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Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,012
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Posted By Alex Buchka
Injector placement really depends on the spray...

Injector placement really depends on the spray pattern. A good rule of thumb is to make the fuel cone intersect with the back of the intake valve. I would probably focus on not shooting the spray...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2020, 12:17 PM
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Views: 335,059
Posted By Alex Buchka
That looks killer. Nice work!

That looks killer. Nice work!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Alex Buchka
B18/B20 are pushrod engines, B21/B23/B230 are...

B18/B20 are pushrod engines, B21/B23/B230 are overhead cam. The blocks share common architecture but there were a lot of changes. The auxiliary shaft in an overhead cam engine is for all intents and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks guys! Really appreciate the kind words. ...

Thanks guys! Really appreciate the kind words.

Axle is coming along slowly but surely. Welded the tube flanges on this weekend and tack welded the suspension mounts in preparation for a test fit...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 206,636
Posted By Alex Buchka
The OE installation uses a flywheel with a...

The OE installation uses a flywheel with a splined coupler on it, all the adapters I've seen including the whiteblock one I bought also has a flywheel. I don't know if anyone has tested one of these...
Forum: events 05-06-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,135
Posted By Alex Buchka
Why not. My day job consists mostly of zoom...

Why not. My day job consists mostly of zoom meetings with other nerds so I might as well keep riding that wave.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 206,636
Posted By Alex Buchka
All the cool kids are going dual clutch.

All the cool kids are going dual clutch.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 335,059
Posted By Alex Buchka
I usually purge a tube for 3-5 minutes at 15cfh...

I usually purge a tube for 3-5 minutes at 15cfh or so, then turn the purge flow down to 5cfh, this saves quite a bit of gas. Those purge plugs you can buy are nice but I've built many headers with...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,358
Posted By Alex Buchka
Torque to yield fasteners, also called "stretch...

Torque to yield fasteners, also called "stretch bolts" (extremely dumb nickname, all threaded fasteners stretch by design) have a limited life span. If you re-use them over and over they will fail,...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-26-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 335,059
Posted By Alex Buchka
Good work dude. Can highly recommend getting a...

Good work dude. Can highly recommend getting a purge setup going. Obviously a dual flow meter regulator is nice but It doesn't have to be that complicated or expensive. In a pinch I've gotten by with...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By Alex Buchka
At that price point your options are severely...

At that price point your options are severely limited. Garrett's GTW series is good value but I've never seen one with a divided inlet turbine housing. Your best bet is probably to roll the dice on...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By Alex Buchka
Peak power target will dictate the airflow...

Peak power target will dictate the airflow requirement of the compressor. That's step one of picking a turbo.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,303
Posted By Alex Buchka
Does it grind when you try to shift into a locked...

Does it grind when you try to shift into a locked out gear or you just feel dead resistance in the shifter? If there is no grinding my money is on the selector assembly in the lid of the transmission...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 101,874
Posted By Alex Buchka
Ditch the ITB's if you go turbo. It makes tuning...

Ditch the ITB's if you go turbo. It makes tuning a hassle and adds a bunch of complexity for no appreciable performance gain. I'm eventually going to do some head work on my 242 and I'll convert back...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-14-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By Alex Buchka
If you're comfortable with fabrication and want...

If you're comfortable with fabrication and want to dip your toe in suspension work Mustang II stuff is hard to argue with. It's basically the LS engine of front suspensions. Cheap, available, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-06-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,394
Posted By Alex Buchka
This is rad, love the Jenvey DCOE's.

This is rad, love the Jenvey DCOE's.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Alex Buchka
You're not going to break the crank until you're...

You're not going to break the crank until you're well north of 1000bhp.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,896
Posted By Alex Buchka
You should add at least another $1k for nickel...

You should add at least another $1k for nickel and dime expenditures. That's always where you get killed on engine swaps.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,737
Posted By Alex Buchka
I've had a late model W58 behind my whiteblock...

I've had a late model W58 behind my whiteblock for a number of years now. I like the ratios, how quiet it is, and it shifts ok. Since it fits in the car and works I'm happy with it but I probably...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-02-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,011
Posted By Alex Buchka
Very cool. You're gonna love the car with that...

Very cool. You're gonna love the car with that engine.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 389,310
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dudes! The project has been on the back...

Thanks dudes! The project has been on the back burner for a while but we're back at right now and it feels really good to make some solid progress.




That's truly a glowing review from Mr....
Forum: events 02-05-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,262
Posted By Alex Buchka
Definitely in for this

Definitely in for this
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks! Hopefully it will inspire some people to...

Thanks! Hopefully it will inspire some people to dive into classic volvo ownership



Thanks Gary!

Donut Media on Youtube shot a video on my car for their "bumper to bumper" segment, basically...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-15-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dudes, appreciate the kind words. ...

Thanks dudes, appreciate the kind words.



It's a role they play. I don't watch their content but I understand the appeal. When the cameras were off everyone involved was very kind and...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Got the ring and pinion adjusted and final...

Got the ring and pinion adjusted and final installed.

https://i.imgur.com/FJ4Ep3jh.jpg

Welded up the axle tube fixture:

https://i.imgur.com/HpKu42Rh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/jm5jTvqh.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 233,113
Posted By Alex Buchka
I'm running a Link G4+ Extreme ECU. Similar...

