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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 12:36 PM
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Posted By dbarton
Maybe if you have an old style lead-acid battery....

Maybe if you have an old style lead-acid battery. Modern AGM batteries prefer around 14.7v if you can get it and Optima lists a max recommended voltage of 15 for theirs.

I run my AGM at 14.6 to...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2019, 02:05 PM
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Posted By dbarton
Was there actual contact with a red-hot exhaust...

Was there actual contact with a red-hot exhaust or was that just from non-contact radiant heat? If non-contact, how much distance was there between the pipe and wire?
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By dbarton
In my opinion, if you're serious about a high...

In my opinion, if you're serious about a high output alternator, save up and get something that is 6-phase and has a hairpin stator. Nothing in this site suggests those alternators are anything but...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By dbarton
Yep. Confirmed. Looks like Mechman is no longer...

Yep. Confirmed. Looks like Mechman is no longer interested in alternators for Volvos. So I guess now we need to develop our own custom alternator options like everything else we do for our cars. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By dbarton
Do you know who told you that? Dave

Do you know who told you that?
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2019, 09:13 PM
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Posted By dbarton
The only one I'm aware of is Mechman. Several...

The only one I'm aware of is Mechman. Several people here have them.
Mine is highlighted in my alternator page.
https://www.240turbo.com/volvo240mods.html#mechman
Dave
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By dbarton
Never done this myself but a friend of mine did....

Never done this myself but a friend of mine did. He drilled out the rivets and used some screws when reinstalling and it worked out beautifully.
Dave B
Forum: performance & modifications 08-03-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
No, haven't considered it. I'm not well versed...

No, haven't considered it. I'm not well versed in serpentines or tensioners, so for me it would probably be like finding a jelly bean in a pile of pea gravel in the dark.
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 08-03-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Yes, the autocoolguy is the best thing I've found...

Yes, the autocoolguy is the best thing I've found so far.

I made the cascading monstrosity more out of frustration because every available PWM unit I tried eventually failed after 1 or 2 years,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
You should know better. THIS is PWM:...

You should know better.
THIS is PWM: https://www.240turbo.com/ElectricCoolingFans.html#autocoolguy
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 90
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Posted By dbarton
Was this a 240 with a B21FT?

Was this a 240 with a B21FT?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2019, 10:10 AM
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Posted By dbarton
I modified the bracket to move the idler up a bit...

I modified the bracket to move the idler up a bit and increased the belt-wrap to over 180 degrees. Still putting miles on it to see if anything breaks. Car is down for a few days now cause I had a...
Forum: events 07-31-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By dbarton
You'll see me. Dave

You'll see me.
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,554
Posted By dbarton
My first experience with needing enhanced...

My first experience with needing enhanced crankcase breathing began with my stroker B26FT 20 years ago. Took it long distance to a volvo meet and discovered during long uphill grades while in boost...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2019, 08:12 AM
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Posted By dbarton
I had no idea about that. I want to see a 240...

I had no idea about that. I want to see a 240 with that.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2019, 03:03 PM
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Posted By dbarton
For those who have manual racks. Dave

For those who have manual racks.
Dave
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2019, 10:26 AM
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Posted By dbarton
It all seems pretty academic to me until someone...

It all seems pretty academic to me until someone actually starts measuring amps used to run the electric pump, etc. But in quick google searches I'm finding info that suggests dyno testing on...
Forum: events 07-24-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By dbarton
Nice turnout. Some pics here:...

Nice turnout.
Some pics here: https://www.240turbo.com/albums.html

Thank you to Chris (Crazychopstick) for the sticker!
Dave B
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 123,888
Posted By dbarton
Wondering what puts more drag on the motor....

Wondering what puts more drag on the motor. Spinning a belt PS pump or supplying the power to spin the Mini pump.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
And actually I do have one one these. Bought it...

And actually I do have one one these. Bought it two years ago from Summit, BRAND NEW, never used it. If anyone needs one, I'd be interested in passing it on to someone with a smaller fan. Paid...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Guess I should mention that I have my fan set to...

Guess I should mention that I have my fan set to run at 50% when the AC is on, which is 1000 fan rpm. Then of course if the controller sees coolant temp increasing, it will slowly increase speed to...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
I'm not considering such extremely different...

I'm not considering such extremely different belts. Just bringing along the discussion. I guess you're a discussion killer.

So, discussion killer, I'd like to hear what YOU think a proper sized...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 373
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Posted By dbarton
So there are opinions saying it uses way too many...

So there are opinions saying it uses way too many amps?
Dave
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 123,888
Posted By dbarton
I'm very curious about this steering pump...

I'm very curious about this steering pump installation.

Is it mounted under the front of the car? Do you happen to have a pic of it showing where it's mounted, not quite so close-up?

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,835
Posted By dbarton
Did you use sealer? I don't know if sealer would...

