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Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 237,141
Posted By Duder
Hey man, good to hear from you! Damn you're...

Hey man, good to hear from you! Damn you're really keeping me honest here, LOL. How's the XJS going?

Not much progress to report on this one sadly, although I'm doing well and keeping busy....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 761,178
Posted By Duder
Good ol' mass damping... that should make a...

Good ol' mass damping... that should make a noticeable improvement in NVH coming up through the tires while driving too I think. Are you doing any deadening on the floor or firewall? I have my dash &...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 528,463
Posted By Duder
I would have been deeply disappointed if you had...

I would have been deeply disappointed if you had not illuminated THE SIGN for this photo. But I can rest easy now.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-19-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 528,463
Posted By Duder
Photos of Alex's car from before, during, and...

Photos of Alex's car from before, during, and after Davis...


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Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 455,251
Posted By Duder
Gotcha. I tried to get an OE Volvo blower motor...

Gotcha. I tried to get an OE Volvo blower motor and heater core earlier this year but they were not available (not to mention quite a bit pricier). I know that Continental owns VDO but I'm not sure...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 455,251
Posted By Duder
Hey Ben! I have a Continental brand blower motor....

Hey Ben! I have a Continental brand blower motor. Any particular reason to be concerned?

Also have an Omega brand heater core (aluminum), and Volvo OE blower motor resistor & recirc door vacuum...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 455,251
Posted By Duder
I'm deep in HVAC HELL The damn heater core...

I'm deep in HVAC HELL

The damn heater core sprung a leak last year and the car has been parked for longer than I care to admit. This is a '93 HVAC box that I swapped in a few years back, and I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,694
Posted By Duder
If anyone is interested in a ~70k mile NA 2001...

If anyone is interested in a ~70k mile NA 2001 S60, our neighbor lady is saying she wants to sell. I was able to get it running and charging last year but it hasn't been driven regularly since early...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2022, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,062
Posted By Duder
Wow, this car has a crazy history but it looks...

Wow, this car has a crazy history but it looks like you're just the steward it needed. I'm excited to see your progress.

Pretty cool about the DT tie-in but sad for Rene. It's humbling to think...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,946
Posted By Duder
I missed the fact that it's carbureted. I'm sure...

I missed the fact that it's carbureted. I'm sure your hypothesis is much closer to the mark than mine!
Forum: projects & restorations 12-16-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 237,141
Posted By Duder
Scope creep is a thing. And self-inflicted...

Scope creep is a thing. And self-inflicted complexity due to using an oddball engine. Ain't nothin' wrong with a good old straightforward LS-swapped 240 though! And I've always liked your car Jared,...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-16-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 237,141
Posted By Duder
:cheers: Thanks dude. I'm a bit envious of how...

:cheers: Thanks dude. I'm a bit envious of how quickly you got your long-dormant project car on the road. I need to take a page from whatever book you're smoking!

Mixing metaphors is always fun.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-15-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 237,141
Posted By Duder
I appreciate the encouragement, thanks man. ...

I appreciate the encouragement, thanks man.

Found some other photos I didn't post before... checking clearance between the throttle body and hood using clay. The TB can get modified a bit if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,946
Posted By Duder
Sounds like a fuel supply issue. Does the car...

Sounds like a fuel supply issue. Does the car still have the 1975-only tank and fuel pump setup, or has it been converted to an in-tank pump + main pump system like later 240s?
Forum: projects & restorations 12-13-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 237,141
Posted By Duder
Thanks for the interest. Not much to report,...

Thanks for the interest. Not much to report, unfortunately. This year I started slimming down my fleet of oddball cars to give myself time & resources to focus on the ones that matter most (this 245...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-02-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 1,004,010
Posted By Duder
That looks pretty reasonable to me, including the...

That looks pretty reasonable to me, including the approach of splitting the inlet and the core into thirds. If you want to evaluate the restriction after the fact, plumbing in a pre-cooler boost...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-02-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 1,004,010
Posted By Duder
It's funny but true. That was probably written...

It's funny but true. That was probably written either by me or one of my long-time colleagues like 15 years ago. It's tough to give super specific advice when your target audience doesn't have the...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-02-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 1,004,010
Posted By Duder
Intercooler HP rating was something I was fuzzy...

Intercooler HP rating was something I was fuzzy on for a long time, but talking with an engineer who designs them recently cleared it up for me. Now I can spread the gospel.

The short answer is:...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 1,717,379
Posted By Duder
Sonoma is definitely intimidating the first few...

Sonoma is definitely intimidating the first few times. And your first few HPDE track days are sensory overload as well. Combine that with the fact that you've invested so much in the car, and the...
Forum: events 11-29-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By Duder
I think it's been as high as ~180. There were a...

I think it's been as high as ~180. There were a few races there around 2015-2016 that were super crowded.

Good to hear no rain in the forecast but Sonoma is always nice and cold, wet, and slippery...
Forum: events 11-29-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By Duder
I won't be there (again) this time - maybe March...

I won't be there (again) this time - maybe March next year. Serious racing withdrawals going on over here, LOL.

I've run Sonoma several times when the car count was 150+... I'd say just be...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 1,717,379
Posted By Duder
I meant to leave a non-snarky reply but forgot -...

I meant to leave a non-snarky reply but forgot - so here it is! That's awesome that you took it out to Sonoma. What were your general impressions of the whole experience? I know it might take a few...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-19-2021, 03:03 AM
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Views: 1,717,379
Posted By Duder
Everyone loves (Ned) Flanders!

Everyone loves (Ned) Flanders!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-19-2021, 01:37 AM
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Views: 1,717,379
Posted By Duder
I think you mean "oui."

