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Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,784
Posted By vintagewrench
After running it in eight two-day race meets and...

After running it in eight two-day race meets and two hill climbs totaling over 900 racing miles the dip stick was pushed up only once so it really isn't an issue. Its also possible that the dipstick...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,784
Posted By vintagewrench
The same thing happens with the B18B in our 1800S...

The same thing happens with the B18B in our 1800S race car, and Erland is correct, as it sure does make a mess. Another possible issue is some of the oil may also be getting on the rear tires as well.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,896
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks! I've lowered the engine in the race car...

Thanks! I've lowered the engine in the race car and want to go a bit lower. These mounts should work perfect.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,896
Posted By vintagewrench
John, What is the overall thickness of the 544...

John, What is the overall thickness of the 544 mounts and the OD?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,896
Posted By vintagewrench
[/QUOTE] I am wondering how much the...

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I am wondering how much the compression readings will change once the engine is run for an extended period of time.
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Congrats on getting it running. My experience with quite...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By vintagewrench
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This 2-1/4" Boria straight thru muffler that is slightly angled-internally has worked well on our '67...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
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After rebuilding and installing the carbs on our 1800s a year ago in the spring, the accelerator...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,896
Posted By vintagewrench
Good luck with waking up this old bone!

Good luck with waking up this old bone!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,483
Posted By vintagewrench
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Here's a photo of the other side of Aussie's set up. Also found many of the details of his turboed 142...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,483
Posted By vintagewrench
Tom Kirk is active on the Amazon and Historic...

Tom Kirk is active on the Amazon and Historic Volvo Racing Rally and Speed Society pages on Facebook. Maybe he will share some details about the rocker arms if you contact him?

I have thought...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,483
Posted By vintagewrench
This video shows a set of Volvo B20 Roller...

This video shows a set of Volvo B20 Roller Rockers that Tom Kirk from Illinois machined and has been using for several years on his 122s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpl-gz3E5Lc
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,483
Posted By vintagewrench
Originally Posted by 142 guy I understand the...

Originally Posted by 142 guy I understand the potential benefits associated with the stands made by KG and Topi; but, I am not looking for higher RPM or dealing with high rate springs or pushing the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,483
Posted By vintagewrench
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Here is the image of rockers that an Aussie sent me which he told me were made by Harland Sharp...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,483
Posted By vintagewrench
I tried to communicate with Yellaterra via email,...

I tried to communicate with Yellaterra via email, last winter and did get one reply, but gave up after that because of no further replies. It may have been a temporary thing?

I've also...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 33,768
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for setting the record straight turns out...

Thanks for setting the record straight turns out you are right! Just another good example of how you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
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A month ago on the last weekend of July we went racing the fun and old-fashioned way and drove the '67...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 33,768
Posted By vintagewrench
Well that makes perfect sense to me. Good luck...

Well that makes perfect sense to me. Good luck with it. Maybe it will help some of the other guys with this swap.

Were can I find photos and info about your rally car?

If you are into it, there...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 33,768
Posted By vintagewrench
For what its worth on disc front, drum rear...

For what its worth on disc front, drum rear 120/1800 cars they can be used without a booster. I took it off of my '67 1800s for weight loss, which has a dual master two years ago and have logged 10k...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, we usually give our cars a name and since...

Thanks, we usually give our cars a name and since the bodywork design and the prototypes were done at Fura Coach Builders in Turin, Italy it was named Sofia after Italan actress Sofia Lauren.

The...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks Craig, just like your project things are...

Thanks Craig, just like your project things are beginning to come together.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,439
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks to both of you: This just proves you can't...

Thanks to both of you: This just proves you can't trust everything you find on the internet.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,439
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for the info. Supposedly, the 1975 heads...

Thanks for the info. Supposedly, the 1975 heads also had inserts although the metric 74 8-bolt engine with an F-head I have doesn't.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,439
Posted By vintagewrench
Because Ti intake valves would also wear less in...

Because Ti intake valves would also wear less in use with bronze seats.....While we are discussing seats, I have two fairly rare 10:1 CR B20 1974 Canadian/European carb heads with 46mm intake valves...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,439
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for your thoughts on the matter, I've been...

Thanks for your thoughts on the matter, I've been doing a lot of research on bronze seats beforehand and it has all been positive with both SS and Ti valves. Yes, regardless of seat is chosen coated...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,439
Posted By vintagewrench
Ronald, I'm machining, porting and prepping a...

