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Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 07:44 PM
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Posted By redblockpowered
And up the A-pillar like some kind of exhaust...

And up the A-pillar like some kind of exhaust snorkel, I hope.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By redblockpowered
Understeers under what circumstances?

Understeers under what circumstances?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,519
Posted By redblockpowered
Hmm, interesting. I checked GCP for what the...

Hmm, interesting. I checked GCP for what the stuff on your build plate meant, and it looks like the chassis code stuff didn't appear until mid '89. In any case it looks like they slimmed down the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,519
Posted By redblockpowered
Which springs did the car have originally? Should...

Which springs did the car have originally? Should be on the build plate somewhere.
Forum: website & board 09-18-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,053
Posted By redblockpowered
or CaliMeatWagon quarantine zone

or CaliMeatWagon quarantine zone
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,364
Posted By redblockpowered
Looks like that's what MikeP measured the IPD...

Looks like that's what MikeP measured the IPD rears at. Their fronts are way soft for the rear rate. New sets may be different, not sure.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,364
Posted By redblockpowered
You need a lot less stiffness in the rear. Try...

You need a lot less stiffness in the rear. Try stock/no rear bar and ~150 lb/in springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By redblockpowered
For when you want your 240 to lift the inside...

For when you want your 240 to lift the inside rear like a GTI.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By redblockpowered
Good reading on hollow sway bars:...

Good reading on hollow sway bars: http://terminator-cobra.com/Sway%20Bar%20Tech.pdf

http://www.gtsparkplugs.com/images/sway-bar-formula-840x.jpg

Did some math using these and the dimensions I...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By redblockpowered
With more rear sway bar you lose what little...

With more rear sway bar you lose what little traction you have on corner exit due to lack of rear suspension articulation. This is an especially big deal with an open diff.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By redblockpowered
That too. All these rear bars are way too big. I...

That too. All these rear bars are way too big. I like 25/19 on my 940 although it's still too much rear bar. I think we run 23/16 on the race 245. Whatever the biggest factory front and smallest...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,493
Posted By redblockpowered
Why doesn't the A/C work? ...

Why doesn't the A/C work?

https://i.imgur.com/3CSgAnNl.jpg

Ah, that'll do it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By redblockpowered
And Konis do not have this problem, then? The...

And Konis do not have this problem, then? The adjustability certainly has some appeal to me but realistically once it's set the way I want it'll probably end up staying there. Would be nice to get...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By redblockpowered
Depending on wall thickness, these could actually...

Depending on wall thickness, these could actually be softer than the IPD bars but save some weight.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By redblockpowered
Perhaps this is skewed by too many Bilstein...

Perhaps this is skewed by too many Bilstein owners who over-lower their cars on soft spring rates.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By redblockpowered
It's in the thread for my car. Wheel rates...

It's in the thread for my car. Wheel rates according to my math are 169/174 lbs/in front/rear. Feels like it could use more up front but that is beside the point (at least, beside the point of...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By redblockpowered
Of course, I'm still not terribly sure how to...

Of course, I'm still not terribly sure how to pair my spring/damper rates, so if any of you nerds could help with that I'd appreciate it.

Messaged a few more manufacturers who sell shocks and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,493
Posted By redblockpowered
At half past midnight? I hope not.

At half past midnight? I hope not.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By redblockpowered
Pictures seem to work now. It looks really good...

Pictures seem to work now. It looks really good cleaned up, bummer about the roof.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,043
Posted By redblockpowered
Looks reasonable (if slow) to me. Not sure why...

Looks reasonable (if slow) to me. Not sure why your car is banging off the limiter.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By redblockpowered
Looks like a good start. I like the SEs a lot....

Looks like a good start. I like the SEs a lot. You may find this car to have more parts interchange with a 960 of the same year than a 940. In Europe these were sold as the 960 Turbo.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,493
Posted By redblockpowered
I'm surprised at how many I still see every day...

I'm surprised at how many I still see every day that appear to just be used like regular cars. It's a testament to the build quality of these things.

Not too much to report. Drove the car, washed...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,519
Posted By redblockpowered
Buy once, cry once! As for engine setup, I'm...

Buy once, cry once!

As for engine setup, I'm extremely satisfied with my 13C+cam+tune arrangement and very infrequently find myself wanting more. The chassis is lacking in that regard.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,043
Posted By redblockpowered
Very different measurements from the handful I've...

Very different measurements from the handful I've seen degreed out. Potentially made to loose tolerances as well but that seems less likely. As opposed to A, K, T, whatever which all seem very very...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,043
Posted By redblockpowered
I know they said there's only one grind when I...

