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Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 291
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Posted By spock345
I got mine to be rather comfortable, but it...

I got mine to be rather comfortable, but it involved kind of overstuffing the seats. For the bottom cushion I just made it one piece instead of the normal two.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,126
Posted By spock345
Doesn't E85 have an octane rating of something...

Doesn't E85 have an octane rating of something around 105?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,126
Posted By spock345
It would be better. The stock FT 8.7:1 is a good...

It would be better. The stock FT 8.7:1 is a good starting point. Although I've seen some bump it a bit to 9.0:1 after some head work. You'll also want to look at cam choice closely when monkeying...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,126
Posted By spock345
Depends, how high of an octane you got? Because...

Depends, how high of an octane you got? Because 93 isn't going to cut it. Pinging and/or detonation will do the motor in even if everything else holds.

With a redblock you need lower static...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,715
Posted By spock345
Yep, you can modify the Weber 38 DGS and 32/36...

Yep, you can modify the Weber 38 DGS and 32/36 DGV carbs for boost. Although from what I've read the fuel pressure can become an issue. You'll need a boost referenced regulator. Also I've read about...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,715
Posted By spock345
The M41 in my car definitely made highway trips...

The M41 in my car definitely made highway trips more pleasurable. Still very loud (classic car, no fixing that really), but it cruises at 65mph below 3000rpm now.

All the wagons we got in the US...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,715
Posted By spock345
I am debating those Lesjofors springs for my...

I am debating those Lesjofors springs for my Amazon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,211
Posted By spock345
I think so. Or at least get him to drink the OHV...

I think so. Or at least get him to drink the OHV kool aid.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,211
Posted By spock345
From what I've read so long as you aren't running...

From what I've read so long as you aren't running the 10.5:1 ratio the B20E got then you should be fine on pump gas. Apparently people get pinging with that on the high octane (91) we have in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,211
Posted By spock345
A relative has a 2001 Cherokee and its still got...

A relative has a 2001 Cherokee and its still got the 4.0 liter AMC straight six in it. Stupidly durable motor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,211
Posted By spock345
By 1971 all the P1800s produced had fuel...

By 1971 all the P1800s produced had fuel injection. The 164 got it in 1972. The 140 got it starting in 1971.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,211
Posted By spock345
Compliant with California emissions regulations...

Compliant with California emissions regulations at the time.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,237
Posted By spock345
Sounds pretty similar to what a lot of folks end...

Sounds pretty similar to what a lot of folks end up with in a 140 or amazon with an M41.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By spock345
Looks like my M40 did. I'd poke my finger in the...

Looks like my M40 did. I'd poke my finger in the drain hole and feel around for any more chunks. Anyway, its days are probably numbered.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,211
Posted By spock345
I would wager the bushings are shot but put some...

I would wager the bushings are shot but put some poly bushings in there and you are in business. But you can drive home on shot bushings, it just won't be fun.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,211
Posted By spock345
140s and other B18/20 cars can definitely feel...

140s and other B18/20 cars can definitely feel faster than a stock 7/9 series turbo despite not actually being faster if you look at the numbers. I chock it up to lighter cars, what I consider a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,211
Posted By spock345
That's some pretty nice upholstery for a car...

That's some pretty nice upholstery for a car sitting in a field.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,211
Posted By spock345
As should be the priority with any classic car....

As should be the priority with any classic car. Everything else is comparatively easy. I used to kind of look at rot and think it wasn't that bad until I was half way through cutting the floors out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By spock345
This. I had to chase pretty much all the needed...

This. I had to chase pretty much all the needed threads when installing or removing my Amazon's engine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By spock345
I've used a beefy three lug puller. The...

I've used a beefy three lug puller.

The amazon should have an adjuster on the back. It is a 1/4" square. Pretty much the same as a square drive. I use some hex bits and sockets to get a 1/4" drive...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,224
Posted By spock345
If you pluck the lifters out and look at the cam...

If you pluck the lifters out and look at the cam lobes any flat ones will be pretty obvious. Cross hatching still in the bores? It looks like its in rather good shape.

I wouldn't buy any BS from a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,143
Posted By spock345
I for one like my OHV sports-tractor.

I for one like my OHV sports-tractor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,224
Posted By spock345
I'd yank the head and see how it looks before...

I'd yank the head and see how it looks before ordering all the parts and pulling the motor for a rebuild.

Also this

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=361479
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,224
Posted By spock345
Yeah, valve 7 seems to be an issue there.

Yeah, valve 7 seems to be an issue there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By spock345
I went under the car and found that there is a...

I went under the car and found that there is a decent dent in the rear shaft. Not super noticeable until you are down under the car looking closely.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,224
Posted By spock345
As far as I know the C and the K grind for the...

As far as I know the C and the K grind for the B30 are the same lobe dimensions as the C and K for the B18/20.

If that is true then definitely go for the K.

