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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 09:52 AM
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
My high school SPG with a straight pipe sounded...

My high school SPG with a straight pipe sounded like an old boat, I loved it.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I know what I have :cameron: (sunk costs) ...

I know what I have :cameron: (sunk costs)



I could probably get down with that. I don't think 350whp is that far of a reach for an 8v at this point, given the more modern turbos and computers...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By Stiggy Pop
0-350whp - built 8v 350whp+ - something that...

0-350whp - built 8v
350whp+ - something that isn't a 4cyl
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By Stiggy Pop
there's several pretty well publicized cars out...

there's several pretty well publicized cars out there with this body work.

http://www.speedhunters.com/2015/01/turbo-bricking-it-riding-in-a-740hp-volvo/
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,194
Posted By Stiggy Pop
fresh!

fresh!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2020, 10:39 AM
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Views: 250,665
Posted By Stiggy Pop
nice lighting on the interior shots

nice lighting on the interior shots
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 481
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
similar to my old setup with a stock bottom end...

similar to my old setup with a stock bottom end and the HX35, it was dead nuts reliable. Eventually I started pushing some oil smoke at 25+ psi.. With the fuel and the tune and the hard parts, no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,110
Posted By Stiggy Pop
https://media3.giphy.com/media/MmpoBBmzvNBCM/giphy...

https://media3.giphy.com/media/MmpoBBmzvNBCM/giphy.gif
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,110
Posted By Stiggy Pop
yeah, I don't know anything about building...

yeah, I don't know anything about building redblocks ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,110
Posted By Stiggy Pop
:lol: when's his birthday I'll buy him a...

:lol:

when's his birthday I'll buy him a stethoscope
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,110
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I've got a 2JZ in my yard, there's no redblock in...

I've got a 2JZ in my yard, there's no redblock in the world that runs as smoothly and quietly as that motor.

looking forward to the video of absolute silence once you get those burnished shims...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,110
Posted By Stiggy Pop
you're missing the forest for the trees. I didn't...

you're missing the forest for the trees. I didn't say anything about 5w 40 being a problem, I said that I think you're out to lunch for stating earlier that oil weight had no bearing on valvetrain...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 250,903
Posted By Stiggy Pop
*slide whistle noise*

*slide whistle noise*
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,110
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Big fan of the logic that an oil with a heavier...

Big fan of the logic that an oil with a heavier weight at operating temperature "will have no effect on valvetrain noise". But somehow ZDDP is going to make everything whisper quiet.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 250,903
Posted By Stiggy Pop
just invent a variable length intake manifold...

just invent a variable length intake manifold a-la the old SHO's.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,174
Posted By Stiggy Pop
that's odd. I've had a lot of 940's come through...

that's odd. I've had a lot of 940's come through and never seen a door panel all curled up like that. Hot climate thing?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 165,699
Posted By Stiggy Pop
my favorite christmas gift this year was a set of...

my favorite christmas gift this year was a set of the 3M muffs with bluetooth headphones in them. Sounds not great but for ~$30 they are awesome!!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-06-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,673
Posted By Stiggy Pop
When I spoke to Elring they told me 1.2mm...

When I spoke to Elring they told me 1.2mm compressed for their b230 gaskets (.047").

Never seen stock pistons .010" out of the hole. I'd certainly get a measurement before I started ordering...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 165,699
Posted By Stiggy Pop
exactly what I use. It's nice not getting...

exactly what I use. It's nice not getting face-blasted by abrasive dust.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 165,699
Posted By Stiggy Pop
guys, wear some glasses when you're cutting with...

guys, wear some glasses when you're cutting with abrasive discs! I know squinting is a powerful tool, but I've had enough eye injuries or seriously close calls that it's not worth it. I mean ya cared...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-24-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 250,903
Posted By Stiggy Pop
manual brakes suck in a street car.

manual brakes suck in a street car.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-23-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I thought the same thing earlier this year when I...

I thought the same thing earlier this year when I lost a cylinder headed home from work. Did all sorts of diagnostics including ohm'ing the plug wires which tested good. Well, turns out the wire had...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-23-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 87,562
Posted By Stiggy Pop
thanks guys! I wish they were that legit!...

thanks guys!

I wish they were that legit! They are 22x9 Lexani R-4's I run on my wife's XC60.

Also the bump is well timed because I am going to let the 242 sleep in it's bag for once this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,215
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I agree. I wouldn't run it in my 242 but I'd run...

I agree. I wouldn't run it in my 242 but I'd run it in a car I used to go to work/drive around town.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,722
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I paced the floor to and fro with heavy strides,...

I paced the floor to and fro with heavy strides, as if excited to fury by the observations of the men --but the noise steadily increased. Oh God! what could I do? I foamed --I raved --I swore! I...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-19-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,432
Posted By Stiggy Pop
makes sense!

makes sense!
Forum: performance & modifications 12-19-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,432
Posted By Stiggy Pop
96.5mm seems to be basically the standard bore...

