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Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dan Stokes
There's a universal fix for any kind of line...

There's a universal fix for any kind of line issue (fuel, hydraulic, etc.). Hop on down to your local Parker or Swagelok store with the line/fitting you have and the ones you want to hook up to. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 27,248
Posted By Dan Stokes
Of course, the LS is a decent swap - but I simply...

Of course, the LS is a decent swap - but I simply don't like them. It's an UGLY engine! Personal preference thing. Don't rule out a Ford small block. The low deck engines (289/302, for example)...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 686
Posted By Dan Stokes
Tach Adaptor

I know that making Volvo tachs work with V8s and other odd applications has been discussed on here before but I have a weird situation and, I think, a different solution.

You may recall that the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By Dan Stokes
Done properly, HP is the result of a calculation...

Done properly, HP is the result of a calculation (tq x rpm/5252) so to get good numbers you need good sensor readings. That dyno will have a speed sensor as well as a load cell to read the load...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By Dan Stokes
Being a dyno geek I went online and looked up...

Being a dyno geek I went online and looked up Sticky's dyno. They're using a Mustang which is a great system assuming the readouts get calibrated from time to time.

They appear to be doing a...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By Dan Stokes
Sure, BB! First of all, to hook up the tack...

Sure, BB!

First of all, to hook up the tack out of the dash. Tech tip - you have to plug the dash back in or the car won't run:

So if you look under the tach dial with the tach out you can...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By Dan Stokes
I forgot to mention that I did have to rework one...

I forgot to mention that I did have to rework one tube by the steering shaft, Being not that good a welder I fabbed up the modified tube by spotting it together with MIG and took it to a local pro...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-26-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By Dan Stokes
My situation is, of course, significantly...

My situation is, of course, significantly different given that I put a SBF in a 245 but I had a heck of a time finding headers that would fit. The main impediment is the rear lower control arm mount...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By Dan Stokes
Never mind. It's easier than I thought - just a...

Never mind. It's easier than I thought - just a bit of tracing the circuit board and the correct connectors became obvious. Piece o' cake......

Dan
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By Dan Stokes
HELP! Operate Tach out of the Dash

I found a thread on here showing how to make the tach work outside of the dash and for some reason I can't find it again. I tried several different search terms to no avail. Can anyone help? The...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,874
Posted By Dan Stokes
I don't know that VW/Volvo engine but my...

I don't know that VW/Volvo engine but my suggestion is that if you REALLY want a Diesel get a 300 D or SD Mercedes (that's the engine I run in Mutt the Race Truck). Avoid the early non-turbo engines...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By Dan Stokes
Head over to BangShift.com, go to Forums, then...

Head over to BangShift.com, go to Forums, then "Project Cars" then my thread at "Volvo Fun". I've recorded this swap step by step. This is a reswap, replacing the 302 from a '93 Mustang GT with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By Dan Stokes
Thanks. I ordered 2 from an out of state VW...

Thanks. I ordered 2 from an out of state VW vendor so if there's an issue I'll get back to you.

Dan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By Dan Stokes
THANKS!!! Pretty sure mine is that 7.14mm base. ...

THANKS!!! Pretty sure mine is that 7.14mm base. I'll see if our local VW indy has them - if I can find him - he just moved his shop.

Dan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By Dan Stokes
VDO Lamp Question

On the '83 245 I'm working on.........

It has the small clock and the bulb base is messed up - I can't get it to consistently make contact with the bulb. The clock has a 7mm base - essentially, a...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-24-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By Dan Stokes
It really depends on what your purposes for the...

It really depends on what your purposes for the car will become. A harness bar really does nothing for the car's safety and I don't think any of the sanctioning bodies allow them. A 6 point bar...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Dan Stokes
Not taking your bait. I'm out on this thread. ...

Not taking your bait. I'm out on this thread.

Dan
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Dan Stokes
That was a bit of humor right there. I know...

