[Es2] brief project update

Miller, Chris chris.miller at infofoundry.com
Mon May 9 08:59:03 EDT 2005

Things have been quiet on the list; here's my brief project update.

'91 coupe:  pulled the front end apart, interior apart (left the dash
mostly intact for now).  This weekend Peter S. came by and the motor is
Will swap in a new bomb, clean out 30 pounds of sand and oil, cut out
the battery tray, delete the a/c lines, figure out what parts of the
wiring harness won't be used and remove them.  Also need to fab speaker
mounts for the rear speakers that I'm replacing.  Then figure out how to
do body work for the rusty door and hole behind it.  And rusty lip on
the driver's rear fender... Won't be a show queen, but a good daily

How does the ECM come loose, without pulling the dash/airbox first?

'91 200q20v 3B:  on the engine stand.  Wiring harness is loose but still
sitting in the donor car; needs final labeling etc.  

Engine needs refresh; will swap in a new Modine oil cooler (probably
passenger side front corner, lower), timing belt/wp/idler, valve cover
gasket, cam timing chain, front/rear main seals, will replace the
coolant hose across the front behind the belt cover; intake manifold
gasket; and whatever else looks like it needs work.

Have a used MKiv Supra intercooler; will probably mount it in front of
the radiator.  Radiator needs repair; if too expensive, might use an urq
radiator for now; possibly with the 200q20v aux. radiator behind the
lower grill on the driver's side and middle (matching the oil cooler).

Need to fab up the air intake for the S2 airbox; anyone have a photo of
the interior of an S2 or RS2 airbox?  Mine doesn't have the snorkel and
I'm not sure how big to make it.  Will box in the passenger's headlight
to force air into the box.

Need to figure out exhaust and downpipe.  Have an AAN and a 3B; won't
test fit unti the motor is in place.  Probably cut one myself; tack it
and then have someone else finish the welding, with a flex joint at the
bottom.  Might start by reusing the 7A cat and back.

Going slow; only a couple hours a week available lately.  My digital
camera died at Christmas so no pics right now.

Chris Miller
Training Development
[i] The Information Foundry at Robert Bentley, Inc.
Tel: 617.528.4113
Cell: 617.875.3792
mailto:chris.miller at infofoundry.com

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