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Old 06-17-2015, 03:18 AM   #176
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Finally, making some progress on the 242 again...this is the B230FT that I got in return for the D24T that I realized wasn't the brightest of choices to install in the car. Perhaps for someone else, just not me!

Machined a new T5 to redblock adapter plate, the 1st one I did had no centering lip which was not a good idea.

The motor looks good inside, I am going to replace most of the seals and throw on a new head gasket and rebuild the turbo. Since I have to smog this car and most likely have to take it to the CA BAR, all stock for now.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:21 AM   #177
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Trying to a better job at organizing and putting a new to me tool box I got from doing some trading.
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:10 AM   #178
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How exactly are you going to attach a ball joint to the bott of that strut tube?

If you have a solution for that, it'd be pretty cool. 2" of drop, but maintaining stock suspension travel.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:58 AM   #179
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Most of the hardware from the motor and other bits sent off for a yellow zinc plating and oven bake...hope to get it back late next week.
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:07 AM   #180
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More cleaning...I must have spent 45 minutes taking the old head gasket off!
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:51 PM   #181
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Are you going to run the head mounted distributor? I am in the middle of doing the exact same thing and its tight to the firewall.
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:53 PM   #182
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Are you going to run the head mounted distributor? I am in the middle of doing the exact same thing and its tight to the firewall.
No, I picked up the correct block mounted distributor at the Davis swapmeet a few months ago.


Decided the B230FT was too worn and decided to tear down the B230F that I've had sitting in the garage for about 5 or 6 years...I tried to sell it a few times with no luck even dropping down to $100...glad I kept it, it is in great shape, I think it was recently rebuilt before the car was totaled.

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Old 07-16-2015, 10:19 AM   #183
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Got my parts back from the platers...not perfect but a lot better than before!
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:47 PM   #184
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That looks good. How much was it
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Old 07-18-2015, 11:15 AM   #185
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That looks good. How much was it
$154 total

Shipping to them: $17

Zinc plating: $75 minimum charge (sounds like whatever fits into a 5 gallon bucket is the same price)

Oven bake afterwards: $50 minimum (they did the entire batch, only needed to high stress parts if you sent them all brackets and non-critical bolts no need for it)

Shipping back to me: $12

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Old 09-01-2015, 01:09 AM   #186
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Drilled and tapped the n/a B230F block for an oil return....I drilled and tapped the block for the piston squirters a few months back...damn i am slow.

Now to clean and repaint the block and reassemble it.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:23 AM   #187
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Use oven cleaner to strip the paint
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:42 AM   #188
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Yep, and I found it is worth paying for the name brand stuff...that Dollar Store junk barely does anything!
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Yep, and I found it is worth paying for the name brand stuff...that Dollar Store junk barely does anything!
Yup... For home and engine. Home depot stuff works great


Looks good old man. Any progress is good in my book
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:48 PM   #190
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Crap!

I was about to put the rods and pistons back into my B230F and somehow I missed the scratches in cylinder #1 ...WTF? How did I gloss over that?

I am so pissed at myself right now....I added piston oil squirters to the motor, I drilled and tapped the block for an oil return for the turbo, it is nice and clean and painted....CRAP!

The rest of the cylinders look great, those scratches totally grab your fingernails...not sure what I want to do right now, I doubt the local machine shop that bores motors is open today and not sure what oversize pistons are still available without spending a fortune.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:43 PM   #191
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Sucks man. Looks like skirt scuff to me. Might want the shop to take some looks at it and see if they are not alittle out of shape by any chance as well. Hopefully just a minor bore. Is this after honing? Try a brake hone instead of a ball hone just to see if it clears up..
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:10 PM   #192
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You should have known that by the way the pistons looked...... hone it and run it
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Old 09-12-2015, 12:19 PM   #193
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You should have known that by the way the pistons looked...... hone it and run it
I never looked at...I just took it out of the motor, labeled it and stored it until I was ready to clean it...oh well, it happens.

I dropped the block and pistons off at my local auto machine shop on Friday, I should get the block back next Friday.

Luckily the block has never been machined oversize so I'll be good with 1st oversize pistons.
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$154 total

Shipping to them: $17

Zinc plating: $75 minimum charge (sounds like whatever fits into a 5 gallon bucket is the same price)

Oven bake afterwards: $50 minimum (they did the entire batch, only needed to high stress parts if you sent them all brackets and non-critical bolts no need for it)

Shipping back to me: $12
Out of curiosity, what plater did you use? I've been thinking about doing the same thing with some hardware bits.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:11 PM   #195
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Progress believe it or not...motor going back together!
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Sweet! I'm rebuilding my motor too. Did you have a machine shop hone it, or do it yourself? I have some skirt lines too, going to blade hone it in the garage to see if that helps get rid of that piston slap mark.
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:07 PM   #197
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Sweet! I'm rebuilding my motor too. Did you have a machine shop hone it, or do it yourself? I have some skirt lines too, going to blade hone it in the garage to see if that helps get rid of that piston slap mark.
I had to take it to a shop to be bored out to next oversized piston diameter.

Those are scratches in that one picture, a hone alone wouldn't take care of them :(
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:43 AM   #198
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I know that MS differentiate but how much does that typically run to have bored oversized?
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I know that MS differentiate but how much does that typically run to have bored oversized?
I think it was in the $150 range.

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Old 12-12-2016, 02:32 AM   #200
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Finally decided to start working on the 242 again.

Need to finish putting the motor back together, had to find the oil pump I had stashed someplace in the garage, I need to order a new water pump still.

I also started to make the adapters for the front suspension so I can use Mustang SN95 front spindles.
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