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Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
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: 1,374
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: 1,374
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: 1,374
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: 1,374
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...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By spock345
It you layer on that cheap single stage you can...

It you layer on that cheap single stage you can probably just keep polishing it to keep it looking OK until you burn through it.

I prefer single stage on older cars because I can just color sand...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-04-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,775
Posted By spock345
Since you say two valves and technically a B20 or...

Since you say two valves and technically a B20 or B30 is two valves per cylinder...

This is what has been going through my head lately. No idea if it would be any good given that it only existed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By spock345
I know that SEM's Shadow Blue matches some of the...

I know that SEM's Shadow Blue matches some of the 240 and 740 interior plastics rather well.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,832
Posted By spock345
I probably wouldn't advance a T cam. It has a...

I probably wouldn't advance a T cam. It has a good power band for torque with an automatic already.

Maybe try 2-4 degrees and then go from there for the B or VX3 cams.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,832
Posted By spock345
I had one of those flywheels. A big improvement...

I had one of those flywheels. A big improvement over the dog dish for LH 2.4 cars. Car is a bit easier to stall, but so much livelier.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By spock345
Ah, I thought I was missing some part of the...

Ah, I thought I was missing some part of the puzzle. The location of that seal matches up pretty closely to where it has been leaking.

I got the seal out of the car and it was rock hard. Probably...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By spock345
M41 leak

I am having an issue with a leak. I looked up the correct o-ring, replaced it, and it still leaks. From what I could determine 3/4" ID, 1/8" cross section, and 1" OD are the dimensions of the part....
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,832
Posted By spock345
The STS ones are really well made. Also I...

The STS ones are really well made. Also I wouldn't be surprised if the IPD gears are made by STS.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,043
Posted By spock345
With redblocks I've just come to not worry so...

With redblocks I've just come to not worry so much about oil pressure so long as the light doesn't flicker at idle or drop below 1 bar (~14psi) on a hot idle. B18, B20, and B230 motors have already a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,223
Posted By spock345
Finally figured out the noise. It was the torsion...

Finally figured out the noise. It was the torsion bars that hold up the trunk lid vibrating against each other and the body.

A few scrap bits of vinyl in the right spots quieted everything.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,124
Posted By spock345
I thought I'd resurrect this thread instead of...

I thought I'd resurrect this thread instead of making another. I got a set of the 5.5" VP wheels from someone nearby. Then got a set of 195/65r15 tires mounted. I took it for a drive this weekend and...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 42,784
Posted By spock345
Most hybrids I've seen have those warnings...

Most hybrids I've seen have those warnings plastered all over the place under the hood. Maybe Tesla hasn't been sued enough yet to start putting warning labels on things?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,006
Posted By spock345
Ok, next time I need to do this sort of work I am...

Ok, next time I need to do this sort of work I am finding someone with one of those.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,006
Posted By spock345
It seems to have worked OK. I painted the surface...

It seems to have worked OK. I painted the surface and sanded until the paint was gone with 80 grit. Then sanded with 120 and 220 to smooth it all out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,006
Posted By spock345
Ok, I'll go bring it by today. If they don't want...

Ok, I'll go bring it by today. If they don't want to do it I guess I'll do the sandpaper taped to a pane of glass method (the janky way they do cylinder heads). I've got a mirror laying around...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,006
Posted By spock345
Warped B18/20 SU manifold

I finally go around to just yanking the manifold off my car to see what was going on with the lean condition on cylinder 1. turns out the mating surfaces on the manifold aren't true.

Is it worth...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,209
Posted By spock345
I know they have a 3 bar, 5 bar (80psi-ish), and...

I know they have a 3 bar, 5 bar (80psi-ish), and a 100psi one. With a couple versions of each with different resistance ranges.

All of them should though produce some activity on the gauge even if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,023
Posted By spock345
The 164 mount as a transmission mount worked...

The 164 mount as a transmission mount worked really well for me.

Last I checked the 760 diesel mount is still available for the passenger size and about the same as the 240 diesel mount.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,923
Posted By spock345
Automatic seat belt length Amazon

Since the original belts in my 122 were shot when I bought it I decided to just go straight to automatic belts. I ended up with the ones that Skandix/VP sells. Has anyone else with these in their car...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,089
Posted By spock345
CD009, T5, Getrag, etc. All would give you easier...

CD009, T5, Getrag, etc. All would give you easier access to new synchros and other rebuild parts. But I have a feeling that it would be going a bit too deep down the rabbit hole for a mild NA B230.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 394,602
Posted By spock345
My sealed beams may have just been spent. When I...

My sealed beams may have just been spent. When I removed them to clean out the buckets one of them split in half.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,089
Posted By spock345
The STS shifter bushings are a good idea. Bronze...

The STS shifter bushings are a good idea. Bronze and delrin. Makes the shifter more solid and minimizes the slop. A 164 engine mount as a heavy duty transmission mount also helped with shifter feel...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 394,602
Posted By spock345
I've been debating a similar gauge setup in my...

