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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By DET17
My son scored a 93 240 compressor with mounts,...

My son scored a 93 240 compressor with mounts, and I think the damn thing is in old Dad's pallet rack stash of powertrain parts. LMK if you don't get another for data, and I could search for it and...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By DET17
I'm planning a future 700 r4 (gearing, I believe,...

I'm planning a future 700 r4 (gearing, I believe, same as the OP's later designation gearbox).

Using the V8 calculators, I settled on a 3.36 final gear for my 70 Malibu with SBC. This puts first...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By DET17
Balance likely not your issue. Have your tires...

Balance likely not your issue. Have your tires inspected for a "belt separation". If you have one of these little darlings up front it will shake like a disco at 65mph.

Next question: was there...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By DET17
You need a voltmeter and the circuit for the fuel...

You need a voltmeter and the circuit for the fuel sender. I considered a new sender assy. for my 92 Sedan and there were several on eBay for near $100, NOS. When all else fails, renew to zero...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By DET17
Genuine MITSUBISHI overhaul kit.... should be...

Genuine MITSUBISHI overhaul kit.... should be less that $99 shipped to your door.

China knock offs cheap(er), but you pay for what you get.

ARD Tuning has an excellent Youtube video on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 863
Posted By DET17
No, I wasn’t referring to anyone in...

No, I wasn’t referring to anyone in particular....rather the TB typical methodology.

Sounds like your 15 year old did quite well! Congrats..... sounds like he was well taught.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 863
Posted By DET17
Near all these 7/9 T5 conversions end with a...

Near all these 7/9 T5 conversions end with a picture looking just like this........:wtf:

You either (1) run wasted spark (no distributor back of the head) and move your engine aft until you nearly...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By DET17
If you've got some MAPP gas, you can also try...

If you've got some MAPP gas, you can also try feathering heat an inch or so from your sleeve, on the Aluminium cast BH. This could free the shrink fit..... and if set in place with red Loctite, you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By DET17
Exactly, per both prior posts. It takes many...

Exactly, per both prior posts.

It takes many many turns to effect any change.

Also as the Fox states, the copies disassemble themselves. You can carefully disassembly and then lubricate the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By DET17
Steel coolant lines should be 8mm (near 5/16"). ...

Steel coolant lines should be 8mm (near 5/16"). To bend & flare them proper, you need both the tube bending & flaring tools (not easy, the latter). Recommend you find a boneyard set & replace...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By DET17
The relay that drives your fogs, can be triggered...

The relay that drives your fogs, can be triggered by various (and even multiple) inputs. When your headlamp switch is in the "parking light" position, you can use that input to actuate your relay. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By DET17
I don’t own a 960; however I added the 91 SE...

I don’t own a 960; however I added the 91 SE fogs to my 940. In the instruction sheets it seems there was a daytime running option for certain countries. The 940 fuse block has room for several...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
Posted By DET17
Based upon your 90*F delta on the surface of the...

Based upon your 90*F delta on the surface of the radiator (and really you want fluid temps; I'd shoot the hoses at entry/exit and ignore the plastic temps), in my mind it points to little to now...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By DET17
OUTSTANDING list.... the only adder I'd do is all...

OUTSTANDING list.... the only adder I'd do is all vacuum hoses replace with silicone, of proper diameter. Forget the IPD Turbo cam, for now..... a MBC will provide more thrill for less effort.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,015
Posted By DET17
To tailgate on hiperfauto, NEVER blindly trust...

To tailgate on hiperfauto, NEVER blindly trust those 25+ year old connectors as he shows above. The insulative sleeves crumble to dust, and if you push the connector on you "might" have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By DET17
and from memory to this gnashing of teeth, aren't...

and from memory to this gnashing of teeth, aren't the last digits of the turbo pump 044?

OP, you can check TASCAparts.com and confirm it. When in doubt, find NOS German made BOSCH.....and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By DET17
Revisit your T-stat. Vent hole should be at 12...

Revisit your T-stat. Vent hole should be at 12 o'clock and the sensing element is toward the head (i.e. the HEAT).

While it's out, drain the system and remove that radiator. After capturing your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By DET17
I didn't restore the weathered windscreen trim on...

I didn't restore the weathered windscreen trim on my 92 940; on the recommendation of 2manyTurbos, I pulled the trim from a 95 940, bought new attachment clips and installed. Details are in my DD...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By DET17
Great tip, Mr. Yount. All that NATS training...

Great tip, Mr. Yount. All that NATS training wasn't wasted! ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By DET17
Is there any flow thru your radiator? Delta T...

Is there any flow thru your radiator? Delta T should be 10*C across a properly functioning radiator. A plugged radiator will definitely overheat your engine.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By DET17
Thankfully it is LH2.4

Thankfully it is LH2.4
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By DET17
It must have been your first reference to "it's...

It must have been your first reference to "it's not 1989 anymore" that mislead me.

Good to know you found a straight ECU bolt on solution, as apparently many have, for +T. My son just bought a 92...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By DET17
Somebody said earlier compression test, to...

Somebody said earlier compression test, to confirm not only the blown HG possibility but also the health of pistons/rings, valves not burnt, warped head from overheating, the list goes on and on. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By DET17
OP - for future engine machining, I recommend...

OP - for future engine machining, I recommend GOZA Machine in Acworth...... they've done 4 or 5 cylinder heads for me by now. Tommy Goza is old school and they have nice equipment and skilled folks. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By DET17
Certainly the 89 block is nice and tight in the...

