home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > projects & restorations

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2010, 03:34 PM   #101
linuxman51
BRANDSCHUTZVORSCHRIFTEN!
 
linuxman51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: mont, AL
Default

yeah it's good for the most part. it's getting cleaned up.
__________________
"They bum rushed them in their own crib, they drank all their beer, they partied with their ladies and they left with the trophy"

Now with in-house Dyno tuning!

Megasquirt Tuning!
Plug and play LH 2.4 Megasquirt, now with stealth mode!
linuxman51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 08:41 AM   #102
linuxman51
BRANDSCHUTZVORSCHRIFTEN!
 
linuxman51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: mont, AL
Default

got the crank out last night, everything looks good. main bearings looked great, rod bearings look good, pistons look good. tonight I'll probably break out the degreaser and the hose, clean everything up real nice and purty like, oil up the parts that need to be oiled, and commence with building caps for the freeze plugs.
linuxman51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 09:10 PM   #103
linuxman51
BRANDSCHUTZVORSCHRIFTEN!
 
linuxman51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: mont, AL
Default

scrub-a-dub-dub one block in a tub. block's clean, air-dryed, and wd40'd up. came in side to cool off and look at the wife's laptop (waiting on some glue to dry. when will people realize you can't walk around with the mother****ers plugged in and not rip the cord out?). might drop the crank back in tonight, might even get the rods and pistons back in too. all the clearances are already set, shouldn't take that long. gotta make sure there's no FO in the crank oil journals, but no crud came out of the block so I'm not expecting to get much out of the crank either. bearings didn't seem to bear any FOD, but I wanted to make absoultely sure after the engine took it's dirt bath during the tumble session.
linuxman51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 09:57 PM   #104
Lynn780
Board Member
 
Lynn780's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Michigan
Default

Hell yes, keep it up man.
Lynn780 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 10:08 PM   #105
Harlard
Pro Sneaker Peddler
 
Harlard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: PDX
Default

Dammit, I will be in Bama in September...too bad I'll be up in Cullman. Wish I could go witness the shens!
__________________


Herr Harlard am Erstens

1979 242 DL

Quote:
Originally Posted by t8fanning View Post
My knob has a big chunk of steel on it
Harlard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 10:38 PM   #106
sbabbs
Board Member
 
sbabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Rushing Lane, Scappoose, OR
Default

If your in a hurry for the head studs let me know as I still have a new set in the bag from RSI and I won't be needing them soon. Just let me know and I can ship them out asap and just pick yours up at RSI when then come in.

Simon
__________________
1988 245 White slicktop M47 Wagon! 2.5L NA 8v going in.
1990 745 B230FT Getrag JohnV flywheel 240mm clutch 13c A-cam 3.54 G80 548K MILES
1991 740SE B230FT NPR Strut braces IPD bar A cam 550cc EV14's. 3.73 G80 M90 to put in.
sbabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 10:57 PM   #107
linuxman51
BRANDSCHUTZVORSCHRIFTEN!
 
linuxman51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: mont, AL
Default

Bottom end is back together.. well mostly. crank, rods, pistons are back in and all torqued down, aux shaft is in it's hole. I'm going to try and get a pan sand blasted this weekend so I can spray it down. front and rear gaskets as well as a new front main seal (mighta booggered mine trying to extract fidel's crank gear. it's a tight fit!), all that stuff oughta get here bout the same time everything else is ready to go. also got a pm about the new timing belt, juuuust in time

Quote:
Originally Posted by harribert View Post
Dammit, I will be in Bama in September...too bad I'll be up in Cullman. Wish I could go witness the shens!
it's only a 2.5 hour drive south to visit.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sbabbs View Post
If your in a hurry for the head studs let me know as I still have a new set in the bag from RSI and I won't be needing them soon. Just let me know and I can ship them out asap and just pick yours up at RSI when then come in.

Simon
Thanks Simon, its funny you mention that, I got a tracking number from RSI today for a delivery monday that should be my studs. But I appreciate the offer!

Intercooler core should be ordered, garret race core 24x4x12. hopefully a flow improvement over the ebay unit, but not as hole-y regardless.

deadlines deadlines deadlines. might borrow the neighbor's engine hoist and try'n get the engine/trans out of the goldbrick so I can get at all the stuff that'll need to be cleaned and assess the motor mount situation.
linuxman51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 11:33 PM   #108
towerymt
the real Towery
 
towerymt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: VA, USA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by linuxman51 View Post
I'm going to try and get a pan sand blasted this weekend so I can spray it down...
You've probably done it before, but there's just something about sand blasting the pan and then trying to clean all the sand out. Can the machine shop hot tank it to remove the paint? MikeP had one stripped clean to bare metal, sans sand.
towerymt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 11:35 PM   #109
2fast242gt
Do you have a cobalt?
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: appleton WI
Default

i sand blasted mine, then put it in my friends parts washer came out clean as a whistle.
__________________
1983 242dl
*6.0 lq4 swaped* Build thread
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=282323
2fast242gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 11:36 PM   #110
linuxman51
BRANDSCHUTZVORSCHRIFTEN!
 
linuxman51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: mont, AL
Default

hm hell maybe I'll just scuff it up real purty like and hope for the best.
linuxman51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2010, 12:13 AM   #111
Karl Buchka
Never go full retard.
 
