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Old 05-14-2017, 02:24 PM   #1
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So I just went up to Virginia and bought this as my project start. $360 and I drove it home 2.5hrs. Pretty solid, painted last year(cheaply) Very excited to finally get the project Ive been planning started. This has been almost 4 or 5 years in the making.

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-gen 3 4.8
-PAC 1218 springs
-Jegs Sloppy Stage 1 Cam (200580)
-th350 built for 750whp
-PTC converter custom spec'd
-VS Racing 7875
-deka 80lbs
-china wastegate
-Walbro 450
-MS3 Gold Box
-AEM UEGO wideband
-Holley 302-2
-STS Eng Mounts (from the origonal group buy)
-STS Trans mount

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-cheap
-ugly
-fast

Extremely happy to be back in a brick again.


Free trash included

Already came with some weight savings

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Old 05-14-2017, 10:17 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good start!
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Old 05-14-2017, 11:05 PM   #3
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Thanks. Im basically trying to build the Sloppy Mechanics Colorado build before he switched from the 80lb injectors. He ended up with 730whp on e85 through 3/8 feed and a pair of walbro 450's in the tank. I have a gen 3 motor so ill try and stop aroud 550 to 600 tire.

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Old 05-18-2017, 03:02 AM   #4
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Just got in the turbo and accesories from VS Racing. Bought the denmah package with the 7875 upgrade.

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Old 05-27-2017, 12:59 PM   #5
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Pulled the core support as a single unit lop I love these old things. Also picked up the built TH350 yesterday. I may be able to keep AC too.



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Old 05-30-2017, 12:48 PM   #6
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Took the dead battery in for a $10 core at oriellys, vehicle cost has been brought down to $350 haha
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:13 PM   #7
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I like everything but the th350. I think you will regret the hell out of that
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:22 PM   #8
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Im nervous about it at times but I bought it for $50 and the guy I had build it has one built the exact same "level" in his 750whp S10. Hes in the mid 5's in the 1/8th for a couple years now.

I hope itll hold around 550 to 600 tire. If I go way over that Ill change it out for a th400.
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yeah I think you'll be reaching for that 400 sooner than you think, but at least it's an easy swap out after the fact.
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:03 PM   #10
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So I pulled the fuel sender out and there is zero chance I will get two walbro 450 through that hole. Heres my idea to get around that. I already needed a new tank (the bottom is smashed in and the sender is faulty). My plan would be to purchase a new tank and one new sender. Then hang one 450 from each sending unit. The new parts would sit in the origonal location and I would cut out the old sheetmetal and weld in the old pump hanger off to the side near the fuel neck inlet. Its cheap, effective, and will allow me to step up my fuel line size later on if needed.

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yeah I think you'll be reaching for that 400 sooner than you think, but at least it's an easy swap out after the fact.
Thats kind of what I was thinking. If needed the 400 will fit fairly well in there with few changes.

I also would be able to reuse my PTC Converter in the th400.

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Old 06-03-2017, 07:00 PM   #12
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Just got thr PTC converter in the mail! Im down to little things now. All big purchases have been made. Very excited to get the big pieces out of the way. Had it built to be offset correctly so no adapters or hole opening needed to bolt it up to a dished truck flexplate.

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Old 06-10-2017, 07:36 PM   #13
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I love these two tools. Havent come across something I couldn't get undone. I didnt even have to hold the crank still.


Also got the MS3 Gold box setup for bench testing, got it all config'd and sensors straight. By "set up" I mean connected the ground and power wires of the EFI Source drop on harness lol. Pretty cool to see the sensors working and TPS working on the screen

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Old 06-13-2017, 02:19 PM   #14
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Well got the intercooler mounted. I can also flip it 180 and bring the outlets up if that ends up working better. Not sure yet really.

Intercooler is a 31x12x3 unit from VS Racing

Might be able to get it under the battery tray.


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Old 06-18-2017, 08:14 PM   #15
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Took a pic with the cardboard off for ****s and giggles

Also got some wastegate testing done and and swapped the valvesprings out too.


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Old 06-19-2017, 02:28 PM   #16
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Installed the heads today.

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Install remote terminals for the battery and move the battery to the trunk. I had similar issues when I did my fmic and moving the battery made things much easier.
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Move the ic all the way forward and run it through the holes below the headlights. That's what I did and it works perfect. Battery is still in the stock location
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The intercooler is too wide, I would be cutting out a good portion of the headlight buck area. As it sits I just had to trim about an inch or two of steel to fit the intercooler and its almost completely sealed around the edges to push all the air through it. Very happy with how it turned out.
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Finally kicked the Accord DD project out and rolled in the Volvo! Happy day for me.

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Old 07-25-2017, 09:29 AM   #22
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So I finally got around to getting the engine out.


This was an angle I couldnt easily find (probly just bad at searching) so I took it as a reference for me.
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Then the very next day I stuck the new motor in temporarily. I was being lazy and without the flywheel on the 4.8 fits on the mounts fully with the old Volvo trans still in the car. The block is up against the bellhousing but she fits.



This is motor placement with the STS Machining mounts and the wrong Holley oil pan (302-2 instead of the 302-1)

Its a little tight in the backside of the subframe but Ill just need to bend the brake line a tiny bit for it to clear.

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Old 08-27-2017, 11:36 PM   #24
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Been working on placement for the turbo. I feel like its too far forward and need some ideas using truck manifolds. Been looking around a bit.

Dont worry the couplers are just for mockup haha



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Old 09-05-2017, 11:06 PM   #25
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This is where im at.
Need to grab a 2.5" sched 40 90.[br]The 2" is too small for the T4 flange. I think the 2.5" will be perfect and I can still weld the two together without issue. Still need my cutoff wheels and flap discs to keep going. I have my welder back though. Cant wait to hang this turbo.
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