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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By Eviltwin
I still find the TBSS intake ugo, plus from what...

I still find the TBSS intake ugo, plus from what I've read the LS6 intake is on par if not just slightly better then the truck intake
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By Eviltwin
I was looking along the lines of something like...

I was looking along the lines of something like this...
I'm curious to know whether or not a 92mm TB will clean the alternator/idler pulley

https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/513050/10002/-1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By Eviltwin
LM7 LS guys...what intake you running?

I want to get rid of my ugly looking truck intake and replace with something sexier.

post what you're using and let me know if you're using the truck or f-body accessory driveline!

Cheers,
R
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,215
Posted By Eviltwin
using a Champion dual core rad from a C4 Vette...

using a Champion dual core rad from a C4 Vette (bought at Jegs)
Flex-a-lite dual pusher fans mount perfectly to rad
waterpump is a moded (truck) waterpump from a 5.3
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,593
Posted By Eviltwin
good point, I never considered that. I'm...

good point, I never considered that.
I'm running Ocean mk18's and 225/40/18's all around at about 38-40psi.

within a week however I'll be "downgrading" to Corsa Velosita wide steelies and will be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,593
Posted By Eviltwin
Wandering 245, steerling "pulls" I've tried everything

Alright:

-1983 Volvo 245 LSx swap
-B&G Coils
-brand new KYB's
-Brand new balljoints
-brand new tie rod ends
-brand new end links
-new strut tops bushings
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,491
Posted By Eviltwin
I think this is the way to go thanks Dave!

I think this is the way to go thanks Dave!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,579
Posted By Eviltwin
good lord no. 4L60e

good lord no.

4L60e
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,579
Posted By Eviltwin
LS ALL THE THINGS. I did. no ragrats.

LS ALL THE THINGS.

I did. no ragrats.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,491
Posted By Eviltwin
Headunit wiring in an 1983 240

Pulled out the nearly 40 year old headunit from my Volvo 240...everything is hardwired in.

I cut the harness and need to source a diagram that indicates which wire does what....they're mostly all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By Eviltwin
all buttoned up! I recently installed a center...

all buttoned up!
I recently installed a center console armrest, and accidentally knocked out a wire that illuminates the rear seatbelt light for rear passengers.
turns out that wire was shorting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By Eviltwin
you guys are awesome- I've got some work to do! ...

you guys are awesome- I've got some work to do!
will report back with findings:)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By Eviltwin
and would this short out my fuse #15? ...

and would this short out my fuse #15?
regardless I will pull it up and have a look, thanks for the recommendation!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By Eviltwin
where specifically? I've gone over all the...

where specifically?
I've gone over all the connections and everything seems as it should.
I have a spare set of taillights I supposed I could throw in to see if it makes a difference...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By Eviltwin
actually i was wrong! fuse 15 keepa blowing....

actually i was wrong!

fuse 15 keepa blowing.

this fuse seems to control both my dash lights AND rear driving lights...why would it keep blowing? ground?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By Eviltwin
'83 245...lost dash lights and rear tailights!

At one point, also my front headlight.
after jiggling the front relay, I figured a faulty ground. but resolved from headlights.

My dash lights and rear tail lights are still dead.
Fuses checked...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,551
Posted By Eviltwin
1983 Volvo 245 with 2004 Vortec LSx engine with...

1983 Volvo 245 with 2004 Vortec LSx engine with bolt-ons/HP Tuners

open diff 1 wheel peel along most of track on useless 14" wheels

best was 14.6 @ 99mph
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,688
Posted By Eviltwin
which equates a 0 offset. that's aggressive AF....

which equates a 0 offset.
that's aggressive AF.

I plan on running 225/50/16's squared.
I plan on rolling fenders, I don't think I have a choice.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,688
Posted By Eviltwin
5" backspacing on 9" wide

5" backspacing on 9" wide
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,688
Posted By Eviltwin
Anybody buy the Corsa Velosita widened steelies yet?

I sold my Ocean Mk18's (which where awesome) in favor of some Corsa Velocita wide steelies.

The response from the seller (Arman) has been extraordinary thus far, and hopefull on having these go on...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,444
Posted By Eviltwin
been looking at the exact same tires. I...

been looking at the exact same tires.

I think a nice little setup would be those tires ($206 for two...) and a set of diamond racing steelies (about $160 for 2) 15x8 ET12...a little costly on...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,444
Posted By Eviltwin
how does 15x8 with a +12 offset sounds? ...

how does 15x8 with a +12 offset sounds?

Diamond has some steelies that can work..
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,444
Posted By Eviltwin
really? those are just teeny! 225/60/15...

really?

those are just teeny!

225/60/15 would be too beefy I imagine too huh
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,444
Posted By Eviltwin
Drag Slicks sizes for lowered Volvo 245?

I need to pickup some drag slicks for my LSx Volvo 245.

I'll likely be using Draco wheels (or similar)

can anyone confirm the biggest size I can use without rubbing?

I'm looking at 26/8.0/15...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,854
Posted By Eviltwin
thanks fellas, and LOL yes...I was a little tired...

thanks fellas, and LOL yes...I was a little tired yesterday and my reply asking for clarification on wheelspin was certainly warranted of laughs.
That said, I was hoping the trutrac would allow me...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,854
Posted By Eviltwin
good to hear:D are you hooking up at all? or...

good to hear:D
are you hooking up at all? or still getting intense wheelspin?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,854
Posted By Eviltwin
what do you mean by not enough traction?

what do you mean by not enough traction?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,854
Posted By Eviltwin
Detroit Locker TrueTrac in Dana30 Volvo 240

Anyone install one of these expensive guys?
https://www.dragracecarparts.co/detroit-locker-eaton-detroit-truetrac-differentials-912a588-free-shipping/

I chose this instead of the ford 8.8 and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,159
Posted By Eviltwin
LOL I actually ended up throwing in the...