Karl Buchka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Default

You're not a hardcore engine builder until you paint the entire crank case in glyptal.
__________________
Fake Race Car
Karl Buchka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2010, 12:19 AM   #112
blkaplan
50 shades of beige
 
blkaplan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Rockville, MD
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karl Buchka View Post
You're not a hardcore engine builder until you paint the entire crank case in glyptal.
pat dickman style?
__________________
www.BEIGEPOWER.com
Kaplhenke Racing Facebook
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkKratoz View Post
The only safe bet is Ben.©
blkaplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2010, 12:27 AM   #113
dbh86
What's a 16V?
 
dbh86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: San Antonio, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by towerymt View Post
You've probably done it before, but there's just something about sand blasting the pan and then trying to clean all the sand out.
Don't sandblast the inside? Not that hard to do...
__________________


'07 MS6 - DD/DSP of doom
'92 245 - Eternal Project

Quote:
Originally Posted by linuxman51 View Post
Incidentally, if we're going to follow this other train of thought, you should install your spare tire while the vehicle is cruising at 55mph, since that's about where it'll be used most often.
dbh86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2010, 12:33 AM   #114
towerymt
the real Towery
 
towerymt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: VA, USA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbh86 View Post
Don't sandblast the inside? Not that hard to do...
How do you keep sand out of the inside of the pan? It goes EVERYWHERE in the cabinet. Bolt it to a board?

Never mind, it was just a suggestion.
towerymt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2010, 12:48 AM   #115
dbh86
What's a 16V?
 
dbh86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: San Antonio, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by towerymt View Post
How do you keep sand out of the inside of the pan? It goes EVERYWHERE in the cabinet. Bolt it to a board?

Never mind, it was just a suggestion.
Tape, rags and cardboard... though I think the rags were overkill...
dbh86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2010, 07:32 AM   #116
boosted12a
weapon of mass detonation
 
boosted12a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: gloucester Va
Default

aircraft remover. takes skin off to tho
__________________
91 940 SE, 119K, GOLD
05 S80 2.5T, RED
09 XC70 3.2L wifes gas sucking DD, BLUE
04 GTI VR6 (6 gears of fun) Silver
85 RX-7 GSL SE(efi'ed), BLACK
76 Suzuki RE5, BLACK
07 Suzuki SV1000S, BLACK, but turing white slowly
boosted12a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2010, 08:28 AM   #117
linuxman51
BRANDSCHUTZVORSCHRIFTEN!
 
linuxman51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: mont, AL
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karl Buchka View Post
You're not a hardcore engine builder until you paint the entire crank case in glyptal.
never claimed to be
linuxman51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2010, 08:48 AM   #118
linuxman51
BRANDSCHUTZVORSCHRIFTEN!
 
linuxman51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: mont, AL
Default

headstuds got here last night, hopefully seals etc will get here tonight (but wife got a job, so I have to move stuff out of the house to her classroom), will try and sneak some work time in this week. I would really like to get the engine back together no later than the end of the weekend.

Think I might build some motor mount brackets this time.
linuxman51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2010, 08:57 AM   #119
MrSam
Grand Luxe Executive
 
MrSam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: The great northern wilderness.
Default

Please leave it gold.

The fastest Volvo around needs to be gold.
MrSam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2010, 02:21 PM   #120
2fast242gt
Do you have a cobalt?
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: appleton WI
Default

take some pics kenny, always cool looking at your progress!
2fast242gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2010, 06:30 PM   #121
linuxman51
BRANDSCHUTZVORSCHRIFTEN!
 
linuxman51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: mont, AL
Default

there's nothing worth taking pictures of, also I've been taking most with my phone and putting them on facebook (!!). I need to get a cheap p&s for the workshop
linuxman51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 12:02 AM   #122
Tom Wiley
Board Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Default

Which parts of the previous motor are you using?
Tom Wiley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 10:18 AM   #123
linuxman51
BRANDSCHUTZVORSCHRIFTEN!
 
linuxman51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: mont, AL
Default

as many as I can.
linuxman51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 01:37 PM   #124
linuxman51
BRANDSCHUTZVORSCHRIFTEN!
 
linuxman51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: mont, AL
Default

got gaskets, etc yesterday afternoon. I should probably check and see if they're correct, hmm. anyway, gotta move boxes today after work, light the grille for some chicken (day two of eggweek), and work on the skirting around the pool some. Might have time/energy to work on the engine a bit after dinner, but maybe I'll play SC2 tonight and load up on grease tomorrow evening.
linuxman51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 04:16 PM   #125
Tom Wiley
Board Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Default

What do you use for gasket sealant?
Tom Wiley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.