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Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction...

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:30 am
by falcor
Started tackling the oil leak today. On inspection I saw that the left valve cover was pushed upwards, probably happened when I pushed the spring in place.

I also took down the starter motor hoping to find a reason for it squealing a bit when the engine starts but I couldnt find anything. I put the starter in my vice and hooked it up to a spare battery and it runs flawlessly.

https://youtu.be/fiwULhbUrrg
Here's a clip of benchtesting the starter.

https://youtu.be/h6CsDYiB2YI
Here's a clip of the engine start efter putting the starter back on the car.

Any ideas on how to fix the annoying squealing noise?

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction...

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:01 am
by falcor
Squealing noise turns out to probably be the throwout bearing.....I'll need to tackle that before tuning I think.

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction...

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:19 am
by falcor
The last few weeks has been spend fixing issues found after getting the engine to start reliably. The biggest hurdle was the throwout bearing. Last weekend the gearbox came out and I ordered a new throwout bearing and all the associated small parts.

While waiting for the parts to arrive i cleaned up the seats. They need to be recovered eventually but for now the California patinated cracked and torn vinyl will have to do. This passenger seat is the better of the two.

I also cadded up some baseplates for the new velocity stacks and had them lasercut at work. A good friend of mine got them welded up tonight.

For my birthday earlier this week I also had a package arrive that I ordered about a month ago. Two custom front mats with the Martini Racing colours.

Pics here: http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php? ... 294&st=140
Cant be bothered making a separate size of pictures just for stf.

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction...

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:46 pm
by falcor

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction...

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:35 am
by aircooledtechguy
I'm really happy for you Mats. You've given that car quite a beautiful transformation so far. It looks like you'll have it all wrapped-up by summer and be enjoying it with the top down when the warm weather gets there. :mrgreen:

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction...

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:09 pm
by falcor
Thanks Nate, apparently someone's upset at my progress tho because right now we have two inches of snow outside and more is falling.... :)

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction...

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:11 am
by aircooledtechguy
It is that time of year right?? :lol:

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction...

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:16 am
by falcor
About due for a bit of an update here....

Had the car back together for a booked dyno tuning day on May 9th. Long story short, Engine started puking oil from the passenger side valve cover and making a bad noise around 5000 rpm. I've been happier....

Oil seemed fine but a leakdown test showed 40% leakage on the #3 cylinder. Since I could not find the source of the noise I bit the bullet and shipped out my spare 1.7 Engine to GBOT in Denmark for a 78x96 build.
New engine should be done sometime in august.

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction...

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:53 pm
by falcor
Well its been awhile since the last update.....but here goes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGGdYYHBmTo

Dynoed the new 2256 engine today. (78 stroke 96 bore) Web 86b/c, 10:1 compression, 40 mm itb's and efi.

http://matsgarage.com/wp-content/upload ... -36-51.jpg

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction... Dyno results!

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:14 pm
by aircooledtechguy
That looks like it will be a riot to drive now!! Congrats!!

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction... Dyno results!

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:03 am
by falcor
Thanks Nate! :)

Apprently the gearbox input shaft seal took offence to having to start to work again and sprung a leak so 48 hours after the dyno I had to take the gearbox out of the car. Waiting for a new seal now.

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction... Dyno results!

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:21 pm
by aircooledtechguy
Old cars,. . . There's always something, huh? :wink:

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction... Dyno results!

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:23 pm
by falcor
Whoopiiii!

Apparently its now roadlegal.... got the inspection done today and it passed!

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction... Dyno results!

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 1:04 am
by falcor

Re: My '74 2.0 Restoration introduction... Dyno results!

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:40 am
by falcor
Fun evening last night....

https://youtu.be/vXNzR7L_FRY