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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 36,580
Posted By DET17
Wow surprised to see this old thread resurface. ...

Wow surprised to see this old thread resurface. The facts never get old.....

Speaking of the 396mm stay "radius" rods, here they are (still in the supply chain):
...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,687
Posted By DET17
Patience, and locate a "riding the project shelf"...

Patience, and locate a "riding the project shelf" set of Gil Racing spacers, hubcentric. I run a set on the DD 9 sedan, have another for my 242 project (after I retire). Quality of these parts is...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By DET17
There is also the 240 Diesel air box option........

There is also the 240 Diesel air box option..... not $15, but factory parts.

Some have poo hoo'd the size of the filter.... but better than listening to the cone filters "wheezing" IMO. If...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
I will add that detail here soon.

I will add that detail here soon.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
Yes, that will be step 1; Install the 32mm Gil...

Yes, that will be step 1; Install the 32mm Gil Racing adapters if needed.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
So as Ben informed, there is indeed a spacer...

So as Ben informed, there is indeed a spacer installed into the SELECT top mount assembly. It appeared to be a light press fit, so I set out to remove it. A small "pecking hammer" as Dad used to...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 461,062
Posted By DET17
Tom, you will need some preload on those diff....

Tom, you will need some preload on those diff. carrier bearings. I built a Dana spreader which worked fine on my 1041 rear in my sedan. Some have tried to drive the assembly in, freeze it, etc. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-02-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
That would have been excellent information to...

That would have been excellent information to have known, prior to assembly & installation. Have you considered providing exploded views of your systems, and indicating such options for the end...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
A couple years back, Michael Yount put a very...

A couple years back, Michael Yount put a very similar BNE coilover package into his very sweet 242 with LS3 drivetrain, a screamer. He discovered (as I recall) this same issue.... the lower spring...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
Coilover construction & installation

OK, we begin on the trusty workbench. After protecting the welded stop rings with 395A metal preservative, the adjustment sleeves are fitted and then the KONI gland nuts installed. I always have...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
Thanks! I've not sold yet, but that point is...

Thanks! I've not sold yet, but that point is under contentious consideration.....

GLAD to hear from you, hope life is treating you well in Switzerland :nod:
Forum: projects & restorations 12-29-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
Yes indeed. I was able to adjust by the bottom...

Yes indeed. I was able to adjust by the bottom spring perch/adjuster hand as you state..... I didn't know that was easy without a tool, as this was my first application of your parts. The detail...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
Out with the old, in with the new.....

Yesterday I removed the front struts for the GOD knows how many-eth time. I'm determined that this will be the last time.

No surprises in disassembly.... with the lowering springs (these B&G are...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-26-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 31,930
Posted By DET17
I'm curious what Volvo models ran this gearset in...

I'm curious what Volvo models ran this gearset in Europa? Were they behind the 6 cylinder engines? I think with your automatic gearbox your 1031 will likely withstand the Nm of torque applied. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-26-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
I am extremely curious to know that very thing! ...

I am extremely curious to know that very thing! I've convinced myself (right or wrong) that my KONI Sports require more spring rate. All of the data I have been able to uncover points to this.........
Forum: projects & restorations 12-25-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
Christmas coilovers

Months ago I purchased the full set of F & R coilover conversion parts from Kaplhenke Racing. Due to this unprecedented year, zero progress has occurred until now. I finally have earned a long...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-22-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By DET17
What you should be referring to is Loctite...

What you should be referring to is Loctite "green" bearing locker. I have used this material for 38 years of Engineering work; it will work well and should release with mild application of heat....
Forum: performance & modifications 12-22-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By DET17
Seems fairy straight forward to use the OE stock...

Seems fairy straight forward to use the OE stock pilot bearing for your trans; then carefully measure the ID of the whiteblock crank, and "bush" between the two appropriately. You don't want that...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-22-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By DET17
I've got a couple of them in my workshop. ...

I've got a couple of them in my workshop. Outside to outside dim should be easy enough.... you looking for tape measure value OR a vernier measurement? Shoot me a PM if still looking.... I'll be...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-20-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
2020 KAIZEN work, YTD....

Realizing that I had done several "continuous improvement" upgrades this year that weren't documented, I thought I'd remedy that and get those changes on the record.

I've driven the car to work...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-15-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 61,783
Posted By DET17
Nah, flip that conical.....and the angle flange...

Nah, flip that conical.....and the angle flange (too clunky to fit properly in a 7/9). Flat flanged 15g, 7cm housing..... then a nice 19t, 3inch DP. Full do88 professional FMIC and hoses. 18psi...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
I've never regretted anything that provided me...

I've never regretted anything that provided me with a learning opportunity. This sedan has been quite the classroom over the years!
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 129,461
Posted By DET17
Herr Flying Fin, Am I correct in...

Herr Flying Fin,

Am I correct in understanding you run a stock 2 series 1031 rear end, with just TrueTrac LSD?

Have you yet twisted off an axle in this DANA rear end? I'm curious how long the...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-12-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 327,935
Posted By DET17
well it's been such a long time......

I thought I'd bump this thread. The car runs well, probably better than it ever has since I brought it back from the grave in 2011. Here is how she looks presently with new HELLA fogs up front:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By DET17
For the OP's understanding: The 4.03 first...

For the OP's understanding:

The 4.03 first gear is HIGH TORQUE (low speed)...... and the 2.95 Z spec is LOW TORQUE (but high speed).

Remember, the definition we learned in Physics is Power =...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,131
Posted By DET17
You should consider the 940 TDI clutch; I bought...

You should consider the 940 TDI clutch; I bought one from the UK to use with a dog dish FW. You can read the details on torque holding capability in the M90 thread.

