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Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope

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pretty cool man - i read the abstract 

congrats and looking forward to updates on your car!

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On 12/26/2018 at 4:18 PM, Simply Volvo said:

Well, it’s been quite a while but this thread and project has not been forgotten.

I finished up my masters degree in computer science last week and am on a much needed vacation. If your curious you can read about my thesis here https://web.wpi.edu/Pubs/ETD/Available/etd-121418-102453/ the link to the full write up is at the bottom.

Starting work soon and will finally have 12/12 months of the year to work on this car instead of 3/12 like I’ve had for the past 5 years while I was working on my bachelors and masters.

~Matt

Congratulations, Matt!

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On 12/26/2018 at 1:18 PM, Simply Volvo said:

Well, it’s been quite a while but this thread and project has not been forgotten.

I finished up my masters degree in computer science last week and am on a much needed vacation. If your curious you can read about my thesis here https://web.wpi.edu/Pubs/ETD/Available/etd-121418-102453/ the link to the full write up is at the bottom.

Starting work soon and will finally have 12/12 months of the year to work on this car instead of 3/12 like I’ve had for the past 5 years while I was working on my bachelors and masters.

@Andzey I will respond to all of your questions in the next few days.

~Matt

Congrats Matt!!

Interested in reading your thesis in the near future when I get some time, and of course, always interested in your volvo related exploits!  :tup:

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On 8/14/2018 at 12:26 PM, Andzey said:

Ouu, right... I should guess that... 

watched the videos, those frogs in the background were always amazing

@Simply Volvo, could you explain couple things please..

1) that RNC oil pump. Do you think RN pump lacks performance, or you are going different oil viscosity? Have you also considered T6 oil pump or maybe even examined one? Since T6 has additional section, the pump gears should have more volume

2) How did you prep the block before painting and assembly? Soda blast, ultrasonic bath or something else?

3) What CR do you finally achieved?  If more than 10:1 what are the plans avoiding detonation at full boost? 

4) Doesnt Glyco offer also sputtered main bearings? Maybe you can put some link or description of that coating..

5) What are final torq values for ARP crank case studs? Why dont you use any thread grease under the nuts? 

6) what was the compression ring gap out of box before you started gaping them?  overlapping in the cylinder liner?

 7) Did you copper sprayed the OEM MLS HG and them put RTV silicone over the copper spray? Aint this weird in terms of adhesion? IIRC MLS goes clean to bare metal, aint? 

@Andzey

1. Yes that is the RN / RNC oil pump. It is the highest flowing whiteblock oil pump next to the 5 cyl diesel which isn't available anymore, then next in line in the 6 cyl. Im 99% sure it flows more than the 6 cyl. I did the math and it flows 45% more than the N 5 cyl pump. Probably because of the addition of VVT.

2. The shop ultra sonic bathed it. After painting I sprayed the stuff out of it with brake clean and cleaned all of the oil galleys with a pipe cleaner.

3. Final CR was 10.2:1. I run E85 so no problems with detonation.

4. Im not aware of glyco offering sputtered mains, only sputtered rods. Main bearings are not sensitive to detonation. I used the calico CT-1 coating. https://www.calicocoatings.com/coating-data-sheets/ct-1-dry-film-lubricant/

5. Final torque was 65 ft lb based on ARP instructions. Didn't think to use any grease under the nuts TBH.

6. The ring gap out of the box was around .016" - .018"

7. I copper sprayed the MLS gasket, then i put a bead around the perimeter of the block. I did this because the darton sleeves protrude .003" above the deck. The machine shop (who has built a lot of 5 cyl dartons) recommended this to prevent water leaks. On normal stock sleeves I wouldnt have done either because the sleeve is flush with the block.

On 12/27/2018 at 10:40 AM, gmsgltr said:

pretty cool man - i read the abstract 

congrats and looking forward to updates on your car!

 

On 12/27/2018 at 10:42 AM, Kevin. said:

sounds like I need to make a visit to see the beast

Yeah we should setup a small meetup this spring / summer.

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Got your reply on YT about the plenum, Im going to visit nearby sport car garage, going after a B5254T2 bottom (93.2 crank) and will take some pics of whiteblock producing around 500bhp being installed in E46 for pro drift series. Actually here in NorthEuro zone whiteblocks are somewhat rediscovered as powerplants in several cases when they need something strong yet light. 

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Hello everyone,

This build is still alive! I have not given up yet, but I have decided to start posting most of my content to YouTube as its much more engaging and unfortunately this forum isnt as active as it used to be.

You can checkout one of my latest videos here about a shop I am building to work on my cars.

Plenty of updates coming on T-5R stuff and hopefully new projects that I have in mind!

 

 

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Thats awesome.  Will Hell Moose Performance be the name for your business adventure?

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awesome! cant wait! sign me up - i need someone to figure out my TPS. i dont want to try anymore lol.

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Congrats Matt. I've been following your vids on youtube, definitely a little jealous.

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Making progress... slowly.

Im mostly on YouTube only now, so here are some of the latest videos!!

 

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