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Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By sdodd
I just ordered a new set of custom valved...

I just ordered a new set of custom valved Bilstein HDs from Bilstein USA. These are 34-002926. They are for my coilover step that uses stock Volvo 740 series strut tubes. (car is an '85 though I'm...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,435
Posted By sdodd
I have a 4L60E (& LT1) in my '85 745. The...

I have a 4L60E (& LT1) in my '85 745. The bellhousing is the issue - it is just wide for a significant length. When modifying my car I had about 2 inches wide and 2 inches deep all of the way...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By sdodd
I am running 17x7.5 et20 on the front and 17x9...

I am running 17x7.5 et20 on the front and 17x9 et22 on the back of my '85 745, US spec. 225/45R17 and 255/40R17 respectively. No spacers or other adjustments. (the wheels were custom drilled with...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,267
Posted By sdodd
I haven't seen the LS1 exhaust/block up close for...

I haven't seen the LS1 exhaust/block up close for a number of years now, so there could be major differences. But, here are pictures from my LT1/745 swap. This was a '96LT1 out of a firebird, with...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By sdodd
You can try the stock strut inserts with the IPD...

You can try the stock strut inserts with the IPD springs. I don't think they will last long though, especially if they are more than a few years old.

I've always purchased my shocks/struts from...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,267
Posted By sdodd
1) Stock crossmember will do fine. Just make...

1) Stock crossmember will do fine. Just make sure it isn't cracked. (look on the brickboard for reference) My LT1 has been on my '85 crossmember for 8 years now with no problem.

2) Modified...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By sdodd
If any of your swaybar bushings are bad you can...

If any of your swaybar bushings are bad you can get a clunk. Also, I'd recommend retorquing EVERY nut in your suspension with the suspension loaded. (ie, on ramps or on the ground if you are at...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By sdodd
I spent hours and hours with the volvo factory...

I spent hours and hours with the volvo factory wiring diagram and the LT1 factory wiring diagram making sure I had all of my connections and they would work. So, if you don't have the volvo factory...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By sdodd
I'm running 9" wide on the rear of my '85 745. ...

I'm running 9" wide on the rear of my '85 745. with 255/40R17 tires and the fender lip cut off I can BARELY get the rear end adjusted. With the adjustable panhard rod I don't rub at full...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By sdodd
My cut diesel 740 springs were ~150 lbs. You can...

My cut diesel 740 springs were ~150 lbs. You can do a rough calculation using this tool:
Spring Rate Calculator (http://guzzitech.com/springrate.html)

If I recall, the IPD lowering springs were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By sdodd
I've fixed most of my 740 cluster issues by...

I've fixed most of my 740 cluster issues by reflowing most of the solder joints and cleaning up all of the ground lines. Bottom line - take it apart, clean it up, tighten it back together and see...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By sdodd
Definitely pull the whole rear end and swap out...

Definitely pull the whole rear end and swap out whole unless there is something wrong with the donor. (leaking seals or bent axle or ???)

Usually you can get the whole trailing arm/torque...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By sdodd
On the front door seals the only thing...

On the front door seals the only thing not-obvious that I would look for is in the b pillar to roof corner. It is a right angle and that is where they put the beginning/end joint. This was halfway...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By sdodd
I realized a while ago that I could see the...

I realized a while ago that I could see the ground (door closed) from my driver's side front door in my '85 745. After much searching I couldn't find anything I was willing to pay for new. ($$$) ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By sdodd
I like doing things once. IMHO the larger the...

I like doing things once. IMHO the larger the gauge the less loss. With the LT1 it is 10:1 compression (or 9.5:1? can't remember) and it is a daily driver so I wanted minimal problems. The...
Forum: showroom 01-28-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,848
Posted By sdodd
Forget the car. I want your lift! =) Nice...

Forget the car. I want your lift! =)

Nice find and tasteful updates!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By sdodd
My amp is in the front, but my battery is in the...

My amp is in the front, but my battery is in the rear wagon side compartment. I managed to fit 00 gauge welding cable under all of the interior plastic panels down the side of the car. The 00 gauge...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,146
Posted By sdodd
On my '85 745 I have: Panasport C5Rs, custom...

