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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 171
Posted By JohnMc
I was trying to google up the bore and not...

I was trying to google up the bore and not finding anything definitive. But yeah, larger MC bore than normal - less 'leverage' in the system, more force needed for a given amount of braking.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 171
Posted By JohnMc
Pad material makes a difference too.

Pad material makes a difference too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 171
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, what's the bore on your Wilwood MC? ...

Yeah, what's the bore on your Wilwood MC?

I'm using 122 discs up front on my PV, with drums out back, with the stock PV master cylinder (I really, really should put a dual circuit MC on it).
...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By JohnMc
Single wire alternators just need that single...

Single wire alternators just need that single wire. Some of them use an external jumper to the exciter wire from that terminal, some do it internally.

I stuck a GM alternator on my PV, and with...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By JohnMc
I was going to say what hiperf said, but he...

I was going to say what hiperf said, but he already said it. It's just not going to fit.

Find a buyer for it (164 manual trans parts are very rare and valuable). Is the flywheel you have coming...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-13-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 85,074
Posted By JohnMc
I think he means the pads going further out than...

I think he means the pads going further out than the rotors.

I don't think it's a big deal. As it wears you'll just get a little lip on the pad. I have a similar situation going on like that on...
Forum: events 04-08-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,384
Posted By JohnMc
And no charge for tent camping. Just pay the...

And no charge for tent camping. Just pay the food fund.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By JohnMc
They're a bit less useful on a 240 where the...

They're a bit less useful on a 240 where the starter hump on the bellhousing has to be rotated so much as the trans moves toward the motor.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 726,191
Posted By JohnMc
:lol: I've been making a little stack of...

:lol:

I've been making a little stack of parts to bolt onto it.
- Wilwood brake kit for the front (waiting on the last bits)
- boxed front lower control arms
- pondering something else other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By JohnMc
I never knew 240's did that vertical hood trick,...

I never knew 240's did that vertical hood trick, I thought that was a 700/900 thing. Huh.

I've pulled Volvo drivetrains a fair amount, PV, 122, 140, 240. And I've done it with a variety of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,039
Posted By JohnMc
A Clovis point is one f the styles of projectile...

A Clovis point is one f the styles of projectile points made in North America around 13,000 years ago.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Clovis_Point.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 726,191
Posted By JohnMc
*lamest update ever* All I did was start it...

*lamest update ever*

All I did was start it up and back it out of the garage. Lol, I'm late getting it out of winter storage this year. I've been busy doing random other things.

Oh, I did get...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By JohnMc
I think a pressure gauge test would provide the...

I think a pressure gauge test would provide the answer. See if the pressure is spiking up a bit in low-flow situations. is the return line still the same size? It's possible that's the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By JohnMc
Well sheeeeeit. *googles* Looks like the...

Well sheeeeeit. *googles*

Looks like the next time I need a Braille B14115 I'll be getting a Deka EXT14 instead. Same damn thing, ~$85 vs. $150.

*sigh*
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By JohnMc
45 AH is triple the capacity of what?

45 AH is triple the capacity of what?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By JohnMc
I've certainly done that on 3 of my 5 cars. And...

I've certainly done that on 3 of my 5 cars. And it's only a matter of time for 1 of the other 2. Maybe both.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By JohnMc
$500 Volvo + $500 battery = $400 Volvo. ...

$500 Volvo + $500 battery = $400 Volvo.

Wait...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By JohnMc
Teeny tiny! I've been using a more conventional...

Teeny tiny! I've been using a more conventional 11.5 AGM Braille battery in my 245 for a while. Probably not ideal for extended cranking if you have starting issues, but I've had no issue. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,727
Posted By JohnMc
I retapped the sensor adapter in the radiator...

I retapped the sensor adapter in the radiator hose for the stock Volvo temp sender. There are two on the Volvo motor, one with two leads for the ECU, one with a single spade connector for the gauge....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,039
Posted By JohnMc
I think it's both - electric to shut the CC off,...

I think it's both - electric to shut the CC off, and a vac switch to dump the vac in the system to more immediately cut the throttle.

I've never bothered to add a clutch switch to mine for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,727
Posted By JohnMc
I kept my Turbo expansion tank off to the side,...

I kept my Turbo expansion tank off to the side, and a plain non-pressure cap on the radiator.

And rather than try to find hoses that would work, I just pieced mine together with silicone couplers...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,039
Posted By JohnMc
It's been a long time (over 10 years? almost...

It's been a long time (over 10 years? almost 15?) but I just trimmed that last bit of the manual pedal box off y donor box, and bolted it into my car next to (and partially on top of) the automatic...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,727
Posted By JohnMc
Here's the steering shaft I used on my LS swap: ...

Here's the steering shaft I used on my LS swap: https://www.walmart.com/ip/COLEMAN-MACHINE-Universal-3-4-48-Spline-18-Long-Steering-Shaft-P-N-119-118/180080655

The stock shaft is bulky and has a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By JohnMc
To check ball joints/tie rods? Just jack up one...

To check ball joints/tie rods? Just jack up one front wheel at a time, using that lower control arm You just need to get it up off the ground a little bit. Raising it by the lower control arm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By JohnMc
That's what the adjustment is for. Just... as...

That's what the adjustment is for. Just... as already mentioned a couple of times, only do it with the wheels straight ahead, and don't try to take all the slack out - leave a little.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By JohnMc
And jack the car up by the lower control arm if...

