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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 07:10 PM
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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: 704
Views: 144,589
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: 225
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: 225
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: 928
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: 665
Posted By culberro
Theyíre batch fire, all the injectors fire at the...

Theyíre batch fire, all the injectors fire at the same time. Canít really screw that one up :)
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,776
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: 264
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: 928
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: 370
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: 18
Views: 996
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: 2,303
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: 378
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: 18
Views: 996
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...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By culberro
I prefer the STS turbo drain adapter. It's super...

I prefer the STS turbo drain adapter. It's super easy to install, and it's also removable if you want to transfer it to another engine. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By culberro
Do you run your car very low? Iíve had a lot of...

Do you run your car very low? Iíve had a lot of issues with the 1-piece smashing into the tunnel.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By culberro
Do you have a repair manual for a Volvo with a...

Do you have a repair manual for a Volvo with a redblock engine? The “new” head height is listed in there.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By culberro
Buy the real support plate from 5speeds.com. The...

Buy the real support plate from 5speeds.com. The others allegedly have fitment issues.
Are you running a single piece or 2-piece driveshaft with the T5?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By culberro
For the T5, adding a billet steel cluster bearing...

For the T5, adding a billet steel cluster bearing support plate is a great way to increase the torque capacity of the trans you have. You can also transfer it to another trans if you break the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 274,644
Posted By culberro
I've become a big fan of the HF storage cases....

I've become a big fan of the HF storage cases. This guy and the bigger one as well: https://www.harborfreight.com/19-bin-portable-parts-storage-case-93928.html

They stack well, and sort of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By culberro
I *think* it’s 5mm. I’m not sure on the length...

I *think* it’s 5mm. I’m not sure on the length (15 or 20mm). I could measure one in a few days. I bought a bag of 25 of them years ago for $5 at the hardware store.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,543
Posted By culberro
Adding mass increases the natural frequency of...

Adding mass increases the natural frequency of the caliper. This can definitely be used to reduce vibrations.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-25-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,101
Posted By culberro
Does anyone have any experience with the...

Does anyone have any experience with the ECUMasters ECUs?
These seem like a decent alternative.

https://ecumasterusa.com/collections/standalone-engine-management
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,303
Posted By culberro
Just the stock 13mm rods. That Flywheel is...

Just the stock 13mm rods.

That Flywheel is probably not the best for high rpm use. Definitely don’t want it coming apart. The older “flat” flywheels have been fine at those revs, in my experience....
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-24-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,101
Posted By culberro
I feel the AEM UI is worse than TS. Iíve used...

I feel the AEM UI is worse than TS. Iíve used Motec, Haltec, TS, and AEM. And I would rate them in that order from easy to PITA.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-23-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,101
Posted By culberro
It all depends what you want to do with the uS...

It all depends what you want to do with the uS (microsquirt) ECU.
uS has a limited number of outputs, so that kind of puts you in a box. There's limited idle speed control, and limited ignition and...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-23-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,101
Posted By culberro
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By culberro
They totally do a visual with a mirror on a...

They totally do a visual with a mirror on a stick. I was there just a few months ago.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,303
Posted By culberro
Fun fact, a NA b230 with "big" rods will rev over...

Fun fact, a NA b230 with "big" rods will rev over 8k without ejecting the internals. A good clean engine, good clean and cool oil, head and ECU to support the revs. Done.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By culberro
Those should work just fine.

Those should work just fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,455
Posted By culberro
Use a stock clutch. The clutch will usually slip...

Use a stock clutch. The clutch will usually slip before the transmission breaks.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-16-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,101
Posted By culberro
Can the EMS 4 handle a 60-2 trigger? I've known a...

Can the EMS 4 handle a 60-2 trigger? I've known a few people who couldn't get them to run because of that on a BMW. Even with the resistor across VR+ and VR-, the voltage was peaking too high.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,159
Posted By culberro
A 1200lb trailer with 3 dirt bikes, and all the...

A 1200lb trailer with 3 dirt bikes, and all the gear for a weekend in the woods. I also towed 3k pounds to the scrap yard without any issues as well. Trailer brakes would be a good idea, but ain’t...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By culberro
VR6 turbo swap it instead. Or use a AAZ, or...

VR6 turbo swap it instead.

Or use a AAZ, or a 1.6 diesel with a turbo if you want to keep it simple.
A TDI-M if you want to spend a lot of money.

All the TDIs will require a big jump into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By culberro
It still matters. Pat was having a heck of a time...

It still matters. Pat was having a heck of a time bleeding the brakes on his rally car using a Motive. He lifted the rear up, lightly tapped the brake pedal a few times (gets bubbles to migrate into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By culberro
I almost always jack up the rear of the car. The...

I almost always jack up the rear of the car. The nose-up MC orientation makes it really easy to get bubbles trapped.
Give the rear brake valves many many taps, and that's the best you can do.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By culberro
I used 12” aluminum hex adjusters with 5/8”...

I used 12” aluminum hex adjusters with 5/8” thread last time I made a set.

Edit: LOL at reading comprehension. See below.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By culberro
Have the inlet and outlet both offset opposite of...

Have the inlet and outlet both offset opposite of each other, and 3Ē.
Basically whatís in the kit Harlard posted.

Harlard and I did a mini GB on a pair of those JT Tuning exhausts. It was...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By culberro
Offset magnaflow in the stock location. If a...

Offset magnaflow in the stock location.
If a turbo, the straight through perforated one will be fine.
If NA, the “turbo” muffler will quiet it down well but still allow for some rumbles.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-03-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By culberro
What do you want the ECU to do? Just run the...

What do you want the ECU to do? Just run the engine?
Are you going to use a flex-fuel sensor?
Boost by gear?
Launch control?
Anti-lag?

What is the trigger system on the b200ft? Crank or...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-03-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By culberro
Which MS do you plan on using?

Which MS do you plan on using?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By culberro
You will be fine running the b21 k-jet head on...

You will be fine running the b21 k-jet head on b23 or b230 block, just use a b23/b230 head gasket.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By culberro
Most diverter valves are based on the Porsche/VW...

Most diverter valves are based on the Porsche/VW style. You'll definitely want to use one with lh2.4. Some have been lucky without one, but many have not.

Forge makes a nice one, as does 034...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 26,156
Posted By culberro
To add more fun to this: I can see the images...

To add more fun to this:
I can see the images while using my iphone.
I can not see the images on my laptop.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,433
Posted By culberro
B230 oil feeds are M14x1.5

B230 oil feeds are M14x1.5
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By culberro
How much was your flywheel/clutch balance again?

How much was your flywheel/clutch balance again?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By culberro
IIRC, It would be hard to leave a sharp edge...

IIRC, It would be hard to leave a sharp edge there from the OD corner of a endmill (unless the diameter was too small). The spring seat isn't in a hole/pocket, it's kind of on top of a hill.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By culberro
I wouldn't sweat it, I recall there being plenty...

I wouldn't sweat it, I recall there being plenty if material there. I have some 8v heads that I cut in half and can post pictures in a bit.

These heads are 25 years old at a minimum, and with...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By culberro
Should be weldable if the valve guide is removed...

Should be weldable if the valve guide is removed and a pencil torch is used.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By culberro
Mike, Check Out Dave Clark Motorsports on FB....

Mike, Check Out Dave Clark Motorsports on FB. He's the one doing the fab work. Look for the photos/posts around January and earlier.

Dave Clark Motorsports on FB link....
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