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Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,324
Posted By varg
For you. Not everyone wants the extra weight of...

For you. Not everyone wants the extra weight of an iron block V8 when they do the swap, and it's a totally valid concern.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,324
Posted By varg
I think one of the main reasons some people want...

I think one of the main reasons some people want an LS over a SBF is that the LS is noticeably lighter, being aluminum and all :twocents:

You do have to pay for that lightness, but it is worth it...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,655
Posted By varg
BTDT. I drove around with no reverse gear and no...

BTDT. I drove around with no reverse gear and no neutral for quite some time after friction welding a clutch pack. Neutral behaved like first and reverse was like a trans brake. I scrapped it, didn't...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-01-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 51,216
Posted By varg
Need updates

Need updates
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,316
Posted By varg
Really? The website is still up, I just checked....

Really? The website is still up, I just checked. Oh well.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,316
Posted By varg
Doesn't RSI have a head with that kind of flow...

Doesn't RSI have a head with that kind of flow for around that price?



This. But what are the flow numbers on a stock 16v head?
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 26,681
Posted By varg
This is cool. I dreamt of swapping a turbocharged...

This is cool. I dreamt of swapping a turbocharged M20 into a Volvo 240 more than once. Gotta put a turbo M20 in my E30 first :-D
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,392
Posted By varg
You're running a stock intercooler with that big...

You're running a stock intercooler with that big turbo? Holy crap. Time for an NPR intercooler.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,216
Posted By varg
AFAIK, all Volvo 2-series master cylinders had a...

AFAIK, all Volvo 2-series master cylinders had a 22mm (slightly less than 7/8") bore. I second the above, but also suggest more research into the piston size of your calipers and what you need for...
Forum: website & board 08-27-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By varg
Tapatalk sucks, and the pop up tapatalk ads on...

Tapatalk sucks, and the pop up tapatalk ads on every forum I come across are supremely annoying. I would never use it on principal alone because of the ads. TB's mobile theme is pretty good, I've...
Forum: website & board 08-27-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 21,743
Posted By varg
Don't even have a brick anymore (:-() but I still...

Don't even have a brick anymore (:-() but I still feel love for TB. Donation sent.
Forum: showroom 02-25-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,644
Posted By varg
Fender mirrors, cool Color, cool Fender...

Fender mirrors, cool
Color, cool
Fender flares, ok I guess
Wheels, unfinished hack job front end, stretched tires :barf:
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,857
Posted By varg
It will be fine. I used FCAW to fill in the...

It will be fine. I used FCAW to fill in the circular recess on one of my T3s (flange would leak otherwise) and it has held up fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 38,644
Posted By varg
Impressive, and decent spool too. As for cold...

Impressive, and decent spool too. As for cold start, increase that priming pulse a bit.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,089
Posted By varg
They do. Use the angled flange and make a...

They do. Use the angled flange and make a suitable 3" downpipe and you'll be on the right track.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-06-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 848
Posted By varg
When does it happen? I had a bad ECU cause a...

When does it happen? I had a bad ECU cause a brief cutout around 2,500rpm any time I went from idle throttle to open, but as long as I stayed away from the idle position on the throttle switch it...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,638
Posted By varg
I'm guessing more than "1-2cc" and how much it...

I'm guessing more than "1-2cc" and how much it would affect compression ratio depends on the engine. I'm not sure of what the values for the measurements required to calculate CR are, for a redblock....
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,638
Posted By varg
Anyone ever CC the combustion chamber before and...

Anyone ever CC the combustion chamber before and after doing indian guy grooves?

Think about that for a minute and see what I'm getting at.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-28-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,227
Posted By varg
You'll miss a lot of lockers if you do that. The...

You'll miss a lot of lockers if you do that. The right way to do it is to spin a wheel one way than quickly reverse direction, if there is a locker it will engage.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By varg
I've got a 16t on my B21FT. You'll need...

I've got a 16t on my B21FT.

You'll need custom oil feed and return lines, but stock coolant fittings and hoses off of a 740/940 turbo will work. Don't be lazy and skip the coolant lines. You'll...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-18-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,576
Posted By varg
I noticed that your throttle position drops when...

I noticed that your throttle position drops when the engine cuts, are you letting off the throttle or keeping it down? Do a log with the battery voltage displayed. The lean AFR spike is probably just...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-18-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,576
Posted By varg
Are your triggering settings correct? Do you have...

Are your triggering settings correct? Do you have the coolant-temp-based rev limiter enabled?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-09-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,945
Posted By varg
Keep, freshen up, turbocharge. B21s are strong...

Keep, freshen up, turbocharge. B21s are strong like ox.



M>13>9
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,360
Posted By varg
I would put the whole motor in my 240. I'd need...

I would put the whole motor in my 240. I'd need some heavy duty springs and would have to leave the hood off.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-06-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,004
Posted By varg
LH2.4 swap will require a different flywheel and...

LH2.4 swap will require a different flywheel and a new wiring harness, so you should wait until you are swapping the engine out, IMO. It is be possible to get your NA downpipe to mate with a custom...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,068
Posted By varg
They are not held in place by anything more than...

