home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > projects & restorations

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-26-2020, 12:23 PM   #2826
LC4CARL
Aero challenged
 
LC4CARL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Default

Nothing wrong with a bit of trial and error when it comes to personal preference. Harald runs 400's on the nose of his 242! I'm pleased with the ride on my wagon. They say that the rear end of the 245 is bit heavier than a sedan. Don't know.
__________________


@PDXvolvo on IG
LC4CARL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2020, 12:43 PM   #2827
Texas240
Prius Owner
 
Texas240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LC4CARL View Post
Nothing wrong with a bit of trial and error when it comes to personal preference. Harald runs 400's on the nose of his 242! I'm pleased with the ride on my wagon. They say that the rear end of the 245 is bit heavier than a sedan. Don't know.
I had gaz on the rears but it just felt like it was crashing and hitting so hard on the rears over bumps or humps in roads on residentials. On the softest setting or the hardest it just never felt right. Ive been tempted to try some billy HD's in the rear cause I remember those felt really good on chopped stock springs back in the day.
__________________
93 245 LS Engine Swap Project
Texas240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2020, 12:55 PM   #2828
Harlard
Hurlurd?Harland?Bueller?
 
Harlard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: PDX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas240 View Post
I had gaz on the rears but it just felt like it was crashing and hitting so hard on the rears over bumps or humps in roads on residentials. On the softest setting or the hardest it just never felt right. Ive been tempted to try some billy HD's in the rear cause I remember those felt really good on chopped stock springs back in the day.

Maybe specced wrong? My Gazs are smoother than billy HDs with IPD springs.
__________________


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 05-26-2020, 05:26 PM   #2829
Texas240
Prius Owner
 
Texas240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harlard View Post
Maybe specced wrong? My Gazs are smoother than billy HDs with IPD springs.
Who knows. I have no idea what I did with the paper work that came with them. I'll probably throw them on again. I might even drop to a 125lb spring in the back. Im just like bla at this point.
Texas240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2020, 12:09 AM   #2830
LC4CARL
Aero challenged
 
LC4CARL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Default

She's a beautiful wagon. What wheels and tires are those?
LC4CARL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2020, 11:26 PM   #2831
Texas240
Prius Owner
 
Texas240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LC4CARL View Post
She's a beautiful wagon. What wheels and tires are those?
Mine?
Texas240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2020, 09:40 AM   #2832
LC4CARL
Aero challenged
 
LC4CARL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas240 View Post
Mine?
Yes sir.

LC4CARL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2020, 06:38 PM   #2833
Texas240
Prius Owner
 
Texas240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LC4CARL View Post
Yes sir.

Why thank you. Its not as pretty as she was when I got her back in Jan of 2008. Roof took a beating from being the summer sun in Texas over the years before getting a proper garage spot. If only I could dial in the rear suspension.
Texas240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2020, 11:03 PM   #2834
LC4CARL
Aero challenged
 
LC4CARL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Default

If you were me, what would you do next with the DL? Its actually a decent car now. In my mind next steps are expensive and only moderately interesting (more turbo, modern efi and a stronger transmission).

Call it "done" and drive it twice a month? A lot of my frustration is the covid car show ban. But even without that, I used tinker with the car every night and I miss that. Perhaps it's time to move on.
LC4CARL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2020, 11:23 PM   #2835
Harlard
Hurlurd?Harland?Bueller?
 
Harlard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: PDX
Default

Get a welder and learn to make brackets
Harlard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2020, 12:30 PM   #2836
MrBrown
Board Member
 
MrBrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Default

If it were my car and I was bored and there were no shows and I had desire to do anything, I would prep for paint and body and paint it, wet sand, and polish it for when the shows start back up.
__________________
GhettoFab build thrizzie
MrBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2020, 12:33 PM   #2837
Harlard
Hurlurd?Harland?Bueller?
 
Harlard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: PDX
Default

Oh yeah you should definitely invest in painting tools so I can mooch off your equipment and expertise later on
Harlard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2020, 07:05 PM   #2838
LC4CARL
Aero challenged
 
LC4CARL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBrown View Post
If it were my car and I was bored and there were no shows and I had desire to do anything, I would prep for paint and body and paint it, wet sand, and polish it for when the shows start back up.
Good idea.

