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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,108
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Walk Me Through An Engine Swap

Back and ready to cause trouble. A bit higher-order than my previous posts concerning wasted spark brackets & destroyed captured nuts.


I have a very nicely prepared 94' longblock from the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,514
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Wrong Amazon :-D

Wrong Amazon :-D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,412
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Thank you thank you! How do you even find stuff...

Thank you thank you! How do you even find stuff like this?? I struggle with finding basic parts.....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,412
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Good to know it's a common issue, I thought I did...

Good to know it's a common issue, I thought I did something herculean and stupid at the same time. So, just to clarify, because I'm the type to do something like this, are you suggesting hammering in...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,669
Posted By makebrickgovroom
This is absolutely spectacular, probably one of...

This is absolutely spectacular, probably one of the most intuitive solutions I've seen too. Its one of those things where you look at it and go "wow, why didn't I think of that?". Great work!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,412
Posted By makebrickgovroom
I'll try this out as the first course of action....

I'll try this out as the first course of action. Pretty genius, slapped myself thinking about it. Thanks for your help!



Oh, most definitely. I don't even think they came with the car, so I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,412
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Snapped a rivet off upper radiator support...

So, this is a first. I was reinstalling my radiator and intercooler when I over-torqued the bolt for the right upper mounting bracket. The rivet, or threaded insert, or whatever the proper name for...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,414
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Alternatives to BTI bracket?

More of a niche question, but i was curious if anyone knew of a similar wasted spark 4 tour unit similar to the BTI kit:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By makebrickgovroom
not a bad idea, but i do want the extra space for...

not a bad idea, but i do want the extra space for a turbo header eventually. i'm also terrible at fabrication and i wouldn't imagine my attempt would be effective. If its easier than hacking up a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By makebrickgovroom
ac is long gone, and I don't really plan on...

ac is long gone, and I don't really plan on adding it anytime soon, so that should be a-ok. you think using a remote reservoir ps pump would make the fitment a little easier?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By makebrickgovroom
i wouldn't be too upset if i had to ditch my pump...

i wouldn't be too upset if i had to ditch my pump to keep my alt cool, either. how terrible is it to loop lines on a ps rack and not run a pump?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By makebrickgovroom
ps and alternator on intake side -- can it be done?

ive spent a while looking around at solutions for this -- is it possible? it'd be really nice to not fry my new alternator or pump. i've seen some ideas thrown around, but nothing that is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,216
Posted By makebrickgovroom
It's probably advisable to do as much...

It's probably advisable to do as much investigation as you can -- check compression/leakdown if you have the time and the resources, as well as doing a lookover of the belts, gaskets, hoses, wiring...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,081
Posted By makebrickgovroom
https://www.msextra.com/manuals/ ...

https://www.msextra.com/manuals/

http://www.megamanual.com/ms2/Bosch_124.htm


that first link will help you find nearly everything you need to figure out your harness -- the second is a bosch...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,790
Posted By makebrickgovroom
its pretty cool how these older 240's are so easy...

its pretty cool how these older 240's are so easy to assemble and disassemble -- its like a big model that can maim you if you aren't careful (whoops).

i'm procrastinating too, so welcome to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,514
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Good stuff -- didn't even think I'd need a...

Good stuff -- didn't even think I'd need a gasket. Did you drill out the thread on the flange (on the turbo, specifically), or am I just stupid? Still stuck on that aspect of this little tangential...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,790
Posted By makebrickgovroom
mine only digs it when it runs :/ real shame I...

mine only digs it when it runs :/ real shame I know



Absolutely immaculate. My lord. That's everything a man could want or need -- and probably just about what I'd end up spending getting the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,514
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Good info gents -- I believe this service has...

Good info gents -- I believe this service has already been completed by the previous owner of this manifold. the bolt thread and pitch on the manifold is M10 x 1.5 (did some dirty quick measurements...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,514
Posted By makebrickgovroom
t3 bolts for a 90+ manifold

got my hands on a very nice 90+ manifold, need to source the studs and nuts for it. the bolts i have are too large for the holes on the turbo flange, on top of having to remove the exhaust side from...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2020, 02:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,790
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Wonderful info -- your help is positively...

Wonderful info -- your help is positively invaluable. Oil squirters seem a little out of my league (for now ;-) ), but that seems like a fun mod for the future. Hopefully soon I can actually get this...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,790
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Good looking motor!!! Craigslist prices have been...

Good looking motor!!! Craigslist prices have been jacked recently -- I've been on the search for a minute, and for around ~150 i may just consider doing a day rental when im not super busy just for...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,790
Posted By makebrickgovroom
OH, something I've been reading about: b21a...

OH, something I've been reading about: b21a pistons in a b21ft. Seems like a good way to get higher comp (at a lower price, too, my god), though I'm ultimately worried if this would take away from...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,790
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Yessir, AMS won't start work until they've done a...

Yessir, AMS won't start work until they've done a thorough check over. I'm assuming I'll order the pistons through them (making a big assumption that the block's ok) along the line of VB242's specs...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,790
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Hell yea!!! Thanks a ton, I'll forward this to...

Hell yea!!! Thanks a ton, I'll forward this to the guys at AMS and see what they have to say :-)
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,790
Posted By makebrickgovroom
God, good thread. Seems like John V is the...

God, good thread. Seems like John V is the preferred recourse for figuring out the pistons. I have a lot to learn, but I know some things for certain at this point:

If I stick with the 2.1:
-...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,790
Posted By makebrickgovroom
This has piqued my interest -- if you wouldn't...

