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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 04:52 PM
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Posted By vwbusman66
Excellent work as always Craig! This will...

Excellent work as always Craig!
This will certainly be a testament to your skill for years to come.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 61,268
Posted By vwbusman66
I was thinking about going back to mechanical,...

I was thinking about going back to mechanical, but I really don't want to.
Plus, I need the TIG/fab practice for a shroud and all in it'll be another $75 extra and will cool far more than I'll ever...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 61,268
Posted By vwbusman66
I went to where the car is stored Sunday...

I went to where the car is stored Sunday afternoon, hooked up the battery, checked the oil, and fired her up for the first time in about 5 months. It ran well, and I'm excited to start driving it...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 162,143
Posted By vwbusman66
Two piece. Your kid is going to ride in and drive...

Two piece. Your kid is going to ride in and drive this car (someday).
I doubt you’ll maintain those critical speeds, but safety is safety.
Forum: events 01-12-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By vwbusman66
I can't wait to have my obligatory one beer for...

I can't wait to have my obligatory one beer for the weekend.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 72,236
Posted By vwbusman66
I had a really excellent driveshaft shop modify...

I had a really excellent driveshaft shop modify my driveshaft, it's still a 2 piece unit with completely stock Volvo back half, it's a WC 4 cylinder trans, stock worn out mustang rubber mount, I...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 162,143
Posted By vwbusman66
Yeah, our drive was really great for that. The...

Yeah, our drive was really great for that. The rain and fog made things extra fun.
It was fun watching the next straight coming and then waiting for the power.

I want LS 240 now.
Dammit.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 72,236
Posted By vwbusman66
I'll have you know my cobbled T5 swap into the...

I'll have you know my cobbled T5 swap into the 142 makes no vibrations or noise at ANY speed (well, up to about 90 mph so far).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,269
Posted By vwbusman66
Woefully OT: That is a hefty ****ing...

Woefully OT:
That is a hefty ****ing strut/firewall brace.
I never noticed how big it was.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,269
Posted By vwbusman66
Wait this is an issue? That might explain the...

Wait this is an issue?
That might explain the iffy cold/warm startup oil pressure light until the engine is revved.
WTF
Forum: events 01-08-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 48,963
Posted By vwbusman66
So next year (or this year I guess), Jimbo's...

So next year (or this year I guess), Jimbo's fried chicken? Or authentic waffle house hashbrowns?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 162,143
Posted By vwbusman66
Whatcha buildin'? :-D

Whatcha buildin'? :-D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By vwbusman66
For those wanting to confirm, my early '71 142...

For those wanting to confirm, my early '71 142 has chubby latches.
Mirror glue is holding strong on pass and driver upper pivot and driver's latch. The passenger fell off after 4 days- it was also...
Forum: events 01-07-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By vwbusman66
Hmmm. Andrew, are you bringing something with...

Hmmm.
Andrew, are you bringing something with pushrods or OHC?

Might do the last 3 hours' worth of work on the 142 and drive it.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By vwbusman66
You can also skim down the F head for a few...

You can also skim down the F head for a few points of CR, plug the injector holes, and run twin dcoes and a header for all the burnouts.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 61,268
Posted By vwbusman66
Alright ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,...

Alright ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, this project isn't dead anymore! YAYYYYYY The car is currently at a storage facility in Morgantown. I'm interning in Ann Arbor MI this summer at FCA (or...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 162,143
Posted By vwbusman66
NGL, kyote's auto 244 handled obnoxiously well...

NGL, kyote's auto 244 handled obnoxiously well when we were trying to catch you guys on the loop drive. A little rubbing, but he wasn't really taking turns slowly.

Sam's 245 still ranks as the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 162,143
Posted By vwbusman66
Can't have tinnitus if you're deaf :rofl: But I...

Can't have tinnitus if you're deaf :rofl:
But I agree- I get a ringing very rarely but I'm glad that's all there is considering the abuse I've given them
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 126,509
Posted By vwbusman66
Well I'll be damned. I spoke too soon. Both in...

Well I'll be damned. I spoke too soon. Both in one weekend, no less!
Forum: events 01-06-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,223
Posted By vwbusman66
Ahem. That'll be me with whatever econobox I...

Ahem.
That'll be me with whatever econobox I can muster up with insurance money, or the 142/another clapped Volvo.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 162,143
Posted By vwbusman66
I was going to say this too. I'm ok with going...

I was going to say this too.
I'm ok with going deaf, going blind is a lot harder to manage.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 162,143
Posted By vwbusman66
Finally.

Finally.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-02-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 245,741
Posted By vwbusman66
My booster is leaking REAL bad. Iíll send you a...

My booster is leaking REAL bad.
Iíll send you a PM
Forum: projects & restorations 01-02-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 245,741
Posted By vwbusman66
Is the original master cylinder cast iron or...

Is the original master cylinder cast iron or steel? Let us know what unit you choose. I'm pretty much ready to fix my 142 and this may be a far more reasonable and reliable solution than rebuilding...
Forum: events 01-01-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,379
Posted By vwbusman66
I feel like you could handle almost anyone trying...

