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Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By tjanson
Oh. Nevermind. Theoretically you could still make...

Oh. Nevermind. Theoretically you could still make a sleeve to match, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By tjanson
This is how I coat the rocker insides: Cheap...

This is how I coat the rocker insides:

Cheap undercoat gun
4 ft Vinyl tubing that fit over the end of the gun (1/2" or 3/8" ID)
Rust preventative of your choice, I prefer LPS Rust Preventative....
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By tjanson
Or get some steel sleeves made for full length...

Or get some steel sleeves made for full length press fit. You might need a special cylinder made up to keep the tabs aligned (concentric and parallel) when welding anyways. You could get 2 sleeves...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,589
Posted By tjanson
I have managed to squeeze a overaxle 2.5" exhaust...

I have managed to squeeze a overaxle 2.5" exhaust between the gas tank, overload spring, safety triangle and butt cheek before. Ain't easy or quick. When it rusted out I just bought a stock starla...
Forum: showroom 06-13-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By tjanson
I'm sorry no one is selling replicas, I really...

I'm sorry no one is selling replicas, I really am. :-P
Forum: showroom 06-13-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By tjanson
Hmm.

Hmm.
Forum: showroom 06-13-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By tjanson
all sorts of dubious "project threads" since the...

all sorts of dubious "project threads" since the forum was moved into mechanical...


Anyways, OP, 3d printed parts are either ridiculously expensive or crappy. Even the crappy ones are expensive....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,872
Posted By tjanson
bump for Three Fat Tigers throwback

bump for Three Fat Tigers throwback
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By tjanson
Nope, jack drivers side up for maximum fill on...

Nope, jack drivers side up for maximum fill on M47s, fill plug is too low.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 570,784
Posted By tjanson
I wonder how many 240s out there have bent hubs....

I wonder how many 240s out there have bent hubs. I'm scared to put a dial indicator on mine, I cant imagine all the dirt roads I drive have been kind to them. You might have gotten the last of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,073
Posted By tjanson
Anyone have the part numbers for the E-code...

Anyone have the part numbers for the E-code above-headlight trim?

Edit: Well, I managed to answer my own question

Chrome:
1312634 top left
1312636 top right
1312635 corner left
1312637...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,073
Posted By tjanson
Good news! Their site is a little funky I guess....

Good news! Their site is a little funky I guess. They show OEM headlights for 1981-1989 being available, but 1990-1993 discontinued. Looks like 1990-93 had a provision for motorized headlight aiming,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,073
Posted By tjanson
Yeah, it's not that, and yeah, I've had that...

Yeah, it's not that, and yeah, I've had that problem too. The corner lamp fit isn't awful, but at least on my cars it's never been an OEM quality fit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,073
Posted By tjanson
Skandix says OEM lights are discontinued. ...

Skandix says OEM lights are discontinued.

Someone is selling aftermarket headlights+corner lamps for $325 on ebay.

My DJ auto set doesn't fit quite right into the corner lamp pocket of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,857
Posted By tjanson
Cool... I'll be watching this thread. I'm going...

Cool... I'll be watching this thread. I'm going to do a blue to black interior switcheroo between my two wagons. The rear black carpet, spare tire cover, etc is faded so I'll be curious to see your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By tjanson
It used to be easy. Old school FCP Groton for...

It used to be easy. Old school FCP Groton for everything. Now, the process becomes analysis paralysis as I compare prices and shipping costs between Amazon, Tasca, FCP, and Rockauto.

Rockauto...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By tjanson
What I find annoying about the 240 clutch pedal...

What I find annoying about the 240 clutch pedal is (at least on my cars) is that all the clutch action is at the first bit of travel if you tighten the cable to have minimal play. Maybe I should rig...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By tjanson
Jensen Heavy Duty radios fit in well: ...

Jensen Heavy Duty radios fit in well:

https://images.crutchfieldonline.com/ImageHandler/trim/620/378/products/2013/11/522/g522JHD1630-F.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By tjanson
I am skeptical of the efficacy of washing. I wash...

I am skeptical of the efficacy of washing. I wash my car and it's covered in salt the next day. It's not like I can really clean the undercarriage very well at a self-serve, and I've never been...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,300
Posted By tjanson
Could you fill us in on the details of your motor...

Could you fill us in on the details of your motor build?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,409
Posted By tjanson
The style that mounts to the center console can...

The style that mounts to the center console can be problematic on wagons. IIRC the armrest needs to be down to have the rear seat bottom flipped up. It can make driving awkward especially with a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By tjanson
Are you sure you're front struts are good? I've...

Are you sure you're front struts are good? I've had a few Bilsteins HDs lose travel and/or become very stiff. When you push down on a front corner of the bumper, does the suspension compress? Are you...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-15-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By tjanson
Did you install the springs only and now it's too...

Did you install the springs only and now it's too stiff? Or did you do the other suspension work at the same time?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-15-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By tjanson
Rockauto worked for me, but the rockers are not...

Rockauto worked for me, but the rockers are not always in stock. They are sold as Sherman but the ones I got were Klokkerholm. I bet there's only one or two factories making these.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 714
Posted By tjanson
Same here with my '93 struts, except I don't even...

Same here with my '93 struts, except I don't even use loctite anymore.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 27,823
Posted By tjanson
Yeah, I had seen that. The 501 wheel with +48...

Yeah, I had seen that. The 501 wheel with +48 offset also says it's "ideal" for Subarus and Mitsubishi's and clears the same brakes...so I am wondering what the reasoning is behind the 15 offset....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 27,823
Posted By tjanson
So which cars are the +15mm offset meant for?...

