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Forum: projects & restorations 12-23-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks Doug! Sure but bring a book to...

Thanks Doug!



Sure but bring a book to pass the time. Progress is slow.



Thanks! I'm not thrilled with the single shear attachment but the rear drop links don't see a massive amount of...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-22-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dude! Karl and I have both worked on...

Thanks dude! Karl and I have both worked on rockets and spacecraft already. Race cars are more fun.



The hillclimb is always a highlight event, super bummed Bill crashed out this year but the...
Forum: events 11-18-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 74,463
Posted By Alex Buchka
Definitely in for this as well

Definitely in for this as well
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,650
Posted By Alex Buchka
I don't know specifically. I ran them on a 240...

I don't know specifically. I ran them on a 240 with a set of V50 wheels.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,650
Posted By Alex Buchka
https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=36...

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=360090

I got what you need.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 440,868
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks! Everyone starts at the same place, start...

Thanks! Everyone starts at the same place, start small and build up the scope of projects. Before you know it the time and money vampire called a project car will be bleeding you dry!

The shop is...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,538
Posted By Alex Buchka
I went with the B6304 head and T6 bottom end for...

I went with the B6304 head and T6 bottom end for various reasons. Mostly it was because I had the head already and just a T6 shortblock. The intake port shapes are different between the two and the...
Forum: showroom 09-19-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,661
Posted By Alex Buchka
I used the same FlockIt kit Pat mentioned and it...

I used the same FlockIt kit Pat mentioned and it has been shockingly durable. Put it on 4-5 years ago and it still looks excellent. As Pat also said, a bristle attachment on a vacuum works great to...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 754,888
Posted By Alex Buchka
I've had a noisy VR signal during cranking on my...

I've had a noisy VR signal during cranking on my T6 242 since I did the swap years ago. Megasquirt was very intolerant to it and made starting the car quite difficult. I eventually switched to a Link...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks! We're both pretty excited to get this...

Thanks! We're both pretty excited to get this thing on the track.

New tool day last week, snagged this US made 48" Chicago brand box and pan brake at a local industrial auction. It's a hefty piece...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,505
Posted By Alex Buchka
I have the old version without adjustable...

I have the old version without adjustable Ackerman and the tires scrub pretty severely at full steering lock. Homer put the newer spacers on his car and it's buttery smooth at all angles. I think...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 84,952
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dude. This diesel project slaps, I...

Thanks dude.

This diesel project slaps, I really like how clean the swap is.

The double shear outer tie rods look really sturdy but it appears you may have had very little to no effect on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 108,034
Posted By Alex Buchka
This is how I solved the thermostat housing...

This is how I solved the thermostat housing issue. Ended up just brutalizing the damn thing along with the back side of the timing cover. It's a really tight squeeze in that area, I had to trim down...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,972
Posted By Alex Buchka
E-throttle actuator from a BMW S85 V10. My...

E-throttle actuator from a BMW S85 V10. My project thread (https://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5948298&postcount=307) has some more photos of the setup.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,972
Posted By Alex Buchka
I have no clue. Installed it on pure speculation...

I have no clue. Installed it on pure speculation and it worked out pretty well. The amount of steering assist is definitely lower than it was with the belt driven pump so the flow is certainly not...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,972
Posted By Alex Buchka
I'm running an EPAS pump out of an R53 BMW Mini...

I'm running an EPAS pump out of an R53 BMW Mini in my T6 swapped 242. Had to the ditch the belt driven pump for the same reason as you. It's a very simple install with just 50A fused 12v constant,...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 440,868
Posted By Alex Buchka
They are inching forward slowly. I have a friend...

They are inching forward slowly. I have a friend helping with the machining and he stays very busy with better paying jobs so it only gets worked on sometimes. Progress is being made though.


...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 440,868
Posted By Alex Buchka
The point of the indicator is set up on the tip...

The point of the indicator is set up on the tip of a ring gear tooth, approximately tangent to the OD of the gear. You can then hold the pinion stationary with one hand and rock the ring gear back...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 440,868
Posted By Alex Buchka
I was checking the pinion to ring gear lash

I was checking the pinion to ring gear lash
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
Got the first batch of arms built save for the...

Got the first batch of arms built save for the damper mount tabs on the lowers. After making a full set plus spares I got pretty burned out on control arms so I will re-visit the damper mounts after...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 440,868
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dudes! Yep, I got it at the...

Thanks dudes!



Yep, I got it at the same time as the adapter kit from Domiworks.



Thanks man, glad I was able to bump your motivation a bit.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 440,868
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dudes! I don't drive the car as much as I...

Thanks dudes! I don't drive the car as much as I used to but I still love it. Not the fastest thing in the world but it puts a smile on my face every time I get behind the wheel.



Here's a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 440,868
Posted By Alex Buchka
Bringing this back up to current status ...

Bringing this back up to current status

Plated, powder coated, and final assembled the axle. Got the brake plumbing mostly done, starting to run out of excuses to not bolt it to the car:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
If you feed a constant duty cycle signal to the...

If you feed a constant duty cycle signal to the solenoid you'll likely get wild and unpredictable swings in cam timing. The duty cycle to cam angle transfer function is a multivariate problem with...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
Pickup work is imminent! Also looking forward to...

Pickup work is imminent! Also looking forward to never letting you drive the FRC :-P



Thanks Brett, appreciate the kind words.



Liam,
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks! You should make a project thread, I'd...

Thanks! You should make a project thread, I'd love to see your progress.



