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Old 01-02-2015, 11:41 PM   #26
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I wanted e-codes with clear lenses and steel bowls
They don't carry the Hellas?
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:48 PM   #27
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Ordered a few bits and bobs:

Coulda just spent 50 bucks at pnp for a g80 and ditched all the other stuff
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:55 PM   #28
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They don't carry the Hellas?
Hellas are $5 cheaper but use fluted lenses. Giving myself some room for future enhancements in the lighting front.
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:55 PM   #29
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Coulda just spent 50 bucks at pnp for a g80 and ditched all the other stuff
Yeah but the G80 sucks.
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:56 PM   #30
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All these words and no word about what block it has. Sheesh.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:16 AM   #31
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Your thread doesn't state what engine you are using. ;)
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:25 AM   #32
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Oooh. It's a '77 B21F with the original 398 head. Bo clue whether it's BCP or not. I'm waiting for a rebuilt 405 to get here so that doesn't matter much. May or may not swap in my B230F out of the black 91 I had years ago.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:34 AM   #33
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Hellas are $5 cheaper but use fluted lenses. Giving myself some room for future enhancements in the lighting front.
Yea but angel eyes suck teh wannabe.

You can put bigger bulbs in the Hella's too.

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Oooh. It's a '77 B21F with the original 398 head. Bo clue whether it's BCP or not. I'm waiting for a rebuilt 405 to get here so that doesn't matter much. May or may not swap in my B230F out of the black 91 I had years ago.
Wat no B230FT, bro?
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:37 AM   #34
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No angel eyes and no FT block.

Why the eff do you think I bought trashy ass lights like that?
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:42 AM   #35
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Isn't that what's in your link with the funny disco ball reflectors?


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Old 01-03-2015, 01:30 AM   #36
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You doofus.
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Old 01-03-2015, 03:03 AM   #37
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Too bad you missed the 80's harribert they were fun, but perhaps you can relive them by driving a pastel Volvo from the 80's?
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Old 01-03-2015, 03:15 AM   #38
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70s.

Also from research i have done, headlamps with clear lenses and patterned reflextors have much better output than conventional reflectors with fluted lenses

Shouldn't you be giving me a hard time over how low it is?
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:22 AM   #39
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Man I love this car! Love the color and how clean it is! I wish I could get a photo with this and my car together!
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Old 01-03-2015, 07:27 PM   #40
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It's low?
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:00 PM   #41
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Not really.
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:11 AM   #42
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I sell you automotive 531 head cheap?
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:29 AM   #43
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Already bought cheap automotive 405...
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:10 PM   #44
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Picked up a nice 27-row NPR off ebay. Looks like all I'm missing for it to work is a 45* reducer. Yay.

Got the H4 headlights, hood quiet kit (which left me some material left over to do the trunk lid), stick-on door seals, some firewall grommets, front speakers (tweeters and midbass), and front control arms with poly installed. Also realigned the Now it needs an alignment.

General impressions:

-So my headlights actually light up the road some (looks like I can legally aim them up a bit more)
-The stereo works much better, front speakers work very well for mids and highs. Mids particularly better than I expected. Subwoofer sounds much more accurate now with the trunk lid sealed and dampened. Definitely going to try deadening the rear quarter panels under the rear windows and above the spare tire wells, rear bulkhead, plus sealing the holes on either side of the car between trunk and passenger compartment. May try an isobaric mount going through the ski hole for my 8" free air subs, because why not. Going to seal the door mounted speakers too. There is a good bit of space between the speaker and door cavity.
-The car is actually somewhat quiet (read: not deafeningly loud) on the highway
-Turn-in is much crisper with the new bushings. Really hoping I have time to get it aligned this week

Goal by June is to get the Truetrac an 19T installed.

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Old 01-06-2015, 03:12 PM   #45
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I like your car. The wheel change was a big improvement and really suits the style of a blue flathood 242. Your end goal for the car is very similar to mine for the beige 242, and the overall mods will end up being very similar, so I'm interested to watch your progress on this...
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:23 PM   #46
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Thanks Mr. Duder! The turbo and engine management portion will likely be different than yours (Otherwise I would have done a GTX2860R and MoTec right away ). Mostly I'd agree; I want a car I can commute with and drive co-workers around in, and keep up with more modern cars. The Mustang Ecoboost and Hyundai Genesis coupe V6 are my current sort-of benchmarks.
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Word. No MoTec for me, just LH2.4 to begin with and then AEM EMS. I haven't driven an Ecoboost Mustang yet but it's on my list of 2.3L turbo cars to benchmark as well. I got a ride in Karl Buchka's 16v+t 242 a few weeks ago and can say that is the other end of the spectrum from what mine will be . But it's nice to compare and contrast!
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Oh, and the Mr. isn't required. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude...so that's what you call me.
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:51 PM   #49
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But... How long until you Harribert the headlamps?

Looks good!
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IDK whether I will bother with projectors. LED lamps will be cheaper by the time I get around to doing a stage 2 updgrade

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Word. No MoTec for me, just LH2.4 to begin with and then AEM EMS. I haven't driven an Ecoboost Mustang yet but it's on my list of 2.3L turbo cars to benchmark as well. I got a ride in Karl Buchka's 16v+t 242 a few weeks ago and can say that is the other end of the spectrum from what mine will be . But it's nice to compare and contrast!
For sure! Bet it's a beast. LH 2.2 coupled with a 42/63 TB03 means lots of lag and not much top end. Are you going to go with a GTX yourself?

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Hehe, I'll keep that in mind

As it looks now. It's a dirty thing right now. Forgot I found a new, near perfect grille, which is nice. Added some pics to the OP...

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