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Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By alfavs.volvo
Interesting idea! Might even be easier with a...

Interesting idea! Might even be easier with a turbo manifold (please excuse the crude sketch).

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a555/alfaseth/IMG_0701_zpsiflldmgn.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Cheapest/easiest way into Lemons racing is to do...

Cheapest/easiest way into Lemons racing is to do an arrive and drive with an established team. You get to race and not worry about building a car and transporting it or prepping it. Teams typically...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By alfavs.volvo
We would use a stock manifold if it fit. The only...

We would use a stock manifold if it fit. The only reason we need this header is to hold the turbo up high for clearance (and if there is a performance gain, that would be nice too!)
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By alfavs.volvo
I went ahead and bought the ebay manifold. One of...

I went ahead and bought the ebay manifold. One of my teammates can weld stainless on his TIG, so we will reverse the flange and maybe add a brace. SO, considering we are after dependability before...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Wow, the flange is backward! Do they intend to...

Wow, the flange is backward! Do they intend to mount the turbo facing down? I guess the flange can be cut off and re-welded, but if the rest of it sucks...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Ebay exhaust manifold

Has anybody tried one of these?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Exhaust leak on 2007 V50 T5

I have a pesky exhaust leak on my '07 V50 T5. It only leaks when the engine is cold and seems to emanating from the exhaust manifold. How hard is it to remove the exhaust manifold on this car to...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,541
Posted By alfavs.volvo
I would start with a B20 head and block. If you...

I would start with a B20 head and block. If you have to bore out your B18 anyway, you might as well start with the increased displacement and better head that came with the B20. Even though your...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,251
Posted By alfavs.volvo
More Questions! We have the engine in the car...

More Questions! We have the engine in the car with custom-fabricated motor mounts. What is the best option for fuel lines? We plan on a Bosch 044 pump located in the trunk next to the fuel cell. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,251
Posted By alfavs.volvo
I have done this swap once before, only in an...

I have done this swap once before, only in an 1800ES. I fabricated a mount for the alt on the drivers side. Originally, this car had a hacked together intake for a downdraft weber, the owner after me...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,251
Posted By alfavs.volvo
We are using an ATL fuel cell, we will add a...

We are using an ATL fuel cell, we will add a return to the top bulkhead. Are your OHC mounts for upright or leaned over? Thanks for the B18 offer, but we are determined to get that B230 in there. We...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,251
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Alright so here is what needs to be swapped from...

Alright so here is what needs to be swapped from a LH2.2 car?

-Coolant temp sensor
-O2 sensor
-AMM
-Distributor/Coil
-Knock Sensor
-Harness/computer
-Ignition control unit
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,251
Posted By alfavs.volvo
You said it... I think the decimal place needs to...

You said it... I think the decimal place needs to be moved over to the right one spot to be more accurate! But hey, who said racing was cheap?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2016, 02:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,251
Posted By alfavs.volvo
B230 swap in 122 Lemons Car

After another wrecked B20 from broken rings, we are looking at swapping in a B230F. The car is a '66 122 that has had a lot of custom work. Most recently, it was fitted with a T5 transmission. So all...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 50,495
Posted By alfavs.volvo
The "Rancho de Llama" '66 122 Lemons racer. Here...

The "Rancho de Llama" '66 122 Lemons racer. Here it is in action at Thunderhill last spring. Currently undergoing nutty B230 swap after blowing up yet another B20......
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,811
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Thanks for all the information. Unfortunately,...

Thanks for all the information. Unfortunately, we don't have the time before the race this weekend to replace the bearings. They have been loose for the past four races, hopefully they have another...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,811
Posted By alfavs.volvo
The axle sure seems like it needs to be hammered...

The axle sure seems like it needs to be hammered out...Anyone recommend a source for bearings and seals? I see similar part #s to the 1030 axle, same parts?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,811
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Bearings seem like the prime suspect. Once the...

Bearings seem like the prime suspect. Once the retaining plate is removed, is a slide hammer required to remove the axles?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,811
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Diff (axle shaft) End Play

While chasing down some clunking coming from the rear of our 122 lemons racer, I noticed that there seems to be a lot of end play on the driver's side axle. It is enough to make a "clunk" sound when...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,914
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Canuck: your project is totally awesome! Looking...

Canuck: your project is totally awesome! Looking forward to seeing how that turns out. I guess I should state that our goal is not to be able to keep up with BMW E36s or anything. We just want...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,914
Posted By alfavs.volvo
More caster is definitely something that we need...

More caster is definitely something that we need to try. I have some experience with 105 series Alfas, and on those cars, the best set-up is to lower the rear end as much as possible and run really...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,914
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Definitely not hopping, its more of a silent...

Definitely not hopping, its more of a silent slide. The tires are a couple years old, and they may be getting too hard? Perhaps tire pressure is too high?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,914
Posted By alfavs.volvo
It is hard to describe, I am no Cole Trickle, but...

It is hard to describe, I am no Cole Trickle, but it seems like a general lack of grip. Turn in seems ok, but mid-corner the car feels light and vague, not communicative of what the tires are doing....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,914
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Luckily for us, one of my teammates is a...

