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Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2019, 04:49 PM
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Posted By culberro
You could swap out one of the Teflon ends for a...

You could swap out one of the Teflon ends for a nylon filled rod-end. They’re a bit quieter, significantly quieter after the Teflon gets pounded out.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 385,081
Posted By culberro
This is my experience using stock bilstein HDs...

This is my experience using stock bilstein HDs struts and Gabriel Ultra rear shocks.
I'm a fan of 250 lbs/in in the front and 150 lbs/in at the rear location. Not bouncy and handles crappy roads...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By culberro
The 16v heads have oval oil drain-back holes,...

The 16v heads have oval oil drain-back holes, nothing wrong there.
Did you install the gasket upside down?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By culberro
There should be either a divot in the block, in...

There should be either a divot in the block, in the head, or both. If you end up with a combo where there’s no divot in either, you can add them easily enough.
The factory just drilled the block...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By culberro
Grab a head gasket and overlay it, but I'm...

Grab a head gasket and overlay it, but I'm 99.9999% sure there's not an issue. The original motor in the rally car was a b230f with a k-jet head.

The oil passage area through the head gasket is...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By culberro
It’ll all bolt together.

It’ll all bolt together.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By culberro
6 States is usually pretty decent. I wouldn't...

6 States is usually pretty decent. I wouldn't sweat it.

In Portland we have: 6 States, Driveline Express (Potter Webster), and Driveline Services. I've known people that have used all of them...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By culberro
I was thinking that was the correct one. Small...

I was thinking that was the correct one. Small BCD and 3/8" bolt holes.

If anyone is ever looking for random DS parts, I have had great luck with Fort Wayne Clutch (and Dennys Drive Shaft). Lots...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By culberro
Apparently after 89-ish they went to a...

Apparently after 89-ish they went to a non-standard u-joint. 88 and earlier appear to be 1310. I've done 3 different driveshafts, and all were on earlier cars using the 1310 u-joints.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By culberro
Isn't the stock 240 flange for a 1310 u-joint?

Isn't the stock 240 flange for a 1310 u-joint?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By culberro
Are you using high-Z injectors, or did you add a...

Are you using high-Z injectors, or did you add a resistor pack? Because if not, you’re about to fry your fuel ECU.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By culberro
There’s enough room to add a 3/4” turnbuckle on...

There’s enough room to add a 3/4” turnbuckle on the axle end. You can also do this with 1x 3-4” 3/4” coarse bolt and 2x nuts. It’s $5 in hardware and 15min of your time.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By culberro
Bigger looking brakes? RX7 calipers and 9...

Bigger looking brakes?
RX7 calipers and 9 series rotors work well. You end up with the about the same brake torque, but a larger rotor and aluminum caliper to help with heat dissipation.

I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 159,010
Posted By culberro
2.25 or 2.5"?

2.25 or 2.5"?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By culberro
Down low on the strut tower.

Down low on the strut tower.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By culberro
I used the $40 eBay fuel rail with a regulator...

I used the $40 eBay fuel rail with a regulator mounted externally. It worked great, no problems.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By culberro
There's not really any "tight tolerances" that...

There's not really any "tight tolerances" that you have to specify when ordering pistons... if the designs are already done.
Just say what bore you want (96.5mm most likely), tell them to be "piston...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,199
Posted By culberro
They’re batch fire, all the injectors fire at the...

They’re batch fire, all the injectors fire at the same time. Can’t really screw that one up :)
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,340
Posted By culberro
Most delivery trucks are 2 and 3 piece drive...

Most delivery trucks are 2 and 3 piece drive lines. 6 States is primarily a truck and industrial supplier. They'll figure it out for you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By culberro
Good to know. I've used the larger diameter Saab...

Good to know. I've used the larger diameter Saab 9-3 2L 16v turbo pressure plate with a 9" disk (stock dog-dish disk will work) on a few different setups. The pressure plate does need to be spaced...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By culberro
You can call up any piston manufacture (CP, JE,...

You can call up any piston manufacture (CP, JE, Wiseco) and have them make pistons for you. All of them even have Volvo b230 8V piston designs ready to go. You just need to tell them if they will be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By culberro
This. I use a 19mm 6pt deep socket, and an...

This. I use a 19mm 6pt deep socket, and an extension. It's a 5min job with minimal coolant loss. The socket will only go on one or two ways due to the sensor body, so make sure you get it clocked...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,988
Posted By culberro
The 12" threaded tubes work well for stock height...

The 12" threaded tubes work well for stock height and full range of suspension travel. If you were going to have a lifted volvo, a 13" tube is where I would start, but that might even be too long....
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,804
Posted By culberro
Nothing wrong with the smaller crank bearing...

Nothing wrong with the smaller crank bearing size, as it's still pretty large. I used that on the 2.5L NA 16v engine that was in the rally car. If you are worried about the center thrust bearing only...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By culberro
I've used NGK7 and NGK8 heat range plugs without...

I've used NGK7 and NGK8 heat range plugs without any issues in both b230ft and high compression b230s. The XS62 should work just fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,988
Posted By culberro
I've never had the RH/LH nuts come loose on the...

