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Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By towerymt
How did the driver become aware of the problem on...

How did the driver become aware of the problem on track? Did the brake pedal start to get long during the bearing failure? Just curious. I was driving when a front bearing failed. Long pedal but...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By towerymt
Won't work on a budget. Different compression...

Won't work on a budget.
Different compression height.
Different pin size
You can't just drop a b21/23 crank and/or rods into a b230 block, so custom rods would be needed to fit arguably less...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By towerymt
Ideally buy an adapter with a centerbore of...

Ideally buy an adapter with a centerbore of 65.1mm to mount on a 240, that way the adapter is centered on the hub.

Are those wheels not 70.2mm centerbore for GM applications? If they are, then...
Forum: events 05-06-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,269
Posted By towerymt
Like Alex? And what's-his-name? Karl.

Like Alex? And what's-his-name? Karl.
Forum: events 05-06-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,720
Posted By towerymt
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/161223903.jpg ...

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/161223903.jpg

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/161223855.jpg

#neverForget
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/161948835.jpg
Forum: events 05-06-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,720
Posted By towerymt
or else :cameron:

or else :cameron:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By towerymt
I would draw it in by hand, but with lube it...

I would draw it in by hand, but with lube it shouldn't get too hot with an impact. I'd just want to feel if it "felt right" when pulling the stud in.
Forum: events 05-06-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,720
Posted By towerymt
all your hairpins are belong to us ...

all your hairpins are belong to us

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/161223883.jpg
Forum: events 05-03-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,720
Posted By towerymt
custom hood graphix plz

custom hood graphix plz
Forum: events 05-03-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,720
Posted By towerymt
the roads....it's like socal, with the perception...

the roads....it's like socal, with the perception of banjos. bring good brake pads.
Forum: events 05-03-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,720
Posted By towerymt
alcohol

alcohol
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By towerymt
It's a T5...you can put the bell housing on with...

It's a T5...you can put the bell housing on with clutch in place and adjust the clutch without the trans in place. :e-shrug: Cable? When properly adjusted, the fork will have a bit of free play...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By towerymt
If it's a B230F, you should just buy a tap &...

If it's a B230F, you should just buy a tap & drill bit set for whatever size NPT threads you require.

I did a drain line like this once on our 24hr lemons car (Home Depot plumbing section for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 47,933
Posted By towerymt
I like the gold cage / gold wheels a lot. Look...

I like the gold cage / gold wheels a lot. Look forward to video and sound. :rockon:
Forum: projects & restorations 04-24-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 122,411
Posted By towerymt
Black on brown does look a lot better than the...

Black on brown does look a lot better than the brown/different-brown.



I gut & strip the interior because I can't pull this off. :lol:

Very nice work...wish I was going to Davis this year. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By towerymt
I've had, or known of, 2-3 of the later, lighter...

I've had, or known of, 2-3 of the later, lighter starters stop working. Mine did it when hot, so did the one on Rob's 242 drift car.

I never had an early, heavier starter fail. In introduced the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,810
Posted By towerymt
Is it the same on both sides? Or only one side...

Is it the same on both sides? Or only one side is moving?

What is moving? If the strut insert (threaded part sticking out the top) is moving, but the bearing in the camber plate isn't moving,...
Forum: showroom 04-15-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By towerymt
How many miles on it now? It got a new Hepu...

How many miles on it now? It got a new Hepu water pump around 160k, plus timing belt & tensioner, one front seal (cam? one was dry, one got replaced).
Forum: showroom 04-14-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By towerymt
Looks familiar ...

Looks familiar

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/92342667.jpg

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/121406796.jpg

It was n/a and LH3.1 when I sold it. 100% reliable for 3 years, having zero...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,263
Posted By towerymt
That last part, in bold, is very important.

That last part, in bold, is very important.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-04-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,357
Posted By towerymt
Rear mounted, I assume, you mean, yes....maybe?

Rear mounted, I assume, you mean, yes....maybe?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By towerymt
Another option: ...

Another option:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=348387

28mm front, $300 shipped. Find a sedan rear bar if your wagon has one that's really skinny (~15-16mm?).

My preference is...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By towerymt
2.5 vs 3bar, either will work. I believe we used...

2.5 vs 3bar, either will work. I believe we used the 3bar from a turbo car. I should check my '92 240 that was LH3.1, but it might be one that had a 3bar. Do not recall.


I usually compare...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,958
Posted By towerymt
I would second the alternator/brushes. And...

I would second the alternator/brushes. And belts.

Alt, v-belts, timing belt, water pump, radiator, radiator/heater hoses, fuel pump relay, fuses, crank position sensor, cap/rotor. Anything that...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By towerymt
Are NHRA rules available online? I would think...

Are NHRA rules available online? I would think they would be specific about which types of batteries are allowed without a sealed box. Maybe the gel type are not required to be in a box, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By towerymt
Our 24hr lemons car used an Elring head gasket...

