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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By culberro
The cheap HF split bearing puller will barely...

The cheap HF split bearing puller will barely pull off the carrier bearings. It works a lot better when used in a hydraulic press.
There are two notches cut into the diff center section that allow...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By culberro
I’m not sure where you live, or how many machine...

I’m not sure where you live, or how many machine shops are in your area, but I think you’re overpaying for work that is suspect.

Here in Portland, it’s $375-450 for a full rebuild including new...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By culberro
Lol, sounds like a great shop to get work done at...

Lol, sounds like a great shop to get work done at :wtf:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By culberro
I'm waiting for everyone to complain about a...

I'm waiting for everyone to complain about a $500+ deposit on the shim kit. All those $4 shims add up really quick when it's basically $20 per size/square in the box plus nearly unobtanium tools.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By culberro
One thing to look out for, when going with...

One thing to look out for, when going with thinner shims an aggressive cam lobe can actually hit the edge of the bucket. This can only happen when the shim is thinner than the outer lip height on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By culberro
My guess is either measuring with hushers or the...

My guess is either measuring with hushers or the machine shop sank the valves into the head and didn't tip the valves and set the stem heights correctly.

The tips of the valve stems should be...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By culberro
If it's ever been apart, it's pretty easy to mess...

If it's ever been apart, it's pretty easy to mess up the shift keys/selector mechanism when installing the top plate. Or they could be bent/cracked.

Or the countershaft bearings are gone, and/or...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By culberro
That sounds like a great solution. Any idea what...

That sounds like a great solution. Any idea what the peak flow rate is from the pump?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By culberro
The valve guide diameter is 13.5mm, so you’ll...

The valve guide diameter is 13.5mm, so you’ll want an ID on the washer that’s slightly bigger than that. Shim the spring so it’s within 1-1.5mm of coil bind at full lift.

When you use valve spring...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-21-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By culberro
Ahhhh, got it. EPAS it up. I realized the link...

Ahhhh, got it. EPAS it up. I realized the link for the volvo setup didn't have the most info, but it's a pretty common swap with plenty of info out there on doing it.

I thought it was red block...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-21-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By culberro
Why are you wanting to use an EPAS setup?

Why are you wanting to use an EPAS setup?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-21-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By culberro
Those feel like poo poo and have poor return to...

Those feel like poo poo and have poor return to center. If you're okay with that, then it's a good setup.

The Volvo C30 pumps are a common one to use for an EPAS setup as well.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-21-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,037
Posted By culberro
Don't forget to add in the thickness for the...

Don't forget to add in the thickness for the underbody coating and road goop that's usually covering used springs as well.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-21-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 41,771
Posted By culberro
Looks like it’s just some custom CV shafts and a...

Looks like it’s just some custom CV shafts and a mounting system away from fitting into an IRS car. You might have to cut up the trunk floor a bit , but that’s not too much work :)

Those are...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 41,771
Posted By culberro
Kind of. Their capacity reduces over time. They...

Kind of. Their capacity reduces over time. They will still charge to the same “full” voltage, but will decrease in voltage with use faster.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 41,771
Posted By culberro
The Ah rating should take into account the usable...

The Ah rating should take into account the usable voltage range of the battery, so no need to look at the minimum voltage and the Ah rating. It's a little confusing at first, but it starts to make...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By culberro
Holy cow, I never would have guessed that! ...

Holy cow, I never would have guessed that!

I've always been a red loctite and proper torque kind of guy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By culberro
They're not a common thing to have on the ring...

They're not a common thing to have on the ring gear with most differentials, and most people don't use them after gear or diff swaps.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By culberro
Cut the oil slinger off with some tin-nips,...

Cut the oil slinger off with some tin-nips, remove ring gear, punch out the roll pin enough to get the cross-pin out.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 41,771
Posted By culberro
It's a giant brushed DC motor. It's definitely...

It's a giant brushed DC motor. It's definitely cheap enough to start a TB EV. But it's doing a blow-thru + T from a technology perspective.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
If 13mm, leave it alone. If 9mm, take the gamble...

If 13mm, leave it alone. If 9mm, take the gamble or install some rods (13mm or some h-beams).
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,037
Posted By culberro
Don't lump me in with the birds. I actually pay...

Don't lump me in with the birds. I actually pay real money for parts when needed :cameron:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
I'd just leave it alone. Just make sure the...

I'd just leave it alone.

Just make sure the wrist pins have enough clearance on the pin bushings. Sometimes they're a little tight on the chinese h-beams. Big ends have been spot on for me.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,037
Posted By culberro
That car has been picked clean by the vultures,...

That car has been picked clean by the vultures, and the man himself :lol:

He trolled everyone with that "euro" grill though, I wonder how many people went to go pull it only to realize how TB'd...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By culberro
Ahh, you're going to want to use an air hammer...

Ahh, you're going to want to use an air hammer with a chisel tip.
Or weld a big nut onto it (slide the nut over the strut rod, mig weld the hex nut to the gland).
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
The rotating assemblies are balanced at the...

