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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By 142 guy
Your distributor has the interesting retrofit of...

Your distributor has the interesting retrofit of a zerk fitting in place of the original oiler. Makes me wonder if the shaft bearings might be a little past it.

This being Turbobricks, I am...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 140,179
Posted By 142 guy
With the headlights on, check the voltage at the...

With the headlights on, check the voltage at the bulbs. The Amazon headlight wiring arrangement is marginal. Supplying the headlights through dedicated fuses and relays from the Battery +...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By 142 guy
If you go to Speedway Motors, or JEGS or ..... ...

If you go to Speedway Motors, or JEGS or ..... you can find electric fan controllers. If your radiator tank does not have a fitting for an RTD some of these controllers come with a little rubber...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Vintage: 140 battery
Views: 788
Posted By 142 guy
Slightly off topic. That radiator 'looks' to be...

Slightly off topic. That radiator 'looks' to be aluminum and that top flange definitely confirms not OEM. Is it a transplant from some other vehicle or did you get a custom fabrication from...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By 142 guy
That center console is not for the 1972 and...

That center console is not for the 1972 and earlier cars with the truck shifter. The back part of the console appears to be raised like it was meant for an armrest which was never on the 1972 and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By 142 guy
Depends on your distinction between cannot and...

Depends on your distinction between cannot and should not. Cannot perhaps implies immediate non operation or failure. Should not perhaps provides some flexibility in when failure will occur and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By 142 guy
If you are going to do that, select your hose...

If you are going to do that, select your hose carefully. The hoses meant for complete immersion in fuel have a different outside jacket. If you check the Gates website and other vendors they will...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-29-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By 142 guy
Did it go to a really low AFRs and stay there? ...

Did it go to a really low AFRs and stay there? Then you are correct that you have a new / different problem than your original hot restart problem. If the AFRs went low following the restart;...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-29-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By 142 guy
My 1971 B20E has an MS2 Extra retrofit using a...

My 1971 B20E has an MS2 Extra retrofit using a Yoshifab CAS adapter for crank and cam signals; but, other than a stupid Patriot header is a stock B20E with a D cam. With the target AFR set at 14.7...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-28-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By 142 guy
That is what I did. My ASE taper is a Vee...

That is what I did.

My ASE taper is a Vee curve. It bottoms out around 60 C at 215 and then increases in a straight line to 413 at 90 C. My ASE adder bottoms out at 60 C at 20% and then...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-28-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By 142 guy
The Volvo B20 E and F are prone to a problem...

The Volvo B20 E and F are prone to a problem called hot injector syndrome (HIS). If the injectors have heat soaked on shut down, following restart the flow rate through the injector is reduced...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,443
Posted By 142 guy
Many possibilities. It would be useful if you...

Many possibilities. It would be useful if you supplied the model, year and engine for the car because some Volvos do have an oil level sensor in addition to a low oil pressure switch. I don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,444
Posted By 142 guy
Not to worry! With those tiny little wheels...

Not to worry! With those tiny little wheels and low rider ground clearance it would never make it past the exit ramp of the parking lot at my local Princess Auto.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,444
Posted By 142 guy
Not a function of the model. Its a function of...

Not a function of the model. Its a function of the year. The 1971 and '72 140 E (or GL) models had the mile long shifter mounted directly on the top of the box. In 1973 all the 140 models...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By 142 guy
The ECU is a digital device. Testing inputs and...

The ECU is a digital device. Testing inputs and outputs with a voltmeter or an ohmeter is not going to yield much / any information about the ECU. If the ECU is causing the fuel pump to go through...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,444
Posted By 142 guy
There are four specific mounting points on the...

There are four specific mounting points on the engine block for attaching lifting chains. They are listed in the Volvo 140 shop manual. If you don't have a shop manual it should be here in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,444
Posted By 142 guy
It has been so long since I did this! To...

It has been so long since I did this!

