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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 229
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
Were the fresh air intakes blocked off by '83?...

Were the fresh air intakes blocked off by '83? I've always been tempted to use that real estate but with the kick panel vents open and the rear quarter windows popped out so much nice air moves...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 26,483
Posted By Stiggy Pop
honestly my transmission is really fairly quiet....

honestly my transmission is really fairly quiet. It's the ****box volvo it's attached too that vibrates at 3k rpm
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 527,571
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I can certainly understand why you made the...

I can certainly understand why you made the comments elsewhere that this is a "motor swap only a mother could love". I'm glad you guys are taking it on.

I've been interested in the additive...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 89,878
Posted By Stiggy Pop
:nod: And it fits like a glove!

:nod: And it fits like a glove!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 89,878
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm not sure if you're looking for opinions on...

I'm not sure if you're looking for opinions on the color but I'm compelled to offer that I think the Polestar Blue is really just not right for this car. It's so bright, very modern... I just feel...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 459,763
Posted By Stiggy Pop
???? (you made me go back and catch up on...

????

(you made me go back and catch up on your thread now you gotta answer to it)
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 26,483
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Sorry havenít been keeping up. Itís out in the...

Sorry havenít been keeping up. Itís out in the garage Iíll weigh it tomorrow.

Yeah may go on earlier but wonít drive again until the thaw.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 459,763
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I moved into my place, filled the garage with my...

I moved into my place, filled the garage with my cars and crap, and continue to work on cars in my Dad's garage down the road :rofl:

Good move to get it set up up front, I'm really wanting a...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 459,763
Posted By Stiggy Pop
missed this car. Your garage... whoo boy. I...

missed this car.

Your garage... whoo boy. I covet.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 570,932
Posted By Stiggy Pop
haha yes exactly! I kept wondering if regular...

haha yes exactly! I kept wondering if regular carpenters use Mitutoyo calipers on their deck as much as I did :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 12-16-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,709
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm using a .700 on my Tilton setup. Tate...

I'm using a .700 on my Tilton setup.

Tate copied me :p
Forum: projects & restorations 12-15-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 570,932
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I've been taking a break from cars and have found...

I've been taking a break from cars and have found enjoyment in applying the skills I learned through car builds to different disciplines.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,927
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I think you will clear that 300 mark by a good...

I think you will clear that 300 mark by a good margin, then! Redblocks are a lot of fun with that kind of investment.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,927
Posted By Stiggy Pop
This is probably the best option for a drop-in...

This is probably the best option for a drop-in long block. Rest of the drivetrain is reasonably easy to figure out.

IMO getting any kinda 'built' engine for 300whp and a t5 swap done at shop rates...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 424,980
Posted By Stiggy Pop
https://i.imgur.com/Yq9Ozm9.gif

https://i.imgur.com/Yq9Ozm9.gif
Forum: projects & restorations 11-13-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 535,657
Posted By Stiggy Pop
yup, mine came from my father in law :lol: the...

yup, mine came from my father in law :lol: the traditional passage of the orange clamps I guess.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 535,657
Posted By Stiggy Pop
looks good. Do you have a metal brake or have...

looks good. Do you have a metal brake or have those pieces bent for you? I also like your welding table, I really need to make one of those.




Hey I'm using those same clamps on my deck right...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,598
Posted By Stiggy Pop
here's my head with 48/40 valves from Ferrea as a...

here's my head with 48/40 valves from Ferrea as a reference, head is heavily ported and shaped.

https://i.imgur.com/59IeIByh.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,538
Posted By Stiggy Pop
:nod: plus they look great in the newer dashes...

:nod: plus they look great in the newer dashes next to a full complement of round 52mm aux gauges. Be sure to install LED bulbs with no dimmer.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,110
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Their stage 3 cam.. 12.4mm lift or something like...

Their stage 3 cam.. 12.4mm lift or something like that? I'd like to try something different but don't really have any complaints with the cam.

My head has the spring seats machined ~.060". The...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 570,932
Posted By Stiggy Pop
It's important to take breaks and shift the focus...

It's important to take breaks and shift the focus and energy to other things periodically.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,110
Posted By Stiggy Pop
stock size valves? What's your seat pressure and...

stock size valves? What's your seat pressure and pressure over the nose? What lift on the cam?

Probing because I'd agree with Culbertson, don't worry about the bottom end but think about the head.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 18,582
Posted By Stiggy Pop
mounts look good! I want to hang by b230 from the...

mounts look good! I want to hang by b230 from the frame like that.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,110
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I was floating the valves in my RSI stage 2 head...

