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Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,889
Posted By MetalgodZ
Do-able? Yes. More difficult? Yes. ...

Do-able? Yes.
More difficult? Yes.

2-series has the room for a sideways muffler, since the spare is kept in the "butt cheek" of the trunk, which allows you to use a couple of different...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,779
Posted By MetalgodZ
Thelostartof has a nice writeup on it here:...

Thelostartof has a nice writeup on it here: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=5385
Forum: showroom 09-25-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,548
Posted By MetalgodZ
FWIW, insurance paid out $3000 for the '93 940 w/...

FWIW, insurance paid out $3000 for the '93 940 w/ 224k mi. on it when I was involved in an accident where the other driver was 100% at fault (failure to stop @ sign entering an intersection).
Forum: website & board 06-24-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 270,587
Posted By MetalgodZ
Dana, nothing fancy like "Happy Puppy Dog Porn...

Dana, nothing fancy like "Happy Puppy Dog Porn Productions" (AWESOME), just please remove the "_" and leave me as MetalgodZ. Thanks!
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,442
Posted By MetalgodZ
Baaaaa-thump. 17 MPG has been average this...

Baaaaa-thump.

17 MPG has been average this winter, with very rough idle. NO low end in the cold either, but both are pretty normal for the cold, and since the car still SCREWS up top compared to...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,811
Posted By MetalgodZ
I'm at work on a Sunday. :-( ...I'll post...

I'm at work on a Sunday. :-(

...I'll post them here when I get home, unless Moniz beats me to it.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,811
Posted By MetalgodZ
Holy crap that's a lot of pictures! ^^^ Lord...

Holy crap that's a lot of pictures! ^^^

Lord Athlon, what's your application? Desired results? Redline? Other mods? As usual, almost everyone here is missing the point of the initial question. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,067
Posted By MetalgodZ
I just had this problem occur as well, with the...

I just had this problem occur as well, with the most recent set of plates/bearings that I bought from IPD. I figured it'd be bearings, but I couldn't prove it.

Any other places other than the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,713
Posted By MetalgodZ
Yes, I'm doing it now, but on Rexx/Regina, not LH...

Yes, I'm doing it now, but on Rexx/Regina, not LH 2.4. Sorry I never posted the followup in the previous thread of yours.

At the moment, it's 10.5:1 w/ 37.5mm exhaust valves, stock exhaust, stock...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,993
Posted By MetalgodZ
Exactly what I'm looking for...Let us know how...

Exactly what I'm looking for...Let us know how they run. :)
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,993
Posted By MetalgodZ
It's possible that the switching components...

It's possible that the switching components couldn't source the current needed for the 14.4 ohm injectors...I like Volvo's mechanical components, but their electrical stuff has always seemed...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,993
Posted By MetalgodZ
Fred, thanks for the info about aiming them - I...

Fred, thanks for the info about aiming them - I didn't know that.


Perfect impedence. What part # and how much?

24lb is a little more than I want to be running along with the 4 bar, I think....
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,993
Posted By MetalgodZ
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=13997...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=1399744&postcount=47

Volvo 16V N/A Bosch LH p/n 0280150749 - 227 cc/min @ 3 bar, 15.9 ohm
Volvo 8v N/A Bosch LH p/n 0280150762 - 200 cc/min @ 3 bar,...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,993
Posted By MetalgodZ
Injector Suggestions

I'm looking for 19lb @ 43.5 PSI (stock fuel pressure) injectors, specifically:
- 14.4 ohms or very close
- "new" style like the Ford racing ones w/ the four holes in the outlet
- same physical...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2007, 01:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,221
Posted By MetalgodZ
When is that going to be available again? I need...

When is that going to be available again? I need one for the wagon, probably before I striahgten out the oil leak(s) even...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,221
Posted By MetalgodZ
There are several threads covering N/A headers,...

There are several threads covering N/A headers, but I'm too lazy to search. And no, an N/A header isn't going to be easier to design or construct than a turbo header.

