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> New Engine Time!, First drive on 4/23/23!
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post Mar 30 2023, 06:19 AM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Mar 29 2023, 03:57 PM) *

Don’t rush. Take your time and enjoy the process. People make mistakes with deadlines. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
QUOTE(rfinegan @ Mar 29 2023, 04:09 PM) *

WOW..that sure looks NICE
Congratulations on you new purchase
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QUOTE(Dion @ Mar 29 2023, 06:06 PM) *

Yea Zach! 6 oil tank. Hmmmm….

Behind this crate is a /6 2.7 with CIS. Its going to eventually go into the bus, and the oil tank is from that.

Zach

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) I agree with Mark , and i am guilty of this rushing thing making simple mistakes -
Zach, congrats this looks so awesome!! i have been talking with Eric about using the Holly system and those ITB's etc on my newer 2.1 in the car now, man that looks sweet!,

@rfinegan , i know you are having fun on your 3rd re-build etc (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif) but maybe this should be your next step if your current reassembly does not go as planned, but then again its more about the process and experience right?
- Zach, i cant wait to see it in the car an dhear it run- what do you have for muffler and headers?

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post Mar 30 2023, 10:33 AM
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Are ‘Nickies’ part of this build? Who’s heads did you use?
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post Mar 30 2023, 12:47 PM
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QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Mar 30 2023, 08:19 AM) *

Zach, congrats this looks so awesome!! i have been talking with Eric about using the Holly system and those ITB's etc on my newer 2.1 in the car now, man that looks sweet!,
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Zach, i cant wait to see it in the car an hear it run- what do you have for muffler and headers?


SSIs and Ben's quiet muffler.

It may change to headers, but I'd really like to get heat in this car.

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post Apr 2 2023, 08:38 PM
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Lots of work this weekend.

Saturday:
Major tasks:
From the old engine:
  • Oil remote hose
  • A bunch of injection hose clamps
  • pulling the hardware off the clutch and pressure plate.
  • Fuel regulator
New engine:
  • Remove all electronics wiring
  • Remove shroud, doghouse, right side throttle body and right side tins
  • Reroute fuel hose, mount regulator, mark high pressure and low pressure ends.
  • Cut a channel in the right side heads for CHT.
  • Install oil remote
  • Replace tins, doghouse, throttle body.
  • Install new clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing.
  • Unbolt engine from the pallet and get it mounted on jackstands (this was a bit sketchy, but mostly just muscled it up.)
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This is the new fuel hos routing. A little bit of a change from what PMB had designed but after checking with the designer the would make it easier to connect the fuel lines to the car.

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Both hoses now exist where the need to connect to the chassis fuel hard lines. Red is regulated, blue is return.

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partial engine teardown to get to the heads so I could CAREFULLY grind in a groove for the CHT to lay in.

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Engine is off the pallet on jackstands. Clutch kit is on. Engine is mostly back together (the shroud is missing). This is where I stopped Saturday night. It was a full day, and I got a lot done!

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post Apr 2 2023, 08:59 PM
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Today was a shorter day. Took the GF out to brunch, and did not touch the engine till about noon. Had to start getting cleaned up to go get my kids at 4. I made the most of the time.

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Engine and transmission got a little getting to know you time. Also the engine came off the jackstands and on to the jack and lifting plate.

Put the Ford solenoid on the rear engine tin.

And then it was time to get the new engine into the car.

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UP she goes!

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I got brunch and she helped getting the engine bolted into place. Winning!

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There it is! All snugged up into place.

At this point, my alarm went off letting me know it was time to shower up and go get the boys. When I got home this evening I went back out and got the clutch and speedo cables into place.

I went to get the axles in place and realized I did not have new CV gaskets. GRRRR! I'll go see if Tony at Translog has some tomorrow, and if I strike out I'll order some and the will be here soon. But I need those before I get too much farther on the underside of the motor.

I still have a good bit of work to do.

I'm going to need to take the pass side throttle body off again to get the CHT ring into place. Not horrible.

