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Forum: showroom 04-06-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,989
Posted By D.E
There's probably water or condensation in some...

There's probably water or condensation in some important plug related to the ignition or possibly the distributor cap. Just plop everything off and let it dry for a few hours and it'll run unless...
Forum: showroom 04-03-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 69
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Posted By D.E
I was expecting the other kind of "10s" but that...

I was expecting the other kind of "10s" but that looks pretty cool and I envy your black 244. Dat E28 doe...
Forum: showroom 03-26-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,955
Views: 299,061
Posted By D.E
How switch can 240 support? Are all the...

How switch can 240 support?

Are all the gauges operational?
Forum: showroom 03-24-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 603
Posted By D.E
Clearly says it's a Pfeba. :-P They made lots of...

Clearly says it's a Pfeba. :-P They made lots of 80's body kits and spoilers.

All I know is it doesn't work on an '86+ curved boot. It looks crooked...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
Hehe, I have a compressor, I just don't have the...

Hehe, I have a compressor, I just don't have the leakdown tool. They are a lot of money and not widely available, but I guess a simple hose that crews into the spark plug hole and has a gauge on it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
Well I got all the lifters cleaned the best I...

Well I got all the lifters cleaned the best I could without separating the tiny hydraulic piece. I also put some compressed air in the cylinder and couldn't hear any leaks. All the lifters felt like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By D.E
It has two brake circuits, one for both the front...

It has two brake circuits, one for both the front wheels and the rear left, and one for both the front wheels and the rear right. That's why there are dual brake lines and so many air nipples on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By D.E
Happened to me too. After some frustration I put...

Happened to me too. After some frustration I put the old washers back on and it stopped leaking.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
Yeah I'll put some compressed air in the cylinder...

Yeah I'll put some compressed air in the cylinder tomorrow for sure. :)

This is where I am right now: The lifter seems to be a 2-piece part with a locking ring pressed on. I tried prying with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
Can I just pry the two segments apart with like a...

Can I just pry the two segments apart with like a small screwdriver? They seem to be pressed together.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
I figured it out... I pressed the tiny ball valve...

I figured it out... I pressed the tiny ball valve with a pen and pushed all the oil out until they all could compress easily.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-21-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By D.E
Gjutjärnsgädda? Cast Iron Pike? :-P

Gjutjärnsgädda?

Cast Iron Pike?

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
Wait, there's a hole in the piston thing? I...

Wait, there's a hole in the piston thing? I couldn't find one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
So I just tried this... I smacked the...

So I just tried this...

I smacked the lifters into the piece of wood until the piston thingy fell out. I then hit the buckets with some Bräkleen until they seemed clean. After that I poked in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
The main reason I won't do a compression test...

The main reason I won't do a compression test without the cams is the ghetto lazy way I pulled them. :-P The pic shows it.

Point of no return I guess. Hope I can get it right...
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
I don't have a leakdown tester unfortunatly. Just...

I don't have a leakdown tester unfortunatly. Just a regular compression tester and I don't know if cranking the engine with the cams out is a great idea...
Forum: showroom 03-20-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,250
Posted By D.E
Agreed. "American horses" is a term here since...

Agreed. "American horses" is a term here since they always seem to produce unbelievable WHP figures. :-P
Forum: showroom 03-20-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 239,853
Posted By D.E
Hahaha! A-traktor?

Hahaha! A-traktor?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 619
Posted By D.E
1950's two-tone models are a lot more desirable...

1950's two-tone models are a lot more desirable than say a 1968. But I don't think you'll be able to find one of those anyway. :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
Intake: ...

Intake:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/bild22_zps1f8ef913.jpg

Exhaust:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/bild23_zps21918253.jpg

I don't see anything obviously...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
John: Det är kallt och kom just 2dm snö, plus att...

John: Det är kallt och kom just 2dm snö, plus att jag skruvar på uppfarten. :-P

I just plugged in the 4th injector and took it for a bit of a hoon around the hood. It does seem to run decent over...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
I drove it home today with the 4th injector...

I drove it home today with the 4th injector disconnected and it worked out well. Reeaaaaalllyyyy slow but it sounds normal and runs fine, albeit a bit shaky and sounds like a boat at idle. :-P Would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
Got it, thanks. :) I'll listen closely to it...

Got it, thanks. :) I'll listen closely to it running. I haven't even seen the car yet. But it's OK to disconnect the fuel injector right? I wouldn't want to ruin the cat converter with a bunch of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
Is there any easy household trick to determine...

Is there any easy household trick to determine which valve is the leaky one? I'd rather not remove the head before I'm completely sure a valve is physically broken and not just stuck open somehow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
Alright, doesn't sound too bad then if it is a...

Alright, doesn't sound too bad then if it is a lifter which is what the "mechanic" for the current owner also thought. I'll bring it home Wednesday then take it from there.

Is it better to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 633
Posted By D.E
16v, no compression on one cylinder

I've been offered a 740 16-valve for free. It's pretty nice except it only runs on three cylinders. A compression test shows that this cylinder has no compression at all.

What would be a common...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,124
Posted By D.E
Damn. Looks killer on the Polaris man. :)

Damn. Looks killer on the Polaris man. :)
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By D.E
Looks like a very nice car. I seriously doubt...

