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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Duder
Like I always say, a murdered out T5 is a sexy T5.

Like I always say, a murdered out T5 is a sexy T5.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,629
Posted By Duder
Agreed +1. A B18 or B20 running properly tuned...

Agreed +1. A B18 or B20 running properly tuned SUs is a wonderful thing.

I didn't know that bit about the perfume though; Brits smell better than Italians?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Duder
Harald is pointing out what the rest of us...

Harald is pointing out what the rest of us overlooked - the 924 has a transaxle and it seems likely that OP is keeping the original trans but looking for a way to mate a Whiteblock to the front of...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Duder
924t5: If you do use the 960 automatic...

924t5: If you do use the 960 automatic bellhousing, there's an Australian (I believe) adapter available to bolt a Toyota Supra W58 5-speed to it. PM Alex Buchka here on TB for more info as he's done...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By Duder
I've been very happy with EPAS in my E36 Lemons...

I've been very happy with EPAS in my E36 Lemons camper car but your results may vary. I've got a big iron V8 (5.3) with 255 tires and a lot of camber to overcome, so the end result with electric is...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,629
Posted By Duder
Didn't you just get this thing running? The fact...

Didn't you just get this thing running? The fact that it sat dormant for 10 years means it's going to take a while to get it sorted out and civilized again...I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I find...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 122,411
Posted By Duder
This is key to keeping operating costs under...

This is key to keeping operating costs under control on our Lemons E36 camper with the 5.3 swap. We do all the alignment ourselves and have a tire sponsor - it's a racer discount (not free) but it...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
Whoa, thanks for all the feedback guys. Ian...

Whoa, thanks for all the feedback guys.

Ian - of course, and good point. The remote booster would indeed only work on one circuit. There may be something to the idea of boosted front / unboosted...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
More thoughts about brake boosters - I just found...

More thoughts about brake boosters - I just found this Australian remote booster, the PBR VH44. No idea if this is a decent product or not but this (or something like it) may solve a few problems at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,485
Posted By Duder
Congrats! Nice job. I have a few friends who...

Congrats! Nice job. I have a few friends who always swear by the "get 'er nice and piping hot right before the test" method. It has worked for me too. Fixing the exhaust leaks and getting timing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,485
Posted By Duder
Here they made the cutoff at model year 2000 for...

Here they made the cutoff at model year 2000 for some reason. So even OBDII cars up through '99 have to get the full inspection with dyno testing and gas analysis. Same exact car in a 2000 model year...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
Interesting - thanks for all the specs. Splitting...

Interesting - thanks for all the specs. Splitting up into dual master cylinders is something I hadn't considered yet, but looks like it fits nicely.

If I do go with un-boosted brakes then I'll...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
Thanks for the feedback; that's encouraging to...

Thanks for the feedback; that's encouraging to hear. What is your brake setup - which MC and calipers are you using? Stock 240 stuff?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
Oh, and the B20 "may live on" in another project...

Oh, and the B20 "may live on" in another project - pending some investigation though!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
Hydroboost makes the most sense I think; thanks...

Hydroboost makes the most sense I think; thanks for the feedback about your Mustang. Only trouble is, then I need my power steering pump to run both steering & brakes unless I go with electric...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
For brakes I can't use a vacuum booster in the...

For brakes I can't use a vacuum booster in the stock location. There are a few options and they are interrelated to power steering choices I need to make as well, and turbo exhaust packaging.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,485
Posted By Duder
The photo you linked shows the notch lined up...

The photo you linked shows the notch lined up with 0 degrees meaning the crank is at TDC for cylinder #1. From your description it sounds like you timed it correctly. You want the static timing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,485
Posted By Duder
They check timing at idle though, before the car...

They check timing at idle though, before the car goes on the rollers. I think Luke means they will allow anything under 1200rpm idle speed for that part of the test.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,485
Posted By Duder
Set the static timing at 10 degrees or as close...

Set the static timing at 10 degrees or as close as you can get using a timing light and rotating the distributor. Sometimes it's hard to tell. Verify idle speed too - there is a speed at which that...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 48,243
Posted By Duder
Those seats look comfy man, and they really tie...

Those seats look comfy man, and they really tie the room together.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 221,563
Posted By Duder
That engine bay is looking fresh! Nice job. It...

That engine bay is looking fresh! Nice job. It only took about 30 seconds as far as I'm concerned :e-shrug:

Your new block looks super clean too; I had a sneaky peek at it. I'm sure you'll be...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,629
Posted By Duder
The 142 is looking good on Virgos! Congrats on...

The 142 is looking good on Virgos! Congrats on getting it on the road and good luck with the troubleshooting & tuning process.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,485
Posted By Duder
Ok, I suppose that explains the 724ppm limit for...

Ok, I suppose that explains the 724ppm limit for NOx at 25mph then. My reference is early '80s cars which have slightly higher limits. There's no way of looking this up at all, other than comparing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,485
Posted By Duder
Mr. Burrito: what model year is your 240?...

Mr. Burrito: what model year is your 240? Automatic or manual?

I wrote up a whole treatise on getting an '83 DL to pass smog a few years ago. Also a history of how the limits have changed over...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
Someone must be making new knock-offs now - over...

Someone must be making new knock-offs now - over the past few years I've seen them on tons of E36s, Z3s, etc.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
Fun photo: here's the pile of dirt that was left...

