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Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Silly me... Thanks

Silly me...

Thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Glad to hear that. Did they affect the wheel...

Glad to hear that. Did they affect the wheel camber much? Were adjustable camber plates needed?

Thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,001
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Here is a interesting comparison between an IPD...

Here is a interesting comparison between an IPD and a VX3 cam. He even mentions cam wear.

http://people.physics.anu.edu.au/~amh110/Camshaft/volvo_camshafts.htm
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Has anyone tried these?

Has anyone tried these?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,866
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Awesome, thanks for posting that up.

Awesome, thanks for posting that up.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,001
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Yeah that is likely the way I will go based on...

Yeah that is likely the way I will go based on the previous discussion between you and me. I just have to man up and pull out my wallet. That plus KG still doesn't have their 004 cam in stock so...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,001
Posted By Fred Gwynne
My plan now is for just a valve grind in addition...

My plan now is for just a valve grind in addition to the head being shaved down and the larger cam which will likely be a used K cam. I imagine that larger valves installed would cost considerably...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 26,021
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks again.

Thanks again.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 26,021
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Are the torque measurements shown on the lighter...

Are the torque measurements shown on the lighter colored lines and the horsepower on the darker colored lines?

Thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,001
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks very much for your help. My plan is to...

Thanks very much for your help. My plan is to have the head shaved and the valves worked over by a machine shop which will cost quite a bit so I'm hesitant to drop a few hundred bucks on the wrong...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Good luck man. I wish that I could tell you...

Good luck man. I wish that I could tell you about how my car rides with them on but I still haven't installed them.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Fred Gwynne
I bought mine straight through B&G.

I bought mine straight through B&G.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,238
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Right on, I appreciate your help.

Right on, I appreciate your help.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,001
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Yeah I took a shot at installing a B cam into my...

Yeah I took a shot at installing a B cam into my car but I messed it up. It may be a good idea for me to buy the actual Volvo tools needed and take a shot at the KG-004 cam myself.

Heck when I...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,238
Posted By Fred Gwynne
I apologize for what seemed, to you and possibly...

I apologize for what seemed, to you and possibly others, to be my attempt to threadjack. I had assumed that my questions were directly related to the title of this thread but apparently they are not.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,001
Posted By Fred Gwynne
I see the cam list here...

I see the cam list here https://turbobricks.com/resources.php?content=camspec says that the KG-Trimning KG004 cam is a substitute for a Volvo K cam.

I emailed KG Trimning and asked them which cam...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,238
Posted By Fred Gwynne
I have a few real beginner questions for you...

I have a few real beginner questions for you folks. Is there a difference between shaving, skimming and decking? Is one for the head while the other is for the block?

Also, if you remove...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,627
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Silly question for you. What is holding up the...

Silly question for you. What is holding up the front end of that car? Thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thank you both.

Thank you both.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Are window gaskets supposed to look just like the perimeter of the window?

Four years ago I bought a rear window gasket from a Volvo dealer outside Pittsfield, MA for my '87 245. The thing didn't look right to me. I still have it but I never had it installed because it...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,060
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks very much.

Thanks very much.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,060
Posted By Fred Gwynne
I had a Volvo mechanic tell me last year that the...

I had a Volvo mechanic tell me last year that the firewall (or something) would have to be reinforced somehow. That's just what I heard and I may have misunderstood what he was saying. Any thoughts?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-05-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Which one of the two is MKM? Thanks. ...

Which one of the two is MKM? Thanks.



NVH?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,565
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thank you both for your legitimate and polite...

Thank you both for your legitimate and polite responses. I don't really have an opinion about maintaining or removing a cat.

As far as the legality of it goes, I have a gut feeling that federal...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,565
Posted By Fred Gwynne
I'm surprised that no comments have been made...

I'm surprised that no comments have been made about the no-cat option. Has that topic been pretty much burnt out of this forum?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,916
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thank you both very much. I asked because I...

Thank you both very much. I asked because I would like to have one workable mod at a time rather than one mod which requires another which requires another deal.

A LH 2.4 conversion sounds great...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,916
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Quick cam question for your folks. Unless I'm...

Quick cam question for your folks. Unless I'm mistaken I believe a cam with a higher lift allows more air to flow in. To me that means that more fuel has to go in as well. The MAF somehow sends in...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,672
Posted By Fred Gwynne
I'm anxious to read more...

I'm anxious to read more...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,693
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Please explain what that means to me. Thanks...

Please explain what that means to me. Thanks very much.

I believe Quaife is big into racing so maybe their differential would be good in a track car.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,693
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Any thoughts about the Quaife differential? ...

Any thoughts about the Quaife differential?

https://shop.quaife.co.uk/catalogsearch/advanced/result/?vehicle=4&product_type=11&sub_type=16&manufacturer=36&model=603&q=
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,490
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Does that mean a valve spring may have broken?

Does that mean a valve spring may have broken?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,163
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Holes can be a lot of fun when used properly.

Holes can be a lot of fun when used properly.
Forum: showroom 11-15-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9,451
Views: 3,043,845
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Is that good or bad?

Is that good or bad?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,629
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Yup. Thanks

Yup. Thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,629
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Off topic but can you stick a heater into one of...

Off topic but can you stick a heater into one of them holes? It would be great in a very cold climate. Thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,061
Posted By Fred Gwynne
That is pretty much what I'm looking for.

That is pretty much what I'm looking for.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,674
Posted By Fred Gwynne
How about a Quaife differential?

How about a Quaife differential?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,061
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Will do soon.

Will do soon.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,061
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Yeah I used the wrong word although this thread...

Yeah I used the wrong word although this thread did certainly get a lot of attention. I should have went with "high strung motor that will last 100K miles when typically driven easily".
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,061
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Ha I'm lost. Every option stated here sounds...

Ha I'm lost. Every option stated here sounds great, including an LS swap. Any one know of a pro up here in the Northeast that will take care all this stuff and put 200+ hp into my car? :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By Fred Gwynne
More surface area for the air to flow along?

More surface area for the air to flow along?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,061
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks for your thoughts everyone. I'm all set...

Thanks for your thoughts everyone. I'm all set now.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,061
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Yeah that has been a concern of mine. I'm hoping...

Yeah that has been a concern of mine. I'm hoping for a motor that you can just drop into my car and all the stock stuff will work.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,061
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks very much everyone! I just sent John a...

Thanks very much everyone! I just sent John a message. :)
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,061
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Who builds complete B230 race motors?

I, like everybody else, wants more power out of my naturally aspirated 245. I have read that a V8 is the best and cheapest way to get a legit amount of power. A good friend on mine offered me a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,112
Posted By Fred Gwynne
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,310
Posted By Fred Gwynne
If anyone has an unused/great condition tailgate...

If anyone has an unused/great condition tailgate window seal for my '87 245 that they are willing to sell then please shoot me a PM. Thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,965
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Did you use the 240 stock transmission?

Did you use the 240 stock transmission?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,965
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Has anyone stuck a BMW S14 motor in a 240?

Has anyone stuck a BMW S14 motor in a 240?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,018
Posted By Fred Gwynne
I look forward to reading your review.

I look forward to reading your review.
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