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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 11:58 AM
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Posted By spock345
Differences between B18D versions

Does anyone know the difference between the 95hp and 100hp B18D motors? I have tried looking through the spec sheets and I am not sure what the difference is.

Is it a dual port exhaust manifold...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By spock345
Ok, that is good. I will probably be rebuilding...

Ok, that is good. I will probably be rebuilding both sets of carburetors (although the HIFs don't need much). Then I can experiment and see which ones I like more. I'll record how the BBB needles do...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By spock345
B18B or D? Does compression have a significant...

B18B or D? Does compression have a significant impact on needle choice?

I have all the parts for the HIF6 linkage. I actually have to find a linkage and springs to make the HS6 carbs work.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By spock345
Anything is better than the M cam. K cams...

Anything is better than the M cam.

K cams can be had relatively easily if you know where to look. Luckily forums are just such a place.

I would look at some of the Swedish cams that are out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By spock345
The FPC euro ones are usable. I bet the actual...

The FPC euro ones are usable. I bet the actual ones from Europe have a better fit and finish. It was hard to tell what was the fault of the headlights and what was the fault of my misaligned front...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By spock345
Well I have been looking at the specs. A 100HP...

Well I have been looking at the specs. A 100HP B18D, which is what I've got should have either SM or KG needles.

I found a site that rather nicely plots the taper of each needle....
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By spock345
So the HIF6 has a sprung needle, would it be...

So the HIF6 has a sprung needle, would it be possible to swap the an HS unsprung needle into a HIF?

Edit: The piston from one of the HS6 carbs fits in the HIF. So I think I could theoretically run...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By spock345
Interesting, while digging around I found some...

Interesting, while digging around I found some threads on British car forums that seem to lean towards the HIF carbs while harping on their float adjustments. I would think that setting the float...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By spock345
I think mine are from a '72 or later car as they...

I think mine are from a '72 or later car as they have enrichment devices on both carbs.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By spock345
From everything I have found online the HIF6s...

From everything I have found online the HIF6s flow a bit better than the HS6s (240cfm vs 210cfm). Although I am worried

The simplicity is a big part of why I am considering the HS carbs even...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By spock345
HIF6 vs HS6

I am trying to decide on which carburetors to put on my 122s in place of the weber DGEV that is currently on it.

I have a set of HS6 carburetors from an early 60s 122 or 544. They should have the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
My solution to this problem was kind of stupid. I...

My solution to this problem was kind of stupid. I taped the cluster to the dash without the faceplate. My test setup included a tachometer and a GPS speedometer on my phone. Then drove up and down my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By spock345
The B21FT ran about 6 psi of boost. The B21ET ran...

The B21FT ran about 6 psi of boost. The B21ET ran about 9 psi. If Wikipedia is to be believed but it has no source cited for those numbers. I am inclined to believe the ANU physics article on engine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
I was always wondering about where to "read" this...

I was always wondering about where to "read" this speedometer. Both measurements are still off on mine.

How did you get the rough, almost crinkly, gray finish on the faceplate? I was thinking...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2020, 03:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
Looking at yours I have noticed something. Mine...

Looking at yours I have noticed something. Mine says "W=1.03" above the VDO on the left side. Is that of any significance?

Going to check for a shop to calibrate it locally with Commercial...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
I am thinking that or another cluster is my...

I am thinking that or another cluster is my option at this point.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
It is a 120mph one with the larger...

It is a 120mph one with the larger blinker/amp/oil lights. Doesn't say "VOLVO" on the chrome bezel. This cluster seems correct to the car. Different gearing or calibration for an automatic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
After a highway trip that had the speedometer...

After a highway trip that had the speedometer reading 80 when I was really doing 58, I popped open the cluster again and decided to take a look at the tension spring on the left side of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
Nope, still off.

Nope, still off.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By spock345
No, haven't gotten around to wrapping anything....

No, haven't gotten around to wrapping anything. The only reason I swapped out the exhaust when I did is because the old one was making a god awful noise due to a rusted out glass pack.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By spock345
A K-cam likely won't pass CA emissions but is...

A K-cam likely won't pass CA emissions but is more fun.

I would recommend advancing the ignition and cam timing some with the K cam as it will get you that 2500-3000rpm bump you seek. Advancing...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By spock345
After watching it for some time I figured it out....

After watching it for some time I figured it out. It is just heat expansion and contraction.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
Popped it back in the car. Hopefully just lubing...

Popped it back in the car. Hopefully just lubing a few bits will fix it. If not then I will be in search of another cluster or sending this one out to a shop after taking some readings for the exact...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
I just got the cluster out of the car, not a fun...

I just got the cluster out of the car, not a fun job.

The speedometer looks fine, nothing fell out while I was taking the faceplate off. Nothing rattling around. Took at look at the odometer. It...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,905
Posted By spock345
I must ask, do we have threads on tuning NA OHV...

I must ask, do we have threads on tuning NA OHV redblocks?

I am again working on my dynamic compression calculator spreadsheet so you can input your own engine's specs. Also going to try expanding...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,808
Posted By spock345
DCOEs as an end goal makes more sense. I haven't...

