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Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2021, 11:31 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, it's going to be tough to seal things on...

Yeah, it's going to be tough to seal things on this car, but I plan to try. That, and I really want to figure out some kind of belly pan to keep the air moving under the car and behind the radiator....
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2021, 11:29 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
If/when my car ever runs, I'll be living in...

If/when my car ever runs, I'll be living in Corvallis, Oregon. I've been known to do some pretty dumb drives, and Seattle doesn't seem that far. Maybe we can meet up and compare notes.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2021, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, that's how my oil cooler was positioned for...

Yeah, that's how my oil cooler was positioned for the 8 valve and I always felt like it impacted overall engine cooling. I never had any conclusive results to prove that, though. But the car ran hot,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2021, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
This is likely where the battery and/or catch can...

This is likely where the battery and/or catch can will go. It could work for a cooler and associated ducting, but it would mean cutting a pretty big hole in the fender, which I'd rather not do.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2021, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Same.

Same.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2021, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Anyone know how a T5 trans sound behind a Volvo...

Anyone know how a T5 trans sound behind a Volvo T5?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2021, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Mounts look great!

Mounts look great!
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2020, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
You should weigh it so we can make our own.

You should weigh it so we can make our own.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 152
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Posted By Tfrasca
Has anyone mentioned the OEM T5 counterweight...

Has anyone mentioned the OEM T5 counterweight that bolts onto the tail housing? I've only ever seen one at a junkyard, and I wish I had grabbed it. It could be interesting to experiment with...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2020, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
From what generation rx7?

From what generation rx7?
Forum: projects & restorations 12-18-2020, 09:28 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah there is some space below the intercooler,...

Yeah there is some space below the intercooler, but Iím trying to avoid putting the oil cooler in front of the radiator. This car had cooling problems before and I think that was part of it. Either...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-18-2020, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Itís my old b23. The b230 looks solid, I just...

Itís my old b23. The b230 looks solid, I just need to have it machined for Yoshi pistons and I have no plans to do that any time soon. So Iíve been mocking everything up on the grenaded block.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-18-2020, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Follow-up question: Anyone know how much travel...

Follow-up question: Anyone know how much travel the hydraulic 740 slave cylinder has in normal operation? Since I won't be able to drop my trans any time soon, measuring slave cylinder travel is the...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-18-2020, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Another update of half-finished projects... ...

Another update of half-finished projects...

I got tired of trying to figure out where an oil cooler could go, so I went and sat in the driver's seat of the 142 for the first time in a long time....
Forum: performance & modifications 12-16-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 152
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Posted By Tfrasca
It's a 1330. I used Spicer 5-134X.

It's a 1330. I used Spicer 5-134X.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Apparently I never measured the diameter of the...

Apparently I never measured the diameter of the big damper. But I did find this on my project thread from last year:

https://i.imgur.com/U45iKzI.jpg?2
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Tfrasca
Oh that's good to know. Did you guys both have...

Oh that's good to know. Did you guys both have the same size master cylinder? Tilton recommends a 3/4 master but I wonder if you could get a 5/8 to give you enough travel, and a lighter pedal.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Are you running the 235mm Yoshi clutch? I have...

Are you running the 235mm Yoshi clutch? I have that clutch and I'm sourcing hydraulic clutch parts now. If you have the 235mm flywheel and pressure plate and it's nice and light, maybe I'll go with...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 152
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Posted By Tfrasca
This was pretty much my experience with that big...

This was pretty much my experience with that big damper, too. Glad it helped.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-10-2020, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah all their stuff is crazy expensive. I...

Yeah all their stuff is crazy expensive. I actually just poked around on the internet and found an Amazon ripoff for $40, but I have a weird hangup about that. Plus, when the thermostat fails, I...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-10-2020, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Good to know about the -8 lines. I have access to...

Good to know about the -8 lines. I have access to a bender that'll do 1/2", but not 5/8". That's mainly why I asked. Sidenote: it's crazy to me that the ID of AN, NPT, etc fittings isn't...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-10-2020, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Good flaring tool conversation. Maybe I know what...

Good flaring tool conversation. Maybe I know what to get myself for Christmas.

I got the wastegate hard lines welded. Maybe it's because I've been doing aluminum so much lately, but welding that...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2020, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks, Chris! I figured those lines would get...

Thanks, Chris! I figured those lines would get extremely hot, but I never considered how that could affect boost control. I'll keep an eye on that if/when it runs.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2020, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That's a good point, I will need something better...

That's a good point, I will need something better than my harbor freight one that barely works. Still going to weld these lines, but I'll need to do brakes soon.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2020, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Oh I didnít read your post carefully. If I had a...

