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Old 01-14-2015, 05:45 PM   #76
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Definitely referencing from the intake manifold. I did not expect that much of a delta in boost pressure at all. Alas, here we are.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:32 PM   #77
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So setting boost is more of a pain than expected. Springs in both of my MBCs are too short/stiff...what a PITA. May be time to upgrade to an EBC.
Strange... I've never had any issue with either of the grainger valve MBC's I've used. Solid boost control, never an issue. Had it at 11psi for a while, now I've had it sitting at 14.5psi.

Mine is inline between the compressor housing and the wastegate actuator with about 2.5" of vacuum line on each end. Not saying it's "right", but it does and has worked well for me for years.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:36 PM   #78
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Figured that out. Boost is rock solid again!
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:17 PM   #79
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Cheap whatever water pump shat the bed. Found a pair of NOS Hepus.

Pretty sure my high idle issue has to do with old/worn/broken throttle body seals and old old old idle valve hoses. Engine bay is crying for a detail; it's disgusting.
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:05 PM   #80
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Got a few more things on the way. Kocksense module, an MS2v3 jumper harness from Lord_Athlon, NOS Hepu B21/23 water pumps, extra spark plugs, and some seals to attempt to cure the crappy idle quality that has plagued this car since day 1. The RSI cam is doing it no favors. Some more things I have picked up to make it a nicer thing to live with on a daily basis.



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Old 02-07-2015, 12:42 PM   #81
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Cheap whatever water pump shat the bed. Found a pair of NOS Hepus.
I wasn't aware they stopped making them. I had no issues getting one a year ago
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:54 PM   #82
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The B21 ones have nearly vanished.
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:04 PM   #83
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That sucks maybe I should buy a spare for the 242 for down the road.

FCP still has them IPD is still failing. I'll find out if IMC still has them in stock
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:13 PM   #84
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I tried finding them in FCP but as far as I can tell they only carry OE or GMB...

EDIT: never mind, found it now. AutohausAZ has them for 10 bucks less a pop and with free shipping. Yay!
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:56 PM   #85
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:06 PM   #86
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:53 PM   #87
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Welp, couldn't wait to get them on. Really cleaned up the front end along with the headlights and grille. Also I realized I have no pics that highlight the axle being forward 18mm from stock and the wheels pushed out 25mm on each side. Also, cockpit shots. Waiting on an R-Sport cluster come May.









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Old 02-07-2015, 06:00 PM   #88
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:19 PM   #89
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:06 PM   #90
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The trans is a tragedy but otherwise it's looking good!

Does this car have 250 lb/in springs all around? If so I'm assuming it rides fairly plush and has decent travel with the short struts, amirite?
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:24 PM   #91
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250 lb/in springs up front with Monroe inserts and chopped sedan springs in the back with Suburban shocks. The rear is unsurprisingly much stiffer than the front. I do plan on getting some 175 lb rear springs on adjustable perches and some sort of a motorsport solution for the fronts. Maybe the revalved B6 bilsteins that RSI sells. It is definitely very comfortable for what it is. If the stars align and you end up going to Davis (and if I end up driving rather than flying...) you are more than welcome to give it a feel.

That said, 9" or 10" springs would be better as I do get coil bind if I'm pushing it hard on imperfect road surfaces. Only problem is wheel backspacing...I would have to run ET15 for my front wheels to clear the spring perches.

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Old 02-07-2015, 10:12 PM   #92
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Euro side markers look great!
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:29 PM   #93
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5 panels, rounds, and Euro corners is the best light set up, in my unbiased opinion.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:37 PM   #94
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I would drop the rounds for early TV screens in a heartbeat I do love the five panel tails!

But yes, the euro corners brighten up the front end a great deal!

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I guess it is a case of you want the rare stuff- in the UK round headlights are vanishingly rare, so I always prefer the cars that have them.

The TV screen lights are what every car had here, pretty much.
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what are the deets on the headlights? Looks good!
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:50 PM   #97
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I guess it is a case of you want the rare stuff- in the UK round headlights are vanishingly rare, so I always prefer the cars that have them.

The TV screen lights are what every car had here, pretty much.
I am referring to the ones on 1980 and earlier build years, like the ones John R H has on his red 245. That said I am quite content with the current front end setup!

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Old 02-08-2015, 01:19 PM   #98
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Post a cutoff pic of the lights.
Where did you get that wheel?
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Will do.

Got the wheel barely used from someone rlse on here. Kinda wanting to get a Mod 7 or a Prototipo next...
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Is it a real momo? I only ask because my brother had one and it snapped off while driving.
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