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Forum: showroom 08-24-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By kampman
dang, that's excellent. :omg:

dang, that's excellent. :omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By kampman
I think 1999-2002 are the years that will direct...

I think 1999-2002 are the years that will direct swap for exhaust-only VVT but not 100% sure, the late P80 and early P2 cars have tons of VIN breaks and part changes. You could try calling V and S...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 865,013
Posted By kampman
I have the Solstice version (it's actually still...

I have the Solstice version (it's actually still bolted to a Solstice engine, sadly not the turbo one though). Guess I know what I need to do if the AW71 ever craps out. :lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 865,013
Posted By kampman
I have an AR5 that was originally slated for...

I have an AR5 that was originally slated for another project that didn't work out and I've often wondered how it would fit in my 245.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,173
Posted By kampman
Wow, that old carpet was gross. :omg:

Wow, that old carpet was gross. :omg:
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 109,028
Posted By kampman
You shouldn’t have to disconnect anything inside...

You shouldn’t have to disconnect anything inside the car, just remove the glovebox and the insulation pad under the dash and push the grommet through.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,808
Posted By kampman
According to cleanflametrap Art the Airtex E8778...

According to cleanflametrap Art the Airtex E8778 is a good intank option if you're looking to stay within the OE parameters, I'm probably gonna grab one for my turbo.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
Got the car back on its wheels, glad I went with...

Got the car back on its wheels, glad I went with the 195/65R15 tires. The wheel gap looks huge in the pics for some reason but in person they fill the wheel wells nicely without being balloons. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,683
Posted By kampman
Is the milkshake in the head/around the cam or...

Is the milkshake in the head/around the cam or just on the cap?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,683
Posted By kampman
Yes, it will run like crap with a bad temp...

Yes, it will run like crap with a bad temp sensor, it’s one of the most important inputs for the ECU. If it’s throwing codes for it I’d start there. Might be a good time to check and make sure the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,699
Posted By kampman
After doing the kickdown cable in my wagon I...

After doing the kickdown cable in my wagon I don't see any reason why you couldn't pull the valve body with the transmission in the car, it would just be messy.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
And who should call but the wheel shop? I got...

And who should call but the wheel shop? I got Yokohama Avid Ascend GTs from Tire Rack, they get good reviews and they had a $50 rebate going so hopefully they'll do well for the sort of things I...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
I took last week off work so I knocked out a few...

I took last week off work so I knocked out a few things. Got new tires for the Virgos since the existing ones were lost causes. I went with 195/65R15s since the roads around here aren't the greatest...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,538
Posted By kampman
Judging by your FS ads you're in OH right? I...

Judging by your FS ads you're in OH right? I haven't had Virgos worked on there but I've had really good experiences having other wheels straightened by Wheel Medic here in Columbus.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 865,013
Posted By kampman
I don't think there's an off the shelf option to...

I don't think there's an off the shelf option to go wasted spark with 2.2. If you want to use the Buchka board you need to have LH2.4. Probably not worth upgrading the EFI/doing the necessary...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
Spent a little time on the car yesterday. I...

Spent a little time on the car yesterday. I installed the new injectors and replaced the injector seals. The big donut seals for the injectors were probably fine but the seals on the holders weren't...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
Thanks dude, I hope to do it justice! Your blue...

Thanks dude, I hope to do it justice! Your blue wagon is looking great.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
Despite the pandemic I've been busier than ever...

Despite the pandemic I've been busier than ever with my job so my garage time has been scarce. I did get a chance to swap the speedo cable, the existing (and probably original) one got burnt and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By kampman
If the shocks have rubber bellows (or remnants of...

If the shocks have rubber bellows (or remnants of rubber bellows) around the bottom then they're Nivomats, regular shocks won't have the bellows. I would bet on the springs being aftermarket, I don't...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
Progress has stalled out a little on this but I'm...

Progress has stalled out a little on this but I'm hoping to get back to it soon - I'm still accumulating parts though. I found an NOS fuel distributor on eBay for less than the cost of a rebuilt one...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,302
Posted By kampman
Ford V6? Interesting. :)

Ford V6? Interesting. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By kampman
Thank you, that’s really helpful.

Thank you, that’s really helpful.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By kampman
That firewall harness is still in my car but I...

That firewall harness is still in my car but I have it pulled part way into the driver's side footwell right now for easier splicing access. The sheathing has been removed in that area and there's no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By kampman
240 Turbo wiring routing

So I'm trying to get a 245 Turbo that suffered an engine fire back to running condition. The fire messed up the firewall wiring a little and the car came to me with a hacked up engine harness. I have...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-19-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
I was going to throw out the hood insulation...

I was going to throw out the hood insulation blanket since it had a burnt spot on it and I found another reason to get rid of it when I pulled it down. :omg: There’s no mouse smell in the interior so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,266
Posted By kampman
Seems more likely it was the rings, if you google...

