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Forum: showroom 08-23-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,694
Views: 634,952
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I have one here in NZ, highly recommended....

I have one here in NZ, highly recommended. Driving wise, it's the most fun of my 5 Volvos. Just add boost :-D Youtube video of what only a MIG locked diff did to the car:...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 103,375
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Re wastegates, the newer Tial MVS 38mm and MVR...

Re wastegates, the newer Tial MVS 38mm and MVR 44mm units are just gorgeous. I got the smaller one for use on my "low power" 16v build for my 240 wagon and the bigger one for some other project....
Forum: showroom 08-07-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,637
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Finally got around to uploading a video of this...

Finally got around to uploading a video of this thing from the drift day in which I mostly just did skids, here she is in all her glory:

https://youtu.be/Ds3wSdXyf9Q

AW72L + B234F + MIG diff =...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,314
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Someone pointed me here so I may as well reply...

Someone pointed me here so I may as well reply publicly:

The BrickRPM design was decent, but in striving for compact design, there was excess trace coupling. It only showed up when I was heat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Here's what happened today. Fan on 1,...

Here's what happened today. Fan on 1, smooth/quiet. 1>2, smooth, quiet, faster. 2>3, smooth, quiet, faster still. 3>4, smooth, quiet, fastest. Fan off, coasts down quietly until bam, finds resonance...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 103,375
Posted By FreeEMSFred
T5 sounds utterly horrible from all the accounts...

T5 sounds utterly horrible from all the accounts in here. The only one I've seen in person on this side of the Pacific was destroyed from bearing failure. Not a common trans and it didn't look too...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By FreeEMSFred
More PMs, now with photos and links! :-D Photo...

More PMs, now with photos and links! :-D Photo showed a different type of noise, from fan vs housing! I don't *think* mine sounds like that, but I could be wrong.

Any kind of non-fan-vs-housing...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,286
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Not entirely true. Rods are subject to stress....

Not entirely true. Rods are subject to stress. When they're subject to stress in the realms of their yield strength they fatigue. When the fatigue, eventually they fail. Even if they could handle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By FreeEMSFred
This is good to know! It's a 1987 model. I wonder...

This is good to know! It's a 1987 model. I wonder if I could poke a die grinder or drill in there to break the seal and then poke oil through that hole, too?

I also got a PM telling me to pay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By FreeEMSFred
RHD 240 blower/fan motor oil injection, possible?

I've read various write ups on holesaws and full day dash pulls etc, but all I want is to get a drop of oil into the bearing from the outside without excess drama. Is that feasible? Is there likely...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,935
Posted By FreeEMSFred
True enough - but for "low end pads" which I...

True enough - but for "low end pads" which I excluded ceramics from in my mind despite how common and cheap they are, it is a good idea. :-)
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,935
Posted By FreeEMSFred
This is good advice to get the resin out of low...

This is good advice to get the resin out of low end pads and help them work better. The cycles help cut the two surfaces into each other. The heat helps drive out lubricants, coat the rotor, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 103,375
Posted By FreeEMSFred
If it were under tension anything would work...

If it were under tension anything would work provided you didn't put it into yield. But that's under compression.

I'm guessing it'll be okay provided you can lock it with no preload so it's a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 28,984
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Just don't learn the American way of saying...

Just don't learn the American way of saying "niche" it's just sickeningly horrible to hear :-D I struck the tomato tomato issue in the states... I learned to speak "American" (because it is different...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,935
Posted By FreeEMSFred
You should do that to transfer a layer of pad...

You should do that to transfer a layer of pad material to the disk surface anyway, even if not freshly machined/replaced as you should.
Forum: showroom 06-09-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9,366
Views: 2,781,791
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Nice! :-) I think I posted these in here already,...

Nice! :-) I think I posted these in here already, but we used my 740 sedan for my sister's wedding:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CfAop97UUAQoiWh.jpg:large
...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,935
Posted By FreeEMSFred
This. Marketed as a race pad, but various road...

This. Marketed as a race pad, but various road pads are better performers. Run of the mill ceramic pads do a decent job up to reasonably high temperatures, and don't do anything silly. If you're a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 28,984
Posted By FreeEMSFred
The Queen's English, proper, is easy to...

The Queen's English, proper, is easy to understand because it's pronounced correctly. Sadly, only about 10% of people in England know how to speak English close to properly. I was shocked when I went...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,935
Posted By FreeEMSFred
It was a very long time ago, but wouldn't touch...

It was a very long time ago, but wouldn't touch EBC pads, period. There are some solid US based alternatives listed above, but I'll probably go full-race Ferodo next time I need something serious...
Forum: showroom 05-27-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9,366
Views: 2,781,791
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I love wagons. Especially two door wagons. And...

I love wagons. Especially two door wagons. And this, this takes the cake. Sweet car! :-)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 103,375
Posted By FreeEMSFred
"It won't do high res injector scaling" LOL, what...

"It won't do high res injector scaling" LOL, what the hell is that? :-p

Tfrasca, sequential is heavily overrated. If you tune the injection timing it can produce a preferred result, depending on...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Damn, I wish 240s were so cheap here! I'd have 10...

Damn, I wish 240s were so cheap here! I'd have 10 wagons and 5 coupes. (waits for the attack on the word coupe)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,496
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Even the most f-ed up engines with 1/2" of solid...

Even the most f-ed up engines with 1/2" of solid carbon attached to every non-moving surface in the head tend to have fairly clean crank areas due to the volume and velocity of oil flung there...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,496
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Do they have PCV, or not? I thought not. Happy to...

Do they have PCV, or not? I thought not. Happy to be educated. If not, though, please don't spread misinformation by using the wrong term.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-28-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,496
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Link? That's not a bad idea, but smells of...

Link? That's not a bad idea, but smells of unneeded complexity to me, when a simple system that's well designed will do the job perfectly well. Still, worth having the option in the back of the mind...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,496
Posted By FreeEMSFred
If you want to do your engine a big favour you...

If you want to do your engine a big favour you put a vacuum pump on it and put a small leak somewhere opposite that so that it's constantly flushed out and bone dry - bonus, more power.

You're...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,496
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Not 100% sure about white blocks, but redblocks...

Not 100% sure about white blocks, but redblocks DO NOT RUN PCV, they run CV, only. There is nothing positive about it, whatsoever. PCV is defined by reversible flow, under high power it comes out the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,496
Posted By FreeEMSFred
That's why your factory separator box is built...

That's why your factory separator box is built into the block and made of plastic - to stay hot and to avoid the possibility of water vapour condensing out, instead letting the intake breath it out....
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Damn, US market only products. Thread title needs...

Damn, US market only products. Thread title needs fixing ASAP :-p

As an aside, I had to fit "billet" spacers on my 240 23mm sway bar to get it to clear the balance shaft housing on the stock B234F...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-24-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 103,375
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Black with brass looks really nice :-) I did my...

Black with brass looks really nice :-) I did my inlet on my truck in matte black zinc primer with brass fittings (and white thread sealant, but...) and it looked pretty nice, but I was aiming for...
Forum: showroom 04-20-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 33,827
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: 689
Views: 103,375
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: 1,306
Views: 210,514
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: 1,204
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: 2,365
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: 2,365
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: 541
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: 209
Views: 144,728
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: 1,112
Views: 168,026
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: 3,262
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: 1,592
Posted By FreeEMSFred
LOL. And accurate.

LOL. And accurate.
Forum: showroom 04-03-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,637
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: 2,227
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: 3,262
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: 3,262
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: 689
Views: 103,375
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: 903
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: 689
Views: 103,375
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: 2,227
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: 689
Views: 103,375
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...
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