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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
BC is the turbobricks facebook group of coil overs

BC is the turbobricks facebook group of coil overs
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 176,275
Posted By Stiggy Pop
nothing additional outside of the heavy sheet...

nothing additional outside of the heavy sheet metal. It was really interesting to feel how things stiffened up as it all got stitched and boxed back together. And yes that's a big part of the reason...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 176,275
Posted By Stiggy Pop
ahh, no I want to keep the top of the rails and...

ahh, no I want to keep the top of the rails and tailgate smooth. Originally I thought they'd be body color, but when I'm using it as a truck I end up putting a foot on them often enough I may...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 176,275
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I did buy a set of wheels for this thing to...

I did buy a set of wheels for this thing to motivate myself to get back to it. 17x7" Tecnocast Corsia, 5x108 and et40. I always thought a six spoke would work, and these are super light too. I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 176,275
Posted By Stiggy Pop
hmm not sure what ya mean. The box sections at...

hmm not sure what ya mean. The box sections at the tailgate? I do have plans to box in the whole bed including the corners, and make some more substantial mounting points for the tailgate hinges. All...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 88,189
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'd spring for an OE tank if you decide to get a...

I'd spring for an OE tank if you decide to get a new one, the aftermarket tanks I've had were leakers at the welded seam.
Forum: article composition 03-31-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 132,170
Posted By Stiggy Pop
https://i.imgur.com/R1fdEt3.gif

https://i.imgur.com/R1fdEt3.gif
Forum: article composition 03-29-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 132,170
Posted By Stiggy Pop
oh yeah, this is ripping along at about the pace...

oh yeah, this is ripping along at about the pace of the "get a new front page car" project.

Get comfortable, we're all riding this corpse to the grave as-is. Like saabnet :lol:
Forum: showroom 03-25-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,023
Posted By Stiggy Pop
"more smooth" is just more rake, it's ugly imo. ...

"more smooth" is just more rake, it's ugly imo.

Also, then you don't have a giant door in the back of the cab to swing open to a) show off and b) carry longer stuff.
Forum: showroom 03-24-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,023
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I have the real CAD somewhere that went to the...

I have the real CAD somewhere that went to the shop, I'll see if it has the cross section. If not I literally touched a scrap piece of it yesterday when I was making pieces to fix my rusty SAAB. I...
Forum: showroom 03-24-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,023
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I think I may have put the drawing for the bed...

I think I may have put the drawing for the bed rails in the thread? I definitely have the drawings somewhere filed I can find them, they were professionally bent from 14ga steel - wicked over kill...
Forum: showroom 03-24-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,023
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'll have to actually finish mine to qualify it...

I'll have to actually finish mine to qualify it :lol:



IMO the sedan window makes for a really ugly cab shape, too much slope and it ends up looking like you can't tell if it's coming or going
Forum: showroom 03-24-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,023
Posted By Stiggy Pop
My thread covers it in pretty good detail, it’s...

My thread covers it in pretty good detail, it’s also the best one ever done in my unbiased opinion. My tailgate is a jaw dropper at the dump!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-18-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I've been waffling on buying a wavetrac, but not...

I've been waffling on buying a wavetrac, but not interested in a plate unit for a street car... interested to see how this shakes out.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 665,100
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I can easily think of not having a basic on/off...

I can easily think of not having a basic on/off or volume knob readily available would probably be pretty annoying...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,441
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I ended up buying a ZF core and shipping it to...

I ended up buying a ZF core and shipping it to Sellholm, hopefully have something fun back sometime in April :boink:
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 665,100
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I had considered the bit ten for a hidden audio...

I had considered the bit ten for a hidden audio setup in one of my cars, would be curious to hear a little more about what made it a pain to live with in the real world.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I have always used the OE turbo studs, OE turbo...

I have always used the OE turbo studs, OE turbo cup washers, and new copper coated locking nuts every time it's assembled. 100% success rate, never had one move and never had one seize.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,687
Posted By Stiggy Pop
every 91+ 7/9 I've owned had a G80, both turbo...

every 91+ 7/9 I've owned had a G80, both turbo and non-turbo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By Stiggy Pop
one of the more dangerous winter setups I've run...

one of the more dangerous winter setups I've run was a set of studded Hakka's in the rear, and the cheapest garbage all seasons ever in the front. All that grip in the rear and nothing up front, you...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 474,491
Posted By Stiggy Pop
It’s satisfying just to look at it, I can imagine...

It’s satisfying just to look at it, I can imagine all of the meticulous assembly of clean parts is going to be a lot of fun. One man Volvo factory!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,520
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Dunlop still has the 200tw Direzza available in...

Dunlop still has the 200tw Direzza available in 225/45/16 as well, which is what I run on the rear of my car. Excellent tire.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm not sure why you decided to personally attack...

I'm not sure why you decided to personally attack me and my header in that way, but I'm too overspent on the 242 this year to address it and I feel like you should respect that by not reminding me of...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By Stiggy Pop
like most things in engine building there's...

like most things in engine building there's tradeoffs and it's not as simple as "better or worse".

Super simplified shorter runners will improve turbo response and long runners will have more...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I've held a treadstone core that looked identical...

