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Old 08-30-2021, 02:45 PM   #3051
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Very cool. I am curious to see how you do the bellhousing splice. Will you remove the bellhousing from GS6-53BZ to do the work ? Looks like it it's part of the case. I've contemplated how to do a splice - seems like it would be easier to weld a blank flange on the transmission bellhousing and then machine the bolt pattern after indicating the input shaft bore.
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Old 08-30-2021, 04:00 PM   #3052
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I should check whether TTV can make me a flywheel for a ring adapter with a GS6…
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Old 08-31-2021, 12:35 AM   #3053
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Very cool. I am curious to see how you do the bellhousing splice. Will you remove the bellhousing from GS6-53BZ to do the work ? Looks like it it's part of the case. I've contemplated how to do a splice - seems like it would be easier to weld a blank flange on the transmission bellhousing and then machine the bolt pattern after indicating the input shaft bore.
The plan is going to be do something similar to this
http://bakaxel.se/vaxellador/andra-530d-5vxl-mb.html
Should be able to pop the front half of the case. Fixture will be a spare engine block, fixture in the rear most crank bearing bore and locate the trans off the input shaft bearing bore.
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Old 09-01-2021, 12:12 AM   #3054
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Love where this is going. Just did a similar route with a gs6-37 and I'm very happy with it.
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Old 09-08-2021, 05:03 PM   #3055
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Love where this is going. Just did a similar route with a gs6-37 and I'm very happy with it.
Excellent to hear!

The Brothers Buchka came up to SF over labor day weekend. 240 was 240'd in Marin, Karl snapped this near Mt. Tam
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Old 09-09-2021, 08:39 PM   #3056
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Lookin' damn sharp sir!
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Old 10-09-2021, 02:09 PM   #3057
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A mere 5 months later and the passenger seat arrived!
Did the drive to SLC from SF, a solid 12 hours in the car. These seats are amazingly comfortable. Can recommend.
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Old 10-16-2021, 06:12 PM   #3058
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Those are some of my favorite seats they suit this car well.
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Old 10-25-2021, 11:09 AM   #3059
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What’s the seat info again? Brackets? They flip forward?
Getting a little tired of mine.
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Old 10-27-2021, 11:22 PM   #3060
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What’s the seat info again? Brackets? They flip forward?
Getting a little tired of mine.
Recaro Sportster CS, yep they flip forward. Heated is an option, they have a lot of covering options
Brackets are my own design, they use the stock 240 rail sliders.
https://www.recaro-automotive.com/us...o-sportster-cs
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Old 10-28-2021, 12:43 PM   #3061
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Its tough to find good aftermarket seats that flip forward and don't look horrible/aren't death traps. Recaro is one of the few places that do it well.
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Old 10-28-2021, 02:24 PM   #3062
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Its tough to find good aftermarket seats that flip forward and don't look horrible/aren't death traps. Recaro is one of the few places that do it well.
The few LS seats that I have here only old the backrest by the knob side. The danger of collapse keeps me up at night. I'm mildly tempted to replace them with a 3-point-friendly fixed back unit like this:

https://www.marradind.com/proddetail.asp?prod=LX2-LB
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Old 11-13-2021, 02:05 AM   #3063
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Took the 240 to its and my first track day. Sonoma was a ton of fun and no funny business from the 240 was a big win


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Old 11-13-2021, 07:22 PM   #3064
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Some great images of your very fun car. Thank you for some fresh wallpaper!.
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Old 11-13-2021, 07:27 PM   #3065
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How many a point-by did you get
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Old 11-16-2021, 02:02 PM   #3066
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Some great images of your very fun car. Thank you for some fresh wallpaper!.
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How many a point-by did you get
I think I gave more than I received.
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Old 11-16-2021, 05:34 PM   #3067
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Were you flat through eau rouge?
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Old 11-18-2021, 08:41 PM   #3068
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Old 11-19-2021, 01:37 AM   #3069
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Old 11-19-2021, 01:50 AM   #3070
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I think you mean "oui."
Either way depending on how Flemish you are feeling at a given moment.
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Old 11-19-2021, 03:03 AM   #3072
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Everyone loves (Ned) Flanders!
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Old 11-22-2021, 01:39 PM   #3073
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Took the 240 to its and my first track day. Sonoma was a ton of fun and no funny business from the 240 was a big win
I meant to leave a non-snarky reply but forgot - so here it is! That's awesome that you took it out to Sonoma. What were your general impressions of the whole experience? I know it might take a few more sessions before you get adjusted, but I'm curious to hear what you thought of your car and how it handles that environment.

The only 240-specific experience I have at Sonoma is Patrick Pieper's 244 Turbo Lemons car for a stint about 5 or 6 years ago - and it was quite enjoyable. I'm accustomed to a welded diff on track so that didn't faze me, and remember that it felt really solid and predictable but still light enough on its feet to be fun in the tighter sections. I'm sure your T5 powered street car is a whole different animal there. It's a serious track for your first time out! Those walls are pretty unforgiving.

Come down south this winter and we can go to a Buttonwillow trackday weekend - it's a really rewarding track too, great fun to learn, but out in flat silty farmland so the consequences of a small mistake or 4 wheels off are *much* lower than at Sonoma.
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Old 11-22-2021, 04:56 PM   #3074
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Winter trackdays!? Witchcraft!
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