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Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,881
Posted By toms_elleck
Hey that's a great looking car, man!

Hey that's a great looking car, man!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2021, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By toms_elleck
Awesome. Thanks, y’all!

Awesome. Thanks, y’all!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By toms_elleck
Makes sense. There's way more stuff to cram in...

Makes sense. There's way more stuff to cram in the hole with the later ones.


I'm going to go ahead and order the late one and guess that the sender will operate the gauge just fine. After all,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By toms_elleck
Interesting, thanks! I've never seen one like...

Interesting, thanks! I've never seen one like that!
https://vp-autoparts.com/bilder/artiklar/1229055.jpg?m=1596715166

The one I pulled out of my car looks like the one I posted that IPD sells...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By toms_elleck
240 Fuel Sender Compatibility, 1975-1977?

I'm trying to find a replacement fuel level sender for my 1975 242.

The replacement fuel sender on IPD's site says 1978-1993. And that's what I'm finding from the other parts sellers that I've...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 126,738
Posted By toms_elleck
High praise, man! Your cars are the best.

High praise, man! Your cars are the best.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 126,738
Posted By toms_elleck
Fresh shot from the latest Breakfast Club Rally...

Fresh shot from the latest Breakfast Club Rally in Carmel:

https://i.imgur.com/1ZNhcj3l.jpg

full gallery of shots by Alex Nibyt: https://bcr.pic-time.com/-bcr08142021photosbyalexnibyt/gallery...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 41,693
Posted By toms_elleck
For anyone searching in the future who may be...

For anyone searching in the future who may be interested in this information, I found dimensions on the Four Seasons website.

OLD evaporator:
P/N: 54603
dimensions: 3 x 8 x 9.5 inches
Link: ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 41,693
Posted By toms_elleck
Does anyone know if the 1991-1993 evaporator come...

Does anyone know if the 1991-1993 evaporator come close to fitting in place of the early evaporator? Maybe with a little trimming and such?
I'm just weighing my options, trying to determine whether...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,277
Posted By toms_elleck
You can usually weasel a wrench up there to...

You can usually weasel a wrench up there to tighten them up with the car on ramps.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 41,693
Posted By toms_elleck
Can you tell me more about the condenser that you...

Can you tell me more about the condenser that you used?
Was it a Volvo unit or did you find something else that worked? I read on here about a 1991 Ford Explorer unit possibly fitting in place, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,056
Posted By toms_elleck
Thanks! Yeah, the Dirty Dingo one looks super...

Thanks! Yeah, the Dirty Dingo one looks super simple and clean.

https://www.dirtydingo.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=373_376&products_id=1757

I do have one of the smaller compressors (Maybe...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,056
Posted By toms_elleck
Gotcha. Yeah that spacing can be crazy. I do...

Gotcha. Yeah that spacing can be crazy. I do have a truck pulley, so I will seek out something that works with that.
Luckily there are plenty of aftermarket low-mount kits available for any...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,056
Posted By toms_elleck
Nope, no plans for a turbo. That sounds like a...

Nope, no plans for a turbo. That sounds like a great idea, thanks!
I didn't even think to try and keep it OEM. That's really ideal.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,056
Posted By toms_elleck
LS Swap - AC Compressor Flathood clearance

Does anyone have a solution that leaves plenty of clearance and is good quality?

I just measured my engine, and the bracket kit from ICT will be extremely close. Like, a quarter inch or less: ...
Forum: showroom 07-10-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9,759
Views: 6,066,451
Posted By toms_elleck
https://i.imgur.com/mdqshU1.jpg Trying out...

https://i.imgur.com/mdqshU1.jpg

Trying out silver wheels instead.
Forum: showroom 07-02-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,550
Posted By toms_elleck
Get adapters from 5x108 to 5x114.3 and you can...

Get adapters from 5x108 to 5x114.3 and you can fit FWD offset wheels - there's way more to choose from and they're usually lower priced than desirable 5x108 wheels.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-09-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 84,985
Posted By toms_elleck
Love the Honda seats! cool build.

Love the Honda seats! cool build.
Forum: showroom 06-04-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,681
Posted By toms_elleck
Love this thread! FWIW, I used gloss white...

Love this thread!

FWIW, I used gloss white paint inside the housings of my old 5 panel tail lights and front corner lights. It actually worked great for reflectivity and also gave a very clean,...
Forum: showroom 06-03-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9,759
Views: 6,066,451
Posted By toms_elleck
https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/5243c25...

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/5243c257e4b0a6b4ebab84f0/1583354537769-S966B7LSY6ZPCRR592SL/IMG_4791.JPG?format=1500w&content-type=image%2Fjpeg
Forum: projects & restorations 01-27-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 858,441
Posted By toms_elleck
Damn dude. Beautiful work as always. But...

Damn dude. Beautiful work as always. But seriously over the top stuff.

That white Mustang looks familiar..
Forum: performance & modifications 04-16-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,155
Posted By toms_elleck
Damn. Blunt. :lol:

Damn. Blunt.
:lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,454
Posted By toms_elleck
AE Motorsports in Santa Cruz has a lot of 240...

AE Motorsports in Santa Cruz has a lot of 240 experience. And they’ve been good to me.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,837
Posted By toms_elleck
I love my LS swap and wouldn’t go any other way. ...

