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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By smoothdurban
His phone number was pretty cleaver. One of the...

His phone number was pretty cleaver. One of the few ones I still remember.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By smoothdurban
Sounds like Howard. I grew up in KW and remember...

Sounds like Howard. I grew up in KW and remember my dad getting parts from him as a kid.

He even grabbed an 80 242 GT off of him that was in "mint" condition. What a disaster that was.

I went...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By smoothdurban
Are you talking about Howard at autocraft? I...

Are you talking about Howard at autocraft?

I used to live right by this guy 20+ years ago.

Back then that barn was full of 122's and 1800's doubt he ever emptied it but who knows.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,472
Posted By smoothdurban
Where are you located? I have both and don't...

Where are you located? I have both and don't need them.

I also have a set of good refurbished bosch light green injectors as well.

PM for details
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By smoothdurban
So last week I pulled the trans to shim the pivot...

So last week I pulled the trans to shim the pivot ball fork a little. I initially tried two washers (~3mm) but it put the fork to far forward to where I think the release bearing was in constant...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By smoothdurban
I have not but the pilot bearing I used I got...

I have not but the pilot bearing I used I got from a Ford dealer so I would assume its similar to the Timken FC65174 Pilot Bearing (If not the same)




I actually tried this today and it...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By smoothdurban
I have been running Tremec HP-MTF since new. I...

I have been running Tremec HP-MTF since new. I did flush it once after my initial break in.

The box has about 3k miles since I installed it and I would be pretty shocked if the synchro's are...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By smoothdurban
T5 Blocked Downshift

Hey Guys

I am trying to determine what may be causing some blocked downshifting issues I have been recently experiencing

The set up:

Volvo 240 - B230FT
Master Cylinder - Centric PN...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 215,975
Posted By smoothdurban
Dang! I know I have had the odd thought of...

Dang!

I know I have had the odd thought of selling my car when I hit a snag. Is there any other reason then you are just bored with it?
Forum: article composition 07-16-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 510,907
Posted By smoothdurban
I am in the process of relocating my Bosch 2x2...

I am in the process of relocating my Bosch 2x2 coil pack and the wires that I use will be too short. Any recommendations on a wire DIY kit or even a stock wiring option?

I essentially need 740...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,330
Posted By smoothdurban
Maybe this thread can help? ...

Maybe this thread can help?

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=342812
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,532
Posted By smoothdurban
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_balance ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_balance

Scroll down to secondary imbalance

I would assume a DAQ and some tri-axis accelerometers would be a start but I am not an NVH guy.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,532
Posted By smoothdurban
I really think this is just the second order...

I really think this is just the second order vibes of the engine being channeled through a light flywheel and amplified by a generally noisy gear box.

Since the warmer weather has kicked in here I...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,532
Posted By smoothdurban
It’s pretty hard to hear in your video. Jog...

It’s pretty hard to hear in your video.

Jog my memory what type of flywheel / clutch / are you running?

I know with my set up (lightened Yoshifab flywheel) I have a slight resonance at 3200...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,566
Posted By smoothdurban
It was a direct fit for me but the instruction on...

It was a direct fit for me but the instruction on the website list some mild trimming of the brackets and rubber is required as well as drilling some relocation holes. I know I didn't need to do...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,566
Posted By smoothdurban
I have had mine for 7 years. No issues...

I have had mine for 7 years. No issues whatsoever. Pricey? It is, good things usually are. Can’t say it performs better but I didn’t want to chance it with a used one. Also it matches my IC so...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 125,792
Posted By smoothdurban
Interior Refresh Completed

The front carpet on my car was toast. Not only was it 37 years old, smelled bad and was full of cigarette burns but the worst part about it was it was pretty torn around the shifter cut out which is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By smoothdurban
Awesome thank you!

Awesome thank you!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By smoothdurban
LH2.4 CEL Output

Hey Guys

After performing a Kjet to LH2.4 conversion on my 83 242 I would like to have a way to illuminate a light if a fault code is thrown.

Looking at the pinouts from the ECU and ICU I see...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,481
Posted By smoothdurban
Can you recommend a brake line that would work...

Can you recommend a brake line that would work with these calipers? I am sure a couple of plugs are needed to. Just trying to get a full parts list before everything is ordered.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 194,356
Posted By smoothdurban
These work awesome. No joke ...

These work awesome. No joke

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_products_slideshow/fullsize_43662.jpg


...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-23-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 215,975
Posted By smoothdurban
Nicely done! Welcome to the club!

Nicely done! Welcome to the club!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,092
Posted By smoothdurban
@poulrais I can see why your steering clear...

@poulrais

I can see why your steering clear of this thread

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=358672
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,532
Posted By smoothdurban
No measurements on my end. I am using the Josh's...

No measurements on my end. I am using the Josh's cross member which is adjustable in 3 directions.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,532
Posted By smoothdurban
For me, acceleration vibes and coast down droan...

For me, acceleration vibes and coast down droan is gone with the BFSL. Adding the weight didn't make a noticeable difference.

