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Forum: projects & restorations 11-19-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 489,205
Posted By tjanson
Do you treat the wood build table as a rigid...

Do you treat the wood build table as a rigid fixture or is primarily to support the chassis and act as a reference plane? I've thought about making a welding table out of engineered lumber, topped...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,834
Posted By tjanson
I wouldn't bother with the 3.31 manual diff/...

I wouldn't bother with the 3.31 manual diff/ axle. That's alot of work for debatable gain. The 3.73 auto rear end makes the car a little more peppy. With the 3.73, you'll be at 3000 RPM on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,745
Posted By tjanson
I can confirm that closing up the flapper does...

I can confirm that closing up the flapper does not cause any cold weather issues. My DD has that mod and hasn't had any problems in winter here, in temperatures down to -20 deg F.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,505
Posted By tjanson
How about Auburn Gear Select-A-Loc? It's a clutch...

How about Auburn Gear Select-A-Loc? It's a clutch type with a e-locker feature that you can engage at up to 30 mph. $720 from Summit.

https://auburngeardiffs.com/aftermarket-catalog/
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,684
Posted By tjanson
Pegasus sells locking Metric "jet nuts" with a...

Pegasus sells locking Metric "jet nuts" with a reduced hex that might work nicely on a NA downpipe. I haven't had any issues with non-locking nuts on those studs, though, I just tighten them "FT" and...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,684
Posted By tjanson
What's the right way to install studs, anyhow? Is...

What's the right way to install studs, anyhow? Is there a way to keep them from backing out when you loosen the locking nuts?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,313
Posted By tjanson
Do the better intercoolers make much difference...

Do the better intercoolers make much difference on low PSI setups? Say, a 15g at 7.5 psi? Those do88 graphs show a decent improvement in CFM across all pressure drops but I don't know how that...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 40,458
Posted By tjanson
Any plans for the rear valence? On a '89 245 I...

Any plans for the rear valence? On a '89 245 I used to have, I deleted it and the attached rubber mudflaps (cut out of truck flaps) to the fender lip itself. I put a bit of color matched tape over...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,147
Posted By tjanson
On my carrier, which I use on my truck, I...

On my carrier, which I use on my truck, I installed trailer lights and a license plate holder. Plugs into the trailer plug.

https://i.imgur.com/HgJOjiGh.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644
Posted By tjanson
Skandix has many repair panels listed for sale,...

Skandix has many repair panels listed for sale, I've never bought from them, however.
Rockauto occasionally has rocker panels in stock.

Edit: Wow, VP really has it all, very similar selection to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 188,843
Posted By tjanson
Good to see you back on TB, Bob!

Good to see you back on TB, Bob!
Forum: showroom 05-14-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By tjanson
Interesting seeing the interior/exterior combos...

Interesting seeing the interior/exterior combos for the 240 wagons, as I greatly prefer the charcoal interior. Per this document, in '92 wagons, it was only available with Black, Silver, Graphite,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,739
Posted By tjanson
One thing to consider it that an auto will likely...

One thing to consider it that an auto will likely be better for soft roading sorta stuff, which you seem to enjoy. A 3.73 rear with M47 has a fairly low first gear, but after slipping the clutch up a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,042
Posted By tjanson
I took the pads off mine and filled the holes....

I took the pads off mine and filled the holes. Doesn't look too good with the gaps to the fender though. One day, I said, I'd make a filler piece to transition smoothly to the fender....
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,410
Posted By tjanson
Nice find! Unfortunately, Summit has the...

Nice find! Unfortunately, Summit has the estimated ship date for the RH joints as 12/20 and the LH joints as 01/06!

Might give Rock Krawler a call and find out what the deal is. Surprisingly they...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,410
Posted By tjanson
Nice work, OP. I might make a set of these, but...

Nice work, OP. I might make a set of these, but instead use the 0.625 hole diameter, 1.6" wide Johnny Joints so I can make some spacers on the lathe so the fit is totally metric and holy.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 59,256
Posted By tjanson
Looking good! This thread has me checking out...

