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Forum: showroom 03-22-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,584
Posted By Series #8217
Partially detailed the C30 today and got behind...

Partially detailed the C30 today and got behind the camera for a bit....

It's picture time!

(hi res pics here: http://imgur.com/a/rhUuJ)

http://i.imgur.com/8jfPUxfh.jpg
...
Forum: showroom 01-27-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,584
Posted By Series #8217
I'd be all over an AWD C30. The Polestar concept...

I'd be all over an AWD C30. The Polestar concept was AWD but the Polestar edition is still FWD isn't it? Disappointment.



Are the power seats really that much lighter? I have an E46 M3 and...
Forum: showroom 01-27-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,584
Posted By Series #8217
New Volvo in the family (C30)

My sister's S80 beater has been beating itself to death over the past year so she picked up a new chariot. It's a 2011 C30 with the R-Design package.

Great looking car. Just wish it made more...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 164,353
Posted By Series #8217
:bow:

:bow:
Forum: showroom 12-31-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 428,837
Posted By Series #8217
Use a tripod. Some of the best shots are around...

Use a tripod. Some of the best shots are around sunrise and sunset -- there isn't a lot of light. If you notice your camera shake when you hit the shutter button, set a 2 second delay. Tap the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-31-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 24,683
Posted By Series #8217
Wow, was your ePeen so vastly deflated by John's...

Wow, was your ePeen so vastly deflated by John's delivery of humbling wisdom that you couldn't even urinate until you regurgitated a derailed train car in this thread to partially reinflate it?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 76,580
Posted By Series #8217
New pics?

New pics?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,757
Posted By Series #8217
You're overlooking the fact that a larger vented...

You're overlooking the fact that a larger vented region between the two friction surfaces means more surface area and thus improved cooling. So it does matter. The wider rotor also has more mass so...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,434
Posted By Series #8217
What "Holset" are you set up for? This thing...

What "Holset" are you set up for? This thing absolutely dwarfs an HX35.



Ok, you have officially posted in every thread that comes up in a google search for Holset VGT. :rofl:
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 76,580
Posted By Series #8217
Realistically, he'll probably be through a set of...

Realistically, he'll probably be through a set of clutch discs before he figures out how to fit that VGT Holset in the engine bay; so no idle spool for awhile... with his current complete and utter...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,434
Posted By Series #8217
Speaking from experience? Please share!

Speaking from experience?

Please share!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2008, 04:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,434
Posted By Series #8217
I already started working on reverse-engineering...

I already started working on reverse-engineering the control system on the HE351Ve with my other friend who got one of these. Looks like we may be able to get the stock actuator to work with some...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2008, 03:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,434
Posted By Series #8217
When you can pre-spool the turbo at idle, there...

When you can pre-spool the turbo at idle, there is no pain.

http://s174.photobucket.com/albums/w105/paulm85/?action=view&current=MVI_1951.flv
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2008, 02:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,434
Posted By Series #8217
the poi just got a big fat turkey...

... and it won't fit in the oven!

How will he have a proper Thanksgiving??
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,459
Posted By Series #8217
Unfortunately, you can never trust a shop to...

Unfortunately, you can never trust a shop to follow any special instructions if they're just communicated orally.
In the future, affix a brightly-colored tag to the part using a piece of wire. Make...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,183
Posted By Series #8217
I've installed the Powertrain Control Solutions...

I've installed the Powertrain Control Solutions unit on a Fiero with a 4T80E with a Twist Machine Shrifter paddle shift assembly. It was very easy to set up. I put a switch on the console to switch...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2008, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,825
Posted By Series #8217
Actually having the motor balanced doesn't negate...

Actually having the motor balanced doesn't negate the need for the damper. The damper is there to absorb high frequency harmonics caused by the firing events, varying valvetrain load, etc. Those dont...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2008, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By Series #8217
Easiest way to do this is to get an M12x1.5 banjo...

