Monday, December 31, 2007

To Pump or Not to Pump

God damn I am getting to be a corny bastard. So I located a RB25 power steering pump and pulley from a very nice young man named Seth, but being the difficult woman that I am, I decided to modify the pump that came on the engine. The 240 lines actually line up pretty well, just need to turn one fitting around. The pump was cake to modify, just take off the back plate, remove the 9 (I think) little rectangular metal pieces (fins), bolt the plate back on, take out the bottom banjo bolt (the one farthest from the fins you just removed), and plug the resulting hole with a M6 x 1.5 course thread bolt. Done. I would have taken pictures, but I am notoriously lazy. We'll see if all this has been worth it when my radiator and fans get in.

Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 10, 2007


Clutch is on, harness is, well, anyway the clutch is on! The harness is on as well as it can be for now. Now I need to resolve the power steering pump issue that every RB26 swapper has to deal with. The RB26 power steering pump doesn't work with the 240 chassis, but the RB25 one does. However, to use the RB25 pump on the RB26 block one must also locate an RB25 crank pulley so that the belt lines up, and you also need a special belt. The RB25 pulley is also beneficial because it is more compact than the 26, so it frees up more room for your radiator and fans. I will be ordering a super slim electric fan shortly after the motor gets in and we have definite measurement of space.

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