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Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By 142 guy
If you stick with the stock brake arrangement the...

If you stick with the stock brake arrangement the 140 has the booster and reservoir sticking way out from the firewall. Tends to complicate things if the intake manifold is on the driver's side.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By 142 guy
Check VP Auto's web site. They have...

Check VP Auto's web site. They have reproduction foam for the seat bottoms on the 140. They might have foams for the 240.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-18-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By 142 guy
36" from the turbo outlet is probably good...

36" from the turbo outlet is probably good assuming that the turbine is not ridiculously far from the exhaust ports. Widebands need to be hot to operate; but, they need to be at a controlled...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By 142 guy
I have never used WitchHunter. Do they provide...

I have never used WitchHunter. Do they provide the performance results to you in cc/min or did they provide it in lb/hr or gm/sec and you did the conversion? Fuel injector cleaning services do...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-31-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By 142 guy
A normal potentiometer (or throttle position...

A normal potentiometer (or throttle position sensor) will have three terminals. Two terminals will be hooked to either end of the resistance element and the third terminal will be hooked to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-22-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,629
Posted By 142 guy
This probably has way more detail than you want. ...

This probably has way more detail than you want.

https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/tape17/PQDD_0011/MQ39983.pdf

Its primarily the development of a mathematical model describing...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-29-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,866
Posted By 142 guy
Along time ago I stumbled across this web site...

Along time ago I stumbled across this web site discussing the worlds lowest cost fuel injection system.

http://www.rotaryeng.net/simple-cheap-555.html

Its based upon a 555 timer set up to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By 142 guy
If you are 3D printing this, don't forget the two...

If you are 3D printing this, don't forget the two recessed mounting tabs on the faceplate. Otherwise your cluster is going to fall out of the mounting hole.

I did this; but, I machined it out of...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-29-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,866
Posted By 142 guy
Probably because they are liars or have selective...

Probably because they are liars or have selective amnesia.

Given your fuel pressure problems, are you sure your Req Fuel is correctly set for the rail pressure and injector size? All the Tuner...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,483
Posted By 142 guy
Not the other notorious John of VPD. Instead, VP...

Not the other notorious John of VPD. Instead, VP Autoparts

http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?page=Main_FirstPage

However, if you have an aversion to anything that starts with or contains VP,...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,483
Posted By 142 guy
I am thinking perhaps a very large batch. When...

I am thinking perhaps a very large batch. When I rebuilt my 1971 B20E the lifters had serious spalling on the contact face with the cam, so Volvo 'fixed' the problem some time after 1971. For...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,483
Posted By 142 guy
If those are original B20 lifters you do not...

If those are original B20 lifters you do not resurface them. They go directly to the garbage, do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Some people do a swirly thing with abrasive paper on new lifter...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-20-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,866
Posted By 142 guy
At the risk of being obvious, since the car died...

At the risk of being obvious, since the car died while driving, have you confirmed that the problem is not electrical? Either a supply problem to the Microsquirt or an ignition problem are more...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,921
Posted By 142 guy
I was referring to the photo in the original...

I was referring to the photo in the original post. Your plugs look pretty much like the plugs that came out of my old 1987 745 T (or pretty much any emission controlled car running at 14.7 AFR),...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,921
Posted By 142 guy
I think the point has been made that if you are...

I think the point has been made that if you are trying to get a mixture read on the plugs they need to be fresh plugs and the plugs need to be pulled immediately after the full speed or part speed...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,893
Posted By 142 guy
QUOTE=CRatcliff;5882136]Alright! I'm back and...

QUOTE=CRatcliff;5882136]Alright! I'm back and about to get to work on the car. Stupid question, but after looking at the diagram for the PCV system, I'm seeing that the Flame Trap is supposed to be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,135
Posted By 142 guy
I have done a complete 140 restoration (1971 142...

I have done a complete 140 restoration (1971 142 E). Just about all of the parts are available. Certainly the parts necessary to make it go. The 'problem' is that the less common parts are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By 142 guy
I am guessing that the idle is staying high while...

I am guessing that the idle is staying high while you push the clutch in and coast to a stop and then drops when you press the brake pedal at the final stopping point?

I don't know the specifics...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-12-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By 142 guy
If by smart coils you mean that they have current...

If by smart coils you mean that they have current limiting - correct. If by no need to finesse the dwell you are suggesting that you don't have to worry about going too long on dwell - maybe not so...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-12-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By 142 guy
I have been using the Denso 90080-19015 coils for...

I have been using the Denso 90080-19015 coils for just under three years (not on a 16 valve). Picked a set up off of a 2003 (or thereabouts) Corolla at a pick and pull for $35 Cdn including the...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-06-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By 142 guy
Check your circuit board. If it is a V2.2 board...

Check your circuit board. If it is a V2.2 board and you have D9 installed and you use IDL output (db-37 pin #30) to connect the idle air valve, you already have a 1n4001 connected to +12 v.

If...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-05-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By 142 guy
The recirculation diode is there to protect the...

The recirculation diode is there to protect the control transistor by clamping (effectively shorting it) the reverse voltage that occurs across the idle air valve coil when the current is shut off. ...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-05-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By 142 guy
On the V2.2 board, the collector of Q5 is already...

On the V2.2 board, the collector of Q5 is already connected to Pin #30 on the db-37 connector (the idl output). If they wire the TIP 122 in to the Q5 position as shown, the output automatically...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-05-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By 142 guy
You are using the older V2.2 board. On the newer...

You are using the older V2.2 board. On the newer V3 board the idle air valve control transistor is Q4 and the transistor supplied with the board (and replaced by the TIP 122) is a ZTX450 and looks...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,893
Posted By 142 guy
When I started up my B20E after a complete...

