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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:41 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Noted. I've never had a starter apart so that...

Noted. I've never had a starter apart so that will be interesting to play with. How would you recommend going about increasing preload on the brushes? Will I need to fashion some sort of shim?


...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2021, 10:18 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Yeah, we had similar thoughts while trying to...

Yeah, we had similar thoughts while trying to diagnose last week. With everything (including the entire engine wiring harness and fuel pump relay) disconnected and directly probing the sensor while...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2021, 05:21 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Alright, I just tried jumper cables and then...

Alright, I just tried jumper cables and then actual 2awg ground cable from bellhousing to the block, and didn't observe any change in the trigger log or oscilloscope during cranking. I also tried...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 02:07 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
I haven't seen the tach jumping around, but my...

I haven't seen the tach jumping around, but my issue does sound similar to the 'bad starter' whiteblock issues with VR interference, despite this being a replaced starter.

I honestly can't...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 12:17 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
I'm totally unfamiliar with this, but I did find...

I'm totally unfamiliar with this, but I did find that MaxxECU sells this interference suppression capacitor:...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 12:10 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
2 gauge ground wire from battery negative...

2 gauge ground wire from battery negative terminal to engine block near starter.
6 gauge ground wire from battery negative terminal to frame rail near battery.
Braided ground strap from head cam...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 10:31 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Well, there's a MaxxECU Race in the car. Did a...

Well, there's a MaxxECU Race in the car. Did a barebones install yesterday after lots of testing just to see if the trigger filtering could handle the noise and allow the car to start. It cannot.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 10:21 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
That's awesome! Very jealous.

That's awesome! Very jealous.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2021, 02:38 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Now now, let’s not get our pairs all twisted up...

Now now, let’s not get our pairs all twisted up over this.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 09:36 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Well, a MaxxEcu Race is on the way.

Well, a MaxxEcu Race is on the way.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 05:12 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
For the past couple years I‘ve thought about...

For the past couple years I‘ve thought about being done with it probably once a week or more. This car has been a huge headache. Owning it is totally irrational, but here I am.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 01:02 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Crank sensor wiring is fully shielded with the...

Crank sensor wiring is fully shielded with the drain connected only at the ecu. Ended up rewiring it separately from the rest of the harness as a test to make sure that physical proximity wasn’t the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 12:33 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
The VR sensor is located in the same place as on...

The VR sensor is located in the same place as on a b230. The crank sensor has been swapped out for a new Bosch unit (twice actually) since these issues began. The shop scoped the VR sensor and found...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2021, 11:07 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
That’s interesting about the tach adapter. I have...

That’s interesting about the tach adapter. I have not tried a Hall effect sensor. What’s odd is that the VR sensor worked perfectly for years and then this year it slowly saw more and more noise...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2021, 12:04 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
The tach is being driven directly by Megasquirt ...

The tach is being driven directly by Megasquirt



Yeah, I'm thinking a new, better ecu is going to be happening. New starter, have isolated just about every component and no change. I've been...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2021, 09:22 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Wow, you got those fast!

Wow, you got those fast!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 08:45 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
The housing market is a wild ride. Apparently my...

The housing market is a wild ride. Apparently my old garage was big selling point. Came out way ahead which thankfully set us up to make this whole dream garage plan feasible!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 08:41 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
I have a couple local friends with maxxecu...

I have a couple local friends with maxxecu running their 5cyl 242s… There’s been a bit of pressure to jump on that bandwagon. I forgot about that harness, that could seal the deal. The price of...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 06:39 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
The answer is Prowire USA! Great stuff. I think I...

The answer is Prowire USA! Great stuff. I think I actually got the terminals from McMaster based on a tip from Homer. You can see a spare terminal sitting on the core support if you zoom in on that...
Forum: showroom 08-26-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,628
Posted By The Full Banana
Super happy for you! That must be a great feeling.

Super happy for you! That must be a great feeling.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 12:41 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Kind of forgot about this thread. This year has...

Kind of forgot about this thread. This year has had a few twists and turns.

My wife and I bought a new house and sold our old house (and garage) in March. On the day we closed on the new house, I...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,714
Posted By The Full Banana
My getrag 265 has always been harder to shift...

My getrag 265 has always been harder to shift than any other getrag transmission I’ve used. No issues getting it into first or fifth, but I have to shift somewhat slowly from 1-2. I use a blend of...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2021, 06:47 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
I have a Saab 9000 aero pressure plate sitting...

I have a Saab 9000 aero pressure plate sitting around that I used with my b230 back in the day if you have trouble finding it. I’ve been meaning to sell it for a while. Shoot me a PM if interested.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2021, 10:33 AM
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Views: 175,986
Posted By The Full Banana
This is going to look so so good. I love those...

This is going to look so so good. I love those wheels and that paint. :nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,305
Posted By The Full Banana
I recovered my pair of Recaro LS and the rear...

