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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,675
Posted By VB242
I blew the seals out of one of those in a couple...

I blew the seals out of one of those in a couple months. Only weekend driving autocrossing, but I was running 22+psi. I don't recommend it. I ended up putting this turbo back on it after about 3...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,625
Posted By VB242
How much boost are you running? Do you have a...

How much boost are you running? Do you have a wideband O2 gauge? Could be detonation events....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By VB242
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/l8umqZay434" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By VB242
Hollow can be stronger than solid.

Hollow can be stronger than solid.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,836
Posted By VB242
Are you referring to the air pressure inside the...

Are you referring to the air pressure inside the accusump? There's a piston with seals that separates the compressed air from the oil inside I believe.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,237
Posted By VB242
It's an '86 I believe, NWC for sure I think the...

It's an '86 I believe, NWC for sure I think the tag was 1342 but not 100% sure. Guy I bought it from said it was holding 15psi in his 300ZX, but 4th gear synchronizer doesn't work. I bought a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,237
Posted By VB242
I've beaten on it mercilessly, I only paid $100...

I've beaten on it mercilessly, I only paid $100 for it. Drove it today even
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,237
Posted By VB242
Just use some regular bearing grease to hold the...

Just use some regular bearing grease to hold the bearings in place, you can reinstall it in the horizontal position. There's a big flat washer thing that sits on the shims from what I remember. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By VB242
Which car? I don't think there's room by the...

Which car? I don't think there's room by the strut tower on a 240 to run it as is.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,836
Posted By VB242
Moroso also makes something like the accusump,...

Moroso also makes something like the accusump, has anyone tried one?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,867
Posted By VB242
Well I bumped it up and test drove it this...

Well I bumped it up and test drove it this morning, I barely made it to 7k when I pussed out, it seemed like it was fine though. I think I could use an adjustable cam gear to shift the power band...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,237
Posted By VB242
I swapped the Ford V8 input shaft into a T5 out...

I swapped the Ford V8 input shaft into a T5 out of a Nissan 300ZX turbo. Not sure about the other V6's.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,237
Posted By VB242
Hence my advice to keep the input shaft end of...

Hence my advice to keep the input shaft end of the transmission pointed down so when you take it out so the roller bearings stay in the input shaft cup. I've had the input shaft out 3 times and...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,237
Posted By VB242
It's super easy, with the following caveat, ...

It's super easy, with the following caveat, inside the end of the input shaft are 15 individual roller bearings. Make sure the input shaft end of the transmission is pointed down so the roller...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By VB242
Heavy,schmeavy just turn up the boost

Heavy,schmeavy just turn up the boost
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 831
Posted By VB242
Just twist them together and 2 wraps of black...

Just twist them together and 2 wraps of black tape should do it.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,867
Posted By VB242
The friction modifier was a requirement of the...

The friction modifier was a requirement of the upgrade to the Cobra clutch packs. Some very stinky stuff, I opened the bottle in the shop and one of my guys about 30ft away smelled it immediately,...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,867
Posted By VB242
Mike P offered me a set of 3.73 gears, not sure...

Mike P offered me a set of 3.73 gears, not sure how much work it is to swap in an 8.8. Plus I've got about $60 worth of Ford friction modifier additive in there now. I know it's not going to...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By VB242
I had an Ebay one, just sold it, when I did the...

I had an Ebay one, just sold it, when I did the finger test the pipes didn't seem any bigger than the 90+ runners.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,625
Posted By VB242
Check the oil and make sure it's not milky...

Check the oil and make sure it's not milky looking. Look for evidence of coolant being forced out of the overflow reservoir. These would indicate a blown head gasket.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By VB242
I saw some reman on advance auto

I saw some reman on advance auto
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By VB242
Pretty sure the transmission lines are 5/16:8mm ...

Pretty sure the transmission lines are 5/16:8mm , I tried to use it for a power steering cooler,. I can't remember why but I ended up with a stand alone PS cooler,
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,625
Posted By VB242
A spring inside the wg actuator holds the wg...

A spring inside the wg actuator holds the wg closed, air pressure on the diaphragm inside the wg from the turbo pushes it open and lets the exhaust bypass the turbine. If the spring in the wg is...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,237
Posted By VB242
That's what autos do all day long, match load to...

That's what autos do all day long, match load to the proper gear.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,867
Posted By VB242
I did flip to third on one run in the long...

I did flip to third on one run in the long section but I didn't leave it there, maybe I'll give it a whirl next time.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By VB242
If they had engineers, they would have made it...

If they had engineers, they would have made it like my girlfriend's expedition where the blend door actuator nub snaps off and you get cold air with the heat on and hot air with the a/c on.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,625
Posted By VB242
The CBV line should be coming off the manifold, ...

