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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 04:33 PM
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Posted By JohnMc
I also cracked the original plastic ball on the...

I also cracked the original plastic ball on the shifter lever, which made it all sorts of floppy. CBF Performance sent me a replacement, made of a different material. Presumably less brittle (I...
Forum: projects & restorations Today, 04:25 PM
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Posted By JohnMc
It almost doesn't feel like there's a detent...

It almost doesn't feel like there's a detent keeping it in 5th at all. Which would coincide with it not being pushed far enough by the shifter leverl.

Looking back over my pics of the relocated...
Forum: projects & restorations Today, 04:04 PM
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Posted By JohnMc
The way it is happening makes me think it's a bit...

The way it is happening makes me think it's a bit more related to the shifter than anything in the trans itself. Worn transmissions sometimes pop out of gear with some modest degree of force. This...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By JohnMc
I haven't visited there in years. I used to post...

I haven't visited there in years. I used to post there a fair amount.

It's mostly 'restore it to stock' type folks, nothing wrong with that.
Forum: projects & restorations Today, 03:40 PM
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Views: 330,887
Posted By JohnMc
Now 4th gear is very gently popping out into...

Now 4th gear is very gently popping out into neutral. Noticed that on my drive to work this morning.

The motor part is great... but so far the CD009 part has been a bit iffy. That's 4th (very...
Forum: showroom Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By JohnMc
And the all-important 'driver mod'.

And the all-important 'driver mod'.
Forum: showroom Today, 10:51 AM
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Views: 262
Posted By JohnMc
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,840
Posted By JohnMc
A lightened flywheel really does make a large...

A lightened flywheel really does make a large difference in how a B20 feels. You don't even need to go crazy with it. I had a machine shop just take off the lowest of the low hanging fruit and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 301
Posted By JohnMc
I've been known to take trips longer than 500...

I've been known to take trips longer than 500 miles in my two old Volvos. Sometimes immediately after slapping them together from a collection of junkyard and eBay parts (I only put about 200...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By JohnMc
My bad, I glanced at it briefly. Yeah, those are...

My bad, I glanced at it briefly. Yeah, those are def for the throttle shaft supports. Unlike the stock setup (in many old carbed cars) where the shaft is supported in the middle of the manifold on...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By JohnMc
those are vacuum ports. One is probably for the...

those are vacuum ports. One is probably for the PCV fitting (if you have one), the other for the vac retard on the distributor (if you have one) - NOT for the vac advance (a bit more common).
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By JohnMc
And I got my DCOE's used on eBay. A whole setup,...

And I got my DCOE's used on eBay. A whole setup, carbs, manifold, linkages. The linkages were just a collection of six-sided rods, levers, and arms. My first attempt at setting that up was...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By JohnMc
You're missing the vibration isolation bits. ...

You're missing the vibration isolation bits. DCOE's are sensitive (I guess?) to vibration, so there's a pretty fat gasket between the carb and manifold, and big fat rubber washers between the nut...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3,059
Views: 497,720
Posted By JohnMc
I was gently tugging on my Goldbox wiring loom,...

I was gently tugging on my Goldbox wiring loom, pulling an injector wire off. GENTLY, srsly, and almost incidentally put a tiny bit of pull on the wires and they popped right on out. Had to un pin...
Forum: showroom 10-15-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By JohnMc
Nice! I had to reflow some solder on my...

Nice!

I had to reflow some solder on my son's 940 climate control board to get the A/C working again. Looked fine at a casual glance, but used a magnifying glass and could see all sorts of...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2019, 11:08 AM
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Views: 330,887
Posted By JohnMc
If I stick it on my car, I'll probably just paint...

If I stick it on my car, I'll probably just paint it black.

With something sort of like this on both sides above the headers:...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2019, 10:28 AM
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Views: 330,887
Posted By JohnMc
Got a 240 hood from a junkyard. They just rarely...

Got a 240 hood from a junkyard. They just rarely show up anymore. And I keep thinking I might want to chop up my hood by putting some heat extractor vents on it.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 116,575
Posted By JohnMc
:omg: Holy hell there is cool stuff going on...

:omg:

Holy hell there is cool stuff going on in here!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2019, 04:08 PM
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Views: 330,887
Posted By JohnMc
And yeah, that is a neat feature on an LS engine....

And yeah, that is a neat feature on an LS engine. I'm sure it was done to simplify machining - they just drill two angled oil passageways into the pan to get from a to b, and from there back to c. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 330,887
Posted By JohnMc
If you wanted to get a little cute you can buy...

If you wanted to get a little cute you can buy them with a thermostatic bypass:
https://ssonly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EGM-1012_10_lg.jpg

Wouldn't work well if you wanted to put a remote...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2019, 12:17 PM
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Views: 330,887
Posted By JohnMc
And lol, pardon my derp on the oil cooler...

And lol, pardon my derp on the oil cooler adapter:
https://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/L300025297.jpg

Yeah... if you twist it around *that* way, it fits on. I just need to do a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By JohnMc
Hopefully you dyno it at some point. It always...

Hopefully you dyno it at some point. It always seems like the B30 doesn't 'scale' as you'd expect from a B20, but then people rarely go all out on a B30 build.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By JohnMc
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2019, 11:11 AM
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Views: 466
Posted By JohnMc
That's kind of how I got my PV. I was driving my...

That's kind of how I got my PV. I was driving my beat and rusted to hell 1800E to work and someone saw it and asked if I liked old Volvo's, he had one in his back yard he was thinking about getting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By JohnMc
And if the coil failed in a suspiciously short...

And if the coil failed in a suspiciously short time frame (no story in this thread) then you might want to check your dwell. Which is mostly points gap if you insist on using points. Run too much...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By JohnMc
I use an MSD Blaster 2 on the PV. Leftovers from...

