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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 09:38 PM
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Posted By lookforjoe
Got the subframe in, axles, suspension & brakes...

Got the subframe in, axles, suspension & brakes back on, and removed the shift assy, cut, drilled & welded the modded C30 shift lever in place

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Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Countershaft bearing finally came, so cleaned up...

Countershaft bearing finally came, so cleaned up the shift gate flange, I got the transaxle back together, mated with engine, new T/stat in place, SS water pipes (made by Brown& Miller Racing...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By lookforjoe
Keep in mind that the larger the turbo, the more...

Keep in mind that the larger the turbo, the more the power band will shift upwards - to the point where the stock trans gearing isn't going to make the car pleasant to drive as a DD. Then you get...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By lookforjoe
I don't see making 300 on a 19T - they are pretty...

I don't see making 300 on a 19T - they are pretty much at their limit on T5's around that. Too small of a hot side, unless you find the later angle flange used on the 2000R . Good rod-bender. Maybe...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Finished assembling the motor - front cover...

Finished assembling the motor - front cover installed, crank pulley torqued, valves adjusted

https://i.postimg.cc/vZtB9P9w/PXL-20201114-151348101.jpg
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Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Today I started putting the engine back together...

Today I started putting the engine back together - first I had to fit the KTuned elbow on the head, which required drilling & tapping an M6 hole, and tapping the EGR port off #4 to block that from...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
I know, right?. I incrementally jacked up the...

I know, right?. I incrementally jacked up the rear, setting the jack stands, then added another block and so on until I got the space I needed to get the motor out. It wasn't as hairy as it looks.
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Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
So turns out it's not as dire as I imagined -...

So turns out it's not as dire as I imagined - spoke with the machine shop, and he lent me one of the certified flat bar stock they use for final decking. I went over the block with 180 emery...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Removed the electronics & the exhaust ...

Removed the electronics & the exhaust

https://i.postimg.cc/dVqPBbFN/PXL-20201106-203852756.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/nz7KqT11/PXL-20201105-210252627.jpg

dropped the drivetrain, or more...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By lookforjoe
There are several threads on LH2.4 conversions,...

There are several threads on LH2.4 conversions, it would behove you to look through them. In your case, there may or may not be wiring available to adapt, so your will definitely need a donor chassis...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
This past summer I added a VW - based Haldex...

This past summer I added a VW - based Haldex controller - had to use a VW Gen2 DEM for it to interface.

had to make a harness that would interface with the module/factory wiring
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Got a K20Z3 (RBC-1) head - better flow than the...

Got a K20Z3 (RBC-1) head - better flow than the RBB I have now. It is all nicely cleaned, decked & valve seats recut. Keeping the TSX cams & RBC gear limited to 40º. I'll swap it out when I drop the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Started putting the nose back together, now that...

Started putting the nose back together, now that the suspension /steering work is resolved.

https://i.postimg.cc/sXh7gwrJ/PXL-20201018-204326210.jpg
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Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
More front end work needed - probably due to the...

More front end work needed - probably due to the accident, the r/f wheel bearing has play - makes for a very nasty crunchy feel to the steering & twitchy handling

press out hub
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Finally got the car back from the bodyshop -...

Finally got the car back from the bodyshop - pouring rain, but it's gonna be like this for days & I just want it home

Happy with the nose, the lines where I had to merge the planes came out OK
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By lookforjoe
Yes, I have the 'newer' (1330185/1359391)...

Yes, I have the 'newer' (1330185/1359391) brackets with the indents - they look like this one - my rusty test fit version :D

https://i.postimg.cc/5tJNtkMt/IMG-20200924-171450.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By lookforjoe
I ordered the SuperPro SPF1025-23K, can't trust...

I ordered the SuperPro SPF1025-23K, can't trust that the stock of OEM bushings is any good for these, since the ones I got were Volvo-bagged & embossed with the correct number, but not the proper ID
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By lookforjoe
Definitely not ideal. There is a large gap since...

