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Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 242,858
Posted By sikbrik
I'm out of the loop so forgive my noobiness but...

I'm out of the loop so forgive my noobiness but are there any updates on this? My salivary glands have recovered and ready for another round of drool.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By sikbrik
Best mod on my P2 for "power" was ARD Orange...

Best mod on my P2 for "power" was ARD Orange tune. Made the XC feel more like a T5. It wasn't extreme but I got better MPG out of it in daily driving, too, and the price wasn't bad on one of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By sikbrik
OP is asking about downpipes, though, assuming...

OP is asking about downpipes, though, assuming turbo application and immediately after the dump you're going to gain, in general, much more power going to an unrestrictive exhaust (2.5 to 3" or even...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,839
Posted By sikbrik
Awesome! Thanks for the info, Homer!

Awesome! Thanks for the info, Homer!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-18-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,839
Posted By sikbrik
Sorry, I know this thread is old but I didn't see...

Sorry, I know this thread is old but I didn't see a wheel thread for the STS machine adapters (front and rear). Is there any compiled info on wheels/offsets/spacers inside stock bodywork, 1"-2"...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 775
Posted By sikbrik
Sorry I didn't respond earlier....late 80s 740...

Sorry I didn't respond earlier....late 80s 740 was what I searched for the wheels. I think 87 740.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 775
Posted By sikbrik
Looks like this place has a set of 4 of the 15x6...

Looks like this place has a set of 4 of the 15x6 10-spokes for relatively cheap, if you're trying to stay OEM (at least according to Car-Part.com)

Mansfield Auto Parts Inc.
214 Stafford Rd...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 775
Posted By sikbrik
FWD wheels only fit with...

FWD wheels only fit with spacers...740/760/940/960 wheels fit with no issue
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,505
Posted By sikbrik
Nice update...thanks for the reliability tips on...

Nice update...thanks for the reliability tips on the LS!
Enjoy
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,505
Posted By sikbrik
Awesome...stop by my place anytime the...

Awesome...stop by my place anytime the too-much-money-itis is bothering you...

Nice work, glad you had some fun
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 28,814
Posted By sikbrik
Cool idea on the wheels... Reminded me of these:...

Cool idea on the wheels... Reminded me of these: http://www.deluxewheels.com/the-wheels/

As seen on this with faux blackwall "15s":
...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 122,315
Posted By sikbrik
Nice pun, right there.

Nice pun, right there.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 122,315
Posted By sikbrik
Haha...true! Thanks, mopar, for giving me even...

Haha...true! Thanks, mopar, for giving me even MORE reasons to cite when my friends ask why I haven't gotten ANYTHING done on my projects. "dang varmint kids, snow, yardwork..." I feel better...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 122,315
Posted By sikbrik
I sometimes wonder if there's a time machine...

I sometimes wonder if there's a time machine involved in this build, or I've been living a groundhog day over and over. One day it's "I have an idea about thing that totally may not work" and the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 122,315
Posted By sikbrik
+1 and factory brembos just put it over the top...

+1 and factory brembos just put it over the top for me lol
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 28,814
Posted By sikbrik
Ran 2.5" dual into single 3" on a cammed 5.9...

Ran 2.5" dual into single 3" on a cammed 5.9 chrysler with long tubes, through a single cat and single flowmaster, and I can say the exhaust didn't seem to be a limiting factor on power (no "A-B"...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 318,592
Posted By sikbrik
good stuff! The lift looks good...hopefully you...

good stuff! The lift looks good...hopefully you used name-brand pucks ;)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,384
Posted By sikbrik
Anything more will exceed my knowledge so I'll...

Anything more will exceed my knowledge so I'll just keep watching this but I want to say again...Amazing car/build! You've done an incredible job, the car looks great and very "stock appearing" with...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,384
Posted By sikbrik
I know it's very small gains compared to what...

I know it's very small gains compared to what you're looking at on the front and rear of the car but don't forget to consider the sides. That kammback should also slope "in" on the side profiles. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,384
Posted By sikbrik
Nice work! Is there already a grill block? I've...

Nice work! Is there already a grill block? I've pondered myself using vents behind the grill routed up and out of the hood (with depressions in the hood on each side) to turn some lift into...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 122,315
Posted By sikbrik
Thanks, Peace! Makes sense. Trying to learn a...

Thanks, Peace! Makes sense. Trying to learn a bit from all​ of this and that's good info.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 122,315
Posted By sikbrik
When I saw the comments about double shear on the...

When I saw the comments about double shear on the lower, I initially agreed completely...But I'm no suspension guru. Then yesterday I saw that you can buy out of the box coilovers mounts which are...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 122,315
Posted By sikbrik
so much for my old mindset of "if the junker...

so much for my old mindset of "if the junker breaks, just buy another junker"...lots of LSx swaps just talk through it exactly like that and it's easy to get hung up thinking that's okay. Your...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 122,315
Posted By sikbrik
It's a little surprising to me how many...