On my '85 745 I have:

Panasport C5Rs, custom drilling/backspace
Front - 17x7.5, 25mm backspace 225/45R17 tires
Rear - 17x9, 22mm backspace, 255/40R17 tires

On the front I did nothing. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,525
Posted By sdodd
Actually, either will take the Jumbo brake...

Actually, either will take the Jumbo brake upgrade. It has nothing to do with which spindle or the hub. The caliper mounting tabs are in the exact same place. You do need a separate hub/rotor to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,525
Posted By sdodd
I tried the old style hubs on the new style...

I tried the old style hubs on the new style spindle. Pretty much nothing fits right. =p

Went to the PnP yesterday and got a set of new style hubs that seem to be in decent shape.

Go figure -...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,525
Posted By sdodd
Yeah, the earlier spindle orginally came with a...

Yeah, the earlier spindle orginally came with a one piece hub/rotor. Most have been upgraded to the two piece hub rotor.

So, if I try to put the "wrong" 2 piece hub/rotor on the "wrong" spindle,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,525
Posted By sdodd
740/940 front spindle differences - years

I'm trying to understand the differences between the front hubs of 85-88 740s and 89-later 740/940s.

The early spindles have a narrow end, a wide end, and a ~2" long taper in-between. The Later...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By sdodd
I have a couple out of the car for my rear swap. ...

I have a couple out of the car for my rear swap. I'll take some picts and measurements this weekend. If I forget, PM me.

-simon
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By sdodd
The LS1 has a structural oil pan that makes it...

The LS1 has a structural oil pan that makes it more of a pain to install than the LT1. However, given that both will take a chunk of time, the LS1 weight savings of ~150lbs over the LT1 makes it a...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,123
Posted By sdodd
The volvo hard line is a 10x1 (10mm x 1mm)...

The volvo hard line is a 10x1 (10mm x 1mm) thread. You can have custom SS lines made with a 10x1 female? end and a banjo fitting on the other end. Length depends on how you are setting up your rear...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,346
Posted By sdodd
Personally I went with the LT1/4L60E. The LT1...

Personally I went with the LT1/4L60E. The LT1 was out of a '96 Firebird. Prior to this decision, I had only ever had ford (302) engines.

First, I decided that if I was going to do the swap, I...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,899
Posted By sdodd
A set of custom length Braided SS with teflon...

A set of custom length Braided SS with teflon lining hoses cost me ~$100 at a local hydraulic shop. I had ~12' in length as these went from my transmission case to my tranny cooler at the front of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2009, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By sdodd
I'm running 17x7.5 w/ 22mm offset. Tires are...

I'm running 17x7.5 w/ 22mm offset. Tires are 225/45R17. I get a little bit of rub on my IPD swaybar and on the inner fender well on the front. No noticable loss of steering radius.

Car has ~1.5...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By sdodd
I've replaced a 740 windshield. I don't think it...

I've replaced a 740 windshield. I don't think it was technically challenging. However, it was a real pain in the butt. Two person job for sure.

Removing the windshield is tough as the adhesive...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By sdodd
Yup. But, as I've had it apart a few times and...

Yup. But, as I've had it apart a few times and can't get the faces to seal correctly I need a new line. I don't have a yard nearby so I just need a way of helping to seal everything so I don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By sdodd
Looked up Loctite 565...

Looked up Loctite 565 (http://www.ibtinc.com/artman/uploads/1/loctite565tech.pdf). Looks like it does OK in brake fluid, though it shows a 92% strength compared with other nasty fluids.

Loctite...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By sdodd
If the rear end moves side to side very easily,...

If the rear end moves side to side very easily, my first guess would be the panhard rod, its bushings, mounting points, or bolts. The whole purpose of the panhard rod is to keep the axle from moving...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By sdodd
My panhard rod is ~5 years old and is for a 740. ...

