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Old 03-24-2011, 05:08 PM   #41
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:14 PM   #42
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:35 AM   #43
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Bought some more stuff. Can't wait to get it back in a month or two. Friend is going to be driving around for awhile until I can get it home to MS
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:23 PM   #44
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Finally, a Update

Here is me taking off the Spark Plug Wires and etc...



Took off the Hood and Valve Cover. The bolts for the Cover was barely hand tighten. One big reason it was leaking oil...



Rusted Coolant Water Can see the owner used tap water and barely any coolant...



The Coolant Hoses is full of Rust



Took out the Radiator and Most of the Coolant Hoses.



Removed the Front Clip



Only to Find out I need a New Front Radiator Support



Removed the Vacuum Lines and TB.



Look at the Stat Housing. It's Falling Apart.



Unbolting the Headers.



Parts neatly put on the side.



About to remove the Timing Belt.



THE HEAD IS OUT!



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Old 05-30-2011, 11:57 PM   #45
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damn this looks familiar. Great progress
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:45 PM   #48
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There is but had to take it all apart again.

Here is where I took the Water Pump off and Timing Belt.



Got the Main Crank Timing Belt Pulley Off.



Clean the Exhaust Side of the Engine Block and the Piston.



Lifting the Engine for New Motor Mounts



Comparing the New and Old Motor Mounts



Driver Side Motor Mount is Trashed



Oil Pan Removed to Check out the Bottom End and Clean out the Grim.



Hello Oil Pump



Fresh Rebuild 885 Head (Found out Later its a SETA Head)



New Thermostat Housing and Stat



Installed the New Thermostat Housing and Rear Water Outlet



Skipped alot of Process and Slapped the Head on. Will redo on the Next Update with the Rebuild SETA with I Cam.



Installed Spark Plug Wires, Plugs, Oil Cap, and etc.



Installed new Timing Belt, Cover and Pulleys.



Almost Done



So then I decided to Fire it UP! Sounds SO MEAN!



So after that. I start filling up the radiator and getting it ready to bleed. Then I start it up to start the process and I got this



Came to found out that the Spray Bar was Clogged and Lash was done incorrectly During that time. I found out that the 855 head I have is not an I head but a SETA as it had a 4 Cam Bearing Cam. Below you can see there is only 4 oil passage.



After taking the Head apart. I inspected the cam and saw this.








I am picking up the head tomorrow after the mods that has been done 7 oil passage for 7 cam bearings. I will be installing the new I Cam, Rockers and Rod.

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Old 08-29-2011, 05:23 PM   #49
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nice build! not skipping steps in for updates
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:30 PM   #50
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Here is the other "885" head that I have been having issues with but ordered new valves for it and getting it rechecked.

Here it is Disassembled



Underside of it. Can see a few Carbon/Miss Firing Deposit on the Head.



Cycl 1



Cycl 2



Cycl 3



Cycl 4

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Cycl 5



Cycl 6



Here is my Original "885" that came off the SETA motor. Got it clean, new seals, valve seat cut and etc.



I readj the lash and made sure its proper. So I wont have a bent Valve and what not...



Skipping all the parts cause its the same stuff...



So now its Alive and Runs very well and pulls so hard. I am planning on getting it tune this Thanksgiving when I visit Dallas. So now that it is running I moved into the interior side.

Here is my interior before...







First thing I decided is to remove the seats and to dye the carpet Charcoal.





So it look great and I finish the rest and took out the Cracked Dash.



So I reinstalled the Dash with a crack free one Look so much better and also install my old Alpine HU.



Bought some Mint e30 Sport vinyl seats from a Coupe.



Then I installed my Mint Black vinyl door cards and the Passenger Seat



That is all for now as my funds are super low now :/ and my b_day is around the corner

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Old 10-03-2011, 11:19 PM   #51
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^ looks good man!!

interior looks great.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:27 PM   #52
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:37 PM   #53
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:39 AM   #54
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Keep up the good work.

That ETA head looks so tiny!
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:31 PM   #55
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Today, I installed my PnP LC-1 with G3 gauge kit from blueapplesoda. Great guy to deal with and fast shipping.

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=204722

Here is where I installed it and etc.







Video of the Gauge in Action.


Video of Cold Start


When I punch the gas really hard the gauge cuts out and comes back on. I am not sure what is wrong. The red wire that was hanging out I tap it to the distribution block on the passenger side by the firewall. Any thoughts?

Video of Gauge Cutting In and Out


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Nice build, Are you going to Turbo it???
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That is the Plan this Summer!

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Old 10-20-2011, 08:27 PM   #59
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:38 AM   #60
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I wish I had the money and knowledge to do this. Your progress looks great!
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