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Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,443
Posted By t8fanning
I like the way you think. TiAL is definitely...

I like the way you think.

TiAL is definitely my recommendation. We cast, cut, and assemble them right in Michigan.

You could buy a cheap one but do you want to replace a head and/or rotating...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 513,008
Posted By t8fanning
I'm waiting on a few things before I can wire up...

I'm waiting on a few things before I can wire up the M150, so I started messing with the dash. I wanted to match the Stack gauges I have, so I came up with this:

https://i.imgur.com/ks2fOZzl.jpg
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2022, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,951
Posted By t8fanning
I'm trying to seal it without the sticky goop...

I'm trying to seal it without the sticky goop that happens after it gets warm being right behind the exhaust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,951
Posted By t8fanning
I've used that in the past, but it's not really...

I've used that in the past, but it's not really the same thing as original.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,951
Posted By t8fanning
240 Firewall Panel Sealing Tape

Has anyone found an exact or good copy of the foam tape used to seal the 240 firewall panel and shown below?

https://i.imgur.com/WKlsjsCl.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 02-17-2022, 04:59 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 513,008
Posted By t8fanning
It's never going be exactly how I want, so it's...

It's never going be exactly how I want, so it's always going to be mediocre to me.

After a couple months I finally received some good parts. Motec still owes me a couple things, but I've got...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 513,008
Posted By t8fanning
It's been a while, and the car has been sitting....

It's been a while, and the car has been sitting. I took the ECU and some other parts out a few months ago to prepare for DBW and Motec. I figured I'd add some sensors while I'm at it. I have added...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By t8fanning
I think I found the answer to my question. I...

I think I found the answer to my question. I think the right side bracket goes like this:

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

but there seems to be a difference in the newer style center console...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By t8fanning
This is what I currently have, it's probably from...

This is what I currently have, it's probably from an 88 or 89 but I'm not sure:

https://i.imgur.com/4ct4Giil.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9472VIkl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DUnW8fDl.jpg

This...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2022, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By t8fanning
Converting 240 from 1982 to 1988+ dash

I'm converting my dash from the stock bolster-less one to a nicer dash with knee bolster from a 1993ish 240. I think I've got all the parts to support the knee bolster, but the car I got them from...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,663
Posted By t8fanning
Everything looks great except the Turbosmart...

Everything looks great except the Turbosmart stuff, but I'm a little biased.

Those Radium bulkhead connectors have never been impressive. Too bad it caused such a catastrophic failure for you.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,050
Posted By t8fanning
Can you show the dyno plot comparison? I'm...

Can you show the dyno plot comparison? I'm surprised the IPD turbo cam made more power.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-23-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,652
Posted By t8fanning
I have thought about selling the bracket I made....

I have thought about selling the bracket I made. It's adjustable left and right for people with big feet and forward/aft for different heel toe preferences.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-23-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,652
Posted By t8fanning
No detent in the Saab one I have. It does have an...

No detent in the Saab one I have. It does have an integrated pedal stop though.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-23-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,652
Posted By t8fanning
I'm working on my setup now. I use the Hella...

I'm working on my setup now. I use the Hella pedal that MaxxEcu recommends. It's from some Saab and takes two analog signals instead of the Volvo analog and digital. I picked it because of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,757
Posted By t8fanning
I didn't use crush washers on my oil squirters...

I didn't use crush washers on my oil squirters and I have good oil pressure although I have the stiffer pressure relief spring.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,079
Posted By t8fanning
Is the TKX bellhousing bolt pattern different...

Is the TKX bellhousing bolt pattern different than the TKO? I thought they were the same for some reason.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 513,008
Posted By t8fanning
Yes the change to studs without touching the main...

Yes the change to studs without touching the main line bore had a negative affect on the main roundness. After a couple years there was some slightly uneven wear. Nothing too terrible, but resulted...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 513,008
Posted By t8fanning
Yes they do. I always think it's a bit funny that...

Yes they do. I always think it's a bit funny that the SXE line got the improved compressor over the EFR. That said, I've been happy with my EFR, but there is definitely room for an upgrade.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 513,008
Posted By t8fanning
It's going to be a Xona. Probably a 59 mm inlet...

It's going to be a Xona. Probably a 59 mm inlet compressor wheel and the 64s turbine wheel. Should produce ~75 lb/min mass flow at choke and have a high efficiency island right around 79% compared to...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 513,008
Posted By t8fanning
Still keeping the header and everything. Just...

Still keeping the header and everything. Just swapping turbos. The new one should give me just a little more compressor flow and a nice bump in efficiency. Plus it'll be cool to have a turbo I...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 513,008
Posted By t8fanning
Well it's been over a year since I even thought...

Well it's been over a year since I even thought about this thread; I guess it's time for an update. Biggest thing that happened is my car now has a DCT. It's a GS7D36SG from a BMW M4 as the ratios...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,675
Posted By t8fanning
I just found which wire on the stock harness...

I just found which wire on the stock harness controls which light and cut the wire and connected it to my ECU. I'm controlling like 3 of the unused lights on my dash.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,840
Posted By t8fanning
Input spline count can be different and gear...