Mine was roundabout $350...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,222
Posted By DET17
MEGASQUIRT, as has been suggested several times. ...

MEGASQUIRT, as has been suggested several times. Tom I think is a purist.... he wants his Model T to run with Henry's design systems in place.

Braver man than I am.....would have ripped off the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By DET17
Is this noise tied to vehicle speed, or engine...

Is this noise tied to vehicle speed, or engine speed? The frequency, that is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,691
Posted By DET17
This sad story again illustrates why you should...

This sad story again illustrates why you should replace exhaust valves when performing an overhaul. From my experience, it is rare to see an intake valve fail but the exhaust sides are the typical...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,456
Posted By DET17
I've run a TME single rear muffler on my 9 series...

I've run a TME single rear muffler on my 9 series for almost 8 years. The sound was really sweet to my ears (behind an 8V redblock) when I still ran the 9 factory DP and factory CAT. In this last...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,131
Posted By DET17
Flat flywheel or doggie dish? For flat, have...

Flat flywheel or doggie dish?

For flat, have you considered the SAAB Aero 9K clutch? Search, many here have run them..... I have one I'll be selling soon (NOS, NIB).
Forum: projects & restorations 11-01-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,438
Posted By DET17
A couple months ago, I had an intermittent no...

A couple months ago, I had an intermittent no crank issue that progressively got worse. Since I have the full wiring schematics for my 92 940, I root caused it at the shifter PRNDL safety lockout. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-01-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,438
Posted By DET17
Just found your thread. I also have a soft spot...

Just found your thread. I also have a soft spot for the 7/9 Wagons. I owned a 92 745T which was one of the hardest vehicles to let go of ever..... it had stock wagon springs matched with BILS HD,...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,797
Posted By DET17
I don't have but a single data point, but it...

I don't have but a single data point, but it tells me this latter "belief" is wrong. I had a 92 745T which had stock wagon springs all around and Bils HD. The damn thing was the best damped and...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,564
Posted By DET17
How do we know this gent has his balancer reading...

How do we know this gent has his balancer reading true TDC for #1 ?

I run the IPD cam and with LH2.4 (spark timing proper) it pulls hard just as soon as the 19t spools, which is NOW. My cam is...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,299
Posted By DET17
YES, absolutely late timing.

YES, absolutely late timing.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 214,709
Posted By DET17
I don't know how many time I've seen this...

I don't know how many time I've seen this conundrum on the 4 bangers. Supposedly it is not such an issue to put a large TB on a V8, but the 4 holes don't seem to tolerate too large of a TB without...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 214,709
Posted By DET17
So you went smaller on the TB? I'm not clear...

So you went smaller on the TB? I'm not clear after reading.... just a few sips of java so far today.

If YES, that matches what I've read about the large TBs working great at WOT conditions, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,284
Posted By DET17
Outstanding! This gent has dispelled many TB...

Outstanding! This gent has dispelled many TB myths in one post.

He is spot on about charge weight being critical. In general I believe R134a must be weighed to spec +/- 2 oz. !!! Some basic...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 61,783
Posted By DET17
Have you rebuilt any of the TD04 turbos before? ...

Have you rebuilt any of the TD04 turbos before? CHRA common I believe to most..... I used a factory MITSU overhaul kit, and followed the video from ARD Tuning, which might still be up even tho they...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 71,301
Posted By DET17
Mike, best of luck keep those rims round! You...

Mike, best of luck keep those rims round! You are braver than I, running those rubber bands on the ATL roads.

Glad the V8 project has come to functionality..... who said you couldn't finish...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,651
Posted By DET17
Wonder if that was the old Conner850 wagon........

Wonder if that was the old Conner850 wagon..... he had a thread a few years back, but I believe he has vanished back into BMW land.....
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,072
Posted By DET17
My rear TME droned horribly in the RPM range that...

My rear TME droned horribly in the RPM range that MikeP listed.... until I put a Vibrant resonator in the factory spot on my 9 sedan. I ran the IPD system from TME "cat back" and with a stock 9...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,141
Posted By DET17
The inlet side to the turbo has atmospheric...

The inlet side to the turbo has atmospheric pressure at best. This connects to the inlet of the compressor; hence no positive pressure.

The CBV tip is a good one; that side is pressurized with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,770
Posted By DET17
More 411 on the replacement "back side" hose. ...

More 411 on the replacement "back side" hose. Found my receipt :cool:

Volvo PN 1348538

Voluparts.com (salesman I worked with "Bill" .... been there forever)

Listed on receipt as 91-92 7/9...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,770
Posted By DET17
MAN, do I ever know this nightmare! BTDT, ended...

MAN, do I ever know this nightmare! BTDT, ended up putting 3 each of the CHINA replacement suction hoses in the north GA landfill.

Contact VOLUPARTS in ATL. They gave me a perfect recommendation...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,186
Posted By DET17
Use silicone, and the proper OEM style spring...

Use silicone, and the proper OEM style spring clamps at each end. Those lines that "breath oil" won't swell up like the rubber hoses can do. I've had a full set in service since around 2013 and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,896
Posted By DET17
I'd almost swear I bought one of these years ago...

I'd almost swear I bought one of these years ago from FCP Groton. Talked myself out of changing it on my 94 AW71..... decided to leave the 126K mile gearbox well enough alone. Might still have, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,351
Posted By DET17
Nobody? My, the herd is thinning out.......

Nobody? My, the herd is thinning out.......
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,867
Posted By DET17
Have you communicated directly with Lankku? He...

Have you communicated directly with Lankku? He is currently the MAN with respect to the in-line whiteblock.
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