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Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Itís about perfect. Great around town and fine...

Itís about perfect. Great around town and fine on the highway. 3.91 or 4.10 would be good too, especially with the .68 OD.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Thanks guys! MikeSr and I met up and took a...

Thanks guys! MikeSr and I met up and took a little cruise.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
I guess Iím calling this project 242 complete. ...

I guess Iím calling this project 242 complete. It took me 1.5 years from the day I bought it for $1000 in Florida, to the first drive with a Ford 302. Iím really loving this car. From the V8...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 163,248
Posted By rms
Zero vibration. Tremec has an iphone app that...

Zero vibration. Tremec has an iphone app that has you set your phone on each angle and it tells you go or no go. Mine was a go. I have super pro poly bushings in the trailing arms and the BNE...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 121,662
Posted By rms
Wow, love your wheels! Can't wait to see your...

Wow, love your wheels! Can't wait to see your car in person.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 163,248
Posted By rms
As far as driveline angle, I have my transmission...

As far as driveline angle, I have my transmission (T5) 3.0 degrees down and my diff only 1.0 degree flange up. Mustang driveshaft, no vibration.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
I rebuilt the T5 transmission, and it works...

I rebuilt the T5 transmission, and it works great. Iíve put about 20 miles on the car now with just a couple minor issues. I hope to have those solved this week and put some more test miles on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Disassembled the transmission and found a few...

Disassembled the transmission and found a few problems. The 1-2 slider had significant wear causing binding in 1st and 2nd gears. 1st wouldnít even engage. This caused broken shift fork pads. The...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,617
Posted By rms
Yes, 9010

Yes, 9010
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,617
Posted By rms
I have the Momo adapter on my Ď77, youíre good to...

I have the Momo adapter on my Ď77, youíre good to go.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
I had to pull the transmission back out. I took...

I had to pull the transmission back out. I took a chance on this used T5, and it didnít quite work out. It wonít fully engage first and second gears. Inside looks great, just need to figure out...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Yes, definitely. Just let me get some test miles...

Yes, definitely. Just let me get some test miles on it first.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,617
Posted By rms
Great project! Keep up the good work!

Great project! Keep up the good work!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,178
Posted By rms
Very cool, love that color.

Very cool, love that color.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
I started her up today for the first time. After...

I started her up today for the first time. After a little carb tweaking and timing, she seems to runs great. Hopefully soon I can do a road test. Iíve attached a link to a YouTube video below.
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Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Thank you! The radiator is a Griffin universal,...

Thank you! The radiator is a Griffin universal, part# 1-26241-X.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
So close to finishing up this project. Ride...

So close to finishing up this project. Ride height is set, home alignment is done, and brakes are bled. Looking at early March to get her started and road tested.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Awesome! I hope to have this thing done by...

Awesome! I hope to have this thing done by Spring...then we should plan a meet-up.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Thank you. Yes, going with a carb. This Holley...

Thank you. Yes, going with a carb. This Holley dash is the ďstand aloneĒ version that can be used with carb or efi. Plus it has inputs for turn signals, high beams, etc. Pretty slick little unit.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-04-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Thank you! Bought a stand alone Holley 6.86...

Thank you!

Bought a stand alone Holley 6.86 Pro Dash. Fits in the stock bezel real nice and clean, on a textured 1/4Ē thick black plastic sheet.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-26-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Thanks! Iíve finally realized that finding...

Thanks! Iíve finally realized that finding replacement door panels was a losing agenda. :lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Finished the passenger side door panel too. A...

Finished the passenger side door panel too. A couple before and after shots.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Since the previous owner had cut holes in the...

Since the previous owner had cut holes in the door cards for additional speakers, I needed a way to cover up the holes. I decided on carpeting the lower section, and think it turned out nice, almost...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-19-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Found some used Corbeau seats locally in pretty...

Found some used Corbeau seats locally in pretty decent condition. Also, started making new door card backers, as the originals were really water damaged. The 302 block is painted and honed;...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 28,244
Posted By rms
Excellent! Love the patina!

Excellent! Love the patina!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Yes, just got that wheel, thanks!

