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Old 06-07-2018, 11:14 PM   #176
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Getting closer to paint





Put in a engine bay fan using a thermoswitch trigger, which has resolved the heat soak after highway runs issue. Added a timer circuit so it runs on for apporx 2min after shutdown if bay temp is over 203ºF.



Made a better fitting intake pipe, and added an air scoop to the engine cover to feed the K&N Xtreme









Engine has been running well since last year's timing map revisions. I tried adding some timing back in over 2500 higher load areas, and got knock under load in 2nd. Reverted to previous no-knock map. I think I'll leave it be until I can actually log timing.

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Old 08-17-2018, 07:30 AM   #177
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2K primer









Volvo Passion Red 612 base coat







Clear coat:

(modified Volvo C30 rockers)










Much final sanding & then polish to go. After that, car gets 5" tape stripe that runs down the sides & across the back

3M 1080 G15 yellow (test swatch)

earlier clear coat - this orange peel was sanded out :D

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Old 08-31-2019, 10:09 PM   #178
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:58 PM   #179
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Yeah that's a million times better. So which flavor of K series is it?
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:16 AM   #180
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Yeah that's a million times better. So which flavor of K series is it?
Its a JDM '05 K24A3 (full iVtec int & exh) with the AST5 6 speed + LSD . I looked at the K20's, however I'm more interested in the low to mid range pull than the HP screaming at 9K rpm. I added the later intake cam that has a little more lift, and NPR RL5 pistons to bump the compression just a little. It's probably going to stay NA. should be around 220HP, which is plenty for a 2000lb chassis

I had to customize the intake, tucking the plenum under the runners and built my own headers to make it fit, along with all the cooling system revisions needed for mid engine install.
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Old 09-01-2019, 11:22 AM   #181
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I noticed the intake didn't look standard.

Based on your specs, the 220 mark sounds like 220 at the wheels, which even in a 3000 lb box can be a lot of fun. Good choice.

I like the addition of air conditioning as well, btw.
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Old 09-02-2019, 03:49 PM   #182
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I noticed the intake didn't look standard.

Based on your specs, the 220 mark sounds like 220 at the wheels, which even in a 3000 lb box can be a lot of fun. Good choice.

I like the addition of air conditioning as well, btw.

I used a (modded) 850 ancillary mount plate to make that work - the compressor I bought years ago to go in my V70 wagon before I killed it



I'm going to have to custom build the AC lines off the compressor, there is so little space



I'm adding an accumulator / orifice tube system - the (740 style) accumulator will go in the cavity on the right where I cut out a sheet metal filler panel.
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