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A few years back I disassembled my forged 2.2 Super 60 Engine, in car.

It ran well but with over 10 yrs @ 24 psi boost it was using a bit of oil.

It was due for a rings, valve job, seals, T-U cast header and an ATP SV.

At the same time I was building a forged piston 2.5 to try as well.

AND THEN? I had a stroke so life stood still for about the next 3 years.

My stroke wasn't too bad, left arm/hand lost most normal function.

I learned to type with my right finger after awhile, that sure was nice.

Left hand shake/tremor is also bad but a botox inj. calms it down

Also, double spacing keeps me from getting lost in longer posts.

The absolute worst part is the debilitating fatigue that goes with stroke.

I could barely walk to my 1500 sq/ft shop, about 100 ft from my house.

Everything in my shop and yard became a big giant mess.

It got worse as I struggled with never ending yard work and car work.

Slowly got my vehicles in running order, some to use and some to sell.

Man, how my heart ached, my beloved Omni sitting there, dusty.

We've been together since Feb 22, 1986 and he sure deserved better.

Fatigue is unrelenting, but somehow he needed to be running.

A while back, with help, I finally got the 2.2 short block removed.

Today was a big day, I rolled him out and washed the Engine bay.

Not perfect but as the kids say, "it is what it is", ready for an Engine.

For now, I'm installing a stock 2.5 Turbo Engine with a T-II GARRETT

It's an Engine I freshened up back around 2005 and should be fine.

I'll never get it installed by myself so I'll be trying to find some help.

That's about all for now, please wish me luck!!!

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Good to hear you're up and around even if at limited capacity. Keep doing what you love!

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A few years back I disassembled my forged 2.2 Super 60 Engine, in car.

It ran well but with over 10 yrs @ 24 psi boost it was using a bit of oil.

It was due for a rings, valve job, seals, T-U cast header and an ATP SV.

At the same time I was building a forged piston 2.5 to try as well.

AND THEN? I had a stroke so life stood still for about the next 3 years.

My stroke wasn't too bad, left arm/hand lost most normal function.

I learned to type with my right finger after awhile, that sure was nice.

Left hand shake/tremor is also bad but a botox inj. calms it down

Also, double spacing keeps me from getting lost in longer posts.

The absolute worst part is the debilitating fatigue that goes with stroke.

I could barely walk to my 1500 sq/ft shop, about 100 ft from my house.

Everything in my shop and yard became a big giant mess.

It got worse as I struggled with never ending yard work and car work.

Slowly got my vehicles in running order, some to use and some to sell.

Man, how my heart ached, my beloved Omni sitting there, dusty.

We've been together since Feb 22, 1986 and he sure deserved better.

Fatigue is unrelenting, but somehow he needed to be running.

A while back, with help, I finally got the 2.2 short block removed.

Today was a big day, I rolled him out and washed the Engine bay.

Not perfect but as the kids say, "it is what it is", ready for an Engine.

For now, I'm installing a stock 2.5 Turbo Engine with a T-II GARRETT

It's an Engine I freshened up back around 2005 and should be fine.

I'll never get it installed by myself so I'll be trying to find some help.

That's about all for now, please wish me luck!!!

Thanks
Randy

If you're near MA I'll help you put it in.
My old boss at Autozone had a worse story but with kidney disease. He had a Shelby CSX and a bunch of other unfinished projects going. I was helping get a title for his Triumph but he died and the wife had me find a place for the cars (most scrapped) I have no yard so I alerted Donovan from thedodgegarage and for $200 he got a CSX in pieces but saved from the crusher. Sadly he never got the CSX, Eagle Wagon, Triumph or the Mercury Capri XR2Turbo going....
 

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Appreciate the offer of help but I think I'm a few miles away!!

Your bosses story has been in the back of my mind only about me.

My treasures are junk to most and I don't want to leave my wife a mess.

Been slowly sorting through stuff, some to metal scrap, some the dump.

Been thinking of a garage sale in the future for some things like tools.

T-D stuff probably isn't very popular with the garage sale crowd.

I'll eventually post some smaller ship-able items on here.

Not sure what to do with big stuff like blocks.

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Appreciate the offer of help but I think I'm a few miles away!!

Your bosses story has been in the back of my mind only about me.

My treasures are junk to most and I don't want to leave my wife a mess.

Been slowly sorting through stuff, some to metal scrap, some the dump.

Been thinking of a garage sale in the future for some things like tools.

T-D stuff probably isn't very popular with the garage sale crowd.

I'll eventually post some smaller ship-able items on here.

Not sure what to do with big stuff like blocks.

Thanks
Randy
As long as your not as bad as this guy. His family is gonna need a team of guys to clean this up....
 

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Sorry to hear about the stroke but I'm glad things are going better for you. Love that car!
 

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Right on !!

It's getting close.

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With the super 60 I bet that runs good! Would love to find one for my 89 csx!
 

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Yes, the Super 60 Turbo is a nice bolt on unit for our cars!!

They do turn up new occasionally so keep your eyes open.

This time I'm running a stock 1987-88 style T-II Garrett.

That's still a nice upgrade over the 1989 Mitsu.

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Discussion Starter · #10 · (Edited)
UPDATE :

Had to swap the water pump housing on the CB 2.5 Engine.

The CB water pump housing wasn't Omni L body friendly.

Now I'm having issues mounting the PS bracket to the Engine.

The bracket isn't flush with the block face with the lower bolt in.

It seems like there must be a spacer or something missing??

It's been apart for a few years but I don't think I lost any parts.

Anyone know if the PS brackets are the same for 1986-89??

Also do they bolt directly to the face of the block?

Both were Saginaw Ham style pumps with original brackets.

I should know this but my stroke left holes in my memory.

Fitting parts with one functioning hand has been challenging.

Not complaining, I'm luckier than most, just looking for answers.

Any kind input is greatly appreciated!!

Pictures too if possible.

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The bracket isn't flush with the block face with the lower bolt in.

It seems like there must be a spacer or something missing??
If i remember correctly the engine mount bracket goes on first then the power steering and A/C bracket go on over it.

I would check but I didn’t have the time to pull of the timing belt cover.
 

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If i remember correctly the engine mount bracket goes on first then the power steering and A/C bracket go on over it.

I would check but I didn’t have the time to pull of the timing belt cover.
Tis correct. Pic from 85 glht


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Appreciate all who posted!

My Engine mount was in place but Dr Johnny Dodge gave me a tip.

Bolt the bracket to the side of the block first then deal with the face.

Bracket must have been slightly sprung as it bolted up fine, no gap.

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