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      Impressive. You could do a real favor to the community if you're willing to share the designs once everything pans out!
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      Super impressive brake setup!
      I also somehow missed that you had a XC front after the mishap of the other driver (bum). Why not look for an R bumper and get an XC grill?
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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      Super impressive brake setup!
      I also somehow missed that you had a XC front after the mishap of the other driver (bum). Why not look for an R bumper and get an XC grill?
      The car had taken a deer hit as well as killing a Prius, so it was time to swap stuff out. I've always kind of liked the XC front, just was never a fan of the AWD set-up or the 98-00 interiors. I also didn't want an estate. I was also able to get everything in the proper color.

      The car has an egg-crate grille on it now and I have the grey belt-line trim pieces to install when it gets warmer.

      We'll see on the brakes stuff. I'll have an extra set of blanks when I'm done getting mine together. As mentioned, it's not exactly plug-in-play, so YMMV.
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      Since I had donated my tires from my Columbas to my wife's Perfos, I needed to get the Neptunes swapped back onto my car, so I could drive it. (Also, no tires for the Eros wheels yet).

      As expected, a bit of scope creep happened, and it went from just swapping wheels to:

      - Replacing the front inner fender liners with the proper S/V70 ones.
      - Replacing the broken DS rocker cover (from when the wife hit the deer)


      - Swapping on the XC mudflaps (to properly fit the S/V70 rockers/fenders)
      - Installing my front JY Bilsteins and R springs (Already had the rear Bils in)


      I was going to also swap out the S/V beltline molding for the XC stuff on the fender, but that'll have to wait some more. I did get more parts out of the way and onto the car, though.

      Of course it's kinda wet, and the car is filthy.


      The front strut assemblies look like they'd been replaced with some cheapo all-in-one units at some point. The spring seats were toast and the struts were cheap *meh*. Bearings were good, and the springs looked to actually be "R" clones.

      Comparing them to my yellow-marked R springs I have, they appear to be identical.




      I guess I'll just toss those on the shelf to use later, if need be.
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      Well, while April flew by in a quarantine haze, I did get the TBird project done for the season, and with that was able to rearrange the parking/storage/projects.

      That means that this is now in the outside work bay. (The 240 project is in the garage now)



      I'm tired of tripping over the manual transmission (and a bunch of other parts), so I'm going to take advantage of the lack of social engagement responsibilities and get that going. It's just the old trans out of my scrapped '96 GLT, but it will get me shifting gears again. I'll work up an "upgrade" in the future.

      There is a list of things I'll mess with while I'm in there. Such as doing an RN oil pan swap, maybe swapping on a K24, Delrin subframe bushings, R brakes, and a few other bits as time/money allows.

      Speaking of R brakes, I have made some progress on the brackets.

      I welded them up and picked up another pair of spindles for the swap.






      Once I get them modded and cleaned up, I'll get it all coated.
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      So, I got started on things today. It was a nice day to spend a couple free hours turning wrenches on a "fun" project.



      Labling things, getting together a needed parts list, etc.

      Trying to decide whether I want to pull the engine/trans out the top, or just drop it all out with the crossmember. I'm kind of feeling six of one, half dozen of the other about it.

      I'll be removing all of the auto trans wiring, so I'll probably take a page from Jared's project and move things around and run the COP wiring from the ECU while I have that all open.
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      Got a little over an hour on it today, getting more things labeled and disconnected.

      I think I'm going to go ahead and drop the whole lot out the bottom.
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      Took a longish (WFH) lunch, and got the front sub-assembly dropped out.





      Now to get it all apart and get things cleaned up.
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      I think there should be something here...


      Spent some time inside the car for a bit. Got the shifter and cable out and got the manual pedals in. My least favorite part of all this. I'm getting too old to play the under-the-dash contortionist game.


      Looks like I need some new pads for the clutch and brake. I'll just add those to the list, I guess.
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      Everything is separated and the engine is on the stand for clean-up and a few misc items.



      Inside the car is pretty much ready. Pedals done. Clutch master installed. Shifter and cables installed.

      Got some parts on the way, but can get to cleaning up the subframe and the engine for now.
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      The "new" '97 854 T5---and it's green!