Edit: Wow...Glad I didn't try...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,343
Posted By MetalgodZ
4-1 has slightly higher upper-end torque, but you...

4-1 has slightly higher upper-end torque, but you need to rev more to get it
4-2-1 has a broader powerband, but ultimately sacrifices a couple of HP up toward the top of the rev range to get it
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By MetalgodZ
You may have slipped a tooth, but both times I've...

You may have slipped a tooth, but both times I've swapped a VX for the stock M cam, it's taken a good hour or two to get the idle to an acceptable level, and a good day or more of beating on the car...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By MetalgodZ
The person who sent it to you knew what it was,...

The person who sent it to you knew what it was, or it was a new part sent to you by some person? (Not trying to be a spelling nazi, but it's not clear.) P/N? :)
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By MetalgodZ
What FPR are you guys using?

What FPR are you guys using?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,464
Posted By MetalgodZ
D'oh. Forgot about those. Thanks for the...

D'oh. Forgot about those.

Thanks for the link...some good pics there.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,464
Posted By MetalgodZ
The lip would still be there unless you use one...

The lip would still be there unless you use one of the larger gaskets (Nissan and Ford heavy duty steel gaskets, IIRC), in which case you'll port through the ring made by the lip, and you'll get a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,442
Posted By MetalgodZ
Sent the head back, but another was already being...

Sent the head back, but another was already being prepped by the time I sent it out, so it's a "new" (used) one. It's somewhat unfortunately on the 740 wagon (Rexx/Regina) instead of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,442
Posted By MetalgodZ
Interesting. I'll definitely try having that...

Interesting. I'll definitely try having that sealed when the cam gets re-shimmed today or tomorrow...or whenever Moniz gets around to it. :) Thanks for the tip.

I'll eventually get around to a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,442
Posted By MetalgodZ
Got the new one and it was much better. Waiting...

Got the new one and it was much better. Waiting to straighten out the last oil leak I've got (headgasket leak, external to the engine, on the back passenger side under the last exhaust runner),...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By MetalgodZ
Sounds good. I'm not worried about getting a...

Sounds good. I'm not worried about getting a sample, just send me a decent pic if you can...You've got a good reputation here, and that's good enough for me.
Forum: events 09-27-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,048
Posted By MetalgodZ
I'm working, but I'll stop down afterward on the...

I'm working, but I'll stop down afterward on the 6th and/or the 7th.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By MetalgodZ
Having someone out here duplicate it is what I...

Having someone out here duplicate it is what I was trying to avoid, since the only two places I know of up here who do stainless charge an arm and a leg. Your setups, turbo to tip w/ cat & 2...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By MetalgodZ
If you can do SS, I'm in for 2. If not, I'll...

If you can do SS, I'm in for 2. If not, I'll wait.

New England winters killed my aluminized IPD setup in 2 years.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,631
Posted By MetalgodZ
Cometic web site says stock. ...

Cometic web site says stock.
Jonathan/Stereophile33 said 120 degrees.

I bought new head bolts, so as to not stress used ones, and did 120 degrees.

'Course, right now the car sounds like the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,631
Posted By MetalgodZ
Cool, thanks for the info all. The head went...

Cool, thanks for the info all.

The head went on today w/ Permatex copper hg spray since I absolutely had to have the car running. I'm thinking it should seal fine, and the broad range of stuff...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By MetalgodZ
Wish I could GET a banjo-type outlet. Know of any...

Wish I could GET a banjo-type outlet. Know of any actual sources?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,631
Posted By MetalgodZ
John, you mean this stuff specifically? ...

John, you mean this stuff specifically?
http://www.hylomar.com/universal_blue.shtml

The block is clean, but not mirror clean. The head is as I described...you can feel it, but your fingernail...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,631
Posted By MetalgodZ
Cometic MLS gaskets and sealant

Jonathan has been using Hondabond or Yamabond on his installs, and I assumed it was a spray, but I can't find it in a spray. Head's off the car and the local Yamaha shop was closed.

