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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Thanks! It works well for the power levels I...

Thanks! It works well for the power levels I intended. Now if you start upping them, the exhaust would need to go bigger for sure. However, it is a nice tone that makes noise when required. I am...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Camaro muffler 2.5" in, dual 2.25" out. Pipes...

Camaro muffler 2.5" in, dual 2.25" out. Pipes where made to mimic the original Volvo tailpipe.
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Indeed, sir. Makes it repeatable and easily...

Indeed, sir. Makes it repeatable and easily repairable.

OP, I don't know where you live, but anything "junk" around here from the 90s is long gone to the recycling afterlife. Shipping a bar isn't...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Same here. 225/50r16 BFGs on 16x8 with 20mm et....

Same here. 225/50r16 BFGs on 16x8 with 20mm et. Will say wish it where 10et. Slight rub in rear and adjustable panhard has the rear centered. Another consideration is wheel to strut clearnace in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By PeaceEngineered
I am sure my engine placement ended up pretty...

I am sure my engine placement ended up pretty close to your old 5.0. Haha
I did my swap and lowering springs pretty much at the same time. Really did not like the IPDs with the four cylinder, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-18-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Do you have a cost?

Do you have a cost?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-18-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By PeaceEngineered
^^^ So 17.6 slugs. Tough to argue with an actual...

^^^ So 17.6 slugs. Tough to argue with an actual scale, unless of course it isn't calibrated.
I really don't think there is too big a difference whether it is Ford, GM or Volvo, none are that light....
Forum: performance & modifications 04-18-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By PeaceEngineered
It also depends what else was deleted- or how the...

It also depends what else was deleted- or how the engine is "dressed". No AC drops some and with your figures I am off maybe 75 pounds off of my guess. So a few sacks of potatoes? Regardless, it...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-18-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Crushed in anticipation of incompletion.

Crushed in anticipation of incompletion.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,679
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Need to drop that thing on the floor a couple of...

Need to drop that thing on the floor a couple of times to break it in proper! Where did the other spacer go?
I say this in jest. Good looking piece that I hope you only have to use once! Looking...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 57,604
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Cool. Hope it gets some AMGish love too. Have fun!

Cool. Hope it gets some AMGish love too. Have fun!
Forum: showroom 04-18-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2,252
Views: 735,942
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Those RFP1s look great, and an excellent choice...

Those RFP1s look great, and an excellent choice of tire. Tire$ as much as the wheel$? What specs did you go with?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By PeaceEngineered
There are several who have. Dont know if I would...

There are several who have. Dont know if I would call it ghetto. Pretty straight forward. Not too many ways to make a coilover without making a new spindle and tube assembly. Really, really straight...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 57,604
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Fun to build, but never get one finished. When...

Fun to build, but never get one finished. When you do that you know it will get sold. Ha.
So what is the next project?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Yeah the old 4 cylinder was heavy, and I did not...

Yeah the old 4 cylinder was heavy, and I did not weigh before and after. However, I will say depends on how the engines are dressed too. Removing a AC and headers help. That said, I would like to...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By PeaceEngineered
They are definitely worth the effort. Lots of fun...

They are definitely worth the effort. Lots of fun without being flashy. My boys love riding in ours.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Another thing to consider is the power under the...

Another thing to consider is the power under the curve. X component may indeed raise PEAK horsepower, but how does it affect the overall shape of the power curve. Also, where the power is being made...
Forum: showroom 03-22-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,191
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Well, maybe I should have asked what benefit do...

Well, maybe I should have asked what benefit do you think would come from running that scenario?
If I had staggered wheels in your sizes it would be 225/50r16 front and 245/50r16 in the rear. As...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By PeaceEngineered
I don't doubt they exist. But from the post quote...

I don't doubt they exist. But from the post quote below, cost and simplicity are factors- cost may be the same, but the simplicity surely isn't. Known available method vs. coming up with a new design...
Forum: showroom 03-22-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,191
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Other than aesthetics, what is the purpose of...

Other than aesthetics, what is the purpose of staggered wheels with the same size tire? On my 245, I run 16x8 all the way around with 225/50r16. Now, if I recall my old sales days, for every 0.5"...
Forum: showroom 03-22-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,191
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Why run staggered wheels to run the same size...

Why run staggered wheels to run the same size tire? I have never done that. Seems counterintuitive?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By PeaceEngineered
I would think the damage would come by trying...

I would think the damage would come by trying getter louder sound by cranking up the volume knob in an underpowered system. Most amps- and a powered head unit has an amp- have too much distortion at...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-21-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By PeaceEngineered
There is a project thread here from a TB'er in...

There is a project thread here from a TB'er in Alaska that has put the Fuch style weeks on the 240. Looked pretty good, but not too far from the "torque thrust" design that can be had to direct fit....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By PeaceEngineered
In order to have a pull master, the pulling shaft...

In order to have a pull master, the pulling shaft would require some sort of seal or there would need to be a mechanical "z bar" or bell crank to change the direction of your pull? The slave is only...
Forum: website & board 03-16-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,230
Posted By PeaceEngineered
So now there is two threads of this BS?

So now there is two threads of this BS?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By PeaceEngineered
It is just additional ventilation? What's the...

It is just additional ventilation? What's the problem?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-05-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By PeaceEngineered
It maybe good to note in these "feeler" threads...