To make life easier, get one of these:

https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/1-500-lb-engine-leveller/A-p8879793e

I didn't have a shop crane. I used...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By 142 guy
Spark plugs are likely toast; but, that is the...

Spark plugs are likely toast; but, that is the least of your issues and a low cost problem to fix. If the plugs come out dirty, save yourself the money on the noid lights because fuel is getting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By 142 guy
Have you used some injector noid lights (or their...

Have you used some injector noid lights (or their home brew equivalent) to determine that all 4 injectors are actually firing?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 20,616
Posted By 142 guy
If you try to swap a B230F in, plan for keeping...

If you try to swap a B230F in, plan for keeping thee hoist around for a while. It is not a drop in fit. Little problem with interference between the intake manifold and the brake booster, for...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-16-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,044
Posted By 142 guy
There used to be a rather lengthy thread on using...

There used to be a rather lengthy thread on using the CAS with the Yoshifab adapter in the Aftermarket Engine Management Forum. It would be at minimum of 5 years ago. I was not able to find it. ...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-16-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,044
Posted By 142 guy
240 with the block mount distributor? Try the...

240 with the block mount distributor? Try the Yoshifab CAS adapter

https://yoshifab.com/store/billet-redblock-dsm-cas-adapter.html

You used to be able to find the Cam Angle Sensor from a 1994...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,623
Posted By 142 guy
MS 2 and 3 can accept a knock detection signal...

MS 2 and 3 can accept a knock detection signal and adjust the advance to make the knock 'go away'. MS does not have the algorithm to interpret raw data from a piezo style knock sensor or the Saab...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,623
Posted By 142 guy
Amen to that! This is a place where you have to...

Amen to that! This is a place where you have to pay to play.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By 142 guy
My car sits outside with no overhead protection...

My car sits outside with no overhead protection and adjacent to a lane way that is packed with crusher dust and gravel. It gets a fair amount of local traffic and it has been so dry here this year...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By 142 guy
I am on the second of the more expensive covers...

I am on the second of the more expensive covers on my 142. The latest is a Weather Tech made from Sunbrella fabric. The previous cover was Weathershield fabric and I think the company might have...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,947
Posted By 142 guy
If you search back 2-3 years, there was someone...

If you search back 2-3 years, there was someone on Turbobricks exploring this option, specifically because they wanted to retain the long shifter arrangement. I recall that they had done up some...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By 142 guy
On the 140s the B20E received the large...

On the 140s the B20E received the large driveshaft parts. My 1971 142 E has them. I don't know whether the B20B equipped cars received them and I don't know whether that continued into the B 20F...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,947
Posted By 142 guy
The 2.8 l V6 from the Chevrolet S10 should also...

The 2.8 l V6 from the Chevrolet S10 should also fit with minimal fuss. I have seen an Amazon with one. I don't know whether the T5 transmission was available on the 2.8 l or whether that was on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,947
Posted By 142 guy
I have seen the Ford Lima turbo engine installed...

I have seen the Ford Lima turbo engine installed in an 1800 so I expect that fitting it into a 140 should be 'easier'. I recall that the Lima engine has a fairly low vertical height. If the Lima...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By 142 guy
It could be a failing ignition switch which is...

It could be a failing ignition switch which is where I think apachechef is going. However, if your failure only occurs when coming to a stop it is not really random. A faulty ignition switch will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,046
Posted By 142 guy
If you have access to a timing light, check the...

If you have access to a timing light, check the timing as you increase the engine speed to about 3200 RPM with the vac advance pinched off (the test RPM will depend on the distributor since some such...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,046
Posted By 142 guy
You need to look at the 123 product listing. 123...

You need to look at the 123 product listing. 123 offers distributors with fixed spark maps, distributors with user selectable pre set spark maps and distributors with spark maps that can be user...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-25-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By 142 guy
You are not missing anything. I don't know what...

You are not missing anything. I don't know what 'chip' the DIY is using. The Digikey listed device is from FTDI and FTDI is the chip to get in terms of reliable operation. There are other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,046
Posted By 142 guy
I don't think it is detecting knock, directly or...

