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Forum: aftermarket engine management Today, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By JohnMc
Tuner Studio was a big improvement over Mega...

Tuner Studio was a big improvement over Mega Tune, at least. That was a mess of stuff hidden in random submenus.

Plus, Tuner Studio autotune actually works. Unlike Mega Tune's 'let's burn random...
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By JohnMc
Also, FWIW, I wouldn't really worry about priming...

Also, FWIW, I wouldn't really worry about priming the oil pump on a cam swap. It's really no different than any other cold start. Just make sure you have the cam bearings all slicked up with...
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By JohnMc
I accidentally knocked that plug out once,...

I accidentally knocked that plug out once, replacing the cam on my old '71 1800E. As the puller popped the cam gear loose (I may have been... tapping on it with a hammer... not advised...), the cam...
Forum: aftermarket engine management Today, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By JohnMc
V2.2, V3.0, and V3.57 all refer to just the main...

V2.2, V3.0, and V3.57 all refer to just the main printed circuit boards. V2.2 was the earlier board, V3.0 was a revamp of it, and V3.57 is the SMD version suitable for mass production by robots...
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By JohnMc
Brand new ones really aren't all that bad:...

Brand new ones really aren't all that bad: https://www.z1motorsports.com/manual-transmission/nissan/new-oem-cd009-6m-transmission-p-3342.html
Less than a worn out T56.
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By JohnMc
Looks like it's going behind an LS? I've got the...

Looks like it's going behind an LS? I've got the same thing going on with my 240.

What motor mounts/oil pan are you using? The trans position you have there looks pretty close to mine. I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 30,204
Posted By JohnMc
Yes. Probably not the greatest swap to do these...

Yes. Probably not the greatest swap to do these days, as Amazon rotors and calipers are getting harder to find, and pricey when you find them. Plus, they're not vented, if you drive really hard you...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 938
Posted By JohnMc
Stock stuff is easy to find about anywhere. If...

Stock stuff is easy to find about anywhere. If you're on a road trip in the middle of nowhere and your engine tosses a belt, how hard do you want to make it to get a new one? Stock stuff is going...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 938
Posted By JohnMc
Isn't there some belt you could use that would...

Isn't there some belt you could use that would work without any idlers? Just go between the crank, WP, and alternator. You'd have to find one that is 'reverse' spin, and has a ribbed pulley on it,...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 938
Posted By JohnMc
And not fail as in drip drip drip that's gonna...

And not fail as in drip drip drip that's gonna cause a problem sooner o later. Fail as in it almost immediately overheats.

The 2010 Camaro WP looks a lot like the Corvette stuff I got. A flat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By JohnMc
And on second reading, I'm not entirely sure what...

And on second reading, I'm not entirely sure what you're asking.

The intermediate shaft comes out of the front of the block, after the:
- distributor (if block mounted style) is removed
- oil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By JohnMc
It's a little shaft solidly attached to a gear: ...

It's a little shaft solidly attached to a gear:
https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/263964998755_/Volvo-Penta-23-L-AQ125-Aq131-AQ-151.jpg

It sits under the oil breather box, and slides down...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By JohnMc
Growing up we had a WORN out old farm truck (51...

Growing up we had a WORN out old farm truck (51 Ford 3/4 ton). Very loose steering. We just tended to let some air out of one of the front tires so it would pull to one side, keeping all the slack...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By JohnMc
Have someone wiggle the steering wheel while you...

Have someone wiggle the steering wheel while you look underneath. See what's moving and what isn't.

You *should* be able to adjust a half decent steering box to have very little slack in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By JohnMc
There's thread here that I was reading. If you...

There's thread here that I was reading. If you look at a wiring diagram, it's switched 12V, the warning bulb, and then the alternator. There's absolutely nothing wrong with grounding it, all it...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By JohnMc
A modest/small hole in the thermostat probably...

A modest/small hole in the thermostat probably works about as well. The thermostat is just stuck out in the waterpump, not in close contact with the head or block. If it's not moving coolant *at...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By JohnMc
I certainly have no direct experience with it...

I certainly have no direct experience with it (yet), but I've just read that the LS needs coolant flow through the heater piping. Because otherwise, hot coolant might not get to the thermostat (or...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By JohnMc
I sent him another email. On Aug 23 he said he'd...

I sent him another email. On Aug 23 he said he'd get that out to me, but no real specifics. I should have been bugging him more frequently, I guess.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By JohnMc
Absolutely worth noting. It was a solid 3 1/2...

