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Old 11-22-2016, 12:58 PM   #151
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The 360 doesn't have a spacer sleeve (#14 in the 240 layout, above), which has the effect of moving the pulley further back. (On VADIS, they show the sleeveless setup as "ALT 2').

Myth busted, for the B21 family engines - maybe.
Early OHC engines used the same crank as a late B20. Instead of the timing gear and a spacer that the B20 used, the OHC engines used a shorter spacer, then the timing belt pulley. Later cranks were made with the spacer as part of the crank. Without a spacer, the timing belt would hit the block.

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Old 11-22-2016, 01:28 PM   #152
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I need to find out exactly how much shorter the 360 pump is. If it's 3/4" like people have said, then it *might* be an option to remove the back belt groove from the newer 2-groove pulley I have.
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Old 11-23-2016, 05:37 PM   #153
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Old 12-18-2016, 08:08 AM   #154
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Poke... We the people want an update.

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Old 12-18-2016, 10:49 AM   #155
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Poke... We the people want an update.

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I've been holding off until I had some solid progress. I've been making things way more difficult than they need to be, mostly because it's an opportunity to learn something new.

To do list as of 12/18:

Finish radiator
Finish wiring
Find different intercooler to fit in front of bigger radiator
Plumb oil cooler
Make intercooler pipes (stainless, because my friend's TIG welds are beautiful)
Fuel pump/lines
Install intake manifold from Yoshifab
Turn key?


Right now I have it about 75% wired up. The LH harness is spliced into the stock 140 wiring (oil pressure light, starter solenoid trigger, coolant temp gauge, amp light/exciter) via the stock LH connector. I just need a coil and the coil power/tach plug and the firewall side of the wiring will be done. I still need to wire up the 9-plug connector in the cabin (fuel pump, etc.).

I also took a different tack with the radiator. I decided that neither the stock downflow or the later 140 crossflow radiators were going to work, so I bought a Northern Radiators 16x20" universal one. It comes as a core with end tanks, and you have to weld on mounting brackets and drill the holes for the inlet/outlet. I have a friend doing the TIG work for me. That's been fun and should be finished today.

I'll also have the first bend of my stainless 3" downpipe tacked up today, but I broke a stud off the turbo, so that'll set me back a bit. I'm going to try to fit a 3" flex pipe under the car, then temporarily step down to the stock 2" system. Once it's running and shaken down, I'll have a 2.5" exhaust made up.
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Old 12-19-2016, 12:30 PM   #156
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So, here's the radiator solution I came up with. I kept with the overkill theme. I'm super happy with the way the mounting system came out. I just copied the stock set up, but had to move the whole thing forward a couple inches for fan clearance. It uses all the stock 140 bushings, so vibration shouldn't be an issue. Noah's welds are great, and it was rad to watch that happen.



This is what I ended up doing for the alternator bracket. It's bolted to an M12 stud that I tapped into the block, and the tensioner is made from a combination of B20 parts and a generic curved arm from the local parts store. It's pretty tight between the idler arm mount and the alternator, but I'll have to wait and see how much engine movement there is.



Here's the beginning of the 3" downpipe. You can also see the repair I had to do to the exhaust housing stud when it snapped off yesterday. I ended up having to drill it out completely and cut a shoulder on the backside to use a bolt. Pretty lame, but it'll work.



Pretty slow progress, but now that the radiator is mounted I can work my way forward with the intercooler and oil cooler, and things should progress pretty quickly from there.


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Old 12-19-2016, 12:50 PM   #157
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Looks great dude!
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:59 PM   #158
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Thanks Pat! Getting pretty antsy to drive it though. Hopefully pull it out of the driveway sometime in January...

The rally car looks promising, by the way.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:03 PM   #159
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Amazing!!!
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:23 PM   #160
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Progress is still slow, but I'm home sick today and cleaning up photos. Here's a bit of an update:



I found a suitable eBay intercooler. It's a 27x9x2.5" bar and plate with 2.5" outlets. It's tight, but it fits and should work for my goals.

I also got the oil cooler sorted out. It's the cooler from the 760 donor car. I cut the barbs out of the stock lines, then welded male AN fittings onto the barbs. Then I just used Parker Push Lok hose back to a 240 oil filter housing with banjos.

You can also see the radiator sticking way up above the intercooler, because it had to be moved forward and up to make room for the fan. I'll eventually figure out a more elegant cover, but for now it's just sticking through the chopped up stock cover. I also cut some pieces for a filler neck and Noah welded that up, along with turbo water line bungs:

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Old 02-07-2017, 05:53 PM   #161
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:42 PM   #162
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Oh, and I also found a boost gauge that matches my GT cluster pretty well:

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Old 02-08-2017, 02:34 AM   #163
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Oh, and I also found a boost gauge that matches my GT cluster pretty well:
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I'll say, that looks incredible!
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Old 02-08-2017, 04:41 AM   #164
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good looking boost gauge! matches the style perfect. i have a ugly "racing" cheepass gauge
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:04 AM   #165
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I love the radiator. I still haven't found a solution that i'm "happy" with.

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Old 02-08-2017, 12:17 PM   #166
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:20 PM   #167
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good looking boost gauge! matches the style perfect. i have a ugly "racing" cheepass gauge
Yeah, I found this VDO gauge and had to get it. Reviews were mixed, but it's only $35 and I've had good luck with VDO products in the past.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I love the radiator. I still haven't found a solution that i'm "happy" with.

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Thanks. It took me a while too, but I like this one now that we got the filler neck on it. I didn't want to run a full size expansion tank, so now I'll just run a smaller overflow/recovery can. Still not sure what to do about the cover/shroud piece, but I'll figure something out.

Your project is shaping up nicely, by the way!
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:38 PM   #169
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Thanks. It took me a while too, but I like this one now that we got the filler neck on it. I didn't want to run a full size expansion tank, so now I'll just run a smaller overflow/recovery can. Still not sure what to do about the cover/shroud piece, but I'll figure something out.

Your project is shaping up nicely, by the way!
I think I may have found something for that... Give me a little bit...

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Old 02-08-2017, 05:42 PM   #170
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Some great info here:
https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/5572/...o-amazon-t5/p1

This guy made his own. Do you have that option with the 140?
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:12 PM   #171
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Some great info here:
https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/5572/...o-amazon-t5/p1

This guy made his own. Do you have that option with the 140?
That's pretty sweet. It looks like he re-did the whole radiator support, but I only need to address the top cover. I punched holes in my upright support for the IC and oil cooler lines, so most of it is good to go. I'll take some more photos of what I mean later.
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:36 PM   #172
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thats the same ic im using on my v8 car, should be fine
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:07 PM   #173
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Oh, and I also found a boost gauge that matches my GT cluster pretty well:

So cool.
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Old 02-11-2017, 11:17 PM   #174
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Got some more stuff done today.
  • Found an air filter that will work
  • Installed all my hot side IC pipes that Noah welded last week
  • Ran my PCV from the stock box to the pre-turbo pipe. No catch can, but this should work fine.
  • Test fit turbo coolant lines, still need to paint the hard lines
  • Put 4 quarts of break-in oil in it and spun the engine a bit to prime the pump and confirm starter/wiring works
  • Got hardware for the radiator top cover, so my IC and radiator are solidly mounted


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Old 02-12-2017, 08:21 AM   #175
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Very clean!!!!
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