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Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 51,353
Posted By JohnMc
The D-Jet case could certainly hold a stealth...

The D-Jet case could certainly hold a stealth Megasquirt install.
Forum: website & board 03-15-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,612
Posted By JohnMc
I think it went up a healthy amount from there...

I think it went up a healthy amount from there (2/9 date).
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By JohnMc
UNless someone already swapped it, it should have...

UNless someone already swapped it, it should have the T cam, and the 'T' pretty much stands for 'Tractor'. Just leave it be.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By JohnMc
Yep. You could diagnose with a combustion gas...

Yep. You could diagnose with a combustion gas checker (free-rental at Autozone, but you have to buy the fluid).

But really, given the symptoms, I'd just go ahead and buy a head gasket kit and...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,159
Posted By JohnMc
A T5 is a lot easier swap to do. If you're not...

A T5 is a lot easier swap to do. If you're not planning on say... 350+ hp(???) then a T5 is probably a better idea.

The 6 speed CD009's ratios have a much wider range, it's not going to work all...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,159
Posted By JohnMc
Nice! Especially since CBF performance...

Nice! Especially since CBF performance apparently raised the pricing on their top mount: https://cbfperformance.net/#!/Billet-CD009-Forward-Mount-Shifter/p/70985258/category=0

$650 now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 971
Posted By JohnMc
As long as you see the spark advance and retard...

As long as you see the spark advance and retard as the revs climb and drop, it's probably OK. A little timing wobble is not unusual in an older 'well experienced' distributor running ignition...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 971
Posted By JohnMc
It's not the fuel pump overfilling them, or...

It's not the fuel pump overfilling them, or they'd be overfilling out the vents.

Have you tried backing the mixture adjusting nuts all the way up? Just to see if you can get it leaner.

I was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 971
Posted By JohnMc
Still, giving the throttle a goose every once in...

Still, giving the throttle a goose every once in a while to keep it running makes me think something is up with the carbs, more so than the ignition.

Those look like HS6's, so they don't overflow...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 971
Posted By JohnMc
So if you goose the throttle, it keeps running? ...

So if you goose the throttle, it keeps running?

What do the sparks look like?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 249,698
Posted By JohnMc
After a long while of not touching this even a...

After a long while of not touching this even a little (cold wet weather, even in a garage it's no fun working on cars in the damp coldness), I did a bit over the weekend.

- Finished up the shifter...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,333
Posted By JohnMc
I forget exactly, but mine is slightly above...

I forget exactly, but mine is slightly above 11:1. Higher than I would have normally gone, but my R-sport head was shaved *WAY* the hell down when I got it. I think about 12:1 on top of a 2..0L...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,333
Posted By JohnMc
I'm still sort of up in the air on what I'm going...

I'm still sort of up in the air on what I'm going to do with the PV's motor, but one of the options is to get some nice light forged B21 sized pistons that can handle the revs better than the stock...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, if a hydro lifter overpumps or underpumps,...

Yeah, if a hydro lifter overpumps or underpumps, it at least returns to normal after a little bit. And if a lifter floats up off the valve stem under extreme use, it's still going to 'land' back...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,333
Posted By JohnMc
What pistons are they? Is this a 6-bolt or an...

What pistons are they? Is this a 6-bolt or an 8-bolt bottom end?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,333
Posted By JohnMc
With hardened exhaust valve seats (the intakes...

With hardened exhaust valve seats (the intakes don't need it) you won't need the lead additive.

And on the plus side, in a normally aspirated engine, a bit of pinging isn't destructive like it is...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,333
Posted By JohnMc
Sounds like you're def leaning toward a use where...

Sounds like you're def leaning toward a use where you want more HP and putting premium in it wouldn't be an issue.

Key to keeping the steel head (more prone to producing ping-encouraging hot spots...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,923
Posted By JohnMc
I think I'd figured out a pretty even pattern of...

I think I'd figured out a pretty even pattern of grinding teeth out of the 130 tooth ring to arrive at 48 teeth.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,333
Posted By JohnMc
The specific CC would get you your compression...

The specific CC would get you your compression ratio (along with an installed/compressed HG thickness and piston height at TDC).

So to the extent you are aiming for any specific CR, you'd need to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By JohnMc
I was using them with a 'bit' too much cam as...

I was using them with a 'bit' too much cam as well. The motor was a ridiculous on/off switch. It was either low rpm, off boost, and literally barely moving the car at all, or it was revved up and...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By JohnMc
The VW diesel lifters are not hydraulic. The...

The VW diesel lifters are not hydraulic. The version I got wasn't even shimmed - which made them even lighter. You had to grind lash gaps to gap them. Which was a very tedious process. Times 16....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By JohnMc
Opposite of collapse, but I certainly overpumped...

Opposite of collapse, but I certainly overpumped the Volvo lifters a couple of times when it still had the stock springs. I don't know that I'ever tried the VW lifters with the stock 16V springs,...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By JohnMc
I've got various lifters sitting around the...

I've got various lifters sitting around the house, I could compare some weights.
- Volvo hydraulic
- VW hydraulic
- VW diesel solid

I'll try to remember to do that this evening.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 971
Posted By JohnMc
Ah, I think I read that and it didn't register...

Ah, I think I read that and it didn't register for whatever reason.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 971
Posted By JohnMc
Third that notion. Those felt seals just...

