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Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-10-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By culberro
Those sensors are fine. They tend to break the...

Those sensors are fine. They tend to break the wires right where they enter the sensor if you don't strain relieve them properly.
They also do not like a lot of heat, like mounting them on a valve...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By culberro
As a heads up, you usually don't need the...

As a heads up, you usually don't need the capacitor for noise suppression on the LS coils.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,998
Posted By culberro
I usually hate [plastic over-fenders on 240s.......

I usually hate [plastic over-fenders on 240s.... but those look good!
Do you have a side view shot?

I'm not sure what you plan on using for cutting the fenders, but a "nibbler" is a great tool...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By culberro
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Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 1,286,314
Posted By culberro
Lol you make it sound like I actually charged you...

Lol you make it sound like I actually charged you money for that diff. I'm just glad you took it without question!
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By culberro
Nice numbers! The stock b230 bottom end is pretty...

Nice numbers! The stock b230 bottom end is pretty darn stout, and the rally car spent a lot of time over 8k rpm with a completely stock bottom end.
I remember your ITB setup form some of your other...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-07-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,642
Posted By culberro
What’s the weight on the wagons and weight...

What’s the weight on the wagons and weight distribution?
My stripped out and caged mk2 GTI had less rear weight distribution than stock, so it ran cheap cheap pads out back and bigger brakes up...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-06-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,998
Posted By culberro
I am sorry for anyone sitting next to you at a...

I am sorry for anyone sitting next to you at a light.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By culberro
Prowire USA has all the bare connectors for...

Prowire USA has all the bare connectors for substantially cheaper if you want a clean install, and you get neat heat shrink labels for everything:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,642
Posted By culberro
It sounds like we have different preferences on...

It sounds like we have different preferences on car setup :)

I've always found 240s to handle better with more rear bias. Even with no rear proportioning valves a 240 will still lock up the front...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,838
Posted By culberro
That’s impressive!

That’s impressive!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By culberro
If you go with those pistons you'll need to get...

If you go with those pistons you'll need to get crank steered rods or have spacer bushings made for the wrist pin and pin boss.

The setup from yoshifab is pretty solid for the price, and there's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By culberro
I'm 99% sure that's the correct size. I usually...

I'm 99% sure that's the correct size.
I usually just replace them with a nut and bolt when that happens, or tack weld the stud to the plate.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By culberro
The reason the BMWs feel better has to do with...

The reason the BMWs feel better has to do with how the suspension arms are mounted.
240s have giant, soft rubber bushings from the factory and a steering shaft that has a rubber isolator in it. If...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By culberro
I'm using the same tank, but using a 450LPH pump,...

I'm using the same tank, but using a 450LPH pump, and it's pretty darn quiet.

The SUMP height difference is definitely noticeable though. It's on the drift car and anything less than 1/2 tank and...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By culberro
I'm 99% certain they're just badge engineering...

I'm 99% certain they're just badge engineering LiPo batteries from China through a contract manufacture that everyone else uses. There are very few actual battery manufactures and assemblers in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By culberro
First thing this is TB, you overpaid by going...

First thing this is TB, you overpaid by going with a Braile battery. They are re-badged Deka batteries most of the time. Braille has a tendency to "up-rate" them by using a different testing...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 146,104
Posted By culberro
:spin: *Pedantic power increasing*

:spin:
*Pedantic power increasing*
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 146,104
Posted By culberro
Hahahaha, no worries. I was all about the 242...

Hahahaha, no worries. I was all about the 242 until I started using my car as a car. Now I'm a 4-door purists :cameron:
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 146,104
Posted By culberro
The black car will be going up for sale soon. Let...

The black car will be going up for sale soon. Let me know if you're interested.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By culberro
They definitely do wear out pressure plates if...

They definitely do wear out pressure plates if they are slipped a lot when taking off. I just get them engaged as quickly as possible, then hammer down. They're also okay if you spin the tires when...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By culberro
No real need for OS seats, as the stock seats...

No real need for OS seats, as the stock seats work just fine with 2mm+ OS valves.
If they do replace the seats, make sure they are heavy duty seats or you'll be adjusting the valves more...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By culberro
No problem whatsoever. Make sure the seat...

No problem whatsoever.
Make sure the seat throat ID is 86-88% of the valve OD, and don’t sink the valves into the head.

Also, make sure they use bronze guides or guide liners. SS and inconel...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By culberro
It would be perfect for a road race or track car....

It would be perfect for a road race or track car. The so there’s iron is less of an on/off than the standard ceramics.
For what it’s worth, I’ve had no issues with all the 6-puck clutched I’ve...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By culberro
SPD Exhaust has all sorts of cones, and will do...

SPD Exhaust has all sorts of cones, and will do slip transitions with them as well.
They lists different styles of cones, so pay attention to what you’re ordering.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 67,357
Posted By culberro
Unless you have a m45 or m46 which uses a u-joint...

