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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By culberro
$22 plus shipping, or $40-50 from the local...

$22 plus shipping, or $40-50 from the local Baxter auto parts store (3min drive). If I call by 1pm, they'll have it there by 5pm usually.
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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By culberro
Correct. The flange is about the thickness of a...

Correct. The flange is about the thickness of a washer, so probably closer to 1-1.5mm. If you keep the torch pointed more towards the frame rail, and then move the weld puddle into the flange of the...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By culberro
Looks good so far! If you can get the metal...

Looks good so far!

If you can get the metal squirt gun even remotely close to positioned, you can "stitch" the weld nuts in, just one large tack weld at a time. The flange is probably just 2mm...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,054
Views: 494,817
Posted By culberro
Some of the amazon connector sets are total...

Some of the amazon connector sets are total garbage, especially for the price.

I stumbled upon the connector kits that Prowire USA sells, it's all I use now. Bonus for cool printed heatshrink:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 235
Posted By culberro
I’ve been buying Gates pumps since I started...

I’ve been buying Gates pumps since I started playing with 240s. They usually come with studs.
To prevent tearing the balloon knot on top of the pump, use a light coating of silicone lube... water...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By culberro
You can trim the upper cover so it'll come off...

You can trim the upper cover so it'll come off without removing the water pump pulley. Grab some sharpies, a cutting tool, and go to town.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By culberro
When making the mounting tabs/ears, I found a few...

When making the mounting tabs/ears, I found a few tricks to make engine installation easier:

On the mounting tabs, weld a thick washer to the bushing side. Then smooth out the weld to offer a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By culberro
You can get a PCV cap/plug with NPT thread...

You can get a PCV cap/plug with NPT thread already in it. Then you just have to add a reducing bushing and your air line fitting. No glue necessary :)

The OD of the plug I have is slightly less...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By culberro
If you want to bolt the engine mounts in, just...

If you want to bolt the engine mounts in, just use some m10 weld nuts and call it good. That’s more than enough to hold the engine in place.

https://www.mcmaster.com/90563a670
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By culberro
.010” off the block is about as much as you’d...

.010” off the block is about as much as you’d want to go with a stock HG. Squish should be about .035”-.030”
The head can be machined over .100” without any issues, FYI. Tell your MS to not be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By culberro
Use turbo pistons and machine the head to raise...

Use turbo pistons and machine the head to raise static CR?
That's what I did on my old car, worked well. It currently has a GTX2860 running 20psi on the setup.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 55,976
Posted By culberro
Did you get a skid plate yet?

Did you get a skid plate yet?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By culberro
I had some cleaned T5 red injectors on my LH2.4...

I had some cleaned T5 red injectors on my LH2.4 swapped 240. The idle quality was much better when compared to the older stock injectors. The injectors also supplied enough fuel for 15psi from a 13c....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,436
Posted By culberro
Get the hood from ACM. Their carbon hood is $720...

Get the hood from ACM. Their carbon hood is $720 USD plus freight. That's less than $1k to your door.
Their cheaper "race mounting" hood in fiber glass is only $180 plus freight.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,436
Posted By culberro
What quality are you looking for in the finished...

What quality are you looking for in the finished product?
What materials?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,436
Posted By culberro
I do.

I do.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By culberro
Fixed back and side mounts are what you want. Hit...

Fixed back and side mounts are what you want. Hit up CL or FB marketplace for a used seat. I wouldn't pay over $200 for anything used unless it's in like new condition.
Cobra, corbeau, racetech,...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-24-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By culberro
It'll never spool.

It'll never spool.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,683
Posted By culberro
I’ve had 3 Innovate wideband fail for various...

I’ve had 3 Innovate wideband fail for various reasons in the last 4 years. One of them took out a very expensive motor.
Switched to AEM, no problems. The separate sensor ground on the AEM is a huge...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By culberro
This. The starter ring gears are the same. You...

This. The starter ring gears are the same. You can swap them without heat if you're careful with a hammer a drift.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 313,220
Posted By culberro
That thing sounds sweet!

That thing sounds sweet!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By culberro
If this is a track car, I'd ditch the booster and...

If this is a track car, I'd ditch the booster and setup the brake pedal for a ~5.5:1 ratio.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By culberro
Most shops in the PDX area will charge ~$450 to...

Most shops in the PDX area will charge ~$450 to rebuilt a 16v head, add in another $75-100 for the weld repair.
This includes refacing the stock valves, new bronze guides and viton seals, 3-angle...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By culberro
For what it's worth, I used a Melling m181 pump...

For what it's worth, I used a Melling m181 pump in a b230 16v with an added oil feed to the rear of the head. ~8k rpm redline, and never any issues with oil pressure. This was used in a rally car, so...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 313,220
Posted By culberro
You could swap out one of the Teflon ends for a...

You could swap out one of the Teflon ends for a nylon filled rod-end. They’re a bit quieter, significantly quieter after the Teflon gets pounded out.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 405,506
Posted By culberro
This is my experience using stock bilstein HDs...

