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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 624
Posted By Dirty Rick
Over 35mph the fan doesn't do anything. or ...

Over 35mph the fan doesn't do anything.

or

If you need a fan at 35 mph something is wrong.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Dirty Rick
It pays to be smarter than the fuel pump!

It pays to be smarter than the fuel pump!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-15-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 872
Posted By Dirty Rick
Watch out for these 9" aluminum center sections...

Watch out for these 9" aluminum center sections we have cracked 2 of these housings in a NA small block bracket car.

I will probably use 9" axle housing ends with the Oldsmobile bearings to keep...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Dirty Rick
What is your spark plug gap? Im not sure,...

What is your spark plug gap?

Im not sure, but I think there is a thing that happens with small turbine housings.
I think it has to do with too much back pressure.

I had some really bad...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By Dirty Rick
Bad bushings in rear suspension?

Bad bushings in rear suspension?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By Dirty Rick
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: showroom 02-02-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Dirty Rick
The URL is malformed.... ...

The URL is malformed....

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/215194...vo-700-series/
Forum: showroom 02-02-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Dirty Rick
Fine line between Art Car and Rat Rod?

Fine line between Art Car and Rat Rod?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,656
Posted By Dirty Rick
DO yourself a favor and do not put primer over...

DO yourself a favor and do not put primer over bare metal.

You should be spraying SEALER over bare metal.

Without sealer it will rust under the primer!!!!

I wish someone had told me that a...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By Dirty Rick
Bathtub chemistry, mixing fuels. The big...

Bathtub chemistry, mixing fuels.

The big issue was cast aside in the first sentance.
"Setting aside the challenges of getting consistent E85 blends for a moment."

What you get out of the pump...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,044
Posted By Dirty Rick
It's even worse on the Grandpa cars. All the same...

It's even worse on the Grandpa cars. All the same stuff breaks but there is more of it.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dirty Rick
Tires may be the difference....

Tires may be the difference....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Dirty Rick
Are there adjusters on the parking brake shoes? ...

Are there adjusters on the parking brake shoes?

Those need to be adjusted prior to attempting to adjust the cables.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Dirty Rick
i would buy the whole motor, unless the car was...

i would buy the whole motor, unless the car was not crashed.
This will give you a hoard of spares and the better turbo bits.
Does the 200 include the spark box, intercooler, oil cooler, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By Dirty Rick
I clean them myself with Berrymanns compressed...

I clean them myself with Berrymanns compressed air and a 9 volt battery.

Many used injectors just have debris caught in the inlet screen, EZ fix.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-11-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By Dirty Rick
Is the setup for the head mounted distributors...

Is the setup for the head mounted distributors different from the block mounted?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By Dirty Rick
Tri-Flow

Tri-Flow
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-09-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By Dirty Rick
I am concerned about exhaust temps especially...

I am concerned about exhaust temps especially under prolonged boost.

I ran a NA Neon at the local dirt track and it burned my feet from the exhaust lighting up like a lava lamp at 20° btdc, at 36°...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 133,957
Posted By Dirty Rick
It's wierd seeing a OHC motor mounted straight up...

It's wierd seeing a OHC motor mounted straight up and down
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-07-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By Dirty Rick
no cruise "vacuum advance" bump? Your table...

no cruise "vacuum advance" bump?

Your table makes mine look verrrrry conservative.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 85,037
Posted By Dirty Rick
Oh I get it now! This V12 thing is just an...

Oh I get it now!

This V12 thing is just an exercise to show off your mad header fab skillz! :cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,820
Posted By Dirty Rick
What about the Bosch 0986221048 Ignition Coil ? ...

What about the Bosch 0986221048 Ignition Coil ?
Built in igniter and works with volvo wires.

Not sure about the cheapo ones, I got a Delphi equivalent, working great w/MegaSquirt on 20# of boost.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By Dirty Rick
I put a .60 AR housing on the last project and it...

I put a .60 AR housing on the last project and it works great.
The .48 housing is liked because that is what they come with (cheap), a great device to strangle your motor.
It's made for soccer...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Dirty Rick
You don't hone brake calipers! To rebuild...

You don't hone brake calipers!

To rebuild you media blast the caliper and replace the piston.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Dirty Rick
Not ruined, the piston has the finish that is...

Not ruined, the piston has the finish that is critical.
Be sure to get the seal groove clean.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Dirty Rick
My thoughts exactly. Rebuild = fixing the...

My thoughts exactly.

