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Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2017, 04:48 AM
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Posted By Surfingbird
How much power you looking for, and what rpm...

How much power you looking for, and what rpm band? But yes, you will probably need shims. I would try mounting it, then start measuring. Aren't the stock clearance around .40mm +-.05mm?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By Surfingbird
The stock cast crank has a weak spot when around...

The stock cast crank has a weak spot when around 7500 rpm. If you install the forged unit, it is not stressed as the cast one, and it'll take all the rpm you want to throw at it. (What i was taught...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
I would love trying out split duration, as i feel...

I would love trying out split duration, as i feel the intake side flows way more than the exhaust. The ratio seems a bit off really.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
You got the win haha! Though i know of a...

You got the win haha!

Though i know of a swede running 498 whp on a 531 head at 2,3 bar (33 psi), why shouldn't i be able to run at around 400whp. I have around 270-300 whp right now i think (not...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Surfingbird
Go bigger. 16T is a good size for a daily with a...

Go bigger. 16T is a good size for a daily with a bit more power up top.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
I contacted Enem, and they recommended either the...

I contacted Enem, and they recommended either the K13 or K15 for my ideas. They seem to be some aggressive cams, so i think i will have a go at the K15 turbo. 292/292/111/115/12.5/12.5/2.6/2.0/ 0.40
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Surfingbird
They do look cool in some cases yeah! I just dont...

They do look cool in some cases yeah! I just dont wanna mount them without the right gear..
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Surfingbird
Volvo 240 rear louvre mounting kit

Hello! I was wondering if anyone has a mounting kit that you can measure? I was looking into modelling them and getting some custom units made up, but i have nothing to measure, so praying that...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
Cool, i did look into the V16. Seems to be nice!...

Cool, i did look into the V16. Seems to be nice! Does it work on OEM buckets? I intend to only upgrade springs, and maybe exhaust valves. Best regards.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2017, 03:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,305
Posted By Surfingbird
How much ignition are you running at 22 psi B230?...

How much ignition are you running at 22 psi B230? I run only 13 BTDC (not been on a dyno, nor have i had detcans on it)
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By Surfingbird
Do not know what kind of rack i have! It is a...

Do not know what kind of rack i have! It is a 1981 model, so could easily be some early model. What exactly is the problem on it? It is paired with a pump from a Volvo 940.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By Surfingbird
Good question, did not put a thought into it,...

Good question, did not put a thought into it, they are also new. Basically everything in the car is new, except rear end, which i have not gotten to yet.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By Surfingbird
I am having issues finding a complete kit, seems...

I am having issues finding a complete kit, seems kind of stupid to pay shipping 25 different places :grrr: Better get looking some more. I am based in europe, so US dealers are no good..
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By Surfingbird
Better get some PU ones in there then! Any good...

Better get some PU ones in there then! Any good ideas on kits complete rear end kits? I got superflex purple up front on the major components.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By Surfingbird
It is yes, lowered 35mm ish front and nothing YET...

It is yes, lowered 35mm ish front and nothing YET in rearend. Im not expert at the area as you can hear, i only know stuff about engines ^^
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By Surfingbird
It was just aligned, 100% perfectly, on stock...

It was just aligned, 100% perfectly, on stock provided data. I do not know what this "rake" is?


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I will get that rear end overhauled, then it better start acting right. 300hp...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By Surfingbird
Funny thing is, that when not accelerating hard,...

Funny thing is, that when not accelerating hard, its running pretty steady even at 60 mph + when it is NOT windy. So im guessing rear end might be a little worn out.. Must be, considering that...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By Surfingbird
Misunderstood then sry, only new bushings in...

Misunderstood then sry, only new bushings in front, i'll get that edited! But thanks, i really hope it will get better. Because i do not feel safe enough when getting over 70 mph, thats when it...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By Surfingbird
Dancing around at high speed

Hello, what kind of mods are you making to 240's to support stability at high speeds?

My problem is that my whole front end is upgraded, with new PU bushings, Yellow koni and Lesjofors sport...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Surfingbird
Dont know, im not a welder or anything, just...

Dont know, im not a welder or anything, just saying what i was taught at school. But that is wrong then i see.

If it is not stainless, it can still be welded with stainless filler with no problems.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-24-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Surfingbird
Just get a 316 filler if it is stainless, then...

Just get a 316 filler if it is stainless, then you are sure that it is same grade or higher. exact materials are not very important.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-24-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By Surfingbird
That was quite a lot of boost. i run 21-22 psi at...

That was quite a lot of boost. i run 21-22 psi at 99oct fuel, 12-14 degrees. That 530 is really crappy, making only 320hp on the engine on that boost. Cant wait for the ported 531 and bigger exh....
Forum: performance & modifications 04-24-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By Surfingbird
In my mind, compression ratio does not matter as...

In my mind, compression ratio does not matter as much as you would think, i would just make damn sure the ignition is right. Because too much ignition advance equals damn high peak pressures which...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
I do not believe the ipd turbo cam aggressive...

I do not believe the ipd turbo cam aggressive enough. Aiming for 450 whp capable cam, so i think i need a more race ish one.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
I have one last question, where can i find a cam...

