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Forum: aftermarket engine management Yesterday, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By JohnMc
What I was going to say. The wideband doesn't...

What I was going to say. The wideband doesn't know what fuel you're using. It just knows stochiometric, rich, lean. Tune to 14.7 still.
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By JohnMc
Measure piston height at TDC very carefully, then...

Measure piston height at TDC very carefully, then use an MLS head gasket to get a very precise distance for best squish. Something like .032 - .036". Getting a good tight squish will make it less...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By JohnMc
You could also measure the chamber volume and...

You could also measure the chamber volume and then use a CR calculator.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By JohnMc
I had a T5 on the 16V motor. I'm not sure if I...

I had a T5 on the 16V motor. I'm not sure if I ever installed that with a complete 16V motor with the T5 bolted on. The 16V motor has a lot less room to tilt (at least in a 240). And the T5 was so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By JohnMc
The motor generally only tilts back a little...

The motor generally only tilts back a little before the head hits the firewall, but in our case, with no head on it, might work.

With the head off you're just a few more bolts away from pulling...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By JohnMc
If you don't have an engine hoist and an engine...

If you don't have an engine hoist and an engine stand, then doing it in the car might be easier.

I've pulled pans a couple of times, always seemed like a PITA. On a 140 I had to drop the front...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By JohnMc
Probably not a good idea. Better to swap it,...

Probably not a good idea. Better to swap it, rather than risk having it come apart later. You can replace pistons with the engine in the car, but generally speaking, it's going to be less work to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By JohnMc
I'd just put it under the axle tube, close to but...

I'd just put it under the axle tube, close to but inside the rear control arms. Make sure there's nothing to inch there.

What I typically do is lift it with a floor jack under the rear axle and...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,210
Posted By JohnMc
I need to get a better MIG. I have a 20 year old...

I need to get a better MIG. I have a 20 year old Campbell Hausfeld MIG - sort of Harbor Freight before Harbor Freight was a thing. I've become increasingly aware how crappy it is. I'm not a great...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,038
Posted By JohnMc
That will surely void the factory warranty.

That will surely void the factory warranty.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,038
Posted By JohnMc
It's only a few days old at the end of 31 pages.

It's only a few days old at the end of 31 pages.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By JohnMc
I'm guessing a little bit, but I think #2: -...

I'm guessing a little bit, but I think #2:
- single green wire - runs the A/C compressor
- the 2-wire plug - not sure what it's supposed to do, but it's sitting there empty normally. Some sort of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By JohnMc
#1 plugs into #5. It's not really a sensor, it's...

#1 plugs into #5. It's not really a sensor, it's just a heated fitting on the end of the crankcase breather hose. Crankcase fumes contain water (part of it is leaked combustion gasses - CO2 and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By JohnMc
If it's not the anaerobic type stuff (Volvo pink...

If it's not the anaerobic type stuff (Volvo pink goop, Loctite 510) the risk is if you over-apply - it can squeeze into the oil passages, harden, and block flow to the lifters.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By JohnMc
I used some cheaper stuff from IPD one time, and...

I used some cheaper stuff from IPD one time, and got leaks. Same exact parts, same exact surface prep. Used the Volvo pink stuff before and after that one experiment, bone dry (and i had my 16V...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,621
Posted By JohnMc
Swapping from an automatic is more of a...

Swapping from an automatic is more of a modification than performance, but it's certainly not 'maintenance'.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By JohnMc
I'm no expert, not even a little, but I've always...

I'm no expert, not even a little, but I've always heard that old, well used R12 hoses would likely hold R134 better - they're impregnated with oil. New, less used R12 hoses might leak it? Dunno.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-09-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,210
Posted By JohnMc
I wrapped the headers as well. The ceramic boots...

I wrapped the headers as well. The ceramic boots can certainly handle the heat. It's the wires that are the problem.

If I'd known it was going to be such a PITA I'd have worked on it before I...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-09-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,210
Posted By JohnMc
Those headers look pretty similar to what I'm...

Those headers look pretty similar to what I'm using (CXRacing Fox-body LS turbo headers) - and it's not easy making spark plugs survive long with those. They get *really* hot (hotter than cast), and...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,038
Posted By JohnMc
4.8 bar = 69 psi of boost. Yeeeeeehah!

4.8 bar = 69 psi of boost. Yeeeeeehah!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By JohnMc
My 93 already has GM A/C in it (AC/Delco parts),...

My 93 already has GM A/C in it (AC/Delco parts), but there's turbo stuff where the A/C compressor would be on a Corvette (what I have as front end accessories), so I'm just not worrying about it so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,898
Posted By JohnMc
Get a free account on Imgur, upload them to...

Get a free account on Imgur, upload them to there, link them to here using IMG tags.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-30-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 263,635
Posted By JohnMc
Yeet or be yeeten.

Yeet or be yeeten.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By JohnMc
+1 on the two posts above. The motor just...

+1 on the two posts above.

The motor just won't run at all if you're a whole bolt off.

And verify that TDC isn't quite right as suggested - if the outer shell on the front pulley is moving...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 606,368
Posted By JohnMc
Dunno. I was lay as hell when doing that part of...

Dunno. I was lay as hell when doing that part of the LS swap, I just got a DIY Goldbox and a prebuilt harness. Not the cheapest thing in the world, but it was ridiculously easy to slap together. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 606,368
Posted By JohnMc
Speeeeeeaking of eejits, I drove it the other...

