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swapping XT engine into GL10 wagon
Posted 25 September 2003 - 01:58 AM
any problems getting my stock wiring harness to fit with the spider intake?
which distributor should I plan to use? 1987 XT or my stock dist?
The XT engine does not have A/C and my car does. Will the A/C and alternator brackets from my engine fit on the XT engine or do I need to go bracket hunting at pull n save?
Posted 25 September 2003 - 04:50 AM
Posted 25 September 2003 - 11:40 AM
i always make it a rule to use the distributor that is original to the car itself, that is, if you are using the same induction method that is original to the car.
an example of the 86 dist uses:
i got an ea82 in my 83 wagon with an 86 disty, just 2 wires to the coil.
i got an 87 gl-10 that had turbo, but i got an spfi block with a carb, and of course, the 86 disty. the coil has all the atatchmets for the turbo's disty, but i left that all there and connected the 86 disty's 2 wores to the coil, and it works like its supposed to!
Posted 25 September 2003 - 03:53 PM
Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:41 AM
SVXpert, are you suggesting that I pick up the ECU from the 87 XT? my car has a different MAF and everything...
Posted 26 September 2003 - 12:02 PM
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Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:06 PM
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Posted 27 September 2003 - 04:57 AM
BTW, This is Tex.
Posted 27 September 2003 - 07:40 AM
hey tex. like the name change
i have a few extra TPSes.. I've started to hoard old sensors in good shape after realizing that they're unreasonably expensive new from the dealer
Posted 27 September 2003 - 09:39 PM
As far TPSes goes, i took the spider one off, and opened it up. I also opened up my stock RX one. Upon doing this, i noticed several things. Obviously, the connectors to them are different. The NA XT one from the spider had a 4 prong. The stock one had a 2 sets of 3 prongs, one in a cylindrical connector, one in the normal connector.
I found that the turbo one has 2 "sensor arms" coming from the connector, to the wheel (that locks onto the throttle sharft). My NA one only had one "sensor arm".
After finding this, i tried to see if the stock TPS would go onto the spider intake. It fit just fine. It just is designed to rotate the opposite way.
I've have deemed it necassary to find a TPS off of a turbo xt w/ the spider manifold. You wouldn't happen to have one would you?
Second issue, throttle cable. I didn't grab it from the XT, so its too long. I ended up fabbing a cheesy bracket (still in testing!) that mounts on my intercooler that takes up for the fact the throttle cable is too long.
Third issue was the AC mounting bracket. I just cut the part of mine off that attached to the old manifold. It mounted up fine, seems really sturdy. But as a precaution i have disconnected the in car relay control thing for the AC, until I can find the proper bracket. I'm not sure if without that mount it will standup to the torque that the AC compressor puts out.
Fourth issue: I didn't grab the engine stabilizer, nor its mount. I ended up taking the bracket for the stock one off (so the throttle body can clear) and will run without till I find the proper setup. That is of course assuming I get my car running before I find it. (see TPS issue)
In conclusion: Manifold swap done, it ran once. I need a TPS off of a turbo xt spider manifold equipped, an ac bracket from same type of car, and a generic xt engine stabilizer and bracket.
whew! long post. Thanks.
Posted 29 September 2003 - 09:51 PM
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