I use an MSD Blaster 2 on the PV. Leftovers from a long-ago 240 wagon upgrade to COP's.

That's with a Crane ignition running an MSD 6A box. It's a lot of zap, def improves starting (esp. cold)...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By JohnMc
ABS doesn't see or care about the gearing. The...

ABS doesn't see or care about the gearing. The ABS sensor ring is on the differential carrier - it rotates with the rear wheels. How fast everything else is turning upstream doesn't matter.

Of...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2019, 08:56 AM
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Views: 330,887
Posted By JohnMc
Probably overkill. Just looking for ways to keep...

Probably overkill. Just looking for ways to keep it cool during and immediately after driving it hard.

It has less of an issue now that fall weather has arrived. And it never actually...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 03:24 PM
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Views: 330,887
Posted By JohnMc
Oh, and finding room for the cooler lines to go...

Oh, and finding room for the cooler lines to go forward was proving to be a bit challenging, at least going underneath. There are hot things, moving things, etc all over the place. I'd probably...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 330,887
Posted By JohnMc
I was crawling around it briefly on Sunday,...

I was crawling around it briefly on Sunday, seeing if there was room for an oil cooler up front somewhere. And modestly quickly realized that my cooler adapter (that bolts in place on the side of...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,362
Posted By JohnMc
A little ethanol goes a long way. The flex fuel...

A little ethanol goes a long way. The flex fuel processing in Megasquirt isn't (necessarily) a smooth interpolation between the gas and E85 tables - there's a curve.
And that curve is pretty...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,840
Posted By JohnMc
Start realistically, and get the car driving. ...

Start realistically, and get the car driving. And incrementally add things to it. There's a small chance of doing things twice (like spending time and money setting up your 40's only to switch to...
Forum: showroom 10-04-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By JohnMc
It will *never* run because all the hoses and...

It will *never* run because all the hoses and wires are missing.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-04-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 131,897
Posted By JohnMc
Nice how quickly the market is progressing on...

Nice how quickly the market is progressing on these things.

Mine came with the Hummer pan (since it's a Hummer motor) that lots of people use because it's rear sump with a *snug* front portion. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By JohnMc
Step 1 - hook up a fuel pressure gauge. As...

Step 1 - hook up a fuel pressure gauge. As mentioned - the cold start valve hose is a great place to stick a gauge.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By JohnMc
He was suggesting that you remove the WG line...

He was suggesting that you remove the WG line entirely, and then ***CAREFULLY*** taking it for a drive and see if it can even make more boost. Be careful, because it will be uncontrolled boost, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By JohnMc
Just saying, if his is busted and he can't find a...

Just saying, if his is busted and he can't find a stock one, no need to get all angsty and scour the world for a $$$ NOS NIB OEM regulator.

Now granted, whacking on the pump doesn't seem to...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,840
Posted By JohnMc
It would be a clearer answer on a new...

It would be a clearer answer on a new transmission. They have a specified (and conservative) torque rating. But as they wear, the bearings develop some play, the gear teeth develop some wear, that...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,840
Posted By JohnMc
The bellhousing bolt pattern is the same between...

The bellhousing bolt pattern is the same between OHC and OHV (pushrod) motors. The OHC bellhousings are what rotate the OHC engine over. So an OHC engine will bolt up to the M41 bellhousing in an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By JohnMc
There's nothing magical about it. It just needs...

There's nothing magical about it. It just needs to regulate to a non-manifold referenced 32 psi. I'd just get an adjustable aftermarket regulator, set it, forget it for the next 15 years.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,840
Posted By JohnMc
Depends on what you want to do with the car. An...

Depends on what you want to do with the car. An intricately carved redwood stump would be incredibly interesting, perhaps even a work of art.

But if you just want it to be stoopid fast and be...
Forum: showroom 10-04-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By JohnMc
While it did rain occasionally this year, it...

While it did rain occasionally this year, it wasn't warm. Very nice temps.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,840
Posted By JohnMc
So is a dual Trabant motor swap. Very...

So is a dual Trabant motor swap. Very 'interesting'.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,840
Posted By JohnMc
I'm already mad. Waste of effort swapping that...

I'm already mad. Waste of effort swapping that old 60's lump in a car!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,840
Posted By JohnMc
You're the only one concerned with $14.99. ...

You're the only one concerned with $14.99.

But yes, a blow through turbo setup would cost more than $14.99. As would an EFI system and a turbo. Or a bunch of spendy metal parts to make a zingy...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,840
Posted By JohnMc
'Lots' is a relative term. This isn't rocket...

'Lots' is a relative term. This isn't rocket science. It's hobby-level parts. eBay is your friend. He's not sending people to the moon here.




(just his connecting rods :rofl: )
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 330,887
Posted By JohnMc
It's laughably unsuited to the roads around...

It's laughably unsuited to the roads around there. Although it does handle pretty well, it was mostly a case of getting it pointed straight, bbbRRRAAP*HARD ON THE BRAKES*. Those little straights...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,840
Posted By JohnMc
Put up a wanted ad here, I'm sure you'd find a...

Put up a wanted ad here, I'm sure you'd find a couple. I have one - the PV's motor was once a B20E (and the D-jet certainly doesn't fit in a PV engine bay).
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,840
Posted By JohnMc
Just use a regular electric pump and a...

Just use a regular electric pump and a carb-friendly FPR up in the engine bay with a reference line to the manifold.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,840
Posted By JohnMc
There are a couple of companies that make DCOE...

There are a couple of companies that make DCOE pattern throttle bodies. Jenvey even makes some extra cute ones that hide the injectors inside a DCOE float bowl, but I'm not sure it's worth paying...
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