They are not held in place by anything more than the bolt. Undo it and liberally apply ATF, PB Blaster, etc. and twist the dizzy back and forth to break it free. You should be able to muscle it out...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,485
Posted By varg
I set my rev limiter to 7,000, even though I...

I set my rev limiter to 7,000, even though I don't gain power past 6,000. What is your power goal?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By varg
Dynomax super turbo mufflers are good. They're...

Dynomax super turbo mufflers are good. They're quiet and flow well. I used to have one on my car
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,442
Posted By varg
Get a paint can and drill 2 holes in the lid,...

Get a paint can and drill 2 holes in the lid, then thread some fittings into those holes, then attach some hoses to them. Drop a wad of fabric in there and set it on fire, then close the lid and blow...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By varg
I've seen this problem before. Fuel pump trigger...

I've seen this problem before. Fuel pump trigger circuit goes bad in the ECU, someone hot wires the pumps to avoid replacing said ECU. My car had a similar kludge done to it before I bought it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By varg
Sounds like a fueling issue. Probably a bad fuel...

Sounds like a fueling issue. Probably a bad fuel pump or clogged fuel filter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,553
Posted By varg
If you're not going to take the windshield out to...

If you're not going to take the windshield out to install the headliner, you'll want to install the wrap after you install the liner. That stuff will wrinkle and bubble easily when you bend the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,553
Posted By varg
It will stick and last if you prep it well.

It will stick and last if you prep it well.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,066
Posted By varg
It's just foreign to you, tuning EFI isn't...

It's just foreign to you, tuning EFI isn't necessarily more complicated, it's just more precise and therefore more laborious. If you have a wideband sensor, you can tune the fueling perfectly with...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By varg
I don't know what to tell you about the cam,...

I don't know what to tell you about the cam, but... Take some measurements of your engine bay and ask KL racing for dimensional measurements of their manifold. A tubular exhaust manifold will make...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,066
Posted By varg
There is no reason to put a carb on a street car...

There is no reason to put a carb on a street car you could easily equip with EFI. A well tuned EFI setup will provide better fuel mileage, cold and high altitude performance and makes it easier to...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By varg
I know 200bhp is easy with an american market car...

I know 200bhp is easy with an american market car - it's pretty much a matter of turning the boost up to 15+psi... I'm not sure what turbo and injectors that car has. With a cam, some bigger...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,084
Posted By varg
I have a trans cooler off a big Dodge van, it...

I have a trans cooler off a big Dodge van, it cost $20 at the junkyard and isn't the inferior tube and fin style. It hasn't kept me from killing transmissions though, AW71s can only take so much,...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,464
Posted By varg
FWIW, the AW71 can hold more power than the stock...

FWIW, the AW71 can hold more power than the stock volvo manual boxes. If you're into drag racing, there are adapter plates available to run a GM automatic. That's what I'm doing with my car.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,464
Posted By varg
My last 2 aw71s have become 3 speeds because of...

My last 2 aw71s have become 3 speeds because of WOT acceleration in OD (kickdown cable unhooked and clamped). If you have any kind of power you'll smoke your OD real quick-like.

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It...
Forum: showroom 01-07-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,465
Posted By varg
Homemade train horn system installed, about 3...

Homemade train horn system installed, about 3 months ago. They're a lot of fun.
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Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,593
Posted By varg
It's really not that hard, just a good way to eat...

It's really not that hard, just a good way to eat up time. I do it on bikes and the principals are the same. You use a vacuum gauge to sync the carbs via an adjustment screw and an O2 sensor/plug...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By varg
^Ding First suspect should be the coolant temp...

^Ding
First suspect should be the coolant temp sensor (the one with a rectangular plug, not the one with a little metal tab). If it is stuck at a low impedance or the wiring is shorting, the engine...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,810
Posted By varg
MSD makes a module that allows you to retard...

MSD makes a module that allows you to retard timing between 1 and 3 degrees per psi of boost. Food for thought...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By varg
Too much timing advance isn't what burns valves,...

Too much timing advance isn't what burns valves, retarded timing does. I would replace it, it could be weakened and may break. Also make sure the injector on that piston is functioning correctly.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,965
Posted By varg
Easy? Lazy? Buy a fast car. It's going to take...

Easy? Lazy? Buy a fast car. It's going to take time, work and knowledge to make your 240 fast.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,071
Posted By varg
Weld the turbo to the manifold.

Weld the turbo to the manifold.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By varg
I'd weld some braces on it and make a nice pass...

I'd weld some braces on it and make a nice pass over every joint, then see if it cracks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,439
Posted By varg
Still running lean with bigger injectors? Check...

Still running lean with bigger injectors? Check your fuel pressure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,952
Posted By varg
No injector pulse? Do the injectors receive 12V...

No injector pulse? Do the injectors receive 12V (during cranking) while experiencing the no start condition? Yes? Then it has to be the hall sensor, injector relay ecu or wiring. No? Suspect a...
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