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Old 04-21-2011, 10:11 PM   #201
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I can't wait for more updates. This thread is awesome to come get caught up on. It's going to be so gorgeous when all done.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:30 AM   #202
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Thanks man, I appreciate the vote of confidence

Hoped to get a little tinker time in tonight but other priorities took precedence. My boy turns 2 tomorrow (where has the time gone?!) and had to take care of some party preparations tonight. Apparently he wants to be Mr. Potato Head instead of being 2:

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Get that kid a kleenex, stat!

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Old 04-22-2011, 05:20 PM   #204
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:34 PM   #205
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Deck finished, 2 year old birthday party over, Easter weekend over, back to having a little bit of time for the 242


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Wiper wire harness done:




Found some pretty nasty rust on the front left strut tube... so I decided those will be coming off and I'll be building coilovers for the front. Likely excuse right Not going to go all out on these ones though -- not shortening the tubes or going fancy pancy strut cartridges. Just nicer tubes converted and I'll be using the Bilsteins that are already on the 242. Oh and these on top:


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Old 04-25-2011, 11:40 PM   #206
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The black is really going to make that bay look amazing. I can't wait to see this thing fully loaded and completely tucked. Also what camera are you using Cam?
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:58 PM   #207
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The black is really going to make that bay look amazing. I can't wait to see this thing fully loaded and completely tucked.
Thanks -- I think the black looks great in there too! I'm happy with how the bay is coming along so far. I really am trying to get it as "bare" & simple as possible in there. How it sits now is how it should be from here on out. Only additional wires will be for the engine, but they'll all be tucked in tight to the motor under the intake manifold and should only "expose themselves" in the one large bundle where they pass through the firewall at the back of the head. I'll be cutting off the big gray rectangular connector from the new engine harness as It's big, ugly and unnecessary. There's only 4 wires in that connector and the connector is big enough for like 8. I'll get a nice small 4 pin connector that's more discreet and easily blended/tucked.

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The good pics are with a Nikon D40 and the crappy ones like the camber plate pic above are with my cell phone.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:32 AM   #208
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Almost looks like the set of plates I sold to Jordan a few years ago.

oh so 2004!
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:38 AM   #209
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ohhhh nice. scored some v2 plates ehhh? they should.get the job done
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:03 AM   #210
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Almost looks like the set of plates I sold to Jordan a few years ago.

oh so 2004!
It's a retro car so they're fitting Looks like the exact same ones in your pic. I bought them off Billy/Knox.

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You'll be happy to know I just got back into the house from the garage after painting the top plates BEIGE.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:29 AM   #211
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Hey how does that paint hold up to gas,oil,scratches, etc?
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:32 AM   #212
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Hey how does that paint hold up to gas,oil,scratches, etc?
The SEM satin black? Haven't doused it in gas or oil or anything, but it's pretty tough. It's an exterior paint and I've used it on tons of bumpers, trim, window surrounds, etc. with excellent results. Very durable in my experience.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:43 AM   #213
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I just did mine with some tractor/implement paint. Right away you can tell the paint is so much thicker than any other spraypaint. but I dont think anything is really going to hold up lol.
I will be keeping up with your build to see how it holds up.
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:37 PM   #214
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What's the scoop on those plates? I haven't seen them before.
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I tried my hardest today to find beige spark plug wires and/or dust boots to no avail. I'm sorry Cameron.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:23 PM   #217
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Those end links are not as clean as I expected.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:32 PM   #218
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I tried my hardest today to find beige spark plug wires and/or dust boots to no avail. I'm sorry Cameron.
Don't worry, there'll be plenty more beige when I assemble/paint the motor and all it's associated parts

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But they're rustproofed now. Trying no to get tooooooo carried away with this car.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:11 PM   #219
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Bne is being outbeiged BIG TIME.
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The first rule of Beige Club is you do not talk about Beige Club.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:23 AM   #221
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Speaking of that...

Top plates from the camber plates are now beige'd and sitting on top of the stock mounts just to get a feel for what they're going to look like - they sorta look white in this pic, but trust me, they're beeeeeeige:




Got a lot more of the hydraulic stuff swapped over. Pulled the cable type clutch fork, exposing it's ball () I was gonna pull it out to move over until I remembered I had an "extra" bellhousing in the garage from a hydro clutch 740. Still had the ball from that one so I just threaded it right into the extra hole in the M46 bellhousing already in this car. Here's the cable one, on the exhaust side of the motor:




As compared to the one I installed for the hydro style fork seen here:




Just left the cable one in there since it shouldn't get in the way of anything. Here you can see both of them:




With the fork attached:




Fork seems super flimsy in there when it's just hanging on only the pivot ball with the little wire retainer spring thingy on the back. I suppose it'll all "firm up" once all components are in place, eh?

740 slave installed, and retaining ring installed too, which it turns out is kinda of a pain in the ass to install without proper snap ring pliers.





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Also got most all the rest of the Volvo OEM clutch line stuff today so I installed the retaining bracket:




Since the flex hose is a little long, this is the best arrangement I could come up with for now to keep it out of the way of the steering column:




Just waiting for one more fitting from Volvo to connect the top end of the hard line to the master. Also turns out the hard line for the clutch stuff is a long length of hard line that needs to be formed and cut to fit. So that's good for me since I want to reroute that different than the original and tuck it into the valley between the firewall and back of the driver side strut tower. Also means though that I need to get a double flare tool to flare each end of the hard line after I cut/form it.

As a side note I did do a quick test fit with the hydro fork and the original release bearing from the cable clutch and they don't seem like they're going to work together. Fork slides right over it, but it can't "roll" on the fork like it can on the stock M46 cable fork with the pins. So I'm guessing the hydro release bearing must not have flat tabs at the back of the fork contact area. The way it wants to move on the bearing over it's movement it's got to be a different there. So guess I'll need to special order one. Hydro conversion is starting to cost me more than I originally anticipated. But meh, still not really expensive, and I'm learning something new so it is worth it to me.

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Don't the hydro 740s all use the M47 style release bearing?
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Could be. I'll check the part number when I'm back in the office tomorrow.
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Could be. I'll check the part number when I'm back in the office tomorrow.
Just checked it and yeah, looks that way based on the applications it lists. Plus the back of it doesn't have the holder tabs like the cable one as I referred to above.



For reference, this release bearing is Sachs part # is 3549391
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:47 PM   #225
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