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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 03:12 PM
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Posted By JohnMc
I did go from one end clear to the other on my...

I did go from one end clear to the other on my load leveler. It would be a lot easier to fit in if I'd ever taken off the radiator/headlight support panel in front, but that's all still in place.
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,960
Posted By JohnMc
If you can make 300, you can make 600. Just...

If you can make 300, you can make 600. Just double the boost.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 09:51 AM
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Views: 222,448
Posted By JohnMc
Got slightly motivated this weekend and stuck the...

Got slightly motivated this weekend and stuck the motor in the car. I wasn't sure the LS and the CD009 would fit in bolted together, but it wasn't bad. I did have to lift the front of the car a...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,960
Posted By JohnMc
Mine isn't a Chevy motor. It's from a Hummer. ...

Mine isn't a Chevy motor. It's from a Hummer.

And it's not an LS, it's an LH8. The LH8 engine code translates to 'Let the H8 flow'....
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,960
Posted By JohnMc
I guess some Swedish guys make 900 HP from a...

I guess some Swedish guys make 900 HP from a 'redblock' shaped object, and sometimes more. But that's into NHRA-style territory with exotic fuels and $$$$$ engine builds that get rebuilt...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,960
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, the thread title clearly says 'LS'. ...

Yeah, the thread title clearly says 'LS'. Although with the title saying '901 hp' I guess it probably doesn't need to say that it's not a redblock anymore.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By JohnMc
I must have gotten some early production mounts -...

I must have gotten some early production mounts - they don't have the slots for engine positioning, just holes.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By JohnMc
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By JohnMc
Lol, I wonder if I was using the temp sensor...

Lol, I wonder if I was using the temp sensor wrong on mine. Eh, it worked. The two terminals connected at around 220 degrees.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By JohnMc
I did this on mine a long time ago, but I had...

I did this on mine a long time ago, but I had Megasquirt to use as a programmable output.

The fan control relay has 12V+ and ground going to it, and there are two 'control' wires. These are...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-12-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By JohnMc
I was using the Toyota COP's. They're pretty...

I was using the Toyota COP's. They're pretty easy to find in junkyards. Two tiny little snips to take off a bit of the flange on both sides and they fit right down into the valley of the 16V valve...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,960
Posted By JohnMc
A great part is that if a fuel pump fails to...

A great part is that if a fuel pump fails to deliver enough fuel, or an oil filter collapses, or whatever and he vents the block, almost all of that gets reused, it's jsut another barely touched...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By JohnMc
Two things (which don't address the root cause) ...

Two things (which don't address the root cause)
1) if you don't have the fitted OEM foam block that fits inside the shifter hole - just get a cheap foam car-washing sponge and cut a small hole in...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,960
Posted By JohnMc
"Real money' is a rather flexible term, but just...

"Real money' is a rather flexible term, but just based on Denmah's description in the video, there aren't a lot of high dollar parts in the mix. I'm assuming the 6.0 'smoky ring' engine doesn't have...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,960
Posted By JohnMc
Nah, just feed the turbo into a supercharger. ...

Nah, just feed the turbo into a supercharger. LSA chargers are all over the place.

Well, not quite, but they're not exactly rare.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,960
Posted By JohnMc
Old school, try to make it from a 1.6L B16...

Old school, try to make it from a 1.6L B16 pushrod motor.

EDIT: Although really, sticking a B230 back in (the cargo area) could help with dyno traction issues.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,960
Posted By JohnMc
Gigitty.

Gigitty.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 222,448
Posted By JohnMc
I see you can get 49 tooth wheels, and I have no...

I see you can get 49 tooth wheels, and I have no idea if that's close enough to work properly or not. 2% off - not sure what amount of slip the old Bosch computer will react to. Or that that style...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 222,448
Posted By JohnMc
Actually got a slight bit more work done ion this...

Actually got a slight bit more work done ion this yesterday. It was a small 'housekeeping' task that needed to be done - replacing the heater control valve. It's been stuck part-way on for a while...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 972
Posted By JohnMc
I didn't need new u-joints on mine, I just reused...

I didn't need new u-joints on mine, I just reused them. All I can say is that the 3/4" shaft with 48 splines fits into the stock u-joint perfectly.

But the overall length of those u-joints might...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-31-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 222,448
Posted By JohnMc
Lol, no, I have been in a bad combination of busy...

Lol, no, I have been in a bad combination of busy and lazy. Doing other stuff. I really haven't touched it in about a month.

I need to mess around with the heater firewall connection. And stick...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By JohnMc
Ej20, ej22?

Ej20, ej22?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By JohnMc
An older Subaru, before they went to OHC. This...

An older Subaru, before they went to OHC. This is more like a VW with the center camshaft. But unlike a VW because of the cylinders integral to the half-block.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 972
Posted By JohnMc
No guarantees, but I replaced the stock steering...

No guarantees, but I replaced the stock steering shaft (the bulky rubber isolated section) on my 240 with a new part from Coleman racing. I'm not sure what the actual specs on the Volvo steering...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By JohnMc
And of course, why choose between the two Lifted...

