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Old 06-04-2008, 09:20 PM   #1
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This is my car. It’s a 87 745 turbo that I have had since 2000. It’s an Alberta car so it came to me with zero rust and about 180,000km. The rest is TB history.

I read Mcbrooms and set up a plan. I have a long history with this car and several motors (too much boost and a broken heater hose). I will not bore you with all the details but this motor began as an idea after I was replacing a HG and found a crack between cylinder #1 and 2. The cracked motor was sleeved (very long story) and could have survived a little longer with the crack in the block (not in the sleeves itself). But I decided to pulled the motor and start from scratch. New block and newish head.

I began by sourcing a block. I didn’t actually think I would find a *new* block but after looking around TB I found foggyjames. Foggy had a new, never used, b23 block just sitting around. Shipping from the UK to Canada sucked balls. I got the motor in April of 2007 and started work.

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Forged crank and rods from my previous B23FT.



All internals were sonic checked then balanced.
New set of stock sized Mahle pistons.



Drilled and tapped the block for turbo return.



Stealthfti’s #5 thrust bearing chamfer trick for more oil supply.
Drilled and tapped for BMW oil squirters.





more to come...
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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great work mods move this to projects and restos
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:35 PM   #3
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Cylinder Head:
530 with about 40 hours of bucket work.




practice head


MVP adjustable cam gear from previous engine

VX3 cam

lapped valves
Grooved with my own variation of the Somender theory. I used a 3 axis at work and built a program to make all grooves the same (no cameras allowed at work)




Cometic HG with some Hylomar spray
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:54 PM   #4
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Turbo:
TD05-16g
I spent about 2 hours bent over a sandblasting cabinet cleaning and polishing everything on this turbo. Sand then glass till my back hurt.


The hot side has most of the work. Hot side turned on a lathe to open up the exhaust side.


Removed stainless steel WG cap and ported the WG hole (forgot the camera that day)
WG cap was machined thinner to allow it to open up bigger
Stainless steel cap was then welded on at an angle to allow WG to open further


Hot side inlet was opened up and ground smooth with air tools

Shaft and turbines were then balanced to perfection by Herman. Homemade BOV block off plate from aluminum


misc photos of turbo

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Old 06-04-2008, 10:11 PM   #5
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Holset anyone?
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=138073
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:13 PM   #6
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^^wrong link
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:18 AM   #7
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Dude! where in Ontario are you?
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:24 AM   #8
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:05 AM   #9
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Wow.

How much beer would I have to lure you with to come to Alberta and teach me a thing or two about how to do things? :D Hell, I'd drive out there and give you a hand on your car if you'd like. Driving to Quebec in late July

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Old 06-05-2008, 01:15 AM   #10
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dang good work man that works takes a good eye, steady hand a lot of beer...
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those groves are beautiful. what fuel system>? with that turbo expect about 250hp hopefully
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:42 AM   #12
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What Volvo came with a 16g? Or did you machine that Volvo compressor housing for the 16g wheel?
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:50 AM   #13
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Looking good, can't wait to hear about it being all together and driving... Was the machine at work unable to go farther down in depth on the grooves as they enter into the chamber, or is that how you wanted them done? Curious as to your thoughts on what made you arrange them in those directions, care to elaborate?

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Old 06-05-2008, 02:15 AM   #14
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Looking good, can't wait to hear about it being all together and driving... Was the machine at work unable to go farther down in depth on the grooves as they enter into the chamber, or is that how you wanted them done? Curious as to your thoughts on what made you arrange them in those directions, care to elaborate?

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What do you mean by "hopefully"?
i mean lh 2.4 sucks
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Gotcha, hahaha. Yeah, it can make things tough...
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:17 AM   #16
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great work!

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i mean lh 2.4 sucks
depends on who uses it.
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i mean lh 2.4 sucks
87 740 is lh2.2.

Setup looks great!
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:19 AM   #18
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I'm in London town Ontario.

klr142 - I will elaberate when I get some time. I could have built the 3-axis program any way I wanted. I wanted to do it that way. Maybe I was a little nervous about cutting grooves in my head.

did you see that little blue behind my turbo....


Turbo is completely custom.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:21 AM   #19
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peek-a-boo, I see you!

Great looking 1800!!!
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:35 AM   #20
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I ordered some bits for my exhaust. With the CDN dollar strong against the US I was able to get all this stainless for $95 shipped.


a few cuts and some stretching

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Old 06-05-2008, 08:38 AM   #21
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And of course I could not resist...



I have some work ahead of me.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:41 AM   #22
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Where did you order the exhaust bits?

Which ebay seller is the IC from? Looks awesome!
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:04 AM   #23
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http://store.racing-solutions.org/

Colimbia River Mandrel Bend for the exhaust bits. Great selection, good price, cheap shipping and packaged well.

I think the IC is from CXRacing on eBay. This was back with the IC was $57.oo and the shipping was $5o.oo. I got everthing including IC (31x12x3), 3" piping and some silicone for $193 shipped. And with the strong CDN dollar that day it was like $187.5o.

The only sucky thing is I have to cut and reweld the bov to the new piping...
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:46 AM   #25
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Fred has helped me with my lh2.2.

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