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Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By quillc
There is a member on the board that did a...

There is a member on the board that did a supercharged & turbocharged redblock years ago now very successfully.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 769
Posted By quillc
I would suspect that you will run out of...

I would suspect that you will run out of pocketbook before you run out of motor with that B23A.

If you are turbocharging it, you will get to 300 HP if you wish. Since it is carb'd, you will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By quillc
Yeah, outer H4. Inner H1. Both sets are on when...

Yeah, outer H4. Inner H1. Both sets are on when in high beam.

I run this setup on my 84 GLT. With 4000 lumen LED H4 and 4000 lumen LED H1, it puts more light down the road on high beam than any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By quillc
:rofl: Buy a quality oil. Change it...

:rofl:

Buy a quality oil. Change it regularly. If your pressure is low (high mileage) buy a thicker oil.

Same as it has always been.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By quillc
Ah, oil. There is so much information and...

Ah, oil. There is so much information and opinions out there, you can lose your mind.

My opinion....

Realistically, on these old engines, they are all about the same. The nice thing about true...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By quillc
yeah, pop the kick panel on the back passenger...

yeah, pop the kick panel on the back passenger side and you will likely find the vent hose missing, the hose is cracked, or the clamp is loose.
Forum: showroom 08-22-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 78,706
Posted By quillc
:lol: You must watch the Bus Grease Monkey...

:lol: You must watch the Bus Grease Monkey YouTube channel as well.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By quillc
double nut and it'll turn right off.

double nut and it'll turn right off.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,931
Posted By quillc
Those are known in the HVAC industry as...

Those are known in the HVAC industry as 'PowerBand' belts. That was the Gates name for them when they came out ~20 years ago. They are intended for use on a matched sheave in belt driven...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By quillc
Get the sedan with little/no rust. Or you...

Get the sedan with little/no rust.

Or you could by a car like this: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/seattle-1993-volvo-240-wagon-great/6928762029.html

and then have it shipped across...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By quillc
There was something about putting it in reverse...

There was something about putting it in reverse and dumping the clutch or similar as I recall. I'm sure someone on the board will know the procedure off the top of their head.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,028
Posted By quillc
I'd daily it. I daily an 83 242 at 134 miles...

I'd daily it.

I daily an 83 242 at 134 miles a day. Frankly LH2 isn't too far away from Djet. Both very simplistic.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By quillc
Yeah, your fluid is boiling over. Its a hydraulic...

Yeah, your fluid is boiling over. Its a hydraulic system and the excessive (for the design load anyway) steering input is causing the fluid to expand and puke out of the top cap.

Buy a stacked...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,080
Posted By quillc
Stop by Tap Plastics (or online) and buy a chunk...

Stop by Tap Plastics (or online) and buy a chunk of Polypropylene. Trace the carb gasket with a scribe and use a coping saw/band saw/other to cut out the profile. !/2" thick is more than adequate. Be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By quillc
Exactly. Sucks to pull the trans and then say...

Exactly. Sucks to pull the trans and then say 'huh, this looks fine...'

If you get down under the car and look at the clutch fork, if it is in the normal position - its probably some other portion...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By quillc
Firewall likely tore out where the cable passes...

Firewall likely tore out where the cable passes through it.

Look in the engine compartment where the cable passes through it. There may be an insulation pad in the way preventing you seeing what...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,131
Posted By quillc
Analysis paralysis guys. For a street +T,...

Analysis paralysis guys.

For a street +T, pretty much any cam beyond the M is an improvement. The difference in HP might be 2 or 3 for any of these cams.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
S/V/C: Oils
Views: 1,010
Posted By quillc
Full synthetic in all my vehicles (1966 to...

Full synthetic in all my vehicles (1966 to newish).
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,131
Posted By quillc
Pretty much anything other than the M cam that...

Pretty much anything other than the M cam that the engine came with.

As stated before, T seems to work well in a +T configuration as you have more compression in an NA motor.

An A, V, iPD turbo...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,197
Posted By quillc
The 16 valve LS kind. You'll make more power...

The 16 valve LS kind.

You'll make more power from a stock 5.3 than most of the modified whiteblock swaps.

Add a turbo or two and you'll be well double what the whiteblocks will produce.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 184,593
Posted By quillc
This is why you see a lot of LS swaps running...

This is why you see a lot of LS swaps running electric water pumps.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By quillc
He's looking for the 'engine reconditioning'...

He's looking for the 'engine reconditioning' book.

Books for Cars.com has at least one or two on the shelf
Books4cars.com
They ship internationally all the time. Every time I'm in there (I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,698
Posted By quillc
Could also be a (largish) vacuum leak. Inspect...

Could also be a (largish) vacuum leak. Inspect all of your hoses - especially the flame trap hoses.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By quillc
http://www.sirtools.com/volvo.htm I have all...

http://www.sirtools.com/volvo.htm

I have all of these seal tools. A nice square installation compared to the shaft makes the seal last longer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,623
Posted By quillc
I've taken flywheels like that to the machine...

I've taken flywheels like that to the machine shop and had them surfaced just fine.