Oh I didnít read your post carefully. If I had a flare tool that could do stainless, maybe that would have been the move. And if I got a decent tool, Iíd still have to bend new lines because the...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2020, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thatís encouraging. I have some .045 so Iíll see...

Thatís encouraging. I have some .045 so Iíll see how it goes.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2020, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Tube nuts take up too much space.

Tube nuts take up too much space.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2020, 12:50 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Itís easy when you accept that the car will never...

Itís easy when you accept that the car will never run.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2020, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I spent a lot of time thinking about how deal...

I spent a lot of time thinking about how deal with boost control to my dual wastegates, and I think I got it. Obviously silicone or rubber hose isn't going to hold up on the rear wastegate, so I...
Forum: showroom 12-01-2020, 11:09 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
My 142 had a whitewall spare when I got it....

My 142 had a whitewall spare when I got it. Always thought that was pretty funny, since it didn't come with them.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2020, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That lift is awesome.

That lift is awesome.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 11:19 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
If I am using an ECU running MAP, with no MAF, is...

If I am using an ECU running MAP, with no MAF, is the air leak even an issue?

I think I'll try to save some money for once in my life and just use the Forge that I have. Thanks for the offer on...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 09:33 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I really just don't love the sound of blow off...

I really just don't love the sound of blow off valves vented to atmosphere. But if I plumbed it back into the air box it would probably echo around in there and sound pretty wild anyway. I've heard...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Here's a weird idea. I'm running out of room for...

Here's a weird idea. I'm running out of room for stuff, and I definitely don't have any room on the short length of tube before the turbo inlet for the bypass valve recirc plumbing. What if I plumbed...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2020, 07:42 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
This will be the best car in the world.

This will be the best car in the world.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-13-2020, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks! Hopefully we'll be moving in the...

Thanks!

Hopefully we'll be moving in the next 6-12 months and we'll be able to afford somewhere with more shop space. The list of tools I want to buy gets longer everyday.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2020, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
My friend made a little brake that fits in a...

My friend made a little brake that fits in a harbor freight shop press. It works really well. For reference, the finger brake that he has wouldn't even come close to bending this stuff.

I love...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2020, 12:52 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah it seems a bit closer than the 8 valve was....

Yeah it seems a bit closer than the 8 valve was. Itís going to be a huge pain to install and remove the head.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-11-2020, 09:28 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
So I made some progress on the intake manifold. I...

So I made some progress on the intake manifold. I believe it was Culberro's idea to use the KL Racing DCOE runners, and I think it'll work well. It's nice to be able to focus on the plenum now and...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2020, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That was quick! This makes me want to want to...

That was quick! This makes me want to want to scrap my engine swap and steal the 2.0 from my wife's Escape...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2020, 08:01 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
So I tried to make that intake manifold and...

So I tried to make that intake manifold and failed miserably. The air box ended up being good practice, and I learned a lot about aluminum fab and welding. I don't love the way it looks, but it'll...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,192
Posted By Tfrasca
Separate the transmission from the bell housing,...

Separate the transmission from the bell housing, then lift the engine straight out without having to remove the radiator support. Should be able to leave the manifolds on too.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,450
Posted By Tfrasca
Nice engine mounts. 1/8"? I made mine out of...

Nice engine mounts. 1/8"? I made mine out of 3/16", but yours look fine with all that bracing. And 1/8" is so much easier to work with.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,081
Posted By Tfrasca
I had a turbo 8v B23 in mine for a couple years,...

I had a turbo 8v B23 in mine for a couple years, and it was fun. Now I'm spending way too much time putting a turbo 16v in it. I'd do an NA 16v with some nice cams. Then you can mount it slanted and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 362
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Posted By Tfrasca
Interesting to see you slotted the master...

Interesting to see you slotted the master cylinder. That would solve my problem of trying to fit my stock master on a different booster, but I was nervous about removing that much mounting material....
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2020, 04:51 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks Chris. It's been rough. So many ups and...

Thanks Chris. It's been rough. So many ups and downs that I lost track and basically just started assuming we'd lose everything, until they started giving us better news a couple days ago. Now it...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2020, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thatís my really good friend, David. I think he...

Thatís my really good friend, David. I think he is ďcyclistĒ on here. Heís had that car forever.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2020, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Updates! Our entire area has been evacuated and...

Updates! Our entire area has been evacuated and the perimeter of a 67,000 acre wildfire is about a mile from my house (and the car) right now. I got back to the house two days ago to get some more...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 19,161
Posted By Tfrasca
This is sound logic. Being in the middle of a 16v...

This is sound logic. Being in the middle of a 16v swap, I can honestly say I wish I'd gone whiteblock. Purely for the sound and the coolness factor.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Good to know, thanks.

Good to know, thanks.
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