Fun photo: here's the pile of dirt that was left after washing the engine bay, letting the driveway dry out, and sweeping up the leftovers. It was a good 1" tall.

http://i.imgur.com/Ivgb6vFh.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
If I ever visit the Netherlands I'll look you up...

If I ever visit the Netherlands I'll look you up and ask for a test drive!

Glad to know that others are watching the project with interest; that always helps me with motivation and progress.


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Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 122,411
Posted By Duder
The Evergreen museum! That place is cool. They...

The Evergreen museum! That place is cool. They should let you autox on the wing of the Spruce Goose...

Having a seasoned instructor ride along with you a few times should do wonders for technique...
Forum: events 06-02-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Duder
I think they make exceptions for cars that are...

I think they make exceptions for cars that are slightly too old or too new by model year, but were unchanged vs. what was produced during the '80s - '90s. So a 1979 240 should be fine since it's...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
That's a rad 900. Wheels fit the style well for...

That's a rad 900. Wheels fit the style well for sure. My good buddy here in LA had a 99EMS for a while, fun car to drive and I liked it more than expected (confession)!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
Fun comparison. Here's the earliest photo we have...

Fun comparison. Here's the earliest photo we have of the engine bay, from the Colorado seller in 2015.

http://i.imgur.com/3IklkOch.jpg

And now:

http://i.imgur.com/hShH3eGh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,629
Posted By Duder
Your cam thrust plate looks better than the one I...

Your cam thrust plate looks better than the one I pulled out of my '75 B20. Similar wear; it's not obvious in the photo below but it had also fractured into several pieces. This was after cam gear...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 28,296
Posted By Duder
Damn, congrats! I've been occasionally stalking...

Damn, congrats! I've been occasionally stalking you on GRM and happy to see progress.

I know the interior has been a struggle but it's looking great for a mongrel build. If the tan sections of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,801
Posted By Duder
My old-school '94 Roadmaster gets 24-25mpg...

My old-school '94 Roadmaster gets 24-25mpg highway. That's a big dumb old Gen2 5.7L V8 that should be worse than Gen3/Gen4 5.3L guys are getting. It's a 4L60E auto with 2.56 gears. The body is...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-29-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
I think Saabs are interesting too; feel free to...

I think Saabs are interesting too; feel free to post photos.

My ACS wheels are 8.5" front / 9.5" rear. I'll likely run 235 front tires and 255 rear if I can fit them without hacking the body. 245...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-29-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
Yep! Nothing's listed yet, but yes, all of the...

Yep! Nothing's listed yet, but yes, all of the stock parts I'm pulling out should be for sale. Let me know what you're interested in.



Good feedback; thanks! For suspension & wheels there are...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
Thanks guys. I'm excited too. The plan is to make...

Thanks guys. I'm excited too. The plan is to make steady progress and keep the dream alive.

I pulled the B20 a few days ago, and took some real photos.


http://i.imgur.com/rb2Kc5yh.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
It's all out now - I need to upload photos and...

It's all out now - I need to upload photos and update the thread again. Engine bay looks really decent for a 1975.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By Duder
There is some truth to that. It's a "best...

There is some truth to that. It's a "best practice" though and not worth risking clogging the very small internal oil passages IMO.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,649
Posted By Duder
These threads are always fun to read - buy a...

These threads are always fun to read - buy a neglected car, make it shiny, get it back on the road!

Nice job so far. Paint is respectable now for sure. Should look really sweet on those GTAs.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By Duder
Don't use any RTV or sealant goop on a turbo oil...

Don't use any RTV or sealant goop on a turbo oil inlet. Best option is a bolt on flange adapter with a gasket or o-ring to the top of the turbo, then a 37deg (AN) flare fitting to your oil line.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By Duder
Steady progress over the past few weeks on the...

Steady progress over the past few weeks on the pea green '75, which is now this car. I mean it's now the car that is this project. The car that was this car is now MCHN8's project Smurf. Just in case...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 122,411
Posted By Duder
I had the same thought about the water pump...

I had the same thought about the water pump pulley. Can you go any smaller on that?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,801
Posted By Duder
Nice progress man. You'll be on the road pretty...

Nice progress man. You'll be on the road pretty soon from the looks of things!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,068
Posted By Duder
Yep! It's a much newer compressor stage; add 10+...

Yep! It's a much newer compressor stage; add 10+ years of product development that has occurred since the original GTX compressor wheel design, put it through a rigorous development process, and it...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,068
Posted By Duder
Speaking with some of the current aftermarket...

Speaking with some of the current aftermarket folks about this, I was referred to the G42-1200 Compact as potentially the best available choice. I keep forgetting that this was just recently...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,649
Posted By Duder
Are you sure your engine has a returnless fuel...

Are you sure your engine has a returnless fuel system? Some GenIII 5.3s have a conventional return style system.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 122,411
Posted By Duder
No worries, I'm just razzing. I completely...

No worries, I'm just razzing. I completely understand the attraction and benefits of a nice OE supercharger system like your LSA setup. No hate!

Cool to hear your compare / contrast however. When...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 122,411
Posted By Duder
There's only one correct answer to that question...

There's only one correct answer to that question :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,068
Posted By Duder
Yes, exactly! A little closer than...

Yes, exactly!



A little closer than you'd be with a 4294. Garrett defines the "choke line" at 58% efficiency, but full-on choke (where the flow goes sonic) won't happen until efficiency has...
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