I was mainly curious to see if this would fit and perhaps try it out...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,532
Posted By smoothdurban
I figured I would give this a try simply for...

I figured I would give this a try simply for fitment.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50820588873_5b3930cc23.jpg

It fits so perhaps I could try switching back to a different slip yoke to...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-30-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,853
Posted By smoothdurban
That doesn't look right. It should look like...

That doesn't look right. It should look like this

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50780694167_c066fdc36e.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,966
Posted By smoothdurban
I had to add one to my 2019 Golf R as it came...

I had to add one to my 2019 Golf R as it came with a bottle of fix a flat and a small compressor. Fortunately the cars sold in Europe come with one so I was able to get a factory installation (at a...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-28-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,853
Posted By smoothdurban
Then your mount is no bueno.

Then your mount is no bueno.
Forum: article composition 12-28-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 95,496
Posted By smoothdurban
Nice write up Bob.

Nice write up Bob.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,532
Posted By smoothdurban
My counter shaft was loose on my brand new T5 so...

My counter shaft was loose on my brand new T5 so they do appear to assemble them loose from the factory. I tried Paul's counter shaft retainer and peelable shims so I was able to set the preload...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,010
Posted By smoothdurban
A B230FT swap is pretty easy to do and if you...

A B230FT swap is pretty easy to do and if you have a cruise control speedo then there are other options to swiping out your rear diff to get a usable LH2.4 VS signal

The link below is the method...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,853
Posted By smoothdurban
My mount and tail shaft housing has 5.5” centre...

My mount and tail shaft housing has 5.5” centre distance between the mounting holes. What is the distance between the holes on your tail shaft housing?
Forum: website & board 12-26-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By smoothdurban
Welcome to the forum. There are a few of us...

Welcome to the forum. There are a few of us bricksters lurking around the GDA.
Enjoy and have fun.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-24-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 125,792
Posted By smoothdurban
Basically I think it comes down to the fact that...

Basically I think it comes down to the fact that these door are longer, and heavier then 4 door models and slam harder and twist easier when they close. Add to the fact that this door is 37 years...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-23-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 125,792
Posted By smoothdurban
Window Frame Repair

My drivers side window from is cracked and the door doesn't seal properly resulting in wind noise right by my ear. I repaired this 6 years ago in three places but the most rearward position had...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-20-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 125,792
Posted By smoothdurban
Whoops?

Whoops?
Forum: projects & restorations 12-20-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 125,792
Posted By smoothdurban
Lockdown 2.0

Drive Shaft Update

Taken from my post to the following thread I have added the BFSY to my driveshaft.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=352028

Here are some picks of the BFSY...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-18-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,853
Posted By smoothdurban
Awesome way to work through it.

Awesome way to work through it.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-18-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,853
Posted By smoothdurban
I know I tried to install the trans separate from...

I know I tried to install the trans separate from the BH and I ran into the same issue. I found it difficult to seat the adapter plate to the BH in the car (Keep in mind I have a hoist and a trans...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,853
Posted By smoothdurban
Can you take off the clutch fork boot and see if...

Can you take off the clutch fork boot and see if there is anything keeping you from going in further?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-16-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,532
Posted By smoothdurban
He had to do a mod or two ...

He had to do a mod or two

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=316868&page=37
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,532
Posted By smoothdurban
@oldschoolvolvo Sorry just saw this Its tight...

@oldschoolvolvo
Sorry just saw this Its tight between the firewall and head but it isn't near touching. How much closer would it bring the head if you change your drop angle from 2° to 3°? I would...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,853
Posted By smoothdurban
I double checked mine against the input shaft...

I double checked mine against the input shaft just to be certain. When trying to line up the splines I found it was helpful to have a "loose" slip yoke in the back of the trans so I had something to...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,853
Posted By smoothdurban
Did you change your pilot bearing as well? ...

Did you change your pilot bearing as well? Things just keep coming to mind as I recall my swap.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,853
Posted By smoothdurban
My bellhousing was bang on for concentricity. I...

My bellhousing was bang on for concentricity. I wouldn't say its 100% necessary but it helped me as a sanity check when tracking down all the rumbles and vibrations I had later on. If it off there...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-14-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,532
Posted By smoothdurban
F6ZZ4841BA for the yoke and I needed a Neapco...

F6ZZ4841BA for the yoke and I needed a Neapco 1-0134 U joint.

I didnt pay $180 for mine either it was cheaper at Shaftmasters in Detroit but I think I grabbed there last one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,460
Posted By smoothdurban
VP has the carpet I need and I will probably...

VP has the carpet I need and I will probably order from them shortly.

I was able to source the foam locally for about $50 so I will have to cut that to fit myself. The one piece carpet seems...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,460
Posted By smoothdurban
Carpets Carpets Carpet

Hey guys

I am mainly looking for advice on how I should go about replacing my interior carpet(s).

My 83 242 has the blue cloth interior and I currently have the interior out to add sound...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,532
Posted By smoothdurban
NP May I also add that I didn't need to...

NP

May I also add that I didn't need to shorten my drive shaft either.
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