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Old 06-25-2010, 04:26 AM   #51
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problem with this setup is that my engine temps get low! like 160 with it up next to the fan like that. only when its 30 ish and im doing 55 to 65 mph. I plan on moving to Fairbanks Alaska in 2 years or so. might have to delete it when i get up there. Something who knows.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:32 PM   #52
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If you have no shop and just want to do a break job or change your oil, basically any job that only takes the garage up for a night, then its a 6 pack of beer. Let me know i live in SE Portland around 122nd and division.
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Holy crap I wish I'd of seen this when I had to change my oil this summer in portland. I was staying on 94th and glisan! Did I by chance see you in a blue 142 at trader joes/other random spots in pdx?
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:02 PM   #53
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no never a blue 142. I had one that did not run sat for years before i bought it and striped it.

The 145 is down ATM. Still trying to find time to finish Mega Squertin it .
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:44 AM   #54
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Well, the mega squert conversion is almost done, Took the time to install power door locks and a paging alarm system. So for the second time my throttle cable has broke. Its rather hard to come up with something that will work so i broke down and started welding.

Figured the linkage setup that came with it will be a better option than cable. Here is what i have come up with.







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Old 11-05-2010, 11:23 PM   #55
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so mega squirt has been on hold after my finger went through the drivers door when i was changing out window seals.

Found some rust and went cutting till i had the worst of it out.

As you can see in this photo i have cut out the first ply of the door metal. The second part back there i kinda need so ill have to rust treat it.



here is a pic of the after rust treatment. Still have to grind a little off as you can see.



cut and ground down a piece of metal to fit in the hole.



polished it up, rdy for welding.



after welding and body filler. Looks ruff but its smooth.



Used some etching paint. Good for putting down on metal and body filler to seal it in protect from moisture. Primer goes on tomorrow.

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Old 11-10-2010, 12:11 AM   #56
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GOT BONDO?

So every time i get 1 thing done on the gall another problim springs up.

So I'm taking care of the doors. Window seals rotten so bad the windows make so much noise taping on metal in the frame sometimes i cant even hear the motor on the highway.

So fig id take the time to start paint prep for the "other wife" as my wife named my car. Well doing door jambs and i see these paint bubbles. get the wire wheel out and i hit bondo. Not bad bondo at first. I have no qualms with body filler. if you seal the metal first then apply no more than a dime thick and sand to cover up things like welds n such. so this was a little thick.



Hiding things like this



But then i find this!





looks like ill be fiber glassing tomorrow.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:49 AM   #57
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So I'm taking care of the doors. Window seals rotten so bad the windows make so much noise taping on metal in the frame sometimes i cant even hear the motor on the highway.
ha! i know that sound! mine rattle so bad i put a sock on each front window and rolled 'em up to hold 'em in place a bit on a drive to Salem and back.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:03 AM   #58
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wow i wish id thought of that. could have tided me over. Got the seals now. Found out the early 240 seals are the same ! only diff is no wing window but it still fits after you trim it. same with the door seals too!

So go steel from 240's also the early 240 seals fit the 122 as well. same tract and shape for the door seal. dont know about the windows.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:46 AM   #59
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Hey thanks for that 145 wiring diagram you sent me. Found it later in me spam folder.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:58 AM   #60
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ya happens. don't know why but allot of people have been telling me that my email goes to there spam box. I think it has to do with they way i type.

I'll be sure to inform that my mail may goto spam for now on; so people will check their junk box.

Did it help? if you still have wiring questions id be happy to chime in.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:03 AM   #61
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Yep it helped. I passed the light part of the Brake and Light inspection, but going back later this week with new rear brake parts and will pass the brake part. Then I get my plates and tags for my 145!
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:19 AM   #62
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Love what you've done so far. Out of curiosity why didn't you paint the head as well?
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:26 AM   #63
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U gonna come get the 142 rear end cause I am geting ready to bring it to the scrap yard.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:49 PM   #64
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OHNO DOOH ! sorry about that. Trash it. I want it but can have it. I did not want to have to say it but "the wife said "no more junk unless it fits in the trunk of a civic." kinda embarrassing so now you have it.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:51 PM   #65
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Love what you've done so far. Out of curiosity why didn't you paint the head as well?
Just didn't want to. I kinda like how it looks. If you were going to paint it what color would you choose?
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:40 PM   #66
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Got tired of doing body work / paint prep so for the last 4 days been doing the head liner.

This is allot of work. I bought the fabric i liked, then laid out the old liner on top and cut. Then took off the plastic band and sowed it on by hand over 2 1/2 8 hr days. All and all i think it will look good when done. Right now its a test fit. Still have to cut holes for lights and stuff but i thinks its going to fit just right.







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Old 11-20-2010, 09:44 PM   #67
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Well all i have tomorrow is installing the oh **** handles. This was a hard one to do by my self. Now knowing how hard it was i would never try this again. But boy it looks awesome.

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Old 11-23-2010, 02:18 PM   #68
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Great job,

I'm currently putting a b200FT in a 144, I find this thread is very helpful. I cant get the 240 studs in to the mounting holes of the 144, it wont come forward enough. Did it go right in by yours or did you have to dent and cut some stuff? Did you use the original axle with the m47 of the 142 or one of a 240?

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Old 11-24-2010, 12:06 AM   #69
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Great job,
I cant get the 240 studs in to the mounting holes of the 144, it wont come forward enough.
Headliner looks awesome
We talking about tires ? Motor mounts ? im lost. I'd love to help if i know what your referencing to.

If your talking about the motor. I used 240 motor mounts and used the b20b mounting blocks fitted to the b230ft.



As for the axle. Im running the dana 30 that cam in it with a m40 tranny.

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Old 11-24-2010, 03:32 AM   #70
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Yes I meant the engine block. I saw how you did this with the 140 engine mounts but in your text i read that you used 240 mounts that proven to work best, or wasn't this for the engine?
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:46 AM   #71
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sorry let me clarify. I did youse the motor feet in the image above.
then insted of using 140 motor mounts like this.

I used 240 motormouts like these.



I then had to grind the peg off but it worked.

Stand by ill get you a picture of what i have going on in there now.
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:11 AM   #72
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Ok so this is the passenger side.



Again passenger side.



Drivers side i only had to use 1 washer to shim it.



This alowed me to have it sit in there right with the tranny and crossmember all strait etc.

oh heres links to the raw img files if you need them bigger
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12968946/DSCN2044.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12968946/DSCN1978.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12968946/DSCN2046.JPG

hope this helps.

If you need b20b feet I know redwood has some.
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:15 AM   #73
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So back to body work and painting.

Pea green it is!

I still have to sand the roof again with some 1600 grit and put a second coat.



the hood however took better. I used a different primer.



some of them spots like on the right bottom corner of the image is my camera. but still have to sand and do second coat.
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:12 AM   #74
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Again taking a break from body work and painting. That stuff is so laborious. Took time to work on door cards. This 145 did not come with door speakers. I don't think any 1972 and earlier ones did. But who ever owned it before had cut huge hols for 5 X 7 's in bot front doors and had the speaker wire running out the side of the panel, under the carpet and up to the stereo. Beside the badly cut gaping hols and rips the littel pouches on the bottom were barely hanging on.

Deciding that i want to put the same fabric as i used for the headliner on the door cards i thought it best to start with some fresh board. non of that oil, water, mold, rot stuff hiding there. So cut out 2 of these today. I think it will hold on the door quite well after its covered and installed.



best part is it only cost 7 bucks for the wood!
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:27 PM   #75
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Well got busy with the door card. not too hard after i got a plan.






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