And jack the car up by the lower control arm if possible and wiggle around on the wheel. Jacking it up that way will take most of the loading off that lower ball joint. Then wiggle the wheel back...
Forum: events 03-09-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,384
Posted By JohnMc
Heh, I got a Miata. Red '04 MSM. Hardtop, some...

Heh, I got a Miata. Red '04 MSM. Hardtop, some mods, MS'ed, 220 whp.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By JohnMc
Wiggle the steering wheel, and try to see where...

Wiggle the steering wheel, and try to see where the slack is.

If you end up adjusting some slack out of the steering box, do it with the wheels straight ahead. By design (maybe? intentional?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By JohnMc
Coolant temp sensor (or wiring)? Cold start...

Coolant temp sensor (or wiring)? Cold start valve? Sounds like it's running *really* rich. Use the manual above, and a mulltimeter, and check the sensor. If it checks OK, pull the ECU plug and...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-05-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,727
Posted By JohnMc
1957 Rochester Ramjet fuel injection: ...

1957 Rochester Ramjet fuel injection:
https://www.speednik.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/12/0306VET_RochesterTWO01_z.jpg

If you think K-Jets isn't quirky enough.
Forum: events 03-05-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,384
Posted By JohnMc
I bought one in Feb 1990. Red Pkg A. Great cars.

I bought one in Feb 1990. Red Pkg A. Great cars.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,594
Posted By JohnMc
If the 3.4 V6 in my 4Runner ever wears out (lol,...

If the 3.4 V6 in my 4Runner ever wears out (lol, not likely) I'd consider a 1UZ swap. Adapters exist for my manual trans: https://xatracing.com/1UZ-to-R154-Adapter-Kit.html
Forum: events 03-04-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,384
Posted By JohnMc
Maybe I'll have a Miata by then. I keep trolling...

Maybe I'll have a Miata by then. I keep trolling NA's real hard lately.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,594
Posted By JohnMc
Unlike the rows of pretty unwrecked GM and...

Unlike the rows of pretty unwrecked GM and Chrysler FWD's, the big V8 Lexus' I see in the PnP style yards usually have been wrecked. When they have 150 - 200K miles and get thumped, they're going to...
Forum: events 03-03-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,384
Posted By JohnMc
Count me in. Tent in the yard as usual.

Count me in. Tent in the yard as usual.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,727
Posted By JohnMc
The general pyramid of coolness: Convertible > 3...

The general pyramid of coolness: Convertible > 3 dr > 2 dr > 5 dr > 4 dr
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,727
Posted By JohnMc
If not, then he has a long lost twin brother.

If not, then he has a long lost twin brother.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,594
Posted By JohnMc
Lexus V8's are cheap and available in the...

Lexus V8's are cheap and available in the junkyards too. Because any car that has one almost never needs a replacement.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 75,784
Posted By JohnMc
Mine wasn't too bad. I spent a bit of time with...

Mine wasn't too bad. I spent a bit of time with an angle grinder knocking down all the non-functional nubs and lumps that stick out of the trans, then a while with the BFH. Nothing too crazy.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,025
Posted By JohnMc
By far the cheapest and easiest way /\ /\ /\ ...

By far the cheapest and easiest way /\ /\ /\

Buy someone else's project.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,245
Posted By JohnMc
Donny, you're out of your element!

Donny, you're out of your element!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,025
Posted By JohnMc
And to redo this post of mine - I forgot to cap...

And to redo this post of mine - I forgot to cap off the thought I was going with there. Look through that thread, look at the costs, and realize that those are pretty much all valuing the labor...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,025
Posted By JohnMc
A couple of yards around here (Speedway,...

A couple of yards around here (Speedway, riverside) will pull them for 'free' (I guess they do charge a bit more than the others, but they're also 'variable' pricing - nothing posted, they just sort...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,245
Posted By JohnMc
I used a kit (Mothers IIRC) on the Jetta's...

I used a kit (Mothers IIRC) on the Jetta's headlights. Results were really good, they were nice and sparkly clear afterwards. It only lasted about a year and a half, though, They're back to dull...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,025
Posted By JohnMc
Junkyards know what sells for a good price, so...

Junkyards know what sells for a good price, so odds are you will rarely ever come across a 'yard engine' that's one of the bigger displacements (5.7, 6.0, etc) and/or one of the aluminum block...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,025
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, there was a thread not long ago on that...

Yeah, there was a thread not long ago on that subject. I hadn't done the maths diligently up to that point, just sort of casually added up a couple of the bigger chunks and had a figure in my head...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,025
Posted By JohnMc
Could have been the CD009 I used. Had to modify...

Could have been the CD009 I used. Had to modify the trans to fit the LS (not hard or terribly precise, just lop off the bellhousing and remove the front cover and bolt on the adapter plate). Then...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,025
Posted By JohnMc
I did mine without much in the way of fabrication...

I did mine without much in the way of fabrication at all. A bit of hammering here and there - some exhaust welding (relocated WG's, scratch built DP).

Even doing all that, it adds up quite a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,594
Posted By JohnMc
I didn't say anything else. I just said that if...

I didn't say anything else. I just said that if your goals aren't static, you might want to be honest about them up front and build to where you really want to go. Instead of redoing it multiple...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By JohnMc
Does the trans cable on the throttle need to be...

Does the trans cable on the throttle need to be adjusted? If it doesn't downshift as soon as it should, it can make the car feel slow as molasses. The cable hopped off the spool on my daughter's...
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