I recovered my pair of Recaro LS and the rear seat in my 242 with Lseat leather. The value is pretty impressive. Low price, nice quality and they fit pretty well. I think mine would look a bit better...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,749
Posted By The Full Banana
Do it. Anything else on a street car that you...

Do it. Anything else on a street car that you want to handle reasonably well is a waste of time or money. :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2021, 06:42 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
I'm looking forward to seeing e36 front...

I'm looking forward to seeing e36 front suspension conversion kits for sale on cflomoto.com
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,101
Posted By The Full Banana
Time to tuck that exhaust up over the axle! ...

Time to tuck that exhaust up over the axle!

3" fits over axle, you just have to be careful. I just did it in my reasonably low 242 and so have quite a few others.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 07:31 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Good find! Thanks for sharing.

Good find! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2021, 11:50 PM
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Views: 11,101
Posted By The Full Banana
What’s different about the drip rails on early...

What’s different about the drip rails on early cars? Difference in the trim?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2021, 10:35 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Time to wrap the dash in leather

Time to wrap the dash in leather
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2021, 12:41 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Spent some time in the garage today and got the...

Spent some time in the garage today and got the differential set up.

https://i.imgur.com/Yz0b217l.jpg

After getting the backlash set and new bearings pressed on, I tacked the 12-tooth trigger...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 11:31 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks man. I’m looking forward to reflecting on...

Thanks man. I’m looking forward to reflecting on this in a couple months after dyno tuning and thinking about how worth it it all was (fingers crossed).




After the car is back down on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 03:21 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks, it's been quite tempting to walk away,...

Thanks, it's been quite tempting to walk away, but I'll give it my best shot another time.




Thank you for offering! I'll take a look and let you know.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 09:57 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks, Chris! Added in some answers above. The...

Thanks, Chris! Added in some answers above. The getrag 265 swap with the redblock is pretty straight forward, especially if you have all of the swap kit parts in hand.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-03-2021, 06:10 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Made some progress with the rear end improvements...

Made some progress with the rear end improvements over the past couple days.

Dropped the rear end out of the car
https://i.imgur.com/BYaNJB2l.jpg

Scraped the rust off and freshened up the axle...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-30-2020, 02:02 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Plot twist Later in the year, the car started...

Plot twist
Later in the year, the car started consuming oil quite quickly, which led to a low oil event. After typical troubleshooting to identify that there was no issue with plumbing or the turbo...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,945
Posted By The Full Banana
Removing the interior very quickly makes for an...

Removing the interior very quickly makes for an awful street car. And agree, that turbo is far too large for a b21 in a street car.
Forum: showroom 09-24-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9,656
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Posted By The Full Banana
Good lord that's a nice car. Love it!

Good lord that's a nice car. Love it!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,871
Posted By The Full Banana
Gaz adjustables have been far superior to any...

Gaz adjustables have been far superior to any comparably priced, readily available option I've tried on 240s over the last 12 years. I highly recommend them (and buying from Classic Swede!)

For a...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 233,676
Posted By The Full Banana
It's awesome to see this project back on track....

It's awesome to see this project back on track. This car was a definite inspiration when I was embarking on my 245 and 242 projects back in the day.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 887
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Posted By The Full Banana
That’s correct, he did it.

That’s correct, he did it.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 887
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Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks for the kind words, all! Always nice to...

Thanks for the kind words, all! Always nice to hear.

I won’t be making multiple sets of door panels... it’s a decent bit of work with hand held tools, and it also requires harvesting the stamped...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 887
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Posted By The Full Banana
Before I lose them, I'm dropping in a few photos...

Before I lose them, I'm dropping in a few photos from last summer that were just sent to me.

I'm in the middle of building new door panels, so i'll share some photos of that once I have it...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 125,002
Posted By The Full Banana
Out of curiosity, what spring rates are you...

Out of curiosity, what spring rates are you running front and rear?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 133,709
Posted By The Full Banana
Yeah my brother owned it for a while. We were...

Yeah my brother owned it for a while. We were shocked to see how crusty that driver floor was, given how well maintained the interior and exterior appeared to be. The car has definitely been loved...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 133,709
Posted By The Full Banana
Glad to see that the car is getting some love! I...

Glad to see that the car is getting some love! I spent two days with my brother cutting out and welding in new floor panels on the driver side of that car...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 153,550
Posted By The Full Banana
This throttle setup works great, but will require...

This throttle setup works great, but will require some welding:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48132481897_7e35051330_b.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48132421348_62eb19f69e_b.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 153,550
Posted By The Full Banana
That port on the pan is a great spot for an oil...

That port on the pan is a great spot for an oil separator/catch can return
Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 623,926
Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks, Chris! Definitely a rain check on that...

Thanks, Chris! Definitely a rain check on that ride. If nothing else, we’re penciling in the same glorious road trip for Davis next year. That just means the 242 will be that much more ready for Dave...
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