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Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By redblockpowered
The sensor should be oriented above the...

The sensor should be oriented above the centerline of the exhaust pipe (i.e. bung on the top half of the tube) so it doesn't retain moisture, which could kill it in a hurry.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By redblockpowered
With how bent it is it's likely very obvious....

With how bent it is it's likely very obvious. Going under the car with some kind of straightedge will probably give you your answer.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-22-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,490
Posted By redblockpowered
Affirmative. Non-ABS bleed process is like...

Affirmative. Non-ABS bleed process is like playing Twister three shots in. I see the SCCA sticker, are you planning on racing this thing?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,459
Posted By redblockpowered
I spaced mine out 6.2 mm and it works well.

I spaced mine out 6.2 mm and it works well.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By redblockpowered
I'd be surprised if it was anything more exotic...

I'd be surprised if it was anything more exotic than an IPD Turbo cam. Doubt the markings on the blank mean anything.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By redblockpowered
Not stiff enough.

Not stiff enough.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By redblockpowered
Same recipe cooked differently.

Same recipe cooked differently.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By redblockpowered
25/19 here with Bilstein HDs and ~170lb wheel...

25/19 here with Bilstein HDs and ~170lb wheel rates F/R on my 940. Could use more front roll stiffness. Tried the IPD rear bar and got sick of one tire fires everywhere.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,941
Posted By redblockpowered
Will you be milling the head to compensate for...

Will you be milling the head to compensate for the volume the grooves take up? Easy to improve detonation resistance if you're dropping compression.
Forum: showroom 10-13-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 62,466
Posted By redblockpowered
Our local autocrosses are still only open to...

Our local autocrosses are still only open to members, i.e. not me.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 42,183
Posted By redblockpowered
They're in, and I've done some driving with them...

They're in, and I've done some driving with them so here's my thoughts:

1: I need to take more pictures. Install in the rear was a little more fiddly than expected as previous aftermarket shocks...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 34,074
Posted By redblockpowered
Have you tried the LSD on track yet? Very curious...

Have you tried the LSD on track yet? Very curious about it.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-12-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 1,401,047
Posted By redblockpowered
Raising all the temp thresholds by 10 (in the...

Raising all the temp thresholds by 10 (in the bin, lowers it in temperature) on a 240 with the fan wired as it is in the 940 made the electric fan kick on and off at about the middle of the stock...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,600
Posted By redblockpowered
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q69Kr8SdQU...

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q69Kr8SdQUZEXtgFuZ_T0WmfJ1yeHNjBC70T7qIPZUs/edit?usp=sharing

This should work, you'll have to make a copy and put your own dimensions in especially for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,895
Posted By redblockpowered
My friend's +T'd 244 has a KLR T2 cam and it...

My friend's +T'd 244 has a KLR T2 cam and it idles pretty rough, much lumpier than my V15 or the K cam in the race car. Their duration figures are probably measured at the same lift as ENEM does it,...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,600
Posted By redblockpowered
170 lb/in front and rear wheel rates on my car...

170 lb/in front and rear wheel rates on my car still pretty much rides like stock, and seems a bit soft up front. 225 or 250 in the front would probably be my suggestion with 200 lb rears, with...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 42,183
Posted By redblockpowered
FedEx says my shiny new Bilstein HDs should be...

FedEx says my shiny new Bilstein HDs should be here tomorrow. Exciting!

I wonder how this setup (~170lb wheel rates, stock height, 25/19 bars) compares to the typical IPD springs/lowered car/25mm...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 855,994
Posted By redblockpowered
And up the A-pillar like some kind of exhaust...

And up the A-pillar like some kind of exhaust snorkel, I hope.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,592
Posted By redblockpowered
Understeers under what circumstances?

Understeers under what circumstances?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,574
Posted By redblockpowered
Hmm, interesting. I checked GCP for what the...

Hmm, interesting. I checked GCP for what the stuff on your build plate meant, and it looks like the chassis code stuff didn't appear until mid '89. In any case it looks like they slimmed down the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,574
Posted By redblockpowered
Which springs did the car have originally? Should...

Which springs did the car have originally? Should be on the build plate somewhere.
Forum: website & board 09-18-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,406
Posted By redblockpowered
or CaliMeatWagon quarantine zone

or CaliMeatWagon quarantine zone
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,310
Posted By redblockpowered
Looks like that's what MikeP measured the IPD...

Looks like that's what MikeP measured the IPD rears at. Their fronts are way soft for the rear rate. New sets may be different, not sure.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,310
Posted By redblockpowered
You need a lot less stiffness in the rear. Try...

You need a lot less stiffness in the rear. Try stock/no rear bar and ~150 lb/in springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By redblockpowered
For when you want your 240 to lift the inside...

For when you want your 240 to lift the inside rear like a GTI.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By redblockpowered
Good reading on hollow sway bars:...

Good reading on hollow sway bars: http://terminator-cobra.com/Sway%20Bar%20Tech.pdf

http://www.gtsparkplugs.com/images/sway-bar-formula-840x.jpg

Did some math using these and the dimensions I...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By redblockpowered
With more rear sway bar you lose what little...

