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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By culberro
This is really frustrating to deal with. I found...

This is really frustrating to deal with. I found that if you put heavy grease or some teflon paste on the threads, it seals up the threads and air doesn't get sucked past the threads.
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By culberro
If you were building an all out race motor that...

If you were building an all out race motor that gets inspected after each race, they might be worth it. I'd personally choose a different spring and retainer package.

Lighter retainers and valve...
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By culberro
Yeah. I'm not a fan of aluminum retainers unless...

Yeah. I'm not a fan of aluminum retainers unless they are getting inspected constantly.

You can also get conversion valve guides to that a 5/16" valve can be used on a b18 head.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By culberro
You can make your own for slightly more than the...

You can make your own for slightly more than the IPD ones. They're a nice compromise between poly and sphericals.
Just add a ~12" long connector section (might need an 11", I can't remember)
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By culberro
I run 2x 2.5" cats on my 5.slow drift car. They...

I run 2x 2.5" cats on my 5.slow drift car. They are positioned to be just in front of the trans crossmember. I mounted them in this location to have increased ground clearance on a lowered car, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By culberro
Ask the company that cast the cam cores? That's...

Ask the company that cast the cam cores? That's who put that on there.
Forum: showroom 10-21-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By culberro
High build primer is your friend. I wouldn't use...

High build primer is your friend. I wouldn't use bondo on small build lines like that.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By culberro
Microsquirt seems like one of the easiest options...

Microsquirt seems like one of the easiest options for what you’re trying to do.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,840
Posted By culberro
Ahh, that head had a few... issues.

Ahh, that head had a few... issues.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,840
Posted By culberro
Were the springs brand new when they were...

Were the springs brand new when they were measured as being " barely above stock"? Was this on the head that had the valves sunk super far into it? I can't honestly remember :oops:

What I'm was...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,840
Posted By culberro
Most high performance springs will loose a...

Most high performance springs will loose a significant amount of spring force after a while, especially if using am aggressive cam and lots of RPM. They're usually a consumable with race engines....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By culberro
I'm not sure what the internal geometry of that...

I'm not sure what the internal geometry of that particular cooler is, but my shop mate was running an air to air trans cooler for engine oil cooling on his VW diesel. It created a 50psi pressure drop...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By culberro
Adding some data points to this. I'm not sure...

Adding some data points to this.
I'm not sure what size squirters you are using, but VW engines use them in a few different sizes.
M6 threaded oil squirters 7 to 8 lb-ft or torque.
M10 thread ones...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 1,016,296
Posted By culberro
Adding some data points to this. I'm not sure...

Adding some data points to this.
I'm not sure what squirters you are using, but VW engines use them in a few different sizes.
M6 threaded oil squirters 7 to 8 lb-ft or torque.
M10 thread ones are...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 11:59 AM
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Posted By culberro
For a solid 8.8 grade fastener, in general, M6...

For a solid 8.8 grade fastener, in general, M6 would have a max torque 9lb-ft and M8 would have a max torque of 21lb-ft.

Since these are hollow and probably M8 or M10 thread, I'd say that a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,840
Posted By culberro
Some of the RSI heads had the seat pad in the...

Some of the RSI heads had the seat pad in the head cut down 1mm or so.
The KL Racing single springs measure out identical to the VW aircooled springs (bug pack, EMPI, CB Performance).
These...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,840
Posted By culberro
If your valve springs can handle it, I don’t see...

If your valve springs can handle it, I don’t see why you couldn’t push it past 7500 and upwards of 8k.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By culberro
At my current work load probably 2 years...

At my current work load probably 2 years :rofl::cries:
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,186
Posted By culberro
Camaro tailshaft puts the shifter further back,...

Camaro tailshaft puts the shifter further back, the S10 one puts the shifter almost on the top of the case.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By culberro
Nice! What's the force multiplication on this...

Nice! What's the force multiplication on this booster?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,186
Posted By culberro
I think all TKO transmissions use the same bell...

I think all TKO transmissions use the same bell housing bolt pattern, which is different than the older GM 4 speeds... and I think this is where the confusion is.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,551
Posted By culberro
Those might work. We both used the 4v springs:...

Those might work. We both used the 4v springs: https://briantooleyracing.com/btr-ford-4v-modular-spring-500-lift-sold-individually-sp008-1.html

I found the part number for the PAC retainers that...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By culberro
When I used a 52mm Tilton setup, I had to trim...

When I used a 52mm Tilton setup, I had to trim the TO bearing sleeve down because the ID of the 52mm bearing/sleeve is smaller than the flat face one.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,876
Posted By culberro
With soft lines you might be (probably will be)...

With soft lines you might be (probably will be) okay.

Here’s a link to a rear sump oil pan: https://www.retroford.co.uk/product/duratec-rwd-wet-sump-d007/

The trans tunnel and shifter look...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,876
Posted By culberro
Where’d the shifter end up w/ relationship to the...

