home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > projects & restorations

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-08-2021, 12:35 AM   #151
Jack
junkman
 
Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: The Ass Cheek Of History
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by James M View Post
it needs a wash/wax
stop making excuses

there's enough change on that center console to buy yourself few min at the coin carwash
__________________
85 245 | 82 242| 75 245| 69 145 |66 122| 67 220




Quote:
Originally Posted by paul buck View Post
I love you even more Jack.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritishBrick
Don’t bother, I would literally rather throw them away than give you the pleasure. I will never sell to you.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuesday View Post
I expect nothing less from an incel like you, Jack.
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2021, 01:01 AM   #152
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

I've only got $1.95 there, takes $2.50 to get any time around here. Higher standards then Oroville. I guess I could have your alleyway neighbors clean the windshield for half that
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2021, 01:06 AM   #153
Jack
junkman
 
Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: The Ass Cheek Of History
Default

Comes with free rock through it
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2021, 01:11 AM   #154
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

As long as it's threw the windshield, keep locking my keys in the car, would be much easier without it.
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2021, 03:17 PM   #155
940 16 valve
Board Member
 
940 16 valve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Default

Did you end up getting Motronic to control boost through the valve?
__________________
1991 940 - stock b234+t -retired http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=243308
1989 760 - T5 (B5254T2 with a 6 speed!) http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=341191
940 16 valve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2021, 04:37 PM   #156
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

I have not tried since the exhaust but thanks for the reminder. Seems the back pressure was stopping anything over 8psi before, I've got a MBC now but would prefer to use the soleniod, gotta recheck the wiring diagrams and put it back on

Last edited by James M; 04-09-2021 at 04:56 PM..
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2021, 12:20 AM   #157
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

After some annoying driveshaft vibration I decided to install the BNE torque rods I've had around for months, much easier to adjust and very nice feel in hand.

PXL-20210410-231259615

Along with the torque rods I installed a poly transmission mount, the stock mustang one had quite a bit of bounce to it.

PXL-20210411-005810764
PXL-20210411-003734361

Setting pinion angle I've found myself in a predicament, the 3.5" SN95 driveshaft won't go back onto the diff flange after correcting the angle at this ride height (or anything the springs will reach). It runs right into the area it's been rubbing on in the tunnel. I dropped off my coleman 2.5" shaft for balancing this morning before starting the work so hopefully it's done soon and fits.

Just to ask in case anyone knows, the engine/transmission sits at about -3.5° (down in the back), setting the diff anywhere close (-3.5°, flange up) it won't get close to fitting. I could drop the rear of the transmission some more but how much engine angle is too much?

On a side note I double checked the info i've read about BMW 24v exhaust ports being the same general size and placement, looks good enough to find a manifold that will clear the side of the head

PXL-20210410-012135389
PXL-20210410-012252153
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2021, 08:54 PM   #158
rms
Board Member
 
rms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Acworth, GA
Default

As far as driveline angle, I have my transmission (T5) 3.0 degrees down and my diff only 1.0 degree flange up. Mustang driveshaft, no vibration.
__________________
-Ryan
rms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2021, 09:14 PM   #159
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

What rear trailing arm bushings/bearing are you running? None under load or decel?
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2021, 09:50 PM   #160
rms
Board Member
 
rms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Acworth, GA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by James M View Post
What rear trailing arm bushings/bearing are you running? None under load or decel?
Zero vibration. Tremec has an iphone app that has you set your phone on each angle and it tells you go or no go. Mine was a go. I have super pro poly bushings in the trailing arms and the BNE torque rods.
rms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2021, 10:27 PM   #161
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

242 Is back on the road, been too long without it

PXL-20210501-035708930


The poly transmission mount was a bust, way to much vibration at idle. The car sat for two weeks, but is back on the road as of Friday. For the 4th attempt at T5 transmission mounts I used a m46 HD mount and bracket, with a stock M46 cross member. Seems like a good middle ground between firmer then the mustang mount and smoother then the poly mount. With the new mount and driveshaft I was able to raise the rear of the transmission, bringing it closer to -3°, then setting the pinion to -1°, much smoother at any speed/load then before.


Drove it about 300 miles this weekend, loved every second of it
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2021, 01:00 AM   #162
122power
dude
 
122power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Where have all the quad squares gone? VV,Ca
Default

If you wanna measure mine up your welcome to do that fyi.
__________________
Save the Volvo's.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwood Chair View Post
Ring,ring,ring

"Hello"

"Do you work on Volvo ...

*Click - bzzzzzz*
122power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2021, 09:07 PM   #163
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

In the Rubixcar? It's got the same coleman shaft you recommend me right? I bet the motor/transmission angle is better with a redblock, depending on cross member choice I guess.

I'm fighting around the motor mounts I made for the swap, was not expecting to have this low of a ride height when I built them.
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2021, 11:19 PM   #164
122power
dude
 
122power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Where have all the quad squares gone? VV,Ca
Default

It has a 2.5 tube from sac driveline but its 47". I dont have vibration issues, but the engine has some on decel around 4k-5kish. Its more exhaust and eng vibration that i can tell.
I keep forgetting about your whiteblock in there.
122power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2021, 11:40 PM   #165
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

You could get a flex pipe and go over budget, get given penalty laps but enjoy smoother decel.

The whiteblock is what complicates things, next swap I'll know this stuff beforehand and measure things up better before welding. This car has been a great learning experience.
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2021, 11:40 PM   #166
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

I've been fixing/driving my 76 245 for the last week so I wanted to hop back in this after going slow that whole time.