The B30 should have also gotten...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By spock345
I've had radios in the past where the setup isn't...

I've had radios in the past where the setup isn't as smart and the codes (or some way to derive them) are published online. I was trying to see if that was the case with this radio.

With my VW I...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By spock345
Changed the oil and washed the engine bay this...

Changed the oil and washed the engine bay this weekend.

Tried replacing the ABS module but the first drive saw the light come back on. Not sure what happened there. I am thinking that something...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,289
Posted By spock345
My fiance is planning to do something on the...

My fiance is planning to do something on the inside of our recently acquired S70 with that floral print that appears on every old person's couch.

Definitely needs school honor roll stickers...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,224
Posted By spock345
Delo and Rotella diesel oil have high zinc...

Delo and Rotella diesel oil have high zinc content and are dirt cheap. Even the synthetic variants aren't that pricey.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,224
Posted By spock345
I'd adjust those to spec before pulling a cam....

I'd adjust those to spec before pulling a cam. I've noticed the valves can get really chattery when the clearances are loose.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,224
Posted By spock345
Start it up. See if there is a difference. ...

Start it up. See if there is a difference.

I'd be tempted to pull the cam at that point. It does look like it is low.

How were the valve clearances?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By spock345
I'd only put a turbo on it if this motor blows...

I'd only put a turbo on it if this motor blows and I've got to go pull a new one. Which seems rather unlikely. Definitely going to become a project though. Too many little things to fix.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By spock345
S70 commuter, for now....

A relative needed space and decided to part with my grandfather's '98 S70. Needs some work but seems like a good short term project for a grocery-getter. My fiance also doesn't have a car at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By spock345
In terms of things that wear out on Volvo carbs...

In terms of things that wear out on Volvo carbs the HIFs are probably the best way to go. The throttle shaft problem isn't as bad and they don't have the diaphragm issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By spock345
I'd just have the mechanical pump (if it has one)...

I'd just have the mechanical pump (if it has one) pulling from a gas can at first once you get the carbs put together. I wouldn't drive it like that but it'll be fine for a proof of concept to make...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,224
Posted By spock345
I would think a flat cam lobe probably won't...

I would think a flat cam lobe probably won't cause a low compression number because the valves are not being opened by a flat lobe, therefore no way to lose compression.

You can just remove the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,224
Posted By spock345
Put some new oil in it if you haven't already. ...

Put some new oil in it if you haven't already. I've had it help knock things loose when they are gummed up. It really sounds like a valvetrain part.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,819
Posted By spock345
I'd just figure out how to get the same sort of...

I'd just figure out how to get the same sort of setup that Lloyd posted. I've seen a bunch of kits with stuff like that for replacing old steering boxes. Do some mock up with a piece of wood cut to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,224
Posted By spock345
Take a look at the valve adjustment. Sticky...

Take a look at the valve adjustment. Sticky lifter maybe? Might as well eliminate the easier stuff before going right to rod knock.

After that I would start looking at the bottom end. Almost...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By spock345
Ah, I've got the yokes aligned. I am though using...

Ah, I've got the yokes aligned. I am though using the original rear half with a different front half I got to fit the M41. Probably a good idea to go get the whole thing balanced at this point.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By spock345
I checked the u-joints before installing the...

I checked the u-joints before installing the shaft. They were all good. Also gave them some fresh grease.

I am unsure if it is phased correctly. No dents in the tubes. I'll check the slip joint....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By spock345
Amazon M41 driveline vibration

I've noticed that I get some driveline vibration since installing my M41 whenever I let off the gas in overdrive. I've got a new carrier bearing and the transmission seems to be in good shape, if a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,581
Posted By spock345
It's probably bad bearings.

It's probably bad bearings.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,581
Posted By spock345
I bet the oil in it is rather sparkly.

I bet the oil in it is rather sparkly.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,648
Posted By spock345
The tuners in this case are really just hackers...

The tuners in this case are really just hackers and the manufacturers or smog techs are the defenders.

One thing I've learned from working in cybersecurity is that hackers will eventually find a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,648
Posted By spock345
That is awesome. My 240 would just barely pass...

That is awesome. My 240 would just barely pass smog each time or otherwise be borderline. Usually on the second try it would pass. It was probably the original cat.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,648
Posted By spock345
He must have a fresh cat on that car or something...

He must have a fresh cat on that car or something to get it that clean.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,648
Posted By spock345
Even if they just made the BAR ref process more...

Even if they just made the BAR ref process more clear I would be fine. Maybe a forum or something where you can post pictures of what you are thinking and get refs to chime in on whether they would...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,648
Posted By spock345
I get relatively annoyed by California's approach...

I get relatively annoyed by California's approach to older pre-OBD2 cars myself. That said I would like to see tighter restrictions for the OBD2 cars but I would just want to see a tailpipe test. The...
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