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Old 10-08-2019, 09:27 AM   #451
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Is 2019 the year of both our 240s?
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:33 AM   #452
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why bother water cooling the wastegate?
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:33 AM   #453
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Is 2019 the year of both our 240s?
Yours, probably.
Kyle's, doubtful.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:34 AM   #454
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why bother water cooling the wastegate?
It's got holes for it, I have the urge to fill them

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Yours, probably.
Kyle's, doubtful.
Depends on many things, the future is cloudy
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:45 AM   #455
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It's got holes for it, I have the urge to fill them
unless you're burning up diaphragms I'd skip it, extra cost, extra plumbing, extra points of failure, little to be gained. I've worked on IMSA cars that don't cool the gate... I think on a street car it's pretty unnecessary.

hydro clutch and gearing change will pay off quite a bit.
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Yours, probably.
Kyle's, doubtful.
Ehhh idk. If all the stars line up over the next couple weeks, I'll probably get mine done. If they don't, the car will just sit in the basement for another 5 years.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:58 AM   #457
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unless you're burning up diaphragms I'd skip it, extra cost, extra plumbing, extra points of failure, little to be gained. I've worked on IMSA cars that don't cool the gate... I think on a street car it's pretty unnecessary.

hydro clutch and gearing change will pay off quite a bit.
Oh it's for sure unnecessary

The other things are necessities I agree. I've had multiple clutch cables in this car over the last few years and they have all been garbage. I have most of the parts already for hydraulic clutch, just never did it.

The gear set I'm stoked about to make the car more usable. I mean don't get me wrong cruising 80mph at 2500rpm is sweet and all but I can't even get it in 5th until 55
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Oh it's for sure unnecessary

The other things are necessities I agree. I've had multiple clutch cables in this car over the last few years and they have all been garbage. I have most of the parts already for hydraulic clutch, just never did it.

The gear set I'm stoked about to make the car more usable. I mean don't get me wrong cruising 80mph at 2500rpm is sweet and all but I can't even get it in 5th until 55
I think our roads are pretty similar, from what I've seen you post up. I'd be pretty stuck with the tall fifth gears, fourth gets buzzy pretty quick, ~2400rpm is a great cruising rpm but not many places I'm cruising at 80mph!

the block... I had a 250k mile stock longblock in my car before the built motor went in. All it had was the cam, everything else was just as-removed from a driven hard turbobricker car. I put a hurtin on that thing. I had all the setup around it, header, intake mani, fuel... was running the HX35 at 25psi and just hammering on the car. I'm sure the car was making 350bhp. I really expected to kill it but it came out a running motor. By the end I was blowing some smoke at 7k rpm rundowns and getting some odd detonation, but it kept taking it. So it might surprise you!
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That's good to hear! This one had 90k when I put it in, so it "should" be fine. I'm only at 16psi on that hy35 now so I haven't even scratched the surface of what it can do. With a new top end and intake it should wake up, not to mention the extra boost I want to throw at it.
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Is 2019 the year of both our 240s?
god, i hope so.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:50 AM   #461
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I robbed parts off of it last night, does that count as work?
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2020 is going to be the year of all 240s.
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:38 PM   #463
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240s unite!
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:45 PM   #464
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I’ve always loved your 242...way back.
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:54 PM   #465
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