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Forum: events 04-26-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,160
Posted By qwkswede
On the way to Davis. Day 1 driving done. This...

On the way to Davis. Day 1 driving done. This photo is from somewhere in Utah. It was a beautiful day for driving.
Forum: events 04-25-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,246
Posted By qwkswede
Have fun y'all. I'll miss this one. But I do want...

Have fun y'all. I'll miss this one. But I do want to get out there again someday. Keep those traditions and meats burning.
Forum: events 04-25-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,160
Posted By qwkswede
My car is packed and I'm leaving Denver tomorrow...

My car is packed and I'm leaving Denver tomorrow morning early. I'm doing the lazy paced route with some sightseeing stops over the next 2 days.

Is there anything going on Friday night? I should...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-15-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,322
Posted By qwkswede
That's a pretty good running non-turbo Volvo....

That's a pretty good running non-turbo Volvo. Good work friend.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,322
Posted By qwkswede
Ya. Sure. Run it. Tell me what you did. thanks

Ya. Sure. Run it. Tell me what you did. thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,322
Posted By qwkswede
Geeez. So many excuses. Or maybe you are the...

Geeez. So many excuses. Or maybe you are the ultimate sand bagging hustler. That stock 245 probably runs 12s.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,322
Posted By qwkswede
Nice! What track do you guys go to in Oregon? ...

Nice! What track do you guys go to in Oregon?

And give me the quick one line car description...
Forum: events 04-11-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,160
Posted By qwkswede
I registered. Car still in pieces and I haven't...

I registered. Car still in pieces and I haven't gone more than 2 miles from my house yet.

But the current plan is to drive it 3000 miles at the end of April.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 245,859
Posted By qwkswede
Nice. What are those motor mounts?

Nice. What are those motor mounts?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,322
Posted By qwkswede
Nice start! First one on the board for 2019. I...

Nice start! First one on the board for 2019. I guess the racing season is here. Get out there and go racing!

Nothing in Colorado until mid April. But I'm ready.
Forum: events 03-08-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,160
Posted By qwkswede
Looking the route. I'll probably drive I-80 too....

Looking the route. I'll probably drive I-80 too. If you want to form a convoy for a bit let me know.
Forum: events 03-07-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,160
Posted By qwkswede
Thanks for the support. I don't need much...

Thanks for the support. I don't need much encouragement to fix a Volvo on the side of the road.

:oogle:
Forum: events 03-06-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,160
Posted By qwkswede
I'm working on it. I'd like to drive the new...

I'm working on it. I'd like to drive the new racier car. It runs now! But man is it a piece of sh#@ still. Driving it around the block turned up a long list of other things it needs to be driveable....
Forum: events 03-04-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,246
Posted By qwkswede
Yes. Let's talk....

Yes. Let's talk....
Forum: events 03-03-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,160
Posted By qwkswede
Will there be drag racing on Friday or Saturdy?...

Will there be drag racing on Friday or Saturdy? Street or track, I don't care which one.
Forum: events 03-03-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,246
Posted By qwkswede
Subscribing. I'd like to make it to one of...

Subscribing.

I'd like to make it to one of the big 3 gatherings this year. Alabama, Davis, or Portland.

I am putting this one on my calendar and going to do some serious wrenching to get...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,034
Posted By qwkswede
Yep, rotate distributor roughly 90 degrees,...

Yep, rotate distributor roughly 90 degrees, install single hold down bolt, profit...
My plug wires reach better this way, and I can maybe install the wire cover too. They were stretched tight with...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,034
Posted By qwkswede
Yeah, that was my thinking too. I was going to...

Yeah, that was my thinking too. I was going to give the wire rearrangement a try. It takes some head scratching with the weird sidewinder cap. And it's a pain in the ass to remove and reinstall the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,034
Posted By qwkswede
Thanks. I went to a coil pack no distributor...

Thanks.
I went to a coil pack no distributor setup on my last car eventually. But just trying to keep this one simple for now.

Contact Linuxman51 for Megasquirt plug n play setups. He can help...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,034
Posted By qwkswede
The timing of this thread was very relevant for...

The timing of this thread was very relevant for me too. I tried cranking up my 16v B230 last night for the first time, and had this thread in my head. I have an 8v LH2.4 distributor in the head on my...
Forum: showroom 01-05-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 40,960
Posted By qwkswede
JohnMc You put alot of miles on yours at pretty...

JohnMc You put alot of miles on yours at pretty high power levels. I never had headgasket problems really. This new setup will probably stay around 300 hp. I think the smallish turbo will be good...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,322
Posted By qwkswede
That could work in the grudge race format for...

That could work in the grudge race format for sure. I'm thinking about spinning up another thread for that.

A couple years ago I had a grudge race with LloydDobler here on the forum. Volvo 122 vs...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-03-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
For those monitoring the 2018 thread. I built the...

For those monitoring the 2018 thread. I built the 2019 edition. Feel free to subscribe and jump in over there.

https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?p=5900454#post5900454


I declared...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-03-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,322
Posted By qwkswede
Can a moderator sticky this one and let the 2018...

Can a moderator sticky this one and let the 2018 thread start to slide....