I don't think it is detecting knock, directly or indirectly. If you have a high resolution RPM signal you can easily pick up the RPM variations between cylinder firing events (crank slows down...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,046
Posted By 142 guy
My exploration on knock sensing was all below...

My exploration on knock sensing was all below 4000 RPM and 95 kPa MAP. If I could avoid detonation in the 3000 RPM, 60 -70 kPa region I was never able to detect detonation at higher RPM and MAP...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,046
Posted By 142 guy
I had some success. I am running a mostly...

I had some success.

I am running a mostly stock B20E using a Bosch flat response sensor mounted on a stud on the left side of the block just below the head / block mating surface between cylinders...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,046
Posted By 142 guy
Your observations are consistent with comments...

Your observations are consistent with comments from Phil Singher that in his dyno testing they never went beyond 35 deg total advance and that depending on the engine best performance was in the 32 -...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,046
Posted By 142 guy
The 1971 B20A had an 8.7:1 compression ratio. ...

The 1971 B20A had an 8.7:1 compression ratio. The 1971 B20B had a 9.3:1 compression ratio and the 1970 and 1971 B20E had 10.5:1 compression ratios. The 1972 B20F had an 8.7:1 compression ratio. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,046
Posted By 142 guy
Indeed. When I deleted my B20E's original...

Indeed. When I deleted my B20E's original distributor and went to a more traditional ignition map using MSExtra I noted that the fragrance of the exhaust became decidedly acrid at idle. I have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,046
Posted By 142 guy
It is not a Pro / Con question. The time to...

It is not a Pro / Con question.

The time to complete combustion to achieve peak cylinder pressure 'about 20 deg' ATDC is 'relatively constant'. As engine speed increases you need to start...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,389
Posted By 142 guy
Normally an engine is set up with a timing curve...

Normally an engine is set up with a timing curve that will not cause detonation. The knock sensor function is to detect detonation which may be caused by poor quality fuel or other changes such as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By 142 guy
I had a 1987 745 T with DRLs (Canadian market). ...

I had a 1987 745 T with DRLs (Canadian market). I always left the headlight switch in the on position and the headlights and tail lights would switch on and off with the ignition switch. Turning...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,994
Posted By 142 guy
That looks like the hot ticket! Now, I just...

That looks like the hot ticket!

Now, I just have to figure out the original source for those rockers or at least the originally intended application that would allow me to source something with...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,994
Posted By 142 guy
Competent machinists here are not inexpensive. ...

Competent machinists here are not inexpensive. I have heard of increasing the ratio by removing the 5/16" adjuster and offset drilling for a new 3/8" adjuster. Struck me as a little dodgy. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,994
Posted By 142 guy
I assume your reference to 'not full roller...

I assume your reference to 'not full roller bearing rocker arms' is to the fact that some of the rockers use bronze bushings on the rocker shaft as opposed to the needle bearings that some use?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,994
Posted By 142 guy
Reading the Yellaterra product information, I got...

Reading the Yellaterra product information, I got the impression that the Yellaterra rockers were based on rockers sourced from the US. However, their product information on their website is lean...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,994
Posted By 142 guy
What was the rocker ratio on the KG rockers? I...

What was the rocker ratio on the KG rockers? I think the Yellaterra rockers are 1.65:1.

I admit to having a bit of a problem wrapping my head around their name. Sounds like a Yogurt brand.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,994
Posted By 142 guy
Yellaterra roller rockers

Does anybody have any direct experience or anecdotal experience with this Australian supplier?

http://store.yellaterra.com.au/categories/roller-rocker-sets/volvo/volvo-i4-b20.html?sort=priceasc
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,622
Posted By 142 guy
I don't believe TME ever offered an exhaust...

I don't believe TME ever offered an exhaust system for the Amazon so if it is a genuine TME product its a retrofit from some other car. Definitely not a 'commonly used product' on an Amazon. TME /...
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