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Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,514
Posted By JohnLane
Do them up for adjustable track width and caster...

Do them up for adjustable track width and caster adjustment. Another 3" of track width did wonders.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By JohnLane
Will that stank smoke hurt an O2 sensor in the...

Will that stank smoke hurt an O2 sensor in the minute or two it is in exhaust?

I know for sure that the smoke used on the intake side won't! Lol

I have a smoke machine and can attest to...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By JohnLane
Lol! That will shake the fillings loose!

Lol! That will shake the fillings loose!
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,514
Posted By JohnLane
So lack of grip for you pavement pussies huh? ...

So lack of grip for you pavement pussies huh? Lol

We folded up a set of stock control arms under braking with used rallytires that were up to temperature. Out practicing East of Issaquah...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,514
Posted By JohnLane
Has anyone compared just how different the car...

Has anyone compared just how different the car handles when properly stitch-welded and caged?

The 200/700 series cars are what I refer to as 'flexible flyers.' Many of us enjoyed that wagon as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By JohnLane
I fit 6X9" speakers in the rear deck with a good...

I fit 6X9" speakers in the rear deck with a good head unit and amp that sounded real nice decades ago. Seems like the Bertone came with raised speaker boxes back there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By JohnLane
Like Volvo did for DL models with AM only radio.

Like Volvo did for DL models with AM only radio.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,473
Posted By JohnLane
I have got to clean screens in the past. Takes...

I have got to clean screens in the past. Takes surprisingly little ick to raise control pressure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,473
Posted By JohnLane
Damn Tom. That's ugly.

Damn Tom. That's ugly.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 147,587
Posted By JohnLane
Tom changing oil with a 134A conversion is snake...

Tom changing oil with a 134A conversion is snake oil.

Put the adaptors on... Add a little oil. Charge it up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By JohnLane
Well that was riveting!

Well that was riveting!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,054
Posted By JohnLane
One could be boxed up and shipped if wadded up...

One could be boxed up and shipped if wadded up Camaros and Rustangs are unavailable locally.
Bet that someone may even supply a bellhousing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By JohnLane
Virgos are quickly and easily bent by tire shop...

Virgos are quickly and easily bent by tire shop clowns who are unaware that they have to be mounted/dismounted with the face of the wheel facing down.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By JohnLane
OP you don't mention if it is overheating. ...

OP you don't mention if it is overheating.

Decades ago the radiators would plug up.

Modern aluminum core radiator gets more heat out then copper and brass.

I use a leak down tester to...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By JohnLane
Um... About a dab wider then how they came out of...

Um... About a dab wider then how they came out of the box. I used Bosch H6DC.
The MSD forgave many sins!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By JohnLane
That's right! I used an MSD box and coil when...

That's right! I used an MSD box and coil when it had K-Ket, then with the carburators. The MSD made a spark that sizzzled and would burn right through paint if a coil wire was left off for...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By JohnLane
Had a lot of fun in that car. She really goes...

Had a lot of fun in that car. She really goes good.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By JohnLane
Back in the day my name + rally plugged into...

Back in the day my name + rally plugged into YouTube brought up a plethora of them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By JohnLane
Considering that the dash is not structural......

Considering that the dash is not structural... Prolly not.

That said... It may just be worth poking around under the car to be sure that the nose isn't trying to fall off due to rust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By JohnLane
Snap-On box end 13mm will get it done. Easy...

Snap-On box end 13mm will get it done. Easy peasy.

That said.... One can scrub up the throttle body with it in place. Wire brushy and some carb cleaner. Shop rag to wipe up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By JohnLane
I had screeching sound under the hood of the...

I had screeching sound under the hood of the Mercedes. Intermittent. For at least a few days. Hmmmm.... Couldn't find a source of noise... Seemed like in the block (wth?) Gave it a serp belt and...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By JohnLane
I really love just how much power fresh...

I really love just how much power fresh rallytires happily apply. Most tarmac guys think their junk applies big power. They are wrong. Bwahahahahaha....

So a busted yoke for power. That's...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By JohnLane
Seems something happened with driveshaft center...

Seems something happened with driveshaft center bearing. Before or after a U-Joint issue? Good question. Let's just say that the tunnel has um.... More room for the driveshaft now.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By JohnLane
He knows not the concept of mechanical sympathy! ...

He knows not the concept of mechanical sympathy! Seems it rearranged the coachwork before coming apart. Should have been a difficult set of sounds and sensations to miss well ahead of failure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,670
Posted By JohnLane
I have seen replacement drive axles develop an...

I have seen replacement drive axles develop an issue within minutes to months of installation.

I have also seen dampers do all manner of creepy wierd ish. Intermittently too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,554
Posted By JohnLane
OP have you verified that the camshaft turns when...

OP have you verified that the camshaft turns when cranked?

A broken timing belt means the distributor does not turn... Therefore no spark.

Pull oil cap... Crank engine. You can watch the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By JohnLane
Sure there are! Replace exhaust manifolds...

Sure there are!