My panhard rod is ~5 years old and is for a 740. However, I have enough threads in/out of the bar that I was never worried. Probably a good 6-8 threads in each direction. While the car isn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By sdodd
brake thread leaking

In my '85 745 V8 I've had problem after problem with the brakes for the last 3 months. I just replaced the distribution block with the brake warning switch on it. Now, the rear Master Cylinder to...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By sdodd
Wheel/tire width is going to be more of a problem...

Wheel/tire width is going to be more of a problem than diameter... after you get your offset sorted out.

On the front I'm running 17x7.5 (ET22) with 225/45R17 tires without problem. On tight...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By sdodd
I've got the adjustable panhard rod from IPD on...

I've got the adjustable panhard rod from IPD on my 745 V8. While my rear end is only slighly lowered (overload coils cut) I am running 255/40R17 tires in the rear so I don't have much room. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By sdodd
Unless you want to try and resell them, install...

Unless you want to try and resell them, install them. It only takes about 30 min to install them (unless everything is rusted together!) and you will have a much better driving experience. Don't...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 35,579
Posted By sdodd
My recollection is that many of the early-mid...

My recollection is that many of the early-mid 90's Camaro/Firebirds run with a weird angle on the manual tranny. I'm sure there was a good reason from GM, but I have no idea what it was. Strangely...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By sdodd
When my pinion bearing was bad (1031, 745) it...

When my pinion bearing was bad (1031, 745) it made the most awful noise you could imagine when 25+ MPH. Definitely a rotary type noise what would howl when it got to 70mph. It was painful to drive...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,278
Posted By sdodd
http://turbobricks.com/mods.php?content=art0023

http://turbobricks.com/mods.php?content=art0023
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,373
Posted By sdodd
I'm on my 4th 1031 as well and I haven't even...

I'm on my 4th 1031 as well and I haven't even taken mine to the dragstrip! I'm in the process of putting together my 8.8 swap. I'm using a 2000 ford explorer rear which has some different...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 636
Posted By sdodd
700 rear brake line thread size?

All,

I'm trying to find out what thread the 700 series rear brake line size is at the body to flexible line junction. This is the junction that is in the rear fenderwell with a bolt that holds...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,805
Posted By sdodd
Here is a picture of the 960 G80 locker with tone...

Here is a picture of the 960 G80 locker with tone wheel. You can see the gaps on the wheel are ~3/16" apart.
http://www.turbobricks.com/mods/img/art0027_img002.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,805
Posted By sdodd
Take of the diff covers and look at the tone...

Take of the diff covers and look at the tone wheels. If the tone wheels have the same metal/hole spacing you will be fine. If they have different spacing you will want to try and make the 960 tone...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By sdodd
I've comtemplated it but never done it. Let us...

I've comtemplated it but never done it. Let us know how it turns out!

-simon
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,805
Posted By sdodd
I just did this as a stop gap while building my...

I just did this as a stop gap while building my Ford 8.8. The 960 axle is exactly the same as my '85 745 axle. The one difference you will run into is the electrical connector and the tone wheel. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By sdodd
I'm running Panasport C5R 17x9" on the rear o fmy...

I'm running Panasport C5R 17x9" on the rear o fmy car. It has a 22mm offset. Custom drilled/backspace from the factory. 255/40R17 tires.

-simon
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982
Posted By sdodd
Here is what I did. Seemed to make more sense to...

Here is what I did. Seemed to make more sense to me and was much less convoluted. Been running this way for 7 years, so I think it is OK. =) Original car was '85 745td. Jumbo brakes were added...
Forum: showroom 04-29-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,573
Posted By sdodd
The 96+ explorer rear ends all have discs,...

The 96+ explorer rear ends all have discs, including mine. My comment on discs for the mustang was that the drum brake rears could be different. I never got any measurements 'cause I was never...
Forum: showroom 04-28-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,573
Posted By sdodd
The 2000 explorer 8.8 I have in the garage is...

The 2000 explorer 8.8 I have in the garage is 59.5" WMS to WMS. All of the 700/940 solid axle rears I've ever seen (including the 3 I have in the garage) are 59.5" WMS to WMS.

Mustang 8.8" rears...
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