That was a bit of humor right there. I know better than to take myself so seriously - and so should you. Why would anyone refer to themselves as a XXXXX "God" other than in jest? We all ought to...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Dan Stokes
If I find a dyno god I'll have him/her sign in...

If I find a dyno god I'll have him/her sign in here. I just did that for a living - in no way god-like.

Now let's give this thread back to the OP!

Dan
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Dan Stokes
Sorry, no Volvo N2O dyno sheets - though it seems...

Sorry, no Volvo N2O dyno sheets - though it seems like someone MUST have one!

Back to your regularly scheduled programming. (Sorry for the threadjack but it sort of grew......)

Dan
Forum: performance & modifications 04-18-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Dan Stokes
An Eddy current system is one form of PAU - and a...

An Eddy current system is one form of PAU - and a good one. It can apply a load electrically with, basically, an AC motor. There are also hydrokenetic dynos that apply load with either a water...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-18-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Dan Stokes
Don't worry about your numbers - the dyno shop...

Don't worry about your numbers - the dyno shop won't. I did dyno work for a living (I'm retired from the US EPA vehicle emissions lab) so I have a huge respect - and knowledge - of the dyno world. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-18-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Dan Stokes
I'm a big dyno advocate and the switch to N2O is...

I'm a big dyno advocate and the switch to N2O is a really good time to buy some dyno time. Most dyno shops have extensive nitrous experience and will keep you out of trouble on those critical first...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Dan Stokes
I messed with N2O a bit with my Chevy 250 inline...

I messed with N2O a bit with my Chevy 250 inline six (Camaro for Land Speed Racing). Not a huge fan but it for sure makes power. My only caution is "Make sure you have fuel to go with the N2O" - it...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,778
Posted By Dan Stokes
ARP has almost ANYTHING in nuts, bolts, and...

ARP has almost ANYTHING in nuts, bolts, and studs. Just because you don't see a listing for whatever engine doesn't mean that they can't take care of you, just that they don't have a pre-made kit...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-15-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By Dan Stokes
As an old hotrodder the real answer is ANYTHING...

As an old hotrodder the real answer is ANYTHING will fit in ANYTHING - if you have enough time, money, and skill. Is it worth it? That's a whole different question that the Volvo guys have answered...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By Dan Stokes
I don't know the vendor mentioned - they may be...

I don't know the vendor mentioned - they may be fine. Another option is to call Ferrea directly - I'll look them up after I post this and get back with contact info. They actually MAKE valves and...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,363
Posted By Dan Stokes
I really like my ShockWaves and they weren't...

I really like my ShockWaves and they weren't megabucks though I don't recall the price off the top of my head. They're REALLY nicely made. My only issue was that the rotating air inlet fittings...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,363
Posted By Dan Stokes
It's one of those things you could install at the...

It's one of those things you could install at the track and see if it works without any permanent changes to the car. Might be worth a try just to see what happens. It would be interesting to see a...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,363
Posted By Dan Stokes
I've seen the rear of the hood spaced up a tad...

I've seen the rear of the hood spaced up a tad (like maybe 1/2"/13mm) but I have no clue if that's effective. Again, not legal in my class (I saw this on a street car) but I guess it could work. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,363
Posted By Dan Stokes
And that works, too. Dan

And that works, too.

Dan
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,363
Posted By Dan Stokes
If you look at my air dam you can see a strip of...

If you look at my air dam you can see a strip of rubber along the bottom just so I don't scrape the track. They get REALLY angry if you scrape the track! I got that rubber strip at a local supplier...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,363
Posted By Dan Stokes
Interesting. The rear bumper was not standard...

Interesting. The rear bumper was not standard equipment on that truck. You could order a bumper or install an aftermarket unit (more common on the full size trucks - you often see a diamond plate...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,363
Posted By Dan Stokes
Nonhog - thanks for posting the pics. Sorry for...

Nonhog - thanks for posting the pics. Sorry for the threadjack but it DOES show the aero enhancements that I'm allowed. As mentioned, very class specific, evidently not a worry for the OP.

