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Old 09-12-2015, 02:29 PM   #101
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Karl and I made some really good progress yesterday. Engine bay wiring is now 95% complete and looks really tidy, engine and trans are installed, and we started bolting on some ancillary stuff in the engine bay. Still lots of wiring to do inside the car but it feels really good to have the engine and trans in for the last time.



Made a new battery hold-down for the optima out of some stainless sheet and two t-bolt clamps.



Terminated the engine harness with a 55-contact barrel connector. The receptacle side will go in the old speedo cable hole.



Dropping in the engine.



Starting to look more like an engine bay now.



The shifter lines up perfectly and has pretty reasonable throws, really happy with how it turned out.
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Old 09-12-2015, 02:46 PM   #102
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I can't wait till there's a GT40 on the side of that motor.

In 3...2....1...... ;)

(Looks great guys!)
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Old 09-13-2015, 10:19 AM   #103
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Hey, ya'll gonna stay with that stock intake manifold or make something cool? I never liked the look of it, honestly. It's ugly.
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Old 09-13-2015, 02:48 PM   #104
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All the interior plastic was either replaced with black parts or painted to match
I really like what you've done. An amazing amount of work. Nice change to black interior too. Can you offer more info on the change to black? What paint (SEM?), any special prep and how has it held up?
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:46 PM   #105
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I really like what you've done. An amazing amount of work. Nice change to black interior too. Can you offer more info on the change to black? What paint (SEM?), any special prep and how has it held up?
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We used Dupli-Color Vinyl & Fabric paint:



The passenger side door panel was painted about a year ago (several months before the rest of the interior got converted) and it's been holding up great. The only prep was to wipe the door cards clean with acetone. The panels were done in several thin coats. It would usually take three or four coats to get good coverage.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:13 AM   #106
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FWIW my door pockets were painted with that SEM paint. 3 years of use and it's stuck on there still.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:33 AM   #107
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Very nice. Thanks. Been thinking of doing that. Happy to hear about such good results.
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:24 AM   #108
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I really like what you've done. An amazing amount of work. Nice change to black interior too. Can you offer more info on the change to black? What paint (SEM?), any special prep and how has it held up?
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Thanks Dave, I appreciate your kind words.

More progress to show. Got all the front end sheet metal bolted on. Some of the more visible fasteners look a little worse for wear so I ordered replacements for them, should be here this week. Mounted the E-Fan relay next to the battery on the headlight bucket and wired it up. It's powered by two wires directly off the battery with an in-line fuse holder.





The radiator and related hoses have been mounted. It's all stock 960 stuff, including the heater hoses. A few of them just needed a little trimming to fit.



Clutch master is mounted along with the new pedal. I took the stock pedal and lengthened it, then added a tab that actuates the pushrod of the master. The area by the tab is really tight so Karl machined a cross-drilled pin for the master that works really well. Also attached and adjusted the throttle cable.



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Old 09-15-2015, 10:44 AM   #109
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I just love how that inline-6 sits there, like it was meant to be. Nice job on the paintjob and wiring!
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:58 AM   #110
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I just love how that inline-6 sits there, like it was meant to be. Nice job on the paintjob and wiring!
Thanks! Yeah it really sits in there well.

More progress. Got the bumper and trim mounted:



Replaced all the coarse thread fasteners on the slam panel with these stainless torx headed things from mcmaster:



Karl made up a sweet little sub-harness for the cam and crank sensors. Also mounted a bulkhead push-to-connect fitting for the map sensor:



Replaced a whole bunch of fasteners in the engine bay with these clear zinc plated flange bolts:



The chassis ID tag is now attached using the proper volvo rivets:



Fitted these ceramic connectors for the headlights:



Made a bracket to mount the 740 coolant overflow bottle:





FPR is mounted and plumbed along with the feed line at the fuel rail:



Hooked up the clutch hose:



I'm running out of jobs to do in the engine bay. Next step is to put it on the lift so we can hook up the fuel lines, driveshaft, clutch hydraulics, some additional wiring, and start building the exhaust.
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:21 PM   #111
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Tips on keeping your engine bay clean.

Compressed air and that air blower I got when there will be your new best friend. Blow it off when you notice dust on it and it's convenient (sitting around the shop).

When you need to wash it, use this diluted to 10:1. http://www.goodspeedmotoring.com/aut...l-cleaner.html
That's my friend's business, so it's safe to order from him also.
Douse the entire engine bay with this and use a light duty pressure washer (cheap electric ones work great) to rinse it. Don't get to carried away or close to items, it's just mostly a heavy rinsing. After rinsed use compressed air to dry it.

Then wash car, then open engine bay again and dry water from washing car that sneaked in.

