home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > performance & modifications

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-08-2017, 10:03 PM   #1
73amc
Board Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Default Qa1 Probably Kit

Has anyone ever installed a kit such as this one on a 240? https://m.summitracing.com/parts/qa1...FY61wAodsUUGng

I'm looking to do something like this in spring or summer.
73amc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2017, 12:31 AM   #2
Mueller
Board Member
 
Mueller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Antioch, CA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 73amc View Post
Has anyone ever installed a kit such as this one on a 240? https://m.summitracing.com/parts/qa1...FY61wAodsUUGng

I'm looking to do something like this in spring or summer.
Looks similar to what Jeff did to his turbo'd LS powered 242, 55Superbeetle(?)
__________________
.........
Mueller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2017, 12:59 AM   #3
cwdodson88
Board Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: The Dalles, Oregon
Default

That's what I'm going to do with my 8.8 swap into my 122. Saw a pickup without a bed that had done the same thing with and he said it was all really straight forward.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikep View Post
Build it, break it, build what broke stronger, lather, rinse, repeat.

The Build Thread
SVEA - PUSHROD TURBO!
cwdodson88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2017, 06:00 PM   #4
73amc
Board Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Default

I guess I need to figure out what length I need
73amc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2017, 11:57 PM   #5
73amc
Board Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Default

Does anyone know what 55superbeetle used? Was his all custom parts or was there commercial parts available?
73amc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 12:12 AM   #6
Harlard
Hurlurd?Harland?Bueller?
 
Harlard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: PDX
Default

If you leep the motion ratio you will want a set with a spring rate of 42% of your front end.

Collapsed length of 11.7" will not allow you to go very low at all with the stock lower perch location.
__________________


Herr Harlard am Erstens

1979 242 DL

Quote:
Originally Posted by t8fanning View Post
My knob has a big chunk of steel on it
Harlard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 12:30 AM   #7
centason
Autogestion
 
centason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ft.Mill, SC
Default

Just ask 55superbeetle.
__________________
Member: TBCCS
"Those who do not move, do not notice their chains." -Rosa Luxemburg
Quote:
Originally Posted by 240240 View Post
Yes, but I keep having the dream of shoving the Cocaine up my ass!
Quote:
Originally Posted by golgothan View Post
Ohh god no, I'd rather eat hot diarrhea than drive a 7/9
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedFridge View Post
You sons of bitches are the biggest thread de-railers in forum history. Any forums history.
centason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 12:40 AM   #8
55superbeetle
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Modesto, Ca
Default

My shocks were double adjustable QA1's, lower control arm mounts and shock mounts were just a carved out of some rectangle tube. Control arms were cheap swaged rods with economy QA1 heims. Think I only had a few hundred bucks in the whole setup but I got shocks and springs used on ebay. I have used that kit on other cars though and don't see why it couldn't be used on a 240, tons of adjustment in that kit but the best thing to do is set your ride height and measure before ordering anything.
__________________
83 242, Turbo 6.0 LSX, E85, TH400, 8.8, 10.3@135
55superbeetle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 12:54 AM   #9
55superbeetle
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Modesto, Ca
Default

Making the control arm mounts adjustable will allow you to move the instant center around and change the way the car reacts to power.

55superbeetle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 12:59 AM   #10
73amc
Board Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Default

Ok. I figure I'll get the car in the air and adjust the rear height with a floor jack and take some measurments. Where did you source your rods? Local?
73amc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 01:00 AM   #11
55superbeetle
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Modesto, Ca
Default

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/
55superbeetle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 01:00 AM   #12
73amc
Board Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Default

I'd love to get my hands on some of the control arm mounts. They look great.
73amc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 01:48 AM   #13
73amc
Board Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Default

Do you recall the length of your coil overs
73amc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 04:14 AM   #14
55superbeetle
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Modesto, Ca
Default

Sorry I don't
55superbeetle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 12:28 PM   #15
55superbeetle
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Modesto, Ca
Default

I think you could adapt these pretty easily.

http://trzmotorsports.com/wp2/?produ...l-arm-mounts-2

http://www.racecraft.com/index.php?m...&cPath=550_554
55superbeetle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 12:29 PM   #16
73amc
Board Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Default

What did you use to mount the coil up top?
73amc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 12:31 PM   #17
73amc
Board Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 55superbeetle View Post
I just had these up on my phone. Would have to add a shock mount to the back like yours. I gotta find out what part number those coils were lol.
73amc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 07:18 PM   #18
73amc
Board Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Default

Who owns the car now? Someone on here? Would like to track down the part number for those qa1
73amc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 10:37 PM   #19
cosbySweater
Board Member
 
cosbySweater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monterey/Falun
Default

http://forums.turbobricks.com/member.php?u=54316
__________________
1979 Volvo 244DL 5.3/4l80e,8.8,Ms3x goldbox ecu and Mircrosquirt tcu, GTX4202r, 226/230 turbo cam, tbss intake, 11.0@128mph 9psi, 3600lbs with driver
1974 AMC Gremlin, lq4, 7875 billet, ss2 cam, 80e, 3600 stall converter, Holley Terminator x
1995 Porsche 993
2013 VW Passat TDI
Quote:
Originally Posted by bricktop420 View Post
Thank you very much everybody... i now feel sufficiently retarded and will go cry in the corner...
cosbySweater is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.