Rebuild = fixing the leaks.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-05-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By Dirty Rick
And old saved MSQ i have shows 81° offset rising...

And old saved MSQ i have shows 81° offset rising edge
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-05-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By Dirty Rick
Actually the proper way to set it is to loosen...

Actually the proper way to set it is to loosen the distributor and set it where the rotor is centered on #1 post at 25°BTDC and lock it down and never move the dist again.

Timing is set via Tuner...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-05-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By Dirty Rick
Yes Those settings were used through 3 versions...

Yes Those settings were used through 3 versions of the firmware.

Probably using the opto input though as that is how it was done then.

Have you used the VR or Opto input method?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-05-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By Dirty Rick
Knocksense or the GM setup? I removed a GM...

Knocksense or the GM setup?

I removed a GM setup from the car (when I recently rewired and dumped the relay box) it was from the 2.1.0p days.
I deemed the GM knock system experimental.
I just...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-05-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By Dirty Rick
I agree. I don't think trigger return is the...

I agree.
I don't think trigger return is the correct setting.

I used "basic trigger" "rising edge" with the Volvo distributor for input.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-03-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By Dirty Rick
Have you had success with a knock sensor?

Have you had success with a knock sensor?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-03-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By Dirty Rick
Thanks. Im thinking of reducing the boost...

Thanks.

Im thinking of reducing the boost limit and raising the spark advance.
I think that it will lower the exhaust temps, may make more power, and somewhat improve mileage.

Any thoughts?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-31-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By Dirty Rick
Thanks for both.

Thanks for both.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-31-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By Dirty Rick
This one is dropping 22° so I guess I need to...

This one is dropping 22° so I guess I need to spend some time on it. That's more than the 1° per # rule.
How worried should I be about EGT's?
Busted the old manifold and turbine housing up pretty...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-31-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By Dirty Rick
I forgot to list fuel type, pump premium. ...

I forgot to list fuel type, pump premium.

Looks like exhaust temps are high due to coloring of turbo housing and hardware. No EGT.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-31-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By Dirty Rick
Share timing tables?

Boost limited to 250kpa

B230 2valve Turbo cam Garrett 3071 3" exhaust in a 84 760 Auto

I inherited this table, looking to improve it.
I think it is very conservative and I am concerned about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Dirty Rick
I know how I smoked it, I got the 3 wire plug...

I know how I smoked it, I got the 3 wire plug behind the speedo backwards.

It measured 9 ohms so I stuck the dash back in.

It's all good, thank you!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Dirty Rick
Instrument V Regulator?

84 760

What is the value of the resistor in the instrument cluster voltage regulator circuit?

It is behind the fuel gauge in the lower right corner looking at the back of the cluster.
It is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Dirty Rick
It is normal to see some internal leakage in a...

It is normal to see some internal leakage in a battery.
That is why Float chargers are sold.

There is also the clock and other electronics that will create some draw in normal use.

Measure the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By Dirty Rick
Fuel pressure?

Fuel pressure?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By Dirty Rick
I think he is talking about boxing the rear...

I think he is talking about boxing the rear control arms.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Dirty Rick
The fitting won't hit it, it will "guide"...

The fitting won't hit it, it will "guide" it.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Dirty Rick
Bell housing strap down low and a flex joint...

Bell housing strap down low and a flex joint right after the bend next to the trans.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Dirty Rick
Twas the fasteners at the turbo mount and at the...

Twas the fasteners at the turbo mount and at the outlet, manifold nuts were good.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Dirty Rick
Turbo hardware

Last time I installed the turbo I used good studs and crimped type lock nuts and in just a short while some of the nuts and studs had come loose.

This time I got new "turbo" locking nuts and more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Dirty Rick
Or you could quit doing half measure repairs and...

Or you could quit doing half measure repairs and fix it right....

But that might postpone the crushing!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Dirty Rick
How do you open the PDFs? Cant get one to open no...

How do you open the PDFs? Cant get one to open no option to download.
Tried 3 different browsers...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,808
Posted By Dirty Rick
Cant read plugs saturated with oil. Todays pump...

Cant read plugs saturated with oil.
Todays pump gas does not color the plugs like the pictures in the old books.
Any coloring on todays gas is too rich or oiling, a greyish ash like deposit is all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By Dirty Rick
Shotgunning a coolant sensor is not a valid test,...

Shotgunning a coolant sensor is not a valid test, it only verifies both sensors are in the same state.

You should check the resistance of the sensor and that is in spec for the temp.
Then verify...
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