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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 12:07 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By culberro
Or use longer valves. Or have the machine shop...

Or use longer valves. Or have the machine shop sink the valves into the head to make up for it (not the best).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 295
Posted By culberro
I just used a few 1/2-1" squares of 3m VHB tape....

I just used a few 1/2-1" squares of 3m VHB tape. Make sure everything is clean clean clean, and it'll stay.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 30,715
Posted By culberro
Have you thought of using a softer, but longer,...

Have you thought of using a softer, but longer, spring under the bucket without a retainer and valve? This would eliminate the duration errors due to the lash. Measuring the cams with lash is...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-21-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By culberro
100% Buddy/shop mate had a 1.6 VW idi in his...

100%
Buddy/shop mate had a 1.6 VW idi in his samurai. It was running 20-25psi with a Garrett T3 from a om617. Absolute terrifying riot. EGTs would climb if you had your foot planted and pulling a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-21-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By culberro
I second the EGT gauge, that’s what really...

I second the EGT gauge, that’s what really matters.
How much smoke/soot are you getting? If it’s a lot, you’ll want to dial the fuel back.

If the d24 is similar to the VW 1.6, then you can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By culberro
Who knew my once a year oil changes on were at...

Who knew my once a year oil changes on were at the correct mileage intervals!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By culberro
I put a breather box into the ultrasonic cleaner...

I put a breather box into the ultrasonic cleaner at work after doing the diesel maraca. The amount of junk that came :omg:
Forum: projects & restorations 03-20-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 285,979
Posted By culberro
Obvious answer, buy a dirt bike and tow it with...

Obvious answer, buy a dirt bike and tow it with the 245!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,546
Posted By culberro
Yep, they run an oil cooler as well. There was...

Yep, they run an oil cooler as well. There was probably a transmission cooler and pump setup as well.
Very common in road racing as the diff oil gets so hot.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 219,082
Posted By culberro
I've never seen a trunk that stuffed before.

I've never seen a trunk that stuffed before.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,297
Posted By culberro
Go for the 9 blade turbine wheel for better flow...

Go for the 9 blade turbine wheel for better flow up top. I think you'll need it with the larger displacement.
Is this using a 6 or 7 cm^2 turbine housing? If you can get a flat flange in a 7 or 8,...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By culberro
A metric dowel pin fits very nicely inside the...

A metric dowel pin fits very nicely inside the hydraulic bucket once you remove the guts.
Grinding those to set the lash would be real easy.

Now you just need to find some cheap solid lifter...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By culberro
16v rally motor used BTR 32v springs (installed @...

16v rally motor used BTR 32v springs (installed @ 90lbs I think...) and VW lifters. Redline was set at 7.5k, but it would run over 8k without issues. Didn't have any issues getting there.

I had...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 285,979
Posted By culberro
Chicks don't care, but you should notice an...

Chicks don't care, but you should notice an immediate improvement if you're running north of 10psi on a smaller turbo. Especially if the old intercooler was leaking at all.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 285,979
Posted By culberro
Or it's leaking, causing it to go rich. I might...

Or it's leaking, causing it to go rich. I might be swapping out the NPR for something bigger in the next few weeks. Let me know if you're interested.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By culberro
YoshiFab was also selling them, and may still be....

YoshiFab was also selling them, and may still be.

I talked to a few people that have used them on their street cars and track cars, they seemed to be pretty happy with them. No issues with...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-06-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By culberro
I'm sitting at 5k on the uS. The engine will rev...

I'm sitting at 5k on the uS. The engine will rev to 8k with a clean signal, and no sync issues with starting.
~5k ohm seems to be the ticket.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-06-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By culberro
What are you using for an air filter? I found...

What are you using for an air filter? I found that a cone filter directly on the AMM/MAF made the car run rich. A 90deg bend with a 3in straight section and then the filter. That raised AFRs in boost...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,508
Posted By culberro
True, on the legality part. A catalytic...

True, on the legality part.

A catalytic converter, even on a modified car, will clean up the emissions substantially. A non-cat vehicle produces ~ 3x more hydrocarbons and ~2x more CO compared to...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-04-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By culberro
I can't remember exactly how I wired up the LH2.4...

I can't remember exactly how I wired up the LH2.4 sensor, but I did use shielded wire, and a 5k ohm resister across vr+ and vr-. You need the resistor if you plan on revving over 4k rpm.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By culberro
Are the hydraulic 740 and cable 740 TO bearings...

Are the hydraulic 740 and cable 740 TO bearings the same? If so, you're good to go.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By culberro
Yes, that will work. You will still need to get a...

Yes, that will work. You will still need to get a TO bearing that works with the Volvo clutch fork and had a large enough ID for the T5 snout. I believe yoshifab still has the t5 conversion bearing....
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By culberro
In that situation they make sense, and they work....

In that situation they make sense, and they work. My drift car uses them with the ackerman setup, and they're still tight.

I'm skeptical how well they will work when used on a heavily painted...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By culberro
But they're not TB cheap!

But they're not TB cheap!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,124
Posted By culberro
I should have the measurements at the shop. ...

