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Old 04-16-2007, 04:33 PM   #101
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that's sexy as hell!

i could totally see it rocking a group A spoiler and carbon hood
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:49 PM   #102
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Oooh, you're kind of right... But, I think I'll have to pass. For now anyway. If this thing ever evolves into something somewhat insane(there's a good chance it may), I could see a carbon hood in its future. The group A wing? Not as sure about that, but who knows.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:08 PM   #103
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it just kinda looks like it has a wing on it in the picture above, but i know what you mean

and besides, it would only look cool if it was raw carbon and you had that look going with the rest of the car, I think
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:12 PM   #104
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Yeah, it does kind of look like it has one, and I guess that's why it looks like it could be a good fit for the car, lol. And, by the time I have a carbon hood, you better believe there'll be more carbon on it, and there will be much less chrome, and the windows will be darker... I don't think I'll be getting the tint this year, gotta get a new windshield first... I'd rather just get the suspension and other stuff I already have on their way/lying around done for this year. Along with cleaning up some misc. stuff, like the airbag contact reel getting replaced, putting in some new bulbs in some of the switches(AC switch, one seat heater switch, and the rear foglight switch), and converting the AC to 134. I need to pull the radiator out and blow out the debris that's blocking it(along with the ac condensor) and flush the cooling system. Oh, and rear brakes will probably be "serviced" sometime this year as well.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:26 PM   #105
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im glad you didnt sell the car. you do it justice, keep up the sextastic work. Kyle
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:28 PM   #106
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:48 PM   #107
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I didn't bother with that(engine compartment, didn't mean to have it on display, I was just heating the shop...), but yes, I agree...

I can't wait for next year when I get some slightly smaller tires on it... And new wheel spacers, hub centric style, of not 25mm thicknesses...
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:20 PM   #108
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:40 PM   #109
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Thank you thank you thank you thank you Pat!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-27-2007, 01:27 AM   #110
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Some news... The A cam isn't that bad up top in reality... While doing the ignition timing mod(now 3 deg. advanced), I noticed that my spark pattern was a bit F'd up... After only ~15,000 miles, my cap and rotor were spewing extra sparks while skipping others...? New plugs in(bp6es instead of bpr6es, but I think I should've gone with 7s), coolant flush, Mobil 1 15-50, fuel filter...

Car feels much better up top now, even if my Aurora spark plug wires are not actually connected. Well, one is, but the other three have all pulled apart. F'n pathetic. I'm going to contact them and request some money back, or at the very least new wires. I don't even want to run these anymore though because of it.

It was falling pretty much flat on it's face above 5000, now it continues to pull, much more like the V15... Can't wait to get it back on the track! Dyno should be next week sometime, possibly.
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Old 04-28-2007, 03:06 PM   #111
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I put an A cam in my brother's 1990 245 - could you please give some more information the advanced timing mod ? Does it involve a computer swap? Trying to squeeze a little more performance so every bit helps. By the way, one of the nicest late model 240's I have seen!
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Old 04-28-2007, 03:41 PM   #112
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Why thank you! I'll be up there later this year for the PNW meet again if you'd like to see it in person...

See this for the second part of advanced ignition timing for LH2.4 equipped cars. I think it has a link to the first part as well.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=98591
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:13 AM   #113
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Dyno round two:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=1201111

Car needs an exhaust, new spark plug wires, and an E-fan bad. Then it's on to the air conditioning and driveshaft support+bearing. Maybe differential's pinion seal and some synthetic fluid back there too. Front suspension isn't done yet, but the springs should be getting powdercoated this week I hope, and they'll go in with the front bilsteins next week or so. Gotta toss the rear SS lines on too sooner or later.
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:42 AM   #114
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Dale's cam gear is in and set to 2 degrees advanced, a new 88C thermostat is in to replace the 71C one I toyed with for a week, and my coil is secured. My ignition issue seems to be gone for the most part, and the car now feels better down low, and the same up top, sweetness!!!

Front springs are getting bead blasted, and should be installed along with the Bilstein HDs up front hopefully by the end of next week's weekend. w00000!

The to do list is narrowing down... 16V injectors will be getting cleaned/flowed next month and tossed in. I'm going to send John a PM right now about getting me some new red spark plug wires.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:21 PM   #115
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Re-arranged and updated the first post.
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:08 AM   #116
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read the whole thread; love this car. subscribed.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:39 AM   #117
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Thanks man!

I might as well mention that my best 60' is 2.531(vs. mid-2.6 with V15 and shorter tires) with the big tires and a burnout to heat them/one of them up. Best 1/4 is 17.802. With smaller tires I'll be faster than ever. But before I go to the track again, I want to get a few more things done to the car, so it'll probably not be until late this summer before I race the car again. The bike'll make it out to PIR though sooner...

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Old 05-28-2007, 11:33 PM   #118
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have you looked at an 850 wing on the 86+ trunk? I've seen some sweedes with that and it looked pretty nice. (I'll race you in my n/a wagon when it's "finished" in a couple months )
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:27 AM   #119
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I haven't... I'm not about to do any body modifications to this car anytime soon though. Except for maybe cut out some of the tray underneath the rear bumper maybe for the sake of aerodynamics.(edit: not...)

