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Forum: showroom 04-20-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,859
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I can vouch for that, but for the broken engine...

I can vouch for that, but for the broken engine mount reason :-D

Plus one on the fix it anyway, that should be tight. IIRC maybe there are some dowels stock that should fix the angle that aren't...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Nice! If/when I ever get back to CA, I wouldn't...

Nice! If/when I ever get back to CA, I wouldn't mind hunting you down, too.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 173,578
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I love that you post 4 megabyte photos four and...

I love that you post 4 megabyte photos four and half thousand pixels wide and no one says a damn thing :-D Mean while I post 2k pixel wide photos 250kB and some dude complained. I should PM him a...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Define standard? When I went looking for these...

Define standard? When I went looking for these things I ended up with a vband-catalogue in my hand that was about 50 pages long. It had what I wanted, but the prices were steep. I ended up buying...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,347
Posted By FreeEMSFred
The question is, do you kill the pressure spike...

The question is, do you kill the pressure spike at the throttle as it occurs, or at the compressor as it impacts the blades, I'd prefer both. Plumbing isn't too heavy. Good advice re the other...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-16-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,347
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I have evo, silvia, subaru, skyline, and GTR BPVs...

I have evo, silvia, subaru, skyline, and GTR BPVs on the shelf here, and have run the GTR up to 18psi (Holset) with zero issues, and without modifying it in the first place. The collection has slowly...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By FreeEMSFred
G4 bad, G4+ acceptable. Reasonably close models...

G4 bad, G4+ acceptable. Reasonably close models in G4+, rubbish PW table bullsh|t in G4 down. I see they've got pretty colours, now. Cute.

What exactly do you need? They're not vendor-only or...
Forum: showroom 04-08-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 122,171
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Black plate! Is this your one, Rich? Or someone...

Black plate! Is this your one, Rich? Or someone you know? I thought yours was still shed-bound? :-)
Forum: projects & restorations 04-04-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 145,581
Posted By FreeEMSFred
That's definitely insane. May depend on tyre...

That's definitely insane. May depend on tyre disposal costs/levies, though? I'm paying about 5usd per remove/dispose/fit/balance, though if I didn't put 15-20 WOFs through his shop each year, it...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-04-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,502
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Not met personally, but have crossed emails and I...

Not met personally, but have crossed emails and I bought some 240 corner lights from him a while back. He used to own this car, there was one other guy in between. That's how I found out the clutch...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By FreeEMSFred
LOL. And accurate.

LOL. And accurate.
Forum: showroom 04-03-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,144
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Some static smoke, 181.29 kB, 1920 wide: ...

Some static smoke, 181.29 kB, 1920 wide:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZ4piyxUMAEQW4S.jpg:large
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Needed to get rid of a couple of old tyres last...

Needed to get rid of a couple of old tyres last night, so the G80 got some more intense testing under its belt.

Only issue I had last night while spinning donuts was lift-off-unlock, which is...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,502
Posted By FreeEMSFred
What signal pattern is inside those? I've...

What signal pattern is inside those?

I've actually seen a couple in Auckland owned by two people I know, but these old Volvos very rarely show up in the junk yards here.

Sadly, it'll probably...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,502
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Do some of the 240 dizzies have 44-2-2 setups...

Do some of the 240 dizzies have 44-2-2 setups inside them? Otherwise how would that help?

Yep, quite a few of them here, it seems.

I went pseudo COP on my 16v 240 swap:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
A few questions for you to ponder: 1) Have...

A few questions for you to ponder:

1) Have you ever seen an inline engine OEM inlet manifold without a brace to the block?
2) Have you ever seen an inline engine OEM alloy inlet manifold with...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By FreeEMSFred
First pic is equalish length turbo header/exhaust...

First pic is equalish length turbo header/exhaust manifold, other two are chopped and modified bottom-entry throttle with 6" alloy tube plenum under construction.

I posted some pics of his other...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
The BMW I stripped recently was full of mounts...

The BMW I stripped recently was full of mounts that were like a grommet with a steel tube in the middle. The steel tube was bolted down hard, and the grommet held the sheet steel item between it's...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Makes a bit of sense to me, I just got a G80...

Makes a bit of sense to me, I just got a G80 installed into my B234F powered 740 GLE sedan and have been less than satisfied with it.

It will do a static burnout no worries.

It will hold a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Soft mount doesn't have to be non-captive. ...

Soft mount doesn't have to be non-captive.

Question: does that "surge tank" perform correctly on its side?

Some people call surge tanks "swirl pots" which is fitting as it gives the fuel...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By FreeEMSFred
My Friend's B5234T Build Pics

A good friend of mine is building two of these 5 cylinder white block engines. This one's going in an 850 wagon. The other is in a 190e Mercedes sedan, rear wheel drive. Enjoy :-)
...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,875
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Related small-rod content:...

Related small-rod content: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=340653
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,885
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Let's think about physics for a moment, shall we?...

Let's think about physics for a moment, shall we? :-)

Given a rod of zero mass and infinitely thin, point to point, if you like, it would experience pure compressive and tension loads. Fact.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,885
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Qualify this, please :-)

Qualify this, please :-)
Forum: showroom 03-22-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,191
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Identical tyres on two different rim widths are...

Identical tyres on two different rim widths are going to have different turn in characteristics at the very least, and possibly different ultimate grip levels, too. I'd want them to be similar,...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-21-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,885
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I was thinking that - this I cannot explain. Any...

I was thinking that - this I cannot explain. Any takers?

