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Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Tfrasca
This is on my short list for the 142.

This is on my short list for the 142.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,497
Posted By Tfrasca
No tractor engine with old carbs is ever going to...

No tractor engine with old carbs is ever going to be very refined. I say put an NA OHC motor in it if you don't want to mess with a turbo. It probably won't be any faster than a nice B20, but it'll...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 201,633
Posted By Tfrasca
At least you didn't have it ceramic coated before...

At least you didn't have it ceramic coated before you realized it didn't fit...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,252
Posted By Tfrasca
That's interesting. So the remote booster just...

That's interesting. So the remote booster just gets plumbed in-line from the master to the junction block? I'm also sort of always looking for good options to remove the stock booster.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 201,633
Posted By Tfrasca
This car is the best. Whenever I regret putting a...

This car is the best. Whenever I regret putting a redblock in my car, I come here and am given hope.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 157,645
Posted By Tfrasca
Car looks incredible, as usual. And good luck...

Car looks incredible, as usual. And good luck with the new business. Can't wait to see the work you'll do.

Ha, maybe you can retroactively write off the Amazon as a marketing expense?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By Tfrasca
My GT fuel gauge worked with my stock early 142...

My GT fuel gauge worked with my stock early 142 sender.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By Tfrasca
I have one of those, with three 2 1/16” holes in...

I have one of those, with three 2 1/16” holes in it. I also put a gauge in place of the ash tray, and another where the choke was.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,590
Posted By Tfrasca
Also interested, depending on the price.

Also interested, depending on the price.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,497
Posted By Tfrasca
You have way more paint on your car than I ever...

You have way more paint on your car than I ever did, but be careful with all that cutting. It's a bummer how much of my paint I've removed in three years of periodic cleaning and buffing.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,198
Posted By Tfrasca
Does the fan actually move more air than driving...

Does the fan actually move more air than driving at 80mph without a fan? I recently had my fan switch die in traffic and the car started to get hot, so I quickly got on the freeway and saw temps drop...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Tfrasca
I don't track my car, but I do like my GAZ...

I don't track my car, but I do like my GAZ adjustable dampers.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Tfrasca
I don't know about Gary, but I found that two...

I don't know about Gary, but I found that two huge fender washers on the stock cable works alright.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Tfrasca
But... cable clutch?

But... cable clutch?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Tfrasca
Could get an OHC bellhousing and adapter, then...

Could get an OHC bellhousing and adapter, then you'll have it when you want to swap in a turbo OHC motor.
Forum: events 04-16-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,231
Posted By Tfrasca
I won't be bringing my 140 this year. I hope that...

I won't be bringing my 140 this year. I hope that doesn't make your victory feel too hollow :)
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 156,413
Posted By Tfrasca
Aim higher. You already have at least three times...

Aim higher. You already have at least three times the paint on it.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 156,413
Posted By Tfrasca
That's funny, I was just looking at your thread....

That's funny, I was just looking at your thread. Nice car.

I have no real updates. I took the car on another organized drive, and hammered on it for 1200 miles. My wastegate setup isn't ideal, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,550
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, 5.30 gears are insane. Mine has 4.30s and I...

Yeah, 5.30 gears are insane. Mine has 4.30s and I thought that was peppy.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,550
Posted By Tfrasca
I can also recommend the 240 tunnel and closer...

I can also recommend the 240 tunnel and closer shifter. Much nicer to rip through the gears than with the old school bus shifter. Also, this car is awesome.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,603
Posted By Tfrasca
I still have a lot to sort out with mine, but it...

I still have a lot to sort out with mine, but it seems like it'll be really nice. Spools quick, pulls hard, is quite cheap, and doesn't even need water lines.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By Tfrasca
What pads do you run on your stock 140 brakes?...

What pads do you run on your stock 140 brakes? I'm shopping for pads right now.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,293
Posted By Tfrasca
You'd probably want the B204 if you're doing a...

You'd probably want the B204 if you're doing a SAAB 4 cylinder. They seem to hold up better when pushed. But yeah, I've thought about that too.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-30-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 48,188
Posted By Tfrasca
A vacuum leak between the manifold and head? Just...

A vacuum leak between the manifold and head? Just wondering out loud how a MAP sensor system is affected by vacuum leaks.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,206
Posted By Tfrasca
Oh, really? Run resistor plugs, even with...

Oh, really? Run resistor plugs, even with suppressor core wires?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 103,403
Posted By Tfrasca
So the wastegate valve was actually opening and...

So the wastegate valve was actually opening and closing really quickly?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By Tfrasca
Another vote for stitch welding. I just did my...

Another vote for stitch welding. I just did my 142 trailing arms that way. Plenty of strength and like towery said, it SEEMS less likely to crack.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 122,045
Posted By Tfrasca
This car is going to be so good. I just read...