Looks like a very nice car. I seriously doubt you'll get 300hp out of the stock microturbo though. :-P Over 1 BAR they seem to mostly produce heat.
Forum: showroom 03-14-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By D.E
Haha tack. Jag är arbetslös just nu så det går...

Haha tack. Jag är arbetslös just nu så det går lite segt men hoppas få ut runt 300 hjulhästar ur den till sommarn. :)
Forum: showroom 03-12-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By D.E
The Benz. Traded it for a mk2 Jetta I got...

The Benz.

Traded it for a mk2 Jetta I got for free which was totally worth it. It served me well all winter, a bit clumsy to toss around but the wheelbase makes it really stable in long,...
Forum: showroom 03-12-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By D.E
The Ford. I got this one in a trade last...

The Ford.

I got this one in a trade last spring with a friend who collected it from a barn where it had been sitting from 1981 to 2011. :-P
...
Forum: showroom 03-12-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By D.E
The Bimmer. I bought this one off an ad on...

The Bimmer.

I bought this one off an ad on the local counterpart to Craigslist. It was very cheap but a non-runner.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/IMG_0201.jpg

It's a 1987 520i...
Forum: showroom 03-12-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By D.E
The Volvo. I bought this car in the late...

The Volvo.

I bought this car in the late summer of 2010, right after I got my drivers license. I had built a slightly "stanced" mk1 Jetta for me to drive but after driving a 244L for a month or so...
Forum: showroom 03-12-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By D.E
Dennis Garage (driveway)

I thought I'd do a collective thread for all of my (half-assed low budget) projects and attempts to keep old rust buckets alive. :lol:

It's not brand specific so I don't know if it should have...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 12,698
Posted By D.E
If it holds, great, it was just bent... But...

If it holds, great, it was just bent... But usually it'll just go crooked again and then it's a broken weld, always happens to the upper part of the late 240 seats. You'll need to strip the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 544
Posted By D.E
Cool! But why the enormous China-tach when you've...

Cool! But why the enormous China-tach when you've got a stock rev-counter in the instrument cluster? :)
Forum: showroom 03-05-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By D.E
I have those too and initially thought they were...

I have those too and initially thought they were Canopus but never figured out what they actually were. Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,626
Posted By D.E
245 '76: EFI, 5-speed, LSD, vented brakes,...

245 '76:
EFI, 5-speed, LSD, vented brakes, tach. Not that it made it much better, I miss the stock 245. :-P The 3.54 LSD was a nice upgrade from the 3.91 open diff though back when I had the...
Forum: performance & suspension 03-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By D.E
Yup, that's what I was going to buy. Actually, it...

Yup, that's what I was going to buy. Actually, it was from KL Racing as well. Just wondering if someone had tried it and if it worked well.

Edit: I was thinking of just drilling my existing pulley...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By D.E
What I always do is just stand still, turn the...

What I always do is just stand still, turn the wheel to the right and mash it. An open diff will always peel the inside tyre in right turns, especially if it has a swaybar. Or you could just pop the...
Forum: performance & suspension 03-03-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,442
Posted By D.E
Just cut the crap out of the springs but leave...

Just cut the crap out of the springs but leave them in and also cut the bumpstops in half. Won't be comfortable but at least you won't die. Bumps under cornering will be really sketchy without...
Forum: performance & suspension 03-03-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By D.E
LH2.4 trigger wheel?

Since I don't feel like drilling my block for the sensor and I want to run a flat B23 flywheel on my new LH2.4 turbo engine I'm toying with the idea of simply drilling and tapping my crank pulley for...
Forum: showroom 02-26-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By D.E
Yes a stock 240 will do a brakestand and so will...

Yes a stock 240 will do a brakestand and so will a Hemi Cuda. I don't think this video is meant to show what unbelievable power his 960 makes but rather just for having fun.

Also, burnouts with...
Forum: showroom 02-25-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By D.E
Well, in the eyes of the majority of people not...

Well, in the eyes of the majority of people not into old bricks it probably is. :-P
Forum: showroom 02-25-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By D.E
They're two completely different cars and the...

They're two completely different cars and the only way you can tell they were made in the same place only five years apart is the badge in the grille. The V70 is faster, more comfortable, more...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By D.E
It does work. Just grab the 240 middle shaft as...

It does work. Just grab the 240 middle shaft as well.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By D.E
I'm not completely sure about the GT's because...

I'm not completely sure about the GT's because they are stupid rare here. They were 78 and 79 only. All silver on a black interior with red highlights. They had no buttcheeks and all had the '78 type...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,502
Posted By D.E
Haha wat. :) Is the gear pattern like... R ...

Haha wat. :) Is the gear pattern like...

R 4 2
| | |
5 3 1
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By D.E
Cool, but how is a 1980 GT a Tourist and Diplomat...

Cool, but how is a 1980 GT a Tourist and Diplomat car? :???: MY80's were North America only.
Forum: showroom 02-22-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7,567
Views: 1,168,029
Posted By D.E
Aren't Amazons 5x114,3? :???: Adapter spacers?

Aren't Amazons 5x114,3? :???: Adapter spacers?
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