This is my experience using stock bilstein HDs struts and Gabriel Ultra rear shocks.
I'm a fan of 250 lbs/in in the front and 150 lbs/in at the rear location. Not bouncy and handles crappy roads...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,269
Posted By culberro
The 16v heads have oval oil drain-back holes,...

The 16v heads have oval oil drain-back holes, nothing wrong there.
Did you install the gasket upside down?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By culberro
There should be either a divot in the block, in...

There should be either a divot in the block, in the head, or both. If you end up with a combo where there’s no divot in either, you can add them easily enough.
The factory just drilled the block...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By culberro
Grab a head gasket and overlay it, but I'm...

Grab a head gasket and overlay it, but I'm 99.9999% sure there's not an issue. The original motor in the rally car was a b230f with a k-jet head.

The oil passage area through the head gasket is...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By culberro
It’ll all bolt together.

It’ll all bolt together.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By culberro
6 States is usually pretty decent. I wouldn't...

6 States is usually pretty decent. I wouldn't sweat it.

In Portland we have: 6 States, Driveline Express (Potter Webster), and Driveline Services. I've known people that have used all of them...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By culberro
I was thinking that was the correct one. Small...

I was thinking that was the correct one. Small BCD and 3/8" bolt holes.

If anyone is ever looking for random DS parts, I have had great luck with Fort Wayne Clutch (and Dennys Drive Shaft). Lots...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By culberro
Apparently after 89-ish they went to a...

Apparently after 89-ish they went to a non-standard u-joint. 88 and earlier appear to be 1310. I've done 3 different driveshafts, and all were on earlier cars using the 1310 u-joints.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By culberro
Isn't the stock 240 flange for a 1310 u-joint?

Isn't the stock 240 flange for a 1310 u-joint?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By culberro
Are you using high-Z injectors, or did you add a...

Are you using high-Z injectors, or did you add a resistor pack? Because if not, you’re about to fry your fuel ECU.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By culberro
There’s enough room to add a 3/4” turnbuckle on...

There’s enough room to add a 3/4” turnbuckle on the axle end. You can also do this with 1x 3-4” 3/4” coarse bolt and 2x nuts. It’s $5 in hardware and 15min of your time.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By culberro
Bigger looking brakes? RX7 calipers and 9...

Bigger looking brakes?
RX7 calipers and 9 series rotors work well. You end up with the about the same brake torque, but a larger rotor and aluminum caliper to help with heat dissipation.

I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 181,871
Posted By culberro
2.25 or 2.5"?

2.25 or 2.5"?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By culberro
Down low on the strut tower.

Down low on the strut tower.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By culberro
I used the $40 eBay fuel rail with a regulator...

I used the $40 eBay fuel rail with a regulator mounted externally. It worked great, no problems.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,590
Posted By culberro
There's not really any "tight tolerances" that...

There's not really any "tight tolerances" that you have to specify when ordering pistons... if the designs are already done.
Just say what bore you want (96.5mm most likely), tell them to be "piston...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,521
Posted By culberro
They’re batch fire, all the injectors fire at the...

They’re batch fire, all the injectors fire at the same time. Can’t really screw that one up :)
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,311
Posted By culberro
Most delivery trucks are 2 and 3 piece drive...

Most delivery trucks are 2 and 3 piece drive lines. 6 States is primarily a truck and industrial supplier. They'll figure it out for you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By culberro
Good to know. I've used the larger diameter Saab...

Good to know. I've used the larger diameter Saab 9-3 2L 16v turbo pressure plate with a 9" disk (stock dog-dish disk will work) on a few different setups. The pressure plate does need to be spaced...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,590
Posted By culberro
You can call up any piston manufacture (CP, JE,...

You can call up any piston manufacture (CP, JE, Wiseco) and have them make pistons for you. All of them even have Volvo b230 8V piston designs ready to go. You just need to tell them if they will be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By culberro
This. I use a 19mm 6pt deep socket, and an...

This. I use a 19mm 6pt deep socket, and an extension. It's a 5min job with minimal coolant loss. The socket will only go on one or two ways due to the sensor body, so make sure you get it clocked...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,590
Posted By culberro
The 12" threaded tubes work well for stock height...

The 12" threaded tubes work well for stock height and full range of suspension travel. If you were going to have a lifted volvo, a 13" tube is where I would start, but that might even be too long....
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,162
Posted By culberro
Nothing wrong with the smaller crank bearing...

Nothing wrong with the smaller crank bearing size, as it's still pretty large. I used that on the 2.5L NA 16v engine that was in the rally car. If you are worried about the center thrust bearing only...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By culberro
I've used NGK7 and NGK8 heat range plugs without...

I've used NGK7 and NGK8 heat range plugs without any issues in both b230ft and high compression b230s. The XS62 should work just fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,590
Posted By culberro
I've never had the RH/LH nuts come loose on the...

I've never had the RH/LH nuts come loose on the torque rods. Instead it's the bolt into the chassis that comes loose on a regular basis. This is on the drift car and rally car.

I would suggest...
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