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AndrewNance 09-26-2012 09:40 PM

Andrew's 122 turbo project
Skip to page 14 for turbo things.

So I never do this sort of thing. Mostly because I never take pictures of **** and I hardly work on anything. I'm completely ready to get this car done now that I don't have any other projects. I've had it for two years now, done quite a bit of work, and I still have a lot to do.

Here's the work I've done so far:

- New ignition setup. No more armored coil. Electronic ignition.
- Steering/suspension rebuilt with full poly bushings
- Alternator
- B18 head refreshed, got the motor up to spunk. Some new seals, water pump, refreshed dizzy,
- SUs rebuilt completely
- Probably more stuff I forgot about

Here's where I'm going with it:

- B20 -.015 over, ported F head shaved to 10.5:1 compression, Schneider 274 cam, 2.5" stainless mandrel-bent exhaust, Stahl header, SUs
- M41 w/ short shifter
- Brake system rebuild
- FatMat
- New carpet
- Lower it (maybe bags in the future)
- Wheels
- Nice stereo

So basically I want it to be a killer car with a period-correct motor that still ****s and gets. After that, I just want to drive it. No +t, no megasquirt, or any of that stuff. Just a nice car that I like. Hopefully some other people will too. You shouldn't expect this thread to move very fast but you should expect lots of low res cell phone pictures and dissapointment.

Feel free to ask questions or leave any constructive comments.


AndrewNance 09-26-2012 09:56 PM

So basically I need to update this with all of the pictures and **** that I have or have had for a long time.



Hopefully these don't take their sweet ass time getting onto the car.

BoostIt 09-26-2012 10:55 PM

Sweet car man. I can't wait to see where you take this thing! bags will be sick in the future!

BigMatteson 09-27-2012 01:40 PM

I sense epic amounts of awesome!

But I'm accustomed to disappointment.

J/K That car is dope on a rope. Especially since it's mostly original.

doucheNozzle 09-27-2012 04:32 PM

Love 122s

MikeJr. 09-27-2012 04:43 PM

Cool man! Looks good and I love the color.

AndrewNance 09-27-2012 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by MikeJr. (Post 4331107)
Cool man! Looks good and I love the color.

I've always been up in the air about it but its grown on me a lot. The paint isn't original so I wouldn't mind going a different direction with it. I think I'll always leave the interior green.

It won't be half as badass as yours but I wanted to maintain some vintage appeal, or something like that. I really just want a period correct motor that's going to rape my mechanic-friend's '69 MGB GT. Plus extreme custom fabrication isn't really my calling :-P

JERIC 10-04-2012 01:09 PM

My mild build B20 in my 142 is faster than my bosses supercharged MGB GT , I could hit its rear bumper at will and my coworker was driving and running the **** out of it. So you should have. I problem beating him.unless he has a realy trick motor in it.

AndrewNance 10-04-2012 03:21 PM

Yeah its totally stock but definitely quicker than a stock B18. Updates on ths thread soon!

BoostIt 10-04-2012 04:28 PM

get those springs on son! then drive it out here :-P

AndrewNance 10-04-2012 04:49 PM

If I get time i'm gonna start in the morning. I need to scrap the '82 and my girlfriend's Cabrio though. Ahh first world problems.

suped. 10-05-2012 12:10 AM

God damnit I love that beast. The green on green is beautiful.

....And uhhhhh what year is that cabrio?

AndrewNance 10-05-2012 12:33 AM

'99. The tranny is done for, interior done for, body done for. It's trashed.

suped. 10-05-2012 12:43 AM


Originally Posted by andrewnance21 (Post 4339559)
'99. The tranny is done for, interior done for, body done for. It's trashed.

I was hoping there was a slim chance of early 80s.

AndrewNance 10-05-2012 11:20 AM

Unfortunately no. If it was I might have been a little more willing to fix it. Oh well. I've got like $600 more than I had to put into the 122.

AndrewNance 10-09-2012 10:44 PM

So I worked out the camber issue. This is what I had with NO shims in the upper A-arm:



And it appears this is why:


The black one is the one that came out so I could replace it with the older looking one. You can see the contour in it compared to the other one. Now I'm back to having positive camber, which is good because it can be shimmed to line up.

So I guess there's my -3* camber. Now that I know it's going to line up once I put the shims back in, I can get the control arms off to have the shock mounts flipped. While that's happening I need to put a new crankshaft felt seal in and put on the new springs. Finally making some progress.

slow240 10-09-2012 10:49 PM


this is one of my lady's favorite volvos on the board

AndrewNance 10-11-2012 10:02 AM

Got my sprangz last week.


The red and black ones are what I was planning to use before I got a full set of the blue ones. The black ones are TMEs that Ipd used to sell and the reds are some unknown progressives that I got for a decent price. The blue ones are stiff as ****. They cannot be compressed by conventional methods, like, my hands. This is about to be awesome.

BoostIt 10-11-2012 01:48 PM

Do work son!

AndrewNance 10-11-2012 04:16 PM

Damn this ****ty work schedule!

AndrewNance 10-22-2012 09:34 PM

Back on the grind today. Finally got that TB-esque rake I wanted:


Just kidding.


It rides okay. I still have to cut the bump stops down because it rests on them.The rear needs the limiting straps to be shortened so the springs can't fall out at max extension. All that stuff happens tomorrow as well as the wheels finally going on the car. Possibly a half-ass alignment job too since the local shop won't mess with lowered vehicles.

Then I came home and found my Schneider 274 cam on the doorstep which means I can finally start building the B20 back! Then refresh the M41, rebuild my driveshaft, get my header ceramic coated along with an exhaust made. The list never gets any shorter.

suped. 10-22-2012 09:42 PM

Mannnn that looks slick. I hope you'll think about keeping the stock wheels. I say: moar pin stripe.

AndrewNance 10-22-2012 09:46 PM

I think the 17s will set it off nicely. Plus I have brand new ones with brand new tires on them. Two of the stock size tires are pretty shot from being out of alignment before.

suped. 10-22-2012 09:49 PM

Looks like a rod cruiser. I'd get some white wallz and a safari roof rack and call it a Volkswagen.

AndrewNance 10-22-2012 09:51 PM


Originally Posted by suped. (Post 4361300)
I'd call it a Volkswagen.

Themz fightin' wordz. I kinda planned on buying some cheap port-o-walls and slapping them on there just for kicks.

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