Yes, just got that wheel, thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 47,346
Posted By rms
Wow, just wow! :)

Wow, just wow! :)
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,153
Posted By rms
Very cool! Love your shop too! One day we'll...

Very cool! Love your shop too! One day we'll have to meet up.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Pulled the heater box out to replace the heater...

Pulled the heater box out to replace the heater core. Decided to strip it all down and clean it. It was pretty filthy. Core was actually fine, but Iíll replace it anyway since Iím here. I just...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
More mock-up and header solutions. The passenger...

More mock-up and header solutions. The passenger side header flange hit the frame rail, so I cut it off and tacked in a 45 degree elbow. This seems to be a good option, and itís still removable...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Mocked up the heads and shorty headers. Just...

Mocked up the heads and shorty headers. Just like everyone who has done this said, one driver side tube hits the steering shaft, and the header flange hits the body on the passenger side. Nothing a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Thanks! Agreed, the 5.0 with a mild cam and 40...

Thanks! Agreed, the 5.0 with a mild cam and 40 series flowmasters is an amazing sound. Exactly what this will be. Takes me back to high school days.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Mocked up the bellhousing, trans, and Foxbody...

Mocked up the bellhousing, trans, and Foxbody driveshaft. Have a Yoshifab adapter coming for the pinion yoke. Iím very pleased, and a little surprised, how well it all fits in then 240. Driveshaft...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 156,372
Posted By rms
I absolutely love those Recaros, and I am quite a...

I absolutely love those Recaros, and I am quite a bit envious! Nice work on the door cards too.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Thanks! I was pleasantly surprised how well the...

Thanks! I was pleasantly surprised how well the Rit dye worked too.

I have the Kaplhenke V3 panhard bar.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
I've been a Ford guy my whole life, mostly...

I've been a Ford guy my whole life, mostly Mustangs and F100s. I needed a cool project a little out of my comfort zone. When I found this 242, and this forum, I knew that was it. I was really...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Thank you! I am definitely more excited about...

Thank you! I am definitely more excited about it, now that Iíve changed directions.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
My dash pad is in bad shape with multiple cracks,...

My dash pad is in bad shape with multiple cracks, having spent 4 decades under the Florida sun. Fortunately, a great member here had a perfect one and I was lucky enough to score it. Now that the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
So Iím changing things up a bit. Iíll be V8...

So Iím changing things up a bit. Iíll be V8 swapping my 242 with a Ford 302, and still using the T-5 transmission. I already have a roller 302 and a set of TFS heads. This will be carbureted as...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,808
Posted By rms
Crazy awesome. Nice work!

Crazy awesome. Nice work!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Worked on the interior a little. Dyed the rear...

Worked on the interior a little. Dyed the rear carpet black with Rit dye in a tub, and used good front carpet from a 90 in the junkyard. Looks great after a shampoo. Also used the rear seat covers...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 26,265
Posted By rms
Nice work! Love that blue.

Nice work! Love that blue.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Youíre gonna love the Swag table, and the foot...

Youíre gonna love the Swag table, and the foot switch is a must! 👍🏻
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Looking forward to it!

Looking forward to it!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Iím in Brookstone.

Iím in Brookstone.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Rear brakes lines done and started on the fronts....

Rear brakes lines done and started on the fronts. Pressed in the long BNE studs on the front hubs and mounted up the Brembos. Making progress...slowly.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Thanks! Beige is definitely last on my favorites...

Thanks! Beige is definitely last on my favorites list too, but something about the original paint and patina that make this car an exception.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Been quite a while since an update, or really any...

Been quite a while since an update, or really any work on the car. I was finally able to move it indoors and get back working on it. I now have the rear suspension under it, and have started on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-01-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Finally pulled the engine and trans from the...

Finally pulled the engine and trans from the donor 960, and sent that car to it's final resting place. Parting it out paid for the car, so essentially the drivetrain was free.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,601
Posted By rms
Thanks. No repaint, Iíll just blend in that one...

Thanks. No repaint, Iíll just blend in that one spot. The rest of the paint is fine, has a nice patina to it. I really favor original paint cars, even if it shows wear...or character.
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