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Forum: events 09-22-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 291
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Posted By JohnMc
A Miata trunk only seems small until you start...

A Miata trunk only seems small until you start putting things in it.





Then it seems smaller.
Forum: events 09-21-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,614
Posted By JohnMc
Thursday for me, something came up and I gotta...

Thursday for me, something came up and I gotta stick around town tomorrow..
Forum: showroom 09-20-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,333
Posted By JohnMc
This is unexpectedly awesome.

This is unexpectedly awesome.
Forum: events 09-20-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,614
Posted By JohnMc
I fixed a clunk on the Miata I've been hearing...

I fixed a clunk on the Miata I've been hearing lately. Turned out to be a poly rear sway bar bushing has slipped out of place. No more clunk.

If I get rained out of having fun on Deals...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By JohnMc
I never had any issues with the Saab 9000 Aero...

I never had any issues with the Saab 9000 Aero Spec clutch I had in my 16VT. Held strong at 300 - 350 whp. Not that I put a yuge number of mileso n it, but probably 15K-ish?
Forum: events 09-20-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,614
Posted By JohnMc
See Brett for some interestingly shaped hood...

See Brett for some interestingly shaped hood cutout ideas...
Forum: events 09-20-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,614
Posted By JohnMc
Pfft, nobody brings Volvos to a Volvo meet any...

Pfft, nobody brings Volvos to a Volvo meet any more.

Heh. The Miata is going to be so much fun on those mountain roads.
Forum: showroom 09-19-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,333
Posted By JohnMc
It was apparently a really, really good day for...

It was apparently a really, really good day for Cobra...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By JohnMc
PS: Your switch might look different depending on...

PS: Your switch might look different depending on if you have the sliding button or the press button on your shifter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By JohnMc
Here's a pic from this thread: ...

Here's a pic from this thread: http://forums.turbobricks.com//showthread.php?t=328659

http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/images/Pigtail.jpg

The 4th gear switch is the single wire switch next...
Forum: events 09-17-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,614
Posted By JohnMc
Sorry for your loss, Wren.

Sorry for your loss, Wren.
Forum: events 09-16-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,614
Posted By JohnMc
All good now.

All good now.
Forum: events 09-16-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,614
Posted By JohnMc
You might need to set access on that, it's not...

You might need to set access on that, it's not showing up.
Forum: events 09-16-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,614
Posted By JohnMc
I'm going to hit the Tail of the Dragon from the...

I'm going to hit the Tail of the Dragon from the west side around 12 - 1 pm on Thursday. Then on to the lodge at mid-late afternoon after that.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,336
Posted By JohnMc
Whistling wind noise from crappy door seals...

Whistling wind noise from crappy door seals covers up all sorts of rattling!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By JohnMc
That's pretty damn fast. Hey, I have a...

That's pretty damn fast.

Hey, I have a 'turbo LS 245' so now I can say it'll do low 7's "if I ever went to a track..." :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,906
Posted By JohnMc
I had one of those on my old 1800E, to account...

I had one of those on my old 1800E, to account for the 2.1L motor. I always assumed it messed with the engine temp circuit, making it think it was cooler than it was, and getting a little cold...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By JohnMc
Running a cube relay takes almost no current. ...

Running a cube relay takes almost no current. Just find some switched 12V source and tap it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,226
Posted By JohnMc
This is usually the culprit when I have this...

This is usually the culprit when I have this issue. When the wipers park, they're usually with the blade pointing in one direction, and I think over time, that gets a slight twist in the main part...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By JohnMc
And I have both my Volvos wired intentionally to...

And I have both my Volvos wired intentionally to allow the fan to run with the key off. On the antiquated PV's unsealed system, a hot shut off can otherwise lead to a couple of burps and a little...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By JohnMc
Switched low amperage 12V --> 86 Ground --> 85 ...

Switched low amperage 12V --> 86
Ground --> 85
non-switched high amperage 12V --> 30
fan --> 87

Or you could cut the signal wire to the current fan relay and route it though terminals 30 and 87.
Forum: website & board 09-14-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By JohnMc
For a long while 3rd gen 4Runners were rare in...

For a long while 3rd gen 4Runners were rare in PnP yards. even wrecked, I guess they were above the prices they like to pay. Then a few years ago it's like the dam burst, now you can almost always...
Forum: events 09-14-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,614
Posted By JohnMc
Party in douchenozzle's tent!

Party in douchenozzle's tent!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, sure dodged a bullet there. Wiseco...

Yeah, sure dodged a bullet there. Wiseco pistons, with 16V flycuts and deep dishes, built for 16V Turbo Volvo motors. And they were supplying them with 'lightweight' N/A wristpins instead of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By JohnMc
Hell, I heard a tapping noise in my 16V motor at...

Hell, I heard a tapping noise in my 16V motor at a C&C one fine Saturday years ago. Sounded exactly like a tapping lifter. Tick tick tick tick. Annoying. So I drove it about 12 miles home. Even...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By JohnMc
Forged pistons are generally a decent idea at...

