better off getting a new, similar style tach from Summit Racing.
Forum: events 06-16-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,971
Posted By vwbusman66
I got a bunch of my friends to start watching it....

I got a bunch of my friends to start watching it. Jared Keeso is pretty talented as a writer and actor.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
I believe its a Girling vs ATE thing.

I believe its a Girling vs ATE thing.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
I'm sure the carbs could use a re-bush at this...

I'm sure the carbs could use a re-bush at this point, though I doubt that's solely responsible for my shoddy braking or "rabble rabble brap tat" on decel. I believe the stock check valve lives in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
Hmmmm. Ok. Shoot me a text so we can talk turkey...

Hmmmm. Ok. Shoot me a text so we can talk turkey on that thing.

I guess I should post a real update on this thread.

Saturday was the first real drive in this car and I've been trying to force...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,820
Posted By vwbusman66
Being the idiot I am, I sold this car in December...

Being the idiot I am, I sold this car in December and promptly stumbled into a Ď71 142S.
The current owner of this car just listed it for sale.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 722
Posted By vwbusman66
Build thread please.

Build thread please.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
That explains why it looked narrow under the car!...

That explains why it looked narrow under the car! It definitely won't fit this thing then.

Absolutely!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By vwbusman66
Holy ****! What don't you guys stock/make??

Holy ****!
What don't you guys stock/make??
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
Today was a win, a fail (or four), and then...

Today was a win, a fail (or four), and then another win.

Got outside at ~10ish, hacked off the remains of the old muffler and welded up some stuff to quiet down the now straight piped B20....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By vwbusman66
Turns out it wasn't the ignition switch. The...

Turns out it wasn't the ignition switch.
The junction plate near the driver's headlight decided to come loose and ground. I wrapped it in electrical tape and it solved the problem. None of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 61,646
Posted By vwbusman66
My thoughts exactly.

My thoughts exactly.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
Technically, we arenít on the road yet. Iíve only...

Technically, we arenít on the road yet. Iíve only driven it a mile on the road and then ****ed the brakes up. Hopefully Saturday will end in a long, spirited drive in the car.

Thanks! I like the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
I know. The budget currently dictates the work...

I know.
The budget currently dictates the work being done.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
Dropped the Virgos off at a local used tire place...

Dropped the Virgos off at a local used tire place and got a set of good but mixed 195/65R15's mounted. Three still have the little nubs and the other one looks like new. $35 a wheel mounted and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By vwbusman66
Considering the price in Euros, that car would be...

Considering the price in Euros, that car would be roughly on the money in the USA, so I'd say go for it.

Body stuff can be corrected if you have the time.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By vwbusman66
Spoke to Eric for a little bit on the phone today...

Spoke to Eric for a little bit on the phone today about brake options. As I learned today, I will have to replace the front calipers as four of the six bleeders broke.

I'm ebbing on the side of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By vwbusman66
You have mail.

You have mail.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,512
Posted By vwbusman66
mmmmmmm Makes everything I own look dirty

mmmmmmm


Makes everything I own look dirty
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By vwbusman66
Wie Viele?

Wie Viele?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
I tagged and insured the car yesterday- that was...

I tagged and insured the car yesterday- that was expensive.

Replaced the rear soft lines and got a good pedal. I took the car out for a quick 5-minute test drive and discovered that most of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By vwbusman66
Is there a place to look that is relatively...

Is there a place to look that is relatively affordable besides VP and Skandix?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By vwbusman66
AW72 should be the same length as a 71 and be as...

AW72 should be the same length as a 71 and be as strong if not stronger along with the lockup torque converter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By vwbusman66
I need some engine bits if you're looking to...

I need some engine bits if you're looking to recoup.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
Can you let me know what the width is on the...

Can you let me know what the width is on the outside from square bar to square bar? I'll ask RWC what it's correct for.


No real pictures or substantial update today. Mostly screwed around with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By vwbusman66
What am I supposed to do to save it if it already...

