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Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By bent-grill
my solution was to attach it to the back of the...

my solution was to attach it to the back of the crank pulley thusly.

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Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,050
Posted By bent-grill
I figure if the barrel springs give me better...

I figure if the barrel springs give me better loading and ensure i clear all the hardware it will be 20 bucks a spring well spent. I'll just get it assembled and if i can get a boot that fits inside...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,050
Posted By bent-grill
good to know

good to know
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,050
Posted By bent-grill
while all of you are listening, I was planing on...

while all of you are listening, I was planing on shortening my strut tubes for koni saab inserts because I was planning on a 2.5" drop. Would the Volvo Koni inserts be ok with that much or is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,050
Posted By bent-grill
Thanks ben, That's a really nice solution, I'll...

Thanks ben, That's a really nice solution, I'll do the barrel springs for sure in the front. If my springs rubbed on my coil overs I would defiantly hear it and it would drive me nuts. Do you think...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,050
Posted By bent-grill
I hadn't thought about not being able to run...

I hadn't thought about not being able to run boots on the strut with the smaller diameter springs. I may need to invent a solution because as much as I cant afford one set of Koni's I certainly cant...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,050
Posted By bent-grill
Thanks Culberro! I had a set of bills on my last...

Thanks Culberro! I had a set of bills on my last 244 and they worked well with the ipd springs. not sure why i would think 30% stiffer springs would work with stock shocks.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,050
Posted By bent-grill
Those are exactly the rates I had been planning. ...

Those are exactly the rates I had been planning. I'll just suck it up and have beans and rice for a month or two while staring at a picture of koni's. Since I have you on the line do you remember...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,050
Posted By bent-grill
cheapskate corner

So I am building a set of "coyote" coil overs for my 83 245 and was wondering about damping and spring rates. If I don't go crazy with the spring rate and keep it around 200 lb/in would a set of...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By bent-grill
very muscle car, i like it.

very muscle car, i like it.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,381
Posted By bent-grill
we will see if they last. I have bought urethane...

we will see if they last. I have bought urethane that lasts 10 years and some that crumble in 8 months, we shall see.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,381
Posted By bent-grill
Old Gold IPD torque rod bushings

Not a question but just an informative post for the search engine.
I bought an 83 245 and noticed it had gold plated (zinc chromate?) adjustable torque rods evidently from IPD. The rear bushings...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 45,621
Posted By bent-grill
wow, actual data, this is great! thanks so much...

wow, actual data, this is great! thanks so much for all the schlepping.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 45,621
Posted By bent-grill
as a guy at the "selecting a spring rate for coil...

as a guy at the "selecting a spring rate for coil overs" point I await your results with baited breath. (the grossest type of breath.)
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By bent-grill
ooh, e46 seats look good. Fortunately i need them...

ooh, e46 seats look good. Fortunately i need them in brown, should be easy-ish to find.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By bent-grill
I will put them on the list, thanks.

I will put them on the list, thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By bent-grill
seat swapping

Are there any good seats I could yank at a junkyard that would be worth the time? I want a set of seats that offer more bolstering than the stock seats, aftermarket seats are an option but the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 48,107
Posted By bent-grill
This is the biggest step forward in volvo home...

This is the biggest step forward in volvo home gamer hackery since john-v declared that lowering is for losers. Bravo guys, awesome work.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,553
Posted By bent-grill
10 gauge would be more than enough. You want to...

10 gauge would be more than enough. You want to be as low as your form of racing will allow whether by the rules or limits of reasonable suspension travel. you want to reach out into the clean air...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,809
Posted By bent-grill
they are fking enormous. just changed the pads on...

they are fking enormous. just changed the pads on the wifes xc90. they would absolutely do the job if you can tolerate the weight
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,872
Posted By bent-grill
its a vdo

its a vdo
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,872
Posted By bent-grill
i just pulled the cruise module from my 83. do...

i just pulled the cruise module from my 83. do you have a picture of the part you want?
i had pulled the cluster and i think the only thing that screws into the back of the cluster is the speedo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By bent-grill
sweet, it is run directly off the ignition switch...

sweet, it is run directly off the ignition switch with the blue/yellow wire. thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By bent-grill
yet another fuel delivery issue.

So I have an 83 245 and I am having a hard time getting the fuel pumps to run. I have replaced all the fuses including the 25A fuse and holder with a weatherproof setup. I have replaced both the main...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,630
Posted By bent-grill
what happened to it?

what happened to it?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,166
Posted By bent-grill
yeah, that was a lot harder than i thought. who...

yeah, that was a lot harder than i thought. who ever bought that white 16v wagon got a deal.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,166
Posted By bent-grill
oh my.. perhaps i should just finish the project...

oh my.. perhaps i should just finish the project i started.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,166
Posted By bent-grill
perfect. thanks.

perfect. thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,166
Posted By bent-grill
142 ideas

So i have almost all the parts ready to +t my b23 245. And then my wife sends me an ad for a tidy little 142. What are the biggest hurdles to me taking my b23 and m46 out of the wagon, installing the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,031
Posted By bent-grill
I think we may have the go to answer for...