Input spline count can be different and gear ratios are different. I thought the TKO500 gears matched well to a turbo redblock. They'll act the same I'm sure at high RPM.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,840
Posted By t8fanning
I had a TKO500 in my 240 with a redblock. I used...

I had a TKO500 in my 240 with a redblock. I used Ben's bellhousing adapter and I modified my stock transmission crossmember. It was a fine transmission, but did not like to shift at 7000 rpm.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-26-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 48,021
Posted By t8fanning
Why not put the resistors in the case instead of...

Why not put the resistors in the case instead of the harness?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 921,845
Posted By t8fanning
While you're finishing the panels up, why not...

While you're finishing the panels up, why not just make me two more?
Forum: article composition 06-03-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 252,042
Posted By t8fanning
It really doesn't matter where the slot is in...

It really doesn't matter where the slot is in relation to the sensor. Just adjust trigger angle with locked timing until you match the computer locked timing to what you see with a light.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,055
Posted By t8fanning
I was always surprised how dark the fluid had...

I was always surprised how dark the fluid had become whenever I checked it on my car.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,939
Posted By t8fanning
:urgod: Tyler is single handedly saving us in...

:urgod: Tyler is single handedly saving us in these tough times.



I wish. But that's above my pay grade.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,503
Posted By t8fanning
I'm also open to offers.

I'm also open to offers.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,939
Posted By t8fanning
No no no. You need as many TiAL wastegates as you...

No no no. You need as many TiAL wastegates as you can fit in there. :oogle:


An MVS is more than sufficient for most redblocks. Ideally, if using one wastegate and a divided manifold, you should...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,503
Posted By t8fanning
If you don't have to have a 6 speed, I'm selling...

If you don't have to have a 6 speed, I'm selling a full bolt in TKO500 kit that will save you a ton of time and work and give you a transmission that fits with room to spare in a 240. The TKO gear...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 113,108
Posted By t8fanning
I would get a Xona XR7164S or an EFR 8374. I...

I would get a Xona XR7164S or an EFR 8374. I think you will eventually want more power and those will give you some head room from your original goal. I have an EFR 7670 and wish I had a little more,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 513,008
Posted By t8fanning
I'm stoked to actually make my shifts.

I'm stoked to actually make my shifts.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 513,008
Posted By t8fanning
GS7D36SG from an M4.

GS7D36SG from an M4.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 513,008
Posted By t8fanning
Nothing big really. It was parked over the winter...

Nothing big really. It was parked over the winter and then I drove it from Michigan to Washington State. Now it's apart and I'm working on changing the transmission to something that shifts faster.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,294
Posted By t8fanning
I'll sell you a bolt in setup with a TKO 500 I...

I'll sell you a bolt in setup with a TKO 500 I just pulled out of my car. Proven setup on a high power redblock, and you won't have to make anything. It shifts much better than a T5.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,682
Posted By t8fanning
I'd get a bigger exhaust housing like Asher said.

I'd get a bigger exhaust housing like Asher said.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,471
Posted By t8fanning
That's right. You just have to grind a couple...

That's right. You just have to grind a couple reliefs for the bolts.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 27,627
Posted By t8fanning
I've definitely thought about it. I'm a little...

I've definitely thought about it. I'm a little concerned about additional noise and downshifting difficulty though.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 27,627
Posted By t8fanning
I like my TKO500 for roll racing, but I don't...

I like my TKO500 for roll racing, but I don't like it for dig racing. First to second shift is hard to engage at high RPM. However, I really like it for daily driving and freeway pulls. With a 3.73...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,010
Posted By t8fanning
1.05 housing is definitely not too big on a...

1.05 housing is definitely not too big on a redblock. 8 or 16v.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 331,293
Posted By t8fanning
Looks like I'll have to get some slicks now.

Looks like I'll have to get some slicks now.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 331,293
Posted By t8fanning
Doubt it. I like racing for trap speed, not ET....

Doubt it. I like racing for trap speed, not ET. Probably won't even do slicks.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 331,293
Posted By t8fanning
I wish I could have done some passes this year....

I wish I could have done some passes this year. Too bad they closed the Utah track.

I am moving to Michigan though, so I'll be swapping sides for next year.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,960
Posted By t8fanning
I love my AEM. It can be programmed with...

I love my AEM. It can be programmed with failsafes, shows AFR, manifold pressure, and ethanol content.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,447
Posted By t8fanning
I'm not too sure about that. I've put in a...

I'm not too sure about that. I've put in a cometic gasket wrong. But you learn pretty quickly that it's wrong as coolant leaks out pretty quickly.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 159,506
Posted By t8fanning
I am pretty confident that both ends are in as...

I am pretty confident that both ends are in as far as they can go. It took some time and force to get everything aligned to fit.

I couldn't get the fitting any further into the oil pump, and even...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 159,506
Posted By t8fanning
I actually did log oil temp in the sump. Looks...

I actually did log oil temp in the sump. Looks like during cold start, the oil was somewhat colder with your tube, which would explain the increased pressure over the stock tube.

It looks like...
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