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Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,661
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, 5.30 gears are insane. Mine has 4.30s and I...

Yeah, 5.30 gears are insane. Mine has 4.30s and I thought that was peppy.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,661
Posted By Tfrasca
I can also recommend the 240 tunnel and closer...

I can also recommend the 240 tunnel and closer shifter. Much nicer to rip through the gears than with the old school bus shifter. Also, this car is awesome.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,293
Posted By Tfrasca
I still have a lot to sort out with mine, but it...

I still have a lot to sort out with mine, but it seems like it'll be really nice. Spools quick, pulls hard, is quite cheap, and doesn't even need water lines.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By Tfrasca
What pads do you run on your stock 140 brakes?...

What pads do you run on your stock 140 brakes? I'm shopping for pads right now.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,460
Posted By Tfrasca
You'd probably want the B204 if you're doing a...

You'd probably want the B204 if you're doing a SAAB 4 cylinder. They seem to hold up better when pushed. But yeah, I've thought about that too.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-30-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 39,305
Posted By Tfrasca
A vacuum leak between the manifold and head? Just...

A vacuum leak between the manifold and head? Just wondering out loud how a MAP sensor system is affected by vacuum leaks.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,524
Posted By Tfrasca
Oh, really? Run resistor plugs, even with...

Oh, really? Run resistor plugs, even with suppressor core wires?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 80,908
Posted By Tfrasca
So the wastegate valve was actually opening and...

So the wastegate valve was actually opening and closing really quickly?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,341
Posted By Tfrasca
Another vote for stitch welding. I just did my...

Another vote for stitch welding. I just did my 142 trailing arms that way. Plenty of strength and like towery said, it SEEMS less likely to crack.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 85,618
Posted By Tfrasca
This car is going to be so good. I just read...

This car is going to be so good. I just read through all the roll cage stuff, and was admiring your attention to detail and concern about having it looked "finished". I can appreciate that. And THEN...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-13-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 138,645
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-13-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 138,645
Posted By Tfrasca
Wow, Iíve never seen that. Basically the same...

Wow, Iíve never seen that. Basically the same thing I got from ford.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By Tfrasca
Never mind, Ryan measured it for me. It’s 28.6mm,...

Never mind, Ryan measured it for me. It’s 28.6mm, for future reference.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-11-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 138,645
Posted By Tfrasca
I've actually been messaging Duder about wasted...

I've actually been messaging Duder about wasted spark on LH. It seems like a decent stop gap until I have more time to do MS, and I can keep using the wasted spark Bosch coil even after I ditch LH.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By Tfrasca
RX-7 brake measurement

Can someone with RX-7 brakes on a 240 please tell me where the outer edge of the caliper sits relative to the wheel mounting face on the rotor? I hear that the caliper can interfere with some wheels,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-11-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 138,645
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah I can't believe I never thought to do that...

Yeah I can't believe I never thought to do that before. It's been an issue since day one.

Now I want to improve my ignition set up so I can run more than .021 and get some more power out of it...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-11-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 138,645
Posted By Tfrasca
I don't have too much to update, other than to...

I don't have too much to update, other than to say I solved my high rpm/high boost misfire. It always seemed to coincide with a 10.0 reading on my AFR gauge, so I thought LH was just going rich...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tfrasca
It’s funny, now that I bought the Subaru, I see...

It’s funny, now that I bought the Subaru, I see clean v70s everywhere. I’ll probably get one someday, but a cheap, simple Legacy is perfect for now.

But really the best part is that since my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,728
Posted By Tfrasca
I know this struggle. We just bought an absolute...

I know this struggle. We just bought an absolute dump for 300k in the SC mountains, and there's essentially zero parking. One of the first things I'm doing is trying to park a car under the porch.. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tfrasca
I wanted to, and to pick stuff up, but as it is...

I wanted to, and to pick stuff up, but as it is we didnít even get home until 1:30am. Wife would have been pretty bummed if I added another stop to the agenda.



Fun isnít the word Iíd use, per...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tfrasca
Sure.

Sure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tfrasca
Exactly. It works. Cheap, simple, practical. ...

Exactly. It works. Cheap, simple, practical.



Headgaskets, timing belt, water pump were all done 3k miles ago.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tfrasca
Well, I'm borderline embarrassed to say it, but I...

Well, I'm borderline embarrassed to say it, but I ended up buying a 2003 Subaru Legacy wagon last night. I never thought I'd actually spend money on one of those cars, but it turns out I kind of like...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 138,645
Posted By Tfrasca
AGP offers a T3 housings in .63, I think. I was...

AGP offers a T3 housings in .63, I think. I was just super scared of lag, so I went with the tiny .48. The .63 T3 housing has a 3" v-band outlet option, too.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 138,645
Posted By Tfrasca
Uh.. yeah! I meant to put all that in my original...

Uh.. yeah! I meant to put all that in my original post. Must have slipped my mind.

Seriously though, thanks for sharing your turbo knowledge with us.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 138,645
Posted By Tfrasca
I've never had another Volvo, so it's weird for...

I've never had another Volvo, so it's weird for me when I see them slanted.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 138,645
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I'd say it was a worthwhile effort. My...

