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Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By DET17
For the OP's understanding: The 4.03 first...

For the OP's understanding:

The 4.03 first gear is HIGH TORQUE (low speed)...... and the 2.95 Z spec is LOW TORQUE (but high speed).

Remember, the definition we learned in Physics is Power =...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By DET17
You should consider the 940 TDI clutch; I bought...

You should consider the 940 TDI clutch; I bought one from the UK to use with a dog dish FW. You can read the details on torque holding capability in the M90 thread.

Mine was roundabout $350...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,415
Posted By DET17
MEGASQUIRT, as has been suggested several times. ...

MEGASQUIRT, as has been suggested several times. Tom I think is a purist.... he wants his Model T to run with Henry's design systems in place.

Braver man than I am.....would have ripped off the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By DET17
Is this noise tied to vehicle speed, or engine...

Is this noise tied to vehicle speed, or engine speed? The frequency, that is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,245
Posted By DET17
This sad story again illustrates why you should...

This sad story again illustrates why you should replace exhaust valves when performing an overhaul. From my experience, it is rare to see an intake valve fail but the exhaust sides are the typical...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,649
Posted By DET17
I've run a TME single rear muffler on my 9 series...

I've run a TME single rear muffler on my 9 series for almost 8 years. The sound was really sweet to my ears (behind an 8V redblock) when I still ran the 9 factory DP and factory CAT. In this last...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By DET17
Flat flywheel or doggie dish? For flat, have...

Flat flywheel or doggie dish?

For flat, have you considered the SAAB Aero 9K clutch? Search, many here have run them..... I have one I'll be selling soon (NOS, NIB).
Forum: projects & restorations 11-01-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By DET17
A couple months ago, I had an intermittent no...

A couple months ago, I had an intermittent no crank issue that progressively got worse. Since I have the full wiring schematics for my 92 940, I root caused it at the shifter PRNDL safety lockout. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-01-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By DET17
Just found your thread. I also have a soft spot...

Just found your thread. I also have a soft spot for the 7/9 Wagons. I owned a 92 745T which was one of the hardest vehicles to let go of ever..... it had stock wagon springs matched with BILS HD,...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,628
Posted By DET17
I don't have but a single data point, but it...

I don't have but a single data point, but it tells me this latter "belief" is wrong. I had a 92 745T which had stock wagon springs all around and Bils HD. The damn thing was the best damped and...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,229
Posted By DET17
How do we know this gent has his balancer reading...

How do we know this gent has his balancer reading true TDC for #1 ?

I run the IPD cam and with LH2.4 (spark timing proper) it pulls hard just as soon as the 19t spools, which is NOW. My cam is...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,780
Posted By DET17
YES, absolutely late timing.

YES, absolutely late timing.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 192,001
Posted By DET17
I don't know how many time I've seen this...

I don't know how many time I've seen this conundrum on the 4 bangers. Supposedly it is not such an issue to put a large TB on a V8, but the 4 holes don't seem to tolerate too large of a TB without...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 192,001
Posted By DET17
So you went smaller on the TB? I'm not clear...

So you went smaller on the TB? I'm not clear after reading.... just a few sips of java so far today.

If YES, that matches what I've read about the large TBs working great at WOT conditions, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,846
Posted By DET17
Outstanding! This gent has dispelled many TB...

Outstanding! This gent has dispelled many TB myths in one post.

He is spot on about charge weight being critical. In general I believe R134a must be weighed to spec +/- 2 oz. !!! Some basic...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 50,715
Posted By DET17
Have you rebuilt any of the TD04 turbos before? ...

Have you rebuilt any of the TD04 turbos before? CHRA common I believe to most..... I used a factory MITSU overhaul kit, and followed the video from ARD Tuning, which might still be up even tho they...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 67,118
Posted By DET17
Mike, best of luck keep those rims round! You...

Mike, best of luck keep those rims round! You are braver than I, running those rubber bands on the ATL roads.

Glad the V8 project has come to functionality..... who said you couldn't finish...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,956
Posted By DET17
Wonder if that was the old Conner850 wagon........

