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Old 09-14-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
The Full Banana
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Jackson, WI
Default 1980 242 GT. A reasonable project.

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Current setup:

Engine
99 T5 b5234t block with liners "shimmed"
98 T5 b5234t head lightly ported, stock cams
ME7 intake manifold with plenum shortened to clear PS pump, bung for IAC, brackets for 240 b230 throttle spool
960 3" throttle body
modified S70 fuel rail
850 turbo 3 bar FPR
ceramic coated ATP C30 cast exhaust manifold
38mm external wastegate dumping into exhaust
Garrett GTX3067R with ceramic coated .82 A/R turbine housing
CX racing SRT4 2.5" intercooler
Gates Racing kevlar timing belt
Volvo 260 Diesel passenger side engine mounts
960 e-fan
full 3" 409SS exhaust with 1 dynomax ultra-flo muffler in the rear
92+ 940 NA radiator
Mann Provent oil separator
Bosch FR7DPP+ spark plugs


Engine Management
MS3x w/ knock module, 4 bar MAP, dual VR conditioner added in

Driveline
Getrag 265 transmission
One-off adapter plate
Volvo 960 bellhousing
e46 M3 transmission mounts
Sachs 240mm full-faced clutch disc from BMW e34 M5
e36 M3 / e34 M5 guibo
lengthened m47 front driveshaft
j9fab 740 turbo driveshaft support bracket
j9fab getrag 265 shifter bracket and linkage
BMW e60 shifter
Condor racing tall weighted shift knob
Tilton 60-1100 hydraulic release bearing with custom lines


Suspension
Front
DIY Short Strut Coilovers - 240 strut tubes sectioned 3" shorter
A1 Racing coilover sleeves & adjusters
336lb x 8" springs
6" helper springs
Koni Race struts (p/n 8610-1437)
Homerbuchka camber plates and spring hats
control arms boxed with Yoshifab plates
polyurethane control arm and swaybar endlink bushings
Kaplhenke roll correction spacers
GT firewall braces
cravingboost big strut brace
Yoshifab lower chassis braces
STS machining 28mm drop swaybar


Rear

Shortened trailing arms (20mm shorter)
Speedway 5" adjustable spring perches
200lb x 5" x 9.5" main springs
Koni Race shocks (p/n 30-5436)
no rear swaybar
Kaplhenke hybrid torque rods with Volvo bushings
iPd adjustable panhard bar
Genuine Volvo front trailing arm bushings
SuperPro polyurethane larger trailing arm bushings


Brakes
94 Ford Mustang Master Cylinder

Front
2005 Cayenne V8 front calipers
S60R 330mm rotors
Homer's caliper adapters
iPd braided stainless lines
Bosch Quietcast pads


Rear
2005 Cayenne V8 rear calipers
Homer's caliper adapters
iPd braided stainless lines + Homer's adapter banjo lines
S60R 330mm rotors
Bosch Quietcast pads


Wheel/Tires
Current:

BBS RC305 17x9 et32 w/ motorsporttech adapters (38mm front, 32mm rear)
245/40R17 Pirelli P Zero Nero GT

Alternatives:

BBS RC304 17x8 et38 w/ motorsporttech adapters (38mm front, 32mm rear)
235/40R17 Falken RT615K

OE BMW DS1 17x7.5 et40 wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sports w/ motorsporttech adapters (38mm front, 32mm rear)

Interior
Recaro LS-B from mkII VW
GT door cards
flocked '87 dash
Momo Mod 69 350mm suede steering wheel
Rattletrap (sound deadener) below 1/8" closed-cell foam (decoupler) below 1lb/sq ft mass-loaded vinyl (sound barrier) below carpet (comfy)


Exterior
7" round H4 ecodes with relayed 12 gauge harness
GT fogs with relayed 12 gauge harness and 100w bulbs
black GT grille & headlight buckets


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Previous setup:

Engine
95 b230ft - stock longblock resealed
b21f intake manifold w/ added fuel injector bungs
nathaninwa fuel rail
960 3" throttle body
TD04HL-20T w/ 11 blade billet compressor wheel, T3 wastegate actuator, ported straight turbine housing with a 3" vband outlet
90+ exhaust manifold w/ ported outlet
Grainger valve MBC @ 20 psi
CX racing SRT4 2.5" intercooler
NGK BPR6ES spark plugs
RSI Stage II turbo cam w/ RSI adjustable cam gear (timed straight up)
Gates Racing kevlar timing belt
91+ 240 power steering pump mounted on custom bracket
240 OE diesel engine mounts
960 e-fan
full 3" 409SS exhaust with 1 dynomax ultra-flo muffler in the rear
92+ 940 NA radiator
Mann Provent oil separator
Yoshifab vented oil cap


