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Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2018, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Duder
What I will add is that the influence of "billet"...

What I will add is that the influence of "billet" gets grossly over-inflated in marketing and bench racing.

I'd wager that almost all of the high-flowing billet wheels on the market could indeed...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 802
Posted By Duder
For a diesel swap into a 140 I'd think the VW TDI...

For a diesel swap into a 140 I'd think the VW TDI would make the most sense. Either a 1.9L (early 2000s) or 2.0L from 2009 - 2015 (Dieselgate engine). Sdturbo / Yoshifab / Josh here on TB has a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,165
Posted By Duder
Thanks. It's me and 4 other guys working on the...

Thanks. It's me and 4 other guys working on the Viccup so I can't take credit for all the work unfortunately!

I looked at earlier SN95 Mustang 4.6 mounts which are nice and flush with the block,...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,165
Posted By Duder
Nice! I've been looking into late model Crown Vic...

Nice! I've been looking into late model Crown Vic motor mounts - totally different from what we've already discussed, but I think they might work well in a 240. I need to consider extra exhaust...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,165
Posted By Duder
Those are interesting. They're like halfway...

Those are interesting. They're like halfway reminiscent of spoked wheels and half mesh. Should look pretty classy on there.
Forum: article composition 09-09-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 178,886
Posted By Duder
No need for extra fuses, if you're adding this to...

No need for extra fuses, if you're adding this to an LH2.4 / EZK system in good condition.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 48,203
Posted By Duder
FAKE NEWS. The fact that it's billet doesn't...

FAKE NEWS. The fact that it's billet doesn't matter as much as the geometry of the wheel and its blades.

If you can post some photos of that wheel it might be interesting to compare to the GTX...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,165
Posted By Duder
I don't think my 3-valve 4.6 is going to fit...

I don't think my 3-valve 4.6 is going to fit under a stock hood without modification, even after increasing vertical room by spacing the crossmember 1/2" or so. I've accepted the fact that I'll need...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 48,203
Posted By Duder
It's a GTX4202R, with a 102mm compressor wheel,...

It's a GTX4202R, with a 102mm compressor wheel, and 82mm turbine (both major diameters). Would need to keep in mind wheel sizes and turbine A/R to make it a meaningful comparison.

What are the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 48,203
Posted By Duder
I predict 50+ mpg

I predict 50+ mpg
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
Yeah it looks like it'll work out pretty well....

Yeah it looks like it'll work out pretty well. This car never had AC so I'll have to add the evaporator and everything else too.

I wish the PS pump was down as low on the driver's side but...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 177,433
Posted By Duder
Looks reasonable. I don't think you need to take...

Looks reasonable. I don't think you need to take it for a drive necessarily, but you could rev the engine up near redline in neutral to see what your high-rpm pressure looks like. Those TurboMaster...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
Cool - I'll get crackin' on those. I ordered...

Cool - I'll get crackin' on those.

I ordered a cheap new Denso AC compressor from RockAuto the other day. Showed up today so I offered it up to the engine and did a quick test-fit with a piece of...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,138
Posted By Duder
That looks like the diesel wagon washer bottle...

That looks like the diesel wagon washer bottle that you've circled in red. Turbo bottle has a kink in it and isn't perfectly rectangular, as shown in bobxyz's pics.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
Good idea, and will do. I plan on getting these...

Good idea, and will do. I plan on getting these "fancy cut" for sure using computer-CAD designs after I do the cardboard-CAD mockups and converge on a final geometry.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
If I were going to run an NA V8, I would totally...

If I were going to run an NA V8, I would totally keep the mounts down as low as possible, likely bolted to the crossmember. With another set of exhaust tubing needing a place to go, things get more...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
Thanks for the feedback guys. My goal is to...

Thanks for the feedback guys.

My goal is to keep the mounts fairly high so I have room for downpipes underneath on the passenger side. Not shown yet is the AC compressor which lives low on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
Hehe. Engine mount ideas. Just ideas at this...