Unless you have a m45 or m46 which uses a u-joint at the trans....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,157
Posted By culberro
Stock b230 block is really only limited to 97mm...

Stock b230 block is really only limited to 97mm bore before they split at high power levels.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,157
Posted By culberro
How much is a set of custom LS pistons? Are there...

How much is a set of custom LS pistons? Are there forged flat top or dishes pistons without valve reliefs?
From my experience when ordering custom pistons, it doesn’t matter if you buy 4 or 8,...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,157
Posted By culberro
Opening up the volvo specific 158mm rods to a...

Opening up the volvo specific 158mm rods to a 24mm wrist pin should be easy peasy for an engine machine shop.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,510
Posted By culberro
I forgot about spray welding! Thatís a good way...

I forgot about spray welding! Thatís a good way to repair a shaft as well!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,157
Posted By culberro
What’s the bore range for LS engines?

What’s the bore range for LS engines?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By culberro
Whatever the race cat Mandrel Bend Solutions...

Whatever the race cat Mandrel Bend Solutions sells.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,510
Posted By culberro
Most likely either grinding the rack smooth and...

Most likely either grinding the rack smooth and re-chroming it and using undersized bushings in the rack. Or just using a thick plating layer to build up the surface. Hard chrome can have some...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,999
Posted By culberro
It's a simple and cheap ish solution to get a...

It's a simple and cheap ish solution to get a 60-2 trigger pattern on a light-ish flywheel.
The downside is that is used the earlier, and smaller clutch disk and pressure plate. They are fine for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By culberro
It's a no brainer if you can still get a trans...

It's a no brainer if you can still get a trans from Volvo. That's a crazy good deal.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-17-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,999
Posted By culberro
Hi there! I was thinking of Adam VanDamme, but...

Hi there! I was thinking of Adam VanDamme, but they have a mk1 (and run a low budget/simple car as well). They swapped in an engine at a rally that they pulled from someones barn. It ran multiple...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-17-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,999
Posted By culberro
Good info in here! There are certain mechanical...

Good info in here! There are certain mechanical upgrades that are basically free, but getting on stage quickly is one of the best things you can do! Seat time, seat time, seat time! It took probably...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By culberro
Not tooo bad. When racing we often have glowing...

Not tooo bad. When racing we often have glowing orange rotors that are ~3mm from the outer tie rod, the tie rods last a ~500-1k miles of rally stage racing before they get replaced from being loose...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By culberro
I'm a fan of rubber strut mounts with the "15A"...

I'm a fan of rubber strut mounts with the "15A" reinforcement plates.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By culberro
Definitely not an issue if you live in Dallas...

Definitely not an issue if you live in Dallas Texas.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,795
Posted By culberro
That's fine. I've worked on some heads that...

That's fine. I've worked on some heads that needed 1mm removed from them since they had been rebuilt so many times. No issues with valve tip wear, you just need to check the spring pressure since the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,795
Posted By culberro
You can definitely use hushers, you just have to...

You can definitely use hushers, you just have to remove them to check the lash. If you check lash with new hushers installed, you're going to have a confusing day.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,884
Posted By culberro
That's what I've seen them pop up for locally on...

That's what I've seen them pop up for locally on the book of faces broke a$$ volvo owners group.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,795
Posted By culberro
Is there a volvo, fiat or alpha (?) mechanic in...

Is there a volvo, fiat or alpha (?) mechanic in your area? Most independent mechanics will sell you the shims you need.

I use a 3.5mm shim to check lash on new builds, and then order the needed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,795
Posted By culberro
Don't forget to remove the hushers and toss them...

Don't forget to remove the hushers and toss them in the trash.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,884
Posted By culberro
You can still find decent flat hoods in the PNW...

You can still find decent flat hoods in the PNW for $200-300.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-11-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,199
Posted By culberro
Is the spark consistently erratic? I had a...

Is the spark consistently erratic?
I had a microsquirt that fired the ignition 4x per cycle. Swapped in a known good one, loaded the same tune, and the issue was gone.
The OG microsquirt was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,795
Posted By culberro
PO rebuilt the head or a shop did? Some shops...

PO rebuilt the head or a shop did?
Some shops run really thin valve seat widths that will "pound in" (quote from an actual machine shop). This makes the valves seal up well initially, but can cause...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,879
Posted By culberro
No need for a carbide hole saw, a simple Lenox...

No need for a carbide hole saw, a simple Lenox steel one is fine for cutting aluminum.

The TB I'm adapting is something like this a generic 65mm billet one from ebay. I think it was ~$70 shipped.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,879
Posted By culberro
Take a plate of aluminum and make an adapter with...

Take a plate of aluminum and make an adapter with a hole saw and a some drill bits?

I mention this because this is exactly what I'm doing for a local person with a KL racing sheetmetal manifold.
...
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