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Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2019, 12:30 PM
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Posted By tomasss
You are completely right (and God bless you and...

You are completely right (and God bless you and turbobricks for that remark :nod: ).
I thought the oil return can be basically any shape (as the other side is pressurized so it would push out the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Engine started today :) It was running rough...

Engine started today :)
It was running rough though...very low idle rpm and then it eventually stalled. I've tried to pull the codes but surprisingly no reaction from the jetronic diagnostic socket....
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Last 80mm intake pipe arrived yesterday, so here...

Last 80mm intake pipe arrived yesterday, so here we go...

https://i.imgur.com/n3Fxlblh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/5DkmEirh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/QkVd8WJh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Tubing, tubing and more tubing! Almost having...

Tubing, tubing and more tubing! Almost having dreams about pipes and hoses of all angles and diameters :) also finished the oil return line from the turbo.

Regular T3 oil return flange...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Sometimes I feel like being OCD patient... :) so...

Sometimes I feel like being OCD patient... :) so I was not very happy with the "trumpet" style of the tubing end, but I was not sure how to make a proper beads on the pipe.
Then I found out this...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Based on the modifications related to the...

Based on the modifications related to the cosworth exhaust housing, I found out that the wastegate doesn't clear the engine block anymore. After some considerations I've decided to shim the whole...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
You think it will not be able to hold it? It's...

You think it will not be able to hold it? It's quite thick stainless steel and it's even folded (so double thickness) on the inner side. I thought for that little amount of stress (just enough to...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Hmmm...ok. How do they know what is original and...

Hmmm...ok. How do they know what is original and what not? I doubt there is anyone at the MOT who knows exactly how things should look on a 30 years old car. I have lots of modifications in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Small complication with the turbo, the cosworth...

Small complication with the turbo, the cosworth exhaust housing bolt pattern is different from the original Volvo one, so the bolts are about 1cm more far from each other. That causes the original...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
I might just respray the bushings with the black...

I might just respray the bushings with the black undercoating to give it stock look :) the Belgian MOT is actually one big unknown for me...never went for it before. But what I heard is that for...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-07-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Assembly time... ...

Assembly time...

https://i.imgur.com/3rkfSyDh.jpg

New lifters and spark plug hole o-rings in!

https://i.imgur.com/RVHiuiJh.jpg

New gaskets, seals, stainless cam gear dowel pins from IPD
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Based on one of my friend's feedback rebuilding...

Based on one of my friend's feedback rebuilding the same engine, I've decided to replace the hydraulic valve lifters just to be sure.
What a lucky decision :wtf: all of them are badly leaking.
The...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
While going through the old parts removed during...

While going through the old parts removed during the turbo rebuild, I also noticed the CBV membrane was already torn...good that I converted to the external piston type CBV as a preventive action...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Based on my not very positive PU engine mounts...

Based on my not very positive PU engine mounts height feedback to retroturbo Peter made a new series of mounts for 7xx with 16v engine! The new ones are 104mm high (the same as the original...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Some slow progress after the vacation...new horns...

Some slow progress after the vacation...new horns replacing the rusty disintegrating ones :)

https://i.imgur.com/TSlzem6h.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FjBp0Yhh.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By tomasss
That is what I would do if I would not be 2500km...

That is what I would do if I would not be 2500km from the car :) wanted to order it while being on vacation so it arrives before I am back.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By tomasss
IPD dowel pin size

IPD is selling these replacement solid stainless steel pins

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/8531/115736-volvo-hd-solid-camshaft-auxiliary-shaft-dowel-conversion-b21-b23-b230-b234-ipd-115736
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Yeah indeed, Auriga ;-) Btw tires mounted...

Yeah indeed, Auriga ;-)

Btw tires mounted (Toyo Proxes Tr1, it has quite good ratings about the grip that I will probably need).

https://i.imgur.com/OyvHD48h.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Getting ready with the turbo. Used the wheel...

Getting ready with the turbo. Used the wheel bearing grease on the mating surfaces to seal it, also Nord Lock washers to be sure the turbo stays where it is supposed to :)
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
As I have ditched the TCU from the car...

As I have ditched the TCU from the car completely, I needed a new way to control the low & high speed of the fan.
So using the Revotec hose insert with M14 thread and the popular dual temperature...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
While crawling under the car, I also noticed that...

While crawling under the car, I also noticed that the front edge of the driver's wheel well is rusted. Originally I wanted to keep it to someone with welder, but later I just couldn't resist to give...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Yes, on both sides it allows flush mounting. But...

Yes, on both sides it allows flush mounting. But the manifold has a groove on the mating surface, it is not stepped from the base but I am thinking it might be for some kind of heat expansion?...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
It looks like there is no progress, but it is...

It looks like there is no progress, but it is actually the opposite - I have been so busy that I even had no time to post updates...

At first, I have received the polyurethane bushes from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,166
Posted By tomasss
My baby is finally back from the shop :) -...

My baby is finally back from the shop :)

- fully rebuilt using upgraded parts
- billet compressor wheel
- brand new cosworth exhaust housing!
- modified WG bracket
- plugged CBV (I will have...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,036
Posted By tomasss
Yep, port 3 is used both for the solenoid and the...