Hehe.

Engine mount ideas. Just ideas at this point but I've been mulling over options for weeks now. Soon to be knocked up in CAD (cardboard aided design).

https://i.imgur.com/z4v01ooh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
I'll do my best to build this thing into a...

I'll do my best to build this thing into a monster car that makes gearheads out of my kid and her friends :)



That's such BS, but thanks for commiserating and letting me know it's more of a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,365
Posted By Duder
If you guys are serious about twins on a...

If you guys are serious about twins on a Redblock, I would look at using modern, easily available turbos from a 1.0L - 1.2L - 1.4L gasoline engine, 3 or 4 cylinder. In Germany I'd look at Ford,...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 177,433
Posted By Duder
Good deal. Hopefully the post-restrictor pressure...

Good deal. Hopefully the post-restrictor pressure tells a story that correlates to the smoking, and is simple to rectify.

It is strange that 0.030" is the smallest turbo-specific oil restrictor...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 177,433
Posted By Duder
Yes, ideally you want about 45 psi gage (3 bar)...

Yes, ideally you want about 45 psi gage (3 bar) max oil pressure after the restrictor, just upstream of the turbo. It's possible to tee in a gauge if you are using an unrestricted oil inlet fitting...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 177,433
Posted By Duder
I do think you should try to go smaller than...

I do think you should try to go smaller than 0.030" on the oil inlet restrictor before making any other big changes.

Went back into my email history and found our exchange to refresh my memory of...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 177,433
Posted By Duder
The only real caveat people see with a restrictor...

The only real caveat people see with a restrictor that small is that it could be easily clogged by a bit of 0.016" debris. The counterargument is that if you have debris that big floating around in...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,365
Posted By Duder
People are throwing in "sequential" and...

People are throwing in "sequential" and series/compound turbo systems into this discussion...yeah, that's not what the OP is asking about.

Probably worth clarifying some terminology.


Twin:...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
That is a great bleeder. I've been using them for...

That is a great bleeder. I've been using them for the past few years and couldn't be happier. We used to joke that bleeding the brakes was SO MUCH FUN...why did I have to go and make it a one-man job...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 177,433
Posted By Duder
Damn dude, sorry to hear there's still smoke. Can...

Damn dude, sorry to hear there's still smoke. Can you remind us again what your current oil restrictor setup is (pre-turbo)? It should help if you can cut down oil inlet flow even further.

But I...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
Non swap related update: I got a set of Classic...

Non swap related update: I got a set of Classic style wood dash trim custom made by Johann245 here on TB. I chose canary wood since I thought the yellow/orange/red hues would compliment the blue &...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,365
Posted By Duder
There are some compelling arguments for twin...

There are some compelling arguments for twin turbos on a 4-cylinder when you compare the setup to running a single twin-scroll turbo. It should theoretically let you tune the turbine housing A/R...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,202
Posted By Duder
I was just continuing the Napoleon Dynamite theme...

I was just continuing the Napoleon Dynamite theme with the scout camp reference :-P



No - a proper v-band joint won't allow any flex or relative motion between the two parts being joined. It's...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By Duder
240 Turbo intercooler and radiator will work,...

240 Turbo intercooler and radiator will work, along with the charge plumbing. I have a 240 Turbo intercooler and a 240 3-row brass radiator in my 242 with a B230FT. You'll have to cut the 940 coolant...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,202
Posted By Duder
You could weld a tab onto your wastegate pipe and...

You could weld a tab onto your wastegate pipe and use a small heim-jointed link to connect it to the turbine housing. Limit vibration but allow for growth and for... shrinkage.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,202
Posted By Duder
Yes on bracket and +1 on allowing for thermal...

Yes on bracket and +1 on allowing for thermal expansion.

Nice drawing. I made infinity of those at scout camp.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,202
Posted By Duder
Yesss. This sounds like a good compromise. The...