What am I supposed to do to save it if it already smoked? How can I prevent further damage?



We had a jar of that at the shop I used to work at.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By vwbusman66
140 ignition switch smoke?

Turned the key to move the 142 back into the garage and as I turned the key to "ON" and "Start", I was greeted by a small plume of smoke that persisted until I turned the key back to off.

Is this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By vwbusman66
140 brake interchange

I'm seriously considering replacing the calipers on my 71 142s because they're a little crispy.

Are 77 and down 240 calipers the same? There's a far better selection on Rock Auto for a 240 than a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By vwbusman66
Yes, new lifters. Break-in went well today. Car...

Yes, new lifters.
Break-in went well today. Car is definitely louder having two more exhaust valves opening than before.
I set valves at .024" prior to break in.

What should I set them for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/E8iVIwP9Mu4" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
Well, she's a runner!! I spent/ wasted the...

Well, she's a runner!!
I spent/ wasted the morning jacking around with some thread issues and various fiddly bits, and attempted the first crank at 2:00 ish.
I elected to delete the secondary...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By vwbusman66
B20 Cam break in procedure, oil change intervals

How long/how high should I hold the engine once it fires?

Old school SBC guys say 20 minutes at 2500-3000 RPM then change the oil, drive for 100-250 miles, change again at regular interval.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By vwbusman66
My god that thing sounds angry. More timing...

My god that thing sounds angry.
More timing and fuel, and let'er eat!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
Yes. I couldn't find the brass/bronze version,...

Yes. I couldn't find the brass/bronze version, but iPD and VP both sell a new steel plate, which according to the guys at HiPerfAuto, is original/correct for B18's.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By vwbusman66
Is LH3.1 chippable?

Is LH3.1 chippable?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
The webbing this car has are 3 red straps that...

The webbing this car has are 3 red straps that run from side to side. I got a dozen of the clips from VP to make sure the webbing stays where it should.

For those who are paying...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By vwbusman66
Correct

Correct
Forum: performance & modifications 05-27-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By vwbusman66
140 exhaust size choice

Need to build an exhaust system for the 142
I have 10' of 3" pipe and clamps as well as a muffler already. Will this be OK? I know its wicked overkill and will probably hurt performance due to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By vwbusman66
Outstanding. Is the steel one on VP a good...

Outstanding. Is the steel one on VP a good upgrade/option?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By vwbusman66
B20 Cam retainer/thrust plate wear tolerance

Pulled the cam out of the 71 and found the plate looking like this:
https://i.imgur.com/CSWDIvzl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/woXeE0nl.jpg

How worn should it be before replacement? Is that groove on...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
Started the cam swap around 12 today and have hit...

Started the cam swap around 12 today and have hit a wall with questions- here are some pictures and a video of the WASTED original cam.

https://i.imgur.com/oU6bwYcl.jpg...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By vwbusman66
This.

This.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By vwbusman66
I have a b20 DGV manifold if you’re going that...

I have a b20 DGV manifold if you’re going that route.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
I'm a big fan of the manilla file folder method....

I'm a big fan of the manilla file folder method. Relatively flexible, easy to cut, easy to mark, and holds a shape/curve well.

In other news, the box of goodies I ordered Monday from VP arrived...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
The car has assumed the traditional TB pose- jack...

The car has assumed the traditional TB pose- jack stands on all four corners. No real progress today, mostly just reading up on various "things".
https://i.imgur.com/0q9cccul.jpg

I'm not...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,482
Posted By vwbusman66
Is the 142/242 glass available new as well and...

Is the 142/242 glass available new as well and can they get a matching seal as the front?

Pulled the rotted fuel lines and installed new NiCopp 5/16 line. Discovered that the driver's side frame...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By vwbusman66
Figures. Turns out The Meister's foam is more $...

Figures. Turns out The Meister's foam is more $ than VP's correct foam.
I wonder if I can make it myself for less? :-P
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