This has been pretty healthy the last couple years. But I know we have more people with fast cars that should get out and...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-03-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,322
Posted By qwkswede
The 2019 East vs West Competition.

Rules: (nicked from http://www.turbobricks.com/evw.php)
Summary
The "east vs. west" shootout was created by Pat D. (tuff240) to help motivate the group by creating a friendly yet competitive event...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
You are added! Damn that car is making some good...

You are added! Damn that car is making some good horsepower... 115mph is getting it done.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
Yeah, one or the other have been on my bucket...

Yeah, one or the other have been on my bucket list. I hate that term. Butt ya know. I love Portland too. April or May could be a good time to get out of Colorado for a week.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
Whats the dates? I'll put it on my calendar....

Whats the dates? I'll put it on my calendar. ASAP.

And I'll get a new thread going for 2019 too.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
Is there a group that goes out to drag race...

Is there a group that goes out to drag race during the Davis weekend? I haven't been in northern California for a couple years now and never done the Davis show. Sounds like a good road trip.
Forum: showroom 01-01-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 40,960
Posted By qwkswede
Somehow I missed this thread when it started 8...

Somehow I missed this thread when it started 8 years ago??? And now a random bump after 5 years of silence... Weird. But I'm in! The Ultimate resurrection thread. I have had a couple 16v turbos....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
And I had the slowest redblock on the board. :-( ...

And I had the slowest redblock on the board. :-( Damn I miss that 240. It was pretty quick for Denver... Really.

I need to make a trip for some sea level passes this year. Alabama, Portland,...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
Ahh man, everyone has to get through the first...

Ahh man, everyone has to get through the first time jitters. We've all been there. Driving past the lights, launching on wet tires, etc. It just takes a couple tries and you will have it down. Do...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
I saved you a row on the leaderboard, give me...

I saved you a row on the leaderboard, give me some details... I saw the PM you sent me this year, but you sent me a picture of some timeslips from May 2017. That doesn't really count for 2018.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-31-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
Happy new years eve everyone!

It is December 31st 2018. This ends your chances to make a pass for the 2018 competition. If you have any timeslips hiding from the last few months please send them my way. I'll add em to the 2018...
Forum: showroom 12-20-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 184,904
Posted By qwkswede
I had a silver 1978, no sunroof. Is there a way...

I had a silver 1978, no sunroof. Is there a way to find the vin for car you owned in the past? I sold it about 2011 I think. I miss that one, super solid metal, faded paint. I could hardly give it...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-18-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
ding ding ding... Winner, 100pts. Nicely done. ...

ding ding ding... Winner, 100pts. Nicely done.

what trans and rear axle are powering this Volvo to such amazine speeds?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,086
Posted By qwkswede
Weird. It wasn't a link. I uploaded a small image...

Weird. It wasn't a link. I uploaded a small image to the site. Does that not work any more? I can see the image.
Link no worky
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,086
Posted By qwkswede
Those self contained subs with an amp are a nice...

Those self contained subs with an amp are a nice option too. The space requirements have become really tiny for those the last few years. I always forget about those.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,086
Posted By qwkswede
You guys can engineer this to death. But the...

You guys can engineer this to death. But the system pictured above of my 240s parcel shelf works just spectacularly. The speakers don't explode because they not mounted in a small enclosure. Mine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,086
Posted By qwkswede
He is Clive, head of Volvo's crash test dummy...

He is Clive, head of Volvo's crash test dummy department. I think they used to sell them at the dealerships. Not sure where mine came from. They were around in Volvo circles 10 years ago.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,086
Posted By qwkswede
2 decent rockford fosgate 8" woofers. They work...

2 decent rockford fosgate 8" woofers. They work decently using the trunk as their cabinet. The parcel shelf panel is made from 3/4" MDF and sealed off around the edges.

15882
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
Swedish-Rocket, Who built your converter? And...

Swedish-Rocket, Who built your converter? And what rpm are you able to reach against the brakes?

I have played that game with aw71 converters too, with mixed results. I never got the stall speed I...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
There are alot of variables in the equation. But...

There are alot of variables in the equation. But large heavy volvos with an AW71 and big laggy turbo are very hard to launch effectively. They don't have any torque until full boost hits a second or...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
You have been added to the list! Nice work.

You have been added to the list! Nice work.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
And tonight's track day was rained and snowed...

And tonight's track day was rained and snowed out. I think that might be it for Colorado this year.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
Wennstroma Your times have been recorded. ...

Wennstroma Your times have been recorded.

This has been a pretty solid year for participation. It's good to see the strong interest in the ol Volvs.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,034
Posted By qwkswede
Upload video to youtube and put the link here.

Upload video to youtube and put the link here.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
Do you have a timeslip for that "hybrid" ?? It's...

Do you have a timeslip for that "hybrid" ?? It's a Chevy with a Volvo engine right? That's doing something right....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
2 Tracks closing, WOW That's terrible news. What...

2 Tracks closing, WOW That's terrible news. What is happening lately? Wednesday nights at the track here in Denver have hundreds of people and sponsored by the local police departments. They hope...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,513
Posted By qwkswede
The air is getting cool and dense here lately. I...

The air is getting cool and dense here lately. I don't know how other parts of the country are doing, but this is some good weather for making boost! Get out to your local track while there is still...
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