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Hank Scorpio 08-25-2013 07:31 PM

Globex Corp presents: 255
 
FINALLY get to start a thread! Huzzah!! OK, so I've already introduced the car but time to condense.

Picked up this 82 245 DIESEL as a new, smog exempt project car to tinker on over the next couple years. The goal is pretty straight forward:

T5 motor, T5 trans (2.95-.82). Forged rods, pistons are 50/50 (I had no issues with the Mahles in the T5R but the forged ones are reasonable in price). ME4.3 (maybe 4.4, 4.3 looks like an easier swap and again, was fine in my t5r).

Interior will be based around V50 seats with some things I have in mind.

8.8 in the back, R brakes or Porsche 6 pistons up front (if Jacob will be so kind). Back is a little up in the air because of the 8.8, I'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

The goal is pretty simple. Not looking to build a track car, can haz r@c3 cAr or an auto-x machine. Building a comfortable, quick, daily driver that Theresa can get in at any point and drive anywhere in the country with out worry. This is the main reason behind ME4.3. It'll have AC, insulation, sound deadner, a stereo and other creature comforts.

I'm also hoping to set the 8.8 up for the occasional drag launches. Basically, everything the T5R did great (dead reliable, great power, super comfy) but with the motor facing the right way.

It won't be a true daily driver in regards of Theresa will still have the V50 and I'll still have my C30 but it'll be built *could be*. Oh and if I build a tube amp into it, I can play guitar in the car and write the entire endeavor off as a marketing expense. LOL

This will be a slow one as being self employed and having a baby means it has to happen around occasional openings in my schedule. The goal is to hopefully have the car stripped enough to have it media blasted by end of the year.

SO, here we go!

http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/152016289.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/152016282.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/152016287.jpg
Surprisingly straight and solid. At some point somebody went mudding in this because the entire chassis had a thin film of adobe looking mud (and a big dent in the tank). Pressure washed right off and everything actually looks pretty damn solid.

http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/152016276.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/152016278.jpg
Home to the most rickety sounding diesel god ever imagined. What a fat bastard of a motor.

Here's what I did today.

http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/152016291.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/152016293.jpg
That D24 is a big porky bastard of a motor. Had a tough time getting it out (kept wanting to snag under the steering shaft and not wanting to move). Spent some more time pressure washing since that picture, it's actually not too greasy now. It's clean enough for me to keep striping down before sending it off for blasting.
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/152016295.jpg
Out you bastard!

In the mean time, parts have been slowly coming over the last few months. Little things here and there but picked this up yesterday
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/152016274.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/152016275.jpg
2000 T5 (v70r supposedly). I'll be blocking off the VVT stuff but it'll be nice to have the better head and cams.

Also did this to (one of) the wheels. From silver to actual bronze powder painted gold
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/151991196.jpg

Oh and last thing, had a little motivational visit from Jacob back in April
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/150323382.jpg
250's are really the best.

There we go, off to a start now :D Really looking forward to my plates showing up.

dieselboy 08-25-2013 07:45 PM

I have a mock up block of you need to make a oil pan.

Hank Scorpio 08-25-2013 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dieselboy (Post 4666144)
I have a mock up block of you need to make a oil pan.

I actually have a pan. I was going to do this years and years ago and bought a modded pan from Todd. When I got rid of everything 4-5 years ago that was the only thing I kept (should have kept the extra set of forged rods I had too. Oh well). Thanks though buddy, I appreciate the offer!

kiznile 08-25-2013 07:55 PM

Bookmarked....shall be stalking

745 TurboGreasel 08-25-2013 08:06 PM

Yeah baby.
funny color for a greenblock.

Hank Scorpio 08-26-2013 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 745 TurboGreasel (Post 4666160)
Yeah baby.
funny color for a greenblock.

Ya I noticed that... it's actually blue. That normal or a motor swap? Mostly curious, it's palleted and off to the Kauer vault of shame now. LOL

MikeJr. 08-26-2013 12:26 PM

Wilwood makes a few different bolt of kits for the 8.8
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/wi...39-d/overview/

Homer 08-26-2013 02:17 PM

The man behind the mayhem to come.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...09262447_n.jpg
I had to.

On topic, I'm curious what the bosses look like on the block for engine mounts.

Hank Scorpio 08-26-2013 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homer (Post 4666669)
On topic, I'm curious what the bosses look like on the block for engine mounts.

:oogle::oogle::oogle:

I'll snap you some pictures. Things are similar but a couple changes vs the earlier motor that I think I'll have to contend with.

