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Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 483
Posted By towerymt
Bernal dad? I don't know Sonoma but did get...

Bernal dad?

I don't know Sonoma but did get to run it once in 2011. yeah...you've got a lot of flat right hand corners that aren't really high speed corners. You want to be able to mash the gas...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By towerymt
When I first started on Brickboard in ~2000 there...

When I first started on Brickboard in ~2000 there was an old guy near me that had an '86 740 with high miles and he was very proud of the mileage considering the turbo wasn't watercooled.

From...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 483
Posted By towerymt
You can blame the panhard rod for the difference...

You can blame the panhard rod for the difference between left turns and right turns.

What spring rate up front? What spring rate in the rear? What is spherical everything, front bushing and rear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By towerymt
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=30875...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=3087559&postcount=4

I don't think his side by side pictures are hosted anymore, but he took apart CAM and ZF racks and the pinion was thicker at its...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By towerymt
At the coil or at the plug wire? Reason I...

At the coil or at the plug wire?

Reason I ask...I had an intermittent hot-start issue that started out like this...I'd go pick up lunch, come right back out, and the car wouldn't start. Not every...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By towerymt
The autozone / advance auto parts are not...

The autozone / advance auto parts are not particularly well stocked. I think I paid $6.99 for an assortment of (over-priced) washers of various material. None of them were quite right for my drain...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By towerymt
In the summer in Washington DC area (hits 90s F...

In the summer in Washington DC area (hits 90s F ambient temp), I saw oil temp in the pan (drain plug sender) around 240F on the highway, and it would quickly jump to the 265F range with a little...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By towerymt
The crank pulley suggests B230 (appears to be the...

The crank pulley suggests B230 (appears to be the rubber-isolated variety).

The 'early' water pump would be the B21/23 pattern, I assume you meant? the crank pulley would have had bolts like...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By towerymt
Where are you located? I have the downpipe off...

Where are you located? I have the downpipe off my F+T that had a section cut out between the turbo and firewall so it cleared a 240 firewall.

That manifold looks to have multiple major...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By towerymt
That swap is a LOT more expensive. I believe...

That swap is a LOT more expensive. I believe it's best suited to a tall rear end ratio as well.

Although the T5 swap can be expensive, the option exists to do it super cheap. I scrounged up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By towerymt
If it's an '85-'86, it's not the original T3...

If it's an '85-'86, it's not the original T3 since it's watercooled.

It's maybe an '87+?

If the turbine housing is one piece (not a separate bolt-on wastegate housing), then it's an '89.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By towerymt
Shifter: In a 740, you also need to relocate...

Shifter:
In a 740, you also need to relocate the shifter position back a few inches....right?

Driveshaft:
I had the original M47 driveshaft modified for my T5 swap in my 240. This retains the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By towerymt
What are your injector cleaning / flow test results?

I just got a set of 4 injectors back from WitchHunter Performance (www.witchhunter.com) and I was concerned about the actual measured flow rate, even though it's even across the set.

They are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By towerymt
I sent a set to this place: ...

I sent a set to this place:
https://www.witchhunter.com/

They charge $22ea to clean ($100 for 4 injectors, cleaned and shipped back). I just paid for my order so they're on the way back...I'll...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 955
Posted By towerymt
A good drift car would make for a good track car....

A good drift car would make for a good track car. I'd want a car that does not oversteer because you're going to create oversteer with the rear tires spinning. But the use of toe-out can help that...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 955
Posted By towerymt
There's usually a sticker on the axle tube. ...

There's usually a sticker on the axle tube. Driver's side, on the tube just left of the differential, and facing toward the back of the car. Carefully scrape off any under-coating (a razor blade...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By towerymt
Why? I've not heard of anyone of doing this....

Why?

I've not heard of anyone of doing this.

You can improve the strut front suspension with stiffer springs, good inserts with proper valving, and roll center correction (if lowered). There...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 53,866
Posted By towerymt
I haven't worked on my autocross car since June...

I haven't worked on my autocross car since June 2015, the last time it ran. Hoping to get it back home in the spring now that I have a garage to work in.

Finish up this longdoor so I can take it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By towerymt
It happens sometimes. Seals don't last forever. ...

It happens sometimes. Seals don't last forever. I had the cam seal pop out, didn't make too much of a mess. But the intermediate shaft seal popped out recently and oiled down the front of the...
Forum: showroom 11-29-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By towerymt
was that the "tow vehicle" at the time?

was that the "tow vehicle" at the time?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By towerymt
clutch disk too thick? I'm only familiar...

clutch disk too thick?

I'm only familiar with the V6 trans having the longer input shaft like the '93(?)+ V8 trans. The input shaft is way too long and the trans would not seat against the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 221,322
Posted By towerymt
You sold it? :cameron:

You sold it?

:cameron:
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By towerymt
Thanks. This is what I was looking for (from the...

Thanks. This is what I was looking for (from the thread linked above):
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=5502208#post5502208

(Also worth noting, I'm referring to narrow-angle-spray...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By towerymt
EV1 vs EV6 on 8v head - any reason to stick to narrow-angle-spray EV1 injectors?

I've just sent off two sets of injectors to be cleaned...one set of EV1 orange injectors from an 850 Turbo and one set of EV6 blue injectors from a later 70 series turbo.

I'm curious about...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 153,284
Posted By towerymt
I used to snag the 1/8npt pipe plugs off n/a...

I used to snag the 1/8npt pipe plugs off n/a intake manifolds at the junkyard. I don't like rubber caps either.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By towerymt
Lower shock bolt goes through the trailing arm...