I was floating the valves in my RSI stage 2 head hitting a 7k rpm limiter. Actual spring pressures when measured with my install height and cam were barely above stock. I'd check everything they did.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 26,483
Posted By Stiggy Pop
go way back in TB time and look for posts by...

go way back in TB time and look for posts by odinthewanderer regarding this issue, he was fighting it back in 2010. He had a very well thought out car with a brand new $2500 hopped up t5z from modern...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,164
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Itís torquey, very smooth, sounds decent... it...

Itís torquey, very smooth, sounds decent... it would be so nice in a brick!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,164
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I’ve sniffed up this tree and there really...

I’ve sniffed up this tree and there really doesn’t seem to be any reasonable path
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,237
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Interested to see the numbers on the manifold....

Interested to see the numbers on the manifold. I've done a same day, back-to-back on my car with a stock intake and the Nathan plenum and it certainly feels like a complete game changer over 4k
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,581
Posted By Stiggy Pop
oof

oof
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,581
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I had your back! :-P

I had your back! :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,581
Posted By Stiggy Pop
If I add up all iterations of my engine to it's...

If I add up all iterations of my engine to it's current draft, pull in all those nitty gritty parts we forget about (watch that AN hose column add up)... now remember it's my first engine build and I...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,581
Posted By Stiggy Pop
C6 Z is the 505hp LS7. LS engines have...

C6 Z is the 505hp LS7.

LS engines have character like redblock variations too. My dad's had a fleet. 6.2 in the Denali that feels like a big truck motor. Had a C5 Z with the LS6. Just sold his C6...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,581
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Mine's a decent argument against it considering...

Mine's a decent argument against it considering the cost, but I also spent a LOT of that money on like the last 10% of improvements.

Yeah but that's Tate's opinion, can we really trust it? Such a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,581
Posted By Stiggy Pop
there's a lot of different ways to skin a cat....

there's a lot of different ways to skin a cat. Put me in the "a nasty 8v sounds better" camp. I've never considered a 16v swap; I'd just put a different engine in it at that point.

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Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 535,657
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I've had the harbor freight metal brake on my...

I've had the harbor freight metal brake on my list for a while for projects like these. https://www.harborfreight.com/36-in-metal-brake-with-stand-62518.html
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 385,580
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Thanks! Nope didn't have to clearance the bezel...

Thanks! Nope didn't have to clearance the bezel to get them in.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 385,580
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Thanks guys. Petrolicious usually features more...

Thanks guys. Petrolicious usually features more swanky cars so I thought it was in good company. I met up with Alex (who was driving a european import 190e cosworth) a YEAR ago, so it's been a long...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 385,580
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I have done a few things with the car this year,...

I have done a few things with the car this year, so I'll have to make a small project update. But for now, something I'm pretty excited about (and was a long time coming). Not bad for a $400 barn...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,625
Posted By Stiggy Pop
this sounds about right; you decided you didn't...

this sounds about right; you decided you didn't want to make one, so now you can just buy one and then re-make it to fit :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,881
Posted By Stiggy Pop
^ good addition, I also use the OE Volvo cupped...

^ good addition, I also use the OE Volvo cupped turbo washers.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,881
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Bottom out the stud then back it out a 1/4 turn....

Bottom out the stud then back it out a 1/4 turn. High temp anti-seize and new nuts every time. Always works for me.

I prefer the OE volvo studs over stainless for the exhaust side.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,881
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I use copper on really hot stuff.

I use copper on really hot stuff.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,581
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm still working out the details for my feature...

I'm still working out the details for my feature on True Life: I spent $4,000 on an 8v head
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,898
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I had a '92 245 with a KG-T header and a custom...

I had a '92 245 with a KG-T header and a custom 2.5" exhaust. The car had a t5 trans swap with a modified volvo cross member. There weren't any clearance issues that I recall.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,341
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Be that as it may, never underestimate someone’s...

Be that as it may, never underestimate someone’s interest in taking your money.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,341
Posted By Stiggy Pop
That’s kind of a naively optimistic stance to...

That’s kind of a naively optimistic stance to take on any product.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,442
Posted By Stiggy Pop
lifted the pictures from Dr. Fanning's thread: ...

lifted the pictures from Dr. Fanning's thread:

https://i.imgur.com/uIGQ05Al.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Odqz3UCl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/5hmXS6Hl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/0fqZuOKl.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,515
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I have 5 Stack Pro Control 52mm gauges in my car,...

I have 5 Stack Pro Control 52mm gauges in my car, only adapter I needed was for the oil pressure sender which was easy to find on Summit.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 155,779
Posted By Stiggy Pop
haha sorry guys, waiting for summer to wind down...

haha sorry guys, waiting for summer to wind down then will be back on it!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,834
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I drove my ute on the highway with the bike in...

I drove my ute on the highway with the bike in the back with blown out shocks and 250k mile springs, it was SKETCHY, and I have my load way more forward than something like a hitch carrier.

fresh...
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