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Old 04-20-2008, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default Josh's $300 242

Well i posted a few weeks ago that I picked up a beige 84 242 for $300



I havent done much with it other than putting a "new" drive shaft in it. I have been driving it a lot as it makes me feel like the big labausky, crusing in my beater listening to CCR.

This weekend the fun started.

First it was off to the coin wash to get the engine bay a hospitable place to start putting new toys on... more on that later.

Before


After


Then it was time to start the diet.











If anyone need brown interrior, pm me before it goes in the dumpster.

Some super light fiberglass seats i had laying around the shop


Little something I picked up at the PnP


I also picked up a t3, 90+mani, brown tops, g80 locker, 940rad/fan (love half price day at ecology) I have a MS lined up, an evo intercooler, and a B cam. Then its time to hit the track and see what a ~$600 race car can do.
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:28 PM   #2
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looks like a awesome start!
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:36 PM   #3
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lack of rust me one thing. WEST COAST BEST COAST.

Nice car. that thing should be fun.
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:41 PM   #4
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It has some rust but not rotten by any means. It was a beach car so it has some surface rust (I like to refer to it as "patina") and it has a little rot in the 1/4 panel where someone fixed a dent with bondo and water got under it. Not a show car by any means but not rotten.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:30 PM   #5
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:47 PM   #6
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Do brown top injectors require resistor packs?

Nice start, keep up the good work!
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:23 PM   #7
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browntop injectors are low impedance, just like stock greentop turbo injectors, so yes, they require resistor packs
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:56 AM   #8
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Woo hoo, more "new" toys.

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Old 04-22-2008, 02:39 PM   #9
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:20 PM   #10
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Default Some progress

I woked on the 242 a bit yesterday. I have been really busy with school/building other peoples cars so it hasn't gotten much love.

First we have the wagon full of parts pillaged from 50% off day at ecology


I decided to do a timing belt/water pump and just clean things up wile I was in there, got a little carried away and powder coated everything that came off...




Ut oh, what is that line for?


A dsm buddy donated a turbo he had in a trashbag in his parents back yard... I was worried as it didnt look very tidy but it spun fine and bearings feel excellent


I cleaned it up like new and measured the wheels. Its a to4b "V" trim with .84 hot side. Should be fun


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Old 05-03-2008, 02:26 PM   #11
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nice job man, i like that you gutted EVERYTHING.

nice turbo, too bad its only oilcooled...
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:57 PM   #12
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Im happy about that, I hate water cooled turbos. Water lines just clutter up the engine bay, make turbo swaps messy, and I have never had a problem related to oil cooling. I have run water cooled turbos without the water a few times with no ill effects.
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:38 PM   #13
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nice..what psi will that n/a be breaking at?
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:55 PM   #14
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It will be living life on race gas/e85 so quite a bit.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:13 AM   #15
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what are you going to do for a wastegate, manifold set up for that turbo?
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nice.....i cant wait to get my rods/ pistons. Then we can go somewhere and cause some havoc...
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what are you going to do for a wastegate, manifold set up for that turbo?
The turbo is a to4b "V" trim with a .84 hot side. Manifold is a ported 90+ with a tial 35mm welded in at the collector. I will rock this setup until i pop the motor and do something crazy.

Anyway, progress today was getting the electric power steering finished up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iItsdzTMp9I

I took it for a drive today, its amazing much faster it is after the diet and the B cam. It will almost spin the tires now hahaha.
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The turbo is a to4b "V" trim with a .84 hot side. Manifold is a ported 90+ with a tial 35mm welded in at the collector. I will rock this setup until i pop the motor and do something crazy.

Anyway, progress today was getting the electric power steering finished up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iItsdzTMp9I

I took it for a drive today, its amazing much faster it is after the diet and the B cam. It will almost spin the tires now hahaha.
Are you currently running the turbo? That thing should be good for enough air to blow that motor up.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:42 PM   #19
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Not yet. Im trying to get "stage 0" done then im going to mega squirt. Once i have it running nice on MS i will bolt the turbo ish on. I have not doubt I will kill the trans in the near future. Not real worried about the motor, big turbos don't kill motors.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:10 PM   #20
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Must be nice to pull up carpets and not see rust

Looks like a great project!
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:30 AM   #21
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More stuff today...



Damn its sitting high



What 5 minutes with the plasma cutter could do. Ugh fight the urge!
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:02 AM   #22
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Yeah, coil-overs do a better job.

The electric steering thing seems cool, hows the system setup? Sound like just an electric motor turning a hydraulic pump?
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Yeah, coil-overs do a better job.

The electric steering thing seems cool, hows the system setup? Sound like just an electric motor turning a hydraulic pump?
Im trying to keep this thing looking rough from a distance. Im going to be racing in the local 1/8th mile drags, I want to be as much of a sleeper as possible. Cutting the springs would only be a temp thing, I have a set of coilovers for it, but I want to see what cut springs are like. Its not a major investment.


Its an electric hydraulic pump so yes, an electric motor turning a pump. Its the factory power steering pump on a Toyota MR2.
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Not yet. Im trying to get "stage 0" done then im going to mega squirt. Once i have it running nice on MS i will bolt the turbo ish on. I have not doubt I will kill the trans in the near future. Not real worried about the motor, big turbos don't kill motors.
****ty tunes do?
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Yep. If/when it blows up it wont be the turbos fault.
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