Lower shock bolt goes through the trailing arm with a spacer on the bolt. If that's not tight, it can make noise. Clicking or knocking, since the shock will move a lot over bumps.

Check the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 769
Posted By towerymt
Guessing you're not going to re-use those but if...

Guessing you're not going to re-use those but if you were, I have spares of that style if you want a few.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 769
Posted By towerymt
Did you dig all the crud out of the top of the...

Did you dig all the crud out of the top of the bolt before trying to loosen them? Just checking...maybe there's more space in that bolt head that's not rounded off...if you dig the oil crust out. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By towerymt
Yes, the offset should move the pivot forward of...

Yes, the offset should move the pivot forward of the "front axle", so to speak.

I wouldn't expect ball joints to alter the alignment significantly, but it's not going to be exactly the same as it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By towerymt
I've never seen an "adjuster" there. That #48...

I've never seen an "adjuster" there. That #48 looks like it has a thumb-wheel on it that you would turn to adjust the shoes' distance to the inside of the rotor hat? Odd. As was mentioned, I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By towerymt
That looks like the bottom of the strut tubes in...

That looks like the bottom of the strut tubes in my '90. We couldn't get DeCarbon (like Bilstein HD) inserts into the '90 tubes, so I had to swap to older tubes with the drop-in spacer that's easily...
Forum: events 11-02-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,180
Posted By towerymt
fixt

fixt
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 29,959
Posted By towerymt
Measured the springs that came off my '92 240...

Measured the springs that came off my '92 240 sedan.

Front:
17-1/4" free length
0.540" wire

Rear:
16-1/4" free length
0.475" wire
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By towerymt
idle at the beginning and around 24sec, sounds...

idle at the beginning and around 24sec, sounds like exhaust leak.

close up, sounds like valvetrain.

super close up around 12sec, sounds like noisy injectors through a stethoscope.

:e-shrug:...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By towerymt
3.31 volvo axle should have a 3.73 dana 30...

3.31 volvo axle should have a 3.73 dana 30 carrier. I wouldn't think the G80-equipped axles would be any different.

pfp: mikeP put a -588 truetrac (for dana 30 3.73+ ratio) in stevemd's 3.31 244...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By towerymt
Main difference I know about is the early (not...

Main difference I know about is the early (not sure on year cutoff) had long secondaries before merging to one pipe. We cut the flange off this downpipe and welded on a 2"-to-2.5", then welded the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,636
Posted By towerymt
When mine failed, it was the rotor. Center of...

When mine failed, it was the rotor. Center of the rotor was caved in...the plastic broke and the metal piece could no longer pass spark through to the cap.

Now I carry spares. ;-)

They'll run...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By towerymt
I think they were from RSI, long time back. Yes,...

I think they were from RSI, long time back. Yes, triple groove for original keepers. Not 100% where the valves came from, got the head from MrBill. That was back in '08/'09. Time flies when your...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,635
Posted By towerymt
Forgot about that car! Just show us the...

Forgot about that car!

Just show us the engine...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=3829294#post3829294
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=3846850#post3846850...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By towerymt
True. I thought about that pipe, and then...

True. I thought about that pipe, and then figured the engine already has one.

When putting together the B23 for my car, we didn't have a B21/23 water pipe, so mikeP welded a tab on the other...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By towerymt
I haven't gone looking for a shop yet but I'd be...

I haven't gone looking for a shop yet but I'd be interested to know if you find one. I thought about asking Allied in Falls Church. They're near Don Beyer Volvo so they know what a Volvo head looks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By towerymt
The one pictured above is the 240 Turbo variety...

The one pictured above is the 240 Turbo variety used on the cars fitted with an intercooler. They're not very common. And they may not fit so well depending on the rest of your setup.

Engine bay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By towerymt
I use a 20oz soda bottle with a vent hole drilled...

I use a 20oz soda bottle with a vent hole drilled through the cap next to where the hose runs through. How high are your standards? :lol: Mine is captured loosely by zip ties, sits down next to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By towerymt
Says '90 760 Turbo in the first post. :e-shrug: ...

Says '90 760 Turbo in the first post. :e-shrug:


The distributor in the head won't work on a standard B23FT because the old style 160/398/405 head doesn't allow for it. B23FT likely has a 398...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By towerymt
G80 is a Dana 30 3.73+ sized carrier. So a Dana...

G80 is a Dana 30 3.73+ sized carrier. So a Dana 30 3.73, 3.91, 4.10, etc ring gear should work on the Volvo carrier. 3.54 and numerically lower ratio ring gear from a Dana 30 won't work. Not sure...
Forum: website & board 10-29-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By towerymt
You can use an HTML tag to display the image and...

You can use an HTML tag to display the image and also resize it smaller by giving a percentage.

Example html tag using percent as size reduction. you can also give just a number instead that will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By towerymt
Check the torque rods. The upper links between...

Check the torque rods. The upper links between the rear axle and the chassis. If the bushings are ripped or the metal end of the rod itself is broken, it will allow misalignment of the axle and you...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 29,374
Posted By towerymt
Nice plates. Did you do the whole...

Nice plates. Did you do the whole send-a-rubbing-of-the-chassis-number to Vermont and they send you plates & a title for next to nothing, sight unseen?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By towerymt
Sounds like a wiring issue. If the oil...

Sounds like a wiring issue.

If the oil pressure is low, it usually comes on at idle when the engine is warmed up. On my car, it will come on if the engine is hot and I start braking and then...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By towerymt
Wheel adapters with the correct centerbore to...

Wheel adapters with the correct centerbore to match the hub and the correct diameter lip to center the wheel are superior to use because the stack (wheel + adapter) will be centered every time.

If...
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