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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 370
Posted By towerymt
Sam had some noise. I think I may have heard it,...

Sam had some noise. I think I may have heard it, but I don't remember if I did, and I don't remember what it sounded like. I just remember talking with him about clearances and there's this old...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By towerymt
27mm or 1-1/16" deep socket to remove the nut on...

27mm or 1-1/16" deep socket to remove the nut on the steering column that holds the wheel on. If you're using a breaker bar, roll down the drivers side front window so you don't accidentally smash...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By towerymt
8" rear is super short. I've used 11" x 200 and...

8" rear is super short. I've used 11" x 200 and 11" x 250 and 11" (measured 10.75") x 325. With my revalved Bilstein HDs that had the droop length reduced 1", the springs remain captured between...
Forum: showroom 07-13-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By towerymt
My '87 in 1999...I got it in September '99: ...

My '87 in 1999...I got it in September '99:
http://www.pbase.com/towerymt/image/5704707.jpg

My '87, looking just about the same in 2013 :e-shrug: :...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By towerymt
If the turbine housing is held onto the cartridge...

If the turbine housing is held onto the cartridge (the center of the turbo where the oil / water lines connect) by a large clamp, it's most likely a Mitsubishi TD04-13c. If the turbine housing is...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-10-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 18,172
Posted By towerymt
Oops, meant Sean's. The one you posted, there's...

Oops, meant Sean's. The one you posted, there's a bit of shadow that suggests a gap. I can't tell from Sean's picture though. The side w/o the shock installed makes it look like there might be...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 18,172
Posted By towerymt
Maybe the photo is deceptive, but do you have...

Maybe the photo is deceptive, but do you have room for a spring around that shock without hitting the axle tube?

4.1" travel sounds really short...but I couldn't find where Bne (blkaplan)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By towerymt
Found and fixed a boost leak. No change. ...

Found and fixed a boost leak. No change.

Trying a spare AMM tomorrow I hope...will report back if/when I find the cause.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By towerymt
I think I can borrow an AMM from a friend that's...

I think I can borrow an AMM from a friend that's local, but thanks for the offers. Car starts and idles decently with the AMM unplugged, but overall runs worse. Had to be very gentle with throttle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By towerymt
LH2.4 - Suspect bad AMM - what's your experience?

What's your experience with bad AMMs that DON'T throw codes? What sort of drivability issues did you notice?

1992 240 running LH2.4, -016 AMM, and it's a +T (13c, ~7psi, just a daily driver). ...
Forum: events 06-14-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,158
Posted By towerymt
I will follow Patches the following year.

I will follow Patches the following year.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By towerymt
I bought a 240 that already had the AMM relocated...

I bought a 240 that already had the AMM relocated by cutting the harness and lengthening the wires. Since I didn't do it myself, I wanted to re-do it and be certain I had good connections and proper...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By towerymt
I've filled my M47 on a lift (car level). It...

I've filled my M47 on a lift (car level). It won't be the reason your trans dies.

I've also had an M47 fail while climbing a hill in 5th. There was very little oil left in the trans after it had...
Forum: events 05-03-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,492
Posted By towerymt
I want my brown tarp!

I want my brown tarp!
Forum: events 05-03-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,492
Posted By towerymt
does anyone still go to this? Maybe I'll...

does anyone still go to this?

Maybe I'll hang the banner from my balcony that weekend.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By towerymt
I had a set of 16x8 ET0 BBS E501 that came with...

I had a set of 16x8 ET0 BBS E501 that came with Ferrari caps and were 5x108, so I assume they came off a Ferrari. The centerbore was 67mm (or 67.1), so +2mm over the Volvo 65.1mm. But the depth of...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 571,929
Posted By towerymt
Did you always dislike the heavy feel, or did it...

Did you always dislike the heavy feel, or did it only become noticeable when you started driving newer cars regularly? I always liked it. When I briefly used a 960 throttle body on the yoshi...
Forum: showroom 04-26-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3,789
Views: 2,345,781
Posted By towerymt
Buy a crusty set of 5x4.75" E50 for <$500...

Buy a crusty set of 5x4.75" E50 for <$500 shipped. Buy gold paint for $40. Buy new hardware for <$100. Buy new 17" BBS rim halves for ~$1,600. Buy adapters for $350. Buy tires for $1,000. Buy...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By towerymt
13mm of course. '90+ blocks, always. Junkyard...

13mm of course. '90+ blocks, always. Junkyard B230F with 160-190k always looked nice, whereas a B230FT with the same mileage had more wear on the bores. If you can find a nice '93+, even better.
Forum: events 04-22-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,448
Posted By towerymt
07 lol At least mine drove during the Obama...

07 lol At least mine drove during the Obama administration :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By towerymt
I liked the adjustment of the Koni yellow struts...

I liked the adjustment of the Koni yellow struts for tuning balance, but I don't know that they really did the job with just 300lb front springs on my daily driver 244.

More grip from big tires...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 18,172
Posted By towerymt
:drama: Getting in line. Looking forward to the...

:drama: Getting in line. Looking forward to the rapid progress that is surely coming soon. Let me know if I can be of any assistance.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,473
Posted By towerymt
Exhaust side "push" using '76 B21F air pump...

Exhaust side "push" using '76 B21F air pump bracket on the head, plate welded to the chassis, an old motor mount, and some thread rod + spherical joint.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By towerymt
How much does the wheel/tire/adapter(?) weigh? ...

