View Full Version : Buncha pics n stuff (22 pics 2 short vids)

11-19-2004, 06:28 PM
Here's some stuff I've been working on that might be worth a share.

Up first - oil cooler. I have low hot oil pressure, and found that my oil cooler wasn't getting any airflow. In this image, you can see where it used to be, angled toward that sheetmetal in the top left, with the bottom bushing in the three holes next to the IC. I moved it back and angled it to get more airflow. When I first put it in, I angled it like in a 740, but they have better airflow past the AC, IC and rad than the 240.
This worked pretty well, so I thought I'd make some shrouding to see if it helped any more.

This shot is past the headlight from the front, you can see where I welded a couple pieces together, pretty hard to weld thin stuff like this.

From the top, the same piece, "designed" to keep the air from flowing under and around the battery.

The upper piece, before installation. This is all made out of super lightweight rain gutter, pounded flat with a trusty claw hammer.

All done, looks pretty good, didn't really do anything for the oil pressure though :roll:

While I was at it, here's my ghetto boost gauge pod, made from fiberglass and cardboard. It's a little embarassing up close like this, but it actually looks okay in service. I might pull it out and cover with vinyl though.

The DANGER decal serves as a reminder to go gently on the MBC:

Here you can see where I sanded through the 'glass. :e-shrug:

And this shows the cunning fit into the A-pillar. That turned out okay!

I mounted my oil pressure and WBO2 gauges in the center stack:
The oil pressure gauge can be forced into the clock slot, then the eges filled in with pieces of wood cut into this shape: [( and )] then covered with vinyl and screwed in from behind.

The WBO2 gauge was more work. I ran wires through the screw holes in front (those are blobs of solder, not phillips heads you see), down the vent passage, and out the end, one through the on-off flapper hole, the other not. Then I soldered them together. Worked killer. Just have to plug the screw holes with those rubber plugs.

To get the display to fit in an early-style vent duct, you have to remove the case. Then I made some L-brackets and screwed into them from the sides of the duct.

Here you can see the brackets in place:

My display is on the fritz now, getting a new chip, we'll see if that fixes it?
See the missing segments? This started before my remount, so don't yell about the dirty hands.

What else? Hmm... Here's my 3" tailpipe:
with custom flattening on the end, damn driveways.

My BAR referree label, declaring me to be a legal turbo swap!!!

A few pics of my engine in all its glory:

With small movies of it in action! Idle is set too high, I'll fix that soon.
exhaust at idle (http://www.sonic.net/~kyle/242/show/1118exhaust.mpg )
engine at idle (http://www.sonic.net/~kyle/242/show/1118idle.mpg )

A few pics of the exterior:
And a group shot... round headlights rule! :rockon:

Lastly, just because I took the picture, my first welding project. It's made from two 20-year old Univega bicycles. Hella fun to ride.
I figure the Kjet intake in the background keeps it on topic.

11-19-2004, 06:57 PM
AWESOME wideband display placement! looks oem-ish. cool pics, and neat ideas. thanks for sharing.

11-19-2004, 07:00 PM
Nice work! But where did you find that 3-bar oil pressure gauge? All the ones I've seen are 5-bar...hmm. And what's the story about the "carpet" on your dash? Is it to prevent it from cracking? Looks kinda neat, I like it, show some more pictures!

Instead of moving the oil-cooler, I added a second oil-cooler inline with the oem one. It is a long and thin unit, about 15" long, only 2*1" thick, mounted in front of the radiator/intercooler. It's actually directly in the airflow from the spoiler, when I touch the pipes going into the stock Volvo cooler it is quite cool.

11-19-2004, 07:36 PM
luvin the "danger" sticker

and that bike is well kool done a nice job there

Hank Scorpio
11-20-2004, 11:05 AM
hahahah the happy face drawn on the BAR sticker just made my day lol

11-20-2004, 11:55 AM
Hi guys, thanks for the comments.

The 3 bar gauge is from a 245T I saw in the JY. If I had reasonable oil pressure, it'd be worthless - 3bar = 45PSI. It was installed both to double check my idiot light (comes on at about .5bar with the gauge sender, same as the original sensor) and just because no performance car is complete without an oil pressure gauge.

The carpet on the dash is a dash cover, I can't believe you've never heard of/seen one of those before... very common, at least in sunny climes. It's supposed to prevent cracking, but in my case it was put on after the cracking happened.

The WB display is really trick, when it works :grrr: the only downside is the boost gauge is on the other side of the dash from the WB, so it's hard to look at both at once. With my WB display out of commission, I've been using Megatune, and it's actually a lot nicer than looking at the boost gauge and WB display.... for one thing, the boost gauge is in PSI/inches of water or something, not too useful when tuning Kpa's.

Glad to see someone appreciates the 'cycle!!

11-20-2004, 02:07 PM
that looks good!! i like the shrouding on the oil cooler. and i must say that oil gauge mounting location and surrounding looks totally factory! awesome! pimp ****, man... later,


11-20-2004, 06:51 PM
Nice Z I got one of those too. I havent done much to the Bertone, actually planning on selling it and getting a 5spd 740 turbo. Looks good man, keep up the good work.

Neil Peart
11-20-2004, 08:14 PM
dude..how much would u charge for a A-pillar pod like urs. its nice.

The Aspirator
11-24-2004, 10:03 PM
Sounds sweet at idle buddy! Similar to mine, but a bit louder. Jeeze how high is your idle set? That motor vid is loud! I'm guessing 1500-2000.

Oil pressure gauge and WB display look really really trick, nice work. I might just have to copy that for my brothers car!!

Steve O
12-08-2004, 07:07 PM
Damn dude, that thing is looking good.

Neil Peart
12-08-2004, 07:28 PM
How can a get a A-pillar like urs..anything would de me fine

12-09-2004, 12:23 PM
The gauge pod is kinda ugly in person, and might just get redone someday. It was pretty easy to make, just get some stiff thin cardboard and some tape and make a template, then cover it with sheets of fiberglass. The 'glass is handy, you can get a setup for $10 or so at the hardware store.

Thanks for the props guys. Yeah, the idle was about 1200 at that time, maybe a little higher (cold idle). I've since dropped it to 800 or so. Funny you should mention it being loud, my wife took off in it yesterday... when it started up, BWOMMMMMMMMMMMM :bubbrubb: and even up to about 5 mph it was loud loud loud. Then for some reason it quiets down a bunch. Must have something to do with turbine speed, huh?

The Aspirator
12-09-2004, 02:10 PM
Are you running a fast idle solenoid? I thought I read that you and Matt are. See I'm just running the adjustment screw in the throttle body, but cold idle sucks. It doesn't like to stay alive unless I crack the throttle just a hair to make it idle at about 1500 when cold. Then once it's warm it can idle at like 8-900 just fine. So what are you using? I'm tempted to just take one of those little boost solenoids from turbo cars to greate my cold "vacuum leak", should bring in enough air to make a difference eh?