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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 12:46 AM
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Posted By turbojose
The ratchet strap just works.... lol never...

The ratchet strap just works.... lol never broke a motor mount. over 7 years.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2020, 09:08 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Oh no.... this happened after about 10k miles of ...

Oh no.... this happened after about 10k miles of
Driving.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2020, 11:05 PM
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Posted By turbojose
best I can tell, is that the flexplate had an...

best I can tell, is that the flexplate had an undiscovered crack before install.... it was sourced from the wrecking yard in a wrecked car.... The installation looked clean and normal. all bolts...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2020, 12:06 AM
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Posted By turbojose
anyone ever break a flexplate like this? how did...

anyone ever break a flexplate like this? how did you solve it?

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Forum: projects & restorations 11-15-2020, 11:14 PM
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Posted By turbojose
update... Ok its been a minute... got a little...

update... Ok its been a minute... got a little side tracked... LOL. put the 2.5L short block in the car this weekend, and bolted up to the trans... ready to start assembly of the top end, and new...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2020, 12:25 AM
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Posted By turbojose
Does anyone have experience installing the head...

Does anyone have experience installing the head studs once the head has been placed on the block? With the 240, I doubt I will be able to get the head off and on with the studs in place... do they...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2020, 12:18 AM
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Posted By turbojose
truth be told Kenny... I don't know why i even...

truth be told Kenny... I don't know why i even ordered the cometic other than I thought thats what the cool kids did.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2020, 12:17 AM
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Posted By turbojose
I got the cometic switched out by summit for...

I got the cometic switched out by summit for 0.036 does that change any minds? I waited 2 months for it... lol
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2020, 07:23 PM
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Posted By turbojose
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Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2020, 07:14 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Realy? why stock over Cometic? I already have...

Realy? why stock over Cometic? I already have the cometic.... but I could get a stock gasket pretty easily.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2020, 11:54 PM
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Posted By turbojose
right on.... I'm dying to drive it soon... she's...

right on.... I'm dying to drive it soon... she's been out of commission for a while. I'll get some pics up of the progress soon.

also going to go with stock head bolts with the cometic head...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2020, 07:05 PM
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Posted By turbojose
I've been running the current setup 16v 2.3L on...

I've been running the current setup 16v 2.3L on about 19-22PSI for a couple years now.... Kenny tunned and it has been a blast. never been on the dyno, but the seat of the pants feel is great, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2020, 12:38 AM
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Posted By turbojose
Ok... it's been a bit... I've been sitting on a...

Ok... it's been a bit... I've been sitting on a few parts, and been a bit lazy lately. Got the MS3 pro ready to install and finally got the correct thickness head gasket. Summit took forever.......
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2020, 09:40 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Thank you for your reply. is that a bad thing?...

Thank you for your reply. is that a bad thing? Do they make a cometic head gasket with the same compressed thickness as stock?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2020, 09:26 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Ah got it. Thanks again. In my current setup I...

Ah got it. Thanks again. In my current setup I had the AEM boat controller and AEM meth controller because the MS2
Couldnít handle it... my question is does the MS3 do as good a
Job of...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2020, 06:04 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Hey Harlard What do you mean? I'm...

Hey Harlard

What do you mean? I'm getting the cometic as part of the new 2.5L
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2020, 05:04 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Finally got around to pulling the MS2. For sale...

Finally got around to pulling the MS2. For sale thread listed... still waiting on the MS3 Pro. so I can start with the questions and configuration. One thing that comes to mind though......
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2020, 03:39 PM
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Posted By turbojose
does anyone have pictures of a 16v turbo 240 with...

does anyone have pictures of a 16v turbo 240 with a header and a 3" down pipe? i want to see what I'm looking for. :)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By turbojose
Thank you all for the great information on...

Thank you all for the great information on connectors.... I have to sift through a bit and place my order.... hoping to start installing the new ECU system next weekend.... there should be a MS2...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By turbojose
THank you for the reply. that rear feed for the...

THank you for the reply. that rear feed for the intake cam sounds intersting... are there any post that show that? I would be interested. also, I'm installing a new set of cams from Yoshifab, so...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2020, 07:30 PM
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Posted By turbojose
one thing i need help from the 16v guys... it...

one thing i need help from the 16v guys... it looks like when I originally installed the head... 7 years ago... i apparently put a little too much sealer between the cam carier and the Head... and it...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2020, 07:21 PM
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Posted By turbojose
weekend update... I got the head pulled from the...

weekend update... I got the head pulled from the car... (pulling a head in a 240 is a MF) as confirmed... the rods are good. no bent rods. and head gasket looks good. Looks like I may have a 94...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2020, 10:02 PM
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Posted By turbojose
thank you for the heads up...

thank you for the heads up...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2020, 09:21 PM
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Posted By turbojose
went the hard way to change the flywheel.... pull...

went the hard way to change the flywheel.... pull the trans... nah just pull the motor and put in a new motor...lol.

anyone got a good source for all of the engine sensor connectors? The New...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2020, 08:08 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Update.... Motor doesn't have a rod knock... ...

Update.... Motor doesn't have a rod knock... and now that makes me mad for not discovering before hand but also happy that I still have a good usable short block... SO... The knocking sound was a...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2020, 09:13 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Finally got up the courage to continue on...

