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Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
It was a bit of a nightmare, but I got the cheapo...

It was a bit of a nightmare, but I got the cheapo stainless downpipe, cheapo 48 state catalytic converter and new Bosch O² sensor installed today. And just in time, the old "cat" broke off again as I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By leecatd8209
1990 240 Cruise Control

1990s especially seem to have a weird version of the cruise control. It took me forever to find any info on it, but I eventually found the whole greenbook testing procedure, and I'll leave it here:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
On my last fill up in the 240 I only got 17mpgs,...

On my last fill up in the 240 I only got 17mpgs, and that just could not stand. After tearing into it I found a leaky FPR, and wear on the cap, rotor and plugs. This is the first time I've ever had a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By leecatd8209
2nd ebay wastegate was a winner! Finally making...

2nd ebay wastegate was a winner! Finally making decent boost and ready for that MBC to come in the mail.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By leecatd8209
Yeah, I need to climb back underneath it one of...

Yeah, I need to climb back underneath it one of these days an investigate that. The relay is clicking, so I'm also thinking something in the switch/wiring is the culprit.

I don't have a lift, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By leecatd8209
I don't have any exhaust leaks. This new...

I don't have any exhaust leaks.

This new eBay wastegate is behaving much better than the old OEM T3 one I had on it at the beginning of this saga. I think the issue is with the rod 3xtension I...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By leecatd8209
Perfect, thank you. The only other one I had was...

Perfect, thank you. The only other one I had was my old Forge N75 replacement. It sort of works, but creates a leak
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By leecatd8209
It's feshly rebuilt, lubricated, not passing oil,...

It's feshly rebuilt, lubricated, not passing oil, and seems to blow quite well. I don't suspect it has any issues, and it's made 15+ in the recent past.

I'm on the right track, I just need the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By leecatd8209
Found another wastegate laying around. It's much...

Found another wastegate laying around. It's much better, but still doesn't seem quite right. It's at least drivable now
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By leecatd8209
A leak free intercooler made the idle...

A leak free intercooler made the idle characteristics return to normal, and overall runs significantly better. But still only 3psi
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By leecatd8209
I really should get the expensive stuff off my...

I really should get the expensive stuff off my garage floor, but I haven't yet
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By leecatd8209
That's my worry with not having a solid bracket....

That's my worry with not having a solid bracket. But I don't have fab tools, so that's why I ordered this one off the shelf.

I hoping fixing the boost leak helps.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By leecatd8209
It IS this actuator! It's a reclocked 15g, so I...

It IS this actuator! It's a reclocked 15g, so I needed a T3 wastevate and ordered that one. But I had to run an extension for the rod.

It feels tight, the diaphragm is intact, I suspect it's...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By leecatd8209
I did this and smoke checked the whole intake...

I did this and smoke checked the whole intake system this afternoon, no leaks thankfully. When I pulled the plugs to do a compression test it looks like it's running lean, if anything. Or really...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By leecatd8209
B230FT low boost

1986 760TIC B230FT/AW71 LH2.2
- essentially a +t with a reclocked 15g
- ipd turbo cam
- timing 10* BTDC, but I haven't checked it since setting it

Ever since I got it running my 760 has been...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
The trip reset button broke awhile back, so I 3D...

The trip reset button broke awhile back, so I 3D printed this one to replace it. It's printed in PLA+ so it might not hold up to the heat, but I'm willing to give it a shot.

Here's the file if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 22,594
Posted By leecatd8209
Random question: Is the parts store dupont...

Random question:

Is the parts store dupont R134a at $15-20/can superior to the Walmart variety that's $4.88/can?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
Roof rack! She needs a thorough cleaning before...

Roof rack! She needs a thorough cleaning before we leave for Pennsylvania in a few weeks.

https://i.ibb.co/9tpzSLX/20210818-181355.jpg (https://ibb.co/dgf1xq9)
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 133,230
Posted By leecatd8209
Sorry you're having bad luck with this one. If...

Sorry you're having bad luck with this one. If you decide to get rid of it I'd definitely keep anything good on it, within reason, if you plan in finding another one. Having some good injectors, a...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
I've heard people have experiences on both end of...

I've heard people have experiences on both end of the spectrum with converted R-12 systems. I think I might be in the sweet spot right now. Previously on long drives my evaporator would start icing...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
Got the new AC compressor in, but now I'm just...

Got the new AC compressor in, but now I'm just not getting the same cold air I used to. I even sprung for the better compressor this time.

https://i.ibb.co/WfXhP3S/20210816-140649.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 133,230
Posted By leecatd8209
They're totally worn out just rattling around in...

They're totally worn out just rattling around in the bores of the bracket. I have them on the alternator and power steering pump as well, and they seem fine there.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 133,230
Posted By leecatd8209
Don't put aluminum ones on the bottom AC...

Don't put aluminum ones on the bottom AC compressor bracket. I'm replacing mine after a year. I put plain rubber Meyle ones in the 760, we'll see how they last. I wonder what they used to do back in...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
Sooooo, I ordered a new compressor for the 240. ...

Sooooo, I ordered a new compressor for the 240.

