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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Tfrasca
Cool car. I don't see any mention of a fuel...

Cool car. I don't see any mention of a fuel system in your Google Sheet. That ended up being one of the most annoying parts of my swap. I don't know if a later 240 wagon tank will drop into your car,...
Forum: projects & restorations Today, 10:07 AM
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Views: 156,693
Posted By Tfrasca
That came out so good. Damn.

That came out so good. Damn.
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By Tfrasca
If you mount it upright, you can use the b20/m40...

If you mount it upright, you can use the b20/m40 bellhousing and use your stock transmission, if that appeals to you. Clearance will be really tight on the intake manifold side, and you'll pretty...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By Tfrasca
I can definitely tell you what not to do.

I can definitely tell you what not to do.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By Tfrasca
Would stock size R wheels have fit in the 142...

Would stock size R wheels have fit in the 142 fenders, or is the R wheelbase much wider to begin with?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-05-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 72,649
Posted By Tfrasca
Damn! Did you put it on upside down or something?

Damn! Did you put it on upside down or something?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I like those, but I'm not going to use any...

Yeah, I like those, but I'm not going to use any heim joints on this car. Too much NVH. I'll modify my stock ones and keep the rubber bushings.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-04-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I plan to give it a bit of room to rotate...

Yeah, I plan to give it a bit of room to rotate up. I have no vibration under hard acceleration, so it's probably rotating up to a better angle under load as is.



Yup, stock 140 crossmember,...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Tfrasca
I took some measurements. -Trans output...

I took some measurements.

-Trans output points down 4.4*
-First driveline points down 1.7*
-Second points down .7*
-Pinion is at 0*

My operating angles are, from trans to pinion: 2.7, 1,...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Tfrasca
That's what I was thinking of doing for this, but...

That's what I was thinking of doing for this, but the 2-piece changes that, I think. I'm going to go measure the angles of both sections of driveline, then plug it all into the Spicer app and see how...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks Ian. I'll try the Spicer calculator...

Thanks Ian. I'll try the Spicer calculator tonight. The Tremec one is designed for a one piece driveline, so it's not super helpful to me.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Tfrasca
140 Pinion Angle

My brand new T5z has all the same vibrations at cruise and decel that my old WC T5 did. The transmission is angled 5 degrees downward, and the differential is at 0 degrees. I have the stock 2 piece...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Tfrasca
So I pulled the trans again and started...

So I pulled the trans again and started experimenting with shims on the pivot. I put a clutch alignment tool with a long extension attached to it into the clutch so I could spin it with my hand...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Tfrasca
Clutch is brand new, yes. But basically...

Clutch is brand new, yes. But basically undriveable as-is. The fingers of this new pressure plate are almost perfectly parallel to the flywheel once its bolted down. The old pressure plate fingers...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Tfrasca
No matter how many pictures I draw, I can't see...

No matter how many pictures I draw, I can't see how a longer throwout bearing is different than spacing the pivot out. Both of those options move the cable end of the fork toward the back of the car,...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Tfrasca
You're not supposed to with this setup, I don't...

You're not supposed to with this setup, I don't think. And spacers between pressure plate and flywheel are for getting the PP springs to be flat. These are flat with no spacers.

I'm thinking this...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Tfrasca
235mm clutch issue

I just put a Yoshi billet flywheel and 235mm Clutch Masters clutch/pressure plate in my car. The engagement point is RIGHT at the floor. If I tighten the cable to move that engagement point off the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Tfrasca
Well this is embarrassing. I was grossly misusing...

Well this is embarrassing. I was grossly misusing my adjustable timing gear for the last several months. When I tried to advance it 2 degrees, back then, I left the belt on all the gears (cam...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Tfrasca
Cool, I'll probably dig into the valves tomorrow....

Cool, I'll probably dig into the valves tomorrow. Another question: do you need to reset LH when you advance cam timing? I'm getting so sick of the long learning period with this car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks guys. I may try another couple degrees...

Thanks guys. I may try another couple degrees advance then. I'm under the impression that advanced cam timing tends to have a rougher idle, which is why I didn't go all the way to 4 degrees...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Tfrasca
Is that cold spec or warm? Also is it really as...

Is that cold spec or warm? Also is it really as difficult as they say to get a proper measurement with the hushers still in place?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Tfrasca
I also just realized I have a K cam that I never...

I also just realized I have a K cam that I never used. Not sure if that interests you, but I'd get rid of it for a lot less than some aftermarket cam.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Tfrasca
I just went through all this a year and a half...

I just went through all this a year and a half ago. I tore down a spare B20 to build for my 142, but while it was in pieces I stumbled into a B23et from a 760. Sold the B20 for next to nothing, but...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 18,053
Posted By Tfrasca
Good call on the textured black. My valve cover...

Good call on the textured black. My valve cover and intake manifold are lightly textured and it's really easy to keep them looking clean.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Tfrasca
I've looked extensively for air leaks. There...

I've looked extensively for air leaks. There aren't that many vacuum lines (wastegate, bypass valve, fuel pressure regulator), and they're all perfect. I actually did have a leaking brake booster,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I think I'll go back to diesel mounts. I do...