And of course, why choose between the two Lifted 4WD turbo V8 AWD burnouts sounds fun.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By JohnMc
Both have their limits between what is still road...

Both have their limits between what is still road legal and what isn't.

Over my driving career, I have tended to get more speeding tickets in my slower cars. I even managed to get one in a 1983...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By JohnMc
Lol, now I'm confused. Which one is supposedly...

Lol, now I'm confused. Which one is supposedly 'useful'? :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By JohnMc
You can't always expect nothing but praise. ...

You can't always expect nothing but praise. Somethings make sense (like putting a 600 hp turbo V8 in a Volvo wagon) and some don't (putting a Volvo wagon atop a truck frame).






Wait, I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By JohnMc
Chock the wheels, put on the handbrakes, etc, to...

Chock the wheels, put on the handbrakes, etc, to take the torque off the driveshaft. Then give it some hard wiggles/shakes, see if it is loose. Any detectable looseness is bad.

If it's not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By JohnMc
To me, this indicates you have NOT broken...

To me, this indicates you have NOT broken anything inside the diff.

Also worth checking the center support bearing, it can do weird things. Also possibly rear axle bushings. But the u-joint is...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By JohnMc
Someone wasn't paying attention at the factory. ...

Someone wasn't paying attention at the factory. Build sheet says 'grab badge from bin A', they grab from bin B. It happens.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By JohnMc
Just swap the badges. A much simpler project.

Just swap the badges. A much simpler project.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ Why spend a huge amount of energy and...

/\ /\ /\ Why spend a huge amount of energy and effort and money making a combination that won't work as well as either original donor vehicle did?

Just get a Toyota and paint it zebra stripes or...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,782
Posted By JohnMc
T5's usually have a sky high 5th gear. Trying to...

T5's usually have a sky high 5th gear. Trying to coax some EPA mpg's out of a lazy V8.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,782
Posted By JohnMc
I was subtly saying the same thing. Peak HP is...

I was subtly saying the same thing. Peak HP is all about pushing the torque band higher and higher, and unless you can do the New(!) Improved(!) fancy fun things with cams like modern engines can...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,782
Posted By JohnMc
I had an S cam in the PV's motor for a while...

I had an S cam in the PV's motor for a while (until a lobe got chewed off, as happens occasionally with these things).

It was pretty fun, nice 'on cam' feel at 3200 rpm or so, pulled pretty well...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,782
Posted By JohnMc
The torque you can make with normal aspiration is...

The torque you can make with normal aspiration is limited, all you can do is get closer to a theoretical maximum. Room for improvement, but not a doubling or tripling like you can do with boost. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,782
Posted By JohnMc
With 2.1 liters, your only real avenue to 200 HP...

With 2.1 liters, your only real avenue to 200 HP is revving the piss out of it (and having enough I/H/E flow to support it).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,167
Posted By JohnMc
At this point it might be worth mentioning what...

At this point it might be worth mentioning what car you have. Year, make, model.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,131
Posted By JohnMc
LS swaps aren't off topic, because they're...

LS swaps aren't off topic, because they're mentioned specifically in the OP.

Just be honest with what you're trying to accomplish. Redblocks are great motors, and they respond well to modest...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,782
Posted By JohnMc
Even if there was (no clue really), I don't think...

Even if there was (no clue really), I don't think it would matter. 200 HP N/A certainly isn't going to be stressing a cast crank or a forged crank, that's not what breaks on any vaguely sane engine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By JohnMc
There are no permanent magnets in an alternator -...

There are no permanent magnets in an alternator - but it generates alternating current based on magnetic fields moving past windings. The magnetic fields are produced on the alternator's rotor (a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,782
Posted By JohnMc
I've *heard* that later blocks, in general, are...

I've *heard* that later blocks, in general, are slightly more prone to core shift, but I really suspect it's a case of low sample size anecdotes.

That said, my even smaller anecdotal group never...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, if you're using Megasquirt you could...

Yeah, if you're using Megasquirt you could probably get just about any position to work.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By JohnMc
The charge warning light is part of the exciter...

The charge warning light is part of the exciter circuit. If it's not working, the alternator has to self excite. Which works exactly like you described.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,167
Posted By JohnMc
I was agreeing with your opinion. Most causes of...

I was agreeing with your opinion. Most causes of actual low pressure will be more dependent on low revs and/or high temp.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By JohnMc
Find TDC #1 (or #4) via the timing marks on the...

Find TDC #1 (or #4) via the timing marks on the front pulley. Bear in mind that a very old pulley may have had the outer shell with the marks slip. If you have doubts, you could carefully check wit...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,167
Posted By JohnMc
If the flickering doesn't get worse when the...

If the flickering doesn't get worse when the engine is warm and/or the revs are lower, it's more likely than not to be the wiring.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By JohnMc
He unhooked the WG line and still didn't get more...

He unhooked the WG line and still didn't get more boost. Boost control wouldn't work in that situation, all it can do is (at the extreme) simulate an unhooked WG line.

The actuator just needs to...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 149,338
Posted By JohnMc
Heh, I just eyeballed mine, and it's been close...

Heh, I just eyeballed mine, and it's been close enough.
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