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Forum: projects & restorations 02-27-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 122,016
Posted By redblockpowered
Hinges could be a little tweaked from lack of...

Hinges could be a little tweaked from lack of lubrication as well.

I like the idea of the BMW struts on the Volvo control arm even better, maybe. Seems like a lot of the benefits for a lot less...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By redblockpowered
Budget builds and paying for labor don't mix.

Budget builds and paying for labor don't mix.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 77,352
Posted By redblockpowered
Fixed this, put a big hole in another coolant...

Fixed this, put a big hole in another coolant hose, and decided to stop screwing around with ancient rubber. I had the expansion tank hose and heater valve hoses left to do, so I ordered those....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 54,658
Posted By redblockpowered
I bet the "All Volvos are worth $500" Facebook...

I bet the "All Volvos are worth $500" Facebook group is full of insurance adjusters.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 47,950
Posted By redblockpowered
Not the nicest solution with respect to time...

Not the nicest solution with respect to time spent working on the car, but you could pull the dust shields off completely and try the QSRCs to see if they're worthwhile. I'd suspect that they are,...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By redblockpowered
The fact that it's with the little housing...

The fact that it's with the little housing (albeit ported) makes even stranger. Must be the skinny rods, or Illuminati witchcraft. Do you have a graph? I'm thirsty for a broad 8v powerband.

I need...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By redblockpowered
I like Mobil 1 0W-40 personally, although a good...

I like Mobil 1 0W-40 personally, although a good 10W-40 or 5W-40 should also work well.

Peak power at 7k rpm with a V cam and stock head???
Which turbine housing on the 15G?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By redblockpowered
First off, I'm an EE student building a 940 for...

First off, I'm an EE student building a 940 for fun daily/track use so we're kind of in a similar boat here.

Admittedly I've never run 240 Bilsteins, only 940 ones which have been a complete game...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By redblockpowered
I put their leather front seats in my 944, with a...

I put their leather front seats in my 944, with a write up of the process in my car's build thread linked below. All in all a huge upgrade over trashed seats but not as good as nice OEM ones. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By redblockpowered
Feedback in bold...

Feedback in bold...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 122,016
Posted By redblockpowered
Tire to strut housing indeed. Did you...

Tire to strut housing indeed.

Did you consider other front suspension setups too or go right to E36? I'm curious as to how this idea came about, but it seems like a reasonable one.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 47,950
Posted By redblockpowered
My heater hose actually got here today, which...

My heater hose actually got here today, which shocked me.

Doing all the rubber coolant hoses, along with the heater control valve, is probably a good idea. I didn't and paid the price, and paid...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 47,950
Posted By redblockpowered
Seems like the weather is getting to all the...

Seems like the weather is getting to all the cross country packages. My heater hose I ordered last week is still in Washington, I think. Just checked FedEx and got an error message, so not exactly...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 122,016
Posted By redblockpowered
That looks like a pretty exciting amount of front...

That looks like a pretty exciting amount of front tire clearance.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-17-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By redblockpowered
Sounds like you have more of a plan than most do...

Sounds like you have more of a plan than most do around here. Not sure what your class rules allow, but we got our race wagon down to 2500 lbs with half a tank of gas with a cage, so getting there...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2021, 02:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,365
Posted By redblockpowered
Is that six head bolts per cylinder? Well not...

Is that six head bolts per cylinder? Well not quite, but you know what I mean.

Someone wasn't playing around in the Mercedes powertrain department.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 54,658
Posted By redblockpowered
Looked up the fender trim and it told me "Deleted...

Looked up the fender trim and it told me "Deleted part, will not come again!" with no MSRP. Hmm...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 54,658
Posted By redblockpowered
The parts catalogs on GCP.se say the turbo trim...

The parts catalogs on GCP.se say the turbo trim is different, and the 245SE trim is the same. It's listed as 1991+ door trim, in either "bright" or black.

Sorry this happened, dude.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 47,865
Posted By redblockpowered
Agreed, especially with a turbo car, but I also...

Agreed, especially with a turbo car, but I also don't think a long 1st gear is much of an asset unless you're ripping up the side of a mountain. Similar thinking for a short 5th/6th depending on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 77,352
Posted By redblockpowered
The car sat for about a week while I waited for...

The car sat for about a week while I waited for the Volvo heater valve to come from FCP. The top of the old one broke off and the car unloaded all its coolant around the corner from my house. Luckily...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,272
Posted By redblockpowered
I have a functional 560 sitting right here, also....

I have a functional 560 sitting right here, also. Looks like it was repaired under warranty.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 31,016
Posted By redblockpowered
What bulbs did you put in the e-codes?

What bulbs did you put in the e-codes?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 302,401
Posted By redblockpowered
Yeah, must have been the case. I don't remember...

