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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By JohnMc
Boat manifolds - but I'm not sure what sort of...

Boat manifolds - but I'm not sure what sort of downdraft carbs would fit on them: https://www.ebay.com/itm/124416313479?hash=item1cf7ca4887:g:wxYAAOSwvZ5fnGMZ
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, not at all close (EDIT: referring to OHV...

Yeah, not at all close (EDIT: referring to OHV manifolds on OHC motors). They did come with carbs in other markets, including Canada. Might be something available for cheap from there? Also -...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By JohnMc
I have on eon my 240, I think I got it from IPD...

I have on eon my 240, I think I got it from IPD backintheday. It's very nice, and intuitive. Turn it to interval, then back off, it will swipe once. Then when it's wet enough for you to want to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By JohnMc
I let up on the gas, but usually don't use the...

I let up on the gas, but usually don't use the clutch. AFAIK the OD mechanism has a clutch mechanism used on both engage and disengage....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By JohnMc
I was originally searching for a manual wagon,...

I was originally searching for a manual wagon, but jumped on an automatic when I found the 'right' car without hesitation. I forget how much the nice complete kit I got to put an M47 in it cost (15...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 356
Posted By JohnMc
I've probably put 35K on it? No clue how much...

I've probably put 35K on it? No clue how much use was on it prior to it landing in my hands. It was on some sort of 'racecar' in it's prior life, IIRC from the eBay auction.

But really, there's...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 356
Posted By JohnMc
My R-Sport head has the guides ground flush with...

My R-Sport head has the guides ground flush with the port ceiling. FWIW.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By JohnMc
I'd wait to get the flywheel and measure it...

I'd wait to get the flywheel and measure it first. He did several bolt patterns IIRC.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By JohnMc
My JohnV billet wheel was drilled for a 240mm...

My JohnV billet wheel was drilled for a 240mm Saab 9000 Aero clutch plate.

Googling suggests the Viggen had a 228mm clutch disc.

But then again, the way the 240mm clutch bolted on the bolts...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By JohnMc
CD009 is geared oddly low, you need a low...

CD009 is geared oddly low, you need a low (numerically) rear end ratio to work with it. Like 3, 3.1 :1 maybe.

Instead of 2 over drive gears (one being stupid high like a higher HP motor could use...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By JohnMc
It's all still on Photobucket, so links instead...

It's all still on Photobucket, so links instead of pics.

Here's how the trans sat in my car (it's behind an LS motor, so where it sits on yours could certainly be different). But if anything, my...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By JohnMc
The CBF top mount shifter on the CD009...

The CBF top mount shifter on the CD009 transmission in my Volvo 240 is a bit wiggly and imprecise, and with 6 gears and a reverse crammed into a pretty small area (short throw, short lever) a little...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By JohnMc
All I can talk about is the CBF top mount. ...

All I can talk about is the CBF top mount.

Which took about 4 months to arrive and is a bit wiggly and every time I drive the superdupernice 6 speed manual in my Miata it just pisses me off that...
Forum: showroom 10-04-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,475
Posted By JohnMc
Annnnnnd: <iframe width="560" height="315"...

Annnnnnd:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZEkfBuwfeB8" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write;...
Forum: showroom 10-04-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,475
Posted By JohnMc
Crappy video with lousy audio of the first part...

Crappy video with lousy audio of the first part of the Saturday drive.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dpgOxAgCgMQ" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By JohnMc
I can't say what is going on with your car, but I...

I can't say what is going on with your car, but I can say that the early and late style starters are interchangeable. I even put a later (smaller, lighter) starter on my '63 PV544 and it works...
Forum: showroom 10-04-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By JohnMc
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By JohnMc
Heated seat switches from the center console also...

Heated seat switches from the center console also fit into the dash.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By JohnMc
Check the KGTrimning price again - by default it...

Check the KGTrimning price again - by default it shows the price with the pretty steep (25% I think?) VAT included in the price. That gets removed if the part is shipped outside the EU. There's an...
Forum: showroom 10-01-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,475
Posted By JohnMc
From the Dragon: ...

From the Dragon:
https://i.imgur.com/lBOsHw0.png
https://i.imgur.com/pS1MLjE.png
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,424
Posted By JohnMc
https://c.tenor.com/_Rpu_6oTXrkAAAAC/bunk-goodbye....

https://c.tenor.com/_Rpu_6oTXrkAAAAC/bunk-goodbye.gif
Forum: showroom 09-30-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,475
Posted By JohnMc
I hear an oily rag will cure that. But...

I hear an oily rag will cure that.



But a skeevy guy on a yeeeeeuwtube video said the mainstream medical industry won't tell you that!
Forum: showroom 09-30-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,475
Posted By JohnMc
Same here, I swear I took some pavement with me....

Same here, I swear I took some pavement with me. At least the strategically placed tow hook took most of the hit :lol:[/QUOTE]

Probably not related, but the Miata starter didn't work the very next...
Forum: showroom 09-28-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,475
Posted By JohnMc
The Miata bottomed out pretty hard on that whomp...