Easiest way to do this is to get an M12x1.5 banjo bolt and an AN-4 banjo. ATP turbo has these. I think Earls makes one as well.

Here is the ATP banjo:...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-05-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,535
Posted By Series #8217
Urrgghh.. I hate to read this while I have a...

Urrgghh.. I hate to read this while I have a brand new LC1 sitting in a box that I bought last year. The damn thing better work at least to start with!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,212
Posted By Series #8217
wiita2k8:...

wiita2k8: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=137574
wiita2k8: ive totally always wanted to use that thread title
wiita2k8: this is the greatest day of my life!

:rofl:
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,176
Posted By Series #8217
I like that. Those compressor filters are...

I like that. Those compressor filters are designed to filter oil out of the air. I think there's quite a pressure drop across them though. I dont know how that might affect the PCV system or reduce...
Forum: showroom 05-07-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,046
Posted By Series #8217
Weird, I think the Poi and I filled up there on...

Weird, I think the Poi and I filled up there on the way in. Maybe I was the only one who got gas there.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,142
Posted By Series #8217
Get a twin-disk 9" with OEM materials. If...

Get a twin-disk 9" with OEM materials.

If you get a small diameter twin disk, yeah, you can warp the floater plate. The bigger ones are better. You might even be able to ask for a thicker floater;...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,019
Posted By Series #8217
I had the same part of the thrust surface break...

I had the same part of the thrust surface break off of a cam on my Chevy DOHC V6 during rebuild. I never dropped it or anything. It's voodoo!!
Forum: events 05-01-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,909
Posted By Series #8217
Thanks for the offer; I'll have to see how things...

Thanks for the offer; I'll have to see how things work out on Sat.. the poi is helping me put my car back together Friday night / Sat afternoon. Depends on when we get it done.
Forum: events 04-30-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,909
Posted By Series #8217
Well, that would be fair.. bringing a Fiero, I do...

Well, that would be fair.. bringing a Fiero, I do need two spots.. one for the car, the other for the fire engine :-P
Forum: events 04-30-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,909
Posted By Series #8217
uuhhhh... urgggh... .death.... leaving at 5 AM is...

uuhhhh... urgggh... .death.... leaving at 5 AM is gonna suck :-(

EDIT: I just heard back from one of the GG VCOA guys. They're gonna save me a spot. See you all at the show!
Forum: events 04-29-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,909
Posted By Series #8217
Well, considering that the BMW guys are...

Well, considering that the BMW guys are pretentious *******s yet told me I could park in the show area at Bimmerfest, I thought you guys might be a little more considerate.
:roll:
I guess I'll...
Forum: events 04-29-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,909
Posted By Series #8217
:please: Is that actually the rule or are you...

:please: Is that actually the rule or are you just making this up to hurt my feelings?
Forum: events 04-28-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,909
Posted By Series #8217
Is there a Sunday caravan from the Monterey area?...

Is there a Sunday caravan from the Monterey area? The Poi and I will probably be heading up Sunday morning from my house as we're going to try to slap my Fiero's drivetrain back together so it can...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,980
Posted By Series #8217
I have a Getrag 282. It's the Fiero V6 5-speed,...

I have a Getrag 282. It's the Fiero V6 5-speed, though I'm using some gears swapped in from a later Getrag 282 that was used on a Quad-4, along with the later, stronger diff.
I know of your friend...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,980
Posted By Series #8217
Post #6. Here is the URL, maybe the image...

Post #6.

Here is the URL, maybe the image isnt loading for you?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2037/2432035653_c80eabaa76_o.gif

But yeah, I know about the different ratios. I would prefer the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,980
Posted By Series #8217
Those are the M56 pics I have, along with some...

Those are the M56 pics I have, along with some from another Quaife swap thread on Volvospeed. Thanks for including them here though. I'm looking for M90 pics now :-).



Yeah I've seen the M56...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,980
Posted By Series #8217
HP doesn't matter for gearbox ratings.. how much...

