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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 03:10 AM
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Posted By Tuff240
I love the process of how you create things pics.

I love the process of how you create things pics.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,762
Posted By Tuff240
All of this stuff you are doing is neat and all,...

All of this stuff you are doing is neat and all, but I never understood why people need to modify them so far that they are no longer a 240. And you say you want an "amazing" suspension. 99% of...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By Tuff240
Those wheels aren't expensive at all. If you...

Those wheels aren't expensive at all.

If you are not in a rush, I'll be doing a front end swap on an 83 242 probably sometime this summer. The old fenders aren't very good, but they should be fine...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By Tuff240
245's would be really easy since you can do that...

245's would be really easy since you can do that with rolled fenders and perfect offset.
Here is me playing with 275's on 18x10's with front fender arches:
...
Forum: showroom 01-19-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 970
Posted By Tuff240
Stock color is so plain and just meh. With your...

Stock color is so plain and just meh. With your skills, please no.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By Tuff240
I had an 86-87 244GL parts car once that had a...

I had an 86-87 244GL parts car once that had a 3:54 in it. No idea if that was a special order or what. But I was surprised. I put it in a stock GT for a week. Was terrible. Would actually slow down...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By Tuff240
Some (most?) -82 manual trans cars had 3:91. ...

Some (most?) -82 manual trans cars had 3:91.
81-85 240 Turbo automatics also had 3:91.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By Tuff240
Green = Drill out all the spot weld and separate...

Green = Drill out all the spot weld and separate the 1/4 panel from the car.
Blue = Solid cut along the bottom of the 1/4 panel. Wider tires will need longer cut here. Usually sufficient for...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By Tuff240
I think you are missing something. That pic is...

I think you are missing something. That pic is tucking a 315/30-18 Hoosier with a pulled 1/4 panel.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By Tuff240
Everyone's preferences and opinions are slightly...

Everyone's preferences and opinions are slightly different.
I've set up street cars with everything from 3:31 highway flyers to 4:10 stop light to stop light cars. To me all were livable because I...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By Tuff240
If you are cutting and welding already, why not...

If you are cutting and welding already, why not just pull the fender out?

315 Hoosier Race tire (steam rollers :-D):


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4653/39755832591_80c8c48326_z.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,757
Posted By Tuff240
It's real easy to measure deck height. Straight...

It's real easy to measure deck height. Straight edge and some feeler gauges that you will need to shim your cam anyways. From there it's just a little math away from knowing what thickness you can...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,035
Posted By Tuff240
Sean was getting 28-29mpg highway with his...

Sean was getting 28-29mpg highway with his 5.3/T56.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,849
Posted By Tuff240
I thought I put one in that car, but I could be...

I thought I put one in that car, but I could be mistaken, it was a long damn time ago. Kevin would know for sure, but it doesn't really matter who put it in. It was a long time ago before they...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,849
Posted By Tuff240
Did it already have it in there or did he buy...

Did it already have it in there or did he buy one? Either way, that was long enough ago to have the low preload version most likely. The high pre load version is better, but I've never tested them...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,762
Posted By Tuff240
Is that why the pics don't work? :-P

Is that why the pics don't work? :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,709
Posted By Tuff240
Base red (Scarlett Red?) over white sealer. No...

Base red (Scarlett Red?) over white sealer. No mixing or toning of the base color. ;-)
Forum: showroom 01-05-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 970
Posted By Tuff240
Whatever you do, don't paint it butter yellow....

Whatever you do, don't paint it butter yellow. :lol:
Forum: showroom 01-04-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By Tuff240
It's a strait line race with a Tesla. Nothing is...

It's a strait line race with a Tesla. Nothing is going to touch that 0-60 with out some sort of drag tires. The Amazon started reeling it back in towards the end.

I like Guy Martin, but can hardly...
Forum: showroom 01-04-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By Tuff240
It's not that it's been customized, it's that the...

It's not that it's been customized, it's that the customized bits stand out so much. A truly exceptional car you would look at and just assume it came that way. Like the Vox wagon. This, while it is...
Forum: showroom 01-04-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By Tuff240
The shaved side trim and color ruined the entire...

The shaved side trim and color ruined the entire car in my eyes.
Forum: showroom 01-03-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,591
Posted By Tuff240
I still prefer the control of the old school way...

I still prefer the control of the old school way of shaping metal, swinging a hammer.
Forum: showroom 01-03-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,591
Posted By Tuff240
That is the proper way to do. Very nice as always...

That is the proper way to do. Very nice as always Mike.

Much easier to get it done if you are painting.

Harald, your car is jacked up thanks to Asher's butchery. You'll need someone like Mike...
Forum: showroom 01-02-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,591
Posted By Tuff240
Originally they just need a light roll to clear...

Originally they just need a light roll to clear the 17x9 et15 (et25 wheel, 10mm spacer) with 245/40-17 Federal SS595's and they didn't rub. Now we are switching wheels to the Style 42 BMW BBS wheels....
Forum: showroom 01-02-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,591
Posted By Tuff240
I don't understand your question. Why am I trying...

