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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 07:13 PM
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Posted By JohnMc
Sounds like the clutch isn't releasing?

Sounds like the clutch isn't releasing?
Forum: projects & restorations Today, 07:02 PM
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Posted By JohnMc
Built mountain bike trail all morning, then came...

Built mountain bike trail all morning, then came home and got ALL SORTS OF STUFF DONE.

OK, not really. All I did was finally stick the transmission on the engine for real. Clutch installed,...
Forum: website & board Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By JohnMc
I still sort of regret not bidding on a Sugga in...

I still sort of regret not bidding on a Sugga in GA or NC. On eBay about 15-ish years ago. Already here in the US. It wasn't running, a little bit of a project. Some extra body parts. And most...
Forum: website & board Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By JohnMc
For a few years, the Volvo 240 was the safest car...

For a few years, the Volvo 240 was the safest car sold in the US, and the Geo Tracker was the least. In terms of fatalities.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By JohnMc
The 'magic rope trick' is what I used to use all...

The 'magic rope trick' is what I used to use all the time, usually with a helper on the rope. It's far easier for them to lift the bulk of the weight, standing off to the side. And the rope lets...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By JohnMc
I'd bet the blue coloring drives a lot of sales. ...

I'd bet the blue coloring drives a lot of sales. If it looked like a regular paper filter, few people would bother.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By JohnMc
I was going to say - the only way to improve flow...

I was going to say - the only way to improve flow is to either:
1) Increase surface area - and in the case where a filter has to fit into the stock dimensions, it would require a lot more 'folds'. ...
Forum: website & board 09-20-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By JohnMc
Works for me, but it's a google linked pic, so...

Works for me, but it's a google linked pic, so it's probably a bit flaky.

It's this book: https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Old_Lady.html?id=rUYUrgEACAAJ&source=kp_cover

And no, haven't...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By JohnMc
I'd stick with regular filters. You pay more for...

I'd stick with regular filters. You pay more for this, and it will not make any difference whatsoever.

I'd be willing to bet a $20 bill that you couldn't even tell a difference on a dyno, much...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By JohnMc
You are wrong and the two brake lines isn't...

You are wrong and the two brake lines isn't really that big of a deal.

Volvo was just going above and beyond what the vast majority of manufacturers with the federally required dual circuit...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,213
Posted By JohnMc
My Dad's old diesel Land Rover had that. If...

My Dad's old diesel Land Rover had that.

If you ever ran it out of fuel, it's either crank for about 2 weeks, or crack the lines and use the little pull handle on the low pressure fuel lift pump.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By JohnMc
I can't really think of a scenario. The crank...

I can't really think of a scenario. The crank gear gets twice as much wear.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By JohnMc
The steel gear has 56 teeth. The fiber gears...

The steel gear has 56 teeth. The fiber gears have 42. You can't use this cam gear with a regular crank gear.

I think they're just trying to dispel the idea that the steel cam and matching crank...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By JohnMc
Well then, by all means, party on! PS: I...

Well then, by all means, party on! PS: I understand your username now!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ Good to know.

/\ /\ /\ Good to know.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By JohnMc
Only if you have a matching crank gear. The...

Only if you have a matching crank gear. The steel sets used a different number of teeth.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By JohnMc
No dash plaque, no care! But yeah, it's...

No dash plaque, no care!

But yeah, it's always interesting seeing doppelgangers of your car.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By JohnMc
Oh hai guys, just dropped into for some light...

Oh hai guys, just dropped into for some light camping! Where's campsite #12?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By JohnMc
240's can make a big impression at a campground: ...

240's can make a big impression at a campground:
https://media2.giphy.com/media/10NKnGm6Bx0K5y/giphy-downsized-medium.gif
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By JohnMc
Hey, you referred to goat trails. Don't start...

Hey, you referred to goat trails. Don't start trying to rein this thread in now.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By JohnMc
A lot of trails are TJ width, JK's and JL's can...

A lot of trails are TJ width, JK's and JL's can have some issues fitting down them.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By JohnMc
Reliability is a bit of a wash between the two -...

Reliability is a bit of a wash between the two - they largely have the same drivetrains (with exceptions). And really, while they can be durable (if maintained at least half-assedly), reliability...
Forum: website & board 09-17-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 216
Posted By JohnMc
But srsly, no. But thanks for the offer.

But srsly, no. But thanks for the offer.
Forum: website & board 09-17-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 216
Posted By JohnMc
No! maybe.... NO! :rofl:

No!



maybe....



NO!
:rofl:
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By JohnMc
It's the same crap: $199 ...

It's the same crap:

$199
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/7013/108952-exhaust-header-fi-weber

$168
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pte-h4850/overview/make/volvo

$115...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By JohnMc
And there aren't many moving parts in an SU, but...

And there aren't many moving parts in an SU, but one of the few is that throttle shaft running on the bare aluminum carb body. It wears (possibly aggravated by the lack of lead in modern fuel?) and...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By JohnMc
I'd have to characterize it as 'worse'. Since...