Dan
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,363
Posted By Dan Stokes
Thanks! Sorry I'm such a 'puter dunce. If...

Thanks! Sorry I'm such a 'puter dunce. If you're so inspired, there is a really nice professional shot of Mutt at the finish line at Ohio taken by our track photog. Maybe if I Email it to you you...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,363
Posted By Dan Stokes
Feel free to post from BS. As I said, we don't...

Feel free to post from BS. As I said, we don't have to have them hosted over there so mine don't have URLs attached to them. I freely confess to being a computer retard so I get lost easily.

Dan
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,363
Posted By Dan Stokes
Also very cool! I have no clue about to post...

Also very cool!

I have no clue about to post a pic or I'd post up my truck, Mutt. My pics are not hosted - don't need to be on the other forums I use.

Dan
Forum: showroom 03-29-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,708
Posted By Dan Stokes
Wonderful car! Hope to see y'all in Impound this...

Wonderful car! Hope to see y'all in Impound this year (where I volunteer). I had to miss last year but I THINK I'm back on track for this year and have been invited back.

Removing the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,363
Posted By Dan Stokes
Very cool! See ya in Impound? Dan

Very cool! See ya in Impound?

Dan
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,363
Posted By Dan Stokes
Lankku - I think I'm the only hard-core Land...

Lankku - I think I'm the only hard-core Land Speed racer on this forum so I DO know a tad about this.

I have no clue what rules you guys are running against there but I'll add a generic warning...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,751
Posted By Dan Stokes
To get a great idea of what works and what...

To get a great idea of what works and what doesn't get yourself a copy of the SCTA rulebook and see what is allowed and what isn't in the various classes. Certain aero changes have been proven to be...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,386
Posted By Dan Stokes
Emissions gremlins will vary from state to state...

Emissions gremlins will vary from state to state but a couple of the easier engines to swap (assuming you want V8 power) are the small block Ford (basically, the 5 liter as in Mustangs, etc.) and...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,724
Posted By Dan Stokes
Based on my Diesel turbo experience with Mutt the...

Based on my Diesel turbo experience with Mutt the Race Truck I'd guess that the 0.2 points of compression wouldn't make much difference (though I'm running a ton more CR that you Otto-cycle guys...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,220
Posted By Dan Stokes
A couple of thoughts: 1) That is REALLY a...

A couple of thoughts:

1) That is REALLY a sweet car! You can abandon that in my driveway any time!

2) I have finally (after 70 years) learned not to care about what others think about my...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,220
Posted By Dan Stokes
On the neighbor's engine - make sure that...

On the neighbor's engine - make sure that oversized cam bearings are available before the purchase (they might be but check). The block will have to be align bored to the standard size of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,724
Posted By Dan Stokes
You can contact Fel-Pro directly either on line...

You can contact Fel-Pro directly either on line or thru their tech line (you can Google for the number). I've found them to be really helpful and I'm pretty sure that the compressed thickness is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,832
Posted By Dan Stokes
The 347 SBF stroker/Volvo I'm building has 2...

The 347 SBF stroker/Volvo I'm building has 2 cats, 1 per side shortly after the headers. They were installed for the original 5.0 swap about 20 years ago and and still seem to be working as the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,220
Posted By Dan Stokes
The 347 comes with BluePrint's aluminum heads so...

The 347 comes with BluePrint's aluminum heads so the weight difference is significantly reduced (though I don't have numbers). I know my '88 Mustang convert w/96 5.8 L and Edelbrock aluminum heads...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,832
Posted By Dan Stokes
I worked for the US EPA for 31 1/2 years doing...

I worked for the US EPA for 31 1/2 years doing vehicle emissions so I kind of know this stuff. Someone already posted the real answer - it depends on the state. EPA sets the standards for new cars...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,379
Posted By Dan Stokes
On the SBF I used a port in the intake manifold...

On the SBF I used a port in the intake manifold for the Volvo gage and a plug in the t-stat housing for the VDO gage. Works great as near as I can tell - the OEM gage doesn't have engineering units...
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