Our 24hr lemons car used an Elring head gasket (~$15) on a B230F block and 60trim T3. LH2.4, orange T5 injectors, stock Turbo ECUs. Car ran strong at 14-15psi (93oct) and we never head gasket...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By towerymt
Why? What features do you desire that the...

Why?

What features do you desire that the factory part does not offer?

I like the factory ones because they work. It's not especially heavy. It's already got the hole so it can be bolted to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By towerymt
If the 3.31 already had the tone ring, then it...

If the 3.31 already had the tone ring, then it was from a later car that suggests is a 1031 rear. At least in the USA, the 1031 was used exclusively once the electronic speedometer was used from...
Forum: showroom 03-27-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 56,935
Posted By towerymt
See you at Carlisle!

See you at Carlisle!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 103,572
Posted By towerymt
60/40 split, dang. That's a lotta heavy...

60/40 split, dang. That's a lotta heavy horsepower up front. Sedans are usually close to 55/45.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 122,411
Posted By towerymt
Front tires look very close...how's the clearance...

Front tires look very close...how's the clearance up there? I thought you might have gotten the 285/30 (couldn't read the size) but saw you mentioned elsewhere 275/35. The height difference is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By towerymt
There's gold. And then everything else. ...

There's gold. And then everything else.

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/128860779.jpg

However, the best thing about a white car is almost any color is in play.


Everyone should try red...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,872
Posted By towerymt
M or T cam, but I wouldn't go out of my way to...

M or T cam, but I wouldn't go out of my way to switch from one to the other.

I'd consider popping in an A or B cam if I had it on hand or it was cheap.

I don't believe the sodium filled...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By towerymt
I think it's round. You can kind of see it in...

I think it's round. You can kind of see it in the first picture above. Hex on the filter body and the nut, but banjo is round. Bolt/washer/banjo/washer/filter all stuck together so it all tried to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,830
Posted By towerymt
Common in road / endurance racing with a clutch...

Common in road / endurance racing with a clutch diff for sure. I've heard of some BMW lemons teams running diff coolers. All sorts of systems, from added fins to the diff cover to actual pumps &...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By towerymt
That new filter I just put on has been in my...

That new filter I just put on has been in my possession for....over 10 years? I guess it's possible for the paper element to have broken down but no dust or anything, and it was capped with plastic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By towerymt
It's the clip that attaches the clutch fork to...

It's the clip that attaches the clutch fork to the pivot ball. There's an indentation in the clutch fork (I'm going from memory here...don't have the fork in front of me)...and the pivot ball piece...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By towerymt
Kids....change your fuel filter...

...or else it will one day leave a puddle on the ground and you'll have to deal with it ASAP.

I've had this car nearly 10 years and have put about 110,000 miles on it. I've never touched the fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By towerymt
I have the clip, can ship it tomorrow morning. ...

I have the clip, can ship it tomorrow morning. Didn't make it out the door today...dang fuel filter pinhole left a puddle on the floor... :lol:
...
Forum: showroom 03-15-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By towerymt
RS parts should be very plentiful. It's easy,...

RS parts should be very plentiful. It's easy, it's only money. :lol:

I'm curious...what's the diameter of the wheel center?

I really like the small center and 17" stepped rim (E50, not RS):...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By towerymt
I sent a 15g to g-pop-shop to be rebuilt after...

I sent a 15g to g-pop-shop to be rebuilt after hearing others praise their work. They were great to deal with...got a call/voicemail when they had taken the turbo apart, they let me know over the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,830
Posted By towerymt
Agreed...in the previous thread I linked above...

Agreed...in the previous thread I linked above (didn't happen to notice if you were involved in that one too), I asked about front springs, they're cut IPDs, and I suggested a front spring rate...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,758
Posted By towerymt
That's approaching 2v Evo head power. Still a...

That's approaching 2v Evo head power. Still a bit short, but probably a bit cheaper than the evo head. :nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,830
Posted By towerymt
Watts: ...

Watts:
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/6919205.jpg

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/6919207.jpg

Group A 242:
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/9401834.jpg

Other side, from Anthony Hyde's...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,830
Posted By towerymt
May want to reference the previous thread: ...

May want to reference the previous thread:

[240] Right rear spins turning right, left rear does not spin turning left. Wut?
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=346516
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By towerymt
Is there anything of substance to add for future...

Is there anything of substance to add for future reference? What is figured out?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By towerymt
Stock 240 front springs are about 6.5" diameter. ...

Stock 240 front springs are about 6.5" diameter. :e-shrug:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,186
Posted By towerymt
Connect 6 intercooler hoses/pipes together, shove...

Connect 6 intercooler hoses/pipes together, shove the little couplers inside, get charged "intake hose, $8" :lol:
Forum: showroom 03-05-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By towerymt
Moved to Showroom.

Moved to Showroom.
Forum: events 03-01-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By towerymt
DIRY?

DIRY?
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