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Old 01-18-2021, 08:58 AM   #1126
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Stupid question: what is wrong with cutting a hole on the front of the right wheel well, making a duct from back of headlights to this hole, and then putting the oil cooler in between? I ASSume that is where the battery goes but I have no idea of how much vertical space is above the battery.
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Old 01-18-2021, 12:33 PM   #1127
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Stupid question: what is wrong with cutting a hole on the front of the right wheel well, making a duct from back of headlights to this hole, and then putting the oil cooler in between? I ASSume that is where the battery goes but I have no idea of how much vertical space is above the battery.
This is likely where the battery and/or catch can will go. It could work for a cooler and associated ducting, but it would mean cutting a pretty big hole in the fender, which I'd rather not do.
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Old 01-18-2021, 02:12 PM   #1128
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It's surprising how tall that inner fender well gets how fast. My battery ended in the trunk because the volume for the battery ended up getting filled with brake booster, radiator catch can, and intercooler piping.

I know you don't want to block off the radiator more but what about blocking off just on one side? My oil cooler lives on one side of the grill.
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Old 01-18-2021, 04:15 PM   #1129
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It's surprising how tall that inner fender well gets how fast. My battery ended in the trunk because the volume for the battery ended up getting filled with brake booster, radiator catch can, and intercooler piping.

I know you don't want to block off the radiator more but what about blocking off just on one side? My oil cooler lives on one side of the grill.
Yeah, that's how my oil cooler was positioned for the 8 valve and I always felt like it impacted overall engine cooling. I never had any conclusive results to prove that, though. But the car ran hot, and I can't fit a bigger radiator, so I want to avoid stacking up heat exchangers.

To be honest, this whole project is about to be put on hold for a bit while we prepare to sell our house and move north. Maybe by being forced not to just try things, I'll gain some clarity on how to actually do them.

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Old 01-18-2021, 07:45 PM   #1130
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Yeah, that's how my oil cooler was positioned for the 8 valve and I always felt like it impacted overall engine cooling. I never had any conclusive results to prove that, though. But the car ran hot, and I can't fit a bigger radiator, so I want to avoid stacking up heat exchangers.
Mine is just about to get onto the road. It went around the block successfully last weekend and it's ready to go further afield. I'll keep you looped into my cooling adventures.

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To be honest, this whole project is about to be put on hold for a bit while we prepare to sell our house and move north. Maybe by being forced not to just try things, I'll gain some clarity on how to actually do them.

The number of times I'd go out at the garage, stare at the engine bay for a while, maybe walk around it, and then go back into the house to wrench on bicycles or do anything else...
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:15 PM   #1131
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stacking the exchangers isn't an issue as long as stuff is ducted and sealed up good, but therein lies the challenge. great project and good luck with selling the house!
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:29 PM   #1132
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Mine is just about to get onto the road. It went around the block successfully last weekend and it's ready to go further afield. I'll keep you looped into my cooling adventures.

The number of times I'd go out at the garage, stare at the engine bay for a while, maybe walk around it, and then go back into the house to wrench on bicycles or do anything else...
If/when my car ever runs, I'll be living in Corvallis, Oregon. I've been known to do some pretty dumb drives, and Seattle doesn't seem that far. Maybe we can meet up and compare notes.
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:31 PM   #1133
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stacking the exchangers isn't an issue as long as stuff is ducted and sealed up good, but therein lies the challenge. great project and good luck with selling the house!
Yeah, it's going to be tough to seal things on this car, but I plan to try. That, and I really want to figure out some kind of belly pan to keep the air moving under the car and behind the radiator. And thanks!
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Old 06-09-2021, 05:21 PM   #1134
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Man, it's been a wild year so far. We finally have all our stuff (and my Volvo) moved into the new house in Corvallis, Oregon. There's still a lot to be done before I can start working on the car again, but at least it's in a garage and I can start thinking about it again. I actually came here to check on where I left off - that's how far from my mind it's been. Once I get the garage cleared out, I can start on building some benches and getting my shop set up dialed back in. My old space in CA was VERY small, but I had it pretty well set up for my entry-level fabrication stuff. Hoping this slightly larger space allows for some tools I couldn't fit before.



In a tangentially related update, I kind of impulsively bought another car. I've wanted one since high school and although the turbos have become unattainable for me, I found a cheap NA 944 that needs a little work. The idea was to find a car that I could drive for fun since my Volvo hasn't run for years and likely will take another year. This 944 is more of a project than I wanted, but it's a running, driving example with decent paint for a good price and I just had to. Part of my hopes the timing belt lets go before I can get to it, so I can contemplate a vr6 swap...



