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Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2020, 01:19 PM
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Posted By redblockpowered
ENEM V15 Turbo is in for real this time, plus did...

ENEM V15 Turbo is in for real this time, plus did some light tuning with the Ostrich for drivability/transient response. I mostly moved over the settings regarding closed loop operation from the Euro...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2020, 01:06 PM
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Posted By redblockpowered
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cZ6wkdTOEv...

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cZ6wkdTOEvIGfcfUylxywmLrZiKgJqzJFGBNrDKEv34/edit?usp=sharing

Here's my spreadsheet. It's a little messy and doesn't include the IPD springs or 240 rear...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By redblockpowered
I'll clean up the spreadsheet I made for rates...

I'll clean up the spreadsheet I made for rates and ride frequencies and post it up here in a little bit.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By redblockpowered
Current shocks are KYB Gas-A-Justs, advertised at...

Current shocks are KYB Gas-A-Justs, advertised at 25% stiffer than OE so should pair well with my marginally stiffer than stock setup. Not a permanent solution, I'd like to move to a Bilstein HD or...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2020, 03:50 PM
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Posted By redblockpowered
Lots of good thoughts here. The need for...

Lots of good thoughts here. The need for different front to rear ride frequencies (for comfort, as far as I can tell), so I've read, are to counteract the fact that the rear of the car makes contact...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
Thank you very much! Further research has...

Thank you very much!

Further research has revealed a whopping thirteen P/Ns for OE front springs and eight P/Ns for OE live axle rear springs. Yikes. If you have these part numbers and can measure...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
Alright, since I was curious about the stock...

Alright, since I was curious about the stock front spring options on this car and confused about where my new springs come from, I did some research.

On the 1329826 front spring I (still) have yet...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By redblockpowered
On a less silly note I'm using the fact that I'm...

On a less silly note I'm using the fact that I'm always at home to replace all my bushings with new rubber.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By redblockpowered
Chassis dynamics update: It wasn't rolling onto...

Chassis dynamics update: It wasn't rolling onto the bump stops at autocross.

Why? There aren't any.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By redblockpowered
Clicking on the gallery version of the image...

Clicking on the gallery version of the image should enlarge it, at least it does on my computer. Pulls started around 2500. Peak torque is at 2800 and peak power at 4800.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By redblockpowered
Just got back from the dyno. T cam, 13C, stock...

Just got back from the dyno. T cam, 13C, stock exhaust, boost controller set to 14 lbs, car made 184 whp and 253 wtq on tuned LH 2.4.

https://i.imgur.com/dHBDCCZl.jpg

or...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
Braces are in. Handling dynamics feel the same...

Braces are in. Handling dynamics feel the same but steering seems a lot more precise. No more small mid-corner corrections. 940s can't use the middle bolt hole without modification but I think this...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-29-2020, 07:33 PM
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Posted By redblockpowered
The springs are not in there yet, but I've...

The springs are not in there yet, but I've measured them at 14.8 mm wire diameter vs the 14 mm of stock. Free length is 370 (or 375, just checked with my tape measure so nothing too scientific) vs...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2020, 09:22 PM
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Posted By redblockpowered
Both 960 crossmember braces are finally here, not...

Both 960 crossmember braces are finally here, not the one that goes between the radius rods but the front pair. Not sure if I'm a believer yet but we'll see after I install them. They were pretty...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By redblockpowered
Initial thoughts? I'm pretty sure this thing...

Initial thoughts?

I'm pretty sure this thing is magic. The powertrain flexibility the V15 affords me is absurd. At the cost of a marginally rougher idle (only obvious on cold starts) I get a...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2020, 11:14 PM
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Posted By redblockpowered
We'll see how it does during tomorrow's drive to...

We'll see how it does during tomorrow's drive to school. Maybe I'll get up early and take the back roads (or as back-roads as this side of Massachusetts gets).

I'm running the IPD rear bar too....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By redblockpowered
V15T is in.

V15T is in.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2020, 01:23 PM
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Posted By redblockpowered
They're listed for 85-87 760 Turbo, Diesel, V6...

They're listed for 85-87 760 Turbo, Diesel, V6 with certain chassis codes on the build plate. I sourced them on eBay and had pretty much no luck finding them new. With the thicker wire and slightly...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2020, 08:58 PM
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Posted By redblockpowered
It works at low speeds and from a stop, but not...

It works at low speeds and from a stop, but not over about 30 unless it was last loaded under 30.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
Hmm, interesting stuff. I'll have to try the rear...

