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Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,706
Posted By aplitz
It's funny how into ****ty rear ends TB is. Now...

It's funny how into ****ty rear ends TB is. Now I know you're kidding, the 8.8 is far from indestructible. I know why people switch to it, cheap isn't really a good reason when you've made a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,706
Posted By aplitz
If you want to actually go fast, c-clips are an...

If you want to actually go fast, c-clips are an issue. The 8.8 and 9" are very similar in weight when equipped the same, within 20 pounds, negligible.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,706
Posted By aplitz
Are you saying a 9" is heavier than an 8.8,...

Are you saying a 9" is heavier than an 8.8, because I'm sure the difference is negligible at best.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,706
Posted By aplitz
It really depends on how the axle breaks if the...

It really depends on how the axle breaks if the caliper is going to retain your wheel, and even if it does your time is limited. C-clip also means that the axle itself is the bearing surface for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,706
Posted By aplitz
This is why I’ve never understood swapping to a...

This is why I’ve never understood swapping to a c-clip 8.8 from a semi-float Volvo axle. The 8.8 is an ok axle, and stronger, but c-clips are such a liability, and for not much more money you could...
Forum: events 03-03-2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 209,709
Posted By aplitz
I'm sorry, nobody should have to be in Fresno for...

I'm sorry, nobody should have to be in Fresno for that long.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,281
Posted By aplitz
I had the shop that built both of mine use this...

I had the shop that built both of mine use this kit: https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/fms-m-7000-a/overview/. They tech really liked the kit and was happy with it. I also did this rear...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-02-2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,405
Posted By aplitz
I've very impressed with your short-lived sample...

I've very impressed with your short-lived sample size of one, please tell me more. Additionally, I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter and any other available promotional materials.
Forum: showroom 04-23-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,678
Posted By aplitz
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/242brick/Volv...

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/242brick/Volvo/out_zps83tu66cn.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/242brick/media/Volvo/out_zps83tu66cn.jpg.html)
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Forum: events 03-23-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,529
Posted By aplitz
Yeah, hers is basically stock. It needs new...

Yeah, hers is basically stock. It needs new strut mounts and TREs, so I decided to do the HDs and IPD springs at the same time. Other than that, it's mostly cosmetic and maintenance stuff. The...
Forum: events 03-23-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,529
Posted By aplitz
They're coming along pretty well. Shannon's is...

They're coming along pretty well. Shannon's is all stage 0 now, and has a sweet set of wheels (two actually, winter and summer). I have new revaled HDs and IPD springs to throw on it, plus a ton of...
Forum: events 03-11-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,529
Posted By aplitz
Drove the Jeep down too one year. With the 37s,...

Drove the Jeep down too one year. With the 37s, tired 4.0, and half a Volvo in the back, that was one slow round trip over the Sierras.
Forum: events 03-10-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,529
Posted By aplitz
Man, I was all hyped up for Davis this year. ...

Man, I was all hyped up for Davis this year. Been getting our two wagons together for the show, and gathering some really good parts to sell too. We always came to Davis, even when we didn't have a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-05-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,177
Posted By aplitz
Josh at Yoshifab is your best bet.

Josh at Yoshifab is your best bet.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,081
Posted By aplitz
I would take 2 of the 48 tooth ones if they were...

I would take 2 of the 48 tooth ones if they were available,
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,107
Posted By aplitz
He was, thanks so much for asking.

He was, thanks so much for asking.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2016, 02:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,107
Posted By aplitz
Yes. The OP asked if anyone would buy a...

Yes. The OP asked if anyone would buy a completely worked head for about $2k, I replied that yes, not only had I purchased such a head in the past, I would again in the future. Also, I pointed out...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,107
Posted By aplitz
Thanks, that was insightful and apropos of the...

Thanks, that was insightful and apropos of the topic at hand.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,107
Posted By aplitz
I paid about that for my worked over head a few...

I paid about that for my worked over head a few years ago. Once I'm done with the suspension and a few other details on my 'new' 245 I'll definitely do it again. The biggest things for me in buying...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,413
Posted By aplitz
PM ACB he is the resident Regina +T guru. ...

PM ACB he is the resident Regina +T guru.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=61146&page=4
Forum: events 04-07-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 69,254
Posted By aplitz
Call girls Gary, they are only hookers after they...

Call girls Gary, they are only hookers after they are dead.

Or are you saying that towery is into necro stuff?
Forum: events 04-07-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 69,254
Posted By aplitz
I already sold the two k's of coke, all the stuff...

I already sold the two k's of coke, all the stuff I have left won't fit in a suitcase.
Forum: events 04-07-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 69,254
Posted By aplitz
See you guys on Sunday, looking forward to the...

See you guys on Sunday, looking forward to the show this year. I'm bringing a bunch of stuff to try to sell/trade along with our new 245, finally back in the Volvo game.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,444
Posted By aplitz
Check the wires on top of the coil, my wife's old...

Check the wires on top of the coil, my wife's old 245 died suddenly like this, and it was just a loose connection on the coil. Also check the grounds at the intake. You listed off a bunch of things...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-06-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 858,497
Posted By aplitz
Again, excellent work, the car is amazing. I...