I've held a treadstone core that looked identical to a CX Racing core..
Forum: projects & restorations 02-17-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 1,085,046
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I really like the change in direction...

I really like the change in direction aesthetically, the car kind of looks more "grown up" now. I wouldn't have picked on the tint but removing it really did something.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I haven't used that stuff in a long time but it...

I haven't used that stuff in a long time but it used to be really hot, I wonder if it's been watered down at all? It used to bleach dirt bike plastics and etch aluminum if you weren't really careful...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,462
Posted By Stiggy Pop
no such luck

no such luck
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,052
Posted By Stiggy Pop
give me a shout when they stock in, in case you...

give me a shout when they stock in, in case you forget to update the site :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,462
Posted By Stiggy Pop
that close ratio gear set is tasty

that close ratio gear set is tasty
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 66,789
Posted By Stiggy Pop
It loves a 60-65mph back road cruising speed, but...

It loves a 60-65mph back road cruising speed, but yeah, the highway isn't where it's at home.

The Viggen isn't much better, though. I think that's also around 3k at 70mph. I'm kinda used to it I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 66,789
Posted By Stiggy Pop
the cd009 ratios are wrong for the average volvo...

the cd009 ratios are wrong for the average volvo rear end, same with the getrags. The only solution is a tall rear end like RBP mentioned, which I don't see many people here bothering to do.

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 66,789
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'll replace the descriptor "heavy" with......

I'll replace the descriptor "heavy" with... mechanical. It's not a "snick snick" box like a Honda as you said, it's got a little more beef to it. It's a bit manly.

People have such a hard on for...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,690
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm actually putting it in the 940, not sure how...

I'm actually putting it in the 940, not sure how much different locations are. But yeah I found the same thing, the parts to swap the pans and sump makes it not really worth it.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,690
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Funny I have a GS300 in my yard for the same...

Funny I have a GS300 in my yard for the same reason, except at least you got to doing your motor mine is just sitting there. Did you have to change the pan/sump location to prep for the 240 swap?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 66,789
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'll disagree. My transmission isn't noisy, my...

I'll disagree. My transmission isn't noisy, my car is though. T5z from modern driveline with probably 8k miles on it.

My big issue with the other boxes I see people grabbing is the gear ratios all...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 66,789
Posted By Stiggy Pop
alternatively: don't take a junkyard...

alternatively: don't take a junkyard transmission, throw it behind a noisy engine, align the drivetrain with your iPhone and then expect to it to behave like a modern car. :e-shrug:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,690
Posted By Stiggy Pop
for the trailing arms with the heim joint at the...

for the trailing arms with the heim joint at the body, what are you using for a bushing at the axle?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 321,786
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I've been shocked that my 680 is still trucking....

I've been shocked that my 680 is still trucking. I hardly drive the car, throw the optimizer on it once in a while, and it's hanging in there. I should get it on the charger now that you remind me.....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,026
Posted By Stiggy Pop
what if one doesn't find messing with a used...

what if one doesn't find messing with a used 150k+ mile steering rack worth their time or effort? Is there a "money no option"... option? Something hot from Sweden no one here buys?

I can't recall...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,206
Posted By Stiggy Pop
The ability to weld it raises a good point...

The ability to weld it raises a good point (although I don't have a TIG so it's not particularly convenient) - some of the materials I'm looking at don't like to be bonded. I know HDPE can't, or is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,206
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I know, I feel like I'm going back to my roots...

I know, I feel like I'm going back to my roots :lol:. In the warm months I tend to just "do", but I'm up for a little february bench racing!



Why though? I'm gonna need a more compelling...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,206
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Guys at work told me I'm crazy for wanting them;...

Guys at work told me I'm crazy for wanting them; they're a regular source of issues on air handling systems because they get mangled/installed improperly etc., their misalignment tolerance is lower....
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,206
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Anyone want to nudge me towards a material...

Anyone want to nudge me towards a material choice? I had thought of Kydex initially mostly because of impact resistance and I've read that it thermoforms very well, so I was hoping that might mean I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,206
Posted By Stiggy Pop
ehhh not sure if the juice is worth the squeeze...

ehhh not sure if the juice is worth the squeeze on that one. I'd have to relocate the muffler, then I'm most of the way to building a new system from the DP back, and there's really no other driving...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,206
Posted By Stiggy Pop
that felt like a risky click on the work computer...

that felt like a risky click on the work computer :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,206
Posted By Stiggy Pop
it's 3". Not sure if it would work as well with a...

it's 3". Not sure if it would work as well with a higher ride height, but with the short konis I can hang the axle at full droop and it doesn't interfere
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,206
Posted By Stiggy Pop
no spoiler, and unfortunately I'm unwilling to...

no spoiler, and unfortunately I'm unwilling to add one, or a splitter. Just not part of the car's aesthetic. I'll white knuckle it to 150 first :lol:

Looking at the bottom of the car I think the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,206
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I know drip rails are great for making a bunch of...

I know drip rails are great for making a bunch of wind noise on the highway..

Took a quick look under the car in storage and the exhaust/muffler is the lowest point in the rear. Might be able to...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,206
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Thanks, I thought the same on the the engine and...

Thanks, I thought the same on the the engine and around the rear of the car. I had not considered the drip rails, interesting.
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