And I'm trying to figure out how Eric designed the ECU plate to go on. I know its supposed to go in the stock location, but for the life of me I can't get the holes to line up. So I have a question in to PMB to figure out what I'm doing wrong. Its possible it was not designed to work with a firewall back pad in place. If so I may mount it to the firewall, as I like my back pad.

I may go camping next weekend with the boys. But I should have the engine close to first fire-up by Friday. And if we don't go camping (landowner may be using the cabin for turkey hunting) I should have the car driving next weekend.

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post Apr 3 2023, 01:09 PM
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Picked up the CV gaskets at Translog at lunch. Hopefully I'll still have enough energy after scouts tonight to get the axles hooked up to the transmission this evening.

Zach
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post Apr 3 2023, 02:23 PM
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Oh cool,

I had seen a few pictures of this engine along with some hp figures. I think they where putting one in a 912 also. Can't wait to hear how it runs and sounds!

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post Apr 3 2023, 02:24 PM
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That is coming along quite nicely. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Apr 4 2023, 09:08 PM
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Ticked a few more lines off the checklist.
Axles are attached. Clutch is adjusted. Shifter bar is back in and shifter is adjusted. Oil cooler is back in.

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My 11 year old wanted to help tonight so I got the tools out he’d need to adjust the clutch cable, showed him how to set it up and the turned him loose while I sat in the drivers seat to test. About a million quarter turns later the clutch felt right. It was fun watching the clutch pedal move up a good bit in the cabin for such a tiny movement at the adjuster. This little voice callin up from under the car “hey how ‘bout now. Test it!”

There was about a pint of oil still in the remote cooler which promptly gravity fed itself on to the floor while I was reinstalling it. So now the garage also smells like fresh kitty litter. Could be worse!

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Teach 'em when they are young. That's the way, but you already know this. Great project and I like many can't wait to see the results. Thanks for the updates
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post Apr 5 2023, 02:33 PM
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Great progress! Can't wait to hear about driving impressions with the big 4.

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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.

Zach
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post Apr 7 2023, 10:36 AM
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Good progress!

As for the wiring #@%!$, it happens. Can't recall the number of times a $5 part stopped work for days, sometimes a week +.

So close!

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post Apr 7 2023, 11:21 AM
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QUOTE(VaccaRabite @ Apr 7 2023, 10:30 AM) *


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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I also have one on hand if needed.
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Progress slowed a little so I could go camping with my kids Easter weekend. Worth it!

Yesterday (Monday) I stopped by Aircooled Racing and got a new 12 pin plug. Then work and scouts so no further car stuff yesterday.

Tonight I put the full exhaust system on the car and hooked up the 02 sensor. I had bought a pigtail extender for the 02, but did not end up needing it. Yay! I also worked the backpad back into place.

I still need to:
Remake the 12 pin plug.
Attach the CHT sender.
Attach the injector plugs.
Pressurize the fuel and oil systems and look for leaks.
Start the car!
Set idle and drive!

Hopeful for first start before this weekends camping trip.

Zach
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QUOTE(VaccaRabite @ Apr 4 2023, 07:08 PM) *

Ticked a few more lines off the checklist.
Axles are attached. Clutch is adjusted. Shifter bar is back in and shifter is adjusted. Oil cooler is back in.

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My 11 year old wanted to help tonight so I got the tools out he’d need to adjust the clutch cable, showed him how to set it up and the turned him loose while I sat in the drivers seat to test. About a million quarter turns later the clutch felt right. It was fun watching the clutch pedal move up a good bit in the cabin for such a tiny movement at the adjuster. This little voice callin up from under the car “hey how ‘bout now. Test it!”

There was about a pint of oil still in the remote cooler which promptly gravity fed itself on to the floor while I was reinstalling it. So now the garage also smells like fresh kitty litter. Could be worse!

Zach

Please put some safety glasses on those young eyes while working in that position! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hissyfit.gif)
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I've got a RTT, and am strongly considering putting it on the Bus when that's on the road.
Because what the Bus needs is to be more top heavy and carry around a big brick on the roof!
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teasing...and I should talk...but this feels like a movie series of Zach putting another engine in his car.
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