I feel like you could handle almost anyone trying to beat you up with your left arm :rofl:
Forum: projects & restorations 12-23-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 245,741
Posted By vwbusman66
What booster???? How much fab work will you...

What booster????
How much fab work will you have to do to make it work?
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,072
Posted By vwbusman66
I concur

I concur
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 157,126
Posted By vwbusman66
Damn. I'm impressed. Though I'd expect nothing...

Damn.
I'm impressed. Though I'd expect nothing less based on the rest of this thread :).
Forum: projects & restorations 12-18-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,276
Posted By vwbusman66
Awesome work with the car! Love the silver with...

Awesome work with the car! Love the silver with black wheels.

I would ask that in the modifications section. You're likely to get a little wider audience there.
Forum: events 12-09-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,379
Posted By vwbusman66
FTFY

FTFY
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,523
Posted By vwbusman66
oh damn

oh damn
Forum: events 12-09-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,379
Posted By vwbusman66
Yeahhhh boyyyyy. Now to explain to my parents...

Yeahhhh boyyyyy.
Now to explain to my parents why I'm driving to NC again :)
Forum: projects & restorations 12-08-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3,157
Views: 586,388
Posted By vwbusman66
What converter and rear do you have in this? I...

What converter and rear do you have in this?
I wonder if going to a shorter rear end and higher stall would get you something. It sounds like it leaves really gently (intentional to save the 1031?)....
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,310
Posted By vwbusman66
Here would be my order of diag: 1. Pull valve...

Here would be my order of diag:
1. Pull valve cover and verify all 8 valves are opening
2. Check cam timing
3. Compression
4. Disconnect exhaust

This may sound weird, but the tq/hp curves show...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 81,266
Posted By vwbusman66
Mostly because I think this thing has an NA...

Mostly because I think this thing has an NA motor, which I suspect won't like too much boost?
I don't know.
I really like the NA/ITB/racecar system this thing has going for it.

It'll be...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-05-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 61,268
Posted By vwbusman66
I can. The market for anything old is dead....

I can.
The market for anything old is dead. We're heading towards recession and even the cheap stuff isn't sellable.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-05-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 61,268
Posted By vwbusman66
I'm not kidding. At $2k, I'm selling it for $200...

I'm not kidding. At $2k, I'm selling it for $200 more than I bought it for.
****, I think the t5 setup alone all in cost me around a grand. :omg:

This whole being in college and borderline broke...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-05-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 81,266
Posted By vwbusman66
No. Please no.

No.
Please no.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-05-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 61,268
Posted By vwbusman66
Well, if nobody buys it at that price, its...

Well, if nobody buys it at that price, its staying.
I love this car, I really do. Few things are as fun as ripping this car up the hill at WOT with the side pipe scaring people and giving me a...
Forum: events 12-03-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,223
Posted By vwbusman66
Your 2JZ, Mark's 2JZ, Sam's 2JZ(s) Excellent. ...

Your 2JZ, Mark's 2JZ, Sam's 2JZ(s)
Excellent.
http://m.quickmeme.com/img/1a/1aa9cc106463afb261527401f99416d3417ec0c2dfe3f15b568941ca96c898be.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 12-03-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 162,143
Posted By vwbusman66
I can testify to this. I'd imagine this...

I can testify to this.


I'd imagine this is also accurate, as a 5.3 with a decent cam probably makes more than some of the hot street SOHC engines here with a much less violent power band.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-03-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 165,318
Posted By vwbusman66
Is the wheel hop there in the dry? I wonder if...

Is the wheel hop there in the dry? I wonder if the ****ty tires and not-completely-clapped-locker make the locker lock up (ie. it's more sensitive than you thought?).

I still love the catch can,...
Forum: events 12-02-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,223
Posted By vwbusman66
I'd try and argue, but you're 100% correct. ...

I'd try and argue, but you're 100% correct.

When am I coming down to help get the 244 together?
Forum: events 12-02-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,223
Posted By vwbusman66
I smell an overnight 8.8 swap :cool:

I smell an overnight 8.8 swap :cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 12-02-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,480
Posted By vwbusman66
Once again, I'm speechless. And to think you're...

Once again, I'm speechless.
And to think you're going to take this masterpiece where there's no pavement.
Spectacular work.
Forum: events 12-01-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,223
Posted By vwbusman66
Can we strap ye olde 5 banger Jetta to the dyno...

Can we strap ye olde 5 banger Jetta to the dyno to see what it makes in bone-stock form before I hotboi it up?
Should make all of 150hp at the wheels ;-)
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 486,679
Posted By vwbusman66
FTFY So you're thinking T5 swap?

FTFY

So you're thinking T5 swap?
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3,157
Views: 586,388
Posted By vwbusman66
Have you done any port work on the 16v head or...

Have you done any port work on the 16v head or just cams/springs/lifters and the manifolds?
~530whp is definitely nothing to sneeze at for some "baseline" tuning.
This thing'll be a ripper!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-29-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,686
Posted By vwbusman66
IMO, do the rear first because then you'll have...

IMO, do the rear first because then you'll have the hardware to support the added power potential of MS.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-24-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 46,548
Posted By vwbusman66
I vote 16v turbo.

I vote 16v turbo.
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