Certainly the 89 block is nice and tight in the bores (presuming they ran an air filter). My concern with an 89 would be that is ~ the end of the skinny rod/55mm crank mains, a.k.a. the "low...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By DET17
Well today I picked the grille and a few other...

Well today I picked the grille and a few other items for Kestrel's Lady's 944..... pretty much she's dead otherwise. FWIW, there appears to be a fairly recent reman. starter on said red 944. Mitsu...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By DET17
None of the 92 red blocks that I've opened up...

None of the 92 red blocks that I've opened up have been squirters; those started somewhere in 93 per TB urban legend.

Agree with the 15g suggestion; you don't want to run much boost with higher...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-15-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
Posted By DET17
The OE Engineers chose to take temp data from the...

The OE Engineers chose to take temp data from the head ports for good reasons.... aluminum head on iron block; higher temps leading to detonation, not to mention a warped head and failed HG. You...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,942
Posted By DET17
eBay Find your proper OE part #, create a...

eBay

Find your proper OE part #, create a search, wait, Score!

Patience and preparation FTW
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,897
Posted By DET17
OP, has your question been answered?

OP, has your question been answered?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-14-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 31,802
Posted By DET17
Are folks still using the "Johnny Joints" for the...

Are folks still using the "Johnny Joints" for the rears? The Currie parts were all the buzz 10 years ago. Sounds like a solid drivetrain.... engine management by GM?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By DET17
I'm running the Gsellstr recommended BNE...

I'm running the Gsellstr recommended BNE "economy" top hats; I think they are priced in the low $200 range for a set. I've put less than a 100 miles on them thus far (car been at paint shop for...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 31,802
Posted By DET17
Nice 66 Chevelle! Guessing that drivetrain is...

Nice 66 Chevelle! Guessing that drivetrain is LS'd and all the rest. Whose suspension front and rear? Its been now 10 years since I built my pro touring 70 Malibu.... still rocking the original...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By DET17
I know the Volvo Wiring Diagrams site is...

I know the Volvo Wiring Diagrams site is kaput..... but can you find the 89 harness schematic somewhere? With luck, you might not have to customize too much to get power to the LH2.4 harness. Having...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,152
Posted By DET17
Is the shifter as shown in your pic, engaged in...

Is the shifter as shown in your pic, engaged in the forward position gears, or center position?

There is lately growing interest in the 7/9 conversions to T5 manuals; you would serve the TB...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,791
Posted By DET17
Very nice find on the '98 Redblock..... you...

Very nice find on the '98 Redblock..... you should have a proper "stage zero" with new rings and all sealings. What camshaft will you be running in the 8V?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By DET17
"Confirm the setup"..... always step 1 when...

"Confirm the setup"..... always step 1 when trouble shooting. I know both the Bentley manual, Greenbooks, and sages on the 7/9 Maint. Pages all detail the TB setup. Glad you found the real problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By DET17
First one I've seen around the ATL with...

First one I've seen around the ATL with Hydras.... in about 3 years! Likely gone after this past weekend.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 29,895
Posted By DET17
Who said Mike would never finish a project? ...

Who said Mike would never finish a project? Slower than the 2nd coming..... but he did it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By DET17
Either backlash, carrier bearing preload, or...

Either backlash, carrier bearing preload, or even the bearing you installed.

When troubleshooting, always return to the scene of the most recent crime.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,717
Posted By DET17
As the 9 and late 7 series units were built by...

As the 9 and late 7 series units were built by Harrison (Div. of GM), cast your net outside of Volvodom. Knowing Generous Motors, such actuators will b common with the time period offerings of GM. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By DET17
and further to Art's point, to prove this to...

and further to Art's point, to prove this to yourself, read thru the subject wiring with your ohmmeter...... the resistance will be large. Disconnect both ends before you read the ohms.... as if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By DET17
Brace the engine from front of trailer to keep...

Brace the engine from front of trailer to keep "tongue weight" down. Fully forward will result in high trailer tongue weight, but it also won't shift on decel! Put a tire sans rim beneath the oil...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,360
Posted By DET17
Check the Maint sub forum; a year or more ago...

Check the Maint sub forum; a year or more ago there was an excellent thread built around the 91-93 AC systems used in the 2 series family. I believe the control schematic for the 93 was posted.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,360
Posted By DET17
The last red block AC systems were all CCOT...

The last red block AC systems were all CCOT (clutch cycling orifice tube). They need to cycle, rather than be straight wired on. I believe that late 7 and 9s use the dash controller with the 3...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By DET17
Hard steel lines? Should be 8mm, or 5/16"........

Hard steel lines? Should be 8mm, or 5/16"..... Can your existing lines be re-bent to the new target cooler positions? You need to provide more data.

I bought new tubing benders, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By DET17
As noted many times.... the Aussie tailshaft...

As noted many times.... the Aussie tailshaft housing is the ideal elegant solution for the 7/9 series.

Failing that the linked shifter extension is your only hope, unless you want the dash...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By DET17
The turbine housing was created in heat.........

The turbine housing was created in heat...... loves it.

MAPP gas gets much hotter than propane. Is the stud exposed or under flush?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 68,901
Posted By DET17
Nicely done Craig! I salute your dedication to...

Nicely done Craig! I salute your dedication to sheet metal perfection..... I don't have the time to read all your threads from the beginning of this car, but 2 quick questions:

1. What engine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By DET17
Stitch weld max 1 inch every 2 inches. I am an...

Stitch weld max 1 inch every 2 inches. I am an engineer......
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