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Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
Altitude is nearly sea level, though I do see...

Altitude is nearly sea level, though I do see 1200 feet on my daily commute over the coastal mountain range.

Engine is currently a 2130cc big bore with 9 to 1 compression and KG10 camshaft. The...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
Dirt don't hurt. I love putting the limited slip...

Dirt don't hurt. I love putting the limited slip to use on some gravel roads!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/sz9GSo.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pmsz9GSoj)
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Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,955
Posted By R32RennSport
Nice progress on the interior! I like how...

Nice progress on the interior!

I like how the 100mm spring look when the car is not moving but real world use is not pleasant at that height. I even went from 60mm lowered back to 40mm on mine...
Forum: events 03-25-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,152
Posted By R32RennSport
Looking forward to this when it materializes....

Looking forward to this when it materializes. I've still never made the Davis meet in the 11 years of owning a Volvo AND living in California. Was really looking forward to the 2020 show after...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks! Awesome! It'll be nice to have a little...

Thanks! Awesome! It'll be nice to have a little Volvo contingent. The roster looks pretty awesome. It's all the roads I've grown up driving so I'll be right at home.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
Attempted something that I've been putting off...

Attempted something that I've been putting off for years, rebuilding the drivers door (passenger side will come later). It was time, I was tired of the glass rattling in the door, falling in the door...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By R32RennSport
Hey, I know that look out point on the way up 154...

Hey, I know that look out point on the way up 154 from Santa Ynez to Santa Barbara!

I just had a customer come in with his P1800ES complaining of a similar issue. His center tie rod was a pothole...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By R32RennSport
Gold is Good! :cool: ...

Gold is Good! :cool:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/FPPeUo.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pnFPPeUoj)
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
Sure thing. I'll definitely be taking a bunch...

Sure thing. I'll definitely be taking a bunch more measurements the second time around and documenting as I go along.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks guys, I appreciate everyone for their...

Thanks guys, I appreciate everyone for their input. Just want to move in the right direction without overthinking it.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
OK, so million dollar question, who should I send...

OK, so million dollar question, who should I send my head out to on the west coast to have it worked on by someone that A) has experience with these and B) could turn it around in reasonable amount...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
That's some pretty intense work. I don't think I...

That's some pretty intense work. I don't think I have anyone local willing to do that kind of work for me. Most machine shops in my area don't care much for early European stuff, mostly cater to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,459
Posted By R32RennSport
Accessory light in...

Accessory light in engine/interior/glovebox/trunk??? 150 milliamps sounds like a light draw to me. I know some of those pull direct power with key off with no fuse from the ignition switch, at least...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
So small update. I've been dealing with a random...

So small update. I've been dealing with a random misfire scenario for the past few months. It cleared up for the most part on its own after I made a bunch of changes that I really didn't need to make...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
Rob Gordon as in the original owner of IPD? I'm...

Rob Gordon as in the original owner of IPD? I'm sure he does know a thing or two :nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
Holy crap! That head is way shaved down, what are...

Holy crap! That head is way shaved down, what are the CC's and projected static compression ratio??? Also, are the intake and exhaust valves sharing recesses? That's nuts. What kind of performance...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
That's a great suggestion and I do see the logic...

That's a great suggestion and I do see the logic in it. I don't know if I trust anyone enough locally to start messing around with my cylinder head beyond basic shaving. I sure don't feel comfortable...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
I was able to dig through my picture archives and...

I was able to dig through my picture archives and find a picture of the combustion side of the head. I have lots of pictures of the port side from 4 feet away which doesn't do any good so those will...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
Sounds like the common theme that I'm getting. ...

Sounds like the common theme that I'm getting.

I was told the rocker arm assemblies were reconditioned, but I wouldn't know any different myself just looking at them. As I originally stated this...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
Thank you all for your input, just getting back...

Thank you all for your input, just getting back in front of a computer after a few days away.

Turbocharging/supercharging never has and never will be a consideration for my build though I do know...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
I don't get any detonation with 40+ degrees total...

I don't get any detonation with 40+ degrees total advance ( I know that it's excessive with no returns but I'm just stating that it does't) though I have it set at 36 total at the moment on the 123...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
From the original ad when I bought the engine. It...

From the original ad when I bought the engine. It was partially assembled when I bought it which was a big part in my laziness.

FOR SALE - Volvo B20 Motor - Bored to 2,127 cc some parts not yet...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
Forgot to mention the block is obviously a '74 8...

Forgot to mention the block is obviously a '74 8 bolt bottom end with B21 rods in conjunction with the B21 pistons.

I do recall the pistons sitting a decent amount below the deck height when I...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By R32RennSport
Big Bore Do-over

I'm gearing up to do sort of a do over on my B20 big bore (2130cc) engine. In doing so I've been eating up all the information on various engine builds from over the past few years, here and...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,955
Posted By R32RennSport
Your floors look pretty similar to mine when I...

Your floors look pretty similar to mine when I started, once I started prepping for coating the floors it was apparent that my passenger side would need to be replaced and in the end I ended up doing...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,955
Posted By R32RennSport
Right on, looks like a great start to a pretty...

