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Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By toms_elleck
That car is great! Sent you a PM.

That car is great!
Sent you a PM.
Forum: events 10-09-2017, 02:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By toms_elleck
But I thought you said inappropriately fast.

But I thought you said inappropriately fast.
Forum: events 10-08-2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By toms_elleck
Www.turo.com

Www.turo.com
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 49,893
Posted By toms_elleck
LOL! that socket. Didn't you pick it up the last...

LOL! that socket. Didn't you pick it up the last time you were here? If not, I'll have to search through my toolbox. It looks different than mine, so it should stand out. I'll ship it over to you...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 49,893
Posted By toms_elleck
I made that car better, and only reluctantly sold...

I made that car better, and only reluctantly sold it.

If we had different smog laws in CA, I would still have it.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 49,893
Posted By toms_elleck
Sold and gone to Utah. It has a phenomenal new...

Sold and gone to Utah. It has a phenomenal new owner, and will be appreciated.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By toms_elleck
Sweet build. I love the redblock! LOL!

Sweet build.
I love the redblock! LOL!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 48,425
Posted By toms_elleck
Best car on Turbobricks right now.

Best car on Turbobricks right now.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,233
Posted By toms_elleck
Damn dude, that's horrible. Let me bring mine...

Damn dude, that's horrible.
Let me bring mine over and we'll rebuild them both. I'm dying to try it but I don't have suitable workspace.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,233
Posted By toms_elleck
Seems like all those LS transmission parts are...

Seems like all those LS transmission parts are pretty pricey used, too.

And I'll probably **** up somehow and order the wrong part, because of some obscure detail. Find out the bellhousing I got...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,233
Posted By toms_elleck
Do you know of someone like that who sells kits...

Do you know of someone like that who sells kits for the 4L60E? I know it's weaker, but I only have a stock N/A LQ4 in my car, and I don't want to bash the tunnel up. I just want to drive it around...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,233
Posted By toms_elleck
I've watched a ton of Youtube vids, and read tons...

I've watched a ton of Youtube vids, and read tons of opinions on the parts to install...
It's not that intimidating, and I'm certainly capable, but I wouldn't know how to put together a matching set...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,233
Posted By toms_elleck
Holy crap, that sucks. Coming from aircooled...

Holy crap, that sucks.

Coming from aircooled VWs with glass transaxles, I was really excited to get into a car with a bulletproof drivetrain (stock V8, Chevy auto, 8.8 Rear end...) so that I could...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,233
Posted By toms_elleck
PMed

PMed
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,233
Posted By toms_elleck
Speaking of 4L60Es, I broke mine. Got any leads...

Speaking of 4L60Es, I broke mine.
Got any leads on good used 4L60Es? Or got any leads on a good used T56?
Forum: showroom 08-28-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 820
Posted By toms_elleck
I'm going to flip flop back to full gloss. ...

I'm going to flip flop back to full gloss.

I've done a few semigloss paint jobs, and a part of me has regretted not going full gloss on every one of them. It's fine on a rough and tumble beater...
Forum: showroom 08-25-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 820
Posted By toms_elleck
Agree. I'd roll one or two of those wheels...

Agree.
I'd roll one or two of those wheels under the car, stand back, take a look, drink a beer, take a longer look, get some opinions, take a few pictures, argue with people on the internet about...
Forum: showroom 08-25-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 820
Posted By toms_elleck
Depends on the wheels. Bright silver or polished...

Depends on the wheels. Bright silver or polished wheels? go with gloss. Dark wheels or natural as-cast finish wheels would look cool semi-gloss, in sort of an all-business, hardcore performance...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,166
Posted By toms_elleck
Mine whines a bit, but it actually seems to get a...

Mine whines a bit, but it actually seems to get a little quieter when warm. But it also may be quieting down over time a little bit. I think it was much louder when new.



I have a POS...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 49,893
Posted By toms_elleck
Local 80s-90s car show.

Local 80s-90s car show.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,270
Posted By toms_elleck
Dude, nice! Redrill the fronts, but if you...

Dude, nice! Redrill the fronts, but if you don't mind rolling the hell out of your fender lips, use 1" adapters in the rear. Mine always looked a little too tucked in the rear.
Your car is going...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2017, 03:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,166
Posted By toms_elleck
Dude!! So awesome!

Dude!!
So awesome!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 49,893
Posted By toms_elleck
I'm a glutton for punishment, so I'm trying...

I'm a glutton for punishment, so I'm trying craigslist first.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/6274579814.html
Forum: events 08-12-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By toms_elleck
Did you go? I was there and it was fantastic. ...

Did you go? I was there and it was fantastic.
I posted that late last night, I guess technically this morning.
Forum: events 08-12-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By toms_elleck
Tomorrow morning!

Tomorrow morning!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 49,893
Posted By toms_elleck
Nope, I started to sell it but then pulled it off...