Finally got up the courage to continue on drilling... got all 16 holes drilled and a total of 4 that went all the way into the water jacket... I ended up using the PTFE yellow tube purchased from...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2020, 05:34 PM
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Posted By turbojose
do either of these products have issues with heat?

do either of these products have issues with heat?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2020, 01:20 AM
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Posted By turbojose
Thank you for the reply. Thatís going to help me...

Thank you for the reply. Thatís going to help me sleep tonight. I was sick to my stomach.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2020, 01:19 AM
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Posted By turbojose
Thank you so much for the reply. Thatís going to...

Thank you so much for the reply. Thatís going to help me sleep tonight. 👍
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2020, 12:23 AM
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Posted By turbojose
How screwed am I.... so I decided to install...

How screwed am I.... so I decided to install the deeWorks freeze plug retainers today... only I had no instructions, and didn't have the bottom-tap that came with the kit... Having only limited...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2020, 07:30 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Wow... I haven't even considered another ECU.......

Wow... I haven't even considered another ECU.... what are you guys using these days.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2020, 12:03 AM
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Posted By turbojose
looks like I will have a MS2 and harness...

looks like I will have a MS2 and harness available pretty soon....
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2020, 11:39 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Thank you for the push sir.... I will keep the...

Thank you for the push sir.... I will keep the torch lit. sometimes though, wonder why i take on so much all at once... and occasionally i wish someone would come and just pick up the car and put a...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2020, 10:51 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Scope CREEEP! So what started off as just...

Scope CREEEP!

So what started off as just a bent rod on a project that was well sorted and running very well started a domino effect.... lol

the plan was just to build a stronger bottom end...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2020, 12:52 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Did you use oval pipe for he downpipe? Iíve...

Did you use oval pipe for he downpipe? Iíve thought about oval pipe for
Some of the under car stuff for clearances but my car isnít that low. Iíd love to
See pictures of an oval down pipe though...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2020, 06:47 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Ok... bottom end is all assembled.... as i wait...

Ok... bottom end is all assembled.... as i wait for the shelter in place order to ease up (i need some help removing and installing the new motor) I thought i would mount the header in the engine bay...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2020, 06:03 PM
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Posted By turbojose
I'm probably going to ride the garret until the...

I'm probably going to ride the garret until the bearings fall off... lol but if you think it's not going to achieve my goal or help me on my way kenny..... I'm down to unload it and get something...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2020, 07:05 PM
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Posted By turbojose
THanks for the heads up on the Borg turbos... I...

THanks for the heads up on the Borg turbos... I am going to have to take a look at those.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By turbojose
Hello friend... I'm hoping to make 500 to 600 HP ...

Hello friend... I'm hoping to make 500 to 600 HP with or without nitrous... I know i should have a better idea for overall HP but my focus in the long term is a 10.99 ET at the drags... I should...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-02-2020, 09:44 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Anybody got any input on the turbo selection.... ...

Anybody got any input on the turbo selection.... I have been running a Garret 3076 ball bearing turbo for about 2 years now... all installed on a 90+ manifold, but going to go with a nice RSI...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-02-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By turbojose
Yep!! found those. I ordered new freeze...

Yep!! found those. I ordered new freeze plugs... I'm gonna install and put the keepers on over the freeze plugs so there are no mishaps.

:)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-02-2020, 09:34 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Right on... thank you Ken. I assembled the...

Right on... thank you Ken. I assembled the short block today. 2.5L is on the way.

had a question about the oil squirters... do you use red threadlock on them, or just install without any...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2020, 01:48 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Got he Block back from machine shop today... i...

Got he Block back from machine shop today... i was a little sad I had to bore a perfectly good stock block... but already had the pistons and needed to bore the block only about .020 hope that...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2020, 08:40 PM
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Posted By turbojose
Thank you... it is original color, but...

Thank you... it is original color, but repainted about 3 years ago.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2020, 07:44 PM
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Posted By turbojose
I'm registered as a diesel...:)

I'm registered as a diesel...:)
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2020, 09:44 PM
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Posted By turbojose
I did put new carpet in the car... I ordered it...

I did put new carpet in the car... I ordered it online. It was a molded carpet kit from "stockinteriors.com" I ordered the color: 830-Buckskin
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2020, 09:44 PM
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Posted By turbojose
started assembly today, an hit a snag almost...

started assembly today, an hit a snag almost imediately.... the pistons from RSI are not stock size. they don't fit in the block with stock bore. I just got info that the pistons require a 96.5mm...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2020, 09:39 PM
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Posted By turbojose
I did put new carpet in the car... I ordered it...

I did put new carpet in the car... I ordered it online. It was a molded carpet kit from "stockinteriors.com" I ordered the color: 830-Buckskin
Forum: projects & restorations 04-24-2020, 08:28 PM
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Posted By turbojose
picked up the block and crank from the machine...

picked up the block and crank from the machine shop today... looking to do some assembly however stuck on weather I should use the Glyco bearings I have or try to source some Clevite77 bearings? ...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 28,940
Posted By turbojose
I will keep you in mind. ;-)

I will keep you in mind. ;-)
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