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Old 05-29-2020, 08:09 AM   #151
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Yep, you opened up the bottom end. Your engine will be stronger with good compression and will burn less oil.

How did you make measurements? With what tools?
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Old 06-01-2020, 02:19 AM   #152
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B234F has different camshafts. More lift, different duration. Did wonders in my B204FT (together with ported head) before and after I dumped the stock shortblock with those stupid, heavy balance shafts for a newly build up B230FK.
I can check the numbers as I have both heads here, but IIRC they shouldn't have same numbers as they're totally different, as head part is concerned. Camshaft carriers ("upper head") are the same, but as the main part is concerned, dome diameter is different, valves are bigger on the 2.3, and generally they're not interchangible - 2.0 head on a 2.3 block would make for a stupid squish area and detonate itself into oblivion quite soon, while 2.3 head on a 2.0 block is going to slam the valves into block...

As for stupid balance shafts, I delete them for good preventive measure. But then you still have those stupid oil pumps that are NLA along with exploding pulleys...

But 204FT/GT blocks doo have girdles that don't fit 8v blocks.


However, my next 16vT build is going to use '98 B200FT block, B204GT head and B234F cams, just because I haven't tried those yet...

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That block looks really well worn. I don't think a hone is going to help much, it's probably due for an overbore, so I'd either go with that + custom pistons or sleeve the block...
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Old 06-15-2020, 04:43 PM   #153
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Still moving forward more or less

Oil squirters and new main bearings installed


Crankshaft back in place


Main caps and cross stay installed
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Old 06-16-2020, 03:39 PM   #154
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Converting the engine from reddishblock to redblock



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Old 06-20-2020, 11:23 AM   #155
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Converting the engine from reddishblock to redblock



Good evening to everyone here!
I am new member from Greece and this is the first thread i'm reading.
I like this project because I remember the time and effort that I spent to make my old Ford Taunus fast and safe. My name is Panagiotis.
Last week I bought a b204ft engine without the lh4 the tcu and the ezk116 . The half of the wiring harness is also missing...
I,m planning to install the engine on a Ford Taunus.
I found a complete car with the b200ft engine. Is it possible to use the ecu and ignition (chipped)and the harness of the b200ft to run
the b204ft with manually boost control?
I want the engine running with the factory settings because 200 bhp is more than enough for the old Taunus.
Do you suggest something different?
At this moment the car has a ford sierra efi engine controlled by megasauirt2 and ford edis4 wasted spark ignition . Do you know someone to transfer the fuel and ignition maps from the b204ft to the megasquirt controller? I tried to contact bijlsma by e-mail but my mail couldn't be delivered.
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Old 06-21-2020, 03:00 AM   #156
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Welcome to the board!

It would be better though if you started a new thread instead of hijacking an existing project.
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Old 06-21-2020, 04:27 AM   #157
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It would be better though if you started a new thread instead of hijacking an existing project.
I apologize for this, maybe Tomass could help me to contact with the man who modified his LH2.4
I will start a new thread.
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Old 06-21-2020, 07:08 AM   #158
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I tried to contact bijlsma by e-mail but my mail couldn't be delivered.
Try bijlsmatechnicalinnovations@gmail.com
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Old 06-21-2020, 01:46 PM   #159
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Many thanks Tomasss, I like the proccess of your project!
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Old 06-26-2020, 04:29 PM   #160
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Custom pistons from Yoshifab are being made, in the meantime I am putting together whatever makes sense...

Front oil distribution plate


Cleaned, new radial seal & Volvo anaerobic sealant applied


Front of the block cleaned up


New oil pump o-ring seal


Oil pump cleaned & new radial seal


It started to look like engine again!
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Old 06-28-2020, 03:56 AM   #161
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Nice and thorough work.
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:07 PM   #162
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Nice and thorough work.
Thanks, trying my best to make sure I am doing it once and for good

The water/oil pipes going to the oil filter were rusty so the rust penetrator has been applied and two layers of hammerite over it...



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Old 08-12-2020, 02:32 PM   #163
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More of the "in the meantime" work...pressure washed the engine bay today

before...


after...


It's not perfect as I had cold water source only, but thousand times better than before so I am happy the rest I'll clean up with some degreaser
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Old 08-15-2020, 05:20 PM   #164
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Sow das geen half werk! Nice man!
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Old 08-16-2020, 02:28 AM   #165
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Looking good!

For all that grease, grime and crud in the engine bay, nothing works better than WD-40! Spray ALL THE THINGS and wipe clean with a cloth
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Old 08-16-2020, 02:53 AM   #166
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Diesel also works very well.

You say you have new pistons ordered; is the block already bored?
Looking forward to seeing your results.

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Old 08-16-2020, 03:42 AM   #167
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Diesel also works very well.

You say you have new pistons ordered; is the block already bored?
Looking forward to seeing your results.
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Old 08-16-2020, 06:00 AM   #168
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Yes, my mistake.
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Old 08-17-2020, 05:09 PM   #169
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Thanks for the hint with the WD40! I have tried the white spirit as I had full bottle of it laying around and that works really well too
So after some jumping around with piece of cloth soaked with the spirit, fixing all the small rust spots and repainting the frame rails & battery/airbox tray with paint and undercarriage/crossmember with the 3M undercoating, this is how it stands now.

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Old 08-18-2020, 06:02 PM   #170
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Started putting parts back into the engine compartment!

Inspired by the >deck plate mod< I have modified my airbox using the 100mm ventilation grille with integrated metal screen





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Old 08-19-2020, 02:51 AM   #171
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You wanna apply that pink sealant with a roller. I don't think applying a bead is the correct method.

Looks good!
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Old 08-19-2020, 05:27 AM   #172
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You wanna apply that pink sealant with a roller. I don't think applying a bead is the correct method.
Yep, well the front of the engine block has some pits and scoring so I was afraid if it will seal properly if the layer is too thin. The amount of the excessive sealant pushed out was negligible, so it will hopefully work
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Old 08-19-2020, 08:08 AM   #173
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erm, the pink sealant is for the 2 cylhead halves! it is essential to do it with a roller!
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Old 08-19-2020, 08:41 AM   #174
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On the head halves I'll do it with a roller, as the surface is nice and flat.
It is just a sealant that hardens when placed in between two metals, what might be the issue if it's used on the front oil distribution plate? What is the proper sealant then, when it got disassembled it looked like some thin sealant similar to the pink one.

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No worries man... only cry-babies doing with roler :P
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