Upper Intake Manifold questions

Discussion in 'Gen 1 & 2 - Engine, Exhaust, Drive Line & AC syste' started by 3d914, May 7, 2008.

  1. 3d914

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    Well got the adapter, flywheel, clutch & disk assembled. Tranny went on like a breeze once I got the spline lined up correctly.

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    Now just need to verify the starter. I already checked that the teeth mesh properly with the flywheel. The distance from the mounting face on the starter to the top of the teeth is 35mm and on the tranny mounting face to the rear face of the flywheel is 37mm - so I've got 2mm clearance.

    Now just need to verify the amount of throw-out the starter has when engaged.

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    Got some time to test-fit the supports and drill their holes. Been looking forward to getting to this point. Next step is to drill all the holes for the extending legs and install the pins.

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    i just got a 914 running and driving today. Sweet little car. I couldnt believe what its gonna be like with this motor in it!
     
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    intimdatr, glad to hear. Post some pics of the 914 - would love to see them.

    Here's some pics of my previous 914s

    Sweet Ravenna - 74 2.0L with custom Fuel Injection
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    White - 76 2.0L with dual Delortos
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    Got the engine transferred to the cradle. Hoo-Ra!

    Had to put the cradle on blocks so the engine lift would fit underneath - needed 8" of clearance.

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    Seeing things better now that the engines off the floor and on the cradle. Noticed I'll have a slight interference with the exhaust flange on the left side. That means the left support will have to come off and be trimmed.

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    Had to trim the back corner off to get the Y-pipe flange on. All connected up and ready to go. Even got the O2 sensors installed.

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    Not much done this weekend. Managed to sort out all the various coolant and vacuum hoses needed, so I'll be adding those over the next week or so.

    Need to take time and get some gutters on the house before the serious rains come. I don't call them monsoons. Arizonians don't know what monsoons are!
     
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    Still working on gutters and my son's 914, but did manage to get the PCV, heater hoses, and TB-by-pass hoses hooked up. Still waiting on the oil cooler hoses to come in.

    Hose details here.
     
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    Still working on gutters, but did get a chance to play with this Flash visualizer tool someone built for the 914. I posted to get some input on different color combos.

    This looks to be my current choice - Nepal Orange over dark red.

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    I wanted to go with the two-color bumpers (red & yellow), but my daughter did this mod for me, but it doesn't look as good as it sounded.

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    I like the single tone better as well.
     
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    After taking care of front & rear brakes on my son's RSX, helping the wife paint, helping a friend load thirty bales of hay, changing the oil & fixing passenger window on the Windstar, I actually got some time to work on the SHO motor this weekend.

    Managed to get the radiator mounting brackets cut, welded, and together.

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    Here's one already installed. Waiting on handles from the local ACE - they had to order three of the four I needed.

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    I like long weekends. Gives me time to do kids cars and mine. Worked on my sons Acura RSX yesterday.

    Finally got the 3.2 all buttoned up for coolant and oil. Still working on wiring and fuel lines though.

    Some SHO porn.
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    Noticed I still need a radiator cap. OK, 95% buttoned up.
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    You're a productive feller. Kudos to you sir!
     
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    Thanks luigi, just worked on my son's 914 today. Finished cleaning the tranny and replacing all seals.

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    Ive seen one thats even cleaner and it laying in a basement waiting for a car ;)
     
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    I noticed mine on the SHO motor came cleaner than his, but it wasn't anything I did differently. I noticed that these magnesium cases show dirt & grime more. I imagine it would take some searious cleaners or even media blasting to get it to look good.

    Planning to paint mine once the bench test is done, and redo my seals also.

    Intimdatr, what engine is going with that tranny?
     
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    I love this build.

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    Its a super clean Short gear ratio tranny that is pair with a 105% race ready 914 with a 1.8 that needs main bearings. The trans case looks brand new.
     
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    Don't forget to reinforce the bracket under the alternator. A flat plate drilled to match the a/c compressor mounting holes will do it. Otherwise that cast iron is too brittle to support the motor by itself.
     
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    Thanks for watchin guys.

    Shoaz, here's a link to the details on how I did the Alternator support. Let me know if you think that will do the job or not.

    TIA
     

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