Looking good! This thread has me checking out flat fender jeep prices on craigslist!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,345
Posted By tjanson
I wonder if the KL racing strut mounts are any...

I wonder if the KL racing strut mounts are any good. You could pair them with their control arms for more camber and caster without switching to coilovers for spring clearance.

IF their strut...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 59,256
Posted By tjanson
Looks great. I've used hardener with implement...

Looks great. I've used hardener with implement paint before, still took days to for the paint to harden up. Maybe that's just the nature of alkyd paint.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,345
Posted By tjanson
When I slid into a curb during a parking lot snow...

When I slid into a curb during a parking lot snow hoon session, the impact to the front wheel bent my stock control arm. Would it have bent the unibody if it was boxed, or just bent up my wheel more?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,427
Posted By tjanson
The non-greasable ones have better seals and seem...

The non-greasable ones have better seals and seem to last a long time without routine greasing, which I find nice.

Here's a post...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,284
Posted By tjanson
My 93 240 is my DD and has 288k on it and I...

My 93 240 is my DD and has 288k on it and I don't hesitate to take longer trips in it but I don't really drive out of New England too often. Longest trip lately Ikea in CT, 550 miles round trip.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-22-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 59,256
Posted By tjanson
Thanks for the details on the adapter / torque...

Thanks for the details on the adapter / torque tube. Not that I think you necessarily need it, but I wonder if this would be a good application for a guibo between the the trans and transfer case....
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 59,256
Posted By tjanson
Could you explain your approach on the M45 to...

Could you explain your approach on the M45 to transfer case torque tube? I'm wondering how you kept them coaxial and made the torque tube just the right length. Did you have an alignment tolerance in...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,399
Posted By tjanson
with prime I got a B230f shipped to my door next...

with prime I got a B230f shipped to my door next day
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,559
Posted By tjanson
Some classic Kjets "hooped out" doom and gloom...

Some classic Kjets "hooped out" doom and gloom posts here :)

I always thought a swapped 7/9 1031 3.54 ring and pinion would be the ideal rear end for a B230F / M47 car. I daily a 3.73 / M47 /...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,125
Posted By tjanson
Parking Brake Dragging and Squeaking

On my 93 240...

After replacing the rear rotors and parking brake shoes, passenger side parking brake seems to drag and make noise. I hear it at low speeds, not a constant noise but something that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By tjanson
It's annoying and you have to force it a bit. I...

It's annoying and you have to force it a bit. I can never remember the way I got it in the previous time...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,079
Posted By tjanson
Currently using Amsoil syncromesh manual...

Currently using Amsoil syncromesh manual transmission fluid, 5w-30. Seems to work alright, transmission has not exploded :)



I picked it since it seemed intended as a improvement in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,948
Posted By tjanson
Eh. The 240 is pretty good in the snow, with snow...

Eh. The 240 is pretty good in the snow, with snow tires. You probably just have a heinous road.... My 240 with studded snow tires never fails to get me up my twisty narrow steep dirt road in Vermont....
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,485
Posted By tjanson
Oh boy, this is not helping me resist the AWD 6...

Oh boy, this is not helping me resist the AWD 6 speed V50 T5 that just popped up on craigslist...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,145
Posted By tjanson
What is a "700 car"? :-P Another option for...

What is a "700 car"? :-P

Another option for OP is to spring for a GT cluster, but replace the speedo with a programmable one running off whatever - a swapped abs strut, sensor, and tone ring, rear...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,145
Posted By tjanson
1986 240 should have a M46. We typically call...

1986 240 should have a M46. We typically call this "4 speed with OD", not a "5 speed". I think there is some confusion in this thread because of the nomenclature.

M46 will have a mechanical speedo...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,011
Posted By tjanson
Stock B234f: 154 hp @ crank Stock B230f: 114 hp...