Started with flat towing a molested 244 that broke down in sac back to davis
PXL-20210523-071325681-MP

Few days before switching (last week) I was showing a G35 that cutting his mufflers off didn't make him fast, after taking my exit I noticed the idle was a little rough. Today found the culprit, brake booster vacuum source on the ME7 intake sits in the rear, after rebuilding the drivers mount it pretty much touched the firewall, tearing the hose.


PXL-20210525-021746243
PXL-20210525-021830987

Cutting off the nipple and tapping the fitting for a smaller Russian (well probably Chinese) nesting fitting solved the clearance issue. Hose looks a little better then before, but I may route it under the booster and in on the fender side to clean up the intake/firewall area where most of my wiring is routed

PXL-20210525-022844619

I also installed a different wheel I picked up yesterday in place of my pretty beat up Volvo Roma, wish it was Rsport branded but it's the same thing and in pretty nice shape.

PXL-20210525-024806920

After driving a well modified 850 this weekend I gotta change up the exhaust at some point, way more burble potential in a 5 cylinder

Last edited by James M; 05-24-2021 at 11:47 PM..
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2021, 11:59 PM   #167
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

Changed from the 5x120 spacers I had been running to the correct 5x4.75 (120.65). If you look really close you still can't see the difference, but seating the wheel is much easier now, and no more steering vibration at highway speeds.

PXL-20210612-215301262

Also rebalanced the wheels, pretty good before but now nearly perfect, was a good opportunity to mess with getting it smooth with the least amount of weight possible
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2021, 10:44 AM   #168
cosbySweater
Board Member
 
cosbySweater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monterey/Falun
Default

You went flying by me on i80 south on Saturday, car looks great, I was on the truxel off ramp or else I would have pulled up and waved
__________________
1974 AMC Gremlin, lq4, 7875 billet, ss2 cam, 80e, 3600 stall converter, Holley Terminator x
1984 Volvo 245 Om606td, 722.6, Lifted
1995 Porsche 993
2013 VW Passat TDI
Quote:
Originally Posted by bricktop420 View Post
Thank you very much everybody... i now feel sufficiently retarded and will go cry in the corner...
cosbySweater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2021, 08:49 PM   #169
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

You in your 245? If I had seen it I would have taken the exit and waved myself.

Must have seen me a few hours after this
PXL-20210619-221358399

Sputtered to a stop 3 times, had to cut my trip to Tahoe short. Every time it would take ~15 minutes of sitting before it would fire up again, then like a light switch it was back on. Seems cleaning the connection at the 850 main EFI relay cured it. If you saw me between 5-6pm I was probably trying to hold it in boost in 5h to confirm the repair.

PXL-20210619-230026972-MP

Also locked me keys (and water, and screwdriver) in the car while trying to fix it. Got the rear window out with a dime

PXL-20210619-230834385

The one upside is it was a good push to rewire the OBDII port and clean up some of the ignition harness. After scanning the codes it only spit back ones I was expecting, seems like the main relay was (hopefully) the culprit.


I still gotta see your TDwagon, my Om606 swap is going to be on hold with classes coming back soon, but that thing looks absolutely perfect in your engine bay
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2021, 03:40 PM   #170
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

Time for a 5x4.75 spare
PXL-20210709-193422400-MP
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2021, 06:55 PM   #171
oldschoolvolvo
Board Member
 
oldschoolvolvo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lancaster, PA
Default

good going mate, car looks great! glad the T5^2 is putting in the miles.
__________________
-Mike
1998 V70 T5
1979 242 DL 16v

|Feedback|
oldschoolvolvo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2021, 08:50 PM   #172
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

T5^2. I love that. Not gonna lie I like the way this car looks even on the side of the highway

Was able to get the spare on, but it's got was less thread engagement then ide like, will be finding a 5x4.75 spare soon. Plan was to take it down to Santa Cruz for the weekend but looks like we'll have to take her 245 instead

PXL-20210709-203648578
PXL-20210709-222810273

No idea what I ran over, nothing left in the tire but quite a hole

PXL-20210709-213349346
PXL-20210709-213402868

Had to keep on the road through a highway interchange so the tire is toast, probably best not to rock a 26+ year old spare 200 miles
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2021, 10:35 PM   #173
122power
dude
 
122power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Where have all the quad squares gone? VV,Ca
Default

Dang dude.
Its just your wagon saying keep me, keep me lol.

Last edited by 122power; 07-11-2021 at 11:03 PM..
122power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2021, 11:20 PM   #174
James M
Bored member
 
James M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chico, CA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 122power View Post
Dang dude.
Its just your wagon saying keep me, keep me lol.
Which one? I've got 6 245s now

I've been flip flopping between holset on the B230ft (have the parts) or OM606 swap (have most of the parts) on my OG wagon, then I remember I have classes coming back in a month and really shouldn't tear apart another car.


Got the new tire on, man it's nice to drive this car again, even a week without it and I get withdrawals

PXL-20210718-014900628

This sucker also arrived, E36 (M50/S52 ect) Chinesium turbo manifold, actually very well constructed. I've read previously that the ports match up, and confirmed it with a gasket a while back. Gotta find a whiteblock head to mock it up on, likely cut off runner #6 and fill/redrill the mounting holes.

PXL-20210714-012959248

Plan is to rebuild the TD06-20g that killed my first redblock and install it, may force myself to get Hbeam rods and shim the deck to avoid having the turbo kill another motor
James M is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.