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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 144,696
Posted By R32RennSport
Adding the sound deadening and modern carpet...

Adding the sound deadening and modern carpet padding was a revelation, paired with the overdrive long distance driving on the freeway is a dream!

I enjoy my portable bluetooth radio unless you're...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 144,696
Posted By R32RennSport
I just got done re building my 123GT seats a few...

I just got done re building my 123GT seats a few months ago and man I didn't realize how bad they had gotten. Night and day difference! Especially since I use the car pretty regularly now for a 40...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
Enjoying a drive along the coast last weekend,...

Enjoying a drive along the coast last weekend, escaping the 100+ degree inland heat!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/922/sEgYDQ.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pmsEgYDQj)
Forum: events 08-03-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,737
Posted By R32RennSport
I'll check in with my other half and see if we...

I'll check in with my other half and see if we have anything planned for that day.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks Matt. I can't claim to be the first...

Thanks Matt. I can't claim to be the first though, I was actually inspired by David Greenlee's beautiful P1800 hill climb car who assisted me with lots of answers to questions I had. He had less to...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
Finally mounted up. Boy that was a process! These...

Finally mounted up. Boy that was a process! These are definitely not direct bolt on items. I doubt anyone will try to follow in my footsteps due to the modification and cost. Overall I'm happy with...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 423,453
Posted By R32RennSport
It feels good to have it done right? Looking...

It feels good to have it done right? Looking great!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
Unfortunately, most likely no on both accounts....

Unfortunately, most likely no on both accounts. I'm waiting for a second pair of matching wheels to arrive next week. Once I have those all four need to go to my machinist to have the offset...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
More fitting and measuring. This is definitely...

More fitting and measuring. This is definitely not a straight forward bolt on, pretty much fighting me every step of the way. Hope it looks as good as I envisioned it when it's all done.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I've taken a...

Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I've taken a million measurements and spoken directly with the manufacturer. These wheels are designed for a variety of reproduction car applications so they...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
I'm still on the fence if I'm going to follow...

I'm still on the fence if I'm going to follow through with this wheel project, they are becoming quite a chore and $$$ to do it right with absolutely no performance benefits over the old wheels,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/...

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/O0B2LU.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/poO0B2LUj)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
:oogle:

:oogle:
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
It's all good, excellent packing and shipping...

It's all good, excellent packing and shipping work! Can't wait to get a start on these projects!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
Doing my part to stimulate the economy. Lot's of...

Doing my part to stimulate the economy. Lot's of projects planned this year. Going to be pulling the head for a shave, swapping cam and pulling the trans out to swap flywheels. Looking to bump...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,462
Posted By R32RennSport
Nice :cool:

Nice :cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,267
Posted By R32RennSport
This thread is oddly relevant to me right now as...

This thread is oddly relevant to me right now as well since I just sold the 15x7 AR Torq Thrusts and temporarily put on my old banded 15x7 steel wheels. All I can say is boy are the steel wheels...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,267
Posted By R32RennSport
Definitely agree here, these cars are tough but...

Definitely agree here, these cars are tough but they do need some extra love to be beat on. Just look at the factory rally cars and even cars being used for competition today.

RE: HP levels, I've...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,267
Posted By R32RennSport
I agree, adding wide tires to our cars should be...

I agree, adding wide tires to our cars should be part of planned system and a clear goal. Making sure you've reinforced the known areas and having new bushings, bearings and joints is key here. If...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,267
Posted By R32RennSport
15x7 on both alloy wheels and banded steels with...

15x7 on both alloy wheels and banded steels with 205/60/15 here. I do have to say the steel wheels with all that mass to the outside make the handling noticeably worse then originally designed, you...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
This might come as a surprise to some but I've...

This might come as a surprise to some but I've sold my torque thrust wheels... stay tuned for some updates ;-)
Forum: showroom 04-21-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 169,703
Posted By R32RennSport
I forgot to post this in here, maybe I only...

I forgot to post this in here, maybe I only posted it in my build thread but I did take out my Amazon out last year for just fun runs. I have since added a limited slip to the rear end so I'm looking...
Forum: showroom 04-21-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 169,703
Posted By R32RennSport
I was invited back to drive my buddies 1970 911...

I was invited back to drive my buddies 1970 911 RS clone for the 2021 PCA season. We took it to a shake down event over the weekend and boy was it a kick in the pants. I hadn't driven the car since...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
Altitude is nearly sea level, though I do see...

Altitude is nearly sea level, though I do see 1200 feet on my daily commute over the coastal mountain range.

Engine is currently a 2130cc big bore with 9 to 1 compression and KG10 camshaft. The...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
Dirt don't hurt. I love putting the limited slip...

Dirt don't hurt. I love putting the limited slip to use on some gravel roads!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/sz9GSo.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pmsz9GSoj)
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Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,460
Posted By R32RennSport
Nice progress on the interior! I like how...

Nice progress on the interior!

