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Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,078
Posted By Inside_the_box
Thanks for the advice, looks like I will go with...

Thanks for the advice, looks like I will go with the skinnier tires up front.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,078
Posted By Inside_the_box
Staggered tire size for 16" wheels

I am going to be bolting up some 16" wheels to my 76 242. The fronts are 7.5" wide and the rears are 8.5" wide. I want to keep the overall diameter similar to stock so for the rear tires I am...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,702
Posted By Inside_the_box
Awesome, thanks guys that is what I was thinking...

Awesome, thanks guys that is what I was thinking but now I know for sure.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,702
Posted By Inside_the_box
740 turbo downpipe flange

I am turboing my 76 242 with parts from an 88 740 turbo. Does anyone know if there is a gasket that goes between the downpipe and the turbo? If so what does it look like?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,353
Posted By Inside_the_box
Well I gave that pin hell with a big hammer and...

Well I gave that pin hell with a big hammer and all I managed to do was brake my punch in half. I will try and give it some heat but I am not optimistic at the moment.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,353
Posted By Inside_the_box
It looks like I have the Alternate 2, darn! I...

It looks like I have the Alternate 2, darn! I have a feeling that pin won't be easy to get out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,353
Posted By Inside_the_box
Distributor Connector Replacement

I've got an 87 240, the 3 pin connector on the side is broken. I ordered a new one and have removed the distributor. It looks like I need to remove the hall effect sensor to properly insert the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,484
Posted By Inside_the_box
Thanks for the response dl. I have been...

Thanks for the response dl. I have been resisting buying a pressure testing setup but maybe I should at this point.

Funny you should mention the rubber boot, as I was replacing the starter I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,484
Posted By Inside_the_box
K-Jet no start

I have a 76 242 that is all original. Recently it was getting harder to start, I have replaced the main fuel pump, accumulator and the starter but not much has changed. I can get it to fire...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,277
Posted By Inside_the_box
Update, I got the car running again. I had...

Update, I got the car running again. I had changed the coil and spark plugs before the whole gas filled engine fiasco. I pulled each plug to see what had happenned and it appeared that only one...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,277
Posted By Inside_the_box
The top of the motor appeared dry, I really have...

The top of the motor appeared dry, I really have no idea where the gas is coming from other than maybe leaking out the rear main seal. I didn't see any of the fuel lines leaking. Maybe one of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,277
Posted By Inside_the_box
Uh-oh, gas in the oil

Well I think I might have killed my engine. A little background, the car is a stock 76 242 that has been sitting for 7 years. I replaced the gas tank and both fuel pumps and got the engine running...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By Inside_the_box
That's it hiperauto, I am missing the cap and the...

That's it hiperauto, I am missing the cap and the little circular connector pictured in the first photo. Now I know the parts I need, anyone know where to find them?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By Inside_the_box
There is nothing to screw into, it is just a...

There is nothing to screw into, it is just a smooth aluminum tube.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By Inside_the_box
76 242 gas cap

When I got my 76, it didn't have a gas cap so I am not really sure what the cap looks like or how it screws into the fill tube. I think I am missing a part or something because my fill tube is a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
240: Air pump
Views: 1,062
Posted By Inside_the_box
Air pump

I have a stock 76 242 that I am trying to revive. Can I just remove the air/smog pump and plug the holes it used to free up some horsepower and clean up the engine bay? Will this affect the K-jet...
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