That's debatable, but thank you!

Ran low on motivation for a stretch but we're back at it now. I had the previous...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 127,271
Posted By Alex Buchka
Putting that turbo on a B230 can't possibly be...

Putting that turbo on a B230 can't possibly be dumber than putting two MGT2260's on a B8444s so I think you're safe.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
Seconded! Got some more parts in the...

Seconded!


Got some more parts in the mail. Ordered a couple v-band flanges for the downpipes:
https://i.imgur.com/1bmzx8ph.jpg

Got a few really slick oxygen sensor bungs from Reid Washbon....
Forum: events 01-15-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 74,463
Posted By Alex Buchka
Definitely in for whatever event happens this...

Definitely in for whatever event happens this year.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dude. We're all in on the B8444s sunk cost...

Thanks dude. We're all in on the B8444s sunk cost fallacy at this point.

The additive stuff was initially driven by machine access. We've been fortunate enough to build a relationship with a...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
Got a big box of 3x.035" inconel 625 tubing for...

Got a big box of 3x.035" inconel 625 tubing for the exhaust. Going into this I was intending to make it all stainless but I made a throw away phone call to Woolf Aircraft to see if they had any...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 754,888
Posted By Alex Buchka
Kudos for sticking with it, really admire your...

Kudos for sticking with it, really admire your tenacity on this engine stuff. The shop also looks killer, really nice place to hang and get some work done.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,246
Posted By Alex Buchka
I am quite certain it was a stock 960 crank on my...

I am quite certain it was a stock 960 crank on my first go around.

Reading your first post again I think the bearing you have will work fine. I've never seen or dealt with an interference fit...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,234
Posted By Alex Buchka
My brother and I are using this engine in our...

My brother and I are using this engine in our project (https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=264064). Hard to describe it as a "swap" since the car was designed around the V8 but I will say...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-25-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,246
Posted By Alex Buchka
I don't have a detailed recollection of what...

I don't have a detailed recollection of what parts I used for this. If my memory serves correct I found a bearing that fit in the back of the crank and bushed it down to the W58 pilot size with a...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 889,309
Posted By Alex Buchka
Looking sharp! I would probably just get a two or...

Looking sharp! I would probably just get a two or three tacks on each fitting in situ, then weld them up. Just start off low, like 20 amps, and work your way around. .045 or even thinner diameter...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
I would be honored to try and ruin your track...

I would be honored to try and ruin your track beast again.



Don't forget the TV's, champagne chiller, and sno-cone maker.



It's mostly the latter. The table does have more compliance than...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks! I can't imagine it either, if my mind...

Thanks! I can't imagine it either, if my mind wanders in that direction it reminds me of how much work is left and I get depressed. Just eating this elephant one bite at a time.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-15-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
Mega update: Finished drilling and tapping...

Mega update:

Finished drilling and tapping the ABS sensor brackets doodads
https://i.imgur.com/AFYf0nfh.jpg

Also finished up some re-work and small bits on the Xtrac driveline parts. Since the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 597,593
Posted By Alex Buchka
Looks to be the same valve as lots of other cars:...

Looks to be the same valve as lots of other cars:

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part?id=BL93-USA-10-2001-E46-BMW-M3&mg=13&sg=15&diagId=13_0910&q=13411733090
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 114,642
Posted By Alex Buchka
Neat project! Looking forward to seeing progress....

Neat project! Looking forward to seeing progress.

also, do you have three more of these and are they for sale?
https://i.imgur.com/yuENi1ah.png
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 440,868
Posted By Alex Buchka
That's basically what I'm planning on doing. We...

That's basically what I'm planning on doing. We don't have an oxy-acetylene setup at the shop so I'll just lay a shallow bead across the tube with the TIG and quench it with some water. That should...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 440,868
Posted By Alex Buchka
I've been slacking on the axle. I should get back...

I've been slacking on the axle. I should get back on the horse soon though.

I do remember that one quite well. The diff housing I have was sourced from the same place, might actually be the one in...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,745
Posted By Alex Buchka
Nothing really looks super odd in the log. I...

Nothing really looks super odd in the log. I don't know where in CO you are but the 75kpa MAP reading seems a little low (would expect ~85kpa for Denver altitude). Also your coolant and air temp...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 572,364
Posted By Alex Buchka
You're going to have to pull a rabbit out of a...

You're going to have to pull a rabbit out of a hat to keep up. Carbon engine block? Carbon Pistons?

Or you could actually drive your car one day and win by default :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
The technology is still early in its development....

The technology is still early in its development. A good example of how sensitive the machines are is that a loud stereo in the same room as the machine will vibrate the machine enough to leave...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 874,410
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dudes. Karl and I are really excited to...

Thanks dudes. Karl and I are really excited to get these on the car



The entire process is very manual and can be quite time consuming. While modeling the part you have to keep the limitations...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 889,309
Posted By Alex Buchka
Injector placement really depends on the spray...

Injector placement really depends on the spray pattern. A good rule of thumb is to make the fuel cone intersect with the back of the intake valve. I would probably focus on not shooting the spray...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 889,309
Posted By Alex Buchka
That looks killer. Nice work!

That looks killer. Nice work!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,993
Posted By Alex Buchka
B18/B20 are pushrod engines, B21/B23/B230 are...

B18/B20 are pushrod engines, B21/B23/B230 are overhead cam. The blocks share common architecture but there were a lot of changes. The auxiliary shaft in an overhead cam engine is for all intents and...
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