LOL

I actually ended up throwing in the towel.
buttoned everything back up, and going to have a shop do it properly.

I simply didn't feel safe and knew my limits of reasonability where being...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,159
Posted By Eviltwin
mmk fellas thanks for the tips:) will try...

mmk fellas thanks for the tips:)

will try this evening.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,159
Posted By Eviltwin
until I take the glad nut off the top of the...

until I take the glad nut off the top of the strut right?

I would hope that the spring is fully compressed and the strut is full decompressed by the time I hit that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,159
Posted By Eviltwin
compressing coils on 245's strut assembly...imminent disaster

I'm using these widowmaker coil spring compressors on my 1983 245 wagon. They are about 3/4's if not more compressed and the top coil is showing no sign of separating from the top strut plate.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,154
Posted By Eviltwin
I'm not one to cheap out and cut corner (no pun...

I'm not one to cheap out and cut corner (no pun intended) yet cutting springs is something I'd never ever do as an aging automotive enthusiast.


after all the GOOD I've read on the subject and...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,154
Posted By Eviltwin
18x8.5 ET6 with 225/40/18's....how many coils to cut?

I'm going to cut my springs for the season.
it's a 245 wagon, and I"m running 18x8.5 et6 wheels with 225/40/18 tires.

2 coils up front
1 in the back?

seems to be the common choice, but I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By Eviltwin
I'm replacing these along with stab links, and 1...

I'm replacing these along with stab links, and 1 balljoint.

mightaswell change up my shocks and struts "while I'm there"

hopefully will cure the issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By Eviltwin
my strut mount are cracked when looking from...

my strut mount are cracked when looking from above, I have new balljoints already.
Are these cars known for a creaky front end?

I just want to assure it's still safe to drive for the time being
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By Eviltwin
very loud creaking when turning wheels/pressing down on front of car

This creaking seems to progressively get worse.

I'm hoping diagnose and repair this inane creaking I'm getting on my 1983 Volvo 245.

Everything seems tight upfront, no clunking but a very loud...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,695
Posted By Eviltwin
here's a 14.6 run when I feather the throttle in...

here's a 14.6 run when I feather the throttle in efforts to get traction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_xkqXFNfQk

here's a wasted run, on what it looks like when I don't take it easy on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,695
Posted By Eviltwin
might aswell bump this up! LSx is all...

might aswell bump this up!

LSx is all swapped in, and proving to be both a) very reliable and b) fun in every sense of the word. I get the fizzies driving it, and the giggles when the go pedal is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,942
Posted By Eviltwin
volvo 240 rear diff drain bolt....buy?

I'm losing my mind trying to find a website that will sell me a rear dif drain bolt for my 1984 245 wagon's Dana 30 differential.

I stripped the old one, and need a new one. car is on stands,...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,274
Posted By Eviltwin
holy smokes! can elevation play a role here?...

holy smokes!

can elevation play a role here?
I'm way up in Canada, and it was a HOT day.....
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,274
Posted By Eviltwin
.....does Spartan make a locker that will fit out...

.....does Spartan make a locker that will fit out Dana 30's?

https://www.summitracing.com/int/search/product-line/usa-standard-gear-spartan-lockers
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,274
Posted By Eviltwin
I'm leaning towards a Gren80 locker now instead...

I'm leaning towards a Gren80 locker now instead of having to rip apart the rear end.
I'd really like to keep my 5x108 BP too as I'm actually in the process of importing some Ocean MK18 wheels (only...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,274
Posted By Eviltwin
could anyone point me to where I can snap up a...

could anyone point me to where I can snap up a G80 Locker on the cheap?

I think it'll hold just fine for the amount of true world "drag racing" I do which is barely any.

this is more of a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,274
Posted By Eviltwin
it's the stock LM7 cam, I kept it oem. I'm...

it's the stock LM7 cam, I kept it oem.

I'm reading up on ford 9" and ford 8.8 Explorer rear axles.

having this hook up, with a proper launch and LSD will net me an easy 13.9 without a sweat.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,274
Posted By Eviltwin
'83 245 Wagon+ LSx+Dragstrip FUN *videos*

I don't have a build thread (but I supposed I could always make one...)

I just spin and spin and spin if I don't have traction.
consistent 14.6's@ around 98mph

specs:

1983 Volvo 245 DL...
Forum: showroom 06-11-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,089
Posted By Eviltwin
widened steelies are becoming more and more...

widened steelies are becoming more and more appealing....

GTA wheels might be up for sale....
Forum: showroom 06-11-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,089
Posted By Eviltwin
so back to trying to run a zero offset squared. ...

so back to trying to run a zero offset squared.

I'm maintaining a complete OEM look, I'm not even lowered.

"Corey" posted he's running 20mm adapters up front with a 0 offset.

what will be...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,693
Posted By Eviltwin
thanks kindly!

thanks kindly!
Forum: showroom 06-10-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,089
Posted By Eviltwin
bumping an old thread. my GTA's look like...

bumping an old thread.

my GTA's look like they're 0 offset squared.

I'm not interested in trimming studs, or rolling fenders.
is this still possible?
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