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> New Engine Time!, First drive on 4/23/23!
VaccaRabite
post Mar 17 2023, 09:03 AM
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About 18ish months ago I bought into a new engine program Eric and PMB were starting up. If you have seen me in person I've probably talked your ear off about it. Sorry about that, I've been pretty excited.

Mine is No2 off their line, and its crated up in Utah waiting for the shipper to pick it up.

So its really real time here in Dallastown, and I've started getting my 2056 ready to come out.

The new engine!
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I *think* (and could be wrong) that Eric also used my motor as the promotional model for Facebook and his Web storefront - though that could have been Risdal's engine which was right behind mine.

Eric and Larry did a lot of testing on the #1 engine in Jim's car, got a lot of driving data at Red Rocks last fall, and then had to wait on components to come in that resulted from that real world testing.

My engine was crated last week. I asked Eric to include some other things (including his new brake lines and new pads), paid the final invoice for parts and shipping and the engine will hopefully be in my garage next week!

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post Apr 7 2023, 09:30 AM
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My GF just had surgery so progress has been a little slower.

Since Tuesday I've gotten a bunch of stuff ticked off the project board.
  • ECU board is mounted to the car.
  • The new main harness is mounted.
  • 02 bung is welded into the SSI exchangers
  • Relay board harness WAS 90% done (now about 10% done)
  • muffler is hung
  • engine has oil in it again! 4 quarts now, but I'll need to add in another quart once it build pressure.
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Oil cooler back in place minus the fan packs. The fans draw a lot of power, and I'm not super sure I even need them. I just don't find myself sitting in traffic for long periods of time in this car. In fact, I do my best to avoid that! This is the same place the cooler has been mounted for the past decade or so, and it has worked. I know front mount is better, but I need the trunk space! This pick also shows the sandwich mount and the hoses routing along the valve covers.

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Chris's improved shifter console. The whole kit is so much better then stock IMO. Cover is on it now so you can't see it. Just looks stock except for the little tail sticking out the back.

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The 02 bung welded in. I don't TIG. I used my little Lincoln 140 set up in Flux Core mode. Local welding supply shop recommended I try this Flux Core SS wire instead of buying SS MIG wire and a new bottle of gas. It needed a lot of heat to lay in, and I did some practice repairing my cracked set of SSIs before I got the good set out and started cutting a hole in them. Not nearly as pretty as TIG, but it works - well even.

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And then disaster!
I needed to add a wire to the 12 pin plug. When I took the plug out of the slot on the relay board it crumbled in my hands! Fuuuuuuuuck!

So I called Tony at Translog and Steve at Aircooled Racing to see if either of them has one I could scavenge off a trashed harness. Left a message for Tony, and he will get back to me.

Steve said he was pretty sure he had one, but was running out the door to go see a 97 year old friend who was not in great shape, and that's way more important then a plug off an old car. I'll give him a buzz Monday and drive over if Tony does not have one today. Its been a minute since I drove to Steve's shop, so I'm leaning towards that option just to go and see what he's up to these days.

I'm REALLY close to first start.
Need to get the SSI's in, hook up the fuel line (I'll likely do that today) and fix the relay board wire harness.

Also I want to pull the ECU board back out of the car and modify it slightly. As is, the firewall pad won't fit without putting some pressure on the ECU board. But if I am able to move on of the relays, the pad will fit a lot better. I'm using the 914Rubber pad that does not hold water against the firewall, and it blocks a lot of noise from coming into the cabin.

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post Apr 7 2023, 11:21 AM
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And then disaster!
I needed to add a wire to the 12 pin plug. When I took the plug out of the slot on the relay board it crumbled in my hands! Fuuuuuuuuck!

Zach



I have one if you want it. Just pm me your address and I will send it tomorrow.

