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Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2019, 05:10 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
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What we have learned about original Volvo Competition Services (VCS) and later R-Sport 4-2-1 exhaust...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
It certainly is and it appears that the 1-3-4-2...

It certainly is and it appears that the 1-3-4-2 firing order may allow #3 and #4 cylinder exhaust charges to scavenge each other and improve the exhaust gas flow for both cylinders. The unusal large...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
Steve, Thanks, all of the time spent on it is...

Steve, Thanks, all of the time spent on it is beginning to pay off, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it performs at Lime Rock next weekend.

You are not losing much power using the patriot...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
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Its been a really busy summer although I did find the time to do a number of tweaks and adjustments to...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,850
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, comparing online photos the 164E and 240...

Thanks, comparing online photos the 164E and 240 rotors both do look a lot alike except the hat on the 164E rotor which is taller like the 120, 140, 1800E.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,850
Posted By vintagewrench
OK I guess I'll have to try a different approach...

OK I guess I'll have to try a different approach here. Might want to use these on the 1800 racing car - anyone know how much these rotors actually weigh?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,850
Posted By vintagewrench
How heavy are 164E vented rotors compared to more...

How heavy are 164E vented rotors compared to more modern rotors?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 93,026
Posted By vintagewrench
Did you actually use bleach to clean overflow...

Did you actually use bleach to clean overflow bottles in the past or something else?

Have one that needs the treatment.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,622
Posted By vintagewrench
Congratulations on now owning both a Jenson and...

Congratulations on now owning both a Jenson and the 1964. It appears you are going to restore the Jenson to factory original condition? How is it rust wise?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 73,310
Posted By vintagewrench
It looks very nice, how comfortable is it after...

It looks very nice, how comfortable is it after driving an hour or longer?

I need to get a racing seat for the 1800s that will work with a 6-point harness. Have looked at Cobra seats in the past....
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2019, 12:50 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
1974 and '75 B20 Eight Bolt Blocks

In the planning stages of building a new engine for our 1968 122s wagon which will see HARD high rpm use as the shop "truck," road car, and which will also be used for some towing.

Have access to...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By vintagewrench
Are any of these cheap Chinese radiators any good...

Are any of these cheap Chinese radiators any good in the long run and how well do they fit, and will they keep a B18 or B20 powered road racing engine cool?

I do now that cheap, fast and good...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 167
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Posted By vintagewrench
Looking good my friend.

Looking good my friend.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 73,310
Posted By vintagewrench
Bet it still sounds great now and mellower, loud...

Bet it still sounds great now and mellower, loud doesn't always sound good. I used only the 14" Borla 2.250" you mentioned behind a KR Trimmings 4-2-1 header...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
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Most production car alternators do not have high enough quality bearings which are capable of running...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
I just checked out you thread and it looks like...

I just checked out you thread and it looks like all of the heavy lifting is done, although all the smaller details can take a lot of time. Good luck making the show date, hope it all works out OK for...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
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Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks didenpx, after two years with the time I...

Thanks didenpx, after two years with the time I have had available to work on it this project it is starting to shape up, but finding all of these vintage high performance parts holds things up and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
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Added some late-'60s Vintage French Marchal Ampilux two-bulb twin-reflector headlamps under domed...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 93,026
Posted By vintagewrench
Looking good!

Looking good!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2019, 12:06 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
What are you using for brake pads?

What are you using for brake pads?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
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In the pits at the VSCCA Spring Sprint Races at Lime Rock Park May 1st & 2nd.

Visible under the car...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
John, I've seen the photos of your cylinder head...

John, I've seen the photos of your cylinder head before and its interesting in that both were race heads and are similar other than the engine size.

Have been thinking of trying it this racing...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
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Its been a busy spring and I haven't been able to access new photos in my Flicker account for an...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
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Only three of many things I've been working on for this upcoming season. The roll bar is all...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By vintagewrench
[QUOTE=hiperfauto;5932748]That looks like the...

