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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 04:27 PM
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Posted By shoestring
It is. That said, as it's primarily based on cam...

It is. That said, as it's primarily based on cam specs, as long as we don't make gross changes to duration and overlap figures, there will still be some effect.

Also, couldn't pick it up that...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,418
Posted By shoestring
Hopefully you get an improved result. Good luck!

Hopefully you get an improved result. Good luck!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By shoestring
I like the picture of "Storrow drive...

I like the picture of "Storrow drive mid-afternoon". Looks like they photoshopped all the cars out.

Last post from me on this. Sorry to jack this thread.:)
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By shoestring
It is a relative term, I won't debate it. For a...

It is a relative term, I won't debate it. For a 9:1 engine, though, the duration figures are a lot.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By shoestring
Enem. AGAP. KGTrimning. KL Racing. Timo's...

Enem. AGAP. KGTrimning. KL Racing. Timo's Motor.

I've got a D cam for sale. It's got some fairly aggressive duration, so it will give you a pretty strong increase at higher rpm. With your...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By shoestring
Storrowed? I thought he was Makin' it in...

Storrowed? I thought he was Makin' it in Massachusetts...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By shoestring
C'mon, kid, don't waste your Dunks like that. ...

C'mon, kid, don't waste your Dunks like that. I'll meet you in the pahkin lot at Kelly's Roast Beef over in f*hkin' Saugus there and we'll take care of it.

In all seriousness yeah, you could use...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,418
Posted By shoestring
What I think is that you should shoot for a...

What I think is that you should shoot for a dynamic compression ratio of 8.0:1 to start, which is probably going to be more static compression than you'd think. That will require you get valve...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By shoestring
I'm not really sure what you mean here?

I'm not really sure what you mean here?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2020, 09:05 AM
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Posted By shoestring
These B230A/E pistons have my ears pricked up. ...

These B230A/E pistons have my ears pricked up. KG advertises the dish as 0.6mm deep, and the F piston as 2.2mm deep. That would put the A/E volume somewhere around 2.5cc, all things being equal...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By shoestring
One step at a time, big boy! Gotta get my $xxxx...

One step at a time, big boy! Gotta get my $xxxx header installed and tuned up. I pick it up from the welder Saturday, I'll post a couple pics.

Man I hope it does something other than take 15 lbs...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By shoestring
We use the Cometic 0.036", on this block the...

We use the Cometic 0.036", on this block the pistons protrude 0.004". Static compression ratio calculates to 10.9:1. Looking at the dynamic, there's room for more. We use a timing curve based on...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By shoestring
With stock compression ratio, this is a...

With stock compression ratio, this is a no-brainer for the milder VX.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By shoestring
This is the one I like too.

This is the one I like too.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 02:41 PM
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Posted By shoestring
We would get 20+ hours out of a set of frt pads...

We would get 20+ hours out of a set of frt pads at full effort, a few more hours than that out of the rears. Stock '91 245 brake parts, even cheap rotors. Never came close to running out of pad...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 09:28 AM
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Posted By shoestring
It's not cold...yet. I can see it hiding around...

It's not cold...yet. I can see it hiding around the corner.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By shoestring
Sounds like what you need is a lot of rear axle...

Sounds like what you need is a lot of rear axle ratio and enough rpm to support that.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By shoestring
Well yeah, we don't call it "New" England for...

Well yeah, we don't call it "New" England for nothing!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By shoestring
I'll chime in on the compression being too low. ...

I'll chime in on the compression being too low. With that size cam I'd say cut a total of 3mm off the head and run the thinnest head gasket you can get away with, although that 0.5mm Cometic sounds...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By shoestring
Not only do you want the extensions, but I use a...

Not only do you want the extensions, but I use a 90* "finger", like so:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By shoestring
Cam's 940 has 65lb-ft on the dust caps.

Cam's 940 has 65lb-ft on the dust caps.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By shoestring
I have mixed and matched driveshafts many times...

I have mixed and matched driveshafts many times without rebalancing. You do have to make sure they're in phase, but I seem to remember that the shafts have dots of blue or yellow paint or something...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 178,526
Posted By shoestring
These attachments are very good. I assume the...

These attachments are very good. I assume the ones that mention the Cam Doctor were the only ones to be run on the Cam Doctor?

You're right, some relevant links would be good here. From messing...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,432
Posted By shoestring
I'd like to see back-to-back dyno testing. I...

I'd like to see back-to-back dyno testing. I don't debate it's better. Or do I?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By shoestring
Somebody's going to need to show me.

Somebody's going to need to show me.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2020, 12:14 PM
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Posted By shoestring
Aha! I see you... I know I checked this...

Aha! I see you...

