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Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2021, 07:29 AM
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Posted By DET17
I certainly can appreciate the pain & suffering...

I certainly can appreciate the pain & suffering with Megasquirt. I have a "fuel only" system running on my 70 Chevelle Malibu and SBC. It was a fascinating learning experience.... I loved Tuner...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 510,591
Posted By DET17
The sedan sold for $9500. I started at $10,500...

The sedan sold for $9500. I started at $10,500 or thereabouts.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-18-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 510,591
Posted By DET17
Watching it roll away was an odd sensation. I...

Watching it roll away was an odd sensation. I dragged the dead carcass of this sedan up this same hill in 2010. Most definitely, mixed emotions even now as I write this.

I have invested so many...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-18-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 510,591
Posted By DET17
and the eleven year project comes to an end......

For every hello, there comes a goodbye:

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/vv357/DET17/IMG_2795.jpg?width=960&height=720&fit=bounds...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-02-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 510,591
Posted By DET17
George Harrison said it best...... "All things...

George Harrison said it best...... "All things must pass".
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 510,591
Posted By DET17
Thank you sir! I've got a pair of gents...

Thank you sir! I've got a pair of gents interested in the sedan, so we shall see.

After 39 years of engineering & manufacturing work, I'm ready for stage 4 of life!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 510,591
Posted By DET17
.... the latest on the sale.....

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/cassville-1992-volvo-940-eurosport-sedan/7311136136.html

The culmination of my 11 year project to "continuously improve" one of the last RWD Volvos. This...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,729
Posted By DET17
I built a nice 19t using a 15g starting point...

I built a nice 19t using a 15g starting point (turbine) with flat flange. Used the NIW TIG method and correct rod (309L from memory ). Friend who was skilled at TIG properly joined the V band...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 510,591
Posted By DET17
I'll go into more detail when I write the post...

I'll go into more detail when I write the post mortem for this build.

The basic reason is quite simple: I'm fast approaching retirement! A daily driver will no longer be a requirement.......and...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,992
Posted By DET17
There was an option to fit a very similar rack...

There was an option to fit a very similar rack with a better ratio; I'm trying to think of the OE application.... perhaps a MERCUR?

Check some old FS thread listings and see; from memory, JohnV...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,520
Posted By DET17
As was stated earlier, the giant TB's are of...

As was stated earlier, the giant TB's are of little benefit in a turbo application. I've got an analysis saved somewhere that validates the stock redblock TB will support almost 400hp.... pretty...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,543
Posted By DET17
Spring rate, FTW. So long as you haven't...

Spring rate, FTW.

So long as you haven't slammed it into the pavement; "Raise the LOWERED" as RWC used to say, and prosper.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,507
Posted By DET17
and so it goes, for the redblock tractor engine....

and so it goes, for the redblock tractor engine. With my IPD Turbo cam, I had no chance to achieve the proper clearances using a bucket full of factory shims..... I suspect they used a different base...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,371
Posted By DET17
Denso 100a, ftw.......

Denso 100a, ftw.......
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,879
Posted By DET17
Dave Barton was running the unit that ADP Turbo...

Dave Barton was running the unit that ADP Turbo sells. Looked to be much higher quality than the one I've got on my sedan.

However, my engine certainly isn't 300ponies.... can't speak for his...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-21-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,596
Posted By DET17
OP, when all else fails, use the full shim kit...

OP, when all else fails, use the full shim kit from IPD. Pay the freight both ways, but get the exact shims you need to meet OE specs. Yes of course, NO hushers when you are measuring and shimming....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-21-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,714
Posted By DET17
Check my build thread.... 3" DP and a...

Check my build thread.... 3" DP and a commercially available clamp system to fix the vertical section in the same location as the factory 9 series / late 7 series DP (never worked on a early 7...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,968
Posted By DET17
Can't help with the Lesjosfors.... but I do have...

Can't help with the Lesjosfors.... but I do have a full set of Sedan B&G lowering springs for the 7/9. PN for the kit is in my FS thread..... FYI and comparison.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,658
Posted By DET17
From memory (it's been years!) you want the...

From memory (it's been years!) you want the "operating angles" in the 1* to 2* range, as near equal as possible. ZERO is not a proper target, as U joint needle bearings must "roll" or they will be...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,658
Posted By DET17
Am I understanding this right.... your T5 gearbox...

Am I understanding this right.... your T5 gearbox output is at 8* ?

When I put the Pro Touring style suspension in my 70 Malibu 12 years ago, with adjustable rear suspension and 1 pc. drive...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 555,109
Posted By DET17
Air filtering on those carb intake horns?

Air filtering on those carb intake horns?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 100,908
Posted By DET17
Regarding the quality of your grounds.........

Regarding the quality of your grounds...... simply measure resistance from those junction points back to the battery NEG terminal. If you've got marginal grounds, you will see it on your Ohmmeter.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 510,591
Posted By DET17
After eleven plus years, it comes to this: ...

After eleven plus years, it comes to this:

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/cassville-1992-volvo-940-eurosport-sedan/7290047108.html

BaT will only auction it with no reserve....... I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 510,591
Posted By DET17
https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/vv357/DET17...

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/vv357/DET17/IMG_2085.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,406
Posted By DET17
On the 9 series fan control, the 3 sources for...

On the 9 series fan control, the 3 sources for triggering the fan relay (all with a ground path to fire the relay) are the ECU output (coming from your head mounted temp sensor), the high pressure on...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,906
Posted By DET17
From related experience with my 9 sedan, the KONI...

