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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 10:13 AM
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
I've held a treadstone core that looked identical...

I've held a treadstone core that looked identical to a CX Racing core..
Forum: projects & restorations 02-17-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 1,033,050
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I really like the change in direction...

I really like the change in direction aesthetically, the car kind of looks more "grown up" now. I wouldn't have picked on the tint but removing it really did something.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I haven't used that stuff in a long time but it...

I haven't used that stuff in a long time but it used to be really hot, I wonder if it's been watered down at all? It used to bleach dirt bike plastics and etch aluminum if you weren't really careful...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,706
Posted By Stiggy Pop
no such luck

no such luck
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,229
Posted By Stiggy Pop
give me a shout when they stock in, in case you...

give me a shout when they stock in, in case you forget to update the site :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,706
Posted By Stiggy Pop
that close ratio gear set is tasty

that close ratio gear set is tasty
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 46,087
Posted By Stiggy Pop
It loves a 60-65mph back road cruising speed, but...

It loves a 60-65mph back road cruising speed, but yeah, the highway isn't where it's at home.

The Viggen isn't much better, though. I think that's also around 3k at 70mph. I'm kinda used to it I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 46,087
Posted By Stiggy Pop
the cd009 ratios are wrong for the average volvo...

the cd009 ratios are wrong for the average volvo rear end, same with the getrags. The only solution is a tall rear end like RBP mentioned, which I don't see many people here bothering to do.

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 46,087
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'll replace the descriptor "heavy" with......

I'll replace the descriptor "heavy" with... mechanical. It's not a "snick snick" box like a Honda as you said, it's got a little more beef to it. It's a bit manly.

People have such a hard on for...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,796
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm actually putting it in the 940, not sure how...

I'm actually putting it in the 940, not sure how much different locations are. But yeah I found the same thing, the parts to swap the pans and sump makes it not really worth it.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,796
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Funny I have a GS300 in my yard for the same...

Funny I have a GS300 in my yard for the same reason, except at least you got to doing your motor mine is just sitting there. Did you have to change the pan/sump location to prep for the 240 swap?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 46,087
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'll disagree. My transmission isn't noisy, my...

I'll disagree. My transmission isn't noisy, my car is though. T5z from modern driveline with probably 8k miles on it.

My big issue with the other boxes I see people grabbing is the gear ratios all...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 46,087
Posted By Stiggy Pop
alternatively: don't take a junkyard...

alternatively: don't take a junkyard transmission, throw it behind a noisy engine, align the drivetrain with your iPhone and then expect to it to behave like a modern car. :e-shrug:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,796
Posted By Stiggy Pop
for the trailing arms with the heim joint at the...

for the trailing arms with the heim joint at the body, what are you using for a bushing at the axle?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 299,439
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I've been shocked that my 680 is still trucking....

I've been shocked that my 680 is still trucking. I hardly drive the car, throw the optimizer on it once in a while, and it's hanging in there. I should get it on the charger now that you remind me.....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By Stiggy Pop
what if one doesn't find messing with a used...

what if one doesn't find messing with a used 150k+ mile steering rack worth their time or effort? Is there a "money no option"... option? Something hot from Sweden no one here buys?

I can't recall...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
The ability to weld it raises a good point...

The ability to weld it raises a good point (although I don't have a TIG so it's not particularly convenient) - some of the materials I'm looking at don't like to be bonded. I know HDPE can't, or is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I know, I feel like I'm going back to my roots...

I know, I feel like I'm going back to my roots :lol:. In the warm months I tend to just "do", but I'm up for a little february bench racing!



Why though? I'm gonna need a more compelling...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Guys at work told me I'm crazy for wanting them;...

Guys at work told me I'm crazy for wanting them; they're a regular source of issues on air handling systems because they get mangled/installed improperly etc., their misalignment tolerance is lower....
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Anyone want to nudge me towards a material...

Anyone want to nudge me towards a material choice? I had thought of Kydex initially mostly because of impact resistance and I've read that it thermoforms very well, so I was hoping that might mean I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
ehhh not sure if the juice is worth the squeeze...

ehhh not sure if the juice is worth the squeeze on that one. I'd have to relocate the muffler, then I'm most of the way to building a new system from the DP back, and there's really no other driving...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
that felt like a risky click on the work computer...

that felt like a risky click on the work computer :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
it's 3". Not sure if it would work as well with a...

it's 3". Not sure if it would work as well with a higher ride height, but with the short konis I can hang the axle at full droop and it doesn't interfere
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
no spoiler, and unfortunately I'm unwilling to...

no spoiler, and unfortunately I'm unwilling to add one, or a splitter. Just not part of the car's aesthetic. I'll white knuckle it to 150 first :lol:

Looking at the bottom of the car I think the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I know drip rails are great for making a bunch of...

I know drip rails are great for making a bunch of wind noise on the highway..

Took a quick look under the car in storage and the exhaust/muffler is the lowest point in the rear. Might be able to...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Thanks, I thought the same on the the engine and...