So which cars are the +15mm offset meant for? From what i'm seeing Subarus are +50mm and Mitsubishis are 30-50mm. Is it just for being hella flush?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 27,823
Posted By tjanson
Nice move on the 5x114 bolt pattern. Enough...

Nice move on the 5x114 bolt pattern. Enough material on the hubs and flanges just to add the new pattern? Running spacers I assume? Subaru M12 studs or Volvo 1/2"? or beefcake M14?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,799
Posted By tjanson
I get my fancy hose clamps from McMaster. about...

I get my fancy hose clamps from McMaster. about $1 apiece, not bad IMO. Rolled edges, non-perforated, 304 SS.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/124/327/=1bcblzl
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By tjanson
I don't have experience with a dirt bike on the...

I don't have experience with a dirt bike on the back of a 240, but I did put one on my Nissan hardbody and do a cross country trip and some offroading:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By tjanson
I have a M47 with an 3.73 due to the auto to...

I have a M47 with an 3.73 due to the auto to manual swap. First gear is really short, which is sometimes nice for adventuring on borderline 4x4 roads and stupid steep hillstarts. Everywhere else,...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By tjanson
Here's a tbricks thread...

Here's a tbricks thread (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=302853&page=2) 'bout the Xratty rack from 2014. No definitive answers there either.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By tjanson
Here's a rally anarchy thread on putting the...

Here's a rally anarchy thread on putting the xratty rack in a 240. Poster made some progress but then bought a X4RTi to rally instead. Seems like there some unresolved length issues on actual rack...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-02-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By tjanson
You can also get BNE / Kaplhenke roll correction...

You can also get BNE / Kaplhenke roll correction ball joint holders to speed up the steering, but car should be lowered 1.5-2" for correct steering geometry.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,617
Posted By tjanson
If a 25mm bar didn't do it for you I'm not sure...

If a 25mm bar didn't do it for you I'm not sure these springs will. They will help though, how much, I have no idea. I never was satisfied with HD rears with stock springs and I never ran HDs with...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,617
Posted By tjanson
I have the Bilstein "Rally" valved struts and...

I have the Bilstein "Rally" valved struts and shocks.

34-030837 Front struts 350/150 Valving
24-022118 rear shocks 275/200 valving

They both aren't far from your typical HD price. The rears...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,617
Posted By tjanson
I have Moog overloads on my 245. It's a...

I have Moog overloads on my 245. It's a progressively wound overload spring. Raised it a bit - maybe 1/2-3/4". Little stiffer. Running them with "rally valved" Bilsteins and it's a good ride with...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,237
Posted By tjanson
I have a fetish for nice wiring too. When I add...

I have a fetish for nice wiring too. When I add or repair harnesses, I usually try to improve on the OEM and get at least a little fancy with connectors and heatshrink on modest budget.

The...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,430
Posted By tjanson
I guess I'm the ratio guy now.. CD009: ...

I guess I'm the ratio guy now..

CD009:
1st: 3.794
2nd: 2.324
3rd: 1.624
4th: 1.271
5th: 1.000
6th: .794
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,430
Posted By tjanson
W58 ratios: 3.29 1.89 1.28 1.00 .78 ...

W58 ratios:
3.29
1.89
1.28
1.00
.78

It's got that "mustang" 3.3 1st gear but a closer ratio 2-4 than the GM/T5Z box. The OD and 1st gear make it more of a 3.73 trans.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,144
Posted By tjanson
Do you use these sealants with gaskets, John? ...

Do you use these sealants with gaskets, John?

I've been trying to figure out what's best to use on things like valve covers and dirt bike clutch covers, i.e., stuff that I want to be able to take...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-02-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,396
Posted By tjanson
16 valve head conversion The big obstacles...

16 valve head conversion

The big obstacles and downsides to this are:

fabbed intake manifold and air filter setup
cutting valve reliefs in pistons
firewall/ AC line massaging (and it'll...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By tjanson
Do you have a 90+ flush glass tailgate or the...

Do you have a 90+ flush glass tailgate or the older style?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,821
Posted By tjanson
Don't forget a cassette adapter, tire pressure...

Don't forget a cassette adapter, tire pressure gauge, and EZPass
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By tjanson
Non PS ball joints reduce caster, which is not...

Non PS ball joints reduce caster, which is not what you want.

I do my alignments myself. Center the wheel with trial and error, then set the toe with a tape measure and a buddy, measuring between...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By tjanson
The caster change on the BNE select mounts...

The caster change on the BNE select mounts reduces the room you have to adjust towards negative camber, if you are running stock springs. I wasn't able to push my BNE mounts to as negative as I could...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,833
Posted By tjanson
Snow tires Fresh wipers, frameless or enclosed ...

Snow tires
Fresh wipers, frameless or enclosed
Wiper fluid top off - with the good de-icer stuff
5w-40 synthetic for easy starts.
clean battery terminals, coat with terminal spray
Grease door...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,512
Posted By tjanson
Awesome, glad someone picked that up!

Awesome, glad someone picked that up!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,512
Posted By tjanson
What that the 244 for sale in Northern Vermont?...

What that the 244 for sale in Northern Vermont? Hardwick I think?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,902
Posted By tjanson
Yes, I have the same issue. I put new Volvo OEM...

Yes, I have the same issue. I put new Volvo OEM strut mounts in my 245 in November. The ones I received looked like aftermarket mounts, not what I was used to as OEM. Within a month (1,000 miles)...
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