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Old 06-18-2016, 07:16 PM   #101
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Old 06-18-2016, 08:55 PM   #102
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:48 AM   #103
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Progress has been slow, but I finally have the block ready for the crank/pistons, etc. All the rebuild stuff should be here next week, then I can assemble the long block and start figuring out all the little things that need figuring.

But for now, here we sit:


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Old 07-26-2016, 12:06 PM   #104
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Welp. The crank is somewhere between here and Sac getting reground and polished, and I am amassing more and more parts by the day, but no real progress is being made due to not having the crank.

I did take apart the 15g I got from Pat, mostly out of curiosity. It looked pretty bad, with a lot of coked oil, so I bought a 19t wheel/housing and a genuine Mitsu rebuild kit, plus an 11 blade turbine to try to keep the boost spikes at bay.

Luckily, Noah was able to use his brother's lathe to machine the CHRA for me:


Despite not having pistons in the block, I strapped the head on so I could start working on oil/water lines and all the other stuff that needs to go in this general area:


I got some K-Jet injector holders and did some dremeling so they'd fit the newer style 850 injectors. I had to file off a bit of the side of the injector itself as well, but it's still a good snug fit at the o-ring, which is what will do all the sealing. It looks like the vent port in the valve cover is going to get in the way of a fuel rail, so I'll be getting rid of the vented cover:
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:14 PM   #105
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Nice, clean engine! Good work.

Noticed that your car was spotted by the DrivingWhileAwesome guys on Instagram. Looks sweet rolling down the highway!
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:18 PM   #106
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Nice, clean engine! Good work.

Noticed that your car was spotted by the DrivingWhileAwesome guys on Instagram. Looks sweet rolling down the highway!
Haha, yeah I saw that. Thanks. Looks pretty decent from that angle!
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:00 PM   #107
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looks good! im loving the black wrinkle valve cover. think of just hacking off the vent near the paint line and tapping it for a right angle breather line?

got my idler arm upgrade in the mail yesterday
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:11 PM   #108
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looks good! im loving the black wrinkle valve cover. think of just hacking off the vent near the paint line and tapping it for a right angle breather line?

got my idler arm upgrade in the mail yesterday
Thanks!

I thought about doing that exact thing, regarding the valve cover vent. Even with the 90 degree fitting, I think it'll still be a tight fit, since I'll probably end up using a stock B230 fuel rail. Plus, the vented one might be worth more to someone if I don't take a hacksaw to it.

Get that idler arm installed, it tightened things up considerably on my car.
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:52 AM   #109
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Tfrasca,

Love the build! Thanks for sending me the link (will steal your rims idea). I love the injector holders and the VC. Did you have that powdercoated? Will continue to follow.

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Old 08-06-2016, 09:18 AM   #110
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Why not use the earlier fuel rail? The one that bends down near that vent and has the fpr mounted lower?
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:44 PM   #111
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Love the build! Thanks for sending me the link (will steal your rims idea). I love the injector holders and the VC. Did you have that powdercoated? Will continue to follow.
Thanks, man. The valve cover is just painted with VHT wrinkle black spray paint and then cured for about an hour at about 200 degrees. It seems to cure really hard and is supposed to hold up to heat.

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Why not use the earlier fuel rail? The one that bends down near that vent and has the fpr mounted lower?
I actually have one of those fuel rails from the 760 this motor came from. I doubt I'll be able to use it though, since I'll be building a manifold and the TB will end up right where that fuel rail would be. I ended up just flush cutting that vent nipple and JB welding the hole shut. I'll figure out the fuel rail situation, then drill and tap for a smaller vent port that will clear the rail/FPR.
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:25 AM   #112
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Where did you get the injector hold downs?

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Where did you get the injector hold downs?

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They're just stock Kjet holders from IPD.
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:06 AM   #114
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Intresting project and nice work!

I think you need this for a parts hauler: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-S-S-/2...m=262563628470
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:19 PM   #115
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I love the rims so much on your 142, I bought one. Will see how it fits and what I need to do. If everything works out,I will buy the other three. Look forward to seeing updates.

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Intresting project and nice work!

I think you need this for a parts hauler: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-S-S-/2...m=262563628470
Damn! I really like that one.
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Old 08-15-2016, 06:41 PM   #117
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I love the rims so much on your 142, I bought one. Will see how it fits and what I need to do. If everything works out,I will buy the other three. Look forward to seeing updates.

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Nice. Will you have them redrilled or use adapters? I have adapters if you need them.
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Old 08-15-2016, 06:44 PM   #118
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Minor progress on the motor. Long block is assembled, and most of the other bits are being sorted out. I got a Melling M181, so I need to find a stock B23 oil transfer tube (I have an early B21 now, which works with a B20 pump). Then I need to shorten the pickup tube by an inch or so. Then I'll be able to bolt the oil pan on and the motor will be all sealed up.

I ordered some lines for turbo oil supply and return, got more LH 2.4 parts (harness from '89 240, distributor, CPS and bracket).

Getting there:
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[QUOTE=Tfrasca;5451670]Damn! I really like that one.[/QUOTE}

I thought you would, I do to - the engine is looking great.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:07 AM   #120
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Nice. Will you have them redrilled or use adapters? I have adapters if you need them.
Shouldn't need to. The bolt pattern is the same for my car.

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Shouldn't need to. The bolt pattern is the same for my car.

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Oh cool, I didn't know they were 114. Good luck with the fitment.
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:15 PM   #122
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Slow progress on the motor, but it's pretty much ready to drop in. Like I said earlier, I got an M181 and had noah244ti shorten it to the B20 pump length. I threw an IPD spring (blue is stock, black is stiffer) and reinforcement sleeve on it for good measure.







I also made a really simple baffle for the pan. I have a really well-baffled B20 pan that I got from Pat, but the HiPerfAuto baffle plate got in the way of the M181 by a decent margin, so I decided on something simpler. This won't be a track car, and I think this baffle should help the oil starvation on left turn issues that the upright motors have. It's not pretty, but it's the inside of the pan, so I'm ok with it.



I also got 19t oil lines sorted. AN straight adapter off the block to a banjo on the housing, and a simple barb on the return from the housing, with Aeroquip hose going to the Yoshifab return adapter on the block. Simple. Also pictured is the Kinugawa wastegate I got, with an 8 psi spring for now. I'm hoping that will help keep the drivetrain alive for longer. Since this was taken, I also put a 240 oil cooler plate on, with banjos for easy hose routing to the stock oil cooler. (Thanks RWC)



I think that's basically it for the motor until I get the intake manifold. I'm getting pretty anxious to get it going, especially every time I have to drive uphill with the tired old B18.

To keep myself busy, I brought the car to a friend of mine who does high end body work and paint, and had him help me shine up the old paint. We decided that the roof and hood are so far gone, that we might as well spray clear over it to seal it up and keep the rest of the primer from washing off in the rain and running down the sides of the car. We masked it off and used some decent rattle can clear, nothing special. Then he took some rubbing compound to the rest of the paint. The old girl cleans up nicely.





Finally, huge thanks to NoSprk for finding me some tan headrest that perfectly match the new interior. Big improvement over the black ones I had in there.

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What a sweet car!
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Old 09-21-2016, 02:38 PM   #124
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Thanks! It's coming along...
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Old 09-25-2016, 09:31 PM   #125
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Love the progress! The engine is SUPER clean!
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