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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By adamdrives
It's a new pump, I haven't done a volume test. I...

It's a new pump, I haven't done a volume test. I had the same low power but oddly it was most noticeable in 1st gear. I'll consider the upgraded pump, I put one in my turbo wagon but that didn't have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By adamdrives
The reason I don't think its the in tank pump is...

The reason I don't think its the in tank pump is it still made the same noise with the in tank getting no power. I'd like to try a damper and see if that helps. Any particular location after the main...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By adamdrives
Interesting. Wouldn't happen to have a PN would...

Interesting. Wouldn't happen to have a PN would ya? Nothing visible in vida.

I don't think the problem is the in tank, it was making the same noise while the inline fuse was popped. I'm interested...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By adamdrives
I've replaced it twice since I've had the car,...

I've replaced it twice since I've had the car, but I'll try again and report back.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By adamdrives
Kjet fuel groaning

My 78 has had what I thought was a noisy main pump since I’ve had it. Recently it started having a noticeable drop in power, so I figured it was time to do pumps. (The car came to me 2 years ago half...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,032
Posted By adamdrives
Man, that's cold

Man, that's cold
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2021, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,434
Posted By adamdrives
There they are. I swore I looked before I made...

There they are. I swore I looked before I made this post, maybe I only searched the new part numbers. Thanks! Do you have any preference between clear and tinted?



Interesting. Where you also...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
Yep, took a day or two to sink in that a few mms...

Yep, took a day or two to sink in that a few mms difference would not cause a 20% difference :)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
Thats exactly the case. I took apart a spare OD...

Thats exactly the case. I took apart a spare OD unit and compared it to the drive from the original BW and they are not the same. I think all I need is the original speedo drive, which I can get, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,434
Posted By adamdrives
windshield glass 78 242

Hi all, I'm in search of windshield glass for my 78 242. I initially received some recommendations to install the later style glass, but my glass guy informed me that wouldn't fit. I challenged him...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
Ended up getting the right speedo gear, only to...

Ended up getting the right speedo gear, only to still have speedo off. Looks like my car is supposed to have 195/70s (sedan/coupe?) on it, and it has 185/70s (wagon?). That would explain the speedo...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-29-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 783,108
Posted By adamdrives
Simply incredible. I hope you guys will bring...

Simply incredible. I hope you guys will bring this out to some event where it can be appreciated.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-29-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
Located the correct speedo gear thanks to...

Located the correct speedo gear thanks to lookforjoe (thanks dad), now just need a chance to install it. I've been busy with my 245t 15g swap and hammering out some gremlins. Beginning to consider...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
Sounds like I need to know the FD of the donor...

Sounds like I need to know the FD of the donor car to get the right gear. It was an 80 non turbo wagon. Wish I would have grabbed the cluster from it too.

My cluster is a 980. Not sure on rear...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
Thanks guys, appreciate the love. Once the...

Thanks guys, appreciate the love. Once the windshield is ready to go in I'll get her properly detailed and she should really look great.



Cool, I will pull current gear and see what it looks...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
I think we have the microfiche at work. Is the...

I think we have the microfiche at work. Is the speedo drive replaceable in the OD unit?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
Thanks, I found the right seal and am just...

Thanks, I found the right seal and am just waiting to make sure I don't need anything else from skandix before I cough up for shipping.

Current focus is getting speedo working. The amount I drive...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
Thank you for that link! I was looking on VP and...

Thank you for that link! I was looking on VP and couldn't find anything.

It looks like that guide is for 79 and up. Any idea whats different in 78?



Makes all the difference. I can't even...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
Currently looking to replace the windshield trim...

Currently looking to replace the windshield trim that is missing a section along the top of the glass. Having a hard time finding replacement trim (actually only need the weatherstripping) and glass...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
Great, Thank you

Great, Thank you
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
Cool, is it the 9010?

Cool, is it the 9010?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
I have a nice wood Momo wheel I was planning to...

I have a nice wood Momo wheel I was planning to put on the car, but it looks like Momo lists the adapter as ‘82+ only. Anyone know of an adapter that will work for my car?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
Almost 200k on it too. Original owner cars are...

Almost 200k on it too. Original owner cars are always in better shape.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
Thanks! Definitely time consuming job. Worth it...

Thanks! Definitely time consuming job. Worth it to have good heat and cold without 40 years of dust :p
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,041
Posted By adamdrives
Ah, ok I will look for that.

Ah, ok I will look for that.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,526
Posted By adamdrives
adamdrives' 78 242

This thread will follow my progress bringing this car into excellent condition as a clean and aesthetically pleasing useable fun to drive daily. I have a few other cars so I'll probably never drive...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,041
Posted By adamdrives
Huh. Is that the plastic piece that snaps into...

Huh. Is that the plastic piece that snaps into the console and has the "warm/cold" and 1 2 3 4 fan speed legend on it? Or is it a separate piece that goes above. Mine has two larger bulbs in it which...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,041
Posted By adamdrives
My pipe has two round bulb holders that plug into...

