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Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By JohnMc
I tried the 36 chokes on the engine when it had a...

I tried the 36 chokes on the engine when it had a stock F head, and it didn't work well. It was only after the R-Sport head went on that the engine pulled enough air to make the 36s work.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By JohnMc
I had to go look. 125's on F15 emulsion tubes. ...

I had to go look. 125's on F15 emulsion tubes. Forgot to look at the air corrector.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By JohnMc
A drag calculator suggests that my PV is around...

A drag calculator suggests that my PV is around 160-ish at the wheels with some vaguely similar mods. I also have DCOE 40's, with 36mm jets (as large as they make for the 40's).

B20 with 92mm...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By JohnMc
You might need bigger DCOE's on that. 45's or...

You might need bigger DCOE's on that. 45's or 48's.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By JohnMc
I was going to say - I don't think there's any...

I was going to say - I don't think there's any way the engine's actual temperature could be dropping like that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By JohnMc
He already said the fork won't return past...

He already said the fork won't return past halfway, even with slack in the cable.

I guess double check that when someone presses the clutch pedal down to the floor, the end of the clutch fork...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By JohnMc
Hard to tell what happened in there, but it has...

Hard to tell what happened in there, but it has to come apart no matter what.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By JohnMc
I once spent an embarrassingly long time...

I once spent an embarrassingly long time diagnosing a 'dead fuel pump' on my 1800E. Turned out that I'd knocked off the wire that runs directly to the positive battery terminal that supplied all...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 27,832
Posted By JohnMc
I got super lucky and snagged an old B20 R-Sport...

I got super lucky and snagged an old B20 R-Sport head on eBay many years ago. Super cheap because the race motor had sucked a small nut in (from a DCOE) and it had rattled around in one of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By JohnMc
E85 is half the price, and acts like 110 octane. ...

E85 is half the price, and acts like 110 octane. Or better. :D
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By JohnMc
Not a tuner, did not stay at a Holiday Inn...

Not a tuner, did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. But not all advance is good advance. If you advance too far, and the fuel (and the rest of the setup) is really ping/detonation...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By JohnMc
I have 122 front calipers on my PV and was not...

I have 122 front calipers on my PV and was not very happy when I had to replace them a few years ago. Hard to find, and pricey.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 271,037
Posted By JohnMc
It's a stock part on some cheap ass GM cars. ...

It's a stock part on some cheap ass GM cars. Sort of like the motor.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 271,037
Posted By JohnMc
Still need to: - finish the downpipe - I got a...

Still need to:
- finish the downpipe - I got a 3" oval 90-degree bend to make fitting it between the starter and frame a bit easier.
- heater hoses - I plan on running the 'hot' hose through a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 271,037
Posted By JohnMc
Not a whole lot of progress to speak of. ...

Not a whole lot of progress to speak of.

Starter: I found out my cheap Camaro starter wasn't going to fit. Too long. It might have been possible to remove the engine mount on that side, fit the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By JohnMc
Good news: 140 Volvo's are as overbuilt as...

Good news: 140 Volvo's are as overbuilt as Volvo's ever got. SOlid.
Bad news: That's not 'honest' rust. It looks as though it was rather shoddily repaired in the past, and some of the damage is...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 61,601
Posted By JohnMc
I found one of those IPD/dSummit/elsewhere...

I found one of those IPD/dSummit/elsewhere Patriot brand headers on Amazon once for $75(ish) shipped. For that price, hard to go wrong.

I got it, it had nasty blobby welds inside the ports,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By JohnMc
http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/index.php?cPat...

http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/index.php?cPath=48_52
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,414
Posted By JohnMc
I'm hoping I can configure an MS output for the...

I'm hoping I can configure an MS output for the tach.

https://www.diyautotune.com/support/tech/controlling-gauges-with-ms3/

The 240 tach isn't as picky about signals as the 740/940 apparently...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By JohnMc
I think they normally operate on 5V. Other than...

I think they normally operate on 5V. Other than the cold start valve, that gets 12V (extra terminal on the starter --> engine temp switch on side of block --> cold start valve --> ground)

But...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By JohnMc
Also, it's pretty easy to make sure the injection...

Also, it's pretty easy to make sure the injection system is liive and the injectors are all spraying on a D-Jet. because the injectors are individually fastened to the fuel rail, you can take the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By JohnMc
When my rusted and bent 1800E sat around too...

When my rusted and bent 1800E sat around too long, the injectors tended to get stuck shut. Solution was to take them off and *gently* try to push the pintle pins upward. They usually weren't stuck...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,414
Posted By JohnMc
At least on a 240, there isn't much intermingling...

At least on a 240, there isn't much intermingling between the engine harness and the rest of the wiring in the engine bay (ABS, lights, etc, etc). And I'd already sort of fussed with it a bunch with...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By JohnMc
I'm very mildly regretting buying that Goldbox a...

I'm very mildly regretting buying that Goldbox a year and a half ago. But I'll work my way through the grief.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 457
Posted By JohnMc
On the plus side, it's not buried behind a timing...

On the plus side, it's not buried behind a timing belt.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By JohnMc
Edit: Disregard what I said, it was early, low...

Edit: Disregard what I said, it was early, low caffeine levels, I thought I'd read '240 wagon'.

