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Forum: performance & suspension 06-30-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Captain Bondo
If you want to play with VVT, get the latest...

If you want to play with VVT, get the latest motor you can get. 2005+ I think they had vvt on both cams.

The VVT cams suck. The latest ones are tolerable but you need to get cams made to make it...
Forum: performance & suspension 06-30-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,758
Posted By Captain Bondo
I saw your PM so thought I'd just reply here. ...

I saw your PM so thought I'd just reply here.

The cylinder heads changed a lot over the years, so its hard to say what can be made to work with what. A some point they got solid lifters and at...
Forum: performance & suspension 04-28-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,284
Posted By Captain Bondo
I'm not upset, I specifically said, good on you...

I'm not upset, I specifically said, good on you for spending the time to perfect it. You certainly have. If you think that I decided to try something different because of a "personal shortcoming", as...
Forum: performance & suspension 04-28-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,284
Posted By Captain Bondo
Well sure, that's the other end of the spectrum....

Well sure, that's the other end of the spectrum. The great thing about building a car is having a great spectrum of options. The lame thing is the endless haters who insist on looking down on anyone...
Forum: performance & suspension 04-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,284
Posted By Captain Bondo
All I know is, I had similar issues to this dude,...

All I know is, I had similar issues to this dude, and I'm not the only one. I tried a few different configurations, some were better. Eventually I probably could have gotten it "right". I think MS...
Forum: performance & suspension 04-28-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,284
Posted By Captain Bondo
Of course. My post did not mean to state or imply...

Of course. My post did not mean to state or imply that MS is the only system with quirks aka "limitations", and no other EMS's have any quirks that require workarounds. Obviously the opposite is more...
Forum: performance & suspension 04-28-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,284
Posted By Captain Bondo
I agree with you. I never had much success with...

I agree with you. I never had much success with home-built ignition drivers, particularly built straight into the MS case.

People are saying MS is not the limitation but it's a misleading thing...
Forum: performance & suspension 04-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,156
Posted By Captain Bondo
Have you bled it right at the master? If the...

Have you bled it right at the master? If the whole system went dry you need to bleed it at the master first.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 191,482
Posted By Captain Bondo
Fwiw ****ing EVERYTHING on my T6 would vibrate...

Fwiw ****ing EVERYTHING on my T6 would vibrate loose. Anything that turned.

I got to the point where every fastener involved in holding something that rotated got loctite. M10 or smaller got blue...
Forum: performance & suspension 03-12-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Captain Bondo
Sounds like you specifically want to replace the...

Sounds like you specifically want to replace the carrier which is totally cool, and in that case I think the eaton is the best unit- but for anyone who doesn't want to have to re-shim and is under...
Forum: performance & suspension 03-06-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,512
Posted By Captain Bondo
Because you aren't holding all that heat in. What...

Because you aren't holding all that heat in. What people are failing to realize is that in terms of factors that contribute to those liner failures, 90% of it is thermal.

Of course it's way...
Forum: performance & suspension 02-13-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Captain Bondo
Never seen an 8v combo that worked better with...

Never seen an 8v combo that worked better with the cam retarded.
Forum: performance & suspension 01-31-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Captain Bondo
I seem to recall seeing lots of s40 and v40's...

I seem to recall seeing lots of s40 and v40's last I was in the uk. How bout a whiteblock 4?

Ignoring the unfortunate fact that a honda motor would make more sense of course. :)
Forum: performance & suspension 01-24-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Captain Bondo
Very little difference between the two.

Very little difference between the two.
Forum: performance & suspension 01-14-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,496
Posted By Captain Bondo
You'd need to machine access ports in order to be...

You'd need to machine access ports in order to be able to measure the lash. Some heads had bosses for that but I'm not sure all of them did.

It's way more work than starting with a solid lifter...
Forum: performance & suspension 01-14-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,496
Posted By Captain Bondo
It's the right way to do it. They're about...

It's the right way to do it.

They're about $12.50 each. Pay to play, and all that.
Forum: performance & suspension 01-13-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,496
Posted By Captain Bondo
T5 and T6 have solid lifters after around MY2000....