I think we may have the go to answer for suspention on a budget. 2 coils off the front, 1.5 off the rear, fresh rubber bushings, ipd sways and a pair of Bens roll center correctors. Should end up...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,004
Posted By bent-grill
my mistake, i have also recently read that as...

my mistake, i have also recently read that as long as it is a later one the weakish synchro issues were fixed and they are really a stout unit. all the better.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,004
Posted By bent-grill
also hijacking this thread a little. i have a...

also hijacking this thread a little. i have a mechanically healthy b23, 600cc injectors, megasquirt and supporting hardware, my budget turbo choice for 215ish bhp max with minimal lag is a 15g,...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,004
Posted By bent-grill
all right. things are looking up. i found that...

all right. things are looking up. i found that there are a couple stock applications that use a 9" or 8.875" clutch with the 24 spline 1" diameter needed for the nissan trans. honda have a couple...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,004
Posted By bent-grill
my wife just asked me why i just snorted potato...

my wife just asked me why i just snorted potato on my phone. thanks for that.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,004
Posted By bent-grill
Holy crap that's a nasty transition. And that...

Holy crap that's a nasty transition. And that Kennedy setup seems like it would make for a fairly heavy flywheel but what do I know.
If you do have the redblock block info that would really speed...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,004
Posted By bent-grill
Yeah, if it can be done with an adaptor, and some...

Yeah, if it can be done with an adaptor, and some machining to fit the pilot bearing in the flywheel and some clever clutch parts matching it would be a great option. I don't think it's as strong as...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,004
Posted By bent-grill
cool, did it go anywhere?

cool, did it go anywhere?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,004
Posted By bent-grill
ooh, its on the list. and if anyone in portland...

ooh, its on the list. and if anyone in portland has a block i can do mock ups on/ measure that would be great. i have a line on a trans for cheap
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,004
Posted By bent-grill
so the axle label under the wagon says i am...

so the axle label under the wagon says i am running a 3.31 ratio. which puts me roughly 5% over driven from the stock z car at 3.518. should be just dandy. im interested in the z car swap partialy...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,004
Posted By bent-grill
Yeah, I'm a Machinest so I should be able to get...

Yeah, I'm a Machinest so I should be able to get it done. as long as I don't have to do any nasty machine work to the trans a kit shouldn't be that big of a deal. I hope.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,004
Posted By bent-grill
Stock 350 z rear ratio is 3.538 so you guys are...

Stock 350 z rear ratio is 3.538 so you guys are right on the money. I have a line on a trans I can go take some measurements off of later this week. Gotta go lurk around the zcar forums and scrounge...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,004
Posted By bent-grill
Swapping in a six speed from a 350 z

Has any one tried adapting a six speed from a 350z? Would anyone be interested in a kit do do the swap?
I realize the t5 swap and the getrag swap are common and well sorted but I was looking around...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 89,682
Posted By bent-grill
i know this wasn't your question but have you...

i know this wasn't your question but have you considered megasquirt? all it needs for inputs are an o2 sensor, a vacuum port for the map sensor, air and coolant temp sensors, and a crank trigger....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,621
Posted By bent-grill
as i surmised, thanks though.

as i surmised, thanks though.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,621
Posted By bent-grill
how long have you had them installed? I dont mind...

how long have you had them installed? I dont mind extra NVH but loose joints that cause knocking or rattling drives me batty. My goal is to spank my buddies new fiesta st. Not much of a chance ill...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,621
Posted By bent-grill
on the subject of the kaplhenke spherical...

on the subject of the kaplhenke spherical bushings. would they be worth the investment for a daily driver? If I understand correctly they reduce binding and improve wheel control which just means a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By bent-grill
got it. no rubber. awesome. must be a buggered...

got it. no rubber. awesome. must be a buggered belt or acc bushing, i read it might be a off balance power steering pully too. ill have to get a buddy to rev it so i can take a look.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By bent-grill
cool. i'll mark mine as depicted and run it for a...

cool. i'll mark mine as depicted and run it for a while to check for slippage. i'll also tighten or replace the belts if needed and report back. im planning on installing a trigger wheel for MS so i...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By bent-grill
accessories are tight, belts are a tad loose for...

accessories are tight, belts are a tad loose for my taste. This thing has a rubber damped crank pully right? Do those go out with any frequency? The wagon only has 145K on it but it is 33 years old.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By bent-grill
not really speed related. i get the same...

not really speed related. i get the same vibration sitting still and revving the engine.
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