This has piqued my interest -- if you wouldn't mind, and if it doesn't take up too much of your time, I'd love to get a copy of your spec sheet. Would definitely help me with the fellas at AMS to get...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,790
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Yes, well enough, though not perfectly. ...

Yes, well enough, though not perfectly.



I think it's a no go for the 2.1. Hiperf sent a link for Skandix, and the pistons have been discontinued. A bit of a shame, I really liked this motor...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,790
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Question b21ft build (prelim, dumb questions)

So, the time has come -- a b21ft potential build :)

perhaps a financial mistake......

The rundown:

motor pull. i don't wanna take the trans with the block, just to make working in a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,101
Posted By makebrickgovroom
if it don't blow up i'm not doing something right...

if it don't blow up i'm not doing something right :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,101
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Hooooooooolllyyy ****. I didn't know you could do...

Hooooooooolllyyy ****. I didn't know you could do something like that to a red block.... jesus. I think the one i put on order is only a .00 off the stock thickness (i spent a good 2 hours...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,101
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Thanks to your suggestion, I'm gonna get the hg...

Thanks to your suggestion, I'm gonna get the hg framed :-P a real work of art by your truly. I'll make note of the pistons, of course, and any other irregularities that I (hopefully) notice. This...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,101
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Cometic on order, gonna get elring for everything...

Cometic on order, gonna get elring for everything else -- I've been pleased with their products so far. Absolutely will do the water pump -- I've got a nice unit I've been meaning to drop in for a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,101
Posted By makebrickgovroom
I'll absolutely check out WES for the head :)...

I'll absolutely check out WES for the head :) close enough for a weekend jot. Since its gonna be a while until I have all my ducks in a row, would you suggest getting block work done? Its been on my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,101
Posted By makebrickgovroom
hooning down county roads going way too fast for...

hooning down county roads going way too fast for the setting. i was in 4th going upwards of 90mph deep in boost, just starting to creep up on 5k. then boom. power cut, engine dies, temp gauge spikes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,101
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Question blew my first head gasket, what to do next?

title pretty much says all -- my first head-gasket went last night (doing things i shouldn't have been doing :)) , and i'm curious what my next steps should be. roommate and i didn't hear a knock...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-12-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,296
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Correct! The connector on the distributor broke...

Correct! The connector on the distributor broke off. If its not one thing, its another. I'm gonna try to epoxy is back on with some sort of high heat compound and locktite. None of the insulation has...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-09-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,296
Posted By makebrickgovroom
So the car starts (when it feels like it, which...

So the car starts (when it feels like it, which is fine, it's a start) but dies quickly. While tinkering I noticed in MS that my engine speed spikes up to 59,000 RPM. Not a typo, and obviously not...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-07-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,296
Posted By makebrickgovroom
My wiring was absolute ASS. I cannot emphasize...

My wiring was absolute ASS. I cannot emphasize how bad most of the connections were. I think I may have done it in a rush before I moved -- it ran well enough until something vibrated loose and...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-06-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,296
Posted By makebrickgovroom
bump

bump
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-04-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,296
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Here's a tooth and trigger log: ...

Here's a tooth and trigger log:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qtg98i4ydzxmi77/uhhh2.csv?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/epjur8xchgigol2/uhhh.csv?dl=0

Somethin doesn't seem right.....
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-04-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,296
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Great ideas all around -- I just threw the...

Great ideas all around -- I just threw the battery on a charger and we'll see where that gets me in the near future. I do have a timing light, and I'll end up checking that as soon as I can. I did...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-04-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,296
Posted By makebrickgovroom
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gc7lcct6ee8oleu/nostartt...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gc7lcct6ee8oleu/nostarttunelol.msq?dl=0

And here's the tune. I feel like I should start tipping people on this forum for the help lol
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-04-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,296
Posted By makebrickgovroom
I'll double check this in a little, thanks for...

I'll double check this in a little, thanks for the advice!
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-04-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,296
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Just did, still nothing. I wonder if my timing is...

Just did, still nothing. I wonder if my timing is horrible, but I installed this new distributor at the exact timing (or close enough) to the old one. The car wouldn't start before I installed the...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-03-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,296
Posted By makebrickgovroom
No start, again

Hello, It's me, back with more car mysteries. Got a new distributor in after the old hall sensor died. Now, car wont start -- I'm getting sync loss, but MS is throwing a slr of 0, which is confusing....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,392
Posted By makebrickgovroom
I talked with the seller, the 8 was a goof....

I talked with the seller, the 8 was a goof. Apologies for the thread, i'll delete
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,392
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Question bosch 0287520004 replacement for 0237520004?

im curious if a 0287520004 ("short shaft") he distributor would be a compatible replacement for a "regular" 0237520004. Would the 0287 fit in a b21ft block?

Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,602
Posted By makebrickgovroom
Great ideas all around, do you have a...

Great ideas all around, do you have a recommendation for a gauge? I'm thinking since the stock lh2.4 temp sensor is 2-wire that I could quickly a gauge to it without much hassle, but let me know if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,602
Posted By makebrickgovroom
I've only lost coolant because of the leak (I...

I've only lost coolant because of the leak (I think), and I haven't noticed any white smoke or liquid coming from the exhaust (which was verified by my roommate). It does bog a little getting on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,602
Posted By makebrickgovroom
blown head gasket?

A small coolant leak has caused three close overheating events - not once did the gauge go to the "red", however, thought i don't think this needs to occur for serious damage to happen. the coolant...
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