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Turbo Coupe B310 with A15 engine, my first project

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check out peterzekertracing.com

 

 

peter zekert

 

Nice site! Interesting stuff :) Where are you shipping all the parts? USA?

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Thanks m8! Yeah, have noticed it :D But in case if some one is interested, and I need some opinions and help and suggestions :) Btw, it's that from you picture?

 

yep, that's mine.

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yep, that's mine.

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Oh that front bumper >:o nice, may i see your interior?

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Hehe, It's nasty! Floors are great, dash is cracked, front seats are good. Everything else is missing.

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Hehe, It's nasty! Floors are great, dash is cracked, front seats are good. Everything else is missing.

 

Oh dang :D Are you going to get new parts for it?

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Made some calculations today.

If my coupe weights around 840kg and it has power of 117Kw

It's going to have ~7.2Kg/Kw. And Finnish law says that turbo charger is same as engine swap. And when doing engine swap, weight/power ration must not go under 7.

So it's getting close! Haha, I'm trying to get that 140-160hp out of this little beast. More pictures uploading on weekend!

 

And found contactless ignition for 4-cylinder engine. And send a ordering message for missing instrument panel. And what else....

Just going to clean up the whole engine. Oh, the crankshaft has to be little oversized, because bearings were terrible! But getting new ones probably next week.

New steel parts cut for rusty areas. And some measuring need to be done with horizontal intake (110mm aprox) and with new dellortos, and still need to fit pressure chamber there, going to be tight!

 

Hope you guys are interested in with this project, send me some ideas to make this system better!

Oh and I'm taking volvo 740 radiator to this engine, should keep the temps lower! And thinking of getting another fan to the motor, bigger and with more wings=more airflow, right?

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i bet its raining volvo parts over there.

 

is the head in the picture the one you plan on using? the fact it has water ports is going to limit the size of your intakes. earlier a motors didnt have them. if you are going for a turbod engine it might be something you want to keep in mind

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i bet its raining volvo parts over there.

 

is the head in the picture the one you plan on using? the fact it has water ports is going to limit the size of your intakes. earlier a motors didnt have them. if you are going for a turbod engine it might be something you want to keep in mind

 

Haha, it's just because i have one 740 that is left over and i'm using brake system and rear axel from it.

 

Sorry didn't catch that. Are you thinking that 740 radiator has too big waterports or?

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no. the cylinder head on the a15 motor you have has water ports along the manifold side. if i were planning sidedrafts w/ a turbo, id want to port some bigger intakes. you cant really port the head you have because youll run into the water ports.

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no. the cylinder head on the a15 motor you have has water ports along the manifold side. if i were planning sidedrafts w/ a turbo, id want to port some bigger intakes. you cant really port the head you have because youll run into the water ports.

 

Ah, i see. I have thought this, and ended up to keep it normal sized. And yes, they are pretty close, and there might be not enough room to have them bigger without breaking anything. We'll see whats going to happen, but it was a good point :)

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the h72 castings are dime a dozen here in the states, and you could cut them as much as you like. if you dont mind shipping, i have a bare h72 that im willing to give you for the price of shipping. its just taking up space as it is.

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Both Tomei, and kameri make metal head gaskets for a15's. Neither are cheap... both have different thicknesses avail.

 

FWIW, Nismo also makes one, costs $75 last one I bought.

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The metal gaskets are to increase compression. Is that what you want?

 

 

The copper gaskets are very thick, designed to lower compression for forced induction engines. About $100-$200 and can be reused.

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The metal gaskets are to increase compression. Is that what you want?

 

 

The copper gaskets are very thick, designed to lower compression for forced induction engines. About $100-$200 and can be reused.

 

Yeah, i thought it would be better for turbo engine. And with bigger pressures, it would add more stuff to chamber where it detonates.

 

And i know it's not cheap :/ but for now I'm going with original, since it can take that 160hp.

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the h72 castings are dime a dozen here in the states, and you could cut them as much as you like. if you dont mind shipping, i have a bare h72 that im willing to give you for the price of shipping. its just taking up space as it is.

 

Thanks m8! I'm considering this. Because i do have another A15 engine in another wagon. I'll contact you if I need it, thanks! :)

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You guys have been great help so far! I'm glad that I posted this project here :) ratsun community is da best

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So I got the photos that I promised!

 

Here are some pictures about painting the motor,

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Damn it's dirty!

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sorry for shaking arms

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Parts etc, stuff..

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Aluminium head, dirty...

 

Dirty all over

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So here are my new dellorto 45's. It seems like they have turbo-kit installed. I'm wondering what is that second hole for (right side one)

DHLA 45

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High quality ignition coil, new

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Back to motor, cleaning it up before painting

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Yup, it really is A15, haha

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Needs some work at piston holes

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More cleaning!

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Looks better than from start? ;)

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Paint it red! (motor paint ofc)

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Mmm

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Looking gooooood here.

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Damn it looks better :D over 6 layers of paint here!

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I'm leaving the pipes metal colored, just going add some metal varnish

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Oh, and here is the wagon ( where we took the engine out )

 

Hope you guys liked this post :) Please don't quote this post!

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Pics aren't showing up?

 

Oh? They're showing to me fine :o Can u see it now?

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Can u see it now?

 

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Please don't quote this post!

 

I think this needs to be in my sig... :rofl:

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So I got the photos that I promised!

 

Here are some pictures about painting the motor,

 

Damn it's dirty!

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Hope you guys liked this post :) Please don't quote this post!

 

Wow, I'm assuming that is a block heater coming off the side there. I've never seen one installed on an A series.

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Wow, I'm assuming that is a block heater coming off the side there. I've never seen one installed on an A series.

 

Wow, really? Haha, I don't think i benefit from it because this car is not going to be in winter use.

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Okay guys, time for more pictures.

 

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Got this on this weekend. There was a scratches on bearings and they needed some fixing. (fixed now and got new bearings on them)

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Then I cleaned these and made them fit to the aluminium head with some grinding paste (so there is no leakage anymore)

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And some more cleaning. Just because new seals need to attach correctly.

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And here is the grinding result(shiny part is done). I'm going to glass ball blasting on this head, so it's going to look like new :)

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New parts! Bearings, seals, iridium spark plugs etc.

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Painted some bolts, haha. But i'm thinking about getting some stainless bolts so they wont ever rust (don't worry, i'm just going to use them outside of the motor, haha)

 

 

I'm waiting for the blowing cabin and those techline coatings to arrive. Then I can put this engine together! (hopefully in 2 weeks)

And yes, this is slow project. But I'm able to this on weekends only :/ I'm waiting for my winter holiday, so i can make more.

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I'M BACK! Hahaha, really. It  took me forever to get that blowing cabinet and glass stuff. But here are the results from this weekend, enjoy.

 

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Blowing cabinet and its inside

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Take a look at this! Compare to my old photos ;) I like the results a LOT

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topside

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side

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Exhaust out, cleaned

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That old rusty Hitachi got a new look!

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Other aluminium parts :) 

 

Hope you liked this post. I'm going to reassembly the motor in 2 weeks. Get ready for it ;) Got my techline stuff too

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