I know they said there's only one grind when I emailed IPD but I am still convinced that isn't true. Intentional, or as a consequence of a change in supplier/manufacturing techniques.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By redblockpowered
Yes, I am! I measured the distance to the shock,...

Yes, I am! I measured the distance to the shock, the wheel centerline, and the spring from the center of the front trailing arm bolt where it pivots. Admittedly not terribly precise, but certainly...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By redblockpowered
This puts the damping ratio in my car (at this...

This puts the damping ratio in my car (at this speed) at a decidedly unsporty 30% front and 37% rear, or 34%/42% with stock sedan spring rates. Worth noting that the front is a stock replacement...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By redblockpowered
I also emailed KYB tech support (since that's...

I also emailed KYB tech support (since that's what is on the car now) and they told me:

The 365053 (GR2 strut) is 110/45 and KG5565 (Gas-a-just rear shock) is 150/55. This is measured at .3 meters...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By redblockpowered
I appreciated getting multiple data points but...

I appreciated getting multiple data points but the thing that I was referring to was the use of the .13 and .33 m/sec which doesn't directly compare to the usual (to me, a layman) .05 m/sec figures....
Forum: events 08-27-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,989
Posted By redblockpowered
Seems workable.

Seems workable.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2020, 02:37 PM
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Views: 263,781
Posted By redblockpowered
Any chance you know the wire diameter on those...

Any chance you know the wire diameter on those B&Gs? A certain young 7/9 spring rate hoarder wants to know.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By redblockpowered
For the record, I asked Bilstein for similar...

For the record, I asked Bilstein for similar information on their B6 stuff for the 940 and was told it was proprietary information. If you have it I'd love to know.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By redblockpowered
Koni damping rates for 740/940

I asked Koni for these and they gave them to me, so I'm sharing them here because I figure they may be useful to others. The measurement points seem a little strange to me for comparative purposes...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,938
Posted By redblockpowered
Well that's exciting. Can't imagine it'll take...

Well that's exciting. Can't imagine it'll take that long to get it dialed in. The pnp setup uses all stock sensors?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,938
Posted By redblockpowered
Will you test the EMS change with no other mods?...

Will you test the EMS change with no other mods? Pretty curious about the difference.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,519
Posted By redblockpowered
Always good to see more grandpa series cars on...

Always good to see more grandpa series cars on the board.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2020, 10:12 PM
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Posted By redblockpowered
Great numbers, RIP transmission.

Great numbers, RIP transmission.
Forum: events 08-21-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,989
Posted By redblockpowered
I'm intrigued.

I'm intrigued.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By redblockpowered
Which turbine housing do you have on your 15g? A...

Which turbine housing do you have on your 15g? A conical housing just needs to be reclocked, have a wastegate bracket made, and installed. Otherwise you will need some way of matching it to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,102
Posted By redblockpowered
How far does it go? Can we get the idle down to...

How far does it go? Can we get the idle down to 0db?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2020, 10:20 PM
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Views: 337,652
Posted By redblockpowered
Cool feature on a very cool car.

Cool feature on a very cool car.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,599
Posted By redblockpowered
That would be a power move.

That would be a power move.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2020, 02:05 PM
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Views: 8,960
Posted By redblockpowered
Gotta keep the kids safe somehow.

Gotta keep the kids safe somehow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By redblockpowered
In my experience it's not usually the kind of...

In my experience it's not usually the kind of thing that fails progressively. Is the air filter just mounted on the end of the AMM? Bosch says there should be a short length of straight tubing before...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,493
Posted By redblockpowered
Glad to hear it, thanks! Really appreciate...

Glad to hear it, thanks! Really appreciate hearing that kind of stuff.



The studs on the housing where it connects to the downpipe? That's good to know.



It would definitely be easier to...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,493
Posted By redblockpowered
My dad had to drive this car for a few days after...

My dad had to drive this car for a few days after the 240 blew a tire, and as a "thank you" gift he surprised me with a new steering wheel! Very generous. The old one was mostly delaminated, worn...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 08-03-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,094
Posted By redblockpowered
Race gas must work good huh

Race gas must work good huh
Forum: projects & restorations 08-03-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,321
Posted By redblockpowered
Could be because you have the high preload one? I...

Could be because you have the high preload one? I doubt it though, seems like something else is probably going on.
Forum: article composition 07-29-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 89,227
Posted By redblockpowered
I believe the brown ECU is Bosch number -597 and...

I believe the brown ECU is Bosch number -597 and the green is -950. According to the data I have they switched from 597 to 950 in 1993. Green could also be 578? I am not sure. But 578/597/950 should...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 788,632
Posted By redblockpowered
M90 is pretty quiet, even with the single mass...

M90 is pretty quiet, even with the single mass flywheel. Ratios aren't very good if you want to have a racecar.
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