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The Boost Goose (T6 swapped 760)

Engine dangling


Sitting on MKM mounts





Thermostatic oil cooler sandwich plate



PMC Motorsport adapter plate



ZF 320 5 Speed



Got the MKM Motorsport cross member, but the PMC adapter plate puts this transmission at a bit of an angle so I'm going to need to modify where the right side mount sit. I checked, this is the only way this transmission bolts to the plate so I gotta make it work.



With the turbo back on



Test fitting with GM truck airbox. If I decide to go this route I'll get a brand new box and an aftermarket dryflow filter for it. Looks like it will work though, outlet is the same size as the turbo inlet.




That's about it for this update, will get back to it next week. Driveshaft is getting made right now, gotta finish wiring the vehicle side of the standalone, make AC lines, install clutch pedal, build exhaust, build intercooler plumbing. Goal is to be running before the end of the month and tuned to go to a car show in Calgary on the 16th of September.
I need to get a limited slip in to it at some point, I think for this season I will just install a 3.15 G80 from an early 960 that i have. I'll use the subframe from that 960 to modify for my BMW diff for next season.
 
Very impressive T6 RWD build. I know you are a pro, but an inspiration for us amateurs who would be considering a similar endeavor.

I've never seen an actual 760 in the SE States where I live, a great looking machine.

I presume you considered and rejected using Motronic 4.4, can you share with the audience why?
 
I presume you considered and rejected using Motronic 4.4, can you share with the audience why?
The learning curve, plus I didn't have a late 960 parts donor. All my 960 parts came from a '92 that we have at the shop.
960 M4.4 tuning from what I can see is still very much a work in progress/experimental.

I didn't want to have to become a software engineer, way easier to just whip up a harness for a standalone I'm familiar with and that local tuners are comfortable tuning on their dynos.
 
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I just checked the price of the ECU Master Classic and it's way cheaper than the MaxxECU I was planning on using for my build. Seems to have pretty much all the features that the MaxxECU Race has also. I will have to read more on this.

That engine sounds great btw. Very nice build!
 
I just checked the price of the ECU Master Classic and it's way cheaper than the MaxxECU I was planning on using for my build. Seems to have pretty much all the features that the MaxxECU Race has also. I will have to read more on this.

That engine sounds great btw. Very nice build!
To be honest, if I were doing it again I'd probably get the MaxxECU just because they offer a pre-made harness for the T6. The time saved there would be nice.
That said, ECUmaster classic has onboard wideband controller and 2 knock channels for a very reasonable price. That's why I went with it, because I don't want to have to use a bunch of external modules/controllers to make my engine run with stuff that any ECU manufacturer should just be putting inside the ECU.
 
To be honest, if I were doing it again I'd probably get the MaxxECU just because they offer a pre-made harness for the T6. The time saved there would be nice.
That said, ECUmaster classic has onboard wideband controller and 2 knock channels for a very reasonable price. That's why I went with it, because I don't want to have to use a bunch of external modules/controllers to make my engine run with stuff that any ECU manufacturer should just be putting inside the ECU.
I have a quote for MaxxECU Race with the T6 harness. It runs to $3800 including taxes.
 
I have a quote for MaxxECU Race with the T6 harness. It runs to $3800 including taxes.
Holy shit. Yeah I think I did the ECUmaster and built the harness for about $1800 CAD. I don't think I could justify another $2K to save like 5 hours on building a harness. If you buy all the connectors and terminals on Digikey it's pretty cheap. They have the ignition coil connector shells, they call them "MAP sensor" connector shells and they just use JPT terminals. Most everything else is just JPT connectors and whatever flavor of injector connectors you end up using. For the coolant temp sensor I used a P80 one with the pigtail and just crimped a Deutsch connector on it. The Amazon Deutsch connector kits are pretty legit for knockoff stuff, some of the heavy equipment OEs were saying to use them for repairs during Covid when there was a supply chain shortage of real ones.
 
Can the ECUMaster drive/manage a Volvo P2 electric waterpump? And I was planning on running 6x EGT probes. Isn't the ECUMaster limited to two EGT inputs?
 
This is awesome! I've always wanted to whiteblock swap an old Volvo. I'll be getting a v8 for an xc90 shortly that I want to rebuild and twin-turbo like a Noble. It's fun watching your journey, and I'm sure I'll be looking back on this for help in the future.
 
This is awesome! I've always wanted to whiteblock swap an old Volvo. I'll be getting a v8 for an xc90 shortly that I want to rebuild and twin-turbo like a Noble. It's fun watching your journey, and I'm sure I'll be looking back on this for help in the future.
Do a LOT more reading before you spend any money on that endeavor.

The b8444 is an awesome engine, but its a nightmare to use in anything other than the car it came in.
 
Do a LOT more reading before you spend any money on that endeavor.

The b8444 is an awesome engine, but its a nightmare to use in anything other than the car it came in.
I plan on it. I'm getting the motor for free (the whole vehicle, it snapped the lower ball joint and had trans issues), and I know it can bolt right into the cradle on my xc70 but that's boring.
 
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