Ronald, I'm machining, porting and prepping a B18B head for use vintage racing with my 1800s. For now I'm using Manley stainless valves and have been looking for info about the compatibily of them...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
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This photo with the racing seat installed minus the head rest puts things in a better perspective. It...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 120,368
Posted By vintagewrench
Nice video, great work by both of you!

Nice video, great work by both of you!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
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Finished up the steering rebuild on our '67 1800s by lowering the rear of the steering column by adding...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, very happy to have found the Solexes...

Thanks, very happy to have found the Solexes which will be a big improvement over SU's for the new engine since the VSCCA does not allow the use of Webers unless a car was originally equipped with...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
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Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 12:46 PM
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Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
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This is a set of photos the of Solex 45 ADDHE carburetors we found after a long search to complete the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-26-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 85,129
Posted By vintagewrench
Sounds a lot like when you replace an original 50...

Sounds a lot like when you replace an original 50 year old Bosch coil with something modern and find the engine runs much better and has more power.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-24-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 85,129
Posted By vintagewrench
John, Thanks for the detailed run down on what...

John, Thanks for the detailed run down on what you have done so far. An ignition redo is coming up soon, and I want to have a dual purpose set up that will work both on the road and in the 4-6 club...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 85,129
Posted By vintagewrench
[QUOTE=JohnMc;6068675] Even using B21A dished...

[QUOTE=JohnMc;6068675] Even using B21A dished pistons it's around 11.5:1 static compression (a bit less dynamically due to the cam), and I still need it to run on pump premium 93 octane. So I use a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for the kind words about the car! And yes,...

Thanks for the kind words about the car! And yes, as opposed to racing tires what I am using does "leave a lot on the table performance wise." Another issue is there are very few 15" street-legal...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,121
Posted By vintagewrench
Not a bad idea, as you know the gears are...

Not a bad idea, as you know the gears are hardened and don't wear very much. Maybe I should fire up the lathe again and take some more weight off.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
LOL Half of the cost of a set of V8 rods is still...

LOL Half of the cost of a set of V8 rods is still to much.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-29-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
Steven, Thanks, you've also done a nice job on...

Steven, Thanks, you've also done a nice job on your 122s!

Its been a lot of work and there's more to do, but hopefully it will pay off.

Rod or rod bolt failure is probably the one only things...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-29-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,121
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, rod or rod bolt failure is probably the...

Thanks, rod or rod bolt failure is probably the one only things that would cause one of these engines to blow other than a broken lifter or cam so we went with what many engine builders consider to...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
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We been busy all winter working on the new B18B engine and other things on the car upcoming racing...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,121
Posted By vintagewrench
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I have finally found the correct way to do it but its quite a bit of work. If the crank pins are...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,121
Posted By vintagewrench
culberro thanks for your reply. Even though some...

culberro thanks for your reply. Even though some b18-B20 racers are doing it I have also been advised not to do it on the Speed Talk forum.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,121
Posted By vintagewrench
Sorry, I meant say: balancing shop does not what...

Sorry, I meant say: balancing shop does not what to do it because of only having a light weight tool room lathe.

The 22lb lump of a flywheel is being replaced with a 8lb Fidanza piece.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,121
Posted By vintagewrench
B18-B20 Racing Crankshaft Balance

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This B18 crankshaft which is going to be used for vintage road racing on a variety of different tracks...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 76,120
Posted By vintagewrench
Sounds great! If I'm not racing may see you at...

Sounds great! If I'm not racing may see you at Swedish Car Day.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 76,120
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks!! I've been in the restoration...

Thanks!!



I've been in the restoration business for a long time and have learned that if you are patient, and keep looking you may get lucky and find what you are looking for.

How did your...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-24-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 76,120
Posted By vintagewrench
Hey Thanks Matt, and Happy Holiday's to you. ...

Hey Thanks Matt, and Happy Holiday's to you.

Yes, really want to get it back on the road because I enjoy driving it and use it as a daily, between spring-until they start using road salt in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-22-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 76,120
Posted By vintagewrench
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In case you have wondered about what happened with the "Georgia Peach," its been resting and waiting...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
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What we have learned about original Volvo Competition Services (VCS) and later R-Sport 4-2-1 exhaust...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,486
Posted By vintagewrench
It certainly is and it appears that the 1-3-4-2...

It certainly is and it appears that the 1-3-4-2 firing order may allow #3 and #4 cylinder exhaust charges to scavenge each other and improve the exhaust gas flow for both cylinders. The unusal large...
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