Speeeeeeaking of eejits, I drove it the other day. Somewhat cooler weather, and it was acting all glub glub rich, too much fuel! So of course I set about driving it around some, doing a bit of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,207
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ I misdiagnosed my 240's charging issues...

/\ /\ /\ I misdiagnosed my 240's charging issues for a while because of two things (I kept ignoring that the alt warning light didn't work - I didn't appreciate that it working was crucial to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,898
Posted By JohnMc
Pumping the pedal doesn't do anything on an SU...

Pumping the pedal doesn't do anything on an SU carb - there's no accel pump in it.

The choke mechanism bumps up the idle speed slightly - in addition to lowering the jet to enrichen the mixture it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,207
Posted By JohnMc
If the batt warning light doesn't come on with...

If the batt warning light doesn't come on with the key on, engine off, it indicates a problem with the exciter circuit.

Slightly ironic that the warning bulb burning out can cause the alternator...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,207
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, it's sounding less like a catastrophic...

Yeah, it's sounding less like a catastrophic failure of the motor due to lack of oil. More like the last gasps of the car due to falling voltage.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,207
Posted By JohnMc
How many seconds elapsed between the oil light...

How many seconds elapsed between the oil light coming on and the engine stopping?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,317
Posted By JohnMc
Did you get a load leveler? 20 or 30 bucks more,...

Did you get a load leveler? 20 or 30 bucks more, but it makes it soooooo much easier. Almost like cheating.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By JohnMc
2" should be fine. 2.25 is you plan on doing...

2" should be fine. 2.25 is you plan on doing more stuff in the future.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,317
Posted By JohnMc
This is about like the one I got many years ago: ...

This is about like the one I got many years ago: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-TON-FOLDING-CHERRY-PICKER-HD-1-TON-ENGINE-HOIST-CRANE/192996757950?hash=item2cef80d1be:g:PiQAAOSw8n5dLlet

Hoists twice...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,317
Posted By JohnMc
I've used either a manifold stud on the back...

I've used either a manifold stud on the back passenger corner, or that cylinder head bolt. And one of the bolts on the head in the front that faces forward, used for an A/C idler pulley? I just...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By JohnMc
It's not there. I think there's a pic in this...

It's not there. I think there's a pic in this thread (doesn't show up for me here at work, but google images says it's there): https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=92009

It has more bolts...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By JohnMc
You might not need to if you have a brace that...

You might not need to if you have a brace that came with your pedal.

Do you have a link to the pedal?

The automatic box has all the holes in places for the right side of the pedal, it's just...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, with no turbo on the motor, I'd just leave...

Yeah, with no turbo on the motor, I'd just leave the rear end as is for now and see how you like it, and only change it if you want taller gearing.

A normally aspirated motor would probably work...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,317
Posted By JohnMc
I've pulled them with the trans, and without. ...

I've pulled them with the trans, and without. It's perhaps slightly easier with the trans, as long as you can jack the car up some - enough to let the whole shebang lean back enough to come out. It...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By JohnMc
Ah, if the aftermarket one comes with a brace,...

Ah, if the aftermarket one comes with a brace, you're good. I thought it was just the pedal.

Yeah, swapping the entire box is a big PITA. When I initially did mine (automatic to M47) I had the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By JohnMc
I got a space saver spare tire out of a newer...

I got a space saver spare tire out of a newer Volvo in the junkyard. Easily fits under the cover in the back of the wagon, fits over the large brakes (RX7( in front, fits properly on the adapters...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By JohnMc
And it's a freaking PITA struggle, possibly more...

And it's a freaking PITA struggle, possibly more than pulling the whole trans, but you'll need that pedal box too. Unless the aftermarket clutch pedal somehow comes with a bracket to support the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By JohnMc
The phasing of the u-joints needs to be correct...

The phasing of the u-joints needs to be correct between the front an rear halves. I think the Volvo splines only let you put it together one way (a fat or skinny spline?) bit I forget.

I got...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By JohnMc
You can pull them apart at the slip joint, but...

You can pull them apart at the slip joint, but you have to reassemble them correctly. Easier to just grab the whole thing. 4 bolts at either end, two holding the center support.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By JohnMc
It's been a lonnnng time since I did this swap in...

It's been a lonnnng time since I did this swap in my '93. Sorry if I forget anything.

- you do need the driveshaft - the front section is a different length. They didn't bother making all the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By JohnMc
I initially ran my T5 on a stock mount (chunk of...

I initially ran my T5 on a stock mount (chunk of angle iron between it and the T5) and that was pretty wiggly. Then I used a Yoshifab crossmember and a solid poly T5 mount, far, far less wiggling...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,655
Posted By JohnMc
The fitment listing in that eBay goes back to...

The fitment listing in that eBay goes back to 1984?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By JohnMc
Just run it. It will self-clearance as needed. ...

Just run it. It will self-clearance as needed. :lol:

But srsly, it sort of depends on your trans mount, and to a lesser amount your engine mounts - how much they let the trans end wiggle around.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By JohnMc
I'm not sure what IPD sells as a replacement. ...

I'm not sure what IPD sells as a replacement. *checking IPD site*

IIRC it was something else other than this stuff?...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 606,368
Posted By JohnMc
Well that was refreshingly simple. The BOV -...

Well that was refreshingly simple. The BOV - held in by a finicky PITA snapring, had popped out. So it was making 3 - 4 psi of boost blowing air out of the 1.5" hole where the BOV was supposed to...
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