I've never had the RH/LH nuts come loose on the torque rods. Instead it's the bolt into the chassis that comes loose on a regular basis. This is on the drift car and rally car.

I would suggest...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By culberro
I prefer the STS turbo drain adapter. It's super...

I prefer the STS turbo drain adapter. It's super easy to install, and it's also removable if you want to transfer it to another engine. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By culberro
Do you run your car very low? I’ve had a lot of...

Do you run your car very low? I’ve had a lot of issues with the 1-piece smashing into the tunnel.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By culberro
Do you have a repair manual for a Volvo with a...

Do you have a repair manual for a Volvo with a redblock engine? The “new” head height is listed in there.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By culberro
Buy the real support plate from 5speeds.com. The...

Buy the real support plate from 5speeds.com. The others allegedly have fitment issues.
Are you running a single piece or 2-piece driveshaft with the T5?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By culberro
For the T5, adding a billet steel cluster bearing...

For the T5, adding a billet steel cluster bearing support plate is a great way to increase the torque capacity of the trans you have. You can also transfer it to another trans if you break the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 291,884
Posted By culberro
I've become a big fan of the HF storage cases....

I've become a big fan of the HF storage cases. This guy and the bigger one as well: https://www.harborfreight.com/19-bin-portable-parts-storage-case-93928.html

They stack well, and sort of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By culberro
I *think* it’s 5mm. I’m not sure on the length...

I *think* it’s 5mm. I’m not sure on the length (15 or 20mm). I could measure one in a few days. I bought a bag of 25 of them years ago for $5 at the hardware store.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,285
Posted By culberro
Adding mass increases the natural frequency of...

Adding mass increases the natural frequency of the caliper. This can definitely be used to reduce vibrations.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-25-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,329
Posted By culberro
Does anyone have any experience with the...

Does anyone have any experience with the ECUMasters ECUs?
These seem like a decent alternative.

https://ecumasterusa.com/collections/standalone-engine-management
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,804
Posted By culberro
Just the stock 13mm rods. That Flywheel is...

Just the stock 13mm rods.

That Flywheel is probably not the best for high rpm use. Definitely don’t want it coming apart. The older “flat” flywheels have been fine at those revs, in my experience....
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-24-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,329
Posted By culberro
I feel the AEM UI is worse than TS. I’ve used...

I feel the AEM UI is worse than TS. I’ve used Motec, Haltec, TS, and AEM. And I would rate them in that order from easy to PITA.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-23-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,329
Posted By culberro
It all depends what you want to do with the uS...

It all depends what you want to do with the uS (microsquirt) ECU.
uS has a limited number of outputs, so that kind of puts you in a box. There's limited idle speed control, and limited ignition and...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-23-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,329
Posted By culberro
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By culberro
They totally do a visual with a mirror on a...

They totally do a visual with a mirror on a stick. I was there just a few months ago.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,804
Posted By culberro
Fun fact, a NA b230 with "big" rods will rev over...

Fun fact, a NA b230 with "big" rods will rev over 8k without ejecting the internals. A good clean engine, good clean and cool oil, head and ECU to support the revs. Done.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,356
Posted By culberro
Those should work just fine.

Those should work just fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,052
Posted By culberro
Use a stock clutch. The clutch will usually slip...

Use a stock clutch. The clutch will usually slip before the transmission breaks.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-16-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,329
Posted By culberro
Can the EMS 4 handle a 60-2 trigger? I've known a...

Can the EMS 4 handle a 60-2 trigger? I've known a few people who couldn't get them to run because of that on a BMW. Even with the resistor across VR+ and VR-, the voltage was peaking too high.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,928
Posted By culberro
A 1200lb trailer with 3 dirt bikes, and all the...

A 1200lb trailer with 3 dirt bikes, and all the gear for a weekend in the woods. I also towed 3k pounds to the scrap yard without any issues as well. Trailer brakes would be a good idea, but ain’t...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,361
Posted By culberro
VR6 turbo swap it instead. Or use a AAZ, or...

VR6 turbo swap it instead.

Or use a AAZ, or a 1.6 diesel with a turbo if you want to keep it simple.
A TDI-M if you want to spend a lot of money.

All the TDIs will require a big jump into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,388
Posted By culberro
It still matters. Pat was having a heck of a time...

It still matters. Pat was having a heck of a time bleeding the brakes on his rally car using a Motive. He lifted the rear up, lightly tapped the brake pedal a few times (gets bubbles to migrate into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,388
Posted By culberro
I almost always jack up the rear of the car. The...

I almost always jack up the rear of the car. The nose-up MC orientation makes it really easy to get bubbles trapped.
Give the rear brake valves many many taps, and that's the best you can do.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By culberro
I used 12” aluminum hex adjusters with 5/8”...

I used 12” aluminum hex adjusters with 5/8” thread last time I made a set.

Edit: LOL at reading comprehension. See below.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By culberro
Have the inlet and outlet both offset opposite of...

Have the inlet and outlet both offset opposite of each other, and 3”.
Basically what’s in the kit Harlard posted.

Harlard and I did a mini GB on a pair of those JT Tuning exhausts. It was...
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