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Old 05-09-2014, 09:55 AM   #51
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Minnesota . . . and you considered bypassing the heater . . . ?

I connected the heater hose together in the engine compartment until I get everything else done which be some time at the rate I work.
yeah, I'm hard core like that, lol....

I've got an S60R I drive daily. But the 262; I store it in the winter. Plus, the salt we throw down on the roads would kill it in short order.

Ultimately, I ended up replaced the core because without heat, defrost is useless (well...it's not exactly super effective without a dryer canister either but...more so than wet cold air). Way more PITA than I was expecting to be honest. If I had to do it again, I think I'd just take the whole housing unit out as one piece instead of piecemeal like I did. There are roughly 30 metal clips that hold the pieces together and I think I busted too much plastic getting them out while still mounted in the car. oops....

but...once you get the housing out and apart, the core just slides right out. Puting a new one in is easy too...just make sure you have some kind of adhesive backed foam tape to wrap the outside edges of the core with to ensure a tight fit. I found what I needed in the HVAC section of the local hardware store.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:13 AM   #52
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Forgot about the AC condensing unit.....if you still have AC....that works....and want to retain it, then THAT step is a PITA. All the manuals tell you to slide it out of the housing about 4" to allow the heater core to slide out the top. If I'm not mistaken, yours is an '81? That's got the newer style dash right? Or is it older like mine? If it's the older version, chances are the heater core housing won't allow you to simply slide it out the top. Even if it's the newer style dash...I'd be wary of the windshield getting in the way. Service manuals don't talk about 262 bertones specifically but considering the more extreme angle of the windshield from the 2" drop of the roof, I don't know that there's really any room for that condition anymore.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:33 AM   #53
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I got the Radar detector mirror display installed the other day. Went in better than I'd hoped.



First step, take out the front headliner and cut a trench in the foam backing for the wires to travel through.


feed wires through the mirror mounting hole.


Verify that the head liner does not interfere with the wires


cram the wires into the trench


ensure exit of the wires is at the top of the A-pillar so you can run them behind the A-pillar trim.


re-install head liner and A-pillar trim and admire seamless install.

Note to self...25' was WAY too long for the umbilical. I've got about 8' extra I need to cut out of the middle.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:05 AM   #54
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Slowly but surely...going back together
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:32 AM   #55
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It's back together.....but now my carb is messed up somehow, I've got a tranny pan leaking like a sieve, and a leaking tranny cooler line fitting at the radiator.

sigh...
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:32 PM   #56
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so....not a 350 turbo tranny...it's a 700R4. Which is good because that means a T5 will bolt up without having to change the drive shaft. Found one for $200....pretty excited about getting a manual tranny in here.

In other news....CAPT_BLOTTO clued me in on a full set of R-calipers from an '05 S60R in his neck of the woods. The guy picked them from the yard in order to get them installed into his STI but balked at all the adapter work you had to do to get them to work. So, I picked them up for $700 shipped.

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and I got the rest of the radar detector installed....


can't see it at all....works too. I mean...it turns on and the display works and everything but I actually have a 'detection' story to tell too. It's not very interesting except to say that I was tagged by a cop and the display lit up on the k-band...yay!

Engine bay is getting cleaned up a bit too
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:34 PM   #57
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Yay parts car!
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:34 PM   #58
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and Yay! It fits!!
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:39 PM   #59
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but, Boo! infested with field mice!!!

found five dead (or dying) mice on my garage floor the very next day. Saw and shot (with a BB gun pistol that just happened to be handy at the time) a sixth who must have been getting pretty close to dying....it wasn't moving very fast....
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:13 PM   #60
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WOuld that make this a....Rat Rod?




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Old 09-15-2014, 05:15 PM   #61
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lol....
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:58 PM   #62
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Grand total of 11 dead mice. One caught in one of the multitude of traps I set out after thoroughly clearing out my garage.....and another 4 dead baby mice in the back seat.

Just about ready to start parting out the rest of this car....so stay tuned, for sale thread to follow!
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:51 AM   #63
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:59 AM   #64
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and Yay! It fits!!
what is the distance from floor to the ceiling rafters? I'd love to have a lift like that.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:25 PM   #65
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what is the distance from floor to the ceiling rafters? I'd love to have a lift like that.
sorry for the late response...

Ceiling height in my garage is 9'8". Two regular sized sedans would not work in here....but I've only ever had lowered (or low) vehicles to store on it. There are safety blocks every 4" and it's recommended that you have the lift sitting on blocks as opposed to the cables. I'm pushing it with that regular height donor on the top. If I had the blue bert on top, it'd be a different story.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:28 PM   #66
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and how do we get an un-powered roller off the lift and in/out of the garage when the driveway has a 30% grade to worry about?




2,000 pound winch bolted to the floor works pretty good.....
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^ which came in quite handy yesterday as I pulled the motor and tranny out of the donor.

.....anyone want a PVR or M46?
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The silver Bert was manual?!? Holy unobtanium. Shame it's getting ripped apart. Also a shame I don't have a shell they could go in /you're so far away. Damn.
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it wasn't worth saving....and now MINE will be a manual
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Small bit of progress....there are plenty of Big Brake conversion threads here so I'll spare you all the details.

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Man, I do like how those rotors fill up my wheels now!!!


And still room for the tuck:
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Old 09-17-2015, 03:59 PM   #71
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Does look good!
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Keeping the color?
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You can move the rear end with adjustable torque rods to gain more clearance.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:53 PM   #74
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Keeping the color?
yeah...I think so. At some point I'll get it cleaned up along with the rust spots...
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:00 PM   #75
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You can move the rear end with adjustable torque rods to gain more clearance.
Yeah, they're in there. But the drive shaft is proving to be a little problematic. It's an oversized custom one piece and there is no wiggle room. I could rotate the axle to compensate, but the drive shaft angle would suffer as a result.
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