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Old 06-11-2007, 01:37 AM   #120
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Driveshaft support bearing/mount, differential seal and gasket, and synthetic rear end fluid getting done this week. I took out the timing mod because I wasn't noticing any difference with the way I had it(may not have had a good ground) and I want to use lower octane gas. I'm really tempted to pull the head and put on a thinner MLS headgasket... Eeek. If i do that I want to clean up the combustion chamber. Eeeek. Whatever, not right now! Must restrain!!!

Well, I didn't restrain quite enough. A recent selling spree has left me with a credit card balance that is much lower than it has been in a long time, sooo... I'm naughty. Bought some PBR Ultimates for the rear, Satisfied GS6 pads for the front(should hold up to the track better, if I ever get out there), and front Brembo replacement rotors(ON SALE FOR $21!!!!!) at Tire rack... I'll get some rear rotors from work, and then I'll finally be ready to toss on my SS rear brake lines and have a completely transformed braking system. Right now I think it has some cheapass lifetime pads on it, that may be glazed. I haven't overheated them yet though, well, one time I came close, but that's it.

Then there's the Jegs order... 2.5" Magnaflow/carsound cat, 2.5" Dynomax race bullet muffler, and a Magnaflow 2.5" 4x9" oval. That'll be going in with mandrel bent piping, a lengthened downpipe with a gasket matched inlet, and an upper manifold section that's also gasket matched(on both ends).

I'll also be looking into relocating my horns for more airflow to the radiator, and maybe modifying the center support brace up there for more airflow as well.

Whitetop injectors should be in the mail tomorrow for getting cleaned/flowed. And then next on the list will be AC fixation! Damnit, who told me to spend all this money.
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Damnit, who told me to spend all this money.
I think you were getting antsy due to my 2 motor simultaneous buildup... But probably not. Thanks for helping out man, if you need an extra hand let me know.
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:51 PM   #122
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Exhaust video: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=106577

I'll get pictures of it when it's completed.
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More pictures of the further finished exhaust in its own gallery. Still more pictures on my cell phone, I'll get around to them some time.

http://www.ovtuners.org/gallery/klr240exhaust
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:20 AM   #124
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Re: Exhaust,
I'm beginning to think I should've gone with a 4" round muffler instead of the bullet, or maybe something a little larger than just a 4x9" standard length main muffler. It's perfectly fine, but just a tad quieter would be preferred. I'm wondering if there are any resonated tips out there that might fit the bill... I haven't seen much in the way of 2.5"ID tips though...

Oh, one more thing, that's actually somewhat annoying... I did install a gasket, and it seals fine, but it still sounds like it has an exhaust leak. I'm pretty sure it doesn't(haven't confirmed yet) though, and it might be because of the thin walled pipe used for the downpipe extension? Or at least that's the only reason I can come up with. Or maybe my porting of the stuff has thinned the walls of the downpipe and/or manifold so much at the flanges that they transfer more sound. I'll have to take a closer look. It's just that when I'm at low speeds/low throttle openings/idling there's a lot of exhaust leak sound that comes from the downpipe area, and I hear it more than the actual exhaust in those situations.

That being said, between the exhaust, cleaned 16v injectors(tossed them in last week without the FPR), and (possibly) the 3 deg. advance mod, I managed a best ever 25.67mpg. Previous best 4 have been 24.0, 24.0, 23.2 and one other 23. So that was cool. I can't wait to get a 2.5bar fpr on there, hopefully tomorrow or monday at the latest. I might also look into doing some aero mods underneath. I really really need to get at LEAST my Bilsteins installed up front, if not both them and the GT springs before Friday... Blah.
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:39 AM   #125
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I'm beginning to think I should've gone with a 4" round muffler instead of the bullet, or maybe something a little larger than just a 4x9" standard length main muffler. It's perfectly fine, but just a tad quieter would be preferred. I'm wondering if there are any resonated tips out there that might fit the bill... I haven't seen much in the way of 2.5"ID tips though...

Oh, one more thing, that's actually somewhat annoying... I did install a gasket, and it seals fine, but it still sounds like it has an exhaust leak. I'm pretty sure it doesn't(haven't confirmed yet) though, and it might be because of the thin walled pipe used for the downpipe extension? Or at least that's the only reason I can come up with. Or maybe my porting of the stuff has thinned the walls of the downpipe and/or manifold so much at the flanges that they transfer more sound. I'll have to take a closer look. It's just that when I'm at low speeds/low throttle openings/idling there's a lot of exhaust leak sound that comes from the downpipe area, and I hear it more than the actual exhaust in those situations.

That being said, between the exhaust, cleaned 16v injectors(tossed them in last week without the FPR), and (possibly) the 3 deg. advance mod, I managed a best ever 25.67mpg. Previous best 4 have been 24.0, 24.0, 23.2 and one other 23. So that was cool. I can't wait to get a 2.5bar fpr on there, hopefully tomorrow or monday at the latest. I might also look into doing some aero mods underneath. I really really need to get at LEAST my Bilsteins installed up front, if not both them and the GT springs before Friday... Blah.
Thats great that you are getting that good of mileage on the car. Is this a new downpipe that is making all the noise. Maybe the new quiet exhaust is making it possible to hear a pre-existing leek? PS time slips should be up soon
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