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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 08:23 PM
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Posted By Duder
I benchmarked several of them when they first...

I benchmarked several of them when they first came out, like 2013ish. They all used the same compressor design just in different sizes, which was lackluster in my opinion, after looking at the data....
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 348,197
Posted By Duder
Very nice! :cheers: The EFRs use some...

Very nice! :cheers:

The EFRs use some very... uh, "legacy" compressor designs and never really impressed me in that regard. The turbines were ambitious and interesting, the overall turbo product...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,055
Views: 1,302,056
Posted By Duder
Lookin' damn sharp sir!

Lookin' damn sharp sir!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 630,246
Posted By Duder
Adding a ground strap, even temporarily, sounds...

Adding a ground strap, even temporarily, sounds like the best way to test the theory that the starter isn't properly grounding through the engine/trans. Mucho less effort than pulling the trans!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 890
Views: 630,246
Posted By Duder
So...VR sensors can degrade significantly if oil...

So...VR sensors can degrade significantly if oil gets into the tip. I don't know where the sensor is located on a whiteblock - if it's external then I'm sure that's not it. But if it does protrude...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 630,246
Posted By Duder
I have battery cable envy. And property envy.

I have battery cable envy.

And property envy.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 59,768
Posted By Duder
Looks like a really nice wagon. Much better...

Looks like a really nice wagon. Much better condition than the typical diesels I've seen and probably nicer than the '84 I had for a few years.

The D24 powered 240s have their own...je ne sais...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 58,880
Posted By Duder
Those were the parts made by Patrick Dickman...

Those were the parts made by Patrick Dickman (Tuff240 / Group A) and one of his friends... they pop up here from time to time. I have a set of the side skirts that I may not end up using.



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Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 58,880
Posted By Duder
I think the amount of brightwork it has now is...

I think the amount of brightwork it has now is just right. To me it never works when people black out the headlight bezels and grille on these quad rectangle front ends. Ends up looking cheap IMO....
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 248,257
Posted By Duder
What's up Aidan! Your work on the 245 is for...

What's up Aidan!

Your work on the 245 is for sure inspiring. 30k miles on a self-engineered swap is impressive stuff. Here's to many more miles of enjoyment! It's been great corresponding via...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,673
Posted By Duder
Interesting ideas. Please share your testing...

Interesting ideas. Please share your testing results here. I've not seen a series system managed this way, and curious to see what you can get out of it.



Good to hear. You should see big gains...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 58,880
Posted By Duder
It's a lowly diesel, just like yours Doug. A...

It's a lowly diesel, just like yours Doug. A perfectly reasonable and miserly vehicle.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 58,880
Posted By Duder
:urgod: I'm just staring at this thing,...

:urgod:

I'm just staring at this thing, shell shocked by its epicness!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,673
Posted By Duder
Marcus - big kudos to you for building this and...

Marcus - big kudos to you for building this and trying it out.

It looks like you are building what we refer to in the turbo engineering world as a "series sequential" system. By implementing the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 475,077
Posted By Duder
Shohei Ohtani is amazing. Didn't know he made...

Shohei Ohtani is amazing. Didn't know he made tires too. Is there anything the man can't do?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 475,077
Posted By Duder
That's a great point about the pinion height, and...

That's a great point about the pinion height, and good news!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 475,077
Posted By Duder
Nice progress man, keep it up! Nothing like...

Nice progress man, keep it up!

Nothing like rolling an old project out into the sunlight with some buddies there to help, to get things going again.

Regarding driveshafts, after dealing with...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,055
Views: 1,302,056
Posted By Duder
That looks super comfy! Really ups the...

That looks super comfy! Really ups the aggressiveness factor of your interior setup too. That will help big time for intimidating fools at Race Wars next time you throw down.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,939
Posted By Duder
Jack, were you asking about the turbine wheel...

Jack, were you asking about the turbine wheel (not housing)? Glass bead blasting is the way to go as HRPufNStuf said above.

We use glass bead blasting on our fancy racing turbo rebuilds here at...
Forum: article composition 07-16-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 510,311
Posted By Duder
For my personal car, I bought a new set of 240...

For my personal car, I bought a new set of 240 Kingsborne plug wires, then manually swapped out the ends on the coil side, using a set of 940 wires as donors. It's not hard to do, you can manually...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 58,880
Posted By Duder
Exciting to see! The paint shop should be...

Exciting to see!

The paint shop should be able to carefully pop off those thick plastic trim strips at the base of each window - you'll get a better job without them there and you will have the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 370,118
Posted By Duder
If you've had your shots, then you're welcome to...

If you've had your shots, then you're welcome to come by our shop any time we're there, no masks required.
Forum: article composition 06-10-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 510,311
Posted By Duder
I have the design for the Bosch 2x2 coil bracket,...

I have the design for the Bosch 2x2 coil bracket, for mounting it where a 240 distributor would be, but have only produced the one prototype for my car. Kind of got pulled away from that by many...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 779,770
Posted By Duder
Congrats on the move - that looks like a great...

Congrats on the move - that looks like a great garage to get set up in. I'm still working on the layout in mine after almost 10 years...

Sweet 944 also, that must be a rare color, no? What about a...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-26-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,124
Posted By Duder
No worries! Your project is rad. I like your...

No worries! Your project is rad. I like your blend of fabricated parts and OE parts from various sources. Must be a great feeling to have it looking sharp and running strong after a long build...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-26-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,124
Posted By Duder
I would caution against using a water-cooled...

I would caution against using a water-cooled turbo without water. The internal geometry is different and was designed to have water in it. On an air/oil cooled turbo the oil cavity in the center...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 787,094
Posted By Duder
That's my contribution to this thread... soiling...

