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Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 582,317
Posted By Alex Buchka
Great work as usual Mike! All the heat exchangers...

Great work as usual Mike! All the heat exchangers and plumbing look super tidy. I have my opinions about pie cuts but I'll keep them to myself :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Alex Buchka
West End Alignment is the best in socal for this...

West End Alignment is the best in socal for this in my opinion. They used to be in Gardena and recently moved to a new location, not sure exactly where. You can look them up on yelp or instagram for...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-09-2022, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By Alex Buchka
Can you be more specific? "Shake" at the wheel...

Can you be more specific? "Shake" at the wheel when the car is stationary doesn't really make sense unless you have a problem with the spool valve in the rack or the power steering pump.



There...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,192
Posted By Alex Buchka
I don't have any evidence for or against the...

I don't have any evidence for or against the efficacy of what this guy is writing but holy cow that page is absolutely packed with conjecture. Nary a verifiable or cited statement in sight. As a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,008,378
Posted By Alex Buchka
The steering column is all woodward-spec .750x20...

The steering column is all woodward-spec .750x20 spline stuff except for the rack end which is the modified .750x48. If you order the u-joints from Woodward directly they are built to order and you...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2022, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By Alex Buchka
The steel one is still a chonker which is why I...

The steel one is still a chonker which is why I went with the woodward joint shown above. Pretty easy to modify the female spline with a die grinder so it'll fit.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 63,830
Posted By Alex Buchka
Glad to see that 16v motor finally found an...

Glad to see that 16v motor finally found an engine bay to live in.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2022, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By Alex Buchka
Carroll Smith died in 2003. The dates listed are...

Carroll Smith died in 2003. The dates listed are likely when Centric just re-hashed the writings on their own letterhead after purchasing StopTech.

I wouldn't say there's really anything to...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 528,776
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dude! This wasn't my first...

Thanks dude!



This wasn't my first choice of layout but I kind of had to do it that way. The hose just would have been too short to fit if I hadn't wrapped it up over the top.



Great...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 528,776
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks Mike! No plans so far, they're...

Thanks Mike!



No plans so far, they're just sitting on my shelf. One of them is in need of some fairly invasive repair at this point. Karl and I drove way out of our way to a high end wheel...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2022, 02:14 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 528,776
Posted By Alex Buchka
Last update got nuked in the late database...

Last update got nuked in the late database unpleasantness so I'll try re-create it to the best of my ability.

Had a list of changes I wanted to make before Davis this year. Here's the rundown:
-...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-21-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By Alex Buchka
https://www.dsps.technology/

https://www.dsps.technology/
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By Alex Buchka
Tial is 100% US made and by far the best on the...

Tial is 100% US made and by far the best on the market. Everything else, save for ~$3k/ea endurance racing wastegates, is imported and of dubious quality. Buy once, cry once.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,763
Posted By Alex Buchka
The 707 has slightly lower clamping load than the...

The 707 has slightly lower clamping load than the 765. I can't speak for pedal effort since I don't know how, or if, the motion ratios differ but the 707 is probably commensurately lighter on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 175,871
Posted By Alex Buchka
I don't think the market is there to be honest....

I don't think the market is there to be honest. Those high-priced cars were all stock, creampuff wagons or 242 turbos. I don't really think a modified '75 is attractive to the same group of buyers...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,829
Posted By Alex Buchka
Really nice work! excited to follow along.

Really nice work! excited to follow along.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2022, 04:12 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,008,378
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dude! Yes that's a '64 F250 on an '08...

Thanks dude! Yes that's a '64 F250 on an '08 police interceptor chassis. Karl, Duder, myself, and a few other friends built it as a shop truck. We have a build thread here...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-23-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,008,378
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks Doug! Sure but bring a book to...

Thanks Doug!



Sure but bring a book to pass the time. Progress is slow.



Thanks! I'm not thrilled with the single shear attachment but the rear drop links don't see a massive amount of...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-22-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,008,378
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dude! Karl and I have both worked on...

Thanks dude! Karl and I have both worked on rockets and spacecraft already. Race cars are more fun.



The hillclimb is always a highlight event, super bummed Bill crashed out this year but the...
Forum: events 11-18-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 113,156
Posted By Alex Buchka
Definitely in for this as well

Definitely in for this as well
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,017
Posted By Alex Buchka
I don't know specifically. I ran them on a 240...

I don't know specifically. I ran them on a 240 with a set of V50 wheels.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,017
Posted By Alex Buchka
https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=36...

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=360090

I got what you need.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 528,776
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks! Everyone starts at the same place, start...

Thanks! Everyone starts at the same place, start small and build up the scope of projects. Before you know it the time and money vampire called a project car will be bleeding you dry!

The shop is...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,949
Posted By Alex Buchka
I went with the B6304 head and T6 bottom end for...

I went with the B6304 head and T6 bottom end for various reasons. Mostly it was because I had the head already and just a T6 shortblock. The intake port shapes are different between the two and the...
Forum: showroom 09-19-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,411
Posted By Alex Buchka
I used the same FlockIt kit Pat mentioned and it...

I used the same FlockIt kit Pat mentioned and it has been shockingly durable. Put it on 4-5 years ago and it still looks excellent. As Pat also said, a bristle attachment on a vacuum works great to...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 886,556
Posted By Alex Buchka
I've had a noisy VR signal during cranking on my...

I've had a noisy VR signal during cranking on my T6 242 since I did the swap years ago. Megasquirt was very intolerant to it and made starting the car quite difficult. I eventually switched to a Link...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,008,378
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks! We're both pretty excited to get this...

