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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By shoestring
Throttle blade set correctly?

Throttle blade set correctly?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By shoestring
Your idle AFRs are moving around a lot because...

Your idle AFRs are moving around a lot because your wideband is not seeing enough volume. You may even be getting a negative pulse, depending on how your exhaust is tuned. Ours is reads over 17, we...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By shoestring
1/4" spacer with 1/4" hole, drilled to 5/16",...

1/4" spacer with 1/4" hole, drilled to 5/16", purchased from local Ace Hardware, provided the correct result. Piston stroke is approx. 18mm.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 38,222
Posted By shoestring
Basically what I'm chasing too. Give me a 110...

Basically what I'm chasing too. Give me a 110 lobe sep with an intake valve closing maybe 6 degrees later than a K with 12.5mm lift...I'm in. AGAP grinds look the most like what I'm looking for,...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 38,222
Posted By shoestring
Added the Volvo "V" today, and a cam supplied by...

Added the Volvo "V" today, and a cam supplied by klr142 we're calling "OC352" because that's the only marking on it.

Currently I run the V in my 240, which is stock B230F (w/EGR), milled 0.040 for...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,839
Posted By shoestring
Finally found my book on our build. We used...

Finally found my book on our build. We used Advanced Injector in Valley Center, Kansas. We had 8 injectors out of an '88 Camaro L98 done. Bosch # 0-280-150-223. Flow values at 3 bar.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By shoestring
*Deep bow* You're welcome!! Sorry. All day...

*Deep bow* You're welcome!!

Sorry. All day I'm surrounded by people who complain constantly about almost everything (I work at a dealer). I visit TB for a little enjoyment and it's a bummer when...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By shoestring
I think it's a distinctively business angle...

I think it's a distinctively business angle called "marketing".

Like a mail-in rebate. Looks good on paper, most people won't do it, they keep their money.

If you don't like it, don't use it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By shoestring
Is this the friggin Debbie Downer thread? What...

Is this the friggin Debbie Downer thread? What the hell you guys...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-05-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By shoestring
Youthful optimism.

Youthful optimism.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By shoestring
Does anybody know what the proper stroke length...

Does anybody know what the proper stroke length is for the slave cylinder pushrod? We had it measured at 19mm, at which point the head of the slave cylinder piston is 6mm deep in the cylinder, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By shoestring
Gentlemen, we have a resolution. Throttle blade...

Gentlemen, we have a resolution. Throttle blade was not closing completely and needed to be adjusted in the bore. After doing so and then going back over base adjustments (I used "first contact...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By shoestring
GM dielectric grease, PN 12345579.

GM dielectric grease, PN 12345579.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,172
Posted By shoestring
Does this have the stock M cam?

Does this have the stock M cam?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By shoestring
940 Turbo base idle/hard start wrestling match

OK guys, we need the voice of experience here. Please bear with me as this is our first turbo car experience. Cam (my son and on here as redblockpowered) and I have been messing with the 940 Turbo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By shoestring
You bet they will. There's a pretty tight 945...

You bet they will. There's a pretty tight 945 Turbo for sale in Salem MA right now for $1500...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,125
Posted By shoestring
Um no. I think I mentioned earlier in this...

Um no.

I think I mentioned earlier in this thread that one or two of my teammates can spin the RH inside tire in extreme circumstances, maybe a handful of times in a 2.5 hr stint. I never do. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,556
Posted By shoestring
Hmm. Bummer. Edit to all my posts in this...

Hmm. Bummer.

Edit to all my posts in this thread except reference to Volvo part number (which is application correct but does not address the issue raised):

I am dumb.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,556
Posted By shoestring
Unfortunately we HAVE the bearing from Retroturbo...

Unfortunately we HAVE the bearing from Retroturbo and IT isn't compatible with our M90. The bearing has too small an inside diameter and the bearing housing does not seat fully in the crank. We did...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,556
Posted By shoestring
Crank bushing Volvo PN1397077. Classic part but...

Crank bushing Volvo PN1397077. Classic part but stock still available in NJ as of yesterday.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 38,222
Posted By shoestring
V, T, and this one will probably get done same...

V, T, and this one will probably get done same day, hopefully next weekend. If it ever stops raining here. This must be what the PNW is like.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,859
Posted By shoestring
I've been revisiting this of late and part of...

I've been revisiting this of late and part of what I was missing is the long duration's effect on dynamic compression ration. It throws it in the trash. That's not the same as the effective...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By shoestring
Actual tests beat my suppositions every time.

Actual tests beat my suppositions every time.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,443
Posted By shoestring
On these we do not, they're just .pdfs from the...

On these we do not, they're just .pdfs from the dyno shop. All previous runs on the Dynojet we do, and that was up to the 140hp iteration. You have WinPep?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By shoestring
I recently read some posts here that mention...

I recently read some posts here that mention including the bend prior to the MAF. I have also read, from reputable sources, that you want a straight entry to the MAF at least twice as long as the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,443
Posted By shoestring
4.10. 205/50r16.

