Jump to content



85 revived


  • Please log in to reply
240 replies to this topic

#41 pc85

pc85

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 517 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lancaster,PA.
  • Interests:Family, Friends, Fitness,
    FAST CONQUEST
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:27 PM

View PostAndyW, on 20 February 2011 - 11:37 AM, said:

The stance of your flatty is the best one I'v seen.  Love it.  Makes me miss my 87 flatty.  I'm getting the itch again to buy another one.  Its been about a year since I'v driven a Conquest.  Then agin if I would just finish my green car I wouldnt have to keep buying a new starquest every couple years to feed my fix  lol

Eibach lowering springs, KYB struts, European ground effects (give it a unique/slight widebody look) and 16 x 8 Rikens all around; don't have a clue on the offset but its all going to change when I move up to 17"s. Thanks for the feedback. If it wasn't for the + comments on this site, I would have driven the beast over a cliff a long time ago. LOL.
Finish your car.

Edited by pc85, 24 February 2011 - 04:31 PM.

Posted Image





#42 maxboost87

maxboost87

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 162 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Central VA
  • Interests:Fabrication...Anything fast
  • Model:Starion

Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:10 PM

Update: Tank is dropped, getting ready to install SS -6 fuel line from pump to engine bay as soon as it comes in the mail.  Intake flange is being cut, and waiting on materials for the runners. Pics will come with the install of fuel system within a few days. I will keep you posted on here. Also need to troubleshoot the sending unit, to figure the deal with that while the tank is down.

~Lee

#43 pc85

pc85

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 517 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lancaster,PA.
  • Interests:Family, Friends, Fitness,
    FAST CONQUEST
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:04 AM

Before you start with the fabrication of the MPI/runners, do you have an idea of the volume capacity? From the MPI thread, we need more than just two cylinders of volume at least 4 to be close to the traditional tube set ups; Magna, ECI.
DzNutz had a great idea with the Inventor program for testing flow, the more we know before the fabrication the better.

Get'r done.
Posted Image

#44 maxboost87

maxboost87

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 162 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Central VA
  • Interests:Fabrication...Anything fast
  • Model:Starion

Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:23 AM

What i meant was 2 "sets" of cylinders "8"...i didn't catch that. 2 cylinders of volume is about the size of 1-1/2 cans of soda, close to the size of the magna plenum..not much. I want to get as close to twice the engine displacement without running into space constraints or looking goofy.  If you think about it that takes alot of space, imagine 2-1/2 two liter bottles all put together. We need to decide which cam we are going to use.  I am afraid you won't be happy with that 292. it is going to be a slug up till -4500+rpm. Turbo engines like smaller cams unless it is a drag car never dropping below a given rpm. To do it right i need to know the cam before i can work on a true runner design that will compliment the engine. (Its possible to add up to 10psi of boost pressure to an opening intake valve from the closing of another, at the rpm sweet spot, this is known as 110% volumetric efficiency) Not saying we are going to achieve that much VE but that is a good goal to work towards.

~Lee

#45 pc85

pc85

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 517 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lancaster,PA.
  • Interests:Family, Friends, Fitness,
    FAST CONQUEST
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:34 AM

Glad the volume issue is clear. Yeah we don't want two, 2 L bottles on top of the VC. Check out the cam I have on my valve train now, see if that one would work better and remember we want to use the hydrualic lifters from my old cam as well.
Posted Image

#46 pc85

pc85

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 517 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lancaster,PA.
  • Interests:Family, Friends, Fitness,
    FAST CONQUEST
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 06 May 2011 - 07:40 AM

Finally some progress; here are some pics of the tear down:
Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Edited by pc85, 26 September 2011 - 05:09 PM.

Posted Image

#47 dmyers151

dmyers151

    Go-Kart Mozart

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 7,325 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pine Bush, NY
  • Interests:Toys & Candy
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:13 AM

That color looks awesome in those pics.

What's that glob on the oil pickup screen?

#48 pc85

pc85

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 517 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lancaster,PA.
  • Interests:Family, Friends, Fitness,
    FAST CONQUEST
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:21 AM

View Postdmyers151, on 06 May 2011 - 08:13 AM, said:

What's that glob on the oil pickup screen?

According to maxboost87, a few pieces of "rtv" that got sucked in the oil screen. Not exactly sure what that is.
Posted Image

#49 dmyers151

dmyers151

    Go-Kart Mozart

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 7,325 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pine Bush, NY
  • Interests:Toys & Candy
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:37 AM

RTV is basically a rubberized gasket material.

