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  • #46
    That looks bad ass.

    Great to see progress after you wanting one for so long. Congrats on the house too.
    Anon. - "owned since 2004. never had a disc on her."

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Gus View Post
      That looks bad ass.

      Great to see progress after you wanting one for so long. Congrats on the house too.
      Cheers man, it's all coming together these days despite the world going to hell otherwise!
      2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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      • #48
        So sorry for the later update, had a bunch of landscaping land in my lap at the house. We now have a small orchard and vegetable patch in the making as well as a rainwater harvesting system!

        I had ordered the pumps about a month ago and got a delivery notification for them, never saw the package arrive despite me having signed for it, still waiting on the replacements.

        20200619_200139 by V G, on Flickr

        Of course I had drained 99% of the gas out of the tank in preparation- all clean and no rust so may have lucked out, the sender appears to be working and on testing the pumps my in tank one seems to have survived, I'll replace it anyways when I've the system drained. Then hopefully I can get it running. I know the external pump is bad - even without the relay, jumping the connection gives nothing. To be expected after 2+ years off the road I guess.


        So mechanicals on pause until parts arrive I turned to the niggly bits I knew I'd live with once the car was driving so tried to get them fixed - the passenger door handle was broken. Drilled it out, tapped it and added an ikea screw and end with some loctite to keep the scandinavian theme.

        20200623_155707 by V G, on Flickr

        20200623_161321 by V G, on Flickr

        20200623_161458 by V G, on Flickr

        20200623_161505 by V G, on Flickr

        I then moved on to the keys scenario, the trunk, glovebox and doors/ ignition - got the trunk re-keyed and got some copies made and YES! I had to use every, single extension I could find in the garage to undo the trunk lock receiver from the ski-hole in the back seat. I was welcomed with various intake parts, a can of easy start and a rust free trunk pan/wells so very happy there!

        20200623_154459 by V G, on Flickr

        I finally got the title paperwork sorted last week - my county insists waiting 40 days for any previous owners to lodge an appeal for storage lien title transfers. Given the last time it was in their possession was over 2 years ago and the only hope of them getting ownership again was paying the $16,000 bill for the towing and storage fees I was pretty sure there'd be no contest.

        Still waiting on the fuel parts I decided to do something I had the materials/ tools for and give it a bit of a detail.

        20200624_200149 by V G, on Flickr

        20200624_201951 by V G, on Flickr

        Half the reason I wanted this car was it's turbo intercooler setup, the other half was the body. Incredibly straight and rust free. I can't stand paint/body work!

        20200624_213524 by V G, on Flickr

        Just one layer of finnish kare sealant, buffed. I didn't even polish/ claybar it yet !

        20200624_213518 by V G, on Flickr

        20200624_213540 by V G, on Flickr

        Next up was fitting my momo I've had 15 odd years with my new hub from Estonia - cheap on ebay and seems to fit very nicely !

        20200627_155809 by V G, on Flickr

        It was last seen in my mk2 golf

        20200627_162002 by V G, on Flickr

        I've a generic horn push ordered, the volvo ones are stupid money and this is a beer change build !
        Last edited by admredux; 27-06-2020, 11:07 PM.
        2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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        • #49
          Found a set of seat covers local for $20 and they'll do until I go over the interior properly/ until the kids are past incontinence/dropping icecream

          20200627_173847 by V G, on Flickr

          Out came the seats - not too bad a job despite my 6ft2' big arse in there - I think someone had loosedned them up for me. Again astounded to find no rust hiding and I had a peek under the carpets too - nothing thankfully !

          20200627_173914 by V G, on Flickr

          Found more cable than a radioshack would've had on hand back in the day !

          20200627_203612 by V G, on Flickr
          20200627_173944 by V G, on Flickr
          Then the Baja modifications started...

          It's basically a rally car now. Used space- tape, NASA and dollar store approved along with some skinny cable ties to contour fit the quality walmart offerings to the formerly supple leatherette which now has the texture of a 90 year old Floridian's hide.

          20200627_205152 by V G, on Flickr

          20200627_203654 by V G, on Flickr

          20200627_205145 by V G, on Flickr

          These skinny ties from dollar store were gold - slipped through the fabric - didn't have to cut any holes !

          Then I went to work on removing the cables

          20200627_210555 by V G, on Flickr


          20200627_210608 by V G, on Flickr

          20200627_210618 by V G, on Flickr

          20200627_210625 by V G, on Flickr

          20200627_211719 by V G, on Flickr

          Basically has the grandma look for when I get pulled over.