      Nice progress

      Yeah... The pedals suuuuuuuuck
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      Quote Originally Posted by sventastic View Post

      Yeah... The pedals suuuuuuuuck
      I've seen some mention of removing the pedals from the bracket and then reinstalling them after things were in place. I didn't like the idea of having to try and reinstall those press-on retaining clips while upside down,with minimal working room.

      I wound up removing the steering u-joint at the firewall, and loosening the bracket that holds the steering column up in place. It was much easier to work the whole assembly in place after that. The biggest PITA was getting the bracket back over the stud on the firewall.

      One thing I noticed but haven't dug into. I was installing the clutch switch and vac line (for the cruise control) and saw it had the same provision for an electrical connector as the brake switch does. Is there supposed to be an electrical connection to it? Like I said, I haven't dug into it yet, as I need to also get into the rest of the wiring, but I don't remember if my '96 GLT needed to have the clutch depressed when starting it.
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      That's not what that switch does, but yes.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      That's not what that switch does, but yes.
      As in there is supposed to be an electrical connection to it, or that there is a clutch switch that is normally installed?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
      As in there is supposed to be an electrical connection to it, or that there is a clutch switch that is normally installed?
      Yes. It's not a starter lockout, but that would be super easy to add if you wanted to.


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      Ah, so it's just paralleled with the CC brake switch.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
      Ah, so it's just paralleled with the CC brake switch.
      It's in series; the dashed lines are either/or
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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      It's in series; the dashed lines are either/or
      OK, guess that makes more sense. I just need to find another connector.


      Today was a day to get dirty.

      I drug this sucker out and grabbed the Simple Green


      Started with the engine bay



      After




      Then I hit the subframe.


      I removed the motor mount and original front bar, as I'll be installing a 21mm piece from an XC70.




      I didn't notice this guy before


      I'm not going to worry about it, really. The car drives straight, and I don't really want to spend the time searching for another one.
      I haven't spent as much time with this car as I have my wife's, so it just got overlooked.

      Then I got to the engine.



      After



      I'm not going to do much more detailed cleaning, unless I'm working in that particular area.
      I mainly wanted to get the later of crud off of everything, so I didn't get caked in black ooze every time I worked on something.
      This isn't a show car, and it will get some painting, etc here and there, but I'm not going to go through the lengths I did on the wife's car. I'm not tearing everything apart.




      After all of that, I took a shower with Simple Green to get all of the greasy splashback off of my legs.
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      Had a little more time this afternoon, so I got into getting the old turbo and manifold out of the way, and test fitting the R-manifold and 16T.

      No thank you. Bye.


      Kind of set things in place to test out the coolant lines I got, as well as to get a better look at oil lines.


      I was thinking of using the P2 coolant pipe, but I think this RN P80 one will work better.


      I'll be able to use the upper P2 coolant line, with a little longer silicone hose, and I can keep my existing N P80 lower line.


      I'm running into an issue with the oil feed line. Neither the N or RN P80 ones I have are going to work, as they come up on the same side as the coolant lines, and not much is going to fit through there.
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      Ah ha!

      Looking at a pic I scooped when I was doing the RN swap in the wife's car, it looks like I need a P2 non-R(non-K24) oil feed line.



      Kinda hard to see, but it's sticking out on the left side of the heat shield.
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      If youre doing the RN pan and oil cooler just use the P2 water tree since it'll clean up the space around the compressor housing/heater core lines/intake. You'll have to see how the rear motor mount fits with the p80 coolant supply line moved down one hole.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      If youre doing the RN pan and oil cooler just use the P2 water tree since it'll clean up the space around the compressor housing/heater core lines/intake. You'll have to see how the rear motor mount fits with the p80 coolant supply line moved down one hole.
      I'll give it a look. Still need to hunt down the oil supply.
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      Chipping away.

      Looks like I have an oil feed sourced, so that is taken care of.

      Had about an hour to get some work done today, so I decided to tackle these.


      I over-estimated how much it would take to remove the old ones. Two came out with a couple whacks with the sledge, and the others took a couple quick cuts with the saw-zall to allow them to be bludgeoned out. 5-10 min to remove all 4.


      My bushing kit came with the "install" kit (to easily do them in the car), so I grabbed a long bolt, a nut, and an old scrap of 1/4"-thick steel.