Luckily for us, one of my teammates is a mechanical engineer. We are going to plot the suspension and do an analysis of the travel. I can see how the upper control arm may have some clearance issues...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,914
Posted By alfavs.volvo
What was the downfall? It seems like a great way...

What was the downfall? It seems like a great way to raise the roll center from being subterranean, and increase camber/caster without all the crazy shims...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,914
Posted By alfavs.volvo
No Kidding!

No Kidding!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2015, 12:06 PM
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Views: 4,914
Posted By alfavs.volvo
122 Road Race Suspension

Another successful race for the 122 at Thunderhill! Now that this car has a couple of races under its belt, it is time to dial in the handling.

After spending a couple of hours behind the wheel,...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,628
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Engine update: Finished in time for a race at...

Engine update: Finished in time for a race at Thunderhill. The engine runs flawlessly, rings seated and not using any oil even after 14 hours of racing! Noticeable increase in power due to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,628
Posted By alfavs.volvo
The elring gasket failed on us last race. We were...

The elring gasket failed on us last race. We were using a B20B gasket without the little indents. We are using a Cometic gasket with a custom 91mm bore. Turns out, you can call up Cometic and they...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,628
Posted By alfavs.volvo
I think we may actually be better off with the...

I think we may actually be better off with the 92mm bore gasket. The engine was bored out to .040" over so our cylinders measure 89.93mm. I called Cometic and they say that the gaskets should be .5...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,628
Posted By alfavs.volvo
We are going with the ARP head studs, but stock...

We are going with the ARP head studs, but stock rod bolts. Our machine shop checked them, and they are all good!

Another question: We are going with a Cometic head gasket. I notice that they come...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,628
Posted By alfavs.volvo
This is a 6 bolt engine BTW...

This is a 6 bolt engine BTW...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,628
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Finally, replace main cap bolts with your...

Finally, replace main cap bolts with your off-the-shelf ARP black oxide bolts? Anything special with those?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,628
Posted By alfavs.volvo
What is the advantage of the studs vs. stock...

What is the advantage of the studs vs. stock bolts? Also, main cap bolts, replace with ARP as well?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,628
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Because Racecar!

Because Racecar!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,628
Posted By alfavs.volvo
B20 Rod/Head Bolts

The engine rebuild continues! Block is at the shop getting checked out then bored over and zero decked. I can't seem to find reasonably priced connecting rod bolts. John Parker has custom made ARP...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Rockauto has .040" over for $39.79 w/out...

Rockauto has .040" over for $39.79 w/out rings.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Off brand pistons?

I am rebuilding the B20 in my 122 Lemons racer. It blew a head gasket and broke several piston rings during the last race. Sooo, it looks like it will get rebored and treated to new pistons/bearings...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By alfavs.volvo
This is good information. Mostly I am looking to...

This is good information. Mostly I am looking to see if the '75 block will be a usable starting point because my current engine's bores are already .030" over and even though there are .040" over...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By alfavs.volvo
This is what I really wanted to know! Is there...

This is what I really wanted to know! Is there any advantage (for performance) to the 8 bolt crank and rods?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By alfavs.volvo
'75 B20 Block

Can anyone tell me the differences between the '74-'75 B20 engine blocks compared to '69-'73? I know that the '75 block has a 8 bolt crank and some of the bolts switched to metric. Are the conrods...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-14-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,864
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Skivittlerjimb, You might try the el cheapo...

Skivittlerjimb,
You might try the el cheapo coil-over conversion for the struts. We did that on the Angela Lansbury Volvo (now 42 hours of melons). It didn't cost much (spring hat from coleman...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,864
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Our Lemons team has felt that we could all use...

Our Lemons team has felt that we could all use some help behind the wheel. I would love a track day with a really experienced driver telling me what to do. Also, having a really experienced driver...
Forum: events 03-26-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,761
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Leaf blower?

Leaf blower?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,380
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Next up, exhaust system. In all three Volvo...

Next up, exhaust system. In all three Volvo Lemons cars that I have built, I have used a simple side exhaust system. These are easy to build, and because race car. The 245 and 1800 used a glass-pack...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,380
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Yes, It could have been closer, but only by a...

Yes, It could have been closer, but only by a couple of inches. Our drivers vary in height quite a bit, so if the main hoop were at the B-pillar the seat wouldn't be able to travel back enough. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,380
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Just got the car back from the cage builder. We...

Just got the car back from the cage builder. We are committed to racing now, no turning back! The cage came together pretty much as planned. The tig welds are work of art....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,380
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Ok I lied, the radiator is actually 13" x 22" ...

Ok I lied, the radiator is actually 13" x 22"
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/gri-2-25185-x/overview/
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,380
Posted By alfavs.volvo
We will keep that in mind! We are full up, but if...

We will keep that in mind! We are full up, but if someone can't make it...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,380
Posted By alfavs.volvo
Radiator has been mounted! We decided to go with...

Radiator has been mounted! We decided to go with an aftermarket Griffin radiator from Summit rather than a stock unit. The car didn't have a radiator when we got it, and these universal radiators are...
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