The CBV line should be coming off the manifold, this is not the place to be hooking up your waste gate. This is after the throttle plate, it should be plumbed off the compressor, before the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,867
Posted By VB242
Cool, thank you, I'll get to test it out 11/8....

Cool, thank you, I'll get to test it out 11/8. I'll set hard limit to 7600 and the soft to 7500. I'll also have to shift some stuff around and set the TS maps up for 7500.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,867
Posted By VB242
No these are the oversized valves from the group...

No these are the oversized valves from the group buy. My guy did not measure seat pressure afaik. I'm running what I think is an IPD turbo cam. I got it from Fidel/ Lawrence Knox with part of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,867
Posted By VB242
The head was done by a local guy, he said they...

The head was done by a local guy, he said they were definitely an upgrade over the stock springs. The springs have been in a couple heads but probably have less than 10k miles on therm.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,625
Posted By VB242
Have you tried connecting the waste gate directly...

Have you tried connecting the waste gate directly to the turbo outlet? How is the MBC connected? The waste gate should come off the port closest to the adjustment knob and the turbo outlet to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,867
Posted By VB242
The valve springs are from RSI as well, I do...

The valve springs are from RSI as well, I do remember some chatter about bug pack something something back in the day. But I thought that was seat pressure issue being too high. I was more...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,867
Posted By VB242
Maximum RPMs

Soooooooo, I have an autocross event at the same big venue as last month and with my 4.10 rear and T5 2nd gear I'm running out of RPMs. Using an online calculator I came up with a max safe RPM of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By VB242
I don't think the spring cares which way it's...

I don't think the spring cares which way it's pointed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By VB242
I made my own pressure bleeder with a boneyard...

I made my own pressure bleeder with a boneyard reservoir cap and a quick connect air fitting. I just drilled and tapped the cap for 1/4" npt and screwed the air fitting in. Just turn the pressure...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By VB242
I just lay my 275/40/17 flat on the floor, but I...

I just lay my 275/40/17 flat on the floor, but I don't go to Costco with this car either.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,151
Posted By VB242
Ay caramba dude, I think you'll find an 8.8 out...

Ay caramba dude, I think you'll find an 8.8 out of an explorer might suit your needs better. I think I paid $150 from pick and pull and someone sells the weld on Volvo brackets, wish I'd known...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,625
Posted By VB242
Is the waste gate plumbed to the nipple on the...

Is the waste gate plumbed to the nipple on the turbo outlet?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,625
Posted By VB242
Sounds like your waste gate is working properly,...

Sounds like your waste gate is working properly, it only sees vacuum when you're not boosting the car, pressure when the gauge is over 0. I'd be looking for boost leaks somewhere else, maybe on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,237
Posted By VB242
Supposedly my BNE adapter is supposed to bolt up...

Supposedly my BNE adapter is supposed to bolt up to a TKO.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By VB242
Clean the battery terminals

Clean the battery terminals
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By VB242
The octopus distributes braking pressure to the...

The octopus distributes braking pressure to the calipers, the switch inside indicates pressure loss in one of the circuits.
Forum: showroom 10-06-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 62,995
Posted By VB242
^ so quiet, doesn't seem right but I see what...

^ so quiet, doesn't seem right but I see what you're saying, that's really close to the islands. We just have hidden concrete blocks in there grass and around the perimeter of our venue,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By VB242
That's the brake octopus, the reducing valves are...

That's the brake octopus, the reducing valves are in the back near the fuel pump with hoses coming off therm.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By VB242
I believe his point was you can get nice new...

I believe his point was you can get nice new forged custom pistons for around the same money.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By VB242
I bought a 5L container of Pentosin LV from Rock...

I bought a 5L container of Pentosin LV from Rock Auto, it will just go bad sitting in the container. The pressure reducing valves that go to the rear brakes can hold some air, need to jack up the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By VB242
How much brake fluid have you put through your...

How much brake fluid have you put through your system? I just put 5L through mine and have a good pedal, are you bleeding all 4 corners?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By VB242
I wouldn't mess around with brakes, I just...

I wouldn't mess around with brakes, I just bought a new MC from Rock Auto for $43. Not sure what shipping across the Atlantic will cost though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By VB242
If you're worried about cheap, advance auto has...

If you're worried about cheap, advance auto has aftermarket main pump for~$43 and about $30 for the in tank. I wouldn't fool around with a boneyard pump unless you're a masochist. Or promise ring...
Forum: showroom 10-05-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 62,995
Posted By VB242
My best friend moved out there, I've been to the...

My best friend moved out there, I've been to the CIA air museum and inside the Spruce Goose. Looks like a nice course and a good run, anyone biff it into all those obstructions?
You missed the...
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