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Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2020, 09:37 PM
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Posted By vwbusman66
Well deserved to say the least.

Well deserved to say the least.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By vwbusman66
I have straight 40w in my m41. Pennzoil...

I have straight 40w in my m41. Pennzoil syncromesh in the T5.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By vwbusman66
I have a Delco 3 wire on my 142 with a B20.

I have a Delco 3 wire on my 142 with a B20.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By vwbusman66
Your single carb will be the power killer...

Your single carb will be the power killer overall.

I know you said you wanted to retain the single CD175 but you will wake that engine up immensley with a pair of SU's or Strombergs. You're on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,672
Posted By vwbusman66
That's the smart and easy thing to do, not the...

That's the smart and easy thing to do, not the fun thing to do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By vwbusman66
I stand corrected. I thought you couldn't get any...

I stand corrected. I thought you couldn't get any rebuild parts for M46/M47's.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By vwbusman66
I can assure you, finding synchro rings for an...

I can assure you, finding synchro rings for an M46 may cost you more than a T5 swap.
Furthermore, you could just open up the top of the transmission and inspect the synchronizers you have. It's...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By vwbusman66
You cannot remove the camshaft without removing...

You cannot remove the camshaft without removing the distributor and oil pump drive.
Furthermore, it takes all of 2 minutes to pull both. Not a major time suck, not worth ruining a block or...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By vwbusman66
At that point, you need an EFI computer, so you'd...

At that point, you need an EFI computer, so you'd be better off using coil on plug and individual throttle bodies.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,785
Posted By vwbusman66
I wonder if a 960/V90 radiator is big enough to...

I wonder if a 960/V90 radiator is big enough to make a difference, or if it'd even fit.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By vwbusman66
Lol, my points seem to have no issue clearing 6k....

Lol, my points seem to have no issue clearing 6k.

MSD 6A and a Pertronix in the stock dizzy should be alright.
JohnMc runs a vintage Mallory distributor with a Crane optical pickup and MSD 6AL...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,183
Posted By vwbusman66
shhhh it's ok. Materials engineering is a...

shhhh it's ok. Materials engineering is a different major.
I only know the acetone trick because of 3d printing (using acetone to smooth surfaces, "weld" parts together).
Forum: events 06-30-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,655
Posted By vwbusman66
Sounds like some illuminati ****, but ok.

Sounds like some illuminati ****, but ok.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By vwbusman66
Ian, you may want to try fattening up your idle...

Ian, you may want to try fattening up your idle mixture 1/4 turn richer.
Slow to return to idle is a sign of being lean.
How do your spark plugs look?

I also second the "tightening the ****...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By vwbusman66
Speaking of hot-start valves, what is the proper...

Speaking of hot-start valves, what is the proper adjustment of them? When the car is at idle/no throttle input, should the plunger be depressed?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 50,585
Posted By vwbusman66
Took the car for a quick drive out to Bill Kidd's...

Took the car for a quick drive out to Bill Kidd's Volvo in Towson/Catonsville for some pictures:
https://i.imgur.com/GMGKIur.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/2teejVh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/luLoZnL.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 377,097
Posted By vwbusman66
They should weld up pretty well. I've done stuff...

They should weld up pretty well. I've done stuff that large with no plugs to fill the bulk (using wire to fill the whole hole), grinding both sides almost flat, hammering each plug with a dolly on...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 50,585
Posted By vwbusman66
As it turns out, my "high rpm stutter" was caused...

As it turns out, my "high rpm stutter" was caused by a questionable fuel filter. The fuel filter the PO had installed only flows fuel one way, and when I reversed the fuel lines to move the filter...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 50,585
Posted By vwbusman66
1: it's ADHD and severe depression. 2: Speed...

1: it's ADHD and severe depression.
2: Speed is not the issue. I fixed my fueling issue, and it actually has some usable torque now. I just wanted something that didn't need to go to redline in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By vwbusman66
An M40 :lol:. The 131k mile unit from the...

An M40 :lol:.

The 131k mile unit from the 142 whined in first only too.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By vwbusman66
Long runner intake with upgraded cam (B20)

So I've got a "built" B20 in the 145 with a ported/polished F head, double valve springs, 9.5:1 SCR, and an Isky vv71 cam (.428" lift 268 duration).

At the moment, I'm running SU HIF 6's which I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By vwbusman66
M40/M41 whine

How much whine is considered normal from an M40/M41?
My rear end makes a little noise at 70+, but there is a discernible whine from the transmission.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 224,097
Posted By vwbusman66
You can add a turbo to an NA 2j and make enough...

You can add a turbo to an NA 2j and make enough power.
But, since you got speeduino back, stay the white block course!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 50,585
Posted By vwbusman66
Yeah, I'm gonna be honest, I'm not impressed with...

Yeah, I'm gonna be honest, I'm not impressed with this car in any capacity.
Yep, the engine makes OK power. Actually, for a B20, I'd imagine it's pretty good. My dad's 230k mile v70r in limp mode...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,061
Posted By vwbusman66
CIS/Kjet, carbs, d-jet in that order IMO for...