I know I checked this out, and I think the tube lengths changed by like 0.250" or something like that. Basically irrelevant based on my manufacturing capabilities.

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 02:04 PM
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Views: 3,652
Posted By shoestring
This, but you could also do it with EZ11xK, if...

This, but you could also do it with EZ11xK, if you could Ostrich it. Run it on a dyno, crank up the advance did it knocks, then groove it and do the same. Like redblockpowered said though, if you...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 01:53 PM
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Views: 2,702
Posted By shoestring
I have 23/21 on my daily 245 with stock springs...

I have 23/21 on my daily 245 with stock springs and struts/shocks. Better than the stock 21/19 or 21/16 or whatever it was.

Our 245 LeMons car has 23/16, cut springs and cheap shocks/struts. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,011
Posted By shoestring
530 head shaved 1mm, stock head gasket, V cam,...

530 head shaved 1mm, stock head gasket, V cam, Shell 87 octane. Balance of parts stock for application '91 245/M47. It does what you're looking to do, slightly better than the A cam did. That...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,279
Posted By shoestring
If he's willing to do pinks he knows something...

If he's willing to do pinks he knows something you don't know.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,279
Posted By shoestring
Well this just took a turn

Well this just took a turn
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2020, 06:28 AM
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Views: 1,233
Posted By shoestring
Idle vacuum seems very low, provided you still...

Idle vacuum seems very low, provided you still have the T cam. Should be about 20 or so. Have you checked valve clearances also?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,685
Posted By shoestring
Dish on a B230F piston is 8cc. Our 530 head cut...

Dish on a B230F piston is 8cc. Our 530 head cut 0.103" measures 44.5cc.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,256
Posted By shoestring
Guys at the Gabriel factory are gonna be like...

Guys at the Gabriel factory are gonna be like "What's up the movement on these ****ty old Volvo shock part numbers...?"
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,256
Posted By shoestring
I couldn't resist getting a pair of these for my...

I couldn't resist getting a pair of these for my daily just to see what's what. Cam and I just about crapped our pants at how much more damping these offer over the KYB GR2s I had in my '91 245. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By shoestring
CAM style rack 19320686 (36R0588) discontinued 4...

CAM style rack 19320686 (36R0588) discontinued 4 March 2019
ZF style rack 19320695 (36R0597) discontinued 4 Sep 2019

Neither show any remaining GM/AC Delco supplier inventory.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,828
Posted By shoestring
I would refit bushings with new rubber. On a car...

I would refit bushings with new rubber. On a car with 30 year old rubber, new makes a difference. Plus, they're quiet and maintenance-free. Poly are not.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By shoestring
What year 240 and which style rack?

What year 240 and which style rack?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2020, 04:31 PM
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Views: 2,195
Posted By shoestring
It seems like a basic "How suspensions are tuned"...

It seems like a basic "How suspensions are tuned" might be in order with many of these threads. I am by no means an expert, but I have a pretty good handle of the maths involved and pretty decent...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,544
Posted By shoestring
Evidence suggests you can run Rotella 15w40 year...

Evidence suggests you can run Rotella 15w40 year round and forget about it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,256
Posted By shoestring
Is the S10 shock recommendation just with regard...

Is the S10 shock recommendation just with regard to the Bilsteins or across the board?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,256
Posted By shoestring
My '91 245 has stock springs, KYB GR2 shocks in...

My '91 245 has stock springs, KYB GR2 shocks in the rear, some kind of strut in the front (never had it apart), and the 240T sway bar combination (23/21) and I can hustle it with confidence.

Our...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,642
Posted By shoestring
It was a pretty apt question for me too. One...

It was a pretty apt question for me too. One that older me asks younger me quite a bit (not just with regard to this).
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,229
Posted By shoestring
:cool:

:cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,642
Posted By shoestring
I don't know. I guess I expected it to work. It...

I don't know. I guess I expected it to work. It was a crappy lesson but I learned it. Went from that to a 406 with AFR heads and started stomping the locals...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 127,011
Posted By shoestring
Glad you're back!!

Glad you're back!!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 93
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Posted By shoestring
Shouldn't you be in class?

Shouldn't you be in class?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,229
Posted By shoestring
This is what I'm lead to believe, at least as far...

This is what I'm lead to believe, at least as far as characteristics go, and why I raised my hand to say that perhaps cam timing as ground may be an issue. From personal experience I only am...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,229
Posted By shoestring
Let's not get in a pissing contest about the...

Let's not get in a pissing contest about the specs on the IPD Turbo cam. The focus here is to try to help the op with his original concern. We ourselves have never measured one KNOWN to be an IPDT,...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,229
Posted By shoestring
I'd definitely want it to come from someone who's...

I'd definitely want it to come from someone who's voicing this concern.
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