          20200627_211729 by V G, on Flickr

          20200627_211807 by V G, on Flickr

          20200627_212044 by V G, on Flickr
          and for my next act...
          2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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          • #50
            20200628_225628 by V G, on Flickr

            Had a bit of brown weavy material knocking around - more a test of concept than anything, I'll find something more durable/fitting down the line. The vent plastics crumbles away in my hands and I've no speakers to replace the old ones with just yet so a plain wrap was in order.

            20200628_225642 by V G, on Flickr

            It's a bit thin but nice material and would look nice for a re-trim of back seat to tie in with the beige - the black and white seat covers not so much !

            20200629_113727 by V G, on Flickr

            Just sitting there until I can find those vents and some speakers - I'm a bit meh about the color now - might go for something plain black.

            or use more of that seat cover material :rofl:

            20200627_235343 by V G, on Flickr

            Center console armrest got two headrest covers

            20200628_194617 by V G, on Flickr

            Then I started making a list !

            Then I bought the list!

            Screenshot_20200628-221755_Chrome by V G, on Flickr

            Hopefully that will get her running - the heat here in Texas is killer, so it may take me a while !
            2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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            • #51
              Well got the plugs out after a good overnight soak in penetrating oil - two different types of bosch an 1 ngk in there. Replaced the plugs with the ngk's - sold tops rather than screw on type - hoping the leads I ordered fit them. Listed as oe replacement on rockauto.

              20200630_174634 by V G, on Flickr

              20200630_180510 by V G, on Flickr

              20200630_170737 by V G, on Flickr

              Fresh air filter !
              2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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              • #52
                20200706_195807 by V G, Flickr에서

                Had to do something about the red paint, I know it makes it faster but underhood I just want it a bit more subtle.

                Still waiting on my external fuel pump and need to get the bung nut tool to do the in tank pump.
                That and a timing belt tool I think I'll save up for next !


                20200706_215155 by V G, Flickr에서

                Had a bit of por15 lying around so did some painting and rustproofing on the inside lip of the hood - only space I found surface stuff!ldn't get the last elbow of the intake off so it remains red for now !

                On the parts list i've fit the distibutor cap, rotor, ht leads, plugs and a new uro relay - my in tank pump is cycling but the in line is dead as disco. So at a standstill till that comes in !

                So back to the body:

                20200705_201501_002 by V G, Flickr에서

                The black trims were quite washed out so a quick dose of vht trim paint and they look about right, wiper arms got a lick of paint and added new wipers too!
                Last edited by admredux; 07-07-2020, 04:16 PM.
                2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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                • #53
                  20200711_211514 by V G, Flickr에서

                  Only real rust I found in the car other than the aforementioned.

                  20200711_210951 by V G, Flickr에서

                  Quick wire brush and a dab of Por15 has her right as rain!

                  New plastic tray and longer hardware

                  20200712_155113 by V G, Flickr에서
                  2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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                  • #54
                    All positive progress. Nice.

                    Happened across this nice vid, just a few minutes long, and thought of this project of yours;
                    https://youtu.be/py88_vKwclM

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by deltona View Post
                      All positive progress. Nice.

                      Happened across this nice vid, just a few minutes long, and thought of this project of yours;
                      https://youtu.be/py88_vKwclM
                      I love that vid!

                      It's slow progress for me personally, I've got parts on the way in form of a tested good distributor and external fuel pump, I'm hoping that'll get my intermittent spark and fuelling issues !

                      I really don't want to go replacing the whole harness but that'll be the issue if all else fails !
                      2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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                      • #56
                        20200720_161244 by V G, on Flickr

                        Tank pump time, thanks to the turbobricks member who sent the bung nut tool, at least that bit was easy ! I had a dog of a time getting the nylon line off and then used a barbed splice piece to tap into it with a fresh piece of hose to the pump for the return.

                        I did try getting underneath with the 14 and 15 mm spanners to release it from the hardline but it wouldn't budge and a bit of pick my battles kicked in. I'm trying to locate the fuel line from pump to the external pump - hard got it seems. Mine is okay a bit wet looking at the external pump end, so I may just end up replacing the whole thing later if I've to order parts.

                        20200720_171249 by V G, on Flickr

                        This is what I was greeted with on taking out the sending unit/pump, insulation on wires shagged, pump sock 1/2 eaten alive and the pickup pipe between pump and fuel line completely gone.