Wonder if that was the old Conner850 wagon..... he had a thread a few years back, but I believe he has vanished back into BMW land.....
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,468
Posted By DET17
My rear TME droned horribly in the RPM range that...

My rear TME droned horribly in the RPM range that MikeP listed.... until I put a Vibrant resonator in the factory spot on my 9 sedan. I ran the IPD system from TME "cat back" and with a stock 9...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,850
Posted By DET17
The inlet side to the turbo has atmospheric...

The inlet side to the turbo has atmospheric pressure at best. This connects to the inlet of the compressor; hence no positive pressure.

The CBV tip is a good one; that side is pressurized with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,300
Posted By DET17
More 411 on the replacement "back side" hose. ...

More 411 on the replacement "back side" hose. Found my receipt :cool:

Volvo PN 1348538

Voluparts.com (salesman I worked with "Bill" .... been there forever)

Listed on receipt as 91-92 7/9...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,300
Posted By DET17
MAN, do I ever know this nightmare! BTDT, ended...

MAN, do I ever know this nightmare! BTDT, ended up putting 3 each of the CHINA replacement suction hoses in the north GA landfill.

Contact VOLUPARTS in ATL. They gave me a perfect recommendation...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,677
Posted By DET17
Use silicone, and the proper OEM style spring...

Use silicone, and the proper OEM style spring clamps at each end. Those lines that "breath oil" won't swell up like the rubber hoses can do. I've had a full set in service since around 2013 and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,567
Posted By DET17
I'd almost swear I bought one of these years ago...

I'd almost swear I bought one of these years ago from FCP Groton. Talked myself out of changing it on my 94 AW71..... decided to leave the 126K mile gearbox well enough alone. Might still have, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,947
Posted By DET17
Nobody? My, the herd is thinning out.......

Nobody? My, the herd is thinning out.......
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,454
Posted By DET17
Have you communicated directly with Lankku? He...

Have you communicated directly with Lankku? He is currently the MAN with respect to the in-line whiteblock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,809
Posted By DET17
Another option is to add a vacuum reservoir. ...

Another option is to add a vacuum reservoir. SAAB came factory fitted with these on the C900 turbo cars. You also should have a check valve installed on this port to keep boost out of the vacuum...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,947
Posted By DET17
Replace auto trans shifter selector switch - 9 series

I've just purchased an NOS switch to resolve an intermittent no start condition on my sedan. Takes some jiggling on occasion to get start enable in P or N.

As it's currently hotter than Hades in...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 295,196
Posted By DET17
It looks like you've decided to dive back into...

It looks like you've decided to dive back into the cast iron tractor engine.... to each his own, I can't imagine leaving the inline 6 with it's modern tech versus the iron lump.

FWIW, I'm sure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,289
Posted By DET17
Agreed. The lift pump from tank to chassis,...

Agreed. The lift pump from tank to chassis, barely sees 10PSI, if that. So long as the chassis pump is running, this pump & hose feed the "suction side" of that chassis pump. If you could measure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,445
Posted By DET17
Check your ground cables from the engine which...

Check your ground cables from the engine which connect back to the frame & thence to the battery.

Put your voltmeter on OHMS, touch the aluminum head, and the negative battery post. The engine...
Forum: events 07-01-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 19,993
Posted By DET17
Sorry to hear the event is scrubbed for 2020. ...

Sorry to hear the event is scrubbed for 2020. Here are a couple memory shots from the inaugural event in 2015, Labor Day weekend:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,174
Posted By DET17
As I think was mentioned early in this thread,...

As I think was mentioned early in this thread, the head mounted sensor which inputs temp to the ECU must have a flawless electrical connection. There are cheap aftermarket sensors (KAE ?) which...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 431,124
Posted By DET17
Tom, without digging back thru 32 pages of build...

Tom, without digging back thru 32 pages of build thread, did you weld up the beltline trim holes yourself.... were they already filled when you bought the 242? I'm still debating this mod in my...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,336
Posted By DET17
$150 a hole? Prices have crept a bit.... 10...