Forged pistons are generally a decent idea at higher power levels like this because if there's some small tuning error, or an injector gets flaky, or you get an iffy batch of E85*, or timing drifts a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By JohnMc
That's what it looks like. Does anyone make...

That's what it looks like. Does anyone make adapters for that or will you be forging a new path here?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By JohnMc
More like 110? Or possibly more. Plus the...

More like 110? Or possibly more. Plus the greater volume of liquid evaporating has an added cooling effect vs. gasoline.


Point well taken. And I'd probably done that with the timing on my 16V...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By JohnMc
The B18 was designed as half of a B36. Which is...

The B18 was designed as half of a B36. Which is sort of why it's so overbuilt (for the time at least) with 5 main bearings. The B4B/B14/B16 were all 3 main bearing engines.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By JohnMc
When I put a Delco alternator on my PV, I...

When I put a Delco alternator on my PV, I replaced all the wiring. And found some really iffy wire junctions along the way that had probably been starving the car of voltage.

So the new...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By JohnMc
I sometimes wonder how many B36 parts interchange...

I sometimes wonder how many B36 parts interchange with a B18. Probably, when you get down to it, almost nothing.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By JohnMc
I thought stock pistons were good for 600 ish hp...

I thought stock pistons were good for 600 ish hp no?[/QUOTE]
600 hp and detonation are two different things.

They might be able to survive 600 hp, if there's no detonation.

But with the...
Forum: website & board 09-13-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, the wave of 240's dried up (around here)...

Yeah, the wave of 240's dried up (around here) years ago. The wave of 700/900 cars dried up more recently. It's almost all FWD era cars hitting the yards now.
Forum: events 09-12-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,614
Posted By JohnMc
Gotta make the hood orange on that white 240...

Gotta make the hood orange on that white 240 there...

:lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,336
Posted By JohnMc
A higher pressure pump and a boost-referenced...

A higher pressure pump and a boost-referenced fuel regulator
A plenum/hat for the DGV
Plumb the boost to the float bowl
Replace the floats (??? I think some versions can collapse under boost)
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,336
Posted By JohnMc
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,336
Posted By JohnMc
And depending on how/where you'll be driving it,...

And depending on how/where you'll be driving it, maybe start looking for an M41 to put in it. Wagons have shorter gearing IIRC (4.56 rear axle?) than coupes/sedans, and the 4.10 gearing they have is...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 26,609
Posted By JohnMc
I just had a new 1-pc built. Nissan slip yoke on...

I just had a new 1-pc built. Nissan slip yoke on one end, Volvo flange on the other. A bit under $300 and 2 days later and I was bolting it in.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 478,160
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, keep the quad rounds. They look great.

Yeah, keep the quad rounds. They look great.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,336
Posted By JohnMc
A 2.1L with a stock head on it won't make all...

A 2.1L with a stock head on it won't make all that much more HP, although it will def add torque down low. Which is a good thing.

A cam helps raise the RPM range, but what it really needs to...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,336
Posted By JohnMc
One of the better mods I've done to my PV. For a...

One of the better mods I've done to my PV. For a couple of decades I just sort of put up with slow wipers, dim headlights, weak heater fan, etc. "Just how old cars are!"

Then when the B20...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,649
Posted By JohnMc
I wonder if the PV would pass tech here? They...

I wonder if the PV would pass tech here? They let it race down in the Gump once, but they let anything race down there.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 261,184
Posted By JohnMc
I was curious about these gizmos. How's yours...

I was curious about these gizmos. How's yours still working a year later?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 478,160
Posted By JohnMc
I got a regulator/adapter for mine, it extends...

I got a regulator/adapter for mine, it extends out past the pulley so the hose isn't attaching behind it, adapts to AN fitting, and reduced the pressure some.

I remember why I didn't use the stock...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, if it is really at TDC, then you need to...

Yeah, if it is really at TDC, then you need to swap that front pulley. In addition to slipping, they can eventually fall off and cause damage.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By JohnMc
Probably easiest to take the starter out and put...

Probably easiest to take the starter out and put the motor at TDC (check with something through the #1 spark plug hole, don't trust the front pulley). Then see if the missing tooth is in the starter...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 478,160
Posted By JohnMc
Now I'm wondering if I ever even tried the stock...

Now I'm wondering if I ever even tried the stock hoses on my power steering. I think I just assumed they wouldn't work and got AN adapters for both ends.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,630
Posted By JohnMc
40 DCOE(like) carbs, cam, exhaust, and some head...

40 DCOE(like) carbs, cam, exhaust, and some head work (can't tell on that last one) and you'll probably get a decent 150 - 160 HP out of the B20. Vs. only every so slightly more from a bone stock...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 478,160
Posted By JohnMc
Awesome! The V8 sure nudges the car along...

Awesome! The V8 sure nudges the car along nicely, doesn't it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,645
Posted By JohnMc
I'd use that on an ongoing basis, but I'd add a...

I'd use that on an ongoing basis, but I'd add a bottle of that ZDDP additive on the initial startup.
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