The clutch coil is held on by 3 phillips head machine screws. Two out of three of the screws were barely even tight, but that third one was either...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,800
Posted By leecatd8209
AYY! Thank you! My cluster doesn't perform most...

AYY! Thank you! My cluster doesn't perform most of those functions right now anyway.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,800
Posted By leecatd8209
Thanks for this, I'm looking to have my 760...

Thanks for this, I'm looking to have my 760 cluster sent out.



This was my next question, as I ran into this exact situation in my 240. Maybe I can jumper the circuit, or temporarily throw a...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
In my defense the compressor is only a year old,...

In my defense the compressor is only a year old, and works quite well. But now that I'm into it, those "nice" aluminum accessory bushings need to be replaced, so it really has to come out anyway.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
Ours does, too, but it doesn't look like it'll...

Ours does, too, but it doesn't look like it'll work for this job. I think just a standard 3 jaw puller will do the job, I have an assortment on the way. I'm regretting not spending the slightly more...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
The AC compressor clutch job on the 240 has...

The AC compressor clutch job on the 240 has turned into a bit of a fiasco, but progress is being made. The bearing is seized very tightly to the compressor shaft. I meant to get a puller in my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By leecatd8209
I don't know if they come in your size, but I...

I don't know if they come in your size, but I just put Michelin CrossClimate 2s on my wife's car and they are excellent. Super quiet, with great grip in the wet.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-18-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
Now that the going part was down pretty good it...

Now that the going part was down pretty good it was time to address the steering and stopping part of the equation. This thing was a HANDFUL on less than perfect roads while on the throttle.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,904
Posted By leecatd8209
Was the cam lobe or the gear worn out? There's...

Was the cam lobe or the gear worn out? There's almost nothing that can be wrong with them.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,904
Posted By leecatd8209
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193753974985?hash=item2d1...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/193753974985?hash=item2d1ca308c9:g:HjgAAOSwnNtfs0QG

Points distributor, then retrofit a Pertronix hei
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By leecatd8209
Don't you need special tools to pull the clutch?

Don't you need special tools to pull the clutch?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By leecatd8209
Tested the clutch amperage draw with the engine...

Tested the clutch amperage draw with the engine off and still got 21 amps. That seems to definitely point to the clutch.

Sorry to clog up board space, but at least you have an answer if now if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By leecatd8209
AC Clutch testing

Recently my 8 amp AC fuse started blowing. First it was random, I replaced it and everything worked for a week or so. This morning I had to replace it and it worked for a few minutes, but now it...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
If you get lucky and find a good bottom end I'd...

If you get lucky and find a good bottom end I'd recommend it. I honestly could have reused the bearings if I'd wanted, everything in this one was very fresh. I have 3 more FTs here that have too much...
Forum: website & board 07-06-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 53,171
Posted By leecatd8209
Sent a donation your way. It's awesome to be ad...

Sent a donation your way. It's awesome to be ad free
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
Finally got enough of the loose ends straightened...

Finally got enough of the loose ends straightened out to move on to road testing. I replaced the coolant temp sensor, and hooked up the cluster boost gauge and one of those finally gave me some power...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
It is! Thanks! The closer I got the more nervous...

It is! Thanks! The closer I got the more nervous I got, but it acts like it's going to hold up
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
I got it running, all four injectors were bad...

I got it running, all four injectors were bad from their ride in the ultrasonic cleaner. Won't be doing that again, I think I might rig up a little cleaning rack with a spare fuel rail one of these...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By leecatd8209
Got it running. All 4 injectors were bad. They...

Got it running. All 4 injectors were bad. They must not have liked the ride in the ultrasonic cleaner.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
It's in there and buttoned up except for the...

It's in there and buttoned up except for the accessory belts and the fan. Now if I could just get the injectors to fire I could be out driving

https://i.ibb.co/J7CwShv/20210621-165309.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By leecatd8209
It is a turbo, the tach is taching, I have the...

It is a turbo, the tach is taching, I have the injector resistors plugged in, I've verified power and ground at the power stage with the key on.

The car ran before I did the engine swap, so I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By leecatd8209
It bounces around a little bit

It bounces around a little bit
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By leecatd8209
I don't have injector pulse. I do have a test...

I don't have injector pulse. I do have a test light.

There's a random hot black wire that's running up the harness with the injector grounds by the fuel rail. Where's that little guy's home?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By leecatd8209
Turns out my timing light is broken. Got an extra...

Turns out my timing light is broken. Got an extra set of hand on it and have verified spark is present.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By leecatd8209
LH2.2 760 No Spark

Got the engine swap all buttoned up and now I have no spark. I've got power to the coil, power and ground at the power stage, and I swapped in the power stage from my running 240 with no change. No...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
Old engine out ...

Old engine out

https://i.ibb.co/GVWTYvJ/20210620-135252.jpg (https://ibb.co/RC3yrpS)

Rebuilt unit in

https://i.ibb.co/xSxfH36/20210620-162052.jpg (https://ibb.co/DD08pLQ)

I misplaced one...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 51,562
Posted By leecatd8209
I wasn't using my head and ordered everything to...

I wasn't using my head and ordered everything to make an AN turbo oil feed in -6 hose instead of the normal -4.

Especially considering I'm still using the stock size banjo fittings I don't see it...
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