$150 a hole? Prices have crept a bit.... 10 years ago it was $100 a hole. My son will be building his engine from a squirter block I bought which had all 4 sleeves installed. I called the machine...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,057
Posted By DET17
Ignoring the previous links (too early, not...

Ignoring the previous links (too early, not enough java yet), I recall that Towery added these holes and had the details on his old PBase pics. Seems HE had a link to the origination ..... Group A...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,939
Posted By DET17
The squirters IMO are a valuable addition;...

The squirters IMO are a valuable addition; technology widely used now by OEMs. Cost and parts are fairly low $; conversion kit (tools) should be linked in this section of TB.

H-beam rods so you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,754
Posted By DET17
Ironically, Volvo went to the orifice tube for...

Ironically, Volvo went to the orifice tube for the late 7/9 vehicles. When I converted my 92, I paid the extra cost to fit a variable OT expansion device. I will say that I've never had cooler...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,899
Posted By DET17
There is an ECU output which grounds the E-fan...

There is an ECU output which grounds the E-fan relay; I'm certain it monitors the temp sensor in the red block head. The other pair of ground inputs come from the AC sensors which are measuring the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,754
Posted By DET17
Nice writeup by the OP. A couple tidbits...

Nice writeup by the OP.

A couple tidbits learned from decades of converting old R12 vehicles to R134a:

1. PAG oil is only for vehicles which were factory R134a; I believe it's POE oil which is...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,631
Posted By DET17
With the larger flange which NIW installed, you...

With the larger flange which NIW installed, you can run either the standard size TB or the larger 850/960 TB (which will support ~ 450hp). As was pointed out earlier, that power level is beyond the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,631
Posted By DET17
Yes it will. Based upon the research I found,...

Yes it will. Based upon the research I found, the standard TB will support 350hp in a boosted application. That, and the benefit of "tip in" throttle response of the standard TB, which is driveable...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 287,024
Posted By DET17
I ordered the OEM PN for the struts required when...

I ordered the OEM PN for the struts required when one runs the rear spoiler. As that was a L O N G time ago, I'm not certain I have a record of what actually arrived. Seems to me they were an eBay...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 295,196
Posted By DET17
Good info! I have a 93 cluster, rear end, and...

Good info! I have a 93 cluster, rear end, and the wiring all the way to the cluster for the speed sensor. That's one less issue down the road when I build my 84 242 with a 5 cyl. Hope there isn't...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,425
Posted By DET17
This, exactly. Pics are in my build thread.......

This, exactly. Pics are in my build thread.... for the cam pulley at least. I use 2 pair of vice grips; one at the pulley, the other at the stud. It works brilliantly......:nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,132
Posted By DET17
The vaunted "M" rods in the B21/23 are pretty...

The vaunted "M" rods in the B21/23 are pretty stout. I think Towery bent his ~ 24psi.

How much boost will you be running? I believe the B21/23 design is crank steered and floating piston.......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,248
Posted By DET17
I'm no expert on the 960, but the 940's stateside...

I'm no expert on the 960, but the 940's stateside have the GM built HARRISON climate control system under dash. It is well know that several of those GM diaphragms leak down vacuum.... my turbo car...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,462
Posted By DET17
Yes, far too many "unknowns" in this equation. ...

Yes, far too many "unknowns" in this equation. One must KNOW the ignition timing, not assume. As mentioned, neither can one trust injector flow rates.

All part of the due diligence when building...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,541
Posted By DET17
I would call it "sport - firm". If you aren't...

I would call it "sport - firm". If you aren't holding the brake, it will be annoying.

Both of them I've done exhibit that behavior. Changing the length of the spacer will dampen the affect.......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,625
Posted By DET17
The SAAB 900 Tee fits cleanly in the return hose...

The SAAB 900 Tee fits cleanly in the return hose ID. You can purchase the single step contacts (normally open) or use the later BMW sensor which has a pair of contacts with progressively higher...
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