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Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By towerymt
What are your injector cleaning / flow test results?

I just got a set of 4 injectors back from WitchHunter Performance (www.witchhunter.com) and I was concerned about the actual measured flow rate, even though it's even across the set.

They are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By towerymt
I sent a set to this place: ...

I sent a set to this place:
https://www.witchhunter.com/

They charge $22ea to clean ($100 for 4 injectors, cleaned and shipped back). I just paid for my order so they're on the way back...I'll...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 826
Posted By towerymt
A good drift car would make for a good track car....

A good drift car would make for a good track car. I'd want a car that does not oversteer because you're going to create oversteer with the rear tires spinning. But the use of toe-out can help that...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 826
Posted By towerymt
There's usually a sticker on the axle tube. ...

There's usually a sticker on the axle tube. Driver's side, on the tube just left of the differential, and facing toward the back of the car. Carefully scrape off any under-coating (a razor blade...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By towerymt
Why? I've not heard of anyone of doing this....

Why?

I've not heard of anyone of doing this.

You can improve the strut front suspension with stiffer springs, good inserts with proper valving, and roll center correction (if lowered). There...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 52,618
Posted By towerymt
I haven't worked on my autocross car since June...

I haven't worked on my autocross car since June 2015, the last time it ran. Hoping to get it back home in the spring now that I have a garage to work in.

Finish up this longdoor so I can take it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By towerymt
It happens sometimes. Seals don't last forever. ...

It happens sometimes. Seals don't last forever. I had the cam seal pop out, didn't make too much of a mess. But the intermediate shaft seal popped out recently and oiled down the front of the...
Forum: showroom 11-29-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By towerymt
was that the "tow vehicle" at the time?

was that the "tow vehicle" at the time?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By towerymt
clutch disk too thick? I'm only familiar...

clutch disk too thick?

I'm only familiar with the V6 trans having the longer input shaft like the '93(?)+ V8 trans. The input shaft is way too long and the trans would not seat against the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 220,791
Posted By towerymt
You sold it? :cameron:

You sold it?

:cameron:
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By towerymt
Thanks. This is what I was looking for (from the...

Thanks. This is what I was looking for (from the thread linked above):
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=5502208#post5502208

(Also worth noting, I'm referring to narrow-angle-spray...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By towerymt
EV1 vs EV6 on 8v head - any reason to stick to narrow-angle-spray EV1 injectors?

I've just sent off two sets of injectors to be cleaned...one set of EV1 orange injectors from an 850 Turbo and one set of EV6 blue injectors from a later 70 series turbo.

I'm curious about...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 152,727
Posted By towerymt
I used to snag the 1/8npt pipe plugs off n/a...

I used to snag the 1/8npt pipe plugs off n/a intake manifolds at the junkyard. I don't like rubber caps either.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By towerymt
Lower shock bolt goes through the trailing arm...

Lower shock bolt goes through the trailing arm with a spacer on the bolt. If that's not tight, it can make noise. Clicking or knocking, since the shock will move a lot over bumps.

Check the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By towerymt
Guessing you're not going to re-use those but if...

Guessing you're not going to re-use those but if you were, I have spares of that style if you want a few.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By towerymt
Did you dig all the crud out of the top of the...

Did you dig all the crud out of the top of the bolt before trying to loosen them? Just checking...maybe there's more space in that bolt head that's not rounded off...if you dig the oil crust out. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By towerymt
Yes, the offset should move the pivot forward of...

Yes, the offset should move the pivot forward of the "front axle", so to speak.

I wouldn't expect ball joints to alter the alignment significantly, but it's not going to be exactly the same as it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By towerymt
I've never seen an "adjuster" there. That #48...

I've never seen an "adjuster" there. That #48 looks like it has a thumb-wheel on it that you would turn to adjust the shoes' distance to the inside of the rotor hat? Odd. As was mentioned, I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By towerymt
That looks like the bottom of the strut tubes in...

That looks like the bottom of the strut tubes in my '90. We couldn't get DeCarbon (like Bilstein HD) inserts into the '90 tubes, so I had to swap to older tubes with the drop-in spacer that's easily...
Forum: events 11-02-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,152
Posted By towerymt
fixt

fixt
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 29,777
Posted By towerymt
Measured the springs that came off my '92 240...

Measured the springs that came off my '92 240 sedan.

Front:
17-1/4" free length
0.540" wire

Rear:
16-1/4" free length
0.475" wire
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By towerymt
idle at the beginning and around 24sec, sounds...

idle at the beginning and around 24sec, sounds like exhaust leak.

close up, sounds like valvetrain.

super close up around 12sec, sounds like noisy injectors through a stethoscope.

:e-shrug:...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,257
Posted By towerymt
3.31 volvo axle should have a 3.73 dana 30...

3.31 volvo axle should have a 3.73 dana 30 carrier. I wouldn't think the G80-equipped axles would be any different.

pfp: mikeP put a -588 truetrac (for dana 30 3.73+ ratio) in stevemd's 3.31 244...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By towerymt
Main difference I know about is the early (not...

Main difference I know about is the early (not sure on year cutoff) had long secondaries before merging to one pipe. We cut the flange off this downpipe and welded on a 2"-to-2.5", then welded the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,589
Posted By towerymt
When mine failed, it was the rotor. Center of...

When mine failed, it was the rotor. Center of the rotor was caved in...the plastic broke and the metal piece could no longer pass spark through to the cap.

Now I carry spares. ;-)

They'll run...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By towerymt
I think they were from RSI, long time back. Yes,...

