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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 07:25 AM
Replies: 217
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Posted By DET17
As you probably know, there are off the shelf...

As you probably know, there are off the shelf engine mount solutions for the whiteblock in Sweden. I bought a set for my 242... they retail right above $300. There is also a TB member from Finland...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 71,738
Posted By DET17
AC condenser install

While my original '92 AC condenser didn't have any leaks in it, there was accumulated damage & blockage caused by thousands of gravel & sand bits. I searched for awhile for NOS, but couldn't locate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By DET17
When the Dana POWR-Lok LSD wears out, the...

When the Dana POWR-Lok LSD wears out, the clutches are typically shot. This is realized by "clunking" when you turn sharply and for extended duration (like a U turn). I've rebuilt the GM version...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 362
Posted By DET17
I'm wondering now... if the "lamp out" indicator...

I'm wondering now... if the "lamp out" indicator would be fooled by E-codes and relays. I've not studied the circuits but know enough about Ohms law to be dangerous. Certainly all they could be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By DET17
The 19mm rear bar actually gives the rear...

The 19mm rear bar actually gives the rear suspension the chance to "articulate".... and work.

While the 25/25 might create nice drift machines, for all purpose (and surface) driving, I'll always...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By DET17
Rubber degrades in the presence of heat, oil,...

Rubber degrades in the presence of heat, oil, oxygen and I believe ozone. I wouldn't
Fear usage of NOS stock. I think the diesel mounts have all but dried up. I set up a search on eBay for NOS...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By DET17
Thank you, I had no idea........

Thank you, I had no idea........
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,415
Posted By DET17
What was your solution for oil cooling at the...

What was your solution for oil cooling at the filter attachment? I plan to run an air-to-oil cooler on my Whiteblock in the 242. My later pan (97 I believe) has the water cooler attachment at the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By DET17
Agreed. Have one on my Chevelle with EFI, and...

Agreed. Have one on my Chevelle with EFI, and it's been rock solid without issues.

A 6 month old product certainly should have warranty service from AERO.... have you called them? I'm betting...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,598
Posted By DET17
Frank obtained a nice "partial refund" for mine,...

Frank obtained a nice "partial refund" for mine, which arrived (of course) damaged. Still one helluva value, even more so discounted! Function first.....

Yes, very very slight grinding if you...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By DET17
Not always true! I bought a set from this...

Not always true! I bought a set from this seller..... and they passed the BOSCH authentication test:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By DET17
Looks like LOTS of changes from stock. One can...

Looks like LOTS of changes from stock. One can end up "lost" when this many variables are introduced.....you can sort them out, but it takes time and a logical approach.

Results of a compression...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-11-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 71,738
Posted By DET17
3" Downpipe extension & CAT

Decided to fire up the MIG and stay with it today..... I previously had the 3"DP roughed out with help of a buddy, who TIG welded the stainless flex pipe to the rigid aluminized steel DP. I don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By DET17
I've had good luck with a 25mm IPD front and...

I've had good luck with a 25mm IPD front and factory wagon 19mm rear. Many others report the same findings (thread by Jerry perhaps less than a year ago in PF). I've always been told the early...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By DET17
Many variables here... for sure, late timing will...

Many variables here... for sure, late timing will cause quite a show in the exhaust manifold/downpipe. A super rich mixture burns FAST, and a lean one S L O W.... the reason the latter needs more...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-11-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By DET17
My DD project vehicle also started as a blown HG...

My DD project vehicle also started as a blown HG rescue! Hopefully yours stays more "low buck" than I was able to :-D

The little 360 is cute.... albeit in an ugly sort of way! Never seen one in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,116
Posted By DET17
My spare in the 92 9 series once inflated to...

My spare in the 92 9 series once inflated to "spec" began to separate in the tread...whilst in the trunk! Folks, as a representative from the Tire Industry, I can tell you that's TOO DAMN LONG to...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,598
Posted By DET17
The do88.se solution is bolt in, but not cheap. ...