Yeah, I'd say it was a worthwhile effort. My trans is definitely not silent now, but it's a lot better. It seemed to smooth everything out, like a slightly heavier flywheel, but different.


...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 138,645
Posted By Tfrasca
Borg Warner S252 sx-e install

I also bit the bullet and installed the turbo I bought last summer. It's a bigger turbo than I was planning on getting, but I got a smaller turbine housing in hopes to get some spool back. I'm using...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 138,645
Posted By Tfrasca
Not selling. Quite the opposite.

So, we bought a "starter home" (dilapidated pile of garbage) with no garage, so I've been frantically finishing some big projects on the 142 before I move.

One of the very first things I did on...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 39,305
Posted By Tfrasca
This is inspiring. I'm so ready to get rid of LH.

This is inspiring. I'm so ready to get rid of LH.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tfrasca
I'm not getting a CR-V because I don't like them....

I'm not getting a CR-V because I don't like them. I prefer how a car drives, compared to a cross-over, and I want a wagon. V70 seemed like a logical choice, given the criteria, and the fact that I...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By Tfrasca
I did the same thing on my car, and ended up...

I did the same thing on my car, and ended up making my engine mounts a little off center somehow. Pretty annoying to have to figure out those driveline angle problems.

Your build looks great.
Forum: events 01-07-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,845
Posted By Tfrasca
I hope I can make it happen. I'd planned on the...

I hope I can make it happen. I'd planned on the Coastal Range Rally in March being my last car thing for a while now that I have a project house to deal with. But I suppose I can spare another...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By Tfrasca
Cool project. Why'd you decide to mount it...

Cool project. Why'd you decide to mount it vertically?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tfrasca
Well, that was a bust. I went and looked at a...

Well, that was a bust. I went and looked at a 2004 FWD turbo wagon tonight. It was super clean, sounded good at idle, but the engine/trans was pretty covered in oil.

Took it out for a test drive...
Forum: events 01-04-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,845
Posted By Tfrasca
When is it?

When is it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,389
Posted By Tfrasca
Definitely. They're brand new Corsa Steelies I...

Definitely. They're brand new Corsa Steelies I had custom made, and they have essentially new Toyo Proxes r888r. I bought them with the intent on autocrossing the car a bit, but I doubt that'll...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,389
Posted By Tfrasca
205/50r16 on those wheels. No adapters, I had...

205/50r16 on those wheels. No adapters, I had them redrilled to 108. I also have a set of 15x7 with 5.25 backspacing, and I am running 225/50 on those with no rubbing. But, like Ken said, my rear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,389
Posted By Tfrasca
My 16x7 Ford wheels are supposedly ET 6 (some...

My 16x7 Ford wheels are supposedly ET 6 (some sources vary slightly, and I haven't measured the backspacing myself). All my fender arches are either cut or rolled, but I think they'd fit even without...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I don't end AWD at all. I found some mud...

Yeah, I don't end AWD at all. I found some mud once in the two years I owned the Outback and that was the only time AWD was useful. The non-turbo thing isn't ideal, but again, this car is replacing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tfrasca
Good feedback, thanks everyone. I haven't ruled...

Good feedback, thanks everyone. I haven't ruled out the '04 AWD turbo, but the guy is pretty stingy with information, which is annoying when I'd have to drive an hour each way to look at it.

But...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tfrasca
It does seem like a good price. I'll see if I can...

It does seem like a good price. I'll see if I can find out when those big maintenance items were done, if ever. And no, I've never even ridden in one, I don't think. Hoping this '04 is a nice...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks for the advice, everyone. I'm bummed to...

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I'm bummed to hear all the negative reviews about the '04, because there's a clean looking one for cheap. How is the AWD system on these?

This is the one I was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tfrasca
Good to know about the auto trans. I'll be...

Good to know about the auto trans. I'll be looking for an auto so my wife can drive the car, so maybe I'll look into those issues and focus on later models. Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tfrasca
Shopping for V70 wagon

My 2000 Subaru Outback needs to be repaired or replaced. I barely like the car, so I'm looking at replacing it with another wagon.

After some CL searching, it looks like the going rate for a...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-19-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,483
Posted By Tfrasca
I grew up in New Jersey, and nothing there is bad...

I grew up in New Jersey, and nothing there is bad enough to make you take a turbo off a turbo car.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-19-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,622
Posted By Tfrasca
If your not replacing the rods, you're probably...

If your not replacing the rods, you're probably better off with a B21/23. Or a late model B230. The 87 has pretty weak rods, and I assume that with a td05 and e85, you'll be throwing a decent amount...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By Tfrasca
Can you clearance that corner of the -10 fitting...

Can you clearance that corner of the -10 fitting with a grinder? Or enlarge the mounting holes for the wastegate/mounting tab and scoot it over. 1/4" of clearance should be fine.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-09-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 175,569
Posted By Tfrasca
I didn't see how you made your motor mounts. Are...

I didn't see how you made your motor mounts. Are they solid, or just very stiff? I'm wondering about the lack of flex built into all the plumbing.

Edit: it goes without saying that it looks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Tfrasca
The high beams should stay on by pulling back the...

The high beams should stay on by pulling back the stalk. No detent or anything, it's just an on/off. Maybe something's up with your wiring or relay?

For the fan, I'd bet that some of the wiring on...
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