The rotating assemblies are balanced at the factory, but not to great precision.
Most of the aftermarket parts are balanced and more consistent in weight. It's still a good idea to check the small...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,037
Posted By culberro
I like stock HDs in the front, if you have an ABS...

I like stock HDs in the front, if you have an ABS car they can be a pain/compromise to install.

I'd just keep the stock bars on for now, and then add a bigger bar up front if you think you still...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By culberro
Large pipe wrench and a good vice, alternatively...

Large pipe wrench and a good vice, alternatively a air hammer with a chisel bit. Use some heat as well to expand the housing and get the corrosion to loosen up a bit.
Make sure to grease up the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,037
Posted By culberro
Basically this. 15a plates and new strut mounts,...

Basically this. 15a plates and new strut mounts, or BNE Select top mounts.
Fresh rubber in the axle, torque rods, and rear front control arm. Leave everything else alone because it's probably just...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
I think you’re pretty low in your air temps. Post...

I think you’re pretty low in your air temps. Post compressor temps can be upwards of 400F depending on boost level and compressor efficiency. I did the calcs a while back and I think we’re probably...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
It's probably in the 250-275 range with the...

It's probably in the 250-275 range with the current small turbine housing with internal WG.

Bigger turbine housing was probably over 300 by a decent amount.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
You keep showing how little you understand of...

You keep showing how little you understand of turbo systems and the trade-offs and compromises of different frame sizes, housings, and wheels.

The turbo selected for our application is great,...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
What makes power is the mass of air thatís in the...

What makes power is the mass of air thatís in the cylinder before it starts getting compressed.

There is a reason that turbo compressor maps are listed in mass flow rates vs pressure.

30psi...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
That 16t is very surprising! I should also...

That 16t is very surprising!

I should also mention that it has a 0.48 AR housing on it for the quick boost response, and itís definitely not as muck peak power as when it had the 0.63. Positive...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
What???? No invite for me????

What????
No invite for me????
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
With what turbo? This thing is basically a...

With what turbo?

This thing is basically a 19t/20t with a little more flow up top.

I really need to get the car on a dyno and get the ignition and boost dialed in. So far itís been pretty...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
Not huge, Garrett GTX2860. Going for that quick...

Not huge, Garrett GTX2860. Going for that quick boost response.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
The motor I just put in the rally car is...

The motor I just put in the rally car is currently running 28-30 psi on a b230ft with only a set of Chinese h-beam rods and a IPD turbo cam :e-shrug:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 977
Posted By culberro
In my experience it depends on the CR. Low...

In my experience it depends on the CR. Low (stock) CR can definitely benefit. The higher the CR, the less total timing you need.
At higher CR, you might only have 10į of timing change total (this...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By culberro
If you're up for the challenge, open up the...

If you're up for the challenge, open up the chamber on the exhaust side (and a little on the intake) and get 2mm+ removed from the head. Then change to a 122T timing belt to get the cam back into...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 977
Posted By culberro
The 123 unit is really nice, once you figure out...

The 123 unit is really nice, once you figure out the timing maps (they are in distributor RPM, not crank!).

I like the electronic dizzy from the UK, that seems like a decent enough deal for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By culberro
That should be totally fine. Is it a b23 with...

That should be totally fine.
Is it a b23 with flat top pistons, or dished? With flat tops, you will want to run high octane fuel most likely.

On b230 (dished NA pistons), I usually take...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By culberro
That's a $5 bulkhead from McMaster... I'll grab...

That's a $5 bulkhead from McMaster... I'll grab the part number....

Edit:
Here's the part number: https://www.mcmaster.com/7807K56/

Here are the other sizes if you want something different:...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By culberro
Run the NA shroud and radiator setup, and push...

Run the NA shroud and radiator setup, and push the intercooler forward of that. You might have to trim the sheet metal a bit, but you’ll never have cooling issues.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,799
Posted By culberro
This is pretty easy to fix if you have a welder. ...

This is pretty easy to fix if you have a welder.
Make a nut plate, drill out the weld nuts in the chassis rails, weld nut plate to the bottom of the chassis rail.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-04-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By culberro
46/38 valves will just fit on the factory valve...

46/38 valves will just fit on the factory valve seats. The OEM seat material is of very high quality, so I would not recommend changing it.



The issue with flow on the 530 and 531 heads is in...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By culberro
I’d personally just keep the stock valve size and...

I’d personally just keep the stock valve size and spend money on getting the ports sorted.

Slapping 46/38 valves into a 530 without substantial port work is spending money without a lot of return...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 1,583,162
Posted By culberro
Carl's wagon was a solid 20 footer at the right...

Carl's wagon was a solid 20 footer at the right angles. It had seen better days for sure. Some of the trim was held in with sheet metal screws, PO things that were just straight hackery.

I love...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
In my case, the tune was good, the engine was...

In my case, the tune was good, the engine was used for a few years prior and showed no issues on inspection before the race car was stored. The blow-by oil diluted the charge and significantly...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,142
Posted By culberro
100% this. Old rally race motor sat for ~ 4...

100% this.
Old rally race motor sat for ~ 4 months and got some rust in the bores in that time. Upon start up, the rust chewed up the thin ring pack which caused excessive blow by. Engine made it...
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