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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 147,962
Posted By 2turbotoys
Figured out several issues with the coolant...

Figured out several issues with the coolant lines, every single line was an issue. Ordered the parts to fix that, will post more about it when I get them. I'm not sure how others have fixed this...
Forum: showroom Yesterday, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By 2turbotoys
Quick and inexpensive touch up for turn signal lenses

I'm always looking for a fun garage project, and while looking at the front of my 79 242, the turn signals were bothering me. The orange panel was severely faded, and one had actually fallen off....
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 45,239
Posted By 2turbotoys
What a great thread, love the car is still in...

What a great thread, love the car is still in action. Thanks for sharing the story, and glad it will continue.

I always wanted a 142.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By 2turbotoys
For $60 I'm pretty sure they won't be hubcentric...

For $60 I'm pretty sure they won't be hubcentric or have a centering ring. I never got a centering ring with spacers, even with H&R. They come with wheels in my experience. But wheel manufacturers...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By 2turbotoys
I know what that is, was kind of a joke. Tune it...

I know what that is, was kind of a joke. Tune it then. Ever get behind an old carbureted car? That stinks. Most modern cars with a proper tune do not have that problem. You can not get a tune for...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 147,962
Posted By 2turbotoys
Worked on the intake today, it is a bit of a...

Worked on the intake today, it is a bit of a squeeze. The upper radiator hose doesn't work now, and the overflow from the radiator needs to change to a right angle. The solution to the radiator hose...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By 2turbotoys
You could always use a free flow cat like this,...

You could always use a free flow cat like this, and it's only $40 in stainless steel

http://www.siliconeintakes.com/dsm-intercooler-piping/catalytic-converter-p-320.html

Properly tuned cars...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By 2turbotoys
I use these, works fine, but not everyone is...

I use these, works fine, but not everyone is comfortable with them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By 2turbotoys
What is the voltage there? It should be just over...

What is the voltage there? It should be just over 14V with the car running. If not, something might be on the circuit that is using a lot of power or the ground isn't in good condition.
Forum: showroom 10-21-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,874
Posted By 2turbotoys
It's all good, I do need it sometime kinda soon...

It's all good, I do need it sometime kinda soon but no rush. I can't imagine what teaching must be like right now, lots of extra challenges for sure.
Forum: showroom 10-21-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By 2turbotoys
Well today I used glazing and spot putty just to...

Well today I used glazing and spot putty just to smooth the lines between the 2 parts. Not happy with the results. Flexible plastic filler might be the answer, along with the high build primer.
Forum: showroom 10-20-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By 2turbotoys
Heh, I'm not checking out the dude, a purple...

Heh, I'm not checking out the dude, a purple shirt didn't help with the penis look though. But not sure if it would help now since I sanded it this far. Dread the bondo work to fill the gaps mostly....
Forum: showroom 10-20-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By 2turbotoys
240 rally gauge pod reproduction finishing, Byneset Customs

I bought this rally gauge pod reproduction a couple years ago from bynesetcustoms.com. Early dash 240s need the spacer piece so I got that also. It's well made, very sturdy, especially compared to...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-20-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 147,962
Posted By 2turbotoys
Thanks, I should have all the parts to finish it...

Thanks, I should have all the parts to finish it this week, just waiting for them.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,105
Posted By 2turbotoys
The commando bumpers really take up some space in...

The commando bumpers really take up some space in the garage, but still keeping them because I think they look cool. I still can't believe how large a 242 is, 3" longer than my 740T wagon was, way...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By 2turbotoys
Springs are cheap, put new ones back in there, or...

Springs are cheap, put new ones back in there, or good used ones.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By 2turbotoys
Ok, get 2 male spade terminals, connect them with...

Ok, get 2 male spade terminals, connect them with a short length of wire. Unplug the dimmer, connect the 2 leads using your new patch cord. Insulate them with heat shrink tubing, or electrical tape...
Forum: showroom 10-18-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 1,076,417
Posted By 2turbotoys
Cool patch

Cool patch
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By 2turbotoys
Welcome! There is no difference between any B230...

Welcome! There is no difference between any B230 manifolds as far as fitment. I made my own since I didn't like any of the options available at the time I did it, but look at the above suggestions....
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,105
Posted By 2turbotoys
You probably did the same thing I did, Googling...

You probably did the same thing I did, Googling restore Momo steering wheel, I found the suggestion to ask a shoe repair shop interesting. I have had a hard time getting upholstery shops to do...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By 2turbotoys
Haha

Haha
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By 2turbotoys
It was not shaved. Full bush

It was not shaved. Full bush
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By 2turbotoys
My experience for whatever it is worth. 1994...

My experience for whatever it is worth.
1994 940T, 15g, #46 injectors, MBR, 3" MAF, ebay intercooler, exhaust. Sucked the intake gasket in, decided to do head gasket because why not. Before the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By 2turbotoys
Good luck. I would just make sure the car was at...

Good luck. I would just make sure the car was at a solid stage zero with a new head gasket.

I could tell you my experience doing that already but you don't want to hear it apparently.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 147,962
Posted By 2turbotoys
Maybe someone will need this someday, so here is...

Maybe someone will need this someday, so here is a shopping list for plumbing the hydro boost brake booster to a Volvo steering rack. This does not include the fitting for the power steering pump...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 147,962
Posted By 2turbotoys
Yes the brackets are there, but there are some...