Third that notion. Those felt seals just slightly slow the oil down on its way out of the block.

And this part:

..certainly isn't right. But with it running at all, it can't be real. Either...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,923
Posted By JohnMc
There was a similar thread not all that long ago...

There was a similar thread not all that long ago where someone linked to a site that makes custom tone rings.

Other than that, there are stock 49 and 50 tooth rings, but they fit different flavors...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,333
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, that's for the Isky. It's been a while, so...

Yeah, that's for the Isky. It's been a while, so the R grind wasn't as fresh in my mind, but IIRC it was pretty similar, but perhaps had a bit less low rpm torque, a bit more of an 'on cam' feeling...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,333
Posted By JohnMc
Hasn't been apart at all in that time frame. ...

Hasn't been apart at all in that time frame. It's actually been pretty reliable, compared to the wagon. I think I've had the engine out of it 3 times over 20 years?

It just started idling...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,333
Posted By JohnMc
I've run a Volvo 'R' grind in the past, I'm...

I've run a Volvo 'R' grind in the past, I'm running an Isky VV81 currently. I was going to try a KG Trimning cam last time it was apart, but they had some several months long wait time, so I stuck...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,333
Posted By JohnMc
The R-sport head I was lucky enough to snag on...

The R-sport head I was lucky enough to snag on eBay many years ago has valves that practically touch each other. You can *barely* fit a fingernail between the intake and exhaust valves.

This puts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By JohnMc
I had this happen after replacing shocks. Double...

I had this happen after replacing shocks. Double checked everything. Everything was snug.

Medium length story made shorter - the upper shock bolts mount through the subframe. You can have them...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By JohnMc
Just killing time until duder posts up. But...

Just killing time until duder posts up.

But IMHO it's a difference that will make no difference. You're mostly concerned with pressure waves moving past, not with a little momentary (i.e....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By JohnMc
And redoing the timing belt to get it correct is...

And redoing the timing belt to get it correct is certainly the best approach - in case you ever have to replace it in the future you won't have the rest of the setup dependent on some 'quirky'...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By JohnMc
Not to nitpick, but you don't need a cam sensor...

Not to nitpick, but you don't need a cam sensor for wasted spark - and you'd need something turning at half speed, like a cam.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ Fixed 10 degrees and then try to...

/\ /\ /\ Fixed 10 degrees and then try to mechanically set it by rotating the CAS. If you can't get enough adjustment that way to get the real timing to 10 degrees, then you have the choice of...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,526
Posted By JohnMc
Pushrod uber Alles!

Pushrod uber Alles!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By JohnMc
It's just a drain line, poking through a butt...

It's just a drain line, poking through a butt cheek drain hole.

I forget where it goes, but it's nothing related to fuel.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,526
Posted By JohnMc
DCOE's, head work (start with an injected head,...

DCOE's, head work (start with an injected head, work on the exhaust), cam, exhaust. It's not all that hard to get 150 - 160 hp from a B20. Of course, it takes revs, and stock pistons don't seem to...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,079
Posted By JohnMc
I probably have some mildy busted up 16V forged...

I probably have some mildy busted up 16V forged pistons laying about the place. Top ring lands are bent, they're no good for use. But as a paperweight or object to take measurements from, they'd...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By JohnMc
I've used the VW hydros with no issues. And for...

I've used the VW hydros with no issues. And for a while I was using some older VW diesel solid lifters as well, those come with a shim-in-bucket style or an another that uses grind to fit lash caps...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By JohnMc
Are there any junkyards with 740/940 turbos in...

Are there any junkyards with 740/940 turbos in your area? They're getting a bit rare everywhere.

But if you can find a good cheap source of donor parts, +T using junkyard parts is your best bang...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,389
Posted By JohnMc
It's really just a throttle body (with a hidden...

It's really just a throttle body (with a hidden TPS) and pair of injectors. No electronics in them.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,389
Posted By JohnMc
All the snorty sounds, without the fiddly metal...

All the snorty sounds, without the fiddly metal bits to do the tuning.

As far as reliable, though? Dunno, since the DCOE's tuning is almost all 'hard coded' by swapping little metal bits around,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,692
Posted By JohnMc
This works best if the water pump hasn't been...

This works best if the water pump hasn't been glued to the block surface with a bunch of sealer.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-19-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,389
Posted By JohnMc
Were:...

Were: http://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=336772
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,692
Posted By JohnMc
The water pump needs to be pushed up against the...

The water pump needs to be pushed up against the head. The bolt holes are slightly ovalized to allow that.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-19-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,389
Posted By JohnMc
Ahh... I didn't look at those closely enough the...

Ahh... I didn't look at those closely enough the first time.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By JohnMc
If there are any signs of leaks from the oil pan,...

If there are any signs of leaks from the oil pan, I'd go ahead and pop that off and eyeball the bottom end while it's out in the sunlight.

I'd be tempted to pull a rod cap off to eyeball it at...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By JohnMc
The fit and work nicely, but they're shorter, so...

The fit and work nicely, but they're shorter, so you need correspondingly longer pushrods.

I don't think there's any performance advantage. I think they weigh the same, possibly more(???),...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By JohnMc
It can be faint sometimes. Or even scratched on...

It can be faint sometimes. Or even scratched on somewhere, depending on who did the cam grinding.

The cast in letters and numbers just have something to do with who made the cam blank, not what...
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