Thanks, I thought the same on the the engine and around the rear of the car. I had not considered the drip rails, interesting.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
- I mostly feel it lift in the rear, which is why...

- I mostly feel it lift in the rear, which is why it feels a little hairy.
- I thought I'd try to make something from the front lip down the actual floors, then make a tray behind the axle/covering...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Lime Rock, of course. ...

Lime Rock, of course.

https://i.imgur.com/CrhIgyX.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
With the exhaust and driveline I’d probably have...

With the exhaust and driveline I’d probably have to run two panels down the floors and leave the tunnel open. Then try to box out behind the axle/around the tank.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Yeah I’ve gone through it a few times, but trying...

Yeah I’ve gone through it a few times, but trying to find ways to be more comfortable up top without compromising a great street setup in terms of the alignment. I do need to try dropping the rear...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,356
Posted By Stiggy Pop
240 flat undertray examples

Does anyone have on their car, or pictures available of a 240 with flat undertray panels? I know, "it's a flat sheet", but curious if anyone with some experience did anything interesting I can draw...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,020
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'll see if I can dig up the logs. As far as...

I'll see if I can dig up the logs. As far as driving impressions; it's a game changer over 4k rpm with a good setup. It also really changes the engine sound which was interesting.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,020
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I back-to-backed a stock intake and a Nathan...

I back-to-backed a stock intake and a Nathan intake on my car in the same afternoon, with all other elements being the same. I have logs of the driving somewhere buried on the laptop but it's not...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,513
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I targeted .035". The b230 elring is 1.2mm...

I targeted .035".

The b230 elring is 1.2mm or .047" compressed thickness as per the engineering department at Elring.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-25-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 114,450
Posted By Stiggy Pop
people like them, wouldn't plan on enjoying them...

people like them, wouldn't plan on enjoying them in the rain if it's going to be a full use car. For 200tw consider the new Dunlop ZIII, little more money but better overall tire IMO. RE71r is kinda...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,439
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I just kept finding any sort of "bristle" was...

I just kept finding any sort of "bristle" was just spreading the soft stuff around and loading itself up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,439
Posted By Stiggy Pop
My car was like a mixed bag, some of it was dry,...

My car was like a mixed bag, some of it was dry, some of it was still gooey tar. The dried out stuff I made tracks with my little harbor freight pneumatic scraper. A needle scaler was also good for...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,552
Views: 656,517
Posted By Stiggy Pop
it's like a dang Silver Spur in there.

it's like a dang Silver Spur in there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,439
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Ha! I spent WEEKS soaked in that stuff ten years...

Ha! I spent WEEKS soaked in that stuff ten years ago when I stripped my car down. Scraped every last inch of that stuff by hand. I stank of it.

Kerosene is best. It's much cleaner to work with...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 46,087
Posted By Stiggy Pop
honestly a hilarious image to me, someone getting...

honestly a hilarious image to me, someone getting into a 40 year old ****box with all this instrumentation. "mmm yes see here, the problem is this is an economy car from 1975"
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By Stiggy Pop
If the chamber is modified no one can really...

If the chamber is modified no one can really answer this question for you, there's too many variables. My machine shop charges like $10 to pour a hole, which would be the best way to get a real...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By Stiggy Pop
color me skeptical

color me skeptical
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I had an HX35 on a thoroughly done setup,...

I had an HX35 on a thoroughly done setup, manifolds, pretty serious head and cam, and max boost was at 3,800rpm. Sure it can make some boost at 3,500, but max? I'd be interested to see that data log....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By Stiggy Pop
what engine management? What are you looking for...

what engine management? What are you looking for out of the bigger turbo/what are the goals? Is it an interim turbo for a car you're going to continue to build, or do you think this is the setup...
Forum: website & board 01-17-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,254
Posted By Stiggy Pop
No one cares about ls swap hp. Is it 1000?...

No one cares about ls swap hp.

Is it 1000? No? Nobody cares.
Forum: showroom 01-17-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Who’s nick?

Who’s nick?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-17-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,300
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I wouldn’t consider engine management or wiring...

I wouldn’t consider engine management or wiring as part of the cost of “building an engine”, that’s a separate column, but if those are the rules...

~applies filters to spreadsheet~

$19,115.44
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 114,450
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Were the fresh air intakes blocked off by '83?...

Were the fresh air intakes blocked off by '83? I've always been tempted to use that real estate but with the kick panel vents open and the rear quarter windows popped out so much nice air moves...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 46,087
Posted By Stiggy Pop
honestly my transmission is really fairly quiet....

honestly my transmission is really fairly quiet. It's the ****box volvo it's attached too that vibrates at 3k rpm
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 567,721
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I can certainly understand why you made the...

I can certainly understand why you made the comments elsewhere that this is a "motor swap only a mother could love". I'm glad you guys are taking it on.

I've been interested in the additive...
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