I'd have to characterize it as 'worse'. Since the stock ones will outlast those thin crappy 'Patriot' headers IPD sells by a few decades. And the 4:1 design of those headers isn't really going to...
Forum: website & board 09-17-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 216
Posted By JohnMc
Here's one to tread carefully on: ...

Here's one to tread carefully on: https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/d/1958-volvo-rat-rod-price-drop/6675855412.html

A whole bunch of blue paint slapped onto it. Masking tape? Where we're going,...
Forum: website & board 09-17-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 216
Posted By JohnMc
You won't find very many of these for sale: ...

You won't find very many of these for sale: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/1958-volvo-445-duett-panel/6671334010.html

That's a very nice looking body, with no shiny paint to hide...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By JohnMc
But if he's getting sparks out of the coil wire,...

But if he's getting sparks out of the coil wire, that's not the issue. That will just cause the coil to not spark since it's always grounded. And likely overheat and possibly explode (small pop,...
Forum: website & board 09-17-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 216
Posted By JohnMc
In retrospect, I shouldn't have bought my PV. ...

In retrospect, I shouldn't have bought my PV. Even though it's hung together for coming up on 20 years worth of thrashing, it's really not worth restoring, so it's just on 'palliative' care. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By JohnMc
I *really* like the M41 swap I did in my PV. But...

I *really* like the M41 swap I did in my PV. But I think that's mostly for the reduction in NVH, I don't really think the engine cares all that much.
Forum: website & board 09-16-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 216
Posted By JohnMc
For a while, Amazon parts were a little more...

For a while, Amazon parts were a little more easily obtained, but at this point I think they're about the same.

I've owned and driven a PV544, 122 sedan, 122 wagon, 145S, 145E, 2 different...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By JohnMc
960 has them.

960 has them.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2018, 06:36 PM
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Views: 452
Posted By JohnMc
They were all solid. The 164 had vented...

They were all solid.

The 164 had vented rotors (and wider calipers to suit), but I'm not sure if that stuff swaps onto an 1800E/ES or not. They shared certain mechanical parts with the 140 (part...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,213
Posted By JohnMc
Sounds like some of the cylinders are trying to...

Sounds like some of the cylinders are trying to fire, but are kicking back against the starter? And lots of smoke puffing up out of the crank case.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,213
Posted By JohnMc
Cam gear slipped on the cam? It's hard to tell...

Cam gear slipped on the cam? It's hard to tell from that pic, but it seems like the cam is roughly in the correct position. Doesn't take much to drop the PSI though.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 210,619
Posted By JohnMc
I did double check the sizes. But then I do see...

I did double check the sizes. But then I do see people running larger master cylinders (by a little bit - 13/16" or 7/8") for 'performance' shifting on T56's.

The main complaint on the stock GM...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,213
Posted By JohnMc
It's a 4 cylinder, but the VW TDi has lots of...

It's a 4 cylinder, but the VW TDi has lots of aftermarket support, and some of them make some serious amounts of grunt.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,213
Posted By JohnMc
I'm just punning along. LS swap is easier...

I'm just punning along.

LS swap is easier now than it's ever been. And not even terribly expensive if you stay away from the small number of 5.7/6.0 aluminum versions that come with a higher HP...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,213
Posted By JohnMc
There's no 5BT though. And a 6BT weighs...

There's no 5BT though.

And a 6BT weighs about 3500 lbs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,213
Posted By JohnMc
4BT! Because half the weight of the car should...

4BT! Because half the weight of the car should be the engine.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 210,619
Posted By JohnMc
I'm just using the Volvo 260 hydraulic master. I...

I'm just using the Volvo 260 hydraulic master. I checked the size - it's 3/4" bore. Same as the Camaro has with the same T56 clutch slave.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,213
Posted By JohnMc
It has a combustion chamber! Just very small,...

It has a combustion chamber! Just very small, and completely tucked up inside the head.

Actually, the compression ratio is high enough that even a modest amount of oil could be causing the PSi...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,213
Posted By JohnMc
Any way to get the glow plugs extra hot as well? ...

Any way to get the glow plugs extra hot as well? I.e. turn the key on. wait, off, then on again so they cycle one more time?

My Dad's old diesel Land Rover had manual glow plugs - turn the key...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,213
Posted By JohnMc
That's waaaay low. Strange that it would go from...

That's waaaay low. Strange that it would go from running to that low so quickly, though.

Did it suddenly get cold there?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 210,619
Posted By JohnMc
It'll just pull HARD in 4th/5th/6th. w0000t. ...

It'll just pull HARD in 4th/5th/6th. w0000t.

Spent an hour and a half or so contorted under the dash finishing up the hydraulic clutch master install. It's all in and ready to go.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 210,619
Posted By JohnMc
It was already 'traction limited' in 1st and 2nd...

It was already 'traction limited' in 1st and 2nd gears, full throttle and spooled up they were just going to spin. Adding HP to the 16VT was just making it faster in 3rd and on up gears. No real...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By JohnMc
Never had an issue with the cable. I have heard...

Never had an issue with the cable. I have heard people bitching about the newer replacement cables, but the old junkyard Volvo parts are good.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By JohnMc
Make it easier on yourself and just mock up that...

Make it easier on yourself and just mock up that part with just the bellhousing.
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