DCOEs as an end goal makes more sense. I haven't had my B18 with a weber for long but I can tell there isn't much headroom to work with. Then again the Jeep guys make it work on 4.0L engines. I have...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,808
Posted By spock345
What made you go with a carburetor vs fuel...

What made you go with a carburetor vs fuel injection?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
The trip odometer behaves oddly. So there may be...

The trip odometer behaves oddly. So there may be a problem there. I'll know more when I take the bezel off for a repaint.

The electronic speedo also seems like an interesting idea. What do you use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
I have to take out the cluster to repaint the...

I have to take out the cluster to repaint the bezel. While I have that off I'll take a look inside and see if anything looks off. Maybe something is rattling around in there or some piece of plastic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
Type: M40 Part NR: 254498 Fabr NR: 375262

Type: M40
Part NR: 254498
Fabr NR: 375262
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
Mine is yellow, 16 teeth. Which should be correct...

Mine is yellow, 16 teeth. Which should be correct for 4.10 rear gearing if the Volvoforums are to be believed.

I am going to double check today.

165/80r15 is the closest to the stock tire you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
I know for sure they put 4.10 and 4.56 rear ends...

I know for sure they put 4.10 and 4.56 rear ends in 122s but I wouldn't be surprised if 4.30 gearing ended up in some cars. There is a little metal tag on one of my differential bolts that says 4.10....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By spock345
Speedometer error, Volvo 122S BW35 to M40.

At some point in its life my 122s was converted from a BW35 to an M40. The speedometer is a bit off. Using a GPS speedometer on my phone I have found it reading a bit fast. It will read 35mph when in...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By spock345
Simons exhaust on a 122s, occasional pinging noise

I recently swapped in a simons sport exhaust into my 122s to replace the rusty glass pack crap the previous owner had on it. It all seems to have worked out rather well. Although I am getting an odd...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By spock345
My 240 had a sinking brake pedal and I went down...

My 240 had a sinking brake pedal and I went down the same list as you. It turned out to be the master cylinder.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 46,524
Posted By spock345
Both of my M47s were a bit stiff on a cold start...

Both of my M47s were a bit stiff on a cold start in the morning with MTL. Balky 1-2 and 2-3 shifts until warmed up. Interestingly with my M40 it shifts wonderfully with MTL when cold. I think that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By spock345
I guess I will figure it out when I get them...

I guess I will figure it out when I get them apart.

Any tips on getting the phillips head screws out? I have had trouble with those on different cars in the past.

I wonder if anyone has tried...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By spock345
122s door sag

The doors on my 122s sag a bit. How difficult would it be to find new hinges to replace them? Which wears first in these, the hinge body or the pin? Should I just try to adjust the doors to deal with...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By spock345
That 2" sport system is exactly what I was...

That 2" sport system is exactly what I was thinking of picking up. Just wanted a sanity check that I wasn't going to make that the bottleneck with what I have planned.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By spock345
122s exhaust for mild performance

I realized this weekend that my exhaust is a bit too loud. Some previous owner put in a glass pack and crappy muffler that have both rusted out. I would normally just replace the two offenders with a...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,108
Posted By spock345
I probably should have given more updates but...

I probably should have given more updates but there has been a flurry of activity with work and also getting this car road worthy.

The first challenge was dealing with the rotten floors. Cutting...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,889
Posted By spock345
The 2.8L V6 did come with a T5 at some point....

The 2.8L V6 did come with a T5 at some point. From some googling it would appear they came on the S10/S15 Blazer/Jimmy. Although the shifter will be in a different spot on an S10 T5. Maybe that will...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,980
Posted By spock345
I would add this to the list of links in the NA...

I would add this to the list of links in the NA performance thread. Before now I haven't been able to find dyno numbers for a stock B230F. Data from multiple trials is also nice.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By spock345
I am also interested in this. I am in need of one...

I am also interested in this. I am in need of one for my 122 before the late fall/winter rains start.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,889
Posted By spock345
Maybe a Buick 3.8L V6? I bet that would fit in...

Maybe a Buick 3.8L V6? I bet that would fit in the engine bay nicely. If it is too wide then there is the 60 degree V6. Bolt up a T5 to it and call it a day.

I bet you could get a good V6 or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By spock345
I would say his better videos are the ones where...

I would say his better videos are the ones where he puts his literature degree to work. The simulation vs simulacra bit of the FJ cruiser video is an interesting viewpoint of that car.

That being...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By spock345
It is normal for the motor mounts to flex some....

It is normal for the motor mounts to flex some. Excessive movement generally means they are wearing out. The ones in the regular car reviews video are typical from what I have seen of soft...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By spock345
I have discovered the challenges of getting out...

I have discovered the challenges of getting out the pans neatly. I found some pin holes above the frame members on the passenger side that I didn't notice before. A bit of surface rust on the inside....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By spock345
I have also been looking at the foam stuff,...

I have also been looking at the foam stuff, probably lighter than the butyl? I can guess that it won't hold heat as well as butyl.

The stock material only started coming off once I removed the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,889
Posted By spock345
A B230F with a decked head and a fun cam would...

A B230F with a decked head and a fun cam would probably work well. You could get away with a Volvo transmission if you are so inclined.

I recall that Pat is setting up a P1800 with a B23E and an...
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