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Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 11:19 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
If I am using an ECU running MAP, with no MAF, is...

If I am using an ECU running MAP, with no MAF, is the air leak even an issue?

I think I'll try to save some money for once in my life and just use the Forge that I have. Thanks for the offer on...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 09:33 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I really just don't love the sound of blow off...

I really just don't love the sound of blow off valves vented to atmosphere. But if I plumbed it back into the air box it would probably echo around in there and sound pretty wild anyway. I've heard...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Here's a weird idea. I'm running out of room for...

Here's a weird idea. I'm running out of room for stuff, and I definitely don't have any room on the short length of tube before the turbo inlet for the bypass valve recirc plumbing. What if I plumbed...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2020, 07:42 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
This will be the best car in the world.

This will be the best car in the world.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-13-2020, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks! Hopefully we'll be moving in the...

Thanks!

Hopefully we'll be moving in the next 6-12 months and we'll be able to afford somewhere with more shop space. The list of tools I want to buy gets longer everyday.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2020, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
My friend made a little brake that fits in a...

My friend made a little brake that fits in a harbor freight shop press. It works really well. For reference, the finger brake that he has wouldn't even come close to bending this stuff.

I love...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2020, 12:52 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah it seems a bit closer than the 8 valve was....

Yeah it seems a bit closer than the 8 valve was. It’s going to be a huge pain to install and remove the head.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-11-2020, 09:28 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
So I made some progress on the intake manifold. I...

So I made some progress on the intake manifold. I believe it was Culberro's idea to use the KL Racing DCOE runners, and I think it'll work well. It's nice to be able to focus on the plenum now and...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2020, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That was quick! This makes me want to want to...

That was quick! This makes me want to want to scrap my engine swap and steal the 2.0 from my wife's Escape...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2020, 08:01 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
So I tried to make that intake manifold and...

So I tried to make that intake manifold and failed miserably. The air box ended up being good practice, and I learned a lot about aluminum fab and welding. I don't love the way it looks, but it'll...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 11:59 AM
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Views: 1,342
Posted By Tfrasca
Separate the transmission from the bell housing,...

Separate the transmission from the bell housing, then lift the engine straight out without having to remove the radiator support. Should be able to leave the manifolds on too.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2020, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Nice engine mounts. 1/8"? I made mine out of...

Nice engine mounts. 1/8"? I made mine out of 3/16", but yours look fine with all that bracing. And 1/8" is so much easier to work with.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,889
Posted By Tfrasca
I had a turbo 8v B23 in mine for a couple years,...

I had a turbo 8v B23 in mine for a couple years, and it was fun. Now I'm spending way too much time putting a turbo 16v in it. I'd do an NA 16v with some nice cams. Then you can mount it slanted and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 347
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Posted By Tfrasca
Interesting to see you slotted the master...

Interesting to see you slotted the master cylinder. That would solve my problem of trying to fit my stock master on a different booster, but I was nervous about removing that much mounting material....
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2020, 04:51 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks Chris. It's been rough. So many ups and...

Thanks Chris. It's been rough. So many ups and downs that I lost track and basically just started assuming we'd lose everything, until they started giving us better news a couple days ago. Now it...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2020, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That’s my really good friend, David. I think he...

That’s my really good friend, David. I think he is “cyclist” on here. He’s had that car forever.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2020, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Updates! Our entire area has been evacuated and...

Updates! Our entire area has been evacuated and the perimeter of a 67,000 acre wildfire is about a mile from my house (and the car) right now. I got back to the house two days ago to get some more...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 130
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Posted By Tfrasca
This is sound logic. Being in the middle of a 16v...

This is sound logic. Being in the middle of a 16v swap, I can honestly say I wish I'd gone whiteblock. Purely for the sound and the coolness factor.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Good to know, thanks.

Good to know, thanks.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I had a 12x48" sheet of 5052 in my cart on...

I had a 12x48" sheet of 5052 in my cart on onlinemetals.com, but then I read that it doesn't weld the same as 6xxx series. Something about it being even more prone to hot shortness and cracking?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I've been looking at this, or making a simple,...

I've been looking at this, or making a simple, smaller one since I'll never really need the 3 foot capacity. I'm so pressed for space in my workshop that a smaller bench mounted thing might work...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 12:01 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Custom air box?

So, I got that intake manifold all tacked up, and proceeded to ruin it with my new welder. Super great. I'm going a different route with that, so in the meantime I started working on an air box.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,857
Posted By Tfrasca
Well I ordered the DCOE manifold, but no plenum....

Well I ordered the DCOE manifold, but no plenum. I figure MAYBE there's still a chance to build my own plenum off the DCOE flange and clear the brake booster.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2020, 05:25 PM
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Views: 2,857
Posted By Tfrasca
I really like the DCOE idea. It still means I...

I really like the DCOE idea. It still means I have to try to put bungs in something, but by then I guess I'll have more practice. And I think I'd rather weld a bung to a thick cast runner than an...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2020, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That was the plan on the manifold I made, to have...

