home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 50 of 300
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: culberro
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By culberro
Rob at Vol Tech in Portland would probably know...

Rob at Vol Tech in Portland would probably know who built the car, if you're looking for any information on it.

http://www.vol-techinc.com/volvo-racing/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By culberro
225lb/in in the rear is crazy stiff, especially...

225lb/in in the rear is crazy stiff, especially with the fronts being that low.
Since the rear springs sit behind the axle, the effective spring rate (wheel rate) is 1.5x what is printed on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-15-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 879
Posted By culberro
You're right on the money with the estimate. I...

You're right on the money with the estimate.
I priced this out last year through Speedway Engineering: http://1speedway.com/?route=common/home

Having a shop build a "drop-in" 9in for a volvo...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 879
Posted By culberro
That redblock torque tho :rofl:

That redblock torque tho :rofl:
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 879
Posted By culberro
The 3rd pinion support bearing also adds to the...

The 3rd pinion support bearing also adds to the strength of the 9".
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/9-inch-ford-rearend-strongest-rearend-due-hypoid-distance/

But... that high offset pinion is...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By culberro
JE and CP will also make pistons for a Volvo...

JE and CP will also make pistons for a Volvo b230ft. You just have to call them, they are not a stocked item.

Price was within ~$50 with Wiseco a few years ago.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By culberro
All the clearances I'm mentioning are for a 96mm...

All the clearances I'm mentioning are for a 96mm bore, ej25 is a bit more.

The Ej25 clearance... that's way too much clearance for an engine with an aluminum block. 2618 pistons with an aluminum...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By culberro
3 failed Innovate widebands and now I’m switching...

3 failed Innovate widebands and now I’m switching everything over to AEM.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By culberro
I got one of these, should be up and running...

I got one of these, should be up and running soon: https://store.034motorsport.com/034motorsport-billet-diverter-bypass-valve-upgrade-for-audi-volkswagen-1-8t-2-2t-2-7t-4-2t.html

Can easily be...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By culberro
Pretty sure that was a 1330 u-joint, not a 1310. ...

Pretty sure that was a 1330 u-joint, not a 1310.

John, no vibrations at all before failure. It failed immediately after a 2-3 shift with soft compound tires and some REALLY grippy swept gravel...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 605
Posted By culberro
0.532" is the OD. It's a very odd size, and very...

0.532" is the OD. It's a very odd size, and very large compared to most domestic engines.
You can try reaching out to SI Valve, they can send blanks that you open up to whatever diameter. SI guides...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By culberro
What torque are you expecting from the engine?

What torque are you expecting from the engine?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By culberro
There's a lot of play going on, but it's not...

There's a lot of play going on, but it's not really a measure of backlash in the gears. In your video, you have slop from: axle to side-gears, lash from side gear to spider, spinder to shaft...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By culberro
Or they used welded seam tubing, and the weld...

Or they used welded seam tubing, and the weld seam gets in the way.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By culberro
He is not. Iíll see if I can dig up some...

He is not. Iíll see if I can dig up some pictures. He hasnít owned the car for probably 3-5 years.

How good are you with fabricating brackets? Can you read a wiring schematic and make reliable...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By culberro
I know a guy that swapped a ford 2.3 into a late...

I know a guy that swapped a ford 2.3 into a late 70s 245. It was extremely simple.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,143
Posted By culberro
The YoshiFab plates are fine for rally racing....

The YoshiFab plates are fine for rally racing. The only time we had a control arm bend was when the strut broke at 60mph. Can't really blame the control arm for that one.
Trailing arms are still...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By culberro
My experience was that the timing gear was worth...

My experience was that the timing gear was worth it, and the shifter was not :lol:

The timing gear never had any issues, and surpassed all my expectations.
The shifter required a torch to fit,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By culberro
Did you clean the pressure plate surface, clutch...

Did you clean the pressure plate surface, clutch disk, and flywheel with brake clean before installing it?

Slapping a new disk onto a used, un-sanded flywheel is pretty sketch.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,723
Posted By culberro
The v8 drift car has had a welded for 3+ years...

The v8 drift car has had a welded for 3+ years now, and I have never broken an axle. But I replace them regularly because I bend them so often. Can not wait to finish up the 8.8 install.
So there’s...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By culberro
They’re surprisingly good. The ones I had were...

They’re surprisingly good. The ones I had were hard anodized on the outside as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By culberro
The 4-bolt retaining plates and axles are not...

The 4-bolt retaining plates and axles are not side specific on a 240.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By culberro
Just use the easy button:...

Just use the easy button: https://www.stsmachininginc.com/products/8-an-volvo-240-740-940-b21ft-b230ft-oil-drain-adapter
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,723
Posted By culberro
I believe the Quaife has a lower torque bias...

I believe the Quaife has a lower torque bias ratio when compared to the rear Trutrac.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By culberro
I do this all the time with 2x ratchet...

I do this all the time with 2x ratchet straps...and that's it. The engine will sit nicely over onto the exhaust side engine mount/engine mount bracket.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By culberro
I had one, and now Paul Buck has it. It worked...

I had one, and now Paul Buck has it.
It worked really well, but the screws were a little beat. They're a standard size if I remember correctly, and easily replaced.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By culberro
I have not, but it should be doable. You'd...

I have not, but it should be doable. You'd probably have to tap into the oil galley at the rear of the head, through one of the steel plugs.

The only point of reference I have is the old 8v rally...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By culberro
You are correct on that. That comment was...

