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Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,350
Posted By shoestring
Dish on a B230F piston is 8cc. Our 530 head cut...

Dish on a B230F piston is 8cc. Our 530 head cut 0.103" measures 44.5cc.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,107
Posted By shoestring
Guys at the Gabriel factory are gonna be like...

Guys at the Gabriel factory are gonna be like "What's up the movement on these ****ty old Volvo shock part numbers...?"
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,107
Posted By shoestring
I couldn't resist getting a pair of these for my...

I couldn't resist getting a pair of these for my daily just to see what's what. Cam and I just about crapped our pants at how much more damping these offer over the KYB GR2s I had in my '91 245. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By shoestring
CAM style rack 19320686 (36R0588) discontinued 4...

CAM style rack 19320686 (36R0588) discontinued 4 March 2019
ZF style rack 19320695 (36R0597) discontinued 4 Sep 2019

Neither show any remaining GM/AC Delco supplier inventory.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By shoestring
I would refit bushings with new rubber. On a car...

I would refit bushings with new rubber. On a car with 30 year old rubber, new makes a difference. Plus, they're quiet and maintenance-free. Poly are not.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By shoestring
What year 240 and which style rack?

What year 240 and which style rack?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By shoestring
It seems like a basic "How suspensions are tuned"...

It seems like a basic "How suspensions are tuned" might be in order with many of these threads. I am by no means an expert, but I have a pretty good handle of the maths involved and pretty decent...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,602
Posted By shoestring
Evidence suggests you can run Rotella 15w40 year...

Evidence suggests you can run Rotella 15w40 year round and forget about it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,107
Posted By shoestring
Is the S10 shock recommendation just with regard...

Is the S10 shock recommendation just with regard to the Bilsteins or across the board?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,107
Posted By shoestring
My '91 245 has stock springs, KYB GR2 shocks in...

My '91 245 has stock springs, KYB GR2 shocks in the rear, some kind of strut in the front (never had it apart), and the 240T sway bar combination (23/21) and I can hustle it with confidence.

Our...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,218
Posted By shoestring
It was a pretty apt question for me too. One...

It was a pretty apt question for me too. One that older me asks younger me quite a bit (not just with regard to this).
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,303
Posted By shoestring
:cool:

:cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,218
Posted By shoestring
I don't know. I guess I expected it to work. It...

I don't know. I guess I expected it to work. It was a crappy lesson but I learned it. Went from that to a 406 with AFR heads and started stomping the locals...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 121,397
Posted By shoestring
Glad you're back!!

Glad you're back!!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 36,670
Posted By shoestring
Shouldn't you be in class?

Shouldn't you be in class?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,303
Posted By shoestring
This is what I'm lead to believe, at least as far...

This is what I'm lead to believe, at least as far as characteristics go, and why I raised my hand to say that perhaps cam timing as ground may be an issue. From personal experience I only am...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,303
Posted By shoestring
Let's not get in a pissing contest about the...

Let's not get in a pissing contest about the specs on the IPD Turbo cam. The focus here is to try to help the op with his original concern. We ourselves have never measured one KNOWN to be an IPDT,...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,303
Posted By shoestring
I'd definitely want it to come from someone who's...

I'd definitely want it to come from someone who's voicing this concern.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,303
Posted By shoestring
Given the number of these threads of late (2 or...

Given the number of these threads of late (2 or 3, maybe 4) where there is a complaint of no low-end torque and a common denominator of a particular cam swap, perhaps we need to ask if there might be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,218
Posted By shoestring
We may be talking about a case of over-camming...

We may be talking about a case of over-camming here. Combining that with reduced compression ratio from the larger chamber of the 531 head and it's a double-whammy. If you've checked all the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By shoestring
I would recommend that the first thing you do is...

I would recommend that the first thing you do is take the throttle body off and make sure that the throttle blade will seat AS NEAR AS COMPLETELY in the bore as possible. We had the same problem on...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,206
Posted By shoestring
What an excellent thread.

What an excellent thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,703
Posted By shoestring
Have you tried a known good MAF?

Have you tried a known good MAF?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,703
Posted By shoestring
Check your wiring between the LH and the O2 also,...

Check your wiring between the LH and the O2 also, while you're at it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,703
Posted By shoestring
Depending on throttle input, you could be...