Welcome to the show car world of 2-3 hrs to wash your car.
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:45 PM   #112
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This is pretty much my dream project. So drool worthy.
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:47 AM   #113
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Tips on keeping your engine bay clean.

Compressed air and that air blower I got when there will be your new best friend. Blow it off when you notice dust on it and it's convenient (sitting around the shop).

When you need to wash it, use this diluted to 10:1. http://www.goodspeedmotoring.com/aut...l-cleaner.html
That's my friend's business, so it's safe to order from him also.
Douse the entire engine bay with this and use a light duty pressure washer (cheap electric ones work great) to rinse it. Don't get to carried away or close to items, it's just mostly a heavy rinsing. After rinsed use compressed air to dry it.

Then wash car, then open engine bay again and dry water from washing car that sneaked in.

Welcome to the show car world of 2-3 hrs to wash your car.
Good advice, I appreciate it. Doing the engine bay should only add ~15 minutes to my normal wash routine which is already pretty quick. I hate washing my car so I hustle through it every time.

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This is pretty much my dream project. So drool worthy.
Thanks dude. None of this is especially challenging, it's just a butt-load of labor hours and some expenditure.

No photos from yesterday but progress was made. Fuel lines, pump, and filter are all on and 98% done. Just have to figure out a way to connect the hose I have to the existing return line. Also hooked up the power steering pressure and return, got some Earl's power steering line and wrench-on fittings that worked really well.

Clutch is plumbed and ready, just needs to be bled in. Driveshaft is completely bolted in with all new wear parts
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:06 AM   #114
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This thread, this car, this build, the originality are simply amazing.

Chapeau to you sir, chapeau.
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:32 AM   #115
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:38 AM   #116
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Coming together quick! We've got a fantastic local hardware store here that has an amazing selection of hardware. When I was really in the assembly phase of my build I was there every Saturday buying a list of stainless hardware. Definitely makes things look good and more pleasant to work with. I spent a fair bit on cap screws! Did not think of the slam panel hardware I'll have to follow that example.
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:53 AM   #117
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Love all the details you're taking time with. A T6 has been my dream swap for a loooong time. Really looking forward to the finished project.
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Can't wait to check out progress when I get back. Looking awesome dude. I'd have never believed this was the same car that started as a "one wheel in the crusher" non running $1k POS when I bought it in 2012, if I didn't know any better.

It has come an infinitely long way since then.

Infinity is a pretty big number. I've seen bigger, but still.
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:03 PM   #119
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Thanks for the kind words dudes, really encouraging.

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I bought all my stuff from Bel-Metric and McMaster. Bel-Metric is a great resource for all kinds of oddball and automotive specific metric stuff.

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Can't wait to check out progress when I get back. Looking awesome dude. I'd have never believed this was the same car that started as a "one wheel in the crusher" non running $1k POS when I bought it in 2012, if I didn't know any better.

It has come an infinitely long way since then.

Infinity is a pretty big number. I've seen bigger, but still.
I'd say it's somewhere between one brazilian and infinity times better than before. I'm also amazed by how nicely it's turned out, though now all the little flaws stand out that much more which is pretty depressing.

Karl got a photo last night of the power steering line. It's a braided aeroquip hose with wrench-on AN-6 45 degree ends. Ended up fitting really well.

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How does that work on a 240 rack?
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I'd say it's somewhere between one brazilian and infinity times better than before. I'm also amazed by how nicely it's turned out, though now all the little flaws stand out that much more which is pretty depressing.
Every car has flaws. Get over it. Show me any car at any build level/cost/quality and I can show you a flaw. Nicer cars have less or smaller flaws.

It's a lot like driving. The fastest is not the person who runs the perfect lap, but the person that makes the least mistakes.
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How does that work on a 240 rack?
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Every car has flaws. Get over it. Show me any car at any build level/cost/quality and I can show you a flaw. Nicer cars have less or smaller flaws.

It's a lot like driving. The fastest is not the person who runs the perfect lap, but the person that makes the least mistakes.
That's true. I wasn't saying I was going to do anything about the flaws, I'll just complain about them
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The Megatron JR and bussmann fuse/relay panel are now mounted to a sheet of carbon fiber that will live behind the passenger side kick panel. I was going to make it from aluminum but I had the carbon sheet handy and it was almost the perfect size. Now there's just a massive bundle of wires left to make and the car will be ready to make some noise.

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Every car has flaws. Get over it. Show me any car at any build level/cost/quality and I can show you a flaw. Nicer cars have less or smaller flaws.

It's a lot like driving. The fastest is not the person who runs the perfect lap, but the person that makes the least mistakes.
What he said.
Car looks amazing.

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