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Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 62,674
Posted By quillc
Josh (Yoshifab) has a TDI swapped 240.

Josh (Yoshifab) has a TDI swapped 240.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,627
Posted By quillc
please share.

please share.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,676
Posted By quillc
And Fluidfilm the hell out of them under the cap.

And Fluidfilm the hell out of them under the cap.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 1,701,051
Posted By quillc
Mine just says it makes my car smell bad.

Mine just says it makes my car smell bad.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,071
Posted By quillc
83 B23 high compression motor (shy of 11:1)...

83 B23 high compression motor (shy of 11:1) running an H cam, Nuke gear, Stahl header, 2.5" exhaust, 24# injectors, MSD 6A. M46 trans. 24 MPG consistently.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,386
Posted By quillc
Greenbooks here:...

Greenbooks here: https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=331967 With the demise of Kjet.org, If I find a greenbook that I don't have I'll download a local copy before they disappear.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 1,701,051
Posted By quillc
Welcome! Put it to good use.

Welcome! Put it to good use.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,654
Posted By quillc
Nope not included. I ran the original nuts for a...

Nope not included. I ran the original nuts for a couple years till I eventually replaced them with Gorilla nuts. Those fit much better (and look nicer). I'm a fan of open end lugnuts instead of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,386
Posted By quillc
OP, you really, really need to buy yourself a...

OP, you really, really need to buy yourself a Bentley Bible. I think that would go a long way to answering a lot of your questions without having us hate on you or waiting on us to guide you though...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,684
Posted By quillc
split PCV (flame trap) hose will do this. ...

split PCV (flame trap) hose will do this.

could be a bad MAF sensor. I've had that happen. none of them are new these days, just reman.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,654
Posted By quillc
I've been running this combination for years now....

I've been running this combination for years now. Works well.

You will need to roll the rear fender lips pretty substantially to not rub. I used a piece of pipe and the tire to roll it. Worked out...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,580
Posted By quillc
Isn't that what stimulus checks are for?

Isn't that what stimulus checks are for?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,580
Posted By quillc
you might get away with ~1 - 1.5 turns. there...

you might get away with ~1 - 1.5 turns. there isn't a lot of compression in the IPD springs as it is. If you are wanting low and adjustable, a set of Ben's coil over conversion struts are the way to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,386
Posted By quillc
I second/third/fourth the idea that the timing...

I second/third/fourth the idea that the timing (valve or spark) is off and you need to redo the belt alignment. I've run an H cam for years on my 242. The lift and lobe ramps are pretty aggressive,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
740: Lug nuts
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Posted By quillc
LOL, on my coupe DD, the fronts and rears are...

LOL, on my coupe DD, the fronts and rears are different sizes and directional - so no rotation unless I pop them off the rims and go side to side.

On the wife's car it has matching tires all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,640
Posted By quillc
You need to jack the car up and then angle the...

You need to jack the car up and then angle the engine/trans combination up at a pretty high angle to get over the cross member. I use an engine leveling bar/sling (at Napa for ~$100) that makes this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,600
Posted By quillc
Looks like a little bit of blowby on cyl1. Could...

Looks like a little bit of blowby on cyl1. Could be rings, but probably the valve stem seal. You should install new valve stem seals with the head off anyway. Only the intake valves have seals.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,939
Posted By quillc
It isn't what I was talking about, but that's...

It isn't what I was talking about, but that's slick as hell. I had planned on doing a low pressure and a high pressure. That should serve well for the low pressure.



Nope, that the M14 to AN...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,939
Posted By quillc
LH Fuel Rail inline gauge adapter?

Back in the day, I remember seeing a 745 here locally in Seattle that the owner had a fuel gauge setup on a little block that was inserted in between the fuel line and the rail. Does anyone remember...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,785
Posted By quillc
Its part of the factory bracket.

Its part of the factory bracket.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,227
Posted By quillc
If you just replaced the alternator, its probably...

If you just replaced the alternator, its probably the alternator belt tension.

You should also look to see if the belts are lined up. The rubber bushings get compressed and everything gets out of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By quillc
Depends upon what you are wanting to do and your...

Depends upon what you are wanting to do and your budget.

If you want it fresh and peppy, do a full rebuild. Probably sleeving that hole with the pits, but it may bore out. Your machine shop...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,186
Posted By quillc
Realistically, there really isn't much to most of...

Realistically, there really isn't much to most of these motors. The short blocks (for even the center thrust 'skinny' rod engines) are very stout. With a decent head and turning up the boost a bit as...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,785
Posted By quillc
I run the factory bracket that the STS piece is a...

I run the factory bracket that the STS piece is a reproduction of on my 83 242DL and my 84 242 GLT.

Works fine.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-27-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 1,701,051
Posted By quillc
No matter what you do to this car, the car you...

No matter what you do to this car, the car you have is cheaper than the one that you go out and buy. My friends all think I'm crazy, then I point out that during the time that I've known them, they...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,731
Posted By quillc
yeah, I think that you are looking back where the...

yeah, I think that you are looking back where the trans crossmember bolts up.

