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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:25 AM
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Posted By JohnMc
We've had our first snow, the roads are salty...

We've had our first snow, the roads are salty still. So the only thing I did was spend a weekend rearranging the garage. It's a 1950's style 2 car garage, so it does fit two cars, but not with a...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3,111
Views: 520,314
Posted By JohnMc
Do they also require some sort of fuel line...

Do they also require some sort of fuel line routing to go along with that - i.e. on the other side of a frame rail from the trans?
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By JohnMc
M46 will likely blow up around 225 - 250 hp. And...

M46 will likely blow up around 225 - 250 hp. And a lack of traction won't help it much, since 3rd gear is the weakest.

Some people like to stick with the 8V heads, but at that HP goal, you're...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By JohnMc
Side benefit: If the strut mount ever tears that...

Side benefit: If the strut mount ever tears that will stop the strut top from punching a hole in your hood.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By JohnMc
It's a B20E. Pic 2 shows the center bolt hole...

It's a B20E. Pic 2 shows the center bolt hole well enough (just barely) to see that it's a B20E casting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By JohnMc
On my B20, it was pretty quiet most of the time. ...

On my B20, it was pretty quiet most of the time. It mostly made noise:
- on deccel, as you describe
- at idle, but only when I'd pull the plug wire on that cylinder. Normal B20 noises, pull the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By JohnMc
That's how the rod was knocking back when I spun...

That's how the rod was knocking back when I spun a rod bearing in my B20.

Can you post up a video?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,974
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah. You walk a narrower and narrower path in...

Yeah. You walk a narrower and narrower path in regards to tuning as the HP goes up. And little things like a weak injector aren't picked up on by a WB gauge, they just read the overall mix from all...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,974
Posted By JohnMc
I mean, you already threw quotes around "safe". ...

I mean, you already threw quotes around "safe".


It's safe enough. And if you have something go wrong, you get to visit a junkyard and pick up another long block and do it again.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,276
Posted By JohnMc
I'm getting a few clunks out of the rear on mine...

I'm getting a few clunks out of the rear on mine already. And I already swapped the ovalized and shredded torque rods for IPD's with poly.

I'm guessing when I swap the 8.8 in I'll try to make...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,276
Posted By JohnMc
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By JohnMc
Is it running smoothly when it won't rev any...

Is it running smoothly when it won't rev any more? Or sputtering and missing?

With it in neutral, will it rev?

Even without a catalytic convertor - it could be a plugged exhaust. I had a...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-06-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 42,785
Posted By JohnMc
Is that the second deposit people have walked...

Is that the second deposit people have walked away from on this car?

I think you have a viable business model here. Just need to expand with more old Volvos.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By JohnMc
Battery light has nothing to do with voltage (a...

Battery light has nothing to do with voltage (a low battery drops the voltage down), it's more of an indicator which way electricity is going in the charging system.

It's normal for it to be on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By JohnMc
You'd need to do some checks to tell. Since...

You'd need to do some checks to tell.

Since you have it out just take it by a parts store. Most of them have a tester and they'll test yours for free.

Could be the alternator, could be a...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-06-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,629
Posted By JohnMc
The openings in the fender for the wheel are...

The openings in the fender for the wheel are 'lower' in the rear, if the car is sitting level then that will make it sort of look like it has sagged in the rear.

So a little higher ride height in...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-05-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,629
Posted By JohnMc
Gas overflowing the carbs is probably either a...

Gas overflowing the carbs is probably either a *tiny* bit of grit holding a float valve open, or an overzealous aftermarket fuel pump. Or possibly a proper pump without the spacer (that seems to...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By JohnMc
I did try the 36's on my PV when it was still a...

I did try the 36's on my PV when it was still a bit more stock (stock head, D cam, header) and they did NOT work. Boggy, you could be careful with the throttle and keep them happy in a transition to...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By JohnMc
I would think that JohnV would agree, but who...

I would think that JohnV would agree, but who knows, but 45's aren't going to add anything to the party on an otherwise mostly stock motor. 40's are enough to feed it.

But 36mm chokes are as big...
Forum: events 11-04-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,918
Posted By JohnMc
I'm in for whatever.

I'm in for whatever.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By JohnMc
The SU's fitted as stock really were a bit over...

The SU's fitted as stock really were a bit over specced on what the engine was capable of using. If you pep it up a modest amount you might need new needles. But Volvo was not choking the HP down...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By JohnMc
Doesn't sound like you are wanting anything too...

Doesn't sound like you are wanting anything too snorty - so I'd suggest keeping with the SU's. They're better than the usual DGV swap you see on a pushrod Volvo. And the DCOE's are a bit much if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By JohnMc
I did have the pivot bolt that came with my kit...

I did have the pivot bolt that came with my kit break after a fairly short amount of use. I replaced it with a grade 8 bolt and haven't had a recurrence.

And somewhat unrelated to the alternator...
Forum: website & board 11-04-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, the google search won't work on restricted...

Yeah, the google search won't work on restricted forums that Google can't see.

Just use the wildcard. Look for fog* instead of fog
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By JohnMc
The 140 Bosch alternator does use an external...

The 140 Bosch alternator does use an external regulator.

Not my pig, not my farm but I'd suggest looking into a GM alternator swap. The alternators are just slightly less common than fall leaves...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-01-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 140,955
Posted By JohnMc
IMO part of the appeal in using an LS is in not...

IMO part of the appeal in using an LS is in not needing to do much to them. Fresh from the JY, degrease the outside, HG, valve springs, lifters, cam, hands off.

