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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,990
Posted By DET17
Agreed. The lift pump from tank to chassis,...

Agreed. The lift pump from tank to chassis, barely sees 10PSI, if that. So long as the chassis pump is running, this pump & hose feed the "suction side" of that chassis pump. If you could measure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By DET17
Check your ground cables from the engine which...

Check your ground cables from the engine which connect back to the frame & thence to the battery.

Put your voltmeter on OHMS, touch the aluminum head, and the negative battery post. The engine...
Forum: events 07-01-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,288
Posted By DET17
Sorry to hear the event is scrubbed for 2020. ...

Sorry to hear the event is scrubbed for 2020. Here are a couple memory shots from the inaugural event in 2015, Labor Day weekend:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By DET17
As I think was mentioned early in this thread,...

As I think was mentioned early in this thread, the head mounted sensor which inputs temp to the ECU must have a flawless electrical connection. There are cheap aftermarket sensors (KAE ?) which...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 355,847
Posted By DET17
Tom, without digging back thru 32 pages of build...

Tom, without digging back thru 32 pages of build thread, did you weld up the beltline trim holes yourself.... were they already filled when you bought the 242? I'm still debating this mod in my...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,110
Posted By DET17
$150 a hole? Prices have crept a bit.... 10...

$150 a hole? Prices have crept a bit.... 10 years ago it was $100 a hole. My son will be building his engine from a squirter block I bought which had all 4 sleeves installed. I called the machine...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By DET17
Ignoring the previous links (too early, not...

Ignoring the previous links (too early, not enough java yet), I recall that Towery added these holes and had the details on his old PBase pics. Seems HE had a link to the origination ..... Group A...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By DET17
The squirters IMO are a valuable addition;...

The squirters IMO are a valuable addition; technology widely used now by OEMs. Cost and parts are fairly low $; conversion kit (tools) should be linked in this section of TB.

H-beam rods so you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By DET17
Ironically, Volvo went to the orifice tube for...

Ironically, Volvo went to the orifice tube for the late 7/9 vehicles. When I converted my 92, I paid the extra cost to fit a variable OT expansion device. I will say that I've never had cooler...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By DET17
There is an ECU output which grounds the E-fan...

There is an ECU output which grounds the E-fan relay; I'm certain it monitors the temp sensor in the red block head. The other pair of ground inputs come from the AC sensors which are measuring the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By DET17
Nice writeup by the OP. A couple tidbits...

Nice writeup by the OP.

A couple tidbits learned from decades of converting old R12 vehicles to R134a:

1. PAG oil is only for vehicles which were factory R134a; I believe it's POE oil which is...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By DET17
With the larger flange which NIW installed, you...

With the larger flange which NIW installed, you can run either the standard size TB or the larger 850/960 TB (which will support ~ 450hp). As was pointed out earlier, that power level is beyond the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By DET17
Yes it will. Based upon the research I found,...

Yes it will. Based upon the research I found, the standard TB will support 350hp in a boosted application. That, and the benefit of "tip in" throttle response of the standard TB, which is driveable...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 237,272
Posted By DET17
I ordered the OEM PN for the struts required when...

I ordered the OEM PN for the struts required when one runs the rear spoiler. As that was a L O N G time ago, I'm not certain I have a record of what actually arrived. Seems to me they were an eBay...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 201,030
Posted By DET17
Good info! I have a 93 cluster, rear end, and...

Good info! I have a 93 cluster, rear end, and the wiring all the way to the cluster for the speed sensor. That's one less issue down the road when I build my 84 242 with a 5 cyl. Hope there isn't...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By DET17
This, exactly. Pics are in my build thread.......

This, exactly. Pics are in my build thread.... for the cam pulley at least. I use 2 pair of vice grips; one at the pulley, the other at the stud. It works brilliantly......:nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By DET17
The vaunted "M" rods in the B21/23 are pretty...

