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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By culberro
Never heard of sketchy freeze plugs being more...

Never heard of sketchy freeze plugs being more prominent on Penta engines. If you're worried, what about a freeze plug retainer?
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By culberro
Get a mid thrust block and add oil squirters?

Get a mid thrust block and add oil squirters?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,067
Posted By culberro
A friend of mine started getting into the turbo...

A friend of mine started getting into the turbo LS game a few years ago. Making 1070 whp on a very similar setup it seems. He's having a lot of fun dropping turbo ls engines into everything he sees:...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 569
Posted By culberro
It would be expensive, and would result in a...

It would be expensive, and would result in a softer brake pedal compared to the hardlines. The pedal softness is caused by the plastic inner sleeve expanding before it can be restrained by the woven...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-02-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,186
Posted By culberro
Very good to know! I’ve been thinking about these...

Very good to know! I’ve been thinking about these since I helped a friend change one out on their VW. Saw the heat sink, and immediately had dirty Volvo thoughts.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,878
Posted By culberro
100% This.

100% This.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,878
Posted By culberro
Are longer rods, 7/16” rod bolts, and cranked...

Are longer rods, 7/16” rod bolts, and cranked steered pistons necessary?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,878
Posted By culberro
The Scat rods in the 5.0L drift engine use 3/8...

The Scat rods in the 5.0L drift engine use 3/8 rod bolts. Those pistons are HEAVY, and it spins to 6500 all day long.

The old 8v rally engine was a completely stock bottom end with 13mm rods, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By culberro
What valves are in the head? If it's a triple...

What valves are in the head? If it's a triple groove valve it's probably the grooves getting beat and creating a burr, and not the tip mushroooming.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By culberro
Exactly. The runners are way too long for NA...

Exactly. The runners are way too long for NA performance. 100-150mm from the valve is generally where you want to be.

You could cut the KL runners in half and it would be an improvement. You...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By culberro
The early kL intakes were a little rough, but a...

The early kL intakes were a little rough, but a few minutes with a sanding roll will clean them up nicely. Larger runners than stock by a good margin, and plenty of wall thickness to port them out if...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 229,401
Posted By culberro
On the rally car PCV system, I made it more like...

On the rally car PCV system, I made it more like a "normal" pcv system.
I drilled a small hole (1/8in) in the bottom of the oil cap. I then disassembled the cap, and stuffed it with filter foam....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By culberro
The exhaust valve won't actually touch the...

The exhaust valve won't actually touch the aluminum. The entire exhaust valve is on the valve seat insert. The aluminum is removed/cut/ground away to aid in flow in the "top cut".

Using the image...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By culberro
Not an issue, as the valve doesn’t actually touch...

Not an issue, as the valve doesn’t actually touch the aluminum. The material removed is just to direct the flow of gasses. The entire combustion chamber and port is aluminum, and here’s no issue with...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,995
Posted By culberro
Johns right on point with the intake being to...

Johns right on point with the intake being to small on a 16v. On the 16v rally engine I built (11.8:1 CR and stroker crank), I ported the intake when I had it cut in half for shortening. Even with...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By culberro
We were talking about the OD of the seats. ...

We were talking about the OD of the seats.
Definitely want to open up the ID of the seats. I bore out the ID so it's ~90% of valve diameter for both intake and exhaust.

Though I did work on an...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By culberro
The 46/38 valve set up is right on the edge of...

The 46/38 valve set up is right on the edge of what would be "acceptable". Going to a larger seat would allow the valve to sit deeper into the seat and a proper 3-4 angle valve job could be done. As...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By culberro
46 & 38mm valves will sit just fine on a stock...

46 & 38mm valves will sit just fine on a stock width valve seat insert. No need to replace the seats unless they've been set too deep at some point.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By culberro
Are the hubs clean so the rotors can sit flat? Do...

Are the hubs clean so the rotors can sit flat? Do you have a way to put a dial indicator on the rotor face and spin the rotor by hand?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-22-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 229,401
Posted By culberro
You are correct. Harald's car just has some...

You are correct.
Harald's car just has some excessive blowby for some reason.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-22-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 229,401
Posted By culberro
#sorted :-P

#sorted
:-P
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,995
Posted By culberro
LH2.2 and LH2.4 will work just fine at higher CRs...

LH2.2 and LH2.4 will work just fine at higher CRs and longer duration cams. Not ideal, as the stock timing curves are lazy.

My DD has a B-cam with the head shaved .04in, and it runs just fine on...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-22-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 229,401
Posted By culberro
It tells you that it's working a certain amount....

It tells you that it's working a certain amount. Fully working, and partially working kinda look the same.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,995
Posted By culberro
Naturally aspirated race motor and 245?...

