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Old 04-06-2018, 11:40 AM   #576
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Yeah that kinda makes me want to sell my b20 and put a b230 in mine.
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:20 PM   #577
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:08 PM   #578
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If it needs it, you could just shorten the b234 intake like people do for 240s. I know this is 8v but mounting the engine slanted seems to leave a really good amount of space between the head and brake booster.

Just a FYI finding a place for the alternator is a challenge but can be done. If you look down the feed a little ways you can see the bracket I made for a Suzuki samurai. It's really tight down there with the alt, oil pressure sender and oil lines. You will defiantly need to run a shortened intake with the 16V.
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:04 PM   #579
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:42 PM   #580
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If it needs it, you could just shorten the b234 intake like people do for 240s. I know this is 8v but mounting the engine slanted seems to leave a really good amount of space between the head and brake booster.
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Oh wow, I didn't realize clearance was that good with the engine slanted. Definitely do that, Colin.
Yeah, I think that is the ticket. Just need to find a B234 intake manifold, there is a B234 exhaust manifold on EBay right now so I'm sure an intake will pop up at some point.

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Just a FYI finding a place for the alternator is a challenge but can be done. If you look down the feed a little ways you can see the bracket I made for a Suzuki samurai. It's really tight down there with the alt, oil pressure sender and oil lines. You will defiantly need to run a shortened intake with the 16V.
Thanks for the heads up on the Alternator
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:39 PM   #581
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Got inspired by a really nicely done E28 at cars and coffee this morning plus my wife was complaining about the "vintage" smell of Buttercups interior when we drove her up to The Meet in the Middle.

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Found these disgusting horse hair and tar mats



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Found a vintage joint from the PO



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Old 05-07-2018, 09:03 AM   #582
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Found a vintage joint from the PO

Is that that tied stick man?? Always nice to get rid of the musty smell in these cars.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:10 AM   #583
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Good thing you caught that rust before it got worse. Lots of good products to neutralize, convert, etc....

If you're looking to cut out noise and sounds, Lowe's and Home Depot sell an aluminum flashing material in rolls that's identical to Dynamat. I've done my Bug and current Amazon that way, it's cheap, easy to apply and will make a big difference with road noise.
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If you're looking to cut out noise and sounds, Lowe's and Home Depot sell an aluminum flashing material in rolls that's identical to Dynamat. I've done my Bug and current Amazon that way, it's cheap, easy to apply and will make a big difference with road noise.
Can you post a link to the material that Lowe's / HD sell?
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Good thing you caught that rust before it got worse. Lots of good products to neutralize, convert, etc....

If you're looking to cut out noise and sounds, Lowe's and Home Depot sell an aluminum flashing material in rolls that's identical to Dynamat. I've done my Bug and current Amazon that way, it's cheap, easy to apply and will make a big difference with road noise.
Thanks for the heads up. I sanded the rust down, sprayed it with Gemplers rust converter and then primer.

The car smells awesome and the road noise is only slightly louder. Please do post a link if you can. It is too early to tell if I want to live with a slightly louder cabin or now
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:15 PM   #586
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But did you smoke the joint?
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But did you smoke the joint?
No way, it has spent decades soaking up whatever is in the carpet and horse hair mats under the. It was wedged up by the base of the gas pedal.
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:23 PM   #588
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No way, it has spent decades soaking up whatever is in the carpet and horse hair mats under the. It was wedged up by the base of the gas pedal.
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:45 AM   #589
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firm second recommendation for some kind of sound deadening -

I used this ( https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) in the truck ... not sure if its better then / worse then the HD stuff, but it was fairly affordable, and made a decent difference - both sound (road / engine) and heat - I used it on the door panels, and trans tunnel - no speakers yet, but it seems to be working so far ...

firm second recommendation for not smoking that thing send it back to the PO

for the scent, try leaving some (used) coffee grounds, in the car for a few days, they will absorb a lot -

I found your exhaust manifold too btw
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firm second recommendation for some kind of sound deadening -

I used this ( https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) in the truck ... not sure if its better then / worse then the HD stuff, but it was fairly affordable, and made a decent difference - both sound (road / engine) and heat - I used it on the door panels, and trans tunnel - no speakers yet, but it seems to be working so far ...

firm second recommendation for not smoking that thing send it back to the PO

for the scent, try leaving some (used) coffee grounds, in the car for a few days, they will absorb a lot -

I found your exhaust manifold too btw
Thanks for the link, I'll check that stuff out. Awesome news on the manifold too!
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