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Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,742
Posted By GroupA242
+1 for the GM 3.8. For gits and shiggles one day...

+1 for the GM 3.8. For gits and shiggles one day we pushed the old 245 shell up to the shop doors and swung a 3.8 short block and tranny combo out there to see what happened. It fit really well...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,164
Posted By GroupA242
OHH yes, the happiest and most encouraging member...

OHH yes, the happiest and most encouraging member of our forum posted here.

T5's are crap, every last one. Here's a good ratio.
10 negative John V posts: 1 helpful John V post ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By GroupA242
The actual unit itself was bad? Or the wires too...

The actual unit itself was bad? Or the wires too it??
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,164
Posted By GroupA242
Kjet 17psi IPD turbo cam Timing No...

Kjet
17psi
IPD turbo cam
Timing
No muffler, no cat, cut exhaust
AFR gauge/boost controller
Slightly thinner Cometic HG (if it helps??)
And I disconnected the factory boost cut.

Makes enough...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,694
Posted By GroupA242
Harumph! Safety is between your ears, not...

Harumph!

Safety is between your ears, not in an airbag. This is very funny because my Mom didn't know about my car until I drove it up the drive way behind my Dad, and the only things we were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By GroupA242
Could be the wires going to your Kjet "ECU," they...

Could be the wires going to your Kjet "ECU," they caused a very similar problem for me; idle-gone-mad, uncontrolled throttle inputs at cruise, etc.

It will be the 8 pin harness connector on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,677
Posted By GroupA242
I switched mine with one that must be working...

I switched mine with one that must be working better, because I no longer have that hissing noise you described/I had.

Shout out to poster No. 3:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,677
Posted By GroupA242
Alright, they didn't do that on the way home in...

Alright, they didn't do that on the way home in boost/vacuum, and before I plugged it I assume they were getting vacuum AND boost because because I believe (from plugging the check valve entirely) it...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,762
Posted By GroupA242
I paid $177 for regular, boring, not CNC...

I paid $177 for regular, boring, not CNC machined, not 6061 billet aluminum, OEM Volvo mounts
:cries::cries::cries:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,677
Posted By GroupA242
My car has made that same hissing noise you...

My car has made that same hissing noise you described in the few moments after shut down. My question to the rest of the forum is; what does that little heater/climate/ manifold check valve do?? I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,352
Posted By GroupA242
My car runs about 15.1 at cruise nearly all the...

My car runs about 15.1 at cruise nearly all the time. It stays above 14.5 all the way to 9-10psi with part throttle. It isn't until I go 100% that is see 11-13's in the AFR with around 13psi. It...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,403
Posted By GroupA242
Performance update: Left side is my car, 1983...

Performance update:
Left side is my car, 1983 242 GLT; right side is my brother's Subaru Forester XT 2004ish, all stock and ready to race:cool:
March 27, 2014 (My first trip to track to race)....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,403
Posted By GroupA242
Installing the cam today, got to about half way...

Installing the cam today, got to about half way point and have a quick question. Will this in any fashion turn the motor into the interference type?? I am about to check valve clearance on old cam...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,648
Posted By GroupA242
I have had the same question as I have one of...

I have had the same question as I have one of these manifolds but not sure how to approach this.

Smaller port = more velocity = faster spool??
But everyone says to just port port port leading to;...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By GroupA242
Might as well add: Full exhaust header 60/63...

Might as well add:
Full exhaust header
60/63 turbo
3" exhaust
Aluminum inter cooler
Aluminum radiator
Custom intake mani (don't have to clean the old one:-P)
Megasquirt
If shopping from FCP...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,588
Posted By GroupA242
Let the build thread commence...

Let the build thread commence...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,310
Posted By GroupA242
I fixed the rattle!!! Turns out it was the...

I fixed the rattle!!!

Turns out it was the bolt collars/spacers on the lower shock mount. When I did all the work to upgrade everything last year I had to cut those out and did not think they...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,354
Posted By GroupA242
I just put one in less than a week ago. Still...

I just put one in less than a week ago. Still feeling everything out as I now know the car runs lean, however, I very much like the gauge.

Its nice that its self contained to one gauge not...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,110
Posted By GroupA242
I modified it so I can pull MORE retard once into...

I modified it so I can pull MORE retard once into boost, subsequently I advanced the base timing to about 17* BTDC. Then I was able to run 15 psi with unmodified slightly screwy Kjet, at 15 the car...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,403
Posted By GroupA242
Still haven't installed the cam... but I have...

Still haven't installed the cam... but I have some other information that is somewhat relevant that I feel is better served here on Turbobricks than forgotten in my head.

I found/fixed my boost...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,110
Posted By GroupA242
I just modified the distributor on me 83 turbo...

I just modified the distributor on me 83 turbo and was able to run 15 psi on mid grade fuel with no knock. Subsequently the fuel pressure can't keep up, my clutch began to slip, and now I have a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,403
Posted By GroupA242
No longer using the 11 trick, a short time after...

No longer using the 11 trick, a short time after I put this thread up I modified the spark plug distributor. Drilled out the stop pin and advanced the base timing. I was then able to run almost 15...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,403
Posted By GroupA242
Thanks dlDave, that was a very information post. ...

Thanks dlDave, that was a very information post.

I'm assuming straight up on the IPD gear is just some teeth back from the 2.5* advance Mark? That's what I was planning on for initial install.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,403
Posted By GroupA242
Where does it rev to straight up?

Where does it rev to straight up?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,403
Posted By GroupA242
When I got the kit I got everything out to gawk...

