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Forum: events 01-18-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,658
Posted By badvlvo
Might have to be small this year. Hopefully Iíll...

Might have to be small this year. Hopefully Iíll have the 244 sorted once winter is done and Iíll be ready for a drive. Maybe we throw together a few cars to go on a good drive.
Forum: events 01-12-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,658
Posted By badvlvo
Itís got to happen sooner or later.

Itís got to happen sooner or later.
Forum: events 01-12-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,658
Posted By badvlvo
Well I guess that gives me time to put together...

Well I guess that gives me time to put together another Volvo. Got another 244 in Reno, I was going to pick it up when Russ drove up for work. Trip cancelled due to Covid, Gov said no travel, so it's...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 34,652
Posted By badvlvo
Too? There's no mystery, your unit is an AD230....

Too? There's no mystery, your unit is an AD230. Your unit was custom built for your application, that's why there isn't a lot of information. There was no part number, again, custom built for your...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 34,652
Posted By badvlvo
None of these are "mystery alternators." ...

None of these are "mystery alternators."



The unit on Daves car an an AD230 (not the unit he showed in his post) based unit based on the pic and my memory of the progression of the design.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,600
Posted By badvlvo
12.5v or less is not charging.

12.5v or less is not charging.
Forum: events 02-27-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,984
Posted By badvlvo
Not going to be attending this year, family that...

Not going to be attending this year, family that lives in Sac is going to be in Monterey that weekend.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,147
Posted By badvlvo
By the time you hear the distortion that...

By the time you hear the distortion that indicates clipping you are in the range where damage is done. Be sure you meet the minimum wattage requirements of the speakers you select.



False....
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 22,693
Posted By badvlvo
PSI=/=CFM PSI = pressure CFM = volume 2...

PSI=/=CFM
PSI = pressure
CFM = volume
2 entirely different measures.
Forum: events 01-31-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 63,938
Posted By badvlvo
As of today, I believe you are correct. ...

As of today, I believe you are correct.


Not quite under, more of next to car, in driveway. I take some of the blame for this, we were doing tequila shots for a while and smoking some...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,126
Posted By badvlvo
Optimally, the total load on the car would max...

Optimally, the total load on the car would max out at 80% of the total output of the alternator in order to keep the battery charged.

While a big battery can help, what insures the voltage is...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,424
Posted By badvlvo
I thought most were runnin 25 front and 32 rear....

I thought most were runnin 25 front and 32 rear. But it’s been a while so I’m a little rusty.
Forum: website & board 08-29-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,953
Posted By badvlvo
Donated today. Thanks Dana!

Donated today. Thanks Dana!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,594
Posted By badvlvo
Probably even more so with the iron block and...

Probably even more so with the iron block and turbo adding to the weight over the nose.

Revalve time.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,240
Posted By badvlvo
And that's just one issue with their products....

And that's just one issue with their products. But most will think because it's stiff, low and handles better than stock that it's the best available. The same people who think that stiff shocks are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,824
Posted By badvlvo
OE and OEM are often used interchangably, but...

OE and OEM are often used interchangably, but seriously, if you even know what OEM means you know to look for original Volvo parts. Wren just gave you the part numbers, use those and provided you...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,427
Posted By badvlvo
I'm pretty sure it's an LH issue. My best...

I'm pretty sure it's an LH issue.
My best suggestion is to watch it on a wideband and see what it reads when it lags.
Forum: events 07-31-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,504
Posted By badvlvo
I'll likely be there, but on the bike. Going...

I'll likely be there, but on the bike. Going shopping for a new ride this week.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,755
Posted By badvlvo
I've run the IPD overloads in the back, and it...

I've run the IPD overloads in the back, and it made the 245 finally sit close to level. It still rode decent, and didn't sag under load as badly as it did before.

Message me some time David and...
Forum: events 07-13-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,428
Posted By badvlvo
Someone had to change plans and skip Monterey...

Someone had to change plans and skip Monterey this time... Not naming names here, but we all know who!

Safe travels Mike, and I'll drop in to see you when I'm in DC in September.
Forum: website & board 02-10-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,329
Posted By badvlvo
Fly into Monterey, road trip in my 94 Caprice for...

Fly into Monterey, road trip in my 94 Caprice for free (you fix what you break), return it when done.
Forum: events 01-26-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 160,108
Posted By badvlvo
Learning from mistakes is a good thing. ...

Learning from mistakes is a good thing.

Selling that truck would be good too, any luck there?
Forum: events 01-24-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 160,108
Posted By badvlvo
She's in for a real learning experience.

She's in for a real learning experience.
Forum: events 01-23-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 160,108
Posted By badvlvo
All it takes is money and a little time.

All it takes is money and a little time.
Forum: events 01-23-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 160,108
Posted By badvlvo
AAA card will get you there. Stop...

AAA card will get you there.