I should have the measurements at the shop.
I'm also pretty sure the valve angle is 22deg as JVL mentioned. Also of note, the intake and exhaust valve centerlines are not centered over the bores.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By culberro
You don't say.... Interested.

You don't say.... Interested.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By culberro
Those are probably the VW diesel buckets. They’re...

Those are probably the VW diesel buckets. They’re lighter, but they tend to crack when used On a gas engine. Higher revs and more aggressive cams seem to do the in.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By culberro
Stock hushers will not work.

Stock hushers will not work.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By culberro
The lash caps go on the tip of the valve. Remove...

The lash caps go on the tip of the valve. Remove shim and bucket, plop lash cap on the top of the valve stem, reinstall the bucket and reshim the cam.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By culberro
The Crossmember bolts definitely looses up when...

The Crossmember bolts definitely looses up when driven hard. I check them every chance I get on the rally car, and they’ll always turn a bit. It looks like they also used the washers on the rear...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By culberro
You can’t really skim a 16v head like you can the...

You can’t really skim a 16v head like you can the 8v heads. The edges of the valves are a really close to the deck surface.
Get the proper pistons, or use a turbo :)
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 285,979
Posted By culberro
Crank... maybe...

Crank... maybe...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,508
Posted By culberro
The JT tuning exhaust is a killer deal. The 3"...

The JT tuning exhaust is a killer deal. The 3" might be a little overkill, but it leaves plenty of room to grow.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By culberro
309L is my filler of choice when welding to...

309L is my filler of choice when welding to cast-iron.

I heat the casting up with my 40k btu propane heater, weld them, post heat for 5-10 minutes, and then wrap it in a welding blanket until...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By culberro
Find a place that aligns race cars, lowered cars,...

Find a place that aligns race cars, lowered cars, or drift cars. They're out there. It might take some research though.

5min on google:

https://goo.gl/maps/sCxMjY8Wrhm
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By culberro
VW 16v lifters or ~1986-2000 8v hydraulic lifters.

VW 16v lifters or ~1986-2000 8v hydraulic lifters.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By culberro
Moving the tie-rod to the middle hole will change...

Moving the tie-rod to the middle hole will change the toe setting, and increase any error that was previously there in toe.

Definitely get a proper alignment, or do it with some tape measures and...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By culberro
Kerosene, mineral spirits, gasoline, diesel all...

Kerosene, mineral spirits, gasoline, diesel all work well.
Fill the chambers, and if it leaks into the ports... you'll probably want to do something about that.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,678
Posted By culberro
Rob at Vol Tech in Portland would probably know...

Rob at Vol Tech in Portland would probably know who built the car, if you're looking for any information on it.

http://www.vol-techinc.com/volvo-racing/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By culberro
225lb/in in the rear is crazy stiff, especially...

225lb/in in the rear is crazy stiff, especially with the fronts being that low.
Since the rear springs sit behind the axle, the effective spring rate (wheel rate) is 1.5x what is printed on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-15-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,557
Posted By culberro
You're right on the money with the estimate. I...

You're right on the money with the estimate.
I priced this out last year through Speedway Engineering: http://1speedway.com/?route=common/home

Having a shop build a "drop-in" 9in for a volvo...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,557
Posted By culberro
That redblock torque tho :rofl:

That redblock torque tho :rofl:
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,557
Posted By culberro
The 3rd pinion support bearing also adds to the...

The 3rd pinion support bearing also adds to the strength of the 9".
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/9-inch-ford-rearend-strongest-rearend-due-hypoid-distance/

But... that high offset pinion is...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By culberro
JE and CP will also make pistons for a Volvo...

JE and CP will also make pistons for a Volvo b230ft. You just have to call them, they are not a stocked item.

Price was within ~$50 with Wiseco a few years ago.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By culberro
All the clearances I'm mentioning are for a 96mm...

All the clearances I'm mentioning are for a 96mm bore, ej25 is a bit more.

The Ej25 clearance... that's way too much clearance for an engine with an aluminum block. 2618 pistons with an aluminum...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By culberro
3 failed Innovate widebands and now I’m switching...

3 failed Innovate widebands and now I’m switching everything over to AEM.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By culberro
I got one of these, should be up and running...

I got one of these, should be up and running soon: https://store.034motorsport.com/034motorsport-billet-diverter-bypass-valve-upgrade-for-audi-volkswagen-1-8t-2-2t-2-7t-4-2t.html

Can easily be...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,491
Posted By culberro
Pretty sure that was a 1330 u-joint, not a 1310. ...

Pretty sure that was a 1330 u-joint, not a 1310.

John, no vibrations at all before failure. It failed immediately after a 2-3 shift with soft compound tires and some REALLY grippy swept gravel...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By culberro
0.532" is the OD. It's a very odd size, and very...

0.532" is the OD. It's a very odd size, and very large compared to most domestic engines.
You can try reaching out to SI Valve, they can send blanks that you open up to whatever diameter. SI guides...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By culberro
What torque are you expecting from the engine?

What torque are you expecting from the engine?
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