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Old 10-06-2015, 04:54 PM   #1
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I have previously owned two Shenandoah green/Medium green 242 from 1976.

The first one had a M50B25 from BMW E34 with VEMS ecu


The second one had a S38B36 from BMW E34 M5, also with a VEMS ecu



So when i found another one i just had to buy it




Someone had started to build a turbo B230 in it and it was in bits and pieces so i started with some rustrepair on the floor, and it was a quick job because there wasnt any ;)


Got the interior together


Made it driveable and got it thru inspection(and then it is road legal for two years)

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Old 10-06-2015, 04:55 PM   #2
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Same day as the inspection i threw the B20 out and started to fit the new engine

5.3 LM7 from a Tahoe

Not much space for the truck intake, had to cut som plastic and reinforcement on the hood


The pan needed some cutting too, and obviously i have to cut it some more


I used this device to get the engine centered in the front while i was getting it to sit like i wanted. Makes the job alot easier


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Old 10-06-2015, 04:58 PM   #3
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Today i went and bought some bling for the engine. LTT=LuxeTwinTurbo





Super HX40, should get the job done!

Thinking about using the stock manifolds. Nice fit in the 240 engine bay

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Old 10-06-2015, 05:28 PM   #4
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Maybe i should mention that i am from Sweden...some words may not be correct
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:34 PM   #5
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Maybe i should mention that i am from Sweden...some words may not be correct
Your English is great and this build is going to be outstanding to watch
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:04 PM   #6
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Yeah, even if your english lets you down in the future (it hasn't yet), the scope of your project and the quality of the build more than make up for it. We'll be all right.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:11 PM   #7
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This looks promising.

What happened to the S38 powered 242? I found your build thread but last post was from a few years back.

How well was the S38 suited to the car?
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:28 PM   #8
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Frog... perfect name.
Your English is better than most Americans, you'll be fine.
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:52 AM   #9
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Hey!! Great car and great name for it too!!

Don't worry about your english too much. You're all good!

Keep the updates flowing ;)

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Old 10-07-2015, 07:05 AM   #10
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This is heading in the right direction
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:44 AM   #11
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Ballt bygge!
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:18 AM   #12
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Nice turbo Frog))!
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:49 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone! Och tack Råda ;)

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This looks promising.

What happened to the S38 powered 242? I found your build thread but last post was from a few years back.

How well was the S38 suited to the car?

I sold it and the guy who bought it drove it for a while and then he took the engine out and put in in a BMW e30

The S38 is a HUGE engine but a 240 fits everything Only had to notch the oilpan a little, change the angle at the end of the headers and make a new lower mount for the radiator because the engine is so long.
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:15 PM   #14
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Started to do some plumbing today...not so complicated and should do the job

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Old 10-11-2015, 03:58 AM   #15
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What transmission you plan use?
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Old 10-12-2015, 01:27 PM   #17
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dear god, i love you. watching this!!
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Old 10-12-2015, 01:52 PM   #18
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Saw a photo of your centering jig on the LS forum the other day. Great work so far!

What are the plans for the motor? (Cam, springs, etc?)
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What transmission you plan use?
Manual 6-speed from a BMW diesel

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Saw a photo of your centering jig on the LS forum the other day. Great work so far!

What are the plans for the motor? (Cam, springs, etc?)
I am going to swap cam, springs and pushrods...don´t know what i am going to use yet. Rest of the engine will be stock
I will be running manual 6-speed, E85, intercooler
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:11 PM   #20
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Anyone got a T56 from a LS1 who can be kind and measure some dimensions for me?
I need to know the following:

A. How long is the part of the input shaft that is sticking out of the bellhousing?
B. How long is the part of the input shaft that is for the pilot bearing?
C. How long are the splines?


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Old 10-16-2015, 04:08 AM   #21
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Im in boston but i have one at the shop i can measure for you when i return home. Ill be in sweden next summer, would love a ride in this beast!
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:23 AM   #22
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That would be very kind! When will you return home? Where in Sweden? I live in the north



Made some brackets for the Holset twins yesterday, the exhaust manifolds should like that



Today i started with the downpipes. Made some reductions for the 3.5" downpipes so they would fit the turbo. Used a hydrualic press and some parts from a wheels balancer


Then to the downpipes


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Old 10-17-2015, 11:45 AM   #23
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Rattvik, its a far drive but judging from the build it will be worth it!
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:07 PM   #24
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Those seats you put in there are great ! I haven't seen that combo before. I like what you are doing here !
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:37 PM   #25
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The seats are the original ones. It´s a 242L, the big differenses from the DL is the seats, the rear side windows cant be opened, black rubber floor mat instead of the brown one(in my car it is from a 245 -78 so it is totally wrong), no clock in the middle of the dash, B20 engine, no air vents in the kick panels
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