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Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
I wonder if I've completely misunderstood my...

I wonder if I've completely misunderstood my driveline angles. At the moment the differential pinion is almost parallel with the rear half of the driveshaft (pointing upwards) and, from what I read...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-19-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 352,633
Posted By joel142
I think I'm in the same boat - no spool linkage...

I think I'm in the same boat - no spool linkage and a very light throttle.

I gave the throttle return spring on the body one extra turn and that definitely helped while making the plates and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,296
Posted By joel142
I just gave the spare M41 in the garage a jiggle...

I just gave the spare M41 in the garage a jiggle and I can't say it's much different. The rando off craigslist I bought it from assured me it was mint.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,296
Posted By joel142
I have the long handle shifter in the 142 (it's a...

I have the long handle shifter in the 142 (it's a '71) and while it's murky and slow it's got a great old school vibe. It's shifting like you mean it!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,156
Posted By joel142
I plugged that with a cheap O2 sensor cap off...

I plugged that with a cheap O2 sensor cap off Amazon and an oil drain washer - worked great.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=6091345&postcount=57
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,726
Posted By joel142
I ended up with a 45* on both ends.

I ended up with a 45* on both ends.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
New tires ready to bolt on: Falken Azenis RT615K+...

New tires ready to bolt on: Falken Azenis RT615K+ in 215/45R-17. Looks nice and square on the 7.5" wheels.

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

As a road racer friend of mine said: "Those are some...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
https://i.imgur.com/SL7decs.png Measured the...

https://i.imgur.com/SL7decs.png

Measured the driveshaft angles and not as bad as I thought it might be. I could definitely space the center bearing down a little and improve that joint to the rear...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,005
Posted By joel142
I have a SPEC 6-puck Kevlar clutch in the 142 and...

I have a SPEC 6-puck Kevlar clutch in the 142 and 1st gear is a chattery mess. After it gets rolling it smooths out. What's really a pain is starting on a slight incline.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Small update: liquid gasket did the trick on the...

Small update: liquid gasket did the trick on the adapter plate. The root cause is the thread minima for the fitting reduced the web to the screw hole and the gasket just didn't have enough area to...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
I used to chase leaks on vacuum systems back in...

I used to chase leaks on vacuum systems back in school and at some point you just needed to call it good enough. If you're already flowing argon to strike a plasma a little N2/O2 is going to be a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
I think I have a ball valve I can add into the...

I think I have a ball valve I can add into the mix to work towards something like that. It is a vintage engine in an antique car. There may be a limit to what I can ask for.

All of the edges of...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Thanks. Now that it's running it's starting...

Thanks.

Now that it's running it's starting a test progression to see what I have. It was idling a bit rough and throttle tip in was poor/bogging so I made up a boost pressure tester:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
http://i.imgur.com/Sr5RxcS.jpg?1...

http://i.imgur.com/Sr5RxcS.jpg?1 (https://imgur.com/Sr5RxcS)

Out and about for another shakedown drive. Start easily, idles, drives, stops, shifts, etc... No fluids leak out or seem to be...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 182,096
Posted By joel142
Congratulations! Sweet to see that green on...

Congratulations!

Sweet to see that green on white number plate on there! I have a set on the '71 (for testing and driving to car events...of course). When it was on the road it seemed like every...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 47,332
Posted By joel142
There's also a battery distribution block just...

There's also a battery distribution block just below and forward of that - honestly, it does look a little tractor.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
calling it on the hood as I think I've reached...

calling it on the hood as I think I've reached the point of diminishing returns at my current skill level. Various buffing steps but no wax yet. Have good hopes for shine after waxing
...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-28-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Indeed it does - turns out the back 1/3 has clear...

Indeed it does - turns out the back 1/3 has clear coat! Our timeline so far:


1971 - original gold paint. This can be seen in the inner sills and engine compartment. As 30+ yrs of oxidation and...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 182,096
Posted By joel142
Love the steering wheel. I understand the...

Love the steering wheel.

I understand the crimps and heatshrink: somethings is just comes out so much like you imagined it should it's significance far outweighs it's importance.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
I'm betting it's more along the lines of early...

I'm betting it's more along the lines of early 80s single stage Maaco "gold." Thankfully there's no clear coat. Some areas of paint are quite odd with, seemingly, islets of gold paint. Almost like...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Installed the hood, sponged washed, and...

Installed the hood, sponged washed, and clay-bared the whole car. One interesting note is the door mirrors are in dramatically different positions. The right side is much closer to the window.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,197
Posted By joel142
Opens order history; looks at list of AN...

Opens order history; looks at list of AN fittings; closes order history.

Yeah, I think we're good here.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
I believe it - up until a week ago it was: car...

I believe it - up until a week ago it was: car ignored in a garage for a decade.

Your advice tipped the scales and I have a buffer coming in in the mail. Now that it's not the 50yo original paint...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Thanks, I'm getting to the body right now. I have...

Thanks, I'm getting to the body right now. I have some new and improved sponges showing up and some 2400 versus 2500. From the description the real difference is in viscosity so it'll be easier to...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 682,519
Posted By joel142
Mine is just about to get onto the road. It went...

Mine is just about to get onto the road. It went around the block successfully last weekend and it's ready to go further afield. I'll keep you looped into my cooling adventures.



The number of...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 682,519
Posted By joel142
It's surprising how tall that inner fender well...

