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Old 08-01-2016, 04:35 PM   #126
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A few more pics from the weekend-





Need to sell the rest of these stickers! Money to put towards my Volvo.

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Old 08-03-2016, 05:55 PM   #127
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The lights are looking really, really good.
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:34 PM   #128
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The lights are looking really, really good.
Thank you, I am very happy with them. Still need to relay and get some brighter bulbs.

Quick update... I bought a thing. It's a good thing. It's a heavy thing. And when I get to utilize it, it will make my 240 faster! :google:



I have been super busy though building a new patio behind my house for my sons birthday this weekend. So work on the wagon has been slow. But the patio is AWESOME!



And I snagged a sweet little project off craigslist for $100, so this bad boy will need some attention soon too!



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Old 08-15-2016, 12:29 AM   #129
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Love the stop sign.

Sweet patio / when is the party?
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:57 AM   #130
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Looks nice! This is basically the route I want to go with my 1990 245.
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:52 AM   #131
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I want to n ow what's in the box homie....!
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:33 AM   #132
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Love the stop sign.

Sweet patio / when is the party?
Anytime you want to make the drive down... haha We have patio weather year round!

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Looks nice! This is basically the route I want to go with my 1990 245.
Do it! I love this thing.

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Old 08-16-2016, 09:23 AM   #133
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:10 PM   #134
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The blacked out E-codes look great. Whats the plan for the 16V head? Going to stay NA or +T?
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:35 PM   #135
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The blacked out E-codes look great. Whats the plan for the 16V head? Going to stay NA or +T?
+T I will be picking up a disassembled 93 block and building it on a stand. I have the Dee works kit, so I want to do an upright 16vT in it. I think it would be a blast!
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:40 PM   #136
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Well crap! Not sure I can make the rears work... but they are so minty!







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Old 08-24-2016, 07:42 PM   #137
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+T I will be picking up a disassembled 93 block and building it on a stand. I have the Dee works kit, so I want to do an upright 16vT in it. I think it would be a blast!
I have the same kit, but then I looked into what all is involved with upright mounting....... It certainly looks cool, but every bit of clearance you gain on the exhaust side, you lose on the intake side. Plus you have to modify the oil pump/pickup and we're already behind the 8ball supplying oil to a turbo and a 16v head full of hydraulic lifters.


Wheels are sweet though, just need adapters that look like paint cans and you'll be golden
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:58 PM   #138
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This post brought me here: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpo...postcount=8836

But it was the photo of your storage unit that made me comment further: Is that a Karmann Ghia in there??? <3

I have a 54 oval and the 61 my grandfather bought brand new :-) No Karmann Ghia, though...

Sweet looking wagon, and sweet closet VW obsession. Hurry up with the 16vT, keen to do the same, but RHD.

FYI, there'll be a car running my stuff at GRM 2016 in Gainseville September 30-October 1, if you're keen to see one.

The very first car running this stuff was a 740 wagon in Pompano beach, just south of you. A few days later I drove all the way to the bottom, and then up to Tampa arriving at nearly 3am running on the system for the first proper drive. Good times, good memories :-)
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:13 PM   #139
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I have the same kit, but then I looked into what all is involved with upright mounting....... It certainly looks cool, but every bit of clearance you gain on the exhaust side, you lose on the intake side. Plus you have to modify the oil pump/pickup and we're already behind the 8ball supplying oil to a turbo and a 16v head full of hydraulic lifters.


Wheels are sweet though, just need adapters that look like paint cans and you'll be golden
After swapping barrels with the ARE's it looks like the adapters won't be too big at all

And as for the upright... if your building on a stand, I don't think uprighting it would be too bad. I would rather have less intake room and more room for TURBO!!! I think the motor mounts would be the hardest part. As for the oiling, from what I have read, it really isn't an issue in an upright mounted engine. People who have done it don't seem to have a lack of oil to the 16v head.





Makes them a 16x9.5 ET 16ish. I can get a little more offset by switching the face to the rear of the barrel. Shout make it around an ET 25-30 which will be perfect for an adapter!

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But it was the photo of your storage unit that made me comment further: Is that a Karmann Ghia in there??? <3
Yeah, it is a 68 that has a 6" roof chop. I actually have sold it to a guy in Tampa and he is paying for the storage unit till he can come pick it up. It is pretty sweet though!

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I have a 54 oval and the 61 my grandfather bought brand new :-) No Karmann Ghia, though...
I still own a 73 Super that is being built pretty custom, a 96 VR6 Turbo GTI, a 97 VW Cabrio, and a 64 Chevelle. Trying to sell a lot of stuff to fund the Volvo and 73 Super

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Sweet looking wagon, and sweet closet VW obsession. Hurry up with the 16vT, keen to do the same, but RHD.

FYI, there'll be a car running my stuff at GRM 2016 in Gainseville September 30-October 1, if you're keen to see one.
That actually looks awesome. I will check that out, it is not a bad drive from here. I want to build the 16vT bad, but that will be a slow build on a stand!

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So where are you now? Not in Fl. anymore? That Free EMS looks interesting. What do you use to tune it? I am afraid I would break things haha
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:09 PM   #140
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Now, back in NZ. Lived in Barcelona/Spain for 2.5 years in the mean time. That was just the tail end of a 3 month 13500 mile road trip from san diego while stopping by on my way back from the UK.