When I started up my B20E after a complete rebuild, I had so much trouble keeping it running (conversion to MS2 at the same time as rebuild) that the cam / lifter break-in procedure went out the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,893
Posted By 142 guy
Compared to an MS2 with a Yoshifab adapter and...

Compared to an MS2 with a Yoshifab adapter and CAS (or crank wheel trigger) with logic level coils, the 123 distributor reusing the existing coil probably looks like a bargain.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By 142 guy
Check the float level. The float level has to...

Check the float level. The float level has to be set correctly before you start the process with changing jets, needles ....... If the carbs were out of use for a long time, check the float...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By 142 guy
If the m44 1.9 ECU is meant for use with high...

If the m44 1.9 ECU is meant for use with high impedance injectors (or low impedance injectors with an external resistor) and you tried running it with low impedance injectors with no external...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,839
Posted By 142 guy
On the Sweedspeed forum, about 3 - 4 years ago,...

On the Sweedspeed forum, about 3 - 4 years ago, there was a thread covering the installation of the turbo version of the Lima engine in an 1800. That thread may provide some usable information.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,254
Posted By 142 guy
Before you strip, do a physical examination. ...

Before you strip, do a physical examination. The rate of deterioration increases with temperature. If the car was driven in Brisbane, I would have expected that the harness would have failed...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By 142 guy
The '140 Springs' definitely look like 140...

The '140 Springs' definitely look like 140 springs. Based upon the number of coils on the rear they look like the Lesjofors that everybody sells. Free length and wire gauge would confirm that.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,254
Posted By 142 guy
Strong smell of fuel - as in unburnt fuel coming...

Strong smell of fuel - as in unburnt fuel coming from the engine compartment or incomplete combustion out the tail pipe? Did you mechanic check the base fuel pressure on the fuel rail?

What year...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,254
Posted By 142 guy
Is that plugs and ignition wires? I had a 1987...

Is that plugs and ignition wires? I had a 1987 745 turbo with a recurring misfire under load which was eventually tracked to flashing over on one of the ignition wires at the terminals on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,713
Posted By 142 guy
Internet wisdom? Wears out faster than the...

Internet wisdom? Wears out faster than the fibre gear?

I do remember about 4 years ago that Phil Singher posted that the Cloyes timing set was what he preferred for his engine builds.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,713
Posted By 142 guy
RockAuto sells the Cloyes camshaft gear with the...

RockAuto sells the Cloyes camshaft gear with the matching crankshaft gear for about $95 brand new.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,531
Posted By 142 guy
Perhaps waiting for a short circuit induced...

Perhaps waiting for a short circuit induced conflagration with a subsequent insurance claim to follow. Honest, it really was a Haggerty Condition #2 car!. Saves on the towing costs to send it to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,531
Posted By 142 guy
Based on the quality of that 'slice', you might...

Based on the quality of that 'slice', you might want to spend a little time going over the car and doing some electrical clean up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By 142 guy
I have to agree on that one. My memory said...

I have to agree on that one. My memory said three equally spaced retainers; but, the pre '73 catalog said 2 so I deferred to the catalog.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By 142 guy
Just need? Not quite. That is all you need...

Just need?

Not quite. That is all you need if you still have the metal retainer ring for the lens housing and the retainer spring and the other bits. The plastic adjusters fit into the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By 142 guy
Ain't that the truth! After a few years, look at...

Ain't that the truth! After a few years, look at them too closely and they will break.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By 142 guy
The fuels will intermix. If the new fuel is...

The fuels will intermix. If the new fuel is cold (underground storage) and the fuel in the tank is ambient temperature there could be some initial separation due to thermal density difference. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By 142 guy
RockAuto lists Centric MCs for both versions of...

RockAuto lists Centric MCs for both versions of the 140 MC. Probably the same as the VP MC. You won't know where the Centric MC is made until it arrives.

I got a genuine replacement ATE MC for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,161
Posted By 142 guy
Dial caliper - as in vernier caliper with a dial?...

Dial caliper - as in vernier caliper with a dial? Requires a super steady hand! A dial gauge on a magnetic base will give more consistent measurements of valve lift. Measuring movement off the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By 142 guy
As noted, waterproof is a no go. It will destroy...

As noted, waterproof is a no go. It will destroy the finish because it will trap moisture underneath the cover. Waterproof (as in storage bags) is only suitable for indoor storage where you want to...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-04-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,585
Posted By 142 guy
Check Yoshifab. They are now offering adjustable...

Check Yoshifab. They are now offering adjustable torque rods for the 140 / 164. A little pricey; but, very trick looking. As mentioned, you could fabricate similar rods by using components from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,849
Posted By 142 guy
Follow JohnMc's direction. The trickle of...

Follow JohnMc's direction. The trickle of current through the charge indicator light is critical to reliable boot strapping of the alternator field winding on start-up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By 142 guy
If you go to the BrickBoard 700/900 maintenance...

If you go to the BrickBoard 700/900 maintenance FAQ, there used to be a complete guide to doing a heater core replacement on the 700 / 900 series. If you want to do this cheap you need to do it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,518
Posted By 142 guy
My car is a 1971, so it may not be exactly the...

My car is a 1971, so it may not be exactly the same; but, I expect it is pretty close. There is a 'dowel' pin in one of the U clamps that mounts the column tube to the body; but, on my 1971 the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,733
Posted By 142 guy
If you search the MegaManual, you will find a ...

If you search the MegaManual, you will find a link to an on-line Ve table generator. This will give you a good starting place for the Ve table and you can use your O2 sensor to adjust the Ve...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By 142 guy
On my 1987, the O2 sensor was a single wire (non...

On my 1987, the O2 sensor was a single wire (non heated) sensor. The quick 'high level' test requires the use of a high impedance voltmeter or a scope to detect oscillations in the O2 signal. A...
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