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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 421
Posted By quillc
If you just replaced the alternator, its probably...

If you just replaced the alternator, its probably the alternator belt tension.

You should also look to see if the belts are lined up. The rubber bushings get compressed and everything gets out of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By quillc
Depends upon what you are wanting to do and your...

Depends upon what you are wanting to do and your budget.

If you want it fresh and peppy, do a full rebuild. Probably sleeving that hole with the pits, but it may bore out. Your machine shop...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By quillc
Realistically, there really isn't much to most of...

Realistically, there really isn't much to most of these motors. The short blocks (for even the center thrust 'skinny' rod engines) are very stout. With a decent head and turning up the boost a bit as...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By quillc
I run the factory bracket that the STS piece is a...

I run the factory bracket that the STS piece is a reproduction of on my 83 242DL and my 84 242 GLT.

Works fine.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-27-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 952,131
Posted By quillc
No matter what you do to this car, the car you...

No matter what you do to this car, the car you have is cheaper than the one that you go out and buy. My friends all think I'm crazy, then I point out that during the time that I've known them, they...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By quillc
yeah, I think that you are looking back where the...

yeah, I think that you are looking back where the trans crossmember bolts up.

Josh has a link to an installation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXG1h7hDQNw on his page.

To answer the...
Forum: website & board 11-22-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,339
Posted By quillc
Donated $50 from my recent parts sales... My pp...

Donated $50 from my recent parts sales... My pp is Chris@yv1a.com.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,589
Posted By quillc
Stock flat top pistons in an 83 block. Head has...

Stock flat top pistons in an 83 block. Head has been shaved with a thinner HG. Static compression is ~10.8:1 or so.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,589
Posted By quillc
I'm running a high compression B23 with an H cam...

I'm running a high compression B23 with an H cam and Stahl header connected to a 2 1/2" madrel exhaust. Feels about as fast as my stock 242 GLTi. I would presume that you would be about the same with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By quillc
in the past when i've started having a carrier...

in the past when i've started having a carrier bearing going bad, it starts out by emitting a high pitched "WWEEEEEEEE" sound, almost a whistling kind of sound. The first time, I kept driving it....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,119
Posted By quillc
that's the stuff I use as well. Works well for...

that's the stuff I use as well. Works well for hard to seal gear oil including stuff with the friction modifier in it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By quillc
I've used this stuff when I can't get a good...

I've used this stuff when I can't get a good smooth sealing surface:

https://www.amazon.com/Versachem-Exhaust-System-Joint-Sealer/dp/B002RVK668

works pretty good for filling in pits in a flared...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By quillc
Really sounds like a wheel bearing, but if you...

Really sounds like a wheel bearing, but if you had the one replaced it is very likely the carrier bearing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-28-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By quillc
Pretty much what I do. Really straightforward. ...

Pretty much what I do. Really straightforward.

holds up pretty well. Makes the block easier to clean long term. The paint under the alternator always seems to peel first for some reason.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,062
Posted By quillc
FTFY...

FTFY...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 59,200
Posted By quillc
what bender do you use to make the bends in the...

what bender do you use to make the bends in the tubing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,062
Posted By quillc
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,258
Posted By quillc
I've used some dawn dish soap mixed into the...

I've used some dawn dish soap mixed into the coolant (straight water) a few times (fill/drain/fill/drain). I run the engine for 10 minutes or so then drain/fill. I usually do this without a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,959
Posted By quillc
I ran an H cam with flat top pistons for years in...

I ran an H cam with flat top pistons for years in a B23. 10.5 ish to 1 compression. Header, 2 1/2" exhaust. No cat (no smog checks in my area). 2 deg advanced. 40# injectors from a Ford 460 (blue...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,152
Posted By quillc
That soundtrack kicks ass.

That soundtrack kicks ass.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,546
Posted By quillc
aluminum head re-builders in Portland have done a...

aluminum head re-builders in Portland have done a good job for me on a couple of occasions.

http://aluminumheads.com/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,883
Posted By quillc
I second checking the strut nut. Its worth...

I second checking the strut nut. Its worth building your own tool to hold the strut insert top in place while tightening the nut. Often hitting it with an impact with the car on the ground will be...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,307
Posted By quillc
I run 25/25 spacers on my 242 with 17" Tethys. I...

I run 25/25 spacers on my 242 with 17" Tethys. I bought a set of Ben's spacers and extended wheel studs so I didn't have to do the bolted on spacer that you bolt on the wheel too. Ben's stuff is...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,858
Posted By quillc
Thread revival! The B230A engines would have...

Thread revival!

The B230A engines would have been Canadian. The A is for carb(s).

Someone on the board may have something laying around, but I would suspect it to be pretty rare these days.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,497
Posted By quillc
There is a member on the board that did a...

There is a member on the board that did a supercharged & turbocharged redblock years ago now very successfully.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,455
Posted By quillc
I would suspect that you will run out of...

I would suspect that you will run out of pocketbook before you run out of motor with that B23A.

If you are turbocharging it, you will get to 300 HP if you wish. Since it is carb'd, you will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,450
Posted By quillc
Yeah, outer H4. Inner H1. Both sets are on when...

