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Re: Project Quadruped - Beginnig reassembly (10/20)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:35 pm
by Dracov
Yeah, have to get rid of it somehow. She's in pretty bad shape and I was hoping to revive her, but I just can't afford a storage unit to hold her for however many more years it'll be before I can afford that project. I'd like to get one again later though. Absolutely the most comfortable car I've ever been in. And straight-6, mmmm.

Re: Project Quadruped - Beginnig reassembly (10/20)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:38 pm
by UtahSleeper
Ah. Understood. And atleast the Supra will be a little easier to find theen another trac.

Re: Project Quadruped - Beginnig reassembly (10/20)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:46 am
by Dracov
Lesson of the dark:30 morning. ST205s don't have the same thread oil pan bolt as 185s and 165s. :doh:

Re: Project Quadruped - Beginnig reassembly (10/20)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:04 pm
by UtahSleeper
Have to find new bolts I guess?

Re: Project Quadruped - Beginnig reassembly (10/20)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:13 pm
by Dracov
Nahh. Bought an oil drain valve just like I did for the old engine but I bought the wrong thread pitch, M12 x 1.5 instead of M12 x 1.25 which is what the oil pan wants. Ah well. I'll worry about ordering another one after the move.

Supra got towed away last night. I kept the climate control since I did my own LED conversion on it and loved the results. Hoping to find another MA70 someday. On tonight's menu: Put a few more things together on the engine, drop the valve cover on temporarily so the cams don't get screwed during the move next week. I hate moving....

Re: Project Quadruped - Beginnig reassembly (10/20)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:45 am
by wakkjobb
Sorry to hear about the Soupra; there are plenty of them out there though... that's what makes our AllTracs special. Few people know what that means; fewer parts people too. :D

Re: Project Quadruped - Beginnig reassembly (10/20)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:49 am
by Dracov
Not much to say as yet. Today we got the 'trac towed over to the apartment. The garage actually DOES have enough room to have her in there and work on the engine at the same time!

So, while researching I found that the 3rd gen 3S-GTE had two types of water pumps. One had the usual stamped metal impeller, and the other had a Group A resin impeller. This engine isn't a WRC one, so far as I can tell, but it did come with the cast resin water pump. Interesting little tidbit. :) So now I have to go find another one. So far it doesn't look promising unless I can convince some Aussie to help me out with dropping by a local dealership

Re: Project Quadruped - Beginnig reassembly (10/20)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:26 am
by wakkjobb
Don't be so dang picky; just get a pump that works... plastic or not.

Re: Project Quadruped - More parts acquired (03/04)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:53 pm
by Dracov
meh I wanna be picky. So nyah :P

And toward that end I finally got some parts in that I've been waiting on!

First up, power steering underdrive pulley, because I don't want to wrestle the wheel in parking lots and I feel it's stupidly over-assisted in stock form:
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And the rest of the parts! Clutchmasters FX300, timing belt, idler pulley, tensioner pulley, hydraulic tensioner, Walbro 255LPH fuel pump from another board member, and a new water pump:
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Yes, it's the ST205 WRC water pump with a resin impeller...partly because the engine already came with one and I'm not interested in downgrading:
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Lastly, a shot of the old water pump just to get a clear idea of the shape of the impeller. And ST185 vents sneaking in on the shot :)
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All I really have left to get are hoses of all sorts, stuff to adapt the wiring harness, a heat exchanger and a battery. Hoping to get her back on the road this summer. Wish me luck!

Re: Project Quadruped - More parts acquired (03/04)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:15 pm
by jaydog82
Looking good man

Re: Project Quadruped - More parts acquired (03/04)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:48 pm
by UtahSleeper
Nice!!! So, any estimates when she gets back onn the road?

Re: Project Quadruped - More parts acquired (03/04)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:05 pm
by Dracov
I'm hoping *cross fingers* for this summer. Getting tired of borrowing roommate cars; a slushbox Impreza coupe, and an AW11 with suspension made of jell-o. :P

I'm just glad I can start lego-ing the engine back together at last.

Re: Project Quadruped - Getting a head in assembly (06/13)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:10 pm
by Dracov
Finally something postworthy!...maybe.

After a frustrating debacle with a friend of a co-worker (yeah that sounds legit doesn't it?) offering to surface my cylinder head for a deal that involved 4 weeks of waiting, a dozen phone messages, whiskey, a pickup truck and several cars and houses being collided into by said machinist and pickup truck I hunted around to find some notable shops in the Denver area.

Found a fair number of them but most are seedy, messy little hole in the walls that I wouldn't trust with a lump of scrap metal let alone a 3rd gen 3S-GTE head that I can't easily replace. I eventually opted for Colorado Custom Cylinder Heads, as they had all around positive reviews and found a few recommendations for. After checking out their facilities and confirming that they know what to do with Yamaha heads I went with them. $82.50 and 2 days later my head comes back neatly bagged up, sonic cleaned and milled a mere .003" :D

Blurry overhead shot. The rest of the engine is in the blue bin in the corner.
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Exhaust side cleaned up beautifully! Going to ditch the rusted out studs next.
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Shiny new surface!
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And they even stamped the amount shaved off on one of the tabs off to the side:
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So now it's just a matter of getting a new headgasket and some valve stem seals and I can once again resume reassembly!

Re: Project Quadruped - Getting a head in assembly (06/13)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:16 pm
by UtahSleeper
Nice!!! Glad it's coming together!! Hope you can get it done atleast before the winter hits. I assume sooner though.

Re: Project Quadruped - Getting a head in assembly (06/13)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:23 pm
by Dracov
I'm hoping for by the end of summer. Gonna need it as I'm tired of borrowing a 4-speed slushbox for work and the roomies are starting to get tired of working from home and want to get real jobs now so I need my own car running again. It just feels good to know that I can do work on her again rather than wait on people I don't know to do their jobs now