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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 02:30 PM
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Posted By DET17
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By DET17
On the 9 series fan control, the 3 sources for...

On the 9 series fan control, the 3 sources for triggering the fan relay (all with a ground path to fire the relay) are the ECU output (coming from your head mounted temp sensor), the high pressure on...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By DET17
From related experience with my 9 sedan, the KONI...

From related experience with my 9 sedan, the KONI sports need 250 to 325 lbf/in rate up front. I don't know how the motion ratios compare between 7/9 rear and 2 series rear....but I'm running 250...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By DET17
Factory insurance policy against imperfection. ...

Factory insurance policy against imperfection.

WRT failing to "keep it cheap", I have an entire build thread that documents this perfectly. :-D

What you will learn, that "cheap" and "reliable"...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-05-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
100% down, possible height. Surely the next step...

100% down, possible height. Surely the next step length spring would work.....

The top perch is adjusted solid against the chassis. The 9 even needs a slight sheet metal bend to get the perch...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By DET17
Don't all the 16V penta pistons have them? What...

Don't all the 16V penta pistons have them? What about the 16V NA engines?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 307,828
Posted By DET17
That's quite a list! I've got to see this gem...

That's quite a list! I've got to see this gem before I retire and relocate "a little further to the NE" from ATL.

I'll drop you a PM and figure out how to visit this spring.... might ride the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 307,828
Posted By DET17
Nice work Tom! You have done well. So in...

Nice work Tom! You have done well.

So in summary, the fuel distribution system (mechanical) was buggered..... and the car had the wrong ECU installed?
Any other root causes of your (most recent)...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 50,401
Posted By DET17
No way around this..... if your wagon is lowered...

No way around this..... if your wagon is lowered more than 1.25 inches, per Ben, you benefit from the QSRCs. I'll testify they made a huge handling improvement with my lowering springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By DET17
Presuming your application is whiteblock? If...

Presuming your application is whiteblock? If YES, check Homer's thread..... he upgraded his 850R clutch to the "707" spec unit, I believe. Same clutch is referenced in the famed M90 thread, from...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 1,046,496
Posted By DET17
This sedan just keeps getting better. Nice work,...

This sedan just keeps getting better. Nice work, Jacob.

I see the Kansas rear tags.... will CA have any issues with your powertrain? Never lived out there and not familiar with the laws. You...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 50,964
Posted By DET17
First comment - somewhere, John V is smiling :-D ...

First comment - somewhere, John V is smiling :-D

Second comment - Bless your heart! I still have my last C900T 91 convertible. I'm used to cruising at 3300 RPM. LONG may the last SAABs...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,866
Posted By DET17
Firm. Best ever, out of the 3 total sets of...

Firm. Best ever, out of the 3 total sets of suspenders.

As Michael Yount said, "it transforms the car".
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 50,964
Posted By DET17
Perhaps, regarding the spacer. Didn't YOSHIFAB...

Perhaps, regarding the spacer. Didn't YOSHIFAB make some sort of T5 spacer? Perhaps he could one off a unit for you with custom thickness. CNC program written just change a variable or two.......
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 50,964
Posted By DET17
Fix angles first, length second. "Cut it...

Fix angles first, length second.

"Cut it twice, and it's still too short!" :rofl:
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,866
Posted By DET17
KONI sports at full extension, with B&G's...

KONI sports at full extension, with B&G's installed. Don't think I ever took a pic of them in the front with the sedan suspension "loaded".
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,866
Posted By DET17
Yours was the 2nd time I saw the data; original I...

Yours was the 2nd time I saw the data; original I believe was a guy in Holland, many years back. If you search KONI SPORTS and perhaps 7/9 series, you will find the thread.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,866
Posted By DET17
Dave, I never could find rate information for the...

Dave, I never could find rate information for the B&G's. I bought them used from another TBer. About the only thing I could find online stated they would lower the vehicle ~ 45mm I believe.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,866
Posted By DET17
and for those wondering about the stance: ...

and for those wondering about the stance:

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Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,866
Posted By DET17
Another vote for coilovers and "tuned suspension"

Time for some testimony.

For the previous 10 years, I've run several lowering spring systems on my 940 sedan. The first rendition was IPD blue "sport springs" matched with Bils HD; this...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,523
Posted By DET17
You will find out if there is a piston ring /...

You will find out if there is a piston ring / groove issue on that #4 cylinder. Did your replacement head have a valve job, or was it just "good used"? Being that low on compression compared to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,991
Posted By DET17
The simplest upgrade route for an 89 model is to...

The simplest upgrade route for an 89 model is to retain LH2.4, install a 93-95 lower mile B230FT and factory matching AW71. Accumulator mod on the trans, IPD trans oil flush. All new engine & trans...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,473
Posted By DET17
I believe a gent of Scandinavian origin, posted a...

I believe a gent of Scandinavian origin, posted a link in Performance a few months back which included flow data on the K-Jet B21F intake. The article would need translation, but he claimed the flow...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
Ground Hog Day progress

Looks like 6 more weeks of winter, per Punxsutawney Phil.... I guess they had to drag him out into the snow to confirm it.

Tonight was "torque it all to specs at ride height" night.

So the stay...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By DET17
I've got around 26.25" on all corners, exception...