Where’d the shifter end up w/ relationship to the tunnel opening?
That high pressure fuel pump stocks off the back a lot, glad you’re able to make it work.
FYI: there are a few rear sump steel oil...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By culberro
Longevity on a stock rebuild, and cast will run...

Longevity on a stock rebuild, and cast will run about half the cost of forged (~$380 vs ~$700):e-shrug:

Cast pistons should wear better than forged. Forged are just more durable when things go...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By culberro
ID and OD of the pinion bearings would probably...

ID and OD of the pinion bearings would probably be more helpful in figuring out what it is.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,599
Posted By culberro
The 13c and 15g are hilariously undersized turbos...

The 13c and 15g are hilariously undersized turbos if you're using the car for anything other than daily driving it. Adding an external WG sandwhich plate could work (if there's room), as will porting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By culberro
Just some generic Thule drip rail mounts and some...

Just some generic Thule drip rail mounts and some cross bars. Nothing to it.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By culberro
The Sweden Exhaust one would be nice. Especially...

The Sweden Exhaust one would be nice. Especially with a v-band turbine entry and an external wastegate. Not a bad way to spend ~$650 USD.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By culberro
Copper or Iridium (depending on coils) in a "8"...

Copper or Iridium (depending on coils) in a "8" heat range. If you're not pushing it hard, "7" heat range is probably fine.
BPR8ES or BPR8EIX
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 51,713
Posted By culberro
We've had a moto van of some sort in the family...

We've had a moto van of some sort in the family for a while. My favorite was the '77 Dodge Tradesman with a big block, chrome side pipes, and a posi rear end. You could sneak up to 16mpg on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 51,713
Posted By culberro
That is so cool!

That is so cool!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2020, 03:01 PM
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Views: 51,713
Posted By culberro
I would have kept the van. Those are super cool.

I would have kept the van. Those are super cool.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By culberro
Edited my post. Check out the different types in...

Edited my post. Check out the different types in the link. I got lucky with the clam-shell type.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By culberro
You can pull the ignition/lock assembly off the...

You can pull the ignition/lock assembly off the column in about 20-30min if you know what you're doing. That allows you to turn the wheels without having a key.

Edit: Apparently there are 3ish...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By culberro
I must have gotten lucky. No issues with the KLR...

I must have gotten lucky. No issues with the KLR 16v header in a 240.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By culberro
You can definitely do that. I went the more...

You can definitely do that.

I went the more difficult path and moved the thermostat plate to a remote filter location.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By culberro
If it's on a flat-ish surface, oscillating saws...

If it's on a flat-ish surface, oscillating saws work really well to scrap it off. You can get a variety of blade widths to work in tight areas vs large flat areas.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,309
Posted By culberro
What ramps and preload did you go with for the...

What ramps and preload did you go with for the Gripper, more curious than anything :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,134
Posted By culberro
Joke’s on you, that never happens.

Joke’s on you, that never happens.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,778
Posted By culberro
I know of a good 3.31 1031 244 diff sitting in a...

I know of a good 3.31 1031 244 diff sitting in a shop near Olympia Wa if you wanted to drive down.
There just has to be something closer.
Have you tried the Volvo Owners Of the PNW Facebook group?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,134
Posted By culberro
There’s been a bunch of research (years ago) on...

There’s been a bunch of research (years ago) on detecting knock by looking at spark plug discharge rates, maybe that’s what 123 is doing?
Even the simple 123 distributor is an upgrade over a stock...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,896
Posted By culberro
Most likely this. The cool-kid upgrade is to...

Most likely this.
The cool-kid upgrade is to use a 160F thermostat... which is a terrible idea. I think 185F is stock.

If you end up replacing the t-stat, spend the extra few dollars on a "high...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,862
Posted By culberro
The K-cam should be fine as is. Both the B and K...

The K-cam should be fine as is. Both the B and K cam are pretty mild cams.

Chamber volume is all over the map, but somewhat consistent across a single head.

Dish volume is pretty consistent as...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By culberro
He's running a microsquirt plug-n-play setup

He's running a microsquirt plug-n-play setup
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,862
Posted By culberro
0.040" and a thin gasket is a great setup for...

0.040" and a thin gasket is a great setup for lh2.4 when running premium (91/93) with the B-cam.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,280
Posted By culberro
Hahaha. Should be a ripper when you’re done!

Hahaha. Should be a ripper when you’re done!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,398
Posted By culberro
I had similar experiences with a set I installed...

I had similar experiences with a set I installed for a friend. They felt way better than the blown out OE struts, and did the job for years.

I haven't tried a set out with higher spring rates...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,280
Posted By culberro
Doing the JVL special?

Doing the JVL special?
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