Definitely not ideal. There is a large gap since the ID is too small. Forcing the bushing into the bracket that way will either deform the bushing or cause it to wear rapidly.

I guess I'll look...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By lookforjoe
So that is weird - since the 1273165's I received...

So that is weird - since the 1273165's I received are definitely NOT 22/23mm ID - even though they had the PN embossed :(

When you fitted the ...165's, were they snug around the 23mm bar, or was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By lookforjoe
Trouble getting 760/960 Sway Bar bushings

Anyone else tried getting Volvo 700/900 OEM sway bar bushings?

The Volvo catalog (paper) lists 1273615 and 1273184

https://i.postimg.cc/j2x8wwNw/Swaybarlisting.jpg

The Volvo (VCNA) web store...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Made the spacer sleeves ('top hats") to properly...

Made the spacer sleeves ('top hats") to properly center the end links in the swaybar

https://i.postimg.cc/FssX6YLW/IMG-20200921-172102.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/7PNyX3fJ/IMG-20200921-172053.jpg...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Back & forth with the sway bar. Turns out, the...

Back & forth with the sway bar. Turns out, the 960 bar I got from CA must be off one of the later cars with the revised suspension, the offset of the end links is not the same.

Also, the Volvo...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
installed new control arms and caster rod poly...

installed new control arms and caster rod poly bushes -

https://i.postimg.cc/MpDpnrdF/IMG-20200908-190022.jpg

Made mount plates that sit inside the frame rail so I could re-install the 960...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
I did take the LH 2.4 conversion as far as I...

I did take the LH 2.4 conversion as far as I could - it ran very well indeed. Just not enough HP to squeeze out of a 1600 that would be commensurate with the revised body work :D

I didn't alter...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 278,772
Posted By lookforjoe
Very impressive (content and video production) ! ...

Very impressive (content and video production) !

I have to watch some of your earlier videos - I need to figure out how to make a mold of my X1/9 custom nose :D
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Worked on wrapping up the main nose work & the...

Worked on wrapping up the main nose work & the spoiler connection. Also used a chopped up Volvo spalsh pan to make an air guide

https://i.postimg.cc/nc7BN742/IMG-20200902-174033.jpg

adding...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,077
Posted By lookforjoe
Look through these pages : ...

Look through these pages :

https://www.volvopartswebstore.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=235978&ukey_product=1154565#1
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Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,027
Posted By lookforjoe
You're still back to an issue with the step...

You're still back to an issue with the step (stack) height with the clutch. Think about it. Yours is acting like a stock worn clutch - grabs high in the pedal travel (slipping extra). OR the T/O is...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,027
Posted By lookforjoe
Thank you for your research - that is what we...

Thank you for your research - that is what we meant, sorry for using the wrong term. In anything but a stock setiup, it has to include the flywheel height though, since a modded/custom and/or...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,027
Posted By lookforjoe
Flywheel, Disc & PP. They need to be matched as a...

Flywheel, Disc & PP. They need to be matched as a set. as I'm sure you are aware, any clutch kit for a specific application is designed to operate in a very narrow window - if the throw is - + what...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,027
Posted By lookforjoe
Is the Spec clutch listed as applicable to the...

Is the Spec clutch listed as applicable to the flywheel you are using? Has the flywheel been resurfaced? You definitely have a stack height issue, which moving the pivot point would compensate for....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Got a good amount of work done on the front...

Got a good amount of work done on the front today. Fill, sand, repeat multiple times :)

U-Pol gold for the skim coats - much finer than 3M Bondo
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Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By lookforjoe
Sounds like a plan. Car looks amazing , btw -...

Sounds like a plan. Car looks amazing , btw - would be nice to see some detail shots of the paintwork etc
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By lookforjoe
If you look on the Volvo parts site:...

If you look on the Volvo parts site:...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
I got the K-Tuned TPS installed yesterday, sets...