Yesss. This sounds like a good compromise. The power of TBcrowdsourcing exhaust design.



That should work pretty well too. Would get close to approximating a full-on header with a Y after the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 88,348
Posted By Duder
Impressive trap speeds for sure! I bet that thing...

Impressive trap speeds for sure! I bet that thing is fun.

When I put my 242 on some scales a few years ago I did lots of experimenting with bumpers, battery position, etc. The '83-'85 skinny front...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,202
Posted By Duder
This is the best pic I could find of what I think...

This is the best pic I could find of what I think would work best in your situation (but imagine the correct flange on both sides):
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,202
Posted By Duder
Either one of those is sub-ideal...you will be...

Either one of those is sub-ideal...you will be seriously disrupting flow from the housing into the wheel. You are correct that the WG in the top position will still allow about half of the turbine to...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 103,947
Posted By Duder
Nah, just my own observations from experience and...

Nah, just my own observations from experience and from talking with end users.



The smaller diameter of each wheel determines trim and tweaks air flow. These are the diameters people like to...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
Me too! I'll post up any progress as it happens....

Me too! I'll post up any progress as it happens. For now though I'm going to focus on getting the engine swap done. Worst case I can make a quick driveshaft and shove somewhere less than 500 lb-ft of...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 103,947
Posted By Duder
No worries man, no hard feelings! I don't get a...

No worries man, no hard feelings! I don't get a bonus either way :-P

The GTW series might have met your criteria for lower cost with good aero but an older platform design. Not sure if those are...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
http://i.imgur.com/UX2frFR.gif Thanks. I'll...

http://i.imgur.com/UX2frFR.gif

Thanks. I'll have to do some research about these coil besprung tourings.



That's for sure. She wasn't even upset, except felt sorry for me for not getting the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
Interesting developments and setbacks this...

Interesting developments and setbacks this weekend...

https://i.imgur.com/1Am8pLnl.jpg

I've been researching BMW E39 rear suspension more & more, and found that the Touring (wagon) setup is...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 33,742
Posted By Duder
Your 242 is looking great despite the setbacks....

Your 242 is looking great despite the setbacks. Sorry to hear about the flood & terrible damage to the house; hope that can get cleared up soon and you can get excited about the car project again.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 103,947
Posted By Duder
Good logic, even if I can't endorse the brand...

Good logic, even if I can't endorse the brand (:cameron:) I can agree that you have a sound approach (:boink:).

There are typically gains to be made by going with the largest available turbine. If...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 103,947
Posted By Duder
I'm comparing turbine inducer (major diameter)...

I'm comparing turbine inducer (major diameter) which is apparently 70mm on the S252.
GT30 and GTX30 inducer diameter is 60.00mm.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 103,947
Posted By Duder
I just looked up the specs on that turbo; 70mm...

I just looked up the specs on that turbo; 70mm turbine wheel inducer diameter is quite a bit larger than the (edit) GT2871R or GT3071R turbos you were considering. Was that intentional or a byproduct...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
We shall see - thanks for the input. Final...

We shall see - thanks for the input. Final exhaust sizing will have to wait until motor mounts are finished and I have an AC compressor in place.


https://i.imgur.com/t0Q16I5h.jpg

Speaking of...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,731
Posted By Duder
Cool project man, I remember seeing this car for...

Cool project man, I remember seeing this car for sale by the PO. Looked like a great deal. Impressive progress so far on the swap.

To test the ignition switch you could measure resistance in ohms...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,498
Posted By Duder
I'd like to run 3" but doubt that is going to...

I'd like to run 3" but doubt that is going to fit, so I'd be happy with 2.5" on each side which should be fine really. I'm thinking of each bank of this engine as a 2.3L redblock with one extra...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 88,348
Posted By Duder
Nice job on all the progress recently, and...

Nice job on all the progress recently, and solving the fueling issue.

We use those Porterhouse pads on the E36 Lemons car; they have been awesome. We literally get about 3 to 4 races out of one...
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