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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By smoothdurban
@poulrais I can see why your steering clear...

@poulrais

I can see why your steering clear of this thread

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=358672
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
No measurements on my end. I am using the Josh's...

No measurements on my end. I am using the Josh's cross member which is adjustable in 3 directions.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
For me, acceleration vibes and coast down droan...

For me, acceleration vibes and coast down droan is gone with the BFSL. Adding the weight didn't make a noticeable difference.

I was mainly curious to see if this would fit and perhaps try it out...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
I figured I would give this a try simply for...

I figured I would give this a try simply for fitment.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50820588873_5b3930cc23.jpg

It fits so perhaps I could try switching back to a different slip yoke to...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-30-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,194
Posted By smoothdurban
That doesn't look right. It should look like...

That doesn't look right. It should look like this

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50780694167_c066fdc36e.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,524
Posted By smoothdurban
I had to add one to my 2019 Golf R as it came...

I had to add one to my 2019 Golf R as it came with a bottle of fix a flat and a small compressor. Fortunately the cars sold in Europe come with one so I was able to get a factory installation (at a...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-28-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,194
Posted By smoothdurban
Then your mount is no bueno.

Then your mount is no bueno.
Forum: article composition 12-28-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 78,213
Posted By smoothdurban
Nice write up Bob.

Nice write up Bob.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
My counter shaft was loose on my brand new T5 so...

My counter shaft was loose on my brand new T5 so they do appear to assemble them loose from the factory. I tried Paul's counter shaft retainer and peelable shims so I was able to set the preload...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By smoothdurban
A B230FT swap is pretty easy to do and if you...

A B230FT swap is pretty easy to do and if you have a cruise control speedo then there are other options to swiping out your rear diff to get a usable LH2.4 VS signal

The link below is the method...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,194
Posted By smoothdurban
My mount and tail shaft housing has 5.5” centre...

My mount and tail shaft housing has 5.5” centre distance between the mounting holes. What is the distance between the holes on your tail shaft housing?
Forum: website & board 12-26-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By smoothdurban
Welcome to the forum. There are a few of us...

Welcome to the forum. There are a few of us bricksters lurking around the GDA.
Enjoy and have fun.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-24-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 81,166
Posted By smoothdurban
Basically I think it comes down to the fact that...

Basically I think it comes down to the fact that these door are longer, and heavier then 4 door models and slam harder and twist easier when they close. Add to the fact that this door is 37 years...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-23-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 81,166
Posted By smoothdurban
Window Frame Repair

My drivers side window from is cracked and the door doesn't seal properly resulting in wind noise right by my ear. I repaired this 6 years ago in three places but the most rearward position had...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-20-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 81,166
Posted By smoothdurban
Whoops?

Whoops?
Forum: projects & restorations 12-20-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 81,166
Posted By smoothdurban
Lockdown 2.0

Drive Shaft Update

Taken from my post to the following thread I have added the BFSY to my driveshaft.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=352028

Here are some picks of the BFSY...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-18-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,194
Posted By smoothdurban
Awesome way to work through it.

Awesome way to work through it.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-18-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,194
Posted By smoothdurban
I know I tried to install the trans separate from...

I know I tried to install the trans separate from the BH and I ran into the same issue. I found it difficult to seat the adapter plate to the BH in the car (Keep in mind I have a hoist and a trans...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,194
Posted By smoothdurban
Can you take off the clutch fork boot and see if...

Can you take off the clutch fork boot and see if there is anything keeping you from going in further?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-16-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
He had to do a mod or two ...

He had to do a mod or two

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=316868&page=37
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
@oldschoolvolvo Sorry just saw this Its tight...

@oldschoolvolvo
Sorry just saw this Its tight between the firewall and head but it isn't near touching. How much closer would it bring the head if you change your drop angle from 2° to 3°? I would...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,194
Posted By smoothdurban
I double checked mine against the input shaft...

I double checked mine against the input shaft just to be certain. When trying to line up the splines I found it was helpful to have a "loose" slip yoke in the back of the trans so I had something to...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,194
Posted By smoothdurban
Did you change your pilot bearing as well? ...

Did you change your pilot bearing as well? Things just keep coming to mind as I recall my swap.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,194
Posted By smoothdurban
My bellhousing was bang on for concentricity. I...

My bellhousing was bang on for concentricity. I wouldn't say its 100% necessary but it helped me as a sanity check when tracking down all the rumbles and vibrations I had later on. If it off there...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-14-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
F6ZZ4841BA for the yoke and I needed a Neapco...

F6ZZ4841BA for the yoke and I needed a Neapco 1-0134 U joint.

I didnt pay $180 for mine either it was cheaper at Shaftmasters in Detroit but I think I grabbed there last one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By smoothdurban
VP has the carpet I need and I will probably...