Stop right now.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,949
Posted By badvlvo
Brass bushing will transmit a bit more high...

Brass bushing will transmit a bit more high frequency vibration to the shifter, but has superior feel.
RTV is the correct choice to seal it.
Looks like you got the speedo thing sorted.
Forum: events 01-23-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 160,108
Posted By badvlvo
I doubt it.

I doubt it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,108
Posted By badvlvo
Glad to help yourself.

Glad to help yourself.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,989
Posted By badvlvo
The factory resonator was in there to reduce that...

The factory resonator was in there to reduce that drone.
Easiest way to fix it is to put it back in there. You won't notice the .25hp it cost at the wheels.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-03-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 39,451
Posted By badvlvo
If the head bolts are the early style now is the...

If the head bolts are the early style now is the time to change them. The early style would stretch or have the head break off and cause all sorts of fun problems. Once fixed they are solid engines. ...
Forum: events 12-25-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 160,108
Posted By badvlvo
If it's down in SC I can drive it up for you or...

If it's down in SC I can drive it up for you or drive a tow rig for you.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,959
Posted By badvlvo
I developed several types of adapters to run...

I developed several types of adapters to run various alternators on the redblock. The best bang for the buck is an AD244 or DR44 off any full-size GM truck build in the last 15+ years.

It will...
Forum: events 10-18-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 160,108
Posted By badvlvo
How many times has it rained at Davis?

How many times has it rained at Davis?
Forum: events 10-11-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,682
Posted By badvlvo
Yeah, timing wasn't good. I guess I should look...

Yeah, timing wasn't good. I guess I should look on here once in a while.
In spring when this kicks off again I think I'm going to host a BBQ at my place the evening after.
Forum: events 10-10-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,682
Posted By badvlvo
I rolled in on my bike just as everyone was...

I rolled in on my bike just as everyone was leaving for the drive. Couldn't do that, rear tire is square from so much freeway riding, and it gets sketchy on fast curves.
Forum: events 08-16-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,857
Posted By badvlvo
Does this stop your move to Washington?

Does this stop your move to Washington?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,639
Posted By badvlvo
At 60 it would change direction, that simple. Add...

At 60 it would change direction, that simple. Add steering input and it went there.
Biased towards oversteer, but controllable easily.

I didn't encounter too many uneven surfaces when driving...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,639
Posted By badvlvo
I ran HD's out of the box in my 244, 400lb front,...

I ran HD's out of the box in my 244, 400lb front, 225 rear, 28mm front sway, no rear, poly or spherical in every location.
On smooth surfaces the HD's worked great with the standard valving. It...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,138
Posted By badvlvo
The factory excite/dash lamp circuit will work...

The factory excite/dash lamp circuit will work properly. If you are charging below 14.4v you will want to add resistance to the circuit to raise the output voltage.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By badvlvo
^^ Nick did his, Poi did his, LT did his and I...

^^ Nick did his, Poi did his, LT did his and I tweaked it to work right... several have done it. I liked it, others didn't.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By badvlvo
That ^^. Most electrical problems with lighting...

That ^^. Most electrical problems with lighting on older Volvos are related directly to bad grounds. Find them, and clean them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,603
Posted By badvlvo
Do you have vacuum running to the can?

Do you have vacuum running to the can?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,439
Posted By badvlvo
Suck down the system. Flush it. Replace...

Suck down the system.
Flush it.
Replace orifice tube and filter/dryer and/or expansion valve.
Refill with appropriate oil and refrigerant.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,654
Posted By badvlvo
Throw the 19 on the back and enjoy.

Throw the 19 on the back and enjoy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,428
Posted By badvlvo
Sounds like you are going to have to trace the...

Sounds like you are going to have to trace the wire to see what it does.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,296
Posted By badvlvo
Check your clutch adjustment first. If it's...

Check your clutch adjustment first. If it's smooth when rev matched, but grinding on faster engagement that's the first thing to check.
Check the fluid and level while you are under it too. Low...
Forum: events 06-14-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,527
Posted By badvlvo
Might be up for Sat the 18th for a car show with...

Might be up for Sat the 18th for a car show with TJ, but have to go home on Sunday. It's our 15th anniversary, so I have to take Russ out.
Forum: events 06-14-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,527
Posted By badvlvo
I'm already scheduled in Sac that weekend. Notice...

I'm already scheduled in Sac that weekend. Notice is a little short.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,827
Posted By badvlvo
Does it engage park and lock the rear wheels? ...

Does it engage park and lock the rear wheels?

Sounds like a valve body issue if you have fluid pressure, or a linkage issue inside the trans.

That or the trans was smoked and you got hosed on...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 79,423
Posted By badvlvo
Not surprising. Changes in the airflow alter the...

Not surprising. Changes in the airflow alter the air/fuel ratio.

Best to do the tuning with all equipment installed for the best results.
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