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Old 11-12-2008, 12:45 AM   #76
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Wow... what setup is tentacle wagon running? It's a 960, right? Well done guys.

91 940 -t + whiteblock 6 + a/t = fun.

While it's not that fast in a straight it seems to be an excellent powerplant for AutoX.

MS and poi-style shifters operate the drivetrain.

Ipd sways, b&g springs and Bilstein HD's help it handle.

It's a fun car. I wasn't loving using it as a DD but it sure is a blast to go **** around in on the weekends.

I have already mentioned some of the future for this car in terms of handling. And we need to reprogram the trans controller and do the accumulator mod to get it to shift faster and use more of it's power. I could feel a bunch of little things that needed to be tweaked but it's a very solid performer at this point.

Faster in the AutoX than the Lanny's Miata and Logan's RX7, not to mention Tick's 745ti/m47.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:13 AM   #77
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not to mention Tick's 745ti/m47.
Don't you mean not to mention again? I'll weld up the rear end before the next one and we'll see who laughs last.
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:45 AM   #78
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Wow... what setup is tentacle wagon running? It's a 960, right? Well done guys.
1991 940turbo
dad bought it new
ovaled the bores in block #1
then put a nice 91 b230F block into it and worked the turbo angle for 2 years before blowing the HG in an overheat one day
then garaged it for 6 months while finding a nice B6304 and installed it
so its a 91 940 with a 97 960 powertrain
Ms1 & paddle shifters

currently has low lift cams and no headwork on a 180k mile motor

when i get back to the US and put some work into it, there are about another 50-75HP to be found just with the bigger cams and headwork with a proper exhaust manifold
and maybe an intake manifold that doesn't look like a squid

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Whiteblock swapped 940.
close enough

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What about suspension? Looking through the old articles, I see he has the poi-spec paddle shifters. awesome.
Poly bushings nearly everywhere
brand new HD's
B&G springs
IPD 25/25 sways
-.5* camber and 4* caster with 0 toe
MB 17x8 rims with 235/45/17 semi sticky all season falken 915 tires

it needs more front & rear spring, less rear bar and more tire
also it could do to shed a few #'s
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:57 AM   #79
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Faster in the AutoX than the Lanny's Miata and Logan's RX7, not to mention Tick's 745ti/m47.
No way I'm going to let 2 ricers and a nut in a volvo wagon beat me
I'm picking up a set of M3 springs tomorrow.
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:00 AM   #80
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No way I'm going to let 2 ricers and a nut in a volvo wagon beat me
I'm picking up a set of M3 springs tomorrow.
HAHAHAHA

If you go to the next event, you might have to let a dork in a vintage beetle beat you! At the last event I went to, I was about 3 seconds slower than the buggies, just for reference.....
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:20 AM   #81
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Shakes fist in air!!! I'll make sure everyone gets good and drunk the night before. Nursing a hangover the next morning. It should be worth at least 5 seconds. It'll be my secret weapon. Wheeee!!!!

Funny story. Liz calls tonight from the side of the road. "My roommate had an accident in her 73 beetle. Shes fine but the fender is rubbing the right front tire. Can you bring a large hammer and a crowbar?"
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:41 AM   #82
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Don't you mean not to mention again? I'll weld up the rear end before the next one and we'll see who laughs last.
I don't know who will laugh first or last, but it will be funny as hell. Forget that e30 drifting, you will hardly be able to drive in a stratight line on the course.

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Shakes fist in air!!! I'll make sure everyone gets good and drunk the night before. Nursing a hangover the next morning. It should be worth at least 5 seconds. It'll be my secret weapon. Wheeee!!!!

Funny story. Liz calls tonight from the side of the road. "My roommate had an accident in her 73 beetle. Shes fine but the fender is rubbing the right front tire. Can you bring a large hammer and a crowbar?"

I was good and drunk. I was hungover. And I was driving a car I hadn't been driven in a month except to go to the store the day before. You are going to have to do better than that!
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:46 AM   #83
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why the hell arn't you driving it more?
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:41 PM   #84
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why the hell arn't you driving it more?
I just didn't drive it for a while, I don't know. But it's going to work with me today. Time for another oil change.