4.10. 205/50r16.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By shoestring
My '91 M47 245 is also LH2.4. OP-thanks for...

My '91 M47 245 is also LH2.4.

OP-thanks for the resolution post.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,443
Posted By shoestring
Full disclosure, I've forgotten to mention at any...

Full disclosure, I've forgotten to mention at any point that this car has never used power steering nor has it run a belt-driven fan.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By shoestring
Saison Dupont. Game, set, match. ;-)

Saison Dupont. Game, set, match. ;-)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,443
Posted By shoestring
The 120hp was on a Dynojet. The current engine...

The 120hp was on a Dynojet. The current engine on the same Dynojet made 140, and the current engine with some exhaust tweaks which included going from a 2.25" glasspack to a 2.375" Flowmaster and...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,443
Posted By shoestring
Dude we made 120whp with a 1mm mill on the head,...

Dude we made 120whp with a 1mm mill on the head, a 0.030" Cometic head gasket, a D cam, no cat and 1 other thing I'm not telling so I would hope you're at 100+!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 166,303
Posted By shoestring
I didn't notice much of anything when I changed...

I didn't notice much of anything when I changed to the EV6 in my 245. Maayyybbbeee the idle quality improved about this much. Can't see that from where you are? Neither can I.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,680
Posted By shoestring
Git sum!

Git sum!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By shoestring
Is there anything else going on with this car...

Is there anything else going on with this car besides this? Do you have some kind of huge cam in it or something or is it just strictly stock? Given this list of stuff you've done, it's tough to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By shoestring
Tell us more about what's going on. Sometimes...

Tell us more about what's going on. Sometimes it's easy to goof the electrical diagnosis as to whether readings should be taken key on position I, position II, or key off. I've done it a bunch of...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,741
Posted By shoestring
Thanks for the follow-up. Good work!

Thanks for the follow-up. Good work!
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,443
Posted By shoestring
Intake is no different than anyone else's. I'm...

Intake is no different than anyone else's. I'm not a believer in port matching, it's not where the restriction lies.

As I happen to be building a header for this engine, hopefully later this...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,443
Posted By shoestring
Dyno charts added as requested. Sorry about the...

Dyno charts added as requested. Sorry about the poor quality. Help me post these pdfs.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,757
Posted By shoestring
Greenbooks say head bolts can be reused 5 times. ...

Greenbooks say head bolts can be reused 5 times. I draw the line at 3. I put dots of white paint on the heads of the bolts t signify how many times I've used them. Oddly enough, it doesn't wear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,759
Posted By shoestring
Did you do anything else at the same time,...

Did you do anything else at the same time, because this sounds like a tire vibration.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-16-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,209
Posted By shoestring
Right. In many instances, part throttle might be...

Right. In many instances, part throttle might be when you are most detonation sensitive. Lean mix and heavy advance.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-15-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 38,222
Posted By shoestring
Correct. Now that weather is favorable I should...

Correct. Now that weather is favorable I should be able to do these in relatively short order.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,209
Posted By shoestring
No mods, shave only. 530 head. There is less...

No mods, shave only. 530 head. There is less overall ignition timing than the stock map in the -169 EZ116K we use. If you're using EZ116K, you could use the -3 or even -6 pinout grounding to...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,443
Posted By shoestring
I think the injectors are like +10%. Found them...

I think the injectors are like +10%. Found them on Stan Weiss' site.

Nope, it's a B230 out of a 940. I personally prefer oil squirters, especially in this application. The B230s I've had...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,443
Posted By shoestring
I chose GM L98 (80's 350 tuned port) injectors. ...

I chose GM L98 (80's 350 tuned port) injectors.



We have looked at this a million times and know there is power there, but for the simplicity, serviceability, and obvious cost of it, we have...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,443
Posted By shoestring
Head milled 2.5mm. Intake and exhaust port...

Head milled 2.5mm. Intake and exhaust port modifications. No cat. Properly sized exhaust pipe for power output. LH2.4 fuel trim tune. Ignition map modified, but not dyno tuned. The pinout...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,209
Posted By shoestring
Well the Greenbook says you can go 0.020" on a...

Well the Greenbook says you can go 0.020" on a head recondition, so you can do at least that. Run that with a thinner head gasket and you can pick up a half point static or so. I run N/A and am...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By shoestring
I use R&L Engines in Dover, New Hampshire. He's...

I use R&L Engines in Dover, New Hampshire. He's seen my 530 head a couple times. Work is very good and you will pay for it. He's also into boats so the odds are that he's seen some 531s in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 38,222
Posted By shoestring
You're probably correct here. Sometimes I forget...

You're probably correct here. Sometimes I forget that my perspective is almost exclusively "measureable on a dyno".

Shame on me for the blanket statement.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 38,222
Posted By shoestring
I didn't, mostly because we measure these out on...

I didn't, mostly because we measure these out on my daily. I hear what you're saying. If manufacturers advertised what lift value they use, I would have used it. As it is, when I look at other...
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