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VaccaRabite   New Engine Time!   Mar 17 2023, 09:03 AM
Craigers17   :trophy: That's a thing of beauty! Any dy...   Mar 17 2023, 09:28 AM
VaccaRabite   :trophy: That's a thing of beauty! Any d...   Mar 17 2023, 09:44 AM
StratPlayer   :trophy: That's a thing of beauty! Any ...   Mar 17 2023, 10:22 AM
VaccaRabite   Last night I started working on unhooking all the ...   Mar 17 2023, 09:29 AM
Cairo94507   Wow! Very exciting news. What are the build ...   Mar 17 2023, 09:29 AM
VaccaRabite   Aside from the engine swap, that other tasks to be...   Mar 17 2023, 09:33 AM
930cabman   :beer1: Looks great, keep us informed of the prog...   Mar 17 2023, 09:42 AM
914werke   What is that shroud made out of?   Mar 17 2023, 10:26 AM
NARP74   What is that shroud made out of? Hopefully alumi...   Mar 17 2023, 11:39 AM
Dion   Congratulations Zach. Look forward to seeing this ...   Mar 17 2023, 10:30 AM
Superhawk996   Sure looks nice! :popcorn: You going to dyn...   Mar 17 2023, 11:42 AM
Mueller   Wow, work of art...enjoy!   Mar 17 2023, 11:54 AM
nditiz1   Looks excellent Zack, waiting in anticipation for ...   Mar 17 2023, 12:04 PM
jim_hoyland   Looks great ! The PMB upgrade is a giant step ...   Mar 17 2023, 12:35 PM
rhodyguy   I think the stock tin is still used.   Mar 17 2023, 01:33 PM
NARP74   I think the stock tin is still used. The cover a...   Mar 17 2023, 02:12 PM
echocanyons   This engine is pretty incredible, my son has the f...   Mar 17 2023, 02:49 PM
VaccaRabite   This engine is pretty incredible, my son has the ...   Mar 19 2023, 06:33 PM
echocanyons   This engine is pretty incredible, my son has the...   Mar 24 2023, 11:17 PM
Craigers17   RE: New Engine Time!   Mar 17 2023, 03:36 PM
burton73   Very excited for you guys to get these engines in ...   Mar 17 2023, 04:35 PM
mlindner   What a great new service to the 914 community. Tha...   Mar 18 2023, 08:56 AM
OrangeBones   Congrats - Can’t wait to see it at Carlisle.   Mar 18 2023, 09:19 AM
VaccaRabite   Bit of a hiccup as I spent 12 hours Friday helping...   Mar 19 2023, 06:27 PM
mate914   Bit of a hiccup as I spent 12 hours Friday helpin...   Mar 19 2023, 07:10 PM
infraredcalvin   Sorry to hear about your friend, cancer sucks...   Mar 19 2023, 07:52 PM
jaredmcginness   Looks beautiful!   Mar 20 2023, 05:44 AM
VaccaRabite   The old engine is out. I have to say I'm not ...   Mar 23 2023, 07:54 AM
Cairo94507   That's amazing; 2.5 years of riding along in t...   Mar 23 2023, 08:01 AM
Geezer914   Don't forget the ground strap connected to the...   Mar 23 2023, 08:27 AM
NARP74   I call that hole the Abyss. I have lost many piec...   Mar 23 2023, 08:34 AM
VaccaRabite   I call that hole the Abyss. I have lost many pie...   Mar 23 2023, 11:23 AM
JmuRiz   I guess that's why the VW version had a cage o...   Mar 23 2023, 12:14 PM
SirAndy   I guess that's why the VW version had a cage ...   Mar 23 2023, 12:36 PM
ClayPerrine   I guess that's why the VW version had a cage...   Mar 23 2023, 12:41 PM
930cabman   Engine had to be running out of balance for the en...   Mar 23 2023, 12:53 PM
NARP74   Engine had to be running out of balance for the e...   Mar 23 2023, 01:11 PM
VaccaRabite   Engine had to be running out of balance for the ...   Mar 23 2023, 06:46 PM
SirAndy   You can get them all day on ebay for $30. I...   Mar 23 2023, 07:12 PM
euro911   You can get them all day on ebay for $30. I...   Mar 25 2023, 03:25 PM
VaccaRabite   Engine and transmission are now split. Alternator...   Mar 23 2023, 06:56 PM
Root_Werks   Very excited for your new engine! The oil cap...   Mar 24 2023, 10:43 AM
bzettner   Whatcha going to do with your “old” engine? :...   Mar 24 2023, 11:22 AM
930cabman   Whatcha going to do with your “old” engine? ...   Mar 24 2023, 11:44 AM
GBX0073   I know Don on FB inquired and thought it should st...   Mar 24 2023, 06:20 PM
GBX0073   I know Don on FB inquired and thought it should s...   Mar 24 2023, 06:21 PM
hot_shoe914   I know Don on FB inquired and thought it should s...   Mar 24 2023, 07:19 PM
hot_shoe914   I know Don on FB inquired and thought it should ...   Mar 24 2023, 07:20 PM