Nope, I started to sell it but then pulled it off the market. The E46 I bought to replace it turned out to need work, so I continued to drive the 242 to work. Now that the E46 is sorted out, I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 49,893
Posted By toms_elleck
Yeah, I put LED bulbs into some new Hella H4...

Yeah, I put LED bulbs into some new Hella H4 housings, and I love them.
I went with Vintage LED bulbs, but people have found the same ones available on amazon for cheaper:...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-03-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,233
Posted By toms_elleck
Damn dude! Bummer! Helluva burnout video...

Damn dude! Bummer!
Helluva burnout video though!
Forum: events 07-29-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By toms_elleck
It's really just some leaks. Radiator, and...

It's really just some leaks. Radiator, and possibly the rear main. Hopefully it's just the lower hose.

I just saw you cruising through traffic on Mission yesterday. The 142 looks awesome out in...
Forum: events 07-29-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By toms_elleck
What about the next one? I have broken the...

What about the next one?

I have broken the orange car, but I might fix it before the next Canepa, if any volvodorks are going.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,144
Posted By toms_elleck
Love it, dude! That car is cooler than I...

Love it, dude! That car is cooler than I originally thought. I'm glad to see a build thread too.
Forum: website & board 07-29-2017, 03:45 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 244,419
Posted By toms_elleck
Current username: slammed145 Requested...

Current username:
slammed145

Requested username:
toms_elleck
Forum: showroom 07-27-2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By toms_elleck
I used to drool over that car all the time when...

I used to drool over that car all the time when I'd see it in Modesto. Very sad to hear he passed.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 34,720
Posted By toms_elleck
This car is awesome.

This car is awesome.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
Oh, she has driven it and she loves it! She's...

Oh, she has driven it and she loves it! She's even driven it to work.
I mean, she agrees that it's too loud and the buzzing dashboard are annoying, but she's looking forward to cruising it when it...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
All I've done is wash it so far. The paint is...

All I've done is wash it so far. The paint is mostly in really good shape, but that shine is all editing.



LOL Yeah, it's not really ready for prime time. But I'm happy it made it there and...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
Drove it to the Canepa cars and coffee, and got...

Drove it to the Canepa cars and coffee, and got some love from Kurt Klingensmith on Instagram!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWfcZ3Ulu2h/?hl=en
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
I'm assuming these are poly suspension bushings...

I'm assuming these are poly suspension bushings in the motor mounts, right? Do you happen to know if they have an OEM rubber equivalent that the poly was replacing? Meaning, could I buy stock rubber...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
The computer was ordered with these tires...

The computer was ordered with these tires specified.

And the stock shifter was modified to work with the trans. So the trans was left alone, but the lever at the bottom of the shifter was...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
Stock computer reflashed by Speartech: ...

Stock computer reflashed by Speartech:
http://www.speartech.com/product_p/24xharnesscable.htm
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
I have 235/50/17 in the back, which are pretty...

I have 235/50/17 in the back, which are pretty big at 26" tall, but it's still a difference of 15% from 31" tires. It means that when the Suburban is going 70mph, I'm only going roughly 60mph. But...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
No kidding? I wonder what RPM mine is actually...

No kidding? I wonder what RPM mine is actually sitting at. I should rig up a tach and see, but it feels and sounds higher than 3k. It certainly seems way more revved up than a Suburban should be...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
I saw that too! They're not referring to me, but...

I saw that too! They're not referring to me, but I'm tempted to go get some tail lights.



That's pretty slick.


I drove the car over the hill to work yesterday, and even though it made...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
Yeah, I know that George (who bought Jeff's turbo...

Yeah, I know that George (who bought Jeff's turbo LS 242) put them on that car, and it has the same Chrysler wheels:...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
I know what you're saying, but have you ever...

I know what you're saying, but have you ever tried to mask a clean circle? It's not that easy, and if it's done badly it'll look all wobbly when it's driving down the road. I agree with you that...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
I was thinking about actually jacking up one rear...

I was thinking about actually jacking up one rear wheel, putting it in drive with the engine running. I've polished wheel lips that way and it worked killer! But I think that it might be easier to...
Forum: events 07-06-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By toms_elleck
Orange car is ready... enough. Looking forward...

Orange car is ready... enough. Looking forward to it!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
I haven't painted them yet, the tape was just a...

I haven't painted them yet, the tape was just a mockup. I am trying to figure out the best way to put a consistent paint stripe on the wheels... I am thinking about putting them on a turntable of...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,920
Posted By toms_elleck
Those are awesome!

Those are awesome!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2017, 02:47 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 49,893
Posted By toms_elleck
Thanks again for the help, Peter! And for the...

Thanks again for the help, Peter! And for the skinny stick sway bars to put on the 83. You should drive it again to compare.

I got a chance to drive peter's 90 M47 245 on lowering springs, billy...
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