The do88.se solution is bolt in, but not cheap. You can see pics and in my build thread. Lower cost options usually require more fab. And integration work. Pays your money and makes your choice.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-09-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 71,738
Posted By DET17
Working to wrap up the B21EFI intake. I was...

Working to wrap up the B21EFI intake. I was short one single vacuum connection port (I will detail what goes WHERE later), and decided to drill & tap 1/8-27 NPT in the blank boss seen in this...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-08-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,747
Posted By DET17
Impressive! My fabrication skills make me...

Impressive! My fabrication skills make me feel.... puny! How many hours/week are you spending on this project?

One more thing.... is that your own design T5 adapter for the Whiteblock BH? ...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By DET17
American Industrial standards.... tubing has...

American Industrial standards.... tubing has always been OD....caling exhaust systems "pipe" has always been confusing to me. You sure can't thread it for connections!

Welded seam tubing.......
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 856
Posted By DET17
Bils HD with stock wagon springs/height. 960...

Bils HD with stock wagon springs/height. 960 front 24mm bar. Amazing feel upgrade on the 945.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By DET17
Yup, OD of my 9 series Turbo DP was either 62 or...

Yup, OD of my 9 series Turbo DP was either 62 or 63. OP, for better breathingget an aftermarket CAT. Wait , did he say NA?
Forum: projects & restorations 11-01-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 71,738
Posted By DET17
The bushings pressed into the chassis mount have...

The bushings pressed into the chassis mount have no void, and mine were tight. Those in the "dogbone" torque rods I won't replace..... I swapped in the parts from a 125K mile 94 wagon (donor for my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By DET17
Try Conner850..... and he's in metro ATL. I'm...

Try Conner850..... and he's in metro ATL. I'm pretty sure he has the 72L from a B234F in his 245 Vaggen.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-30-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 71,738
Posted By DET17
Today I was able to finish the install of the...

Today I was able to finish the install of the reinforced subframe.

First, a TIP of the hat to YOSHIFAB, who designed/built the reinforcement kit for the 7/9 rear subframe. I can appreciate the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-30-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 23,502
Posted By DET17
Those injectors look legit; the rip offs won't...

Those injectors look legit; the rip offs won't have the VOLVO PN on the opposite side, and they have multiple slots at the rail end connection (yours have only one, Volvo fuel rail only). ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By DET17
I believe your old man's teacher and mine might...

I believe your old man's teacher and mine might have been the same guy! No STEENKING crimps..... everything is stripped, proper crimped into a PROPER copper connector, soldered and heat shrinked. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 23,502
Posted By DET17
Nice work! Both of the Buchaspark boards I've...

Nice work! Both of the Buchaspark boards I've wired had the outputs swapped, despite their claims that problem doesn't exist! I wire nutted mine together for a neighborhood test drive..... just...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-24-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 71,738
Posted By DET17
YOSHIFAB stiffened rear subframe

Well, the MIG weld out of the rear subframe is completed. Here are some of the last plates tacked up on the remaining portion of the frame:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 859
Posted By DET17
No ground path from starter motor (use your meter...

No ground path from starter motor (use your meter to check), means "no cranky cranky"

Remember the basics! (Trick Mick, RIP)
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 23,502
Posted By DET17
You can see in my build thread, the method I used...

You can see in my build thread, the method I used to mount the Bosch 2x2 coil near the firewall, atop the valve cover. Range Rover "twin coil" mounting bracket, cut down and then using MISUMI...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 29,759
Posted By DET17
I would imagine the resolution is "good enough"...

I would imagine the resolution is "good enough" with the EDIS balancer (crankshaft) positioning sensor & wheel.

Indeed.... TunerStudio rocks! I love the data logs.... really helped me on my...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 29,759
Posted By DET17
Better than a CPS flywheel! Just be sure to run...