I have no idea on a 940 wagon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By JohnMc
EDIT: Never mind this, I was thinking of a 240...

EDIT: Never mind this, I was thinking of a 240 wagon, not a 940.


You can do it with the tank in the car. You have to take out the rear load floor - look for screws around the perimeter, it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By JohnMc
At higher RPMs it gets into a constant load on...

At higher RPMs it gets into a constant load on the teeth and it will quiet down.

If you hve the crank gear off and turn the cam around you can feel it push forward as a lobe passes TDC. And I...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,414
Posted By JohnMc
I never really noticed the in-tank DW300 on mine.

I never really noticed the in-tank DW300 on mine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By JohnMc
Get it really clean, then drive it a modest...

Get it really clean, then drive it a modest amount, try to see where it's really coming from.

If it's the RMS, the DIY is to remove the transmission and replace the seal.

If it's the oil pan...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By JohnMc
That's one of those things that seems to be worth...

That's one of those things that seems to be worth buying OEM. They're a bit more flexible.

Technically, you only need to use a little RTV in those sharp corners around the cam bearing bumps. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By JohnMc
It's too big. But there is no performance...

It's too big. But there is no performance advantage to a smaller exhaust system.

There are tuning effects of the exhaust manifold/header/merge styles and distances and tubing diameters. But...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By JohnMc
At low RPMs, the torque on the cam gear can go...

At low RPMs, the torque on the cam gear can go back and forth (as the cam lobes pass center and the valve springs push it forward) - and a little slack can turn into a bit of a rattle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By JohnMc
88+ (?) 240's and 940's are more rust proof than...

88+ (?) 240's and 940's are more rust proof than the earlier ones, they started dipping them in a zinc primer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By JohnMc
Brazil made or German? Or all they all Brazil...

Brazil made or German? Or all they all Brazil these days?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By JohnMc
First off - when you first turn the key on...

First off - when you first turn the key on (engine off), is the alternator warning light on? Does it go off when the engine is running?

I had weird things going on with my 240's charging system...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By JohnMc
PnP junkyard, wire nippers, free-fitty.

PnP junkyard, wire nippers, free-fitty.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By JohnMc
There is no in-tank pump on a D-Jet car, I'm not...

There is no in-tank pump on a D-Jet car, I'm not sure about a K-Jet, but I don't think there is. The main pump underneath the car just pulls the gas out of the tank on its own.

D-Jet is, in many...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,414
Posted By JohnMc
I'd have to think a stock Volvo pump would really...

I'd have to think a stock Volvo pump would really be on its limits trying to feed an LS? Although I guess no boost makes it a lot more likely to work.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,430
Posted By JohnMc
Skills = money, and the concept competes against...

Skills = money, and the concept competes against a $5 harbor Fright ratchet strap.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,430
Posted By JohnMc
How much HP are you pushing through them? Manual...

How much HP are you pushing through them? Manual or automatic?

The geometry of those mounts just sucks. Too narrow - close to the crank centerline, they don't have as much leverage to work with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,239
Posted By JohnMc
I've done cams with the motor in the car on a...

I've done cams with the motor in the car on a 544, a 122, and 1800, and a 140 as well. I'm pretty sure that part of the Volvo styling/design department's job was to make sure the grille opening was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,239
Posted By JohnMc
Stay on target....stay on target! Fix the B20 and...

Stay on target....stay on target! Fix the B20 and get the car back on the road. Don't let it die and wither away in project car purgatory.
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Hear, hear! Swapping a cam should take you part...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,239
Posted By JohnMc
Just loosen the big nut that holds the cam on,...

Just loosen the big nut that holds the cam on, but leave it threaded on the cam snout. So the gear has like 1/8" of room to move. A puller is obviously a good thing to use here, but you can't...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,446
Posted By JohnMc
I got an intercooler pipe on eBay that was the...

I got an intercooler pipe on eBay that was the correct diameter, and had a fitting on the side for a small blow off valve. A 1.25" hose fitting style BOV? Then I got a copper pipe reducer at a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By JohnMc
Yep. There are o-rings on both ends of the...

Yep. There are o-rings on both ends of the floating piston - the center part is supposed to be dry and no fluid or pressure.

FWIW the 'dual-diagonal' brake circuits on them work so well that you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By JohnMc
Often times they're pretty sticky, after many...

Often times they're pretty sticky, after many decades of stale fluid sitting in the system. So the high PSI of a working brake circuit vs. a dead one can budge it, but not the relatively balanced...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,239
Posted By JohnMc
It's nice to take off the pan, but not entirely...

It's nice to take off the pan, but not entirely necessary. Change the oil now, change it after the cam swap after 100 miles, change it again in 1000 miles, consider that a done deal.

Wiped cam...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By JohnMc
It's possible that they changed the oil pressure...

It's possible that they changed the oil pressure to electical between 72 and 73, but I suspect they didn't. There's still only one port into the engine block, behind the exhaust downpipe. Mine had...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By JohnMc
1) It's the same light for parking brake on/brake...

1) It's the same light for parking brake on/brake failure. They both ground to light that bulb. you can pull the wire off the octopus and ground it to see if that lights the bulb as it should.
...
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