It maybe good to note in these "feeler" threads that
YOU HAVE A FREE DRIVETRAIN.
When costs are involved this is a large part of the investment. I will argue free, as in somebody paid for it, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,660
Posted By PeaceEngineered
I don't own a Volvo that is not unibody. ...

I don't own a Volvo that is not unibody.

That said, this is a great thread. I wish there was a way to test drive a before and after to feel the difference in order to add motivation.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,818
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Yes. I would! And to go a bit farther, a machined...

Yes. I would! And to go a bit farther, a machined adjuster instead of the plastic piece (machined to fit a Ford T5 bellhousing if I am going to dream).
That said, having owned both cable and...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By PeaceEngineered
While I can't fully disagree as you are correct...

While I can't fully disagree as you are correct on the firing events, these transmissions where installed from the factory in 4 cylinder powered vehicles at minimum by Ford in the XR4Ti, SVO Mustang...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Why not. It is turbo, and no doubt a brick. P1s...

Why not. It is turbo, and no doubt a brick. P1s are the new 700/900 and P2 the new 240 (just bought a P2 to fetch parts for the 285). Haha

To be helpful... Was there ride heights taken to prove...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-17-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By PeaceEngineered
To install a Cleveland, one would at minimum need...

To install a Cleveland, one would at minimum need the swap parts to put the 351C into a fox body. Depending on how the engine is dressed out, the 351C is about 100-150 pounds heavier than a 5.0 which...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Assume an 89 from your signature. Lots of stuff...

Assume an 89 from your signature. Lots of stuff gets swapped out over the years. So...What engine and engine management? What swap kit for bellhousing? What flywheel? What clutch? What TO bearing?...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Having just performed a Ford 5.0 with a T5 trans...

Having just performed a Ford 5.0 with a T5 trans swap, I can attest to the costs (LS cheaper?)
Dan is spot on asking how much of it you already own. I would be leery of the reliability of a $1000...
Forum: showroom 02-08-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Hell, make it mid-engine while you are at it. No...

Hell, make it mid-engine while you are at it. No since wasting that back seat space!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,421
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Gotcha. Will check it next time I have it up on...

Gotcha. Will check it next time I have it up on stands and let all the snow melt evaporate. Ha
Thanks for the tip!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,421
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Thanks for responding Ben. I don't think I am...

Thanks for responding Ben.
I don't think I am thread jacking as it is on topic, but in my case I should have added it is a 5.0 GT-40 motor with the Ford bellhousing as well. Would the McLeod TOB...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,872
Posted By PeaceEngineered
It isn't theory. They do triangulate the front...

It isn't theory. They do triangulate the front suspension. To what degree is the discussion. I don't think I have ever seen suspension worn out due to them. Maybe it is because those who install said...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By PeaceEngineered
I hope to hell not! If so, I need to dip my rust...

I hope to hell not! If so, I need to dip my rust belt car in a vat of unobtanium.
Seriously though, these images reinforce my fears of the 28mm sway bar installed without control arm upgrades....
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,421
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Ben- In my case it is the factory 87-93 Mustang...

Ben-
In my case it is the factory 87-93 Mustang everything- TOB, clutch fork, disc, pressure plate and flywheel. There is just not enough throw to have a well modulated clutch.
As Jack and I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Finding shavings was your cue 3K miles ago to...

Finding shavings was your cue 3K miles ago to begin your search.



Miles would play a role in the reliability, but HOW they are driven just as much. Stock power driven/shifted oriented towards...
Forum: website & board 02-05-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,950
Posted By PeaceEngineered
I thought the "New Posts" feature was gone as...

I thought the "New Posts" feature was gone as well. However after using the updated board for a bit now, I found that it does tell me where the new posts end, and then states "These posts have not...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By PeaceEngineered
What transmission is in the car now? As others...

What transmission is in the car now?
As others have said, it is easy to modify the stock crossmember, but kinda feel like that was already done if there is an AOD in it now. Yes, Mustang shaft and...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,421
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Yepper. Same feeling. It is tough to put together...

Yepper. Same feeling. It is tough to put together any definitive thread for this topic. Too many different configurations out there. But the spacer is a tough one not to find out about. I hate R&R...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,421
Posted By PeaceEngineered
I do believe you can space out the pivot ball...

I do believe you can space out the pivot ball from the bellhousing if pivot ball is on passenger side. That has been a secret in the 5.0 and T5 swaps that I found digging through old archives. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By PeaceEngineered
I did not see a weight in the description. That...

I did not see a weight in the description. That would be my biggest concern and really the only way to discern mileage without empirical data as the rolling resistance is not documented either. With...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-30-2017, 02:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By PeaceEngineered
I agree that Google is the best way via "site:";...

I agree that Google is the best way via "site:"; however, I recommend leaving off the ".com". By doing so it will pull up more results as this site has been routed through a couple of different...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-25-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By PeaceEngineered
I chose to run center dumps on the passenger side...

I chose to run center dumps on the passenger side (to not beat the body), and then ran 94-95 Mustang (missed steering shaft) on driver's side- both in 1.625" primaries. I then modified the collector...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-24-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Latest thread I have seen on the topic pasted...

Latest thread I have seen on the topic pasted below. I will say that best fit will require some modifications by the installer.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=335383
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By PeaceEngineered
Well, I was trying to be funny. Lots of spring...

Well, I was trying to be funny. Lots of spring threads here. Redwood's comment is derived from everyone posting about CUTTING springs. Mine was based on the days of old that instead of cutting...
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