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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 09:01 AM
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Posted By shoestring
Did you do anything else at the same time,...

Did you do anything else at the same time, because this sounds like a tire vibration.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-16-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By shoestring
Right. In many instances, part throttle might be...

Right. In many instances, part throttle might be when you are most detonation sensitive. Lean mix and heavy advance.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-15-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,444
Posted By shoestring
Correct. Now that weather is favorable I should...

Correct. Now that weather is favorable I should be able to do these in relatively short order.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By shoestring
No mods, shave only. 530 head. There is less...

No mods, shave only. 530 head. There is less overall ignition timing than the stock map in the -169 EZ116K we use. If you're using EZ116K, you could use the -3 or even -6 pinout grounding to...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,775
Posted By shoestring
I think the injectors are like +10%. Found them...

I think the injectors are like +10%. Found them on Stan Weiss' site.

Nope, it's a B230 out of a 940. I personally prefer oil squirters, especially in this application. The B230s I've had...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,775
Posted By shoestring
I chose GM L98 (80's 350 tuned port) injectors. ...

I chose GM L98 (80's 350 tuned port) injectors.



We have looked at this a million times and know there is power there, but for the simplicity, serviceability, and obvious cost of it, we have...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,775
Posted By shoestring
Head milled 2.5mm. Intake and exhaust port...

Head milled 2.5mm. Intake and exhaust port modifications. No cat. Properly sized exhaust pipe for power output. LH2.4 fuel trim tune. Ignition map modified, but not dyno tuned. The pinout...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By shoestring
Well the Greenbook says you can go 0.020" on a...

Well the Greenbook says you can go 0.020" on a head recondition, so you can do at least that. Run that with a thinner head gasket and you can pick up a half point static or so. I run N/A and am...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By shoestring
I use R&L Engines in Dover, New Hampshire. He's...

I use R&L Engines in Dover, New Hampshire. He's seen my 530 head a couple times. Work is very good and you will pay for it. He's also into boats so the odds are that he's seen some 531s in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,444
Posted By shoestring
You're probably correct here. Sometimes I forget...

You're probably correct here. Sometimes I forget that my perspective is almost exclusively "measureable on a dyno".

Shame on me for the blanket statement.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,444
Posted By shoestring
I didn't, mostly because we measure these out on...

I didn't, mostly because we measure these out on my daily. I hear what you're saying. If manufacturers advertised what lift value they use, I would have used it. As it is, when I look at other...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,444
Posted By shoestring
Word.

Word.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,968
Posted By shoestring
My kid and I were talking about this last night...

My kid and I were talking about this last night and wondering if the driver's weight and location were being taken into consideration. I wonder what swapping the mount points left to right would do?...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,968
Posted By shoestring
Well, as long as the point where the bar crosses...

Well, as long as the point where the bar crosses the centerline of the car is lower, it lowers the roll center. If you run the bar parallel to the ground, it impacts lateral loading the least,...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,968
Posted By shoestring
You could also move either of the mounting points...

You could also move either of the mounting points inboard to reduce the leverage the panhard has on the RH side of the axle. Alternatively, if you move the body side mount down and/or move the axle...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,968
Posted By shoestring
I can't envision what it looks like back there...

I can't envision what it looks like back there right off the top of my head, but couldn't you raise the mounting point on the rear axle and achieve the same goal of lifting the rear roll center? ...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,775
Posted By shoestring
I did mean to imply "...and the efficiency with...

I did mean to imply "...and the efficiency with which it is processed", which is why I chose that particular verb.

John's reply, however, is more correct.

Thank you.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,775
Posted By shoestring
We have a well warmed over NA B230 that makes 144...

We have a well warmed over NA B230 that makes 144 at the wheels. We have gone pretty well beyond what a normal Tbricker would do in this effort. On carbs it would do quite a bit better, I'm sure. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,775
Posted By shoestring
16V head is an EXCELLENT cylinder head, requiring...

16V head is an EXCELLENT cylinder head, requiring little in the way of camshaft to deliver a nice torque curve over a wide rpm range.

8V head is a crap cylinder head requiring more camshaft to...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-21-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,989
Posted By shoestring
Speaks to how good that cylinder head is.

Speaks to how good that cylinder head is.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By shoestring
Nope. At WOT (and proper coolant temperature) it...

Nope. At WOT (and proper coolant temperature) it references an injector pulse table and sends a corresponding signal. It's nowhere near 100% duty cycle.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By shoestring
The fuel injector is before the valve, so any air...

The fuel injector is before the valve, so any air that flows past the valve has already had it's shot of fuel. At wide open throttle, the MAF sends a signal to the LH box to send the DESIGNED amount...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,444
Posted By shoestring
OK homies, I have got a V inbound, and have yet...

OK homies, I have got a V inbound, and have yet to do the T we have. I think that should do it for the factory pieces, with the exception of the VX3?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-15-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,221
Posted By shoestring
Shakes/vibrations at or around 55mph are usually...

