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Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Duder
It will work for startup and idling and very...

It will work for startup and idling and very light driving, for a while. It depends on your engine, turbo system, and state of tune - but - if you get up anywhere near a "normal" gasoline full-load...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Duder
Do you mean between the exhaust manifold and...

Do you mean between the exhaust manifold and turbine inlet? If so, then no.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Duder
The 2-door (3 door?) VW Golf seats will have the...

The 2-door (3 door?) VW Golf seats will have the same tilt-forward function as the C30, I just realized. Those came with a cloth upholstery option too. The VW pleather is called V-Tex and is pretty...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Duder
In an older car there's something to be said for...

In an older car there's something to be said for keeping it period correct, so maybe rebuilding the stock seats is a decent idea.

On the other hand if you're looking at a swap to something more...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 145,788
Posted By Duder
If there was a poll, I'd vote for living...

If there was a poll, I'd vote for living vicariously through a TJ AEV Brute build, but that's just me. Build a nasty turbo 4.0L for it and make it a manual please; k thankx.

That's encouraging to...
Forum: website & board 08-14-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Duder
Welcome - you are correct that the later model...

Welcome - you are correct that the later model 240s did not come turbocharged from the factory. In the US at least, the last factory turbo model year was 1985. So this '92 would've ben NA from the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 114,278
Posted By Duder
Probably making 365 - 375 at the flywheel right...

Probably making 365 - 375 at the flywheel right now. This thing scooted before, should be a rocket now. Will need to verify!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 72,743
Posted By Duder
Here's another echo of the sentiment - the car...

Here's another echo of the sentiment - the car looks fantastic, especially knowing how it started and what you've been through to get it here. Those wheels are a great choice too. I don't see them...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,750
Posted By Duder
Thanks dude. I want more too! I'll post up as...

Thanks dude. I want more too! I'll post up as much as I can during the ongoing process. This elephant will require many many small bites before I can declare it eaten however.



I had my doubts...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 275,778
Posted By Duder
Nice progress, keep at it man. Momo Grand Prix I...

Nice progress, keep at it man. Momo Grand Prix I see!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,750
Posted By Duder
Fun stuff this weekend. Alex came over and helped...

Fun stuff this weekend. Alex came over and helped me heave the rear axle out of the 245. It was incredibly dirty, but all the fastener threads look brand new upon removal. No issues. Everything looks...
Forum: website & board 08-09-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,521
Posted By Duder
That featured article is what, literally 10 years...

That featured article is what, literally 10 years old now? I would put anything semi-current on the front page. Rotate links to different build threads and just choose one of their nicer photos for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Duder
Sweet. Here's my car, naked / covered. ...

Sweet. Here's my car, naked / covered.

http://i.imgur.com/6FTaBddl.jpg (https://imgur.com/6FTaBdd)

http://i.imgur.com/RMQEzayl.jpg (https://imgur.com/RMQEzay)
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 242,751
Posted By Duder
I would give it a try. As long as you have a...

I would give it a try. As long as you have a large unobstructed drain tube and you keep the same pre-turbo oil restrictor setup, it should work...based on our collective experience with similar...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Duder
If you got the Stormproof cover, then yes, it...

If you got the Stormproof cover, then yes, it fits very well. The elastic band around the bottom hugs nicely under the buttcheeks :-D and the general cut of its jib is quite tidy. I've been super...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Duder
Man, that sucks to hear you were jerked around....

Man, that sucks to hear you were jerked around. I've never talked to that guy myself but figured something was fishy based on the sheer volume of ads and the ambiguity around which cars he is...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Duder
Good progress on this one so far. I saw it in...

Good progress on this one so far. I saw it in person at HiPerf - Ian and Eric told me about some of the grief you'd experienced and I saw that mountain of poop for myself. Didn't realize the car came...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Duder
The 242 is a sedan - it’s a 2-door sedan that...

The 242 is a sedan - it’s a 2-door sedan that shares the roofline, rear window, trunk dimensions etc with the 244. So a 244 cover is a 242 cover, conveniently! :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,750
Posted By Duder
Sweet. Got your message too. I need to plan my...

Sweet. Got your message too. I need to plan my next move on the 245 - likely involving crossmember ideas (bad ideas) and some test fitting before I finally get the motor mounts fabbed up.



It's...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 242,751
Posted By Duder
Awesome news Tom. The car looks great and it's a...

Awesome news Tom. The car looks great and it's a relief to hear you've been able to get some enjoyable miles behind the wheel.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 188,271
Posted By Duder
Pelican has configurators for both car covers and...

Pelican has configurators for both car covers and floor mats here: https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/accessories/accessories.htm
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 188,271
Posted By Duder
Got it from Pelican Parts when they were having a...

Got it from Pelican Parts when they were having a car cover sale. It's a CoverKing brand, "StormProof" material. Very light and sheer silvery slippery material, water beads well on it, and it works...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 188,271
Posted By Duder
Arundl update! It's been covered up for a month...

Arundl update! It's been covered up for a month or so while I've been sorting out other projects. I ordered a very nice fitted cover for it since it does live outside. Mild climate but the sun...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Duder
Root cause could also be too many hot shutdowns...

Root cause could also be too many hot shutdowns and/or infrequent oil changes, leading to a buildup of coked oil in the internal drain cavity. Once the drain is blocked internally the liquid oil...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,750
Posted By Duder
Back on topic, here are some fartsy shots of the...

Back on topic, here are some fartsy shots of the 245 on its extended break from reality.

http://i.imgur.com/GUwXeJ1l.jpg (https://imgur.com/GUwXeJ1)

http://i.imgur.com/9PIhPUtl.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,750
Posted By Duder
I hope it doesn't end in a shower of shattered...

