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Forum: projects & restorations 12-03-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 117,542
Posted By Duder
I found some old pics from when we first brought...

I found some old pics from when we first brought this car home in 2009. These bring back some memories and make me think about how much I've done, and what's left to do. It has come a long way in...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-02-2017, 01:01 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 117,542
Posted By Duder
I'm going through and re-hosting all the old pics...

I'm going through and re-hosting all the old pics through Flickr. So tedious. First post is done. Eff you, Photobucket!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,643
Posted By Duder
That's what I'm talking about. Thanks for posting...

That's what I'm talking about. Thanks for posting this. Any source for more info? I'm curious to hear the builder's impressions of performance and get some details. For example are those stock 13Cs?
Forum: article composition 11-26-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 142,449
Posted By Duder
Yes, we've verified that this whole batch has the...

Yes, we've verified that this whole batch has the outputs reversed. So until further notice, please swap the 1-4 and 2-3 outputs when you do your wiring. It has to do with how the boards were...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,643
Posted By Duder
A parallel twin setup (like the OP was asking...

A parallel twin setup (like the OP was asking about) should be used for reducing lag & improving transient response. Can be done at low boost levels to make a very snappy streetable setup. Should be...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,643
Posted By Duder
This is just a discussion forum. The whole thing...

This is just a discussion forum. The whole thing is just words. Bench racing is fine and can lead down interesting trains of thought if it can happen in a civil manner. We're not all looking for...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 72,403
Posted By Duder
Congrats on the RK article. And the awesome car....

Congrats on the RK article. And the awesome car. I was watching some of your videos and imagining how comfy this must be. Like a bigger heavier RZR Turbo for pennies on the dollar.

When I was out...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,643
Posted By Duder
If done properly the intent of a twin-turbo...

If done properly the intent of a twin-turbo (parallel) system on an inline 4 should be to broaden the powerband, not narrow it. I was talking about two completely divided systems with two cylinders...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,643
Posted By Duder
Back to the original topic, there is actually a...

Back to the original topic, there is actually a compelling technical argument to use two properly-sized small parallel (twin) turbochargers vs. a twin-scroll equipped single turbo that flows the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 38,160
Posted By Duder
Great to see it's moving along. Thanks for fixing...

Great to see it's moving along. Thanks for fixing the pics!

With 9:1 compression and 2.1L, what do you expect in terms of NA power from this engine - maybe 125hp? I am no expert in pushrod Volvo...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 25,250
Posted By Duder
The swapped output thing has been acknowledged. I...

The swapped output thing has been acknowledged. I believe it was a firmware issue. I added a note to my product page for the board, and as far as I know, it affects the entire batch.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,252
Posted By Duder
Thank you for taking the time to make a proper...

Thank you for taking the time to make a proper thread with a clear storyline and great photos. This is exactly the type of account that got me hooked on TB in the first place, about 10 years ago. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 742
Posted By Duder
Try using Würth exhaust paste or something...

Try using Würth exhaust paste or something similar. You want a sealant that turns hard and can deal with super high temps. RTV will just melt and blow out. Not even worth trying. If you can get the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 117,542
Posted By Duder
Weird how something as simple as a valve cover...

Weird how something as simple as a valve cover gasket could need that much trial & error! Glad to hear you converged on the black Permatex. Sounds like we all thought along the same lines there.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,539
Posted By Duder
Looks like a good start to a project, and reminds...

Looks like a good start to a project, and reminds me of mine when I first got it, but one year older I guess.
Is it Artesia Beige, paint code 137?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 117,542
Posted By Duder
Hey Ian - sounds like this could've been another...

Hey Ian - sounds like this could've been another instance of the same problem then. I don't recall the green gasket being brittle when I installed it but upon removal it was seriously hard and...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 117,542
Posted By Duder
Boring maintenance update: the valve cover gasket...

Boring maintenance update: the valve cover gasket developed a gnarly leak on this thing, strange because I used a brand new green OE Volvo gasket. It was dumping oil out of the front passenger side...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 35,753
Posted By Duder
Come over to our shop too and have a beer if...

Come over to our shop too and have a beer if you're in the area!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,099
Posted By Duder
If you call it a 1991 740 swap, then you could...

If you call it a 1991 740 swap, then you could get away with a manual. I looked into this heavily. 1991 was the last year that Volvo offered a B230FT with a manual trans behind it in the US. You...
Forum: showroom 10-02-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By Duder
Very cool; thanks for sharing. Do you have any...

Very cool; thanks for sharing. Do you have any photos of the exhaust manifolds, particularly driver's side? Curious to see what you came up with, and how much clearance you had between the exhaust...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 25,250
Posted By Duder
You got it man. It's been fun so far. And if you...

You got it man. It's been fun so far. And if you notice, these boards are now Straight Outta Compton, by way of Sweden. Street credz.

Your turbine housing porting looks good. Have you ported the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By Duder
Looks like fun! Seems like a clean swap. The old...

Looks like fun! Seems like a clean swap. The old RB isn't common here at all, but if it were I think it would get used a lot for swaps since 2JZs are becoming pricier.
Somehow the combination of...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 37,448
Posted By Duder
I spy E36 parts...

I spy E36 parts...
Forum: showroom 09-07-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 887
Posted By Duder
Very cool. I am definitely interested.

Very cool. I am definitely interested.
Forum: showroom 08-22-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By Duder
Rad pics; thank you for sharing. These cars prove...

Rad pics; thank you for sharing. These cars prove that "clean and tasteful" still works very well with old Volvos. They don't need Bosozoku crap and stretch/poke/stance to be noteworthy!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Duder
Put the front end of your car up on jackstands,...

