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Old 09-27-2017, 08:51 AM   #176
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Yeah, They look good on 140s too. They look so much wider than they actually are.
Did you get the tires from Mattias as well ? I like the choice of tire size too, has a nice meaty look without being over the top.

What more do you need to do to this thing ? Looks like you have most of the kinks worked out.
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:43 AM   #177
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Did you get the tires from Mattias as well ? I like the choice of tire size too, has a nice meaty look without being over the top.

What more do you need to do to this thing ? Looks like you have most of the kinks worked out.
No I got the tires locally. They are little fatter than I thought they'd be, but they ride really nice. I noticed better braking, handling, and the steering feels easier at parking lot speeds. I've never had Goodyear tires on anything, but so far I'm pretty impressed.


I have a few more things I'd like to do to it. I still have a brake issue coming from the rear where I have to pump the brakes up to get full pedal. Also because its lowered I'm having a drive line vibration because the pinion angle is off. I don't really see a way to make any adjustable arms with the early rear end set up.

I'm seriously considering installing an 8.8 4:10L. That should fix the brake issue and I could make adjustable arms to fix the pinion issue, and I've done it before. The biggest hurdle this time will be adapting the weird stamp steel torque rods in the rear, but I think I've figured out a solution to that.

Here is my mental pros and cons on installing an 8.8:
Pros
1. Stronger rear end that I can beat on without worrying about breaking
2. Service parts are more available
3. Price-It's cheap $135.75 at Pull-A-Part and there are a ton of them down there
4. Comes with a locker. Stock rear end lockers/limited slips are hard to find and expensive
5. Same wheel bolt pattern as stock
6. Disc brakes
7. It's wider and will space the wheels out in the rear, which I think it needs.
8. Adjustability with custom built arms

Cons
1. It's hard to do. Probably a months worth of weekends.
2. Weight- It's heavy, I'd say double the weight of a stock rear end. *Weight really isn't much of an issue for me. I'm building a street car, not a race car
3. Drive shaft mounting-Not too big of an issue, but it is something that would need to be sorted out.

I'm pretty much set on doing this. Maybe the first of the year
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:23 AM   #178
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Wouldn't a 1030 be enough for a warmed up pushrod motor?
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:34 AM   #179
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Wouldn't a 1030 be enough for a warmed up pushrod motor?
It would, but the bolt pattern would change to 5x108. I'd have to get different wheels or run adaptors. Plus I'd have to track down a G80 or buy some other locker separately. I could source some late model 1800 front hubs and brakes with 5x108 bolt pattern, but that would be an additional cost and work compared to the 8.8. It would be the same amount of work to make it fit.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:13 PM   #180
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I know at least one guy that redrilled his 1030 to 5x112 on his amazon. One hole had to be welded first and that was the hardest to redrill but it's doable if you have access to the right tools. The holes in the disks he just widened oval, discs are centered by the center.
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:01 PM   #181
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I know at least one guy that redrilled his 1030 to 5x112 on his amazon. One hole had to be welded first and that was the hardest to redrill but it's doable if you have access to the right tools. The holes in the disks he just widened oval, discs are centered by the center.
Yeah it would be about the same amount of work to put a 1030 in as it would be to put the 8.8 in.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:49 PM   #182
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Can't you just rework the lower arm points on the chassis for bushings and some rod ends?
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:06 PM   #183
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What color should I paint it?
http://www.forums.turbobricks.com/sh...d.php?t=338763
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:11 PM   #184
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I dig the grey idea even though I'm considering making my 242 not grey.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:51 AM   #185
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I dig the grey idea even though I'm considering making my 242 not grey.
Man I can't decide. I'm changing my mind every day.

What color are you thinking on the 242?
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:57 AM   #186
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The right red could look awesome with that light brown interior though!
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:42 PM   #187
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The right red could look awesome with that light brown interior though!
I do like red
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:53 PM   #188
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I do like red
Base red (Scarlett Red?) over white sealer. No mixing or toning of the base color.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:54 AM   #189
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:51 PM   #190
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Got some Weber knock offs

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Old 02-19-2019, 01:32 PM   #191
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I really like the linkage setup on those carbs!
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Old 02-19-2019, 02:09 PM   #192
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What happened to the Weber 45s???
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:56 PM   #193
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I really like the linkage setup on those carbs!
Thanks. Here’s a close up
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:59 PM   #194
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What happened to the Weber 45s???
They were ok, but I just wanted something more reliable/tunable.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:07 PM   #195
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Ahh... I didn't look at those closely enough the first time.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:32 PM   #196
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They were ok, but I just wanted something more reliable/tunable.
Will they be for sale?
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:36 PM   #197
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Were: http://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=336772
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:10 AM   #198
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Old 02-20-2019, 10:36 AM   #199
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Very tricky!
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:38 PM   #200
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This will be awesome. Congrats on building the perfect 122.
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