Depending on throttle input, you could be crossing over from closed loop to open loop around 3000 rpm. In open loop it would refer to fueling tables rather than o2 sensor, so yes, it would run...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,703
Posted By shoestring
does it consistently run better at higher rpm,...

does it consistently run better at higher rpm, like you're flicking a switch, on or about 3000 rpm, based on throttle angle?

Also, did you check for codes?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,703
Posted By shoestring
I understand that the cam gear is lined up, but...

I understand that the cam gear is lined up, but are you certain about the crank gear too? And for reference, my kid's '93 940T with an Enem V15T (stock beyond that) draws 18-19 in/hg at idle, so you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,229
Posted By shoestring
My bad. I misunderstood your explanation, but...

My bad. I misunderstood your explanation, but after having watched this vid, yeah, don't use this until you fix it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,703
Posted By shoestring
Are you absolutely certain it's straight up?

Are you absolutely certain it's straight up?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,703
Posted By shoestring
Absolutely.

Absolutely.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,229
Posted By shoestring
3) the pilot bearing supports the nose of the...

3) the pilot bearing supports the nose of the input shaft so yes, it's supported.

If there's no delamination on the teeth of the input shaft, I'd just put it back together and run it. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,703
Posted By shoestring
This sounds a bit like there may be compounding...

This sounds a bit like there may be compounding problems:

1) The compression in #1 relative to the others is no good. It doesn't seem to fit as a cause of your symptoms, however.

2) If your...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,375
Posted By shoestring
Damn! You guys gettin' nasty...

Damn! You guys gettin' nasty...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,375
Posted By shoestring
Well played, sir.

Well played, sir.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,375
Posted By shoestring
Wrong. A cylinder head with better flow...

Wrong. A cylinder head with better flow characteristics is ALWAYS better. If you had said "A big valve 8valve is better than a 16valve head for 99% of TbrickERS", then I'd be forced to agree.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By shoestring
Are you using some kind of adjustable cam gear? ...

Are you using some kind of adjustable cam gear? Is the head milled?

If the answer to the first question is "no", that's as close as you're going to get. Put it together.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,274
Posted By shoestring
I doubt you'll notice a difference. I certainly...

I doubt you'll notice a difference. I certainly wouldn't spend any amount of money on it, or even the valve cover gasket if the cam were free.

You'll need to go the A/B cam route to notice a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,461
Posted By shoestring
Yes we did. 1 quart. It would lose about half...

Yes we did. 1 quart. It would lose about half that during the course of the day.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,461
Posted By shoestring
That's weird. I will say we had this happen...

That's weird. I will say we had this happen once, but it was due to a rolled oil pump transfer tube seal.

On a side note your skill level is beyond mine. I most certainly would have brought out...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 42,651
Posted By shoestring
Git sum!

Git sum!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By shoestring
This is the right thing to do.

This is the right thing to do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By shoestring
Change to a non-EGR EZ116K. It's the EZ that...

Change to a non-EGR EZ116K. It's the EZ that triggers/monitors EGR performace. I also have an EGR '91 245 and I've swapped to a 951 LH/169 EZ116K.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,397
Posted By shoestring
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,397
Posted By shoestring
Big edit: As the piston rises toward TDC,...

Big edit:

As the piston rises toward TDC, the rod is actually under compression, so that's not a concern. Also, I'm not sure how much a steel rod actually stretches at these power levels, piston...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By shoestring
Yeah, but if you're using GM pieces, it's the GM...

Yeah, but if you're using GM pieces, it's the GM pedal dimensions you'd want to duplicate.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By shoestring
Is the pedal ratio the same as the GM setup?

Is the pedal ratio the same as the GM setup?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,093
Posted By shoestring
If the weight differential is enough, and it sits...

If the weight differential is enough, and it sits further back in the engine bay, I don't think this is unreasonable.

As long as you can feed the high pressure pump, I don't really see how this...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,306
Posted By shoestring
Well lemme check it out...

Well lemme check it out...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,306
Posted By shoestring
As it sits it peaks at 5644. I added the 100 rpm...

As it sits it peaks at 5644. I added the 100 rpm as a target, some of this program is somewhat iterative. I'm not certain what the stock tubing size is. I can tell you that the 408 SBC in my...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,306
Posted By shoestring
I'm doing the 2-step tri-y, but with 1.625" and...

I'm doing the 2-step tri-y, but with 1.625" and 1.75" tubes (41x44mm), leaning toward the more hp driven of the collectors. The desire is to yes, get more power, but also to stretch the rpm band out...
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