Josh has a link to an installation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXG1h7hDQNw on his page.

To answer the...
Forum: website & board 11-22-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 55,155
Posted By quillc
Donated $50 from my recent parts sales... My pp...

Donated $50 from my recent parts sales... My pp is Chris@yv1a.com.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 32,555
Posted By quillc
Stock flat top pistons in an 83 block. Head has...

Stock flat top pistons in an 83 block. Head has been shaved with a thinner HG. Static compression is ~10.8:1 or so.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 32,555
Posted By quillc
I'm running a high compression B23 with an H cam...

I'm running a high compression B23 with an H cam and Stahl header connected to a 2 1/2" madrel exhaust. Feels about as fast as my stock 242 GLTi. I would presume that you would be about the same with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,190
Posted By quillc
in the past when i've started having a carrier...

in the past when i've started having a carrier bearing going bad, it starts out by emitting a high pitched "WWEEEEEEEE" sound, almost a whistling kind of sound. The first time, I kept driving it....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,463
Posted By quillc
that's the stuff I use as well. Works well for...

that's the stuff I use as well. Works well for hard to seal gear oil including stuff with the friction modifier in it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,908
Posted By quillc
I've used this stuff when I can't get a good...

I've used this stuff when I can't get a good smooth sealing surface:

https://www.amazon.com/Versachem-Exhaust-System-Joint-Sealer/dp/B002RVK668

works pretty good for filling in pits in a flared...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,190
Posted By quillc
Really sounds like a wheel bearing, but if you...

Really sounds like a wheel bearing, but if you had the one replaced it is very likely the carrier bearing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-28-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,994
Posted By quillc
Pretty much what I do. Really straightforward. ...

Pretty much what I do. Really straightforward.

holds up pretty well. Makes the block easier to clean long term. The paint under the alternator always seems to peel first for some reason.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,003
Posted By quillc
FTFY...

FTFY...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 115,315
Posted By quillc
what bender do you use to make the bends in the...

what bender do you use to make the bends in the tubing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,003
Posted By quillc
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,114
Posted By quillc
I've used some dawn dish soap mixed into the...

I've used some dawn dish soap mixed into the coolant (straight water) a few times (fill/drain/fill/drain). I run the engine for 10 minutes or so then drain/fill. I usually do this without a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,532
Posted By quillc
I ran an H cam with flat top pistons for years in...

I ran an H cam with flat top pistons for years in a B23. 10.5 ish to 1 compression. Header, 2 1/2" exhaust. No cat (no smog checks in my area). 2 deg advanced. 40# injectors from a Ford 460 (blue...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,112
Posted By quillc
That soundtrack kicks ass.

That soundtrack kicks ass.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,434
Posted By quillc
aluminum head re-builders in Portland have done a...

aluminum head re-builders in Portland have done a good job for me on a couple of occasions.

http://aluminumheads.com/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,898
Posted By quillc
I second checking the strut nut. Its worth...

I second checking the strut nut. Its worth building your own tool to hold the strut insert top in place while tightening the nut. Often hitting it with an impact with the car on the ground will be...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,126
Posted By quillc
I run 25/25 spacers on my 242 with 17" Tethys. I...

I run 25/25 spacers on my 242 with 17" Tethys. I bought a set of Ben's spacers and extended wheel studs so I didn't have to do the bolted on spacer that you bolt on the wheel too. Ben's stuff is...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,945
Posted By quillc
Thread revival! The B230A engines would have...

Thread revival!

The B230A engines would have been Canadian. The A is for carb(s).

Someone on the board may have something laying around, but I would suspect it to be pretty rare these days.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,948
Posted By quillc
There is a member on the board that did a...

There is a member on the board that did a supercharged & turbocharged redblock years ago now very successfully.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,000
Posted By quillc
I would suspect that you will run out of...

I would suspect that you will run out of pocketbook before you run out of motor with that B23A.

If you are turbocharging it, you will get to 300 HP if you wish. Since it is carb'd, you will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,961
Posted By quillc
Yeah, outer H4. Inner H1. Both sets are on when...

Yeah, outer H4. Inner H1. Both sets are on when in high beam.

I run this setup on my 84 GLT. With 4000 lumen LED H4 and 4000 lumen LED H1, it puts more light down the road on high beam than any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,946
Posted By quillc
:rofl: Buy a quality oil. Change it...

:rofl:

Buy a quality oil. Change it regularly. If your pressure is low (high mileage) buy a thicker oil.

Same as it has always been.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,946
Posted By quillc
Ah, oil. There is so much information and...

Ah, oil. There is so much information and opinions out there, you can lose your mind.

My opinion....

Realistically, on these old engines, they are all about the same. The nice thing about true...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,718
Posted By quillc
yeah, pop the kick panel on the back passenger...

yeah, pop the kick panel on the back passenger side and you will likely find the vent hose missing, the hose is cracked, or the clamp is loose.
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