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Forum: performance & modifications 12-14-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By shoestring
I don't know. We push our LeMons car pretty hard...

I don't know. We push our LeMons car pretty hard on 205's and very seldom have this happen. Like I said, if you're ham-fisted with it, it'll spin, but it's easy to adjust your driving style.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By shoestring
Our car is just on cut factory springs with cheap...

Our car is just on cut factory springs with cheap KYB replacement shocks, hardly stiff. Slightly modified B230F. I would say that maybe the additional torque of the M52 is the difference, but you...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By shoestring
Is it broken? This just doesn't seem right. ...

Is it broken? This just doesn't seem right. I've got experience with these and find they work well.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By shoestring
Sounds like power is being applied too quickly...

Sounds like power is being applied too quickly with the Truetrac. If you feed it power modestly, it'll hook. If you mash it, you can get it to spin. I'm not saying that's you're problem...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,742
Posted By shoestring
This sounds like not enough lash/tight...

This sounds like not enough lash/tight valves/sticky guides to me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By shoestring
'91 240 w/EGR: idle quality

Ok, so my '91 245 idles like it's got a huge cam when it's cooler than say 50 degrees outside. Smells super-rich. It runs like this for about 35 seconds and then it kinda smooths outs, but is never...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By shoestring
Thanks for the update to the solution.

Thanks for the update to the solution.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By shoestring
I noticed absolutely no difference in these two...

I noticed absolutely no difference in these two injector styles. I did not, however, try tuning them on a dyno.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By shoestring
Thank you Magnus! I have used their...

Thank you Magnus!

I have used their contact sheet twice, with no reply. I am going to try Facebook, and if that doesn't work, I will ask you to call them.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By shoestring
Good tip. I'll try it. Thanks.

Good tip. I'll try it. Thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By shoestring
We had a poor result with a wide lobe separation...

We had a poor result with a wide lobe separation KG7 in a 10.9:1 B230F with a couple other supporting mods (no cat, free air filter element) and we ran that cam no more than maybe an hour on a dyno. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,212
Posted By shoestring
This is all very dubious.

This is all very dubious.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By shoestring
Anybody buy from Timosmotor?

They've got a couple products I'm interested in, but when I try to checkout there are no US shipping prices. The site has a US currency converter, so I'd imagine they sell here, and I sent an email...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By shoestring
Weird how much better the ride quality is in the...

Weird how much better the ride quality is in the 940 than the 240. That said, I'd still rather hustle a 240 on the race track.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,612
Posted By shoestring
I wouldn't put an oiled filter in front of a mass...

I wouldn't put an oiled filter in front of a mass air sensor.

I'd totally be up for a smooth hose to replace the accordion piece. I could show you a dyno plot from my '69 Camaro where you...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,901
Posted By shoestring
Stock B230Fs are not 9.8:1. They're ADVERTISED...

Stock B230Fs are not 9.8:1. They're ADVERTISED at that, but they're really around 9.1.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,453
Posted By shoestring
Never got an answer on how long that cambered...

Never got an answer on how long that cambered rear diff lasted, I see.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,829
Posted By shoestring
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=337...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=337956

How's that?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,390
Posted By shoestring
I've certainly gotten into plenty of trouble with...

I've certainly gotten into plenty of trouble with 115hp cars.

That said, one of my favorite automotive quotes is from Enzo Ferrari:

"Aerodynamics is for people who can't build engines"
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By shoestring
Had infinite problems with non-Volvo hardware on...

Had infinite problems with non-Volvo hardware on the 3-stud downpipe flange on our race car. Replaced with oem hardware, pow, done. It has been our experience that Volvo hardware is vastly superior...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By shoestring
And slicks.

And slicks.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By shoestring
Sorry they couldn't help. Please make sure you...

Sorry they couldn't help. Please make sure you post the resolution to this.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By shoestring
http://www.gilbertdriveline.com/ Contact...

http://www.gilbertdriveline.com/

Contact these guys. I've used them many times in the past. I don't know if Bruce is still there, but the last shaft I had made for my '69 Camaro with a T56 he...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By shoestring
Disclaimer: none of the following should be...

Disclaimer: none of the following should be taken as an absolute.

Short side radius is crap on these heads to the point where it would be more accurate to say that the a/f mixture skips across...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By shoestring
Improved flow is improved flow.

Improved flow is improved flow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,067
Posted By shoestring
Yeah if these numbers are accurate they're about...

Yeah if these numbers are accurate they're about half what you need. I think spec is 0.3-0.4mm, or 0.012"-0.016". I go 0.015".
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,499
Posted By shoestring
Nope. As long as it has #1 and #2 cam journals...

Nope. As long as it has #1 and #2 cam journals on it, we can use it.