I painted my parents LeSabre and G20 window van in the driveway 100 years ago. Did my Firebird while working in a body shop as gopher. All of them where a ton of work. All of them looked way better when done. Itís a real skill. Takes a ton on patience. Maybe I could take some classes at the junior college.
LC4CARL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2020, 09:04 PM   #2839
MrBrown
Board Member
 
MrBrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Default

You don’t need classes. Just do it.
MrBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2020, 10:20 PM   #2840
Harlard
Hurlurd?Harland?Bueller?
 
Harlard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: PDX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBrown View Post
You donít need classes. Just do it.
*swoosh*
Harlard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2020, 10:50 PM   #2841
LC4CARL
Aero challenged
 
LC4CARL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Default

I may still have my old Binks siphon gun around here someplace.

Back when I had "game."



Last edited by LC4CARL; 06-14-2020 at 10:59 PM..
LC4CARL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2020, 02:44 AM   #2842
brendon_ak
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Salem, OR
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LC4CARL View Post
If you were me, what would you do next with the DL? Its actually a decent car now. In my mind next steps are expensive and only moderately interesting (more turbo, modern efi and a stronger transmission).

Call it "done" and drive it twice a month? A lot of my frustration is the covid car show ban. But even without that, I used tinker with the car every night and I miss that. Perhaps it's time to move on.
Time for the t5 swap, it's not that hard and really transforms the car. Have you installed sound deadening? That's some thing I want to do, quiet the car down a touch. Are you running LH2.4? That's a good mod too so you can get some tuneable chips and wake the car up (I have LH2.4 but haven't gotten chips yet).

Happy help spin wrenches if you want. My car is at my buddies up in Spokane so I'm kind of jonsing to wrench! Also we can pull your motor and pressure wash the engine bay, you know..for fun;)
brendon_ak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2020, 02:46 AM   #2843
brendon_ak
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Salem, OR
Default

Also, buy these

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/...139687905.html
brendon_ak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2020, 07:58 PM   #2844
LC4CARL
Aero challenged
 
LC4CARL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brendon_ak View Post

Wow! I remember those.

I really do need to fix the GD oil leak (s). Making a mess of the new garage floor.

While it's out I think I'll upgrade the turbo and T5. Probably should redo the wire harness for the EFI. And paint the engine compartment too. May as well upgrade the clutch while I'm at it. And I always wanted one of those fancy intercoolers. Oh heck, 2.1 isn't enough. I should get a newer 2.3...



In all seriousness. Perhaps that is just what I do. Take it off the road for 6-12 months and work my way through the engine and trans. Dunno. "Good money after bad?" Without a doubt. But it would give me a hobby again. LS / T5 swap for $5k-ish? 8V turbo Redblock / T5 for ?? Or just fix the leaks and enjoy a "sporty" wagon.

Last edited by LC4CARL; 06-15-2020 at 08:09 PM..
LC4CARL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2020, 10:26 PM   #2845
brendon_ak
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Salem, OR
Default

Focus on the leaks, fix those like you know you should have, you're so close. Clean the bay and block with a pressure washer, clean the subframe. 15g turbo is good, move over to LH2.4 so you have some flexibility in the future. T5 is easy, custom driveshaft is a couple hundred bucks, clutch from Yoshi, flywheel from STS. Make sure you get a bellhousing that can mount the hall sensor. Those changes will transform the car completely!
brendon_ak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2020, 09:53 AM   #2846
LC4CARL
Aero challenged
 
LC4CARL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Default

Thanks boss.

Chicks dig Fuch's...


LC4CARL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2020, 11:36 PM   #2847
brendon_ak
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Salem, OR
Default

Love that pic and I miss my car!

Chick dig Gotti wheels, get those! 225/45r15 tires start at $125 for high performance summer meats
brendon_ak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2020, 10:29 PM   #2848
LC4CARL
Aero challenged
 
LC4CARL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Default

Fun with cameras.











LC4CARL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2020, 11:18 PM   #2849
LC4CARL
Aero challenged
 
LC4CARL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Default

If you wanted a "modern" EFI set up, for +/- 250 WHP power, what system would you recommend?
LC4CARL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2020, 02:23 AM   #2850
Harlard
Hurlurd?Harland?Bueller?
 
Harlard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: PDX
Default

Usquirt
Harlard 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 02:19 AM.

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