This car is going to be so good. I just read through all the roll cage stuff, and was admiring your attention to detail and concern about having it looked "finished". I can appreciate that. And THEN...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-13-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 156,413
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-13-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 156,413
Posted By Tfrasca
Wow, Iíve never seen that. Basically the same...

Wow, Iíve never seen that. Basically the same thing I got from ford.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By Tfrasca
Never mind, Ryan measured it for me. It’s 28.6mm,...

Never mind, Ryan measured it for me. It’s 28.6mm, for future reference.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-11-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 156,413
Posted By Tfrasca
I've actually been messaging Duder about wasted...

I've actually been messaging Duder about wasted spark on LH. It seems like a decent stop gap until I have more time to do MS, and I can keep using the wasted spark Bosch coil even after I ditch LH.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By Tfrasca
RX-7 brake measurement

Can someone with RX-7 brakes on a 240 please tell me where the outer edge of the caliper sits relative to the wheel mounting face on the rotor? I hear that the caliper can interfere with some wheels,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-11-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 156,413
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah I can't believe I never thought to do that...

Yeah I can't believe I never thought to do that before. It's been an issue since day one.

Now I want to improve my ignition set up so I can run more than .021 and get some more power out of it...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-11-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 156,413
Posted By Tfrasca
I don't have too much to update, other than to...

I don't have too much to update, other than to say I solved my high rpm/high boost misfire. It always seemed to coincide with a 10.0 reading on my AFR gauge, so I thought LH was just going rich...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,332
Posted By Tfrasca
It’s funny, now that I bought the Subaru, I see...

It’s funny, now that I bought the Subaru, I see clean v70s everywhere. I’ll probably get one someday, but a cheap, simple Legacy is perfect for now.

But really the best part is that since my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,693
Posted By Tfrasca
I know this struggle. We just bought an absolute...

I know this struggle. We just bought an absolute dump for 300k in the SC mountains, and there's essentially zero parking. One of the first things I'm doing is trying to park a car under the porch.. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,332
Posted By Tfrasca
I wanted to, and to pick stuff up, but as it is...

I wanted to, and to pick stuff up, but as it is we didnít even get home until 1:30am. Wife would have been pretty bummed if I added another stop to the agenda.



Fun isnít the word Iíd use, per...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,332
Posted By Tfrasca
Sure.

Sure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,332
Posted By Tfrasca
Exactly. It works. Cheap, simple, practical. ...

Exactly. It works. Cheap, simple, practical.



Headgaskets, timing belt, water pump were all done 3k miles ago.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,332
Posted By Tfrasca
Well, I'm borderline embarrassed to say it, but I...

Well, I'm borderline embarrassed to say it, but I ended up buying a 2003 Subaru Legacy wagon last night. I never thought I'd actually spend money on one of those cars, but it turns out I kind of like...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 156,413
Posted By Tfrasca
AGP offers a T3 housings in .63, I think. I was...

AGP offers a T3 housings in .63, I think. I was just super scared of lag, so I went with the tiny .48. The .63 T3 housing has a 3" v-band outlet option, too.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 156,413
Posted By Tfrasca
Uh.. yeah! I meant to put all that in my original...

Uh.. yeah! I meant to put all that in my original post. Must have slipped my mind.

Seriously though, thanks for sharing your turbo knowledge with us.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 156,413
Posted By Tfrasca
I've never had another Volvo, so it's weird for...

I've never had another Volvo, so it's weird for me when I see them slanted.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 156,413
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I'd say it was a worthwhile effort. My...

Yeah, I'd say it was a worthwhile effort. My trans is definitely not silent now, but it's a lot better. It seemed to smooth everything out, like a slightly heavier flywheel, but different.


...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 156,413
Posted By Tfrasca
Borg Warner S252 sx-e install

I also bit the bullet and installed the turbo I bought last summer. It's a bigger turbo than I was planning on getting, but I got a smaller turbine housing in hopes to get some spool back. I'm using...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 156,413
Posted By Tfrasca
Not selling. Quite the opposite.

So, we bought a "starter home" (dilapidated pile of garbage) with no garage, so I've been frantically finishing some big projects on the 142 before I move.

One of the very first things I did on...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 48,188
Posted By Tfrasca
This is inspiring. I'm so ready to get rid of LH.

This is inspiring. I'm so ready to get rid of LH.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,332
Posted By Tfrasca
I'm not getting a CR-V because I don't like them....

I'm not getting a CR-V because I don't like them. I prefer how a car drives, compared to a cross-over, and I want a wagon. V70 seemed like a logical choice, given the criteria, and the fact that I...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By Tfrasca
I did the same thing on my car, and ended up...

I did the same thing on my car, and ended up making my engine mounts a little off center somehow. Pretty annoying to have to figure out those driveline angle problems.

Your build looks great.
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