Naturally aspirated race motor and 245? Interesting combo.
What are your actual goals? While I’m all for building sweet race motors, it’s not always necessary.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,633
Posted By culberro
Hawk blue pads are OLD brake tech. The DTC60 pads...

Hawk blue pads are OLD brake tech. The DTC60 pads last 2-3x longer on the rally car than the "blue", and offer more bite. Bonus, they shoot sparks when you're bedding them in.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-15-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,186
Posted By culberro
I'm a fan of the new microsquirt for it's price...

I'm a fan of the new microsquirt for it's price and simplicity. I have it on a v8 Ford and a 4cyl Volvo, incredibly easy to get going.

I really don't like tunerstudio software as I find it...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,329
Posted By culberro
That's the price of a new T5-Z! That's a smoking...

That's the price of a new T5-Z! That's a smoking deal for those that want a more "refined" transmission that will handle more torque than a t5.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 229,401
Posted By culberro
Are the bolts bottomed out in the center section,...

Are the bolts bottomed out in the center section, preventing full clamp load?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,763
Posted By culberro
It's just money. ...

It's just money.

https://www.amazon.com/Davies-Craig-Electric-Water-Header-Adaptor/dp/B01LBQZFC4

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/dcw-dc-8060

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/dcw-dc-8001
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 229,401
Posted By culberro
Post burnout vid or ban. Nicely done,...

Post burnout vid or ban.


Nicely done, it's a great feeling!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By culberro
Only in a 1030 axle housing.

Only in a 1030 axle housing.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By culberro
Your question "Could you tell us where to look...

Your question "Could you tell us where to look please." was a little confusing when you highlighted "a lot of people" and " I think you should look elsewhere". I'm sorry I can't read your brain......
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By culberro
OP is providing plenty of useful information...

OP is providing plenty of useful information :roll:

That car should be very capable of breaking the tires loose.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By culberro
Run WIDER tires for more gripsssssss. Run smaller...

Run WIDER tires for more gripsssssss. Run smaller diameter for better gearing... if that is really your problem.

There's a lot of people that have drifted stock NA volvo 240s with a 3.31 rear end...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By culberro
Sounds like your car is running at Stage -1.

Sounds like your car is running at Stage -1.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By culberro
Can you explain the bog? Does it make boost in...

Can you explain the bog? Does it make boost in first? Does the car make full boost in 2nd?

What size and width tire are you using?

I have a 3.35 wc T5 (stock mustang trans) and 3.73 gears in my...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 147,946
Posted By culberro
That's a killer deal on a dual pass radiator!

That's a killer deal on a dual pass radiator!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,522
Posted By culberro
Fuel pump relay filled with water too? That was...

Fuel pump relay filled with water too? That was the recent issue with my parts storing wagon. The relay had come un-clipped from its little holder and ended up making a nice cup/bowl for the water...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,640
Posted By culberro
They are a direct swap. If reusing the bearings...

They are a direct swap. If reusing the bearings or using new, check the rod to crank clearances.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,640
Posted By culberro
Grab the maxx speeding rods with ARP bolts....

Grab the maxx speeding rods with ARP bolts. Should be bolt in and go. May need to lightly sand/debur the sides of the small end bushing so the pin slides in.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By culberro
Have the head milled at least 1mm/.040in, add a...

Have the head milled at least 1mm/.040in, add a different cam (anything but an M cam), have fun. That’s all you need to do.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By culberro
^^Exactly. Get 850r injectors. Great injectors.

^^Exactly. Get 850r injectors. Great injectors.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,542
Posted By culberro
It seems you are spending a lot of time without...

It seems you are spending a lot of time without verifying the important things.
1. Cranking pressure. Use a compression gauge. Disconnect the coil, disconnect the fuel injectors. Crank the engine...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By culberro
Very. It's on par with a DVS strut bar.

Very. It's on par with a DVS strut bar.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By culberro
Their strut bar is meh, their cross member brace...

Their strut bar is meh, their cross member brace is muy bueno.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By culberro
If getting rowdy, definitely plate the tops. I...

If getting rowdy, definitely plate the tops. I already bent one drifting, but it was a big hit.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By culberro
Pretty neat, and thanks for sharing the file! And...

Pretty neat, and thanks for sharing the file! And definitely reinforce the stock arms.

I thought about doing that, but then went with these for the "easy" approach:...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,542
Posted By culberro
Maybe just slightly... but it shouldn’t take...

Maybe just slightly... but it shouldn’t take much. Are the cams in correctly? Intake on the intake side and exhaust on the exhaust side?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By culberro
ATF is a magic cleaning solution.

ATF is a magic cleaning solution.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By culberro
Dip them in concentrated purple power or Super...

Dip them in concentrated purple power or Super Clean for about 10-15min, then scrub scrub scrub.
Don't leave them in their overnight, since the cleaners contain sodium hydroxide (lye) which will...
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