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Duder 05-17-2011 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by propav8r (Post 3769409)
Heh-learn something every day. Thanks!

You're welcome. Rust and I have been co-habitating for years. Every time I think I finally found a rust free car, it pops up. You'd think it wouldn't be too hard living in California :e-shrug:

propav8r 05-17-2011 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Poik (Post 3769442)
Africa? Looks like this will be a great project, keep it up.

Thanks dude. You've been a big help

propav8r 05-18-2011 07:41 PM

Picked up a 531 today for $free.99. Score. It's in pretty decent shape, but will need some help where it mates to the block.

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_1945.jpg

Exhaust ports are all in excellent shape, with little to no corrosion. Here's #4
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_1946.jpg

Yummy
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_1954.jpg

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_1968.jpg

And the damage that'll need to be fixed
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_1964.jpg

And just for anybody that's wondering, here's the difference between the block coolant passages and the 531 coolant passages. The bottom edge of the photo of the head matches up with the top of the photo of the block. Like you're folding a piece of paper.

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_1974.jpg
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_1973.jpg

Also-anybody know what this is? Looks like some sort of flywheel/rpm sensor in my B21. Has 3 wires coming off of them that terminate in a female connector. Odd.

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_1969.jpg

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_1971.jpg

varg 05-18-2011 07:49 PM

Nice find! The sensor is basically a crank position sensor that was used with some sort of diagnostic machine the Volvo dealerships used to have.

propav8r 05-18-2011 07:54 PM

Yeah-a guy on CL posted that he had some Penta stuff for sale-I called him up and talked a little. $150 purchase price, or he was willing to trade for a 530 I had in the basement. Win.

No K-cams though. And thanks for the info on the sensor. Cool stuffs.

Volv-what-o 05-18-2011 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by propav8r (Post 3767991)
Lol. It'll never be "done," always a work in progress.

Well thanks for the heads up. I really cant wait to see it...maybe I will stop by in a few weeks.

CalvinM 05-18-2011 09:33 PM

Looking good Jared. Nice score on the 531. Hows the bay cleaning going?

Sir Psycho 05-18-2011 09:33 PM

For the record...I'm calling you out now for titling the thread "Project Summer".

We'll see about that...

propav8r 05-18-2011 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by CalvinM (Post 3771111)
Looking good Jared. Nice score on the 531. Hows the bay cleaning going?

It's not yet. The ground outside the shop is still too soft to push the car out-it's been raining for 3-4 days straight. Hopefully it'll dry out some towards the end of the week.

propav8r 05-18-2011 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Sir Psycho (Post 3771115)
For the record...I'm calling you out now for titling the thread "Project Summer".

We'll see about that...

I never said how many summers.

propav8r 05-20-2011 12:12 AM

Getting there.

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_1984.jpg

God I hate just piddling around. The job I was supposed to start this past monday has been pushed back to next week.

propav8r 06-08-2011 10:26 PM

Well, I finally started work, which means I can finally make some headway. Still a little housekeeping left though.

So far, I've finished painting and clear coating the block, and tonight I got the first coat on the engine bay. I'll wet sand it and put a second coat on it tomorrow.

Yeah, she was helping
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_2001.jpg

Block turned out better than expected.
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_2005.jpg

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_2004.jpg

Primered Up
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_2002.jpg

Painted
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_2009.jpg

Finally got the shop looking a little more proper :D

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...IMG_2011-1.jpg

Sir Psycho 06-09-2011 12:44 PM

Baller!

Volv-what-o 06-24-2011 01:54 AM

Have you done anything else since you painted the engine bay?

propav8r 06-24-2011 03:43 PM

Worked and made money to pay for sh*t.

propav8r 06-29-2011 10:32 PM

Well I'm heading to pick up my trans this weekend, and maybe some wheels.

I've been debating something, maybe I can get some insight here without cluttering up performance. I've been debating my decision to go with MS3x. A MS2 3.57 box would do what I need, and I could get it assembled for about $200 less than 3x. Brett was enlighening me about sequential MS (http://jbperf.com/)

My question is this: Are there any inherent benefits with MS3 that MS2v3.57 does not have? Added reliability? Anything of the sort?

smokeyfan1000 06-29-2011 11:54 PM

I noticed ya painted engine bay black. Is there a repaint of the Moose planned?

diponyou 06-30-2011 12:38 AM

What kind of paint on the engine bay?

jamin01 06-30-2011 10:16 AM

Nice!! Being away from my brick makes me want to do this more and more. I will do it when I get back home.

propav8r 06-30-2011 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by smokeyfan1000 (Post 3827810)
I noticed ya painted engine bay black. Is there a repaint of the Moose planned?

Eventually, I'll get the exterior redone. I've always liked a gloss black engine bay. There are parts that aren't perfect, but I can deal. It looks very good to me. Not great, but very good.

Quote:

Originally Posted by diponyou (Post 3827886)
What kind of paint on the engine bay?

Rustoleum Gloss Black Engine Enamel. Lowes had a good sale.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamin01 (Post 3828272)
Nice!! Being away from my brick makes me want to do this more and more. I will do it when I get back home.

It's a lot of work. A lot. I'm pleased with it, but I wouldn't do it again. Part of my frustration was probably not having a paint gun, but it came out better than expected.

propav8r 06-30-2011 06:19 PM

Still no insight on the MS question?

Also, my trans pickup is postponed :grrr: Oh well.

propav8r 07-01-2011 10:52 PM

Any advice for the Megasquirt question? I've got an itchy trigger finger.

WillettRun? 07-02-2011 09:46 AM

just rock the ms2 for now. if an SMD board isnt that much more expensive, roll with that.

pop in the ms3x board later.

olov 07-02-2011 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by propav8r (Post 3827711)
I've been debating something, maybe I can get some insight here without cluttering up performance. I've been debating my decision to go with MS3x. A MS2 3.57 box would do what I need, and I could get it assembled for about $200 less than 3x. Brett was enlighening me about sequential MS (http://jbperf.com/)

My question is this: Are there any inherent benefits with MS3 that MS2v3.57 does not have? Added reliability? Anything of the sort?

what are your goals? what mods do you plan on using? a v3.0 board and ms1 chip are plenty for my wagon(250-350hp daily driver 8v....eventually), but i think i might go ms2 for the sedan if i ever get to upgrading it(16v, caged.....eventually). i think it's just more options(which you might not even use). i wouldn't worry about over complicating things unless you NEED those options, standard fuel install with wasted spark might be enough, and would be less time figuring things out and more time driving. those options look good in sigs, but if it's on jackstands who the f cares :P .

but back to ms3, someone posted all the benefits in a thread a few months ago, no idea what thread it was but it does look pretty baller. but i'm cheap and good enough is good enough for me

940guy 07-02-2011 06:29 PM

seen this today in person, pictures dont do justice to what this man is doing great work jared. im here for ya if you need help i has a welder or can get some some parts on the downlow-_-


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