How much does the wheel/tire/adapter(?) weigh? Might need a shock adjustment to control that 55lb that's trying to escape. ;-)
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By towerymt
Sounds like a mild setup. Stick with the B230F. ...

Sounds like a mild setup. Stick with the B230F. You can run ~14psi on a '92 B230F bottom end. It will be nicer to drive than a B21F due to the much higher compression on the B230F, plus the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By towerymt
As long as the back side of the wheel isn't flat....

As long as the back side of the wheel isn't flat. I don't see any pictures of the back side to know how it's shaped. Wide lip on an 8" ET20 could be low disk (or, low enough to require a spacer on...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By towerymt
+2. But with some content. ;-) I'd aim for...

+2. But with some content. ;-)

I'd aim for about 7mm offset on a 9" wheel on the rear with 285s. 10mm might be OK. 5mm should be safe.

Definitely should pull the rear quarters and...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By towerymt
Which one is it? The volvo T3 compressor...

Which one is it?

The volvo T3 compressor backing plate uses the "dynamic" oil seal. It's like a piston ring, similar to the turbine side oil seal.

The Ford 60trim backing plate would use the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By towerymt
255/40 on 9". 275 will be more weight and height...

255/40 on 9". 275 will be more weight and height and likely cost more.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,450
Posted By towerymt
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=12596...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=1259688&postcount=1

My preference is to use a real aluminum upper spring seat. But the old bumpstops worked.
Forum: events 04-18-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,448
Posted By towerymt
Just got back from vacation this morning...I...

Just got back from vacation this morning...I might ride down. Is Bne offering to chauffeur?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By towerymt
225/45/17. Best combination of availability, fit...

225/45/17. Best combination of availability, fit on a 7", ride comfort, wheel protection, appearance. Might take a little roll on the rear lips above the mudflap.

235/40 are pretty short. Fine...
Forum: events 02-26-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,186
Posted By towerymt
How does one forget that 12hr drive?

How does one forget that 12hr drive?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By towerymt
I like Hawk. Have used HPS and HP+ on our 240...

I like Hawk. Have used HPS and HP+ on our 240 lemons car (but in RX7 calipers). We used HP+ in the rear calipers.

Even though the Hawk pads were much more expensive than volvo brand pads we...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 741
Posted By towerymt
https://www.kaplhenke.com/pages/contact-us ...

https://www.kaplhenke.com/pages/contact-us

Phone:
1 (352) 234 4797

Email:
blkaplan@gmail.com
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By towerymt
Year, model, tire size, suspension changes (if...

Year, model, tire size, suspension changes (if any), wheel width & offset, power steering or not?

I only had this problem when I had no power steering.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By towerymt
It should be closer to 4.16-4.29". A 6" wheel...

It should be closer to 4.16-4.29". A 6" wheel will measure close to 7" overall width. 0mm offset would yield ~3.5" backspacing. Add 20mm offset offset of a Virgo, and it's around 4.25"...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By towerymt
Your numbers are good. You can aim for...

Your numbers are good.

You can aim for 10-13mm offset up front.

For reference, on a 17" wheel:
9" ET7 will clear inside
or on 8.5", ET13.
or 8", ET20

As the wheel width goes down, the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By towerymt
Ask a better question (or questions) and give...

Ask a better question (or questions) and give more detail.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By towerymt
Was that from Badger (rust to blame?) or a more...

Was that from Badger (rust to blame?) or a more performance driven car?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By towerymt
We had the ball joint spaced out about an inch on...

We had the ball joint spaced out about an inch on the lemons car. I don't have detailed pics of the spacer Pete made, and the pics are dead on this old thread...
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,598
Posted By towerymt
I used some red poly in the torque rods years...

I used some red poly in the torque rods years ago. At some point I probably wrote how long they lasted, but I don't remember. Eventually the mode of failure was cracked bushings due to the ends of...
Forum: website & board 01-30-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,716
Posted By towerymt
we're back!

we're back!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By towerymt
Ever fix the evenly spaced grenrör?

Ever fix the evenly spaced grenrör?
Forum: showroom 01-24-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By towerymt
tape v. welds

tape v. welds
Forum: showroom 01-23-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By towerymt
Front fender lips cut and flipped (left front...

Front fender lips cut and flipped (left front goes on right rear, right front goes on left rear)

http://www.pbase.com/towerymt/image/151544716.jpg
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By towerymt
oldtimers party ...

oldtimers party

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=201690
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By towerymt
I've used the cheap parts store bearing (~$10) a...

I've used the cheap parts store bearing (~$10) a couple times. Light interference fit in a B23/B230 crank. We did remove it once from a lemons engine, easy, just pack in grease and tap an old input...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,635
Posted By towerymt
Early downpipe with the long secondaries,...

Early downpipe with the long secondaries, 2"-to-2.5" transition, 2.5" (4" x 9", I think) Magnaflow, 2.5" 45deg bend, 2.5" out the side. Flat torque from about 1900 to 4600 with a K cam and MS&S.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,520
Posted By towerymt
It'll be fine and the car will accelerate...

It'll be fine and the car will accelerate quicker.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=819529&postcount=13


3000 is a lot different than 4000. M47/3.31, 3000rpm is high 70s (3100 at...
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