      Bada-bing, bada-boom. Bushings installed.




      Just need to install the new sway bar and bushings and replace the inner tie rods, then this is ready to go back in the car.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
      Chipping away.

      Looks like I have an oil feed sourced, so that is taken care of.

      Had about an hour to get some work done today, so I decided to tackle these.


      I over-estimated how much it would take to remove the old ones. Two came out with a couple whacks with the sledge, and the others took a couple quick cuts with the saw-zall to allow them to be bludgeoned out. 5-10 min to remove all 4.


      My bushing kit came with the "install" kit (to easily do them in the car), so I grabbed a long bolt, a nut, and an old scrap of 1/4"-thick steel.


      Bada-bing, bada-boom. Bushings installed.




      Just need to install the new sway bar and bushings and replace the inner tie rods, then this is ready to go back in the car.
      Nice progress! I need to get a set of delrin bushings lol

      How was pulling the subframe out of the bottom vs pulling the engine & trans out the top? I'm still debating on which to do when I manual swap the R soon.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Zoinks View Post
      Nice progress! I need to get a set of delrin bushings lol

      How was pulling the subframe out of the bottom vs pulling the engine & trans out the top? I'm still debating on which to do when I manual swap the R soon.
      I went back and forth on it. In the end, there was less (dirty) stuff to have to wrestle with under the car just dropping it all out below. To raise the car, I used two larger ratchet straps attached around the frame at the front subframe attachment. I had lowered the assembly down and set it on a dolly, so once the car was high enough, I just rolled it out from underneath.

      When I put things back together, I'll be dropping the engine and trans in from above.
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      Out the bottom is so quick and easy. 15 bolts, throttle/shift cable(s), 6-10 hoses depending on configuration of the car, and split the wiring harness at the ECU box.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
      I went back and forth on it. In the end, there was less (dirty) stuff to have to wrestle with under the car just dropping it all out below. To raise the car, I used two larger ratchet straps attached around the frame at the front subframe attachment. I had lowered the assembly down and set it on a dolly, so once the car was high enough, I just rolled it out from underneath.

      When I put things back together, I'll be dropping the engine and trans in from above.
      I'm going back and forth too, I don't have delrin subframe bushings (yet, also debating the 2 piece yother design vs the 1 piece kaplhenke type that you have) so I'm kind of leaning pulling it out the top lol


      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      Out the bottom is so quick and easy. 11 bolts, throttle/shift cable(s), 4-8 hoses depending on configuration of the car, and split the wiring harness at the ECU box.
      What page on your thread is this write up again? And I've never heard of splitting the harness at the ECU, can you elaborate?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Zoinks View Post
      I'm going back and forth too, I don't have delrin subframe bushings (yet, also debating the 2 piece yother design vs the 1 piece kaplhenke type that you have) so I'm kind of leaning pulling it out the top lol

      What page on your thread is this write up again? And I've never heard of splitting the harness at the ECU, can you elaborate?


      My understanding is CJ is no longer making subframe bushings. Get the one piece. I didn't feel like spending $ on the tool so I just beat them in with a hammer with the subframe upside down. Noisy but works. Good exercise too.


      Crack open your ECU box and you'll see that the harness splits into car side and subframe side at the ECU (and TCU, if applicable) connector(s) and connector 24/15. I have a ton of pictures in my thread, probably 2 or 3 pages ago.


      100% this is the way Volvo did it when they built the car....wire the engine on the subframe out of the car and then put it in and assemble the ECU box. Once you get far enough into these cars you see all the little things Volvo did to help them in production. Working on these cars is a piece of cake once you reverse engineer their processes and do it the same way. Knowing what I know now, I could do a basic M56 swap in an 850 in an afternoon if I had everything ready to go on another subframe ready to drop in. The actual work that needs to be done to the car is next to nothing.....clutch, shifter, few minor wiring changes.

      pro tip: don't modify your harness in the car like I did.....I didn't realize how easy it was to remove when I started down that path....


      Also upon further consideration I think it's 15 bolts...forgot a couple things. Still you get the idea.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      My understanding is CJ is no longer making subframe bushings. Get the one piece. I didn't feel like spending $ on the tool so I just beat them in with a hammer with the subframe upside down. Noisy but works. Good exercise too.