Right on, looks like a great start to a pretty solid purchase! Keep us updated!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 118,843
Posted By R32RennSport
Beige and red looks amazing IMO. If going the red...

Beige and red looks amazing IMO. If going the red route, I'd consider either a light or dark brown interior. Black interior works to, I'm just not a fan of black interiors or black socks, personal...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 118,843
Posted By R32RennSport
Dang, the first room turned out great! Lot's of...

Dang, the first room turned out great! Lot's of work, I can appreciate that. Scrapping popcorn is the worst, the absolute worst.

I'm not looking for absolute power myself, just a nice wide strong...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 118,843
Posted By R32RennSport
Sounds like a good clear path you have laid out....

Sounds like a good clear path you have laid out. Can't wait to follow along! I'm still up in the air on induction on my B20. I think I want to start by taking the engine out and rebuilding it the way...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
Small world. I wonder who they are, I have a...

Small world. I wonder who they are, I have a couple ideas but I know just about everyone in this county with a vintage Volvo, it's a pretty small area.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
Putting those lights to work on a foggy morning...

Putting those lights to work on a foggy morning this week!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/srLWPH.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pnsrLWPHj)
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Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 360,142
Posted By R32RennSport
I love it and if you want to get colorful... ...

I love it and if you want to get colorful...

https://www.joshyrobots.com/product/broke-deck-917-knob

He only makes one batch a year and they sell out same day typically.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-28-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks for the kind words! Glad my progress has...

Thanks for the kind words! Glad my progress has inspired, hopefully we all inspire each other!

The luggage is pretty awesome, very well made and works great, an overall perfect solution for an old...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,524
Posted By R32RennSport
I've since routed mine into the base plate for my...

I've since routed mine into the base plate for my ITG filter, with a mini filter on that port to minimize spray. Still makes a little bit of a mess when I'm running open stacks and screens. Working...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-15-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
I took some time last night for a small but much...

I took some time last night for a small but much needed project, to clean and polish up my tail light lenses. They were pretty grungy inside since I last had them off 5 years ago for seals. I lined...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
A pictures I snapped on Friday before and after...

A pictures I snapped on Friday before and after work. Then A few pictures from a social distance club drive on Saturday which as you can tell was Amazon heavy, I cropped out the 240s, my apologies. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-10-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,524
Posted By R32RennSport
Excellent walk through John, more then I was...

Excellent walk through John, more then I was willing to type out :cool:

Also to reiterate what Jack said it's imperative to start with adjusted valves and timing before tinkering with the carbs or...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,524
Posted By R32RennSport
I'd gladly trade my big bore in for a stroker....

I'd gladly trade my big bore in for a stroker. Shop credit??? :oogle:
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,524
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks for the input Cameron. I think I'm going...

Thanks for the input Cameron. I think I'm going to give 32s a try next year. I don't really want high RPM with my setup anyhow, just stump pulling torque :oogle:
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,461
Posted By R32RennSport
Moss Motors is where I sourced mine years ago as...

Moss Motors is where I sourced mine years ago as well.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,524
Posted By R32RennSport
I'd like to see a clear, well lit, close up...

I'd like to see a clear, well lit, close up picture of your linkage setup if it's possible.

Mine for reference, I'm using long runner VCS replica manifolds and redline cable pull linkage. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,524
Posted By R32RennSport
You are definitely in the ball park all things...

You are definitely in the ball park all things considered. 3 turns out is about .5 turn past optimal and you should consider moving up to a 60s on the idle. That should help with the popping and...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,524
Posted By R32RennSport
You're on to the right path, same experience...

You're on to the right path, same experience here. Went from 36's to 34's and had a vast improvement. I know 32's are technically out of range but I'd like to try them sometime to see if they are...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
Well, the driving lights are up and running. I...

Well, the driving lights are up and running. I also wired up some indicator lights on my add on switch panel and moved my overdrive indicator light to the dash. Drilling into the never modified dash...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-02-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks for the advice guys. Relaying the...

Thanks for the advice guys. Relaying the headlights is something I've contemplated and after reading through this definitely doesn't seem difficult or detrimental to the cars original layout. Direct...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
I'll take a reading at the bulbs the next time...

I'll take a reading at the bulbs the next time I'm in there to verify. I have the Hella H4 conversion units. I never realized that such a small drop in voltage decreased output so much. My mesh stone...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-24-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
New pigtails and cleaned my grounds. Honestly...

New pigtails and cleaned my grounds. Honestly could probably aim them a little better. I'm just jaded with all the late model cars I drive with high output, this time of year always comes as a shock...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 215,204
Posted By R32RennSport
Haven't had too many updates over the past month....

Haven't had too many updates over the past month. Spent most of the time chasing down a mysterious misfire issue (YES AGAIN) so it has been parked and again it turned out to be fuel related. After...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 36,750
Posted By R32RennSport
Ah very nice. All my stomping grounds! (Born and...

Ah very nice. All my stomping grounds! (Born and raised in SLO, lived in this county my whole life). Thanks for the insight on the T9, have always been curious about those.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 241,634
Posted By R32RennSport
Lovely capture!

Lovely capture!
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