JmuRiz   Nice! Aaron’s gonna run a front cooler too.   Mar 25 2023, 08:27 AM
r_towle   is it running yet?   Mar 25 2023, 12:42 PM
VaccaRabite   I got a delivery today! http://www.914world.co...   Mar 29 2023, 01:37 PM
mepstein   Don’t rush. Take your time and enjoy the process...   Mar 29 2023, 01:57 PM
rfinegan   WOW..that sure looks NICE Congratulations on you n...   Mar 29 2023, 02:09 PM
rjames   That's a good looking crate right there! ...   Mar 29 2023, 02:28 PM
Mayne   Awesome! Is that a 911 (or 914-6) style oil co...   Mar 29 2023, 03:17 PM
Mayne   Awesome! Is that a 911 (or 914-6) style oil c...   Mar 29 2023, 03:18 PM
Dion   Yea Zach! 6 oil tank. Hmmmm….   Mar 29 2023, 04:06 PM
VaccaRabite   Yea Zach! 6 oil tank. Hmmmm…. Behind this...   Mar 29 2023, 04:45 PM
aharder   Don’t rush. Take your time and enjoy the proces...   Mar 29 2023, 06:20 PM
DRPHIL914   Don’t rush. Take your time and enjoy the proces...   Mar 30 2023, 06:19 AM
VaccaRabite   Zach, congrats this looks so awesome!! i ...   Mar 30 2023, 12:47 PM
rhodyguy   Are ‘Nickies’ part of this build? Who’s head...   Mar 30 2023, 10:33 AM
VaccaRabite   Lots of work this weekend. Saturday: Major tasks:...   Apr 2 2023, 08:38 PM
VaccaRabite   Today was a shorter day. Took the GF out to brunc...   Apr 2 2023, 08:59 PM
VaccaRabite   Picked up the CV gaskets at Translog at lunch. Ho...   Apr 3 2023, 01:09 PM
skota23   Oh cool, I had seen a few pictures of this engin...   Apr 3 2023, 02:23 PM
Cairo94507   That is coming along quite nicely. :beer2:   Apr 3 2023, 02:24 PM
VaccaRabite   Ticked a few more lines off the checklist. Axles ...   Apr 4 2023, 09:08 PM
Jamie   Ticked a few more lines off the checklist. Axles...   Apr 12 2023, 07:48 AM
930cabman   Teach 'em when they are young. That's the ...   Apr 5 2023, 02:03 PM
Root_Werks   Great progress! Can't wait to hear about ...   Apr 5 2023, 02:33 PM
VaccaRabite   My GF just had surgery so progress has been a litt...   Apr 7 2023, 09:30 AM
ClayPerrine   And then disaster! I needed to add a wire to...   Apr 7 2023, 11:21 AM
Root_Werks   Good progress! As for the wiring #@%!...   Apr 7 2023, 10:36 AM
nditiz1   I also have one on hand if needed.   Apr 7 2023, 11:47 AM
VaccaRabite   Progress slowed a little so I could go camping wit...   Apr 11 2023, 09:03 PM
JmuRiz   If anyone needs this for their 914, it's you ...   Apr 12 2023, 07:25 AM
VaccaRabite   If anyone needs this for their 914, it's you ...   Apr 12 2023, 10:57 AM
r_towle   teasing...and I should talk...but this feels like ...   Apr 12 2023, 11:15 AM
VaccaRabite   teasing...and I should talk...but this feels like...   Apr 12 2023, 11:24 AM
VaccaRabite   I really thought I'd be starting it last night...   Apr 13 2023, 09:59 AM
Jamie   I really thought I'd be starting it last nigh...   Apr 19 2023, 05:22 PM
VaccaRabite   No work tonight. It’s my eldest’s 15th birthda...   Apr 13 2023, 07:22 PM
sixnotfour   oldest son 15... Now I am Old... Happy Birthday..   Apr 13 2023, 07:32 PM
VaccaRabite   Finally a little time to work today over lunch. Fu...   Apr 19 2023, 12:58 PM
Cairo94507   :popcorn: :beer2:   Apr 19 2023, 02:22 PM
Root_Werks   Getting closer!   Apr 19 2023, 02:47 PM
nditiz1   Video or it didn't happen   Apr 19 2023, 04:36 PM
VaccaRabite   @jamie Any modern label maker can load cassettes ...   Apr 19 2023, 05:35 PM
VaccaRabite   So close but no cigar tonight. :headbang: http:...   Apr 19 2023, 08:28 PM
VaccaRabite   Thinking about this with a clearer head this morni...   Apr 20 2023, 06:04 AM
DRPHIL914   :popcorn: sorry to hear that- i somehow mislable...   Apr 20 2023, 07:21 AM
VaccaRabite   whtCGQ4mIVU First start! I let the 15 year o...   Apr 20 2023, 07:44 PM
rhodyguy   A facet fuel pump is perfect for getting gas out o...   Apr 20 2023, 08:07 PM
nditiz1   Huzzah! :beer2:   Apr 20 2023, 08:21 PM
GBX0073   Awesome !!!!!!   Apr 20 2023, 10:42 PM
VaccaRabite   Ordered a new Holley fuel pressure regulator, more...   Apr 21 2023, 04:36 AM
BeatNavy   Congrats, Zach! Lots of nice weather ahead so...   Apr 21 2023, 04:58 AM
Cairo94507   That started nice and easy. Congratulations to yo...   Apr 21 2023, 07:51 AM
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