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Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Two 87s
It's a 2wd Mazda B2200 with an extended cab.

It's a 2wd Mazda B2200 with an extended cab.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,082
Posted By Two 87s
Good info, and I appreciate that the debate is...

Good info, and I appreciate that the debate is staying civil.



This is good info. I spoke to someone at RSI and their rods use stock bearings as well, even though they are crank driven. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,082
Posted By Two 87s
To clarify my intentions: I don't plan on making...

To clarify my intentions: I don't plan on making big power--just slightly more than stock. However, as long as I'm doing a rebuild, and rods seem to be pretty inexpensive, it may make sense to...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,082
Posted By Two 87s
So, if I go with h-beams, do they use stock...

So, if I go with h-beams, do they use stock bearings? I ask because I'm trying to understand how they can be crank-steered instead of piston steered with stock bearings. I would think the big end...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,082
Posted By Two 87s
87 block performance rebuild question

Engine gurus, a quick question:

I'm rebuilding a 1987 B230FT. It's installed in an '88 Mazda pickup with a T5 trans behind it. (LH 2.2, 15g turbo, 3" exhaust, IPD turbo cam) The head needed a...
Forum: article composition 12-02-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,451
Posted By Two 87s
I still daily drive it... but only when my...

I still daily drive it... but only when my Crossfire is sitting in the shop waiting on new tires. A Volvo-powered truck is great for hauling stuff around, though. My Mazda now has a B230FT out of...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,824
Posted By Two 87s
You would be wrong. It IS true. I know...

You would be wrong.

It IS true.

I know you're new to this, but you clearly haven't figured out yet how your turbo actually works. Do a little research and understand what is happening when...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 33,220
Posted By Two 87s
Totally bad ass.

Totally bad ass.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-28-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 33,220
Posted By Two 87s
Nice work, Mark. I wish it wasn't raining up in...

Nice work, Mark. I wish it wasn't raining up in Kentucky. I'd be making progress on my hotrod too. Looks like you're gonna have a redblock-powered S10 before you know it.

Aaron
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 33,220
Posted By Two 87s
You're making serious progress, Mark. That mount...

You're making serious progress, Mark. That mount looks good.

Just keep on working on it every day. That's the way progress gets made. I did a little work on my hotrod today, and I've been...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-19-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 33,220
Posted By Two 87s
Man, this is coming along nicely! Keep up...

Man, this is coming along nicely!

Keep up the good work.

Aaron
Forum: website & board 04-15-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 24,758
Posted By Two 87s
It was down for me for the last few hours. ...

It was down for me for the last few hours.

Aaron
Lexington, KY
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 33,220
Posted By Two 87s
Thanks for the shout-out, Mark. :) I think...

Thanks for the shout-out, Mark. :)

I think everyone needs a redblock-powered truck.

Aaron
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Two 87s
Nothing is missing. That's the coolant drain...

Nothing is missing. That's the coolant drain valve for the block. It has barbs so that you can put a hose on it when draining coolant from the block. If you unscrew it a little, coolant will come...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-15-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,808
Posted By Two 87s
There's an answer to your question. But you...

There's an answer to your question. But you haven't actually demonstrated enough knowledge for anyone to know whether it's worth answering at length.

Do you know that 240s are rear wheel drive...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,100
Posted By Two 87s
With a stock crank pulley, there's a special...

With a stock crank pulley, there's a special Volvo tool. (You can also buy it from IPD). It holds the pulley in place using the little oblong cutouts on the pulley and the timing belt tensioner...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,100
Posted By Two 87s
You ARE a boner, Kunkleman. I just dropped...

You ARE a boner, Kunkleman.

I just dropped the hammer on a custom crank pulley from emachineshop.com. Their software was surprisingly easy to use for someone who has never done CAD before. I'm...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,100
Posted By Two 87s
Splining the front of the crank involves removing...

Splining the front of the crank involves removing the crank. A separate part means I can treat the blocks and cranks as disposable.

Aaron
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,100
Posted By Two 87s
Fair question. The only answers I have off...

Fair question.

The only answers I have off the top of my head are: simplicity of design and cost.

Since I have to have these parts made up, it will cost more to make two parts. Emachineshop...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,100
Posted By Two 87s
Very interesting. It seems that the Miatas had...

Very interesting. It seems that the Miatas had two different setups, one of which was reliable and one which was not.

One of the major differences, though, was that the earlier, failure-prone...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-17-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,100
Posted By Two 87s
You sound like a man who knows what he's talking...

You sound like a man who knows what he's talking about.

I'm looking at having emachineshop.com make this part. I've got it all spec'd out, and I can easily move from a 6061 T6 aluminum to a 1018...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-17-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,100
Posted By Two 87s
Okay. Since we seem to have determined that the...

Okay. Since we seem to have determined that the bolt does indeed play the largest (if not only) role in keeping the crank pulley (and timing gear) from rotating on the crank snout, here's a second...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-17-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,100
Posted By Two 87s
Is the Volvo a tapered crank? If so, I need to...

Is the Volvo a tapered crank? If so, I need to get my calipers out and remeasure more carefully.

Aaron
Forum: performance & modifications 01-17-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,100
Posted By Two 87s
Fair enough, and I always do. Any idea...

Fair enough, and I always do.

Any idea whether the keyway does load bearing work in SBCs?