Thomas F had...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2007, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By MetalgodZ
^^^ What they said. Besides, you say you...

^^^ What they said.

Besides, you say you know nothing about turbos...While you're gathering parts to turbo yours, you can take the time to learn about it and do it right.

Edit: '83 turbo engine...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 61,510
Posted By MetalgodZ
I don't remember where I got my figures, but here...

I don't remember where I got my figures, but here are three N/A injector flow rates...
Volvo 16V N/A Bosch LH p/n 0280150749 - 227 cc/min @ 3 bar, 15.9 ohm
Volvo 8v N/A Bosch LH p/n 0280150762 -...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,618
Posted By MetalgodZ
True...He will be missed. My condolances to...

True...He will be missed.

My condolances to you and the rest of his family. :-(
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,161
Posted By MetalgodZ
...In which case, you're taking the time to pull...

...In which case, you're taking the time to pull the head, and paying the money to buy a new valve/vales and do the needed machining, then paying for another head gasket.

Sound like fun? ;-)

If...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 61,510
Posted By MetalgodZ
Will be doing that in ~ 1 week, and I'll let you...

Will be doing that in ~ 1 week, and I'll let you know as soon as the ECU sorts itself out.
10.8:1 final CR, gained through decking the head, and going to a 0.030 cometic gasket. VX cam, stock...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2007, 01:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,223
Posted By MetalgodZ
Sorry I wasn't more clear...I meant I would be...

Sorry I wasn't more clear...I meant I would be very interested to see the MAP based chip made available for 2.4 and 2.2 cars. I'm not sure if it's the ECU or not, but the N/A Rexx/Regina 940 engine...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By MetalgodZ
Yes, you can swap them, if they're both 4-cyl....

Yes, you can swap them, if they're both 4-cyl. You'll also need to swap everything transmission-related over, and plug your transmission cooler lines on the radiator.

I'm still not sure whether...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,223
Posted By MetalgodZ
+1 And for LH2.2. :oops:

+1

And for LH2.2. :oops:
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,148
Posted By MetalgodZ
^^^ What he said. I do like my VX, but you've got...

^^^ What he said. I do like my VX, but you've got the disadvantage in displacement and friction.

If you're looking for a small boost, you'll see a SMALL one, but not a $190 one. If you've got...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2007, 02:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,638
Posted By MetalgodZ
An actual eighth of an inch, or just a smidge? A...

An actual eighth of an inch, or just a smidge? A true 1/8" of play might be a bit much, although they're always a little loose even when new...You do need some space for oil.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,092
Posted By MetalgodZ
The bumper? No. The bumper <i>cover</i>? Yes. ;-)...

The bumper? No. The bumper <i>cover</i>? Yes. ;-) It's held in the clips at the sides, and I always end up breaking them.

BTW, I checked in the basement...No non-power driver seat I can give up...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,638
Posted By MetalgodZ
Sorry...Being a little harsh before. A little....

Sorry...Being a little harsh before. A little. :-P

Seriously, though, I can think of several reasons why you wouldn't want to restrict a very tight budget built to non-stock turbos...

- J/Y...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,638
Posted By MetalgodZ
Probably correct, but the rest of your posts ...

Probably correct, but the rest of your posts

make me want to bash my head against a desk or a wall or something.

Edit: Sure it does outflow the 13c. 'Course, this...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,638
Posted By MetalgodZ
Shaved240 and 2fast4u, what the hell are you guys...

Shaved240 and 2fast4u, what the hell are you guys talking about..."Don't put a stock turbo on."?! You have no idea of this guy's funds, car, goals, or anything else.

Short of funds? Got a N/A...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2007, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,154
Posted By MetalgodZ
Pretty OK info, but not quite completely correct...

Pretty OK info, but not quite completely correct on the Regina/LH ID. Head-mounted vs block-mounted distributor isn't an accurate way to ID this, because they've done it both ways.

LH comes from...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2007, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,154
Posted By MetalgodZ
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