I like how the 100mm spring look when the car is not moving but real world use is not pleasant at that height. I even went from 60mm lowered back to 40mm on mine...
Forum: events 03-25-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 43,427
Posted By R32RennSport
Looking forward to this when it materializes....

Looking forward to this when it materializes. I've still never made the Davis meet in the 11 years of owning a Volvo AND living in California. Was really looking forward to the 2020 show after...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks! Awesome! It'll be nice to have a little...

Thanks! Awesome! It'll be nice to have a little Volvo contingent. The roster looks pretty awesome. It's all the roads I've grown up driving so I'll be right at home.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
Attempted something that I've been putting off...

Attempted something that I've been putting off for years, rebuilding the drivers door (passenger side will come later). It was time, I was tired of the glass rattling in the door, falling in the door...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,261
Posted By R32RennSport
Hey, I know that look out point on the way up 154...

Hey, I know that look out point on the way up 154 from Santa Ynez to Santa Barbara!

I just had a customer come in with his P1800ES complaining of a similar issue. His center tie rod was a pothole...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,664
Posted By R32RennSport
Gold is Good! :cool: ...

Gold is Good! :cool:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/FPPeUo.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pnFPPeUoj)
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
Sure thing. I'll definitely be taking a bunch...

Sure thing. I'll definitely be taking a bunch more measurements the second time around and documenting as I go along.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks guys, I appreciate everyone for their...

Thanks guys, I appreciate everyone for their input. Just want to move in the right direction without overthinking it.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
OK, so million dollar question, who should I send...

OK, so million dollar question, who should I send my head out to on the west coast to have it worked on by someone that A) has experience with these and B) could turn it around in reasonable amount...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
That's some pretty intense work. I don't think I...

That's some pretty intense work. I don't think I have anyone local willing to do that kind of work for me. Most machine shops in my area don't care much for early European stuff, mostly cater to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,774
Posted By R32RennSport
Accessory light in...

Accessory light in engine/interior/glovebox/trunk??? 150 milliamps sounds like a light draw to me. I know some of those pull direct power with key off with no fuse from the ignition switch, at least...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 309,870
Posted By R32RennSport
So small update. I've been dealing with a random...

So small update. I've been dealing with a random misfire scenario for the past few months. It cleared up for the most part on its own after I made a bunch of changes that I really didn't need to make...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
Rob Gordon as in the original owner of IPD? I'm...

Rob Gordon as in the original owner of IPD? I'm sure he does know a thing or two :nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
Holy crap! That head is way shaved down, what are...

Holy crap! That head is way shaved down, what are the CC's and projected static compression ratio??? Also, are the intake and exhaust valves sharing recesses? That's nuts. What kind of performance...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
That's a great suggestion and I do see the logic...

That's a great suggestion and I do see the logic in it. I don't know if I trust anyone enough locally to start messing around with my cylinder head beyond basic shaving. I sure don't feel comfortable...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
I was able to dig through my picture archives and...

I was able to dig through my picture archives and find a picture of the combustion side of the head. I have lots of pictures of the port side from 4 feet away which doesn't do any good so those will...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
Sounds like the common theme that I'm getting. ...

Sounds like the common theme that I'm getting.

I was told the rocker arm assemblies were reconditioned, but I wouldn't know any different myself just looking at them. As I originally stated this...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
Thank you all for your input, just getting back...

Thank you all for your input, just getting back in front of a computer after a few days away.

Turbocharging/supercharging never has and never will be a consideration for my build though I do know...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
I don't get any detonation with 40+ degrees total...

I don't get any detonation with 40+ degrees total advance ( I know that it's excessive with no returns but I'm just stating that it does't) though I have it set at 36 total at the moment on the 123...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
From the original ad when I bought the engine. It...

From the original ad when I bought the engine. It was partially assembled when I bought it which was a big part in my laziness.

FOR SALE - Volvo B20 Motor - Bored to 2,127 cc some parts not yet...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
Forgot to mention the block is obviously a '74 8...

Forgot to mention the block is obviously a '74 8 bolt bottom end with B21 rods in conjunction with the B21 pistons.

I do recall the pistons sitting a decent amount below the deck height when I...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,443
Posted By R32RennSport
Big Bore Do-over

I'm gearing up to do sort of a do over on my B20 big bore (2130cc) engine. In doing so I've been eating up all the information on various engine builds from over the past few years, here and...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,460
Posted By R32RennSport
Your floors look pretty similar to mine when I...

Your floors look pretty similar to mine when I started, once I started prepping for coating the floors it was apparent that my passenger side would need to be replaced and in the end I ended up doing...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,460
Posted By R32RennSport
Right on, looks like a great start to a pretty...

Right on, looks like a great start to a pretty solid purchase! Keep us updated!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 144,696
Posted By R32RennSport
Beige and red looks amazing IMO. If going the red...

Beige and red looks amazing IMO. If going the red route, I'd consider either a light or dark brown interior. Black interior works to, I'm just not a fan of black interiors or black socks, personal...
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