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Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,230
Posted By asilomar244
Same setup for me, LT1 motor. Probably closer to...

Same setup for me, LT1 motor. Probably closer to 2000 rpm at 70.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,361
Posted By asilomar244
Wheel spacer front and rear with 17" Mimas...

Wheel spacer front and rear with 17" Mimas wheels, 7" tire width I believe? But same tires and track width front and rear.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,361
Posted By asilomar244
Yup that is what I was thinking, the spring rate...

Yup that is what I was thinking, the spring rate up front isn't enough and adjustable camber plates would help as well. Really want to get fully adjustable setup with front coilovers at least but...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By asilomar244
Huh that sounds like a good idea. Ok, I'll hold...

Huh that sounds like a good idea. Ok, I'll hold on putting together DIY presss and see if that works first. Thanks!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,361
Posted By asilomar244
It loses steering and pushes as it reaches the...

It loses steering and pushes as it reaches the limit. Throttle on with LSD rear end help to compensate but not enough to overcome it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,361
Posted By asilomar244
I have an LT1/T56 using the JTR crossmember. Had...

I have an LT1/T56 using the JTR crossmember. Had to do an aluminum racing radiator to keep it running cool. All of that together probably adds 150-200 lbs to the front axle.

I've done what I...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By asilomar244
So update here, removing the damaged trailer arm...

So update here, removing the damaged trailer arm shows it completely fell apart. Pretty sketchy:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_sN0U29Fhw0MfkmeDURcHNQaTnZMtMYl/view?usp=sharing

And now...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By asilomar244
I have a Detroit TrueTrac LSD in a 1031 rear end...

I have a Detroit TrueTrac LSD in a 1031 rear end with 3.73 ratio. I really like it paired to an LT1/T56 powertrain I do 2k rpm at 80 mph in 6th. The LSD makes for very controlled oversteer that...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By asilomar244
Yeah hoping to be able to swap out suspension for...

Yeah hoping to be able to swap out suspension for adjustable Kaplhenke setup including trailing arms sometime down the road. For now, just ordered iPd OEM replacements as well as spring cups and...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By asilomar244
Thanks for the input- closer inspection...

Thanks for the input- closer inspection definitely found the issue:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n_vVy_rQ-gmQkRAAtkxFK6PRzW45ElWg/view?usp=sharing

LSD is a TrueTrac, whole suspension build...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2020, 03:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By asilomar244
Yup all poly (Except trailing arm), ipd torque...

Yup all poly (Except trailing arm), ipd torque rods and pan hard rod. Have not yet checked it with a pry bar will do.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By asilomar244
Rear suspension clunk on turning

Hello, I have a clunk or slight pop as the car returns to straight after turning, mostly at slow speed on city corners and in parking lots. I put the car jacks last night and did an inspection of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By asilomar244
Yup, that right. I need to replace the trim. Any...

Yup, that right. I need to replace the trim. Any ideas?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By asilomar244
door trim options for '82 242

My '82 242 has most of the door trim pieces in place, and is only missing a couple of the mounting clips. I've already replaced the original pieces with the cleanest pieces I could get from local...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By asilomar244
Ok, thanks for the info. I found this thread...

Ok, thanks for the info. I found this thread very imformative:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=176516&highlight=coilover+240

and the kaplhenke strut mounts sound like a must. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By asilomar244
suspension setup/tuning for 242 w/ LT1

I need to figure out the next step for suspension setup on my 82 242 with an LT1 350. Current:

iPd sway bars (23/21mm)
TME springs (1.5" drop)
Bilsteins
poly bushings except for trailing arms...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2004, 01:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By asilomar244
This was not a cheap project. I have spent...

This was not a cheap project. I have spent ~$15,000 on it. That number includes rent at the warehouse where I built it, and redoing a handful of costly mistakes. For the money I spent to do the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2004, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By asilomar244
Sorry guys, pics will be at least a week. But...

Sorry guys, pics will be at least a week. But once I get a site up it will document pretty much the whole process. The extra weight in the front end is not very noticeable. The ride height appears...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2004, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By asilomar244
LT1 conversion done

Yesterday the DMV issued my license plates. 242 LT1. I have completed my LT1/T56 conversion of a 1982 242. I purchased the car on 9/11/03, and finished on 4/29/004. An 18-month build. This was...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2003, 12:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,066
Posted By asilomar244
I am in need of any advice anyone has on my 1982...

I am in need of any advice anyone has on my 1982 242 LT1 conversion. The engine is a 1994 LT1 from an F-body with a T56 transmission. The engine runs fine (idle is high...deal with that once I can...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2003, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 893
Posted By asilomar244
I am in the process of mating the stock 262...

I am in the process of mating the stock 262 clutch master cylinder to the slave cylinder of a GM T56. This requires mating the GM steel-braided line to the Volvo line. I have spoken to local...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2003, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,487
Posted By asilomar244
Thanks for the pics. I would be very interested...

Thanks for the pics. I would be very interested in getting the specifics on what you recommend in regard to the wiring harness. I have spoken to two companies that offer modification at different...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2003, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,487
Posted By asilomar244
I am finally purchasing the my '95 LT1/T56 combo...

I am finally purchasing the my '95 LT1/T56 combo from a local yard next weekend. For a high price of $3500 I am getting every piece off of the car I want. This will include engine, tranny, all...
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