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Old 09-05-2017, 10:34 PM   #26
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looking good bud!
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:57 PM   #27
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Made some more progress.


Also got the turbo placement finalized! This was a lot more work than I expected but was worth it in the end.





Once I get the v bands I will build the crossover for it. For now the excitement of the turbo having a home is amazing.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:51 PM   #28
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And just to top it off I found some random K&N intake in my garage. Chopped it up and the 90 and the air filter both will work perfect!

As a bitchin side note I was able to keep the OEM reservoir in its factory location!

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Old 09-16-2017, 03:10 PM   #29
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Made a tiny amount more progress before work today. It's ugly as ****, but it shouldn't leak and will make the fuel system easier to work with.

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Old 09-17-2017, 05:40 PM   #30
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Ran the fuel line today. Used almost 100% of the factory clamps I pulled the old line out of. Maybe used 3 zipties for the whole length of the car lol. I know, they are rookie numbers.

Also got the fuel pump hanger completely set up. Went to drop it in the tank and it bottoms out hard about 1/2 before seating on the flange. The bottom of my tank is smashed in and I dont want to buy a new one yet because Im just going to be running a single 450 for now.

I'll probly just smash the tank back out with a sledge and a piece of wood.

BTW these things have the smallest fuel pump hanger opening I've ever seen. Absolutely rediculous.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:23 AM   #31
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Here's a photo of the single Walbro 450 on the factory hanger.

Worked pretty well. Its still a pain to get it all the way in.

Also attached the Volvo pedal clevis to the OEM 4.8 throttle cable. Used a wire butt connector and a set of good ratcheting crimpers.
Pulled on it pretty damn hard and smashed the pedal into the carpet a few times and it didnt come loose. There is a small amount of play at the pedal before the throttle blade starts moving but foot to the floor does give me 100% TPS so I'm going to call that a win.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:44 AM   #32
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that 450 on the 240 hanger looks familiar, mighta done that one myself on the blue car.

so it looks like you'll be bringing this to the mountain meet then, eh?
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:28 PM   #33
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Eventually I would love to bring it to meets but Im a few months away financially from being able to get this fully running and driving. Just making all the free progress I can right now.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:03 PM   #34
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you sure? I'm pretty sure I can squint hard and see it running tomorrow...
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:02 PM   #35
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Here's a photo of the single Walbro 450 on the factory hanger.

Worked pretty well. Its still a pain to get it all the way in.

Also attached the Volvo pedal clevis to the OEM 4.8 throttle cable. Used a wire butt connector and a set of good ratcheting crimpers.
Pulled on it pretty damn hard and smashed the pedal into the carpet a few times and it didnt come loose. There is a small amount of play at the pedal before the throttle blade starts moving but foot to the floor does give me 100% TPS so I'm going to call that a win.
Is that plug fuel rated?
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:16 PM   #36
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Is that plug fuel rated?
the one in the tank? it oughta be, that's what comes with the pumps.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:38 PM   #37
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Why did you choose the 4.8?
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:47 PM   #38
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Why did you choose the 4.8?
You meant to say 4.great
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:11 PM   #39
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the one in the tank? it oughta be, that's what comes with the pumps.
huh..... interesting.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:40 AM   #41
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Why did you choose the 4.8?
http://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-...g-bang-theory/

The test motor here was a 5.3.

But after the tests they realized it was a 4.8.

1200hp on a mostly stock junk yard block with a big rust spot on cylinder 8
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:06 PM   #42
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940wagon - it was the cheapest complete motor within driving distance. $300

Texas240 - As others have said, I sure hope so. It's an E85 rated genuine walbro. That connector better be OEM reliable haha.

Linuxman51 - I wish! Just have a few key components left to buy and some work.
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940wagon - it was the cheapest complete motor within driving distance. $300

Texas240 - As others have said, I sure hope so. It's an E85 rated genuine walbro. That connector better be OEM reliable haha.

Linuxman51 - I wish! Just have a few key components left to buy and some work.
And honestly, with boost, the 4.8 is an AWESOME motor. Like the article I shared said, they ran over 1200 hp with a turbo 4.8 that was pulled directly from a junkyard van.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:47 PM   #44
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Ahh gotcha. Very cool.

Any other reasons to purposely go for a 4.8 instead of the 5.3? I am looking to use an lm7 for my next 7/940 wagon, but just keep it NA. Seemed obvious to go for the extra few ft/lbs of torque.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:35 PM   #45
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Get whatever you can get most complete for the cheapest. 4.8, 5.3 or 6.0, it doesnt really matter. If you feel the need for extra strengtg grab a Gen 4 vs a Gen 3 motor. Switchover is somewhere around 04.

They are all great engines.
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:29 AM   #46
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Got started on the downpipe. I'm at a cross roads right now, do I turn it up and go for a hood exit or exit out the fender.

Also was amazed to find out I will be able to place the wastegate directly on top of the turbo and it will clear the hood. Very excited about that one lol
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:42 AM   #47
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everyone runs it out the side, might as well follow suit ;)
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:49 AM   #48
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Goal
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Extremely happy to be back in a brick again.
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Got started on the downpipe. I'm at a cross roads right now, do I turn it up and go for a hood exit or exit out the fender
No where in your goals do you state to want to be loud and obnoxious. Please put an exhaust on it. You are not going to hurt power much, and it will keep your neighbors happy (as well as a positive image for hot rodders in general). Nice work otherwise!
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Exhaust is a huge hp killer on turbo ls cars
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:54 AM   #50
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open cutout on the 940 is over 200whp difference vs closed, on a full 3 inch exhaust.
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