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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 09:40 PM
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Posted By John242Ti
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https://live.staticflickr.com/5253/5427802920_d14cef3472_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9gCUGY)

If your cam cover has the valve shown here, sitting behind the plug wires, then you have an idle control...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By John242Ti
Easy way to tell if a key is the master or if...

Easy way to tell if a key is the master or if it's the valet version: Look at the rib in the middle that goes along the key just below the cut part. On the master key, it'll be shaved down. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By John242Ti
^This. In my case, the 5/8" gasket doesn't...

^This.

In my case, the 5/8" gasket doesn't bug me a whole lot, but I would've preferred the thicker gasket. At least, I can see worth a d@mn while driving.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,763
Posted By John242Ti
No prob. Yeah, the B230 alternators are...

No prob. Yeah, the B230 alternators are backward, compared to the earlier B21/23 alternators. One exception being the B23FT engine, which uses a similar setup to what's shown here, but with a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,763
Posted By John242Ti
The correct alternator adjuster is one from a...

The correct alternator adjuster is one from a 1985 or newer B230 equipped 240. The ones that Phil seems to be selling with his look to be the ones used on the 7/9 series cars.

Correct style is...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By John242Ti
^What Erik said. Get something that's not hacked...

^What Erik said. Get something that's not hacked up and that's going to be reliable. If it must be a Toyota, and a minitruck, a Tacoma would be a good choice. Modern enough to have safety...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,763
Posted By John242Ti
^Too big. The B+ terminal is about 7mm away from...

^Too big. The B+ terminal is about 7mm away from the oil filter casing, so you can do impromptu welding while changing your oil. Also doesn't fit right with the oil pressure sender. If you're...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,539
Posted By John242Ti
^Would have to build one. They don't exist. ...

^Would have to build one. They don't exist. Unless you can get a group A racer.

But, yeah, I've come across at least three. Of the three, mine was the only one with velour interior and the door...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,539
Posted By John242Ti
^242GLT cars were typically the "low-line" cars...

^242GLT cars were typically the "low-line" cars in 1982. So, manual windows, mirrors, and locks. I've seen (and owned) 242 Turbos that were also equipped identically. My previous '82 242 Turbo was...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,539
Posted By John242Ti
Seen worse beforehand - the joys of living near...

Seen worse beforehand - the joys of living near Canuckistan and trolling the junkyards up there... So, I think you did ok on it.

I would recommend going LH 2.2 on the B230F when you install it. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By John242Ti
^LH 2.0 also uses mopar lean-burn ignition. ...

^LH 2.0 also uses mopar lean-burn ignition. Early 1983 cars were 100% mopar, ignition-wise. Mid-1983 and later had a Bosch coil and distributor. The randon spark dropout problem usually appears if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By John242Ti
1) I'd inspect the wiring harness for bare wires....

1) I'd inspect the wiring harness for bare wires. If it hasn't been replaced, that would be a likely cause of your problem.

2) At the same time, do any other electrical components shut down? If...
Forum: showroom 08-23-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9,656
Views: 5,065,007
Posted By John242Ti
Since today's Sunday... It's #sideshotsunday...

Since today's Sunday... It's #sideshotsunday time...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51397062399_b16ca8ce42_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2miMo1g)

Cleaning up the garage. So, the 242 needed to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By John242Ti
That might be why it was idling higher than it...

That might be why it was idling higher than it should. 10 deg BTDC seems to be a happy spot for the B21F engines with Bosch ignition and K-Jet, like your car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By John242Ti
It'll run, just not well. Some TBers have used...

It'll run, just not well. Some TBers have used ball valves from the piumbing department to act as idle air valves. Plumb it in place of the auxiliary air valve, and set it so the engine will run...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,868
Posted By John242Ti
The VP seal sounds like the 1968-89 part, like...

The VP seal sounds like the 1968-89 part, like what's on your old tailgate... Much more durable than the later seal.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,574
Posted By John242Ti
Hopefully BFG has improved since the Comp T/A HR4...

Hopefully BFG has improved since the Comp T/A HR4 era... Had a set of the aforementioned BFGs in the 205/60R15 size on a previous 242. Tires were great while they had tread. Once they got close to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,574
Posted By John242Ti
Which car are we talking about? The 245 or the...

Which car are we talking about? The 245 or the 244? I'm assuming stock 14" rims? I had the old Pirelli P6000 tires (not the P4's, obviously) on our 240s in the past. Decent tires. Michelins can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By John242Ti
I wouldn't worry about the stainless trim being...

I wouldn't worry about the stainless trim being missing. I had a '74 145 that I needed to replace the rear quarter glass in. Donor car was an '83 245 Turbo. Installed the "new" glass, and it...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,710
Posted By John242Ti
Washington doesn't even test cars anymore. ...

Washington doesn't even test cars anymore. Everything pre-OBDII is exempt from testing.
Forum: showroom 07-18-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9,656
Views: 5,065,007
Posted By John242Ti
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51319340715_fd855ae5f1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mbV34e)

-J
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,083
Posted By John242Ti
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49735889418_6885454617_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iLZr9N)
Stock 245 Turbo with Hydra rims and 205/55R16 tires. Photo taken in the only smooth portion of the road...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By John242Ti
That extra pigtail may be for the upshift light. ...

That extra pigtail may be for the upshift light. Suspect you can probably ignore it. Blue wire provides power to the relay. The OD indicator light might have to be hardwired. Usually is the...
Forum: showroom 06-23-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9,656
Views: 5,065,007
Posted By John242Ti
^There it is... Anyway, a "days getting...

^There it is...