Shakes/vibrations at or around 55mph are usually indicative of a tire problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,168
Posted By shoestring
I've been a dealership parts counterman (not...

I've been a dealership parts counterman (not Volvo) for 25 years and the guys at Volvo Village in Danvers Mass are probably the best I've ever dealt with. I can call them with PNs for stuff on my...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By shoestring
Hearsay? Heresy? I can hardly tell anymore...

Hearsay? Heresy? I can hardly tell anymore...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By shoestring
Great to hear!! Enjoy!!

Great to hear!! Enjoy!!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By shoestring
All this real information is making my head spin....

All this real information is making my head spin. It's almost like Turbobricks Alternate Universe. I can't think of what they call it on Stranger Things...

If you end up running a beehive...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By shoestring
That's good info.

That's good info.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By shoestring
How's the idle quality in that n/a car? Does it...

How's the idle quality in that n/a car? Does it have just a little bit of a lope to it or is it factory smooth?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By shoestring
As long as it's not "Fill in the blank" Light...

As long as it's not "Fill in the blank" Light ;-)
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,705
Posted By shoestring
I will second all this.

I will second all this.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,705
Posted By shoestring
I *think* that AFRs in the 10-11 range might be...

I *think* that AFRs in the 10-11 range might be somewhat rich for this application. Some guys with more turbo experience should chime in here. Leaning it out some could improve power, but not to...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By shoestring
I'd like to try the V15 turbo in an N/A LH2.4...

I'd like to try the V15 turbo in an N/A LH2.4 application because of that wider lobe separation.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By shoestring
For the BTR and Ford stuff, the stock Volvo...

For the BTR and Ford stuff, the stock Volvo seat/shim works mint, and then I just shim for height. On stock height stuff, these springs are a drop in when used with Ford 6.2 Raptor spring retainers....
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,705
Posted By shoestring
Do you have the A/F ratio documented? Also,...

Do you have the A/F ratio documented?

Also, one dyno to the next, and what model dyno you're working with, makes a huge difference. I've never been on one that plotted parasitic loss, that's...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By shoestring
This sounds like the spring Brian Tooley Racing...

This sounds like the spring Brian Tooley Racing sells that I recommended. They do in fact fit Ford 32V 4.6. Stock Ford 32V have the same spring pressure and rate as the OE Volvo spring, but with a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By shoestring
120lbs seat for these OHC applications seems...

120lbs seat for these OHC applications seems heavy. I stand by the spring recommendation I made to you, unless the cam profile you choose turns out to be just crazy. I used a softer beehive in a 1...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By shoestring
Has the head been off this and milled, or are you...

Has the head been off this and milled, or are you running a thin head gasket? I would put the cam in with the factory gear if the answer to both those questions is "no".

Yes, 20 min at 2k sitting...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By shoestring
There seems to be a lot of "The rest of the...

There seems to be a lot of "The rest of the story" in these instances of failure.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,444
Posted By shoestring
https://www.tildentechnologies.com/Cams/CamDesign....

https://www.tildentechnologies.com/Cams/CamDesign.html

Try this instead.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,444
Posted By shoestring
I have a special little finger that screws onto...

I have a special little finger that screws onto the end of my dial indicator that comes out at like a 75 degree angle so that the indicator's movement is vertical.

That exhaust closing ramp...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By shoestring
OK, this pretty much tells me what I want to...

OK, this pretty much tells me what I want to know. 20C definitely doesn't seem like enough to make a difference.

I've been wrong before, though.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By shoestring
If a bear runs a block with piston squirters,...

If a bear runs a block with piston squirters, does he get a burrito for lunch on Thursdays?

I gotcha. You were answering the question I actually asked, not the one I alluded to.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By shoestring
No there's no evidence or no, there is evidence...

No there's no evidence or no, there is evidence and it doesn't help?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By shoestring
Piston squirters and ignition advance

The discussion came up this weekend if squirters in a redblock allow you to run more ignition advance. Anybody have empirical evidence on this?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,040
Posted By shoestring
If you've got the means to help control piston...

If you've got the means to help control piston temps, why wouldn't you?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,444
Posted By shoestring
Good point. New address is: Dan Samodai ...

Good point. New address is:

Dan Samodai
12 Elmwood Rd
Swampscott MA 01907

Again, if you want to just send them to me, I'll know what to do with them, and I'll pay to send them back. Please...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,939
Posted By shoestring
When we did it we went from 3.73 to 4.10 in a...

When we did it we went from 3.73 to 4.10 in a 1031. 4 new bearings. Swapped the pinion shim coming out of the housing onto the 4.10 pinion, almost 100% of the time it's dead on as the shim is for...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By shoestring
Not for this particular injector. You want...

Not for this particular injector. You want cookies?
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