From related experience with my 9 sedan, the KONI sports need 250 to 325 lbf/in rate up front. I don't know how the motion ratios compare between 7/9 rear and 2 series rear....but I'm running 250...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,824
Posted By DET17
Factory insurance policy against imperfection. ...

Factory insurance policy against imperfection.

WRT failing to "keep it cheap", I have an entire build thread that documents this perfectly. :-D

What you will learn, that "cheap" and "reliable"...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-05-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 510,591
Posted By DET17
100% down, possible height. Surely the next step...

100% down, possible height. Surely the next step length spring would work.....

The top perch is adjusted solid against the chassis. The 9 even needs a slight sheet metal bend to get the perch...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,824
Posted By DET17
Don't all the 16V penta pistons have them? What...

Don't all the 16V penta pistons have them? What about the 16V NA engines?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 384,366
Posted By DET17
That's quite a list! I've got to see this gem...

That's quite a list! I've got to see this gem before I retire and relocate "a little further to the NE" from ATL.

I'll drop you a PM and figure out how to visit this spring.... might ride the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 384,366
Posted By DET17
Nice work Tom! You have done well. So in...

Nice work Tom! You have done well.

So in summary, the fuel distribution system (mechanical) was buggered..... and the car had the wrong ECU installed?
Any other root causes of your (most recent)...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 129,302
Posted By DET17
No way around this..... if your wagon is lowered...

No way around this..... if your wagon is lowered more than 1.25 inches, per Ben, you benefit from the QSRCs. I'll testify they made a huge handling improvement with my lowering springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By DET17
Presuming your application is whiteblock? If...

Presuming your application is whiteblock? If YES, check Homer's thread..... he upgraded his 850R clutch to the "707" spec unit, I believe. Same clutch is referenced in the famed M90 thread, from...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3,055
Views: 1,306,876
Posted By DET17
This sedan just keeps getting better. Nice work,...

This sedan just keeps getting better. Nice work, Jacob.

I see the Kansas rear tags.... will CA have any issues with your powertrain? Never lived out there and not familiar with the laws. You...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,658
Posted By DET17
First comment - somewhere, John V is smiling :-D ...

First comment - somewhere, John V is smiling :-D

Second comment - Bless your heart! I still have my last C900T 91 convertible. I'm used to cruising at 3300 RPM. LONG may the last SAABs...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,645
Posted By DET17
Firm. Best ever, out of the 3 total sets of...

Firm. Best ever, out of the 3 total sets of suspenders.

As Michael Yount said, "it transforms the car".
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,658
Posted By DET17
Perhaps, regarding the spacer. Didn't YOSHIFAB...

Perhaps, regarding the spacer. Didn't YOSHIFAB make some sort of T5 spacer? Perhaps he could one off a unit for you with custom thickness. CNC program written just change a variable or two.......
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 125,658
Posted By DET17
Fix angles first, length second. "Cut it...

Fix angles first, length second.

"Cut it twice, and it's still too short!" :rofl:
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,645
Posted By DET17
KONI sports at full extension, with B&G's...

KONI sports at full extension, with B&G's installed. Don't think I ever took a pic of them in the front with the sedan suspension "loaded".
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,645
Posted By DET17
Yours was the 2nd time I saw the data; original I...

Yours was the 2nd time I saw the data; original I believe was a guy in Holland, many years back. If you search KONI SPORTS and perhaps 7/9 series, you will find the thread.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,645
Posted By DET17
Dave, I never could find rate information for the...

Dave, I never could find rate information for the B&G's. I bought them used from another TBer. About the only thing I could find online stated they would lower the vehicle ~ 45mm I believe.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,645
Posted By DET17
and for those wondering about the stance: ...

and for those wondering about the stance:

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/vv357/DET17/IMG_2095.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,645
Posted By DET17
Another vote for coilovers and "tuned suspension"

Time for some testimony.

For the previous 10 years, I've run several lowering spring systems on my 940 sedan. The first rendition was IPD blue "sport springs" matched with Bils HD; this...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 53,107
Posted By DET17
You will find out if there is a piston ring /...

You will find out if there is a piston ring / groove issue on that #4 cylinder. Did your replacement head have a valve job, or was it just "good used"? Being that low on compression compared to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,132
Posted By DET17
The simplest upgrade route for an 89 model is to...

The simplest upgrade route for an 89 model is to retain LH2.4, install a 93-95 lower mile B230FT and factory matching AW71. Accumulator mod on the trans, IPD trans oil flush. All new engine & trans...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,795
Posted By DET17
I believe a gent of Scandinavian origin, posted a...

I believe a gent of Scandinavian origin, posted a link in Performance a few months back which included flow data on the K-Jet B21F intake. The article would need translation, but he claimed the flow...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 510,591
Posted By DET17
Ground Hog Day progress

Looks like 6 more weeks of winter, per Punxsutawney Phil.... I guess they had to drag him out into the snow to confirm it.

Tonight was "torque it all to specs at ride height" night.

So the stay...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,842
Posted By DET17
I've got around 26.25" on all corners, exception...

I've got around 26.25" on all corners, exception PA front (RH) which is sitting at 26.625". Just installed Kaplhenke coilovers at all four corners. I'll be attempting to "equal out" the fronts,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 510,591
Posted By DET17
Front suspension reassembly - the final act

SO, yesterday I had a pretty good day for an old man.

Since the QSRCs are now moot, they have been removed and original ball joint to bottom of strut tube connection has been restored. I had...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 510,591
Posted By DET17
You can do the math: ...

You can do the math:

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/vv357/DET17/IMG_2237.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds...
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