That was the plan on the manifold I made, to have Noah finish weld it. But it's always hard to find time that works, and I got too excited with my new welder. We could definitely do it again, but the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2020, 12:07 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I blasted more than a couple holes in some parts....

I blasted more than a couple holes in some parts. The injector bungs gave me the most issues. I could cut the plenum off, make new runners/injector bungs, and try to flatten the head flange back out...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2020, 11:28 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I haven't talked to him about it, but I don't...

I haven't talked to him about it, but I don't want the kind that he makes using the stock runners and his plenum. And I'm sure he could make me whatever I want, but I doubt I'd want to pay for his...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2020, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I just looked at your 242 thread to see a pic of...

I just looked at your 242 thread to see a pic of the manifold mounted. The 16v valve one has much shorter runners, and it SEEMS like it would fit in my car with an upright 16v, but maybe I'd need to...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2020, 10:17 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
The real bummer is that I DID make one, but then...

The real bummer is that I DID make one, but then tried to weld it myself and completely ruined it. Now I want to figure out how to not make another one from scratch, and if that involves buying one...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2020, 09:14 AM
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Views: 2,857
Posted By Tfrasca
That would be great, thanks. I just heard back...

That would be great, thanks. I just heard back from KL and they told me they can't measure it "as it is not easy to select the same measuring point", and that I'd probably have to cut and weld the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2020, 11:24 PM
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Views: 2,857
Posted By Tfrasca
KL Racing 16v intake on upright engine

I've been searching the internet for a photo of this intake manifold mounted on an upright 16v B230, to no avail. It could be in any car, but I'm trying to figure out if it would fit in my 142...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2020, 10:02 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
The trunk on my 142 is from a 164, and like the...

The trunk on my 142 is from a 164, and like the others, it's steel.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2020, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
The BW SX-e line are relatively affordable, too.

The BW SX-e line are relatively affordable, too.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2020, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks Chris!

Thanks Chris!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2020, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I guess I've always assumed those don't work...

I guess I've always assumed those don't work well. I've never even seen one in person, though. It would be nice to pull out the heater core and all the related garbage. But like you said, plumbing...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 06:16 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Ah. Based on the photo of it installed, I don't...

Ah. Based on the photo of it installed, I don't think that'll clear. I'm pretty confident I can make something that'll work.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Brilliant. That could definitely help. That or...

Brilliant. That could definitely help. That or making mitered 90° hose barb tubes. Can't get much tighter than that.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, there have been plenty of times when not...

Yeah, there have been plenty of times when not having heat would have SUCKED. I'll give it a good college try.

I think what I'll need to do is just make a really simple bulkhead pass through...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
This is good info, thanks. I cut the threads...

This is good info, thanks. I cut the threads about 2x deeper than they needed to be, so maybe I'll try to cut a 60° chamfer and see how it looks.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
You can tell I made this before I got the TIG...

You can tell I made this before I got the TIG welder. I've thought about remaking it with better welds, but it'll get powder coated anyway and never seen be anyone. I may try to replace the universal...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That's funny, I'm starting to think I may bypass...

That's funny, I'm starting to think I may bypass my heater core, too. Normally I'd never willingly tae the heater out of a street car, but the 16 valve head makes using the stock heater valve...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2020, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Well I bet yours will run before mine does at...

Well I bet yours will run before mine does at this point. I'm almost done with the fuel rail for this, I just need to bring it to Noah's to face the ends. I got -8 ORB fittings, but I don't know how...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2020, 01:38 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Same. I confirmed that the .85 twin scroll...

Same. I confirmed that the .85 twin scroll housing is the exact same form factor, so it will be easy to swap if the 1.00 is too laggy. I really doubt it'll be terrible, aside from potential problems...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2020, 11:32 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks, guys. All this turbo stuff represents a...

Thanks, guys. All this turbo stuff represents a lot of firsts for me, so it's cool to read the kind words.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2020, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Still working on this thing. Today I finished the...

Still working on this thing. Today I finished the turbo brace. Originally I wanted it to be hidden under the manifold, but that wasn't going to work. So I went the F1 route and made a pretty...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2020, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I've said it before, but this is my favorite 240...

I've said it before, but this is my favorite 240 on the planet.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-05-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 24,244
Posted By Tfrasca
I know it's only one datapoint, but my freshly...

I know it's only one datapoint, but my freshly rebuilt B23 with the stock breather box, then a Yoshifab catch can + stock box had blowby problems. Probably due to excess ring gap or something I...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 24,244
Posted By Tfrasca
Keep me posted.

Keep me posted.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2020, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Ah, I get it now. The fresh air vent on the valve...

Ah, I get it now. The fresh air vent on the valve cover is just connected to the pre-turbo tube. I was thinking it had to be open to the atmosphere. So in cruising and high vacuum situations, it's...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 24,244
Posted By Tfrasca
I've thought about this as well. Volvo couldn't...

I've thought about this as well. Volvo couldn't do it stock because they use a MAF, right? The pre-turbo vacuum line would be pulling in unmetered air through the air vent in the valve cover. At...
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