VP has the carpet I need and I will probably order from them shortly.

I was able to source the foam locally for about $50 so I will have to cut that to fit myself. The one piece carpet seems...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By smoothdurban
Carpets Carpets Carpet

Hey guys

I am mainly looking for advice on how I should go about replacing my interior carpet(s).

My 83 242 has the blue cloth interior and I currently have the interior out to add sound...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
NP May I also add that I didn't need to...

NP

May I also add that I didn't need to shorten my drive shaft either.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
Admittedly not the best photos but my car is on...

Admittedly not the best photos but my car is on the hoist with another parked under it. First world problems.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50716697202_72f5bd7da5.jpg
...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
Update to my setup but I was finally able to...

Update to my setup but I was finally able to shoehorn in the big effn slip yoke into my setup the other day and I gotta say this made the biggest improvement to date.

No more coast down...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By smoothdurban
Fortunately with a cable set up you have...

Fortunately with a cable set up you have adjustment so I guess I would err on the looser side?

Why not install the bell housing without transmission and verify that you have the right return...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,194
Posted By smoothdurban
I had the exact same issue. DO NOT TIGHTEN...

I had the exact same issue.

DO NOT TIGHTEN IT DOWN IF IT ISNT FLUSH!

You will deform the aluminum

This is how I solved it.

I first attached the adapter plate to the trans. The adapter...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-06-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By smoothdurban
I think the resistor pack is located on the...

I think the resistor pack is located on the drivers side inner fender. It looks like this.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50687628747_547dae7a35.jpg


But if you don't have the pack...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-29-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 48,128
Posted By smoothdurban
Best of luck on the swap!

Best of luck on the swap!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,849
Posted By smoothdurban
This sounds like what you are looking for. Not...

This sounds like what you are looking for. Not cheap but super easy to use / tune.

https://123ignition.com/product/tuneplus-4-r-v-b21-b23/
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
I have time this winter to swap in and modify the...

I have time this winter to swap in and modify the trans tunnel for the big EffN slip yoke. After that I am calling it quits! . . . . . maybe.

As for enjoying it I can tell you without I doubt I...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
I installed Paul's billet counter shaft retainer...

I installed Paul's billet counter shaft retainer on mine. When I had everything apart there was countershaft end play (My T5 was bought new!).

I was dam certain that this is where the rattling...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
Around 900 RPM I think. It does disappear when I...

Around 900 RPM I think. It does disappear when I blip the throttle at idle.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
I am using Josh's billet flywheel. When I am...

I am using Josh's billet flywheel. When I am idling I get what Paul is describing in this video.

At t = 12:15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UmrCl2nLKM&t=811s
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,274
Posted By smoothdurban
If you had to guess what would you define as the...

If you had to guess what would you define as the length isn't changed by much? 1/4" longer?

Before I tear into this I want to know if I need to shorten my DS.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By smoothdurban
I'll throw in my $0.02 on the swap. I did...

I'll throw in my $0.02 on the swap.

I did the b230 intake swap a few years ago and I had to replace some piping for Idle control valve as well as all the cold side IC piping, the TPS wiring and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 131,640
Posted By smoothdurban
Looking good Dan! How does she sound?

Looking good Dan! How does she sound?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 81,166
Posted By smoothdurban
Unfortunately there was no difference. Bens...

Unfortunately there was no difference.

Bens hybrid torque rods made the biggest noticeable difference but the howling is still there just a little narrower in the RPM band and not as loud.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,860
Posted By smoothdurban
That's exactly how I set mine up.

That's exactly how I set mine up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,990
Posted By smoothdurban
20 PSI cold is low no doubt. Mine is triple...

20 PSI cold is low no doubt. Mine is triple that.



When I was rebuilding my B230FT I ordered 2 O rings for this from FCP and I got two noticeably different O rings. I complained and they sent...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,990
Posted By smoothdurban
Which spots are getting super rich, and how rich...

Which spots are getting super rich, and how rich is super rich? 9:1?
How many miles on your engine?

I had an over rich running engine on my b21FT and the end result was pretty bad. Yes the oil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,990
Posted By smoothdurban
Do you have an AFR gauge? If so whats it telling...

Do you have an AFR gauge? If so whats it telling you?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,222
Posted By smoothdurban
I have never had an oil filter stuck on so badly...

I have never had an oil filter stuck on so badly but I know others have. Nice detailing! Where about in Ontario are you located?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 131,640
Posted By smoothdurban
Did the Gilmore car show inspire you? I wish I...

Did the Gilmore car show inspire you? I wish I could of made it.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,217
Posted By smoothdurban
I have a their radiator and intercooler in my 242...

I have a their radiator and intercooler in my 242 for 5 years without any issues. I have put about 30k miles of mostly summer driving. I also am running Genuine Volvo Coolant/Antifreeze PN...
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