T5 and T6 have solid lifters after around MY2000. Cam base circle is different and there are some other major changes though.

Lash is measured via access ports in the head casting that are...
Forum: performance & suspension 01-13-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,496
Posted By Captain Bondo
I kept the hydraulic lifters, because with the 6...

I kept the hydraulic lifters, because with the 6 cylinder, the hottest stock cam profile is the early 960 cams.

That said it's worth noting there's a big difference in valve train between the 960...
Forum: performance & suspension 01-13-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,496
Posted By Captain Bondo
Meh. These motors have a 90mm bore spacing. The...

Meh. These motors have a 90mm bore spacing. The crank's not really that long.

Piston speed and/or rod ratio become an issue before the crank will.
Forum: performance & suspension 01-12-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,496
Posted By Captain Bondo
I ran to 7600 on stock everything on a regular...

I ran to 7600 on stock everything on a regular basis.

Whether or not breathing is an issue becomes mostly turbo related.

With a T67 my power was still climbing at 7600. With much smaller but...
Forum: performance & suspension 01-09-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,429
Posted By Captain Bondo
FWIW 80psi test pressure was chosen based on a...

FWIW 80psi test pressure was chosen based on a safety factor of 3.

If your desired pressure is 20psi, you don't test it to 20.0001psi. ;-)
Forum: performance & suspension 01-09-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,429
Posted By Captain Bondo
This is my old T6 Intake ...

This is my old T6 Intake
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll214/WatsonFab/intake/P1120333.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll214/WatsonFab/intake/PC010229.jpg

The runners were sched 40...
Forum: performance & suspension 12-25-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By Captain Bondo
You will not break a healthy one running street...

You will not break a healthy one running street tires unless there's operator error involved.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-02-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 41,154
Posted By Captain Bondo
Looking good! Have you considered welding the...

Looking good!
Have you considered welding the first IC pipe elbow directly onto the compressor housing and eliminating that coupler?
Forum: performance & suspension 11-26-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Captain Bondo
If the block is out of the car and stripped down,...

If the block is out of the car and stripped down, just weld a fitting on.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-19-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 41,154
Posted By Captain Bondo
I use the same thing as Karl basically. Two...

I use the same thing as Karl basically. Two pieces of 1"x0.375" flatbar, each, about 40" long, with a pivot in the middle, and small bolts through the end ground to fit the snap ring.

When the...
Forum: performance & suspension 11-19-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By Captain Bondo
I agree, especially on the bit about rotors. 1...

I agree, especially on the bit about rotors. 1 piece cast 355x32mm rotors are CRAZY heavy, and it's in a place where 5-10lbs can make a big difference in how the car drives.
Forum: performance & suspension 11-19-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By Captain Bondo
I had a 355mm brembo GT kit on my 240. Required...

I had a 355mm brembo GT kit on my 240. Required 18's
Forum: performance & suspension 11-19-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,061
Posted By Captain Bondo
Agreed. Everyone saying he's out of injector is...

Agreed. Everyone saying he's out of injector is missing the fact that high duty cycle also happens when trying to compensate for low fuel pressure.
Being its a 5 cylinder, so there's 5x315cc, no...
Forum: performance & suspension 11-15-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,650
Posted By Captain Bondo
As I have previously noted, forget buying pistons...

As I have previously noted, forget buying pistons from Volvo
Forum: performance & suspension 11-15-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Captain Bondo
Ni99

Ni99
Forum: performance & suspension 11-15-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,650
Posted By Captain Bondo
I have only used actual oversize pistons from...

I have only used actual oversize pistons from Mahle. They are sized based on finished bore diameter. In other words, if you buy an 81.2mm piston, that is the FINISHED bore size required, not the size...
Forum: performance & suspension 11-14-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Captain Bondo
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll214/WatsonFab...

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll214/WatsonFab/b2x%20run%202/DSC01261.jpg


http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll214/WatsonFab/b2x%20run%202/DSC01264.jpg
Forum: performance & suspension 11-13-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,650
Posted By Captain Bondo
You can easily confirm via the mahle catalog....

