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Forum: performance & modifications 12-30-2017, 04:03 AM
Replies: 156
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Posted By volvorelix
What was your time? Cameron

What was your time?

Cameron
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By volvorelix
Some transmissions came with the reverse switch...

Some transmissions came with the reverse switch on the back of the gearbox, and others came with the reverse switch on the top cover - sounds like you have a combination of parts that results in...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,298
Posted By volvorelix
I can believe that battery acid contributes to...

I can believe that battery acid contributes to the passenger side cracking, but on the '63 122 I used to have, the driver's side was every bit as cracked as the passenger. Not unique to that one car...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By volvorelix
Glad you got it sorted. On a different note...

Glad you got it sorted.

On a different note - are those soft plugs fully installed?

Cameron
Portland
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2017, 03:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,309
Posted By volvorelix
What's the rest of the suspension set up with? ...

What's the rest of the suspension set up with?

Cameron
Portland
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By volvorelix
My guess is that the turbo will offer the best...

My guess is that the turbo will offer the best economy. I suspect, too, that your engine is less primitive than either of mine. A lot.

Do you know what kind of power yours is producing?

Cameron...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2017, 12:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By volvorelix
The TRS engine assembly is about finished - just...

The TRS engine assembly is about finished - just the flywheel and oil pan left. The crank is in really good condition, and we managed to find a block that passed muster for the desired bore.

Turns...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,983
Posted By volvorelix
I've heard mentions of OHV Penta cranks that...

I've heard mentions of OHV Penta cranks that offer a longer stroke than the automotive cranks, but I can't find any evidence of such pieces. OHC engines, but not the old pushrod engines.

I'd sure...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 34,573
Posted By volvorelix
What was the deal with the timing gears? ...

What was the deal with the timing gears?

Cameron
Portland
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,509
Posted By volvorelix
Possible, but marine heads aren't drilled for the...

Possible, but marine heads aren't drilled for the rear heater pipe, the temp gauge sender nor the water pump. You could add all those holes to a marine head and make it into an automotive head... but...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-22-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,509
Posted By volvorelix
Minor point: if it hasn't been drilled for...

Minor point: if it hasn't been drilled for injectors, it's not exactly an F head. It's also not a US spec head. This doesn't matter much, unless you want to sell it to someone, and they want to buy...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,372
Posted By volvorelix
True, it doesn't match either an E nor a Djet F,...

True, it doesn't match either an E nor a Djet F, but it does match at least some of the later Kjet F heads. Wasn't it that the 1974 'bridge' matched the '72 and '73, but the '75 head had the 'double...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,048
Posted By volvorelix
What did it have before the Weber? Cameron ...

What did it have before the Weber?

Cameron
Portland
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,360
Posted By volvorelix
E heads were also used on the '71 1800. ...

E heads were also used on the '71 1800.

Cameron
Portland
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By volvorelix
The crank was welded - you're correct there. ...

The crank was welded - you're correct there.

One valve spring was broken (not as many as a 'few,' but still too many to continue to drive around). Perhaps the cam is too aggressive. I think we'll...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By volvorelix
Now I know I've got your old engine. Wow. Small...

Now I know I've got your old engine. Wow. Small world.

PM sent.

Thanks,

Cameron
Portland
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By volvorelix
Seattle, you say? 1800E? I think I have your...

Seattle, you say? 1800E?

I think I have your old engine.

Cameron
Portland
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By volvorelix
Turns out IDing the pistons was simpler than any...

Turns out IDing the pistons was simpler than any of us expected. Now thinking about getting duplicates and modifying those versus having some new ones made that more closely mimic the final version...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By volvorelix
Hm. Stock Volvo 8 bolt B20 rods, turns out. ...

Hm. Stock Volvo 8 bolt B20 rods, turns out.

I didn't see that coming.

Cameron
Portland
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By volvorelix
That was what I figured, and when I spoke with...

That was what I figured, and when I spoke with the machinist I explained that I'd do the measuring on my end so he wouldn't have to. He suggested I bring the stuff by and said that he'd be happy to...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By volvorelix
RSI did do that, and the fellow who owned that...

RSI did do that, and the fellow who owned that engine (and might still own it) is a local fellow. I haven't asked around about the RSI engine, but I probably should. If I remember right, that one...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By volvorelix
Looking for info on TRS B20 Stroker

Hi All -

Kinda cool that strokers seem to be a topic currently being discussed. I'm hoping someone here might have some insight on a tired out and well used B20 version I picked up over the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 30,749
Posted By volvorelix
You really should be able to reach that goal...

You really should be able to reach that goal without the turbo. Not cheaply, but certainly not impossible.

Best,

Cameron
Portland
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 30,749
Posted By volvorelix
I think it's impossible to guess what kind of...

I think it's impossible to guess what kind of output a theoretical engine with "porting" and a "good cam" might actually produce. Just a loose comparison -- I have a B20 that's .040" over, with...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 30,749
Posted By volvorelix
[QUOTE=carbonmike;5324241]How much did he charge...