Also, my larger issue is that if I make a custom crank pulley of the sort I'm imagining, I would have...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,100
Posted By Two 87s
Help solve a debate: crank keys

I'm looking for some info from engine builders with a wide variety of experience to solve a debate between me and my brother-in-law.

He comes from the small block chevy world, and I come from the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,775
Posted By Two 87s
How fast is fast? If you're already got a...

How fast is fast?

If you're already got a B21FT, why not tell us what you've done with it so far and what more you want?

I mean, a B21FT isn't the end-all, be-all of power platforms, but you...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-18-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By Two 87s
Yes, but the question is, if Iceland got carbed...

Yes, but the question is, if Iceland got carbed 740s in 1987, when, if ever, did they get fuel injected, turbocharged 740s?

As Mueller said, there are 740s that came from the factory with fuel...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By Two 87s
Really?

Really?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,751
Posted By Two 87s
In the United States, non-California, turbo cars...

In the United States, non-California, turbo cars get the T cam and non-turbo cars get the M cam.

There are other cams, and to be honest, I couldn't tell you what cars they came in. My best memory...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By Two 87s
Eh? You can't run KJet as engine management...

Eh?

You can't run KJet as engine management using LH 2.2 injectors. It doesn't work that way. One is mechanical fuel injection and the other is electronic.

Unless you mean that you're just...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By Two 87s
I put LH 2.2 on a B21FT in my pickup. It runs...

I put LH 2.2 on a B21FT in my pickup. It runs fine.

All you gotta do is get a set of LH 2.2 boxes (ECU and ICU) and the entire harness. You'd also need all the sensors, obviously. Install all...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,335
Posted By Two 87s
I'll think about starting a project thread as...

I'll think about starting a project thread as soon as I actually get some Volvo parts attached to this project. I have an S10 frame and body, and I'm working on a bit of body work right now. But I...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,335
Posted By Two 87s
Correction: how many turbo stock B460 support?

Correction: how many turbo stock B460 support?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,335
Posted By Two 87s
Great question, actually. The setup is going...

Great question, actually.

The setup is going to have both engines out in front of the cab. Don't know why I need a scattershield any more than on a stock car. I may actually have the cab set...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,335
Posted By Two 87s
Rubber coupler might be worth looking into. Good...

Rubber coupler might be worth looking into. Good thought.

Aaron
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,335
Posted By Two 87s
Well, easier is relative. I have two redblocks. ...

Well, easier is relative. I have two redblocks. I think the physical process of joining them together won't be all that difficult. I have made stand-alone wiring harnesses for LH Jetronic before. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,335
Posted By Two 87s
Thank you. Glad to hear that someone else has...

Thank you. Glad to hear that someone else has done this and knows that it can be done.

I'd like to hear how you joined them lengthwise. That seems interesting.

I have no problem running two...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,335
Posted By Two 87s
Hrm... where to start? JohnLane: You can...

Hrm... where to start?

JohnLane: You can get better stuff in the PNW than I can get in Kentucky, so find your own smoke. As for programmable EMS, that's an option... however, I'm honestly not...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,335
Posted By Two 87s
Twin engine thought experiment (LH gurus welcome)

I have a reason for asking this, but rather than benchrace the whole concept, I'll just ask the pertinent questions.

Imagine that you had successfully connected two redblocks, snout-to-tail...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By Two 87s
If you're talking about the aluminum...

If you're talking about the aluminum accordian-style hose that goes from the heat shield above the exhaust manifold, around the driver's side of the engine to the airbox, just leave it off.

The...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,790
Posted By Two 87s
[Spinal Tap] Turn it up to 11! [/Spinal Tap]

[Spinal Tap] Turn it up to 11! [/Spinal Tap]
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Two 87s
It's possible, but I think she probably took it...

It's possible, but I think she probably took it to the Valvoline chain to get an oil change, and I don't think they do the sorts of repairs they were telling her it needed. The only other shop it's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Two 87s
Thanks guys. All excellent ideas. I'm leaning...

Thanks guys. All excellent ideas. I'm leaning towards deferred maintenance as well, but it's entirely possible that this girl drove it until it became a warped cylinder head/head gasket issue. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Two 87s
Major cooling system issue that I'm missing?

I have a friend with a 1994 940 turbo. I'm going to be fixing it for her in a couple weeks when I get down to Kentucky from Alaska.

She took it for an oil change, and they told her she had a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,693
Posted By Two 87s
T5 Adapter Vendors

This is probably a stupid "do a search" type question, but I hope someone will take pity and just give me an answer. I've been off Turbobricks for a few months since I moved to rural Alaska.

My...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By Two 87s
Bueller?

Bueller?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By Two 87s
240 cluster compatibility question

I'm working on an '86 240 wagon. I did a B230FT swap from a 1987 760, but that shouldn't be relevant.

The speedometer is not working on the cluster. I swapped in a tach in place of the clock,...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Two 87s
LH 2.2 is batch fire. Hook them up however they...

LH 2.2 is batch fire. Hook them up however they stretch easiest, but doesn't matter.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,606
Posted By Two 87s
If they're different turbos, then the sound could...

If they're different turbos, then the sound could definitely be different.

Bear in mind too, though that the Garrett T3 does not have an integral compressor bypass valve ("blowoff valve" that...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,606
Posted By Two 87s
Unless something was done differently, an '87 760...

Unless something was done differently, an '87 760 has a Garrett T3. It's possible he put a Mitsubishi on it, since it's a rebuilt engine, but take a look under the hood and confirm.

The Garrett...
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