Project B230FT

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Harness Haywire

I went ahead and flushed the engine with one part kerosene and two parts cheap engine oil, after assembling the overhauled head back on the block. Repeated the process and filled the crankcase with cheap engine oil and equally cheap oil filter. The plan was to discard the oil and filter after a few days … Continue reading

Cylinder Headache

I fitted a new battery and tried to crank up the engine of the wagon. It turned over and came to life for a brief few seconds, then it died and spewed dirty looking oil through the air cleaner box! I tried again after cleaning up all the affected parts and the same thing happened. … Continue reading

New Year, New Project Car

In retrospect, my 240 TIC project did not really roll as it should. There were some repairs and maintenance done but they were not exactly “Stage 0” stuff. You should never pick your only daily driver, your work horse, as the project car unless you are willing to go without a car for the duration. … Continue reading

Operation Clean Up

Took time off yesterday to clean up my project shed. Some ***hole who was in charge for the village’s irrigation water gate didn’t do his job and the river swelled over causing a flash flood. The project shed was under about 7 or 8 inches of dirty muddy water. The whole floor and much of … Continue reading

Flash Flood Havoc

The flash flood that ravaged my village last week struck us by surprise. All it took was an hour of very heavy rain and we had muddy water running through every home, my mom’s place included. And this time it took longer to subside. Water went into my project shed as well. My tools, parts … Continue reading

Project Shed Under Attack

While Bangkok was battling their worst floods ever last month, my little village here experienced some worrying change in the weather too. we had heavy rainstorms almost every evening and in some places, roofs were being ripped open and trees were uprooted by the strong winds. On October 31st late afternoon, a coconut tree near … Continue reading

Mr Injector

I’m so excited. My fuel injectors for the B230FT have arrived from the US yesterday. They were sent to Mr Injector in Idaho for complete servicing after I failed to get them to flow evenly by ultrasonic cleaning twice at a shop in Bandar Sunway. Complete servicing includes the replacement of some internal and external … Continue reading

Oil Cooler Sandwich Plate

Like I said in an earlier short post, the existing oil cooler/filter adaptor that came with the B230FT can be modified to work in this swap. This is good news as I don’t have to spend money on a Mocal sandwich plate. All I have to do is take the adaptor apart – easier said … Continue reading

Hush! Hush!

When I was putting the cylinder head back together, there was a set of valve absorbers or hushers that I couldn’t find at the parts shop. The old set that came with the B230FT had hardened and some broke into pieces when I took them out. Out of the old eight hushers, I only managed … Continue reading

Problems Arising

I’m getting a bit fidgety with no bolts and nuts to wrench all week as I’m back here with the missus in Singapore. Life has to go on, and I’m diverting my attention and energy towards raising much needed fund to complete the project and making further research on the ‘Net to find out what … Continue reading