The vaunted "M" rods in the B21/23 are pretty stout. I think Towery bent his ~ 24psi.

How much boost will you be running? I believe the B21/23 design is crank steered and floating piston.......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,574
Posted By DET17
I'm no expert on the 960, but the 940's stateside...

I'm no expert on the 960, but the 940's stateside have the GM built HARRISON climate control system under dash. It is well know that several of those GM diaphragms leak down vacuum.... my turbo car...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By DET17
Yes, far too many "unknowns" in this equation. ...

Yes, far too many "unknowns" in this equation. One must KNOW the ignition timing, not assume. As mentioned, neither can one trust injector flow rates.

All part of the due diligence when building...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By DET17
I would call it "sport - firm". If you aren't...

I would call it "sport - firm". If you aren't holding the brake, it will be annoying.

Both of them I've done exhibit that behavior. Changing the length of the spacer will dampen the affect.......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By DET17
The SAAB 900 Tee fits cleanly in the return hose...

The SAAB 900 Tee fits cleanly in the return hose ID. You can purchase the single step contacts (normally open) or use the later BMW sensor which has a pair of contacts with progressively higher...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 163,466
Posted By DET17
Wow! That is some impressive workmanship Bob. ...

Wow! That is some impressive workmanship Bob. I'm a total believer if quality the FIRST time.... that's what will make these cars run hours/days/months between system failures (MTTF) rather than...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By DET17
Well, a couple observations. First, I can't...

Well, a couple observations.

First, I can't imagine you need that giant throttlebody for an NA engine, unless your intent is a high RPM monster at 350hp plus. It is well documented that those...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-29-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,200
Posted By DET17
Loving the slicktop wagon.... the BEST of the 9...

Loving the slicktop wagon.... the BEST of the 9 series. Wasn't it NA and you +T'd it?

Either way, keep it rolling. When will it make a 1000 ft. pass?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-27-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By DET17
Because CATs are required by law in 50 states. ...

Because CATs are required by law in 50 states. The head pipes seem to last quite long.....so the market needs “CAT back” kits typically.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-27-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By DET17
Next time you have her apart, convert to round...

Next time you have her apart, convert to round tooth..... and of course check the belt tension as the OE specified. Amazing how well these engines will run when you follow directions......
Forum: performance & modifications 05-26-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By DET17
Running the same turbo, injectors, AMM, but WITH...

Running the same turbo, injectors, AMM, but WITH TLAO chips; I've also noticed that part throttle doesn't result in much more than stoich. I cannot say this is true at 10psi..... I think it was...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By DET17
Nice video, details your improvements quite well!...

Nice video, details your improvements quite well! I really like your exhaust work.... apparently no CAT is required in the UK, or is this an off road vehicle only? You did better than I did in...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By DET17
Yes, absolutely.

Yes, absolutely.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By DET17
Shoot a PM to Lankku, who has built many of these...

Shoot a PM to Lankku, who has built many of these manifolds for his 6 cylinder cars. Might even have a supplier for the OP.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,412
Posted By DET17
The ratio shows about an 18% higher Hz rear over...

The ratio shows about an 18% higher Hz rear over front. Higher than your 10% accepted target. It will be interesting to see how it behaves..... and if I need to, I can lighten those rear springs...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,002
Posted By DET17
I sure do! Check my FS thread, front and center....

I sure do! Check my FS thread, front and center. If that NOS grille is too rich, I also have a used one that will work as well.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By DET17
Nice! Always a joy to see more of these 7/9...

Nice! Always a joy to see more of these 7/9 sedans, generally unloved on TB. Many of your mods look darn familiar, and I'll bet that baby will scoot! Going to watch the video soon.......continue...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,465
Posted By DET17
Are those tail shaft bearings "splash oiled" or...

Are those tail shaft bearings "splash oiled" or do they have a pressurized port to that bearing?