I have one last question, where can i find a cam with asymmetrical grind? I figured some more duration and lift on exhaust will be the way to go.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By Surfingbird
Depends on the ET of the rims, you want to aim...

Depends on the ET of the rims, you want to aim for an ET near original or lower. My 240 run ET 5 Front and ET 0 Rear
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,466
Posted By Surfingbird
threads are the same, but the studs are of...

threads are the same, but the studs are of different lengths.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By Surfingbird
I do not believe the stage 3 is necessary for...

I do not believe the stage 3 is necessary for such a "low" hp target. It should be able to go further than that. a VX cam or IPD and an adjustable camgear will get you 300 i believe.

I am running...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
Yeah i know of a lot of makes, just wondered if...

Yeah i know of a lot of makes, just wondered if anybody had some dyno results with different cams, as the car is not exactly stock no more. Not that it is a race car, but i do not care a second if it...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-10-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
Interesting! did not know they do custom work. ...

Interesting! did not know they do custom work.
I wonder why all the turbo cams do not really support a lot of revs.. I bought 56kg springs, which should get me up there, if i get a good cam to pair...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
My intake manifold is stock, but exhaust manifold...

My intake manifold is stock, but exhaust manifold and so on are not. I run big manifold pipes for topend, and 4" exhaust all the way back, paired on a 76mm turbo. I find that the plenum intakes look...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
Question is if that is enough. I am currently...

Question is if that is enough. I am currently working out a 531 head, and planning 29 psi+ in future. :cool:

But should be better than my VX cam anyway. Maybe i'll just grab one of them.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2017, 03:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
I got offered a K-cam for 140$, but i worry about...

I got offered a K-cam for 140$, but i worry about overlap because i do not know quite enough about camshaft tuning, it is actually rather complex! and i would like more lift also. Though i do not...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,517
Posted By Surfingbird
Can i see your ignition map by any chance? My map...

Can i see your ignition map by any chance? My map is currently at 10 deg at 2 bar boost with the VEMS, for 99 octane fuel.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
Yeah i figured that H- and K cams might do it....

Yeah i figured that H- and K cams might do it. But they are not exactly set up for turbo use, considering the overlap. :roll:
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
330 whp? 8 valve? headwork? I think i'll go...

330 whp? 8 valve? headwork?

I think i'll go for something more aggressive than IPD's cam. I find that turbo cams are at bit more hard to come by than N/A ones, especially for a higher than normal...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
What cam are you up to? :cool:

What cam are you up to? :cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
Bump. Still could use some input. What is...

Bump. Still could use some input.

What is the maximum lift on stock 531 head, with upgrade springs ? I want to max the **** out of that 531.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,786
Posted By Surfingbird
If it is a 8 valve, you will need a hell of a...

If it is a 8 valve, you will need a hell of a port job, or boost near 30 psi, to achieve 400whp.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By Surfingbird
I dont know what ET a 740 should be running, but...

I dont know what ET a 740 should be running, but i run 17x9" with 225/45 on a Volvo 240. My ET is +5 front and 0 rear, and rear could really use a little wider spacer, ending at -5 or maybe even -10
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,460
Posted By Surfingbird
If you ask me 15g is too small. Aint much of an...

If you ask me 15g is too small. Aint much of an upgrade. Why not just grab a t3/t4, they are dirt cheap, and spool early.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,571
Posted By Surfingbird
Any good info on setting up EBC (solenoid with 3...

Any good info on setting up EBC (solenoid with 3 ports) on a VEMS ecu? Cant seem to get it working really. Keeps on running spring pressure. But guessing it just does not get any duty.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,346
Posted By Surfingbird
I run 225/45-17 on 17x9" with ET +5 front and ET0...

I run 225/45-17 on 17x9" with ET +5 front and ET0 rear. Rear end could do with a wider spacer along with a 235 tire or maybe even 245, as they are a little far inboard.
Not lowered in the rear end...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,457
Posted By Surfingbird
Thanks a lot, that even saves a lot compared to...

Thanks a lot, that even saves a lot compared to "volvo" units.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,457
Posted By Surfingbird
Are the 1,8t lifters direct fit? I bought a used...

Are the 1,8t lifters direct fit? I bought a used b234 head, which came without lifters. So might as well go for a "upgrade" right away. Any specific year of date?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
Price for that stage 3 cam?

Price for that stage 3 cam?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
I did actually have a look at that one too. Seems...

I did actually have a look at that one too. Seems like a good choice too. I just need to make sure my curve doesn't drop a lot after 5+k rpm. Need to keep up that power.. Otherwise i risk loosing...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By Surfingbird
Camshaft choice for 350whp+

Hello, i was wondering what camshafts you are running out there? I am getting some tighter springs, in order to achieve 7000 rpm. My car has a pretty big turbo, which should be able to blow air all...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By Surfingbird
How wide tires are you going to run? I have...

How wide tires are you going to run? I have 17x9's with 225/45. ET 5 front and ET0 rear. Rear are no problem could probably go 235 tires no problem. Fronts could use a little smaller spacer, as they...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By Surfingbird
Based on the type of questions you ask, i'd say...

Based on the type of questions you ask, i'd say it doesnt really sound like you are up for the task of doing this build. But hey, we've all been there. I'd just say study some more, use a couple of...
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