- FranzKeymasterFebruary 25, 2020 at 7:16 amPost count: 3209
I’m not impressed with the new Empi/Jaycee stuff. Looks like it will fall apart and be difficult to fill. 1990 called and wants their billet back 😁 …and I’m disgruntled because they won’t sponsor our class 11 car.
I set Dan up with an original German alt stand many moons ago… It doesn’t get much better than that.
Pats has been doing a great job on the fuel injection fitment.John JonesKeymasterFebruary 26, 2020 at 9:30 amPost count: 6124
This rig is getting DIALED in…. 😎 Looking great guys!!! 😎 😎Pat KKeymasterMarch 4, 2020 at 10:52 amPost count: 1210
Parts have been rolling in for this one.
New running board clips along with anti-rattle spacers installed on trim and test fit trim. Storing trim safely for now, will install just before we ship the car out.
Air intake temp sensor installed on intake base plate.
Removed .200” from the throw out bearing collar per RLR specs.
Pulled 7mm studs from a donor trans. Installed with with some red loc-tite love.
Pulled out the old EFI wiring. Enlarged the wiring pass through for the new harness.
Fancy rivet in grommet. I like this style for larger holes.
Pulled intakes. Prepping motor for install.
We will build it if it comes.Scott SainParticipantMarch 6, 2020 at 5:37 amPost count: 208
Franz you could make life a lot easier for you and the next person to pull Dan’s engine. Modify the system to use one throttle body. We used one from a late model fuel injected Beetle. No syncing! No problems trying to install the intakes! Easy for you.Pat KKeymasterMarch 6, 2020 at 8:51 amPost count: 1210
Not sure a single intake set up would make things much easier in the smaller Oval engine bay.
I had to pull the alternator, intakes, valve covers, valve cover mount studs, and the crank trigger sensor. After a precise tilt/ shimmy/ shake/ and lift it all slide together nicely.
Just enough room to get a socket set up behind the shroud to tighten the fan down.
Shortened the valve cover mount studs so valve covers can be pulled without pulling studs. New seals as well.
Trans mount studs had to lose a little height to clear the new fly wheel set up.
Mounting the new EFI box and organizing the harness is up next.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesKeymasterMarch 8, 2020 at 10:12 amPost count: 6124
This is one tedious project…. Glad to see it moving forward… Pats been widdling away at it consistently… 😎John JonesKeymasterMarch 9, 2020 at 12:25 pmPost count: 6124
Pat made more progress on this and I think maybe ordered some more parts from CB… I gotta pry him out of Scotts hands…. 😎John JonesKeymasterMarch 12, 2020 at 5:18 pmPost count: 6124
Shit is looking like it might be close to running!!!!! Pats been spending some extra time polishing things up and making it tit’s!!! 😎 I saw a new CB pulley going on also…
He’s working so fast you can’t see his hand.. 😎Pat KKeymasterMarch 13, 2020 at 7:51 pmPost count: 1210
Bent up a pair of new mounts for the EFI box and organized the wiring under the rear seat. Just a few wires to hook up before start up.
Intake bits shined up and fit. Throttle linkage as well.
Driver side oil cooler & kafer bar back in. Wiring organized and secured. Header, turbo, and oil lines all done on the bottom side.
We will build it if it comes.Scott SainParticipantMarch 14, 2020 at 2:48 pmPost count: 208
Do you have a starting tune for it from Mark? I could send you mine. I think the engines are very similar.Scott SainParticipantMarch 14, 2020 at 2:50 pmPost count: 208
That header design is so much better than the one with the wastegate on the number 2 exhaust pipe.FranzKeymasterMarch 19, 2020 at 7:16 pmPost count: 3209
All back together and ready to start..maybe tomorrow. I will need to pressurize the oil system, and setup the laptop. Everything is tidy on the engine, like before there is a bunch of fuel injection stuff on the backside of the fan shroud…just more now. We even took the time to polish all the aluminum as it went back together. I challenge you to find a cleaner looking fuel injected air cooled engine.
Travis at proformance did an awesome job on the exhaust header. It’s a work of art.AndymParticipantMarch 20, 2020 at 10:12 amPost count: 910
Very clean!! I’m surprised the “sync link” linkage hasn’t caught on more. It’s not cheap like the hex bar, but it’s clean.
Homie Brett’s 2.L injected air compressor. Before he changed the pullys
Do somethingScott SainParticipantMarch 20, 2020 at 10:30 amPost count: 208
I have moved away from the orange filters and gone to the Wix 151515R. Supposed to be better than the Fram.FranzKeymasterMarch 20, 2020 at 11:08 amPost count: 3209
You mean wix 51515R? I just ordered from napa. I’ve also used K&N hp3001 on cars that have high oil pressure, they have a deeper O-ring on the sealing surface, and thicker housing.FranzKeymasterMarch 21, 2020 at 10:25 amPost count: 3209
I’ve been having problems connecting the ancient laptop windows vista to the gen4 ecu…I installed a new driver and troubleshot a bunch of junk this morning. I’m going to drag the desktop computer over to the car to check initial adjustment and get the thing started.
…for data logging and tuning we’ll need to get a better laptop.FranzKeymasterMarch 21, 2020 at 1:57 pmPost count: 3209
She runs! I am stoked. Ready for hot laps on Monday.
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