Yeah, must have been the case. I don't remember how the halves were attached on mine but I know it's not an uncommon thing to have happen to the aftermarket ones. I've heard of folks redoing the...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-09-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 1,659,475
Posted By redblockpowered
I've had it crash the ECU but not anything...

I've had it crash the ECU but not anything weirder than that.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,034
Posted By redblockpowered
Well bought!

Well bought!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2021, 01:59 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 302,401
Posted By redblockpowered
I had a similar problem with the FCP "OEM"...

I had a similar problem with the FCP "OEM" breather box. Not sure it lasted three months, and it failed the same way. Pretty frustrating.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,361
Posted By redblockpowered
So you're only working with the bottom ~3 coils...

So you're only working with the bottom ~3 coils of spring when at ride height?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,361
Posted By redblockpowered
And to add to that, stock rates (at least in my...

And to add to that, stock rates (at least in my '93) were 140 lb/in front and 142 lb/in rear at the wheel.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,361
Posted By redblockpowered
Nope! I emailed Koni support and got the rates. ...

Nope! I emailed Koni support and got the rates.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=356594

Honestly not so sure how useful these are without a shock dyno plot.

I think the wire...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,310
Posted By redblockpowered
I can't read anything about the Holley Terminator...

I can't read anything about the Holley Terminator X without thinking about Public Enemy.

Anyway, the best way I've found to learn about tuning is just to fix engine problems. Tuning is just...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,800
Posted By redblockpowered
Never too early to start on some sweet 242 CFD...

Never too early to start on some sweet 242 CFD modeling for your aero package.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,800
Posted By redblockpowered
I interpreted it as earlier car designs in...

I interpreted it as earlier car designs in general, not specifically early 240s.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By redblockpowered
I think the height at the rockers is about level....

I think the height at the rockers is about level. Front arch definitely taller.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By redblockpowered
Not a 740 obviously, but my 944 measures in at 27...

Not a 740 obviously, but my 944 measures in at 27 1/16" front, 25 7/8" in the rear. New wagon springs rear, new factory but unknown application front springs.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-30-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 77,352
Posted By redblockpowered
Broke heater control valve oops

Broke heater control valve oops
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By redblockpowered
7/9 inner tie rods are longer and work with 240s....

7/9 inner tie rods are longer and work with 240s. How much does the car weigh? If stockish weight, 350-400 front/200-250 rear depending on the kind of driving dynamic you're looking for. Less if...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-28-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 364,167
Posted By redblockpowered
Looking forward to the final alignment specs.

Looking forward to the final alignment specs.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,178
Posted By redblockpowered
May not be slam-dunk proof but definitely in the...

May not be slam-dunk proof but definitely in the vein of what I'd like to see.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,178
Posted By redblockpowered
Looking for documentation of B230 intake badness

Plenty of folks have said the stock intake on B230s flows poorly or can't support such and such amount of power.

Does anyone here have proof? Not necessarily looking for super anal climate...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-26-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,552
Views: 661,821
Posted By redblockpowered
God I wish that were me

God I wish that were me
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,257
Posted By redblockpowered
There are black high pressure caps too, if I...

There are black high pressure caps too, if I recall correctly.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-26-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,552
Views: 661,821
Posted By redblockpowered
Time to get the Hakkas out.

Time to get the Hakkas out.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By redblockpowered
It depends, PM me!

It depends, PM me!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-26-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 77,352
Posted By redblockpowered
These studs weren't so easy either so I guess I...

These studs weren't so easy either so I guess I can see that happening. I do still have the angled housing off of the 16T that will probably go on if/when I move to larger exhaust. It'll need some...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By redblockpowered
Chips in Europe, hmm? Like these ones? ...

Chips in Europe, hmm? Like these ones?

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=6146648&postcount=108
Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 77,352
Posted By redblockpowered
The housing had two studs, which came out using...

The housing had two studs, which came out using doubled nuts. The holes got drilled out after the studs were unscrewed. I'm running a factory 7cm^2 conical housing. I can't tell if there were two...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By redblockpowered
Happy with mine from Injector Rehab.

Happy with mine from Injector Rehab.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 364,167
Posted By redblockpowered
What's the weight savings with the aluminum...

What's the weight savings with the aluminum control arms? I've thought about getting a set.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 77,352
Posted By redblockpowered
Also: inlet snorkel is definitely for noise...

Also: inlet snorkel is definitely for noise reduction.

Still having boost control issues. Seems to overshoot the target in low gears (exclusively 1st and 2nd), as if it is sticking closed just a...
Forum: website & board 01-18-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,578
Posted By redblockpowered
100- club rise up. Power corrupts! edit:...

100- club rise up. Power corrupts!

edit: still requires dyno verification. no fake slow cars here
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