I hope it doesn't end in a shower of shattered cast iron, but yeah! This little guy was built for gas stand testing so the internal wastegate valve features were never machined and the port was...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,750
Posted By Duder
Indeed - it would be rude not to. I've had this...

Indeed - it would be rude not to. I've had this little GT12 on my desk as a decoration for years now. Just so happens it would work quite nicely up to ~100hp on an ancient 1.1L 8-valve engine revving...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,750
Posted By Duder
Hehe, thanks. Are you guys out in Texas yet? ...

Hehe, thanks. Are you guys out in Texas yet?

I started a thread for Kadett stuff on the GRM forums for anyone who's interested in progress. Has some photos and more info about the race car too.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,750
Posted By Duder
The B20 is better on paper in every way except...

The B20 is better on paper in every way except for weight and physical size. At first I was convinced it would be an easy conversion, but after taking some measurements it revealed itself to be more...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,750
Posted By Duder
Oliver was a Kadett A (1st gen); this is a B, but...

Oliver was a Kadett A (1st gen); this is a B, but I'll allow it :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,750
Posted By Duder
I've been distracted with this little guy lately....

I've been distracted with this little guy lately. 1967 Opel Kadett Kiemencoupe. Been sitting for a decade or so but it runs. It's like a scaled-down Chevelle or Chevy II meets an early fastback...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,750
Posted By Duder
Minor job in the past few weeks, but it's...

Minor job in the past few weeks, but it's something. Battery tray carefully cut out using a spot weld cutter and angle grinder. Was able to clean up the inner fender very well, and there aren't any...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 171,531
Posted By Duder
I've played around with one for a while helping...

I've played around with one for a while helping Alex Buchka tuning his car on the street early on after his whiteblock swap. Talk to him for a detailed review, but to me the software seemed fairly...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 171,531
Posted By Duder
For standalone, check out Link if you haven't...

For standalone, check out Link if you haven't already. They are high quality, high featured, and reasonably priced for what you get. No affiliation just sharing observations.

Glad to hear the...
Forum: article composition 07-23-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 237,624
Posted By Duder
Lots of gold boxes have successful wasted spark...

Lots of gold boxes have successful wasted spark installations. My own car runs a -207 gold box with no issues, and I just installed one for a TB'er into another -207. Again, no issues.

I will work...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 33,538
Posted By Duder
Congrats man! Must feel great to get it on the...

Congrats man! Must feel great to get it on the road. It looks so OEM under the hood. Very nicely integrated. I hope you have an enjoyable next phase of the project sorting out the smaller stuff and...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 275,778
Posted By Duder
Your engine bay is looking sharp. Good point...

Your engine bay is looking sharp. Good point about open element air "filters" not doing much! I don't like them either. AEM makes a washable dry filter that probably does a much better job than K&N;...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 33,538
Posted By Duder
Cats will still function there after they light...

Cats will still function there after they light off. On cold start though your tailpipe emissions will be much higher the further away the cats are from the exhaust ports. With cold start enrichment...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 33,538
Posted By Duder
Nice work on the exhaust; running cats will...

Nice work on the exhaust; running cats will absolutely make the car more livable on a day to day basis, and the gf/wife/etc won't be covered in "stinky old car smell" which is a bonus.

Are those...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 242,751
Posted By Duder
:boink:

:boink:
Forum: article composition 07-06-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 237,624
Posted By Duder
Hey, I didn't see your earlier post, but good to...

Hey, I didn't see your earlier post, but good to hear that you've got it figured out. The 152 EZK isn't one that I have experience with - so it's possible this one may not be compatible with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 33,538
Posted By Duder
Nice dude! Congrats. Big steps.

Nice dude! Congrats. Big steps.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By Duder
Yes they would all come with a T25 flange as...

Yes they would all come with a T25 flange as standard, and would either need some sort of adapter or a T3-flanged housing as produced by ATP for example. There's a handful of guys running GT2871Rs on...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 114,278
Posted By Duder
The amount of work that has gone into this thing...

The amount of work that has gone into this thing so far in 2019 is staggering - and the results are awesome. It's so smooth and refined while cruising but it wakes up almost instantly when you roll...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-28-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By Duder
Still wouldn't respond as well as a GT25R or...

Still wouldn't respond as well as a GT25R or GT28R, for not much price difference. OP is looking to downsize from a TD05-20G, not upsize.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By Duder
Depends on your budget. For <$1k I'd suggest an...

Depends on your budget. For <$1k I'd suggest an "old spec" GT25R or GT28R, which would give you very nice response on a B21F+T.

I'm talking pre-GTX, so GT2554R, GT2560R, or GT2860R. You should be...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 43,707
Posted By Duder
Down here I think that would be a $3k+ car, if it...

Down here I think that would be a $3k+ car, if it was in sorted out daily driver condition, even with the paint & bodywork.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 242,751
Posted By Duder
Like I always say, a murdered out T5 is a sexy T5.

Like I always say, a murdered out T5 is a sexy T5.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,701
Posted By Duder
Agreed +1. A B18 or B20 running properly tuned...

Agreed +1. A B18 or B20 running properly tuned SUs is a wonderful thing.

I didn't know that bit about the perfume though; Brits smell better than Italians?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By Duder
Harald is pointing out what the rest of us...

Harald is pointing out what the rest of us overlooked - the 924 has a transaxle and it seems likely that OP is keeping the original trans but looking for a way to mate a Whiteblock to the front of...
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