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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 12:25 PM
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Posted By JohnMc
It won't mind as much as it would with the MAF on...

It won't mind as much as it would with the MAF on the turbo intake. It would be blowing out unmetered air.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By JohnMc
There are clutch packs in there, but they're not...

There are clutch packs in there, but they're not quite the wear item a manual trans clutch is.

They do wear out over time, that sort of defines the lifespan of the trans being discussed above in...
Forum: showroom 12-02-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,011
Posted By JohnMc
Another? WTF? Where'd you find that? :cool:

Another? WTF? Where'd you find that? :cool:
Forum: showroom 12-01-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9,729
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Posted By JohnMc
https://i.imgur.com/8AjeQLCh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8AjeQLCh.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By JohnMc
1 hour a day for a week and it's done? Just...

1 hour a day for a week and it's done? Just carve out a little time and do it bit by bit.

A lot of that other stuff you already bought for it would be easy to do along the way.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By JohnMc
Wrangle a weekend day off work and swap the HG. ...

Wrangle a weekend day off work and swap the HG. It's really not all that hard.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, that is super neat and tidy. My turbo...

Yeah, that is super neat and tidy. My turbo Ellis swap has wires and hoses running all over the place.

https://i.imgur.com/a5omU4gh.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, look for traces of oil in the coolant...

Yeah, look for traces of oil in the coolant expansion tank. If you see oil there, soak some into a white paper towel/napkin to see if it is brown engine oil or red trans fluid. And on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,987
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, points are a maintenance issue every 5K...

Yeah, points are a maintenance issue every 5K miles (or less). Even properly greased (and they're often dry!) the little fiber rub block on the points is wearing down constantly. Not counting the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,987
Posted By JohnMc
M40, D Cam or Isky VV71 (same thing), and a stage...

M40, D Cam or Isky VV71 (same thing), and a stage 0.

The stock ANCIENT ignition on my PV was weak and faltered at higher RPM's. The coil just put out very weak looking sparks, and ignition isn't...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,987
Posted By JohnMc
You won't lose torque, that's created by the...

You won't lose torque, that's created by the motor. You'll have to be a bit more skillful in starting from a dead stop, but unless you spend a bunch and get something super duper light, it won't be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By JohnMc
They'll die behind a modified motor putting out a...

They'll die behind a modified motor putting out a bunch of HP, but behind a stock one, they're not weak, just not fun. Look at the fluid, make sure it's not filthy dirty and not burnt. Take it for...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,987
Posted By JohnMc
Stock fuel injected 'D' cams work very nicely on...

Stock fuel injected 'D' cams work very nicely on otherwise stock pushrod motors. But they won't do too much for you while you are still using the automatic trans - that trans doesn't like higher...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By JohnMc
I have to say that when I replaced the rear...

I have to say that when I replaced the rear suspension bushings on my 1963 PV a few years back, they initially looked pretty bad from the outside (dry cracked rubber) but upon actually removing them...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 273,813
Posted By JohnMc
LS swapped go-kart???

LS swapped go-kart???
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 273,813
Posted By JohnMc
You could almost make money LS swapping Volvo's...

You could almost make money LS swapping Volvo's at that pricing.

(assuming you value your own time at $0.17 an hour)
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 555,068
Posted By JohnMc
Ratchet strap tugging the motor over the other...

Ratchet strap tugging the motor over the other way.

Classic Turbobricks.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 555,068
Posted By JohnMc
Might be easy enough to slide the rack over a...

Might be easy enough to slide the rack over a little, and readjust the tie rod ends accordingly. Probably have enough adjustment to move it over a inch (?). Which might give you a half an inch at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By JohnMc
Pick-n-pull 940 100A Denso works pretty well, and...

Pick-n-pull 940 100A Denso works pretty well, and is really cheap. If you can find one, that is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By JohnMc
Whoa, I checked and now mine's missing too!!! ...

Whoa, I checked and now mine's missing too!!!

https://i.imgur.com/ILmjZRmh.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, the relay sort of hangs down from the...

Yeah, the relay sort of hangs down from the wiring harness, and will fill up with water dripping down or running along the wires. From the factory, the fix was to bend the relay up and tape it to...
Forum: website & board 11-08-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 67,044
Posted By JohnMc
$ sent bump.

$ sent bump.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 84,761
Posted By JohnMc
$12K for a battery pack plus $9k for a...

$12K for a battery pack plus $9k for a motor/controller, if I'm reading that right.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 84,761
Posted By JohnMc
Mount it lengthways and make it AWD.

Mount it lengthways and make it AWD.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By JohnMc
I wouldn't worry about .034 vs. .03. It's pretty...

I wouldn't worry about .034 vs. .03. It's pretty loose, but the old saying is "If your rings are too loose, you'll know it. If they're too tight, everyone will know it."

As for the HG, I forget...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 264,896
Posted By JohnMc
I don't think you'd find a cleaner 940 wagon...

I don't think you'd find a cleaner 940 wagon anywhere.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,080
Posted By JohnMc
The S2K motor has an 84mm stroke and revs to 8900...

The S2K motor has an 84mm stroke and revs to 8900 rpm, and stays just under that number at 24.92 m/s.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,080
Posted By JohnMc
I'd comment, but really, have no experience with...

I'd comment, but really, have no experience with a stroker motor.

I do have a B20 in my old car with another .2(ish)L of displacement added to it, but that was with bore, not stroke, and AFAIK a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By JohnMc
Possibly, depending on what you're trying to do. ...

Possibly, depending on what you're trying to do.

One good thing a stock HG does is blow out under duress, instead of something else breaking. Assuming there's some tuning issue that's causing too...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By JohnMc
A coordinated blow out of those two things...

A coordinated blow out of those two things certainly seems to say 'head gasket'.

Fluids don't always mix when a HG goes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By JohnMc
So a freeze plug on the block popped out and...

So a freeze plug on the block popped out and drained the coolant, and at the same time the flame trap? Turbo cars usually don't have flame traps, do you mean the oil separator/breather box (the big...
Forum: events 10-23-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 92,776
Posted By JohnMc
Follow-up on the Miata - it only became drivable...

Follow-up on the Miata - it only became drivable again today. I decided to put some heavy duty rear hubs on it from V8Roadsters, and they ended up being slow to arrive (waiting on ARP wheel studs). ...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 555,068
Posted By JohnMc
That looks like a 'real' part. I got some...

That looks like a 'real' part. I got some ACDelco part (ACDelco 15-5675) that cost under $15, and is made of plastic. It's automatic, spring loaded. So when the Volvo heater valve closes, it...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
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 10-14-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
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 10-14-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
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: 18
Views: 2,140
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: 2,100
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: 26
Views: 4,166
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: 26
Views: 4,166
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: 2,244
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: 2,244
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: 4,140
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: 1,248
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: 1,248
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: 1,248
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: 3,495
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: 3,495
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: 1,100
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: 567
Posted By JohnMc
Nice!

Nice!
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