I've got around 26.25" on all corners, exception PA front (RH) which is sitting at 26.625". Just installed Kaplhenke coilovers at all four corners. I'll be attempting to "equal out" the fronts,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
Front suspension reassembly - the final act

SO, yesterday I had a pretty good day for an old man.

Since the QSRCs are now moot, they have been removed and original ball joint to bottom of strut tube connection has been restored. I had...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
You can do the math: ...

You can do the math:

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Forum: projects & restorations 01-27-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
Finally the new aluminum lower control arms and...

Finally the new aluminum lower control arms and the NOS 396mm stay "radius rods" are installed. While the OE Engineers got it right.... it's "tight" to say the least! With this longer radius rod,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,552
Views: 668,368
Posted By DET17
Digging the Bertone "real Corinthian Leather"...

Digging the Bertone "real Corinthian Leather" door panels! I'll go the same route on my 242.

So what did that driveshaft / universal joint issue turn out to be? Are you running the Aerostar...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
I ran these same top mounts for several years...

I ran these same top mounts for several years prior to the coilover conversion.... and they were completely silent. What changed, is the cause of the metallic sounds. We will see how vocal it is...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
I'll weigh one of the cast steel units and share...

I'll weigh one of the cast steel units and share it..... before the fetch me $0.05 per lb. :roll:
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
My test drive of the front suspension revealed a...

My test drive of the front suspension revealed a lot of "metallic noise" transmitting into the cabin. What may well have been the culprit, was I tightened the KONI top nut only holding back by the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
Isolate some NVH from the chassis, cabin. At $10...

Isolate some NVH from the chassis, cabin. At $10 a piece, it cannot hurt. I understand that plastic can't isolate like rubber spring seats.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
As the parts trickle in, the work continues. The...

As the parts trickle in, the work continues. The lower control arm "stay (radius) rods" in the 396mm length:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 41,957
Posted By DET17
Wow surprised to see this old thread resurface. ...

Wow surprised to see this old thread resurface. The facts never get old.....

Speaking of the 396mm stay "radius" rods, here they are (still in the supply chain):
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,744
Posted By DET17
Patience, and locate a "riding the project shelf"...

Patience, and locate a "riding the project shelf" set of Gil Racing spacers, hubcentric. I run a set on the DD 9 sedan, have another for my 242 project (after I retire). Quality of these parts is...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,109
Posted By DET17
There is also the 240 Diesel air box option........

There is also the 240 Diesel air box option..... not $15, but factory parts.

Some have poo hoo'd the size of the filter.... but better than listening to the cone filters "wheezing" IMO. If...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
I will add that detail here soon.

I will add that detail here soon.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
Yes, that will be step 1; Install the 32mm Gil...

Yes, that will be step 1; Install the 32mm Gil Racing adapters if needed.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
So as Ben informed, there is indeed a spacer...

So as Ben informed, there is indeed a spacer installed into the SELECT top mount assembly. It appeared to be a light press fit, so I set out to remove it. A small "pecking hammer" as Dad used to...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 506,979
Posted By DET17
Tom, you will need some preload on those diff....

Tom, you will need some preload on those diff. carrier bearings. I built a Dana spreader which worked fine on my 1041 rear in my sedan. Some have tried to drive the assembly in, freeze it, etc. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-02-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
That would have been excellent information to...

That would have been excellent information to have known, prior to assembly & installation. Have you considered providing exploded views of your systems, and indicating such options for the end...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
A couple years back, Michael Yount put a very...

A couple years back, Michael Yount put a very similar BNE coilover package into his very sweet 242 with LS3 drivetrain, a screamer. He discovered (as I recall) this same issue.... the lower spring...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
Coilover construction & installation

OK, we begin on the trusty workbench. After protecting the welded stop rings with 395A metal preservative, the adjustment sleeves are fitted and then the KONI gland nuts installed. I always have...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
Thanks! I've not sold yet, but that point is...

Thanks! I've not sold yet, but that point is under contentious consideration.....

GLAD to hear from you, hope life is treating you well in Switzerland :nod:
Forum: projects & restorations 12-29-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
Yes indeed. I was able to adjust by the bottom...

Yes indeed. I was able to adjust by the bottom spring perch/adjuster hand as you state..... I didn't know that was easy without a tool, as this was my first application of your parts. The detail...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
Out with the old, in with the new.....

Yesterday I removed the front struts for the GOD knows how many-eth time. I'm determined that this will be the last time.

No surprises in disassembly.... with the lowering springs (these B&G are...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-26-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 39,715
Posted By DET17
I'm curious what Volvo models ran this gearset in...

I'm curious what Volvo models ran this gearset in Europa? Were they behind the 6 cylinder engines? I think with your automatic gearbox your 1031 will likely withstand the Nm of torque applied. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-26-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
I am extremely curious to know that very thing! ...

I am extremely curious to know that very thing! I've convinced myself (right or wrong) that my KONI Sports require more spring rate. All of the data I have been able to uncover points to this.........
Forum: projects & restorations 12-25-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 369,562
Posted By DET17
Christmas coilovers

Months ago I purchased the full set of F & R coilover conversion parts from Kaplhenke Racing. Due to this unprecedented year, zero progress has occurred until now. I finally have earned a long...
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