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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
The idea of MS is very exciting. However, I did...

The idea of MS is very exciting. However, I did do some math on the *possibility* of some gas mileage related savings. If my MPGs improved by 15%, it would take me the better part of two years to...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Great, thank you for the leads! I have heard...

Great, thank you for the leads! I have heard about MS, and I really enjoy the idea of having a modern engine management system control my old redblock.

My longterm plan for my 242 is to sort of...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Okay, great! I'll do a bit more research I think....

Okay, great! I'll do a bit more research I think. Do I need a specific flexplate, or will the older ones work, too?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I think COP would be such a nice thing to add to...

I think COP would be such a nice thing to add to the engine. I also have had thoughts of adding a speed sensor differential to get rid of the "dancing needle" cable driven speedo.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Okay, that's very cool! Are you running lh 2.4? I...

Okay, that's very cool! Are you running lh 2.4? I read something about requiring a speed sensor from the rear axle?

My 83 wire harness is okay for what it is, but I would NOT mind a much newer...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Never mind, I forgot that 2.4 requires speed...

Never mind, I forgot that 2.4 requires speed input. That and the trial and error involved in the crank sensor install is not worth it.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
LH2.0 to 2.4

Hello,

I currently have my 83 242's engine and trans out of the car. I was looking around, and I saw that Buchka offers a wasted spark chip for lh2.4 which promises fuel mileage gains of 10-30%. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Only a couple hours after I posted this, someone...

Only a couple hours after I posted this, someone on LS1TECH said I should just use the 204/218 LS6 camshaft. It's like he read my mind! Anyway, sounds like a good option and will allow me to use a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Just thought of this. How hard would it be to use...

Just thought of this. How hard would it be to use an LS6 camshaft instead of the factory truck cam and plop an LS6 tune onto my PCM? I figure that since the LS6 is about the same comp ratio, but down...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
This is something I've really been thinking...

This is something I've really been thinking about. I still have the stock camshaft and springs. The PCM is for an LQ9, and my 6.0 is an LQ4 that I am putting 243 heads on to. It will have a slightly...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Don't get me wrong, the Holley stuff is SLICK....

Don't get me wrong, the Holley stuff is SLICK. But I'm on a college student budget for the next year and a half. I have time here and there to work on projects, so it sounds like PCM Hammer might be...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Very cool! What cable worked for you?

Very cool! What cable worked for you?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2021, 06:06 PM
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Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Now this is very new to me! Even the OBD...

Now this is very new to me! Even the OBD interface hardware is cheap! I'll do more research on this, but looks very promising.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I've thought about that. Any options that are...

I've thought about that. Any options that are cheaper? I saw that MS makes an electronic control for the GM transmissions.

My camshaft is not stock.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Yeah, I tried posting in both LS1TECH and...

Yeah, I tried posting in both LS1TECH and thirdgen forum, but only got a singular response, which was a suggestion to use HPTuners.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
LS Tuning

Hello,

I have an IROC Camaro I am installing a 6.0 ls motor into. Basically, I want to make progress on a budget. Already have most of the physical stuff, but the only thing I haven't figured out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I picked up the tee and elbow yesterday at Napa....

I picked up the tee and elbow yesterday at Napa. If it doesn't work out, they were inexpensive, so no worries.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I will have to get one of the external coolers...

I will have to get one of the external coolers for my car, then. I will be sure to use synthetic. I don't have a turbo in the plans yet, as there are many other things that will be done first....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
That makes sense. A light is definitely more in...

That makes sense. A light is definitely more in your face than an auxiliary gauge. Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Okay. If one is able to use an elbow I should be...

Okay. If one is able to use an elbow I should be OK to use a t fitting and use the switch on one end, and the range sensor on the other. With the tee perpendicular to the crankshaft, I should be able...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,718
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I was actually thinking on this very thing...

I was actually thinking on this very thing yesterday. I'm doing the swap myself right now, but the condensers are hard to come by. Nissen makes one for about $200. So universal it is!

Just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Okay, great information, thank you all. I didn't...

Okay, great information, thank you all. I didn't actually have anything connected to my switch. Perhaps it was removed, or maybe it never had a wire running back to the cluster? Mine is a 1983.

I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Okay, thank you. Block heater isn't required...

Okay, thank you. Block heater isn't required here, so I'll leave that alone. What is the purpose of the sensor? Fix or clip?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Engine Part Identification (240 I-SPY)

Good morning TB,

I pulled the engine/trans from my 242 a couple days ago. I noticed a couple sensors(?) that I am unfamiliar with on the engine, and I was hoping for help with identifying them,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,646
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I've used Centric brand parts before, and they...

