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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
reminds me of my youth in SAAB 900's hitting fuel...

reminds me of my youth in SAAB 900's hitting fuel cut.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:23 AM
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Views: 225,512
Posted By Stiggy Pop
interesting! Thanks for the input I'll keep an...

interesting! Thanks for the input I'll keep an open mind when I'm staring at it.

https://i.imgur.com/IPAc1CV.gif

Got a hold of my favorite Germans, the guy's buddy is going to fly over to...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 381
Posted By Stiggy Pop
man, even when it's in a barrel we can't get e85...

man, even when it's in a barrel we can't get e85 on the east coast! What are they charging for a 55gal.?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 225,512
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I love this place! Generous offer. From what G&W...

I love this place! Generous offer. From what G&W has said they can't even get DHL to pick the thing up in Germany. I tried them at 4am EST today but didn't catch anyone. I'll send you a quick PM.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 11:02 AM
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Views: 225,512
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I said to someone online yesterday I don't even...

I said to someone online yesterday I don't even like having the ruined trim, it feels like bad Volvo voodoo. I think because I'm working so hard to get the other pieces from Germany, seeing these...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 10:40 AM
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
mmm September in New England, no better place in...

mmm September in New England, no better place in the country. 50* in the mornings, 70* in the afternoon, no humidity... car is loving it!

I should report that after the flurry of activity with...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2019, 08:29 AM
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Views: 225,512
Posted By Stiggy Pop
do have an IR gun although I'm not sure it's...

do have an IR gun although I'm not sure it's going to provide any revelations (that thing's hot!).

I think with my level two mistake proofing of an airgap on the plug wires will help quite a bit....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I tested my gate with an air compressor,...

I tested my gate with an air compressor, regulator, manual boost control and apparently every adapter fitting I could find in the tool box

https://youtu.be/l-UmC6YKimE
Forum: website & board 09-07-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Ahh so itís not just me! Iíve trained myself to...

Ahh so itís not just me! Iíve trained myself to tap and hold on the thread, itíll do the shift but not make the selection. Then your second tap will be on the real target. Itís a minor pain.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 297,420
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Re: the range of misery for the mounts; exactly...

Re: the range of misery for the mounts; exactly the same in my car with HD rubber mounts and the STS solid third mount. It makes me want to rip the dashboard out of the car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,223
Posted By Stiggy Pop
the quarter lol

the quarter lol
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 185,647
Posted By Stiggy Pop
yep, that and the patented SAAB midrange torque...

yep, that and the patented SAAB midrange torque smack make great passing cars! I had an even shorter ratio box from an earlier car in my '88 SPG and it was a burner. Then I got in a 9k aero with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 01:22 PM
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Views: 185,647
Posted By Stiggy Pop
:nod: I was on my way into work this morning and...

:nod: I was on my way into work this morning and needed to make a pass. Was going ~55mph in 5th, probably 2400rpm. No double clutch downshift and drama needed, squeezed the throttle built a little...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 185,647
Posted By Stiggy Pop
.8 OD with a 3.91 is tits. 4.3 would probably be...

.8 OD with a 3.91 is tits. 4.3 would probably be on the short side.

Whatever you do to get the hydro in the 140 it'll be worth it! I hated my cable clutch, and cursed volvo for being so cheap to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,223
Posted By Stiggy Pop
cast iron can be really "grabby", so you'll have...

cast iron can be really "grabby", so you'll have more margin for error with a bigger bit. Slower helps and imo the cutting fluid makes a big difference.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,223
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Pilot hole is too small, lower the motor speed,...

Pilot hole is too small, lower the motor speed, don't push so hard, use different drills, use Tap Magic cutting fluid, keep it straight.

Don't try to drill through broken drill bits with other...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By Stiggy Pop
cometic says proper surface finish and DRY

cometic says proper surface finish and DRY
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 225,512
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Sorry didnít mean the holes, that was obvious....

Sorry didnít mean the holes, that was obvious. Wasnít sure if the skinny bumper cars had the same lip at the front edge of the panels. Seemed to make fitting the trim finicky.

Figured on the grill...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 225,512
Posted By Stiggy Pop
thanks guys! and Professor Turbo a seat in your...

thanks guys! and Professor Turbo a seat in your class is always appreciated.

I finally bit the bullet and did the front bumper trim job. It was actually a pain in the ass compared to the back...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 185,647
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Wanted to watch the speedo in that vid!

Wanted to watch the speedo in that vid!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By Stiggy Pop
would be interested to see. I don't think you...

would be interested to see. I don't think you mucked it up, it's basically impossible to put it on wrong.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By Stiggy Pop
agreed that it is strange, I can't really see how...

agreed that it is strange, I can't really see how it could go in properly oriented and end up clamped like that. I've used two Cometics on my 8v b230, first was probably in 2015 second was this year...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,477
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Post I called Elring a few years back and they told me...

I called Elring a few years back and they told me .047Ē compressed, idk
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,477
Posted By Stiggy Pop
b230 gaskets are 1.2mm/.047" compressed. Would...

b230 gaskets are 1.2mm/.047" compressed. Would guess b21 is probably the same.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 225,512
Posted By Stiggy Pop
yes it does! my hands are still a little itchy...

yes it does! my hands are still a little itchy today just from goofing around with the spark plug boots.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 225,512
Posted By Stiggy Pop
maybe? Was never sure if the ceramic coating on...

maybe? Was never sure if the ceramic coating on the old downpipe actually helped or not now that ya mention it.

