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Old 03-31-2014, 02:12 PM   #151
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I just want the stupid car on the road....going back to gas and skipping the diesel will be the quickest method.

At least now I know what I have to deal with if I need or want to pursue that direction.
Fair 'nuff!

Honestly I know how you feel. I kept all the D24 stuff just in case I had to go this way in the future (use it to exempt another shell) but the more I look at it the less I'd ever want too.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:12 PM   #152
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Mike...

Does it run yet?

I'd have had an exhaust note in a weekend.

You still contemplating where to weld your panhard rod?
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:21 PM   #153
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Does it run yet?

I'd have had an exhaust note in a weekend.

You still contemplating where to weld your panhard rod?
Motor still sitting comfortably in the garage!

I want the car turned around in the driveway or in the garage before installing motor. To do that I need the suspension back on all the way....new panhard mount will be bolted on, that way I can remove it easier when I finish the IRS setup.

As long as the neighbors don't complain the car is fine as is, where is
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:03 PM   #154
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New axle bearings and seals.

I used a angle grinder on one side and a Dremel on the other I used the bolt to help spread open the collar and crack it loose.

Cheap Harbor Freight press to get the new parts on there.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:07 PM   #155
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So is it done yet?
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:08 PM   #156
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:32 PM   #157
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Hi Mike,

Not wanting to Hijack, but good to see you're still up to engineering madness after 914's.
I picked up an 80 242 the other day. Small world.

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Old 05-04-2014, 05:43 PM   #158
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Hi Mike,

Not wanting to Hijack, but good to see you're still up to engineering madness after 914's.
I picked up an 80 242 the other day. Small world.

Aaron Cox
Hey Aaron great to hear from you.

A couple of other 914 guys are here on TB, I spoke with Mark D last week, he supposed to be heading on down here to pick up the remaining needle roller bearing suspension parts I used to make.

Plans for your 242?
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:08 PM   #159
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New axle bearings and seals.

I used a angle grinder on one side and a Dremel on the other I used the bolt to help spread open the collar and crack it loose.

Cheap Harbor Freight press to get the new parts on there.


Looks like you put a pretty good notch in the axle.

Couldn't you have turned the grinding wheel 90º and done a neat job of it?
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:14 PM   #160
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Looks like you put a pretty good notch in the axle.

Couldn't you have turned the grinding wheel 90º and done a neat job of it?
Axle not cut.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:17 PM   #161
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Axle not cut.
You put a healthy notch in something it would appear.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:36 PM   #162
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You put a healthy notch in something it would appear.

Bearing race and pressed on collar, both got replaced with new parts.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:51 PM   #163
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Hey Aaron great to hear from you.

A couple of other 914 guys are here on TB, I spoke with Mark D last week, he supposed to be heading on down here to pick up the remaining needle roller bearing suspension parts I used to make.

Plans for your 242?
/Hijack

I still have those Advan Tires i picked up from you. The 205's may make it onto the 242... LOL.

Planning on dropping a 91 940 turbo motor, and a T5 trans into it.
I spent last weekend replacing all rear suspension. New bushings, lowering springs, koni yellows, torque rods, panhard rod....

Next weekend I tackle the front.

Goal is to make a wicked fun daily driver.
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:16 AM   #165
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:22 AM   #166
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I will run (registered on the streets) by the end of 2015
I'm shooting to at least be able to drive it around the block by the end of June...it'll still be ugly and and an eyesore, but I'm past the point of caring what it looks like!
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:48 PM   #167
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I don't think I'm going to be running fully by the end of the month as planned unless I hit the lotto so I can afford the parts and the time off work!

Slowly making progress...fixing my own mistakes!

Most useless thing ever made for a 240? Removable panhard mount bar.
Yep, I can lay claim to possibly the lamest, worst thing fabricated for 240..why?

'Cause there is nothing wrong with the factory one, I just had to cut mine off in my poor planning and grand plans of doing an IRS. I still have 50% of the parts for the IRS, it just needs to be put on hold for a while.

The 2 red dots are where I think I'll mount an angle to tie in the mount a little better...I'll do it for both sides and weld in a threaded insert into the frame.

I already don't like the mount and have redrawn in my mind how I'd redo it, I'll run it for now just to get the car turned around so I can get the motor into it and see what happens.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:33 AM   #168
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Finally have the car sitting on all four wheels and tires!

Spent way too much time installing the parking brakes, finally took a dremel to a set of needle nose pliers to make it easier to grab those pain in the @#$ springs. Adjusting the parking brakes.

Realized I cannot find the stock components to mount the rear springs for the suspension, so I got a little creative with some cutting tools and welder. Yes, that is a water pump pulley, perfect diameter for the rear springs.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:59 PM   #169
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:09 AM   #170
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That's the most custom looking stock suspension I've ever seen.
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That's the most custom looking stock suspension I've ever seen.
And quite ugly as well, but I want to get it running and driving and then refocus...
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And quite ugly as well, but I want to get it running and driving and then refocus...
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Rallycar-streetracer-IRSnightmare-trackslut-trailerqueen,dieseldog, what's it going to be THIS week?
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Rallycar-streetracer-IRSnightmare-trackslut-trailerqueen,dieseldog, what's it going to be THIS week?
One full week and I haven't changed my mind...hahaha

Rear suspension all installed, brakes and ebrakes..diff fluid filled up! Now to finish up the front suspension so I can bleed the brakes.

Spent some time at the wreckers on Saturday, picked up all new-me hard lines for the brakes except for the 2 super long ones under the cabin, mine are okay.

I didn't grab a bunch of the little brackets for the lines for the rear end and cannot find mine, so I hit up the scrap pile in the garage....

Still undecided on the front suspension shock/insert wise, I have a pair of Bil HDs that need rebuilding and a set of DeCarbons that need rebuilding.

Picked up some later model year front struts, one of mine still had the smaller diameter spindle.

And I thru one of the strut assemblies on my press and moved the spindle up 2" from stock...
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