With more rear sway bar you lose what little traction you have on corner exit due to lack of rear suspension articulation. This is an especially big deal with an open diff.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By redblockpowered
That too. All these rear bars are way too big. I...

That too. All these rear bars are way too big. I like 25/19 on my 940 although it's still too much rear bar. I think we run 23/16 on the race 245. Whatever the biggest factory front and smallest...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 42,183
Posted By redblockpowered
Why doesn't the A/C work? ...

Why doesn't the A/C work?

https://i.imgur.com/3CSgAnNl.jpg

Ah, that'll do it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,606
Posted By redblockpowered
And Konis do not have this problem, then? The...

And Konis do not have this problem, then? The adjustability certainly has some appeal to me but realistically once it's set the way I want it'll probably end up staying there. Would be nice to get...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By redblockpowered
Depending on wall thickness, these could actually...

Depending on wall thickness, these could actually be softer than the IPD bars but save some weight.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,606
Posted By redblockpowered
Perhaps this is skewed by too many Bilstein...

Perhaps this is skewed by too many Bilstein owners who over-lower their cars on soft spring rates.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,606
Posted By redblockpowered
It's in the thread for my car. Wheel rates...

It's in the thread for my car. Wheel rates according to my math are 169/174 lbs/in front/rear. Feels like it could use more up front but that is beside the point (at least, beside the point of...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,606
Posted By redblockpowered
Of course, I'm still not terribly sure how to...

Of course, I'm still not terribly sure how to pair my spring/damper rates, so if any of you nerds could help with that I'd appreciate it.

Messaged a few more manufacturers who sell shocks and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 42,183
Posted By redblockpowered
At half past midnight? I hope not.

At half past midnight? I hope not.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,297
Posted By redblockpowered
Pictures seem to work now. It looks really good...

Pictures seem to work now. It looks really good cleaned up, bummer about the roof.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,050
Posted By redblockpowered
Looks reasonable (if slow) to me. Not sure why...

Looks reasonable (if slow) to me. Not sure why your car is banging off the limiter.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,297
Posted By redblockpowered
Looks like a good start. I like the SEs a lot....

Looks like a good start. I like the SEs a lot. You may find this car to have more parts interchange with a 960 of the same year than a 940. In Europe these were sold as the 960 Turbo.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 42,183
Posted By redblockpowered
I'm surprised at how many I still see every day...

I'm surprised at how many I still see every day that appear to just be used like regular cars. It's a testament to the build quality of these things.

Not too much to report. Drove the car, washed...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,574
Posted By redblockpowered
Buy once, cry once! As for engine setup, I'm...

Buy once, cry once!

As for engine setup, I'm extremely satisfied with my 13C+cam+tune arrangement and very infrequently find myself wanting more. The chassis is lacking in that regard.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,050
Posted By redblockpowered
Very different measurements from the handful I've...

Very different measurements from the handful I've seen degreed out. Potentially made to loose tolerances as well but that seems less likely. As opposed to A, K, T, whatever which all seem very very...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,050
Posted By redblockpowered
I know they said there's only one grind when I...

I know they said there's only one grind when I emailed IPD but I am still convinced that isn't true. Intentional, or as a consequence of a change in supplier/manufacturing techniques.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,606
Posted By redblockpowered
Yes, I am! I measured the distance to the shock,...

Yes, I am! I measured the distance to the shock, the wheel centerline, and the spring from the center of the front trailing arm bolt where it pivots. Admittedly not terribly precise, but certainly...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,606
Posted By redblockpowered
This puts the damping ratio in my car (at this...

This puts the damping ratio in my car (at this speed) at a decidedly unsporty 30% front and 37% rear, or 34%/42% with stock sedan spring rates. Worth noting that the front is a stock replacement...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,606
Posted By redblockpowered
I also emailed KYB tech support (since that's...

I also emailed KYB tech support (since that's what is on the car now) and they told me:

The 365053 (GR2 strut) is 110/45 and KG5565 (Gas-a-just rear shock) is 150/55. This is measured at .3 meters...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,606
Posted By redblockpowered
I appreciated getting multiple data points but...

I appreciated getting multiple data points but the thing that I was referring to was the use of the .13 and .33 m/sec which doesn't directly compare to the usual (to me, a layman) .05 m/sec figures....
Forum: events 08-27-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,739
Posted By redblockpowered
Seems workable.

Seems workable.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 274,268
Posted By redblockpowered
Any chance you know the wire diameter on those...

Any chance you know the wire diameter on those B&Gs? A certain young 7/9 spring rate hoarder wants to know.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,606
Posted By redblockpowered
For the record, I asked Bilstein for similar...

For the record, I asked Bilstein for similar information on their B6 stuff for the 940 and was told it was proprietary information. If you have it I'd love to know.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,606
Posted By redblockpowered
Koni damping rates for 740/940

I asked Koni for these and they gave them to me, so I'm sharing them here because I figure they may be useful to others. The measurement points seem a little strange to me for comparative purposes...
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