My pipe has two round bulb holders that plug into it on either side. I don't believe there was room for a square in the middle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,041
Posted By adamdrives
78 242 dash lighting

Hey guys, I finished my manual swap/heater core/evaporator replacement in my 242, and got the dash back together, but I have one small bulb that I can't find a home for. Anyone knows where this goes?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 04:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,315
Posted By adamdrives
They list their 240 front covers as 86+. Does...

They list their 240 front covers as 86+. Does anybody know if the pattern for a '78 is significantly different?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,904
Posted By adamdrives
Smell aside, it seems I would be in the same hot...

Smell aside, it seems I would be in the same hot water with either no cat or non-CA cat if the car was reffed. Theres no way I'm spending a grand for an emissions device. I will consider a universal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,587
Posted By adamdrives
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,587
Posted By adamdrives
78 242 dash part ID

Hey guys, I'm putting my 242 back together after a long winter manual swap, and even looking at pics I took of disassembly, I can't figure out where this piece comes from. Any ideas?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,904
Posted By adamdrives
I can't speak from experience, but according to...

I can't speak from experience, but according to my smog guy, in a worst case scenario where you are cited for having a modified/non-smog compliant car there are a number of days before the car is...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,904
Posted By adamdrives
I saw a video of my setup with a cherry bomb out...

I saw a video of my setup with a cherry bomb out the back and I like the sound, but I'm not sure what size it is. 18" seems to be a common size so I think I'll go for that. It's got some nice crispy...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,904
Posted By adamdrives
It's going to be catless, and I'd like to make...

It's going to be catless, and I'd like to make the exhaust as short as possible.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,904
Posted By adamdrives
muffler decision

Hey guys, I am building a 2.5" exhaust for my soon to be 15g swapped 240. I'm looking for the least restrictive muffler or resonator that will fit between the front and rear axle. From my reading it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,224
Posted By adamdrives
To answer your question, its a low pedal. It will...

To answer your question, its a low pedal. It will firm up on hard braking, but sinks too low.

The res only went dry on the right rear/front lowers circuit, but I'm getting bubbles in both. That's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,224
Posted By adamdrives
I definitely trapped air in the proportioning...

I definitely trapped air in the proportioning valves. The current set of calipers is the third set. The second set had leaky bleeders and went dry overnight. Honestly I have bled it so many times I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,224
Posted By adamdrives
another 240 brake thread...

Hey Guys and Girls, looking for some help with an 85 wagon that I cannot get a firm pedal in. Long story short, I've replaced the front pads and rotors, master cylinder and front calipers, and the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 100,038
Posted By adamdrives
So cool! Looking forward to more updates.

So cool! Looking forward to more updates.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,021
Posted By adamdrives
Spent some more time on the analyzer today. Cyl...

Spent some more time on the analyzer today. Cyl #2 had an irregular waveform, shooting way too high on the firing line. Put a tester cap and wires on it and it runs smooth with uniform waveforms....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,021
Posted By adamdrives
Nothing out of sorts on the airbox. Hooked...

Nothing out of sorts on the airbox.

Hooked the car up to our old Sun analyzer. One cylinder had an irregular waveform, but I couldn't figure out how to select cylinders, and then lost the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,021
Posted By adamdrives
The notch in the washers around the crank gear...

The notch in the washers around the crank gear lined up with the marking on the block. Using a mirror I verified the aux/dis gear was in time as well. As far as markings show, everything is in time....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,021
Posted By adamdrives
That's what I was hoping, but all the marks lined...

That's what I was hoping, but all the marks lined up. I'll have to check again tomorrow but this didn't look like the later style crank pulley with rubber that can slip.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,021
Posted By adamdrives
Checked plugs and they’re good ngk bp7es with...

Checked plugs and they’re good ngk bp7es with normal looking color. I was expecting to see one or two cylinder lean or rich given how much it pops and breaks up. Hmm.

Replaced injectors just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,021
Posted By adamdrives
I replaced the original dead relay with new when...

I replaced the original dead relay with new when I got the car running, but I need to check fuel pressures. I made a tool to test, but I don't have service info on what pressures I should see.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,021
Posted By adamdrives
83 245t int. low power

Problem: when driving the car, I can intermittently feel the engine breaking up under any amount of throttle, with no particular pattern other than it happens most frequently in boost or more than...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,274
Posted By adamdrives
There are two main relays, one for fuel pumps and...

There are two main relays, one for fuel pumps and another for IAC, injectors, etc. I think they are both underneath passenger side dash. If you are not getting power to injectors, the relay is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 34,792
Posted By adamdrives
FWIW the ipd T cam left my 89 745 feeling...

FWIW the ipd T cam left my 89 745 feeling underpowered until 3k or so until I advanced the timing to +4 on the gear (that's 4* advanced). Even so, it will not be as strong off of idle, but will have...
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