Anyway, a "days getting shorter" shot of the 242...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51266765311_209873c3b3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m7gzdK)

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,457
Posted By John242Ti
^You'll need to get the FW404 style windshield...

^You'll need to get the FW404 style windshield from someone who has it available, then use the clips to attach the older style trim to it. The other option is to find a good used piece of glass from...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,605
Posted By John242Ti
Wonder if the '80 donor had an OD unit from a...

Wonder if the '80 donor had an OD unit from a 1983-85 non-turbo 240 on it. On those, the worm gear on the shaft is different. For the 3.31 rear axle, it uses the black speedo gear normally used in...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,763
Posted By John242Ti
Same here in the Seattle area... Should be...

Same here in the Seattle area... Should be pretty easy to grab one.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,763
Posted By John242Ti
Probably quickest to just grab it off a car at...

Probably quickest to just grab it off a car at the yard...

With respect to the alternator, yeah, get it from philski...
Forum: showroom 06-19-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 1,578,445
Posted By John242Ti
That does look like the 740/760 kit for...

That does look like the 740/760 kit for pre-1991(pre-1988 for 760) cars. If I remember correctly, the cars with the facelift 760 and 1991-on 740 style dash have a flat ambient temp gauge that mounts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,457
Posted By John242Ti
Pilkington PGW/Trival glass is still available. ...

Pilkington PGW/Trival glass is still available. It's not $145 cheap, tho. Had one installed in my 242 for $320, plus tax. If the car is decent, body-wise, I would go with the Trival piece.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,763
Posted By John242Ti
I second the Denso upgrade recommendation. Have...

I second the Denso upgrade recommendation. Have one on my 242 and one on my 245. You do need a 1985-on 240 series B230 alternator adjustment bracket, since the adjustment ear on the alternator is...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 1,693,018
Posted By John242Ti
They dug it so much that I found them clucking...

They dug it so much that I found them clucking and crowing on the hood and roof of it in our garage. :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 1,693,018
Posted By John242Ti
Got one here in Duvall that may need to go away...

Got one here in Duvall that may need to go away sometime soon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,099
Posted By John242Ti
A 1984 non-turbo 240 would have LH 2.0. ...

A 1984 non-turbo 240 would have LH 2.0.

Anyway, it sounds like it might be an ignition issue if the car cranks with no sign of starting. If you hear the starter solenoid engage, but no cranking,...
Forum: showroom 06-10-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9,656
Views: 5,065,007
Posted By John242Ti
For today, a then and now post... May 2003: ...

For today, a then and now post...

May 2003:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/3706806706_77aaea0a54_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6Dymus)

June 2021:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,455
Posted By John242Ti
Look at the rubber hose between the turbo and the...

Look at the rubber hose between the turbo and the intercooler. Specifically on the bottom. Is it split? That will cause exactly what you describe. Accelerate hard to get onto the interstate, car...
Forum: showroom 06-01-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 1,578,445
Posted By John242Ti
Got ya covered, fam... ...

Got ya covered, fam...


https://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5993755&postcount=2475


To match the early switches in your 244's dash, use a pre-'80 power window switch. Like the one...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,824
Posted By John242Ti
Another option is flickr... 1,000 photos for...

Another option is flickr... 1,000 photos for free, $60/year for unlimited storage space.
Forum: showroom 06-01-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9,656
Views: 5,065,007
Posted By John242Ti
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,512
Posted By John242Ti
Also, the solenoids themselves can go bad. Has...

Also, the solenoids themselves can go bad. Has happened a few times to me in the past.
Forum: showroom 05-13-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9,656
Views: 5,065,007
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51166548158_91...

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Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,310
Posted By John242Ti
As they become scarce, the remnants wind up...

As they become scarce, the remnants wind up getting fixed up. As an example, the somewhat crusty '82 I own, seen below.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51173795734_ffa1535c65_c.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By John242Ti
The 1982 LH 1.0 cable is the longest. Next...

The 1982 LH 1.0 cable is the longest. Next longest is the cable for the 240 Turbo. Then comes the non-turbo K-Jet cable. Finally, the cable used for the LH 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, and 3.1 cars.

Looks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,995
Posted By John242Ti
I think I'd just go ahead and contact one of the...

I think I'd just go ahead and contact one of the glass shops in Oregon (maybe ask Roy who he'd recommend for a shop) and see if they'll set you up with a new windshield. If the glass in your car is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,250
Posted By John242Ti
Which side? If passenger, get in touch with...

Which side? If passenger, get in touch with Rainbow Auto Service. They have a NOS rear quarter for a 1979-84 242.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,995
Posted By John242Ti
Turns out, no rust repair was needed. Kinda...

Turns out, no rust repair was needed. Kinda shocking, considering that the car came from New York. So, total was $352.32 with tax. Cost without tax was actually $320. Pics are in the "what did...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By John242Ti
^That's the main reason why the K cam might not...

^That's the main reason why the K cam might not be desirable. With lower CR engines, it feels weak below 2000. But, when it comes on cam at 2000, it can get explosive, 240-wise, in acceleration,...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By John242Ti
Owned a B23E with one in my original 242. It's...

Owned a B23E with one in my original 242. It's decent in that application. My current 242 has one in it. With a B23FT. A bit less decent, due to the lower compression (8.7:1 compared to 10:1),...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By John242Ti
K cam has a useful power band from 2000 rpm to...

K cam has a useful power band from 2000 rpm to 6500 rpm. So, not that great of a match for below 5K rpm acceleration. Also helps to have more displacement than 2.1 liters with the K, which is why...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,158
Posted By John242Ti
You can also just press fit it into the speedo. ...

You can also just press fit it into the speedo. I've had cars where the collar went completely MIA. Cable's long enough that it'll remain in place for years.
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