Somewhere in the AWXX lore here on TB, I've learned (correctly or not) that the near 95 model AW...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By DET17
Well the only 7 series I've seen which have that...

Well the only 7 series I've seen which have that switch in the radiator were the 89 and earlier (the 90-92 are essentially 9 series cooling & control with E-fans). If you have a factory temp...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By DET17
Just make sure your power to that late 7/9 series...

Just make sure your power to that late 7/9 series relay is fused, or "fusible link" as the factory did. All of these radiator return hose / radiator switch solutions simply provide a ground path to...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,725
Posted By DET17
Based on my 6 month experience of running a cone...

Based on my 6 month experience of running a cone filter DIRECTLY against the AMM, I wouldn't recommend it. I saw some crazy AFR swings which I think were attributed to the turbulence of the air as...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 77,765
Posted By DET17
Reminiscent of the late 60's Chrysler "Plum...

Reminiscent of the late 60's Chrysler "Plum Crazy"...... I'm still thinking to paint my 242 with that color! Keep up the good work on the 7 sedan. :cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 96,730
Posted By DET17
Just imagine what adding ~ 6psi would do for it. ...

Just imagine what adding ~ 6psi would do for it. Sounds like the little B21 is happy with that airflow.... valve shrouding be damned!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,054
Posted By DET17
Now you are beginning to slip into fantasy. When...

Now you are beginning to slip into fantasy. When women look at disassembled cars & parts, they envision those same "sleeping dollars" reinvested in furniture!

Nice project, I've always loved the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 205,345
Posted By DET17
So every bolt-on panel on this 122 will now be...

So every bolt-on panel on this 122 will now be carbon? You'll have to do a braking upgrade next with that new power/weight ratio :-)

Looking forward to seeing some performance data for this...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 83,361
Posted By DET17
Lankku, are your grounds solid on your engines...

Lankku, are your grounds solid on your engines (and the 5v sensors)? I know you do quality work, and it is always worthwhile to check grounds..... I'm thinking of thermal expansion and things...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 96,730
Posted By DET17
One concern for the remote oil sender: your...

One concern for the remote oil sender: your wires will be vibrating with the engine, and your sender anchor point for those wires is stationary. Knowing how these bangers vibrate, that doesn't look...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,002
Posted By DET17
IIRC, Ben just copied what Nathan built for his...

IIRC, Ben just copied what Nathan built for his 940. When the T5's were in vogue, that would have been a valuable part to "clone". However it seems that the T5's are now passe, with folks looking...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-02-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,412
Posted By DET17
Thinking further about the 10% increase in rear...

Thinking further about the 10% increase in rear Hz by design, I can understand that designers would want to minimize the "impulse width" or duration, to reduce transmission to the cabin & occupants. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By DET17
Have you taken a vacuum reading at idle? Another...

Have you taken a vacuum reading at idle? Another of the critical vital signs.......
Forum: projects & restorations 04-28-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 237,272
Posted By DET17
Thanks man, it does look pretty good for a...

Thanks man, it does look pretty good for a Grandpa (me, literally).

I like the NON fog look, the E-codes better (got 2 sets from the Netherlands, combo'd into a single set from the pieces). The...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 237,272
Posted By DET17
Well the top secret "perform this work when the...

Well the top secret "perform this work when the wife is gone on vacation with the girls" will include these goodies:

https://i699.photobucket.com/albums/vv357/DET17/Volvo%20Album/IMG_0586.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 237,272
Posted By DET17
Oy Vey PhotoBugger, again with the giant pics? ...

Oy Vey PhotoBugger, again with the giant pics?

https://i699.photobucket.com/albums/vv357/DET17/Volvo%20Album/IMG_0688.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,425
Posted By DET17
As mentioned prior, it's ALWAYS advisable to...

As mentioned prior, it's ALWAYS advisable to start with fresh quality fuel & filter. Pump that ancient fuel out and burn it in your (or somebody else's) lawnmower. I don't know how many of these...
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