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Old 12-29-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
Tfrasca
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Default tfrasca's 142 Turbo Project

I've had my 142 for about six months now, and you guys have all been really helpful. When I bought it, it was sitting in the grass, and hadn't been registered since 1999. All the bearings and bushings had rusted or deteriorated, but the body is completely rust-free, and all the pieces were there and unmodified.

Over the last few months, I've done a lot to the car and it is now my daily driver. I am starting to lose track of my progress, so I figured I'd try to get it all in here for posterity and to help anyone else who may have 140 questions.

Things that I've done:

Interior:

Seat covers and foam
New seat webbing
Black carpet kit
Nardi Classic wheel
GT cluster
Stereo w/bluetooth (stock location)
6.5" rear speakers in hat shelf
Mahogany veneer hat shelf
4" front speakers (stock right location, custom mounted in knee bolster panel on driver side)
Arm rest w/center console storage
Added sound deadening under carpet and behind door panels

Suspension/Steering/Brakes:

Lowering springs from Classic Swede
Adjustable shocks from Classic Swede
IPD front sway bar (rear needs to be installed)
Poly bushings in trailing arms/torque rods
Brass idler arm bushing
New tie rods (these are pretty hard to find for pre '70 140's...)
New 15x5.5 164 wheels
195/60/15
Poly steering linkage bushings
Stainless flex lines
New pads/rotors
Rebuilt master cylinder

Engine (B18):

Rebuilt SU HS6's
Pertronix electronic ignition
2" exhaust for 142E models
K&N filters in stock blue filter housings

Body:

Always replacing various trim bits and seals...
Buffed out some of the oxidized paint- photos to follow as that progresses


This is the CL ad. Rough, but she's all there:


Engine bay. It's a '68, so it has a B18b with two SU's. When I got it:


Engine Bay Rev. 1:


Interior when I got it:


I'll update this thread with shots of the interior, which I replaced from the ground up. (carpet, seat foam and covers, stereo, etc.). I also did some suspension stuff, wheels, and so on. I'll add more photos later.

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