You are correct on that. That comment was pre-morning coffee. There is a negligible amount of rearward motion from the added caster, but the lower control arm is the main control.

Now I'm trying...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By culberro
Not that I noticed. Valve cover and the cam-box...

Not that I noticed. Valve cover and the cam-box never leaked, our oil leaks were actually from some small divots the cam grinder left in the seal area of the cams. Hoping a speedi-sleeve fixes that.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By culberro
It's basically what's needed when swapping a b234...

It's basically what's needed when swapping a b234 head onto a ford 2.3. I'm pretty sure NIW did the same thing a while back. I'm by no means the first, but after seeing oiling issues with high rpm...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By culberro
I use stock HDs in that car. Is it harsh over...

I use stock HDs in that car.
Is it harsh over expansion joints and sharp edge bumps like rail-road crossings? My daily 244 using ~150lb/in springs and stock HD's is harsh, while the v8 car is not....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By culberro
JVL doesn’t deal with the squirter kit, redwood...

JVL doesn’t deal with the squirter kit, redwood chair does. JVL just built it.

I forgot to mention in my earlier post, that adding a second oil feed to the drivers side rear part of the head is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By culberro
I’m all for squirters. Way less bore wear and...

I’m all for squirters. Way less bore wear and skirt wear on the 200k mile motors I’ve taken apart... that had zero piston slap. Now, the added cooling from the oil squirters is definitely worth it....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By culberro
Have it acid dipped. They can do entire car...

Have it acid dipped. They can do entire car shells before powder coating.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By culberro
244 with a ford 5.slow with aluminum heads and a...

244 with a ford 5.slow with aluminum heads and a t5 trans, sitting about 1.5in lower than stock with 16in wheels.
I use 250lb/in x 10in long springs in the front, and Moog CC217 wagon overload...
Forum: showroom 01-18-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 784
Posted By culberro
It is with Virgos, unless you go to a "small"...

It is with Virgos, unless you go to a "small" rotor diameter (11"). The spoke design and drop center make it difficult. With the 11.75 x 1.25" rotors being 2mm from the outer tie-rod, a Virgo would...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,543
Posted By culberro
Mike, I've noticed that SOME Volvo axles are...

Mike, I've noticed that SOME Volvo axles are stamped on the caps and the gasket surface near the caps. The letters are correct side up when looking at the gasket surface, so you don't install them...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,543
Posted By culberro
The shims are between the inner bearing (cone)...

The shims are between the inner bearing (cone) and the center section/carrier. There are no big thick shims like most differentials, the D30 shims are around 1mm thick.

It's most likely that you...
Forum: showroom 01-17-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 784
Posted By culberro
Of course. I'm working an a Wilwood caliper...

Of course.

I'm working an a Wilwood caliper and 298mm (11.75") rotor with aluminum hats right now. Almost doable with off the shelf parts, but the rotor ends up about 2-3mm away from the outer...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By culberro
Customs 16v hydraulic cams I had made, similar in...

Customs 16v hydraulic cams I had made, similar in spec to what YoshiFab sells now. The pistons were already cut for valve reliefs, but they needed about another 1.5-2.5mm
Forum: showroom 01-17-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 784
Posted By culberro
Will do. I need to find some 16" volvo wheels to...

Will do. I need to find some 16" volvo wheels to make sure the calipers will clear the spokes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By culberro
Using the valve cover marks, I had piston to...

Using the valve cover marks, I had piston to valve issues with the bigger cams. Using the plastic timing cover marks they were fine. I ended up notching the pistons to clear at +/- 10deg @ crank no...
Forum: showroom 01-17-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 784
Posted By culberro
You're going to have a hard time fitting a 330mm...

You're going to have a hard time fitting a 330mm rotor inside a 15" wheel.
On the rally car, using wheels designed to clear bike rotors and calipers, a 298mm rotor leaves about 10-15mm between the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By culberro
If you're set on using the chevy pistons, and I'm...

If you're set on using the chevy pistons, and I'm not sure why.... Order a set, or find a used one. I'm not sure if cheap chevy forged pistons will be lighter. Good forged volvo pistons are ~ 400g...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 177,986
Posted By culberro
Not disagreeing with you there, especially when...

Not disagreeing with you there, especially when it's such an expensive head!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 177,986
Posted By culberro
KL Racing sells 8mm lash caps that are 1-5mm...

KL Racing sells 8mm lash caps that are 1-5mm thick in 0.5mm increments. Should get you a good head start, if that's what you're wanting to do.

With the valve stems, it all depends on what has...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 177,986
Posted By culberro
Grinding the tips of the valve down to get the...

Grinding the tips of the valve down to get the stem protrusion into spec is very common. If you don't, then you can easily run out of available shims (like on a stock 8v). There's a factory spec for...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 177,986
Posted By culberro
The intakes being longer on average can be...

The intakes being longer on average can be because of a few different things, but it mostly comes down to how they cut the seats and the relation of the valve seat to the valve face.
The intake seat...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By culberro
Looks like the ipd INA followers are the same as...

Looks like the ipd INA followers are the same as the VW ones, good on them for carrying them at a reasonable price!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By culberro
VW 16v lifters are a direct swap, as at any of...

VW 16v lifters are a direct swap, as at any of the VW hydraulic 8v lifters from mid 80s-early 2000s.
Skip the “lightweight” diesel ones, as they don’t last.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 300

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.