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Old 01-04-2018, 01:57 AM   #1726
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Raised the nose and dropped the pan for easy access. Tried tapping the perimeter with a cold chisel, tried vice-grips, spent some time with a hack-saw blade wrapped in a rag making a slot. She's really stuck in there. Dang.

May as well commence with pulling the motor at this point. B21 is only a few weeks out. I can tell you that the power assist felt great on my 100 yard test drive. We'll have to wait to see how wishful my thinking is on the pump reducing the car's steering wander. Sure hope so. Be kind of scary to actually have a little power, but no control.
Have you replaced every single wear item in your suspension system yet?
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Old 01-04-2018, 02:08 AM   #1727
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Get the B230 version of this bracket and you're set.

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Old 01-04-2018, 02:49 AM   #1728
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Have you replaced every single wear item in your suspension system yet?
Not the bushings or strut mounts.
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Old 01-04-2018, 02:51 AM   #1729
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Get the B230 version of this bracket and you're set.

Looks like this:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpo...77&postcount=4
Thanks Mike!
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:31 AM   #1730
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Have you replaced every single wear item in your suspension system yet?

That is first on my list to complete before springs and shocks/struts adjustable goodies go in...
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:58 PM   #1731
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:04 AM   #1732
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Replace dem buchins! Since they're out; clean em up real good and hit em with a fresh coat of paint. I'm going poly up front. gsellstr is our resident SuperPro bushing vendor if you want poly.
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:41 PM   #1733
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Think I'll give these a try:

http://www.whiteline.com.au/product_..._number=W52434
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:06 PM   #1734
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Carpet is wet, coolant is low.

I don't think I'm up for this.

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Old 01-07-2018, 10:09 PM   #1735
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Did you replace the valve?
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:13 PM   #1736
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That sucks. If it's actually the core, I think I have an original one in my parts pile.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:15 PM   #1737
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Ordered SuperPro for the front (the offset Whitelines are discontinued). Harlard has a poly-bushed set of rear torque arms for me. I don't think that the OE rubber bushings are that bad, but would be thrilled to be proven wrong.

Ordered the Yoshifab manual boost controller (air leak).

Tidied up the garage to prepare for battle. Motor on Sunday. Got Monday off. Start the clean up and "stage 0."

Plan to play with the PS pump mounts to see if can get it lower. Or offset it forward at the existing height.

Not sure about the down pipe. Perhaps, put on the big waste gate now and have a 3" down fabbed, following the TME pipe's curves, but leave the muffler end long for exact fitting once the engine is in?

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Old 01-11-2018, 06:34 PM   #1738
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Which side of the car is the carpet wet on? If it's only wet on the driver's side, it's most likely the valve.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:15 PM   #1739
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I decided to burn it to the ground to dry it out properly.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:45 PM   #1740
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Some say that the B21FT makes so much torque, that driven east or west under full power, it can actually effect the rotation of the Earth...



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Old 01-14-2018, 11:13 PM   #1741
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Ya every time I pull out of the driveway the sun comes up 40 seconds sooner the next day.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:53 PM   #1742
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:15 PM   #1743
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Got the alt bolt out. Heat did the trick. Thanks Billy.

So, why did it break? When I got the car there was only a short bolt with one bushing. I added the two poly bushings. Should I go back to rubber?
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:38 PM   #1744
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I had my alternator adjustment bracket thingy break with poly bushings. Put a new one on and have been good for several thousand miles since. Curious if the poly did it now that you mention it though.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:10 PM   #1745
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Shift in plans...

The turbo motor, combined with everything else in my life, overwhelms and discourages me. To the point that I don't want to mess with the car at all.

At this point, I've decided to set the motor upgrade aside for a while and focus on a few simpler tasks that I can do before the Davis trip. Alternator, power steering, suspension bushings, lower-mileage M47 install. Maybe some speakers for the rear. And the heater leak. There will be overlap on the trans swap, but so be it. If 5th gear is quieter for the 20 hour round trip, it will be worth it. And it will reduce my urge to roll the beast out front with a "free to good home" sign on the windshield.


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Old 01-16-2018, 12:10 AM   #1746
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The engine swap will be a straight forward swap, the little things take the longest.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:43 AM   #1747
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Got the alt bolt out. Heat did the trick. Thanks Billy.

So, why did it break? When I got the car there was only a short bolt with one bushing. I added the two poly bushings. Should I go back to rubber?
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:04 AM   #1749
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Wait, I will need my hoist before Davis to swap motor mounts...
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:28 AM   #1750
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The swap is simple Carl. Don’t get discouraged. If need be I will come by and help. Sometimes having someone there to shoot the **** will make you feel like working. Let me know.
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