                        20200720_170929 by V G, on Flickr

                        I've got the proper submersible line to replace it with. New sending unit on the way from autozone, the uro parts one I believe. I'll hunt down the fuel line today - maybe Napa will have it - 11mm I think?

                        20200720_170927 by V G, on Flickr
                        2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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                        • #57
                          20200722_193119 by V G, Flickr에서

                          Well this is an arsepain of a job - I think I've got like 20 small cuts all over my paws

                          Never again hopefully~

                          20200722_174708 by V G, Flickr에서

                          I did forget which way the fuel sock went - so I angled it slightly away from the return line pipe.

                          Oh and I used my old float - figured it's lasted 36 years and god knows what cheap plastic the new one is made with!

                          20200722_191638 by V G, Flickr에서

                          Also replaced the fuel line to the external pump (which I've yet to replace), went with regular fuel line to the external pump - the high pressure stuff was 10 dollars a foot, I figured this tiny tank pump is maybe max delivering 2-3 psi?

                          Checked all the wiring was correct, new bung nut and volvo seal and threw it all back in, at least now one of the pumps is delivering fuel !
                          2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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                          • #58
                            So I've a single, solitary spark from the coil but none at the distributor. Had a look inside it before and one of the trigger pins seems to be raised vs the others. Got a distributor from a turbobricks member with a new harness as it was going relatively cheap and sprayed some kroil into the mount and general vicinity. Couldn't even rotate it on the mount after removing the bolt for love nor money!

                            20200801_180313 by V G, on Flickr

                            Finally received my bentley and haynes manuals so started with the process of checking the system, teseted my coil which was a bit suspect, replaced it with new, same deal.

                            checked the resistance of the ballast resistor - crusty looking but all good, cleaned the connections but then the harness is always a possibility.

                            Hitting the pause button for now, save for a new harness before I really take to removing the distributor, covid has things tight so it may be a while !

                            Also I know once I have it running I'll want to put tires and everything else on it so saving a bit more might be a good way to go

                            20200802_164110 by V G, on Flickr
                            2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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                            • #59
                              I did manage to get a handle on my garage in the meantime !

                              20200808_195510 by V G, on Flickr

                              20200808_195520 by V G, on Flickr

                              Now I might be able to find something !
                              2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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                              • #60
                                Do you ever run out of steam on a project? The weather here in Texas has been cruel - finally getting down to regular temps to work outside but enjoying the evenings at the lake or in the park for a change !

                                20201007_180233 by V G, on Flickr

                                When I got the car the washer bottle was in the trunk, I bench tested the old pump and it just got really hot and not much happened, so a new generic one was sought - partially because the wiring harness for it was fubarred anyways so I was going to be using spade ends !

                                20200912_171254 by V G, on Flickr

                                20200924_184719 by V G, on Flickr

                                20200924_195528 by V G, on Flickr

                                And that's where I stopped with that - the wiring for the car has been fecked around with so much I am not quite sure which wires hook to this washer unit. I've narrowed it down to four...

                                Then my friend crashed his car so I got to distract myself a wee bit !

                                20200916_173633 by V G, on Flickr

                                20200916_174722 by V G, on Flickr

                                20200916_180747 by V G, on Flickr

                                20200916_135909 by V G, on Flickr

                                20200916_180748 by V G, on Flickr

                                20200916_195500 by V G, on Flickr

                                A welcome reprieve from the wiring issues (I hate electrical stuff so much!!!)

                                20200926_140439 by V G, on Flickr

                                20200926_140425 by V G, on Flickr

                                A good lot of stuff just hanging there - it's a wonder it was cranking at all in fairness!


                                Picked up what looks like a nos dave barton harness on the turbobricks for sale forums for a decent price and have it sitting waiting to go!

                                20200928_091948 by V G, on Flickr

                                I'm suffering from severe procrastination as my benz, running as it is has a bit of lifer tick going on and that's the priority - the lifers may need some attention and that's outside my wheelhouse! so $$$ will be diverted to the living car for now !

                                20200917_161944 by V G, on Flickr

                                20200917_162127 by V G, on Flickr

                                I did get some bits from IPD volvo before the benz started vying for my attention - side trim kit and window scrapers and the all important external fuel pump and filter!!!

                                In theory I now have everything to run the car, just need the motivation to do it

                                2020-10-08_10-43-12 by V G, on Flickr
                                Last edited by admredux; 08-10-2020, 04:44 PM.
                                2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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