My best guess is that the ozzy took the sump off and used a giant hole punch with a huge ozzy-spec hammer to push that hole out, then...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-21-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,885
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I spy with my little eye something beginning with...

I spy with my little eye something beginning with GUD manufacturing, made in China, sold in Ausfailure and Nu Zulund. The other thread has a low res of your car showing an adjacent ozzy plate. Hello...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-20-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Laminar vs turbulent impacts all fluid flow. You...

Laminar vs turbulent impacts all fluid flow. You have laminar meaning in layers, outer moving slowly or stuck to the walls, and inner rushing through the middle with a sheer of sorts in between. When...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,885
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Yes, but they don't crack in half in the comfort...

Yes, but they don't crack in half in the comfort of their bore. Some great carnage pics in here! :-D

Rod went first, for sure :-)
Forum: projects & restorations 03-20-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
1/4 line is a restriction to a flow of 400hp of...

1/4 line is a restriction to a flow of 400hp of fuel, for sure. Will you get a decent lot of fuel through it? Sure, but the pump will be working a lot harder to do so, drawing more current, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
No way would I run anything under 5/16 on the...

No way would I run anything under 5/16 on the feed to any turbo engine worth any respect. Suits a crappy walbro, though :-p

Also, your return line should ideally match your post-pump feed line...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 32,957
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Gitlab.com free repos, private or public, 10 gig...

Gitlab.com free repos, private or public, 10 gig each. Can easily host the whole lot in a markdown dir based structure, or as is.

git init .
git add .
git commit -m "An old website"
git remote...
Forum: website & board 03-18-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,214
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Deleted "lulz" from the quote. I'm keen for the...

Deleted "lulz" from the quote. I'm keen for the 153 crank hp badge, without a turbo ;-)


Which variant is this? That's how my 240 sedan with B230K felt before I swapped in the B234F. Horrible....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Now street legal for another 6 months, thanks for...

Now street legal for another 6 months, thanks for your input guys! :-)
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Carter black fits the bill. 397 lph free flow...

Carter black fits the bill. 397 lph free flow which is more or less what it's doing from my main tank to my surge tank and back. The 044 is only about 300 at low pressure, through to 200lph at high...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Fair enough re noise, fuel pumps are pretty loud...

Fair enough re noise, fuel pumps are pretty loud if the car is a daily/street car. Even with the stock Volvo jello mounting you can still hear them way behind you.

That surge tank... hmmm, I...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
A lift pump doesn't have to be inside the tank,...

A lift pump doesn't have to be inside the tank, nor does the high pressure pump need to be inside the surge tank.

The lift pump only has to supply the average fuel requirements of your use unless...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I would have thought you could buy a large...

I would have thought you could buy a large needle-less syringe from a "drug store" locally pretty easily? No?



Good. I doubt it unless your tank was dirty or your pumped gas is, or you're...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Interesting, both of the ones I have are trivial...

Interesting, both of the ones I have are trivial to engage by hand on the car or out of the car on axle stands - you can clearly feel the "knock" of the inertia of the other side attaching to your...
Forum: showroom 03-14-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,191
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Damn American circle track racers at it again! :-p

Damn American circle track racers at it again! :-p
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Did a couple of small one tyre fires in it this...

Did a couple of small one tyre fires in it this evening - won't do any more until I have some Penrite PAO/Ester 80w140 synthetic diff oil in there to preserve the ancient archaeological find, AKA...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Wait, just checked out the fuel pump install...

Wait, just checked out the fuel pump install post, you have a filter before the pump! You can't do that. At least, not with a small one like that. EFI pumps are NOT designed to pull vacuum, and that...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
You basically can't get steady fuel pressure with...

You basically can't get steady fuel pressure with different air pressures/vacuums even if the pump is pathetic. So it sure sounds like reg.

You can test this at idle with a syringe and the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By FreeEMSFred
With the oil sensor washered and tightened, the...

With the oil sensor washered and tightened, the rear main softened from a day of soaking in fresh oil, and the lifters run in, again, and the fluids adding and the sway bar spacing and a VE table...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
This. You have some pretty clear evidence now :-)

This. You have some pretty clear evidence now :-)
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Ahh, that makes sense. My apologies. ...

Ahh, that makes sense. My apologies.


Could you be at the end of the scale for your stock MAF? Not too sure how those systems work, except that I don't like how utterly lax/slack/crap they are at...
Forum: showroom 03-11-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 2,625,140
Posted By FreeEMSFred
My RHD 16v swapped 240 sedan engine bay prior to...

My RHD 16v swapped 240 sedan engine bay prior to completion:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXrHqeOWAAEovHJ.jpg






It's actually a bone stock B234F - the engine they said doesn't fit and...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,267
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Great testing! I didn't know it was that bad!...

Great testing! I didn't know it was that bad! Glad you got away with it by blind luck - if it works for you, that's all that matters. In my book, though, that makes it completely useless as most of...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By FreeEMSFred
http://stuff.fredcooke.com/Volvo240SedanB234F-Free...

http://stuff.fredcooke.com/Volvo240SedanB234F-FreeEMS43FirstRun5020RPM.png





Yes, I know I shouldn't rev a cold engine so high. Especially not:

1) without the oil pressure sensor being...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 74,020
Posted By FreeEMSFred
EDIT: Missed the TLAO chips thing, figured chips...

EDIT: Missed the TLAO chips thing, figured chips was fries, or crisps, given the plural, but see that it's an OEM ECU now so no logging, but you could wire an LED up to one of them and watch the...
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