With the current driveway situation I have the wagon parked all the way in, blocked in by the BMW and the truck is down on the street. So it was just easier to drive the truck.


So Friday I am going to start investigating what is available to get this car handling better in the AutoX without killing the ride on the highway. I really want to get the trans stuff done soon too.
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:21 PM   #85
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Looks like a great venue. Next season, post up the event dates well ahead of time and I just might make it down there for one.
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:04 PM   #86
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They are negotiating with the city of Marina on next year's schedule as we speak. Dates should be up soon.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:36 PM   #87
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I don't know who will laugh first or last, but it will be funny as hell. Forget that e30 drifting, you will hardly be able to drive in a stratight line on the course.
You really think it'd be uncontrollable?
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:44 PM   #88
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You really think it'd be uncontrollable?
Totalito dorifto. Actually I would be concerned with what it would do. If it hooks up it will understeer, if it doesn't it will be drift time. Try a smaller rear bar and more negative camber first
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So Friday I am going to start investigating what is available to get this car handling better in the AutoX without killing the ride on the highway. I really want to get the trans stuff done soon too.
One thing that always bothered me is the way the rear sway bar is setup on all solid axle volvos. I would change it to a setup similar to the front where the bar is mounted on body of the car with end links running down to the trailing arms. It will reduce the weight of the axle and give you the option of an adjustable bar with multiple mounting points for the end links. Want to dial in more oversteer? Slide the end link one inch over. You'll also get away with using a much thinner bar to accomplish the same thing.

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Old 11-13-2008, 12:30 AM   #90
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One thing that always bothered me is the way the rear sway bar is setup on all solid axle volvos. I would change it to a setup similar to the front where the bar is mounted on body of the car with end links running down to the trailing arms. It will reduce the weight of the axle and give you the option of an adjustable bar with multiple mounting points for the end links. Want to dial in more oversteer? Slide the end link one inch over. You'll also get away with using a much thinner bar to accomplish the same thing.
That's not a bad idea but I think I can get away with just a smaller bar and stiffer springs.

I just looked at some of the photo's on the norcalufo.org site and HOLY f-ing ****, that thing has some body roll! And I can see the sidewalls rolling under on the front even with the low profile tires.

MORE neg camber, MORE tire pressure and all the other stuff and I will be happy. I'd love to give this thing back to Mike with the handling much improved. The performance is better in terms of the engine but the handling needs some lovin.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:33 AM   #91
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I developed my 35mm shots today. They turned out pretty good.

Logan, Lanny, Eric and Austin - if you guys want I can make pretty bitchin prints of your cars so I can get extra credit in that class than give you the prints if you want.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:35 AM   #92
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I developed my 35mm shots today. They turned out pretty good.

Logan, Lanny, Eric and Austin - if you guys want I can make pretty bitchin prints of your cars so I can get extra credit in that class than give you the prints if you want.
Hell yes! I would love something for me and for Mike.

Next time you need to have the wheels for the VW and join us for the fun.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:15 AM   #93
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I just looked at some of the photo's on the norcalufo.org site and HOLY f-ing ****, that thing has some body roll! And I can see the sidewalls rolling under on the front even with the low profile tires.
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:16 AM   #95
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:53 AM   #96
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Needs more tire pressure, stiffer front springs and more negative camber. That's where I am going to start.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:40 PM   #97
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unholy body roll batman!

these pictures are great

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Old 11-30-2008, 07:05 PM   #98
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BUMP!!

Been a while since I logged on...

Big thanks to Eric for hosting the BBQ the night before! Great time, and great food! If you ever do that again, you can definitely count me in!

Thanks for posting the video and pictures! Here are some from the NorCalRoadster forum:

Me making a camera mount in my car:

Corner hustlin:

Eric showing a cone who is boss:

Me in a drift sequence:





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Old 11-30-2008, 07:09 PM   #99
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Of course you have a picture of the 1 cone I took out all day. I knew I hit that ****er and it cost me.
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hahaha, not my picture. Pretty damn good shot though
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