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Old 10-28-2010, 11:46 AM   #26
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For a little while this summer I borrowed Meteor rims from kr142. I like the wheels and would have tried buying them if they were the 17" version. Luckily I don't have the money right now to buy wheels that I won't be using for the finished product of the car.



The the other day I grabbed some steelies from b4_ford. I think the color combo looks great, but I'm far from excited about the huge sidewall. Right now I only have them on the driver's side, so it leans about 3/4" to the right.

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Old 10-28-2010, 11:59 AM   #27
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damn that interior is nice.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:31 PM   #28
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Gangsta lean to the right. 205/75/15 on the left and 205/55/16 on the right.



Found this when I jacked up the car to put a tire on. Looks like the original stud broke and some how the po got a bolt in there. Luckily I had the right sized nut in my buckets of nuts and bolts.



New brake pads, hardware, turned and painted rotors.



I really enjoy the vintage hot rod look.



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Old 11-27-2010, 12:40 AM   #29
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what front airdam is that on your car? car looks great mote updates!(coming from a guy who hasnt started a thread on my 142 yet)
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:29 AM   #30
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Its the lower air dam off of a 240. The PO managed to mod it to fit the bumper pretty well. One of my winter projects will be to take it off and see how the finish is on it.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:21 AM   #31
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I moved the 142 to the large side of the garage and since its going to be there for a few weeks I started a few projects that I've been putting off.

First was adding a cone filter. I don't know if it will be a huge performance gain, but it sure looks better.





Then I started pulling the interior apart in hopes of getting everything really clean. It took a lot more time than it does on my 240 and I found a few things I don't like.

This is after 10-20 mins of wire brushing.













I found this on the firewall inside the car. Anyone have an idea of what it went to?




Looks like I get to try my hand at rust repair and maybe learn how to weld. I'm hoping that once I get the rest of the interior pulled apart I won't find anything worse. I found that the battery tray is pretty rusted and there is some rust under it, I just can't seem to get the damn thing out. Hopefully I'll have the time to figure out why the front bumper curves weird and get a new exhaust on the car.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:11 PM   #32
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that line on the firewall, is it on the passenger side? I have a vacuum canister there in my 73', not sure if yours would as well.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:31 PM   #33
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Ya its the passenger side. I'm thinking maybe something to do with the ac. The po pulled all the ac parts that were in the engine bay and told me the AC didn't work. When I pulled the interior parts of the ac I found that none of the wiring was hooked up, so maybe that why the ac didn't work.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:01 PM   #34
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Big things in the works, or rather smaller things are in the works.

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Old 04-17-2012, 11:15 AM   #35
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Bother to weigh the starters?
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:56 AM   #36
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I will weigh the starters before I'm all done. The swap is more of a pita than I thought. First I drilled out the threads in the small starter, in order to use the thicker bolts that are original to the car. Then when I went to mount it I found the original bolts are too short. Look at the thickness of the area where the bolt goes through, the new starter is thicker and the bolts need to be longer. Once I can find the right bolts I'll post weight differences and which bolts are needed to complete the swap.

I've been distracted though, working 7 days a week. On top of that I scored a '69 144S that is sacraficing itself to save my 142 and my Dad's 144.

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Old 07-25-2012, 07:06 AM   #37
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New steering wheel, no more semi sized wheel.

The new inside of the old:



Damn my white legs. I need to stop working and get some time in the sun.



One problem though, its too close the the od switch and turn signal lever. The hub also rubs on the plastic column cover. I can dremel the plastic down, but I need to figure out how to space the wheel out.

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Old 07-26-2012, 12:19 AM   #38
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What car did the smaller starter come from?
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:52 AM   #39
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The starter came from a late 940. Its still sitting on the bench though, installing it became a pain. Once I got the threads drilled out of the starter I learned that the 142 bolts are too short to use. The top bolt can't come out, without raising the engine, because it hits the trans tunnel. I've got too much going on anyway, so I just put the factory starter back on. The swap can and will be done, once I have the time and energy to deal with it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:32 AM   #40
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very nice looking project

you should use some rust killer where you're not replacing metal
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:29 AM   #41
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you should use some rust killer where you're not replacing metal
Shes to have everything rust proof by the time I'm done. I plan on taking my time and building it in a way that it can be passed down for generations.
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:22 AM   #42
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My 240 DD has been giving me issues lately, so the 142 has stepped up and taken on commuting duties for a couple of weeks. Its pretty funny seeing my old car parked next to all the new cars in the office. The pic got shared through instagram and got 142 likes.
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:03 AM   #44
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:10 AM   #45
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No real progress on the projects needed, but I did get new wheels. My hope is a set of BBS RS by the time the car is done, but Propus are pretty dang close.

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If you do end up getting bbs, I'd love to grab the Propus from you!
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Looks good. 17 or 16"?

I dig the Rusty Slammington hood, too.
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Looks good. 17 or 16"?

I dig the Rusty Slammington hood, too.
17x7.5 mounted with 215/45/17
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:50 AM   #49
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If you do end up getting bbs, I'd love to grab the Propus from you!
There is already a short line forming. I almost stole them with the deal I got, so I'm real happy.
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Man I've been ignoring this post (and unfortunately this car) for awhile now. Progress has been slow as life, and other cars, have gotten in the way. I did manage to find a set of BBS RS that were originally made for a Volvo, not refitted from a Ferrari. Last summer I drove it to a car show and the front left brake caliper seized, once it got home it just sat. It needed a bath though so I took care of that and found mold on the rear carpet. Yanked out the carpet and found some more rust. I'll pull the seats out and wire brush everything soon, then I hope to get new floors welded in this summer.

20200425_112628 by M. Blue 240, on Flickr

Click on the pic and you can see a video of the rust.

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20200425_112826 by M. Blue 240, on Flickr

You can tell the PO priming the car and Maaco repainting it both did a ****ty job. I pulled the broken antenna and found the original blue paint.

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