Did you use sealer? I don't know if sealer would be a good idea in there because it might break loose and end up somewhere you don't want. Maybe an o-ring could be put behind that nut, not sure. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Good to know. I've seen those variances too. I...

Good to know. I've seen those variances too. I returned some that were not very close to each other.
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
The Gates website doesn't talk about a Dual...

The Gates website doesn't talk about a Dual V-Belt, but they show "PU V-Belts" (pic below). Page here: https://www.gates.com/us/en/power-transmission/v-belts/pu-v-belts/c/114

Maybe the PU belt is...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Mine was. I was trying to get ANY info from...

Mine was. I was trying to get ANY info from Mechman for many years after you left just cause I was curious about what it was. They offered nothing. I assumed they maybe didn't know what it was...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2019, 06:06 PM
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Posted By dbarton
Thank you Eric, This is more than I ever knew...

Thank you Eric,
This is more than I ever knew before, so I appreciate the clarification. AD230, huh? I'll have to brush up on what that is. It worked fairly well (better than the Bosch units up...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Not a lot of progress to report. Just putting on...

Not a lot of progress to report. Just putting on miles. So far no issues.

Here's a progression of this bracket I'll share. I began with cardboard (no pics of that) and then moved to the below...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Yes, this is important. I use big cables...

Yes, this is important.

I use big cables directly from the alternator to the battery. Power AND ground.

Here's a cable size chart below.
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
So yours may be a mystery alternator too. ...

So yours may be a mystery alternator too.

I think there was a serious lack of solid info when these Mechman were offered. I was told the one I bought was a 140a unit (although I never got any...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
If you have any photos, that would be something...

If you have any photos, that would be something I'd like to see.
Thanks, Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Yes, that is impressive. When did you buy yours? ...

Yes, that is impressive. When did you buy yours? Was it around 2010 when I bought mine or later?
Dave
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 09:45 PM
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Views: 525
Posted By dbarton
Standard. No metric. Dave

Standard. No metric.
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Did some driving today. One of the concerns I...

Did some driving today. One of the concerns I came across with this setup was possible elevated temperatures of the belt being flexed backwards. So I drove it for a decent test drive and got things...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Probably like this one? My old 140a Mechman I...

Probably like this one? My old 140a Mechman I bought back in 2010. Worked better than any other alternator up to that point, but not as good as the new one. I know hairpin style stators existed...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Thinking further, I think this *could* be done in...

Thinking further, I think this *could* be done in a similar way as how a round tooth timing belt engages. It would need to be very precise and you would need to study a few different brands of...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
From what I can find a cog drive system would...

From what I can find a cog drive system would need a special cog belt and cog pulleys, similar to a modern supercharger belt drive. If you mean something just for the alternator that could engage the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Just messing with you. What you needed was a...

Just messing with you. What you needed was a modern hairpin stator alternator, which probably didn't exist yet. Since that seems to be the difference between a hot voltage drop and no voltage drop....
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 90
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Posted By dbarton
I don't hink I need it either, but it's nice to...

I don't hink I need it either, but it's nice to know it's there if I do. But maybe you actually DiD need 145 amps at idle, since I dont have undervolt issues.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
A short boring video showing not much happening. ...

A short boring video showing not much happening.

EDIT: For posterity sake, these belts are from O'Reilly Auto Parts, MasterPro 7410, 10 x 1060 mm (3/8 x 41.75 inches).
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Now the case cane be split. It may be tight. I...

Now the case cane be split. It may be tight. I put the front shaft on a piece of wood and tapped the case downward with a plastic mallet and it slowly separated and eventually came apart.

Turn...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Remove these bolts. There are four of them (1/4...

Remove these bolts. There are four of them (1/4 inch socket).
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Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
RECLOCKING the Delco DR44 Mechman. Remove...

RECLOCKING the Delco DR44 Mechman.

Remove the front pulley. Mine was a 22 mm nut I spun off with an impact wrench.

Then remove these three nuts (8 mm socket). Remove the output post nut also. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Yeah, Mechman bling version. Reclocking was...

Yeah, Mechman bling version. Reclocking was easier than I thought. Easier than I recall the Bosch being too. Maybe more progress tomorrow.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Yeah, I took a few old Bosch alternators apart...

Yeah, I took a few old Bosch alternators apart years ago for powder coating. Those were pretty easy. Newer style alternators like this are foreign to me. Hopefully no surprises like springs and...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
BTW, those spacers are 1.5 inches long. I think...

BTW, those spacers are 1.5 inches long. I think I forgot to mention that.
Dave
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Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
So a belt doesn't last as long. Currently I'm...

So a belt doesn't last as long. Currently I'm getting a few thousands miles before they need attention because of slipping, requiring more tension, more wear, and more slipping, and so on. So I...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,959
Posted By dbarton
Maybe that too.

Maybe that too.
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