Maybe gap the rings if you're...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By JohnMc
It's a valid 12V reading if the other end is...

It's a valid 12V reading if the other end is still hooked up to the load (the starter).

If it's plugged into the wrong terminal, or unplugged, yeah, could be a 'real' 12V or a phantom wisp of 12V...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By JohnMc
After my AW71 - M47 swap I spent an...

After my AW71 - M47 swap I spent an embarrassingly long amount of time trying to figure out why it wouldn't crank. I was sure I'd screwed something up with the simple task of bypassing the neutral...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By JohnMc
I'd have gotten one of those if I knew they...

I'd have gotten one of those if I knew they existed. /\ /\ /\

What I did was get one of those radiator hose sender adapters and drilled and retapped it to fit the Volvo sender.

You can kind of...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By JohnMc
LS motor don't need no revs. *grunts in...

LS motor don't need no revs. *grunts in pushrodian*
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By JohnMc
The gray/silver wire between the block and...

The gray/silver wire between the block and firewall is NOT for starter current, it's just for the current the rest of the car uses. The main ground cable (that the starter uses) leads from the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By JohnMc
I need to do that - I'm using the stock rubber...

I need to do that - I'm using the stock rubber 240 boot on it now. And the shifter is on an offset, so it moves up and down with the shifter throw, so in 5th it is pulling the lever down some.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By JohnMc
I'm not all that happy with my CD009 so far. But...

I'm not all that happy with my CD009 so far. But mostly it's that shifter I used (top mount CBF). Pops out of 5th, and I don't think it's the transmission's fault. There's just practically no...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By JohnMc
That reminds me - I made mine a lot quieter...

That reminds me - I made mine a lot quieter inside the cabin by using a leather/plastic shift knob that (I think) absorbed some vibrations and sounds that the lever was trying to carry inside the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By JohnMc
Mine (regular garden variety V8 5.0 Mustang T5)...

Mine (regular garden variety V8 5.0 Mustang T5) was OK with the 1 pc driveshaft. A little noisy, but not bad.

Then after shredding and ovalizing the torque rod bushings, I stuck some IPD...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-31-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,629
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ :nod: No holes in the roof, just...

/\ /\ /\ :nod:

No holes in the roof, just protect the drip rails where it clamps on with a little clear tape.

And take it off when you want.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By JohnMc
Shens are afoot: I'm guessing he wants to...

Shens are afoot:

I'm guessing he wants to get you off of eBay to do a private transaction 'to avoid fees'. And also avoid buyer protections.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-30-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By JohnMc
Nice to see more 140's dragging themselves out of...

Nice to see more 140's dragging themselves out of the woods. They seemed to be headed for extinction not long ago - the forgotten Volvo model.

Pushrods uber alles!!! (Heh, now my 245 has...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,269
Posted By JohnMc
The words 'stock' and 'lightened' seem to be at...

The words 'stock' and 'lightened' seem to be at odds there.

Seems like most of the dogdishes I've heard about exploding were lightened in some way.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 348,242
Posted By JohnMc
Nothing much new to report on this. I still...

Nothing much new to report on this. I still haven't bothered to run that disconnected hose up to the air cleaner yet - but so far, it doesn't really seem to be putting out oily air that I need to...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 140,955
Posted By JohnMc
$900 for a 58X cable-throttle no-trans Terminator...

$900 for a 58X cable-throttle no-trans Terminator X, with a harness. *sigh*
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 89,014
Posted By JohnMc
I unplugged the sensor and it dropped to -40(ish,...

I unplugged the sensor and it dropped to -40(ish, IIRC). Bad sensor? Dunno, wrong thread, my bad.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 89,014
Posted By JohnMc
Yikes. That reminds me, I need to figure out why...

Yikes. That reminds me, I need to figure out why my Goldbox MAT sensor always says exactly 70 degrees.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By JohnMc
You could use a spritz bottle full of water and...

You could use a spritz bottle full of water and start spritzing wires to see if a cylinder drops. Then spritz the dist cap and see if it drops.

Cleaning the 'contacts' inside the cap won't do...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,629
Posted By JohnMc
Heh, I was trying to squint through the have in...

Heh, I was trying to squint through the have in the pic up top to see what else was in the garage. Is that the rear quarter of a 122 I also see?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,629
Posted By JohnMc
The SU's don't have rubber diaphragms to crack...

The SU's don't have rubber diaphragms to crack and leak, just finely machined alu pistons that don't touch the domes.

Do they have throttle shaft bushings or something? That is the SU's...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,629
Posted By JohnMc
Strombergs, run for it! J/K, I've never had...

Strombergs, run for it!

J/K, I've never had to deal with them, just SU HS6's and HIF6's. I've always heard iffy things about them, but probably by people who were ham-handing them and didn't...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,865
Posted By JohnMc
If it helps the price, I will get one.

If it helps the price, I will get one.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 140,955
Posted By JohnMc
I told the guy 700 - 800 hp on mine, just to be...

I told the guy 700 - 800 hp on mine, just to be safe. But I'm still thinking about a 2 pc for the 8.8. That's kind of a long shaft for high speeds (TWSS).
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 140,955
Posted By JohnMc
I was gonna ask for pics of the driveshaft...

I was gonna ask for pics of the driveshaft damage. From the looks of it, I guess it let go at speed, instead of on a dig? Bit of a shame, that's such a sharp looking car.

I'm a bit leery on mine...
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