You can easily confirm via the mahle catalog. Whatever part number I used, they were specifically listed as complete with rings.
That said, I specifically noted in my post that my info is a few...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 41,154
Posted By Captain Bondo
The time constant and nominal resistance are...

The time constant and nominal resistance are drastically different though, so not sure that it matters.

At any rate, NTC sensors obey a specific curve defined by a specific formula. The typical...
Forum: performance & suspension 11-12-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,650
Posted By Captain Bondo
Keep in mind this info is maybe a bit dated now-...

Keep in mind this info is maybe a bit dated now- but here are some thoughts.

The later pistons with 1.2mm top rings are a pain to get rings for.

It was actually more straight forward and not...
Forum: performance & suspension 11-07-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,512
Posted By Captain Bondo
Looks like I can still count on turbobricks to...

Looks like I can still count on turbobricks to work hard at solving imaginary problems. :lol: Nice work!
Forum: performance & suspension 10-30-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,578
Posted By Captain Bondo
He already has a 61mm turbo currently. It's...

He already has a 61mm turbo currently. It's bigger than an HX35, for example.

Contrary to popular belief, especially if you're used to TD04 sized turbos, a 35R sized turbo is going to seem laggy...
Forum: performance & suspension 10-29-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,578
Posted By Captain Bondo
I don't think so, Tim. That said, ATP...

I don't think so, Tim.



That said, ATP sells divided housing for Stg III wheels for sure. I don't know about Stg V.

I will say that by the time you buy a housing for it you could have sold...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 15,437
Posted By Captain Bondo
Seems reasonable. Have you considered squishing...

Seems reasonable. Have you considered squishing the pipe in a vise a little bit, just on the end that meets the turbine housing? If you ovalized it just a little bit, it would match the overall...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 15,437
Posted By Captain Bondo
Yeah, or keep it divorced even, less turbulence...

Yeah, or keep it divorced even, less turbulence and it's often less work than trying to bash a big tube into the right shape (been there, done that too though, still better than as it is for sure) - ...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-27-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By Captain Bondo
True, but at least you'll stand a chance of...

True, but at least you'll stand a chance of figuring out what the problem is.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-26-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By Captain Bondo
Great that it works, but it still blows me away...

Great that it works, but it still blows me away how people can have such little pride in their quality of work. I could never bring myself to just string wires loosely across a running engine like...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 41,154
Posted By Captain Bondo
7075 bike frames are bonded not welded, I...

7075 bike frames are bonded not welded, I guarantee it, or special pre/post processes not available to any "normal" person were used.
The fact that some 7000 series is weldable does not mean all...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 41,154
Posted By Captain Bondo
Correct. That's why it's dangerous, it'll look...

Correct. That's why it's dangerous, it'll look fine at first, then fail. If it just didn't weld nicely so it was obvious before putting the part into service it wouldn't be nearly such an issue.

...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 41,154
Posted By Captain Bondo
Substitute "hard use" with "high pressure stuff...

Substitute "hard use" with "high pressure stuff that could burn your car to the ground" if that makes it clearer. I assume it for breather pipes or something with no real pressure. What I mean is for...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 41,154
Posted By Captain Bondo
Be careful doing that for anything that will see...

Be careful doing that for anything that will see hard use- a random Mcmaster thing is probably 6061 but many AN fittings are not made from alloy that's considered weldable (2024 is common).
Forum: performance & suspension 09-20-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,468
Posted By Captain Bondo
< deleted quote > Uh, OE Specs? The rods...

< deleted quote >

Uh, OE Specs? The rods that I "did work on" still balanced out to a tighter tolerance than OEM spec right out of the box. The bearing clearance and wristpin clearance needed...
Forum: performance & suspension 09-19-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By Captain Bondo
This is what I'd do.

This is what I'd do.
Forum: performance & suspension 09-19-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,468
Posted By Captain Bondo
Wait a minute here - didn't we finish speculating...

Wait a minute here - didn't we finish speculating on the quality of chinese rods in about 2005 or so?

Over the last few years, the examples of people making well north of 100whp/cylinder on...
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