I love my LS swap and wouldn’t go any other way. I got tired of dealing with broken stuff all the time, replacing custom machines parts, researching for hours new ways to get it all done... I bit...
Forum: events 01-14-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 45,256
Posted By toms_elleck
I’m going to try and actually go this time. I...

I’m going to try and actually go this time. I don’t think I’ve ever taken the 75 to Davis.
Forum: events 04-10-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 91,512
Posted By toms_elleck
Awesome, thanks!

Awesome, thanks!
Forum: events 04-07-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 91,512
Posted By toms_elleck
Does this mean that the vehicle has to be Volvo...

Does this mean that the vehicle has to be Volvo bodied AND Volvo-powered? Or does it mean that Volvo-bodied cars OR Volvo-powered cars are welcome?

I just want to know if I can cruise with you...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2017, 02:15 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 176,663
Posted By toms_elleck
That car is great! Sent you a PM.

That car is great!
Sent you a PM.
Forum: events 10-09-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 91,512
Posted By toms_elleck
But I thought you said inappropriately fast.

But I thought you said inappropriately fast.
Forum: events 10-08-2017, 02:22 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 91,512
Posted By toms_elleck
Www.turo.com

Www.turo.com
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 136,557
Posted By toms_elleck
LOL! that socket. Didn't you pick it up the last...

LOL! that socket. Didn't you pick it up the last time you were here? If not, I'll have to search through my toolbox. It looks different than mine, so it should stand out. I'll ship it over to you...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 136,557
Posted By toms_elleck
I made that car better, and only reluctantly sold...

I made that car better, and only reluctantly sold it.

If we had different smog laws in CA, I would still have it.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 136,557
Posted By toms_elleck
Sold and gone to Utah. It has a phenomenal new...

Sold and gone to Utah. It has a phenomenal new owner, and will be appreciated.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,759
Posted By toms_elleck
Sweet build. I love the redblock! LOL!

Sweet build.
I love the redblock! LOL!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 1,003,515
Posted By toms_elleck
Best car on Turbobricks right now.

Best car on Turbobricks right now.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 461,510
Posted By toms_elleck
Damn dude, that's horrible. Let me bring mine...

Damn dude, that's horrible.
Let me bring mine over and we'll rebuild them both. I'm dying to try it but I don't have suitable workspace.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 461,510
Posted By toms_elleck
Seems like all those LS transmission parts are...

Seems like all those LS transmission parts are pretty pricey used, too.

And I'll probably **** up somehow and order the wrong part, because of some obscure detail. Find out the bellhousing I got...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 461,510
Posted By toms_elleck
Do you know of someone like that who sells kits...

Do you know of someone like that who sells kits for the 4L60E? I know it's weaker, but I only have a stock N/A LQ4 in my car, and I don't want to bash the tunnel up. I just want to drive it around...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 461,510
Posted By toms_elleck
I've watched a ton of Youtube vids, and read tons...

I've watched a ton of Youtube vids, and read tons of opinions on the parts to install...
It's not that intimidating, and I'm certainly capable, but I wouldn't know how to put together a matching set...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 461,510
Posted By toms_elleck
Holy crap, that sucks. Coming from aircooled...

Holy crap, that sucks.

Coming from aircooled VWs with glass transaxles, I was really excited to get into a car with a bulletproof drivetrain (stock V8, Chevy auto, 8.8 Rear end...) so that I could...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 461,510
Posted By toms_elleck
PMed

PMed
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 461,510
Posted By toms_elleck
Speaking of 4L60Es, I broke mine. Got any leads...

Speaking of 4L60Es, I broke mine.
Got any leads on good used 4L60Es? Or got any leads on a good used T56?
Forum: showroom 08-28-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,696
Posted By toms_elleck
I'm going to flip flop back to full gloss. ...

I'm going to flip flop back to full gloss.

I've done a few semigloss paint jobs, and a part of me has regretted not going full gloss on every one of them. It's fine on a rough and tumble beater...
Forum: showroom 08-25-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,696
Posted By toms_elleck
Agree. I'd roll one or two of those wheels...

Agree.
I'd roll one or two of those wheels under the car, stand back, take a look, drink a beer, take a longer look, get some opinions, take a few pictures, argue with people on the internet about...
Forum: showroom 08-25-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,696
Posted By toms_elleck
Depends on the wheels. Bright silver or polished...

Depends on the wheels. Bright silver or polished wheels? go with gloss. Dark wheels or natural as-cast finish wheels would look cool semi-gloss, in sort of an all-business, hardcore performance...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,318
Posted By toms_elleck
Mine whines a bit, but it actually seems to get a...

Mine whines a bit, but it actually seems to get a little quieter when warm. But it also may be quieting down over time a little bit. I think it was much louder when new.



I have a POS...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 136,557
Posted By toms_elleck
Local 80s-90s car show.

Local 80s-90s car show.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 49,266
Posted By toms_elleck
Dude, nice! Redrill the fronts, but if you...

Dude, nice! Redrill the fronts, but if you don't mind rolling the hell out of your fender lips, use 1" adapters in the rear. Mine always looked a little too tucked in the rear.
Your car is going...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,318
Posted By toms_elleck
Dude!! So awesome!

Dude!!
So awesome!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 136,557
Posted By toms_elleck
I'm a glutton for punishment, so I'm trying...

I'm a glutton for punishment, so I'm trying craigslist first.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/6274579814.html
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