Yes the brackets are there, but there are some odd things about it. It is from a 77 Bronco. Big bearing, early style. BUT it has disk brake end caps/bearing retainers, and had Grenada calipers on it,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By 2turbotoys
I have the Stormproof one from Pelican, I like it...

I have the Stormproof one from Pelican, I like it a lot.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,105
Posted By 2turbotoys
Great score, congrats! A bit jealous also, super...

Great score, congrats! A bit jealous also, super cool find.

Those oil cans may be worth selling, collectable.

What front seats are those? They fold forward?
Forum: showroom 10-08-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By 2turbotoys
One of my 242's has this on the sides, I assume...

One of my 242's has this on the sides, I assume this was done in the 1980's haha

https://i.imgur.com/A6TMoBMl.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 147,962
Posted By 2turbotoys
Hmm, thanks, that is probably the case.

Hmm, thanks, that is probably the case.
Forum: showroom 10-06-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,874
Posted By 2turbotoys
I think he doesn't like the style lol. Hard to...

I think he doesn't like the style lol. Hard to say that though since it isn't finished yet.
Forum: showroom 10-05-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,874
Posted By 2turbotoys
Hell ya, nice work. What gear do you have? Beefy...

Hell ya, nice work. What gear do you have? Beefy looking sub
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 147,962
Posted By 2turbotoys
Volvo clevis welded to hydro boost and painted. ...

Volvo clevis welded to hydro boost and painted.

https://i.imgur.com/0E8ERDcl.jpg

Anyone have anything to say about my 9" rear question?
Forum: showroom 10-05-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,874
Posted By 2turbotoys
This is as far as I got on my latest stereo...

This is as far as I got on my latest stereo hahaha, the engine swap is more important at the moment.

https://i.imgur.com/nhjK8sYl.jpg
Forum: showroom 10-05-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,874
Posted By 2turbotoys
The reason I say face the sub towards the rear is...

The reason I say face the sub towards the rear is because of the wavelength. For example, an 80Hz wave is 14.13 ft long. So if it can be properly deflected inside the car, if your roof is well...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By 2turbotoys
Heat gun has always been more convenient for me....

Heat gun has always been more convenient for me. The dry ice fills the car with CO2, plus you have to go buy it, apply it, and wait a bit. Had a customer who covered his rotted out floor pans with...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By 2turbotoys
^^That would be perfect, and legal for inspection...

^^That would be perfect, and legal for inspection almost everywhere. You can usually do 5mm max before the inspection guys get upset.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By 2turbotoys
If it doesn't touch it should be fine. Go hit...

If it doesn't touch it should be fine. Go hit some bumps and see if the sidewall flexes into the closest object, if not you are good.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 102,434
Posted By 2turbotoys
Congrats to the new owner, nice ride. Wish I...

Congrats to the new owner, nice ride.

Wish I had that carb setup when I had a 2 month long fight with KJet.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 245,853
Posted By 2turbotoys
I like wagons better, but that is a cool 244....

I like wagons better, but that is a cool 244. What made the decision? Can't someone else use the 244?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 147,962
Posted By 2turbotoys
Chose option 2. Now just need to get hoses,...

Chose option 2. Now just need to get hoses, fittings, and install master cylinder. Then 1 thing one the car is ready to go haha. The clutch system is basically done as well, I just removed the master...
Forum: showroom 10-03-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,874
Posted By 2turbotoys
Ports can face up, but are better facing the...

Ports can face up, but are better facing the back, subs should face back.
I have actually ruined a couple cars with subwoofers, buckled the trunks, mirrors fell off, etc. I usually prefer 10" subs...
Forum: showroom 10-02-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,874
Posted By 2turbotoys
I haven't done a stereo build recently, and...

I haven't done a stereo build recently, and didn't take pics of the last few, but have been slowly collecting some high end components for my '78 242 build. I will document it in my build thread.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By 2turbotoys
It's no huge deal if you have the flare tool, and...

It's no huge deal if you have the flare tool, and maybe a couple feet of copper line. Good luck, hope they come loose!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 147,962
Posted By 2turbotoys
So it doesn't fit when you bolt the steering...

So it doesn't fit when you bolt the steering column supports on (where the old master cylinder mounted), the bolt heads are in the way. Ok, so I made an aluminum spacer, now the rod to the brake...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By 2turbotoys
Welcome, and your car looks very nice!

Welcome, and your car looks very nice!
Forum: showroom 09-30-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 1,076,417
Posted By 2turbotoys
Very cool, I would hang that up, damn the lawyers.

Very cool, I would hang that up, damn the lawyers.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 147,962
Posted By 2turbotoys
Got the mounting holes done today in between...

Got the mounting holes done today in between working on jacked up Jeeps, its gonna be a close fit to the strut tower with the master cylinder attached but should be fine. Will have to attach the MC...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 147,962
Posted By 2turbotoys
I see no reason why it could be a problem. I...

I see no reason why it could be a problem. I didn't ask anyone about it since I don't know anyone else who has done that. Of course there will be a washer to clamp a little better. It tightens down...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,103
Posted By 2turbotoys
Glad the regulator worked out. Some good progress!

Glad the regulator worked out. Some good progress!
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