Put the front end of your car up on jackstands, crawl underneath with a bright light, and find the source! Look for everything that's covered with oil & coolant; the source should be whatever is...
Forum: article composition 08-10-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 142,449
Posted By Duder
Great to hear you got it sorted out...I'm glad we...

Great to hear you got it sorted out...I'm glad we could help!
Go out and enjoy it.

I still have to get my tach sorted out too - I'm procrastinating on that.
There's an original spark output wire...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,991
Posted By Duder
Ah, that's what I figured, but was hard to...

Ah, that's what I figured, but was hard to visualize before those latest photos. Funny to think that there's a situation where a BMW front overhang is too long, but here you are. Keep at it.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,991
Posted By Duder
Will the core support, "frame horns," and inner...

Will the core support, "frame horns," and inner fenders need a ton of modification to fit the Amazon sheetmetal?
From a few of the pics it looks like the E30 is too long from the front axle forward,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Duder
It's only a driver's side airbag on your car, so...

It's only a driver's side airbag on your car, so the dash shouldn't affect that. You are looking for a 1981 and newer 240 dash, from any body style. There was a change to a "late style" dash sometime...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,991
Posted By Duder
Better to drop the body lower and retain...

Better to drop the body lower and retain suspension travel vs. slamming it after the fact. Good progress!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,478
Posted By Duder
Yeah you have to get your foot into it more and...

Yeah you have to get your foot into it more and rev it out a bit more. Fun in that "slow car fast" kind of way.
The basic 240 goodness is there already, just not refined as in a later car.
This one...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,478
Posted By Duder
Hehe, that's cool - it is pretty dirty right now...

Hehe, that's cool - it is pretty dirty right now and needs to be buffed out again, but glad you enjoyed it. I still need to see your awesome blue 75 at some point.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 133,362
Posted By Duder
They need barely any oil. I don't want to push...

They need barely any oil. I don't want to push you into anything you're not comfortable with, but I'd give the series restrictors a try, even just temporarily, to gauge any improvement.

I don't...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,478
Posted By Duder
It's funny, the '75 doesn't feel as old or slow...

It's funny, the '75 doesn't feel as old or slow as I expected it to. Definitely at a disadvantage compared to a later car. But if you just want to cruise around, the B20 isn't really bad at all. The...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,478
Posted By Duder
Update on the green beast and more stuff getting...

Update on the green beast and more stuff getting checked off of the stage zero list.

Took the car into Ian & Eric at Hi Performance Auto, to see if they could diagnose/fix the transmission leak...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 133,362
Posted By Duder
Have you considered stacking multiple oil...

Have you considered stacking multiple oil restrictors in series? 0.030" may not be a small enough flow restriction at the kind of pressures these whiteblocks run.
These ball bearing turbos can...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 127,670
Posted By Duder
Paint looks pretty great from the photos,...

Paint looks pretty great from the photos, although I haven't seen it in person I'd say it's a great looking car as-is.
Have you considered leaving it alone? It's only original once...as they say...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 25,557
Posted By Duder
You could look into getting the fattest...

You could look into getting the fattest pinstriping brush available, and maybe doing 3 or 4 adjacent stripe passes. Should work out OK. Striping is fun too!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 25,557
Posted By Duder
Get some of this stuff and a squirrel hair...

Get some of this stuff and a squirrel hair striping brush:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41k5NPCf8LL._SY300_.jpg
Forum: events 06-28-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Duder
Yes, August & September are typically the hottest...

Yes, August & September are typically the hottest months in San Diego. Never really gets as bad as Sac-town though, so most likely you would be cooling off to come down for this.

I went to this...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 114,732
Posted By Duder
Azenis are sticky for street tires, but you won't...

Azenis are sticky for street tires, but you won't have a problem blowing them off in a launch. Have fun experimenting though!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,941
Views: 501,391
Posted By Duder
I switched over to imgur about 3 or 4 years ago...

I switched over to imgur about 3 or 4 years ago and I haven't looked back.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,941
Views: 501,391
Posted By Duder
Yay, thanks for posting details. I'm excited to...

Yay, thanks for posting details. I'm excited to check it out in person, whenever the next opportunity presents itself. Boost vs. TPS sounds like a good thing in this case. Reducing effective throttle...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 208
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Posted By Duder
'98 and newer needs to be smogged and inspected,...

'98 and newer needs to be smogged and inspected, '97 and older are smog exempt. Can confirm. The 2010 TDI had to go in for smog every 2 years; the 1981 242 Diesel and the 1984 245 Diesel do not.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Duder
2003 should have a cable throttle, but in the...

2003 should have a cable throttle, but in the event that the truck had drive-by-wire, you would want to grab the pedal assembly, TAC module (the throttle control brain box) and the wiring harness...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 117,542
Posted By Duder
Fer sure. We should organize some kind of So-Cal...

Fer sure. We should organize some kind of So-Cal RWD meet. There used to be an all-Swedish show at the Ruby's Diner at the Redondo Beach pier, but I think that's defunct.
Forum: showroom 06-02-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By Duder
It's so bad, it's good. Coronas seal the deal.

It's so bad, it's good. Coronas seal the deal.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 126,039
Posted By Duder
I like the sound of that. I have a feeling...

I like the sound of that. I have a feeling Beyoncé would like it too.

Edit: nevermind, not a 2JZ. I found you on IG. Donor car looks like a good choice.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 221,696
Posted By Duder
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CjAp7inkHK4/UczGI8K_qHI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CjAp7inkHK4/UczGI8K_qHI/AAAAAAAAOaA/oIRu7zGQwnc/s320/Whoosh.jpg
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