CIS/Kjet, carbs, d-jet in that order IMO for daily driving.

Djet is a really interesting system as it's technically a speed-density system (manifold absolute pressure and inlet air temperature)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,061
Posted By vwbusman66
- Parts are available. Not cheap, but available. ...

- Parts are available. Not cheap, but available.

- Can you daily drive one? That depends on how determined you are, how long the commute is, and how handy you are. If it's been mechanically...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 50,585
Posted By vwbusman66
I actually have a full Kjet system from a 1974...

I actually have a full Kjet system from a 1974 B20F and the non-cable linkage for an E/F manifold.
Tempting.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 50,585
Posted By vwbusman66
Tagged it and put about 100 miles on it today. ...

Tagged it and put about 100 miles on it today.

Swapped thermostats and gaskets and solved the coolant weep. Now the thing never gets up to temp because the fan clutch is aways engaged apparently....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 224,097
Posted By vwbusman66
The correct answer is NA 2jz with a thicker HG. ...

The correct answer is NA 2jz with a thicker HG.
$500-700 all day long plus a $150 manifold and a HX35 or something
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 224,097
Posted By vwbusman66
As much as I'd hate to see you pull the plug on...

As much as I'd hate to see you pull the plug on the B6304S+T,
go 2jz.
You already have the trans/driveshaft.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,546
Posted By vwbusman66
^^^^^ This. Also, what CR on that K20/24?

^^^^^ This.
Also, what CR on that K20/24?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 50,585
Posted By vwbusman66
Took me all of 4 hours to do the other side after...

Took me all of 4 hours to do the other side after spraying all the hardware down with PB blaster well in advance. I also got smart and bought a $4 HF deep 15/16 socket to cut 1.25" off the end of to...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By vwbusman66
140 M40/M41 transmission mount upgrade

So are there any upgrade options to get a more rigid transmission mount for 140's?

I put a brand new mount in when I did the transmission swap a few weeks back, and I can shake the whole...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By vwbusman66
Denmah approved: ...

Denmah approved:
https://fahlersp.com/products/c-t4-t6-combo-log-usa-made-gm-ls-based-small-block
Forum: events 06-15-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,533
Posted By vwbusman66
We gonna do another soon?

We gonna do another soon?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By vwbusman66
I have a well-loved set of Yakima rails/gutter...

I have a well-loved set of Yakima rails/gutter mounts, period matching basket, and short rail bike mount if you're interested. I've run it on 2 140's, a 244, and a 745.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,183
Posted By vwbusman66
Having spent a fair amount of time doing...

Having spent a fair amount of time doing professional bodywork and frame building, you can get pretty good results from a flux welder. Then, once you grind down whatever you don't want, you can't...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 60,044
Posted By vwbusman66
Sounds like heat soak in the carbs boiling fuel....

Sounds like heat soak in the carbs boiling fuel. My HIF's would do it once the engine was warm after a brief highway stint sitting at a stoplight. Go to pull out, falls on its face. Foot to the floor...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,183
Posted By vwbusman66
Oh I won't argue that gas shielded is king, but I...

Oh I won't argue that gas shielded is king, but I can tell you that HF welder linked above is really really good for the money, especially for occasional rust repair (easy light gauge metal) and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,183
Posted By vwbusman66
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By vwbusman66
Sounds like you need some 20w50

Sounds like you need some 20w50
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,173
Posted By vwbusman66
I'm gonna agree and say more turbo needed,...

I'm gonna agree and say more turbo needed, especially with a head that actually flows.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,183
Posted By vwbusman66
"A grinder and paint will make you the welder you...

"A grinder and paint will make you the welder you ain't."

The HF flux core will certainly do the job, especially considering the fact they set the polarity correctly for flux core (gas-shielded...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 50,585
Posted By vwbusman66
Didn't see the location. I'd take the part No....

Didn't see the location.
I'd take the part No. and check your local supplier.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,183
Posted By vwbusman66
Considering the difference in price is $6, go for...

Considering the difference in price is $6, go for the Gas-a-justs. Either one will be miles better than the blown-out originals on the car. The GaJ are probably closer to the original Bilstein/Boge.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 50,585
Posted By vwbusman66
Rockauto: ...

Rockauto:
https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/volvo,1972,145,2.0l+l4,1498777,suspension,shock+absorber,7556
Forum: projects & restorations 06-09-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 215,979
Posted By vwbusman66
For no explicable reason, this is still one of my...

For no explicable reason, this is still one of my favorite TB threads.

I'm glad that M46 is surviving, and it's pretty impressive that you haven't killed it yet. Goes to show what being careful on...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 50,585
Posted By vwbusman66
I've spent the last week trying to get the...

I've spent the last week trying to get the bushings in the rear end.
As of tonight, the driver's side is done as well as the panhard rod. Every single piece of hardware has fought me and I've had to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 222,582
Posted By vwbusman66
https://i.imgur.com/sUl1Xo0l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/sUl1Xo0l.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 222,582
Posted By vwbusman66
Bump 93 days until MM.

Bump
93 days until MM.
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