Yep, port 3 is used both for the solenoid and the BCD driver.
You use only 3 inputs, as noted in the comment in the code above: "LED display is driven by ports #7, #3 and #6 (in this order)". The...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,036
Posted By tomasss
Fortunately I made a backup of my code...:) what...

Fortunately I made a backup of my code...:) what I have added to the original code is driving of pin #6 and #7. The BCD IO needs three pin binary input (the two I have added and the original #3 pin)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,756
Posted By tomasss
Well, I am not sure about the height. The guy...

Well, I am not sure about the height. The guy from retroturbo is stating that the height should be perfectly correct for 16v turbo 740, but apparently it is not. He said it was perfectly fine on his...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Continuing with the front brake lines and...

Continuing with the front brake lines and flushing it ;-)

https://i.imgur.com/jbfNjhNh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FjHwtOFh.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,036
Posted By tomasss
If you are making it already so fancy...you might...

If you are making it already so fancy...you might consider putting a BCD decoder IO and led display showing you the actual gear....that's what I did with mine.

<a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
lower strut braces from 960 installed today...one...

lower strut braces from 960 installed today...one extra hole on each side drilled and fits like oem :) the steering rack banjo needs to be tightened/resealed though.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By tomasss
Sorry guys, I have been just too blind/dumb...

Sorry guys, I have been just too blind/dumb yesterday night while measuring it...the car studs are indeed M12 and the seller sent me M14 nuts by mistake.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By tomasss
Nobody has a clue? Seems European Chevrolet is...

Nobody has a clue? Seems European Chevrolet is using M10x1.25 wheel nuts, maybe I could use these.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Ezk is back in its place, wires for the wasted...

Ezk is back in its place, wires for the wasted spark routed through GX12-3 aviation plug (ground + two signals).

https://i.imgur.com/JRJnp1Bh.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By tomasss
Lug nuts thread

So according to >this< (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=30813) topic I have ordered set of new shiny M12x1.5 wheel nuts.

Yesterday it arrived so I tried to put it on...but I found...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Indeed, I kept the original throttle body in case...

Indeed, I kept the original throttle body in case I am not happy with the big one. One of the complaints I had with the previous B204GT was slow throttle response, so this combined with the KL...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
The clutch hydraulics was bled few days ago, no...

The clutch hydraulics was bled few days ago, no air bubbles anymore.

This is the clutch travel (using 4.5mm pivot ball shims) using the full pedal range - does it look good?

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Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Chip swapping time! Old LH2.4 ...

Chip swapping time!

Old LH2.4
https://i.imgur.com/sPnaTgDh.jpg

New LH2.4
https://i.imgur.com/hGsSKbih.jpg

New daughterboard ezk with chip & wasted spark board installation...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,756
Posted By tomasss
Well, they call their product "Volvo 740 940, 16V...

Well, they call their product "Volvo 740 940, 16V Pro Engine Mounts for B204GT (PRT)" so it should be compatible with B204GT right :)
The engine mount numbers I have already checked before, one had...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,756
Posted By tomasss
Yup. I am not missing that much height as you, so...

Yup. I am not missing that much height as you, so I am thinking of adding like 5mm shims on three places: between the crossmember and the solid mount, between the solid mount and PU mount and then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,756
Posted By tomasss
Well...not according to the retroturbo website ...

Well...not according to the retroturbo website
http://www.retroturbo.com/?product=polyurethane-engine-mount-16v-b234-b204
There the picture clearly depicts the mounts that I have in the car....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Driveshaft with new center rubber support &...

Driveshaft with new center rubber support & bearing is back in.
Lower chassis brace back in.
Clutch flushed with new brake fluid, waiting for the pressure bleeder to get rid of the remaining air....
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,963
Posted By tomasss
As far as I know the car still uses this...

As far as I know the car still uses this configuration (I am not the owner anymore) and drives just fine.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Waterjet cut flange arrived so I progressed with...

Waterjet cut flange arrived so I progressed with the wasted spark install. As I wanted to keep it stealth, the coil is installed where the distributor was originally located (and serves as a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,756
Posted By tomasss
Well..unfortunately it seems that the PU mounts...

Well..unfortunately it seems that the PU mounts from retro turbo are really too low.

This is what I found when I crawled under the car today to check the oilpan to crossmember clearance :-( the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Car is not running yet...still quite some work to...

Car is not running yet...still quite some work to be done.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Progress with the large 960 throttle body today. ...

Progress with the large 960 throttle body today.

Initially I was following >this< (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=246688) thread but then I had to combine the parts even more...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Shifter in and linkage connected ;-) ...

Shifter in and linkage connected ;-)

https://i.imgur.com/eEEny8qh.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,166
Posted By tomasss
Well, I want to limit a chance that some small...

Well, I want to limit a chance that some small piece of the housing gets loose and possibly damages the turbine wheel. In other words, to do it and forget it.
Based on the remarks from JohnV and as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,166
Posted By tomasss
This turbo story really takes time... The...

This turbo story really takes time...
The housing above showed some significant signs of usage after cleaning...so after further considerations, I decided to buy a brand new one :roll: that one...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,689
Posted By tomasss
Lots of progress today. - the resealed oil...

Lots of progress today.

- the resealed oil sump went back in
- cleaned up oil pan with new gasket back in
- intake enlarged for the big throttle body from 960
- and the best part...the engine...
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