#50 pc85

pc85

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 517 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lancaster,PA.
  • Interests:Family, Friends, Fitness,
    FAST CONQUEST
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 24 June 2011 - 01:28 PM

Sorry its been so long, the project is not dead albeit the progress is very slow. Finally got the engine bay painted:

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image
New paint color is Ford Kona blue. When the engine is done I plan on having the body repainted.

Edited by pc85, 12 July 2011 - 07:21 PM.

Posted Image

#51 pc85

pc85

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 517 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lancaster,PA.
  • Interests:Family, Friends, Fitness,
    FAST CONQUEST
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:53 PM

A little more progress, finally getting the engine back together:
Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image
Beautiful Wiseco jewels:
Posted Image
Red Rockets old head, 1 mm oversize SS valves, HD springs, my hydraulic lifters and RaceTEP camshaft
Posted Image
maxboost87's custom MPI:
Posted Image
maxboost87's custom oil pan:
Posted Image

Edited by pc85, 12 July 2011 - 07:55 PM.

Posted Image

#52 maxboost87

maxboost87

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 162 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Central VA
  • Interests:Fabrication...Anything fast
  • Model:Starion

Posted 12 August 2011 - 10:54 AM

Posted Image

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Posted Image

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Posted Image

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Posted Image

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Posted Image

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Posted Image

Uploaded with ImageShack.us



Posted Image

Uploaded with ImageShack.us


Posted Image

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Posted Image

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

#53 maxboost87

maxboost87

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 162 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Central VA
  • Interests:Fabrication...Anything fast
  • Model:Starion

Posted 12 August 2011 - 11:10 AM

Progress so far.  Custom intake will keep throttle body in stock location so no need to relocate battery or hack into radiator support for piping.  Fabricated oil pan from .090" 6061 aluminum will keep oil in the sump. Fidanza flywheel, centerforce 6-puck clutch for grip. Once intake is finished, plumbing fuel/oil system and wiring of Haltech ecu begins. More updates coming soon.

#54 pc85

pc85

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 517 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lancaster,PA.
  • Interests:Family, Friends, Fitness,
    FAST CONQUEST
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:45 AM

Conquest Airlines flight no. 1985 scheduled to depart shortly.
Posted Image

#55 StallionProject86

StallionProject86

    StarQuester

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,645 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Los Angeles-Orange County
  • Interests:Forced induction & the tōge
  • Model:Starion

Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:20 AM

Looking forward to the departure.

Posted Image


\\\\ 86' Mpi converted Starion with. .a ported 16G @14psi, jet valve elimination, c.o.p ignition, ms, turbo-back 2.5" exhaust, & Eibach sports springs //// need moar snail now


#56 pc85

pc85

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 517 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lancaster,PA.
  • Interests:Family, Friends, Fitness,
    FAST CONQUEST
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:32 AM

Some more progress:
Engine is back in:
Posted Image
The one of a kind maxboost87 MPI prototype:
Posted Image
Posted Image
The inevitable wiring mess:
Posted Image
Next is Turbo, plumbing for external wastegate, Haltech Ignition then the joy of tuning.
Posted Image

#57 pc85

pc85

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 517 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lancaster,PA.
  • Interests:Family, Friends, Fitness,
    FAST CONQUEST
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:00 AM

A little more progress:
Replaced '85 rigid lines for SS braided to make room for IC pipes:
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
More wiring:
Posted Image
Posted Image
New MPI, sweel!!!
Posted Image
New IC plumbing almost there:
Posted Image
GReddy electronic boost controller and the new brains Haltech Sprint 500 ECU:
Posted Image
Still waiting on the Turbo and Haltech Igniter. Stay tuned, maxboost87 is doing an awesome job!
Posted Image

#58 D_Venable

D_Venable

    Have you had your boost today?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 6,588 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Rogers, MN
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:08 PM

Awesome stuff there.

My only suggestion, ditch the Fram filter
2011 Silverado
85 Conquest aka DTHSTAR (215whp/251tq on a 12a at 15psi) RIP (for now)
88 TSI parts car
88 TSI SHP Durban Maroon 17C TD05H, MAFT, 9's all around, 13" brakes, MR2's with Anti-M's
Posted Image

#59 pc85

pc85

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 517 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lancaster,PA.
  • Interests:Family, Friends, Fitness,
    FAST CONQUEST
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 18 September 2011 - 09:02 PM

I'll use it for the break in then go synthetic and upgrade to K&N or a Pure One. After thinking about it, you're right. I'll change it before the break-in.

Edited by pc85, 19 September 2011 - 06:31 AM.

Posted Image

#60 25gconquest

25gconquest

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 252 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charlotte
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:52 PM

Looking good I am waiting to see it finish.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users