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Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2018, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That makes so much sense. I'll try to find it,...

That makes so much sense. I'll try to find it, but I think I'll just bite the bullet and do the extra work.

Edit: Here is Dave Barton's solution. I'll be doing this with my double stock mount set...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2018, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Well, the car's been running great and I've been...

Well, the car's been running great and I've been putting some miles on it. So obviously, it's time to take it apart again. I pulled the M41 out and got the T5 mocked up yesterday. I got a 240 trans...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2018, 05:01 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I'll keep an eye on the braided hose. I...

Yeah, I'll keep an eye on the braided hose. I know that's the highest heat area in the whole engine bay, but I was still surprised to see the Aeroquip hose in such bad shape after only a couple...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2018, 04:59 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I got the SS flange from Yother.com and the 2.5...

I got the SS flange from Yother.com and the 2.5 to 3" transition is from eBay.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2017, 11:04 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks, guys. Glad you appreciate it! ...

Thanks, guys. Glad you appreciate it!



Stock crank and rods, and I'm using the B23ET pistons that were in it from a previous rebuild. I also put BMW squirters in it, but whatever.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2017, 10:09 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I guess I should say it was on the verge of...

Yeah, I guess I should say it was on the verge of cracking clean in half. Lucky I happened to lose a freeze plug before losing an oil line.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2017, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Can't commit to selling yet. I pretty much want...

Can't commit to selling yet. I pretty much want to get the 8v running well on 15psi, get the fuel system and drivetrain sorted, then decide if I want to make more power.

I'm 90% sure that at that...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2017, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Boring update: I have decided to put the 16v...

Boring update:

I have decided to put the 16v thing on hold more or less indefinitely. This car needs so much more work to be totally reliable, so I'll spend my time on the T5, rear end/LSD,...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-27-2017, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
By the way, I switched the Forge bypass valve...

By the way, I switched the Forge bypass valve around and it makes less noise at part throttle. Nice, audible bypass sound when letting off, but no weird miscellaneous whistling. Thanks, Harlard.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2017, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks! It's easy to forget that when the thing...

Thanks! It's easy to forget that when the thing just sits for so long. That's why I want to do the T5 and 16v in two separate stages, rather than just ripping the thing apart for another 6 months.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-15-2017, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Hmm. Maybe I didn't actually switch it. I've...

Hmm. Maybe I didn't actually switch it. I've tried so many things so many different ways on this car that I'm losing track.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-15-2017, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
We're going to have to wait for quite a while....

We're going to have to wait for quite a while. Plus, I just got this thing tuned as is and it rips at 12 psi!



Yup, tried it both ways and it's basically the same, noise and operation-wise.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2017, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
This is quickly spiraling out of control: ...

This is quickly spiraling out of control:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn194/tylerfrasca1tfrasca1/068f8a86-aed5-44c0-a6b9-521d05a5fa03_zps1dcdnhig.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2017, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yesterday, I set out to get some sound clips of...

Yesterday, I set out to get some sound clips of my exhaust. Ended up just driving around like an *******.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QVusxOf95B0"...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2017, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
While I can't say I agree with that, I appreciate...

While I can't say I agree with that, I appreciate the sentiment!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2017, 12:06 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks, guys. For a while there I was starting to...

Thanks, guys. For a while there I was starting to enjoy polishing bolts and making brackets more than actually driving the the car...

I think that pendulum is finally starting to swing the other...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2017, 12:04 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
So I got some more driving in this weekend, and I...

So I got some more driving in this weekend, and I saw the speedo drop out once. It was on a mountain road with fairly dense Eucalyptus trees, but I honestly didn't think it should have had an issue...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2017, 12:37 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks! I'll get some more time with the GPD...

Thanks!

I'll get some more time with the GPD speedo this weekend. I'll get up into the hills and let you know how it deals with the redwood canopy. I also want to mess around with the 0-60 and 1/4...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2017, 11:24 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
The engine bay is starting to look pretty good....

The engine bay is starting to look pretty good. The longer I have it, the blacker things get:...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2017, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks. I have the gauges installed. and...

Thanks. I have the gauges installed. and everything is wired except the fuel sender. My sender is in bad shape anyway, so I'm in no hurry for that until I find a new sender.

Hopefully I'll have...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2017, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Opposite. 14719 is the 7" and 12867 is the...

Opposite. 14719 is the 7" and 12867 is the 5".
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2017, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
MagnaFlow 14719 Exhaust Muffler...

MagnaFlow 14719 Exhaust Muffler (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CCFJ48/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

MagnaFlow 12867 Exhaust Muffler...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2017, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Exactly. I'm just afraid the eventual end is when...

Exactly. I'm just afraid the eventual end is when I just lose interest entirely. I got really into fixing up my CB550 a couple years ago, dumped a bunch of money and time into it, and now it sits...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2017, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I keep telling myself that eventually I'll be...

I keep telling myself that eventually I'll be able to enjoy this car for more than a week at a time. I think that might be wishful thinking.