I got the K-Tuned TPS installed yesterday, sets properly to 0º throttle angle at rest stop without any issues. I had to remove the TPS connector from the harness, and repin for the RSX type S switch...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,077
Posted By lookforjoe
When you say 'round' one - you are referring to...

When you say 'round' one - you are referring to the upper terminal in your hand, above? There are three connectors (plug?) in the last pic - I'm assuming you mean the black power seat connector ?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,077
Posted By lookforjoe
I dunno. Got any pics of the housing? That other...

I dunno. Got any pics of the housing? That other one may be a TS (Sumitomo) connector actually, the difference is in the opening notches inside the two tangs that stick up - one has an open area, the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By lookforjoe
In addition to pics, it would help to get an...

In addition to pics, it would help to get an precise list of the actual parts/part numbers/manufacturer (F&R springs, dampers, rear shocks, suspension components ) the installer used, since we can't...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 41,286
Posted By lookforjoe
Car looks good (better than I was anticpating...

Car looks good (better than I was anticpating from just reading the thread with no pics :( ) in the video!

Can you fix the postimg links for earlier stuff? postimg changed from .org to .cc at...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
While I'm waiting on the new TPS, I spent a fair...

While I'm waiting on the new TPS, I spent a fair number of hours over the last two days working on the nose again.

Finally figured out a method I'm happy with for reducing the headlamp surround,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Yes, I dropped from the 80mm to 72mm to resolve...

Yes, I dropped from the 80mm to 72mm to resolve the elevated idle, tip-in & part throttle issues that I just could not adjust out. Made it very unpleasant in-town driving. My wife doesn't want to get...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-21-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,077
Posted By lookforjoe
Take a pic of the terminal housing & post it....

Take a pic of the terminal housing & post it. There is often a part number stamped into the housing. Type of terminal is dictated by housing type & sealed or unsealed, not the other way around.
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Forum: performance & modifications 08-21-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Got everything sorted out in terms of fitment,...

Got everything sorted out in terms of fitment, however the TPS won't zero

TB adaptor finished.

https://i.postimg.cc/qvFFZLTt/IMG-20200821-120254.jpg

even with TPS pushed to end of range, I...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Got the MAP bung figured out. Drilled & tapped...

Got the MAP bung figured out. Drilled & tapped the flange to use for the hold-down

https://i.postimg.cc/SQ1FmXt6/IMG-20200820-170602.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/mkgs8CpD/IMG-20200820-170630.jpg
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Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Many thanks! It's been quite an experience, for...

Many thanks! It's been quite an experience, for sure. Bodywork is definitely not my thing.

Been working on my house, so not much done on the X1/9. Today I made time to start on the 72mm TB...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 187,261
Posted By lookforjoe
Wrapped up the nose for right now - and moved on...

Wrapped up the nose for right now - and moved on to the mechanical work needed to get it running. Dropped the subframe, swapped the oil pan, tack welded the replacemnt subframe section & took the car...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,455
Posted By lookforjoe
Nice wagon! Looks like it's in good overall shape...

Nice wagon! Looks like it's in good overall shape bodywise - perhaps a respray at some point? Looks like overspray on the door latch deflector/guide in one pic. Haven't owned a 140 since the 80's - I...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,135
Posted By lookforjoe
If you have the complete LH2.4 setup with...

If you have the complete LH2.4 setup with computers, then that would be ideal. If you convert back to LH2.2, then you will need the LH2.2 Turbo ECU & EZK module.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By lookforjoe
How about some pics of your engine bay? Which EMS...

How about some pics of your engine bay? Which EMS does your 740 have? Since Volvo used a wide range of systems depending on market requirements, it's most likely NOT the US market-standard LH2.4 or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Posted By lookforjoe
It's about as bolt-on a mod as you could hope...

It's about as bolt-on a mod as you could hope for. Back when I did it to my '85 the electric versions were less common.

https://i.postimg.cc/3xxJXhmh/Old-Cars00019.jpg
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