I've been debating a similar gauge setup in my car. What size did you end up with for the tach and speedometer?

Also those H4 lights are definitely an upgrade from the sealed beams.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By spock345
Do some reading on how carburetors work,...

Do some reading on how carburetors work, understanding the venturi effect among other concepts will help. The carburetor you will likely find on an older American car are going to be different than...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,624
Posted By spock345
Non detergent SAE 30 was on sale at the local...

Non detergent SAE 30 was on sale at the local Napa for ~$2 a quart. So I just stocked up on that.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,515
Posted By spock345
I ended up trading for an M41 with a J type. It...

I ended up trading for an M41 with a J type. It came with the right cover I needed. When I removed the cover to replace the gasket I realized something that made me feel real stupid.

Apparently...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,204
Posted By spock345
Have you got dashpot oil in them? The oil is...

Have you got dashpot oil in them? The oil is supposed to provide a dampening effect on the pistons rising. The dashpot cover works as a one way valve that resists the upward movement of the pistons....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,204
Posted By spock345
I don't know why I didn't remember this earlier...

I don't know why I didn't remember this earlier but I recall having a problem with the fast idle screws keeping my throttle plates open a bit. If screwed in too far they will contact the fast idle...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,297
Posted By spock345
Gearbox fully torn down

Had some difficulty getting the rather badly chipped reverse idler gear out. Also got the main shaft apart to replace the bad synchro. Painted the case because there wasn't much paint left under the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,562
Posted By spock345
I had a bent large flathead screwdriver sitting...

I had a bent large flathead screwdriver sitting in my toolbox that I turned into a drift punch. That worked pretty well after warming the case a bit around the shaft with a propane torch (it didn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,204
Posted By spock345
I can see this being a problem especially if the...

I can see this being a problem especially if the carbs have the older linear throttle springs. They seem to put a force on the shaft that worsens vacuum leaks.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,337
Posted By spock345
The last year for the M41 was '75. It would be an...

The last year for the M41 was '75. It would be an M46 in 1976 onward.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 73,537
Posted By spock345
That last sentence makes it seem like the entire...

That last sentence makes it seem like the entire post was taken directly out of marketing material. Given that you just created an account today, only have one post, and it is a necro-post at that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,562
Posted By spock345
Turborg apparently has some gearboxes in need of...

Turborg apparently has some gearboxes in need of R&R. Still waiting on a reply. If all else fails I've got some spare parts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,562
Posted By spock345
I've been using this guide along with the Haynes...

I've been using this guide along with the Haynes manual (surprisingly good for the 122).

https://advrider.com/f/threads/volvo-m40-transmission-rebuild.641530/

Still can't find anything about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,562
Posted By spock345
M40 rebuild questions, bearing part numbers

While I sort out my overdrive transmission conundrum I've decided to rebuild the M40 as the oil was filled with glitter and an exploratory surgery found bad input and output main shaft bearings and...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,515
Posted By spock345
That is probably the best route instead of...

That is probably the best route instead of monkeying with spring rates to find the right pressure on the ball detents with shorter springs. I assume that is set in a certain way by the ZF and Volvo...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,297
Posted By spock345
Tore down the M40 for fun to see what the cause...

Tore down the M40 for fun to see what the cause of the glittery oil was. I thought it would be harder, only took about 45 minutes to do. Turns out I have one bad synchro (teeth sheared off), chunks...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,297
Posted By spock345
Update, drained the oil in the M40. It is...

Update, drained the oil in the M40. It is glittery. That combined with a messed up input shaft bearing means it gets to come apart.

I started the disassembly process and all the gaskets were...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,624
Posted By spock345
I am assuming the M410, given its relation to the...

I am assuming the M410, given its relation to the M40/41 has synchros that are susceptible to GL5 eating them. I don't think there is any friction material.

Although I do wonder how the 4T oil...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,297
Posted By spock345
I'll probably rebuild the M40 as a spare at a...

I'll probably rebuild the M40 as a spare at a later date. Seems like a relatively easy gearbox to learn how to do it with.

The only reason I bought that M410 from craigslist is because paypal...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,515
Posted By spock345
From what I can tell McMaster likely doesn't have...

From what I can tell McMaster likely doesn't have the right springs. At least not ones that meet the dimensional requirements. I approximated the spring rate and it seems rather high at about 60...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,515
Posted By spock345
Kind of defeats the purpose of going with a Volvo...

Kind of defeats the purpose of going with a Volvo gearbox that could fit the short shifter, which was to avoid cutting the tunnel and having to redo the carpet. Although at this point it may just be...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,297
Posted By spock345
Also I am not sure how much play the input...

Also I am not sure how much play the input bearing on an M40 is supposed to have. I pulled mine today to grab the top cover and investigate a leak. Either way it may need some work.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,297
Posted By spock345
I definitely want the long shifter but apparently...

I definitely want the long shifter but apparently there are some incompatibilities between the two setups. I am not sure if I will be able to make it work.
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