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Old 05-01-2018, 01:43 PM   #2976
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Now that you’ve got a new Jurbo, potentially non-hooptie boost control for a “cruise control on/fuel economy setting”, fixed cruise vac leaks and a new throttle cable, will it cruise/drive pleasantly going slow/relaxed/lazily as well as fast?
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:57 PM   #2977
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Your brake booster looks like crap and not worthy of this vehicle.... I think you should over-engineer a replacement ASAP.
If the bolts under the dash weren't such a pain in the ass I think I'd actually get around to fixing it.

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Now that you’ve got a new Jurbo, potentially non-hooptie boost control for a “cruise control on/fuel economy setting”, fixed cruise vac leaks and a new throttle cable, will it cruise/drive pleasantly going slow/relaxed/lazily as well as fast?
That's not a bad idea making the boost super lazy with cruise on. hmmm.

The cruise control got heaps better after replacing the o-rings. I can't wait to see how it is with the new throttle cable.

It's actually quite pleasant no matter how you drive it.
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:24 PM   #2978
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My old 850R had circa 370 bhp from it's 2.3, the car I've replaced it with has essentially identical horsepower but from a 5.4 litre V8, what is interesting is that fuel consumption for the V8 is significantly worse - keep out of boost and the 850R was (relatively speaking) frugal.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:05 PM   #2979
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If the bolts under the dash weren't such a pain in the ass I think I'd actually get around to fixing it.
Am I the only one that finds getting a brake booster out of a 240 super easy?
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:12 AM   #2980
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^No.
1990+ electrically laden USA SRS knee bolster model slows up the show a bit, but good wobble extension and semi-deep 13 and I can have them out in 5 mins, and then take the swivel socket once I can angle the booster toward the passenger side and zap the master out with that and snip the brake lines (junkyard).
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:58 AM   #2981
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I went at it through the gauge cluster opening. The angles made it weird. Turns out I'm just doing it wrong! Derp
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:52 AM   #2982
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Knee bolster out and wobblies is the way to go. I don't miss that about having a late model car.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:11 PM   #2983
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^No.
1990+ electrically laden USA SRS knee bolster model slows up the show a bit, but good wobble extension and semi-deep 13 and I can have them out in 5 mins, and then take the swivel socket once I can angle the booster toward the passenger side and zap the master out with that and snip the brake lines (junkyard).
I have a 93 and a 3 degree wobble and 2 foot extensions and my 20v dewalt impact makes for quick action.
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:26 AM   #2984
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Another thing checked off the list that has been bugging me for a while. The throttle has always been heavy from extra drag on the throttle cable. The routing combine with age wasn't doing me any favors. I bought a new Gemo cable and shortened it.
Found new barrel ends and dip soldered it on. Turned out really well and the throttle is oh so smooth and light now.
Did you always dislike the heavy feel, or did it only become noticeable when you started driving newer cars regularly? I always liked it. When I briefly used a 960 throttle body on the yoshi adapter, it was SO light that I added an extra wind to the spring in the tb.

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Not seen, it matches the trunk. Much shame.
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:08 AM   #2985
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Did you always dislike the heavy feel, or did it only become noticeable when you started driving newer cars regularly? I always liked it. When I briefly used a 960 throttle body on the yoshi adapter, it was SO light that I added an extra wind to the spring in the tb.
I think more than heavy it always just felt a little sticky. Having a newer car to compare it to might have led to me noticing it more. I dunno.
I have the same spool and double spring setup that a redblock 240 has so I'd guess the pedal feel is the same? Can't remember really.

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Not seen, it matches the trunk. Much shame.


I bought paint to fix the booster and I'll replace the dumb leaky ford reservoir too.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:16 PM   #2986
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New hubs arrived


While rolling around under the car I noticed the front universal joint was loose. Volvo specs HD versions of GKN 1300 series U-Joints. I didn't want to pay the $70 price per. Tracked down the Land Rover PN and ordered them from Rovah Farm. $40 each.
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:55 PM   #2987
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Hubs look great. Did they come with studs?
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:03 PM   #2988
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Hubs look great. Did they come with studs?
Yep. Bearing races were already pressed in too.
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:03 PM   #2989
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Yep. Bearing races were already pressed in too.
Seems like a deal. Where'd you get them again?
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:05 PM   #2990
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:06 PM   #2991
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Thanks, I'll probably pick some up.

Don't you have ABS though? Just going to re use tone rings?
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:08 PM   #2992
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I should probably test as well. Been having an irritating shimmy for 4 years that all new consumables have not fixed.
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Old 05-12-2018, 04:14 PM   #2993
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Thanks, I'll probably pick some up.

Don't you have ABS though? Just going to re use tone rings?
No ABS but I have ABS struts. Thought I might implement traction control but that's pretty low on the list.
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Old 05-12-2018, 04:27 PM   #2994
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No ABS but I have ABS struts. Thought I might implement traction control but that's pretty low on the list.
Nice. Traction control is pretty cool, but not super necessary. I wonder how VEMS control system compares to Megasquirts.
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:03 PM   #2995
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I should probably test as well. Been having an irritating shimmy for 4 years that all new consumables have not fixed.
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