It's a little surprising to me how many professional videos just smack the oil pump on and torque it down with no mention of alignment. I haven't experienced it myself but I've heard that bad...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 29,975
Posted By sikbrik
I'm no help, but what are you using for a pedal? ...

I'm no help, but what are you using for a pedal? Modified stock pedal or the last 260 pedal on earth or...??? Thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 318,592
Posted By sikbrik
Sorry to revive...but it's a cool build and...

Sorry to revive...but it's a cool build and amazing fab, so probably not a bad one to bump.

Are any of you V8 guys running any driveline offset (side to side) or did you just center everything up...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2003, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By sikbrik
Why not just go with the Mega Dollar Aerocharger...

Why not just go with the Mega Dollar Aerocharger VATN??? That is, if money is no object. Fast spool, high flow, easy plumbing...what more could you ask for?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2003, 09:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,201
Posted By sikbrik
[quote:d6582035d6]quite whining and do it...

[quote:d6582035d6]quite whining and do it yourself! [/quote:d6582035d6]

So you can copy me??? :rofl: j/k

Anyway, the post was intended to get to this end. I've now learned that the bottom...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2003, 08:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,201
Posted By sikbrik
[quote:42ad943f72]Those are the initial runs for...

[quote:42ad943f72]Those are the initial runs for one of Mikes mLPT designs. A few of us are building them here as well. [/quote:42ad943f72]

Somebody PM me when one of these is ready in the states!...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2003, 03:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,201
Posted By sikbrik
I'm looking strictly at a strong bottom end (late...

I'm looking strictly at a strong bottom end (late block, forged crank, custom rods/pistons) for daily driven longevity and I'm over 3 grand for the bottom end alone. Anybody who has logged over...
Forum: showroom 10-08-2003, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By sikbrik
http://www.mvpvolvo.com/content/project_images/091...

http://www.mvpvolvo.com/content/project_images/09182001-182304-Vallakra_2001-18.jpg

The rest of the car looks just like my 740 but that looks like a V70 bumper cover...just a lot of custom work or...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2003, 11:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,201
Posted By sikbrik
[quote:6fdd6724c5]Once you can get enough fuel...

[quote:6fdd6724c5]Once you can get enough fuel with proper control, it is definitely possible.[/quote:6fdd6724c5]

That's what I've been waiting to hear. I'm going to go for it, then. I hope that...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2003, 10:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,201
Posted By sikbrik
More specifically, then: Is the 8 valve...

More specifically, then:

Is the 8 valve really that insufficient that a 16V swap needs to be done to make the big power numbers?

I know I can make the bottom end strong enough. I have the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2003, 09:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,201
Posted By sikbrik
Hey everyone, Started reading the board and...

Hey everyone,

Started reading the board and got a little excited...finally, some folks who are getting power out of the turbo 4 instead of V8 swaps. (Not that I dislike V8 swaps...never finished...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2003, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By sikbrik
Turns out there was a major vacuum leak. The...

Turns out there was a major vacuum leak. The first hose was just disintegrated at the compressor inlet. The "replacement" hose that I put on was cracked so the problem never went away. :oops:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2003, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By sikbrik
Let me elaborate a little more on it because the...

Let me elaborate a little more on it because the hoses didn't fix it.

It happens around 4500 rpm when cold and 4000rpm once warm:

WHAT HAPPENS, you might be asking?

The car dumps all boost...
Forum: showroom 09-02-2003, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,055
Posted By sikbrik
I popped mine out with a very small screwdriver...

I popped mine out with a very small screwdriver (like the ones for eyeglasses) and 2 of the little clips broke but the grille was fine and the clips were easily replaced with little push clips I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2003, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By sikbrik
Thanks guys...the hoses are a little mushy and...

Thanks guys...the hoses are a little mushy and the inlet hose to the turbo is actually very soft to the point where it feels like it could actually be collapsing. I had the same thing on my '87 but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2003, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By sikbrik
Thanks for looking at this. Just got another...

Thanks for looking at this.

Just got another brick (volvo service records up to 145k, now has 178k). '91 745tic, auto. I haven't had the time to replace the plugs or vacuum hoses yet (has new...
Forum: showroom 08-29-2003, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,175
Posted By sikbrik
Just to stay off topic, The first Chrysler...

Just to stay off topic,

The first Chrysler mini-vans were also based on the K platform, even though it was no longer called the K body style. This is the real car that saved Chrysler.

And I...
Forum: showroom 08-29-2003, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By sikbrik
I've had luck cutting and grafting the front...

I've had luck cutting and grafting the front flares from a (don't laugh) Plymouth Horizon onto a few different cars. They need to be cut and rewelded to match the contours of some cars, but you...
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