      Crack open your ECU box and you'll see that the harness splits into car side and subframe side at the ECU (and TCU, if applicable) connector(s) and connector 24/15. I have a ton of pictures in my thread, probably 2 or 3 pages ago.

      pro tip: don't modify your harness in the car like I did.....I didn't realize how easy it was to remove when I started down that path....
      I got my bushings from someone who never installed them. Got them to my door for the same price as the base kit, so it was deal for me to get them. Besides, I get plenty of exercise as it is.


      Once I can get some spare connectors, I'll be getting into the wiring mods (TCU delete, COP install). Now that you've pointed out the ability to split the harness, that is definitely something I'll consider.
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      Today I wanted to work on the front R brake mounting, as I'll need to send the spindles and brackets out for coating before I install them, so I want to allow for time for that.

      I got the TimeSert kit the other day and some longer inserts.


      I got them all drilled and tapped out as prep to install the inserts


      When I realized that I managed to buy the wrong thread pitch for the inserts...


      *sigh* I need 12x1.75.

      Once I get the proper ones in, I can work on getting any "massaging" done to the spindles to get the adapters and calipers to fit.
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      I had limited time (again) this weekend, so I shifted focus a bit to work on getting parts pulled from the '04 R motor that I needed. (So I can get it tucked back out of the way)



      Got this out of the way. Gonna sell off the manifold, but don't know if I want to keep the K24 or not.


      Got the pans and pick-ups off of both motors.


      Going to get this cleaned up and grab the updated pick-up before I install it on the N motor.
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      Got a couple more things pulled from the R motor today, but I spent the bulk of my time working on the front brakes.

      A little work, and I got the adapter brackets bolted up to the spindles.


      I then did a little more work, to clearance for the calipers.




      I got away with much less clearancing of the spindles this time around.


      I then threw a hub/bearing back in and grabbed the rotor for the final full mock-up.




      Everything was where I wanted it to be, so I'm going to get these things out to my buddy for powdercoating.
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      Today was a little more low-key. Had a bunch going on so, time was limited.

      I let the oil pan soak in Simple Green, to work on cleaning that up.

      I took advantage to finally get this thing off the shelf and on the car.



      I then tested the coils, to see what I was going to need to accommodate COP on the N head.



      On the #5, the plug fouls with the bracketry for the upper bushing, so I'll just need ti spin it 180* (see first pic). I'll be building my own harness, so it's not really a big deal.



      On #1, there is a hole where I need threads. I'll need to come up with some sort of insert to bolt the coil down.



      Digging through my stash, I found a 2nd single-mass flywheel. (woot!) I'll need that for the 240 project.

      That's about all I had time for today with the toddler home and running around the garage.
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      A couple more things accomplished the past couple of days.

      The ABS/TRAC light has been on/ff on this thing ever since I bought it. The heads on two of the mounting bolts had rounded off, so I just dealt with it until I could get a better angle on getting things out.
      Now that there engine bay is empty, I had plenty of room to get in and get those bolts out and remove the module.

      Been down this road before. The ABS would work, then it would randomly stop. So I cut open the module to check things out.


      A little hard to focus on with the phone camera, but you can kind of see the broken solder joints on the two main power connections.


      I reflowed everything and sealed the module back up. I've done this before with pretty good success. The module in the wife's car was the first one I did on my old '96 GLT and has had no ABS/TRACS issues since the repair.

      Thanks to the work done by Jared, I was able to easily pull the engine-side harness out of the car and get it to the bench to work on removing the auto wiring, and adding the COP stuff.



      The only tricky bit is getting to the ground attachment under the PS headlight. (That is a factory hole on my XC headlight support. Looks like they chewed through it with a beaver or something)


      Now , if I can get my hands on the connectors/pigtails I need, I can get moving on the wiring mods.

      Speaking of the COP mod. I got the ECU apart, only to realize that I'd gotten some of the wrong resistors. The numbers I had from an older forum post on the subject differed from the instructions I got from Aaron.
      No big deal, proper parts ordered.


      I also got the spindles and R brake adapters dropped off for powdercoat yesterday.
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      wow, awesome progress Chuck! I'm excited to see how those adapters turn out for you!
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