They will tell you if there is an issue.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By quillc
I stopped using the hushers a while back. They...

I stopped using the hushers a while back. They always look like that. I just shim the adjustment at the lowest end of 'normal' that I can. You can hear a little clicking, but nothing major. Hard to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,434
Posted By quillc
Those look nice, but they are still only 19 #/hr....

Those look nice, but they are still only 19 #/hr. May make for a little better fuel economy, but won't flow more fuel than the stockers.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,343
Posted By quillc
yeah, I realized that after I posted. Felt...

yeah, I realized that after I posted. Felt foolish, but decided to not delete the post. Glad the Hella worked out!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By quillc
I had the old style cable in there. Twas worn...

I had the old style cable in there. Twas worn through the lining.

The new cable feels fine and cycles easily. I've got two of these cars and the new vs old cable feels the same.

The issue is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,343
Posted By quillc
Is that with the engine operating? That's really...

Is that with the engine operating? That's really low.

The alternator voltage should be 13.5 - 14.1V.

If the voltage is that low, you have a ton of voltage drop. I would also check your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By quillc
I've had bad experiences with all of them. I've...

I've had bad experiences with all of them. I've recently come to the conclusion that the rubber is the least bad option. There is no silver bullet. I'm toying with making a steel bracket (for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By quillc
Yep. Buy Zimmerman or Brembo. ...

Yep. Buy Zimmerman or Brembo.




Don't think so, buy maybe someone else knows better.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,797
Posted By quillc
Nope. Something else going on there. Likely have...

Nope. Something else going on there. Likely have a vacuum leak. 1982=LH1 EFI (one year only). If there is an issue with the EFI system, you would be better off updating the system to LH2.2 from an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By quillc
So could(can) I. All of the force that the clutch...

So could(can) I. All of the force that the clutch exerts is placed on that cable where it passes through the firewall. My clutch is a stock (NA car) Sachs clutch on the stock flat flywheel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,500
Posted By quillc
I see those around the Seattle area from time to...

I see those around the Seattle area from time to time. Reminds me of the old VW 4X4 Vanagons.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By quillc
You can also try airing down the tires, then air...

You can also try airing down the tires, then air them back up. If they didn't do that when they installed the tires, you can have issues with the tires being a shade out of round. This is due to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By quillc
techron fuel cleaner won't do anything for these...

techron fuel cleaner won't do anything for these cars.

For backflushing, I use a 12V dewalt drill/driver battery.

Most of the time (three times in the last 10 years). I'll pull my injectors...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By quillc
At this point, you would be better served to drop...

At this point, you would be better served to drop the trans out from the car on its own, then pull the engine separately.

If you do bolt the trans back up, be sure to rotate the trans to get the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By quillc
Thanks! The 'spacers' in there consist of: ...

Thanks!

The 'spacers' in there consist of:
1. 5/8" washer betweent the bushing and the firewall. This is cut to fit in place.
2. 1/2" washers between the cable and the firewall.

The 5/8"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By quillc
240 M46 Clutch Cable Firewall Tearout

Is your clutch pedal mysteriously sinking? Does it engage right off the floor? Have you adjusted the cable to the very limit of its travel and it doesn't seem to make any difference?

You have...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By quillc
Rock crawler?

Rock crawler?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By quillc
I've been using Bosch EV1 (same form factor as...

I've been using Bosch EV1 (same form factor as the Volvo) injectors from a 90's Ford 460 out of a Ford F250. 23#/hr vs the Volvo 19#/hr. Fits like stock. They are blue vs the orange.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,500
Posted By quillc
Your car is LH2. Two years only (83/84). Good...

Your car is LH2. Two years only (83/84). Good high compression motor for 83 :) I DD an 83 242.

The EFI on these cars is pretty simple, it really sounds like you have a couple of things going on....
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 408,018
Posted By quillc
25+ in washington state is exempt in all counties.

25+ in washington state is exempt in all counties.
Forum: website & board 04-02-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 29,857
Posted By quillc
$20. Chris@yv1a.com username quillc

$20.
Chris@yv1a.com
username quillc
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 408,018
Posted By quillc
You need to be before the cat. If you have it...

You need to be before the cat. If you have it after the cat (assuming the cat isn't a gutted shell), you will have erroneous readings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=HADOcrcMikA
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 186,164
Posted By quillc
There have been many people that use the 940 fan...

There have been many people that use the 940 fan with integrated shroud. The shroud is wider, but seems to be pretty simple to cut down and bond back together. There is also a nice relay controller...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,918
Posted By quillc
Depends. A two core copper wouldn't do as well as...

Depends. A two core copper wouldn't do as well as the same thickness aluminum. A three core copper would likely do about the same.

Copper has a higher heat transfer coefficient than aluminum, but...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,894
Posted By quillc
Need some electric cutouts.... ...

Need some electric cutouts....
https://www.jegs.com/i/Dougs-Headers/776/DEC250AK/10002/-1
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 408,018
Posted By quillc
Nice dyno pull! Cam ran out of breath. Need...

Nice dyno pull!

Cam ran out of breath. Need more cam. :)
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