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Old 08-25-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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FINALLY get to start a thread! Huzzah!! OK, so I've already introduced the car but time to condense.

Picked up this 82 245 DIESEL as a new, smog exempt project car to tinker on over the next couple years. The goal is pretty straight forward:

T5 motor, T5 trans (2.95-.82). Forged rods, pistons are 50/50 (I had no issues with the Mahles in the T5R but the forged ones are reasonable in price). ME4.3 (maybe 4.4, 4.3 looks like an easier swap and again, was fine in my t5r).

Interior will be based around V50 seats with some things I have in mind.

8.8 in the back, R brakes or Porsche 6 pistons up front (if Jacob will be so kind). Back is a little up in the air because of the 8.8, I'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

The goal is pretty simple. Not looking to build a track car, can haz r@c3 cAr or an auto-x machine. Building a comfortable, quick, daily driver that Theresa can get in at any point and drive anywhere in the country with out worry. This is the main reason behind ME4.3. It'll have AC, insulation, sound deadner, a stereo and other creature comforts.

I'm also hoping to set the 8.8 up for the occasional drag launches. Basically, everything the T5R did great (dead reliable, great power, super comfy) but with the motor facing the right way.

It won't be a true daily driver in regards of Theresa will still have the V50 and I'll still have my C30 but it'll be built *could be*. Oh and if I build a tube amp into it, I can play guitar in the car and write the entire endeavor off as a marketing expense. LOL

This will be a slow one as being self employed and having a baby means it has to happen around occasional openings in my schedule. The goal is to hopefully have the car stripped enough to have it media blasted by end of the year.

SO, here we go!




Surprisingly straight and solid. At some point somebody went mudding in this because the entire chassis had a thin film of adobe looking mud (and a big dent in the tank). Pressure washed right off and everything actually looks pretty damn solid.



Home to the most rickety sounding diesel god ever imagined. What a fat bastard of a motor.

Here's what I did today.



That D24 is a big porky bastard of a motor. Had a tough time getting it out (kept wanting to snag under the steering shaft and not wanting to move). Spent some more time pressure washing since that picture, it's actually not too greasy now. It's clean enough for me to keep striping down before sending it off for blasting.

Out you bastard!

In the mean time, parts have been slowly coming over the last few months. Little things here and there but picked this up yesterday


2000 T5 (v70r supposedly). I'll be blocking off the VVT stuff but it'll be nice to have the better head and cams.

Also did this to (one of) the wheels. From silver to actual bronze powder painted gold


Oh and last thing, had a little motivational visit from Jacob back in April

250's are really the best.

There we go, off to a start now :D Really looking forward to my plates showing up.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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I have a mock up block of you need to make a oil pan.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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I have a mock up block of you need to make a oil pan.
I actually have a pan. I was going to do this years and years ago and bought a modded pan from Todd. When I got rid of everything 4-5 years ago that was the only thing I kept (should have kept the extra set of forged rods I had too. Oh well). Thanks though buddy, I appreciate the offer!
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:06 PM   #5
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Yeah baby.
funny color for a greenblock.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:59 PM   #6
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Yeah baby.
funny color for a greenblock.
Ya I noticed that... it's actually blue. That normal or a motor swap? Mostly curious, it's palleted and off to the Kauer vault of shame now. LOL
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:26 PM   #7
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Wilwood makes a few different bolt of kits for the 8.8
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:17 PM   #8
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The man behind the mayhem to come.

I had to.

On topic, I'm curious what the bosses look like on the block for engine mounts.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:21 PM   #9
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On topic, I'm curious what the bosses look like on the block for engine mounts.


I'll snap you some pictures. Things are similar but a couple changes vs the earlier motor that I think I'll have to contend with.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:30 PM   #10
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today's project. Needed a cart to roll the car not only left and right in my garage but roll it out of the garage and into the trailer when I drop it off for media blasting.

So I did this

becomes

this. which sits under

this!

The casters are a little under rated for still having the axle in, a tank mostly full of fuel and bumper on the back. The front end pushes really easily, the backs a little heavy still. The d-rings are so that when I do have to put the car in the trailer, I can run ratchet straps thru the interior and hook it right to the cart so that they can't be separated while bouncing down the road.

I think the only thing I'm going to change is next time I have the cart free, I'm going to cut the uprights into a V shaped notch instead of the half round. This will make it easier to line it up while lowering the car (when the weight gets on one end, it does cause it to squirm a bit, takes a couple tries to get it perfect right now).

More tear down to commence :D
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So glad you are finally getting back into it Doug!
One of these days when I am in Sac I will have time to drop in and check things out.
And count on me to come up to help with the audio and charging, I have a couple ideas that may work out for you in that area.
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So glad you are finally getting back into it Doug!
One of these days when I am in Sac I will have time to drop in and check things out.
And count on me to come up to help with the audio and charging, I have a couple ideas that may work out for you in that area.
Sounds great! When you're up or I see you next I'll walk you thru the plan. I have some things in mind... including creative use of my laser at the shop ;)
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I see Jacob's car inspired you too...I'll be keeping an eye on this one. Planning a similar approach on my long game.
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It absolutely did but this is actually the third attempt on this. After the T5R I bought a 242 shell but decided against it for smog reasons. Then I bought a 220 but the economy dumped and I had to sell it to help keep the business afloat. I'm actually really grateful, the last 5 years things have moved a long ways.
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Sounds great! When you're up or I see you next I'll walk you thru the plan. I have some things in mind... including creative use of my laser at the shop ;)
I'm very interested in this build, I'll bring beer.
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I'm very interested in this build, I'll bring beer.
Can't argue with that.

It'll be a long while before 'forward' progress starts so maybe we'll have to get multiple beers
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It absolutely did but this is actually the third attempt on this. After the T5R I bought a 242 shell but decided against it for smog reasons. Then I bought a 220 but the economy dumped and I had to sell it to help keep the business afloat. I'm actually really grateful, the last 5 years things have moved a long ways.
Sweet-hopefully third time's the charm.
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Sweet-hopefully third time's the charm.
I think so. No smog and honestly, the 220 was just outside my skill set when I had it (still is honestly). 240 is a little easier
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Can't argue with that.

It'll be a long while before 'forward' progress starts so maybe we'll have to get multiple beers
I'm good for more than one, Russ can drive me home.
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Finally...Doug is back home in his own 240 again. No more bitching about hating the car AND hating to have sold it now!

Yeah, I know, I'll quit bitching about needing to get a welder soon as well....hopefully tax time...
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I'm telling you I am so impressed with this little hobart. It'll do anything I'd feel comfortable fabing up myself.
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Sweet project! Love the home made stand! How much did it cost you to build?
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Sweet project! Love the home made stand! How much did it cost you to build?
~300 bucks. I still have some material left over
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:29 AM   #24
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Yeah, my very short list is either a used Miller 180 or a new Hobart 180, 220v of course, which is running around $700 from tractor supply. 220v is much nicer than the 110v rigs like yours, so if you can imagine even nicer welds than yours pulls off...

Is that still the steel we tossed on the roof of my wagon back when you had the 242 shell you were going to build the rotis for?
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I actually used that years ago to build my rack system for the spray booth.

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