Engine Management
LH2.4
954 ECU with TLAO 6800rpm chip
EZK with Buchka wasted spark board and TLAO chip
Mitsubishi J702T ignition amplifier
Bosch Motorsport 2x2 coil
012 3" MAF
Bosch 42lb injectors (S60R green giants)


Driveline
Getrag 265 transmission
240 flat flywheel w/ 60-2 pattern
Sachs 240mm pressure plate from Saab 9000 aero
Sachs 240mm full-faced clutch disc from BMW e34 M5
j9fab getrag adapter plate & centering ring
e36 M3 / e34 M5 guibo
m47 driveshaft (unmodified)
m47 bellhousing & clutch fork w/ BMW TO bearing
clutch cable
j9fab 740 turbo driveshaft support bracket
BMW e46 330xi shifter & knob


Suspension
Front
DIY Short Strut Coilovers - 240 strut tubes sectioned 3" shorter
A1 Racing coilover sleeves & adjusters
Kaplhenke spring hats
Eibach 450lb x 8" springs
~100lb x 4" tender springs
Koni Race struts (p/n 8610-1437)
scottyd camber plates
control arms boxed with Yoshifab plates
polyurethane control arm and swaybar endlink bushings
Kaplhenke roll correction spacers
GT firewall braces
cravingboost big strut brace
Yoshifab lower chassis braces


Rear

Shortened trailing arms (20mm shorter)
DIY adjustable 2.5" spring perches (ebay accord coil-over kit with custom machined retainer)
250lb x 8" main springs
~100lb x 4" tender springs
Koni Race shocks (p/n 30-5436)
no rear swaybar
iPd adjustable torque rods
iPd adjustable panhard bar
Genuine Volvo front trailing arm bushings
SuperPro polyurethane larger trailing arm bushings


Brakes
94 Ford Mustang Master Cylinder

Front
2005 Cayenne V8 front calipers
S60R 330mm rotors
Homer's caliper adapters
iPd braided stainless lines
OE Pagid pads


Rear
2005 Cayenne V8 rear calipers
Homer's caliper adapters
iPd braided stainless lines + Homer's adapter banjo lines
S60R 330mm rotors
Wearever Gold pads


Wheel/Tires
BBS RC304 17x8 et38 w/ motorsporttech adapters (38mm front, 32mm rear)
235/40R17 Falken RT615K

OE BMW DS1 17x7.5 et40 wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sports

Interior
Recaro LS-B from mkII VW
GT door cards
flocked '87 dash
Momo Mod 69 350mm suede steering wheel
Rattletrap (sound deadener) below 1/8" closed-cell foam (decoupler) below 1lb/sq ft mass-loaded vinyl (sound barrier) below carpet (comfy)


Exterior
7" round H4 ecodes with relayed 12 gauge harness
GT fogs with relayed 12 gauge harness and 100w bulbs
black GT grille & headlight buckets


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New car, new thread.

This will be the continuation of my wagon project which you can see here --> http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=257147. Pretty much everything from that car will be swapped into this shell. The primary difference is that now I incorporate the goals of having a nice interior and body.

My goal:
The car needs to do everything as I personally expect it should to make for an enjoyable driving experience. If something stands out as being subpar, I will attempt to fix it to make it good. This is my all-inclusive, wholly subjective metric.

-It needs enough power to get out of it's own way and justify the suspension. ~230-250rwhp should be plenty, but that yet remains to be seen.
-It must handle well, but also be street-able enough for me to happily drive to work in the summer, around town casually, and on a long trip to iPd.
-It has to look 'good', but in doing so also give minimal concessions to drivability (no scraping, no rubbing, etc).
-The interior needs to be a nice place to be (quiet-ish, comfortable, and pleasing to look at).



Anyways, this was Brian's (2fast242gt) old shell that was graciously donated to me. A huge thanks to him for this, and for saving me from wallowing in my rusty-shelled misery.

Here is my starting point, after rolling off the trailer and a quick wash.






With that, the work begins.

Pulled the front apart to begin prepping the engine bay for paint. It was rattlecanned black, and was in really poor shape.




Spent a good portion of the day removing the paint. Not fun.




I pulled the dash the other night. I will be swapping in the dash from the 87 after I fix it up.


And now it's time to replace the destroyed window scrapers. Thanks Ken for shipping so quickly.
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-Tom 1980 242 T5

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