Yeah, outer H4. Inner H1. Both sets are on when in high beam.

I run this setup on my 84 GLT. With 4000 lumen LED H4 and 4000 lumen LED H1, it puts more light down the road on high beam than any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,106
Posted By quillc
:rofl: Buy a quality oil. Change it...

:rofl:

Buy a quality oil. Change it regularly. If your pressure is low (high mileage) buy a thicker oil.

Same as it has always been.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,106
Posted By quillc
Ah, oil. There is so much information and...

Ah, oil. There is so much information and opinions out there, you can lose your mind.

My opinion....

Realistically, on these old engines, they are all about the same. The nice thing about true...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,720
Posted By quillc
yeah, pop the kick panel on the back passenger...

yeah, pop the kick panel on the back passenger side and you will likely find the vent hose missing, the hose is cracked, or the clamp is loose.
Forum: showroom 08-22-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 154,507
Posted By quillc
:lol: You must watch the Bus Grease Monkey...

:lol: You must watch the Bus Grease Monkey YouTube channel as well.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By quillc
double nut and it'll turn right off.

double nut and it'll turn right off.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 31,737
Posted By quillc
Those are known in the HVAC industry as...

Those are known in the HVAC industry as 'PowerBand' belts. That was the Gates name for them when they came out ~20 years ago. They are intended for use on a matched sheave in belt driven...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,376
Posted By quillc
Get the sedan with little/no rust. Or you...

Get the sedan with little/no rust.

Or you could by a car like this: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/seattle-1993-volvo-240-wagon-great/6928762029.html

and then have it shipped across...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,939
Posted By quillc
There was something about putting it in reverse...

There was something about putting it in reverse and dumping the clutch or similar as I recall. I'm sure someone on the board will know the procedure off the top of their head.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,217
Posted By quillc
I'd daily it. I daily an 83 242 at 134 miles...

I'd daily it.

I daily an 83 242 at 134 miles a day. Frankly LH2 isn't too far away from Djet. Both very simplistic.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,427
Posted By quillc
Yeah, your fluid is boiling over. Its a hydraulic...

Yeah, your fluid is boiling over. Its a hydraulic system and the excessive (for the design load anyway) steering input is causing the fluid to expand and puke out of the top cap.

Buy a stacked...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,378
Posted By quillc
Stop by Tap Plastics (or online) and buy a chunk...

Stop by Tap Plastics (or online) and buy a chunk of Polypropylene. Trace the carb gasket with a scribe and use a coping saw/band saw/other to cut out the profile. !/2" thick is more than adequate. Be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,702
Posted By quillc
Exactly. Sucks to pull the trans and then say...

Exactly. Sucks to pull the trans and then say 'huh, this looks fine...'

If you get down under the car and look at the clutch fork, if it is in the normal position - its probably some other portion...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,702
Posted By quillc
Firewall likely tore out where the cable passes...

Firewall likely tore out where the cable passes through it.

Look in the engine compartment where the cable passes through it. There may be an insulation pad in the way preventing you seeing what...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,793
Posted By quillc
Analysis paralysis guys. For a street +T,...

Analysis paralysis guys.

For a street +T, pretty much any cam beyond the M is an improvement. The difference in HP might be 2 or 3 for any of these cams.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
S/V/C: Oils
Views: 1,926
Posted By quillc
Full synthetic in all my vehicles (1966 to...

Full synthetic in all my vehicles (1966 to newish).
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,793
Posted By quillc
Pretty much anything other than the M cam that...

Pretty much anything other than the M cam that the engine came with.

As stated before, T seems to work well in a +T configuration as you have more compression in an NA motor.

An A, V, iPD turbo...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,280
Posted By quillc
The 16 valve LS kind. You'll make more power...

The 16 valve LS kind.

You'll make more power from a stock 5.3 than most of the modified whiteblock swaps.

Add a turbo or two and you'll be well double what the whiteblocks will produce.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 524,329
Posted By quillc
This is why you see a lot of LS swaps running...

This is why you see a lot of LS swaps running electric water pumps.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,785
Posted By quillc
He's looking for the 'engine reconditioning'...

He's looking for the 'engine reconditioning' book.

Books for Cars.com has at least one or two on the shelf
Books4cars.com
They ship internationally all the time. Every time I'm in there (I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,987
Posted By quillc
Could also be a (largish) vacuum leak. Inspect...

Could also be a (largish) vacuum leak. Inspect all of your hoses - especially the flame trap hoses.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By quillc
http://www.sirtools.com/volvo.htm I have all...

http://www.sirtools.com/volvo.htm

I have all of these seal tools. A nice square installation compared to the shaft makes the seal last longer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,102
Posted By quillc
I've taken flywheels like that to the machine...

I've taken flywheels like that to the machine shop and had them surfaced just fine.

They will tell you if there is an issue.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By quillc
I stopped using the hushers a while back. They...

I stopped using the hushers a while back. They always look like that. I just shim the adjustment at the lowest end of 'normal' that I can. You can hear a little clicking, but nothing major. Hard to...
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