I think you mean "oui."
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2021, 11:17 PM
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Views: 886,167
Posted By Duder
Congrats man! I still need to experience this car...

Congrats man! I still need to experience this car in person someday. I was really hoping you wouldn't set fire to it in frustration before I have a chance.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 135,351
Posted By Duder
:zeeall: Dude, you're killing it with this...

:zeeall:

Dude, you're killing it with this thing. Crushing the game, in the parlance of our time.

I'm excited to check it out in person... sometime!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 494,378
Posted By Duder
Those definitely look better than the legacy...

Those definitely look better than the legacy design. Seems like they've only rolled them out in 84mm and 92mm (exducer) diameters. Comparing maps to similar G-series, the BW 8474 peak efficiency...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 494,378
Posted By Duder
I benchmarked several of them when they first...

I benchmarked several of them when they first came out, like 2013ish. They all used the same compressor design just in different sizes, which was lackluster in my opinion, after looking at the data....
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 494,378
Posted By Duder
Very nice! :cheers: The EFRs use some...

Very nice! :cheers:

The EFRs use some very... uh, "legacy" compressor designs and never really impressed me in that regard. The turbines were ambitious and interesting, the overall turbo product...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 1,717,379
Posted By Duder
Lookin' damn sharp sir!

Lookin' damn sharp sir!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2021, 11:42 PM
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Views: 886,167
Posted By Duder
Adding a ground strap, even temporarily, sounds...

Adding a ground strap, even temporarily, sounds like the best way to test the theory that the starter isn't properly grounding through the engine/trans. Mucho less effort than pulling the trans!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 886,167
Posted By Duder
So...VR sensors can degrade significantly if oil...

So...VR sensors can degrade significantly if oil gets into the tip. I don't know where the sensor is located on a whiteblock - if it's external then I'm sure that's not it. But if it does protrude...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 886,167
Posted By Duder
I have battery cable envy. And property envy.

I have battery cable envy.

And property envy.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 91,134
Posted By Duder
Looks like a really nice wagon. Much better...

Looks like a really nice wagon. Much better condition than the typical diesels I've seen and probably nicer than the '84 I had for a few years.

The D24 powered 240s have their own...je ne sais...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 95,223
Posted By Duder
Those were the parts made by Patrick Dickman...

Those were the parts made by Patrick Dickman (Tuff240 / Group A) and one of his friends... they pop up here from time to time. I have a set of the side skirts that I may not end up using.



...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 95,223
Posted By Duder
I think the amount of brightwork it has now is...

I think the amount of brightwork it has now is just right. To me it never works when people black out the headlight bezels and grille on these quad rectangle front ends. Ends up looking cheap IMO....
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 317,600
Posted By Duder
What's up Aidan! Your work on the 245 is for...

What's up Aidan!

Your work on the 245 is for sure inspiring. 30k miles on a self-engineered swap is impressive stuff. Here's to many more miles of enjoyment! It's been great corresponding via...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 57,194
Posted By Duder
Interesting ideas. Please share your testing...

Interesting ideas. Please share your testing results here. I've not seen a series system managed this way, and curious to see what you can get out of it.



Good to hear. You should see big gains...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 95,223
Posted By Duder
It's a lowly diesel, just like yours Doug. A...

It's a lowly diesel, just like yours Doug. A perfectly reasonable and miserly vehicle.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 95,223
Posted By Duder
:urgod: I'm just staring at this thing,...

:urgod:

I'm just staring at this thing, shell shocked by its epicness!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 57,194
Posted By Duder
Marcus - big kudos to you for building this and...

Marcus - big kudos to you for building this and trying it out.

It looks like you are building what we refer to in the turbo engineering world as a "series sequential" system. By implementing the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 761,178
Posted By Duder
Shohei Ohtani is amazing. Didn't know he made...

Shohei Ohtani is amazing. Didn't know he made tires too. Is there anything the man can't do?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 761,178
Posted By Duder
That's a great point about the pinion height, and...

That's a great point about the pinion height, and good news!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 761,178
Posted By Duder
Nice progress man, keep it up! Nothing like...

Nice progress man, keep it up!

Nothing like rolling an old project out into the sunlight with some buddies there to help, to get things going again.

Regarding driveshafts, after dealing with...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 1,717,379
Posted By Duder
That looks super comfy! Really ups the...

That looks super comfy! Really ups the aggressiveness factor of your interior setup too. That will help big time for intimidating fools at Race Wars next time you throw down.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,141
Posted By Duder
Jack, were you asking about the turbine wheel...

Jack, were you asking about the turbine wheel (not housing)? Glass bead blasting is the way to go as HRPufNStuf said above.

We use glass bead blasting on our fancy racing turbo rebuilds here at...
Forum: article composition 07-16-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 599,772
Posted By Duder
For my personal car, I bought a new set of 240...

For my personal car, I bought a new set of 240 Kingsborne plug wires, then manually swapped out the ends on the coil side, using a set of 940 wires as donors. It's not hard to do, you can manually...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 95,223
Posted By Duder
Exciting to see! The paint shop should be...

Exciting to see!

The paint shop should be able to carefully pop off those thick plastic trim strips at the base of each window - you'll get a better job without them there and you will have the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 528,463
Posted By Duder
If you've had your shots, then you're welcome to...

If you've had your shots, then you're welcome to come by our shop any time we're there, no masks required.
Forum: article composition 06-10-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 599,772
Posted By Duder
I have the design for the Bosch 2x2 coil bracket,...

I have the design for the Bosch 2x2 coil bracket, for mounting it where a 240 distributor would be, but have only produced the one prototype for my car. Kind of got pulled away from that by many...
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