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Old 12-29-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default tfrasca's 142 Turbo Project

I've had my 142 for about six months now, and you guys have all been really helpful. When I bought it, it was sitting in the grass, and hadn't been registered since 1999. All the bearings and bushings had rusted or deteriorated, but the body is completely rust-free, and all the pieces were there and unmodified.

Over the last few months, I've done a lot to the car and it is now my daily driver. I am starting to lose track of my progress, so I figured I'd try to get it all in here for posterity and to help anyone else who may have 140 questions.

Things that I've done:


Seat covers and foam
New seat webbing
Black carpet kit
Nardi Classic wheel
GT cluster
Stereo w/bluetooth (stock location)
6.5" rear speakers in hat shelf
Mahogany veneer hat shelf
4" front speakers (stock right location, custom mounted in knee bolster panel on driver side)
Arm rest w/center console storage
Added sound deadening under carpet and behind door panels


Lowering springs from Classic Swede
Adjustable shocks from Classic Swede
IPD front sway bar (rear needs to be installed)
Poly bushings in trailing arms/torque rods
Brass idler arm bushing
New tie rods (these are pretty hard to find for pre '70 140's...)
New 15x5.5 164 wheels
Poly steering linkage bushings
Stainless flex lines
New pads/rotors
Rebuilt master cylinder

Engine (B18):

Rebuilt SU HS6's
Pertronix electronic ignition
2" exhaust for 142E models
K&N filters in stock blue filter housings


Always replacing various trim bits and seals...
Buffed out some of the oxidized paint- photos to follow as that progresses

This is the CL ad. Rough, but she's all there:

Engine bay. It's a '68, so it has a B18b with two SU's. When I got it:

Engine Bay Rev. 1:

Interior when I got it:

I'll update this thread with shots of the interior, which I replaced from the ground up. (carpet, seat foam and covers, stereo, etc.). I also did some suspension stuff, wheels, and so on. I'll add more photos later.

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