Yeah, I think I'll go back to diesel mounts. I do think the stock ones transmit a TINY bit less NVH, but the engine rocks more and the weight transfer kicks the car around a bit. Pretty annoying.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I can't tell why my car is shakier than...

Yeah, I can't tell why my car is shakier than other redblock cars I've been in. Maybe I'll go back to diesel mounts. I thought I remembered them being too harsh, but I also had other weird...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Tfrasca
B23/LH 2.4 Rough Idle?

I don't have a frame of reference for this. The idle on my 142 seems rougher than it should be. IPD cam advanced 2 degrees with Dale's gear, 60 lb Dekas, 3" AMM, Mike's chips. It currently has stock...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 18,053
Posted By Tfrasca
This thread makes me wish I knew how to do stuff....

This thread makes me wish I knew how to do stuff. This is my new favorite 240, for sure.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By Tfrasca
I turned my 15g into a 19t with a Kinugawa 11...

I turned my 15g into a 19t with a Kinugawa 11 blade turbine and 19t compressor wheel and housing. It all went together perfectly, with a genuine Mitsubishi rebuild kit.

I also have their...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 38,325
Posted By Tfrasca
Count me as a potential spectator. Would like to...

Count me as a potential spectator. Would like to see some drags. (never been!)
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,750
Posted By Tfrasca
I'll have one for you in a month or so...

I'll have one for you in a month or so...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 89,488
Posted By Tfrasca
Yup, it's got zero preload in its resting...

Yup, it's got zero preload in its resting position. Originally I was thinking of using a jack screw so I could dial in zero preload accurately, but just welding up a bracket seemed to work just fine....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 89,488
Posted By Tfrasca
Intake manifold brace

When Noah and I fixed my cracked manifold, we put an M8 threaded boss in the plenum for some bracing. Today, I finally got around to designing and making a brace. What I came up with is a straight...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,750
Posted By Tfrasca
The 19t is pretty sweet for a quick daily.

The 19t is pretty sweet for a quick daily.
Forum: showroom 06-08-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,540
Posted By Tfrasca
I'm seeing all of this for the first time. Such a...

I'm seeing all of this for the first time. Such a cool project.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 89,488
Posted By Tfrasca
My current T5 World Class has a .68. The T5z has...

My current T5 World Class has a .68. The T5z has an even lower .63.

But I've been looking at the gear calculator obsessively, and my cruising speed at 3k would go from 73mph with the .68 to 79 mph...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 89,488
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I'll do the 30 I think. What's your...

Yeah, I'll do the 30 I think.

What's your overdrive now, .68? I think .63 on the freeway would be cool most of the time, but I know I'd get in some situations where I'm between gears. Actually,...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 89,488
Posted By Tfrasca
Not much in the way of updates for the car. I've...

Not much in the way of updates for the car. I've been driving it and more or less enjoying its current state.

Last week, the brake booster went out. I think it's been on its way for a long time,...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Tfrasca
Don't worry, I'll change my mind 10 times before...

Don't worry, I'll change my mind 10 times before I pull the trigger.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Tfrasca
I agree about the poorly flowing head. Like I...

I agree about the poorly flowing head. Like I said, I may get into the head at some point down the line, but even then, it wouldn't be a really wild build.

At any rate, you and ATP may have...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Tfrasca
Man. I'm glad you chimed in here. This is...

Man. I'm glad you chimed in here. This is definitely the best explanation of all of this I've come across. I also emailed ATP about turbo selection and, not surprisingly, they're steering me toward a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I hate to admit it, but "stop light to stop...

Yeah, I hate to admit it, but "stop light to stop light" more accurately describes my car. Actually, mostly spirited backroad driving and twisty roads, but the same powerband idea. I like the idea of...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Tfrasca
Wow, that's a ton of material. Once you matched...

Wow, that's a ton of material. Once you matched those ports a bit better, you were able to prevent boost creep, right?

And even so, you still would have gone with a .63?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Tfrasca
You mean you had to port the wastegate hole? Were...

You mean you had to port the wastegate hole? Were you running an internal wastegate.

I think I forgot to mention that I'd really prefer to run an internal.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Tfrasca
Interesting, about the comparable AR on the GT28....

Interesting, about the comparable AR on the GT28. I'll admit that I have only a cursory knowledge of all this stuff. I keep starting to read through the tech pages on Garrett's site, but I need some...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Tfrasca
Good questions. I have a t5, and am trying to...

Good questions. I have a t5, and am trying to upgrade to a T5z, but the gear ratios I want are not available for the foreseeable future.

The 50 trim turbo I'm looking at is a Stage III wheel.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Tfrasca
housing A/R is a no-cost option, yes. Which size...

housing A/R is a no-cost option, yes. Which size did you get?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Tfrasca
Funny you should mention that, as I just talked...

Funny you should mention that, as I just talked to a friend with a spare .63 housing. Good call.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Tfrasca
T3/T4e 50 trim, .48 or .63?

I want a 300 whp B23ft, and I'm realizing that my 19t is going to be beyond its limits trying to get there. This is my set up:

B23ft with squirters, ET pistons (9.3:1)
405 head
IPD cam
Deka 60...
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