I'm running a Link G4+ Extreme ECU. Similar specification to the Maxxecu Race. It also supports the e-throttle/idle valve blending strategy that i'm currently using. This is not a function the ECU's...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-26-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 233,113
Posted By Alex Buchka
Looks killer. I learned a few things after...

Looks killer. I learned a few things after getting the S54 throttle bodies running on my car.

Not sure which ECU you're planning on using but I would strongly recommend running an e-throttle to...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-13-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,443
Posted By Alex Buchka
Here's a picture of the setup I'm running mocked...

Here's a picture of the setup I'm running mocked up on the bench.

http://i.imgur.com/v9zV3gEh.jpg (https://imgur.com/v9zV3gE)

It's an E-class benz pedal position sensor made to interface with...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-08-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,443
Posted By Alex Buchka
I've had a few different ecu's on my whiteblock...

I've had a few different ecu's on my whiteblock swapped 240. Started with a megasquirt and moved on to a few different flavors of Link G4+ (https://www.linkecu.com/). Right now I'm running a G4+...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
I just can't get bored with the thing. It feels...

I just can't get bored with the thing. It feels like the car and I are in an abusive relationship sometimes but thrashing it around makes all the pain worth it.



Thanks! I can't measure up to...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Kicking a bunch of cans down the street as usual...

Kicking a bunch of cans down the street as usual so progress is slow.

Went to the VCOA national meet in San Luis Obispo a few weeks ago. To be quite honest I was a bit disappointed with the whole...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,525
Posted By Alex Buchka
Here's a picture of what I did on the 6 cylinder...

Here's a picture of what I did on the 6 cylinder in my 242. You can see the bypass plate at the front of the oil pan and the setrab thermostat sandwich plate. I used the 960 angled filter adapter but...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,535
Posted By Alex Buchka
The AEM X-series is pretty legit, they did a...

The AEM X-series is pretty legit, they did a bunch of benchmarking on most of the systems out there and it's actually one of the fastest responding on the market. The new-ish Spartan ADV from...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dudes! Pretty happy with the results so...

Thanks dudes! Pretty happy with the results so far. I'm confident the combination has considerably more power in it. Going to add some pressure sensors to the manifold and downpipe before the next...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Pretty much exactly this. There is no efficiency...

Pretty much exactly this. There is no efficiency to be gained from bolting on an electro-hydraulic pump and running it full blast all the time. It will, all things being equal, always use more power...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By Alex Buchka
The only rear wheel drive appropriate offering...

The only rear wheel drive appropriate offering from the factory is the categorically-rear sump 960 pan. The oil pump inlet is at the front of the engine so making a front sump version should be...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 195,481
Posted By Alex Buchka
Been following along your videos for a while now....

Been following along your videos for a while now. Killer work and super inspirational!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks man! I'll get some more shots...

Thanks man!


I'll get some more shots tonight after work that show the location and bracket more clearly. The level of steering assist is definitely lower than having a belt driven pump but I'm...
Forum: events 07-10-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,778
Posted By Alex Buchka
Definitely in for this.

Definitely in for this.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks! I got out of the rocket surgery game...

Thanks! I got out of the rocket surgery game years ago though.



Thanks Doug, you know where to find it. I'm planning on going to the VCOA national meet in SLO this September, should have it...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
I have no doubt they would. English literacy in...

I have no doubt they would. English literacy in very high in Sweden and your money is just as green as mine.



Thanks chief. It's no 5 cylinder but I do what I can.



Thanks dude!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Not impolite at all, the price is listed on their...

Not impolite at all, the price is listed on their web shop. I didn't buy the complete kit, omitted the adapter plates since I'm making new axle tube ends anyway. Ended up being about $1500 all-in...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks dudes, I'm also very excited to see how...

Thanks dudes, I'm also very excited to see how the final weight of the axle comes out. Here's the short run down of the parts I'm using:

1030 aluminum center section
Dana 30 LSD
Sellholm Tuning...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Right after fixing the e-throttle gear Karl and I...

Right after fixing the e-throttle gear Karl and I were driving around doing some calibration and the car started running like absolute crap. The +5v sensor bus on the ECU was browning out badly and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 291,993
Posted By Alex Buchka
Just got caught up on the last 6 months of...

Just got caught up on the last 6 months of updates in this thread. Really killer work, love the seats and all the detail you covered on the head rebuild. I also totally forgot that you bought that...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Had a bunch of initial problems with vacuum leaks...

Had a bunch of initial problems with vacuum leaks around the lower injector o-rings. The ID1000 injectors I'm running are a tad longer than the factory S54 injectors and the o-rings weren't seating...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Good thing I mitigated that failure by never even...

Good thing I mitigated that failure by never even installing a fan.



Sharp eye. I actually stole the whole thing off the engine for the Fake Race Car, including the turnbuckle that tensions it.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
I believe it's ABS. The duct was something that...

I believe it's ABS. The duct was something that Homer cooked up, I just rode his coattails to success.

The vacuum line on the wastegates is just plain red silicone hose covered with Insultherm...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
Thanks! There was a slight SNAFU when the turbo...

Thanks! There was a slight SNAFU when the turbo was assembled and it accidentally got a version of the turbine shroud that was incompatible with the turbine housing. I had to bore some material out...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 193,133
Posted By Alex Buchka
A lot has happened since this was updated last....

A lot has happened since this was updated last. Here's a quick recap of what's been going on.

Went to Davis last year and managed to sleaze my way into a first place in the modified 240 category....
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