[QUOTE=carbonmike;5324241]How much did he charge for the regrind?/QUOTE]

Don't know yet. Said they'd call when it was done and that we'd handle the billing then...

Cameron
swedishrelics.com...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 30,749
Posted By volvorelix
I sent a B20 cam to them to be reground about a...

I sent a B20 cam to them to be reground about a week ago. When I talked to Jerry over the phone, he didn't say much about lack of availability *except* that they don't have Volvo blanks on hand....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,560
Posted By volvorelix
You could use a vacuum advance B20 dizzy. If you...

You could use a vacuum advance B20 dizzy. If you can find one. Crude approach. And affordable.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By volvorelix
Ah. I saw "La Carrera" in the video title and got...

Ah. I saw "La Carrera" in the video title and got excited.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By volvorelix
Are you preparing this car for LCP?

Are you preparing this car for LCP?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,578
Posted By volvorelix
The 16 valve B20 head is again offered for sale....

The 16 valve B20 head is again offered for sale. There was a thread here on turbo bricks a whole ago about it. I don't know how available they might be. Pricey.

Cameron
Portland
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,986
Posted By volvorelix
Sounds like their QC hasn't been consistent. I...

Sounds like their QC hasn't been consistent. I put Cloyes gears onto a B20 last week and didn't have any issue getting them into place. No heat, and no more force than any other timing gear install I...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,986
Posted By volvorelix
The aluminum gears break the CRANKshaft? Do you...

The aluminum gears break the CRANKshaft? Do you mean camshaft?

Either way, I'm having a hard time picturing how any kind of cam or crank gearset could, alone, break a crank or a cam. I've heard of...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,986
Posted By volvorelix
Sold the gears shown in the photo? Cameron ...

Sold the gears shown in the photo?

Cameron
Portland
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 44,082
Posted By volvorelix
There is such a thing, just not here. ...

There is such a thing, just not here.

Cameron
Portland OR
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,321
Posted By volvorelix
I've never had an SU ice up... at what temps does...

I've never had an SU ice up... at what temps does this happen?

Cameron
Portand OR
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By volvorelix
Depends on how early they are and for what model...

Depends on how early they are and for what model Volvo. Some of the stuff they were using on the 122/1800/140 models, for example, was deemed to firm and springs became gentler later on, before other...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
Maybe not "serious," depending on one's...

Maybe not "serious," depending on one's definition of such, but if it's interesting enough for someone to want to discuss, I don't see what the problem is. Honestly John, it seems like your interest...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
Actually, I figured that like lots of others,...

Actually, I figured that like lots of others, that you might not have known that the 122 was a 50s model. Lots of people think the were introduced later.

So no, I didn't know it. I figured that...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
The 122 hit the market in 1956. It didn't evolve...

The 122 hit the market in 1956. It didn't evolve from a 57 Chevy.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
I have the R&T articles for the early models....

I have the R&T articles for the early models. I've asked whether anyone might offer those for the 240 but so far, no takers.

The ipd Turbovolvo, fully modded, beats a stock 122. By a slim margin.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
That makes no sense to me, though I'm not sure...

That makes no sense to me, though I'm not sure what a pig feels like when driving fast. My 122 has nice light steering - parallel parking can be done with nothing more than a thumb and two fingers on...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
They're not all like that. Even in stock form....

They're not all like that. Even in stock form. The problem is that most of them have been well used, and well worn. Sounds like that's what you were stuck with. Most of the ones I've driven - several...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
Woke up in the middle lane on the interstate...

Woke up in the middle lane on the interstate facing traffic. Started the car and drove 1200 miles back home.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
Well yeah. Jet engines versus tractors. I'm still...

Well yeah. Jet engines versus tractors. I'm still interested in comparisons between the old Volvo and the less old Volvo by an unbiased party. Saabs are fine, but the original query was 122 and 240...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
Wow. That's the most damning assessment I've...

Wow. That's the most damning assessment I've heard about 122 frontends. I'm not terribly surprised that a setup matketed in the 1950s would be less evolved than something introduced decades later...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
Dude's a hot topic lately on facebook, the 1800...

Dude's a hot topic lately on facebook, the 1800 list, here and swedespeed, not to mention other non-volvo lists. I know some people have received goods, and that others haven't. Unfortunately, the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
Seems there were people trying to buy from him...

Seems there were people trying to buy from him but as far as him trying to deliver...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
Parker is a known quantity, so to speak. Jackson...

Parker is a known quantity, so to speak. Jackson doesn't sell, nor pretend to sell, 122 parts.

VP, ipd, Swedish Import Parts, Hi performance/OVO, and iRoll Motors are reliable vendors of high...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
I can parallel park our '57 445 by steering with...

I can parallel park our '57 445 by steering with only my index finger. The 444 was tougher, but far more worn. 195 60 15s on one, 205s on the other.

I'm really curious to see how the 444 steers...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,108
Posted By volvorelix
I hear about 122 and 1800 models having heavy...

I hear about 122 and 1800 models having heavy steering a lot. I think people are driving cars with worn steering boxes, overly tightened boxes, bad alignment settings or a combination of those....
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