Better than a CPS flywheel! Just be sure to run a belly pan so no stray rock/stick destroys your sensor wiring. Bracket looks nice, with an aesthetic bend to it. MS2 will play well with this...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 23,502
Posted By DET17
What size wire did you use to solder up the WS...

What size wire did you use to solder up the WS board? It only needs to be 18 to 22 gauge.... this is TTL (logic) circuitry, there is NO current to speak of in these wires. They strictly provide the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By DET17
Length of the male post that registers into the...

Length of the male post that registers into the latch system is important, as is the concentricity of both items. Fine tuning pointers can be found in the VolvoUK 700/900 Maint. Pages.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 34,662
Posted By DET17
The true SAAB 900 notchback was the prototype for...

The true SAAB 900 notchback was the prototype for the convertible. I believe they were made only in either 84 or 85, a one year deal. The "notch" is a 2 door with a trunk as the convertible has. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By DET17
I've got MS2 on my 70 Chevelle (fuel only). Are...

I've got MS2 on my 70 Chevelle (fuel only). Are not ignition tables based on boost input? I know all the fueling tables are kPa vs. RPM, so aren't the ignition tables the same? I've yet to convert...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 71,738
Posted By DET17
My Dad always fussed at me about my OCD...

My Dad always fussed at me about my OCD tendencies. I told him, "Don't be mad at me, have pity!" I wish it were a choice.... but I have to do things that way.... if I want to sleep at night.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 71,738
Posted By DET17
Well, Saturday was MIG welding day. I had...

Well, Saturday was MIG welding day. I had several tasks to complete/start, and decide to roll with the Miller MIG.

Since there doesn't appear to be an OE AW70/71 trans. "throttle cable" mount for...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 29,759
Posted By DET17
I have an EDIS wheel and sensor mount specific...

I have an EDIS wheel and sensor mount specific for the redblock. I mocked it up on a B230 shortblock and it fits.... not sure of the differences with the B21 block. If you like, I can take some...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 125,418
Posted By DET17
You must have paid the extortion, as I still do...

You must have paid the extortion, as I still do with my Photobucket account. My 940 thread is probably getting more reads (from 240 guys) in recent times for that same reason :rofl: Nothing left...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 125,418
Posted By DET17
Sweet looking 242! I'm going to have to give...

Sweet looking 242! I'm going to have to give your entire thread a read..... in preparation for my own '84 242 that I hope will commence this winter. I just need to finish my DD and close the book...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By DET17
Or even better (10% more torque) is use a 4.10...

Or even better (10% more torque) is use a 4.10 1031 complete rear end.

Yes, the AW conversion is plug and play.... don't know about the front half of your prop shaft. If you want functional OD...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By DET17
I'm certain the greenbooks call out a limit to...

I'm certain the greenbooks call out a limit to cutting on the 8V heads.... but I don't have the books for the B234F. The amount is surprisingly large for the 8V heads as I recall.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By DET17
All good advice about the use of OE rear seals...

All good advice about the use of OE rear seals only (I learned too late after foolishly buying the red colored aftermarket....always a slow drip). I must ask, is he running Dino oil or synthetic? ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By DET17
This. Check your ground from the compressor body...

This. Check your ground from the compressor body directly to the battery post.... if not essentially zero ohms, run a ground wire to the frame rail, right behind the battery (existing tap points). ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By DET17
I've used this service over the last 10 years; ...

I've used this service over the last 10 years; quick turnaround and fair prices:

https://fuelinjectorconnection.com/pages/contact-us
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By DET17
The DANA Powr-LOK LSD is pretty much hen's...

The DANA Powr-LOK LSD is pretty much hen's teeth.... best of luck in finding one! I bought a complete 7 series rear end assy. to get one for my DD.

When you begin swapping the complete carrier...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By DET17
Find the Performance thread a few years ago...

Find the Performance thread a few years ago entitled "T5 Length?" or similar. Subject of the 7/9 cars fitting a stock T5 tail housing & shifter covered ad nauseam. This story about it "pretty much...
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