I think they were from RSI, long time back. Yes, triple groove for original keepers. Not 100% where the valves came from, got the head from MrBill. That was back in '08/'09. Time flies when your...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,577
Posted By towerymt
Forgot about that car! Just show us the...

Forgot about that car!

Just show us the engine...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=3829294#post3829294
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=3846850#post3846850...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By towerymt
True. I thought about that pipe, and then...

True. I thought about that pipe, and then figured the engine already has one.

When putting together the B23 for my car, we didn't have a B21/23 water pipe, so mikeP welded a tab on the other...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By towerymt
I haven't gone looking for a shop yet but I'd be...

I haven't gone looking for a shop yet but I'd be interested to know if you find one. I thought about asking Allied in Falls Church. They're near Don Beyer Volvo so they know what a Volvo head looks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By towerymt
The one pictured above is the 240 Turbo variety...

The one pictured above is the 240 Turbo variety used on the cars fitted with an intercooler. They're not very common. And they may not fit so well depending on the rest of your setup.

Engine bay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By towerymt
I use a 20oz soda bottle with a vent hole drilled...

I use a 20oz soda bottle with a vent hole drilled through the cap next to where the hose runs through. How high are your standards? :lol: Mine is captured loosely by zip ties, sits down next to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By towerymt
Says '90 760 Turbo in the first post. :e-shrug: ...

Says '90 760 Turbo in the first post. :e-shrug:


The distributor in the head won't work on a standard B23FT because the old style 160/398/405 head doesn't allow for it. B23FT likely has a 398...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,257
Posted By towerymt
G80 is a Dana 30 3.73+ sized carrier. So a Dana...

G80 is a Dana 30 3.73+ sized carrier. So a Dana 30 3.73, 3.91, 4.10, etc ring gear should work on the Volvo carrier. 3.54 and numerically lower ratio ring gear from a Dana 30 won't work. Not sure...
Forum: website & board 10-29-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By towerymt
You can use an HTML tag to display the image and...

You can use an HTML tag to display the image and also resize it smaller by giving a percentage.

Example html tag using percent as size reduction. you can also give just a number instead that will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By towerymt
Check the torque rods. The upper links between...

Check the torque rods. The upper links between the rear axle and the chassis. If the bushings are ripped or the metal end of the rod itself is broken, it will allow misalignment of the axle and you...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 28,942
Posted By towerymt
Nice plates. Did you do the whole...

Nice plates. Did you do the whole send-a-rubbing-of-the-chassis-number to Vermont and they send you plates & a title for next to nothing, sight unseen?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,280
Posted By towerymt
Sounds like a wiring issue. If the oil...

Sounds like a wiring issue.

If the oil pressure is low, it usually comes on at idle when the engine is warmed up. On my car, it will come on if the engine is hot and I start braking and then...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By towerymt
Wheel adapters with the correct centerbore to...

Wheel adapters with the correct centerbore to match the hub and the correct diameter lip to center the wheel are superior to use because the stack (wheel + adapter) will be centered every time.

If...
Forum: events 10-16-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,077
Posted By towerymt
A few days after I got back, I left my parking...

A few days after I got back, I left my parking lights on overnight and killed the battery. :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By towerymt
205/50/16 will look short unless the car is...

205/50/16 will look short unless the car is lowered.

Example:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5866780&postcount=3

205/55/16 fit well and look better if the car isn't lowered...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By towerymt
http://www.racingbeat.com/RX7-1986-1992/Brake-Pads...

http://www.racingbeat.com/RX7-1986-1992/Brake-Pads/Hawk-RX7-8695-Four-Front.html

Hawk HPS and HP+ both served us well on our 24hr lemons car (240 wagon w/RX7 4-piston calipers). Worked well for...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By towerymt
I can sell you a rough set of 16x7.5 TSW wheels...

I can sell you a rough set of 16x7.5 TSW wheels if you want cheap 16"s that are wider than what's commonly available.

http://www.pbase.com/towerymt/image/149708861.jpg...
Forum: showroom 10-09-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By towerymt
E501, 16x8 ET 0, 205/50/16. ...

E501, 16x8 ET 0, 205/50/16.

http://www.pbase.com/towerymt/image/128860781.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/towerymt/image/128860779.jpg
Forum: events 09-30-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,077
Posted By towerymt
Made it home without any car troubles today. ...

Made it home without any car troubles today. Thanks to all who pitched ideas, flowed solder, and threw fuel pump relays my way. It still runs not quite 100% at WOT, but it starts/idles/runs OK...
Forum: events 09-28-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,077
Posted By towerymt
Leaving DC area now, see y'all in about 9hr.

Leaving DC area now, see y'all in about 9hr.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By towerymt
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=33656...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3365636&postcount=1023

On our lemons car, I did the swap for a LOT less.

$100 V6 Mustang T5 transmission
$10 Hurst shifter (out of junkyard...
Forum: events 07-26-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,077
Posted By towerymt
Awesome. How long are you there?

Awesome. How long are you there?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By towerymt
Internal CBV restricts the turbo list...

Internal CBV restricts the turbo list significantly.

It's easy enough to add a CBV, like one from a 1g DSM. They're cheap. I made this sweet homemade flange to use this one on our 24hr lemons...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,996
Posted By towerymt
Sam had some noise. I think I may have heard it,...

Sam had some noise. I think I may have heard it, but I don't remember if I did, and I don't remember what it sounded like. I just remember talking with him about clearances and there's this old...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By towerymt
27mm or 1-1/16" deep socket to remove the nut on...

27mm or 1-1/16" deep socket to remove the nut on the steering column that holds the wheel on. If you're using a breaker bar, roll down the drivers side front window so you don't accidentally smash...
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