Replace exhaust manifolds on your engine with headers or exhaust manifolds as fitted to '88-'91 Eagle Premier or Dodge Monaco. Adds seat of the pants improvement. No...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 47,691
Posted By JohnLane
Pat give it a real aluminum radiator and cooling...

Pat give it a real aluminum radiator and cooling will never be an issue.
Lots of room for a Griffin V-8 radiator like I gave the Rallycar. I used a fan clutch and could hear when it was needed....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By JohnLane
They would start and die cold in the '90s when...

They would start and die cold in the '90s when carbon built up on the backs of the intake valves. At the dealer we used the walnut shell blaster to get the carbon off the valves. Today we use...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-18-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By JohnLane
I ran mine 10-12" from turbo outlet. Never had...

I ran mine 10-12" from turbo outlet. Never had an issue with it. Weld a bung into the pipe... Done!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By JohnLane
JVL is said to have his kit of H-Beams and forged...

JVL is said to have his kit of H-Beams and forged Pistons dialed in. Others do as well. The development is already done. Spend the money for something that works and FINISH the project rather...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,447
Posted By JohnLane
Every limited slip I have put in a Volvo rear...

Every limited slip I have put in a Volvo rear end.... Clutch type, TrueTrac, ZF.... All of them. New carrier bearings with shims in same position as original. I always check gear pattern... All...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By JohnLane
Pistons are noisy when loaded. Injectors...

Pistons are noisy when loaded.

Injectors are not heard over all else happening under the hood.

Injectors in your Volvo are quiet compared with Direct Injection injectors in modern anything. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,447
Posted By JohnLane
I've always done ratio changes via replacing the...

I've always done ratio changes via replacing the housing with one that already has the desired ratio.

Installed a number of limited slips in Volvo rear ends. Never needed to change a shim.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,684
Posted By JohnLane
A number of times I have seen oil leaks dry up...

A number of times I have seen oil leaks dry up and go away (or at least get enough better to not be an issue) via fresh synthetic engine oil and changing it every 5000. A couple times in my cars. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,212
Posted By JohnLane
I use Contis on the MB for all seasons. Almost...

I use Contis on the MB for all seasons. Almost as good as Michelin Pilot Sport in the summer, excellent in the rain and not scary in ice/snow. They last wayyy better then the pencil eraser...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,684
Posted By JohnLane
Many times I have fixed an oil leak and cleaned...

Many times I have fixed an oil leak and cleaned one up what looked to be real good.... Next half a dozen oil changes it still has oil mess after a period of time.

Wash it up with a can of...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,430
Posted By JohnLane
Which water pump did you choose for charge...

Which water pump did you choose for charge cooling?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,759
Posted By JohnLane
Rally car crack. First hit is free!

Rally car crack. First hit is free!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,759
Posted By JohnLane
This was the '90s. If at all was on film. ...

This was the '90s. If at all was on film. Remember that?

Scott and I had been out practicing on the roads East of Issaquah before all the gates.

Tires were good and warm... Brakes had...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,759
Posted By JohnLane
I had a pair of stock control arms fold up under...

I had a pair of stock control arms fold up under braking on gravel with warm rally tires.

You track boys who've not had them fold up into pretzels are a bunch of pansies.

The right fix for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,928
Posted By JohnLane
If your test light uses a puny little bulb that...

If your test light uses a puny little bulb that draws nary more then a digital volt meter then... Worthless. This is why I fit one of those big bright bulbs that we use in a dome light. It pulls...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,074
Posted By JohnLane
NPR core made for ambient IAT in the Hornetkar on...

NPR core made for ambient IAT in the Hornetkar on the track. Do it.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-08-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 109,980
Posted By JohnLane
Looking good OP. Eager to see and hear...

Looking good OP.

Eager to see and hear this one go.

That MB bent-12 needed to be allowed to breathe. Should be a laugh riot.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,973
Posted By JohnLane
Easy box to do. Pay attention to the order it...

Easy box to do. Pay attention to the order it all comes out in.

$1000 well saved.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 109,980
Posted By JohnLane
This will be wonderfully sick and wrong when...

This will be wonderfully sick and wrong when finished!
The sound will be amazing.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By JohnLane
If done with cast Pistons a ring land broke the...

If done with cast Pistons a ring land broke the first time it rattled in boost. Been there... Done that.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By JohnLane
Watch for horribly restrictive exhaust, Intake...

Watch for horribly restrictive exhaust, Intake ect. Seems like the Renault you are picking parts from Is small displacement too. I did 93X73 in the rallycar. Later 92X79. Stroked it is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By JohnLane
Has it been done? Yes. Easy? Sure if...

Has it been done? Yes.

Easy? Sure if you are willing to spend what it takes to do it right.

Doing it right starts with a B-280E. Not an odd-firing lump with garbage heads.

Forged...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,186
Posted By JohnLane
Sway bars helps for the car feeling like it wants...

Sway bars helps for the car feeling like it wants to tip over in turns. In the wind too.

Be sure alignment is on the money. I like them to have more caster then Volvo calls for but getting there...
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