The Miata bottomed out pretty hard on that whomp near the beginning. Solid metal brace so nothing got hurt, but oof, it sounded bad.

It was an amazing collection of curves, though. And we got to...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 494,660
Posted By JohnMc
Plenty of time to stick some nitrous on it. ...

Plenty of time to stick some nitrous on it. Heheh.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 445,549
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, that was just some entertaining...

Yeah, that was just some entertaining troubleshooting for a bit at the lodge.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,424
Posted By JohnMc
I ran 'lightweight' B18 rods in my PV's motor...

I ran 'lightweight' B18 rods in my PV's motor (not boosted, about 160 - 170 HP) for a long while. When I had it apart to replace a cracked piston, I noticed odd wear marks on the rod bearings, right...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 494,660
Posted By JohnMc
As pissed as he seemed about the first few cars...

As pissed as he seemed about the first few cars going by, I'm sort of surprised that he didn't end up swinging at the later cars.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 494,660
Posted By JohnMc
Can confirm that it hauls ass on those mountain...

Can confirm that it hauls ass on those mountain roads. And sounds awesome doing it.
Forum: events 09-27-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,804
Posted By JohnMc
How Sunday started (granted, the starter died on...

How Sunday started (granted, the starter died on Saturday so I had to keep it running):
https://i.imgur.com/YxtAjWvh.jpeg

Then the driver side rear wheel bearing got noisy and a bit loose in...
Forum: events 09-22-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,804
Posted By JohnMc
A Miata trunk only seems small until you start...

A Miata trunk only seems small until you start putting things in it.





Then it seems smaller.
Forum: events 09-21-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,804
Posted By JohnMc
Thursday for me, something came up and I gotta...

Thursday for me, something came up and I gotta stick around town tomorrow..
Forum: showroom 09-20-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,822
Posted By JohnMc
This is unexpectedly awesome.

This is unexpectedly awesome.
Forum: events 09-20-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,804
Posted By JohnMc
I fixed a clunk on the Miata I've been hearing...

I fixed a clunk on the Miata I've been hearing lately. Turned out to be a poly rear sway bar bushing has slipped out of place. No more clunk.

If I get rained out of having fun on Deals...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,416
Posted By JohnMc
I never had any issues with the Saab 9000 Aero...

I never had any issues with the Saab 9000 Aero Spec clutch I had in my 16VT. Held strong at 300 - 350 whp. Not that I put a yuge number of mileso n it, but probably 15K-ish?
Forum: events 09-20-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,804
Posted By JohnMc
See Brett for some interestingly shaped hood...

See Brett for some interestingly shaped hood cutout ideas...
Forum: events 09-20-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,804
Posted By JohnMc
Pfft, nobody brings Volvos to a Volvo meet any...

Pfft, nobody brings Volvos to a Volvo meet any more.

Heh. The Miata is going to be so much fun on those mountain roads.
Forum: showroom 09-19-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,822
Posted By JohnMc
It was apparently a really, really good day for...

It was apparently a really, really good day for Cobra...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By JohnMc
PS: Your switch might look different depending on...

PS: Your switch might look different depending on if you have the sliding button or the press button on your shifter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By JohnMc
Here's a pic from this thread: ...

Here's a pic from this thread: http://forums.turbobricks.com//showthread.php?t=328659

http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/images/Pigtail.jpg

The 4th gear switch is the single wire switch next...
Forum: events 09-17-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,804
Posted By JohnMc
Sorry for your loss, Wren.

Sorry for your loss, Wren.
Forum: events 09-16-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,804
Posted By JohnMc
All good now.

All good now.
Forum: events 09-16-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,804
Posted By JohnMc
You might need to set access on that, it's not...

You might need to set access on that, it's not showing up.
Forum: events 09-16-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,804
Posted By JohnMc
I'm going to hit the Tail of the Dragon from the...

I'm going to hit the Tail of the Dragon from the west side around 12 - 1 pm on Thursday. Then on to the lodge at mid-late afternoon after that.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,372
Posted By JohnMc
Whistling wind noise from crappy door seals...

Whistling wind noise from crappy door seals covers up all sorts of rattling!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By JohnMc
That's pretty damn fast. Hey, I have a...

That's pretty damn fast.

Hey, I have a 'turbo LS 245' so now I can say it'll do low 7's "if I ever went to a track..." :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,258
Posted By JohnMc
I had one of those on my old 1800E, to account...

I had one of those on my old 1800E, to account for the 2.1L motor. I always assumed it messed with the engine temp circuit, making it think it was cooler than it was, and getting a little cold...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By JohnMc
Running a cube relay takes almost no current. ...

Running a cube relay takes almost no current. Just find some switched 12V source and tap it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,858
Posted By JohnMc
This is usually the culprit when I have this...

This is usually the culprit when I have this issue. When the wipers park, they're usually with the blade pointing in one direction, and I think over time, that gets a slight twist in the main part...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By JohnMc
And I have both my Volvos wired intentionally to...

And I have both my Volvos wired intentionally to allow the fan to run with the key off. On the antiquated PV's unsealed system, a hot shut off can otherwise lead to a couple of burps and a little...
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