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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 05:14 PM
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Posted By JohnMc
I reverted back to an old tune, to get rid of all...

I reverted back to an old tune, to get rid of all the weird 'adjustments' that got made while the wiring was bad/going bad/etc. Yep, it's all back to VROOM again. w00t.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By JohnMc
It's not geared to the cam, it's slotted onto the...

It's not geared to the cam, it's slotted onto the oil pump drive, which is geared to the cam. And the cam can't come out with that gear in place. Also, pretty much the head has to come to access...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By JohnMc
Probably less of an issue with a 4 cylinder vs....

Probably less of an issue with a 4 cylinder vs. more cylinders (with a single coil).

The original stock system on my PV was a bit weak, but that could have the ancient coil.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By JohnMc
And a rare 16V dual cam B20 cylinder head.

And a rare 16V dual cam B20 cylinder head.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By JohnMc
AFAIK the pertronix doesn't do any curving at...

AFAIK the pertronix doesn't do any curving at all, it's just got the sensor attached to the plate in the distributor, and all the pertinent vacuum/centrifugal advance/retard comes from the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,638
Posted By JohnMc
And the rotors. And if you ever need to replace...

And the rotors. And if you ever need to replace a rotor, you need to redrill it as well.

With FWD offset 5X4.5 wheels, they bolt straight on to the back axle with all stock Ford components, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By JohnMc
Some shuffling around of relay positions happened...

Some shuffling around of relay positions happened as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By JohnMc
Nice of Volvo to be making changes even in the...

Nice of Volvo to be making changes even in the last year of production. Even in the last half of the last (shortened) year of production. AFAIK that positive battery terminal fuse block was used...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By JohnMc
That is correct. Mallory dual point distributor...

That is correct. Mallory dual point distributor body with a Crane optical sensor and box. I used to use an old style 60's hot rod Mallory coil as well. It always pulled nice and hard up past 7500...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 08:37 AM
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Posted By JohnMc
It's been humid, hot, sweaty, and mosquitoes have...

It's been humid, hot, sweaty, and mosquitoes have been hungry. All of which makes me less inclined to sit around doing finicky electrical work. Still, I did reaplce all the soldered connections in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 976
Posted By JohnMc
My PV sat in an open sided carport for about 15...

My PV sat in an open sided carport for about 15 years (based on the dates of various stickers and permits it still had on it - still has a 1983 Kirkwood parking permit sticker on the windshield)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By JohnMc
I haven't really ever messed with HIF's as much...

I haven't really ever messed with HIF's as much as the 60's HS carbs. Do they suffer from throttle shaft wear and subsequent idle air leaks?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By JohnMc
On the plus side, you don't have a choke...

On the plus side, you don't have a choke mechanism to futz with the idle speed via the throttle stops on the HIF.

I'd be looking at the timing? I've had weird things happen with idle speeds in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 976
Posted By JohnMc
D-Jet with a Megasquirt ECU replacement. All the...

D-Jet with a Megasquirt ECU replacement. All the benefits of fuel injection and none of the drawbacks of excessively vintage electronics.
Forum: events 06-26-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,517
Posted By JohnMc
Fine, I'll just get stupid drunk and sleep out in...

Fine, I'll just get stupid drunk and sleep out in my *own* yard. Harumph!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By JohnMc
A mainshaft bearing would be noisy in all 4...

A mainshaft bearing would be noisy in all 4 gears, but a countershaft bearing only noisy (or at least noisier) in 1-2-3, right?

70+ mph whine would seem to indicate he's in 4th when that happens. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By JohnMc
LS swaps in 240's? Bah humbug. Restore it to...

LS swaps in 240's? Bah humbug. Restore it to stock!!!

/le sarcasm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By JohnMc
They're generally fairly quiet transmissions, but...

They're generally fairly quiet transmissions, but if it's whining, it will still probably go another 100K miles.

Unless it's whining about being out of oil.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By JohnMc
Those wheels are: - 100mm pattern, not 108 -...

Those wheels are:
- 100mm pattern, not 108
- RWD offset

Or do you just mean 'wheels that look like that'?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By JohnMc
That is indeed a very good question. It almost...

That is indeed a very good question. It almost seems like Mike and I have opposite issues (albeit mine are pretty acceptable). Could be due to differences between the pedals.

I'm using a stock...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By JohnMc
At some point extending the push rod on the...

At some point extending the push rod on the clutch pedal just doesn't make a difference. When the piston is retracted, it uncovers the vent hole leading tot he reservoir. If you go past that - then...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By JohnMc
I wonder if your slave cylinder is just...

I wonder if your slave cylinder is just retracting too far?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By JohnMc
The 260 clutch master is 3/4 inches as far as I...

The 260 clutch master is 3/4 inches as far as I know. I'm not using the T56, but it's a stock T56 slave and a HD T56 pressure plate/flywheel, etc. Just a custom disc with a Nissan center.

The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By JohnMc
PS: The GM alternators can work with as little as...

PS: The GM alternators can work with as little as 1 big wire gong form the alternator to the battery. But you'd need to add a second smaller one to make the warning light on the dash work (I'd...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By JohnMc
My PV came to me with a Dodge alternator clumsily...