That's my contribution to this thread... soiling all of the photos with the visage of a spectral TR7 forever hovering in the background. Mwa ha ha!

For reals though, it was my grandfather's car....
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 475,077
Posted By Duder
There are a few boxy cars that IMO don't really...

There are a few boxy cars that IMO don't really give up much in the aesthetic department between 2 door to 4 door versions. I would say the Datsun 510 and BMW E30 are the best examples of this but...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,075
Posted By Duder
Derp! Gotcha. I see "wheels" in a discussion...

Derp! Gotcha. I see "wheels" in a discussion about turbos and I immediately think of compressor & turbine wheels.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,075
Posted By Duder
I'm in the OE Motorsport group - it's a fun &...

I'm in the OE Motorsport group - it's a fun & challenging job and I'm lucky to have it. We have taken on a handful of vintage projects lately and while volumes are low it is great for keeping things...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,075
Posted By Duder
Don't hold your breath Out of respect...

Don't hold your breath



Out of respect for the customer and confidentiality I can't say who is or isn't involved.



The goal is to reproduce the turbocharger to comply with the Group A...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,075
Posted By Duder
Thank you, that definitely helps, and I...

Thank you, that definitely helps, and I appreciate your posting on Sävar!

I have all of the original casting and machining drawings for just about every part except the turbine housing... outlet...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,815
Posted By Duder
The car looks great - that paint job was a...

The car looks great - that paint job was a screaming deal if it was done well. No way in hell I could get a full car painted for $2700 in LA to an acceptable standard. As an anecdote about 4 years...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,075
Posted By Duder
Yep, ATP does make T3 housings but not with the...

Yep, ATP does make T3 housings but not with the added “ears” on the inlet flange to accommodate the Volvo machined register.

If I could find the exact GrA casting that would be ideal, or a...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,075
Posted By Duder
Thanks for the offers guys, I’ll let you know if...

Thanks for the offers guys, I’ll let you know if I end up needing reference housings from a production car.

Before I go any further though I really need to confirm which A/R the race cars used,...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,075
Posted By Duder
The T3 had a long and prolific career. I’ve found...

The T3 had a long and prolific career. I’ve found drawings for a few other part numbers that are essentially the same thing, so I think there’s some hope. The key specs are 0.63 A/R with the Volvo...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,075
Posted By Duder
Thanks for the links and the reminder, I need to...

Thanks for the links and the reminder, I need to contact both of those guys.



Cheers, that is a good resource! I do have a revision of the turbo homologation pages from 1984 so I've got all the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-11-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,075
Posted By Duder
Source for New or NOS 240 Turbo Group A Turbine Housings (?)

Hi guys,

I'm working on a project (for my job) in which I need to get my hands on at least 20 pcs of the original 240 Turbo Group A turbine housings, or something close enough that I can convert...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 58,880
Posted By Duder
Damn, that's a bummer about the oil leak. You got...

Damn, that's a bummer about the oil leak. You got this though - the finish line is near...

The washer bottle thing is funny. I've been driving around in my 242 without one for several years now...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 58,880
Posted By Duder
Glad it turned out to be just the pan gasket! ...

Glad it turned out to be just the pan gasket!

When I saw the car last weekend I gained full appreciation for your system layout skillz. These turbo V8 240s mainly seem to be packaging challenges,...
Forum: showroom 05-05-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,683
Posted By Duder
Damn, the 850 looks like it is very well sorted!...

Damn, the 850 looks like it is very well sorted! The hit sounded/looked much harder in the in-car video... your front end damage was much less than I expected to see.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 787,094
Posted By Duder
You guys should take a break from all of this...

You guys should take a break from all of this FRCing so we can finally finish the pickup bed.

I am still looking forward to never being allowed to drive it! :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,843
Posted By Duder
Good to know - thanks!

Good to know - thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,843
Posted By Duder
Indeed, center vent ducting is unique for the...

Indeed, center vent ducting is unique for the later style ('91-'93?), the piece that connects between the blower outlets and the vent outlets in the 81+ dash.

Hadn't realized this before but there...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,141
Posted By Duder
Go to Lowe's or Home Depot, buy a roll of...

Go to Lowe's or Home Depot, buy a roll of foil-backed reflective bubble wrap style heat shielding, like Reflectix or similar. Cut to fit. Instant sunshade! Plus you have leftover material to make...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,006
Posted By Duder
Goo Gone works really well. I use just a few...

Goo Gone works really well. I use just a few squirts applied to a paper towel, then wipe until that area of the towel is black, then repeat. Wear gloves and protect the dash & bodywork with masking...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,911
Posted By Duder
Oh boy, where to start... here are a few...

Oh boy, where to start... here are a few reactions / notes based on your posts and what your mechanic friend has said:


Absolutely do not mix R12 and R134a - you're right!
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Read up on AC...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,358
Posted By Duder
For a 240 there are two things I've discovered...

For a 240 there are two things I've discovered that make removal & installation of engines/transmissions much more straightforward and far more stable in terms of hoist positioning.

1) Remove the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 176,829
Posted By Duder
The main downside of the ZF pump from the E36 M3...

The main downside of the ZF pump from the E36 M3 is that they don't seem to be available new anymore. There are a few reman options though. I'll have to get my hands on one to ensure I can make it...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 228,185
Posted By Duder
I don't want to have to wait another 4 years to...

I don't want to have to wait another 4 years to find out what color you're going to paint it :cameron:

Those wheels are sweet though. Bronze or gold would work for the wheel color, especially if...
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