Again, excellent work, the car is amazing. I wish I had the extra money to buy it back from you.
Forum: showroom 05-13-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,652
Posted By aplitz
Awesome. Shoot me a line if you need help along...

Awesome. Shoot me a line if you need help along the way.
Forum: events 04-23-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 47,451
Posted By aplitz
I'm bringing all my leftover Volvo stuff to...

I'm bringing all my leftover Volvo stuff to Davis, and its going to be a fire sale. I'm not bringing anything home, so come make me an offensive offer and leave with some great stuff.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,058
Posted By aplitz
The above math helps to understand wheel/tire...

The above math helps to understand wheel/tire clearance to the struts, but I would also be concerned about spoke clearance to the caliper. You should have no problems if you run the appropriate...
Forum: showroom 10-27-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,630
Posted By aplitz
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,769
Posted By aplitz
Buying from John Parker will not end well for...

Buying from John Parker will not end well for you. Unfortunately there are not any good options out there right now, but staying stock is better than throwing your money down a black hole with JP,...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,968
Posted By aplitz
I had two sets of RSI mounts. The first set was...

I had two sets of RSI mounts. The first set was very early in their production, and both sides failed in about 5k in my NA 244. The second set, which was the newer design was used for just about...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 90,742
Posted By aplitz
I think it looks great, especially considering...

I think it looks great, especially considering how little space you have to work with.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,625
Posted By aplitz
I did it on my 244. Well, not me, the body shop...

I did it on my 244. Well, not me, the body shop did. I tried, but had a heck of a time making a piece that fit and welding without warping the crap out of the roof, I am no body man. So, I chopped...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 824,666
Posted By aplitz
Wow, Nathan such amazing work. The anticipation...

Wow, Nathan such amazing work. The anticipation is killing me, I can't wait to see this beast done.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-17-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 824,666
Posted By aplitz
Great call, can't wait to see what you come up...

Great call, can't wait to see what you come up with.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 824,666
Posted By aplitz
You can't back out now you tease. You have to do...

You can't back out now you tease. You have to do the cantilever set up, our collective mental health depends on it.
Forum: showroom 01-29-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,341
Posted By aplitz
How well will it work with your camber plates if...

How well will it work with your camber plates if they were installed in the cut out option? I'm guessing modifications to the brace would be needed.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 824,666
Posted By aplitz
Its awesome that you got a Torchmate Nathan. ...

Its awesome that you got a Torchmate Nathan. They are local guys who are really into racing of all forms, but they did just get bought out by Lincoln Electric. Maybe I'll hit you up for some...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 858,497
Posted By aplitz
Excellent work as always. You were clearly the...

Excellent work as always. You were clearly the man that car was looking for, I'm so glad we were able to get it down to you. When she's all ready and out on the road, I would really like to catch...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,349
Posted By aplitz
I did mine by myself with the rear wheels on...

I did mine by myself with the rear wheels on ramps, sways connected, and Ben's adjustable perches with some stiff springs. I really can't imagine what your problem is. Which end of the torque rod...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,982
Posted By aplitz
If a product has Dale's name on it, you can rest...

If a product has Dale's name on it, you can rest assured it is good to go. Had I not gotten in on the Craving Boost shifter buy, there would be an Avalanche short throw on my 244.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,959
Posted By aplitz
They are good motors, but the seals at the pump...

They are good motors, but the seals at the pump can give you these problems.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,665
Posted By aplitz
PM me the code, I'll send you some quality cut...

PM me the code, I'll send you some quality cut keys for shipping cost.



Edit: Most likely the dealer no longer has a key machine that can code cut standard keys, all the brands you listed that...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,972
Posted By aplitz
Now that is some excellent information. I have...

Now that is some excellent information. I have asked a couple people about the specifics of plumbing water for my GT2871R, and got some helpful, but not inspiring answers. I saved that article,...
Forum: showroom 05-26-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,695
Posted By aplitz
A little Googling seems to reveal that 'banding'...

A little Googling seems to reveal that 'banding' is adding width to the wheel only on the outside, giving it more poke. Looks like they do it mostly on steelies, so I guess any steel would be good,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 117,535
Posted By aplitz
Bergen, I'm so sorry to hear about your incident....

Bergen, I'm so sorry to hear about your incident. Since my 244 is in pieces right now, my wife and I drove down in her Dakota, and I was grateful for the 4wd. There were chain controls over the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,893
Posted By aplitz
I bought my MSD wires by the roll, and just...

I bought my MSD wires by the roll, and just terminated them myself. If I had it to do again, I would by the MSD universal kit with the spark plug end already terminated, then I'd terminate the cap...
Forum: showroom 04-13-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,923
Posted By aplitz
Nicely done gentlemen, very impressive finish in...

Nicely done gentlemen, very impressive finish in what looks like a very quick group. If you were closer I'd donate my complete, low mile B230F to the cause. Maybe I'll stick it in Eric's 244 so he...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 824,666
Posted By aplitz
The 850 bumpers look great on 940s, just do it...

The 850 bumpers look great on 940s, just do it Nathan.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,268
Posted By aplitz
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/242brick/plet...

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/242brick/plethora.jpg
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