Stock B234f: 154 hp @ crank
Stock B230f: 114 hp @ crank

I would think 16v would be the obvious choice, since it only needs another 25 HP (16%) to hit your goal of 150 hp at the wheels. 8v needs a...
Forum: showroom 02-21-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,399
Posted By tjanson
Nice! Now just make a replica of the 240 "Turbo"...

Nice! Now just make a replica of the 240 "Turbo" grille badge....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,826
Posted By tjanson
I see probably 5 to 10 -15 deg f starts every...

I see probably 5 to 10 -15 deg f starts every winter. My '93 just cranks slow 4-5 times then rumbles to life. I have a S60 battery in there (i.e. it's big) and 5w-40 oil.

I haven't had it happen...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-28-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 36,835
Posted By tjanson
How did you handle the thickness of the plating...

How did you handle the thickness of the plating on the bearing seats? Is it thin enough not to affect the fit of the bearings?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,433
Posted By tjanson
Eaton makes an e-locker for the Dana 30 too. I've...

Eaton makes an e-locker for the Dana 30 too. I've considered it in a winter car for the purposes of ultimate traction in the snow (Sloppy trailheads in the winter), but I'll probably end up getting a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,773
Posted By tjanson
I agree. I drove the same setup the OP wants, a...

I agree. I drove the same setup the OP wants, a '78 with a M47, without a speedo for a year and a half. Never got a speeding ticket. You just kinda keep up with traffic, or go what feels right. A...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,020
Posted By tjanson
Looks like the KL arms are 25mm longer and give...

Looks like the KL arms are 25mm longer and give you +5 deg caster? Am I interpreting the description right? Anyone know what +25mm will add to the camber?

Edit: I took a guess on the length of a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,611
Posted By tjanson
You can also make the brake lines with a roll of...

You can also make the brake lines with a roll of copper-nickel brake tubing, tube nuts, tube cutter, and flare tool, all available on from your favorite online shopping overlord.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,645
Posted By tjanson
The speedo and rear axle ABS run off the tone...

The speedo and rear axle ABS run off the tone ring which is mounted the the diff carrier / center section. You'll notice the sensor on the diff cover. The tone ring will always run 1:1 with your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,281
Posted By tjanson
Who are the board members importing M90s? Euro...

Who are the board members importing M90s? Euro recyclers are quoting $1200 shipped for M90L2s with 170k miles on them, with shifter.

M47s can really be crapshoots, of the 3 that I've had in my...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,236
Posted By tjanson
Are you saying you've done this and it all fits?...

Are you saying you've done this and it all fits? Stock like OEM bump stops/ covers, or Bilstein?

I'm skeptical that the cloth or neoprene covers would handle ice/snow very well. Probably would...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,236
Posted By tjanson
I've got 14" 150 lb/in springs with new Sachs...

I've got 14" 150 lb/in springs with new Sachs struts and aftermarket bumpstops. Decent roll resistance and the struts can keep up. I had fancy "rally" valved Bilsteins in there but they seized up...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,944
Posted By tjanson
bolt LS crankshaft to redblock crank pulley. this...

bolt LS crankshaft to redblock crank pulley. this will only work in a 7/9 tho
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,565
Posted By tjanson
I thought the one I bought from FCP a few years...

I thought the one I bought from FCP a few years ago was of fine quality. Enough that next time I'm doing control arm bushings I'll might just order 2 new arms...

Tasca has OEM for $140 each, FYI....
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,409
Posted By tjanson
Oh. Nevermind. Theoretically you could still make...

Oh. Nevermind. Theoretically you could still make a sleeve to match, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,579
Posted By tjanson
This is how I coat the rocker insides: Cheap...

This is how I coat the rocker insides:

Cheap undercoat gun
4 ft Vinyl tubing that fit over the end of the gun (1/2" or 3/8" ID)
Rust preventative of your choice, I prefer LPS Rust Preventative....
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,409
Posted By tjanson
Or get some steel sleeves made for full length...

Or get some steel sleeves made for full length press fit. You might need a special cylinder made up to keep the tabs aligned (concentric and parallel) when welding anyways. You could get 2 sleeves...
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