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Old 01-12-2017, 02:19 AM   #51
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I like to use a rubber mallet to gently whack stubborn trim in place. Looks excellent! Hope to see it in person someday.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:32 AM   #52
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Good tips guys. I'll remember those for next time.

Hey, if my neverending story 242 project car doesn't run soon, I may have to drive this wagon up to Davis!
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:10 AM   #53
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So Davis is happening for you after all?
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:20 AM   #54
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Old 01-13-2017, 04:32 PM   #55
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So Davis is happening for you after all?
Yes, for sure. Will be there either way. Even if we have to drive the V60. But the 242 will be running for this year; it hath been proclaimed.

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Hey man are you interested in buying back that dash pad? You may have noticed on the previous page I scored a complete dash so now I have redundant pads.

I could haul it back up to Davis if you want!
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:05 PM   #56
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However, of course as soon as I got back to LA I remembered there was a super clean crack-free '75 dash, complete, being sold by Loohan here on the boards. So over the break between Christmas and New Years I drove out to Whittier to pick it up. Loohan's '75 is another wagon and an ambitious project. He threw in some extras with the dash like a silly old aftermarket AM/FM/cassette deck with a mounting plate for the lower location. Not sure if I'll use that yet but at least it wouldn't look terribly out of place like the hacked in headunit that's in the car now. Dash should be a fun upgrade project either way. Need to get a clock though!


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Old 01-13-2017, 07:14 PM   #57
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Yes, for sure. Will be there either way. Even if we have to drive the V60. But the 242 will be running for this year; it hath been proclaimed.

Excellent
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:08 PM   #58
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Also a clock for sale here on TB.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=256346
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:17 PM   #59
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Realy nice car!
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Old 01-23-2017, 05:23 PM   #60
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Here's another early 240 clock on TB.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=329274
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:18 PM   #61
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Realy nice car!
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Here's another early 240 clock on TB.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=329274
Thanks for the leads on the clocks. Not ready to pull the trigger yet but I appreciate the help.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:40 PM   #62
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I love your car.
Thanks for the little details in this thread. It's great!
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:49 PM   #63
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Yes, for sure. Will be there either way. Even if we have to drive the V60. But the 242 will be running for this year; it hath been proclaimed.



Hey man are you interested in buying back that dash pad? You may have noticed on the previous page I scored a complete dash so now I have redundant pads.

I could haul it back up to Davis if you want!
Yeah since I don't have one for my other wagon. Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:55 PM   #64
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I love your car.
Thanks for the little details in this thread. It's great!
No problem; I appreciate all the feedback and comments. For sure there will always be the temptation to modify this thing to the extreme, but for now I'm digging its survivor vibe and want to keep it running and enjoy it (vs. tearing apart and turning into another never-ending build). I'll keep all the little details coming.

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Yeah since I don't have one for my other wagon. Thanks!
Cool man, I will bring it to Davis for sure then. I couldn't pass up this complete dash since it will fix the hacking that was done for the radio, and all the hard plastic stuff is much nicer than what's in the car now.
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:12 PM   #65
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Looks great! I'm very jealous, this is really the color inspiration behind Verde for the 245.

(Sorry I'm hella late to see this!)
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:08 PM   #66
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Looks great! I'm very jealous, this is really the color inspiration behind Verde for the 245.

(Sorry I'm hella late to see this!)
Thanks man. Yours should be pretty great in that pistachio Fiat color though. How's progress on it?
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:47 PM   #67
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Quick update on the green monster...the transmission continues leaking on my driveway; I think it's coming from the shifter rod bushing as Ian suggested. Need to get that fixed but for now I've been topping it up periodically. The M41 shifts nicely but is noisy even when full of fluid. I used some Redline D4 ATF that was laying around to top it off last time.

I now have some pretty fresh Bilsteins and ipd wagon lowering springs that will go on this thing soon, along with new rubber bushings all around.

Took the car down to the Pelican Parts cars & coffee in February but forgot to post pics. The other shades of green were represented by a 911R and 918 Spyder owned by Graham Rahal, apparently.











Otherwise, just been driving it periodically. Starts right up every time, even after sitting for a few weeks.

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Old 05-26-2017, 01:25 AM   #68
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Posting the other pics I have of the car when I rescued it. Had to work around some nasty yellow jacket nests around the headlight bezel when swapping the tow bar. Owner wanted to spray them I said no because then they would be pissed! You can usually work around them. One nest was in the wheel well and he swapped the tires! That 83 car next to it had a big nest in it but didnt actually see the size of it. This was 5 miles west of town in the middle of nowhere too.


In Cortez by the ace hardware


Gas station in Green river UT.


By the Burger king Gas station in Green River, UT


Truck stop in Fernley, NV






Look at that paint Hah!


At the hobby shop on Travis afb.






Im glad it found a home with you guys and you enjoy it.

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Old 05-27-2017, 03:45 PM   #69
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Cool Luke, thanks for posting those. Most people who see the car have a hard time believing it was pulled out of a field in Colorado, but thanks to you I have photographic evidence!

Definitely enjoying this thing. It's more convenient than my Land Cruiser for hauling long stuff around.
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:43 PM   #70
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Update on the green beast and more stuff getting checked off of the stage zero list.

Took the car into Ian & Eric at Hi Performance Auto, to see if they could diagnose/fix the transmission leak which was getting worse by the week. I got tired of leaving a big puddle and didn't want to risk damaging the trans. So they pulled out the M41 and found that the shift selector rod bushing was completely missing from the trans top cover. Shifter was sloppy too, so that's partially to blame. After more investigation they found that the speedo output was also leaking, and that the 1st gear synchro was wearing strangely; the dogs were cutting a groove into the OD of the synchro. This explains the gear grind going into 1st - I thought maybe the M41 never even had a 1st gear synchro - silly me.

Got it back yesterday and the thing shifts much more positively now, with no grinding, and no more leak. Ian found the offending loose shock mounting bolt in the rear and tightened that as well. So the car is quieter too. I'm happy and will keep driving it regularly.

Gratuitous pic of the 245 back at home with the 242.

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Old 07-25-2017, 07:57 PM   #71
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What's it like driving a stock old 240?
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:32 PM   #72
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Or, a stock "new" 140, for that matter? Since, except for the modified rear suspension, the new front suspension, the dash, and the front clip, the 1975 240 is pretty much a 1974 140.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:14 AM   #73
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It's funny, the '75 doesn't feel as old or slow as I expected it to. Definitely at a disadvantage compared to a later car. But if you just want to cruise around, the B20 isn't really bad at all. The 4.11 gears help it keep up with traffic. It always fires right up immediately and it's smooth and comfortable. In terms of feel and driving experience and intangible stuff like that, it's about halfway between our old 1966 1800S and the way my 1981 242 drove when it was stock.
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Old 07-26-2017, 03:15 AM   #74
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I saw this car at the shop duder! So nice to see it in person!
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:39 AM   #75
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Hehe, that's cool - it is pretty dirty right now and needs to be buffed out again, but glad you enjoyed it. I still need to see your awesome blue 75 at some point.
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