Hank Scorpio 08-29-2013 08:30 PM

today's project. Needed a cart to roll the car not only left and right in my garage but roll it out of the garage and into the trailer when I drop it off for media blasting.

So I did this
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/152085535.jpg
becomes
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/152085536.jpg
this. which sits under
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/152085538.jpg
this!

The casters are a little under rated for still having the axle in, a tank mostly full of fuel and bumper on the back. The front end pushes really easily, the backs a little heavy still. The d-rings are so that when I do have to put the car in the trailer, I can run ratchet straps thru the interior and hook it right to the cart so that they can't be separated while bouncing down the road.

I think the only thing I'm going to change is next time I have the cart free, I'm going to cut the uprights into a V shaped notch instead of the half round. This will make it easier to line it up while lowering the car (when the weight gets on one end, it does cause it to squirm a bit, takes a couple tries to get it perfect right now).

More tear down to commence :D

badvlvo 08-29-2013 08:35 PM

So glad you are finally getting back into it Doug!
One of these days when I am in Sac I will have time to drop in and check things out.
And count on me to come up to help with the audio and charging, I have a couple ideas that may work out for you in that area.

Hank Scorpio 08-29-2013 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badvlvo (Post 4669894)
So glad you are finally getting back into it Doug!
One of these days when I am in Sac I will have time to drop in and check things out.
And count on me to come up to help with the audio and charging, I have a couple ideas that may work out for you in that area.

Sounds great! When you're up or I see you next I'll walk you thru the plan. I have some things in mind... including creative use of my laser at the shop ;)

propav8r 08-29-2013 09:02 PM

I see Jacob's car inspired you too...I'll be keeping an eye on this one. Planning a similar approach on my long game.

Hank Scorpio 08-29-2013 09:05 PM

It absolutely did but this is actually the third attempt on this. After the T5R I bought a 242 shell but decided against it for smog reasons. Then I bought a 220 but the economy dumped and I had to sell it to help keep the business afloat. I'm actually really grateful, the last 5 years things have moved a long ways.

badvlvo 08-29-2013 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hank Scorpio (Post 4669897)
Sounds great! When you're up or I see you next I'll walk you thru the plan. I have some things in mind... including creative use of my laser at the shop ;)

I'm very interested in this build, I'll bring beer.

Hank Scorpio 08-29-2013 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badvlvo (Post 4669932)
I'm very interested in this build, I'll bring beer.

Can't argue with that.

It'll be a long while before 'forward' progress starts so maybe we'll have to get multiple beers :rofl::rofl::rofl:

propav8r 08-29-2013 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hank Scorpio (Post 4669931)
It absolutely did but this is actually the third attempt on this. After the T5R I bought a 242 shell but decided against it for smog reasons. Then I bought a 220 but the economy dumped and I had to sell it to help keep the business afloat. I'm actually really grateful, the last 5 years things have moved a long ways.

Sweet-hopefully third time's the charm.

Hank Scorpio 08-29-2013 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by propav8r (Post 4669936)
Sweet-hopefully third time's the charm.

I think so. No smog and honestly, the 220 was just outside my skill set when I had it (still is honestly). 240 is a little easier

badvlvo 08-29-2013 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hank Scorpio (Post 4669934)
Can't argue with that.

It'll be a long while before 'forward' progress starts so maybe we'll have to get multiple beers :rofl::rofl::rofl:

I'm good for more than one, Russ can drive me home.

gsellstr 08-29-2013 09:28 PM

Finally...Doug is back home in his own 240 again. No more bitching about hating the car AND hating to have sold it now! :-P

Yeah, I know, I'll quit bitching about needing to get a welder soon as well....hopefully tax time...

Hank Scorpio 08-29-2013 10:22 PM

I'm telling you I am so impressed with this little hobart. It'll do anything I'd feel comfortable fabing up myself.

Old Iron 08-29-2013 10:29 PM

Sweet project! Love the home made stand! How much did it cost you to build?

Hank Scorpio 08-29-2013 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Iron (Post 4670041)
Sweet project! Love the home made stand! How much did it cost you to build?

~300 bucks. I still have some material left over

gsellstr 08-30-2013 01:29 AM

Yeah, my very short list is either a used Miller 180 or a new Hobart 180, 220v of course, which is running around $700 from tractor supply. 220v is much nicer than the 110v rigs like yours, so if you can imagine even nicer welds than yours pulls off...

Is that still the steel we tossed on the roof of my wagon back when you had the 242 shell you were going to build the rotis for?

Hank Scorpio 08-30-2013 01:36 AM

I actually used that years ago to build my rack system for the spray booth.
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/132700608.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/132700607.jpg


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