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Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By VB242
That sounds like the right length, what flywheel...

That sounds like the right length, what flywheel are you using? I had to go to 15mm length with the John V lightweight flywheel. Most socket head(Allen) bolts are 12.9.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By VB242
I had a bad ground do this, it was grounding...

I had a bad ground do this, it was grounding through the parking light bulb.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By VB242
I only use Gates Kevlar timing belts. I had a cam...

I only use Gates Kevlar timing belts. I had a cam seize due to lack of oil pressure and it snapped the cam bolt right off, didn't harm the belt at all. I did replace it though.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,711
Posted By VB242
I burned a hole in the end of my sweaty thumb...

I burned a hole in the end of my sweaty thumb with 12v trying to reconnect the solenoid wire on my 242. We routinely work with 400amp 460vac equipment with the appropriate PPE hK is talking about,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By VB242
I've had my turbo exhaust manifold flattened, ...

I've had my turbo exhaust manifold flattened, definitely helped.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By VB242
Yes that's correct, the vacuum line that goes...

Yes that's correct, the vacuum line that goes through the firewall to supply vacuum to the HVAC, you can get the check valves at any auto parts store. Typically black and white they only let air...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By VB242
Is this a +T car? Maybe put a one way check valve...

Is this a +T car? Maybe put a one way check valve in line in the vacuum supply hose.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By VB242
Mike, thanks but I don't think that was me, ...

Mike, thanks but I don't think that was me, maybe Aaron? I'll check it with a meter, probably not today though is supposed to be rainy after work.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By VB242
Wiring appears correct, the letter markings on...

Wiring appears correct, the letter markings on the sender are hidden by the heater pipe. When I put it on one terminal i get 0psi when I put it on the other I get negative psi. Maybe it didn't work...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By VB242
Soooo yeah, it was totally the static timing, I...

Soooo yeah, it was totally the static timing, I forgot the timing light at work when I put the pulley on at home. And over estimating my mechanicing skills I just assumed i had the timing belt and...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By VB242
I totally agree with you, I'm bringing the...

I totally agree with you, I'm bringing the timing light home tonight to check
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,711
Posted By VB242
How does your mirror survive your greatness? I...

How does your mirror survive your greatness? I would think it just melts from your awesomeness.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By VB242
No I did not.

No I did not.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By VB242
I got both parts from a junkyard car, it's...

I got both parts from a junkyard car, it's definitely a gauge sending unit, it's got the G and W terminals. No chance to mess with it today had to get a free warranty battery from Walmart for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By VB242
It has stock B23ET pistons and a 530 head, opened...

It has stock B23ET pistons and a 530 head, opened up a little around the intake valve, which i believe should be 8.5:1, I didn't have any problems with 25psi before I installed the cam pulley. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By VB242
I checked for good continuity to the block for...

I checked for good continuity to the block for the ground, I'll check and see how the wiring on the gauge is connected.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By VB242
Adjustable cam gear help

I'm having issues with detonation after I retarded the cam timing on my 8V B23+T, enough to pop the GD head gasket once again. I keep adding fuel, the timing is 7 degrees in the range I'm getting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By VB242
5 bar oil pressure gauge wiring

I know there was just a thread about this but I can't find it. I have power going to the gauge, when I hook up the one terminal on the sender the gauge jumps a little then sits on 0 psi. If I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By VB242
I've had the best luck retrieving that ball by...

I've had the best luck retrieving that ball by running the tank low, the ball should be in the little swirl pot in the bottom of the tank that the pump sits in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By VB242
I just bought a GMB fc from Rock Auto, it was...

I just bought a GMB fc from Rock Auto, it was shipped face down in a box, no instructions about keeping it vertical for 24hrs etc. But I did it anyway, fingers crossed, it has a little rough spot...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,289
Posted By VB242
The EBC yellow stuff pads i just put on had a...

The EBC yellow stuff pads i just put on had a break-in coating on them.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,489
Posted By VB242
Bneshop.com should have the little square...

Bneshop.com should have the little square adaptors, I got those from Ben with his other T5 swap stuff. Edit: Or maybe he doesn't do clutch stuff anymore as it's not on the website that I can see.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,967
Posted By VB242
I got the dw300 to mostly fit in a 240 sending...

I got the dw300 to mostly fit in a 240 sending unit bracket. I will say I had one die and blow up an engine but they replaced the pump under warranty.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,110
Posted By VB242
Did you say you were sleeping in your 740 and...

Did you say you were sleeping in your 740 and perpetuating the homeless encampment myth?
Forum: showroom 05-17-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9,601
Views: 4,658,128
Posted By VB242
Autocross 5/16/21 Pungo VA...

