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Forum: article composition 07-16-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 490,823
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: 77
Views: 47,820
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: 434
Views: 335,925
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: 490,823
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: 747,338
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: 1,908
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: 1,908
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: 783
Views: 730,042
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: 717
Views: 421,261
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: 7,141
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: 7,141
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: 7,141
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: 7,141
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: 19
Views: 7,272
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: 7,141
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: 7,141
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: 7,141
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: 7,141
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: 7,141
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: 77
Views: 47,820
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: 77
Views: 47,820
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: 3,239
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: 783
Views: 730,042
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: 2,546
Posted By Duder
Good to know - thanks!

Good to know - thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,546
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: 3,725
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: 9,098
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: 1,794
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: 2,096
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: 169,213
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: 312
Views: 217,530
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...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 169,213
Posted By Duder
:run: They won't want to touch it! I have a big...

:run: They won't want to touch it! I have a big binder going with all my notes for the project, and plan to put a master parts list in there to help with maintenance and replacement of bits in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 169,213
Posted By Duder
Since this project is mainly a packaging puzzle,...

Since this project is mainly a packaging puzzle, I thought it would be advantageous to knock out one of the smaller pieces now, allowing a few other larger ones to fall into place. Ford 4.6 engines...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,941
Posted By Duder
Cool, that's good to know it's not a bad job. I...

Cool, that's good to know it's not a bad job. I might help her out and do that one too.



I did that a few days ago, saw 0.0A on the meter, but only later realized that I forgot to switch the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,941
Posted By Duder
Cool, thanks for confirming that. I think FCP...

Cool, thanks for confirming that. I think FCP Euro's site has an explainer page about that issue. I will check that out on the car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,941
Posted By Duder
Helping out a Neighbor - 2001 S60 NA

Nice lady down the street has a 2001 S60, an NA 5-cylinder she bought new and drives rarely. It has just over 70k miles. Since the pandemic started she hasn't driven it at all, so of course the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-29-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 45,412
Posted By Duder
Sweet build. You should buff out that 601 red...

Sweet build. You should buff out that 601 red paint!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 1,594,646
Posted By Duder
A Pro 5.0 shifter or a copy thereof would be my...

A Pro 5.0 shifter or a copy thereof would be my vote. The shift feel is awesome.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,534
Posted By Duder
I hadn't thought about hard chrome but yeah,...

I hadn't thought about hard chrome but yeah, you're probably right. A repair sleeve would get unwieldy in the length required for a steering rack.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,534
Posted By Duder
Good point, just like with motorcycle forks if...

Good point, just like with motorcycle forks if the rack surface isn't perfectly smooth it will tear up new seals in short order and cause another leak. With resurfacing I would guess they are talking...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-21-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 47,820
Posted By Duder
Using the ipd belly pan as protection and as a...

Using the ipd belly pan as protection and as a basis for ductwork sounds good to me. Coroplast is the go-to Lemons favorite aerodynamic material, if you can afford to go one step up from Cardboard...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,534
Posted By Duder
Cool, thanks for the link. That looks like a ZF...

Cool, thanks for the link. That looks like a ZF "type 1." I determined that mine is a "Type 2" using the guide Ian linked. Also found this thread with posts from another member who rebuilt his Type...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,534
Posted By Duder
So who here has actually rebuilt one of these...

So who here has actually rebuilt one of these racks themselves?

I have a used ZF sitting here, to replace the leaky CAM rack in my car. I'm currently thinking about rebuilding the ZF before...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 47,820
Posted By Duder
Dude, you are getting close! Take some video when...

Dude, you are getting close! Take some video when you fire it up for the first time.

Nice logical routing of the charge plumbing, and that cooler looks nice and girthy.

I'm sure you have...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 47,820
Posted By Duder
That will be fun. I think with the amount of...

That will be fun. I think with the amount of low-end you'll on tap you will want boost by gear for sure (IMO) but if you can also ramp it up by wheel speed within each gear, then even better. I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 47,820
Posted By Duder
I'm right there with you dude. Motivation comes...

I'm right there with you dude. Motivation comes in waves for me. The forums help reinforce it when it comes... so use the high of sharing progress to get even more done now! It may seem trivial but...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 88,940
Posted By Duder
New mount looks great! Curious to read your...

New mount looks great! Curious to read your review of this mirror mojangus once you get the car out on the road. Don't forget to "remove it off before use" though.

I haven't played with any DI...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,195
Posted By Duder
Sorry to hear about the broken stud. I suggest...

Sorry to hear about the broken stud. I suggest lots of heat and Kroil...if you attempt to remove it by welding a nut on it again. I find the method that usually works for me is find a nut that’s...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-27-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 88,940
Posted By Duder
That's a super cool product and nice mount you...

That's a super cool product and nice mount you designed too.

The GoPro style clamped joint might not be able to cope with that much mass cantilevered off of it. You could try doubling it up, with...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,195
Posted By Duder
You could physically remove the material easily...

You could physically remove the material easily enough, but the challenge is getting the surface square and flat to ensure good sealing. Milling would be best but if you're creative and careful then...
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