It's surprising how tall that inner fender well gets how fast. My battery ended in the trunk because the volume for the battery ended up getting filled with brake booster, radiator catch can, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2021, 02:05 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Dug out the hood and after reading a bit on...

Dug out the hood and after reading a bit on restoring antique paint decided it probably couldn't look any worse. This actually looks better than real life. It was impossible to discern the reflection...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
The wiring was surprisingly soothing after all...

The wiring was surprisingly soothing after all the tubing butt welded with MIG... *shudder*
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
That was one of the great tragedies of COVID -...

That was one of the great tragedies of COVID - not feeling the need to break out the summer tires. The T5-R just sat on the curb all summer wearing the winter steelies. I think I drove it twice? The...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
And as it stands today: ...

And as it stands today:

https://i.imgur.com/aC4DHuD.jpg?1

Left the garage under it's own power and idled in the driveway. Fan cycled on and off again so that all seems to work. Nothing leaks....
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Next up, a bit of wiring. I had a couple of fixes...

Next up, a bit of wiring. I had a couple of fixes to apply:


get rid of the early 2000s split loom
make things actually reach. Many things had been moved around in the engine compartment since...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Not many great pictures of the idle control valve...

Not many great pictures of the idle control valve mounting, but, more will be forthcoming when it comes out for paint. It's installed now in bare metal because it's too cold to paint in the garage. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Completed a complicated bracket for the radiator...

Completed a complicated bracket for the radiator catch can (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S2S1QN5/). Connects the slam panel with the interior fender wall while missing the upper headlight...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-10-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 682,519
Posted By joel142
I'm running the Amazon knockoff. You can checkout...

I'm running the Amazon knockoff. You can checkout out some of the fun in creating relief for the o-rings (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=6052548&postcount=9). With an actual tapered...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Woot! It runs! Got everything put together,...

Woot! It runs!

Got everything put together, turned the key, and off it went. Got it up to temperature without any leaks or other problems, all the extra oils and brake clean cooked off the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
On the brace - looking at that picture that's a...

On the brace - looking at that picture that's a pretty well thought out load path. They've set it up so that the welds are in compression, the folded piece with the tube driving right through the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 682,519
Posted By joel142
I'd say go with the Tial. I haven't yet regretted...

I'd say go with the Tial. I haven't yet regretted trading cash for space or easier in the 142 engine bay.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Interesting on the brace - I very vaguely...

Interesting on the brace - I very vaguely remember that from pulling the manifold from the junkyard way back when. If it misses the intercooler pipe it would still need to deal with the engine mount...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
https://i.imgur.com/NXykDwz.jpg?2 Haven't...

https://i.imgur.com/NXykDwz.jpg?2

Haven't seen things this back together for a very long time. It ran (surprisingly smoothly) on a squirt of brake clean into the intake manifold before I ran out...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 682,519
Posted By joel142
Looks great - well done!

Looks great - well done!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Trying to resurrect the Optima Redtop that's been...

Trying to resurrect the Optima Redtop that's been in the trunk, disconnected, for a decade. Trickle charger has gotten it to ~9.5V after about 48hrs. I'll be curious to see if it'll handle any kind...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
https://i.imgur.com/F7pGTXf.jpg?2 Before:...

https://i.imgur.com/F7pGTXf.jpg?2

Before: 2.25" diameter, conical output, and more than enough band clamps.

https://i.imgur.com/WOFiqw2.jpg?2
https://i.imgur.com/Ymdzqzr.jpg?1

After: 3"...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Work on the exhaust is wrapping up with some more...

Work on the exhaust is wrapping up with some more pictures coming soon. Ended up being a 3" turbo back with all new pipe, muffler, and hangers interfaced to all new body pickups. A crap ton of work....
Forum: projects & restorations 08-07-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
cwdodson88, thanks for the tips on the AN...

cwdodson88, thanks for the tips on the AN fittings. It made things a lot simpler. I ended up applying a bunch of your advice and using a very sharp drill bit (held in a tap handle) to take off about...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
That's pretty close to my technique: wrap in...

That's pretty close to my technique: wrap in tape, cut square with cutoff wheel, unwrap, slide into ferrule. Then I put the fitting in the vice and push the ferrule onto that (with everything well...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Picking things up again after a busy month of...

Picking things up again after a busy month of other stuff and starting to plumb up the turbo. I'm using Earl's Auto-Fit (https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ear-309104erl) and Auto-Flex hose...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 682,519
Posted By joel142
Oh, and for the 140 series connoisseurs out there...

Oh, and for the 140 series connoisseurs out there can we get a shot of that alternator mount!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 682,519
Posted By joel142
There's a whole spec (pdf)...

There's a whole spec (pdf) (https://www.inserta.com/PDF/AI-STR-THD-PORT-DIM.pdf) for the ORB/J1926-1 fitting and when properly applied with a port tool (pdf)...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
Progress continues: Fitted the Yoshifab...

Progress continues:


Fitted the Yoshifab oil return (https://yoshifab.com/store/plumbing/an-oil-return.html). After a thread on how hard/easy that was to install I gave it a long thermal soak in...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 71,841
Posted By joel142
The thermostat in the engine is stock at 87C and...

The thermostat in the engine is stock at 87C and I'm thinking about when to trigger the electric fan. The sensor is on the outlet of the radiator so it will see the temperature drop across the...
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