I'll be honest, I'm a bit of an aesthete under the hood and I ****ing hate header...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2019, 02:23 PM
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Views: 225,512
Posted By Stiggy Pop
here's a picture to reference for routing. This...

here's a picture to reference for routing. This was BEFORE the plug wire. You can see how the DP trends inwards towards #4. #3 and #4 are now pulled in tight against the head so I've eliminated any...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2019, 02:07 PM
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Views: 225,512
Posted By Stiggy Pop
remember when I made a post patting myself on the...

remember when I made a post patting myself on the back for how great the car ran, then the next day it broke? :rofl:

I'll have to stare at things a bit and open myself up to the idea of longer...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 225,512
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Agreed and agreed, thanks guys. I definitely...

Agreed and agreed, thanks guys. I definitely don't think it "sounds like a tractor"! Very happy with the side trim, shouldn't have put it off for so long.



All beige cars are beautiful!!

...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2019, 09:00 PM
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Views: 225,512
Posted By Stiggy Pop
happy to report that the car has been running...

happy to report that the car has been running great all summer. Besides a little oil leak at the valve cover and the cam seal it hasn't missed a beat. I ran around at ~18psi for a while, now running...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2019, 10:34 AM
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
well... that looks fun!

well... that looks fun!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2019, 03:26 PM
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
how'd the garage shape up?

how'd the garage shape up?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,217
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Not saying they don't work, but when you really...

Not saying they don't work, but when you really need to cut a rotary will usually do the job faster, cut deeper, and push more polish into the paint. I've certainly found it to be the case when I was...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,217
Posted By Stiggy Pop
for cutting through all that oxidation and junk a...

for cutting through all that oxidation and junk a traditional rotary machine would probably be a preferable choice over a random/DA
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I can certainly appreciate that. I had a custom...

I can certainly appreciate that. I had a custom valvetrain made with Ferrea this year and agonized the measurements to death. The guys were super helpful though, I never could have gotten it done...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2019, 09:39 AM
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Views: 297,420
Posted By Stiggy Pop
always exciting! I like to write the date of big...

always exciting! I like to write the date of big milestones like that on the garage wall.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By Stiggy Pop
mmhmm. Amazing what can get done when you run the...

mmhmm. Amazing what can get done when you run the phone. It's all basics to these guys.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 29,988
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I really need to stop spending money, and it...

I really need to stop spending money, and it probably wouldn't even go into the car until winter overhaul season, but don't want to miss out. Still interested if you want to shoot me an email when...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2019, 11:00 AM
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Views: 390,679
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Do you do all of that driving for work in the...

Do you do all of that driving for work in the 240?

If you really want to try something dangerous get on one of the electric longboards. I skated all coming up as a kid, did quite a bit of...
Forum: showroom 08-09-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Stiggy Pop
tap fit with a little epoxy and I bet you'd be...

tap fit with a little epoxy and I bet you'd be all set.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,217
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I can't rant and rave enough about the gear...

I can't rant and rave enough about the gear ratios/spacing in my car relative to the power curves, I really don't think it could be any better. We also probably have fairly similar roads (I'm in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-07-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,217
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I don't think that's going to be the case with a...

I don't think that's going to be the case with a .79 fifth ratio.

I'm running a 3.91 rear, .80 fifth (t5z with a 'sebring' gear set), 24" rear tire and gear spacing 1-5 is perfect for staying on...
Forum: showroom 08-07-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I had an m45 shift knob on my Hurst t5 shift...

I had an m45 shift knob on my Hurst t5 shift lever for a while, couple years even. I jammed it on and turned it until it was tight. Shift knob is soft, shift lever threads are coarse. Held until I...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,183
Posted By Stiggy Pop
in fairness the lines probably leaked because you...

in fairness the lines probably leaked because you cheaped out and bought eBay junk, not because they were 'AN type'. Braiding is not really a thermal layer either.

Have used a mix of Aeroquip...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 254,714
Posted By Stiggy Pop
keep up the hard work and soon you'll be a "Sport...

keep up the hard work and soon you'll be a "Sport Full-Time Associate"

Never seen that little 'clothing tag' emblem before. Adhesive? Does it lip over the tail light when the trunk is closed (got...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 297,420
Posted By Stiggy Pop
right now I just have some stacked on a shelf but...

right now I just have some stacked on a shelf but ideally I'll have a nice box someday with room to drop them in. The partition walls go up to the lid though so it's fully segregated, you can shake...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 08-06-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,781
Posted By Stiggy Pop
umm, how dare you? My VE table is a beautiful...

umm, how dare you? My VE table is a beautiful unique snowflake.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 297,420
Posted By Stiggy Pop
fishing tackle box trays with configurable...

fishing tackle box trays with configurable partitions. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,457
Posted By Stiggy Pop
HX35 with the 12cm housing on my car was not all...

HX35 with the 12cm housing on my car was not all in (2bar) until 3800rpm. Twin scroll tube header, plenum intake manifold, heavy port work head with 48/40 valves, decent cam, etc. Don't see an HX35...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 08-06-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,781
Posted By Stiggy Pop
yeah we went down that road together, thanks...

yeah we went down that road together, thanks again for the brainstorming. I am running semi-sequential now and have it knocked down. There's a spike in the table still but it runs out smooth.
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