Absolutely worth noting. It was a solid 3 1/2 months from order to delivery. Actually, that reminds me, he still hasn't sent the offset shifter.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By JohnMc
I've got pics of the install in my build thread:...

I've got pics of the install in my build thread: http://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=166061&page=52

You have to take the tail housing off and cut the shifter rod. It's not that bad...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By JohnMc
This is what I'm doing for my 240 swap: ...

This is what I'm doing for my 240 swap:

http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n535/johnmc5/IMG_20180824_144339_zpsihhj1rs1.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By JohnMc
Had a similar issue on my 93 240. Very low...

Had a similar issue on my 93 240. Very low voltage on the field wire from the batt warning light, which is supposed to have 12V. It would *sometimes* self-excite and charge, sometimes not.

If...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By JohnMc
I did indeed. Bad fingers!

I did indeed. Bad fingers!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By JohnMc
How did the spacer wear a groove in the cam gear?...

How did the spacer wear a groove in the cam gear? Those two things are not supposed to move relative to each other - the spacer is firmly clamped in between the gear and the cam snout. Was the gear...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By JohnMc
The bashing I did was not all that excessive. ...

The bashing I did was not all that excessive. Part of what I did to limit the bashing, however, was *carefully* (obviously) take an angle grinder to some spots on the transmission where the...
Forum: showroom 10-01-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,196
Posted By JohnMc
Here's the lodge: ...

Here's the lodge:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Balsam+Lake+Lodge/@35.2684149,-82.9729375,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x4b76f47aca8eb116?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwisn47P4OXdAhUyTd8KHYqWBYsQ_BIwFnoECAoQCw
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, I left out 'driveshaft'. Awesome that...

Yeah, I left out 'driveshaft'. Awesome that Yoshifab is making the swap parts like that for the 7 series.

A 1 pc has some advantages (it's cheaper to have made) but clearance is a bit iffy with...
Forum: events 10-01-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,214
Posted By JohnMc
Huge thanks to the Gants for putting this...

Huge thanks to the Gants for putting this together each year. That is some seriously pretty countryside in the mountains.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By JohnMc
Nice! I was surprised this weekend when someone...

Nice! I was surprised this weekend when someone said the CD009/JK4* has a 1:1 5th. Despite me having one, I'd never actually looked at the ratios, I just ASSumed it was like most other 6 speeds,...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By JohnMc
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9PbxmRA9vbs?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By JohnMc
Gigitty.

Gigitty.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By JohnMc
Ahhh... My work blocks most pic hosting. It's...

Ahhh... My work blocks most pic hosting. It's in the first post already.

I'm not an expert (wait for Duder, he is), but I would tend to suspect that you would need very carefully selected...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By JohnMc
So, if I'm picturing the picture you've described...

So, if I'm picturing the picture you've described correctly, it's parallel on the turbine/exhaust side, and sequential on the compressor/intake side?

Could you just show us the pic you're...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By JohnMc
I haven't gotten to this point on my swap yet, so...

I haven't gotten to this point on my swap yet, so nothing to offer. Just glad to see the discussion and learn from it.
Forum: events 09-24-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,214
Posted By JohnMc
The more gear you have, the deeper in the woods...

The more gear you have, the deeper in the woods you get stuck.
Forum: events 09-24-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,214
Posted By JohnMc
The winch is mostly just a 'good luck charm' that...

The winch is mostly just a 'good luck charm' that helps talk you into doing things on trails you probably shouldn't be doing.
Forum: events 09-24-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,214
Posted By JohnMc
I've got a winch, skids, sliders, on-board air. ...

I've got a winch, skids, sliders, on-board air. I'm used to dragging over 3 foot tall ledges.
Forum: events 09-24-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,214
Posted By JohnMc
I'm up for wheeling if there's a group of people...

I'm up for wheeling if there's a group of people who want to off-road. Or riding along on a road loop.

Not on the agenda: trying to keep up with people on the road in a lifted 4Runner. Lol.
Forum: events 09-24-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,214
Posted By JohnMc
Gotta get the 4Runner ready for the trip. ...

Gotta get the 4Runner ready for the trip.

Err... Just hop in it Thursday morning and drive, really. Lol, soulless appliance needs nothing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By JohnMc
Sounds like the clutch isn't releasing?

Sounds like the clutch isn't releasing?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 214,776
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 09-21-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
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 09-21-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
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 09-21-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
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: 26
Views: 1,460
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: 26
Views: 1,460
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: 176
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: 26
Views: 1,460
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: 17
Views: 1,046
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: 111
Views: 3,237
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.
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