When I got the kit I got everything out to gawk at it and didn't notice any, but alright, thanks for info. I'll grab some before I make it happen.

Also, dl Dave, I know it's going to widen the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,403
Posted By GroupA242
Anything special meant by break in lube? Or just...

Anything special meant by break in lube? Or just putting motor oil straight onto the cam at the start?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,403
Posted By GroupA242
Thanks guys, good answers, keep them coming of...

Thanks guys, good answers, keep them coming of you got them
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,403
Posted By GroupA242
How difficult is it to change the new style IPD...

How difficult is it to change the new style IPD cam gear once it is installed? I'd like to run it straight up first and then move it from there, is it hard to do? As in: could it be done on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,403
Posted By GroupA242
K-Jet+ Turbo cam= Tuning?

Hey guys, might be my first post in performance?? :wtf:
Want to/ have acquired/ am going to install the IPD turbo cam in my car. It's the same 83 242 B21ft K-Jet I always have so I'm not sure why I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 162,940
Posted By GroupA242
+1 for Napa

+1 for Napa
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,066
Posted By GroupA242
Could it be the center carrier bearing/bushing on...

Could it be the center carrier bearing/bushing on the drive shaft? Wouldn't that bounce around and make noise when torque and such is applied to it? Especially in first gear like you said...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,415
Posted By GroupA242
Really diggin' your grille zip-ties and bungee...

Really diggin' your grille zip-ties and bungee chord battery hold down:oogle:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,148
Posted By GroupA242
^^ Dave's harnesses are pretty much magic. ...

^^ Dave's harnesses are pretty much magic. Replaced mine with one and it solved lots of issues. Sure his are more expensive than getting a 'used' one but the peace of mind knowing the harness is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,177
Posted By GroupA242
Amen to that, I had to cut both of them out... it...

Amen to that, I had to cut both of them out... it wasn't pretty.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By GroupA242
I just did a compression test on mine about a...

I just did a compression test on mine about a month ago and they all came out to 135-140 psi, same car as yours, 83 242 b21ft. I have done a head job though, used a thinner gasket in the process so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,442
Posted By GroupA242
LAME, turning the boost down never fixed my...

LAME, turning the boost down never fixed my problems, only made me sad. Just get to the cut out switch and turn it up :rofl:

But seriously, his idea is safer, and if that fixes the problem THEN...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,898
Posted By GroupA242
I think it's funny that the CEO said a potty word...

I think it's funny that the CEO said a potty word in an email sent to everyone of his customers that holds an account :lol: but I agree with him; and it was a good email.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,310
Posted By GroupA242
I've already replaced the bushings, I had the...

I've already replaced the bushings, I had the Original Volvo Dealer tool and Accra to a lift. Took me about 30 minutes per side of actual getting them in then out. But I still have a rattle/clunk...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,310
Posted By GroupA242
If anyone is wondering, I was able to procure the...

If anyone is wondering, I was able to procure the Volvo tool to remove the rear main bushings, so it was mostly a breeze.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,310
Posted By GroupA242
This has been dead for a while, but now it must...

This has been dead for a while, but now it must continue. I just replaced the remaining bushings in the rear with poly. Now every suspension component in the rear end is new; Springs, shocks, sway...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By GroupA242
Pretty sure that picture is larger than the...

Pretty sure that picture is larger than the Hubble Deep Field image...... :omg:

Nice valve cover btw, I had the same idea.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,595
Posted By GroupA242
Sooooo, this may be completely wrong and a waste...

Sooooo, this may be completely wrong and a waste of time BUT, I had a similar problem bout a year ago when the car would not start regardless of what I did. I ended up finding a wire disconnected...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,310
Posted By GroupA242
Sorry, I meant the front/top bushings on the...

Sorry, I meant the front/top bushings on the lower control arms. The UPPER control arms or Torque Rods are the adjustable ones and yes; I have had trouble with those lock nuts not locking... I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,310
Posted By GroupA242
Alright, looks like I'm set! hopefully I can get...

Alright, looks like I'm set! hopefully I can get this accomplished soon. Are the upper control arm bushings such a chore to remove? or do they just need to be beaten out? Figure I'll get those as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,310
Posted By GroupA242
Had he car up on lift Saturday afternoon, did...

Had he car up on lift Saturday afternoon, did some shaking of things and I hate to believe that most of you may be right :grrr: The two LTA bushings allowed a LOT of movement with even just me...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,310
Posted By GroupA242
All bolts are tight down there, and those...

All bolts are tight down there, and those Kaplhenke bushings sound hella fresh, certainly mo' pricey than the IPD stuff, but of course my Brick deserves the best:-D I know for sure the shock bolts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,310
Posted By GroupA242
I'd say you are exactly right but what could I...

I'd say you are exactly right but what could I sleeve the bolt with and where could I find such a spacer? The OE bolt the I had to cut seemed to be just slightly off from anything else. And the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,310
Posted By GroupA242
Rattle In My Rear

I have this awful rattle coming from the rear suspension of my car.

Car is 1983 242 and the bits that matter here are: IPD Spings, Sways, Billy touring shocks/strutrs, and adjustable torque rods...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,512
Posted By GroupA242
Not that this helps any, but it makes me feel...

Not that this helps any, but it makes me feel better; I got the O'reilly lines and re-bent all my own, all the front hard lines that is. Makes me feel accomplished :cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,488
Posted By GroupA242
Harrumph!!!

Harrumph!!!
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