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Old 03-28-2021, 10:46 PM   #1
sonofsoren
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Default Grandpa's sleeper "1990 740 tic"

About 8 months ago my partner I had a shop with found this little gem on Facebook market place for 150 didn't run had hydras dry rotted tires and had sat for a few years 5 maybe not sure exactly.
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when we picked it up we put a battery in it and drove it away stopped at nearest oriellys bought an alternator for it and installed it drove it to our shop. I decided after going over it I wanted it and bought it from him.
things the previous owner had done to it were.

TLOA 6800 rpm chips both ezk and ECU with gold ezk and 954 ECU installed.
adjustable boost controller set at 14psi
3-inch downpipe with 3-inch cat and mandrel bends to side exit underneath passenger rear door.

I sadly am horrible with taking pictures of during mods and repairing etc so there will not be too many of those pictures.
things I have done to it are:
3inch exhaust from cat to a Flowmaster muffler out the back. still rumbled nicely especially when you put it to the floor.
IPD turbo cam with adjustable cam gear set at TDC for the time being.
removed the entire intercooler setup as I had purchased from 2manyturbos a complete swap of the 900 series intercooler ac and radiator setup. installed all of that I am still looking for a good wiring harness for the engine compartment mine is ok just doesn't have the necessary wiring for the new ac switches which are on the condenser not the hardlines like the 740s are.
I also bought from Roy an aw71l my aw71 output shaft was shot and the l is super nice it's essentially like another gear that makes a huge difference on the highway.
bought front and rear ipd sways from another gentleman here in portland and I also bought an ipd lower chassis brace when ipd had them in stock.
all new front control arm bushings with ipd polys
took the kybs out of the coilovers and put them in mine for the time being.
New fpr new power stage
I have also replaced the injectors with ones off a 94 940t
distributor cap rotor wires spark plugs timing belt and tensioner and crank gear were replaced when I did the cam and also the water pump, oh and when I put the 9 series ic and radiator setup in I had to remove the oil cooler and get one that was water-cooled so got that all sorted out as well. I also have the efan setup on a sender that I bought from det17.
I bought the oem rear spoiler off of thony here and used some 3m double sided tape its not going anywhere.
the wheels I bought from a guy here in portland paid 400 for them they came off a ford escape 2016 17x8 bought some h&r adapters from IPD 25mm tires are brand new Yokohama yk740 gtx 215/50/17s I have about 2mm of clearance from the strut housing so perfect fit lol
I Installed the stereo I had in my 245 wich was a pioneer head unit with a single solo baric 12l7 in an Atrends ported box and a single p1 kicker 10 in an atrends ported box and a Pheonix gold xs 6600 5 channel amp and a jl500 2 channel amp with an active crossover unit and 2-farad capacitor with some 5.25 orion 3 way speakers in the doors. It pushes enough bass that your hair moves when your sitting in the car. I also have a 250 amp circuit breaker in the engine compartment on the 0 gauge power wire that runs to the trunk. I have dynamat in the trunk all over and have some dynamat I need to put in the doors yet and under the carpet as well.
after I put the wheels on I have had to resort to going to gas stations late at night as I get swamped by people wanting to buy my car lol.



things I have to do yet
install the synapse bov I bought from thony
install the electric dual stage boost controller I also bought from thony
install the coil overs I found at a pick and pull here in portland
find an engine compartment wiring harness from a 9series in good working order.
tint the windows
here are some pics of it now.
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there is not a spot of rust anywhere or has the car ever been hit interior everything works heated seat mirrors sunroof no leaks either leather is slightly cracked on driver's seat but immaculate everywhere else.
I am still trying to figure out which turbo I want to upgrade to I will also need to get new chips burned since I have changed the ic and put an ipd turbo cam in. I want to run at least 21psi.
at the point, it sits now it's a tire smoker that pulls hard past *** I am sure it will go faster but at the time I ran out of road well clear road doubt I could find any clear patches this late in the pandemic to test it now.
I am sure i am forgetting a few things ill update when I remember them.

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Old 03-28-2021, 10:47 PM   #2
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le sigh forgot to edit the picts before i uploaded them facepalm.
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Old 03-29-2021, 11:19 PM   #3
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I replaced the steering rack this weekend it had a huge leak in the original one which was a cam rack I was only able to find a ZF rack at the pick and pull. and now after having it aligned it seems there is no soft spot/dead spot in the steering when you're cruising straight down the road so it wants to move whenever you move the wheel slightly ill need to figure out how to adjust that out.

I also saw the rear diff is now leaking due to sitting so I will need to get a rear diff pinion seal and cover seal.
and now that I got the power steering leak fixed the turbo is leaking oil at the feed or return line. I will have to get crush washers for the oil feed and the seal for the return line on it.

I also need new chips burned for the ECU and ezk I get pinging when I hit the gas at low rpm now I was aware this would happen with all the upgrades I have done since I bought it and the chips that are in it were set up for the old setup on the car. IE no turbo cam and a smaller ic setup
one bad thing about dailying your project is you end up having to do so many little things to keep it runing daily. eh oh well I will never get tired of roasting someone with a newer car and they catch up and are all slack jawed because god dam grandpas 4 door rip's.
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Old 03-31-2021, 06:00 PM   #4
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welp I cursed myself with the comment about dailying your project on i205 today just before the ipd exit my rear end started howling. turns out it was leaking more than I had realized and got pretty hot luckily its only howling no clunking or metal on the magnetic fill plug. so time to find a new rear end lol
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