HP doesn't matter for gearbox ratings.. how much torque have people broken the M56 and M90 with?

The transmission I have right now doesn't like more than 300 ft-lbs. It has worse ratios than the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,980
Posted By Series #8217
Iiiiintaresting. So its just a black box part...

Iiiiintaresting. So its just a black box part that they want to replace as a whole piece? That makes me a little less interested in taking it apart..


Well, its not worth it to me to make an...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,980
Posted By Series #8217
M56h with M90 gears

I've read some rumors and supposition that M90 gears will work in an M56 transmission, but I can't find any confirmation about this. The M56 with the aftermarket LSD looks like an excellent...
Forum: showroom 04-20-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,984
Posted By Series #8217
Once I'm back in town in June? I'm in LA right...

Once I'm back in town in June? I'm in LA right now. Where in Carmel are you? I go diving by Carmel River Beach all the time.

There's a decent chance I'll be at the Davis event on May 4th too (with...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,142
Posted By Series #8217
I've got over 1000 ft-lbs of torque running 40...

I've got over 1000 ft-lbs of torque running 40 psi on an HX35W.

It's in a 38,000 lb vehicle though :-(
Forum: showroom 03-18-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,984
Posted By Series #8217
Did someone say engine in the trunk? :rofl: ...

Did someone say engine in the trunk?
:rofl:
http://www.pbase.com/series8217/image/81395509/medium.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,257
Posted By Series #8217
I don't know if anyone on the forum makes them...

I don't know if anyone on the forum makes them for that pattern, but Penny used this guy for his adapters:
http://www.wheeladapter.com/home.asp
They are well priced, completely custom, and came out...
Forum: website & board 03-12-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,420
Posted By Series #8217
Finding information on trannys is really hard...

Finding information on trannys is really hard with the 3-character limit..
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,011
Posted By Series #8217
Got it. Thanks for the re-explanation!

Got it. Thanks for the re-explanation!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,011
Posted By Series #8217
How long does it take for that layer of oxide to...

How long does it take for that layer of oxide to form? Shouldn't freshly ported/polished heads be at risk for premature death by melting since they're naked?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,406
Posted By Series #8217
No chatter now.. it chattered a lot when it was...

No chatter now.. it chattered a lot when it was brand new though.



I do that when you're riding in my car to get you back for every time I ride in yours and you slam the gears on your stupid...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,756
Posted By Series #8217
Cali smog laws are slowly moving north and east.....

Cali smog laws are slowly moving north and east.. Washington recently adopted them, and I think Oregon is going to soon or has already. It's only a matter of time! Well, maybe not for Wisconsin since...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,406
Posted By Series #8217
How mcuh does your car weigh? I have a Spec...

How mcuh does your car weigh?
I have a Spec Stage III in my Fiero with an aluminum flywheel. 2800 lb car, 7 lb flywheel 9 lb pressure plate.. 6 puck kevlar/metallic disc. Sprung hub. It's broken in...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2008, 04:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,756
Posted By Series #8217
It is not legal. Technically you would have to...

It is not legal. Technically you would have to bring it to BAR for certification since you're essentially doing a drivetrain conversion to the manual transmission drivetrain. Since that never existed...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2008, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,146
Posted By Series #8217
Thanks Andrew, I added you to my MSN list. I'll...

Thanks Andrew, I added you to my MSN list. I'll send you a message when I see you online!
Forum: showroom 03-05-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,934
Posted By Series #8217
Yes it is very possible but I don't recommend...

Yes it is very possible but I don't recommend doing it. Your airflow is going to be all messed up.. the car will have more power in reverse; why would you want that??
Forum: showroom 03-05-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,934
Posted By Series #8217
I think a single stripe is only worth +5 hp...

I think a single stripe is only worth +5 hp anyway. Dual stripes is a bit better, but not really worth it for the cost unless you just use colored tape.. but thats +10 humilitation.
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