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Old 04-26-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Matt's 1983 242DL +T Project

I got the car with 2 dead fuel pumps and it proceeded to kill a few more intank pumps before I decided to put in a Walbro 255. My original goal with the car was: 1994 B230FT, 16v head, HX35, Megasquirt and a T5 trans since I did have all the parts. That plan went out the window this year and I'm still trying to sell everything. Now I'm just enjoying the car as it is.


Mods so far are:
IPD Panhard Bar
IPD Sways 25/23
Yoshifab Torque Rods
GT Upper Braces
GT Lower Braces
GT Strut Reinforcement Plates
Summit Racing Rear Shocks
Koni Race shocks
7" rounds
GT Grille and fogs
Flathood
3 coils cut on front springs
8" 300lb 2.5" rear springs on adjustable perches
MOMO wheel
Electric fan
Walbro 255
Homer's short shifter with new bushings
Black interior swap minus dash and carpet
Corvette Salad Shooters
16x9.5 Riken Mesh
16x9.5 ARE 398s
205/50/16 Federal 595s
15G
90+ Manifold with Turbonetics Evolultion external wastegate
orange top injectors
Ebay Intercooler
Saab diverter valve
Innovate Wideband
VDO boost gauge
OEM 5 bar oil pressure gauge
OEM volt gauge


Parts waiting to go on:
Superpro bushings front and rear
K Cam
IPD Adjustable Cam Gear
Front Coilovers with Saab Bilsteins
336lb 8" springs
G80
another flathood that needs to be painted white

As of today April 26th, the car has 115,xxx miles on it

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Most recent photos








and one of my other car

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Old 04-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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Help me understand why you got paint all over those otherwise rare headlight buckets/grill?
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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it's not paint, it's rust drips
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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Help me understand why you got paint all over those otherwise rare headlight buckets/grill?
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it's not paint, it's rust drips
^Bingo! The rust washes off but even so, the grille/buckets aren't in the best shape. They're faded and the paint is chipping a little now
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:31 PM   #5
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Did this today

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:36 PM   #6
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Some updates on the car.

Swapped in some black door cards and front seats.



I had some rubbing issues


Swapped the wheels, frenched the headlights and got it ready for H20i. My first long trip with the car and it took it like a champ





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Old 10-10-2012, 10:11 PM   #7
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so....you have GTA wheels and you're running salad shooters????

car looks good, not a HUGE fan of the rusty hood, but i see that you're planning on fixing that, so alls well.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:25 PM   #8
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so....you have GTA wheels and you're running salad shooters????

car looks good, not a HUGE fan of the rusty hood, but i see that you're planning on fixing that, so alls well.
Theyr'e not GTA wheels, I'm afraid you're going to question my sanity even more. The mesh wheels pictures are 16" Epsilon Southern Ways. They need to get refinished


Thanks. The rusted hood will most likely be gone and my other flathood will be on for Carlisle
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:02 AM   #9
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those are so rediculously hot....
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:32 PM   #10
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It's been awhile so where do I begin?

The car went into my buddy's garage during the first week of December


Of course I left the windows open in a very dusty garage


Managed to only break one exhaust manifold stud and it drove me crazy for 2 weeks since I couldn't get it out


Oh, you're going to ask why I took the exhaust manifold off. To make way for a 15G mounted on a 90+ set up for an external wastegate.
There's a glimpse of the intercooler too


Innovate Wideband, VDO Boost Gauge, OEM 5 Bar Oil Pressure gauge with a bad sender and an OEM Volt gauge...don't forget the clock too


The car is in winter mode so the salad shooters are off and are going to be sold


New wheels arrived today and they're 16x9.5 and of 80s vintage



Boost creep is an issue with the current wastegate so it will be swapped to a Turbonetics Evolution one which will hopefully open at ~5psi instead of never opening

The setup is now:
15G, 90+ and external wastegate
orange tops
541 ECU
CXRacing Intercooler
740 Downpipe which needs to get shortened

Still need to wire in the EZK but waiting for some warmer weather

I don't currently have any pictures of the engine bay but I will once the weather warms up and I can clean the mess I created

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Old 02-28-2013, 01:23 PM   #11
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This 242 is awesome. I like everything about it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:18 PM   #12
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I had some rubbing issues

I agree, ditch them salad shooter, car is looking good, these wheels are awesome, more photos with the on it?
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:30 AM   #13
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This 242 is awesome. I like everything about it.
Thanks, I only picked up the salad shooters because of how good they looked on your car


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I agree, ditch them salad shooter, car is looking good, these wheels are awesome, more photos with the on it?
I only have a few





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Old 03-02-2013, 03:04 PM   #14
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Ordered a Magnaflow cat, Magnaflow muffler and some 2.5" exhaust piping with a few bends. I hate open downpipe
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Thanks, I only picked up the salad shooters because of how good they looked on your car
Haha, that's cool man. Thanks.

On a weird note, I have a set of Southern Ways right now as well. Good luck with the car man.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:30 AM   #16
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looking good, that V70 is looks freaking awesome as well!
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #17
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I feel you on the open downpipe, got old after 2 days.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:04 PM   #18
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Some of this will be put to use next week along with another resonator not pictured



Almost forgot about the cam gear I purchased

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:12 PM   #19
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Here's a short teaser video. I'll make a better one this weekend


If the embedded video doesn't work there's this link
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:29 PM   #20
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No real vids yet, the clutch slips under boost
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:57 PM   #21
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Good news! Clutch no longer slips, it must've been glazed

A short video of how the car sounds on the inside. I'll try and get a better camera for some more videos

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lookin good man!
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:28 AM   #23
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Alright so it's been awhile without any updates.

I bought these Riken Mesh wheels in February. Specs are 5x120 16x9.5 et38


They were then steam cleaned by my buddy...


BAM! Painted the centers gold. How much are they worth now?


Since I had new wheels, I decided to use adjustable perches in the rear with 8" 300lb springs. I don't have any pics of them but I did lower the rear about a half inch



The car made the trip to Carlisle with only a minor hiccup
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:34 AM   #24
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Here are a few more pics


This might have been from a 20 roll


My friend DJ owns the awesome Miata in the background and he also took this pic
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:37 AM   #25
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The wheels weren't as in good of a shape as the seller made them out to be




There was more sanding than I wanted



But this was the end result
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