I've used Centric brand parts before, and they seemed to be of good quality. My F150 has rotor-hubs. Still only $60, and a good opportunity to replace bearings and seals.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,646
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
My F150's front brakes have uncomfortable amounts...

My F150's front brakes have uncomfortable amounts of pulsation, apparently from being warped. ZVOLV, I understand that the actual rotor isn't warped, but from what I've learned, it's heat that can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,646
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
The surface can become uneven, which is what I'm...

The surface can become uneven, which is what I'm referring to in this case.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,646
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Roy is correct on this. The longest life comes...

Roy is correct on this. The longest life comes from two matched surfaces. Sand, dust and dirt shouldn't cause issues, as everyone in areas with any moisture experiences oxidation on rotors, which is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
What's the secret to getting maximum life out of...

What's the secret to getting maximum life out of an AW70? A fat trans cooler? I'm not planning to drive crazy like, but definitely more "spirited" than my work truck.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
My Day Off: Spal Fan and Empty Engine Bay

Had the day off college, so I pulled the engine and trans out of my 242. Turns out my trans was an AW71. Wish the previous owner would have sealed the trans when it was leaking to avoid running it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,646
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
84B23F, I'm not attacking you or your driving...

84B23F, I'm not attacking you or your driving habits, just "parroting" information.

I honestly believe that my rotors all had some serious miles on them. They all have a little "lip" on the edge....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,646
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Resurfacing or replacement is HIGHLY recommended...

Resurfacing or replacement is HIGHLY recommended in most cases. I learned my lesson when I did this to my 240 the first time. Didn't have the money to do it right. It warped my rotors. Apparently...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Do the later 240s use ground signal for the...

Do the later 240s use ground signal for the relays? I know my 83 uses +V through the switch, but they used relays later on. Perhaps you have a split wire grounding to chassis, if that's the case.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
The english language is BS, anyway. Its...

The english language is BS, anyway. Its unnecessarily complex. There are many people in the US of A who learn english as a second language. As long as the point of the message is carried across, that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I haven't done research on these specific racks,...

I haven't done research on these specific racks, but the tube might be for movement of air to prevent pressure build up.

I bet mine has oil in the bellows, as well. If the rack works fine, only...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,271
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I'm intrigued! What did you use as the "backbone"...

I'm intrigued! What did you use as the "backbone" of the stretcher? I was thinking that thin plywood in a similar shape as the damaged area might do okay?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,916
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
All the more reason to make my 242 into a faker...

All the more reason to make my 242 into a faker 262. :-D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,916
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I would love to have one of those in my 242.

I would love to have one of those in my 242.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,271
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
That's not a bad idea. Could use foam to space...

That's not a bad idea. Could use foam to space the fabric out
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,916
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I still think a V-6 from a newer car coupled to...

I still think a V-6 from a newer car coupled to an electronic controlled auto trans would make for an amazing commuter 240.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,271
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Sweet! I'd like to do this but reuse the factory...

Sweet! I'd like to do this but reuse the factory vinyl.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,952
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Yes, I have the little "stud hook" attachment for...

Yes, I have the little "stud hook" attachment for my slide hammer. I've seen ideas of people using double head nails cut down and welded to the panel to do the same thing as a stud gun.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,271
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Joseph, is your car a 2 or 4 door? It's much...

Joseph, is your car a 2 or 4 door? It's much easier to find the 4 door panels at the picknpull as suggested by Redwood.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,271
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Hard part is getting whatever you use to replace...

Hard part is getting whatever you use to replace that bottom 1/3 joined with the main card. Then making it lay flat.

I asked a similar question recently:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,916
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
You could always find a later PRV for it.

You could always find a later PRV for it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,952
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I found the four door panel through Jegs and they...

I found the four door panel through Jegs and they charge their standard $11.99 shipping with the panel being $29.

I think getting to bare metal is a good start. Problem is that I can't get behind...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,952
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Ouch, fair enough. More spendy than I thought.

Ouch, fair enough. More spendy than I thought.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,952
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Thank you for the tips. This is definitely the...

Thank you for the tips. This is definitely the least expensive option, albeit the most involved. Finding a fender from a 240 is easy enough. So the front matches the rear enough that I can chop and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,952
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Would it be a good idea to cut the damaged part...

Would it be a good idea to cut the damaged part out and reshape it, then weld it back in? I could then get the fender like you said from a JY and substitute the good arch for the rusted one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,952
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
:rofl: somehow they are still worse than mine!...

:rofl: somehow they are still worse than mine! Love the "wave" shape they have :rofl:
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