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Old 05-23-2021, 01:28 AM   #151
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Got a bit more done today, still have to get a hoist for the old block but did strip out the old kjet bits and placed the 740 turbo air box. Will have to re-locate the intake pipe but looks possible.

Got loads of the new harness too but probably irrelevant with the megasquirt leanings now.

Looking into Cas DSM Mitsubishi setup so I can run coil on plug. Can run the old setup with megasquirt but we'll see, a nice cam and adjustable pulley might be money better spent.

I also have to think of drilling my block for a turbo oil return, or the pan with an An bung.




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Old 05-31-2021, 02:33 PM   #152
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Wash time for the engine bay, sick to the teeth of being covered in thick black oil/ grease every time I go near it.
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Old 05-31-2021, 02:35 PM   #153
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Looks like I'll be painting the bay. A bit of rust under battery tray needs a good scrub conversion and some por 15.



Scored this hazet knock off tool thing which is now the detailing stuff holder thingy.







Then we got distracted at a car show!
Let's just say it's between a Fairlane or galaxie at this stage. The galaxie is coolest but a big auld beast!

Work then went back to the Volvo, brackets for camshaft seal retainerage.


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Old 05-31-2021, 03:25 PM   #154
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20210530_202448 by V G, on Flickr

I wanted to be able to change the angle on the intake if necessary, so tried making a blanking plate out of some flashing and some pipe fittings from home depot.

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That's it for this weekend.

I'm still debating over which route to take with engine management. It's mega squirt or Maxx ecu. Looking for whatever is easier and more long term viable with the car. Eventually I'd like a t5 engine in there possibly.

I can stick with m46 for now and thinking of retaining the current flywheel/clutch setup it's a 12 lb weight saving keeping the b21ft flywheel vs a b230 albeit a smaller clutch disc 215mm vs 228mm.

The alternative is to source the bigger 60/2 flywheel and clutch pack but the hoor stories of failing dog dishes have me reluctant.

Then the only option I can think of would be the dsm cas conversion for the dizzy
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[FONT=verdana, geneva, lucida, lucida grande, arial, helvetica, sans-serif][COLOR=#000000]All of this will push out the build as I get the funds together for the various bits!

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Old 05-31-2021, 06:01 PM   #155
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So took a run to the scrapyard and found a 1992 Volvo 940 engine with 100 k miles, getting the exhaust manifold & turbo off this 740 too!

Hoping my old power steering pump will fit!

Will have to convert the engine to run a distributor in the block too!

Would have preferred a 90-93 240 engine but that's what's local !
Which yard did you find the engine and turbo parts?
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Old 06-05-2021, 11:27 PM   #156
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Which yard did you find the engine and turbo parts?
Sorry for the late reply to pmd you there.

Busy day/ week setting up for this

So yeah, this happened.
For $400 bucks I couldn't say no and it's better to have two projects on the go at the same time apparently for productivity so yeah erm.

Yay!!!
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Old 06-06-2021, 12:30 PM   #157
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Old 06-06-2021, 04:06 PM   #158
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would you consider a maxxecu? I am a dealer located in Dallas and i'm able to remote tune you from my house. I did jesse's car here recently.
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Old 06-06-2021, 07:38 PM   #159
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would you consider a maxxecu? I am a dealer located in Dallas and i'm able to remote tune you from my house. I did jesse's car here recently.
Definitely in the running alright. Would like more tunability and an easier tuning / setup process.

I've to figure out what combination of engine bits I'm going to run with now with this white one on the lot !
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Old 06-08-2021, 10:32 PM   #160
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Twas filthy with dust so gave it a quick wipe

They look so pretty together.



Started moving up the 530 head off the 940 on the b21 block in the 242. Will have to remove the cruise control diaphragm. Interference with the brake booster. Injectors off a 740 and have the ballast pack, might run 850 injectors to save hassle?



Started stripping out the white 244 to do the block swap. Theory is take the head off, mate to the fresh block and then remove old block and stab in the freshly resealed/ headgasketed engine.



I'll be honest it's real tempting to transfer all over to the 242 but the white car is so clean/ so together that it'd be such a waste of a potentially great save.
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:43 PM   #161
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Head looks good had been skimmed before, pistons look great for 250k plus



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Old 06-12-2021, 11:59 PM   #162
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Budget egg crate grille, some new trim cobbled together from two back door bits

Detail time and picked up some bits at the scrapyard!






Got 2 lots of back door trim as ND cut down to make the front door trim

Found one hockey stick but still need one for drivers side front!
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Old 06-13-2021, 11:58 PM   #163
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So she polished up real nice, 254k mile, 29 year old paint!

32 degree heat meant a vet quick compound and da session, Finnish Kare sealant and pink wax.



This week I will mostly be cursing at whatever this crap on my cylinder head is!

Acetone, paint remover, degreaser half a dozen plastic razors.

It's such a pain!
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Old 07-18-2021, 04:00 PM   #164
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Not much in the way of updates, got some more parts, building up the engine for the 244 first!



Made my own rear head seal retainer, this is why the original engine died!



Picked up an engine hoist too.

It's 32' degrees here on an average day so forgive my lack of progress!



Haven't forgotten about the 242, saving for the better parts!
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Old 08-12-2021, 10:28 PM   #165
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After a lot of cursing I finally got the timing belt lined up right, first pic crank is off about half an inch!

It feels fierce counterintuitive to be throwing this into the white one but I need that to drive first and have it movable around the house at least.

Then I can use the remnants if the white ones engine to build something half decent for the turbo!


38 degrees here today so very slow progress!


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Old 08-12-2021, 10:29 PM   #166
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More period correct Borbet type? $200 I have no self control.

Sure the engine doesn't work but I do have 4 sets of wheels now

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Old 08-29-2021, 09:27 PM   #167
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some progress, old engine out soon!
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Old 09-04-2021, 09:30 PM   #168
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​Something like progress, there was a lot of ATF down there and when I pulled the thing out it was obvious why, broken kickdown cable plastic mounting thingy. Hoping I can glue it back together , really want to get the new lump in this weekend!


AN fitting for oil return should it ever go turbo and new oil pump seals, pan gasket.
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Hopefully split the box and do the filter/gasket on it then bang it all together and back in
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So got to some sort of progress with the white one! 940 spoiler, new kickdown cable and the solenoid mod.
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Old Today, 10:59 PM   #170
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Then mated it all up and with a mate eventually got it sitting in the bay!

Picked up some hydras along the way!
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