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Old 07-23-2019, 10:39 AM   #726
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This car is so good. Probably the most aesthetically pleasing engine bay I've ever seen.
Well, ****. Thanks! I love your 142.

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Have to get photos before the engine bay is forever unclean after a couple thousand miles.

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Looks fantastic- you've done some epic work here. Hope to see this thing at a Midwest meet or two in the future.
Midwest meets? What are those? Do those even exist anymore?!
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:13 PM   #727
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Have to get photos before the engine bay is forever unclean after a couple thousand miles.
Pressure washer proof it. Duh.
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:19 PM   #728
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Midwest meets? What are those? Do those even exist anymore?!
They used to, now we must will them back into existence.
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Old 07-23-2019, 01:44 PM   #729
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Pressure washer proof it. Duh.
It can be nice, but it's never the same (at least to me). Nothing compares to that new new.
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Old 07-23-2019, 01:45 PM   #730
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It can be nice, but it's never the same (at least to me). Nothing compares to that new new.
Well yeah. Nature of the beast and all that.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:08 AM   #731
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Update. I'm about 300 miles in. I'm cautiously optimistic, but I've really been enjoying the car over the past few days. Driving home from a local car meetup on Tuesday night in the sunset felt like car nirvana compared to the past couple years of frustration. I need more of this.




Engine is still there, nothing has exploded and made a mess. What a treat.


I couldn't resist adding a little XC40 flair to the back. Also not sure that I ever showed this R-SPORT INTERNATIONAL decal before...



It was neat going out for the photo shoot. I can't wait to see how the photos and write up turn out. I snagged a few photos with my phone while we were there.






I'm currently working to arrange some dyno tuning with someone experienced in tuning similar turbo cars running Megasquirt. If/when that happens, I will be equal parts nervous and excited.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:26 AM   #732
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glad it's working out
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:46 PM   #733
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Awesome news Tom. The car looks great and it's a relief to hear you've been able to get some enjoyable miles behind the wheel.
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:05 PM   #734
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Glad it is getting sorted. Looks amazing.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:19 PM   #735
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Your project is making me push to finish mine, Just bought a gps speedo and it works perfect.
Hopefully I will finish mine by a couple of monthe except for the paint
Kuddos for an amazing outcome !!!
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:17 PM   #736
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Time to try that oil return without the scavenge pump and see if it was rings the entire time!
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:45 AM   #737
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Beautiful. Nicely done sir..... now drive that deuce and enjoy it.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:04 AM   #738
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Sidetrim delete looks every time more tempting when I see this car! This car is perfect.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:57 PM   #739
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Yo girl....I herd u like bananas....
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:00 PM   #740
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I couldn't resist adding a little XC40 flair to the back. Also not sure that I ever showed this R-SPORT INTERNATIONAL decal before...
keep up the hard work and soon you'll be a "Sport Full-Time Associate"

Never seen that little 'clothing tag' emblem before. Adhesive? Does it lip over the tail light when the trunk is closed (got a pic?). Cool little badge.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:26 PM   #741
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I like it too. May or may not copy it.
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:44 AM   #742
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My car sux...

Beautiful work.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:36 AM   #743
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would you sell it for cash?
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:47 AM   #744
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Thanks everybody! I still have a long list with the car, but it has been really nice to be able to enjoy it a bit. I don't have any other photos of that little flag tag with the trunk closed, but yeah, it has 3m double-sided adhesive and it flaps over the top edge of the taillight when the trunk is closed.

I installed GAZ rear shocks last weekend before going to cars and coffee about an hour away. The GAZ shocks are a substantial improvement over the Koni Race shocks I had in there. I highly, highly recommend them to anyone with any form of 240 street car. Classicswede had them at my door within a week of ordering. Shipping isn't cheap, but it still ended up being cheaper and far faster than the US-based option for ordering GAZ.


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Time to try that oil return without the scavenge pump and see if it was rings the entire time!
This has been on my mind... I would like to try this at some point.

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would you sell it for cash?
Everything has a price, but what this car is worth to me is probably way more than most would be willing to pay.


While I'm thinking about it, might as well take note of a couple things I need to do:
- replace old, dead AEM UEGO wideband with new AEM x-series wideband
- 4 wheel alignment
- figure out why the wiper motor fuse keeps blowing (perhaps lube the end of the linkage that I removed when painting the bay)
- replace the adhesive on one of the autoplas louver anchor points

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Old 08-08-2019, 12:28 PM   #745
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This has been on my mind... I would like to try this at some point.
I would give it a try. As long as you have a large unobstructed drain tube and you keep the same pre-turbo oil restrictor setup, it should work...based on our collective experience with similar turbos on several other whiteblock-swapped 240s.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:22 PM   #746
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I installed GAZ rear shocks last weekend before going to cars and coffee about an hour away. The GAZ shocks are a substantial improvement over the Koni Race shocks I had in there. I highly, highly recommend them to anyone with any form of 240 street car. Classicswede had them at my door within a week of ordering. Shipping isn't cheap, but it still ended up being cheaper and far faster than the US-based option for ordering GAZ.
I installed a set of these on all four corners of my Saab c900 and I'm loving them so far. Do you have them for lowered rideheight? Mine are for stock rideheight and I feel like some aspects of the shock could be a little better matched to my lowering springs.
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