ANYWAY, my update is that the Volvo is in another state, and in another month or so, I should be able to keep chipping away at it. Can't wait!
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Old 06-09-2021, 06:01 PM   #1135
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congrats on the move! I've always loved your 142 so I'm glad to hear it will be back under the knife soon.
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:00 PM   #1136
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Follow-up question: Anyone know how much travel the hydraulic 740 slave cylinder has in normal operation? Since I won't be able to drop my trans any time soon, measuring slave cylinder travel is the only test I'll be able to do to see if everything is sized correctly.
Going back to this, I used the factory 122 master (.75Ē bore) and a 740 slave. It would over-extend the slave to the point that the seal would come out of the bore and puke all the fluid out and then Kyleís dad has to flat tow your broken car back to his house in the middle of the night in the scariest hillbilly part of the state. I guess that issue is easy enough to remedy with a pedal stop though.
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Going back to this, I used the factory 122 master (.75Ē bore) and a 740 slave. It would over-extend the slave to the point that the seal would come out of the bore and puke all the fluid out and then Kyleís dad has to flat tow your broken car back to his house in the middle of the night in the scariest hillbilly part of the state. I guess that issue is easy enough to remedy with a pedal stop though.
Well, hopefully that's good for me, since I have a 5/8 master. As long as the stroke is the same as the 122 one you used, I'll probably be ok?
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Well, hopefully that's good for me, since I have a 5/8 master. As long as the stroke is the same as the 122 one you used, I'll probably be ok?
Iím guessing the bore size/fluid volume affects slave travel more than the stroke of the master? I think all of the different bore sizes within one manufacturer have the same stroke but obviously will move different amounts of fluid at different pressures. My plan was to just limit the pedal travel with a big bolt or something. Iím getting ready to put Tilton pedals in mine and I went with a .70 bore master in anticipation of buying a Yoshifab clutch for a basic flat flywheel.
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Iím guessing the bore size/fluid volume affects slave travel more than the stroke of the master? I think all of the different bore sizes within one manufacturer have the same stroke but obviously will move different amounts of fluid at different pressures. My plan was to just limit the pedal travel with a big bolt or something. Iím getting ready to put Tilton pedals in mine and I went with a .70 bore master in anticipation of buying a Yoshifab clutch for a basic flat flywheel.
I don't know. There's math that could be done here, but I'm certainly not about to do that right now.

Which Tilton pedals are you going with? In the process of cobbling my pedals together, I started to think a bolt-on solution would be nice.
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I don't know. There's math that could be done here, but I'm certainly not about to do that right now.

Which Tilton pedals are you going with? In the process of cobbling my pedals together, I started to think a bolt-on solution would be nice.
Iím using the 600 series hanging pedals and mounting them to a frame like Kyle did in his wagon. Itís more work than I cared to do but I was never going to be able to get a booster or even just a dual-circuit master to fit in the engine bay so my brakes just werenít going to work properly.
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Congrats on the move - that looks like a great garage to get set up in. I'm still working on the layout in mine after almost 10 years...

Sweet 944 also, that must be a rare color, no? What about a 1.8T VW swap? I've seen a few and the end products look like a lot of fun.
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Gave up on SAABs and settled for a Porsche smh
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Sweet 944 also, that must be a rare color, no? What about a 1.8T VW swap? I've seen a few and the end products look like a lot of fun.
For one thing, there's the sound!
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https://www.boostbrothersgarage.com/...-swap-full-kit

thats the only engine that should go in there
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Iím using the 600 series hanging pedals and mounting them to a frame like Kyle did in his wagon. Itís more work than I cared to do but I was never going to be able to get a booster or even just a dual-circuit master to fit in the engine bay so my brakes just werenít going to work properly.
Oh nice. I may end up going that route. Im about to give up on building a manifold and just try to hack up a KL racing one to fit. But that'll make it so I can't run a booster and a dual master brake setup in the car may be my only option.

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Congrats on the move - that looks like a great garage to get set up in. I'm still working on the layout in mine after almost 10 years...

Sweet 944 also, that must be a rare color, no? What about a 1.8T VW swap? I've seen a few and the end products look like a lot of fun.
Thanks, Chris. The garage is a little bigger than it looks in the photo, too. There's a bunch of space in front of the car. Excited to get it set up, 5-10 years from now!

Lots of engines make more sense, but the sound of a vr6...

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I really did. I had a friend look at an SPG in LA that ended up being a complete mess. Then I found a super cool 5-door 900 that had a B202 swapped into it and a bunch of 87+ running gear. Missed it by a day, and was prepared to pay more than it ended up selling for. I was on the rebound and the Porsche came up within driving distance of the new house. Had to.

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thats the only engine that should go in there
I've been looking at that kit. I keep telling myself I want a nice simple NA car though. Which is exactly what the 944 is currently. But a 3.6 vr6 would be fun. Regardless, I really hope I don't end up swapping it. At least not until the 142 is completely done.
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