Hmm, interesting stuff. I'll have to try the rear bar then, at least. I wish this car had a real diff, it was unloading the rear pretty aggressively last time I autocrossed it but of course that was...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
Stiff front springs arrived in the mail today!...

Stiff front springs arrived in the mail today! Well, stiff in a relative sense. They're OE Volvo p/n 1329826, with 14.8 mm wire and ~370 mm free length. Looking forward to the chassis improvements I...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2020, 09:10 PM
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Posted By redblockpowered
And if you're curious about the man-hours...

And if you're curious about the man-hours involved, it took about two months working after work/school for two people, mostly because it rained the whole damn time. If you were particularly...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
Goodness, makes me realize how far back in time...

Goodness, makes me realize how far back in time the thread is vs. real life! I have about ~12000 miles on the swap now with no troubles (well, no manual transmission related troubles) and lots of...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By redblockpowered
In the process of mounting the clutch pedal, I...

In the process of mounting the clutch pedal, I undid the two nuts holding in the master cylinder cover, which is glued in. I poked it with a screwdriver until the adhesive failed. It was pretty easy....
Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
The next thing I did was disassemble the inside...

The next thing I did was disassemble the inside of the car. I pulled the AW71 shifter bezel out, like so:

https://i.imgur.com/RdPo5k3l.jpg

And disconnected the shift linkage, luckily not...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By redblockpowered
This is helpful. For posterity, only lower-case l...

This is helpful. For posterity, only lower-case l seems to work. Certainly a lot simpler than going into imgur and cropping all the images, as I had been doing before.

EDIT: Added part numbers and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2019, 06:10 PM
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Posted By redblockpowered
Well, it seems like it's about time to start...

Well, it seems like it's about time to start writing about the transmission swap. I'm planning on this being a guide for "proper" execution of the swap, with part numbers/sources/prices so it may...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
I know a full vacuum was pulled, but not for very...

I know a full vacuum was pulled, but not for very long since this was done for free as a favor. I have an orifice tube to put in but motivation to repair the A/C has dwindled since things have been...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/fIgyJlQWBI74ZCjG...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/fIgyJlQWBI74ZCjGDVMoPWq9TY3aki88kASH2FSgRKvUkFl8F-louOYHMXXDM6ONE4yJ8AV5lABFmy32N3jGjzVCJ9Bf8wL-774AhgMS7sW-EfbVJt8JJ8MRqZGKBmX03slv3jMqqZJc-0Ie8F1U2UVuIlvk7LAM2idDiS...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
https://imgur.com/Zj41oAfl.png Polished the...

https://imgur.com/Zj41oAfl.png

Polished the car, with some simple polishing compound on a foam pad attached to a drill with adapter. I'm very happy with how it came out. I wouldn't do anything...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
Thank you very much! I've been following your...

Thank you very much! I've been following your thread, your attention to detail is very impressive. Jumping ahead a little bit, but I recently scored a set of near-new Bilstein Touring shocks from the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
Another fun thing about this car is that the kid...

Another fun thing about this car is that the kid who owned it before me had the eBay manual boost controller plumbed into the line for the CBV.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
https://i.imgur.com/VZx20s0l.jpg BIG UPDATE:...

https://i.imgur.com/VZx20s0l.jpg

BIG UPDATE: The transmission is in! Lots to write about now. I'll do a full writeup on the swap later but let's start catching up. I've done some 1500 miles since...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-27-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 73
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Posted By redblockpowered
Finally drove the damn thing for a reasonable...

Finally drove the damn thing for a reasonable amount of time, took it to New Hampshire for the Lemons race there and it was mostly trouble-free. The idle is still pretty strange and inconsistent, the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
The car is finally inspected and legal! Stalling...

The car is finally inspected and legal! Stalling issue is fixed with the new CBV, and my dad blew the vacuum line off of the heater controls. The guy who inspected the car noted a "loose tie rod" but...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
It wasn't so bad. I got mine from Classic Swede...

It wasn't so bad. I got mine from Classic Swede in the UK, Dai was awesome throughout the whole process and the price was very reasonable (less than the car including freight) although getting one...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
I don't really have much in the way of pictures...

I don't really have much in the way of pictures of what happened immediately after purchase but the front swaybar was mounted with new endlinks, the brake hoses were changed, I peeled off the window...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,744
Posted By redblockpowered
redblockpowered converts from 240 to 940

Hello folks. Long time listener, first time caller, I'm a 19 year old engineering student and a month ago I bought my first car, a 1993 944 Turbo. Prior to that I shared my dad's (shoestring on here,...
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