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Old 12-29-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-29-2015, 12:45 PM   #2
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do your pictures get any smaller or bigger ?

update this, I like looking at 140 projects... but I dont like to take off my glasses to see the large pics and use a magnifying glass for small picture
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:17 PM   #3
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Looks nice from here...even though I agree on the various pic sizes
What about the floors and undercarriage...from sitting on grass, any or how much, rot there!?

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Old 12-29-2015, 11:09 PM   #4
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Looks nice from here...even though I agree on the various pic sizes
What about the floors and undercarriage...from sitting on grass, any or how much, rot there!?

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When I got to it, it had been sitting on grass, but it must have been on pavement most of the time, because there is ZERO rust on the undercarriage or floor pans!
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:23 PM   #5
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<--- Wants the redwood 2x4's by the rear bumper.

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Old 12-29-2015, 02:06 PM   #7
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Nice car. I'm down in Monterey if you ever need any help.
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Thanks. What do you drive?

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from huge/tiny pictures to "styled" that leave too much out.. damn it deliver already
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C70, 245, and a BMW 2002.
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Looks like a nice project, correct fenders still on.
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:32 PM   #12
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And fine, I'll be better about sizing my photos from here on out. Here are a few teasers until I can take some iPhone pictures to document what I've done.

Dat ass:


Nardi wheel and GT gauges:


New rear speakers and shelf I made from some spare sapele I found at the shop:


I'll take some less artsy photos to better show what the car currently looks like.

Thanks for the interest!

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Old 12-31-2015, 11:59 AM   #13
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The old girl's cleaning up nicely with some Meguire's Show Car Glaze #4 and light cutting compound.

I was going to paint the car, but after driving it as-is for so long, I've begun to really like the patina. The burn-throughs aren't ideal, but I'm just going to polish over everything and call it good. This car has character and I'd like to keep it that way.

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glad to see it back on the road! long live 140s
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Old 01-03-2016, 12:29 PM   #16
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We made it up to Tahoe with zero issues, other than having a top speed of 70 mph. The M41 swap cannot come soon enough.

Since I have the transmission out, should I be thinking about doing anything to it before I put it in? I was going to get a gasket kit and replace those, but I'm not sure what else I should be looking at while it's on my bench. Any thoughts?


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It should do @ 92 flat out even with a BW 35.
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Oh, it'll do 90+, but I cruised at 4k or below to keep the noise down. The M40 and the rear end are particularly noisy in this car. The M41 and the 70+ rear end I have are nearly silent. That, plus the OD would make 4 hour drives MUCH more enjoyable.

I was just going to wait until I had the B20 done, and do the motor and trans swap at the same time. But now I think I'll put the M41 in sooner than that.


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Great shot! Looks like an ad from the 60's
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A profile shot from the recent Tahoe trip:



I hadn't really noticed the slight rake before, but after looking at this profile shot, I realize the front has to come up a bit so the car sits level. Not a huge fan of rake on anything but old muscle cars, and even then...

I think I'll get some spring spacers next week and take care of that.
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A profile shot from the recent Tahoe trip:



I hadn't really noticed the slight rake before, but after looking at this profile shot, I realize the front has to come up a bit so the car sits level. Not a huge fan of rake on anything but old muscle cars, and even then...

I think I'll get some spring spacers next week and take care of that.
IDK that looks about right, put some camping gear in the back and level it out that way.

Reminds me of my many 145 Tahoe adventures back in the day.

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IDK that looks about right, put some camping gear in the back and level it out that way.

Reminds me of my many 145 Tahoe adventures back in the day.

It'd take a lot to level those rear springs. They aren't exactly soft...

140's love Tahoe, haha. I didn't need to chain up because roads were dry, but I ventured onto the ice/snow whenever I could find one to test out how she slid around. Pretty fun!

Also, thanks again for the door trim. Makes the car look 80% less ****ty.
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you could always trade someone for 71 fenders, me to be specific

love what you've done so far, at least what we can see from the pics.
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