You can break things with any EMS. Tuner is crap currently, but it gets us by, just. If you do go to the event, look for KOSH Racing and talk to Rob, I'm sure he'd be happy to have a chat about it :-) He's running it on his 2 litre Miata turbo in Atlanta, too.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:32 AM   #141
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After swapping barrels with the ARE's it looks like the adapters won't be too big at all

And as for the upright... if your building on a stand, I don't think uprighting it would be too bad. I would rather have less intake room and more room for TURBO!!! I think the motor mounts would be the hardest part. As for the oiling, from what I have read, it really isn't an issue in an upright mounted engine. People who have done it don't seem to have a lack of oil to the 16v head.
Well, aren't you resourceful! Those look awesome and more importantly, they look lie they'll fit great!

The other rub with vert mount is that it locks you in to doing completely custom everything, which is cool if you're Nathan or Josh or what not, but since I don't weld, and I found a pretty good deal on a sweet (standard mount) turbo setup I won't be going that route. However I'll be the first to shake your hand and buy you a beer when you pull it off.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:06 AM   #142
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Adding to the above a little, re oil and heads, oil is pressure fed into the head and gets everywhere it needs to go that way. Exceptions being that oil usually pools for the cam lobes to swipe through. I strongly doubt that there'd be insufficient lobe lubrication on a 15-30 degree angle that promotes better out-of-head oil drainage. Doing so would actually partially alleviate a very real issue for those that like to hold high RPMs for a long time, esp while cornering hard to the left on a sweeper. Head oil pooling is a huge issue for a lot of different high revving engines. I'll probably add a couple of fittings on the RHS of the head to get oil out while going left in sweepers and generally help the rest of the time, too.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:17 PM   #143
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So I haven't updated in a while because I have not done anything major. Mainly just driving! And loving it.

Heres a shot from down by the river a few weeks ago-



I did decide to do the water torture/ seafoam treatment on it according to the DIY here on TB. I will say, it was very impressive how much my idle smoothed out after doing it. It also left a nice smoke cloud in the neighborhood haha! My son also had a good time helping me out.

Here you can see the remains of the first intake of seafoam, I have a video, but it just won't upload to photo bucket for some reason!



Then I had to put the roof racks on. We made a 14' grind rail for a local skate night and I had to get it into town.





It was a little smokey because we were welding with the doors closed and the a/c on.... hahaha nothing like a 75 degree garage when its 100 degrees outside!



More recently I had to overhaul the front brakes. They were warped something fierce and stopping was getting to be a chore.





I did pick up a big 60 gallon compressor too and had to make room in the garage. I move a bunch of stuff to storage and got all my Volvo goodies in one place so I can start picking things off the list and getting them on the car.



Some of the little things I scored from the yard on my last trip-



Overall, it has been great driving this thing. Cant wait to get some of the bushings squared away and get the turbo on it! But for now, we will wash it and cruise to local meets to hang out. Thats all for now!



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Old 02-03-2017, 01:11 PM   #144
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Well I have been cheating on my Volvo a little with another Wagon...



As for the 240, I had to pull the cam gear because it was wearing crappy and fast! Thinking of picking up a new one from STS soon. Just a lot of money I don't really want to spend right now.



Also drove down to the SCCA Rally Race to watch one of the local Volvo guys run his 940. It was a great time and my son loved it!



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Let me get that square!!!
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:10 AM   #146
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Alright, so I have been tinkering here and there on the car. Been fighting this weird draggin clutch feeling. I will post some updates to what I have been doing though.

I finally got around to getting my tach put in. While I was at it, I swapped over the housing, temp and fuel gauge. Now I just need to find a matching speedo so they are all shiny.





I also swapped in my 850T injectors and fixed my valve cover leak. My fuel mileage seems to have gone down drastically, but the power delivery is so much smoother with these injectors.



To try and remedy my clutch issues, I figured I would start with a clutch cable and STS Machinings new bushing to replace the rubber bushing. It seems to have helped. But only time will tell if the clutch dragging is gone.





I also installed my strut bars. I didn't think these would make as big of a difference as they did. The front end stays so much flatter in hard turns that without them!



Other than that, I pulled the racks and have just been loving driving it around!

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I'll trade you that square back for my wagon though!

I have a shiny speedo you can have. Maybe when you bring he square for swap you can grab it!
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RE: Cam gear

Just use a stock cam gear. Stock cams work best when timed straight up!
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:40 PM   #149
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I'll trade you that square back for my wagon though!

I have a shiny speedo you can have. Maybe when you bring he square for swap you can grab it!
I... I might actually consider that.... oh man!


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Just use a stock cam gear. Stock cams work best when timed straight up!
I have a v-cam swapped in. My power band starts at 4200 it feels like. The cam gear helped bring that a little more lower in the RPM range.
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So update. I have been driving the crap out of this thing, but the lack of performance has been killing me!

Well I swapped to my new round tooth setup in preparation for the +T! I found the crank pulley off a tooth 😒

So I got the new crank gear, IM shaft gear, and crank installed and test drive. WOW, the car is a whole new car!!!







Now today at lunch I advanced the cam 4-5* like most people do with the V-cam and the thing idles like crap. The power band definitely move lower in the RPM range, but the car is just not as smooth as it was with the cam set straight up!

Tomorrow she gets dyno' to give me a baseline before the +T, but I think I'm going to back to no advance first!
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