Thanks! We're both pretty excited to get this thing on the track.

New tool day last week, snagged this US made 48" Chicago brand box and pan brake at a local industrial auction. It's a hefty piece...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,165
Posted By Alex Buchka
I have the old version without adjustable...

I have the old version without adjustable Ackerman and the tires scrub pretty severely at full steering lock. Homer put the newer spacers on his car and it's buttery smooth at all angles. I think...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 135,557
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dude. This diesel project slaps, I...

Thanks dude.

This diesel project slaps, I really like how clean the swap is.

The double shear outer tie rods look really sturdy but it appears you may have had very little to no effect on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 132,125
Posted By Alex Buchka
This is how I solved the thermostat housing...

This is how I solved the thermostat housing issue. Ended up just brutalizing the damn thing along with the back side of the timing cover. It's a really tight squeeze in that area, I had to trim down...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,503
Posted By Alex Buchka
E-throttle actuator from a BMW S85 V10. My...

E-throttle actuator from a BMW S85 V10. My project thread (https://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5948298&postcount=307) has some more photos of the setup.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,503
Posted By Alex Buchka
I have no clue. Installed it on pure speculation...

I have no clue. Installed it on pure speculation and it worked out pretty well. The amount of steering assist is definitely lower than it was with the belt driven pump so the flow is certainly not...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,503
Posted By Alex Buchka
I'm running an EPAS pump out of an R53 BMW Mini...

I'm running an EPAS pump out of an R53 BMW Mini in my T6 swapped 242. Had to the ditch the belt driven pump for the same reason as you. It's a very simple install with just 50A fused 12v constant,...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 528,776
Posted By Alex Buchka
They are inching forward slowly. I have a friend...

They are inching forward slowly. I have a friend helping with the machining and he stays very busy with better paying jobs so it only gets worked on sometimes. Progress is being made though.


...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 528,776
Posted By Alex Buchka
The point of the indicator is set up on the tip...

The point of the indicator is set up on the tip of a ring gear tooth, approximately tangent to the OD of the gear. You can then hold the pinion stationary with one hand and rock the ring gear back...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 528,776
Posted By Alex Buchka
I was checking the pinion to ring gear lash

I was checking the pinion to ring gear lash
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,008,378
Posted By Alex Buchka
Got the first batch of arms built save for the...

Got the first batch of arms built save for the damper mount tabs on the lowers. After making a full set plus spares I got pretty burned out on control arms so I will re-visit the damper mounts after...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 528,776
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dudes! Yep, I got it at the...

Thanks dudes!



Yep, I got it at the same time as the adapter kit from Domiworks.



Thanks man, glad I was able to bump your motivation a bit.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 528,776
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dudes! I don't drive the car as much as I...

Thanks dudes! I don't drive the car as much as I used to but I still love it. Not the fastest thing in the world but it puts a smile on my face every time I get behind the wheel.



Here's a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 528,776
Posted By Alex Buchka
Bringing this back up to current status ...

Bringing this back up to current status

Plated, powder coated, and final assembled the axle. Got the brake plumbing mostly done, starting to run out of excuses to not bolt it to the car:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,008,378
Posted By Alex Buchka
If you feed a constant duty cycle signal to the...

If you feed a constant duty cycle signal to the solenoid you'll likely get wild and unpredictable swings in cam timing. The duty cycle to cam angle transfer function is a multivariate problem with...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,008,378
Posted By Alex Buchka
Pickup work is imminent! Also looking forward to...

Pickup work is imminent! Also looking forward to never letting you drive the FRC :-P



Thanks Brett, appreciate the kind words.



Liam,
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,008,378
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks! You should make a project thread, I'd...

Thanks! You should make a project thread, I'd love to see your progress.



That's debatable, but thank you!

Ran low on motivation for a stretch but we're back at it now. I had the previous...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 147,177
Posted By Alex Buchka
Putting that turbo on a B230 can't possibly be...

Putting that turbo on a B230 can't possibly be dumber than putting two MGT2260's on a B8444s so I think you're safe.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,008,378
Posted By Alex Buchka
Seconded! Got some more parts in the...

Seconded!


Got some more parts in the mail. Ordered a couple v-band flanges for the downpipes:
https://i.imgur.com/1bmzx8ph.jpg

Got a few really slick oxygen sensor bungs from Reid Washbon....
Forum: events 01-15-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 113,156
Posted By Alex Buchka
Definitely in for whatever event happens this...

Definitely in for whatever event happens this year.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,008,378
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dude. We're all in on the B8444s sunk cost...

Thanks dude. We're all in on the B8444s sunk cost fallacy at this point.

The additive stuff was initially driven by machine access. We've been fortunate enough to build a relationship with a...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,008,378
Posted By Alex Buchka
Got a big box of 3x.035" inconel 625 tubing for...

Got a big box of 3x.035" inconel 625 tubing for the exhaust. Going into this I was intending to make it all stainless but I made a throw away phone call to Woolf Aircraft to see if they had any...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 886,556
Posted By Alex Buchka
Kudos for sticking with it, really admire your...

Kudos for sticking with it, really admire your tenacity on this engine stuff. The shop also looks killer, really nice place to hang and get some work done.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,862
Posted By Alex Buchka
I am quite certain it was a stock 960 crank on my...

I am quite certain it was a stock 960 crank on my first go around.

Reading your first post again I think the bearing you have will work fine. I've never seen or dealt with an interference fit...
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