Send to

Dan Samodai
7 Highland Terrace Apt A
Beverly MA 01915

Please make sure to include a return address. I'll pay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,698
Posted By shoestring
I thought the easiest way to avoid having plugs...

I thought the easiest way to avoid having plugs get stuck in cylinder heads is to avoid POS Ford modular V8s...

I've never used anti seize on spark plugs, but it was never an active decision. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-04-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,499
Posted By shoestring
Happy 4th of July! Added Volvo B grind and the...

Happy 4th of July! Added Volvo B grind and the mystery cam as provided by TurboDenny. Thanks very much for that! Given that the cam has no markings except a blue stripe and is slotted, we're of...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By shoestring
Yes, you must factor piston dish volume. The...

Yes, you must factor piston dish volume.

The formula is:

(Cylinder volume + combustion chamber volume + head gasket volume + piston dish volume (whether positive or negative) + piston deck...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-28-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By shoestring
All of the above. It's why I've started the...

All of the above. It's why I've started the Redblock cam valve event sticky.

I was just thinking about Joe Mondello. Didn't realize he'd passed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,756
Posted By shoestring
This. It's a 240. Check the tires, change...

This.

It's a 240. Check the tires, change the oil, and run it.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By shoestring
Engine speed >1500rpm (roughly)+ TPS switch...

Engine speed >1500rpm (roughly)+ TPS switch closed=no injector pulse. If you do a higher gear cruisedown, you can feel it when the injectors are activated.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By shoestring
It may be wiser to cure the disease rather than...

It may be wiser to cure the disease rather than treat the symptoms. What's the car?

LH2.4 base idle is set with the idle screw. You block the idle air tube with a pair of tubing pliers and...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By shoestring
Is it idling high?

Is it idling high?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,520
Posted By shoestring
We've always had success changing the main 16x16...

We've always had success changing the main 16x16 map for WOT fueling in our NA car, are you saying these 1x17s are for main fueling or fueling enrichment? Just started playing with turbo cars and...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,119
Posted By shoestring
Alright, I concede. Given that my background is...

Alright, I concede. Given that my background is domestic V8s, when someone says "you can't make power with component X", I'm thinking something akin to Pontiac 301 cylinder heads. If you can make...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,119
Posted By shoestring
Allow me to rephrase: Perhaps factory intake...

Allow me to rephrase:

Perhaps factory intake manifolds perform better than the internet speculates, with no scientific research.

Not saying you can't do better, but 171 at the wheel is pretty...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,119
Posted By shoestring
Could be that the header and cam are well matched...

Could be that the header and cam are well matched and it's like flipping a switch. I want to see it run with the factory exhaust back on it.

I guess the factory intakes aren't soooo bad...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
Posted By shoestring
Yeah I see that...there must be a solution. ...

Yeah I see that...there must be a solution. Anybody know who produced these/what series of connectors they are?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
Posted By shoestring
Did you try Volvo? I can tell you the 6 pole...

Did you try Volvo? I can tell you the 6 pole female connector body is pn 978151. If you look it up for a 95 940 Turbo on https://usparts.volvocars.com/, it gives a mess of options. You'll need to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By shoestring
940 Turbo coolant overflow tank

Good morning all. Can somebody show me a pic of the bracket that holds the rectangular box style coolant overflow tank in place on a 940 Turbo? A buddy and I are swapping the B230FT out of this car...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-26-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,119
Posted By shoestring
The finger on mine points straight up.

The finger on mine points straight up.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-26-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,499
Posted By shoestring
I like mystery cam. Send it. I'll pay to ship...

I like mystery cam. Send it. I'll pay to ship it back.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,119
Posted By shoestring
Wow this got messy. While I won't say that this...

Wow this got messy. While I won't say that this video proved anything NEW, I appreciate the fact that someone is trying to approach this in a somewhat scientific manner: hypothesize, experiment,...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,499
Posted By shoestring
Pretty much agree, and we've proven it on the...

Pretty much agree, and we've proven it on the dyno. With increased compression ratio, moving the cam around a little bit with regard to timing affects the power curve little. On a low comp engine,...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,119
Posted By shoestring
Good enough for French, some German, and a little...

Good enough for French, some German, and a little bit of Spanish, Italian, and Czech...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,119
Posted By shoestring
Glad to see you here, John. I was beginning to...

Glad to see you here, John. I was beginning to worry...

My Swedish isn't as good as Google Translate's.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,119
Posted By shoestring
I have a question as to whether or not it has to...

I have a question as to whether or not it has to do with the fact that the intake runners oppose each other in the plenum. I've researched the crap outta this and can't really find anything that...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,119
Posted By shoestring
Has there ever been a real discussion as to what...

Has there ever been a real discussion as to what exactly is wrong with the LH intake manifold? Any theories?
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