96.5mm seems to be basically the standard bore for built engines with forged pistons... anyone here blown out a cylinder? Just so rarely see sleeves discussed for a cast iron red block.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 160,703
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Haven't watched yet but congrats on the...

Haven't watched yet but congrats on the publicity, I think it's fun to share the cars outside of our little circle here.

Perceptions of and attention around 242's and old 240s in general has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,722
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Does anyone produce straight cut gears in the...

Does anyone produce straight cut gears in the aftermarket? I'm really after that race car gear-whine sound for my instrument cluster.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,094
Posted By Stiggy Pop
good point, flipped through images in my head and...

good point, flipped through images in my head and body color has a lot to do with what I think looks "right".
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,094
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm like a dog with a bone once I get set on...

I'm like a dog with a bone once I get set on something with the car. I bought two sets of bumper covers to get ones I was happy with, then bought 2.5 sets worth of turbo bumper trim to piece together...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-13-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 63,215
Posted By Stiggy Pop
you'da hated my old job at the marina. End of...

you'da hated my old job at the marina. End of season meant hauling and washing boats, used to run a power washer for 8-10hrs a day in 30deg temps, soaked head to toe.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,094
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I measured a weight savings of ~40lbs when I...

I measured a weight savings of ~40lbs when I swapped bumpers.

Commando to 83-85 conversion is possible and can be done well enough to look factory correct without much effort, correct meaning no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,215
Posted By Stiggy Pop
what did your machinist say about it? The more...

what did your machinist say about it? The more years I spend building Volvos the more I listen to people with parts in their hand over people armed with pictures on the internet.

If your...
Forum: events 12-09-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,477
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Livestream it! I got your address, now if I...

Livestream it!

I got your address, now if I can see you guys in there working I can have a pizza sent!
Forum: website & board 12-06-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm also watching my old SAAB contacts showing up...

I'm also watching my old SAAB contacts showing up in Volvos one-by-one. It's a game of attrition!
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-05-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,190
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm running d514a ls7 coils in wasted pairs,...

I'm running d514a ls7 coils in wasted pairs, triggered by a 60-2 flywheel pattern. Like everyone else who has ever done it, I had to add a resistor across the + and - of the stock VR sensor to...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-28-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 268,163
Posted By Stiggy Pop
sorry realized I think I've already asked you...

sorry realized I think I've already asked you that. Larry's posted some videos of them working on whiteblocks last week, seems like they were probably yours!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-27-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 268,163
Posted By Stiggy Pop
is your block out here getting done by Larry's?

is your block out here getting done by Larry's?
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 53,608
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Use Shine Seal. I like polishing aluminum so I...

Use Shine Seal. I like polishing aluminum so I have a lot of raw polished aluminum stuff, including the lips of my Epsilons. I bought a Shine Seal kit and the stuff is great. Easy clean with soap and...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,570
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Lash caps work just adjusting valve lash is a...

Lash caps work just adjusting valve lash is a pain. My original setup had poor valve spring choice from RSI, I got valve float on the rev limiter and allowed a lash cap to dislodge and hang #1...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,618
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I could dream! It is hard to value this...

I could dream!

It is hard to value this stuff. I spent a lot of money on head parts and labor but I think I spent it in the right places, and the result is pretty damn good. But, I'll take a big...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,224
Posted By Stiggy Pop
At one point I had an aftermarket (MTC?) shift...

At one point I had an aftermarket (MTC?) shift boot on my car that was really thick and stiff compared with OE, it was stiff enough it was actually pulling the t5 out of fifth. Tried running no boot...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,224
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I love mine, it's not the transmissions fault...

I love mine, it's not the transmissions fault that I put it behind a vibey four-cylinder then dropped it into a 1970's ****box :lol:

it's that or follow the trend and spend a bunch of money on a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,224
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Interesting the variance in levels of noise/vibe,...

Interesting the variance in levels of noise/vibe, I think we have a combination of people's setups exacerbating and helping the fact and also the difference in peoples tolerance levels for a little...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,224
Posted By Stiggy Pop
yup, I feel like we are probably all dealing with...

yup, I feel like we are probably all dealing with the same thing basically. The STS torque rod on the engine does NOT help. I really think it's a harmonics thing.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,618
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Half of it wasn't really on purpose! Had to re-do...

Half of it wasn't really on purpose! Had to re-do the valvetrain at a pretty high cost. Machine shop time was $140/hr for the fancy place.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,224
Posted By Stiggy Pop
throwaway anecdotal data point: my car doesn't...

throwaway anecdotal data point: my car doesn't SHAKE at 3k rpm but there is a small rpm window right around 3k that is just a wicked resonant frequency for NVH/driveline vibrations. Has been there...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-30-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 250,903
Posted By Stiggy Pop
it's fun watching the scope creep in real time!...

it's fun watching the scope creep in real time! :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,618
Posted By Stiggy Pop
LOL, want me to post the 530 head on my car that...

LOL, want me to post the 530 head on my car that Iím $4,000 into? Yes thatís a very real number.

The 531 in for sale isnít really ported and the chambers are stock. Just because machine shop time...
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