Seems more likely it was the rings, if you google "whiteblock lawnmower syndrome" you'll find a lot of posts talking about it. TLDR is that it seems like these cars can wash down the cylinder walls...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
I bought some ratcheting crimpers so I could up...

I bought some ratcheting crimpers so I could up my wiring game for this project. They showed up yesterday so I broke them in by fixing the wiring I posted above - I used Dave Barton's connector...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
One other thing - I haven't paid a lot of...

One other thing - I haven't paid a lot of attention to the warmup/control pressure regulator until now but the one in the car is an 079. Shouldn't an '84 with the enrichment switch on the firewall...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
My wiring stuff showed up from Dave Barton and I...

My wiring stuff showed up from Dave Barton and I ordered the stuff to fix the fuel lines from Belmetric, should be getting here this week. I went ahead and cut out the rat's nest of engine wiring...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
Just put in an order with Dave Barton so that I...

Just put in an order with Dave Barton so that I can tackle the wiring harness. Ignoring the splicefest on the firewall, the only area of the body harness with insulation falling off is the branch...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 44,540
Posted By kampman
Just to double check, you realize you have the...

Just to double check, you realize you have the mount arm the wrong way round in your picture, correct? The end that you have resting against the engine is supposed to be touching the blue towel (or...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
I've also been window shopping for suspension...

I've also been window shopping for suspension parts, seems like the GAZ adjustable shocks/struts are the current hotness?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
Replaced the kickdown cable over the weekend. The...

Replaced the kickdown cable over the weekend. The fluid looked good and there was minimal gunk in the pan so I'm optimistic about the condition of the transmission. The dipstick tube even came loose...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
I poked around a bit more over the weekend, found...

I poked around a bit more over the weekend, found a few more melty bits. I'm going to rebuild the firewall fuel lines with new nylon tubing, I originally thought that the return would be the only one...
Forum: showroom 03-16-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,400
Posted By kampman
Nice work - seems like you've been really...

Nice work - seems like you've been really methodical going through it. Car looks great. :)
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
I just took it out as a unit, I didn't remove the...

I just took it out as a unit, I didn't remove the throttle body. Someone who had worked on the car in the past had already disconnected the throttle cable and kickdown cable but if they hadn't I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,894
Posted By kampman
Have you verified the resistance (cold and hot)...

Have you verified the resistance (cold and hot) of the coolant temp sensor?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,967
Posted By kampman
For some reason those cars are prone to fuel pump...

For some reason those cars are prone to fuel pump check valve failures and when that happens it'll behave like yours is. You can add an aftermarket check valve, this thread explains it:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
Messed around a little more this weekend, got the...

Messed around a little more this weekend, got the fuel injectors disconnected from the lines (PB Blaster and patience FTW) and replaced the enrichment switch on the firewall. The existing one was...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 31,966
Posted By kampman
That looks really terrific. Hard to believe it's...

That looks really terrific. Hard to believe it's the same car pictured in the first post. :omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,110
Posted By kampman
I agree with RWC, look in the tank before you do...

I agree with RWC, look in the tank before you do anything else. If you see anything questionable, drop it and clean it out. Might as well eliminate that variable from the equation if you're serious...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
Pulled the intake manifold and the fuel injectors...

Pulled the intake manifold and the fuel injectors last night to get a better look at the wiring. I've got my work cut out for me. The wiring definitely suffered the brunt of the damage during the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-29-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
Thanks, I may yet eat my words but I think K-Jet...

Thanks, I may yet eat my words but I think K-Jet isn’t that weird, it just requires a different diagnostic approach than EFI. Speaking of which I need to get the parts to build the TB K-Jet tester......
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
New to me fuel distributor showed up. It went...

New to me fuel distributor showed up. It went straight into the mineral spirits bath. It's dirty and the plunger is also stuck but comparing it to the one that came out of the car it's clear that it...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
After doing some research I guess I could try...

After doing some research I guess I could try filling the gouge and scratch with a little dab of JB Weld before polishing the mating surface but I feel like that's a bit sketchy considering the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,062
Posted By kampman
Glad to see this is getting rescued. :)

Glad to see this is getting rescued. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,157
Posted By kampman
Even in a properly sealed AC system the...

Even in a properly sealed AC system the refrigerant can leak out through the rubber barrier hoses - they're resistant to refrigerant leaks but not completely impervious. There's a lot of barrier hose...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-19-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
Took the fuel distributor apart. Seems like...

Took the fuel distributor apart. Seems like someone has been in here before and they weren't careful. There was noticeable copper spray residue on stuff, which isn't so bad, but the scratch above the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By kampman
Do you have access to VIDA? Might be a blend door...

Do you have access to VIDA? Might be a blend door issue.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-14-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,574
Posted By kampman
Pouring cleaner into the ports on the fuel...

Pouring cleaner into the ports on the fuel distributor didn't have any effect so I got an empty paint can, put the FD in it, and submerged it in mineral spirits. Gonna leave it that way for a few...
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