Autocross 5/16/21 Pungo VA...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,304
Posted By VB242
I ran 15psi boost successfully on LH2.2 with Ford...

I ran 15psi boost successfully on LH2.2 with Ford brown top injectors, they are low-z so they need the resistor pack. I also did the EZK swap when I switched over from k jet. Edit this was with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By VB242
Did you change the pilot bearing in the flywheel?

Did you change the pilot bearing in the flywheel?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,977
Posted By VB242
He just bought a timing light, probably still...

He just bought a timing light, probably still figuring it out.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,977
Posted By VB242
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vak4Yr_mAbU" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media;...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By VB242
Look into a Pertronix kit to get rid of those...

Look into a Pertronix kit to get rid of those points. A friend told me once you can gap the points with a dime if they get out of adjustment on the road.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By VB242
Can you cut off the fuel to the carb? If so pull...

Can you cut off the fuel to the carb? If so pull the plugs and crank it and let it air out, go buy some new plugs for$12usd or $30cad and gap them correctly then try it again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,108
Posted By VB242
Just crush it now, it will never be right until...

Just crush it now, it will never be right until you get the proper tools and some knowledge.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,739
Posted By VB242
It's the sulfur in the GL5 EP gear oil that eats...

It's the sulfur in the GL5 EP gear oil that eats up bronze synchronizers, I made that mistake with my Toyota Matrix but the manual called our GL4 or GL5, Toyota rebuilt the transmission under...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,739
Posted By VB242
Every MT I've put Pennzoil Synchromesh in has...

Every MT I've put Pennzoil Synchromesh in has worked better afterwards.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By VB242
They should have put it together with assembly...

They should have put it together with assembly lube but if it makes you feel better I would disable or unplug the fuel injectors not the distributor and crank it until the oil pressure light goes out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,097
Posted By VB242
I pulled the Volvo axle and replaced it with a...

I pulled the Volvo axle and replaced it with a Ford 8.8 on my back in the driveway, you only need 2 jack stands. And a floor jack to lift it into place. The biggest PITA is the parking brake cables.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,473
Posted By VB242
It's not the tone ring, it's the speedometer...

It's not the tone ring, it's the speedometer itself that's matched to the rear end ratio.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,473
Posted By VB242
Most likely speedometer is set up for different...

Most likely speedometer is set up for different rear end gearing. I have the opposite going on in my 91 245, it reads faster than I'm actually going, which is fine but it's also racking up ghost...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-04-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,288
Posted By VB242
I know Toyota COPs have a feedback wire that are...

I know Toyota COPs have a feedback wire that are used to detect misfires, not exactly sure how, perhaps a piezo sensor in the COP?
Forum: showroom 05-02-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 137,540
Posted By VB242
They are, I was playing around with tire...

They are, I was playing around with tire pressures, it seemed so crisp on the road at 40psi, I started there and dropped them every run. Fastest time was 35psi, I used to start at 26.
Forum: showroom 05-02-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 137,540
Posted By VB242
Run 1 today <iframe width="560" height="315"...

Run 1 today
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XAeBp465f7g" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write;...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,224
Posted By VB242
Last fuel filter change? Condition of fuel pump?...

Last fuel filter change? Condition of fuel pump? Sounds like it's starving for fuel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,604
Posted By VB242
Thank you sir!

Thank you sir!
Forum: performance & modifications 04-29-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,901
Posted By VB242
If he's drop shipping from south bend, it's...

If he's drop shipping from south bend, it's their problem not yoshifab's. I bought direct from them and it took 3 tries to get the right clutch disk, but I'm using their 8.25" with a John V...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,604
Posted By VB242
Hard brake line size

I'm trying to verify this is the correct brake line for the front right side of my 1980 242.
https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/nicopp-european-nickel-copper-brake-line-3-16-x-40-cne-340/22190216-P...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,494
Posted By VB242
I have a good sliding switch top half off the...

I have a good sliding switch top half off the knob I might be persuaded to sell
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,653
Posted By VB242
I did the conversion myself for about $90 using...

I did the conversion myself for about $90 using Toyota Sienna or Previa (can't remember which one) springs and shocks from rock auto, I just had to fabricate the bar that goes across where the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-15-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,058
Posted By VB242
I have a "system" relay that I installed that...

I have a "system" relay that I installed that energizes off the blue wire that runs the coil. I have the exciter wire hooked up to that, so no idiot light functionality. Experts on here said it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,271
Posted By VB242
Why not a Dixie horn ala Dukes of Hazzard? ...

Why not a Dixie horn ala Dukes of Hazzard?

https://www.autobarn.net/dukes-of-hazzard-general-lee-dixie-car-horn.html?site=google_base
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,990
Posted By VB242
Sounds like a bad fan clutch

Sounds like a bad fan clutch
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