[QUOTE=hiperfauto;5932748]That looks like the standard pressure plate used on all B18/B20/B21/B23 with a flat flywheel.
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Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By vintagewrench
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It appears that this "Swiss Cheese" lightweight style of late 240 pressure plate will work well for...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for all of the information. The flywheel...

Thanks for all of the information. The flywheel came with a new LUK clutch and pressure plate. I have been told that the LUK plate has more clamping force than a F&S, could that be true? Is a LUC as...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By vintagewrench
Ian, Thanks, that's a rare setup, but is capable...

Ian, Thanks, that's a rare setup, but is capable of much more clamping force than the modified B18 engine needs behind it.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By vintagewrench
1975 to '78 240 Clutch and Pressure Plate Fit B18-20 Aluminum Flywheel

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This older never used well made six-bolt eight pound aluminum flywheel was found recently that will see...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2019, 08:01 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Looking good, its going to start looking great...

Looking good, its going to start looking great soon.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,900
Posted By vintagewrench
Andrew, thanks for the info about the spring...

Andrew, thanks for the info about the spring diameters. I'm looking to end up with 40mm drop in the front and fairly stiff spring rate for road racing. What have you tried on your 122s in the past...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By vintagewrench
Ian, Thanks again, what size should I machine the...

Ian, Thanks again, what size should I machine the ID of of a restrictor to? I will be in touch with the two of you before I move forward with this head. The Type IV valves have the same lock to face...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, I have been thinking of Ferrea valve and...

Thanks, I have been thinking of Ferrea valve and they do make nice valves, I've seen some in person.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,900
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, hope you are doing well.

Thanks, hope you are doing well.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By vintagewrench
46mm intake valves and 36mm exhaust. Yes, double...

46mm intake valves and 36mm exhaust. Yes, double springs and I would like to find some light weight retainers, but don't trust the aluminum versions.

Planning on using a fairly radical cam, that...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks! Looking for oversized valves with .312...

Thanks! Looking for oversized valves with .312 B20 stem size which I think is quite common.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,900
Posted By vintagewrench
Will conventional 5-inch racing springs fit in...

Will conventional 5-inch racing springs fit in 122s and 1800s spring pockets?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By vintagewrench
Racing Valves, Guides and Retainers for B18 and B20 Heads

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Getting ready to rebuild this B18 head racing head for use on my own 1800s that I run in VSCCA vintage...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,202
Posted By vintagewrench
Cameron's right about the rods. A 4:56 is a good...

Cameron's right about the rods. A 4:56 is a good compromise depending on the track, I've found from experience and doing the calculations (don't trust the tach) that 7000 rpm will get you up to 115...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
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Here is a photo of one of the combustion chambers of the B18 racing head after a quick clean up. It was...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
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Sometimes you get lucky, period Volvo racing head soaking here in the shop cold tank.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-13-2019, 03:56 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Interesting to find out what helped the "T5 decel...

Interesting to find out what helped the "T5 decel chatter." Some 140 series cars I've worked on in the past were fitted with one of these band aid shaft flywheels to quite them done and keep them...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-13-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
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Thanks, Yes it worked out well.

Fairly road salt free winter up here in New England until now....
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
Glad to hear you enjoy it, a lot of people like...

Glad to hear you enjoy it, a lot of people like it and in the pits at VSCCA races 100s take photos of it! Its a sticker that Dave Barton made up and used to sell.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-28-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 93,026
Posted By vintagewrench
Hey, Great progress.

Hey, Great progress.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
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Just about finished with constructing the roll bar for the 1800s. It is built to SCCA rules with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-05-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,772
Posted By vintagewrench
Nice to see such a well thought out and...

Nice to see such a well thought out and beautifully constructed P1800 project car here on the fourm. Looking forward to seeing the finished car and learning all about how it performs.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
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The OD needs a rebuild this winter and an old, but unused IPD upgrade kit for the D-type was obtained...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,521
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for your interest, the set up has all been...

Thanks for your interest, the set up has all been taken down for now after finishing all of the tubes, but I use a vice similar to this one:...
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