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Old 05-26-2018, 05:40 PM   #276
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Engine's out!

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Old 06-02-2018, 10:06 PM   #277
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Neat, the BW55 transmission mount bracket bolts right up to the AW30-40e. It really looks like the new box is the same length as the AW71L I had in there, so I might be able to get away with no mods to the x-member .
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:14 PM   #278
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I was able to use the BW55 tranny mount bracket with the crossmember in the AW70/71 location (dual mount holes). I had to use a 1" spacer to mount the bracket though, since the AW30-40e is juuuuuust a shave shorter than the AW71L. The driveshaft is about an inch away too, so I may just machine a spacer at work. The stock swaybar worked fine too, with a 3/4" spacer to drop it slightly.
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:53 AM   #279
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Nice work! So the Homer conversion mounts got it done? Are you going to boost this whiteblock or keep it NA?

Last.... engine management MOTRONIC or custom?
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:25 AM   #280
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Thanks, I'm stoked! Yessir, Homer mounts all the way .

Engine management...that's a confusing subject right now. The car is currently wired up for MS2 with wasted spark, which is what I was running on my B21. To convert it to 6-cyl operation would be just a quick solder job to add another spark output. I do have a soft spot for swaps on stock ecus though, especially when it looks like it would be possible to DIY-tune it. So the best answer I can give is...I'm not sure yet, lol.

As for boost, it will happen at some point I hope. I'll have to make a manifold, get injectors, etc. I'll start amassing parts first .

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Old 06-09-2018, 02:07 PM   #281
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I sold my MS2 V3.57 which I hoped to use on my 5 cylinder B5245T5..... but from a LOT of study of MSExtra, I determined that it could not effectively fuel sequentially, which is what the 5 & 6 cylinders do with MOTRONIC. From my investigation it takes at minimum MS3 Pro I believe, to handle sequential fuel. MS2 can handle the spark fairly easily.... just not fueling. I won't try to batch fuel the whiteblocks.

Chat with LANKKU over in Finland.... he has mastered these 6 cylinders and transplants to earlier Bricks.
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:27 PM   #282
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The 960 harness/ecu I have is an early one (94), so it's M1.8, which is batch fire. The wiring diagram shows that the injectors are run by only two INJ outputs from the ecu. I do love playing with sequential fueling, but batch is just fine with small injectors. I'd gain a bunch of smoothness if I went to MS3 or MS3X/MS3pro, even on batch, but my budget is just not able to handle the upgrade this year.

I'm really hoping to have this running by july, so I'm going to have to make up my mind soon.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:06 AM   #283
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Sweet!!
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Old 06-10-2018, 12:58 PM   #284
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One disclaimer about Homer mounts though. If you're using the AW30-40e (like I am), you need to tweak the auto dipstick slightly, because it rests FIRMLY against the side of the trans tunnel, just underneath the brake booster kinda. It's bolted to the bellhousing, so I just removed the bolt and pried a bit with a screwdriver. Just enough to give it 1/8" clearance so I can actually get the stick out. Maybe it's just the way I did my trans mount, but it's worth keeping an eye out anyway. This is not a criticism against the Homer mounts, promise. I know they're originally for a manual car, so the auto introduces a minor variable.
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