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Old 09-17-2019, 05:31 PM   #101
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Been a busy couple weeks with work and personal life, so I've stalled out on the 242. Got the driveshaft installed and the header downpipes fabricated.





Also, made a stupid financial decision and purchased this 86 744Tic from Copart for $250.
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:36 PM   #102
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That 740 is sweet. I'd rock it for myself.
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:42 PM   #103
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That 740 is sweet. I'd rock it for myself.
I'm pretty stoked on it. I've been missing having something I can tinker on and drive
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:51 PM   #104
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Just keep your power expectations fairly modest and you'll be golden, lol
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:59 PM   #105
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Just keep your power expectations fairly modest and you'll be golden, lol
I've got the 242 for big power. The 744 will probably stay fairly stock, maybe a 15g. Definitely some suspension stuff
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:11 PM   #106
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Having owned a grandpa series I will say this: new rubber bushings everywhere except for stay rods, which are best with poly; reinforce rear subframe. Bilstein HDs all around and leave stock springs. Truetrac and a 940T 24mm front bar.

Low 740s are meh from a driving standpoint
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:32 PM   #107
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Having owned a grandpa series I will say this: new rubber bushings everywhere except for stay rods, which are best with poly; reinforce rear subframe. Bilstein HDs all around and leave stock springs. Truetrac and a 940T 24mm front bar.

Low 740s are meh from a driving standpoint
Sounds right up my alley. I've had really low cars in the past and they can be fun, but I love having cars that you can 100% take anywhere.

Once I stage 0 the 740, I'll start keeping my eye out for used suspension bits, I'm gonna try and keep this one on a budget
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:18 PM   #108
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Got both the cars back to home base, 744 from Eugene OR and the 242 from a friends fab shop
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:22 AM   #109
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Looking great!
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:14 PM   #110
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Looking great!
They're a nice pair. I'm wondering if the 242 could tow the 744 once its all setup...
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Old 10-28-2019, 12:51 PM   #111
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No updates in a while, life has been busy.

Me and three buddies moved into a 4k sqft shop with a warehouse and two offices







Now that I have some real space to work I'm gonna hop back into the 242. Really just been slacking :/
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:21 PM   #112
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Wow I am straight up jealous of that shop space! That would cost a fortune out here in SoCal..

Love the work on the car, mine is at a very similar stage to yours and I can't wait to be able to drive the thing.
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:55 PM   #113
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I’ve been wondering what you’ve been up to, look forward to seeing more progress. Congrats on the shop and space!
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:04 AM   #114
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Wow I am straight up jealous of that shop space! That would cost a fortune out here in SoCal..

Love the work on the car, mine is at a very similar stage to yours and I can't wait to be able to drive the thing.
We got lucky on this one, its actually cheaper than our current shop thats 1/3rd of the size.

I can't wait to get it driving too, just want to do everything right which is a positive and negative haha

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Iíve been wondering what youíve been up to, look forward to seeing more progress. Congrats on the shop and space!
Truthfully, I've been enjoying my 744Tic a lot lately. Its nice having something fun and cheap to drive/tinker with... The 242 just requires a boatload of money any time I want to do anything to it. And thanks, I'm super excited to be in this new shop! Hows your 242 going?
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:49 PM   #115
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Alright, all moved in to our new shop. So much more room, its been motivating me to work on the 242.



Chiseled out a bunch of the sound deadening, used a wire wheel, and sprayed it with rust inhibitor. There wasn't any holes, but there was some rust, so better safe than sorry.



Finally pulled the rear seat and carpet. Before.



After. I wanted to swap the carpet to black but I can do that later, and the stock brown is in good enough condition.



Bought this good condition black dashboard for $70, has two cracks but its better than my stock brown dash.



There were two perfect bolt holts on the dash cross member to mount the Holley Terminator X ECU. The supplied power tap cable is more than long enough to run back to a buttcheek mounted battery, and I'll have lots of length to spare for the underhood harness.



Finally... I was playing around with a shopmates wheels and jacked this Work VS-KF up into the wheel well. This really convinced me to try and find a set, maybe not as aggressive fitment but I really like how they look. We'll see, wheels/appearance stuff is wayyy down the line.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:33 PM   #116
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Truthfully, I've been enjoying my 744Tic a lot lately. Its nice having something fun and cheap to drive/tinker with... The 242 just requires a boatload of money any time I want to do anything to it. And thanks, I'm super excited to be in this new shop! Hows your 242 going?
Itís covered up for the winter, wishing I had a 3 car garage or shop so I could continue. I have plenty of small things to work on to keep me busy this winter though. Nice to see you making more progress on yours.
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Old 11-04-2019, 10:57 AM   #117
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Itís covered up for the winter, wishing I had a 3 car garage or shop so I could continue. I have plenty of small things to work on to keep me busy this winter though. Nice to see you making more progress on yours.
I saw your polishing progress on the intake, I like that idea a lot. Good little thing to keep you busy inside too
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Old 11-19-2019, 03:21 PM   #118
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Looking good, can't wait to see updates!
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:51 PM   #119
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Looking good, can't wait to see updates!
No updates recently, just got back from vacation. Drained the car funds. I'm hoping to order the last few bits on Black Friday
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:56 AM   #120
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Keep it up bro!!
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Old 12-03-2019, 11:30 AM   #121
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Okay... Nothing huge, got the downpipes finished up. Ordered two weld-on stainless 6an bungs for the sending unit, hoping they'll work. I was planning on using the compression fittings but heard bad reviews. I'm either going to have a friend TIG them on or braze them.

Next step, getting the battery and wiring in place
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:53 PM   #122
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Hey...progress is progress. Looking good!
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Hey...progress is progress. Looking good!
Thanks! Been a busy month. Hoping to make some real progress in the next two weeks, maybe even start before christmas
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:09 PM   #124
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Good news and bad news. Good news: I just accepted a position with the City of Vancouver, WA! Just north of Portland, the Volvo mecca of the USA.

Bad news: The 242 is gonna be on hold for a few months while I move and get settled in. I'm gonna attempt to get it started before Dec. 31st, but it'll likely be moved to my grandpas barn temporarily. Fingers crossed I can find a place in Vancouver that has a garage, or rent a shop space somewhere... For now, the 740 will be coming with so I have a project to tinker with
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:42 PM   #125
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You will be fine. Vantucky is cheap.
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