I was driving around town yesterday, when my center...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2017, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks for that. There is an 8v intake flange...

Thanks for that. There is an 8v intake flange file around, though. I was going to have it water jet but it ended up being really pricey. PM your email and I can send the file to you.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2017, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I wish. I cut it on a bandsaw and drill the holes...

I wish. I cut it on a bandsaw and drill the holes with a drill press. Took forever.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2017, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Ah, I get it.

Ah, I get it.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2017, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I thought about limiting straps. The factory used...

I thought about limiting straps. The factory used the shocks to keep the springs in, though, right? Also, it seems like short shocks are designed with a shorter stroke to match the shorter suspension...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2017, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Quite annoying. The cool thing is that there's no...

Quite annoying. The cool thing is that there's no chance I'm pulling the transmission in my driveway anytime soon. If it leaks, it leaks until I sort out the T5 or Getrag swap.

And thanks. I get...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2017, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
This damn car has been a real pain in the ass...

This damn car has been a real pain in the ass lately. I had a leaking RMS due to a ****ty Elring seal and probably too much crankcase pressure. Pulled the trans and replaced all the gaskets on that,...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2017, 06:04 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
This is probably what I'll do. I went through all...

This is probably what I'll do. I went through all that trouble just to keep the floor of my trunk useable and free of hoses, so I'd rather not put the swirl pot in there. I'll see about fitting it...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2017, 04:08 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I don't have an in tank pump, but I guess I could...

I don't have an in tank pump, but I guess I could fit some through the sender hole. I'd just be concerned with loose foam interfering with the sender's movement.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2017, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I'm sure it's fine. This is one of those...

Yeah, I'm sure it's fine. This is one of those cases of me reading one thing on the internet and deciding that it must be so.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2017, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That also would have been a good idea. The bummer...

That also would have been a good idea. The bummer is that my tank is now welded up with no way of getting back inside...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2017, 02:07 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I'm wishing I had run the return to the...

Yeah, I'm wishing I had run the return to the inside of the baffle box, but I read that returning fuel can be frothy and cause cavitation for the pickup. Honestly, I think the slickest solution is...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2017, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
You're telling me.

You're telling me.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2017, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I've been putting some miles on this car, and I'd...

I've been putting some miles on this car, and I'd say that overall I love it. It has a myriad of small issues, but the feeling of ~200 hp in a 50 year old Volvo is pretty sweet. I have surprised some...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2017, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, the Yoshi HD Rubber mount. I made custom...

Yeah, the Yoshi HD Rubber mount. I made custom motor mounts and the motor is sitting maybe 3/8" further forward than the stock one. So it was pulling on the rubber trans mount too much. The Yoshi one...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2017, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I'd like to go to the next one. I have a...

Yeah, I'd like to go to the next one. I have a really long list of things to address before then.

-Relocate oil cooler so it doesn't heat soak radiator.

-Replace Yoshi trans mount with stock...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2017, 03:46 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Is it really small? It's very tight in the front...

Is it really small? It's very tight in the front corner of the 140 bay.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2017, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thank you. I just used a random orbital with 150,...

Thank you. I just used a random orbital with 150, 220, 320, then Scotch-Brite. Mostly I just wanted to get rid of the nasty marks from the break that bent the plenum.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2017, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Damn it. That's what I was afraid of. I guess...

Damn it. That's what I was afraid of. I guess I'll be making an airbox...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2017, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, the adjustment would be ideal. Just not...

Yeah, the adjustment would be ideal. Just not sure how much room there is to tap the plastic pivot housing. I'll have to check it out later.

Fixing the warm running issue is the first priority.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2017, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
There's no spring on the firewall, it's wrapped...

There's no spring on the firewall, it's wrapped around the pivot, perpendicular to the firewall. Although, I suppose I could try to wrap it tighter, like I tried with the throttle body.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2017, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks to Pat's tutorial here, it was super easy....

Thanks to Pat's tutorial here, it was super easy.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=332120
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2017, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, the 240 pedal has a spring on the pivot,...

Yeah, the 240 pedal has a spring on the pivot, but it's very light. Easiest thing I can think of is a helper spring from the top of the pedal lever to somewhere on the steering column.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2017, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I have a 240 pedal and a 960 TB. I tried...

Yeah, I have a 240 pedal and a 960 TB. I tried winding the return spring on the TB tighter, but then it fouls the idle stop and only gives you 1/4 throttle. The only other possibility is to rig a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2017, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks, guys!

Thanks, guys!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2017, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks man. I'll probably bring it to the next...

Thanks man. I'll probably bring it to the next couple Cars and Coffees at Canepa, as I work through more issues. You should cruise down for one of them.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2017, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
This is what I ended up with. The intake manifold...

This is what I ended up with. The intake manifold came out especially awesome, thanks to Noah's TIG skills. So happy with how all of this turned out.

Driving impressions after a few hundred miles...
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