I don't understand your question. Why am I trying to tuck bigger tires inside the fender well?
I think the cars look better lower and bigger tires offer more grip.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,910
Posted By Tuff240
It's because they have crappy winters and are...

It's because they have crappy winters and are stuck inside with nothing else to do but, screw, drink and build cars. Hmmmm, I need to move...
Forum: showroom 12-31-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 73,355
Posted By Tuff240
If you are fast on asphalt, you are still...

If you are fast on asphalt, you are still drifting, it's just not as noticeable as rally/dirt/drifting.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-30-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,007
Posted By Tuff240
142 Green

142 Green
Forum: website & board 12-27-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By Tuff240
Funny part is that is a real flatnose car that I...

Funny part is that is a real flatnose car that I changed the hood and grill on just in case I wadded it up at the track.
Forum: website & board 12-26-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By Tuff240
He's on a Mac and doesn't have that option.

He's on a Mac and doesn't have that option.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,189
Posted By Tuff240
. nm

. nm
Forum: showroom 12-26-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,591
Posted By Tuff240
Does it rub when the axle articulates? Going...

Does it rub when the axle articulates? Going straight up and down isn't our problem. Ours only rub when the axle articulates from going around a corner fast and the car leans or in/out of a driveway...
Forum: website & board 12-26-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By Tuff240
Image host test

https://photos-5.dropbox.com/t/2/AAAL3VK6xuGAa8LVQHjZjSG6g3ostNABucwdm9EksWMhWg/12/722613372/jpeg/32x32/3/1514332800/0/2/EVO-4.jpg/ELClxKMHGD0gAigC/hJHcLipgsj0-c43BFGAPBVELdzlXVs4FzGYK7D4NaeE?dl=0&siz...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-23-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,189
Posted By Tuff240
I can help out with a few of my favorite pics...

I can help out with a few of my favorite pics Mark has shared with me.



Stripped and ready to go to acid dipping.

http://www.tuff242.com/MP/MP16.jpg


Just out of the acid bath.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-18-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,007
Posted By Tuff240
Any pics of how you shortened your trailing arms?...

Any pics of how you shortened your trailing arms? I'm assuming it was to center the wheel in the wheel well for better clearance?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,574
Posted By Tuff240
Probably a 83 Canadian car, someone swapped it or...

Probably a 83 Canadian car, someone swapped it or your just mistaken somehow.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,574
Posted By Tuff240
Or it was an early 83 car titled as an 82. Or...

Or it was an early 83 car titled as an 82. Or someone else swapped it prior to your ownership.

Did it have big bumpers or small bumpers?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,574
Posted By Tuff240
Any pictures of it? Especially the engine bay.

Any pictures of it? Especially the engine bay.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,574
Posted By Tuff240
So you owned a car with a B23 and 2.0 BEFORE...

So you owned a car with a B23 and 2.0 BEFORE there were B23's and 2.0? Seems a bit fishy.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2017, 03:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,574
Posted By Tuff240
82's are 2.1L still. So while it may be a flat...

82's are 2.1L still. So while it may be a flat top piston, it's a different size.

Or by just adding a K cam. But who cares if it's interference or not?

82 GT? Huh? 79-81 GT, then they dropped...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-10-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,208
Posted By Tuff240
Sand down the top of the piston, shave the head...

Sand down the top of the piston, shave the head and run it. (if it was a stocker :lol:)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Tuff240
They rub because you are using monster truck...

They rub because you are using monster truck tires.


No. 1 coil doesn't do hardly anything. Maybe 1/2" lower.


This should work at the mentioned loweredish height.


Et10 (1.25" adapters)...
Forum: showroom 12-08-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,591
Posted By Tuff240
Thanks Dave. The style 42's have a big pocket...

Thanks Dave.
The style 42's have a big pocket in the back side. You can run 15mm adapters and trim down the studs just a little and they will work. Your car isn't as low as my son's car, so you...
Forum: showroom 12-08-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,591
Posted By Tuff240
Fitting BMW Style 42 BBS on a 245.

I've messed with this a lot the last few weeks. Was trying to just use what I had here, but that didn't work out.

We have 20mm adapters all around. All tires used were Federal SS595's.

Front is...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By Tuff240
Factory settings are positive camber iirc.

Factory settings are positive camber iirc.
Forum: showroom 12-05-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,679
Posted By Tuff240
Wow, that starting piece looks terrible. You have...

Wow, that starting piece looks terrible. You have your work cut out for you. Good job so far.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,574
Posted By Tuff240
Over here we didn't get all of those fancy heads...

Over here we didn't get all of those fancy heads and different pistons. So that's kind of a non factor for our US based motors.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,574
Posted By Tuff240
Could the one with the forged crank have been a...

Could the one with the forged crank have been a B23FT short block?
Even if it was a B23F, it wouldn't surprise me. It really seemed like old Sven was grabbing almost anything he wanted out of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,727
Posted By Tuff240
Make an educated guess, then multiply by 10.

Make an educated guess, then multiply by 10.
Forum: events 12-05-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By Tuff240
I'm down for helping pit for sure. Maybe...

I'm down for helping pit for sure. Maybe interested in driving if it's cheap.
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