My PV came to me with a Dodge alternator clumsily stuck on it, I later replaced that with a B20 alternator (Marchal) but never spent the time to rethink the wiring, which wasn't correct. But,......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By JohnMc
Generator (NOT alternator) wiring is in the top...

Generator (NOT alternator) wiring is in the top right corner of this diagram:
http://sw-em.com/122S%20Wiring%20Diagram.jpg

But on a second closer read of your post I suspect the same thing hiperf...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By JohnMc
Thanks, lummert.

Thanks, lummert.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By JohnMc
I was more concerned with underhood heat...

I was more concerned with underhood heat following the turbo LS swap on my car, and I got a junkyard hood. Planning on putting some extractor vents on either side above the headers. Something on...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By JohnMc
Stick a wideband on it, so you can see if your...

Stick a wideband on it, so you can see if your injectors and fuel pump are keeping up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By JohnMc
You need to complete a circuit across terminals...

You need to complete a circuit across terminals 85 and 86 (doesn't matter which way, AFAIK) to turn the relay on, which then connects terminals 30 and 87.

So you need 12V on one side and a ground...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By JohnMc
The suspension/crossmember is limiting the...

The suspension/crossmember is limiting the forward placement of the DP, and there's a starter there as well, eating up room. Seeing how snug my DP was in that area, I can't imagine where a crossover...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By JohnMc
240 series, or 24X vs. 58X? (heh) I looked...

240 series, or 24X vs. 58X? (heh)

I looked at them briefly, but (without ever trying to fit anything) thought that I'd have fewer issues with the steering going forward with the crossover pipe. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 475,602
Posted By JohnMc
I got the insulated heat shrink connectors and...

I got the insulated heat shrink connectors and the proper crimp tool yesterday, and I have some of the pre-soldered 'heat up and you're done' connectors arriving today. I'll play around with them...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By JohnMc
It is sort of funny (since it didn't happen to...

It is sort of funny (since it didn't happen to me) that you were looking for a horse and got a zebra.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By JohnMc
Is it a diesel bellhousing? ...

Is it a diesel bellhousing?

https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=128039

I wouldn't scrap your project over what is a fairly common part. I think they fit (as long as not diesel) if...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By JohnMc
I have a Ford 8.8 already modified (narrowed, 240...

I have a Ford 8.8 already modified (narrowed, 240 suspension mounts) and waiting to go in, but the motor project dragged on a long time, so I ended up just getting a driveshaft made to go to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By JohnMc
I had a 16V running at about 350 whp for a while,...

I had a 16V running at about 350 whp for a while, but I got tired of replacing head gaskets. May have been a tuning issue? (too much timing?).

-ported 16V
-MS3X
-1000cc injectors
-DW300 fuel...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By JohnMc
Assuming you're not hitting fuel cut (where the...

Assuming you're not hitting fuel cut (where the ECU goes into survival mode, assuming something broke on the wastegate and runaway boost is happening), you might just be strangling the engine with...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By JohnMc
Once you're into the 16V swap, you're sort of out...

Once you're into the 16V swap, you're sort of out of the 'cheap ways to add HP' zone.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By JohnMc
What sort of exhaust manifold is that 13c using...

What sort of exhaust manifold is that 13c using on the 16V? Stock 8V manifold on an adapter or something else?

What sort of intake manifold?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By JohnMc
Something like Megasquirt allows you do see...

Something like Megasquirt allows you do see exactly what's going on, and change any aspect of it you need to, or want to.

Stock chips are black box, unless you buy the tools to tinker with them,...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By JohnMc
Link says that the album isn't public. You might...

Link says that the album isn't public. You might need to change a setting on it.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By JohnMc
Describe what it does better. Does the power...

Describe what it does better. Does the power just sort of plateau early and then trail off, or does the motor cut out?

I'd suggest a standalone ECU and a WB, you're working fairly blind with a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By JohnMc
Previous thread seemed to arrive at some...

Previous thread seemed to arrive at some conclusion: http://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=319745

He turned the boost down, then it would rev to redline. Again, no clear description of how...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By JohnMc
Depending on how abrupt the 'falls on its face'...

Depending on how abrupt the 'falls on its face' is, this could be the deal.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By JohnMc
What ECU are you using? What are the AFR's when...

What ECU are you using? What are the AFR's when it seems to stop making power? Double/triple checked cam timing (with a verified TDC, not trusting the front pulley mark)?

I'd assume you're using...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By JohnMc
1963 PV with DCOE's here - the crankcase proudly...

1963 PV with DCOE's here - the crankcase proudly vents to the atmosphere, like our ancestors did it. Consider it some rust prevention.

If you have a LOT of blowby, you might need to do a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-09-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 475,602
Posted By JohnMc
http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/rules/review....

http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/rules/review.html


I normally used rosin core, but I had this acid flux sitting around from doing copper pipe plumbing, where it works GREAT. So I tried it...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-09-2020, 08:48 AM
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Posted By JohnMc
Given the way the wires corroded away to...

Given the way the wires corroded away to nothingness, I'd have been better giving them a half-hearted twist and slapping electrical tape on.

I ordered some heat-shrink crimp connectors and a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2020, 12:33 PM
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Views: 475,602
Posted By JohnMc
Hmmm... <iframe width="560" height="315"...

Hmmm...

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